"Who Is Deaf but the Messenger? " ( Isaiah 42: 19) Wakening My Christian Brothers and Sisters? How?Submitted by Libera_me on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 18:57
Increasing discouragement has only intensified over the last election. (My husband is immune to this dis-ease, having suffered a severe bout of it when William J Clinton was re-elected, his bouts have lessened over time :)Maybe this severe bout (which started with the Bush re-election) will impart to me some immunity. But somehow I doubt it.
The events caused by the Presidents are a major part of it, but the real acceleration of the decline of the rule of law is a root cause.
It pains me to write this, but the Christian Community is a larger part of the problem than I had previously thought. From the booing of the 'Golden Rule' at the Values Voters Debate to the "We have no choice (really) but to vote for the lesser of two evils, don't you understand that "X" has no chance?", "Do You Really Want Obama again?" crowd, the strong temptations are to: hide out from all of my brothers and sisters who do not see the truth of what they are doing yet, or to tell them all off..
I have done neither as of this point, but I have also not done much in the way of educating yet, either. Some are open, and with them I share as far as I can. Others are less open, so I pray for them. Any other advice? It's tempting to simply tell them that attending a 401c3 does not make you a Christian, and they may want to question whether they are selling their birthright of liberty for a bowl of tyranny stew by being a member of one, but I have not left all the 501c3s behind either, at least not yet. Advice is appreciated, whether you agree with my faith or not.