“You’re on the wrong side of history.” You’ve heard it from politicians, read it on Facebook, and have seen it on the signs of activists. This phrase is typically used to ridicule those who hold to traditional, Biblical values.
Believe what the Bible says about marriage being between a man and a woman? Reject the idea that murdering the unborn is a form of healthcare? Deny that human beings can choose their gender? Well, you’ll one day be looked on the same way that we look at American slaveholders from the 1800’s.
Or at least that’s how the “history” argument goes. To uphold Biblical morals is seen as a refusal to progress along with the rest of society, and it is suggested that future generations will look back on us with scorn.
Is this argument just the political maneuvering of secular liberalism? As C.S Lewis tells it, there is likely an even more sinister side to this view.