If CLAIMING Membership: Then Follow the Rules !
No one who is even passingly familiar with this Internet site
can even remotely imagine that I have anything but contempt for television
– the greatest mind subverting, moral destroying mechanism
ever to degrade every last facet of human existence.
NOR have I any higher estimation of those who make a career
out of making filthy language, perversion, and depictions of broken families,
gratuitous violence and rampant promiscuity
… appear to be “normal” for human society –
and then regarded as “celebrities” in the eyes of immoral multitudes.
HOWEVER, I could not help – several weeks ago, being disgusted
by the proclamations from the mouth of an
American, “Independent Baptist’ … “preacher” …
regarding the death by hanging of a certain Hollywood actor and ‘comedian’
earlier, I presume, this year.
With a voice absolutely saturated with disgust, this “preacher”
railed on about how the actor ‘is now in hell’,
before listing an accurate description of said actor’s morality-free career.
It was not, perhaps, the substance of his tirade, but rather,
the callous manner in which he delivered it.
And the fact that he does so under the auspices
of proclaiming to represent The Bible.
The old Bible is a book that presents specific instructions for living
in two spheres of daily life:
The OLD Testament presents the rules of life for a specific nation
that was living under a THEOCRACY – that is …
where the Hebrew people had placed themselves
under the law of God.
The NEW Testament provides instruction and application
for living in the WORLD in GENERAL.
BOTH Old and New Testament instruct ordinary men and women
in daily life, by calling for … KINDNESS –
to Mankind – Proverbs 3:30
to Animals – Proverbs 12:10
to Livestock – Exodus 23 4-5, Deuteronomy 22:4
“If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray,
thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.”
to Enemies – Proverbs 25:21-22 Matthew 10:23
to Prisoners of War – 2 Kings 6:22
“… wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive
with thy sword and with thy bow?
set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink,
and go to their master.”
( a sentiment that is certainly not practiced
by invading and occupying barbarians of today. )
Those who know nothing about the Bible – other than that
they despise the idea of being under the authority of anyone but themselves;
and loathe the notion of personal accountability for their lives –
will vomit hatred at the Bible, by listing the examples
of vicious hypocrites: paedophile priests, predatory “pastors”
and such others as … Claim … to be Christians,
yet plainly – ( to those who possess discernment and common sense )
– are nothing of the sort.
Seeing that the assembled crowd had no intention of listening to them,
the disciples in the gospel referred to an incident involving Elijah
and certain priests of Baal,
and asked about bringing down fire
upon this current, unrepentant horde.
The response that was given them by Christ
exposed the true nature of such malicious “evangelicalism”
and directed those Christians to take a good look
… at themselves.
“ … he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.”
In the Bible, it is the False Prophet who is malicious:
who calls down ‘fire from heaven’.
Vindictive “Christians” who want to bring down militant ‘fire’
might rather consider the example of the Bible that they Claim to follow.
And adjust themselves accordingly.
Or pray for the grace so to do.
That is the only directive given to competent biblical preachers
when speaking with the ‘unrepentant’ in the world.
“And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city,
shake off the very dust from your feet
for a testimony against them.”
The conduct of fierce evangelicals immediately reveals itself
as being nothing more than the product of either a sect-mentality,
or (most frequently) domineering vanity.
This VIDEO is intended for modern-day “church” goers
who claim to be “Christians” —
If you are claiming membership,
then, follow the rules …