The news of the resignation of an iconic Prime Minister in an Asian country shocked many after a week of intriguing battles and treachery. It was indeed a backdoor coup. As my liberal friends go out to the streets to join the protests, I am reminded that those who come to divide Israel will be herself divided.
The former PM was anti Israel to the core, calling the faith based terrorism in the Middle East as a direct resultant of the creation of the State of Israel. He has called Trump the villain for relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
In the latest coronavirus outbreak of a South Korean cult Church, Shincheonji Church, some in the West were curious about why it was called a cult Church, eg is it 60% Christian etc. Coming from their liberal background, the question hides a fear that their own churches are also cults in the sense that it does not really believe that Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life to God.
Deut 30:11 to 20
Deut 30:17 But if your heart turns away and you will not hear but are drawn away to worship other gods and to serve them.
18 I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.
In Deut 30, the Jews were at last entering the promised land after 40 years in the desert because they had been very naughty to worship pagan gods in the midst of the camp and God had to do the cleansing of the previous generation whom within 40 years had died.
On the day of rememberance of this great liberal clergy who bought equality for the black folks in the US, I enjoyed the song “we shall overcome”. But it is one thing to have equal rights but another to move on when we have lost much. After 50 years, things have changed with even a black President but the stats on welfare, adultery, abortion, substance abuse, wedlocks, and incarcerations are not good.
It is very hard to move on when we have suffered much. The mainline churches keep bringing up racism still as an issue, but the real issue now after 50 years of equal rights is within, to forgive and to recognise our own darkness, pain, frustrations and woundings. This the Cross of Calvary why Jesus had to die. The black community and clergy in particular are notoriously anti gay because gays are the other, lower than them, and a scapegoat for their own sins.
John 1:5 and the light shines in the darkness, and darkness did not comprehend it.
There is deep darkness in the Persian revolution led by the mullahs and people of faith. Thousands of gays has been slaughered with minimal human rights yet little condemnation from the mainline churches in the US lest it contradicts their theology that all religion is about love and leads somehow to God. They denied the truth. The mainline churches are so eager to ban Israel yet not ban Iran, Iraq, and Saudi for persecuting Christians because they do not see the suffering body of Christ.
As the funeral possession happened in Iran for their beloved General, the people of faith were shouting “death to the US” and “death to Israel” (not reported in liberal Christian media) . The US liberal mainline news organizations claimed that it was an assassination not revealing that the General was a designated a Terrorist (designated by the Obama administration) and he was in a meeting with the militias who had just attacked the US Embassy.
There is so much darkness and yet this darkness was not perceived by mainline Christians determined to take a higher ground by calling Trump a war monger. The darkness of the war already happening in Iraq since 2004 they do not see much like the deaths of the unborn they actively condoned, a reminder of the Jews sacrificing their new born to Molech in the bible. The gatekeepers in Singapore fear that gays will bring the wrath of God to Singapore, but biblical darkness can be seen in every corner in pagan worship. Gays are just a scapegoat because the gatekeepers also fear darkness.
“there is no damn thing you can do…” khameni
The killing of the Iranian mastermind General has provoked strong response from Mainline Christians and clergy claiming that it was an election ploy to start a war with the likes of Iran or North Korea and the US did not do the same to Saudi Arabia for 911. These alleged Christians should be ashamed of themselves for indirectly supporting Iran, a nation known for persecuting Christians, calling for destruction of Israel, and killing GLBTs.
The General was such a pain with all the paper cuts against the US that killing him doesn’t matter any more. Iran thought the US would never react and escalate into war lest they get blamed by liberals being a war monger. US took the single strongest retaliatory action because it was a calculated risk that the aftermath would be no different than the increasing attacks by Iranian proxies against the US. The Iranian Supreme leader, a clergy of faith, taunted Trump that he could not do anything after the attack on the US embassy.
Christianity Today claims that there is a crises in Evangecalism because they support Trump and the Republican Party. If they are consistent, it should also means that there is a crisis in Liberalism because of their total support for the Democrats and the Clintons. Reference was made to solutions to solve this “crises” to emerge to being more thinking through Liberal writings such as by Brian Mclaren departing from orthodoxy. The crisis was said to be due to lack of questioning and not knowing God but liberals often question because they do not believe and wanted to create God in their very own image and be gods themselves and negate God’s supernatural power as a mystery.
We are reminded of Bishop Spong’s similar insistence that Evangelicals must change to be more mainline or perish. Alas the Episcopal church has since fallen sharply. Evangecalism will not fade away because the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus is relevant, yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is not about being Conservative nor centrist. I believe CT has forgotten the God of Israel personified in His Son Jesus Christ, so too has many Evangelicals.
The US evangelical magazine has insisted that Trump should be removed for major moral failures based on the Ten commandments and on the foundation of Billy Graham. They forgotten that Billy was no Saint. After his dealings with Nixon went public, he stayed out of political fray. But Christianity Today went headlong in.
The Christian left and the mainline news organizations cheered when Christianity Today made the damming assertions that Trump is morally unfit to govern. Over night, the mainline Christians were repeating the posts with glee. What Trump did was more comical than destructive or worthy of such harsh judgements. Politicians have lied and abused power all the time. Where were the weapons of mass destruction or the return to peace that resulted in the US withdrawal in Iraq thus allowing Isis to be spawned overnight. Where was CT when the results of these lies by US presidents caused millions of deaths?
Is CT the bearer for high moral standards when it may be associated with the Leftist mastermind George Soros with his open borders plans? There is not a single criticism by CT of Liberal billionaire masterminds who often gains from havoc such as the financial and currency crises in Asia causing the sufferings of many, and whose ognizations actively interfered in foreign political affairs.
Many years ago, my cell group was held at the Pastor’s home. My pastor’s wife who was also the worship leader of the church was in her room and was quite amused that the singing was out of tune and hideously played. But you know, the Holy Spirit was worshipping along because we were passionately praising Jesus as God, Lord and Saviour, the way, the truth and the life to God.
Just like our singing was not perfect but accepted by God, the Bible is often not complete in fully narrating events not that it is fallible, but it is written by simple servants of God very mindful of the constraints and boundaries, visible and invisible, so obvious yet not noticed by the evangelicals. They were facing life and death to extend the kingdom of God against the prevailing pagan demonic worshipers and so must be ever so careful and constrained, and the message is often indirect.