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Theological Liberalism

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I was talking to some of my liberal friends today. In the light of the recent events at the UN, I had to seek an alternate opinion. The surgeon that I happened to be working with today was Jewish and has actually been to the Middle East… and was a flaming liberal. Although he went on a twenty minute rant about how the “Jews were being bad to the poor Palestinians, blah, blah,” until my eyes glazed over… I’m not going to tell you how it went. Lets just say that I ended the debate with “You’d probably would have been one of those Jews who willingly climbed onto that train, while believing how your benevolent government was going to help you…”   Lets say it didn’t end well.   No matter the situation, I can’t seem to grasp the concept of siding with your enemy against your own people. I know it happens. There were liberal Jews who sided with the Pharisees against the famous Jew known as Jesus. There were liberal Jews that sided with the German government in 1940. George Soros was one of the more famous of these dissenters. He actually escaped the Nuremberg trials because of his Jewish heritage. If I use Occam’s razor as a solution, I guess it boils down to the fact that sometimes you just have to stick it to your own kind. No matter how I look at it, I still can’t understand it.

Another issue that is nearly the same in my book, is Christians that are liberal. I have recently discovered that there are grey areas in the Jewish faith that may allow you to explain away the confusion. But in the Christian faith, this decision is purely black and white. Just like with the Jews, I can’t see supporting anyone or any government that is actively working to do you and people of your faith serious harm.

My mother has a liberal friend that claims to be Christian. I am no psychologist or a theologian, but I’ve thought long and hard on this. Is it really possible to be a liberal and a Christian at the same time?

To answer this, you must first consider some basic theological tenets: Jesus came to this planet centuries ago with only one thing in mind. He wanted to provide an escape for humankind from being eternally condemned. Unfortunately for many, it’s not an easy path to follow. If you look through the New Testament, there are many accounts of people wanting to follow Jesus, but just couldn’t manage to give up their worldly passions to do it.

God knew that humans were habitual sinners and the system that was in place wasn’t working. Something else had to be done. So, Jesus came and died on the cross, and in doing so, created a permanent method through which any human being could be delivered from eternal condemnation.  This also made the road to salvation more direct. Those grey areas that the Jewish people would frequently debate about, Jesus actually came and took them away.

This is why dedicated Christians are known for quoting from the Word of God, and trying to lead others to faith in Christ. Their salvation from actual burning in hell is the primary motivator in everything they do.  Their desire to see others saved from the same eternal condemnation is a priority to them above anything else in their lives.

A liberal Christian, however, is an entirely different animal. They choose to define themselves by their beliefs and involvement in liberal movements above anything else.  These liberal movements could be anything from abortion, to gay rights, to feminism, to racial advocacy, to affirmative action, to whatever the current flavor is of the day.  Liberal Christianity can be shown in many different ways.  However, a very common method is what they simply call the “love of Jesus.” This is a very nebulous term that is, in actuality, devoid of meaning.

Liberal Christians never talk about salvation. None of them talk about what Jesus did on the cross. Rather, they focus on something else. They seem to promote a type of lifestyle that is totally dependent on self. It is all about bettering one’s self, saving one’s self, relying on one’s own strength and action, and showing fairness.

They will tell people that Jesus taught about accepting others, and for that reason, homosexuals must feel accepted and be allowed to celebrate their choice in lifestyle regardless of what the Old Testament says. They want to create a sort of utopia where everyone is fed and taken care of and nurtured.  In the mind of a liberal, the best way to accomplish that dream is through a big powerful all encompassing government that controls everything.

The liberal Christians who embrace this concept simply miss the whole aim of Christianity.  For them there is no accountability. No matter what it is, if one wants to do it and likes the way it feels, then go ahead.  There is a total embrace of everything in today’s society.  Liberal Christianity is not centered on Christ at all, but, instead, it is centered on their world and the world view.

What ends up being offered is a buffet style Christianity, allowing people to take the portions of the Bible that make them feel good while ignoring everything else.  When challenged on what they choose to believe, they tell the accuser that he is judgmental and has misquote a single verse in the Bible where Jesus told us to “judge not.”

In reality, the whole objective of that biblical verse is not to inform the reader that it is wrong to judge, but, rather, to be painfully aware of the measuring stick that is being used by God. In short, all of the warnings we find in the Bible do not mean that the act of judgment is always a negative action. The reality is that we will all be judged in the end by God’s standards as put forth in His Word.

The life of a Christian liberal is not centered on Christ nor is it based on the Bible. This is proven by their defending the right to murder an unborn child or for the homosexual lifestyle to be glorified. For this reason, a new way is needed to attract supporters. This new ideal becomes acceptable by the church because it gets the revenue up, and who couldn’t use a little more money?   But this new Christianity is being dishonest and harmful to the people who are honestly seeking salvation.

The easiest avenue to take is often a very poorly disguised New Age form of spirituality. It gives all the right connotations of being loving and having a spiritual theme.  They begin to use left-wing tactics to motivate their congregation and begin doing things that inflate a sense of self-worth and importance instead of concentrating on faith.

This New Age, feel-good faith, is not really faith at all. Rather, it takes the basic Christian structure of community and church and makes it into something more attractive to those who are secularists.  All through the history of the progressive movement are individuals who use their position inside their faith to garner support of causes that are not Biblical or church related at all. The church becomes rather an “activity center.”

Anyone can claim to be Christian. But to be a faith is to actually hold to the core beliefs of that faith. Otherwise, God is being created in their image. He becomes a god who holds only to what they want to be true. In a sense, it’s a form of idolatry.

In short, the answer to the original question is “no.”  Christianity and liberalism cannot coexist.  Once someone turns from faith in the scripture and from the laws of God, they have designed their own religion. This is America, and people are free to do that if they choose.  But please do not call it Christianity. Christianity is the coming to a relationship with God through a faith in Jesus Christ in response to the sacrifice He endured.  To call it anything else is wrong, and quite possibly evil.

Are you a Pedophile and living in fear, try California

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Child Prostitution Will Be Legal In California In Two More Days

This law was passed back in September, shortly after the California legislature and Governor Brown made it legal to be a child prostitute. The new position is set to take effect on January 1, 2017.

California has been on the cutting edge – first to adopt many progressive favorites. This is a sick reminder of just how far they are willing to go.

“California Democrats legalize child prostitution”

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

Why They Lost

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I still laugh at some of my liberal friends.  They blame anything and everything for the DNC loss and the Republican win this election except for the actual real reason.  The unrelenting corruption of the Democratic party.  I think that America has seen the way the country was headed.  Obama has worked to send this country toward the path of Socialism.  With that, most Americans see Venezuela as the shining example of the things to come.  Corruption and unbridled spending by liberal politicians leads down a one way path to destruction.  Yes, I agree that Venezuela was once a great place and a tourist destination.  But what happened?  Corruption and run away spending?   Just like America?  Americans were seeing the light and working to make a change.  “Hope and Change,  Redoux.”

Unfortunately, for my liberal friends, they can’t see the error of their ways.  They blame everything from Fox, news, James Comey,  fake news stories, to the Russians for their failure.

I say, it was simply the corruption.  Hillary was corrupt to the core.  Also, by default, the Democrats thought that it was perfectly OK to use corruption to get to the White House.  Apparently not.  I’ve told my liberal friends, “if the DNC wasn’t so stinking corrupt, we would have a Socialist Democrat in the White House right now instead of Trump.  They used corruption to cheat and win against Bernie Sanders.  He was a much stronger candidate and would have easily won over Trump.

So, when it comes to electing conservative values into office, I say, thank goodness for crooked politicians.

The Crusades

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I work in the inner part of Portland Oregon.  It is the center hub of liberalism in the Northwestern part of the United States.  Only San Francisco is worse.  I think I’m the only token conservative here.  I accidentally got myself into a discussion today about terrorism.  This other person claimed that the terrorism has escalated because of the “racist rhetoric spouted by the Alt Right and Donald Trump.”   I couldn’t stay mute on this one.  I said,  “If you witnessed someone saying a prayer before they eat at a dinner, or if they called you a name, would you kill them?   Of course not.”  We as Christian Americans simply want to “turn the other cheek” and be left alone to practice our faith. They believe, on the other hand,  that anyone that is not of their faith must die.   The liberals gloss over this and skip right to “not all terrorists are Muslims”  argument.  Ever notice that the terrorist events in the last fifty years,  with the exception of  the death  toll by the black on black crime in the inner cities, the rioting of Black Lives Matter, and the bombing of Timothy McVeigh, practically all terrorist events were perpetrated by radical Muslims.  There are literally hundreds.  Every time anyone from the left tries to defend the Muslims,  They say that “they were provoked.”  That’s like saying that a woman was raped because she was wearing a sexy  dress.  No, she was raped because the guy was a filthy rapist.  Then they go start talking about “the Christians were evil too…  what about the crusades?”   I will have to admit that the Christians killed a few Muslims in this period.  But I’d also like to say that the revisionists have purposely left out that the Muslims were in the process of an invasion when they were killed.  The Muslims invaded the Christian held lands.  (see the map) They flooded into Germany, England, and the Northern parts of Europe The Muslims had the option of moving back to their own countries, but they refused.  They wanted to stay in the new land and they also wanted to kill  anyone that was not of their faith. Sound familiar?  I believe that Europe is repeating history just a little… only  this time, because of the entrenched liberal government, the  end will be very different.

Call It Like It Is

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Today Donald Trump appointed Ben Carson to the position of Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Immediately after this appointment,  Nancy Pelosi made a statement.  She said  “Dr. Ben Carson is an incompetent.  He is disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex as this.  What experience does he have?”

Neurosurgeon,  Ben Carson is a brilliant man.  I find this quiet funny that our current President was only a “community organizer” prior to his dropping into public office.   Strangely enough, anytime anyone, (including myself) makes a statement about Obama’s competency, or the current state of this country under his guidance, is immediately scorned as a racist.  “You are critical of our great President because he is black!” they say.  I say, “no, I’m criticizing him because he’s an incompetent Marxist boob.  It has nothing to do with his color at all.”  But that all falls on deaf ears at this point.

I have only one question about all of this,  Why is it only the  left can enjoy actual “freedom of speech,” while all of us conservatives are still bound by the laws of political correctness?    The liberals can say anything they wish.  It was this way for Condoleezza Rice, Allen West and then again for Herman Cain.  But we can’t say anything critical about Obama, or anyone of color without being a “racist.”   Why hasn’t anyone called out Nancy Pelosi?  Why hasn’t anyone called Nancy a racist?

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