Monday, April 2, 2018

American Christianity is not evil

Among the heathenism of the modern Left, Christianity itself is the great evil of the ages.  To a growing number of modernist Christians, that has become an accepted model.  Christianity was a great evil, or at least American Christianity.  With some notable exceptions, American Christians were not people, but racists. 

That's a common trend today.  Racism is the sin that defines, and reduces the sinner to nothing other than a racist.  He is not a child of God, a human being, or anything else.  He is merely and only a racist.  Furthermore, you can tell they were racist by their skin color.  Thank goodness we have a generation of believers who will turn to God, repent of the evils of their parents and their grandparents, and walk in righteousness!

Of course the new heathenism of the Left doesn't hear that second part.  They're fine that a growing number of self-named Christians concede what the Left has been trying to insist for years: that the Christian faith, at least in recent centuries, has been a force of evil, oppression, racism, genocide, slavery, imperialism, nationalism, and any and every other -ism you could imagine.  So much for anything Christianity has to offer.   That so many Christians seem to agree is just bonus points.

I don't think such Christians are bad, BTW.  They're just doing what Christians have done for generations: accepting the prejudices and biases of the surrounding culture, likely without realizing it.  That's what allowed Christians to think what they thought of Blacks back in the day, or Jews, or Homosexuals, or couples living in sin, or whatever.  It's just that the demographic of evil du jour is the white skinned American Christian.  Hence why NBC would so gleefully post such an editorial. 

God grant that we can overcome the sins of the past without embracing the sins of the future.
I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; you hold fast my name and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice immorality. So you also have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it.
Revelation 2:13-17

Holding fast to the Faith isn't easy.  Nor is it easy to avoid identifying with the latest sins.  Identifying and condemning past sins is much easier.  That's important of course, to recognize and reject sin where we find it, but not if the resultant is to embrace the newest, latest versions of the same sins.  I think that's why presentism has become the default model for historical studies today.  Focusing on their sins back then is easier than focusing on ours today. 

Let's pray that those Christians who, in the goodness of their hearts, wish to build bridges do not end up building them to the next islands of evil and sin that would attack the innocent and the Faithful.

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