Friday, September 04, 2009

Which Master Will You Serve?

Read this article.

This is part of the deep delusion that has followers in Jesus confused and deceived. One of the greatest deceptions is to work in and through those who claim to be uncovering and exposing deception. It is a profound paradox in which the Evil One operates and delights. There is little doubt that men like Peter Rollins are reducing Christianity to humanitarian acts and social justice, and those deceptions are insidious and deadly to be sure.

But some of the greatest distractions, and deceptions, are the political battles in which followers of Jesus become embroiled. Did not our Master weep over the city that would soon take His life? And where did our Lord divide sinners into political categories? But in the article referenced in my link you will find visceral hatred for a lost person named Obama, an unbiblical love for a country, and in a stunning display of hypocrisy a long quote from one who despised Christ. This is from blogger who frequently criticizes other believers who quote heretics and liberal theologians. The gander must be different than the goose.

But read this statement from the Declaration of Independence:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…”

I now present a challenge to all who read this post. Show me in the New Testament where Christ gives us license to take up arms against an unjust government, regardless if it is over taxes or laws against free worship. And the other challenge is for others to provide New Testament verses that present the followers of Jesus with a different course that endures hardships and persecution with joy and humility.

Are we not supposed to suffer for His sake?
Are we not commanded to return good for evil?
Did not our Lord command us to pray for those who despitefully use us?
So which Christ should we follow – the one who as Jehovah Jireh provides us with bombs and guns with which to kill any government we feel is despotic – or the one who lays down His life for His enemies?

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