Archive for January, 2015
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?
There are a myriad of differences between the right and the left, conservatism and liberalism (or leftism). I’ve listed just a few. My biggest problem with using political ideologies to take sides is that it automatically creates “my team” and “my opponents.” Anyone who is not on “my team” is seen as “my opponent.” Because they are considered opponents, then all is fair in love and war, right? I can pounce on opponents when they fail or falter. I can even gloat about it, right? I can cheer when the left falls through sin or simply stupidity. That’s what Jesus would do, right? Hardly.
Jesus did not demand change in society. He did not instruct His followers to demand change in society, even through peaceful means. Of course, Jews then were far more limited in Roman society than we are today in America. Yet, if we are going to be more concerned about overturning Roe v. Wade than fulfilling the Great Commission, I believe there is a problem. Why are we not that concerned for people’s salvation?