Oh, that whole Glenn Beck not-a-political-rally-nor-a-doctrinal-rally rally over the weekend wherein he called people back to God and/or Jesus.
The satirical twitter account @XIANITY chimed “BREAKING NEWS: After months of resisting, lone hold-out American Evangelical receives Glenn Beck as his lord & savior.”
- The idea that we need to go back to God so that the USA will be wonderful again is rubbish. If your reason for serving Him who is Holy, Holy, Holy is to achieve a better tax code, prayer in school, & Republicans in every office… there’s a good chance you are unaware of who God is.
- Speaking of not knowing who God is, this is pretty much a case study in what happens when we care more about an idea of God than God himself. Not sure how else to explain the hip-hip-hooraying when someone throws Jesus’ name around when that name is blasphemed by a doctrine of Jesus that paints him as a created lesser God conceived through Spiritual procreation (along with the his brother Satan).
- This is why an American flags hoisted up near the pulpit has always made me uncomfortable.
- This sort of thing is the conservative equivalent of the social gospel.
Brief and undeveloped, to be sure. What are your thoughts on the issue? Are you as uncomfortable as I am? Do you marvel at the number of people demanding a return to God who won’t take the time to actually look into what God has said about himself? Has hyper-republicanism in the church set this in motion?