Has The Christian Church Become A Bunch of Impotent Wusses
Today’s Christians would have folded like a closed book before British oppression in early America. We’ve become as timid as a mouse compared to our bold and rowdy founding forefathers.
By de Andréa
November 17, 2014
November 17, 2014
An article titled “Has Christ Become An IRS 501c3 Corporation?” Was a follow-up to “Christians Have No Rights in America” This is a follow-up to those…
Some of you may feel this’ article a bit too strong and irreverent, but it is meant to be. Because if the lazy subservient Church doesn’t stand up for Jesus as He stood up for us, then we are lukewarm and guess what --- God will spit us out as so much mucus. And if this is what it will take to wake up and rattle the Church to finally stand up and fight, then it is’ appropriate.
Take a lesson from the Houston Texas Pastors. And it may even come to giving up your 501 c3 status because guess what --- “Jesus said answering them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” Mark 12:17 King James. Caesar deserves your taxes, God deserves a warrior.
Many pastors have been cowed into inactivity by the threatened loss of their tax-exempt status if they say anything remotely political.
This fear can make pastors who don’t—or won’t—get good legal advice, to become as politically active as Howard Hughes was during the flu season.
The church may legally, among other things, register their members to vote, pass out voter guides, invite all candidates in a race to speak (even if only one of them shows up) and speak directly about specific issues. And by the way, in his personal capacity off the clock, the pastor can even endorse and support (or oppose) whomever or whatever he wishes, just like any other citizen. Duh. It’s the IRS that is trying to tell you that if you become a Christian you lose all your rights. Like I have so often said don’t believe anything the government tells you.
That said, The Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is also still trying to intimidate ministers with IRS scare tactics regarding the potential loss of their 501(c)3 status if they speak out on political issues. This tyrannical government makes everything a political issue.
Please pastors … for the love of God and our nation … don’t curl up on the floor in the fetal position in fear of the IRS. They are not God my friend!
“Whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.” –Declaration of Rights, Maryland
Unlike America’s original rebel Christians who dumped the Brits’ taxed tea into Boston Harbor, today’s Christians would have folded like a closed book before British oppression in early America. We’ve become as timid as a mouse compared to our bold and rowdy founding forefathers.
Here are four reasons why I believe today’s evangelicals would have melted like little chocolate bon-bons during the American Revolution:
1. Some dainty saints of today think rebellion against tyrants is disobedience to God, when the converse is actually true. Yep, these pastors that have become stooges of the political machine are projecting that Yahweh wants Christians to be the corralled cattle of corrupt politicians and policies. Our current craven “faithful” think it’s sinful to say bad stuff about bad elected leadership. Many somehow think it’s righteous to go in an unrighteous national direction.
2. A lot of evangelicals are living as government slaves rather than living as free men. Some do it out of willful sinful slothfulness, completely passive and thus complicit in the face of evil. Others do so because they actually think Christ was a Communist rather than a Capitalist, and that government theft and wealth redistribution somehow is the fulfillment of the Sermon on the Mount.
3. Another thing that irks me is this turn the other cheek mentality that, supposedly, all of this bad stuff we’re currently fielding as a nation is God’s plan for the ages and that there’s nothing we can do about it. I’m sure glad our predecessors didn’t look at the gargantuan junk they were facing during times of oppression and upheaval and say, “Oh, well. God is in control so we should just sit and submit.” No, what they did was think, work, pray and fight. And guess what? They yielded up this grand experiment of freedom and self-governance, that’s what.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Church needs to develop the biblical rebel spirit that our founders injected back into the evangelical mix instead of this squishy, pusillanimous, ignoble and compliant garbage that is currently cranking through our indolent pulpits and pews.
Remember it was Benjamin Franklin who declared in the days leading up to the Declaration of Independence, “either we must all hang together, or separately we will be hanged”.
God help the Church to lose its cowardly impotence in these critical days. Amen.
Thanks for listening – de Andréa
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