Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Some days I wish we were overlooked more....
The UCC in the news today.
Barry Lynn is an ordained UCC minister. And I agree with his statements to Rep. Gohmert, who clearly has a definition of "Christian" that doesn't stop with baptism in the name of the Holy Trinity or faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. It means you either are, or you aren't, going to hell; and you know who is, and who isn't, because that's what Christ came for.
Why this perturbs Rep. Gohmert to the point that he takes his time to question Rev. Lynn about this is something I simply don't understand. That he's stuck on the Johannine text (and ignores the teachings of Matthew, Mark and Luke, which don't support his "no one comes to the Father except by me" reading) is not surprising.
That he's bringing it up before a Congressional committee is a clear sign he's playing to the folks back home. Rev. Lynn, you see, is not a real Christian; so he's not a real minister; so when he supports the separation of church and state, he doesn't do it in the name of Christ.
So we (his constituents) can ignore him, y'all.
There you go; Louie Gohmert decoded.
Posted by Rmj at 3:30 PM