Forget the transgender debate. TransChristians have taken over America. All a soul has to do is self-identify as a Christian and that seems to be good enough for everyone.The notion of being a “living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1-2) has been replaced with being a walking contradiction – and the overwhelming majority of self-identifying Christians are fine with that. I’m pretty sure, however, that Jesus isn’t. May I ask a few questions no one seems to be asking these days? What exactly does it mean to be a “Christian” and how have we forgotten that, biblically, this title is inseparable from actually following Jesus Christ?
A transChristian is someone who self-identifies as a Christ-follower but whose actions betray their confession. Look around and you will notice that America is filled with them. In a very real way, America is a transChristian nation.
The need for deep, penetrating spiritual awakening in the United States is the greatest it’s been since her inception. If America does not experience real revival (not the kind they advertise in advance in the deep South), I’m convinced that no amount of hope and change will bring about the transformation we desperately need. Christianity has been hijacked, and we should call it like it is.
Take, for instance, each of the presumptive presidential candidates. Both claim to be Christian. Hillary Clinton is a long-time Methodist and Donald Trump a Presbyterian (or perhaps a recent convert).Yet each has said and done things that absolutely abdicate the most basic notion of what it means to follow Jesus Christ.
But the contradictory conduct of the presidential candidates is not the big problem. The big problem is that most self-identifying Christians don’t see the problem – because most of us are more like Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump than we care to admit. But confession is good for the soul – and confession is exactly what America needs at this vital time in her history. We need to start getting honest with each other – and honest with God.
Last week, FBI Director James Comey made this stunning statement after ending the lengthy, costly investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system, clearing her, although her conduct seriously and repeatedly compromised United States intelligence:
“To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.
As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.”
Don’t be stupid, your children are watching. And so is Jesus. Comey’s conclusion openly models a dangerous double-standard for the rule of law in a way he has no right, or authority, to do. His conclusion smacks of situational ethics with a thick syrup of double-standard. He took an oath to uphold and defend the law, not selectively apply it. He may be FBI Director, but he does not have the authority to choose when and where he will enforce the law. But, wait a minute, that’s exactly what he did. Even self-identifying Christians should be upset about how this approach to “justice” is evil on so many levels.
America, we have a problem. If we continue down this road, our journey won’t end well.
The precedent Comey set signals another nail in the coffin that has become America – but it also signals a wake-up call for all who self-identify as Christ-followers. As for Mrs. Clinton, she has maintained her innocence in this debacle all along, in true fashion of every self-identifying Christian in America.
If we’re all innocent, then why in the world did God send His only Son into the world? Even a non-Christian knows that owning up to one’s sins is basic to the Christian faith. So how is it that self-identifying Christians seem to think we’re exempt from the fundamentals? And if we don’t embrace the fundamentals, Lord help us with the advanced stuff like loving our enemies, praying for them and being watchful and alert for the return of the Jesus we all say we’re following.
Every time Donald Trump calls someone a name, it makes me cringe. I was thoroughly embarrassed – even angered – when watching Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump stoop to new levels during the final Republican Presidential debate – because all three of these men self-identify as Christians.
Our nation is filled with transChristians – men, women, boys and girls who self-identify as Christ-followers but whose actions betray their confession. Ironic that we who are supposed to be following “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6) have lost our way, embraced a lie and are anything but alive.
Our nation needs a big-time bath. We need real revival and true spiritual awakening, and it all begins with an honest look at where we really stand with Jesus Christ. Repentance, so central to what it means to accept and follow Jesus Christ, needs a rebirth in America. The National Week of Repentance is coming, and brother do we need it. You need to participate in this national event from October 30 – November 6, because Christianity in America has been hijacked and it’s time she were saved. To participate, visit RevivalMatters.com – and spread the word. It’s time to crucify the transChristian movement that has overtaken our nation and choked the source of all real hope and change.