by MW Cook
As a religion, Christianity may have failed. Not because of its roots, but its branches.
Because it has become a tool for oppressors,
and the watchers on the wall have either not noticed,
or have sided themselves with antichrists:
They rail against the marginalized, forgetting that the Christ-followers are called to empty themselves.
Like Christ, who did not consider his privilege something to be grasped and squandered,
for the benefit of many.
The holy city sinned.
Her prophets and pastors see vain and foolish things. They do not expose their people’s sin, but glory in their own self-righteousness. They lay false burdens on those who trust them.
I weep for my people, the Church. Evangelicalism has become a byword because her leaders side with oppressors instead of the Samaritan, the adulterous, and the crucified thief.
Justly do her enemies wag their heads.
I do not agree with your assessment, my friend, that Christianity has failed. I believe we are in dark times, but hope looms large. I am certain there are many during Pope Tetzel’s reign who thought Christianity had failed, but out of the evil and complacency of the 15th century church sprung the Protestant Reformation and explosion of Bibles into the hands of common folk. It is my hope that the darkness will awaken the groggy bride of Christ into action. I am encouraged by your blog and tweets; let us be the much-needed watchmen.