It is pitiful hat we have to keep reiterating this but this issue is about public health, which is entirely the purview of the Governor of the state. We have 200,000 dead Americans. They had families. They had friends. They had futures. They mattered to God. It is only because the purpose driven church has so warped the minds of churched people that the notion of not having our little hour and half on Sunday is suddenly akin to the persecution of the underground church in China. The NAR has instilled a victim mentality and an aggrieved spirit in churchianity. We are the snowflakes who cry whenever we do not get our way. The church is not a building. While public worship is desired it is not required. I learned so much more and was closer to God when I was in a good small weekly bible study. Since COVID I have had virtual prayer meetings and fellowships. You have to be blind or willfully ignorant to not see the plethora of church stories around the country of people getting sick and dying because they went to church. A pastor in Maine was told by the CDC that his church might be the site for a super spreader event and he holds service anyway declaring it all a hoax. A pastor in Virginia did the same and was dead within a month. Lawsuits filed by NAR legal entities, Christians up in arms, and all for what? An hour and a half on Sundays. As if that little sliver was the church. Therein lies the problem. The purpose driven church has convinced churched folks that the hour and a half IS church. So they spend the rest of the week as carnal creatures and then come back for their spiritual fill up on Sundays. Some pastors have been honest enough to openly worry that if they stay at home much longer people will forget about church. When you make their entire Christiana identity an hour and a half on Sundays, this is what you get beloved.
"2. Will America vote for candidates who see faith as "nonessential," or will we vote for candidates who will renew America's historic affinity for faith in God? Keep American heritage or tear down and rewrite American history as evil. In June, protests over racial tension turned a corner far beyond race. Peaceful protesters were replaced by radicals taking over blocks of cities, and tearing down statues and monuments of heroes--from Founding Fathers to first responders--even abolitionists like former African American slave and statesman, Frederick Douglass. Leaders of these movements proclaim themselves to be "trained Marxists" and are honored by many candidates for office this election. Radicals claim that America is, at its core, an evil nation, and always has been--that America is not a great nation with flaws, but instead that America is built on a foundation of evil, ignoring the good. The American flag is a target of derision for famous athletes and others. The Choice Is Clear." - Charisma News
The egotistic purpose driven church simply cannot get over itself. The church Jesus Christ designed was supposed to act and walk in humility, redeeming the time towards those on the outside of salvation looking in. As the key verse states we are supposed to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. That says LOVE kindness. I've known loan sharks in my life more forgiving than the NAR church. This apostate church system has no grace to extend to those who the bible describes as seeing the things of God as utter foolishness. Why wouldn't such people view the church as nonessential? Why are we reacting so poorly? As for the rest of this political rant, why is it appearing in a Christian article? Is it now Christian to support statues of Jefferson Davis? Do you have to believe in Robert E. Lee in the town square right next to the manger scene? Do you honestly think Jesus Christ cares about this nonsense? What Gospel are you reading? Or do you think Christ cares that you are calling what is evil good? Of course this country is evil, human beings run it! This is a very common mistake. Before we were saved we all though we were pretty good. Maybe some flaws but overall not too shabby. Then we got saved and realized that next to Christ we were far more than flawed. We were sinners through and through. Maybe we should start looking at our favorite idol, this country, through the lens God looks through. Maybe what we did to the Native Americans or the slaves were more than flaws. Maybe allowing the impoverishing of a nation to benefit the few is more than a flaw. Maybe those flaws are really sins. In church we call sins mistakes and when it comes to our idol, we call them flaws. Either way they require repentance because either way they are evil.
"3. Will America vote for weak candidates sympathetic with the radical agenda, seeking to totally change our society and system of government, or will we vote for candidates who will counter these mistaken views, correct the errors and uphold America's basic principles? Keep the rule of law or defund the police. As Democratic-run cities across the country vote to defund their police departments, "progressive" politicians make very weak disagreements in order to appease their base. Violent crime is skyrocketing in areas where police have been put at a disadvantage. And in many cities, police are retiring early due to lack of support by elected officials. "Christian voters realize that citizens must always be aware of the potential for abuse by government, including law enforcement," says Wuthnow. "But we are also aware that 'no authority exists except from God' (Rom. 13:1) and that the police are 'a minister of God to you for good'" (v.4). The Choice Is Clear.- Charisma News
'Will America vote for politicians who accept social chaos and disorder, or will America vote for politicians who will restore and maintain social order, knowing that where there is no social order, there is anarchy and, eventually tyranny? It is imperative that Christian and conservative voters this coming November understand what kind of a future the political candidates favor:
--Big-government tyranny or freedom?
--Religious freedom or state-mandated thought control?
--The rule of law or mob rule leading to tyranny?
If Christian voters understand where candidates stand on the issues, they will: