Now when one discusses the "never Trump" movement there are several figures that I could talk about. But the one of utmost importance to me is Russel Moore
About Russel Moore,
"Russell D. Moore is an American evangelical theologian, ethicist, and preacher. He is currently president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the public-policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Moore previously served at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of six seminaries of the SBC, as dean of the School of Theology, senior vice president for academic administration, and as professor of Christian theology and ethics."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_D._Moore
I knew Russel Moore long before he had any fame, Moore spent a lot of time as an assistant to Albert Mohler while I was a student. In many Moore has followed in Mohler's footsteps.
" In the early 1990s, prior to entering the ministry, Moore was an aide to U.S. Representative Gene Taylor of Mississippi, a Democrat" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Taylor_(Mississippi_politician)
Now let me clarify that Gene Taylor was a conservative blue dog democrat. However, being part of system is infectious. Taylor was an opponent of the bush tax cuts for instance. Interestingly Taylor was a strong opponent of globalist trade agreements like nafta and cafta like Trump argues.
Russel Moore ecumenicism)
Moore went to speak at a Vatican conference in 2014 on the subject of marriage. Obviously claiming that they were getting together to fight the secular world's deterioration on the topic of marriage. Pope Francis, several catholic bishops, Jews, mormons and muslims attended this event.
Southern Baptists Rick Warren and Russell
Moore are scheduled to speak later this month
in a Vatican conference on marriage and family
life. Other speakers include Pope Francis,
Catholic bishops and priests, plus Mormons,
Jews, and Muslims.
Southern Baptists Rick Warren and Russell Moore are scheduled to speak later this month in a Vatican conference on marriage and family life. Other speakers include Pope Francis, Catholic bishops and priests, plus Mormons,
Jews, and Muslims.
The November 17-19 conference, “An International Interreligious
Colloquium on the Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will feature about 30 speakers representing 14 religions. It is sponsored by the
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and other Catholic entities. Moore, who heads the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says, “I am willing to go anywhere, when asked, to bear witness to what we as evangelical Protestants believe about marriage and the gospel, especially in times in which marriage i s culturally imperiled” (“Russell Moore, Rick Warren to
join Vatican conference,” ReligionNews.com, Nov. 3, 2014).
However, this seems rather pointless considering the fact that these groups are not even unified on the topic of marriage!!
Mormons and Muslims have justified polygamy, Jews have looser views about divorce and Catholics make a marriage a grace imparting mystical sacrament. What are religious people trying to accomplish telling each other how much they prefer marriage anyhow?
Roman Catholics is a false Gospel
Bible Prophecy hints that this organization is indeed the great whore of Babylon, destined to establish the one world religion upon which the Beast will prepare the way for the AntiChrist.
Russel Moore made another controversial move with the ERLC when the group joined other religious liberty groups in a lawsuit to help build a mosque in New Jersey. http://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2016/06/19/russell-moore-defends-building-mosque-to-sbc-critics
Now it is true that as Baptist we believe in a free church in a free state. There is nothing wrong with Moore vocalizing support for the religious liberty of Muslims. But using church money to support a cause in opposition to the gospel is a completely different deal! This is Money meant to establish the truth that Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the light! No man may come unto the father but through him! it is not to help spread the Lie that Jesus(Isa) will comeback and assist in killing Christians all over the world as Muslims teach!
Ecumenicism is a viscous system designed to remove the gospel from the church.
Many in the protestant church are as a result chained in subjection to the Roman Catholic church.
The Bible teaches that we should avoid these masses of false teachers, especially considering so when representing Christ and churches all over the world.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
2 cor. 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,"
Now Donald Trump is a nominal Christian who has unorthodox testimony of salvation. in other words He could not express the gospel of salvation when he was afforded the opportunity. This is troubling, but sadly there are more than a dozen presidents who did not express the evangelical gospel correctly. I have my doubts about salvation concerning all the nominees and most of the presidents and vice presidents over the last 30 years.
Russel Moore flippantly categorizes him as a non-christian who needs salvation.
The reason I say that this is flippant is not because Moore is necessarily wrong for doubting his salvation. But while the gospel is clear and we know what is and is not the gospel. Scripture tells us to be careful about judging the hearts of individuals.
1 Cor. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."
But let's look deeper, the story goes that Trump was converted by Paula White. Her orthodoxy is under a bad reputation due to her prosperity gospel. But Trump was raised going to church. Specifically, the presbyterian church. Russel Moore will eagerly admit that the Presbyterian church teaches a sound gospel. So what went wrong? This was a liberal wing of the church under the headship of the famous pastor Norman Vincent Peale, the author of "The power of positive thinking" this explains Trumps misunderstanding of the gospel completely! Sadly the positive thinking gospel abandons the gospel of Jesus Christ and mirrors trumps testimony. Of course "never trump" ministers only want to attack trump as a heretic instead of kindly and lovingly explaining the gospel to him.
But with Russel Moore you will find many Ironies.
Remember that famous pastor who accompanied Russel Moore to Rome?
“Peale formed perhaps the most dramatic and meaningful link between religion and psychology of any religious leader in history. It is the same approachable, therapeutic brand of religion that many mega churches, including Saddleback, put forward today. It is this kind of religion that is so appealing to the masses of unchurched men and women that Rick Warren hopes to reach.”pg.94 GeorgeMair A Life with Purpose:Rev. Rick Warren the most inspiring Pastor of our time.Occult connection.
“Writing in the Lutheran Quarterly, Reverend John Gregory Tweed of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Reverend George D. Exoo of Pitsburgh wrote that many of Peales uplifting affirmations with an “obscure teacher of occult science” named Florence Scovel Shinn.” Pg98-99. GeorgeMair A Life with Purpose:Rev. Rick Warren the most inspiring Pastor of our time.
here this book honoring Rick Warren.
Robert Schuller's hour of power ministry confesses to mentoring Rick Warren
"We are the home of the world's first Church Growth Institute, -launching the mega-church movement in the 20th century. Tens of thousands of pastors, including famous graduates Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Bishop Blake, Walt Kallestad, and Sundo Kim of Korea, were mentored here."http://web.archive.org/web/20071122165352/http://www.hourofpower.org/Jubilee/who_are_we.cfm
Robert schuller was mentored by Norman vincent peale.
"Modern televangelist and minister Robert H. Schuller was mentored by Peale. Like Peale, Schuller has also written many religious self-help books, including Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking (1973)."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale
Rick Warren has dozen several dozen things to prove his infidelity to conservative evangelicalism. here is a blog I wrote When I first noticed this pattern back in 2007.
Since then Rick has gotten into infamy working ecumenically working with jews and muslims as well as supporting liberal causes like global warming etc. Rick is also a member of the council on foreign relations. A powerful lobby which as it's goal wants to put together a global government many call the "New World Order"
So does it appear that Russel Moore is ok with such compromises of the faith? But what about last election cycle? What did Russel Moore say about the candidacy of Mormon candidate Mitt Romney? After all conservative Evangelicals do not recognize Mormonism as a christian religion but heretic cult. (Mormonism denies fundamental teachings essential to the gospel such as the infallibility of scripture, the trinity, the incarnation, monotheism, justification by grace through faith alone, hell etc.)
"Russell Moore, a theologian and a seminary dean, said a candidate's religious outlook should be examined specifically for "whether or not the person is going to be able to work for the common good." But he and others warned that supporting a candidate for president does not mean accepting his faith.
"If a President Romney is elected," Moore said, "we're the people who are willing to, if we're invited into the Oval Office, say, 'President Romney, here's where we agree with you, here's what we like about what you're doing, and we sincerely want to plead with you to believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ so you don't perish everlasting.'""
Even though Mike Huckabee, Alobert Mohler said he could not endorse over economic differences. Would these include Huckabees criticism over globalist trade deals?? Or maybe it was his system that would replace the IRS. The same IRS that took away the TEA parties tax exempt status in the 2012 election!
Starting in 2008 I could not endorse Mitt Romney based on his Mormonism but also baqsed upon his liberalism. Pushing illegal immigration, gun care laws, socialized healthcare. global trade etc. Not to mention his strict pro-choice stance his entire time in office.
One of the major problems swimming around all of this is the influence of the Free Masons.
“In light of the fact that many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denomination's deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order be a matter of personal conscience. Therefore, we exhort Southern Baptists to prayerfully and carefully evaluate Freemasonry in the light of the Lordship of Christ, the teachings of the Scripture, and the findings of this report, as led by the Holy Spirit of God.”
1993 "Report on Freemasonry" Southern Baptist Convention.
"Masonry was originally a means by which people in the occult could practice their "craft" and still remain respectable citizens. The official publication of "The Supreme Council 33" of Scottish Rite Freemasonry is titled New Age. Some church denominations are also led by avowed Masons. For example, a 1991 survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board found that 14% of SBC pastors and 18% of SBC deacon board chairs were Masons; it is also estimated that SBC members comprise 37% of total U.S. lodge membership. (A 2000 updated SBC report found that over 1,000 SBC pastors are Masons.)"http://rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Cults/masons.htm
Flaws of Neo-evangelicalism and there post 9/11 failure in revival.
Trotskyites: Bush and Trump
Here I interview 2008 constitution party congressional candidate Ed Parker who traces roots of the neo-conservative movement From the trotskyites in Russia through the democratic movement
starting at minute 19. They would switch from democrat to republican during the 1960.
For a good study discussing the republicans parties history with nazism this espionage book has a great deal of info.
Republican businessmen had invested multiple millions of dollars into Hitler's Nazi regime.
This is a sad fact that the Rockefeller republicans and many business men invested Hitler for his success and popularity. Men such as Allen Dulles and Prescott Bush. So just as McCarthy was right about communist infiltration of the democrat party, it is correct to note that facist and nazis infiltrated the Republican party while evangelicals stayed at home.
Part of this agenda can be seen in the globalism movement as exemplified by the council onm foreign relations. It was Bush Sr. Who popularized the now infamous term "New World Order".
and other presidents since have agreed
What does the scripture say? Should Christians support a one world government?
Genesis 11: 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
It was the act of God that separated the nations. In fact he initially willed man separate before this curse.
Genesis 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Acts 17: 26 and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;"
So God's will is to separate the nations. When will the nations be unified?
2 thessalonians 2:
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
So the time of the Antichrist is going to be a time of one-world global government. The spirit of anti-christ was and is a reality today. It would be obvious that this Spirit would desire the global government and enslave others.
Part of the agenda of one world global government would be to destroy borders and nationality.
Illegal immigration is biblically evil and lawless.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation."
Unless the Bible tells us to follow a law and the government forbids it we are to abide by the laws of the land.
Russel Moore supposedly the ethicist tweets
“This election has cast light on the darkness of pent-up nativism and bigotry all over the country.”
Until recent years laws protecting national boundaries were considered fundamental to government. you can't
Russel Moore needs to do a Bible study on Nehemiah!!!Nehemiah was greived and felt the curse of God because their city no longer had a wall.
Nehemiah 1: 1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace, 2 that Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 3 And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, 5 and said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments: 6 let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned."
Nehemiah dealt with brethren antagonizing as well.
neh. 4:12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.
The real sin incurring the curse of no borders is the practice of money lending(usery)
Nehemiah 5:6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them. 8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer."
Putting high interest rates upon our own culture was sinful in the old testament.
Exodus 22:25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Neo-conservatives including those pushed by Moore like Bush willfully let the national debt grow. The political hero of the neo-conservative movement George W. Bush kept national spending growing and the national debt skyrocketing finishing off with the infamous "banker bailout". But this has been a drop in the bucket compared to the spending of the Obama administration.
Our government has used several ways of stealing the american peoples wealth. High taxation is obvious. But what is not obvious is inflation. The federal reserve ( a conglomeration of banks) has been given unconstitutional authority to control the value of US currency. And so printing money to devalue money. you can save up money all your life and it will not matter because they are stealing your worth. The value of American money has been stolen a hundred times over and will continue to do so thanks to liberal republicans and liberals and the system of Keynesian economics.leviticus 25:35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. 36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase. 38 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God."
How evil for people of God to take advantage of their own nation. Jesus thinks of usury as wicked and slothful!!
matthew 25: 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Global trade vs. fair trade
republicans were early on accused of being stingy and not wanting to help the poor and asking for favors by getting big tax breaks.
Ronald Reagan reacted to this criticism with Reaganomics. The idea is that if we give big businesses and the rich who have a heavy burden on taxes, these big tax breaks, the private sector would then invest the money back into the middle and lower class citizens with economic opportunities and thus the money would trickle down throughout America!
This is a great idea, because business is better at the economy than government.
There is a flaw in the system which has left the country divided and poor. This has to be a closed system economy, America is currently an open system we have million of people illegally immigrating into the US and working taking there money(usually free of taxes) out of our country to their homelands. Then we have millions of jobs being outsourced to other countries.
The rich have the incentive. Globalist trade deals means they have to pay no taxes nor have to deal with any regulations when moving there companies over seas. But if they keep American money in america they will have to pay taxes and deal with regulations.
So our government is against a tariff a sales tax on foreign goods, but for the income tax which raises the prices on american goods.
So America is like a broken piggy bank and our economy is continually sliding away.
Globalism is not just an economic problem though.
How is it that "never trumpers" can look themselves in the mirror? they want to have a clean outside in there government when they have dirt inside their cup.
through globalism communist countries like china are supported. China killed 70million people and instead of being punished they are becoming the most influential country in the world. Our support has helped a country that has aborted 450million babies!!
Is this helping the local citizens? Of course not it is not capitalist society and btw, the Christians will continue to be suppressed as we will not help them, since we are tied in debt to this country.
Other countries are worse as they are run by terrorists and use slave labor.
Supporting these countries supports the murder of Christians around the world!!
Slavery is back as a problem and one place is the underground sex slavery trade. Prostitutes from over seas are often kidnaped and forced into a slave market. these kidnappers are now on american soil and even working both women and children who were kidnapped in america as sex slaves!
Illegal immagration by no means only helps migrant workers. it is the major force pushing the illegal drug trade! The mexican drug cartel for instances has long invaded america and funneled drugs and empowered the gangs in our inner cities. millions of lives have been destroyed. Not to mention the thousands upon thousands of these thugs have raped and killed!
Yes these are literal streets with literal running blood!!!
How about Russel Moore go lecture the parents of people murdered by illegal immigrants how racist they are! He may notticed that many of these parents are racial minorities and legal immigrants.
FIGHTING CRIME IS NOT RACIST!!!!
The great moral dilemma is whether morality is about looking innocent or accomplishing good.
While Trump is not the purest family man and not the most faithful to the GOP platform at every point in his life.
People would be surprised by the virtues which Donald has kept across the generations
"Trump was an early supporter of Republican Ronald Reagan for U.S. President in the late 70s."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump#cite_note-TrumpsupportsReagan-220
This video reveals trumps views across the decades are consistent.
Trumps is honest about the fact that he did not desire to run for president, because it was a mean spirited profession. Trump being a billionaire had a lot of freedoms, and personal faults that he did not desire to expose to judgement. And with his power and prestige Donald did not need the office in the way that many aspiring politicians do.
Trump has struggled in his life with his personal morality, for instance with his marriage. Yet the man can turn around and do externally great things. With the pain of divorce and the stress of running an average of 500 companies it is miraculous that he has been able to raise 4(5th is still a child) well adjusted children who are grown up success stories. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-kids-meet-gop-candidate-donald-trumps-children/story?id=35253768
"never trumpers" may make a host of attacks upon Donald's moral choices in life. Because we have such high standards for our politicians. Well, would King David, the greatest King of Israel, God's Chosen People a man of such high standing that people would label the messiah as the "Son of David" be moral enough to be the president of the United States? The "man after God's own heart" had done many great things. He even wrote most of the biggest book in the Bible "psalms".
But let's look at his sins. David had 4 wives in polygamy compared to trumps 3, 2 divorced. Trump is reviled for having confessed to adultery. Well David had his concubines as well. Trump has been successful raising his children compared to David whose daughter was raped by his son and his other son premeditated murder upon him 2 years later then while staging a coo against David. Well david had his concubines as well Also publicly fornicating with David's concubines. his most succesful son made trump look like a lifelong monk by comparison!! 800 wives could not satisfy him, he needed 300 concubines! Solomon wrote wisdom books in the bible and was considered the most succesful king of Israel.
GREAT POWERFUL PEOPLE HAVE GREAT AND POWERFUL SINS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MUCH POWER.
If "never trumpers" wanted a preacher they should have voted for Mike Huckabee. Most never trumpers did not vote for Huckabee because he did not have enough money. THEREFORE MONEY MEANS MORE TO NEVER TRUMPERS THAN CHRISTIANITY.
Trump is a fighter and typically fights back when he is assaulted.
"@drmoore Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2016"https://juicyecumenism.com/2016/05/09/donald-trump-slams-russell-moore-nasty-guy-no-heart/
I have met Russel Moore. I saw him constantly when I was a student at Boyce Bible College at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bumped into him a couple times, talk occasionally. Now I know there are those out there who are fans of Moore. But if an alumni struck up a conversation with me and privately called Moore a "nasty guy with no heart" I really could not be at all surprised.
Politically what Moore has done is guaranteed that the SBC will be culturally irrelevant in terms of national politics as long as he is in that sbc office. He has not only burned bridges with Trump but It is a fact that he will not be able to gain any prestige from Hillary. Billy Graham is on death's door so there goes the days of SBC dialogue with the whitehouse.
Of course Dr. Moore was almost enthusiastic about loss of influence on the Michael Medved show.
a couple weeks after the unconstitutional gay marriage decision came down he declared that conservatives would not be able to win that victory for another 50years. You see the purpose of the leadership of Russel Moore is to be controlled opposition. He acts as a speed bump for the common people to submit in defeat to the heathen agenda. This reminds me of an old movie in the 1970's called "the conflict". It is about an island of monks off of a local island next to Ireland. during Vatican 2 The mass was to be said in native tongue instead of the Latin tongue. The ultra orthodox monks felt this to be heresy and so kept the mass in Latin. A young Jesuit priest (played by Martin Sheen) was sent to coax them into Vatican 2 regulations or else. The abby tried to avoid the order but quickly submitted. He then forced the monks to give up their uprising with his experienced influence. this is the a picture of the modern day evangelical power brokers. Theology is secondary to power.
Evangelicals are faced to choose between 2 options, but the decision is easy.
ecclesiastes 9:4 For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion."
We have assumed ourselves to have a righteous standing in the world yet inside we have not been so faithful to God.
Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity."
In the affairs of the world we will lose judging by a higher standard than the stand with which we have lived.
Ecclesiastes 7:15 All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. 16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? 17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? 18 It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all."
We raise ourselves up against our rulers when God has removed such power due to our disobedience. This is not wise.
Ecclesiastes 10:20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought;
and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber:
for a bird of the air shall carry the voice,
and that which hath wings shall tell the matter."
If we humble ourselves then we can find blessings as we serve our heathen masters.
luke 16: 8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.