Friday, January 22, 2016

And in the end...death

To believe in God is to gamble that truth is more powerful than lies. Lies cannot last forever because they dishonor God and are an affront to God’s people. When people discover they have been lied to and manipulated by powerful elites they grow angry. People will eventually rise up and dismantle the power of the idols that carry within the seeds of their own destruction.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 76

I agree with the suggestion that the erosion of biblical knowledge and theological understanding on the part of average American citizens leaves an open door for the idols of power and deadly force to place a blasphemous “Christian veneer” on their policies and products. Attaching God’s name to what people value creates false theological assumptions that God would encourage the purchase of an assault pistol. Such assumptions, loudly publicized, give the idol control over those who are fascinated with violence and its tools. Although the Gun Empire regularly proclaims the social benefits of weapons, the inevitable consequences of their veneration are deaths and injuries.—America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose, page 79

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