Jerusalem a Racist Citadel

And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee. Zechariah 2:11

The mission of the church of Jesus Christ has an open door policy at the core. Any person and I stress, any, person can come to church or can come to Christ. Humans have no say in who comes and who goes. Our mission includes the command to disciple all nations. The common interpretation of this order has played out in what we call evangelism. Most churches have a robust plan to win individuals over to Christ by preaching the gospel.

The prediction of Zechariah is about many nations joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people
Apart from the late Herbert Armstrong we find no delegations doing evangelism directly with the heads of state. We target ordinary individuals. So how do nations become disciples? Are nations lost in sin? Did Christ die for nations? Are nations destined to adopt either the Mosaic law or the gospel (new covenant)?

The last time a kingdom tried to acquire the distinction of being a Yahweh worshipper it ended in nothing. Nebuchadnezzar’s decree or any other decree enjoining Yahweh worship is not what God wants for the nations. Yet there is that lingering sense and hope that a nation-state can show itself conducive to Christian ideals. The disaster has been that mixing of old and new that common sense alone tells us does not work.

We cannot have at the same time the mindless condemnation of innocents that has been so frequent and the commitment to mercy and justice that truly addresses the dignity of every human being.

Christian justice begins with mercy or grace.

Counselor to the king of Israel

Jay Sekulo, Counselor to potus45 bigotusgloatus

gloating bigot president #45

Hah!

Who is JS? A hate mongering constitutional lawyer. He would not know what justice looks like as long as Yeshua the Messiah is in the picture..
I heard so much “Obama” and “God and Country” b******* from him and his crew that I just had to find other “Christian” programming.

That’s right. I stopped listening to WDCX, a Buffalo based radio station, before the 2016 election because of programs like Sekulo’s (and, I must confess, programs like the weeping pastor who has the skinny on the King James version as the original Bible).

The content of their issues was neither Christian nor Jewish and that was the first tip-off. These experts would defend Caiaphas and Annas and all those scribes and Pharisees who hounded Yeshua from the time he was born. They would also defend the persecutors of the church in Asia.

Do we suppose that Yeshua called his generation a brood snakes because he hated Jews? Oh no. Where the devil is there are snakes.

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, Revelation of John 12:3-5

The devil and snakes gather up to kill a baby before it is born.

When Herod the king heard [that a king had been born], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;

[Mary, Joseph and baby Yeshua] fled to Egypt, and remained there until God signalled them, because …

Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him. And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt. Matthew 2:3

That’s the camp to which the religious right belongs, and their standing up for the unborn does not vindicate them. These same shepherds have been silent as police target and slaughter black people with impunity.

Their pro-life talking point is simply a smoke screen. Jay Sekulo and the religious right,
all the way back to the evil Jerry Fallwell, have been trying to make United States a theocracy. They have learned nothing from looking up the old Testament record and the even more graphic new Testament record of Jewish political interference. Neither Jewish law not the US constitution holds up under the seven eyes of the Lamb. The United States is not Israel.2. Not even close.

The road of secular government is littered with hush payments, bribes, nepotism, abd assassinations. All of the whispers of the counselors to the president, to senators and representatives will come to the light.

Jay Sekulo.
Expert thrower of stones.
Counselor to bigots and ultra nationalists
Hah! One cannot help but laugh.

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Psalm 2:2-4

The Supreme Court and Infernal Injustice

What did we really think about the squeaky clean Judge Kavanaugh? I thought …

All the picks of the 45th president are tainted with misogyny, bigotry, greed, and prostitution (literally and figuratively) and a titanic white evangelical righteousness parrotism (the new TWERPs). The administration of the 45th president is on record as the least diverse.

Who dares think they can tell a victim of crime when to lay a charge and if to lay a charge. The GOP and #45 have convinced many oppressed people to say things are going well – “We’ve come a long way” they say – when in fact they are not. America’s First Nations and Black and poor people are still seeking justice from the courts and all courts are famous for two things: justice and injustice. The Judeo-Christian composite that western societies claim as the ideal (some say the foundation!) still looks more like the village mob dragging a woman out to be stoned for a two-person violation and like celebrating the entry into Canaan apart from recalling the death of the Exodus generation as faithless.

In the world’s supreme courts and in the small town sheriff’s office people have seen both the nobility and the trash of human aspirations. As the US deliberates the nomination of an alleged rapist to the supreme court we watch the spineless and amoral Republican representatives do everything except the decent thing.

The few words we will hear from Dr. Ford’s supporters will thoroughly expose the current supporters of the high court nominee as a den of injustice. Beyond the wall of shame and fear, beyond pushing for the feet of pharma-money (drugs and medical care) to be kept firmly on the neck of the American people, and beyond the support of the old froggy behaviour (Fascism, Nazism, oligarchy) Americans are going to be seeing in black and white, the face of injustice.

Kavanaugh and #45 have lots to hide. 90% of Kavanaugh’s work with the White House remains withheld. What could be more relevant to discovering Kavanaugh’s character than his collaboration with the White House just at the same time when the Moral Majority was crafting its plans to build a Christian caliphate?

We will see justice’s new face as a mob of cowardly senators put their cold hearts on the record again. Justice that takes long is not justice. Telling the police to stop shooting Black people is not justice. Justice is paying Black people for the work our ancestors did. Justice is telling the world at the UN that the slave trade is wrong. Justice is telling the American people that government has begun dismantling the secret societies and codes that have kept racism alive.

Still think we know what justice looks like? The pervading view is that governments dispense justice all the way to wielding the sword (punishment including executions) on God’s behalf. When Christians attach supremacy to the state’s justice apparatus they deny Christ his role as King, though all things are not yet fully subject to him. However, Christ’s justice finds no place in a Judeo model. The temple and its services tell us that atonement and forgiveness are available but it also shows us that (a) total cleanliness was not achieved (b) the means of atonement, animal blood was inadequate.

Two or three witnesses are sufficient to move the hand of justice and we have seen that without the perspective of God justice can turn out to be a shameful travesty. The blood of Abel and the blood of Zechariah spilt in the

That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Matthew 23:35

The reference is to the murder of a prophet.

And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the Lord, he hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 24:20-21

It was the solemn judgment of the supreme court in what was the best-endowed nation on the planet that a blameless and philanthropic individual should die for questioning and exposing a cruel and capitalist regime. This should give us pause when we evaluate the rulings of courts at any level. If we believe that there is no wickedness in the power halls of our times then we can end our campaign for the peace and satisfaction that Christ cane to bring.

Let’s hear our Saviour’s mother’s revolutionary views on justice before she had a change to experience the majesty of her son. This is inspired speech.

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. Luke 1:51-53

The New Twerp

Titanic White Evangelical Righteousness Parrot

  1. Obsession with big, bigger, biggest
  2. Racial superiority (there is one race)
  3. Church goers and Christian publishers
  4. never wrong
  5. mindless recitation of tradition and fables

The devil in the details

The devil in the details is one of those sayings that people use to express their lack of faith in a proposition, or to cover up their conspiracy to thwart an initiative. The saying is also usd by people who genuinely cannot see the way forward and have evidence that an issue will face considerable challenges in coming into the light of day where the finger of God dominates the devil’s details.

Watching the UN wrestle the Syrian brat to the ground, while the Israeli bully rattles its sabres, one is moved by the raised skirts of the United States , who says the details have been the devil. No amount of Blessing America, no historical perspecive, no economic paradigm or or prediction can save the American nation from a catastrophic crash and burn. When one asks the historians and theologians about the failure of unity and prosperity to come to the streets of the nation one finds that there is quite a lot of devil in the details.

Main street is another expression that is used to mean the places where we should expect to meet the very ordinary and in one sense the pervasive characteristics of the nation. For example, on Main Street we see the hatred and disunity that the residents of High Street (the capitals and capitols) cover up. On Main Street we do not see the posturing that only whores do capitalism. The conflict about affordable health care for Americans is an example of the split between Main Street and High Streeet.

One can try to avoid the devil details but we are not allowed to blame the devil or a demon. We cannot even blame our parents and we dare not blame God. God could have made perfect robots to share his generosity and majestic things but he did not. We had better understand that being a perfectly performing beast is not what God wanted and that is why our problem is not sin: but monotonous and debilitating sameness, day in and day out.

If sin were a human problem (ours to commit and remit) then the Messianic Mission is a waste of time. Sin is God’s problem: only he can handle it. And look how he does it. All by himself. The devil in salvation’s details is that he saves us and we are safe even while we remain mortal and weak. The details can be scary, but when we ask for the details and encounter the devilish ones we should be sufficiently courageous to take the risk of seeing how mindboggling microscopic God’s control of life’s details can be.

If Yeshua’s words about the hairs on our head
and the camels we swallow are life what are ours?