The first question is hysterical. This whole article has been about how we can influence secular humanistic worldviews. Embodying biblical values should mean we actually follow the bible and act as a shining city on a hill and be ready to give reason for our hope. Not lobby for politicians, demand more silly movies that the world will not understand, and continue to loathe the very people we are supposed to bring the Gospel to. The second question is good ole Catholic guilt. A true disciple of Christ does not look upon the fellowship of believers as "merely" anything. Now I am a believer in letting people know you are of the faith at work but that is not what Mattera is advocating at all. He is seeking to conquer imaginary mountains, not spread the Gospel. Beloved, church should disciple the sheep. They should feed the sheep. The more they grow in the Lord the more Christlike they will become and like the glow around Moses so the world shall see them and want what they have. That is the plan of God -- not some mountain warfare steeped in the pure carnality of this world. Make no mistake about it. The NAR idolizes this world and this country and will stop at nothing to preserve it. Hold fast to your bible beloved. There is a world out there that desperately needs Christ. Not Christian movies, but Christ. Not Christian politicians, but Christ. Not Christianese curriculum, but Christ. Not Christian philosophy, poetry, or any other NAR dreams of dominionist nonsense. Stop climbing these mountains. Get off the road to Emmaus and realize that Jesus came to deliver us from so much more than perceived worldly oppression. The only question arising in light of this article is whether Joseph Mattera can see any of this anymore through the dense NAR fog that now permeates his theology.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- March 5, 2019