Culture Destroyers, Leftist Ignoramuses, Useful Idiots-all in high gear

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Some one sent me a copy  of an article from The Gateway Pundit website yesterday, August 17th, which I thought was poetic justice.  The article began by saying this: “Make no doubt about it–This is Marxist revolution in America today. Fed by media lies, radical community organizers and millions of dumb leftists.”

It turns out that a group of ignoramus Leftists in Chicago have torched a statue of Abraham Lincoln, even though he supposedly “freed the slaves” which he really didn’t. Now either these Leftists are totally ignorant–or, on the other hand, maybe a handful of them have read Donnie Kennedy’s and my book Lincoln’s Marxists which gives the lowdown on where Lincoln really was racially (if they can even read)–and if they graduated from Chicago public schools that’s a big “if.”

As I said, I found this an instance of poetic justice. Lincoln, the Marxist lover, has his statue torched by Chicago Marxists! That has got to be a hoot for people who know what the political game really is. Do I endorse their doing that to his statue? No. I am no Lincoln lover by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t endorse vandalizing monuments and statues, even of people I don’t like. If we start doing that we are no better than our adversaries on the Left.

So the Social Justice Warriors (more Leftists) are definitely on a “remove the statues” kick. They sense cultural victory within their grasp this year and so they are going for broke. But I also noticed an article from Seattle yesterday about a really ugly statue of Lenin there (and I mean this this IS ugly)! However, for some reason the Social Justice Warrior crowd does not have this Lenin statue on their list of monuments that need to come down. They want Washington and Jefferson monuments to come down but they are okay with leaving Lenin up. Could it just possibly be that they agree with what Lenin did to Russia and they want the same thing for us here–Lenin being a beacon of light for them?

And then, back to New Orleans!  You all remember the big fuss there earlier this year over the Confederate statues that had to come down because a handful of Leftists, including the mayor’s black girlfriend, didn’t like them and the mayor decided to use that as a platform to advance his political career. Well, guess what? They are now back for round two and they have a whole bunch of other things they don’t like that now have to either come down or be changed. This is what you get when you try to appease the cultural Marxists–they never quit until your whole history and culture are gone and they own you.

According to an article by Kevin Litten: “Take Em Down NOLA has long said city leaders did not go far enough. They want the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square taken down, as well as the renaming of streets such as Jefferson Davis Parkway and Robert E. Lee Boulevard. Historian Kelly Porter, who said she was helping Take Em Down with research, said at the press conference that she had identified 13 additional statues and a number of schools, street names, and historical plaques linked to the Confederacy.  All told, more than 100 items could be targeted for removal or renaming, she said.” Did you all get that number–over 100 items changed or removed that are part of your history. Sounds like a thorough cultural purge will be underway in the Big Easy. Does that give you the warm fuzzies??? And do you think they will quit after New Orleans? If you do then you are naive beyond belief and live in la-la land!

I have a generational question for all these Social Justice types. What will they do when, somewhere down the road, others come along that don’t like what they have put up and go to changing it all over again with a whole new set of “heroes” and names?  It wouldn’t be the first time in history that happened. This sort of thing went on back in Egypt during the days of the Pharaohs. It went on during the French Revolution when the Illuminati types tried to remove any reference to God. Guess what? That didn’t work. God is still here–the revolutionaries are not–many of them having kept their appointments with the guillotine.

However, in this country, it is all an ongoing part of the “reconstruction” that started after the War of Northern Aggression. The reconstruction crowd has been trying to remove God and historic white Christian culture from this country, especially in the South, for 150 years now, and they show no sign of letting up. If anything, in recent years, they are ratcheting up their efforts, feeling their opposition is wearing down. Is it?  In 2015 I saw push-back to their efforts to get all Confederate flags taken down. This year I have not seen very much. It’s like most folks down here are just sitting it out, watching the Leftists do their thing–and when they’ve completely dismantled our history and heritage, we’ll sit back and wonder what happened.

Now I don’t endorse anything like this debacle in Charlottesville. That almost seems like a set-up the more you read about it. But it seems to me that we have to find some legitimate way to defend our history and culture while we still have it. Otherwise, we will simply be deprive of it by our doing nothing. Any suggestions?

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Coups And Questions

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Has anyone other than me noticed a subtle shift in the direction the Trump administration seems to be taking? I try to keep track of all this, from various websites to You Tube presentations,to news articles people send me, and in just the last few days, I have gotten the feeling on the back of my neck, where the hair stands up (what there is of it) that something is going on–and it ain’t good!

One source noted some signs of a possible coup, and one of those signs was a lack of information for the President from previous sources, which have been mostly good sources. Now it seems that his “new” sources of information all have to be “official” sources, which means that friends, and even some family, no longer seem to have access to him and information previously passed to him by friends now has to go through “official” channels, which will ultimately decide what the President sees–or if he sees it at all.

Trump has three generals in the White House. At least two of them have connections with Deep State organizations. So who advised him in choosing these guys? None of them are on the same page he is on, but yet they all have high level positions in his administration and he has been out there defending at least one of them against those who have taken the trouble to point this out. So what’s the deal?

Congress has just recently passed a bill on Russian sanctions, which don’t help our situation regarding World War 3 to any great extent. Supposedly the bill was on Trump’s desk by July 29th. I even read some articles that said that Congress passed this to tie Trump’s hands in dealing with Russia. Makes you wonder which side Congress is really on–well, not quite–seeing that leadership positions are held by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, whose wife is also in Trump’s cabinet and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which side Congress is on–and it ain’t ours!

If Trump signs this bill–does it indicate that he has seen the handwriting on the Deep State wall and is ready to throw in the towel. Or does it indicate that his decisions are already being made for him and no one else realizes it yet? Has decision making on important issues been taken away from Trump? I realize there are lots of questions here but I want folks to start thinking about this stuff.

If the Deep State is making the major decisions already, will they, in the long run, even be able to leave Trump alive? He represents what many Americans want–a desperately needed change in the direction this country has gone in for decades. Ultimately, the Deep State not only hates Trump, but all of us “deplorables” that voted for him too. Should some “accident” befall him, would that be a Deep State lesson to patriotic Americans to just “shut up and sit down?”—or Deep State Daddy will be coming for you?

Michael Savage has said that if the Deep State takes out Trump there will be a civil war in this country. Ordinary folks will rise up and fight back. One can hope and pray that Michael Savage is right. Based on what I have seen over the years, all I can say is that, on this and several other questions “I’m from Missouri–you gotta Show Me!”

It seems we are entering a time when Christians are really going to need to be able to discern good from evil. Or as Matthew said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Some of them may come in military uniforms with lots of medals on them, and some may come in expensive suits worn by congressmen, but the “ravening wolf” part still applies–maybe even more so.

When Trump got elected I felt the Lord was giving us one more chance to repent and start to turn around. I’m not sure we’ve done an awful lot of that. Judging from some of the response I’ve seen, lots of folks, when Trump got elected, just said: “Well, we’ve got another Republican in the White House now so we can all just take it easy and go back to sleep for another four years.” That was hardly the response that is needed.

If the Deep State succeeds in taking out Trump, unless there is great revival, you will not have another chance at decent government in this country, not only in our lifetimes, but in the lifetimes of our great grandchildren. Most people do not realize what is at stake here. Most Christians do not realize.

Establishment Coup Against Trump?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have noted recently that a group of evangelical Christian pastors gathered in the White House to pray for President Trump. Although I have had my problems with evangelical complacency over the years, I took this as a good sign. It showed that these pastors realized, at least to some extent, that we have a major problem in this country and they realize that the president is under constant assault, not only from the Leftist Democrats, who are little short of Communists, but also from those in his own party that are really little short of Communists themselves. The political establishment in Washington and New York is trying to find some way of removing Trump, who was duly elected, but whose election and the wishes of the electorate, they plan on undoing and reversing. In other words, your vote will count–if you vote for the right Leftist. Other than that, it is to be reversed.

At any rate, one of the pastors that prayed for the President, Rev. Howard-Browne, originally from South Africa, was later told by a “senior congressman” that the president is “to be removed.” The pastor asked, did he mean by impeachment, indictment, or what? The congressman told him it would be nothing quite that quiet, but rather he would just “be removed suddenly.” Now we have the exalted high priest of global warming, Al Gore, stating that in the next few months this country may be faced with some calamitous events. He didn’t say what those would be, but you have to wonder if there is any connection between that and what the congressman told Pastor Howard-Browne.

The pastor asked the question–“Who do we trust in the Treasury Department.” The congressman just shook his head. The pastor then posed the question–how many Obama operatives do we still have around? That’s a very good question. Most evangelicals wouldn’t think to ask it, but this pastor did, which shows he has some perception of the current situation. I saw a video of this pastor telling his congregation that Christians need to seriously pray for President Trump, for his protection, and that the Establishment be hindered from doing whatever it is they plan to do.

Interestingly enough, after Pastor Howard-Browne made his comments, he was visited by the Secret Service. They wanted the name of the congressman that had warned him of this. He wouldn’t give it to them. He told them they would have to subpoena him–and even then he probably would not say who it was.

It’s interesting that the Secret Service wanted the congressman’s name but didn’t seem otherwise concerned about the content of his warning. That tell you anything?

Let’s don’t kid ourselves. The Establishment, Deep State, or whatever you care to call those people, have a vested interest in making sure Trump’s America First agenda fails. While Trump wants to enable the American people to do better, the Establishment does not want us to do better. They love having their jackboot on our necks. It makes them feel important and powerful and so they must stop Trump from doing whatever he can to remove that jackboot. They want Trump, and us, to fail. The middle class must be done away with so that only two classes remain–the ruling establishment class, and the serfs.

For those among you that believe in the power of Christian prayer, I would advocate that you begin praying for the President on a regular basis. The Leftists hate Christian prayer, or anything Christian for that matter. They are best described in Psalm 56:5–“Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.” This is a perfect description of our Ruling Establishment.

There is power in Christian prayer and, as Christians, we need to begin to use that power more effectively. And we should also begin using the power of exposure and Christian opposition to what is clearly evil, as noted in Ephesians 5:11.

Since I have been having trouble with my phone service and email lately, I would ask that all who see this article please make a point of passing it along to those on your mailing lists, for which I thank you in advance.

Update: Last evening as I was passing along the link to this article to several on my Facebook page, one at a time, I was informed by Facebook that this could no longer be done. I had probably forwarded about 20 or so when I received the notice that I could not longer do this. For years I have done this for various articles on my blogs, but it seems that now, for me at least, this is no longer permissible. I’ll bet if I were some sort of raving lunatic Leftist there would be no problem whatever but because I am hardly a raving lunatic Leftist, I am not allowed to post links to my articles singly for some of my friends. Now understand, folks, this has nothing whatever to do with net censorship. Right? Right? No answers???

Cultural Marxist Richmond Mayor Caves In–Did you honestly expect anything different?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Just last evening I received an article from the Virginia Flaggers which illustrated our continuing problem with cultural Marxism this year in the South.

The article stated, in part, that: “Following the lead of disgraced New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Mayor Levar Stoney has chosen to tow the PC line of the NAACP and SPLC, who have supported the false narrative that our monuments and memorials are somehow tied to ‘racism, slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy.’ This false narrative has gained traction with the left, who has successfully used it to convince politicians to take  up their cause of attempting to remove every trace of the Confederacy from public view. Mr. Stoney appears to have caved to their pressure.”

The article went on to note the overwhelming support of the vast majority of citizens in Virginia who just want their monuments left alone. But let’s face it, folks, that is not going to happen because that does not suit the agenda of the Far Left. The article said that the fake narrative of what the monuments are all about “gained traction” with the Left. From what I have read and seen over the last thirty years or so, the false narrative about our monuments and flags was originated by the Left. They didn’t just happen to latch onto it as it moved on by–they started the movement to begin with. Let us not hesitate to give credit where it is due!

With all this in mind, I did a little digging to see if I could find out where Mayor Stoney was coming from prior to his being elected as Mayor of  Richmond, Virginia. It wasn’t that hard to find and it turned out to be pretty much what I expected.

Turns out that Stoney worked as an organizer for the 2004 campaign of John Kerry. According to Wikipedia ” In 2004  Stoney traveled to Wisconsin to work with the local Democratic Party in a ‘get out the vote’ effort. Five of his colleagues would later be charged with slashing the tires of a van meant to be used to drive Republican voters to the polls. Stoney initially lied to police claiming he had no knowledge of the incident. He would later admit to FBI investigators that he was present in the Democratic campaign offices after his colleagues came in to brag about slashing the tires.  Stoney then went on to testify against his colleagues…After questioning during a committee meeting with Virginia Republican lawmakers about his indiscretion, it was accepted as ‘an isolated, youthful mistake’.” It may have been a mistake, but let’s don’t kid ourselves, Mayor Stoney, as his background shows,  is a cultural Marxist. Later he worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia for three years, where he ended up being the Executive Director. In that capacity he worked handily with Barack Obama’s presidential campaign back in 2008.

He won his mayorship in Richmond against seven other candidates–with 35% of the vote. Hardly a landslide!

He can’t take Richmond’s Confederate monuments down–there is a law in Virginia that prevents that. So as long as he is unable to remove them, he will declare his cultural Marxist jihad against them in another way–under the guise of presenting “context” about the monuments, he will issue disingenuous prevarications regarding them. In other words, whatever “context” will, in the future, be presented regarding Confederate monuments, it will, shall we say, be slightly less than accurate. If we understand (and we should be learning by now) how the cultural Marxists operate, this should not surprise us in the least. It would be worthwhile, if somehow it could be done, for there to be opposing contexts presented about the monuments so that people viewing them would have both sides of the story and thus be able to make up their own minds. However, the Left is not about presenting any side but its own. For them there is no other side!

We have to realize (which we should have done before now) that the cultural Marxists and those who finance them are never going to cease and desist. The total destruction of Southern and Christian culture is a major part of their program, and so our resistance to what they do must be ongoing.

Finding private property to erect our monuments and fly our flags should end up being a major priority for us. It may not be easy, but somehow we are going to have to do it. To quit fighting those people is to turn your grandchildren’s futures over to the cultural Marxists, and I don’t know about you, but such a solution for my grandchildren is morally reprehensible to me. Even worse, it would be immoral for us to settle for that.

My wife and I usually do a short devotion from the Scriptures in the evening after supper, something from the Old Testament and then something from the New Testament. Last evening the New Testament part of our reading was from Luke, chapter 4, having to do with the devil tempting Jesus in the wilderness. It ended with verse 13, which said: “And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.” I don’t think it violates Scripture to believe that this session in the wilderness was not the last time Satan sought to tempt, pressure and persecute Jesus. There would be other times down the road, we just aren’t told about them. The point here being that the devil didn’t give up or quit, even though Jesus defeated him in the end, he didn’t quit. After reading that, the thought crossed my mind that “the devil was a cultural Marxist, ” or even more accurately you could say that he was the father of cultural Marxism.

The Religious Faith of the Left

by Al Benson Jr.

Member Board of Directors Confederate Society of America

As we witness the destruction caused by the Leftists in their demonstrations and riots around the country, their vitriol toward Donald Trump, and their seemingly irrational hatred of anything good and decent, we are forced to admit, whether we want to or not, that these people have an underlying theological belief to all that they have done and are doing. Their continuing destruction is but one method of faith and practice that shows us the theological nature of what they do.

Their seemingly senseless (not really) attacks on any system of belief save their own is something that transcends mere political or economic opposition. They are acting out their theology, and not theirs alone, but also the theology of those who finance much of their destruction. They are acting out the theology of their father, the one Saul Alinsky dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to. Some of them probably don’t have a clue about this. Many do.

The acting out of this theology is not a new thing in this country, or in Europe, or anywhere else for that matter. You can trace it back to the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 in the Holy Scriptures. At that point the Lord showed them what He thought of their feeble effort at One World Government by confusing their languages and having them separate from one another. However, due to their sinful natures, their descendants did not learn and they still haven’t, and so eruptions of this Luciferian theology have continued down through the ages, some more apparent than others.

One manifestation that showed up in Europe in the late 1700s in what we know as the French Revolution. The fomenters of that horrendous event hated the biblical concept of original sin and so to rid themselves of that truth they sought to implement a whole new religious system. They wouldn’t have called it that but that’s what it really was. In their new system they became god, deciding what was good and evil. We all know how that worked out.

Another Luciferian manifestation showed up in several countries in Europe in 1848-49, where attempts were made to overthrow existing legitimate governments and replace them with centralized, collectivist regimes. And please don’t tell me that was all about “peace, freedom and democracy.” I know better. That same year Karl Marx had the Communist Manifesto published. At that point, Marx was little more than a hack writer and all he did with the manifesto was to promote the theology of those who hired him to write it. The thoughts in it were probably not mostly his own. They were the theology and commandments of  group called The League of the Just, which had ties to the Illuminati.  Marx’s name did not even appear on the first edition.

Lots of people that sought to overthrow their governments in Europe at that point, when their revolts failed, ended up coming to this country and they brought their Luciferian theology with them and continued to spread it, not only throughout the 1850s but also after the War of Northern Aggression started. Many of them jointed the Union armies and became generals and high priests of their theology both during the War and after.

Those who think that War was strictly fought over economic issues have not fully grasped what it was really all about. It was a war to destroy the Southern states and their history, heritage and culture–a culture and heritage that, for all its faults, was undeniably Christian in its worldview. A Christian South was something that the practitioners of Leftist theology simply could not put up with.  The Christian worldview of the South, and wherever else it resided in the country had to go. It was an impediment to the spread of Leftist theology. And that theology was best expressed in the ten points Marx wrote about in the manifesto the League of the Just had hired him to write.

If you haven’t done so you should get a copy of the Communist Manifesto sometime and read it. Now Marx was as dull a writer as you’d find. Reading his stuff is somewhat less exciting than sitting and watching paint dry, but, when he came to the ten points previously mentioned, he was quite succinct in outlining them. Check them over and see if you can tell how many of them have already been enacted into law in this country–all the way from the “heavy, progressive graduated income tax” to “free education for all children in public schools.”

The theology that governed Marx and those who followed him is the same theology that governs the Trump-haters in our day. It’s the same theology that allows for millions of unborn children to be aborted (murdered) every year for the sake of “convenience.”  It’s the same theology that allows those on the Left to shoot congressmen because they have introduced legislation to do away with Elite Pedophilia. According to an article on http://www.wnd.com the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise had a “kill list” of Republicans he wanted to assassinate, mostly members of the Freedom Caucus. You have to understand, in the Leftist religion, political assassinations of your enemies are high sacraments, surpassed only by those sacraments that allow for even more bloodletting, like riots in cities, which some of Lucifer’s disciples willingly finance.

Now I realize that lots of folks, when they see that this article is about religion, will not bother to read it–too weighty a subject for them. It’s even too weighty for many Christians, because many of our churches have managed to dumb down their congregations just like the public schools have dumbed down their students. But, maybe a few courageous souls will make the effort to wade through it. It is for these few that it is written.

 

Common Sense? The Power of Prayer? Or Both?

by Al Benson Jr.

My last two posts, on April 8th and 11th were both understandably negative given what seemed to be transpiring. It seemed as if Trump had totally jumped the traces and was totally into “nation-building” and out of  the “America First” business. It was inconceivable to me how he could have turned so quickly.

The folks that were praying for him I urged to keep on praying for him, that he would have the wisdom to do the right thing.

Either the power of prayer, or good old common sense, or both, prevailed–at least for now. I expect this problem to arise again, if not with Syria then with some other hot spot somewhere in the world. Mr. Trump has so few good advisers that will point him the right way and so many bad advisers that are more than anxious to push him into starting World War 3 that this is going to be an ongoing struggle for him. Quite frankly, he has lots of folks giving him bad advice that he’d be lots better off without. He’s be lots better off if he cleared them out of the White House and awarded them all ambassadorships to Lower Slobovia or East Overshoe or some other such location–someplace the damage they do could be limited. And I am not talking here about Steve Bannon. His vision here is more in line with Mr. Trump’s than it is with the Neo-cons who are trying to start the next war.

If we fight another war and it’s a nuclear war, maybe some of these war-mongers have got bomb-proof shelters they can go crawl into. What about the rest of us? They couldn’t care less as long as they get their war.

Anyway, according to an article by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post Mr. Trump is not planning an invasion of Syria. He is quoted in the article as saying “We’re not going into Syria, Our policy is the same–it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria…Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS. That’s where it’s always been…”

And Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, April 9th that he still stood behind: “a political process that we believe the Syrian people will lawfully be able to decide the fate of Assad.” That is as it should be, whether foaming at the mouth liberals (socialists) and Neo-Cons like it or not. It’s not up to us to be running all over the world saying who can rule here or there and who can’t. Quite frankly, most of it is none of our damned business! And we wonder why the rest of the world hates Americans! It’s because we are always sticking our noses in someplace they aren’t wanted. This country has a Yankee/Marxist mentality. We think everybody else’s business is our concern. This attitude has abounded since the War of Northern Aggression.

So keep praying that the President will get the counsel and advice he needs to govern wisely and that the Lord will be pleased to shut the mouths of those who want more wars and foreign entanglements and eventually, a New World Order.

Church Sign is Politically Incorrect–But True

by Al Benson Jr.

We’ve all seen those newsy little sayings on church signs around the country. Although some of them are cute, they often don’t say an awful lot. Unfortunately, this has become a characteristic of many churches in our day–they don’t say an awful lot. We get lots of “be nice and don’t offend anyone” balderdash, the sort of thing our Lord Jesus gave the lie to when He chased the money changers out of the temple, where they had set up shop in the Court of the Gentiles.

Recently, I read an article on http://www.defiantamerica.com  about a church in Hood River, Oregon that seems to be giving the local Muslims fits. Hood River is a small town between Portland and The Dalles (but closer to The Dalles). The article was from February 27th of this year. The Missionary Baptist Church in Hood River has a sign out front that says: Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad is not greater than Jesus.  The sign also says Only the Bible is God’s word. holy book Qur’an is just another book.

In checking back, I found that this sign has been in front of this church since sometime in the Spring of 2016, so this is not a new development. What’s new, (and refreshing) is that the pastor of this church, Michael Harrington,  does not profess to be politically correct (culturally Marxist). Pastor Harrington has said he has never claimed to be a devotee of the politically correct mindset. He said “I think I’m Biblically correct, and that’s what matters to me.” What’s more, Pastor Harrington has not taken the sign down and it has been there now for probably a year now. This seems to have bothered some of the locals whose spiritual roots might be open to question.

Given the apostate age we live in, there are many who continue to be “offended” at what Pastor Harrington put up and has left up on his church sign. A local resident on a bike ride noticed the sign and commented that it “profoundly offended” him. If telling the truth on a church sign “profoundly offends” him, then I guess you can tell where he is at. And even the local mayor has not seemed to believe in the pastor’s First Amendment rights. He has called the sign “a solid case of ugly.” Kind of makes you wonder what they have for town government in Hood River. Almost makes me wonder if the mayor has, at some point, converted to Islam. I wonder, would the mayor have made such a fuss if there were a sign in front of the local mosque that said that Allah was God and not Jesus? I’d be willing to bet that wouldn’t have bothered him. Since Pastor Harrington has, up to this point, refused to take the sign down, I guess the local population will just have to struggle through life seeing a sign proclaiming Jesus as God at Pastor Harrington’s church. I really hope they can manage. Coping is so hard when you deny the truth.

I wonder, how many churches around the country would have scrambled to take the sign down posthaste if it offended anyone except Christians. It seems that it’s okay to offend Christians. It’s always open season on them and they are always in the cross hairs. I have known Christians around the country who don’t want to “offend” anyone and so they take great strides (backwards) to get away from anything that might proclaim Christian truth, lest that truth “offend” some unbeliever somewhere. Quite frankly, their passiveness in regard to those who willingly assault their faith offends me!

Jesus Christ offended lots of people during His earthly ministry, chief among them being the religious leaders of Israel who were more into the Talmud than they were God’s Law.If you think Jesus came to earth to be “Mr. Nice Guy” take a look at Matthew 10:34, or the entire 23rd chapter of Matthew. Then begin to realize, and let it sink in, that it was the spiritual leaders of Israel that plotted to put Him to death. Oh, they got the Romans to do the deed, but the idea was their baby, not Rome’s.

Christian truth will always offend those who don’t want to believe it. That’s just the way it is. The pastor at our church says that if you are not offending someone then you are  probably not doing anything. He’s right. That doesn’t mean that we go out of our way to be offensive but I think we need to be more concerned about speaking the truth in love than about offending those who will not believe, no matter who they are.