The American Church.
What Christ do you Preach?
I read a lot on the American Church. I live here after all and what I read makes me sick. From Progressive Christianity all the way through to Ultra Right Wing Constitutional Christianity we are in bad shape.
Jesus the Messiah is not an AR-15 wielding, Constitution bearing, American flag waving Savior bathed in the blood of America’s soldiers. And yet on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and July 4th weekend that is the Jesus that is front and center in our churches. After those holidays are over that Jesus is still prevalent in the preaching and teaching of those churches, that theology just shines more during those high holidays.
Jesus is also not a gender neutral confused man who winks and nods at the LGBTQ lifestyle in the name of love, who blames white people for the sins of the world socialistic Savior bathed in the blood of aborted babies. And yet every progressive pastor proclaims this Jesus every Sunday and condemns all who disagree in the name of tolerance and diversity.
Curious, what Jesus do you proclaim from the pulpit? If you’re not a pastor reading this then what Jesus do you proclaim in your life?
The Jesus you preach matters because only the Biblical Jesus saves. Jesus Christ is not who you make Him to be. I know that truth is hard for some to swallow but it is true nonetheless. If you are crying over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe because your Jesus is not “radical right” then wait until you meet Jesus. And you will meet Jesus. If you are mocking those who are enraged by the Roe decision because your Jesus is “radical right” then wait until you meet Jesus. And you will meet Jesus.
Dear Progressive Christian there will be white people in Heaven. Dear Radical Right Christian there will be black people in Heaven. Would you like to take a guess who won’t be there? You. If you keep clinging to “your Jesus” then you will meet your faith in a fiery place one day.
“The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’ Mark 1:15 - That good news is Christ crucified! Is Christ risen again!
The Christ you proclaim will determine what Christ your church believes.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Justin Peters on the church: