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Is The Religious Right Right?

We often hear media reports about the “Religious Right”. The media calls them conservative Christian political factions or advocates for emotionally charged, polarizing social issues. They identify them by their strong support of socially conservative policies.

From what I’ve read, many of these conservative groups recruit and represent what they call “people of faith”.  Here’s what one large “Religious Right” group claims on their website. They are:

a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action.

As I read about the religious right to prepare for this post, there was one thing I didn’t read or see much of — Jesus. I read about committees, family values, Congress, agendas, politics and government. But I didn’t read much about Jesus.

Jesus didn’t like politicians. In His day He referred to the “religious right” as a brood of vipers, hypocrites, whitewashed tombs and snakes.

What would happen if the religious right mobilized their grassroots “people of faith” around the name of Jesus?

What would happen if their “people of faith” who are called by His name, would humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways?

8 thoughts on “Is The Religious Right Right?

  1. There is a big difference between political action and church. And for the record Jesus did not like the “actions” and “perversions” of the religious leaders more than the politicians. Rome was not so much the problem as the Pharisees and Sadducees who perverted the word for their own gain.
    Jesus told the 2 on the road to Emmaus that the law and the prophets revealed who he was but not too many christians can tell you how the OT reveals him. For example can you show me Jesus
    in the laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy?
    How about in the death Aiken and his family when they were all stoned becauase he took some treasure?
    Or can you show me Jesus in the death of all the people and animals in the towns where God commanded all be put to death?
    Timothy tells us “all” scripture, not just the love passages we like, is good for teaching and reproof.
    Many of today’s Christians focus on ‘God is love” but forget scripture also says he is an all consuming fire. We cannot understand his love until we get a grasp on his holiness. Let us not forget when we claim we are saved that means we are saved from the wrath of God. God saves us from himself. We are not co-pilots, buddies or home boys with the all powerful creator of the universe by whose will we even continue to exist.
    Always best to start with the proper perspective and respect. 🙂 – Blessings

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    1. Could not agree more, Richard. Thanks for the great comments. “Many of today’s Christians focus on ‘God is love” but forget scripture also says he is an all consuming fire. We cannot understand his love until we get a grasp on his holiness.” Amen and amen.

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  2. Amen and amen. I just wrote a similar post last week (“Godless America?). Yup, it would be amazing if we all actually called on GOD instead of government to be their hope. I’m with you there! Blessings.

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    1. Mel,
      I read your Godless America? piece. It is awesome. Would you mind if I reblogged it on FHG with a link back to your blog and a short bio of you? That would be awesome. We’re on the same page. God bless you my friend.

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      1. Thanks, Mel. It will be one day next week. I will give you a heads up when it publishes.

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