Although I think I understand your sentiments, Re: Satan,
be advised that you have no idea how real Satan is in my world,
painfully real, literally real, beyond the least doubt. For me every day
is part of a war against Satan.
Regardless, you are correct that we all are sinners, we all share in evil
to some extent, at times to great extent. No question about that, either.
What I object to is how Evangelicals -not only charismatics- sometimes
tie themselves into knots of guilt feelings, in the process failing
to confront very real evil in the world because they are so busy scourging
themselves as if they were flagellants. Osteen is a master at this,
but there are plenty of others who do likewise. And we know
how "effective" Osteen is in taking a stand against social evils,
LOL, ROTFUL, etc, I mean, he is a bad joke.
But I'm not coming from Charismatic Christianity into the fray.
My cues almost all derive from undiluted Martin Luther,
his own words (in English translation), filled with candid remarks,
occasional vulgarities, strategic cussing, and earthy sentiments.
Christianity for truck drivers and construction workers, as it were.
I thrive on Martin Luther.
For me its all about launching a new crusade, about fighting spirit,
backbone, and willingness to endure the inevitable reaction
even if this cannot be easy in any sense of the term.
Not your style at all. But that's OK, what is crucial is standing up against
whatever forms it takes.
From: Centroids <drer...@radicalcentrism.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 4, 2018 10:06 PM
Cc: Billy Rojas
Subject: Re: [RC] Defining Evil Re: Reflections on Reality
I mean, Ernie, the text could not possibly be more clear.
Oh, I fully believe in evil. As a charismatic I probably believe in Satan more
than you do. :-)
But I also believe that the Bible teaches *we* are evil. And that to defeat the
Hitlers and Putin’s and Trumps of the world we need to understand how we are
I don’t see how the New Testament could be any clearer on this point...
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