I was waiting in the car this morning, doing errands with K. I put on the radio which I keep tuned to CSNRadio.com. CSN, in composite, permits me to monitor how major swathes of the “Christian Right” are drifting further and further from real truth. Some of the content sources remain dear to me. Others, astonish me. Astonished might not convey how strongly I was affected by what I heard this morning.
To me the Evangelical Right pattern over time has been biblically resonant with much of eschatology – the way I have come to understand what will happen to the end-times church. I’ve written in the past about Science Denial. Thus I sense that the age of the Gentiles is drawing to an end. I’m a true-believer, an Xvangelical, a watchman on the wall.
A Baptist pastor spewed the quote that got me blogging today:
“Any time we have a terrorist … who has a radical faith … I would immediately send every member of his family who where in America back where they came from whether they were citizens or not.”Pastor Dr. Ed Young – Aired on CSNRadio.com 9/15/2019
To hear this man speak these words from the pulpit of his church? Revelatory.
Hate is what kills. Hateful people embody evil – which literally means evil indwells them. This is truly Godlessness.
Hate results in death which is desolation (killing people off in ones mind for instance – reread Mt 5 on what Jesus says about that – murder in the heart.)
Hate conveys desolation.
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:81 John 4:8
Christendom gathers in all corners of the world to listen to teachers and preachers who should be speaking for God: Subjects like love your enemies, grace and mercy for sinners.
What I heard on the radio today was the opposite. It was: Vile, vicious hate. Dr. Young was spitting blatant judgement and condemnation and suggesting unconstitutional means to inflict his perception of retribution and vengeance. This can not be “justice.” Evil underpinned the hateful suggestions being hurled at the listener.
As I turned the radio off (I can’t listen to this stuff) something in me awoke to the realization that Hate speaking from the church pulpit fulfills the Daniel 12:11 prophesy.
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.”Daniel 12:11
Listen to Jesus talking about the end of the age of the Gentiles with His disciples…
“So when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.Mark 13:14
Rephrasing: “So when you see hate in the church pulpit – let the reader understand!”
“We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.”John 3:14
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
So when you see hateful men standing in the place God ordained for peacemakers – evil men occupying the pulpit of freedom – flee. The end draweth nigh.