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The Current Cowardly Church Needs a Mega Dose of the Rebel Spirit

Shrug Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 5:12 PM
Those of us living as citizens in this country are especially blessed considering the state in which much of humanity must exist. Freedom to worship and an understanding that our liberties are inalienable - the provenance of God, not of man - are at the heart of our blessed liberty. Much blood and treasure has been invested in these liberties and their underlying principles. Unfortunately we are all fallen humans. Our natural instincts are not godly. We've been on a long slow march away from our founding doctrines - both scriptural and constitutional. If we don't push back against this tide it won't be long before very few will know the founding doctrines and those who haven't forgotten them will not be permitted to freely express them.

Whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the People may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new Government; the doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. –Declaration of Rights, Maryland

Unlike America’s original rebel Christians who dumped the Brits’ taxed tea into Boston Harbor and told King George that he could kiss their King George, today’s evangelicals, I believe—especially the dandy ministers who love to be loved—would have...