Do you remember in the Christmas story where the Magi tip off Joseph and Mary about Herod’s plan?

Yeah, me neither, because it isn’t in the Bible.

But don’t tell false teacher Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin.

Yes, Time Magazine published “Christian” Left false teacher Mark Sandlin’s “10 things Christians shouldn’t do at Christmas” list.  If you expected legitimate theology from them then you were probably surprised at the Noah movie.  You don’t make money or get attention preaching biblical theology.  That didn’t make money 2,000 years ago and doesn’t make money today.  It is called the wide road for a reason (See Osteen, Joel and others.)

If you were a real Christian, wouldn’t you use an opportunity like that to glorify the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and your Savior, and to celebrate his entry into his creation?

Time’s editors are apparently as ignorant as Sandlin about the Bible, as they let this part about Herod and the Magi through. (Apparently they were too busy enamored with Sandlin’s “original” pronouncement that Jesus was really born on December 25.  I’m glad he pointed that out for the three people in the U.S. who didn’t know it.)

What we do know is they were foreigners and their revealing of the king’s plans to kill all newborn boys in hopes of putting an end to Jesus turned Jesus’ family into immigrants in Egypt.

Huh?  That’s not what the Bible says at all.  How could he make such a silly mistake?  Oh, because he was reading his politics-disguised-as-religion lies into it:

Matthew 2:11–16 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.

Did this “reverend” actually read the texts he is referring to, or was he so eager to make his illegal immigrant point that he didn’t bother?  That’s rhetorical.

And why does Sandlin believe his made-up story above yet deny the virgin conception, which is explicit in the Gospel of Matthew?

And of course, the tone-deafness of the pro-abortion extremist Sandlin kept him from seeing the morbid irony saying this:

Christmas should cause Christians to recommit to confronting those who abuse power.

The schizophrenia of the “Christian” Left

This is another fallacious and malicious meme from the “Christian” Left.  Their obsession with advancing child-killing in the womb and LGBTQX perversions leads them to put out things like this — as if the Bible’s warnings from Jesus and others about false teachers were because first-century Jews weren’t killing enough babies or pushing oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”   All they seem to think about are gays and abortion.

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This is even more despicable than usual for the “Christian” Left — and they are always kinda despicable. They are the ones who deny the divinity and exclusivity of Christ, who mock the Bible, and so much more. Oh, and the ones claiming to be tolerant and loving.

As usual, they finish the sentence: They want women to have the choice to kill their children. Sounds different, eh?

And of course we don’t hate gays. We love them enough to tell them the truth: LGBTQX behavior is physically, spiritually and emotionally destructive. They just lie and say that, just as their father taught them.

Example: If you really love people you’ll warn them that the gay lifestyle is a coin flip away from getting HIV. “Gay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66% of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising. Projections have shown that if current trends continue, half of all gay and bisexual men will be HIV-positive by age 50.”

But the “Christian” Left loves themselves more than their neighbors. Churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” have nearly identical views to the world. It shows who their real father is.

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

So for the record, the “Christian” Left thinks the entire Catholic church is a wolf in sheep’s clothing (OK, we agree on part of that!), as were nearly all of their denominations until a couple years ago, as are nearly all denominations outside of the West, as are countless denominations in the West still, as was President Obama and most Democrats until a few years ago, and so on . . .

But it gets sillier.  The “Christian” Left has a bromance with their new BFF, Pope Francis, because he sometimes talks about helping the poor (and of course, they assume it is always their definition of helping them with other people’s money).  But Francis is clear about being anti-abortion and pro-real marriage.

Consistency and clear-thinking isn’t their strong suit.

Muslims, atheists and the “Christian” Left agree!

They agree on lots.  Among other things, they insist that:

  1. Jesus is not divine
  2. Jesus is not the only way to salvation
  3. The Bible is not the word of God

Here is where they differ: The first two have beliefs consistent with what they call themselves.  The third lie for a living.  Poster boys of the the “Christian” Left: Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie, and Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis.

Run, don’t walk, from false teachers who deny the essentials of the faith.  Anyone who follows people like that is obviously making a god in his own image.

The “Christian” Left believes Jesus is God! Except when they don’t! Which is all the time!

Please see the Exposing the The “Christian” Left for more like this!

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The self-parody of the “Christian” Left continues.  I wrote about them last week in The self-parody of the “Christian” Left (are you picking up on the theme?).  Then, to defend themselves, they posted this on their Facebook page, insisting that they accepted the divinity of Jesus.

Some of our fundie critics like to accuse us of denying the divinity of Christ. We can’t figure out if they’re purposely lying or just misled. We do no such thing. No one understands the Trinity. No one. We do not deny the divinity of Christ. In the past we’ve posted articles that attempt to analyze which aspects of Jesus were true man and which aspects were true God. Apparently the fundies freaked out about that. That’s generally what happens when they are forced to think outside their template.

Now how could we have possibly drawn the conclusion that they don’t think Jesus is God.  Maybe — just maybe! — it is because one of their leaders, Mark Sandlin, wrote this: Jesus Is Not My God.

I am a believer. Mostly.

I believe that there is probably a god — something bigger than us. I have a very hard time believing that there’s not something larger than humanity.

I mean, seriously? We are the best the universe has to offer? At least, as far as we know? That seems a bit egotistical to me, not to mention a bit unfortunate for the Universe. Ultimately, I don’t buy it.

I also believe there might not be a god — or, at the very least, I frequently feel the absence of God.

Even King David, felt the absence of God. It’s all over the Psalms. I really don’t feel that bad about doubting. I feel like it’s normal.

That’s why I think of myself as an agnostic Christian. I believe there is a God. I also accept that there might not be.

“I believe; help me in my disbelief.”

When I worship, I worship that God who is all-at-once bigger than me and might not be at all.

It’s the same god I believe Jesus was trying to teach us about.

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For me, Jesus not being God is a good thing – a very good thing.

 

He also has a post called, “No Trinity for me.”  So, yeah, I think it is fair to say they deny the divinity of Jesus.  I was not lying or misled.  I was quoting them directly.  I’m sure I’ll get an apology message shortly . . .

Same goes for their denial that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  Their other leader, false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie, preaches entire sermons on why Jesus is not the only way to salvation.

There is a reason they don’t let Christians post on their page.  It is too easy to expose them, just by quoting the titles of their posts!

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Bonus: The comment below from uber-commenter Danny got him banned from the “Christian” Left Facebook site.  Note that they didn’t delete a comment last week that said, “Take your Bible verses and shove them up your ass.  Any guesses as to why I put quotes around “Christian” when I refer to the “Christian” Left?

Dear friends. Something is wrong with this world. This site says that the problem is right wingers. But government cannot fix what is wrong. The problem with this world is sin. If there were no sin, this site, nor political parties, nor right or left wing politics, would be needed. The problem is that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God, and the BIble tells us that the wrath of God is resting on all who do not repent and are born again. I urge all who visit here to read their Bibles. I suggest starting with the book of John. Pray to God. Ask him to have mercy on your soul. Ask him to reveal himself to you as you read his Holy Word. Eternity hangs in the balance dear friends.

 

Follow up from the “Christian” Left

This. Is. Classic. My new buddies at the “Christian” Left  are sad that I’ve stated that they deny the divinity of Christ, and they are aggressively denying that they are deniers.

Some of our fundie critics like to accuse us of denying the divinity of Christ. We can’t figure out if they’re purposely lying or just misled. We do no such thing. No one understands the Trinity. No one. We do not deny the divinity of Christ. In the past we’ve posted articles that attempt to analyze which aspects of Jesus were true man and which aspects were true God. Apparently the fundies freaked out about that. That’s generally what happens when they are forced to think outside their template.

Hmmmm . . . maybe they should pay attention to what Mark Sandlin, one of their leaders, says in his posts:

No Trinity for me, please

Jesus is not my God

Subtle, eh?  You’ll get the same message from false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie.

Now how could we possibly get the idea that the “Christian” Left denies the divinity of Christ and the Trinity just because they post articles saying, “Jesus is not my God” and “No trinity for me, please” and more?

The “Christian” Left and their Ayn Rand obsession

One of the recurring themes of the visitors from the “Christian” Left Facebook page was their obsession with Ayn Rand.  Their basic guilt-by-association fallacy goes like this:

  • You agree with Ayn Rand
  • Ayn Rand was a super-evil atheist
  • Therefore, you worship money and are anti-Jesus

A sample:

Your theology is based on “The law of the jungle,” “every man for himself,” “survival of the strongest,” “survival of the fittest,” “kill or be killed,” “dog eat dog,” and “eat or be eaten.” It’s as old as the hills and it comes from the pit of Hell. Actually it’s Satanism pure and simple. Maybe you and your buddy Paul Ryan, who is a big fan of Ayn Rand, can start a Satanic Sunday School class together. Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, had this to say about Rand: “I give people Ayn Rand with trappings.” Ryan says he’s not a fan of Objectivism, but he loves Rand’s books and he formed his views of economics from reading them. Never mind that her blasphemous books drip with Objectivism on every page. You and your flock have been deluded by Satan himself! 1 Timothy 4:1-2 describes you well, but you are so delusional and blind you can’t see it. Let that one through for your readers.

The counter to that is pretty simple.  Just note how Rand was pro-abortion, like them, so using their logic they are equivalent to her.  You can also point out that they are the ones pushing the Darwinist philosophy, not us.

In their zeal to demonize their ideological foes (i.e., real Christians), they use any fallacious memes they can.  They repeat them a lot in their echo chambers, then go into full freak-out mode when their sound bites are so easily refuted.

To state the obvious, agreeing with someone about one thing doesn’t mean you agree with them on everything.  Did I really have to spell that out?  Apparently so, because that is the premise of their argument.

Rand was eerily accurate about the motives, behavior and results of Leftists.  As the joke goes, Atlas Shrugged was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.

But  just because she diagnosed the problem doesn’t mean she had the right solution.  As an atheist, she misunderstood key parts of human nature.  And of course, her pro-abortion views were anti-Christian.

Unfortunately, the Leftists I explained this to just ran away.  Hopefully it planted a seed with them, but in my experience they’ll use the same bad arguments again if they think no one is looking.

Prove me wrong, “Christian” Left!

Update: Captain Obvious forgot to point out another example: Ask the Leftists what they think of Karl Marx’ philosophies.  Because he was a devout Christian, right?

False teacher does last minute race-baiting before election

Radical pro-abortionist and false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie of the UCC (Unitarians Counterfeiting Christ) took a break from taking little girls to gay pride parades to do some race-baiting: Remarks at The Oregon League Of Minority Voters Dinner

For all the gifts of our democracy, however, we are a nation not fully free. A broken system allowed the loser of the popular vote to take the presidency in 2001. Our political system has never fully recovered.

That’s not a broken system, it operated as designed.  He’s just a sore loser.  And it is common knowledge that the Leftist media calling the election early for Gore sent countless Republicans home.  The popular vote would have been different otherwise.  Chuck’s first lie was an old one, but designed to drive conflict and destroy peace.

Since then we have given corporations the rights of people and taken away from certain people the right to freely vote.

Another lie.  While the Left steals more and more elections with illegal aliens and other non-citizens voting, asking people to show ID is the most obvious solution ever.  His audience should have been insulted that he thinks they are too stupid to get an ID.

The United States keeps company with nations like Russia in incarcerating large numbers of our fellow citizens, and in America those jailings are disproportionally based on skin color and not on crime.

Yet another lie.  His native tongue!

We are not fully free in Missouri or New York or California or Oregon when unarmed African-Americans are killed by uniformed police officers and we know the process of investigation will be neither fair nor balanced.

The evidence shows that the intoxicated thug who just assaulted someone and stole from a convenience store was not shot as the Left claims.  More lies.  But Chuck & Co. don’t let that get in the way of the narrative.  Their theme is, “Stay on the plantation!”

“Ours is a disconnected reality. We live in an age where an African-American can be elected president of the United States. We live in an age where a Latino can serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. We live in an age where a lesbian woman can serve as the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. All of these people serve based on the content of their character.”

No, that’s the irony.  They were affirmative action elections and appointments, not based on their character or accomplishments.

. . .Neither political party pays enough attention to poverty and economic inequity but the harshest judgment must rest with those who have fought investments in jobs, expansion in health care…and with those who have simply turned a blind eye to the people Jesus called the least of these.

No, the harshest judgment is for pro-abortion extremists like Currie who fight to increase the rate of abortions in the black community even higher than the current rate of 3-to-1 over whites.  Those are the “least of these” from the passage Currie blasphemously abuses.

The crisis of Ferguson is not an isolated incident but indicative of larger social ills that infect the whole body of our nation.

We agree on that.  The Leftists caused these ills by subsidizing fornication and out of wedlock births, which destroyed the black family (and now the white family) and swelled our prisons.

Only when we recognize the common humanity that we all share will we all be free.

How ironic for a radical pro-abortion extremists to appeal to our common humanity!

We cannot treat one another as if we can do without the other. . . .We are not fully free because we do not treat the “other” as necessary, as integral, when there is no one, not a soul, that can be left behind. If we do not love neighbor as ourselves, we have no hope.

Yeah, no one like this or this.

Race-baiting Leftists are a disgrace — even more so when posing as Christians.  Note how Currie wears his collar (seems odd for a UCC “pastor”).  Almost as if he is in a Halloween costume!

But here’s good news: More people leaving the plantation!  I’m encouraged to see more of these coming out all the time.  Currie et al must be scared that blacks are wising up to them.