Please allow the light of the Holy Spirit to pierce the darkness and allow the truth to set you free.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was one of my heroes and I wept when he was murdered. He has remained one of my heroes all my life, exemplifying that we need to do the right thing no matter how much it costs us personally.

As a white person, it doesn’t cost me as much as it does a person of color. As a white person, I can always hide behind being white and close my eyes, heart, and mind to the ugliness that is happening in the USA.

Thing is, as a Christian, no matter how white I am, I don’t have that option because my Lord did not hide behind His Jewishness and close his eyes, heart, and mind to the ugliness that was happening in Israel in His day.

Sadly though, sometime in the middle of the nineteenth century some selfish people perverted the Gospel and turned into a gig of only personal salvation, making it a matter of the individual and Jesus. That was never the Gospel message. Not even the Reformers taught that the Gospel was a matter of individual salvation. It is something that happens within community.

Jesus is pretty clear what that community looks like. It is a community where ALL are fed, ALL are clothed, ALL receive medical care, ALL have their needs met. Jesus is pretty clear that ALL means everyone, not the chosen few, not the select, but all.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr made us aware that ALL meant all human beings, not just white ones. If you claim to love Jesus, then you cannot be a Trump supporter or a Republican because they have rejected the Gospel message of the community being ALL of us. They only want the community to be rich white people. Their message appeals to white people who also want to be rich and don’t want people of color and the poor to share in the wealth.

I very much fear that anyone in the GOP who has claimed Jesus as Lord has failed to understand the community aspects of the Gospel to such an extent that they have turned their backs on it. I very much fear that anyone on the GOP or anyone who voted for them has committed blasphemy, embraced apostasy and are guilty o the sin of the Holy Spirit. As it says in Matthew 25, Jesus will say “I never knew you.” Sounds cold and harsh, I know, but the truth will set you free even though coming out of denial hurts and causes suffering. In the end, it will be worth it. Please allow the light of the Holy Spirit to pierce the darkness and allow the truth to set you free.

2 thoughts on “Please allow the light of the Holy Spirit to pierce the darkness and allow the truth to set you free.

  1. Thank you for your remarks on this day of dedication and remembrance. I do think you paint the Republican party with a bit too broad a brush. There are people in it who are exactly as you say, but there are other people who just don’t know. Too many have not had the personal experience with the poor and honestly believe that if their conservative agenda were really allowed to function, there would be no poor to have to take care of. I think they are deluded, but it isn’t that they don’t care. Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.

    • Pastor karla, thank you for taking the time to read and comment onmy blog. I think you are the only reader I have. LOL

      I disagree. I don’t think I paint with too broad a brush because in the decades since the GOP has been attacking the poor, especially saince the Reagan years, Christians have had a great deal of opportunity to see how much the poor are being damaged by GOP policies. The GOP has embraced evil and any Christians who support them have also embraced evil. Given everythign the Bible says about the duty to the poor, ignorance is no excuse. Ignorance is never n excuse because ignorance is something we can all remedy.

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