Yeah, you do not get to have it both ways Doc. No one on the "radical left" is asking you to die in the gun debate. Being asked to not have armor piercing bullets is not asking you to die. You cannot say on one hand that the second amendment does not rise to the level of scripture when earlier you implored people to band together and pray against this tyrannical overreach! You are entitled to all of the carnal opinions you desire for gun ownership and from a carnal perspective you may even be right. That does not make your position righteous however. Stop demonizing political disagreement. The reason why nationalism divides true Christians is because people like you insist on no separation between faith and politics.
"Patriotism and discipleship obviously do not always go hand in hand. The reality is that America is a fallen nation, just like every other nation on the planet, and as such, is part of what the Bible calls "the world." The political system is also part of this fallen world, with even our favored party mixed with corruption and compromise. As for political leaders, no matter how heroic and strong they might be, all of them have clay feet (to use a biblical idiom) and all of them are mere mortals, here today and gone tomorrow. The Bible frequently urges us not to put our trust and hopes in them. So, while our faith and our patriotism often overlap, there is a vast difference between the two. There is a vast difference between our loyalty to Jesus and our loyalty to a party or cause or leader, between the kingdom of God and America. We do well to keep those distinctives in mind. Otherwise, when the lines between Christianity and patriotism get blurred, the spirit of the world will enter our hearts. And soon enough, we will look more like the world than like the people of God." - Dr. Michael Brown
Wow, what blindness Dr. Brown walks under. This entire article did nothing except blur the lines. It is amazing that Brown can know that America is a fallen nation, yet he worships it anyway. He can know that political systems, parties and candidates all are inconsequential in the eyes of God yet he fiercely advocates for them anyway. He can tell you that the bible expressly tells us to not place our trust and hopes in mere man after an entire article swearing that we must do so because the other side is so "radical" or "leftists." He is drowning in a sea of his own hypocrisy and cannot see it. I leave you with two competing opinions, both offered by Dr. Brown in this very article:
"There is no separation here between our faith and our patriotism, between our loyalty to God and our loyalty to America." - Dr. Michael Brown
"There is a vast difference between our loyalty to Jesus and our loyalty to a party or cause or leader, between the kingdom of God and America." - Dr. Michael Brown
There is a bible verse coming to mind speaking against being double minded. This is what dominionism will do to you. You cannot serve two masters. If you have anything competing with God for your loyalty or attention, then you are an idolater, full stop. Beloved, Dominionism is the last idol of the church age. Be very careful in who you listen to.
Reverend Anthony Wade - September 14, 2022