For over 40 years I've discovered that people calling themselves Christians are seldom followers of Jesus Christ. I've seen more of a propensity for social networking and compromise than following the examples set in scripture. Most of today's churches are examples of apathy and apostasy that enable the wicked to plunder the ignorant for the benefit of the corporation. The revolutionary pulpit of America has been destroyed and replaced with a spiritual dung heap largely due to 26 USC 501(c)3 and the love of money.
While it may appear that I’m singling out Christians, it is only because a vast majority of Americans still claim to be a part of the Christian faith. It was the pulpit of Jesus Christ that fueled the flames of the American Revolution 250 years ago by teaching the biblical principles of liberty, self-reliance, justice, and independence. Today the apostasy of the churches are contributing to undoing what the revolutionary pulpit inspired; so as you can see there is much the pulpits of America have to answer for in the context of history.
Most people don't believe in or see the Creator in the same way I do; we all have a natural right to worship him or not as our conscience dictates. When we’re a free people there cannot be coercion to conform to some “societal” norm; we can come together and discuss our differences and even come to an understanding regarding the things of God, but I believe that can only happen in a spirit of respect and understanding towards one another. I believe people who are brow-beaten, terrorized, or otherwise coerced to accept a belief system do not truly believe or love what they're forced to accept; our Creator desires that people love him as well as one another freely and voluntarily; since he loved us enough to allow us the freedom of that choice.
In my opinion, the world would be a much happier place if we learned to respect and love one another in spite of our differences; we have much to share with one another that we’ve learned throughout history. Perhaps by learning the lessons of the past together we can move forward and avoid repeating the worst of it today and tomorrow.
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