I know, I said that I would not write about politics or conspiracies anymore. Apparently I misspoke because I do want to say what I feel needs to be said. I know that what I say below doesn’t really matter in the big scheme of things, because I am just one insignificant voice, but I have prayed about this and to be true to what I see and discern, I do need to say this.
Some of you aren’t going to like what I am going to say. I know that. Some of you may decide to not follow this blog anymore and that’s OK. I don’t do this blog for the numbers. In the big scheme of things this blog isn’t even a blip.
I am having a difficult time dealing with what is unfolding in the United States without stating what I see. Yes, I know, I am not an American, I am a Canadian but what happens down south affects what happens up here in Canada and indeed, it affects what happens in the rest of the free world. And Canada is not without its own problems but the United States of America is vitally important to the free world. Here in Canada we sleep next to an elephant, when you move, we adjust. It’s the way that it is.
Apparently facts don’t matter anymore. If I find a fact about a particular subject, say for instance, the benefits of wearing a face mask with regards to addressing the spread of the Corona virus, someone else will just find an alternate fact that says the fact that I have found is wrong. The vast majority of Canadians are law abiding citizens and most of us wear face masks. Take a look at the stats between Canada and the United States with regard to infections and deaths from the Corona virus on a per capita basis and then put your spin on it.
That would be how we are all being programmed to give away our rights and conditioned to adhere to the wishes of those who desire to control us. You know, those dark forces that are behind literally everything that happens within our society. Couldn’t possibly be other nations such as Russia, that feeds us disinformation or misinformation to achieve their purposes or individuals within our own countries who make a very good living, spreading these conspiracy theories.
We currently have an American President who displays the vast majority of the character traits of someone who has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder and apparently, there are a base group of individuals within the USA who just don’t care. Over 200,000 individuals within the USA have now died from Corona virus complications and he has the audacity to say that he gives himself an A+ in how he has handled it. Once again, I could provide stats but if you disagree, your facts would be better informed or more accurate than mine. Why don’t you get back to me around the end of this December and we can compare stats again.
What really strikes me as insanity is that a large majority of white evangelical Christians within the USA have bought into his so called leadership because they feel that he and he alone is standing up for Christian morality and principles. It doesn’t matter if he lies, or displays a number of the seven sins that God finds an abomination, he is still the best shot that Christianity has at turning the tide. No credibility issues there, where the end justifies the means. We keep distorting the lines between furthering God’s Kingdom, which is not of this world, with nationalism, which indeed is of this world. The Great Commission that Jesus gave us was to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and bring the unsaved into the Kingdom of God. But we, the collective Church, are failing at doing that, aren’t we, so let’s try the backdoor approach via legislative power base, where we the minority of true believers impose our will on the majority, the unbelievers. Yes, I can see Jesus getting behind us on that one. Strange how He didn’t advocate that approach with the ruling Roman authorities, nor did the Apostles, including Paul.
And then we have some of the patriots, those who stand up for their nation in the name of Christianity. I am not against love of country, nor defending our country, but it falls underneath love for the Kingdom of God, not above it. You do not sacrifice the moralistic truths of the Kingdom of God in order to achieve rule of law via nationalism. That’s putting the cart before the horse. You do not legislate morality, morality changes when hearts have been changed and that is achieved through the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the work of God’s Holy Spirit.
Then we have the big issue for many Christians, abortion. No Christian, in my mind, worth his or her salt, having read through God’s Word, can justify abortion. It is clearly an abomination to God. No contest. It is indeed one of the seven abominations listed in Proverbs 6:16-19, the shedding of innocent blood. But how is the irradiation of that abomination to be achieved? By sanctioning some of the other six abominations in order to achieve it? How is it that thinking Christians can surmise that getting rid of that one abomination via legislative authority will change the hearts of those who are not of like mind? And how is it that non-believers, will not see the hypocrisy of our thinking, when we Christians sanction some of the other six abominations, in the person who says he shares our concerns and indicates he will move towards changing it, in order to try to achieve it?
And just out of curiosity, where in Scriptures does it say that this particular abomination takes precedence over all other abominations? Haughty eyes and a lying tongue are mentioned first, why not address them first? Well for one reason, that would essentially negate the current President wouldn’t it? A haughty person acts superior, boasts of their own abilities and looks down on others. Haughty people can be disdainful, overbearing, prideful, bullies, and obnoxious. And of course, we know that the current President doesn’t utter lies.
Does it not cross our minds that Satan is very shrewd, and takes great pleasure in getting us in the Church to become divided by identifying one abomination and endeavouring to get rid of it via the use of some of the other six? Not only does he divide us but he also diminishes our credibility. That would be a win/win for him and a lose/lose for us wouldn’t it? And let’s also ignore the other things that God hates, like injustice and lack of mercy. If we think that abortion is the only abomination that we have to worry about from God’s perspective, we are sadly mistaken. Abortion is but the tip of the iceberg.
I am dismayed at the lengths to which people who have political power will go in order to keep and increase that power, irrespective of a particular political party. Politics is a worldly profession. It can of course have those within its fold who hold to a higher moralistic perspective than others but when push comes to shove, maintaining that higher moralistic perspective comes at a political cost. When we weigh the attributes of those whom we vote for, their primary concern should be our primary concern. Is their primary concern themselves, so they can remain in power or is it for the collective good of the country? I know, that can be a hard one to call, but a good indication of their primary goal would be, how many ungodly abominations are they willing to commit, in order to achieve their goal, and what does that say about their goal? And if they achieve their goal of remaining in power, will their priorities or true colors then change?
I am not recommending or even suggesting how anyone should vote. What I am asking is to weigh all of the issues (Christian and secular) carefully and consider all of the consequences because from the way that I see it, the issues are much more complex and consequential than they appear.
And the thing is, this is a very critical point in our history and even though we are to be in the world and not of the world, it indeed does matter, it matters a lot. And I can’t help but think this time in history is pivotal. Am I worried or fearful? No I am not but I am concerned because not one of us knows when Jesus will return and I have children and grandchildren to be mindful of, as I am sure many of you have too.
Ultimately, according to Jesus, our concerns, should be focused on furthering the Kingdom of God, which is not of this world, here on this world. That’s people, whose lives have been changed, by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This dilemma that we now face isn’t new, and neither are some of the means by which we collectively try to resolve it. May God grant us grace to discern the times and the consequences of our decisions, that we all are in.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!