Do Christian Nationalists know what Jesus taught? They probably do. At least they can probably pull out some words here and there to support their beliefs. Maybe the real question is, do Christian nationalists understand what Jesus taught? In that case, I have to say the answer is a resounding “No!”
My body my choice! It feels like it’s being used for lots of things these days. Not getting vaccinated. And by extension, not vaccinating kids. Getting an abortion. And by extension, in a similar manner, not having kids. Of course, there are arguments made on both sides of both issues. We’ll look at both. However, I want to add another dimension. Christianity. Why? Because it makes things much more clear. And, by extension, much more volatile.
If Christians make abortion illegal, what have we really done? The article starts off, The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved controversial legislation banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That was almost four years ago. Now, more states have followed them. The Supreme Court, according to leaked documents, is about to overturn Roe v Wade. And my question is becoming more relevant and more critical every day.
How come Christians don’t know God? That’s not a stupid question. In fact, it a very important question with a very disturbing answer. It’s all too easy for Christians to now know God! The headline shocked me. 51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission, according to a Barna survey. I also found it very disappointing. Depressing even.
No wonder the path Jesus tells us about is so narrow. Even many of those who think they’re on it actually aren’t on it at all! They may not even be close!
Citizens have freedom of religious belief. That’s the English translation of something from China’s Religious Affairs Regulations. But is it really true?
Remember, China is a Communist country. And an officially atheist one as well. We must be forgiven if we doubt those fine-sounding words. Especially after reading part 1 of this series.
Remember, Article 1 of these regulations included the text, “increase the level of legalification in work on religion” as one of the stated goals for putting them into law. How does that even make sense?
What is the conservative Christian view of DACA? DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. I don’t mean conservative Christians as a group. I mean each and every individual who considers themselves Christian, especially the conservatives. What is your stance? And, how do you feel about the leaders you support – both politically and within your church organization?
Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. But where are the peacemakers? In Isaiah, God asked who He should send, and one person said, Here I am! Send me! Where is that person today? Is there really no one willing to be God’s messenger today? Are there really no sons of God left? It appears that the answer to both is a resounding NO! Jesus can ask, who will speak for me. But no one’s answering. Like an ostrich with its head in the sand, we can’t hear.