I actually have another post coming uno momento called Spiritual Roofie, but it is not quite finished and I got sidetracked in my mind musing to myself as I am wont to do. So, apropos of nothing here is some stream of consciousness fodder.
You know Paul Revere would have been screwed if the British were coming from both directions: land and sea. What the heck is a guy to do if they are coming by both?
I fancy that I’m kinda like him… just a guy galloping about on my blog talking about tyranny, pounding through some of our delicately-held beliefs, and paper-thin sensibilities. The methodology is just a tad better than horseback and signal lights but not mass communications enough to be more than elaborate Morse code. Or at least, that is how it feels sometimes.
If I wrote posts about tyranny in China by the beloved people’s state against Christians, we would all nod our heads in agreement at the terrible oppression of the masses. How dare those dastardly tyrants perpetrate such evil on the poor beleaguered Christians of the world? China would be the sea version of my Paul Revere metaphor–tyrants in a land Far Far away across the sea.
But that far far far away stuff doesn’t really matter to us much. We’ll pray for them and thank God we are free, and hope that God sends Shrek and Donkey to get Fiona out of the tower. But if it’s already here, if the foundations of tyranny are laid on our own soil, in our social institutions, and most importantly, in our churches, what is a forerunner supposed to do?
Lanterns in the church towers isn’t really gonna work too well this time. In case folks haven’t noticed, churches don’t have bell towers and steeples too much anymore. I suppose there is a social commentary on our aesthetics and Christian symbolism in there somewhere but not fodder for this post.
Architecture and lanterns aside, what if folks think that the coming invasion is actually a manifestation of deliverance?
That is where we are in American history, and more significant, this is where we are in Christian history…… AGAIN.