My friend Stanford Matthews at MoreWhat and Upbeat Conservative News directed me to an American Spectator article this morning on Celebrating the Resurrection. How do we look at the Resurrection of Christ today, in a world that seems to eschew spirituality? Also our Judeo-Christian roots that have made America what it is, no matter the views Barack Obama tries to foist upon us.
Hundreds of millions of Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. And after a century and a half of liberal Protestant attempts to redefine the resurrection into merely a metaphor, the vast majority of Christians still believe that Christ’s body physically arose.
Revisionist theologians still find airtime on the History Channel or PBS, but their project never gained a mass following. Even most secular media coverage about religion today focuses largely on orthodox expressions of Roman Catholicism or evangelical Protestantism. Whatever their own beliefs, most reporters and pundits intuit that rationalist liberal theology does not command a lot of adherents.
Are you familiar with The Jesus Seminar? Author Tooley says “These “intellectual tyrants” were long ascendant in liberal Protestant academia for over a century. Despite their decades of turgid exertions, the fully resurrected Jesus remains as captivating as every.” Click the link above to read about The Jesus Seminar.
I stopped by the National Council of Churches (NCC) website today. I generally refer to them as the Far-Left and Dangerous National Council of Churches. Encouraging was the first article up, titled “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? ”
It told the story of a Lutheran church in Pottstown, Pennsylvania which put a cross on the church lawn with a sign: “Is it nothing to you, all who pass by?” The church, and it’s sign, was a part of the good news.
A part of the bad news is American politics. Both parties are blamed for taking food out of the mouths of the hungry, care away from the disabled, keeping the homeless homeless, and NCC takes issue with our Second Amendment rights. There is no discussion of the Republican budget which does none of the above, and there is no discussion or lauding of those politicians standing for responsibility in our government. The National Council of Churches is Far-Left and Dangerous.
A story I’ve mentioned more than once here, was the Sunday after Ronald Reagan took office, in my church here in Tulsa, the pastor began the service by saying with Reagan in office, the churches can take back responsibility for the poor and homeless in our communities, a tenant Reagan strongly believed in. While churches struggle to deal with these issues, there is no doubt that the Government’s endless, bottomless pit of monies for “the poor” leaves everyone feeling hopeless that we can help anyone get on their feet, but rather are doing a great job keeping them in their current situation. And on Easter Sunday, I’ll take the low but true road and say this is the surest way to mentor Democrat voters.
Another source I found this morning at Upbeat Conservative News is an article by Gary Bauer at Human Events, Judeo-Christian Values Make America the Light of the World: (great article, I hope you will read it all).
“One of the great strengths of the United States,” declared President Obama in Turkey in 2009, “is … we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
…we are a nation built on Judeo-Christian ideals and values. In contrast to post-Christian Europe, and to what President Obama and others incorrectly refer to as the “Muslim world,” most Americans conceive of an America that is inextricably linked with Judeo-Christian notions of liberty, justice, and the relationship between government and man.
The secular media and some Muslims exploited the uproar over the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan as proof of Americans’ irredeemable religious bigotry. CNN ran a special called “Unwelcome: The Muslims next door.”
But it tells you everything you need to know about the fundamental differences between Islamic and Judeo-Christian societies that Muslims from Muslim-majority countries ruled by Islamic governments that impose Islamic law are escaping in droves to come to the U.S., a Judeo-Christian country.
The effort to undo The Word of God across the world is powerful, but it will be undone sooner or later. You and I must be a part of the undoing.