The Mail Bag: God and Country Edition

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15 Responses

  1. Captain Kevin says:

    “Why do you hate America?”

    “Why don’t you just admit that you’re a leftist and hate conservatives?”

    Reading these made me laugh.

  2. bob1 says:

    If I only had a brain…

  3. Officerhoppy says:

    Christian Nationalism—isn’t that an oxymoron?

  4. Xenia says:

    The Scriptures do have a public health policy in the OT: The “social distancing” rules for lepers.

    So quarantines for the purpose of limiting the spread of a disease is not an alien idea in the Bible.

  5. JimmieT says:

    Xenia- that and numerous others.

  6. Steven says:

    “ The honest Christian will find no home in either party, because they both affirm things we cannot affirm.”

    And if I may add: no party encompasses all the tenets and practices of the Faith

  7. Gene says:

    Found this to be a great read on the subject:

    The Seeds of Political Violence Are Being Sown In Church

    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/the-seeds-of-political-violence-are

  8. Michael says:

    Gene,
    That is really good…

  9. Everstudy says:

    “So quarantines for the purpose of limiting the spread of a disease is not an alien idea in the Bible.”

    Only difference is that they quarantined the sick from the healthy, not the healthy from the healthy.

  10. Em says:

    Everstudy, ☝ ☝ ☝ ☝

  11. Nathan Priddis says:

    Thanks Gene..

    Here is a quote from the article that has long mystified me. The near invisibility of developments in Evangelical subculture, to society at large.

    ..” The moment, almost entirely ignored by the national media, is worth noting on its own terms, but perhaps the most ominous aspect of the evening was its location—a church called The Rock. “..

  12. Officerhoppy says:

    It seems to me that Christian culture is changing. It seems to be loosening—some for good and some not so good. I wonder how much secular culture influences how we interpret and apply the scriptures.

    For instance, when I first became a pastor, even though engaged couples were having sex, they seldom lived together. Now there isn’t a Christian couple that ask me to marry them that isn’t living together.

    Used to be that no one would dare come out of the closet as gay. Now, even among believers it is acceptable behavior.

    We understood that there was a truth and that was scripture. Granted, it’s not what scripture says that’s in question but what each individual “thinks” it says.

    We talk now days about “your truth” vs the truth.

    So how much does secular culture effect Christian. Untrue and hermeneutics?

  13. Michael says:

    Officerhoppy,

    I would not say it’s loosening…I would say that the Christian culture has failed to uphold the standard by anything but words and people aren’t listening to our crap anymore.

    Scriptural “truth” has always been open to interpretation…which is why we have 33,000 Protestant denominations.

  14. Josh the Baptist says:

    Michael is right. Christian Culture, or Judeo-Christian values, or whatever you want to call it, has not produced followers that look like Jesus. It has produced some thing that likes what we like and hates what we hate, and it shouldn’t be a surprise that the world at large is not interested. If I weren’t trapped inside, I wouldn’t be interested either.

  15. Michael says:

    Well said, Josh…

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