Good morning, let’s go.
The Gospel, the good news, what the Christian faith is built on is dying. A message of salvation based on forgiveness and mercy has been pushed down and shut up. A message of hate and intolerance has been pursued by bigots and people seeking power. They stole the Christian faith along time ago and continue to use it as a political weapon. The fangs in this latest version of the church are that of a viper.
The Gospel in a nutshell:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
Jesus being the perfect and true Son of God incarnated on earth to redeem humanity. He did this by living a perfect life and became our sacrificial lamb and dying on a cross. His death was in our place bearing the wrath of God on the cross. He rose on the third day proving he was the who he said he was. He gave his disciples a great commission, to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth. To share this message, so that those who would believe will be saved.
The Church is meant to be a safe gathering of believers. It wasn’t intended to rule in this world. When people use it for politics, they cannot live in line with the full message. They become hateful, ugly, and use it to justify oppression and murder.
These “Political Christians” do not have the love of God in them or the mercy of God to share. They are the goats that will be separated from the flock. They are the unrighteousness servant who being forgiven much, refuses to forgive a little. They are the Pharisees who killed Jesus because he was costing them their political power.
They are causing people to turn from faith in Jesus. They are veiling the hope of heaven to others. They are creating laws which only bring death. They have no life in them. The law doesn’t give life, the Spirit does, they have shown to be hungry tombs wanting others to join them in their death. They do not have the love of God in them.
A New Life
You do not have to hold the Christian faith to understand that it wasn’t meant to be the law of the land. It is the guidebook for refugees whose home isn’t this world. It is for those who wish to live in community with each other and pursue peace and love and a life that reflects the forgiveness one has received. From the Gospel writings of the book of Revelations judgment of those outside of the church was and is reserved for God. Those of the faith cooperate with the laws and powers that be. The Bible doesn’t instruct believers to pursue christian nationalism, because it is an abomination and the work of the devil to keep people out of the church and form hearing the gospel. Christian nationalism is a self declared tower of Babel. It is a false church ran by false prophets. The great commission is for drawing out a new nation from every nation those who would believe. And that nation will not come to pass until the end of time.
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.1 John 4:20
Love pursues the best for others. It doesn’t seek to hurt. It doesn’t seek to destroy. It seeks the good and well being of others.
I am out of time.
Later Gator 🐊
Note to the reader: This is not a Christian blog. This is a post on how I see the distortion of the Christian faith.