The Confusion of Christians
Hilmar von Campe
Some time ago, when I drove friends of ours, a couple, to the airport in Miami we had a discussion about religion. I said something along the lines that the only sane road for America and humanity to take is to obey God’s Commandments. She objected and said that not everybody believed in the Christian religion and that we couldn’t force our views on them. I answered that the issue was not religion and that it didn’t make any difference whether somebody believed in God or not because God’s Commandments are obligatory for every last person on earth regardless of what their religion is and whether they believe in God or not. She was horrified about my ‘self- righteous intolerance’ and asked: “Do you think that we Christians are better than all the others and that our religion is right and the other religions are wrong?”
I answered that this was not a question of being better than others or others being inferior, but about truth and how humanity can live together as equals instead of fighting and killing each other. I confirmed to her, however, that other religions were definitely wrong, and if she didn’t think so, then she would not be a Christian as she claimed to be. If God is merely the religious expression of what some people believe, then you could discuss with others whether something else might also be right or even better. And that is the position into which the enemies of God and freedom have maneuvered our politicians and Christians.
Confusion reigns. God and religion are not identical. But God is reality. He created the universe and all mankind, and laid down the rules to live by for everybody regardless what their background is and what they believe in. His Commandments must be put into place in all nations beginning with ours. If we put our house in order other nations will follow our example.
Our government establishment is out to destroy the reality of the Constitution. Immoral rulers like Hitler and Obama do not want to a face a higher authority than themselves. They want to establish their own rules. However, the development awakened millions of Americans to the abandonment of God in our society and to the necessity to recognize that it is the responsibility of every citizen to make God again the center of this Christian nation. We are even discussing publicly what makes a person a Christian. I thought I was a Christian because I went to church. But when I looked at myself with the eyes of God, which means I applied absolute moral standards to my life and my actions I became aware that I was no Christian at all. I lied without thinking, I stole, I cheated and realized that I was a self centered person whose purpose in life was I myself. For about one hour I wrote down all my sins I could remember. When I wrote down the first sin it was as if somebody had taken away a curtain before my eyes. For the first time I saw the reality of my life. And then I began to see the reality of other people with new eyes - like mine before I became honest to myself.
We have around the world politicians who have not seen the reality of themselves and therefore do not know the reality of this world and what to do about it. Therefore most of them work into their own pockets. That is why we are in such a mess. Therefore, if we want to change America and the world, we have to get them to recognize who they are. Mr. Obama, welcome in the ranks of those who want to change America – but first be honest about yourself and your motivation and make restitution for what you do to this nation.
It took me several weeks to clean my relationships with people I had used dishonestly and make restitution for the atrocities of the German Nazi government. I learned that to be a Christian means following Jesus Christ in His obedience of God and His Commandments.
I made several decisions some of them are:
To make restitution with my life for the atrocities committed by the Nazis even though I had no part of what they did. But it was a German Nazi government made possible by my selfish and self-centered un-Christian life and by millions of Germans who were as selfish I was. With a number of friends we went to our neighbor nations and apologized for the way they were treated by Germany.
Never lie again
Never try to get rich at the expense of other people
I shall never allow that hatred can grow in my heart
Live according to absolute moral standards.
Not to open the pornographic section of my computer
Make myself responsible for my two nations and the world
The 60 “pastors” who declared Obama to be sincere Christian are obviously no Christians themselves. How on earth can a politician who makes mass-murder abortion a part of his political platform be a Christian. I shudder that such a person represents this great nation. These kind of pastors are as responsible for their government as I was and I am.
Chief Justice John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court wrote to Jasper Adams on May 9, 1833: “The American population is entirely Christian, and with us Christianity and Religion are identified. It would be strange indeed, if with such a people, our institutions did not presuppose Christianity and did not often refer to it and exhibit with it.”
How many politicians have I heard saying that they are Christians but cannot force their religious views on others, and therefore have to keep their religious views out of the political process? This of course is suicidal nonsense, and every American needs to be clear about it. The issue is not the religious views of a politician but God’s moral absolutes in government and whether he or she lives by them. The real issue is the reality of God’s moral absolutes in the life of a politician, because there is a correlation between the politician’s relation to those moral absolutes and the political decisions he or she makes.
Very uncomfortable, isn’t it? If you keep God from the political process, you invite disaster – as it happened in Germany, the godless ran the German nation in to the ground and they are at it again. America is no different! All Christians need to constantly look at the voting record of their representatives because it will show what really guides them.
The movement to godlessness is in full swing but most “Christians” do not understand what is happening and neither do the politicians. The mentality of irrelevance was best expressed by a statement of all protestant bishops - except one - in East Germany to the Communist government. It defined the Christian task as “demonstrating how to live as Christians in a Socialist society.” Utterly ridiculous! They should have stood up as a body and attacked the lies of the atheist rulers of their flock. But instead they did the same thing church leaders did in Nazi Germany during the persecution of the Jews: they kept their silence. They might have followed the path of Jesus, Peter, Paul, and thousands of others as Dietrich Bonhoeffer did.
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