Taking Christ out of Politics

When we take Christ out of politics, we remove the emotion of religion which stunts rational thinking. I am not saying you should not live for Christ. On the contrary we should live as Christ did.

There is a very real need to take Christ out of politics in the United States. Evangelicals for Trump recently held a meeting in which Trump seems to be their interface to God himself.  I have always considered myself an Evangelical Christian as the very word evangelical means “good news.”  I am finding with the election of Donald Trump it is plain to see many evangelicals never knew Christ or the good news at all. Their focus seems only to be the power of having their man in the White House.

Christ was Neither a Politician Nor Interested in Politics.

Christ was neither a politician nor interested in politics.  He sarcastically stated, “Give to Caesar what is Caesars.”  Evangelicals have run with this along with Romans 13 a chapter in which the apostle Paul speaks of being submissive of earthly authority. We however have a major problem.  Paul was speaking to Roman Christians in the 1st century who needed to be very careful how they behaved to save their head.  We can’t take the Bible literally in the sense that every word is applicable to today.

We must take Christ out of politics.  As a Christian I do not want religion of any kind in American politics.  We all have different interpretations of the biblical text and each one should be respected.  Seeing Evangelicals for Trump is sick, it is not Christianity it is a cult of personality, it is a travesty created by Trump.  Unfortunately, Evangelicals have been some of the most gullible citizens.  Evangelicals are also one of the largest voting blocs in which Trump understood he could win over.

We Should Live All the More For Christ.

When we take Christ out of politics, we remove the emotion of religion which stunts rational thinking.  I am not saying you should not live for Christ.  On the contrary we should live as Christ did.  Progressives are now guilty at slinging religion back at Trump supporters. John Pavlovitz is a perfect example someone who has a good heart but is becoming as ugly as the president in his rhetoric.  Let’s be Christ through our faith and deeds.  Let us not be just as deceived as Evangelicals for Trump.  Turn the other cheek and love your neighbor. Do this and you have loved God!      

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Death of Christianity

There is a cloud over the eyes of Christians. This cloud blinds the eyes of humanities search for God.

The death of Christianity is upon us and only Christians are to blame.  For years the Evangelical Christian church has taught fire and brimstone, sinners and saints, numerous rules, dogma and doctrine.  Children who grow up in this environment are sick of it.  Those who are not leaving are changing denominations, while those who stay become like their agents of hate parents.  There is a cloud over the eyes of Christians. This cloud blinds the eyes of humanities search for God.

Karl Von Eckartshausen, wrote the book; The Cloud Upon The sanctuary (1909).  The text was very influential to societies who wished to make contact with the divine not through traditional means but that of the occult.  Only those within the occult would be able to appreciate the mystery which the average Evangelical would not comprehend and probably label demonic.  People want to be as free from suffering as possible.  The church encourages suffering through its endless culture wars against people different from themselves.  The endless dogma and doctrine of biblical literalists leaves the church goer in constant fear of God and hell.  Jesus talked of a light burden; Evangelicals place heavy burdens on their adherents as the Pharisees in the days of Jesus.

Blinded by a Great Cloud.

We just do not understand this life.  Some would say the purpose of life is to know God.  This process it is not an automatic ask Jesus into your heart and done.  It does not work that way.  We must question, seek and be brave.  There is a very real cloud that separates us from the divine.  The transfiguration of Christ is a great example of our modern church.  Peter, James and John represent the church as they stood in confusion. They spoke of what they do not know.  A voice through a descending cloud spoke of Jesus “listen to Him.”  Are we listening? No.

Live free of material gain and the fear of lack of.  This causes some of the greatest suffering.  However I find it unique that the Evangelical church is so wrapped up in money.  I have never been to a service that the plate is not passed or money spoken of.  Although Jesus himself talked more about money than heaven or hell his speech was not to gain, but to warn.  Jesus understood the overwhelming sufferings money has caused the world.  I believe Jesus was hoping we would listen to his words.

Do Not Fear Death.

Fear of death also has caused great suffering within the Evangelical church.  No one wants to hear that they are going to hell when we do not even know if hell exists.  Most scholars believe when Jesus spoke of hell he was speaking in hyperbole.  Yes, it gets the point across and that can be ok at times.  Don’t steal or kill or you will go to prison.  I get it.  Yet we are talking about long term mental devastation upon young people that have had enough.  To hell with your hell, maybe the only hell that many Evangelicals lived through was within their church.  Can you blame them for leaving? 

If the Evangelical church has any hope it must restructure from the ground up.  Rid itself of dogmas and doctrine from a time past.  Rid it of its literalists views.  The racist, anti LGBT, anti-immigrant, pro borders and gun beliefs which are rife within Evangelical walls must be dismantled. Love is the only law.  This is the only doctrine that matters.  There is hope for the Evangelical church as the word itself means good news. To save Evangelicals from radicals Sometimes it must die before it thrives.                

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Saving Evangelicalism From Radicals

Evangelicals have been separating the sheep from the goats for years. If you do not fall in line with certain biblical principles you will not fit in.

Saving Evangelicalism From Radicals is the mission of Evangelical Deep State.  Just about anyone within the protestant traditions can claim Evangelical status.   The only real requirement is to believe in Jesus Christ through faith alone. The term Evangelicalism comes from the Greek word for gospel.  The word is fitting then to be an umbrella term for diverse Christian populations of similar mind. 

Let me state first that Christianity has had many issues; all religions do.  The problem Evangelicalism has had for hundreds of years is an “us vs. them” mentality  Unlike Roman Catholics in which the Pope is the ultimate authority on scripture, evangelicals take their lead from a variety of chosen leaders which often present different beliefs.    

Evangelicals have been separating the sheep from the goats for years.  If you do not fall in line with certain biblical principles you will not fit in.  I had an argument with an evangelical who believed unless you were baptized in water God could not let you enter heaven.  There is only so much you can say in a case like that.  I do understand if God truly acted in such a manner than God would not be a God rather a creation of our imagination.   Kind of like a biblical Nightmare on Elm Street.  Many within the Evangelical community are probably mentally ill.  Fear, depression, suicide, living a fake life are just some detriments of the “faith.”  Evangelicals act in the same way as modern day Pharisees. 

Jesus spoke of them; “They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.” (Matthew 23:4, NIV). 

What is the Point of the Deep State?

What is the point of the Evangelical Deep State? Saving evangelicalism From radicals, of course!  I grew up in what would be called a classical evangelical community.  I went to an evangelical college and seminary in preparation to become a pastor.  Through my experiences I came to positions that went in direct opposition to mainstream Evangelicalism.  The more I examined the issue it seemed as if mainstream Evangelicalism was the cause for all sorts of divisions largely based on exegesis, tradition and beliefs of key leaders.  I came to the same conclusion as Jesus. Saving Evangelicalism from radicals is crucial.

  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  (Matthew 22:36-40, NIV). 

I have compiled a short list of divisive positions of most mainstream Evangelicals.  Biblical inerrancy, acceptance of the LGBTQ+ as members and ordained leaders, women’s rights, a literal hell, racism, immigration and probably one of the biggest issues as of right now, the Evangelical takeover of politics.  There was a reason the founders of the United States believed that the church has no place in the governing of the nation.  The various divisive topics mentioned above are an example.  We the people are not a church.  We are a nation which contains churches who can freely worship as they will. The Evangelical Deep State is very concerned about the mingling of politics and religion

There is Hope

There is hope! A hope in Jesus, and a hope in the people we love.  We are all created in the image of God. Evangelicals have been treating God badly for a long time.  We the Evangelical Deep State desires to infiltrate the church with knowledge.  Our mission is to love, leading a generation of Evangelicals from politics and division to peace and unity.  You are not alone.  There are thousands of us and growing daily who have left the traditional church out of disdain for their ungodly actions.   This humble page is just one spear in a powerful movement to free Evangelicalism from its corrupt actions and rise up passionate followers of Christ without the burdens of doctrine and dogma. In the good fight in saving Evangelicalism from radicals.

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