It takes a lot of guts to question lawlessness in the visible church, especially when such vile activity wields the power of persona and the dignity of deep pockets doing the talking.
The world knows well that machines like these are like the Cray supercomputers of old; now the microchips of force. With continual upgrades and your money, these powerhouses control what you see, hear, purchase and believe. All for the collective good.
Blog posts will be yanked. Interviews will be erased. All evidence of lawlessness will be expunged from the public record. And those who raise their fists against the machine will be forced to apologize for daring to challenge and expose.
Why? Because fame, money and human celebrity still wield the kind of authority that makes truth cower and men and women tremble. It’s the kind of power we can only lust for. And when someone has it, we follow it willingly, hoping to slurp down the droppings that fall from the machine’s pristine and twisted table.
You’ll find this machine operating at top capacity among advertisers, Christian book publishers and high-profile church personalities. You’ll experience it taking over the sermons you hear, the conferences you attend, the ministries you join, the online Christian libraries you subscribe to and even the music you sing to in your car or on your device.
Its algorithms continually scour humanity and adapt to the trends, the public demands and the experiences we think we need, in order to manipulate our feelings and convince us that this might is right.
Our job is not to win, but to expose the evil and lawlessness that threatens to fool the sheep, so that they may not be fleeced away from truth and into the flames of Hell.
We must do more than whisper about the christian machine or sheepishly allude to possible challenges. The time has come to kick some hard drives and name names. We must rise up against it every day, even when we don’t want to. Even when our pastors or our friends tell us that we must acquiesce. If you have a platform, do it. If you don’t, stand with those who do.
We must rise up against the christian machine, and we must do it now.