Thursday, September 06, 2007

Idolatry of nationalism

The political analysis is harsh; but then, challenging powers and principalities is apt to sound that way. And these observations about idolatry of the nation are dead-on:
I’m saying it as clearly as I know how to say it. Christian patriotism in America has crossed the line into clear idolatry. We evangelicals are very close to apostasy, and I can tell you that many of our brothers and sisters around the world can see it. I believe this idolatry—not Sun Myung Moon, not the DaVinci Code, not Hillary Clinton--is our our last-days deception. Those other things are bad, but there’s little danger that evangelicals will be deceived by them.

It ain’t deception if it ain’t seductive.
I recommend reading the whole article (HT: Caught in the Middle).


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