Revolutionaries are capable of bringing about much good to society. One persons revolution for the betterment of society is another persons demon for the destruction of society. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Jesus was a revolutionary. Without question, the most influential and successful revolutionary known to man. During the time of Christ, the religious, and political communities considered Christ the perfect manifestation of evil. Indeed a real live demon. So again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Here we are in the 21st. century, and that beholden beauty is still owned by the beholder. Which is to say that this padre beholds, evangelical Christian conservatism as the perfect demon for the destruction of society.
Why? Because the Son of Man, than, and now, still is in complete opposition to the interest of the government. Christianity and government are not compatible with the teachings of Jesus Christ. When evangelical Christian conservatism works, to make them compatible, then the Christianity of Jesus Christ is ruined. Which is not to suggest, that liberal Christendom is any better.
Time will be spent clarifying the advocacy of Christ with the intent of demonstrating the incompatibility of Christianity and government. This discussion will show the demoniac efforts of evangelical Christian conservatism. Because of their determination to make Christianity and government compatible, one with the other. Compounding matters even more, the two have become the whores of the nations corporate conglomerates. The very people who deny equality of pay, meaning a livable wage, for every hour worked. For the millions of workers, who make them super wealthy. Those three with their itinerary of oppression and servitude represent an insult to Jesus Christ. Because, his Crucifixion testifies to his opposition to such shenanigans.
Jesus was a man of the people, who represented there interest and needs. Anything else, sets the stage for the complete destruction of Christianity. And today the effectiveness of Christianity, has been pretty much destroyed. Because the 21 century church has become the voice of government policy. With the government becoming the voice of 21 century church policy. Allowing the nations corporate conglomerates to run away with all the profits. Leaving nothing in the way of money for those who make profits available. Society should be able to see this evil at work. How the three interact and support each other. The thorn in their side is that silly old constitution of ours which forbids such a union. Thank God Almighty for such a wise provision. It’s the peoples most authoritative legal document barring complete servitude church, state and commerce.
The Son of Man will have nothing to do with such endeavors. He has threatened to remove any golden lampstand. Meaning the church when not found to be faithful to his cause. (cp Revelation 2:5). A flame has been extinguished. A declaration you guys are a useless bunch. (cp Revelation 3:16-17). Many reasons exist for such a statement, but in the United States, it is that bedroom relationship between Church, government and commerce. And the churches, in America responsible for this national tragedy are those protestant evangelical clergymen. Who reign, from the helm of the churches controlled by the religious right. Again, the answer is not the leftist of Christendom. What we need is a middle where the apostasy of the left is abhorred. And where the right breaks it ties with government and commerce. Becoming the middle, advocating the causes of Christ based upon the complete word of God.
It is interesting to note that among the churches was one like the Son of Man. (cp Revelation 1:13). Suggesting that Jesus while not visible wants very much to be among His churches today. That the messages to the churches, recorded in the book of Revelation. They are just as appropriate for reflection today, as they were, when given to John. Supported by the scripture of, Revelation 1:3, because it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to him by God, Revelation 1:1.
There is a lot of misunderstanding concerning the church. The church is not those concrete and wood structures that dot the American landscape. Rather the church is the body of believers of Jesus Christ. The Christ who heard these words from Simon Peter. “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father in heaven. And I say unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it,” Matthew 16:17-18. Jesus often used symbols when teaching. The reference to Peter being the rock for the churches foundation. Means this, the rock is solid and impenetrable. And individual Christians (followers of Christ) are also impenetrable like a solid rock because Christ walks among his (churches) individual people.
These judgments upon the unfaithful churches are not limited to evangelical conservative churches of the religious right. But to any church unfaithful to the proclaiming the Christ message in totality. This padre singles out the religious right because of its diabolic association with commerce and government.
In its favor it holds to many sound scriptural doctrines. Like the newness of life through Jesus. (cp 2 Corinthians 5:17). With marriage being allowed only between a man and a woman. (cp Genesis 2:24;Matthew 19:5-6;Ephesians 5:31). Because homosexuality is condemned, by God. (cp Leviticus 18:22;20:13;Romans 1:24-27. Religious conservatism needs to shed its dirty linen of commerce and government.
On the world stage, the church of apostasy to the cause of Christ, would have to be Christendoms liberal left and the Roman Catholic Church. Receiving the brunt of Paul’s chastisements, as recorded in Romans 1:28-31. Who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (cp Romans 1:32).
John, from a place of exile, on an island called Patmos, by the Roman Emperor Domitian. He was there because his message was in opposition to government policy. He called his experiences with the government extremely stressful, by employing the word, tribulation. Because he was executing the teaching of the Son of Man, Rev. 1:9. Followers of the Son of Man had been warned. If you advocate for Christ, you can expect trouble. You will be beaten by religious leaders. Summoned to appear before governments. There Christians are to denounce the state, as a testimony for the sake of Jesus Christ, Mark 13:9.
Not a physical experience for Christ followers in the United States, yet. Now it’s mostly a mental emotional experience of mocking, harassment and exclusion. America is becoming more secular with less and less tolerance for towards devote Christ followers. With some instances requiring the abused Christ followers to retain legal council. So how long before the hour arrives, when Christ followers will experience the dramas of the Patmos experience.
Have you ever known a politician to take kindly to being condemned? In America the day will come when that alone could cause the Patmos experience. Especially since in America today, we have the first U.S. president in Obama declaring that the United States is not a Christian nation.
At any rate while there John had an angelic encounter, Rev.1:1. Maybe he was smoking some of that funny stuff or snorting some white angel dust. Who knows, maybe he was in the mist of pure ecstasy frolicking with a maiden on the beach. One thing for certain, his experience was very different. John turned and saw seven golden lampstands. One was like the Son of Man. His clothing was rather weird. What got his attention was his hair. It was white like wool or snow. Last time he saw the Son of Man he had dark colored hair, brown, maybe black. John thought a lot had changed during the intervening years since he last saw his good friend. John must have thought that the lack of Christ centered deligence by Christendom was the cause for the strange dress of his friend, as well as the whiteness of his hair. Looked like his friend was in full battle gear. Serious stuff must be on the horizon. His eyes carried the look of anger.They were of a piercing nature. Very bright like the bright fire of a furnace. His voice was very captivating. Like the angry roar of hurricane ocean. His words were sharp and quick like that of a double edged sword. His whole appearance had the burning effect of the hot summer sun.
John was puzzled by the lampstands, the strange appearance, His whole demeanor. Now he saw seven stars in His friends right hand. All this, caused John to collapse. But His friend laid his right hand on him, and said fear not, Revelation 1:13-17.
John regained his wits. Had some wine. Hugged his woman friend, and said lets get on with the show. Revelation is a book symbols and symbolic language. It is a book of showmanship. It has some golden nuggets that causes this padre to pay close attention to what the book teaches. Hidden between its pages one is prodded to compare and contrast its revelation with other biblical writings in order to determine what to make of its declaration for the end of civilization.
The Son of Man explains the phenomenons to John. Saying the seven stars are the seven angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. As noted above, Jesus walks among his people, His only church. But hear is another truth, the angels of God also walk among the people of Christ because we are His church, Revelation 1:20.
So why be the master, when you can be the servant? Because according to Jesus Christ, Christian mastership means a willingness to be the servant. (cp Mark 9:35). The lesson is that Christianity represents a life of hard work, self denial and public persecutions. And this truth, society must be reorganized and Obama repudiated with the declaration that the United States is a Christian nation. Non-Christians are the nations quests and must conform to our Judeo Christian heritage.
That’s the agenda for saving America.