This episode of my blog is my complaint. My complaint is that so few Christians have chosen to act and make a spiritual change in their lives. So I feel I am working alone with God and no other support but from my family. I hope and pray that I am wrong and that my complaint is without any supporting base, but look at this latest attack against a Liberal Democratic Senator that Christians are circulating.
“And once Trump is gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of a nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this great nation, for it is you who have betrayed us.” Kamala Harris June 18, 2020
It was posted on Facebook and my wife was shocked and showed it to me. When I tried to find out where Senator Harris made this remark, I found out that she DID NOT MAKE THE REMARK AT ALL. It is a lying and degrading fabrication taken from an Aug 2019 post on bustatroll.org. Both AP and Reuters have posted the same fact check on their sites. So what is my complaint in simple terms when it appears that Christians are trying to support God and the truth, but are circulating quotes that are in fact lies. They trust and believe that their sources have done the fact checking, but the quote comes with incomplete information for citing or confirming. This is both dishonest and devilish. It would be better to keep silent and circulate verifiable quotes alone than to repost a quote from a trusted, but possibly deceptive source. If you can’t verify something yourself with a little effort at personal research, maybe the quote isn’t true and shouldn’t be circulated at all.
The quote above is the perfect example of a lie being circulated as the truth within the Christian community. If Christians can be so easily swayed as to believe a lie over the truth concerning another human being, how many lies do we believe concerning our walk with God? We are afraid to check anything our pastor tells us. So we quietly and blindly believe everything they say as the God’s honest truth, even if it may be tainted by private opinion and personal biases. This is how we become a clone of our teachers. If they teach some form of private interpretation from the Bible as the truth, we won’t be able to tell the difference. Then later, when someone would actually speak the truth, we default to the private opinion spoken years ago and reject the truth being presented today. We have become blind followers of “Christian Religion” by our active rejection of Christian Truth. We are confused with wrong instruction and cannot discern the difference between truth and religious nonsense.
True Christians should always seek the truth and convey the truth. That means, when we have an opportunity to repost a potentially damaging quote, we would make sure that it is properly cited and is the truth first. When we are able to verify it, then we have a responsibility to properly cite the quote exactly as it was stated making sure that it is also verifiable. Then, on the other hand, if we find the quote is false, be honest enough to reveal that fact as well. The only way to diffuse a lie, is to reveal that it is a lie and tell the truth concerning our findings.
This form of attack, used by Liberals, is tactic #11 from Saul Alinsky’s book: “Rules for Radicals.” The tactic is “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” It can also be stated, “If you push a lie hard enough, it will push through and become the truth.” Since this tactic was formulated by a man that openly told a reporter two weeks before his death that he would “most assuredly choose to go to hell,” it is safe to assume that the Lucifer he acknowledges in the credits for his book also influenced portions of the book. This is not a position that can be proven with facts and evidence, but with the spiritual result to our culture that has happened since his book has been published. If a Christian chooses to follow the tactics outlined in Mr. Alinsky’s book, they may in fact be following tactics that are NOT Biblical or supported by God. What has been done to Sen. Kamala Harris is exactly following this tactic and to spread lies about what she said is neither Godly nor Christian and only places a bad example of Christianity.
We cannot allow ourselves to operate under the tactics of the world that would have no problem with spreading lies or bending the truth. Allowing ourselves to walk by the tactics of the world, only places us in league with the world, and its own ungodliness. In this manner, Satan would score a victory against the Kingdom of God by our own ignorance. My own book: “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game” covers this tactic and the proper Christian response to defeat the tactic in Chapter 13 entitled “Take Five.”
If we really want to defeat radical Liberalism in our country, we cannot adopt the tactics of radical Liberalism. We must draw closer to God instead. We have to make Jesus Christ our literal Lord, not our lord in name alone. The battle lines are being drawn in the sand, and we’ve been fighting with the tools and tactics of the flesh. We think that we have the Supreme Court at our side, but the rulings from the court must follow the rules of law as it has already been interpreted. It cannot change a legal ruling without compelling evidence and arguments. Public opinion is not enough reason to over rule past court cases, even if public opinion caused the past rulings in the first place. So conservative Christians must realize that they are bound to the rules of law and cannot employ the tactics of the world to change the opinions of men. To use the tactics of the world, only strengthens the opinion of the world against Christians instead. If we are going to be hated by the world, (just as the Word of God reveals), we should be hated for walking like our Lord did years ago. We should be hated for proving the power and authority of our God over the world.
Sen. Kamala Harris did not speak the quote stated above. That is the truth. This is what Christians should report and repost. (Unless of course proof can be found that supports the quote coming from the Senator herself.) It is the truth that should prevail, not the lie. Whether we like and support Sen. Harris, or dislike her, is irrelevant. We should seek after and tell the truth whether we like it or not. Liberals will seek after any occasion where we do not follow our own rules of procedure. This is tactic #4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Whenever we prove our humanity by our own failure to follow all of the rules we ourselves state we follow, we open ourselves up to their fifth tactic, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” So our own humanity is ignored altogether and by breaking our own eighth commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” we are opened up to three doctrines of the devil, which radical Liberals are able to use or levy against us to make us appear foolish.
So this is what the post from Facebook really accomplished.
- Conservative Christians began promoting a quote attributed to Sen. Kamala Harris that cannot be proven. It is a violation of the eighth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,”
- This is also following tactic #11 from Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals.” “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” It can also be stated, “If you push a lie hard enough, it will push through and become the truth.”
- This exposes Christians who repost this quote, as blind, religious, followers, who do not think for themselves. These Christians are humans that make mistakes and failed to follow their own rules. They have opened themselves up to these two tactics, which can now be used against them by liberals.
- Tactic #4, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
- Tactic #5, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
We make ourselves out to be foolish any time we try to use the world’s tactics against the world. If you really want to overcome the world, you must do it the same way Jesus did. The only way you can defeat the world in the same manner that Jesus defeated the world, is with the power of Jesus Christ Himself working within you. The only way to get that power, is by becoming born again. Once you get it, you need a logically clear and simple method to learn how to build your personal, Godly faith in the Holy Spirit. Every religion teaches obedience to men in the name of God. Every Christian church wrestles with the problem of teaching believers to obey God, while also obeying the doctrines of the church, and the teachings of the leadership in the church.
My book bypasses the doctrinal requirements altogether to show only what the Bible reveals about the Christian walk by the Holy Spirit. You have the ability to hear from and obey Jesus Christ directly. It reveals how He did it in the Gospels. Peter, John, and Paul showed how they did it in Acts and the Epistles. The Old Testament prophets and kings showed how they did it all through the Old Testament. The entire Bible is a book about spiritual training to walk with God directly, just as Adam and Eve walked with God in the Garden of Eden.
Most Christian churches end their message with salvation. They have no method to teach spiritual growth by understanding how the Holy Spirit works within the believer after they are born again. This book fills in the gap. Salvation is not the culmination of spiritual instruction but the beginning. Spiritual growth happens after a person is born again, as they learn how to walk and talk with God. Then as the believer grows, God reveals His love and power to that believer. Eventually, that believer will experience signs, miracles, and wonders in their personal life as a result of their relationship with God. Then finally, that believer will become an example to others. Through their faith, and ministering to other people, signs, miracles, and wonders will happen by their words and prayers. This is mature, spiritual Christianity like the first century church displayed. This is Radical Christianity in full maturity. You are invited to experience and grow with God in spiritual power and authority.
Click on the link below to get the book that shows you how to get it done in your life. If you like what you read, then vote for this book at the Author Academy Award site below it. God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you. My book shows you how to get that relationship going. Then you won’t be surprised when carnal Christians do something silly that will cause harm to God’s Kingdom. So I’ve made my complaint. Maybe I succeeded in inspiring you to act. If enough of us will act, we can change our culture into a better one.