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10/25/2010 One down and many more Liberals to go. Let the Conservative Grass Roots Movement in the Church continue. READ
The Editor of a Liberal Christian Publication recently defined "Conservative Christian:"
"People who embrace this system of belief call themselves 'conservative Christians'. But when I try to exegete their faith, it presents itself as a mix of rigid-right politics, American exceptionalism and a kind of cultural Christianity that’s at least as much about middle-class suburban U.S. culture as it is about Christ."
We disagree! Perhaps a "Grass Roots" revival is needed in the Church today too.
Once again we need to take our Lord and Savior at HIS Word when HE said: "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters" (Luke 11:23).
True Islam must be recognized for what it actually is. Islam is a combination of Religion and Government. Islam is exactly the opposite of everything that has gone into the founding of the USA. This will be very hard to accept especially by Christians who do not see God and Jesus Christ as the foundation of the USA.
While Christian leaders point to II Chronicles 7:14 (“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land“) and Matthew 5:13-16 (“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? ... You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”), as certainly being scriptural, many of the same leaders don’t understand that we should be preserving the very blessings from God that we pray for.
Practicing Islam does not recognize “Inalienable Rights.” It does not recognize “Separation of Powers.” It does not recognize “Salvation by Grace.” It does not “Hold these Truths to be self evident.“ While Christian missionaries are sent into the world to do the work of the “Great Commission” of telling individuals about the opportunity to “Freely Choose to follow Jesus Christ as Savior,” Islam sends out “missionaries” to force the masses into submission to Islam or be killed as “Infidels.”
Nowhere in scripture are we as Christians instructed to bring the enemy into our camp. Quite the contrary, we are told to “GO into the world,” to be a “Beacon and a Light,” to pray that OUR land may be HEALED in order to continue to be a source of that which Christianity stands for. We must be diligent in preserving the blessing of being the “City on the Hill,” the “salt and Light.” There is nothing honorable in being self-destructive.
We often misinterpret even our own “Freedom of Religion.” At the time of the founding of our nation, Islam and other world religions were not even an issue. The issue was of divisions of Christianity and nations having specific Christian Denominations as State Religions. How could Islam have even been considered as a equal participant when we have a Constitution “Of, By, and For The People” while Islam has their own “Sharia Law/Legal System?”
We are not called to be fools and we are not called to be self-destructive.