Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Rome might not be burning, but then again…

If you haven't already read Roger Olson's post yesterday, you should. And then you should consider very carefully what exactly you wish this country to become. If you want it to become a right-wing dictatorship, then obviously do nothing. The current occupant of that house in Washington, DC, is intent on convincing the white class that their way of life is in immanent danger. And that only he, as the fearless leader, can rescue you.

If that's your opinion and you call yourself a christian, then you had better pay closer attention to the scriptures that you claim to hold as authoritative, because 90 percent (at least) of what he does is antiscriptural. He spews hate, fear, and lies continually. Is that what you want? Is that the kind of toxic environment you want to live in?

For the record: I don't. And I don't believe most people do. Of course, neither does he, or he wouldn't be working so hard to suppress the votes of those who disagree with him. And don't go telling me that the other guy is just as bad. It's not about that. It's about what you want this country to become (or remain, as it seems to be heading very quickly toward authoritarianism). Be a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent. Fine. But don't buy into their platform without checking it out. Fight for changes to it.

But, as christians, your number one job is to radiate LOVE, not hate. Not fear. Not violence. Love! And pray! Pray for the soul of the nation. Pray for a godly attitude in your own heart, too. If you are against what is happening, but react in hatred, you are as much a problem as "that other guy."

Just an
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P.S. I am going to become increasingly vocal about these things as time goes on. I want to be able to stand before God and say I spoke up on behalf of the underprivileged, the widow, the orphan, the immigrant. What about you? Matthew's parable about the sheep and the goats is pretty clear! Where do you stand?

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