“Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead.”
Remain quiet? Politically taciturn? A conscious decision to not engage arguments with Radical “Christian” Political Activists?
White Nationalist Tribalism – Political Extremism founded on False Christian exceptionalism and the Fear of Diversity.
An important reason to remain quiet is that contention within the Body of Christ – that is within the congregation – is a sin. Another is to make Peace with enemies, as much as peaceful coexistence depends on ourselves.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.Romans 16:17-18
For those leading the deceit… On TV and in Social Media, wherever you may be…
Poison: When I bite into something.
Venom: When something bites me.
For those ascribing QAnon deceit … it’s like venom. Conveying deadly ideation is incompatible with actual Christian faith.LetgoletGod Editors
Poison is something I take to myself. Venom is something I inject into others.
There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.2 Timothy 3:1-9
The Evangelical church is mutilated with many false doctrines of men. She has become obese feeding on layers of false teaching predicated on honored predecessors. There are milestones. Fallwel and the Moral Majority. The 45th President brandishing a Bible. Still we love her, can’t remove our eyes from her and weep over what’s become of the Bride of Christ.
“…with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears. Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead.Ezekiel 25:16-17
The notion of quietness is extremely important.
“For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not…Isaiah 30:15