With respect to the American Church’s utter failure, Tim writes,
I am not directly questioning the honesty of pastors toward others though, rather I question their honesty with themselves. I believe that, as with much of society, American pastors often worship the “god” of big government and had never before been in a place where they needed to choose between their claimed faith and their real faith. I believe that much of the convoluted arguments from various pastors and religious organizations and their appeals to verses like Romans 13 are the result of them attempting to sort out the cognitive dissonance that they have been forced to confront. To my mind this would explain many of the issues that others have pointed out such as the corruption of the 501(c)(3) or school vouchers (gifts from their true god) as well as the fear of appearing “uncaring” (hard to stand up for something if you don’t believe it).
While Parson Goat genuflects at Leviathan’s altar of “public health,” let the Remnant say with Joshua, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”7:40 am on May 31, 2020 Email Becky Akers