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10 Points On Recent Cultural Events by Jeff Weddle


Jeff on his “anti-itch meditation” blog writes a lot of insightful articles. I strongly recommend this one:

10 Points On Recent Cultural Events
by jeff

I guess I’m supposed to say stuff about the Supreme Court and Marriage and Confederate flags and trans-gender and trans-race stuff because I’m a pastor. Here is what I have to say about the state of our culture today.

1) What? The world likes its sin? No way! Get out of here! I’m shocked.

See complete article here:
https://antiitchmeditation.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/10-points-on-modern-cultural-events/

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The illustration is a portion of a painting I did commenting on the way so many professing Christians seem to confuse faith in God with patriotism. I thought it had relevance to some of the points Jeff makes in his article.

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13 Responses to “10 Points On Recent Cultural Events by Jeff Weddle”


  1. 1 Steve
    July 3, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for passing on Jeff’s post, brother. As you said, a thoughtful read.

    As well as being “shocked” that the world likes sin (WHO KNEW, right ?): he made a number of other strong points. That “…Christians…bemoaning ‘the loss of our country’…” shows ignorance of the gospel of the Kingdom. And most of all, that we’ll of course be told to VOTE if we want to change things: but “Hey, people, voting is what got us here! It’s not working.”

    Thanks for your post ! I’m also going to pass it on.

    blessing, Steve

  2. 2 Marleen
    July 3, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Faith is evidence of deeds unseen.

    I looked around a bit over there. This will stick with me.

    And the reminder righteous people tend not to see their own works.

    It’s an infinity loop. We didn’t see the Messiah Word incarnate murdered either.

  3. 3 Unprofitable Servant
    July 3, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Cute…

    But you know Ones…

    There IS a DISTINCT difference between someone who is “patriotic” and someone who USES the supreme laws of the land they live in and the unrivaled “freedom” that those laws provide its citizens to their advantage….

    I’m no more a “patriot” than Paul the Apostle was to Rome.

    He simply used his “Roman Citizenship” to his every advantage every time he needed to…..

    Acts 22:29 Then immediately those who were about to examine him withdrew from him; and the commander was also afraid after he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.

  4. 4 Marleen
    July 3, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I have a son in boot camp. I don’t think of this country as the Kingdom or anything like that, but if my son goes active duty in the future (which I don’t anticipate), I will not want him to be part of or even condone shooting pureed food up the rectum and alimentary canal of prisoners. So, I have to speak up.

  5. 5 Marleen
    July 3, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Not that he would do that, but you get the point.

  6. July 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

    You may not be “patriotic”, but there are many who DO confuse their patriotism with religious faith, and probably think it was Jesus who fought for truth, justice and the American way.

  7. 7 Unprofitable Servant
    July 7, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Absolutely. And they will get their “superman” in the end. The one who comes in his own name.

    They are deluded to think God was behind the creation of the US. He allowed it but the founders were no more Christians than Simon the sorcerer was. Most were deist freemasons.

    America was founded as a satanic nation with a “Christian” coat of paint. It’s really as simple as that.

  8. July 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Good read. He did neglect to notice that the influence of Christians over this country has waned in direct relation to its dependence upon apostate teachers. God bless us.

  9. 9 Unprofitable Servant
    July 26, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Apostate teachers is absolutely right!

    And I would have to say that 99% + of the so called “pastors” in the US are apostate and dragging their flocks quite willingly to the lake of fire and brimstone.

    One cannot graduate “bible college” in the US unless they confess to the “truth” of dispensationalism.

    Heretic CI Scofield is the originator of 99% of the apostate teachings in the western church at large!

  10. July 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

    While I share your aversion to Dispensationalism, your comment about Schofield is an extreme exaggeration. While his teaching led to one very influential area of dangerous false teaching, the majority of false teachings in the church came about with no input or influence from him. Many of those were around long before Schofield was born.

  11. July 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Amen! Most of the epistles were written to combat false teaching. Heresy continued with the early church fathers, and one of the greatest heretics with a vast amount of influence in both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is Augustine. Much of the heresy afflicts the visible church today had its origins in Augustine. Below is a link to an excellent resource documenting the heresy of the early church fathers and Augustine. God bless us.

    http://www.wayoflife.org/database/church_fathers_a_door_to_rome.html

  12. July 29, 2015 at 10:54 am

    And clearly Augustine’s heresy didn’t originate with Scofield.

    🙂

    Throughout history man has been very skilled at distorting the truth.
    Mankind had a very successful teacher from whom he learned to question what God said – a lot of the time taking God’s word and asking “Has God indeed said…” and then going on to twist the meaning of God’s word into something more “convenient”.

  13. July 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Excellent analysis. God bless us.


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