Now I’m going to tread where I rarely go. Bear with me until the end while I get political for a moment and then mix that with religion.
Who said we can’t do that, anyway?
The thing I’m getting out of the way right off is, though my convictions would lean more towards Republican, I am now registered “Unaffiliated.” I’m embarrassed by both parties and neither of them truly represent my convictions.
I grew up in a military household in the 1980’s. The Reagan era. You can guess where my ideologies lie, yet I may still surprise you there.
Ronald Reagan, in my opinion, was a great President, probably the best of my lifetime. He is not, however, the saint that the Republican establishment seem to remember. Regardless of his achievements and his faults, I’m convinced however that we’ll never see another conservative like him, no matter what the current GOP alumni claim.
And, just like John F. Kennedy, another one of America’s greatest Presidents, who would not be elected to today’s Democratic Party leadership, neither would the Republican Party flock once again to Reagan.
Things Have Changed
Somewhere along the line in the story of our nation, political things changed that had an impact on the church. The conservative party of today is more liberal than the old Democratic Party, while today’s Democratic Party more and more resembles something that may have made Senator Joe McCarthy blush.
Now, if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, before you pick up your stones to chuck at my head, understand that not only have I read the Communist Manifesto, I’ve also learned and understand the Communist agenda…
Oh, and I’ve lived in an authoritarian former Soviet country that still adheres closely to Communist ideology.
I’ve seen, experienced and have a first hand understanding of what I’m speaking about on how liberal ideology has been influenced by Marxism and the effects that’s had on our Republic, and more importantly, on the church.
And, if you don’t think that American culture has massively shifted in a downward spiral since 1960, then I can’t help you until you pull your head out of the sand. Maybe this will help.Somewhere in the story of our nation, political things brought change that impacted the church.Click To Tweet
The Devil Isn’t In Our Differences
It’s not wrong to have differing views, ideologies and convictions. That’s part of what made America great. Differences also make us humans, not robots.
What’s wrong is when one ideology destroys another through hostilities. It’s wrong when people decide that to disagree with someone is to hate them. It’s even more wrong when that destructive system leads their followers to that same altar of destruction by deception.
And it’s wrong that there has been a massive, almost impenetrable wall built between the 2 controlling parties in our country.
We can blame the media or the politicians, but at the end of the day we’re still a nation of people and we’re divided along the lines of political ideas that are keeping people in this country apart.
And it’s getting frighteningly ugly.
How Indoctrination Destroyed a Free Republic
Here’s an example of what I mean about indoctrination. Among the most profound tactics in the Communist playbook are to undermine America’s unique Judaeo-Christian, faith-based culture, to undermine the traditional structure of the American family, to control knowledge by indoctrination rather than education, and to replace American ingenuity with a social welfare model.
Don’t shoot the messenger, those are just the facts of the movement.
And if you took an honest look at the social changes in America since 1960, you would not be able to deny the facts.Social changes in America since 1960 have deteriorated our culture...Click To Tweet
- The Family – Since 1960, adultery, promiscuity, divorce and homosexuality have all been normalized. When I stand against any of these things, I risk being labeled as hateful. Why is that? Because what was once acceptable is now unacceptable, and what was once unacceptable is now celebrated.
- Education – Over the last 40 years, history has been systematically rewritten. Deniers of this will scream otherwise, but that doesn’t change the facts. For example, the Confederate Flag is now a symbol of hate, even though history proves that General Robert E. Lee acted in opposition to slavery and President Lincoln was not an abolitionist. It was the Republican South that gave us much of our first free, black American political and judicial leaders, whereas the Democratic Party founded the KKK and openly supported segregation well into the 1960’s.
- Welfare – How much further do we have to look than to the Millennial’s massive support for Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist? With the promise of free goodies to all, the 18-30 year-olds in America have embraced his socialist ideology.
- The Church – There is within Communism a “1%, 9%, 90%” rule. This is the rule that has been applied by it’s leaders specifically to American Christian seminaries since at least 1958, according to Reverend Manning Johnson, former Communist. Reverend Johnson tells us, “The policy of infiltrating seminaries was successful beyond even our communist expectations. 1%…….9%…….90%. It is the axiom of Communist organization’s strategy that if a body has 1% Communist Party members and 9% Party sympathizers, this 10% can effectively control the remaining 90% who act and think on an individual basis.”
How Has this Affected the Church?
It’s no secret that the same split in America’s political structure has also split the American church as a whole. Entire denominations are splitting over social issues as quickly as they are over theological differences.
There have been splits within the Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist and the Episcopal churches. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America gave us the biggest split in American church history.
And are these splits over doctrine, or whether or not to use drums and guitars in worship? Not at all. They’re over social issues.
Does the radical Westboro Baptist church really represent Baptists? Do they protest with the best interest of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in mind? You know the answer to that, but did you know that their cultist theological teachings are as dangerous as is their hate?
The church in America is sick and there are many causes. One of them is political. Most of them are called compromise.
How did the church get here? Was it really a political agenda, masterminded by evil henchmen hellbent on creating social unrest and mayhem?
Or is it because all of humankind, even Americans, have a common enemy that has only “to steal, kill, and destroy” as his own single-minded agenda? (John 10:10)
What’s the Solution?Love for God and love for others would go far in healing a broken nation.Click To Tweet
I’m not so naive as to think that we can fix social problems and differences in America any more than we can fix the Middle East. These are problems as old as humanity itself.
But we can make the world around us better.
And how do we do that? By voting? I don’t know, maybe, if votes really do count for anything any more.
By attending social rallies? Probably not. While some of them may be good causes and full of good intention, they usually string people out emotionally, and that’s not always a great thing.
The solution, as simple as it sounds, is the answer you gave to questions in Sunday School: Jesus.
You see, in Jesus’ day, there were differences and disagreements just like today. Only without Facebook. And on one occasion, a few of these high ranking guys were arguing between themselves about what would be the greatest commandment.
Here’s how Jesus answered them: “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31). You can read the rest of that story here.
And there’s the solution.
You, me. Love God, love others.
No matter how they vote.
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