🧵When I include woke or pragmatic evangelicals, SBC elites, and their seminaries as a party in the deconstructionist postmodern decline of the United States, I've thought that statement out. It's not merely for an inflammatory effect. It's meant to be brutally honest. 1/
We live in a land that has been designed to function as a Constitutional Republic, not an aristocracy, or dictatorship, or governorship [akin to the Roman governor model]. We live in a Republic. Not a mob or pure democracy. 2/
Now, that is not only a great blessing and privilege, but it's also a great responsibility. In a Republic, the government is the seat of an emperor or king or royal lineage. It is a place of service, not of a subjection of the will of the people. 3/
As it is defined Constitutionally it has no explicit rights. It has responsibilities assigned by the Constitution and consent to govern afforded by the people. That means that our government is not greater than the people they represent. 4/
In this Republic, the church makes up a significant portion of the electorate. As citizens we have authority over government. We have rights not assigned by government, but recognized as pre-existent to government. 5/
We are to hold government accountable as servants, and not let them run amok like sycophants. That is our privilege under the Declaration and the Constitution. Therefore, we are to pray for and uphold and defend that moral and ethical foundation that is emperor 6/
over the government of elected representation that we hold to account for righteousness' sake. Far too often, evangelical and SBC leaders are either woefully ignorant of the law of the land, or willfully complicit in it rebelling against it. 7/
They hide behind such Scripture as Rom 13 or 1 Peter 2. They take such passages and mislead the church into subjecting itself to evil or wicked leaders when the Body actually has the imperative in a Republic to resist, to oppose, to rebuke, and to hold them accountable. 8/
For instance, 1 Pet 2:23-14, 17 the "emperor as supreme" that establishes the "governors" and "human institution", the one that should be honored above all is the Constitution. In turn, those institutions and government that serves and submits to that emperor, 9/
and one which will "punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good", will be honored as well. We owe no honor to institutions that have rebelled against the Constitution and violated unalienable rights. 10/
Woke and postmodern evangelical and SBC elites and seminaries that submit to and promote evil ideologies and critical theories that undermine the rightful Constitutional authority of the land are in fact: 11/
a) in rebellion against the authority of God that instituted it; b) complicit it the evil that the subversion of rightful authority restrained; and c) assisting in promoting that wickedness globally where such authority is needful to restrain tyranny and promote 12/
the flourishing of that which is right, and true, and wholesome. I'm not ascribing inspiration to the Constitution, though it most certainly is heavily inspired by God's moral, ethical, and natural Law. 13/
In the purview of history, and the responsibility that we have in the land in which we live that have global impact, a Constitutional Republic is one of the best human institutions available to restrain evil and promote that which is right. 14/
For whatever reason- pride, hubris, pragmatism, laziness towards the study of Scripture - the elites have intentionally failed the Body of Christ by promoting that which deconstructs Scripture and detracts from the authority of the Constitution that the principles of 15/
Scripture point us to. When we should have been protecting and upholding it, they led many to reject in favor dictatorial and enslaving postmodern and neo-Marxist principles and constructs that have subverted it and sowed lawlessness internationally. 16/
If we will not weigh them and discipline them Scripturally, then God will do it for us [1 Cor 5:9-13, 11:31-32; Heb 10:19-39]. Be under no illusion, it is a fearful thing to fall into hands of the living God. end/
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