Continuing on with the theme of exposing the dangers of Evangelical ideology running rampant within the US this week to shed light on how leaders and voices from this camp are serving as advocates and mouthpieces of the state, and in our case, it’s the most powerful nation on earth ever.
Of course, a glaringly obvious point to make concerning the biblical God Evangelicals claim to know and love: God loves the underdog and seems to consistently fight on behalf on the underdog, not the powerful – particularly when it comes to human power and human power bent on human conquest.
Interestingly, this blog post pertains to another Dallas Morning News article, a Belo Corporation newspaper, reporting on the well known Evangelical Baptist Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Dr. Robert Jeffress.
Like me, he’s from Dallas and he’s a graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary, as am I. However, I didn’t realize that school even existed until my mid twenties about a year and a half before I attended. But I digress.
Granted, from Dallas to Houston, this region is solidified as the hornet’s nest for Evangelicalism and “Bush” country at the same time. Dallas is also the place where glaring evidence points to the US government conspiring to murder President John F. Kennedy while the vast majority of that population is content with the delusional government account of that episode.
As Dallas Morning News reports about Rev. Jeffress, with Evangelicals cheering along the way, no doubt:
“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary – including war – to stop evil,” Jeffress said. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”
I’m going to make this very easy and straightforward, if in fact we are referencing the biblical narrative to call, “justify,” and peddle war for our own nation to invade and/or attack another nation on earth.
I’m not going to do a long, boring Bible study for you either, especially not for free – joking, I don’t sell truth or peddle out wisdom. I prefer to mimic what I read of the biblical God: give these things out freely and generously.
Here goes (caution, morons will be exposed): from Genesis through Revelation, so this means both Old Testament and New Testament agree and are aligned on this particular issue:
God raises up “evil” nations to judge “evil” nations then he judges those evil nations for “judging” evil nations.
Jesus simply restated the law of karma when he spoke of judging:
This is truth that is true in any human context, individual or corporate. It’s difficult to find many humans who would disagree with this concept when it is thought about.
You could read about God using nations as instruments of his wrath wrought upon “evil” nations in the short book of Habakkuk if you want, or just about any other “prophet.” Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel are longer versions of this.
Then, of course, to maintain simplicity, the model of God to judge nations through evil nations and then deposing of those evil nations appears again in Revelation (read through Chapters 17, 18 & 19).
So Jeffress, by calling for America to go to war, he’s actually inviting the biblical God to bring judgment upon his own nation and head.
Also, when Paul wrote those words in Romans to the Roman Church, he was calling the early Church to do good, not participate in the evil conquest of Rome. Not too long after Paul wrote those words, the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and then built the famous Roman Colosseum from the spoils of that war. Shortly, prior to that, the Roman state killed Paul and did the same to several other “Apostles.”
The Roman Empire did continue for a while but collapsed about 476. Nonetheless, it was busy conquering many different nations/people all along the way and in the end, met its demise by continuous onslaught of smaller “barbarian” tribes.
Don’t be moronic.