Hi, TheLizard.

Unfortunately, you didn’t read that right. What you missed was a call for evangelicals and Christians everywhere to do better, to better embody the teachings of the one whose name we lay claim to. You’re throwing out a red herring with the authority of government argument. Come on now … we both know that nowhere in my essay did I even hint that Christians should disregard the state, but what I did say in pretty clear language was that Christians should not attempt to BE the state.

Charity begins Christ. If one claims to be one of his flock and has his spirit in them, then it stands to reason that charity and empathy a host of other Christlike traits would indwell or begin to take manifest. If his people as a whole embody that charity, it’s only natural that that “goodness” would rub off on others, right? Who knows, maybe become apart of the culture and state … but not as a mandate. Christ is kinda sneaky like that. When his goodness is on display it kinda draws people near. Know what I mean?

Again I ask, “how does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?” If you have issue with the question, you’ll have to take that up with, well, you know.

Thanks for your time!

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