“Go ye into all the world (really just the USA) and rid it of gays, stop abortion, vote republican, carry guns and fight for your rights!”
This is the NEW great commission as rewritten by the Church USA. The old commission: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.” was too broad and emphasized spreading the love of Christ which is no longer a priority of the church’s mission. Think about it, when is the last time you heard the church preach boldly about anything other than gays, abortion, and the perceived threat to their personal freedoms? Not to mention guns as if God is a gun toting republican who wants every believer to be armed with a pistol and a bible.
Speaking of the bible, today’s church isn’t following much of it. It is simply being USED for the religious right political and personal agenda. Vast portions of scripture are now treated as though obsolete. Instead churches have convinced their congregations that they live in constant threat of religious persecution. They are encouraged to fight for their rights and freedoms.
I encourage the church to do a little bible study about all that Jesus said about the “rights” of his followers. Let me know how that works out for you okay?
Thus the church is also in the process of rebranding “Almighty God” to “American God”. This reshaping is an effort to create a god in their own image. Almighty God is too universal and love-centric. The revamped American God is much more inline with church practice. This new and improved God pays little mind to what’s happening globally, instead he keeps close tabs on the USA and his judgement is released only when the our nation displeases him. This explains why he is so far behind on his hellfire damnation judgement for sins like genocide, terrorism, and oppression committed outside the USA.
The old Almighty God was obsessed by the too-close-to-home sins of attitude such as pride, dishonesty, being unloving, speaking bad of others and the likes. He didn’t seem to be aware of the unwritten rule that those are among the tolerated sins of the church. Sure, they get an honorable mention in a sermon now and then, but when it comes to these sins, frankly my dear, no one in the church gives a damn. So meet the new and improved American God.
Just like the church, this God hates gays above all. This serves the church’s mission very well. As long as those disgusting gays are out having sex, fighting for their rights and getting married in order to destroy marriage and the family then the church doesn’t have the time to focus on any of their own sins, besides their sins pale in comparison to that nasty gay sex. It’s the classic “Oh I can’t see the sequoia in my own eye because I’m too busy looking for the splinter in yours”.
So now that the church is worshipping the red, white and blue American God they can wring their hands and cry about the world going to hell in the proverbial handbasket while they wait for his judgement to fall upon the world. As if God doesn’t have anything to judge and punish if really wanted to! Apparently nothing serious enough has happened in the world until relatively recent events in the USA.
You mean God cares more about gays getting married than he did about Hitler? Or any other horribly evil leader past and present? Those aren’t bad enough for him to release judgement on the world? He need to wait for gays to get married?
There are people all around the world who are suffering horrible atrocities at the hands of evil, evil people. Innocent people are being tortured, mutilated, starved, abused and killed but God and the church aren’t too concerned about that, they’ve got gays getting married in the USA to worry about.
There are countries where religious freedoms are truly threatened. There are places where women and children are used, abused and killed. There are places where gays are slaughtered just for existing. There are places where women are routinely raped and mutilated. There are places where minor children are married off to adults they have never met. There are places where children are sold into the sex trade. There is a major human trafficking problem around the globe. There are places where the Christian religions is non -existent and other gods and religions are the way of life. But apparently none of this is what gets God or his church upset. No, it’s gays in the USA.
Gays are finally allowed to get married in the USA and now God can rain down judgement. Even though many other countries have been extending legal rights, including marriage to gays for decades this didn’t upset god. Just the gays here. They are the ones responsible for the havoc that God will wreak on the entire world.
I can understand why the church thinks this new American God is pretty cool. Because he puts America in charge of the world and ultimately in charge of god himself. God is just a pawn in the hands of the USA. The fate of the world lies in our hands because God will judge the rest of the world based on us. We are that powerful. We control God. Really, we ARE God.
I miss Almighty God, you know, the one who said “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you.... By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”