Christianity Today just asked a really interesting question – “Was the U.S. never really a “Christian country,” or was US Christianity corrupted by politics?” If you’ve read much of my stuff, you likely realize I say that with our entangling of religion and government, we’ve never been a truly Christian country. It’s just not possible when we mix politics and religion. Given my own stance, it will be interesting to see what CT has to say on this question.
Treasures in Heaven
Would you make a deal with the devil if he promised to promote Christianity? The answer’s obvious, right? Wrong! It seems to me there are two answers right now. Most, hopefully, say “No way!” Sadly though, I believe many are pretty much doing that right now. It’s a sobering view of Christianity in the U.S. right now. It’s very sad. Scary even.
I dare say, anyone who even claims to be Christian says no to that question. My concern though is that we don’t all examine what we’re doing through lens of the Bible. What Jesus taught. The examples He gave us both through His own life and through His words. Not do we always pay attention to the letter written in the New Testament by Paul, James, Peter, Etc. If we did, I think we’d be shocked. Dismayed by what we’ve been doing.
Will we ever love people like we do money? Lots of people like to talk about loving, or at least caring about people. Few like to talk about how much they love money. But the old saying is true – actions speak louder than words. And our actions say we love money a whole lot more than we love people. And so it seems, we love the god of money way more than we love the God of the Bible.
The impetus for writing this is a recent article on msn.com. It’s titled, Tyson Foods is ramping up development of robots that can cut meat in response to coronavirus outbreaks in meatpacking plants. Do you see the problem? It starts just with the title.
Not to worry though. There’s plenty more.