Wednesday, July 20, 2005

God save the United States...

from these honorable culture warriors.

Yep, Justice Sunday II. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

It is interesting that this came to my attention today, at the same time that Doug Wilson made these comments on the relationship between evangelicalism and gay rights. The point he makes can be applied more broadly than just that one issue...

The point of our article was that if American Christians want the nation to repent, then American Christians need to show the nation how it is done. But of course the concept that God might be chastizing us is beyond the ken of the modern evangelical. "Us? Have a problem?"


I also loved this quote...

As a prophet of God Jeremiah argued that the Babylonian invasion was a judgment of God, and that the Israelites should simply take it as being from His hand, and use the time as an occasion for repentance. And in that repentance they were to look for deliverance. This hardly made Jeremiah a colonel in the Babylonian Tank Corps.


Of course, the problem is that that is exactly what Jeremiah was accused of, on numerous occasions. The truth Jeremiah (and Wilson) acknowledge here has never been popular with the people of God. Of course, Israel's refusal to admit this did not save them from the Babylonians. I very much doubt it will help us, either...

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