Firing a loose cannon.
Okay, it seems kind of fast to be posting a new comment, but I kind of have to at this point. This all starts because of a post I read on someone else’s blog. The original post can be seen in it’s entirety here. Basically, there is a church in Topeka, Kansas (Westboro Baptist Church) that is planning on going to the funerals of the people who died in the Minnesota bridge collapse. While this may seem like a great idea (get some ministry time with the families), unfortunately that is not their intention. As is evidenced by their website’s title “godhatesfags.com”, these aren’t the most loving, caring individuals to be found in the church. Details of what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it’s going to work can be found on their website, here. For those of you who refuse to patronize a site such as this, I’ll give you the highlights.
Basically, the WBC believes that the bridge collapse in Minnesota was a judgement from God (possibly true, possibly it was just an ACCIDENT!), and that there is much worse coming down the pike (very true, it doesn’t take a genius to envision that. All it would really take would be a Hillary Clinton presidency). That being sad, they want to have a picket line at these funerals saying fun things like “God is not mocked!” and “God took those heathens out!” This would be an example of everything out of your mouth being true, but your words not being truth. For example, we don’t know who died on the bridge… there are still eight people missing. One of those might have been a dedicated Christian. Aside from the fact that making insensitive statements like that at someone’s funeral is just wrong on a moral level, it is also a black-eye to everything Jesus stood for. Personally, I would like to see Randy Clark get in there with his crew and see if God raises some of them. Jesus was the greatest preacher in the history of Christianity, and he never once preached a funeral… he simply revived the dead. This is why the church is in such desperate need of a revival. Currently, we, as a church, have a name that we are alive, but really we are just as dead as those five people from the bridge.
Note to the WBC “family”… even if something IS the judgement of God, that doesn’t give us a right to dance on anyone’s grave. Even God says of himself “do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” The only time we are (biblically) justified in rejoicing over a slaughter is in Revelation 18 when God doles out the final judgement on the Harlot Babylon. Until then, mourn with those who mourn.
Things I can say for sure related to this whole escapade… A) God is not mocked… by people outside OR inside the church. B)We, as a church, need Jesus… desperately. C)There is much, much worse in store for our country and the church than the bridge collapse unless we repent…… fast.
PS. as a quick little side-note, I did find it interesting that the zip-code in the church’s letterhead started with 666… but that’s just me. Oh, and thanks to Scott at throughtheveil.wordpress.com/ for the heads-up and for the excellent post, I will be praying.