Just come comments on GetReigion’s perceptive article,
That political despair among white evangelicals? New York Times nails it
which you can read here.
- I believe that about 85% of these people have been sending their children to public schools, generation after generation, no? No matter the amount of sexual perversity they know their children were being taught, they kept right on doing it, because IT’S FREE!If every Christian pulled his kids out of every public school on Monday, you’d get serious action by Wednesday. But this generation, cursed to die in the hated spiritual desert just like the faithless Israelites of old, never will. The convenience of FREE babysitting is well worth tossing their kids into hell, hmm?
As Rushdoony said,
“Conservatives complain against high taxes, but they tithe their children to the state.”
- All that blather about the corrupt courts… and more blather… and yet more chat. But just how many of those Conservative Christians are willing to put in the muscle to get into law school, fight through it, graduate, fight again through their careers, so that one or two (or – gasp! – three) of their number can make it to the Supreme Court?
Let’s compare that with the number of Jews and Blacks who were willing to do it, back when they could be legally discriminated against…Really changing things means a commitment to education, from an explicitly Christian point of view. This means that actual decades of actual lives of the very best must be committed to this… and there’s simply no way that Christians are interested in making that kind of commitment to victory. “Why polish the brass of a sinking ship?” (But don’t you dare cut their government pensions and medical aid!) See The Utter Impotence of the American Right for details on the total — arguably, willful — incompetence of Christians to prepare the intellectual and cultural ground for victory.
- Remember that “explicitly Christian point of view?” Yes, I can actually see the vast majority of Christians cringe at the concept: no less than the official God-haters who rule, the supposed God-lovers would much have someone else’ law rule over them, rather than the law of Jesus Christ. Lots of religious talk, but in the end, it’s the same old two kingdom belly-crawling before Our Loving Masters.(And don’t forget the endless cowardly retreats of pastors – exactly as they were taught by the seminaries, seminaries that have no Biblical sanction or permission to exist.)
- And don’t forget about that 79% of Evangelicals who insist that it’s the End Times: so obviously, that means it’s time to forget about the real world, drop everything, and get ready for the Rapture that certainly going to happen Real Soon Now.
Because hiding in prayer closets, crawling in defeat, is far easier (and, with welfare checks, far more comfortable!) than putting the decades and generations of labour needed to draw all nations closer to obedience to Christ’s Law Word.Obviously.
What a bunch of faithless escapist, slackers, and losers.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. – Matthew 5:13
I see that I am going to pound on this verse for years and years. Not because I seriously expect the current generation of Christian leadership to get serious about the Kingdom of God: but because there is more than one young man, weary of being a loser in a band of losers, who wants to see God’s glory shine in this world, God’s will upheld in this world, God’s power feared by all men alive today, and God’s righteousness cover the earth.
This blog exists for those young men, who read for themselves in Matthew 28:18-20:
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
and want to serve a God who has all power right now, and expects His people to be committed body and soul to expand His Kingdom powerfully in this life, so more and more kingdoms and nations bow to Christ, in time and in history.
Far better than crawling and shivering in an isolated, shrinking, and powerless Christian ghetto, don’t you think?