WARNING: I brought this over from my spiritual site, ONEcanhappen. I normally try to keep my spiritual opinions fairly low key here at ToBeFree. But I just had to share the book excerpt, below, written by a teacher I greatly respect.
It’s interesting how real Christianity would actually be keeping US free from the ever encroaching police state. They couldn’t use the fear card on real Christians.
It’s interesting (and really sad) that most American ‘Christians’ (including the pastors) still won’t support Ron Paul, the Christlike, “Blessed are the peacemakers” pro-life-for-even-adults candidate.
At ONEcanhappen, I maintain that the ‘Christians’ are mainly responsible for the fall of America. See: The Red Gate Prophecy — What If I Open It Just a Little Bit? Salt is a preservative. When ‘Christians’ are no longer salty….
…and the main reason for the fall of real Christianity is the once-saved-always-saved doctrine, which I refute here: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God?
If we could just get this one doctrine right we’d fear God, not man. And then we could rest in God and be ONE with each other. Then the world will know (Jesus said in John 17).
We’d be invincible!
ONE can happen!
We can now see that this obsession with safety, which Francis Chan shows here is reverse-Christianity, is how they’re able to bring US into a police state — as most American ‘Christians’ are willing to allow even their daughters’ naked bodies to be seen by TSA screeners; though, the chances of being killed by a terrorist is less than being killed by a bee sting.
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Excerpt from Crazy Love by Francis Chan, page 133 (original formatting)
Haven’t we all prayed the following prayer? Lord, we pray for safety as we travel. We ask that no one gets hurt on this trip. Please keep everyone safe until we return, and bring us back safely. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen. The exact wording may vary a bit, but that is the standard prayer we recite before leaving on mission trips, retreats, vacations, and business trips.
We are consumed by safety. Obsessed with it, actually. Now, I’m not saying it is wrong to pray for God’s protection, but I am questioning how we’ve made safety our highest priority. We’ve elevated safety to the neglect of whatever God’s best is, whatever would bring God the most glory, or whatever would accomplish His purposes in our lives and in the world.
Would you be willing to pray this prayer? God, bring me closer to You during this trip, whatever it takes….
People who are obsessed with
Jesus aren’t consumed with their
personal safety and comfort above
all else. Obsessed people care
more about God’s kingdom coming
to this earth than their own lives
being shielded from pain or
4-minute video[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA_uwWPE6lQ]Francis Chan – Balance Beam
It’s Official: A Majority Of Americans Would Give Up Liberty In Order To Be Safe From Terrorism. Almost 4 out of 5 Americans are perfectly fine with letting airport security officials gawk at their naked bodies just so they can feel a bit safer from terrorists.
TSA Tactics Find Ominous Parallel in Nazi Germany — It took Hitler and the Nazis nearly a decade to impose a murderous police state on the German people. In the wake of the staged burning of the Reichstag…