As you probably heard, Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus in dominating fashion last night. He outperformed his polls by 5 points, outdid Trump by 4, and earned more Iowa caucus votes than any Republican in history. Trump, meanwhile, almost came in third due to Continue reading →
Christians say we are a “Christian nation,” but I see no evidence to support that claim. If we are, why is our entertainment and our pop culture often so gleefully sacrilegious and anti-Christian? There are obviously many, many, many examples of this, but a few Continue reading →
then I read Matt Walsh’s article. As he often does, he squarely hits the nail on the head and there is nothing I can add to it.
Everything I’ve wanted to say, every emotion and thought from the past few days, is brilliantly organized and summed up in Matt’s article.
Before you dive into the meat of the article-and I seriously encourage you to do so-I’d like to share a couple quotes. Honestly, it is difficult to choose just two, but here they are.
I think when we reach a point where unbelievers are (rightly and truthfully) scolding Christians for not being Christian, it might be time to listen. It’s also a time to feel immense shame that so many of us have disappointed the entire world by abandoning the complete and compelling moral code that even those outside the faith have looked to for light and clarity.
We can’t, it turns out, be Christians but.
We can be Christians or not at all.
Now let’s all make up our minds between the two.
There’s nothing more self-righteous than making a big show about your supposed lack of self-righteousness. It’s true that Christians need not be — and in fact usually are not — “ignorant,” “uneducated” or “homophobic.” But when you say, “I’m a Christian but I’m not _____”, you are passively accusing most other Christians of being whatever you said you aren’t. Therefore, in the process of pointing out how you’re not “on a pedestal,” you have placed yourself on a pedestal. In saying, “I’m not judgmental, unlike all those guys over there,” you are being judgmental. In showing off your humility, you are showing off your staggering arrogance.
Now please continue on to read the entire article. It desperately needs to be said as we see more and more the advancement of the lukewarm church. If You Are a Christian but You Reject Christ’s Teachings, You Are Not a Christian
Matt Walsh gives quite the hat-tip to SAHMs in his blog post. Here is a quote:
Yes, my wife is JUST a mother. JUST. She JUST brings forth life into the universe, and she JUST shapes and molds and raises those lives. She JUST manages, directs and maintains the workings of the household, while caring for children who JUST rely on her for everything. She JUST teaches our twins how to be human beings, and, as they grow, she will JUST train them in all things, from morals, to manners, to the ABC’s, to hygiene, etc. She is JUST my spiritual foundation and the rock on which our family is built. She is JUST everything to everyone. And society would JUST fall apart at the seams if she, and her fellow moms, failed in any of the tasks I outlined.
Yes, she is just a mother. Which is sort of like looking at the sky and saying, “hey, it’s just the sun.”
Thanks Matt! To read his article in full, click here.