The phrase, “Let’s go Brandon,” came from a reporter misunderstanding a crowd shouting an X-rated insult of President Biden. It violates Christian love.
During a recent conference at John Hagee’s Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, attendees began to repeatedly shout it out in unison. For church attendees to shout “Let’s go Brandon,” is to throw out God’s love and embrace the spirit of antichrist.
John Hagee has liked to preach about the antichrist. Now his church is demonstrating the antichrist attitude. This illustrates how difficult it is for the one-man-sermon church model to produce humility and godly character.
Pharisees weren’t fair. They self-righteously believed they were correct so they abused people and had Jesus crucified. They still exist. Many pastors who dogmatically preached submission to their authority, now (ignoring Romans 13) preach rebellion against government.
For decades I’ve wanted to see church attendees shout out praise to Jesus together and compassionately minister to one another. Instead they’re choosing to shout a vulgar, hate phrase.
Christian politics is an oxymoron. History shows that politics has never been very Christ-like.
Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of world history. Jesus turned him down. Politics works though coercion; Jesus works through love.
Jesus said: “By their fruit you shall recognize them.” People who lack the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22) aren’t Christ-followers. Jesus said that He will separate the sheep (those who show His love) from the goats (those who hype Him like a show).
It’s easy to follow our human emotions, desires, and opinions. It’s costly to obey the living Jesus instead and love our enemies.
When a church emphasizes politics, it turns away from the invisible kingdom of God and embraces an earthly kingdom. Truth and feeling aren’t synonyms. Fact and opinion aren’t either.
Hate and love
Change people’s heart.
How’s your heart?