One of the most famous of unholy alliances is the alliance that eventually won World War II. Nazi Germany had over run Europe, was moving east over the U.S.S.R. and controlled a great part of Northern Africa. England was alone. The Soviet Union was stalled. And America had barely entered the war. The need to work together despite political differences was recognized in order to defeat Hitler’s advance. The leaders of the European Alliance were the Constitutional Monarchy of Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
These three countries had many differences that could threaten the alliance. Britain and the United States had unresolved issues. The Soviet Union was Communist and very wary of the Western powers. Likewise then as now, the Western powers were equally hesitant to become allied with Communists. But the one issue that they all agreed upon, was the danger that Nazi Germany imposed upon everyone. They all shared a common enemy and that was enough reason to set aside all differences in order to unite in battle against Germany.
Today, the Christian church is so divided by individual doctrines and traditions of worship that there is little hope of any union. We fight against one another and even wage wars against one another. Though we are called to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, (Ephesians 4: 3) we are united only within the fellowship we attend. (And that unity is too often superficial and fragile.) I have found many times that my friendships with Muslims, Jews, Gays, and Lesbians to be more secure. They do not judge my imperfection and humanity. They are willing to accept me, simply out of love.
But leaving a church with the intention of serving God elsewhere was reason enough for nearly everyone in one church to “unfriend” me from Facebook. It didn’t matter that spiritual growth was no longer possible there. Only the act of leaving was the unforgivable sin in that fellowship. I was no longer a friend, now I became a competing enemy, teaching something they didn’t want to hear, at another church. It didn’t matter that they rejected anything that I could have offered, even if it came directly from God’s Word, (the same Word of God that they confessed to believe.) It only mattered that I was audacious enough to teach something that they did not want to hear and was willing to go somewhere else where I was free to teach what I knew to be the truth.
This is the bane of Christian religion. That truth alone is not enough. It must come from the correct person, holding the correct degree, from the correct college, taught by the correct teachers. Any weakness or failure in a single part of this chain of instruction leads to rejection. If you are not authorized to teach in your church, your knowledge means nothing. It won’t matter if miracles are happening in or by your life. The lack of authorization from the correct people in power will stop your ability to lead other people in that church. You will be allowed to serve, your money will be welcome, but nothing you say will mean anything to anyone who considers themselves to be leadership already there.
If the leadership is judgemental then everyone in the church will be judgemental and a culture of fear will prevail there. Is there really any question why someone who wants to help people to grow spiritually, would eventually leave when it becomes painfully clear that they will never have an open door to lead?
It’s no secret that our world is evil and getting worse. It’s no secret that every church in the land is trying to lead people to truth and love in the name of God. That means every church, not just Christian churches. The secret seems to be among Christians, that all Christians are united in Christ and called by God to demonstrate His love and spiritual power to everyone. Saint and sinner alike. Christian and non-Christian. If we are all fighting a spiritual battle against the hosts of evil from on high that fell to corrupt the world, we are fighting against a common enemy. Yet Christians are too worried about performing the correct ritual on Sunday, to be concerned about the spiritual battle on Monday.
If a Jew knows they are battling against Satanic, spiritual forces of evil, then that Jew is fighting against the same enemy of Christians. When an LGBT person is praying to God for healing, the Christian should be willing to pray for healing with them and for them. They are hurting because they are being attacked by the same spiritual enemy we all share. If you are a Radical Christian, then you need to have the power of God at your disposal to deliver our culture from that enemy. But as long as you remain a doctrinal Christian first, and follow men instead of God, it is impossible for you to understand that the real cultural battle is spiritual, instead of doctrinal. We need to learn to agree in cooperation for our shared spiritual battle against Satan (or Lucifer) our common enemy.
If we can’t agree among ourselves to cooperate and raise up leaders instead of followers, it will remain impossible for us to win the spiritual battle for our culture. We will be too busy fighting between ourselves. As long as we are too worried that the world will be delivered by someone who teaches a different doctrine from ours, or worse yet, the person we help goes somewhere or believes something we don’t like, then that worry or fear will paralyze us from helping anyone and our spiritual battle is already lost.
Rules for Radical Christians was written to equip you for cultural spiritual battle. It doesn’t matter what doctrinal position you hold. Following your church doctrine is not a spiritual matter, it is a matter of the flesh to conform to the acceptable standards of your group. Your spiritual battle is a matter between yourself and God. If you want to learn how to fight and win your spiritual battle against Satan, with God at your side, then this book was written for you. Whether you are Catholic or Protestant, Muslim or Jew, Gay or Straight, if you want to learn how to fight spiritually against Satanic evil, then you are an enemy of my enemy. And we are both fighting to save our national culture.
As long as you are the enemy of my enemy, then you are my friend.