Sorry I’ve been sidetracked the past few days. I will be resuming my series on the basics of the Christian life in a couple of days. I’ve just been wrestling with a few stories and things going on within the country that I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around. As you saw in the articles and videos I posted, there is a lot happening that we should be worried about. Of course, most aren’t, and that is just the way the politicians, media, and political clergy want it.
And I’m surprised that the Religious Right isn’t all over some of this stuff. You would think that the champions of conservative, traditional values would have a problem with the government controlling our money or deploying troops on our own streets, but they aren’t. You would think they would be fighting against things like an American police state or the North American Union and electing politicians to reflect that, but they aren’t. They are just as brainwashed as the rest of the population.
With all their attacks of the liberalization of the mainstream media, you would think they would embrace and encourage alternative media. They don’t. Instead, they create a media after their own image. It makes me think of something Paul once said:
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4 ESV)
They don’t want to hear that their rights are being eroded. They would rather endorse McCain from the pulpit than to stand for the truth. And the truth is, it is a democrat-controlled congress that passed the bailout bill penned by Republicans; Republicans passed the Patriot Act, but you didn’t hear a lot of uproar from the Democrats. That Democrat-controlled Congress sat silently by while President Bush (a Republican) signed away Constitutional protections intended to keep U.S. troops from being deployed on American soil to do police activities. Deregulation began under Clinton and concluded under Bush and here is where we stand as a result.
The truth is, the kingdom of America has come to stand in stark contrast to the Kingdom of God. And, sadly, when given the choice, the clergy has attempted to sustain dual citizenship…but Jesus’ words have proven true:
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. (Matthew 6:24a ESV)
Even more sadly is the fact that the wrong kingdom has become the hated and despised…