What is faith? Why is it occult?
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!
With such atrocity and division caused by religion we must ask; is religion worth it?
Is religion worth it? There is nothing on earth that is used more to manipulate the populace than religion. Religion inspires people to commit the best and worst of actions. Religion has spearheaded some of the bloodiest wars and terrorist attacks. The labels in which we put on people in differing countries are often based on the majority religion. It is a Christian, Muslim or Buddhist country. Within the differing religions is even greater division especially within the Christian faith. With such atrocity and division caused by religion we must ask; is religion worth it?
Religion Defines Our Purpose.
People throughout history have also used religions to define their purpose. Trapped on this planet in the middle of space, early man developed religion as a panacea of sorts to explain why we are here. If God or Gods have contacted humanity it was still mankind who developed the system of worship around the Gods. Within Christianity, the Biblical text spells out how the religion was formed. Jesus did not form the church. Jesus did tell his followers to go about and spread the good news. However, this good news of love and peace has become a heavy burden to the majority of Christianity.
Religion is not Complex Enough for Humanity.
Is religion worth it? No, I would say it is not. It is within human nature to seek for the divine, but to formulate religions on dogmas and doctrines in which we think we know the will of God has caused nothing but harm. To have faith in God and a spiritual practice is not the same as an organized religion. Spirituality is following ones will. Ones will is their purpose and we are all spiritual. One’s path is not the same as another as each path is as unique as a fingerprint. To develop a system focusing on the human and his or her purpose in life is leaving humans wanting as no system is great enough to handle the unique nature of man.
Do Not Give Up on Your Faith.
If you agree but still love your faith good. I would never want someone to disown their faith, rather I would say let us build upon our spiritual nature within the framework of our faith, adding modifications when needed. Live by love, do no harm, seek peace and care for one another. Know that everyone is different and that is ok, that is how God made them. Understand that variety is the spice of life and you do not know the answers. Love, and be love, that is the only way.
Fears of God’s wrath and judgment have been the name of the church game gaining them billions of dollars over the centuries.
Strange times; Ignorance, politics and Evangelicals. Historians will look back on current state of affairs as one of the most divisive times in church history since reformation. Times not seen since the Civil War. At a time when church should be healing the nation the church is aggravating the problem. Evangelicals have taken sides with an unwavering support for Trump.
It may be wise to look at the foundations for this mess. Christian education or lack thereof within the Evangelical community is part of the problem. Pastors are given a congregation with little to no advanced theological training often attending institutes in which denominational doctrines and dogma are indoctrinated devoid of free thought. I am not saying that every pastor needs an M.Div. Some level of graduate education from a non-institute is necessary.
Evangelicals have this idea that Romans 13 applies to our presidents. The idea that the Bible is inerrant has created a disaster. Presidents are elected based on the sovereign vote of the people. Presidents are just the lingering effects monarchies.
Fear, The Name of the Church Game
Fears of God’s wrath and judgment have been the name of the church game gaining them billions of dollars over the centuries. This does not have to be this way. The Evangelical Deep State is usurping power taking back the good news of Christ to a nation in ignorance. Christianity Today is doing their part. We seek to bring the light of God to all people, no exceptions. Why? Everybody wants to be right.
What is right? What is good or bad theology? I do not know, I do not have a definite stance, nor will I ever because most questions are unknown. Pastors take positions and adhere to them, forcing them on their congregation. Could a pastor at the end of a sermon tell their people that they could be wrong? I would; however the pastorate has eluded me. If I do find myself leading a congregation, there will always be an asterisk stating I could be wrong.
Finally what can we do to come together? Well if I knew exactly how to do that this message would gain more traction. However I do believe that I am on to something. Our country needs to come together in love and harmony. I do not have a problem with differing beliefs in fact I welcome them. I do have a problem when these beliefs have divided a nation in such a way not seen since the mid 1850’s.
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.
Please join us in this fight!
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