I already alluded to this in another recent post but it is noteworthy. Evangelical leaders recently gathered in Texas in an attempt to reach a consensus regarding which candidate to support in the 2012 US Presidential bid. The result after the final tally...the Roman Catholic Rick Santorum.
This would have been unthinkable back in the days of the Moral Majority and Christian Coalition. But in the early 1990's Charles Colson, the reformed felon of the Nixon administration went to work bringing Roman Catholics and Protestants together into a new framework...ECT (Evangelicals and Catholics Together)
They decided to lay aside doctrinal differences and work together to preserve and transform American society. What had previously been a Protestant Sacral model now became a broader Western model often identified as Judeo-Christian.
There have been many critics. Some have condemned Colson's compromise with Rome, others have condemned this 'broad' Christian society notion arguing instead for a narrower more patently Protestant version. Very few critique the very notion, which is the real problem driving the project being undertaken by Colson and his kind.
If I were a Sacralist and envisioned recovering or transforming America into some kind of Christian super-state, then it would be unthinkable to join hands with Roman Catholics. I would view it as both a betrayal of the gospel and the thousands who suffered at the hand of the Papacy throughout history, a Papacy which has not repented or improved doctrinally. If anything Roman Catholic theology is even worse than what Luther encountered in the early 16th century.
The fact that a bunch of Baptists, Charismatics, and others have aligned themselves with a Papist denotes a massive shift in thinking and strategy.
It's interesting though...for all their success, the culture continues to slip away from them. Santorum can't seem to get any traction outside of places like Iowa. These folks are reaching out and grasping for power, but just as they are taking hold...it's slipping away from them. Their segment is becoming more consolidated, but society at large is rejecting them.
Praise the Lord.
Does this mean I want Romney to be president? No.
Obama to be re-elected? No.
Obama to be re-elected? No.
Ron Paul? No, not him either, but at least he wouldn't drop bombs.
I have no hope in any of these figures of power. They're all handed over to do evil, but from a Kingdom perspective, someone like Santorum or Gingrich represents a threat that someone like Romney or Obama does not. The meeting in Texas the other day proves this...a group which purports to represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ by their very name (Evangelicals) decided the best move for the pseudo-kingdom they would create is to ally with one who prays to Mary, reveres the Satanist in the Vatican as the Holy Father, and believes money can free souls from punishment. Not to mention he's a statist with a borderline totalitarian understanding of government...getting into our bedrooms as he recently said...and is a militarist who has all but said he would start a war with Iran.
Basically Santorum who loves scaring people with the term Islamo-fascism (parading his ignorance) is actually the closest thing we have right now to an actual Fascist (think Franco of Spain) running for president. And this is who the Evangelicals have decided to align with. If it were 1933 in Germany, these same deluded and evil fools would have supported Adolph Hitler. I don't doubt it for one second. They recoil in horror when you suggest it, as Church leaders would have in 1933 if someone had told them what Hitler would do. Sorry for the harshness but I think it's called for.
I would encourage anyone attending a building where this evil (Christo-American Evangelicalism) is being promoted from the pulpit to get up...and run for the exit. It's not a Church of Jesus Christ. Can I say such a thing? That would include a massive number of 'Bible Believing' Evangelical Churches.
If Colson is a champagne drinker he probably uncorked a bottle over the weekend. For those familiar with the long history of Jesuit Conspiracy Theories in Protestant circles...Colson almost gives validity to some of these stories! My goodness if the Jesuits were ever going to unleash a secret agent upon Protestantism, I can't imagine someone more effective than Colson. If he isn't in league with them, then they should at least send him a donation. For many years, I have and continue to refer to him as...the Jesuit.
It's truly amazing. Even our local "Christian" radio station, the so-called Family Life Network frequently reports on Catholic news...the shutting down of Churches, big donations made to a diocese...they'll even talk to priests on occasion. What a change! This was not happening on Protestant radio stations a generation ago. Thank you Mr. Colson for your amazing feat. In twenty years you succeeded in completely undermining most of the small segment of Biblical Christianity that was left in this country. But since, most of these folks had already sold their souls to the American Idol, I guess it's no surprise that Nietzsche's thinking took root...that which does not kill me, makes me stronger.
In the end, it's all about power. That's all Colson has ever been about. Like Gollum, he's after the Ring of Power.