Ministry Of Reconciliation Or Reprisal?

False End-Times Religion

Indeed! We need to seperate what Christianity could be from what it seems to have become. A place to start is this book:

“The Great Reckoning: Surviving a Christianity That Looks Nothing Like Christ.” Stephen Mattson.

Stephen Mattson

I’ve recommended the text to others who have been swept away by fundamentalism mixed with toxic nationalism.

The fulcrum issue is Social Justice. Where Critical Race Theory meets so much resistance and reprisal, how can so many forget the ministry of reconciliation that Jesus taught?

The better question may be: ‘why’ they forget? Could it be: “The abomination of desolation (hate, greed, pride, wrath… ) standing in the place it does not belong (the Pulpit.)”

The better question may be: ‘why’ they forget? Could it be: “The abomination of desolation (hate, greed, pride, wrath… ) standing in the place it does not belong (the Pulpit.)”

It was helpful to receive Mattson’s gentle perspective in a very muddy present-time. We can’t agree exactly all that he liberally details, but know certainly that…

“If church was a house of prayer, a place of peace and for true worship – instead of for political correctness and a prison of cliquishness – everyone would feel welcome. Strangers would be attracted to visit.”

We’re banking on God’s justice being done in every quarter. It will start with the Church. We pray for this everyday.

“For the day of the Lord upon all … is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.”

Where so many find increasingly worrisome things, what about being thrilled to reckon the hand of God? Of course, times will “worsen.” They must! What an honor and a privilege to be a witness.

“Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.”

Church orphans like us have not been called out of church, just to return conventions and false doctrine. We are not called to be in contention. We have no common language with Confrontational Evangelical clones and Pharisees.

We are fully committed to the will of the Lord and deeply in love with Jesus who eats with sinners like us.

An important question is ‘what happened to love?’ Speaking of End Times Churches … Revelation and the lukewarm: How did the fire of warmth in our fellowships become so sterile and cold? An answer to that is what’s being taught from the Pulpit.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.”

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