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Beware of Darkness

November 13th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

 

Evangelicals are more likely to support Roy Moore now because of sexual assault charges

Talk about loving the sinner! Nearly 40 percent of Evangelical Christians in Alabama say they’re now more likely to vote for Roy Moore after multiple allegations that he molested children, even as voters across the historically red state now seem to be punishing Moore for his past actions, a new poll shows.


Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences. (1 Tim. 4:1-2)

Jesus calls his followers to the highest standard of conduct. Righteousness in the first-century Jewish world was beyond what we would consider puritanical, or even what the Puritans would consider puritanical. In fact the level of righteousness that Jesus calls his followers to is perfection. This is true especially in terms of sexual conduct. This is why contemporary non-Christians feel so stifled by Christian sexual mores.

The Bible also contains stern warnings against those who preach contrary to righteousness. For example:

For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths. (2 Tim. 4:3-4)

Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, be on your guard not to be led into the error of the unprincipled and to fall from your own stability. (2 Pet. 3:17)

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. (Mt. 7:15)

Let us be clear that right-wing political evangelicals do not represent Christianity. People like Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Robert Jeffress, and a host of others, who preach allegiance to Donald Trump and his minions over Jesus Christ are false prophets. They preach against the standards of God.

Donald Trump has brought ruin to the United States. American institutions are falling apart, sabotaged by incompetent and malevolent appointees. The civic fabric is fraying, encouraged by Trump’s denial of facts and embrace of the KKK and neo-Nazis. American foreign policy has become an embarrassment, driven by the whims of a petulant child who alienates our traditional allies and cozies up to dictators and tyrants. And conservative evangelicals, who were already held in low esteem, are now following soothsayers who excuse behavior that clearly violates even non-Christian standards of decency, sacrificing all credibility.

To evangelize means to preach the good news. What these guys are preaching is good for no one. Not even them.

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