Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1

Two articles caught my eye this past week, both from The Federalist, and both on the topic of Christianity. Or the declining lack of. With all the nonsensical happenstance that has been the hallmark of the dark side of government since president Trump became duly elected, it was quite the delight to come across the two at the same time.

In his sermon Decay of Conscience, Charles G. Finney said:

“Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.”

That pulpit is a very revered platform.

Finney, Moody and Spurgeon…

With that in mind, first up Christopher Bedford on the topic: Christian leaders who were quick to break social distancing guidelines to stand with Black Lives Matter protesters appear loathe to fight back against the ban on church services.

American Christians saw something these past two weeks we’re not used to: People standing for their beliefs in the face of coronavirus.

In cities and towns nationwide, millions crowded streets and parks, marching, singing and for some after dark, rioting. Many had been sheltered in place for nearly three months, carefully avoiding their neighbors, watching Netflix, wearing pajamas, and when outside, fleeing into traffic for fear of unmasked joggers.

But this — this was something they could get behind. It was too important not to. The collapse of the economy, sacrifice of small business owners, suspension of free assembly, delay of elections, censorship of scientific dissent, and strong-armed banning of public worship were necessary for public health, and those who conscientiously objected were murderously evil. Protesting for social justice alone, we’ve learned, maintained the status of an enshrined American right. [end … full link below]

To which yours truly adds: “They are going to regenerate the world by Democratic Socialism and set up a kingdom for Christ without the new birth or the pardon of sin. Truly the Lord has not taken away the seven thousand that have not bowed the knee to Baal but they are, in most cases, hidden away – even as Obadiah hid the Prophets in a cave.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Then to the fore, Joshua Lawson, who enlightens us with the fact that: Christians are being pressured into repeating the beliefs of a neo-Marxist, collective guilt ideology that’s incompatible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It’s unclear how many Christians are going along with the current neo-Marxist collective guilt movement out of fear, a misunderstanding of what they’ve signed onto, or an authentic conversion to the cause. What is clear, however, is that you can’t be a Christian and a Marxist at the same time—not without irresolvable contradictions.

Whereas traditional garden-variety Marxism views history as a struggle between the wealthy and the working class “proletariat,” neo-Marxism cranks up the heat and redefines the fight to incorporate biological sex, race, ethnicity, and a whole gambit of various “identity” badges.

The grand unifying principle for the Marxists behind the Black Lives Matter movement is that everything—and they mean everything—can be reduced to “oppressors” versus the “oppressed.” If you happen to be a member of one of the “oppressor” groups, then expect to see all sorts of punishments heading your way until the neo-Marxists are satisfied. Except they never are. [end … full link below]


Charles Haddon Spurgeon…

There is no ‘collective’ guilt … just as there is no ‘collective’ salvation. There is no ‘white guilt.’ There is no ‘white privilege.’ White privilege has become a Democrat political construct, to declare everyone guilty without any possible defense simply based on a light skin color; which is what creates the false white guilt. When people stop accepting the false premise of white privilege, white guilt, and collective guilt, the Demo-dark left will lose much of their power.

Bottom line is one cannot be a Christian and a Democrat. Under present circumstances with their pet project ‘Planned Parenthood’, which is nothing more than abortion on demand and other ghoulish operations, no Democrat can conceive of going to heaven, unless they truly repent.

“Knock at no door which thou wouldst not have opened. Or it may open on a sudden, and thou wilt stand confounded. When persons speak for a cause which they do not really believe in, they may have to pay dearly for their words. Some who defend Socialism may soon have too much of it. I would not have you exchange the gold of individual Christianity for the base metal of Christian Socialism ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon


Christopher Bedford, The Federalist: If only Christian Leaders had devotion of Protesters

Joshua Lawson, The Federalist: You can be a Christian or a Marxist, but you can’t be Both

The Gospel Truth, Charles G. Finney: The Decay of Conscience


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!