Tuesday, January 1, 2013
THIS IS ABOUT AT SIMPLE AS IT GETS REGARDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAKE CHRISTIANITY (which is epidemic) and AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY.
Kevin Lehmann takes the Sandy Hook mass murders and asks people who call themselves “christians” to truly take a look at their “christianity”. Is it true conviction or religious addiction?
Here are some of the key points from his latest article.
Christendom doesn’t need prayer warriors; it needs real warriors – warriors with fire behind their faith, and balls behind their belief.
If Christians were one tenth as motivated to effect societal change as they are about gathering in masses to hear the “health and wealth,” “name it and claim it,” and “blab it and grab it” prosperity message, the United States of America wouldn’t be hijacked by secular progressives, Islamists and anarchists who have no regard for law and order, much less human life.
Christians gather in the comfort of their respective churches inside and away from the mainstream, while the atheists, anarchists, nihilists and Islamists congregate where societal change really takes place – in the public square!
Our fellow Americans in Newtown, Connecticut don’t need our prayers as much as they need our show of solidarity, our sympathy, our empathy and our compassion. They need temporal support, e.g. a shoulder to cry on, a neighbor to mow their lawn, someone to cook and clean for them, someone to grocery shop for them, and a friend to grieve with them – real, genuine, I’m-right-here-by-your-side, physical and emotional support.
They also need our commitment to use the untimely death of their children and loved ones to prove the courage of our convictions, engage the cultural war, stand in the public square and reclaim the moral and ethical principles upon which our country was built. That goes for any and every concerned American, I’m not one of those people that believes Christians have a lock hold on morals, ethics and principles.
Show me a principled atheist with the courage, conviction and cojones to confront evil and love his neighbor like himself and I’ll show you a man after God’s own heart whether he claims to be a Christian or not.
We don’t have a gun crisis in this country; we have a cultural crisis – a societal collapse of decency, morals and ethics. Mass media, Hollywood, higher education institutions, video game makers, and even Commercial Christendom have all contributed to the degradation of American society.
We give the national spotlight to such esteemed Americans as Snookie, Kim Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo while brave, self-sacrificing Americans who die on the battlefields of Afghanistan are relegated to the fine print of page 16 of the newspaper.
In the coming weeks and months there will be much debate about “gun control” and the need to ban certain types of firearms when in fact the real debate needs to be on how American society has become so depraved so rapidly.
More importantly, as a predominantly Christian nation, Christians need to have a “come to Jesus” meeting. Those with influence and power need to take their parishioners to task.
“This is where the rubber meets the road!” pastors should shout from the pulpit.
“ARE YOU TRULY CONVICTED OR JUST RELIGIOUSLY ADDICTED? “- (c) Kevin Lehmann
READ MORE FROM KEVIN AT THIS LINK!