P.S. This is not to say that I wouldn’t invite someone into my house that had an a skewed view of the gospel. It is to say however that I would not repeatedly invite someone into my house to wrangle over the unprofitable use of the law. ‘But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they unprofitable and useless. Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.’ (Titus 3:9-11)
Just beneath the skin of our western houses of worship, the ideological seeds of imperialism are watered and germinated. These seeds in turn growing to represent and foster the world wide empire of Babylon. The neo-conservative right-wing republican christianity so prevalent today merely being an elaborate mask the devil has deployed to hide his face. And though his presence is obvious for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, his rapacious and destructive appetites are appeased through those blinded by greed and the thirst for power.
Men and women that have been taken captive by him to do his will, and instructed to tell the world that it is in fact the will of God which demands the axis of evil be smashed. Ultimately hiding his real agenda which is world domination through economic sanction and occupation; the very power of Babylon itself. Which in essence is the nature of the beast; the man behind the mask.
‘Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure, that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.’ ~ James 4:1-4
‘Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and there corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Sabbath. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in the day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; though he does not resist you.’ ~ James 5:1-5
The cultures of the eastern world, as well as the people of the BRIC nations do not hate the west because of our alleged freedoms; but rather loathe it for it’s role in capitalism gone wild. Which in the end has brought about some of the worst crimes against humanity the world has ever known. We are quick to call people terrorists and revolutionaries that are guilty of nothing more than fighting to retain some semblance of human dignity through the process of refining, mining, and distributing their own natural resources. A right which the power brokers of this world have succeeded in frustrating for centuries. The tool of course covert military de-stabilization, followed closely by regime change to outright occupation. This is the accepted protocol for replacing a leader unwilling to extort his own people for one that will. The terms and conditions of this new contract of course being pre-arranged by those who seek to gain the most.
George L. Miller
P.S. If anyone is offended by what I have just written, please feel free to shoot your contention. I can assure you that my ambitions are not political. I am simply exercising the mind God has given me in Christ!