Here’s the problem. Every reason for being tempted to leave without paying for the item was a form of Cultural Marxism based on emotional virtue. Yet, God’s Word is clear, isn’t it? I had not intended to steal the item and I could honestly say that me leaving the store with the unpaid item was not deliberately stealing because I had forgotten about it. I had not tried to surreptitiously hide the item so that I would not be charged with it. I wasn’t a thief.
I like the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40). In that story, the bottom line is that the eunuch was on the side of the road reading a portion of God’s Word. The Holy Spirit brought Phillip to the eunuch for the purpose of explaining the Scriptures to the man. Phillip didn’t show him a sign. He didn’t perform wonders. He simply talked to the man about the meaning of the Scripture he was reading. God then opened the man’s eyes and he became a saved man!
By having control over all these areas, Satan can control people in this realm. We can be brainwashed, just as many other societies and empires have done before us. The Roman Empire was well-known for its “bread and circuses” that kept people occupied with the basics foods and lots of entertainment. It kept people from thinking too much because their bellies were filled and the desire for entertainment was satiated.
For all you folks who use the words “conservative” and “Christian” interchangeably, let me ask you one question: Where is your true citizenship? Are you an American first and Christian (or conservative) second, or are you a Christian first, conservative second, and American third?
America is not the new “Israel.” The promises given to Israel throughout Scripture do not now apply to the United States. I think it is high time that we Christians get back on track and understand where our loyalties should lie.
I would bet the average conservative Christian is not even aware that Dominion Theology is what they are promoting either. Unfortunately, that appears to be the case, especially if we consider what the Bible teaches about life on earth as we move to the end of this age. It just seems right, doesn’t it? This is what Christians should do, right?
MacArthur pointedly notes, “The message of the church is that sinners can be reconciled to a holy God (2 Cor. 5:20-21).” I am coming to the firm conviction that for too many Christians involved in political endeavors, it is way too easy to lose sight of the true goal of the church. Because of the belligerency that automatically includes itself in the political realm, it is too tempting for the average Christian to compromise beliefs and end of falling because of sin. That destroys our testimony to the world and actually places politics above salvation.