Thursday, March 24, 2016
Teddy Bear Christianity: religious political correctness and spiritual terrorists
2Pe 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
"Our security services and our police, hamstrung by political correctness, are just as interested (or more?) in rounding up Twitter “hate speech” offenders than criminal, rapist, or terrorist migrants. Our borders are as porous as our brains. We refuse to realise that there are now literally millions of people amongst us who hate us. Who hate our way of life, and who will, one day, dominate our public life." - Raheem Kassam, Breitbart, "Enough With the Teddy Bears and Tears: It's time to take back our civilization" on the West's repeated reactions to terrorists attacks like Brussels'
This can be said spiritually too. Church discipline is hamstrung by "religious pc" (aka the idol of graciousness and tolerance, aka "fair and balanced"). "Christian leaders" are more interested in silencing "hate speech"( aka ungracious speech, aka judgmentalism, aka unloving or unkind speech). Our doctrinal borders are as porous as our brains. Christians refuse to believe that there are enemies of the cross who secretly have crept in among us, among our own church elders, among the famous celeb Christians (teachers/speakers/bands/authors), those who really do hate Christ but have camouflaged themselves as "brothers"--- not so much to "spy out our freedom" but to spy out biblical obedience to the laws of Christ Jesus. Like our politicians unwilling to call Muslim terrorists, terrorists or jihadists, even refusing to call a jihad by its name but rather scale it back to "workplace violence" by "lone rangers", Christians refuse to call false teachers as such, but merely brothers who differ in doctrine and/or practice--someone with some bad theology, but someone who's not that bad. In both arenas, without identifying the enemy, we won't deal with the enemy appropriately. We live in a Teddy Bear Christianity, a Love Boat, if you will. Christians and their leaders demand we all co-exist. But by the time the doctrinal explosion has been detonated and it's fall out of sinful living has spread like a virus, horrific damage has been done to the souls of men, but worse, to the name of Christ and the Scriptures. Some might wander around shell-shocked ("How could he say that?" or "How could he do that?"), it's too late. Had they listened to the intel of the spiritual profilers (aka discerners), they could've avoided a church split, false teaching cancer, huge building debt, stealing of funds, plagiarism, public humiliation of the fallen pastor, the take over of an entire church. But like the West, and specifically, America, Christians think that spiritual terrorists won't attack their church, nor could they ever infiltrate their elders or "worship leaders". Arrogance both politically and spiritually is deadly. And avoidable.
Rom 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. Rom 16:18 For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
Mat 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Mat 7:17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
2Co 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,