January 7, 2021
I apologize if this post is disjointed, meandering or inflammatory.
But here we are…
The attack on the Capitol was wrong. I understand the anger and loss of control. I’ve been feeling it myself. We’ve been through a year of the worst oppression and hypocrisy the government has ever thrown at us. The last option left was our vote and that was rendered meaningless.
But what happened yesterday played right into the hands of those trying to destroy this country. Over the summer they started rioting, looting, and burning down our cities. They set up “Autonomous zones.” The destruction of the summer was brought to our nation’s capitol and we found out the police can break riots. The attack on the capitol never should’ve happened. An innocent woman was killed.
But that was just beginning.
In the wee hours of the morning, Republicans, with a few notable exceptions, folded under pressure like a cheap mattress. Thanks to their lack of character the Democrats have succeeded in their takeover of the Federal government.
The Republican party is now an NPC, a non player character for you non-gamers.
During my lifetime I’ve seen the steady decline of the church and liberty in America. Even though Mega churches were born and the Berlin Wall fell, those were just bright flashes before the light went out. It’s undeniable now that the church and liberty have been sidelined in favor of safety and compliance.
But that was yesterday…
January 8, 2021
You can only complain for so long.
It’s time to start thinking about what’s next. I’ve been fighting a war on multiple fronts when I should’ve been focused on one: the Gospel.
Go into all the world and make Republicans? No, make disciples.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.Matthew 28:19-20
I’ll admit, 2020 tore me apart and beat me up. I am not the Christian I hoped I would be under pressure.
Thankfully, I have a chance to change.
We can’t stop talking religion and politics. It’s the devil who wants us to shut up and be quiet. That’s what got us in to this problem.
Disciples of the Gospel who vote their faith and expect the best from those we elect.
No excuses. No party passes.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.Philippians 1:27-30
Living a life worthy of the Gospel means committing to sharing Christ with those who don’t know him in truth and grace. Showing forgiveness and grace to those who sin against us. In humility repenting of our own sins. Teaching others to obey the words of Christ so they know the real meaning of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And one day we’ll all sit at the banquet table in heaven worshipping Jesus with every word and song.