Putting the Life back in Pro-life!
Remeber, the Church cannot sit idly by, claiming to be pro-life...To be pro-life means to be pro-life for the entire life of the child, not just the first nine months that lead up to birth.
Manson is the image that first comes to mind when someone says, “cult leader” or “mass killer” or “human evil.” Rightfully so, because his type of evil is both rare and petrifying; but is it really the greatest evil my generation has seen? In a way, iconic evil is the way we scapegoat evil human nature by replacing it with iconic figures so we don't have to notice our own level of evil.
Dispelling Theo-Politics is the act of stopping the madness of mixing up politics and theology. In part 1 I explore how we got in this whole mess of pointing political leaders when Jesus is King of all.
Dispelling Theo-Politics is the act of stopping the madness of mixing up politics and theology. In part 2 I look at what happens when our love for a political ideology gets so confused with your religion you end up worshiping it.
“If a man knows precisely what he can do to you or what epithet he can hurl against you in order to make you lose your temper, your equilibrium, then he can always keep you under subjection.” -- Howard Thurman --“Jesus And The Disinherited”
Shame, and shaming, only exposes our own noir de nadir fears, that perhaps their doubt is true, and that Jesus won’t show up, and our only option it to silence them, with force if necessary, before it spreads. Understand though, if you engage in such nonsense it is because you lack faith in the ability of Jesus to show up and prove himself.
Nabeel, fought Christ the whole way through his journey to Truth. But, when he got to his wits’ end, he would pray and ask Allah to show him how to refute error, or to know the truth about Islam. Each time, “Allah” would lead him deeper into Christian truth. Eventually, Allah started sending Nabeel, clearer and clearer visions and dreams, that, even when decoded by his Muslim mother, was screaming at Nabeel: “Jesus is the only way to God. To be with God, is to accept Jesus as the Savior from our sins. “
The same old lies and justifications came flooding back. “Jesus, knows things we don’t,” and “There had be some level of repentance in Mathew” and “Jesus couldn’t help that the other tax collectors came.” And lastly, crux of what I call the “lie,” someone said, “Pastor, Jesus would never let someone follow Him unless they were truly repentant.” That was a lie!