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    Hitler, Glenn Beck, and the Church: Part 5 American ...


    by cowboy4ev2

    For more information click the link below: American Christianity You may be wondering, what all this has to do with Glenn Beck and the Restoring Honor rally? The answer is, "everything." Listen to the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjack wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. . . . In such a Church the world finds a cheap covering for its sins; no contrition is required, still less any real desire to be delivered from sin. . . . Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner . . . it is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. No let me ask you, "What kind of grace is Glenn Beck selling?" Don't get me wrong, I agree with much of what Glenn Beck says about politics, and I'm not in anyway saying he's Hitler. Nevertheless, he is both offering and revealing something damning that has already taken place in our churches. Russell D. Moore ties everything together with this statement from His syndicated blog. Too often, and for too long, American “Christianity” has been a political agenda in search of a gospel useful enough to accommodate it. There is a liberation theology of the Left, and there is also a liberation theology of the Right, and both are at heart mammon worship. The liberation theology of the Left often wants a Barabbas, to fight off the oppressors as though our ultimate problem were the reign of Rome and not the reign of death. The liberation theology of the Right wants a golden calf, to represent religion and to remind us of all the economic security we had in Egypt. Both want a Caesar or a Pharaoh, not a Messiah. Moore goes on to say, Any “revival” that is possible without the Lord Jesus Christ is a “revival” of a ...