The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit,
but rather one that makes us strong, loving and wise.”
(2Tim 1:7 NAB)
What prompts the Institute?
Our culture promises abundant life: moral license, bounteous wealth, unrestrained freedom, perfect health, and pleasures beyond our most extravagant desires. Yet, the promise deceives. Beneath this bright illusion beats a heart of darkness. Chaos in marriage and family life, vicious and wanton violence, corruption in the sacred and the secular, and an arrogant disdain for human life – all testify that we are losing our spiritual and moral compass.
People of faith must deal with legal and government funded abortions, euthanasia, attempts to justify perversion and devalue marriage, and other assaults on faith and the dignity of mankind – often promoted by the arts, media, and entertainment.
Life-giving wisdom, based on two thousand years of Church teaching, tradition, and the Bible – wisdom to guide relationships, family life, business, sexuality, education, government and authority – is belittled and replaced by false teaching that partitions our existence into separate sacred and secular lives, and holds up man himself, as a god.