Old Testament Heretics?

The leaders of the “conservative” movement are dropping like flies, all of them going over to the enemy. Some do it because they’re evil, and some because they’re fools. The two are not mutually exclusive.

Last week the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, beautifully demonstrated how one can be immoral and stupid at the same time when he told a USA Today reporter that the GOP ought to surrender to the homosexual mockmarriage movement because “I don’t believe we need to act like Old Testament heretics…”

What is this stunata talking about? Does he think it makes you a heretic to remain faithful to the Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual morality? But that would be the opposite of being a heretic, wouldn’t it? Maybe Reince doesn’t know what the word means. Or maybe he thinks the Word of God as given in the Old Testament is itself heretical. The man’s ignorance is truly monumental.

And then there’s Bill O’Reilly, a phony who occasionally impersonates a Catholic, a jive “conservative” who doesn’t want to conserve anything of value. The other night he grumbled that those who defend marriage, morality, and goodness are only “thumping the Bible.”

Has it come to this? Have we sunk so low, that we are now wrong or backward, somehow, if we appeal to God as the highest authority? Would O’Reilly be more impressed if we cited Darwin, or Brad Pitt, or rap lyrics? I don’t even want to know what his highest authority would be.

For my part I will continue to thump the Bible for all I’m worth.

Resist these uncircumcised Philistines. Resist them to the end.

God will prevail. They won’t.

8 comments on “Old Testament Heretics?

  1. Lee, how can we Christians resist these delightful idiots other than by prayers?

    We’ve tried advertising, picketing, name calling and even threats. We even tried a boycott to Disneyworld, but we didn’t have enough Christian families stay away from the Magic Kingdom for a long enough period.

    Let’s have some practical suggestions from other posters.

    This is level One spiritual warfare and there is a strategy to carry out the war since Jesus already won it. In addition to prayers, what else?

    1. I don’t find them delightful!

      I would say that Step One, after praying, should always be to tell the truth–which is God’s word, not ours. None of this fannying about with “gay families” and “gay couples” and “diversity” and “if it works for you, it’s true,” and so on ad nauseum. Let’s not speak their language anymore.

      Bear in mind that God may not want to save our country, or Western civilization, or even the global civilization. But pray He saves us!

  2. O. K. Lee: I’m glad some body’s got his head on straight and his heart in the right place. God be thanked and praised. And let’s keep on praying. For my part I’m tired of hearing “”I’m a conservative.” What’s wrong with saying , “I’m a Christian?” Nothing!!! Let’s start doing it.

    1. Dorothy, it’s bad enough when one of these schlemiels says “I’m a conservative” and doesn’t mean it. But it’s downright offensive when they say “I’m a Christian.” And we can all name some truly slimy public figures who do that.

  3. It’s a sad state of affairs. I have to lay at least part of the blame on mainstream religions whom have compromised their stands on many issues and have become quite skilled at doublespeak when it comes to the Bible. It’s tragic, but many groups whom identify as Christians have expressed contempt for the Bible’s teachings on moral matters. It’s as if illicit sex has become a birthright in our society and the churches are playing to the lowest common denominator.

    Another thing I find puzzling is the hostility people have for the Hebrew Scriptures. The context of those times was one that virtually no one today would approve of. It was a time when women had no rights at all in many places and were plundered as spoils of conquest. As harsh as some aspects of the Law may seem, it was a huge move forward in civil rights compared to what was common in those days.

    The moral laws of the Bible are a gift. If you live by them, you are far less likely to contract any number of sexually transmissible disease. You are also far less likely to find yourself a single parent or an absentee father. Jesus clarification of matters regarding divorce, if followed, will help a person to avoid the pain and difficulty of fractured families caused by divorce.

    If people think that the Bible’s laws are burdensome, they need to think further, because the Bible’s laws are a kindness.

    1. All the laws in the Bible are contained in the Bible–just one book. But go to any lawyer’s office and see how many books he has on his shelves: and he still needs to use a law library from time to time.

  4. I John 5:3 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” The laws of a nation reveal the God of the nation. Unfortunately we are currently a post-Christian nation, but we can repent (2 Chron 7:14) and once again become a city on a hill. The nation of Judah did it over and over again. When they had a righteous king they were blessed, but when they had a wicked one they were cursed.

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