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originally posted by: glend
Perhaps that so called Christian school should enter an eleventh commandment, thou shall not threaten the profit of the military Industrial complex.
One person said to me, but they didn’t have terrorists trying to kill them. THEY DID. THE ROMANS WERE AN OPPRESSIVE SUPER-POWER RULING OVER THEM, THEY CRUCIFIED HUNDREDS IN PUBLIC PLACES AS EXAMPLES TO THOSE WHO FELL OUT OF LINE.
Yes, he just stood up there and preached that we should all be persecuted and die.
No wonder so many of you love his sermon.
It is a scary complicated world out there. People want to kill us. We have an obligation to protect our children and loved ones, our neighbors. But Christian words are not revenge and retaliation, they are redemption and reconciliation.
This is the struggle.
So, what does Jesus have to say about it. Again, if you are not a follower of Jesus you can relax. This doesn’t concern you.
But Christians have to do something with this. I have to do something with the words of Jesus and his actions.
We have to be very careful about equating patriotism with Christianity. We never say God and…anything. God is above all, everything else is underneath.
love my country and am thankful for freedom.
Are we walking toward the Kingdom of God where weapons are beaten into plowshares, where no one goes hungry, everyone is valued and cared for? Or are we walking away from the Kingdom?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: NthOther
For one thing, Selma is story about racism which has a narrative the country is fatigued about - whites bad, blacks good. America bad. IN a day and age where we only have to turn on the TV to get that same message yelled at us by the media every day. It's no surprise no one shelled out $20/person to see it in the theatre. I know I wouldn't.
And if I see American Sniper, it won't be because I'm addicted to war, guns, violence, etc. It will be because I tend to like the way Clint Eastwood puts a movie together. Although in all honesty, I don't imagine I'll see either.
Then he starts railing about persecution. For those of you who think Christians have a persecution complex ... you either want to persecute us or you didn't read the entirety of this man's sermon. HE WANTS PEOPLE TO PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS. Maybe that's why those of you reading this piece said spot one? You'd like to persecute us and load us on cattle cars?
originally posted by: LittleByLittle
I would love another reformation that would create 2 different new types of Christians.
Those who follow Jesus teachings and believe works is the way to prove what you are. The ones who follow Jesus example and will fix their sins themselves.
The ones who believe they are saved since the call themselves Christians and believe Jesus died for the sins. We can call them followers of Paul. Paulism since they follow Paul.
Any one having an objection?
originally posted by: ketsuko
So the Kansas City Star, which has a notable progressive bias in everything, says the guy was fired because of this sermon and everyone here leaps all over it? Typical.
Also, when he says that equating Christianity with patriotism? Where is that even implied by anything? It basically sounds to me like he is saying we aren't a Christian nation and shouldn't hold any loyalty to our country or even care about it. Hello ... shades of Reverand Wright.
originally posted by: Unity_99
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Yes but those aren't real Christians, nor are most fundamentalists. Being a Christian means trying to walk in Christ's footsteps and being a lot more metaphorical.
This man was fired for doing his job.