I suppose separation of church and state only applies when Christians attempt to place a copy of the ten commandments or a Christmas creche on a courthouse lawn. But it DOES NOT APPLY when the political left, the progressives, democrats, socialists, Marxists, and communists in our government — and, yes, in the pulpits of the mainline religious denominations in America — feel it is impeding their Marxist agenda.
Senator Feinstein, herself descended from Polish Jews and grandparents who were of the Russian Orthodox faith and self describes her faith as Jewish, ought to brush up on her New Testament before she allows hauling the “cross,” a distinctly Christian emblem, into her anti-gun extravaganzas.
Look. I am sick, ad nauseum, of the mainline religious denominations in America and across the globe, sticking their self righteous noses into my political ideology.
Heck, it is my firm belief that Christian churches have no business, whatsoever, involving themselves in politics — at any level. (Frankly, I an very uncomfortable with churches allowing polling places on their premises.) In fact, if they were doing the job they were given by Christ, Himself, they would not have time to make fools of themselves belittling others and rolling around in the filth of politics.
I refer, of course, in the paragraph above to “The Great Commission,” that with which the Christian church is directly charged by Jesus, Himself, to make its work on earth. It is simple and to the point — and — if carried out the church would find itself entirely too busy to become involved in those things that are Caesar’s business.
This is The Great Commission:
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)
“As Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. opened her press conference on gun control today, she invited Dean of the National Cathedral Rev. Canon Gary Hall to offer a prayer.
Hall spoke briefly before the prayer, calling for Washington lawmakers to stop fearing the gun lobby and fulfill their “moral duty” to restrict guns.
“Everyone in this city seems to live in terror of the gun lobby,” Hall said. “But I believe that the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby.”
Hall said that he could no longer justify a society that allowed ordinary citizens to keep and bear “assault weapons.”
During the prayer, Hall asked God to “bless our elected leaders with the wisdom and the courage needed to bring about the changes that the people demand.” Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-dianne-feinstein-opens-up-anti-gun-presser-with-a-prayer/article/2519581#.UQPnAvJ0jTg
This is exactly the kind of leftist political stunt that caused me to walk out of TWO mainline denomination churches a number of years ago — and I have not allowed my shadow to darken the door of one since.
When a body of believers, gathered together as a church, becomes an apostate church, Christians are commanded to “come out from among them.” That’s what I did — and I highly recommend it for those in fear of the final resting place of their souls.
The whole thing strikes me as the height of hypocrisy anyway. I mean, the democrats/socialists screaming about the separation of church and state. If you want to see overt, in you face, conjoining of religion and politics simply watch the democrats parading into the pulpits of black churches across the nation during a political campaign season. Somehow, THAT is perfectly fine.
OK, I get it: It’s not wrong WHEN THEY DO IT, right?
We have known the Obama machine is going to use every tool they can lay their hands on to attempt to shame gun owners into surrendering their weapons. (Make no mistake. The final goal of this entire gun control campaign is to TAKE YOUR GUNS … to disarm Americans. They only need to complete two easy steps … registration and then confiscation. Register your weapon and they know what it is, who has it, and where it is. They next step is to TAKE it from you.)
Gun owners in America are going to be called every dirty name in the book in ad campaigns over the next weeks and months. (Think anti-smoking ad campaign.) Leftist columnists will write stinging tomes concerning our low morals, and our lack of respect for human life. You name it and if it is low-down and dirty enough, American gun owners will be labeled as such.
Right now, though, we are E V I L ! That’s why we are seeing the limp-wristed useful idiots of the leftist clergy paraded out to condemn us.
“… Prepare for war!
Rouse the warriors!
Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weakling say,
“I am strong!” — Joel: Chapter 3
And finally, before our leftist “Christians” get too intolerably pious on us and begin preaching that Jesus would want us to turn in our guns, Allow me to disabuse them of that bit of deceit.
Back in December of 2012 I wrote a piece in which I noted the following: “And yes, dear reader, Jesus’ boys were packing. Well, they weren’t packing “heat” because “heat” hadn’t been invented yet. I am satisfied that had guns been available — at least Saint Peter would have had at least one on him. Concealed carry, of course.
What they had were swords. Not the broadsword with which Hollywood is so enamored, but a short sword similar in some respects to the Roman Gladius, but more akin to the American Bowie knife. (Named for its inventor, famed American gambler Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo.)
The “sword” the boys of Jesus’ posse possessed were “up close and personal” weapons. You could easily kill, gut, and skin an animal — or a man — with the same utensil. It was, to say the least, uh, practical.
Now, you anti-gun types might not want to hear this, but Jesus KNEW they had those swords. In fact, he directed them to get one, if they did not already own one, even if they had to sell their coats to purchase a sword.
For the record, here is what Jesus instructed his men: “And he [Jesus] said to them [His disciples], “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘And he was numbered with transgressors’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.” Luke 22:36-38 — You may read the entire article at: http://insightonfreedom.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-did-jesus-do-j-d-longstreet.html
There you have it. Makes me sort of wonder if Jesus is, today, ” … numbered with the transgressors.”
It all makes me wonder just how long it will be before the gun grabber’s slanderous campaign against America’s gun owners will backfire in the faces of the masters of knee-jerk hysteria.
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