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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Glenn Beck to Jesus: "Drop Dead"

You know, I'm fairly apolitical. I don't get into rabid policy debates by and large. As a result, I don't have a lot of time or interest for the bloviating talking heads on any news network. But Glenn Beck really needs to knock it off. He clearly doesn't understand what Christianity is really all about.

Now I'm not saying that the Church should become just another political organization of lobbyists out to change the world for the disadvantaged. Doing so would be a betrayal of our mandate to go out and make disciples of all nations. But at the same time, we should pay attention to what the Old Testament prophets had to say about social justice. We should remember what Jesus commended people for in Matthew 25. We should follow Paul's example, someone who worked to not only spread the faith but to take up a collection for the poor in Jerusalem. We should remember that James says Christianity is a faith that works.

Glenn Beck, I've seen in the past, claims to be a Christian. Perhaps he should take some time off the air and take some courses on basic Christianity. He clearly needs them.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Well said. I might also add, that while there are certain sections in Scripture where the collective group were instructed to take action (you cited a good example in Paul's instruction about taking up offerings for others), the majority of Scripture is concerned with how we live out our faith individually. Now this certainally is not to say the Church and the local ecclesia has no place, but to claim that Scripture's instructions to individual Christians about how to care for others amounts to socialism? Please.