When it comes to Christianity, social media is a fascinating and perplexing medium these days. Specifically, I see many Christians posting, Tweeting, and advocating for fellow Christians to “stand up against evil!” or “We need to fight against evil!” On the surface, this emotional “call to arms” appears rational, appropriate, and necessary. However, if we look a bit deeper, things are not exactly what they seem.
Just yesterday, I responded to a few posts and Tweets where the author pleaded for Christians to stand up and fight against “evil.” To which I merely replied: “what do you consider evil?” The responses I received varied from “are you a reprobate? I shouldn’t have to explain this to you!” to “you must be a leftist idiot!” I found all these responses rather peculiar since not one of them expounded on exactly what the “evil” was we’re to be fighting? If I pressed them, I was almost always blocked, unfollowed, or unfriended. So when I dug a bit deeper into these “Christian” accounts, it became clear of what they considered the “pinnacles of evil”:
1. Election fraud (Trump won!)2. Mask mandates (This is nothing more than Social Control and Communism.)3 Covid-19 (Hoax. The Democrats used it to destroy the economy.)4. The vaccine (This is nothing more than mRNA reprogramming.)5. Biden Inauguration (Illegitimate! And the AntiChrist is most likely going to make an appearance.)
Christians that espouse the list above almost always have a select Bible verse to justify their post/Tweet, so how can you argue with that? Though I do find eisegesis to be disingenuous and disgusting.
As Christians, we do both Christianity and the World a disservice when our political ideology blinds us to the real evils and needs that surround us:
- Poverty (hunger, homelessness, quality daycare) Racism
- Consistent life ethic ( death penalty, abortion, and helping struggling single parents)
- Human trafficking
- Helping prisoners and widows/shut-ins.
This list is not exhaustive, so feel free to add yours to the comments below.
Blessings to you and yours!
Consider evil my friend. "Free" your mind. There is a moment within the New Testament where Jesus says to Peter, "Get thee behind me Satan, thou art an offense to me. Thou savourest not the things that be od GOD, but those that be of man." We are also told by the Messiah, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father, ye will do... And because I tell you the TRUTH, ye believe me not." - "They that are in the flesh, cannot please GOD." So... what is the flesh? EVIL... Fill in the rest brother. Consider what the LORD speaks to us out of His Word. I rather enjoyed your most recent tweet. "People don't know the GOD of the Word." Yes, exactly. "If any man will come after ne, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me." The flesh is Satan. That is the truth. Why do we need to be redeemed? Redeemed from what? What did we all do that DAD had to come here and die for us? "Against thee only I have sinned and done this evil in thy sight..." - The prodigal son isn't a parable at all. It is the truth. What did he take? Where did he go? How did he "come to himself?" Did he "rise" from the dead? Did he OPEN his eyes to the truth? Why did Jesus say that we are gods? - John 10:34. Go read Psalms 82. Where did they fall from? Why will they now die like men? What won't they know or understand? - THE BOOK OF JUDE... Stay blessed my dear friend. The LORD God loves you. Lift Up A BannerReplyDelete
Thank you for taking the time to reply and for your kind words and insights. Yes, in your example of Peter, Jesus was contrasting the Spirit and flesh. For Peter was just commended on his revelation (via the Spirit) in verse 17 and then getting rebuked by Jesus in verse 23 for his fleshly desire.Delete
In John 10:34 Jesus was calling out the pharisaical attitude in the sense that "why would you accuse me of blasphemy, for claiming deity, when I am the Son of God and one with God?" Of course little "god's" of Ps. 82:6 was referring to them being judges...however, they were not judging righteously or consistently and Jesus was calling them out. Those "gods" engaging in sinful practices are not fit to be judges because they are guilty of the accusation in Ps. 82:2.
Again, thank you for taking the time to engage! Blessings to you and yours in Jesus Holy name.