(Materhopes, Materlearns, Materviews)
Mr. Baldwin speaks as I have thought in my heart, but have not been able to express to my brothers and sisters in corporate church bodies. I pray for the scales of partiality and political party and FOX news to be taken from the eyes of the members of Christ Jesus’ true church.
I was completely speechless when a Christian deacon of a Southern Baptist Church answered my question 3 years ago about the children and women and civilian deaths in the middle east war actions with this, “We have to kill them or they’ll come over here and kill us.” He was 79 years old, the father of 8 children, and a strong-in -body-and-mind-hardworking-fair-dealing-active-in-good-works deacon, his wife taught the women’s Sunday School Class. But he had a totally blind spot when it came to our US government when run by the “right” political party or the “right” application of military might even by the “wrong” party. I saw much more than I ever wanted to see into the corruption of “Christians” who could reconcile that brainwashing from FOX, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Relliey, and their “End Time” prophets.
(Materhopes, Materlearns, Materviews)
Excerpt;………………. The biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were evangelical Christians. Ditto for the war in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to maim and kill more and more people (including innocents)? Evangelical Christians………….
…………….A recent report noted, “In 120 countries across the globe, troops from Special Operations Command carry out their secret war of high-profile assassinations, low-level targeted killings, capture/kidnap operations, kick-down-the-door night raids, joint operations with foreign forces, and training missions with indigenous partners as part of a shadowy conflict unknown to most Americans. Once ‘special’ for being small, lean, outsider outfits, today they are special for their power, access, influence, and aura.”
To see the complete report of America’s secret wars, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3q7s335
Yet, how much of this knowledge would even faze the average evangelical Christian today? All we hear from today’s “churches” is “bomb,” “attack,” “wipe them out,” etc. Then, at the same time, they get all emotional about sending missionaries to the same countries that they had just cheered-on the US military in raining down missiles of death and destruction upon (to bring salvation to the lucky ones that weren’t killed, I suppose).
And who are the ones that belittle and impugn Ron Paul? Evangelical Christians. Why? Because he tells the truth about America’s foreign policy being responsible for much of the hatred and bitterness erupting in foreign countries against us. I guarantee you that many of the “conservative” Republicans who booed Dr. Paul’s comments to this regard at the GOP Presidential debate this week would identify themselves as evangelical Christians.
See the report at: http://tinyurl.com/3otfnzr
…………………. But this blind support for illegal, immoral, unconstitutional war is anything but Christian. Not only is it turning people against our country among people abroad, it is turning our own countrymen against the Christ we Christians claim to love right here at home.
I dare say that the modern Warfare State would grind to a screeching halt tomorrow if evangelical Christians would simply stop supporting it! (materhopes emphasis) And the thing that most evangelical Christians fail to realize is that the Warfare State is one of the primary tools that the evil one is using to usher in his devilish New World Order that even babes in Christ know to be of Satan. Hence, Christians are helping to promote the very thing that Satan, himself, is using to enslave them. END EXCERPTS