A Christian View of Current Political Events

Jason sent me something he wrote on his FB page to family and friends regarding Jeremiah 24. The LORD showed Jeremiah two baskets of figs, one with good figs to be sent into exile in Babylon, the other basket of bad figs that were to remain behind.

What he wrote spoke to something I’ve been going through this summer; fighting my anger and despair about what is happening, to keep my natural optimism. It helped me as I pray it will help any of you with the same issue.

For most of my life I’ve been a political conservative; voting straight-ticket Republican in every election. When the pandemic hit 18 months ago, I saw it for what it became; a political football that politicians could manipulate for their purposes. It couldn’t be clearer today, and I’ve been very outspoken concerning government overreach.

Lately, I’ve been reading the book of Jeremiah as part of my Bible-in-a-year study. Chapter 24 is the representation of the good and bad figs. At first, I didn’t like it. How could the people that were sent to exile be good, and the ones remaining free be bad? Well, the ones in exile humbled themselves to the will of God (even if they didn’t intend to) and those that remained “free” were proud and self-assured.

This is when God made it clear to me; I’ve been so preoccupied with being angry about the government, making some people my enemy, that I’ve missed the point. That is; our nation has turned from God. We are reaping the effects of this. Instead of being proud and defiant even further, we should humble ourselves, repent and follow Him. I’m NOT saying we can’t fight for our rights. But our rights as Americans do not trump our responsibilities as Christians to love one another, study His word and make disciples.

Read Jerimiah ch 24-30(ish) and decide for yourself.

Jason

Read about it here in Jeremiah 24-30

35 Comments on A Christian View of Current Political Events

  1. I found a treasure trove of bible exegesis at a site called “Centre Place.” It is a community of Christ site formerly later day saints mormon of all things. I highly recommend his lectures on Exdus, who wrote Genesis, the gospel of luke, the missing gospel Q. They are so good

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  2. Understand that Mormons are Not Christian in their beliefs and are actually related to Scientology. Mr. Hubbard was inspired by Mr. Smith you see.

    If a person is former LDS let us assume they are a little closer to truth now then before.

    But we all are seekers to God’s love and the grace of his son Jesus Christ.

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  3. I over heard a couple prog see you next Tuesday’s saying that if popular opinion wins out and almost everyone accepts that the gay lifestyle is not sinful then God would be compelled to as well. That or God would have to condemn and punish almost everyone and that is not consistent with what Christianity is all about.

    Hmmm says I. Perhaps they missed the part in the Bible about Sodom and Gomorrah.

    The late great Joseph Sobran wrote many articles about how Jesus was not the benign teacher of feel goodism that the popular culture makes him out to have been.

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  4. Actually, Sodom and Gomorrah wasn’t about homosexuality. It was about sex with angels (and rape and murder). Read gen 6 1-4. What compelled me to post the above link was because that John hamer lecturer does go into great detail about how the OT treats the subject of the innocent suffering but the wicked don’t and how it progresses up through Christ’s time. And of course child sacrifice being the big sin. Not homosexuality which really doesn’t get mentioned in the OT

  5. That site I linked to does explain Mormons and they are Christian and he makes no apologies for their founders. He tells it like it is on that subject. Very interesting

  6. “…that Mormons are Not Christian …”

    Then why do they call themselves “The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints?”

    Jus axin, not trying to start something.

    izlamo delenda est …

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  7. Great topic

    This nation has lost its way for so long, but the Lord knows how evil and corrupt our politicians have become and the sheeple who have been blinded by these shysters.

    Everyday we see proof of that and that is why Jesus said we are not to worry of things of this world.

    News consumption should be limited or else you walk around angry all the time.

    Bible consumption does a body good.

    Thanks Claudia 🕊️❤️🙏

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  8. Tim, Mormons do not believe Jesus is Who He said He was, for one.

    Jesus earned His godhood and salvation – Mormon Doctrine, McConkie, p. 129; Mortal Messiah, vol. 4, p. 434* Contended with Lucifer His “spirit brother” for the appointment as Savior – Gospel Principles, pp. 17-18* Certain sins for which Jesus’ blood cannot atone – including murder – Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, pp. 134-135

    That is just one problem….and that one alone makes them “not” Christian.

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  9. The religion classes I took in college in the late 70s defined Non-Christian religions as those who distort fundamental Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and salvation by grace through faith alone. Specifically, any religion that denies that Jesus Christ is God’s son is not Christian.

    CS Lewis said it best: “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [that is, Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg–or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse…. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

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  10. In “Dark Ages, New Morality,” Sobran writes: “The progressives have found no substitute for virtue. They can offer only such morbid stopgaps as contraception, abortion, and euthanasia. The Dark Ages understood virtue built a civilization; the progressive age doesn’t understand virtue and is tearing down the civilization it inherited. Euthanasia is a fitting symbol: the last sacrament of a society that cannot aspire to heaven, but only to painless annihilation.”

    In “The Expurgated Christ,” Joe Sobran takes apart the “Jesus Seminar” which, in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, has blue-penciled many of the words of Christ. As Sobran writes, “the result is a paltry figure nobody could worship. Had this ‘historical Jesus’ really existed, we would never have heard of Him. The message that you should be nice to others and refrain from stuff like imperial exploitation would hardly have transformed the ancient world and haunted the conscience of mankind through several civilizations to come. A man who preached such watery doctrine wouldn’t be worth crucifying.”

    http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/5352377471.html

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  11. Excellent comment, Lead Salad. Cult doctrines like the Mormons, etc. are the ones God warned Christians not to follow;

    1Timothy 4:1
    1.”Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;…”

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  12. How shall the religions of mankind be judged, but by the ONLY standard with which He judges ALL. Diverse weights and measures are an abomination. Yet there are many who imagine that they “sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”

    Lev 19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
    36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am יהוה your Elohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
    37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am יהוה.

    Deut 25:13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.
    14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.
    15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which יהוה thy Elohim giveth thee.
    16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto יהוה thy Elohim.

    Ezek 45:9 Thus saith the Sovereign יהוה; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Sovereign יהוה.
    10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.

    Amos 8:4 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
    5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
    6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

    Micah 6:10 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?
    11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

    Prov 16:11 A just weight and balance are יהוה’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
    20:10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to יהוה.
    23 Divers weights are an abomination unto יהוה; and a false balance is not good.

    Ezek 22:24 Son of man, say unto her, Thou art the land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation.
    25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
    26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
    27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
    28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Sovereign יהוה, when יהוה hath not spoken.
    29 The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.

    https://www.facebook.com/comimuois/photos/pb.105121961331582.-2207520000../381418243701951/?type=3&theater

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  13. I have a mormon branch of family and was forced to go for awhile. They are NOT Christians. They think they are, but they are not.
    And Jpm, I am sorry but you are deceived. Moses wrote Genesis and Sodom and Gomorrah was about homosexuality.

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  14. There was no homosexual act with the story of Sodom and Gommorah. Lot’s daughter got raped and murdered. The angels did not suffer from any such act.

    Only Liviticus mentions that a man should not lie with another man, but it was in the context of temple worship that was common with the god Ashurah. That passage was right next to the passage about not going to the bathroom within 400 steps of the camp. That’s the only other mention of it. I love the Bible experts here who have never read it but pretend to be expert.

    again, Sodom and Gomorah was a reference to the 2nd fall of man, angels having sex with humans and that caused the great flood. The worst sin in the Bible

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%206:1-8&version=NIV

    Where’s yours mister Lead Salad?

  15. Your homosexual is bad quote?

    It goes without saying that homosexuality does not bring blessing, but it isn’t mentioned in the bible except in the context of worshiping false Gods

  16. also from Jeremiah:
    2:21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?

    fauci could use that for a commercial. he could film in in wuhan and save some of the taxpayer’s money

  17. I know that what follows is strictly anecdotal, but here goes. I received and accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ when I was 20 years old. Before that, I had been a practicing Mormon. The only times that I ever heard the name of Jesus mentioned was in the title of the church or at the end of a prayer or testimony. They ALWAYS end a testimony with “I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen”.

    I was still pretty naive at the time, and was pretty excited about sharing my newfound salvation with my fellow Mormons. The overwhelming majority of them didn’t want to hear it. I got a call from my bishop asking me if I had been promoting Christ above the (Mormon) church. I replied that yes, I had discovered that Christ was supreme, even above any church in existence, Mormons included. I was informed that unless I chose to cease this activity, that the bishop would have no choice but to begin the excommunication process against me. I told him to do what he thought best, but that I was not going to deny my Lord and Savior. I was eventually excommunicated from that church, which by the time it happened was exactly what I wanted.

    My point being – I have seen and lived both Mormonism and Christianity. Nobody will ever be able to convince me that there is any common ground between the two.

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  18. I had in-laws that were Mormon and they are not Christian, I learned everything I could learn about the religion and it is a cult.

    To the person claiming homosexuality is not in the Bible is lying and to say Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with homosexuality is also lying. They wanted to have sex with men and even turned down sex with Lot’s daughters.

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  19. “I’ve been a political conservative; voting straight-ticket Republican…”

    There’s your mistake: voting for the likes of McConnell, Boehner, Romney, McCain, Graham (keep going)….

  20. allow me to let some posters to chew on this … (NIV)

    Leviticus 18:22-24 “ Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion. Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.”

    Leviticus 20:13 “ If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

    (btw, Leviticus is OT)

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  21. Haman is a fairly well known progressive apologist that tries to spin the progressive view of the world vs biblical. He spins translations to show it is pederasts not homosexuality but even that is bad translations. Then even brings in since Christ obviously knew about gay men but did not specifically call it out then he is ok with gay marriage since that is “pure” love not lust. False preachings and anything to make them feel better about sin.

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  22. You don’t even have to get into the weeds so to speak. Mormons do not teach/believe Jesus is God, they teach/believe he was created.

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  23. If you do want to get into the weeds, you can speak about becoming Gods making spiritual babies or that Jesus was the brother of Satan.

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  24. Mr. jpm….Bible expert……you can’t even spell Leviticus correctly.

    22 ‘You shall not sleep with a male as one sleeps with a female; it is an abomination.
    From Lev. 18. This is the giving of laws to Israel. Maybe if YOU would read a little further, you would get the context.

    ‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these things the nations which I am driving out from you have become defiled.
    25 ‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has vomited out its inhabitants.
    26 ‘But as for you, you are to keep My statutes and My judgments, and you shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native, nor the stranger who resides among you
    27 (for the people of the land who were there before you did all these abominations, and the land has become defiled),
    28 so that the land will not vomit you out should you defile it, as it has vomited out the nation which was there before you.

    God is telling the Israelites that the land “vomited” out it’s previous inhabitants because they did these things. So this not only shows God’s contempt on the sin, but also the contempt of the sin in other nations, not just His people, Israel. Go back to the beginning of the chapter. Read the whole thing and stop twisting it.

    Then there is a reference in Lev. 20:13. Same application. God is setting rules again for Israel.

    On to your twisting of Sodom and Gomorrah……Progressive Christians trying to normalize homosexuality have been trying to make the sin here as only inhospitality, or of unnatural relations with angels. However the text nowhere points out that anyone in the city knew they were angels—instead they are called “men” by both the citizens and Lot (Gen. 19:5, and Gen. 19:8). That the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah included not only inhospitality but also the homosexual activity is the best interpretation. Jude 1:7 corroborates this:

    Jude 1:7 So also Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, since they indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire in a way similar to these angels, are now displayed as an example by suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

    Heck, these twisted men tried to get it on with the angels even after they were blinded……..

    We can go into how Paul used the language from the OT to bring the concept not the NT as well…….

    So, there’s mine, Mr jpm

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  25. If you twist the meaning of scripture and interpret “abomination” as “homosexual” then absolutely, the Bible is against it. Unfortunately, the
    Bible always ends their story with “and he was a good King and he kept Gods precepts” or the King was a bad king and “emulated their children to Molec” It was always about child sacrifice. In the Sodom and Gomorrah story they clearly knew that it was Angels they wanted. They weren’t going about raping men, but is you want to twist it to mean homosexual you can. The OT is ALWAYS about worshiping false gods and certainly they did include that with one god in particular but child sacrifice is the overwhelming meaning

  26. Completely off base. The only people angry and hating are the communists not the conservatives aka republicans. Standing up to fight the devil is not hate. This person sounds like a fake.

  27. jpm, you are the one twisting words and meanings and I sure hope you don’t teach anything to anyone about the Bible or lead anyone to believe it is not a sin to practice homosexuality because God is pretty clear on those that do that as well.

    I could give you every single Bible passage proving you’re wrong and dangerously wrong when it comes to people’s souls, but I learned a long time ago those wanting to twist God’s Words to justify their beliefs and wants just keep on twisting and it’s a waste of time.

    So I’ll do the Christian thing and pray for you.

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  28. “… send them out, that we may know them …”

    Sorry, doesn’t get any plainer than that. To “know” one (Biblically) was to have intercourse.

    The denizens of Sodom and Gomorrah were clearly fags. Idolatrous fags.

    izlamo delenda est …

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