Not As Righteous As You Think

I have a feeling it’s gonna be that kinda year… Again. This may be more salt than your Sunday is ready for. You will likely hate everything I’m about to say.
The most shocking thing to me is not that there is division or corruption in the nation or in politics. The most shocking thing to me is how easily manipulated evangelicals are.
Forget being Berean… we aren’t even doing look or smell tests at this point. There is no need for tanks, we have no desire to deep dive on anything.
We truly are hoisting up maybe the most Biblically wicked platform ever and calling it righteous, because it is wrapped in just enough diversity/etiquette to make us feel good about ourselves.
The enemy didn’t need to persecute the church to divide it, oh no… it required far less work on his part. Crushing weight and discouragement, isolation and oppression?? Psshhh. All unnecessary. Though believe me they are coming. All he had to do was put the risk of social acceptance and the reward of touchy feels on the table.
I see almost no evangelicals who are welling with pride over the actual platform of the Biden/Harris reality. Because I assume they don’t know or don’t care. But, sobs of joy and relief, satisfaction because they were a part of something historic… because she’s a girl and a minority?
Do you see how easily and predictable this transition was? Tell me you do.
When we elevate anything above holy as the aim, we are in danger. But, apart from truth, our gold standard isn’t holiness or loving obedience to Christ.
Our gold standard for what is good, is now whatever the world says in each wicked season. Independence. Sexuality. Equity. Diversity… tolerance? Tell me we don’t behave as though these things are the highest, best good for ALL.
Friend, they are so desired we train and indoctrinate in our jobs and schools… not to be moral or wise but to be *diverse.*
According to man, diverse = righteous.
Friend, Christ disagrees. In the same way,
*same* does not equal righteous.
Nothing equals righteous… except righteous.
In our disdain for one brand of sin, we have traded for another that is exponentially more extreme. And, we didn’t have to be coerced or compelled… we didn’t even choose for the greater good, we chose for self. For superiority.
Wormwood didn’t have to entrap or blackmail, only rebranding was needed here. “Just call it moral and decent… tell them they are wiser and more compassionate for it, diverse even.”
“They’ll never believe it. Not about this.”
—Sure, they will. They absolutely will. Because the alternative will be too much to bear.
Everyone likes to think they would be with John the Baptist in the wild, but I think we are more likely to have been found admiring his head and quietly blaming him for being so disagreeable.
The call to reject sin. There could be no more dangerous words in our world.
We have bought the worlds version of Love Your Neighbor, which is See No Sin.
And, when there is no sin, there is no need for a Savior. Jesus? What for? Everything we want to do, we can and should do… because it is surely good.
My government says so.
My culture says so.
And, now my loving Christian neighbor says so.
Unfollow me now.
The chances of me placating in the near future are slim. Quite slim.