Saturday, July 5, 2008


To continue the theme of the last post, the article by Miguel De La Torre entitled,"James Dobson Preaches A False Gospel," hits the nail on the head! [Thanks to Straight, Not Narrow.]

Please read his full article, but here is an excerpt from it:

For the past eight years, James Dobson's brand of Christianity has been normative in the land. Dobson has preached a Christ acceptable to the present Bush administration. When George W. Bush and company get down on their knees, they pray to the same Christ to whom Dobson turns for guidance in making moral decisions.

Not surprisingly, Dobson has never--to the best of my knowledge--criticized Bush's policies, legislation or actions as being unchristian. And why should he? For both share a brotherhood in worshiping the same Christ.

This is a Christ who has remained silent in the face of human-right violations, atrocities and institutional violence. The Christ whom Dobson and Bush believe in is a Christ that has nothing to say about water boarding; torture of prisoners in United States; care or transporting them to nations for more extensive torture; bearing false witness to start a war; Christians dying in the desert, because they happen to be undocumented immigrants; or the poor, who since 2000 has gotten poorer.

As I wrote before, any Christian who subscribes to the false gospel of legalism, perfectionism, exclusion, jingoism, capitalism run amok, and militarism is not fit to be called a Christian, regardless of what he/she calls him/herself!

Moreover, any Christian who keeps silent when others are oppressed, especially when they are oppressed by those who perversely state that they align themselves with Christ, is just as culpable in that oppression as are the most virulent demagogues or their cowardly sympathizers who have infiltrated most of the institutional Church, and who have perversely taken on the mantle of leadership to the degree that they have a virtual monopoly on media exposure and undeserved credibility in claiming to speak for "Christianity."

To in any way show deference to these wolves in sheep's clothing, or to allow them to spew their perversions without their being confronted for the demonic influences they have showered upon both most of the institutional Church and on secular society as well, is to partake in their evil!

When it comes to those who espouse or condone hate and the oppression of others, and thereby do inestimable harm to countless numbers of people, there is no choice that any Christian can make than to expose and confront them and their perversions of the Gospel, as well as highlight and condemn the inordinate damage they do, and have done, to the cause of Christ!

Hear the Apostle Paul: "But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. As we said before, so I say now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:8-9)

To be "accursed" means to be damned by God!

So, what the Apostle Paul is writing is that if anyone espouses any other Gospel than that of grace, faith, love, peace, reconciliation, and inclusiveness, "God damn him!"

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