Apart from me you can do nothing. Have you heard that before? Do you know who said it? And if you do know, do you understand what it really means? Is it really as obvious as it seems?
No Confidence in the Flesh
Trump Announces New Religious Freedom Initiatives. And Evangelical leaders cheer. But let’s be honest. Exactly what do those religious freedom initiatives accomplish? Oh yeah – businesses are going to be involved too. Huh? “Freedom of religion and belief can contribute to a rich pluralism that is itself associated with economic growth.” Again – Huh? And since the announcement was at the United Nations, they chimed in as well. “The UN secretary-general António Guterres, seated to Trump’s right, thanked the President for his focus on religious freedom and praised the recent efforts of Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyib, to promote religious peace and fraternity. He announced two new UN initiatives to support religious freedom—a strategy against hate speech and an action plan to protect houses of worship.” One more time – Huh?
I’m sorry but, is that what religion is really about? Pluralism, a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist? Really? Contributing to economic growth? Really? Religious fraternity? Really?
Any Christian should be asking, what happened to salvation?
Have you ever heard of a Grown-again Christian? Me neither. But the Apostle Paul did. “But for right now, friends, I’m completely frustrated by your unspiritual dealings with each other and with God. You’re acting like infants in relation to Christ, capable of nothing much more than nursing at the breast.” The Message