American X-tianity made a deal with the devil, if not sold its soul. From as far back as the Puritan days, this perversion of Christianity has done everything contrary to the teachings of Jesus the Christ. We all know the many evils in this land the American church endorsed; how many suffered at the hands of this “church” as well. We could read over the many clergy who had the chance to stand up for righteousness; however due to race (White) and gender (male), decided to craft doctrine that had lasting impact.
Today, we see this deal with the devil in full bloom. Groups like the Moral Majority and its ilk have freedom to influence what goes on in the public square; and tried to influence what happens in Washington. We have pastors who endorsed racism hidden behind “Scriptural authority,” yet Jesus would have never recognized such authority. We have clergy who support the “squatter in chief” currently occupying the White House despite his un-Christian attitudes towards women, non-Whites, the poor, etc. What’s even worse is non-White clergy who have been co-opted into preaching trivialities to the people instead of truth to power.
Jesus expressed this to John in Revelation in the above passage. Jesus warned John-and those of us in the Boardinghouse of Faith-that there are those who say they’re of the faith, yet are of the “synagogue of Satan.” What Jesus warned was that there are those who’ve embraced the devil and follow his/her practices, ways, attitudes; yet have the nerve to say their in the faith. To Jesus, those who say they’re of the faith yet act like the devil is blasphemy to him.
Now the devil is also a shrewd businessperson-even better than Trump. He/she will let these X-tians run rampant as they had for the last 400 years-especially now that their boy Trump is in the Oval Office. Satan has American X-tianity in his/her pocket. For American X-tianity, things could not get any better…
…Until Satan presents American X-tianity with the bill. As I said before, Satan’s a shrewd businessperson who will collect. Oh, I know some of you will say that Satan has no power in over the Church, however that’s for those who follow Jesus the Christ. However for this American perversion from Christianity there will be no protection. These men and women will be of the “reprobate” mind that Paul warned of (ref. Romans 1:28). They will lose all sense of who they are and will quickly tear themselves apart before the eyes of others. The nation they tried to “create” with their influence will collapse under their feet and they won’t be able to escape its fall. They will cry out to God, yet it will too late since they rejected Him/Her. It will be a sad time as a potential witness for Christ ends up a dead victim with Jesus’s pronouncement ringing in its collective ears:
See! Your house is left to you desolate
Matthew 23:38 (NKJV)
American X-tianity will be dead and no one will miss it. It will be a part of American History that many will want to forget. I wish I could have a different outlook, however history will bear me out. We’ve seen how religion that has been co-opted by empire with die out when empire dies out. I predict that this “dark age” of American X-tianity’s running the show will soon die out as this perversion of Christianity dies out as well.
The devil and American X-tianity: something to think about.
(Image: Abandoned church in Hewitt, New Jersey)