The nausea in the pit of my stomach is hard to ignore as i read the news. Not only has Putin taken over as head of the Orthodox Christian church but apparently he now shares the savior throne with Trump here in the U.S. Christian church as well. That’s right, the “Prince of Peace” has been replaced by a couple of lying,cheating, stealing, murderous, warmongers. This has got to be the most twisted version of Christianity yet.
Trump and Putin are the exact opposite of the message for which Jesus stands. The simple teaching about love and peace has been turned into this lie. Through-out history people have used the name of Jesus and God to justify their own goals and gains. They have changed the whole story and what it means countless times, just to corrupt it in their favor. Scribes, Paul, Rome, and thousands of others have all added to the corruption of this very simple message of hope and changed it into a message of lies, hate, fear, greed, unmerciful judgmental condemnation, and murderous rage.
How can anyone who says that they love Jesus go along with any of this? Jesus stood for loving even your enemy. When Peter tried to defend him, he told Peter to put up his sword. Does this sound like someone who would kill people for their land or touch women without their permission or lie incessantly or say or do all of the despicable things these two men have done? Men like this are not spiritual leaders. they are spiritually dead.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
Love and Peace are the good fruit. Fear and hate, murder, rape, and war are the bad.
If you think of yourself as a Christian please stand up for the “Prince of Peace” Jesus and not the later versions. Be loving, kind, merciful, giving, helpful, and peaceful. To love and heal others is the spiritual life.