The Southern Baptist Convention had its annual meeting last week in Dallas.
Progressive liberals have no intention of letting up. Take Hillary Clinton’s homily last week over Congress’s inaction at the southern border. “
Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity … [Jesus] did not say, ‘Let the children suffer’,”
Indeed, Jesus did not say that. The Greek word ‘ἄφετε’ is used, which translates as ‘let’, as in “Let the little children, and do not forbid them …” Jesus is saying, allow and do not forbid children from learning my teachings. Yet, forbidden they are in public education by the law established in 1963 by nine unelected and unaccountable Justices. This is diametrically opposed to the intention and foundation laid down by the American Founders.
Hillary Clinton employed the use of a Bible verse totally out of context to make a ‘policy’ argument. This shows one of several things about her. Either she is: (1) Biblically illiterate, (2) duplicitous, or (3) both; you choose.
Not to be outdone, MSNBC Anchor and Business Correspondent Ali Velshi also took to the Good Book.
Mr. Velshi, being a Muslim, obviously does not understand that cherry-picking a few selected verses from the Bible does not convey the real meaning of Jesus’ teachings.
Gleanings from Joshua
(3), A.W. Pink writes:
“The deception which the Gibeonites practiced upon them illustrates the dual character in which Satan opposes the people of God and the methods he employs therein - as the roaring lion seeking to devour, as the subtle serpent using deceit. Both Scriptural and ecclesiastical history demonstrate that the latter is far more dangerous and successful than the former. When open persecution fails either to exterminate or intimidate the faithful,” (read: Obama Administration)
“Satan resorts to his secret wiles.” (read: Hillary Clinton and Ali Velshi)
If America is to survive, Evangelical pastors and pews must take their civic skills to the next level. We were granted a reprieve with President Trump. A Hillary Clinton presidency would have set back America for a century by, among others, stacking the Courts with godless progressives. Would we even have survived, keeping in mind that the loss of religious liberty, the loss of the right to keep and bear arms, and President Obama’s transgender military policy were just the warm-up acts?
Pastors must begin to comprehend that religious liberty will be won by participating in political action, in addition to Sunday sermons.
A Sunday sermon is not a denomination of political currency.
Mustering and marshaling parishioners to the public square is. The teaching of the whole counsel of God in America’s pulpits, the resurrection of prayer in America’s churches, and Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians bringing Biblical values to the public square will determine if America remains free.
If successful, history will declare that the early 21st century was one of the most momentous periods in HisStory since the 16
th-century Protestant Reformation.
Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
American Renewal Project
(1) Arthur W. Hunt III, The Vanishing Word
(2) Joseph Boot, The Mission of God: A Manifesto Of Hope For Society
(3) Joshua 9:1-4