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Christlikeness and politics,
Strange bedfellows—
Lukewarm evangelicals
Cohorts with
Siren bewitched
Fervent patriots—
Lured into loving country
Greater than God;
Discipleship deemed
Subordinate to fealty.

Disciple secondary consequence,
Easily discarded—
Dispensed with for
Demagogues carnality
Wringing wet with
Foulest perspiration,
Revolting prejudice,
Stinking with
Profound ignorance
Safeguarded by
Curse of Ham lie
Souls’ immortalized—
Good snubbed for
Evil personified:
Slavery, bigotry,
Inhumanity, fear,
Injustice, hatred,
Misogyny, xenophobia;
Blatant racism,
Covert racism,
Economic racism,
Religious racism,
Class bigotry,
Cultural bigotry,
Religious bigotry,
Racial segregation;
Widening the racial divide.

Patriotism stained Christianity,
Monstrous harvests—
Lynchings, profilings,
Unfair sentences,
Lopsided imprisonments,
Legal silhouettes or
Righteous shootings—
Deracinated infected roots;
Sowed Whiteness
Wherever Blacks,
Browns, Yellows,
Reds varied landscape;
Greenlighted their values,
Deplorable deeds:
Racism promoted,
Bigotry endorsed;
Vile speech approved,
Disabled mocked;
Veterans shamed,
Have-nots insulted;
Violence against
Defenseless condoned;
Animosity preached,
Viciousness incited—
While owning Christ,
Attending churches,
Praying for peace,
Waving American flag,
Declaring America great
Christian nation, again.

~ created November 20, 2016

 

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“Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” ~ Matthew 7:12, The Message

If you really keep the royal law stated in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. ~ James 2:9, Berean Study Bible

Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. ~ 1 John 4:7-8, Berean Study Bible

After this I looked and saw a multitude too large to count, from every nation and tribe and people and tongue, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

            “Salvation to our God,
                who sits on the throne,
             and to the Lamb!” ~ Revelation 7:9-10, Berean Study Bible