Why am I doing this people may ask ?? I'm doing it because the conservatism lies about God and Christ are not acceptable to we who follow Him. We want His Way to be shown instead of the ways of man who try to use Christ for their political and financial gain, and lie about following Him while trying to lead others into the pit with them.
It is easy to read the Bible with the mind of a man or woman and have no understanding of what you are reading because God is Spirit not flesh. That is why so many conservatives and liberals lose the meaning, because they try to twist it to be acceptable to the flesh and make fleshly ways acceptable to God. Instead of looking at the context of the whole Bible and seeing that God is saying the flesh is not acceptable so we should be looking at things from His Way-His Son Jesus Christ, Who came and gave understanding and light to a world that had been in the shadows before Him.-
When I was a child I thought and understood with the limited abilities of a child. Even when I was in my thirties and forties my understanding was limited because I kept reverting back to stinginess and selfishness as a child does. That is what conservatism is, childish and selfish as well as being stingy.
The complete opposite of Jesus Christ: Who is Loving, selfless to the point of dying for our sins so we didn't and don't have to, willing to give of His bounty without charging for it, never owned a home, or property on this earth, was poor yet never went hungry-except when He fasted for the forty days- fed the multitudes with little and still had left overs , healed other people for free and told them to thank God for His mercies, didn't abdicate war and violence as the way to bring about His Way, taught us to Love our enemies, and to Love our neighbors as we love ourselves if we would follow Him, warned about the love of money and the power of wealth in it's ability to keep one from the kingdom of God, walked with sinners daily, but rebuked the Pharisees and the Saducess the religious leaders of the time for their false beliefs and for leading people into hell with their ways, told us to pay our taxes and be subject to the authorities in charge as they apponted by Him, ...
19 And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people-for they knew He had spoken this parable against them. 20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor. 21 Then they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You do not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth: 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" 23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test Me? 24 Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and said, "Caesar's."25 And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." 26 But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.
Do not the conservatives try and say taxes are okay for they want, but they should not have to pay for what the government wants to do, even if it involves trying help the least and pay for the medical care of the elderly. Do they not want money for wars as long as they profit from them, but reject helping the vets who return home from those wars damaged ?? They don't realize that everything we have is God's because He Created all things, so if you follow what He says you render to God what is His.
45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His disciples, 46 "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, 47 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
The scribes were the lawyers of those days. Who are our politicians today ?? How many right wing "conservatives" did you hear stand and make speech after speech condenming "Obama care" and belittling the choices of the people to be able to choose how they would live, while saying greed and avarice were the ways to make America strong again. How many bankers, and businessmen stole the homes of people through the treachery allowed under Bush and the leadership under him until 2007. How many wars were started and innocent people murdered so the wealthy could make their blood money and claim they were patriotic while Bush llied about the reasons for the wars. Did Bush not say God told him to go to war with Iraq ?? Don't the conservatives of today the Rush Limbaugh types make long flowery comments about how they hate the liberals and how all the things wrong in the world are because of the liberals. Never once looking at the lies offered up by the conservatives as being the chains of hell being placed on those who believe their lies.
18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 19 So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. 20 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother. " 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." 22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 26 And those who heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" 27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
How many conservatives think they are righteous because they think being a conservative somehow justifies them ?? In verse 21 the young man proved he was deceived because he thought he had done all the things Christ told him to do. He had revealed a heart and mind that did not understand his need of Christ, and that he thought he was worthy based upon his own beliefs of how good he was. Jesus didn't even bother telling him he was wrong because He knew already the young man loved his wealth more than all other things. A lot of people try to say this verse is not true and that wealth doesn't preclude one form heaven. Being that Jesus Christ mentions the love of wealth more then sexual immorality, I believe that He was warning people to realize that the love of money is a real danger to peoples salvation, and they have to stop and realize that God is in control and not their money.
9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank You that I am not like other men-extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me a sinner! 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Now before some say that I myself despise others and consider myself righteous. Let me set you straight from the get go. I'm not righteous in my flesh at all, and I'm cleansed through Jesus Christs blood shed for me and accepted by me as being enough and finished by Him. Christ is the Righteous One. Those who I despise are those who would lead people from Christ with their legalistic and political beliefs of conservatism or liberalism as being able justify them and making them better than other people and acceptable to God in their own fleshly ways. Look at the political rhetoric in most Evangelical church's today and tell me that it is not conservatism disguised as Christianity being preached in their buildings they choose to call churchs. This last election and all the elections from the time of Reagan forward have turned into conservatism is Christianity campaigns. They are a lie and need to be exposed.
Have I not always said that Jesus Christ is the Way, and I'm just His messenger to share His Way as He wills me to ?? I exalt Christ and reject mans political/religious lies as being worthy of worshipping. The conservatives exalt conservatism and try to tie Christ in with their political beliefs. Do I think liberals are closer to being what Christ said to be yes !!! Does that excuse liberals ?? NO !!!
Christ is the Way, not any political party.
17 Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, I repent, you shall forgive him." 5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
From the Nelsons Bible study:
17:1, 2 woe to him: Jesus warned that judgment awaits those who cause others to stumble. The severe form of the warning suggests that false teaching, or leading someone into apostasy, is in view here. A millstone was a heavy stone used in a grinding mill.
offend(Gk. skandalizo) (17:2; Matt. 5:29; 13:21; John 6:61; 1 Cor. 8:13) Strong's 4624: The word is the verb form of a Greek noun that means "stumbling block" or "snare." The term refers to the trigger which springs a trap. In the New Testament it means anything that hinders someone from doing what is right or causes one to sin or fall away from the faith. Jesus emphatically warns that stumbling blocks are sure to come our way. Nonetheless, He condemned those who put stumbling blocks in the way of believers. He says that death by drowning would be preferable to offending "one of these little ones" in the faith.
How many times have I heard the conservatives trying to say that they are offended by the use of me using the Bible verses as a way to say what God says to be true. Yet here is these verses we are shown that we are indeed to rebuke those who sin against us and forgive them if they repent. The lies of the conservatives in calling God and Christ conservatives is an ongoing sin that they have not repented of and I keep trying to show them that. Not because I hate them , but because I do Love them in Him. They are leading people into apostasy and placing stumbling blocks before the little ones of Christ, just as they did to me for years until I finally grew up in Him and saw them for the liars they were.
The faith is in Him not our behaviors, not one of us is worthy based on our behaviors. Yet the conservatives would have you believe you become a conservative once you come to Christ and as such they try to block Christs working in all people instead of just those who profess to be conservatives in Christ. Woe unto them and their lies. Christ changes us into who He wants us to be, not what the politicians want us to be. Now does that mean you can be conservative and be in Christ ?? Of course it does. Does it mean you can be a liberal and be in Christ ?? Of course it does. Does it mean that you focus on the liberal or conservative part as being the most important ?? NO !!!! Christ works as He will not as we will, He is the most important, He is the Center, the other things are on the fringe.
19 "There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 "Then he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.
The conservatives are big on personal responsibility and allowing people to receive what they worked for. Their lack of compassion unless it is a family member or themselves is well shown. They love to say people don't work hard enough when in most cases it is the greed of the wealthy that deny the less fortunates in life to have a decent life. Didn't we just go through the whole Obama care going to cost them to much money thing ?? Don't I see the wealthy everyday living a life full of luxury while showing little concern for the ones who work for them or cannot work at all ?? What then is their basis of claiming to be of Christ ?? Their self motivated greed and their high esteem of their own value while denying the value of all whom God Created ?? Why then do they continue to lie and say they are of Him ?? To fool we who are of Him ??? We are not deceived it is you who are deceived and we sorrow for your loss. For the gift of Christ is before you and you choose wealth and self glorifying as being your beliefs.
14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 "The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.
Now the conservatives, who are lovers of money, also heard these things. But they deny them in their hearts because they are lovers of money and being as such they do not see nor hear the words of wisdom from God. So they continue to lie and preach false doctrines based upon their misunderstanding of the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They try to jusify their selves before men but are shown to be liars by the word of God. Still they try to use the Old Testament as their justification and fail by trying to follow the laws instead of accepting Christ and being in the Law through Him.
There are many more passages to share and I will if God allows me to continue His work through me. But right now I think I've laid a foundation that supports my basis for calling out the conservatism as being not of Christ but of men and women who try to use Christ for their own gain and profit.
It is not to put them down, it is to present those with a true desire to be in Christ, to see that conservatism or liberalism is not His Way. His Way is only through Him and while one can be conservative or liberal one must always be in Him first so that places politics behind Christ. I'm sorry but most of the conservatives I'm familiar with have not done that. They somehow believe that Christ blesses their greed and avarice and wants people to die for their wealth and comfort.
Thanks for reading this and please vote it up if you agree and make your comments so we can have a discussion. As far as those who disagree please feel free to show me verses in the Bible preferably the New Testament that say Christ is a conservative and wants conservatism to reign as His Way.