At a recent rally, in Austin, Texas, for “Beto” (his real name’s Francis) O’Rourke, who wants to be the Democrats’ 2020 presidential candidate, somebody brandished a sign that said: “BETO IS OUR CHRIST” (https://theweek.com/articles/832532/dont-idolize-2020-pick).
This is not the first time leftids have tried to confer godhood on some creepy politician. Remember Obama worship? Remember him being hailed as “the One”? Remember that Newsweak cover showing him with a halo? I do wish I could un-see those things.
“Beto” told Vanity Fair that he was “just born to be in it”–in the presidential race, that is. But at least one jidrool out there thinks “Beto” was born to be something very much more than that.
This is idol-worship, and it’s as old as the hills. When people turn away from the true God who created them, and redeemed them through Jesus Christ, His Son, they wind up worshiping false gods.
“And the Lord shall scatter thee… thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Deuteronomy 28:64. He always warns us, and we never listen.
Our false gods are beyond wood and stone. Now they’re made of plastic, or of flesh and blood. Like “Beto.” Just some guy, no more fitted to be anybody’s god than the person standing behind you in the supermarket checkout line.
This always turns out badly. Go ahead, tell me of one time when it didn’t.
There are those who think this only happens because America’s Christianity is evaporating, leaving a religious vacuum to be filled by Science, the state and its minions, celebrities, electronic doodads, sports, money, and whatever else they can think of. But this is not so: the sin of idolatry goes back to the beginning of time. It is inherent in our fallen nature. One of those things we need a Savior for.
And that’s Jesus Christ. Not “Beto.”
How come none of these pseudo-messiahs ever breathes in enough sanity to say, “Whoa! It ain’t me, babe!”?
Foolishness doesn’t get any more foolish than this.