Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
By Bill Randles
Some find it very offensive when I decry “the Left” and when I espouse a “conservative” outlook. More than a few of my brothers and sisters in Christ have challenged me that I am being “political” and not “spiritual.”
I appreciate the concern and the willingness of those concerned to call me out on what they think is a drift away from the prophecy analysis and biblical exposition which I usually offer. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend.”
I don’t consider myself “political”; I think of myself as “spiritual.” As far as I can tell, I write and think from a God-centered and biblical perspective.
I don’t have a political “party” with which I identify. I do not believe there is a political solution to our national problems. I have no doubt that our nation will go the way of all nations that “forget God.” Psalm 9 tells us:
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Psalm 9:17)
I realize this and mourn over it greatly. All that remains is to try to urge people to see what is happening and to get them to repent and receive the Gospel. That is not a political perspective by any measure; it is a Kingdom-of-God, realism perspective.
Having said that, I do decry “Leftism,” or “the Left,” and for that, there are some who passionately warn me against being political.
First of all, they think I am being one-sided. “Why don’t you criticize the right?” as if I have to be careful to constantly balance everything out in the name of fairness.
For example, would a critic of Nazism in the 1930s who happened to be a pastor, have to make sure his criticisms of Nazism are balanced with criticisms of the Social Democrat party or any other of the German political parties that were in existence in those days? Would criticizing Nazism make him any less Christian if he didn’t also criticize the others? Would criticizing Nazism prove that the pastor was political and unspiritual? I think not. That should be obvious. Nazism was and is blatant evil, and it would be the job of German pastors to criticize and call it out in the same ways the Prophets of the Bible called out the Baals and other idolatries.
It is as a Christian that I call out Leftism. In fact, Leftism has infiltrated all of our political parties. It is a cancerous blight, an idolatry based on a Utopian fantasy, which ruins everything precious in society. Leftism in both major political parties has given us the abomination of Abortion on Demand and has thus cheapened human life, desecrated the sacredness of women, and perverted the natural instincts to love, nourish, and cherish human life.
Leftism has also spawned abortion’s deformed twin, so-called gay marriage and sexual anarchy.
I hate Leftism because it is evil and has nothing to do with any political party; the cancer is in both lungs of America now, and we are dying. We are to hate and decry evil.
As a pastor, shouldn’t I be able to make a diagnosis and call out for repentance. I know that our nation is under judgment and is dying, but didn’t all of the prophets explain to sinners what they were dying of and call them to repentance?
There are some who accuse us of loving and worshipping President Trump. I do love Trump, but not as a Savior, but as a sinner whom God has allowed to be our leader for the time being. I pray for him, but I do not believe in him the way I believe in Jesus. He has some remarkable gifts and qualities about him, I must admit, but for all I know he could turn out to be the Antichrist. Probably not, but who knows?
He certainly will not save our nation, but in my view he is a reprieve from the deadly, sickening, downward spiral that the philosophy of Leftism has inflicted on us. This sickness is definitely unto death. Are we not to hate it and warn against it?
Some misunderstood our joy when Trump took power in 2016.
It wasn’t political; it had more to do with the fact that the Clintons are manifestly evil people who do not have scruples and have engaged in criminal behaviors at the highest levels. Why shouldn’t we be happy we dodged that bullet?
So many Christians are conflicted due to the humanistic pablum that passes for Bible teaching these days in some churches. They do not get that. Yes, we are to love the LORD and each other, but also, we are to hate evil! The Clintons are not Christians—they are anti-Christians. After covering our nation with soot for eight years, they went on to be the advocates of LGBT, abortion, Planned Parenthood, and virtually everything godless that is bringing judgment on America.
Should I criticize the right? Why? What do you mean “Right.” In theory, one group (the Right) stands for personal responsibility, the right to self defense, religious liberty, freedom of speech, and the conservation of our Judeo-Christian culture.
On the other hand, the other group (the Left) stands for the deconstruction of our borders, group identity, abortion, sexual anarchy, State control of education and every other facet of life, government-funded illegitimacy, and so forth.
“Right” has nothing to do with Party—both Democrat and Republican are infiltrated by Leftism.
The real urgency I have is that I see Leftism as an alternative religion which will damn people’s souls. Being a Leftist is the antithesis of being a Christian. One cannot be a “Leftist Christian” for that is an oxymoron.
Another form of Leftism is currently making many into converts through the use of false guilt. I speak of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement (co-founded by three women, two of which are lesbian) which is responsible for the murder of policemen in Dallas and God knows where else, and which openly calls for the slaying of policemen.
And yet so many have taken to the streets (indeed in many, many cases peacefully) while chanting the slogans of this hateful and, in fact, “racist” movement, which condemns and criticizes people who insist that “All Lives Matter.” God says: Man was made in the image of God; therefore, all lives matter.
I have come to realize that Leftism is a powerful, godless political religion, which is a rival to Christianity and will one day persecute us as they have in every nation that adopted its tenets in the last century. It demands sacrifices, brings judgment on those it hates, and is virulently atheistic at the core.
Should I ignore that, as a man of God, and just stick to “preaching”?
I am Preaching! Maranatha!
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