When I Lost My Mind…
Today, millions of Christians will go to the polls and “vote for godliness” and “take a stand for Jesus” while the church itself is a cesspool of corruption, abuse and heresy.
They will go to fight the forces of secular evil thinking this is the cure to all that grieves them, but they will not lift a finger or raise a voice to clean up our own houses.
Victims of spiritual abuse abound, but the abusers are still feted as “men of God”.
They are men of a god, but it’s a different god than the one I worship.
The only ones that care are those who have suffered…they congregate on social media to tell their tales and warn others…but the system and the players never change.
They never will, because the people in the pews don’t care until it’s their turn to hurt.
These victims and advocates will grow old (as I have) without seeing justice and watching righteousness redefined to seek political power.
They are shouting into the void or pissing in the wind… depending on which analogy you prefer.
I knew this about the battle I chose decades ago…but only lost all hope during the writing of The Potters Field stories.
That…is when I lost my mind.
That story broke when I was very ill and taking regular ambulance rides because of my heart.
I was worried that I wasn’t going to make it, but surely this time others would join the fray.
I waited for the church to rise up and and embrace the victims and our most visible leaders would utterly mark and condemn the perpetrators…surely this time the cavalry would arrive…these young people deserved it.
Potters Field is still in business.
The victims have pulled themselves up and forged forward, but often receiving little godly recompense or help.
One of the people that could have spearheaded the cause of real righteousness had to drop the matter because his political influence was growing so fast all over the country…
I tell you this morning by the authority of the Scriptures that Jesus cares more about the church than America and failing to care for the church (and God’s people within it) is a far greater sin than voting for the “wrong” party or not voting at all.
We have failed to change the culture at large because we have failed to change our own.
There is still no will to do so.
Temporary political victories will not offset the loss of a generation that sees no difference between secular and “sacred” avarice.
The worst is yet to come…and some of us tried to warn you.
In Jesus name…