Hyper-patriotism has become a sin for many evangelicals in America. Now, much of the world hates US, and is rejecting Christ because of our refusal to fully walk in the new covenant in which Jesus commanded us to love EVERYONE as much as we love ourselves.
Reverse-Christianity is destroying the church in America, and America, itself.
Few evangelicals, including the pastors, love the Lord our God with all of their hearts, soul, mind and strength, and their neighbors as themselves. We must repent for ‘ONE’ to happen, “that the world will know” (Jesus’ heart-cry prayer for us in John 17).
Many related links to my other posts, below, like: Pastor Chuck Baldwin: Will Evangelicals Ever Admit They Were Duped by Bush?
5 Overlooked Cultural Sins Threatening the Church
What if the biggest threats to the church weren’t the things we thought they were? What if the very foundation of our country’s culture actually resembles the culture of our churches? We may find that we’ve been blind to more subtle and subversive influences that are having a greater impact on the church than the issues that consume us.
Here are just five overlooked cultural norms that are contrary to the Kingdom and are sinful within the Kingdom, unknowingly supported by many of us. …
It’s unimaginable to think of Jesus’ followers singing patriotic Roman songs or praying for the success of Rome or adorning themselves in Roman symbols. Jesus’ call was a call out of nationalism and cultural patriotism and into a Kingdom that knows no political or national boundaries. As the Apostle Paul reminded the Galatian churches, “There is no Jew or Greek…” in the Kingdom. Our national and worldly identities have been abandoned for a new eternal Kingdom identity that enjoins us to a greater nation, the Nation of God.
Gratitude and thankfulness for our nation must be tempered by a primary and superior gratitude for the Nation of God. Our citizenship in the Kingdom is infinitely superior to our citizenship in a political and worldly identity.
The flag of any country should never share space with symbols of the Christian faith, especially when the intent is to arouse patriotism. When images of the cross are merged with images of the flag, the church’s identity has been compromised. When churches sing patriotic songs, the church’s identity has been compromised.
Soldiers and military personnel have a great job to perform in protecting the sovereignty of a country and its citizens [when they really are – editor], but these great men and women [only great when they’ve determined to not obey reverse-Christian orders – editor) are the country’s military, not God’s military. We can be thankful for the work they do in defending our security without imposing upon them a task to which they were not called.
Sarah Palin demonstrates why most evangelicals dissed Ron Paul, who wanted to bring the troops home. ‘Christians’ have two sets of books: one for US and one for THEM (“who don’t deserve rights”). THEY’re not our ‘neighbor’ whom Jesus commanded US to love as much as ourselves. Maybe that’s why most evangelicals refuse to investigate 9/11. If THEY didn’t take down the towers…???
Chuck Baldwin: What Does John Hagee Really Want? — “These WARMONGERING EVANGELICALS beat the war drums; they encourage the young men from their churches to go off and fight these ‘holy’ wars; they WORK TIRELESSLY TO ELECT PRO-WAR POLITICIANS…. Then, the politicians … send the US military to invade, bomb, and KILL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people, the vast majority of whom are innocent people. … ANIMOSITY against the United States is GROWING EXPONENTIALLY; in an effort to keep our country at war, our ECONOMY is being overburdened and overtaxed TO THE POINT OF NO RETURN; in the name of the “War on Terror,” America is on the verge of becoming a giant POLICE STATE; we are INCITING CHINA AND RUSSIA INTO NUCLEAR WAR; and America’s military VETERANS are KILLING THEMSELVES more frequently than are enemy bullets”
The Amazing Ron Paul: Bribe Money — “Wars should not be covert or casual. We absolutely should not be paying off leaders of a country while killing their civilians…. This is not what America is supposed to be about.”
[Daily Paul comment] The real reason evangelical ‘Christians’ won’t support Ron Paul — “the so called evangelical right wing’s incredible and insatiable lust for war. War is not a family value. War is certainly not a Christian value. … Christ’s views on love and peace and so forth are pretty clearly spelled out. … Many professing Christians will be numbered with the goats on judgement day.”
My observation: Satan is using US to take out regimes that oppose his one-world government/anti-Christ reign. Be on God’s side. Don’t follow the crowd; follow Jesus. “Come out from them and be separate,” says God. Be holy. Let’s love!
Alex Jones: Qaddafi is another tyrant the globalists can’t control, so they’re going after him. The globalists are running the whole world and mopping up the final few countries they don’t control. They’re knocking over the old puppets, putting new ones in.
EXCELLENT! Cynthia McKinney: Obama’s So Called Humanitarian Aid to Libya is A Disaster: “The American people are being lied to.” Kadafi was standing in the way of a globalist, Mediterranean states alliance with Europe.
Col. Bob Bowman: The immorality they’re foisting on this country — We haven’t been the good guys for a long time. The countries we’ve invaded happen to be the few countries in the world that are not part of the Rothschilds’ banking cartel.