• a minister's letter before the election

    From a425couple@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 28 15:30:36 2020
    XPost: seattle.politics

    The letter below, written by a pastor, is somewhat long for a Facebook
    post but is well worth reading. I believe it lays out better than I can
    the very real but hidden issue at the heart of the coming election. It
    is not just a contest between two flawed, imperfect sets of candidates.
    It is the playing out in the political realm of the spiritual battle
    that is raging across all of creation, and there really is a profound difference between the two sides. As I have tried to be careful to say whenever I've talked with people about this, not everyone who votes one
    way is totally pure nor is everyone who votes the other way evil, but I
    do believe that one side clearly is driven by a satanic agenda even
    though many on that side, as well as on the other side, do not know it.
    I totally endorse the author's concluding statement: Our real battle is
    not with the destructive fruits of this movement but with its demonic roots. For that reason we should treat this election as a battlefront in the
    spiritual war we are called to fight and make our decisions accordingly.
    This is not because we may view one candidate or one set of policies
    as superior or even because we may believe our nation as founded is in
    danger but because it is one of many fields of battle in dire spiritual warfare.

    Here is what this pastor wrote:
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

    Mailvox: a new religion
    I'm a longtime reader of your blog and a pastor. Your denunciations of Churchianity are spot on, and I've lived through an ugly denominational transition out of the apostasy. I can testify to the rot. I'm attaching
    the letter I read to begin a sermon this year, where I call out the New Religion, so that you can see how at least some of us are fighting the
    good fight. I know there are other pastors out there doing the same, but
    the level of cowardice among so many of my peers in the pulpit is a
    shame to me.
    There’s a new religion growing in our world.
    A new Marxist faith.
    A new Woke orthodoxy.
    A new kind of Luciferian worship that is as old as sin and idolatry itself. Eight weeks ago I stood in the pulpit of this church and declared that
    the formal organization called Black Lives Matter was demonic in both
    origin and nature. That BLM isn’t, as it purports, an organization
    promoting racial justice – but, rather, is an organization that is
    actively working to undermine the knowledge and worship of the One True God. Eight weeks ago I kicked off this sermon series aiming to help us
    understand the nature of our enemies by calling out this one
    organization, but BLM does not stand alone against God in this world.
    Instead, what we have been seeing over the past six months, and what has
    become increasingly clear in the two months I’ve been preaching this
    series, is that this new Globalist religion has many apostles and
    adherents in the world – many individuals, groups, and organizations
    that have bowed the knee and are now demanding the same:
    · Antifa
    · Hollywood
    · Disney Corp.
    · Google/FB/Twitter
    · the Main Stream Media
    along with Governors, Mayors, and other elected officials, at almost
    every level of government and in both political parties, who have
    pledged their allegiance to this new Globalist, Marxist, Anti-Christian religion.
    And believe me when I call it a religion, because it literally has all
    the makings.
    There are, for instance, blasphemy laws in this new religion.
    Just try saying, “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” in public or on social media. Try to link to a video with medical professionals
    breaking ranks and speaking to the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine and
    see how long it stays up.
    And there are holy scriptures for this movement too.
    Marxist ideologies and writings, which always and only result in class
    wars and totalitarianism, are the foundational texts of this faith.
    Writings about Critical Race Theory pit people against one another based
    solely on the amount of melanin in our skin.
    Prevailing Gender and Sex Theories clearly and purposefully undermine
    the Biblical definitions of man and woman, husband and wife, and family.
    And, even more, this religion’s teachings on Intersectionality argue
    that victim status is the measure of a person’s worth – with victim
    status defined as follows:
    The less white, the less male, and the less Christian you are, the more you’ve been the subject of systemic victimization, and the more we
    should be listening to you.
    Which is precisely, by the way, how this new orthodoxy distinguishes
    between clean and unclean.
    · The more white.
    · The more male.
    · The more Christian.
    And the more conservative you are politically, the less clean. The less
    pure. The less holy. The more sinful.
    And so this new faith offers the rights of expiation – of having your “sins” forgiven:
    Are you hopelessly locked into your White Privilege, and so unaware of
    your own deep-seated but invisible-to-you racism? Get on your knees and
    say sorry to a Black person today!
    Have you offended the Race Hustlers? You can donate money to the right
    Is your workforce not diverse enough? You can make your employees
    complete sensitivity trainings!
    Have you tweeted something the mob didn’t like? You can march with the protestors!
    In fact, depending on the nature of the transgression you can do lots of
    things to seek forgiveness, but in this new Woke Church it only counts
    if the Priests of this new faith accept it; if the leaders of this
    cultural revolution deem you acceptable.
    · Has Colin Kaepernick vouched for you?
    · Do you have President Obama’s endorsement?
    · Does Rashida Tlaib, Shaun King, or Van Jones agree with you?
    · Have the influential pundits vouched for your credibility to the cause?
    · Is there a local person of influence in the movement that can accept
    your sacrifice?
    Without this approval, no amount of sorrys will ever be enough.
    Because this is a war over Truth, and this new religion demands your conversion.
    As exhibit “A” I present to you this perverted faith’s one and only Sacrament – which is clearly the murder of the unborn through abortion.
    The zeal with which this Globalist, Marxist, and anti-Christian religion pursues this agenda reveals just how sacred a right they believe it to be!
    It. Is. Demonic.
    And so while it looks like we fight against these so-called priests,
    they are just men and women: blood and flesh. Their blasphemy laws and
    rights of forgiveness may be lived out in the physical world, but they
    are rooted in the spiritual forces of darkness. The “scriptures” they
    lift up can be held and read, but they are simply the tangible
    expressions of their spiritual agendas. Their definitions of “clean” and “unclean” are built on the foundations of power and control in the
    material world, but they have neither.
    Because our real war is with the Principalities and Powers that lurk
    behind and empower from underneath – that hide their demonic faces
    behind the masks of institutional “progress” and “wokeness” and “being
    on the right side of history”.
    Our real battle is not with the destructive fruits of this movement, but
    with its demonic roots.

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