God sees, and God knows, when His people groan under genuine oppression, as they see fetters being fashioned rhetorically, psychologically, and procedurally.
Only in this way can we be politically realistic, and steel ourselves for the potential upheaval which World War III, for instance, will represent for every sector of society.
In our generation, we who fear, love, and trust God must also be expectant, especially when we are hard-pressed, as to how the Lord will work all these things to the good.
What you can call this tendency, if you are wise, is “abusive” – not just because it abuses those who study to show themselves approved workmen, but also because it abuses the truth.
Consider Psalm 23 in relation to anxious and depressed American teens, as well as young people more generally, and megalomaniacs, and those who want to phase out ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’.
The nameless voice in the 1689 Boston crowd prays, in the short story ‘The Gray Champion,’ as men have entreated God in earlier times, as well as in the times since.
If someone is talking, and another one has something to say, let the first one who was talking be quiet, and listen, so that everyone listening can be built up and edified by what is said.
The Bible is not only profitable for knowing God, but is also given to us for studying the hearts of man – ours, and others – to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
To the extent that I haven’t heard anyone else saying we should, perhaps its time for us to start viewing the culture war in the U.S. as domino theory.
A word about King James VI and I, the rumored bisexual who commissioned the KJV a few centuries back. A per-version of the Bible exists which winks and nods to his old nickname.