Strong persons like VP Pence and Senator Graham change their minds as their naivete and sycophantism veer off into weak and treasonous terrain. “Count me out” said Graham after the Congress returned to count the votes. The deal they had made to stand with a racist and criminal head of state The chat groups traffic in videos and documents in support of a “reset” from the dark web has jolted to a halt. Should Christians not be cheering now that the “God and country” agenda has been exposed as an attempt to revisit the revolution of 1776? I have watched them chase miracles to change the only things that clarify personal growth; adversity and change in character. I have watched them pursue elementary things as if they were primary and advanced, and I have seem them resist pursuing the essentials. I have seem them giving themselves honorific titles instead of lighting up the world with enabling ministries. There may be no words in Webster’s dictionary to describe the people who believe every stream of falsehood from the patriotic and the idolatrous, from the idle and gullible cowards, but finding the right words is not a lost cause. It is a good thing if we cannot imagine what is up next, because up next is worse than a gloating bigot in the potus seat inciting sedition.
When the lights around us dim we can get direction, certainty, and life, all in one place.
I could never understand where people fit into the motto “God and country”. If there is a God in anyone’s national policy, man, he is hard to find. God honours women and exposes organizational wickedness by giving women an honoured place in both the old world and the new world. America’s lead in the world looks godlike: it covers both powerful genocidal and lifegiving ventures. It is a matter of record that modern nations have tried making the term people not apply to the nations occupying the lands they coveted. You can judge whether Australia, Canada or the United States or the United Kingdom understands the term today.
Is your nation a violent man or a gracious woman
A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches.Prov. 11:16
Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”Matt. 26:13
A woman in scripture is a church, a chaste woman. Any nation that fails to anticipate what the Christ of Nazareth needs, like the woman in tune with the divine agenda concerning his burial, is making its choice about how it wants to be known.
If all nations drink of Babylon’s wine and are intoxicated by it will they not slip into the same behaviour patterns (Rev. 14:8)? On every continent, in every region there are the wrecks of empire that speak loudly of mankind’s violent path. It is not unexpected that a Christian democracy or an enlightened people choose violent insurrection as the means of conducting the nation’s business.
A gloating bigot’s bloated ego and a severely wounded head
We have heard about being president from people who know the ropes of being American president. Every president of the last century has the admiration of the American people for his use of the office, and for doing so with a conscience when that mattered most of all. An election does not endow a person with the character of president; it puts resources at that person’s disposal, and using those resources within the powers of the president at least gives the people solace and assistance. Presidential excellence is that other thing that cannot be bought or passed on, and it is obvious there were not two evangelicals Christians whose prayer for the president to have a second term God rejected. The voice of the people means a lot even if it does not in your church, in the GOP or the family of the corrupt 45th president. The calls for unity around an openly seditious president or party chairs or congressional leaders and the calls for people to pity and the defeated president and his terrorist mobs all across the United States are coming from radicalized and demonized persons. The call for consistency and the shouts of conscience are all too late. With 12 years of the GOP’s immoral opposition to the democratic character of the United States and the rejection of a health care plan for all, the rejection of science (wearing a mask is likely to disorient people whose favourite vision of citizenship includes masked racist mobs who have been harassing Black people) are evidence of the diseased heart and the homicidal plans that demonate the White House and the Republican party.
Forget what the constitutional experts might contribute to smooth the public dismay at the destruction and depravity that leapt into view when the people elected the 45th president. Mr. Obama was such a striking figure of decency and in tune with the ideals and goals of democratic government that the serpentine influences leapt to the conclusion that any American, no matter how crude, criminally-minded, or mentally unstable, can be president. So the Republicans listened to the Christian right’s advice to (a) pick any buffoon (b) sound off about defending the unborn (c) repeat patriotic and nationalist slogans and (d) get their idea of good judges on the Supreme Court. It has all come down to a court of jesters, hecklers and juvenile insurrectiuonits. The failure to put criminal leaders on trial, in jail, and tune them out is deliberate. After the revolution came Jim Crow, educational terrorism, religious prostitution, commercialization of the church’s business, and the attempt to inject religion into the political conversation. All is deliberate, not spontaneous.
Every time religious people talk about God as a player in the current political drama we must ask his address and who speaks for him. You see there is no “us vs God” suit to play out in any court like Miracle on 34th Street. We must also ask whether God’s role in setting up and removing civic leaders is a global feature or exclusively a western democratic Christian talking point.
Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. Dan. 2:20 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Dan. 2:21 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. Dan. 2:22Daniel’s appreciation of government subjection to God’s wishes
The spectre of a “Christian” society, armed with conservative judges, silent watchmen (all those pastors who see no reason to stand with violated people), patriotic, radicalized and seditious first responders, looms large and may never dissipate.