A Biblical Worldview: Kevin H.

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  1. Dread says:

    In other words — so much for the God of Elijah and the sons of thunder.

    We know not what spirit we are of…

    Fire from Heaven Dread

  2. Michael says:

    Dread,

    I’m glad you brought that up as I see this argument often.

    The God of Elijah was enforcing a different covenant…and the sons of thunder received rebuke for their affinity for lightning.

  3. Michael says:

    I submit that unless one understands the change in covenants or the fulfillment of the old by the appearance of the new written on hearts with the blood of the King…one cannot rightly address political and cultural woes.
    This is not a theocracy and the King has come…and we are His ambassadors calling people to live in His kingdom.
    This is not the age of fire and lightning…but of sacrificial love from which all our power comes…

  4. Linn says:

    Michael,

    I wish this was printed and posted in homes and churches of Christians all over our nation. I always found it interesting how Jesus denounced the Pharisees more than any other group in the gospels, although there was enough sin to go around to indict everyone. I believe that American Christians have really lost their way in terms of loving and seeking sinners, We are quick to condemn, and slow to love. Even when we need to actively oppose sin, there are still ways to do it that acknowledge the humanity of the person we may need to confront. I know with my unbelieving family, I have needed to ask God’s forgiveness for my condemnation (even if it was often silent disapproval) vs. active love for them, while always keeping Christ in the foreground. I am learning, but I still have a long way to go.

  5. Michael says:

    Linn,

    By the time the day is out Kevin and I will be denounced far more than praised by our brethren.
    It is the spirit of the age…and I’m glad Kevin wrote this for us.

  6. Bob Sweat says:

    Thank you Kevin!

  7. Kevin H says:

    Dread,

    I would affirm the things Michael has already said.

    I would also add that Elijah’s calls of judgment and condemnation were coming as direct revelation from God, something that I would venture to say that very few if any who choose to condemn and declare judgment upon our nation today are receiving as such from God.

    All the more, Elijah was not just dealing with a king and a nation, but a nation of people that God had called to be in covenant with Himself, which of course, is not the case of America today. God was dealing with His People, not those with whom He had made no such deal.

  8. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Linn and Bob.

  9. Xenia says:

    This is a good article, Kevin.

  10. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Xenia.

  11. Jean says:

    “In other words — so much for the God of Elijah and the sons of thunder.”

    Jesus rebuked the sons of thunder.

    Elijah was a prophet to his own church. I am all for called preachers calling their own wayward members to repentance. I’m sure there is more than enough material to keep a preacher more than busy in his own house.

  12. Jean says:

    Kevin,

    You have your finger on the pulse of Evangelical culture. You remind me of a voice crying out in the wilderness. Keep up the good work and words!

  13. Em says:

    Kevin H – great thought s and conclusions… IMNSHO
    best definition of standing I’ve ever read
    Michael @ 9:01. Amen
    Linn @ 9:004 Amen again

  14. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Jean and Em.

  15. Dread says:

    I think you guys misread me. I was agreeing with the article with caustic irony.

    I’d go further and suggest that Jesus was indicating that Elijah himself was amiss. I believe there are fathers of the church who assert that Elijah was presumptuous and errant in his destruction of the prophets of Baal and perhaps his depression was rooted in his failure to foment a revival in Israel.

    Anyway I was not mocking the posting I was agreeing

  16. Kevin H says:

    Misread indeed. Thanks for the clarification.

  17. Michael says:

    Dread,

    My apologies…

  18. Muff Potter says:

    I too am staunchly anti-abortion.
    Some of my liberal brethren (and sistren?) are shocked to find out.

  19. BrideofChrist says:

    This is such a well written, well thought out article, Kevin. Thank you for sharing it with us! As a life-long registered Independent voter and as a dedicated Christian of over forty years, I can relate to much of your convictions. I, too, share reservations about the extremes both political parties seem to be pulling America towards. Neither party seems to reflect God’s desire for humankind. No political party can ever achieve God’s will. The current Republican Party and the evangelicals have made an unholy alliance and it will result in disaster for those churches and probably will drive many away from the Republican Party as well. What an awful mess we are currently in. I hope your article reaches the ears of those who need to hear your wIse words!

  20. Kevin H says:

    Thanks much, BOC.

  21. Owen Wells says:

    I realize I’m late to the party (as usual), but I have to comment here….
    Kevin, thank you.
    This post , as noted by Linn above, needs to be boldly posted in the homes and churches of Christians in all over North America. In fact, most of it I’m going to compile and print out for our own home, mostly to remind myself of several of the points mentioned, but also because it boils the basics down better than I have been able to do.

    Especially this paragraph…. “God’s Word tells us we should have the attitude of Jesus, who despite being God, did not claim His due rights and privileges as such, and humbled Himself, even to the point of death on a cross.”

    How much would current Christian culture change if this was actually taken to heart and worked towards?

  22. Kevin H says:

    Thank you, Owen.

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