Blame the mainstream

I wonder how often the people who are railing against bad actors look at themselves in the mirror.  Over the last 30 years I have also been on the brink of being judge and jury over the agencies that have…. I have developed a healthy respect for agencies that do not share my devotion.  Canadian television and radio – all channels and stations – were responsible for smoothing my entry into Canadian life as a twenty year old.   That is why you will not detect an accent in my English.

There are few living revolutionary figures in 2020.

The thinking that labels some media as mainstream is obviously an attempt to elevate trash to treasure status.  That kind of thinking ranks with “Lets build a god of gold and carouse”. 

1 Corinthians 10:7, Paul’s take on contemporary idolatry

Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play.”

Exodus 32:6, Moses’ take on contemporary idolatry

So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

The American revolution is over.   It is time to either trash its lofty sentiments or get to a new level of devotion.  It is time to either get on with killing one another or get out of the kitchen of free speech and the right to bear arms.  There have  been few globally-consequential heroes since the 4th century.  King James, George Washington,  and Neldon Mandela are shadows of greatness.

If the American mainstream media were to be shut down for a month or two, I believe truth would return to that society.  If the Christian backroom congregations were shut down for a a year all the prostitution of Babylon would proliferate and church as Yeshua intended it would be scarcer than ever.

The historical smoke without a fire

Most people cannot pass this test. The holy and the unholy are not genuine interests in 2020 any more than they were in post-exikic Judah.

Haggai 2:12-14

12. If a man carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and touches bread with this fold, or cooked food, wine, oil, or any other food, will it become holy?’” And the priests answered, “No.” 13. Then Haggai said, “If one who is unclean from a corpse touches any of these, will the latter become unclean?” And the priests answered, “It will become unclean.” 14. Then Haggai said, “ ‘So is this people. And so is this nation before Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean.

The words of a history teacher or a preacher ought to be more than repeating the lines from a dead political party and a criminally tainted megalomaniac.

Go ahead! Blame the Greek New Testament for the poor translations in the New American Standard version