And do we now side with nations who fight and strive for masteries, for darkness, for corruption, and that they call it peace?
Is our peace defined as theirs? As humanistic permissibility, and the abandonment of morals for the sake of inclusion? Do we, also, find our identity in what we do; in our preferences and not in who we are? Who we are made to be? But peace, they say is to placate the deceived, and to give full liberty to injustice.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
So feminism, which deigns to liberate women is in actuality a further lauding of the masculine and a belittling of what is feminine. So much so that now men can steal womanhood, and to oppose this is to oppose liberty. If you speak the Truth, you are called a liar. If you speak a lie, you are called loving, accepting, and good.
We are under the dark pall of evil being called good, and good evil. The nations and their philosophies are upside down for they have said in their hearts that they will break the bands of that which is holy:
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Do we then, unite ourselves with the nations? With those who say freedom is slavery, and slavery is freedom? With those who believe that acceptance, and acceptance, alone, is love? With those who despise the right because of their passions, and equally despise those who love not their passions above the truth?
But all the nations are against God, and no nationalism is righteousness.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. (Revelation 11:18)
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. (James 1:20)
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Allow me to summarize: Christian nationals=domestic terrorists with radical, destructive to society ideology.
But this isn’t just a one-off article; this is a growing perspective. But allow me to point this out: Christian nationalism does not work the righteousness of God. Should we become viscerally political, and let political indignation fuel us to wrath? I ask this because we (many) have been led astray through these means.
I do not believe the capital riots were as bad as we are led in the media to believe. I believe it is unjust that many are held without trial following this event. I also believe it is a primary example of people being deceived and controlled through good intentions – and yes, many Christians were swept up in it.
Unfortunately, at the time, a very large contingency of Christians was prophesying that Trump would be elected and serve the term in office. Christians, believing that it was their duty to stand for what they had come to believe was right… though that ‘right’ amounted to nationalism responded in the way that they were directed to respond.
Taking a step back, there is no nation on earth which is under this dispensation God’s kingdom in this world. Not even Israel, which historically (and under the prior dispensation) was once. Yet, it is written:
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
If earthly Jerusalem is in bondage to sin and to the Law (see, also John 8:33-35) – and Israel biblically is the only nation to have existed as God’s chosen theocracy – then to what nation can a Christian be bound?
No earthly nation. Now, I speak not against patriotism, nor against the godly becoming government rulers, but our citizenship is in heaven, NEW JERUSALEM.
Shall we partisan with those who are most in agreement with our beliefs? Surely as citizens we should vote… but we should not partisan or be bound to any man or organization of men, but to Christ.
(The following I use merely as an example:) When Trump began to run for office, the majority of Christians did not want to see him elected; they saw traits in him which appeared to be unchristian, carnal. Yet some began to declare that Trump was God’s man for the hour, his anointed; many prophesied this, and many in the American church began to believe it.
Now what shall I say? Is it true?
As it is written: But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. (Psalm 75:7)
Once Trump was elected and began to do many things which Christians approved of – his pro-life activity; his pro-church activity; his stance against religious persecution in the form of secular justice (that is gay rights groups targeting Christians and churches as ‘hateful’ toward them); and of greatest significance to many Christians: his pro-Israel stance. (Now we have just read that Jerusalem which now is, is in bondage, so Israeli nationalism is no more righteous than Russian, Ukranian, American, or Canadian nationalism.)
Because of these and other stances, and because of Trump’s dogged determination on his policies, many Christians took this more and more to heart: that Trump was God’s anointed for this hour. With this belief they got more and more behind him, until they began to view supporting Trump as supporting God’s plan and will in the earth. While it was not mainstream, there were even people who referred to Trump outright as a Messianic figure.
To break this simple thing down: the word ‘Christ’ means simply ‘anointed one.’ Jesus declared that there would be many false prophets, and ‘false Christ’s’ in the last days (Matt 24:24).
What many the mainstream of Christian Trump supporters did not perceive was that in referring to Trump as ‘God’s anointed’ they did indeed make him a false Christ. Likewise, in a very widespread public and global way, many Christian church leaders, celebrity ministers, bloggers, etc. prophesied falsely that Trump would be in office this term. The root of that false prophecy was that they had begun to see him as a savior figure for Christian nationalism, supported by the literal phrase which called him God’s ‘anointed.’
False prophets, false Christ as prophesied.
Many Christians took this perspective and became belligerently nationalistic with it, as though America was God’s theocracy in the earth, and Trump was a physically present Christ; not only were many deceived in philosophy, but were also deceived unto action. But this is something we should have been guarded against for Christ said:
21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. (Mark 13:21 & 22)
Here’s a more contemporary example that many are falling for in the secular world: Volodomor Zelensky. Many in the secular realm (more than in the Church as far as I have seen) seem to be elevating this man as a messianic savior figure. (This is no statement against Zelensky, or for Russia (or anyone else for that matter), only an observation about his burgeoning reputation as a savior figure on the global scale.)
But I digress. Speaking of the political, and of becoming partisan with what closest resembles our values:
Back when Romney ran against Obama, I had a great struggle about voting, more so than perhaps any other election. I prayed about it quite a bit; while my values sided much more closely with Romney than with Obama (who let loose the floodgates of transgender ideology upon our society and supported and advanced many like things corruptive to the nation), yet I knew that Romney is a Mormon: a cult which likes to appear to be synonymous with Christianity. As I prayed, I had a dream which indicated to me that were Romney elected, many Christians would partisan to Romney, and it would do much harm to the Church. (Ignoring that it was a dream, I think that the prior example of a similar phenomena show that this would likely have been the case, were Romney elected.)
We’ve had no good choice in many of our elections. Yet, while we often realize that going into the election, we still tend to partisan with the side most in keeping with our values. What to do when faced with a choice that we must choose between the lesser of two evils? Generally, we would simply say: go with the lesser of the two evils. But in an instance when one cannot discern which is the lesser evil?
We have to realize that all these things are dust. We cannot make any nation God’s theocratic paradise, nor are we scripturally directed to. We must forget about our own wisdom; we must abandon earthly partisanship – because partisanship leads to idolatry – and we must be LED OF THE SPIRIT.
Surely, those who seek to follow Christ will be misunderstood, but we also must have the right perspective about our role in the nations. It is a very difficult line to keep the balance of, but it is the more difficult when we are sucked into partisanship; we must partisan only with Christ – and by that I mean with Christ, Himself. Not with some religious group whom we believe are mostly correct, but with the Lord Jesus Christ. He alone is the shepherd. And though we may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we need fear no evil, for He is with us.
Yet if we follow a hired hand, or the ram with the biggest horns, and not the Shepherd Himself, we shall be led astray.
At the seventh trumpet, all kingdoms of the world will become Christ’s, not before.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.