I was aware Rick was working on this post (through a comment he made at Facebook) and was anticipating reading it. I believe Rick has hit the proverbial nail squarely on the head. On a personal level it also confirms what I have also believed God’s Spirit has shown me over the past 6 years: God has indeed used the election of our current President to reveal the hidden, poisonous infection which has been long festering within a large part of the Church in America.
HOW GOD USED BARAK OBAMA TO EXPOSE THE CHURCH
When you see some discoloring under your skin and you take a pin, punch a hole, and apply pressure you may see infection coming out. Yes, it is not a pleasant sight. But usually you wash it out completely and put some antiseptic on the wound. You do not just ignore it and you surely do not embrace that infection and call it good.
And when caustic rhetoric and moral hubris and a complete lack of humility comes forth from the church we must not embrace it. In fact, we must clean it out and apply the conviction of God’s spirit upon the wound as well as the healing and forgiving power of Christ’s blood. But this situation has been building for decades and the infection within the church has only strengthened. And when a man named Barak Obama was elected President it punched a hole in the church and all this infection came rushing out. Barak Obama did not cause the infection, but his election was used by God to apply pressure to the church in order to expose what was living inside.
And in a day when the Scriptures are reprinted by the millions and given for free online and on CDs, the church has turned her back of Christ in order to feed in the trough of this carnal world. Taking up arms against lost sinners and championing causes which by implication suggest we are holy and righteous by our own means, the church has played the harlot. Turning our allegiance over to an earthly and fallen nation we have abrogated our duty and honor and obedience to our Great Redeemer. Can you not see just how deep our transgression has become?
We have become moral arbitrators rather than living ambassadors of the everlasting gospel. Our pride stinks before heaven as we parade our political phylacteries and carry moral banners by joining hands with those who know not Christ. This is surely the last gasp as we rush toward the event which will bring eternal justice to this fallen race. And instead of prayer meeting to beg for the souls of lost sinners we watch and listen to vicious talk show hosts who are becoming millionaires by speaking self serving nonsense. And this is what Christ died for? I dare say that is blasphemy!
But as this infection began to ooze out of the ecclesiastical community along with it appeared an extraordinary phenomenon. Instead of repentance we saw arrogance. And instead of shame we witnessed self righteousness. And much if not most of the evangelical atmosphere was filled with an air of politics, patriotism, and a spiritually offensive suggestion that we somehow were righteous due to our moral belief system. The strength of this clique became very strong and the qualification for membership had nothing to do with Jesus and the gospel. And in the very crosshairs of this movement was Barak Obama and his liberal armada.
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