Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Excommunication of George W. Bush

If George W. Bush were a member of the church I pastored, I would denounce him from the pulpit as an unrepentant mass-murderer.

If I were pastor of a church which Bush were not a member of, I would still denounce him from the pulpit as a mass-murderer.

I believe all Americans -- not just pastors -- have a duty to denounce unrepentant mass-murderers.

Recently, a pastor denounced (or planned to denounce) a woman who was unrepentantly engaging in sex outside of marriage:

BREAKING NEWS: Church Dares to Practice New Testament Christianity!

Even the ostensibly conservative former Ohio Congressman John Kasich, standing in for the ostensibly conservative Bill O'Reilly on the ostensibly conservative FoxNews network, denounced the pastor for bringing up this woman's sins.

The problem is not that this church nags fornicators and adulterers. The problem is more likely that the church does not nag mass-murderers and currency debasers.

Jesus said:

if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
(Matthew 18:15-17)

I'll bet this church has at least one tax collector on the church rolls.

America's Founding Fathers believed that a Free Republic was possible only with the promotion and practice of Christianity, the True Religion. Stated another way, the practice of Christian morality makes liberty possible. Conversely, a society that rejects "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" rejects liberty and ends up with tyranny.

Shunning unrepentant sinners is the core of this campaign's program to beat our swords into plowshares and abolish the State.

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