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Letter: Not enough Christ in Christian nationalism

Editor:

When did the devout followers of Jesus Christ become such advocates of hate speech and divisiveness and find violence and lies acceptable? Turning their heads when their political and religious leaders are caught in adultery, fraud or some other behavior unequivocally condemned by all major faiths. Worsening these acts by fabricating false notions and schemes as a cover-up.

All of us are sinners, but the Christ that I have endeavored to follow for 50 years calls me and each and every one of us to consider our guilt, acknowledge that guilt verbally to him and those we’ve wronged and then make a determined act of repentance. Forgiving those who have wronged us in the very same way as we have been forgiven. And then to keep on doing this each day — each moment — of our lives.

The kingdom of heaven doesn’t arrive by human force. The Christ I follow announced that if anyone wants to be the leader of all, they must first become the servant of all. Clearly this is not what any political regime, at any time, in any country has ever inaugurated. No, the kingdom of heaven arrives one soul at a time. When that soul accepts the challenge to devoutly follow these words… “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Cliff Buckwalter
Spring Township


Source: Berkshire mont

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