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Saturday, February 16, 2008

NBA Great Charles Barkley Calls Conservatives ‘Fake Christians’

Barkley on Blitzer MORIEL MINISTRIES, BE ALERT! - By Scott Brisk - February 16, 2008 Ed Note: Below is a partial transcript from Charles Barkley appearing on CNN’s Situation Room Hosted by Wolf Blitzer. During the interview, Charles Barkley discusses a few items concerning the topic of politics, namely his decision to vote democrat in the upcoming 2008 elections and his decision to run for Governor of Alabama in 2014 once he has met the seven-year citizenship requirement. However, it was the third topic he covered that I considered important for Be Alert! in which he takes a swipe at Christians for being judgmental, something not at all uncommon these days. By contrast, in this case, Mr. Barkley is actually probably more correct than most by calling Conservatives 'Fake Christians'. I can only conclude by the state of our churches and the state of America and her Western counterparts, that is truly the case and the bible as we know teaches this. Nevertheless, Mr. Barkley still appears confused on the issue of judgment and it is not a simple as he makes it out to be (yet it really is not all that of a difficult concept either) Born again believers in Jesus the Messiah are to judge other born again believers in Messiah. We are of course to make sure our ability to judge is pure first, hence we always check ourselves first and pull the log out of our own eye out first. Thus, a warning is given: In the way we judge, we will be judged also. Matthew 18 lays out a process by which the church and the leadership are to follow in addressing, correcting and judging sin or offence. 1 Corinthians 5 and 6 builds on this and 1 COR 5:12-13 reaffirms we are to judge those within the church but not those outside the church. Those outside the church God will judge. We have developed a serious problem in the so-called "Christian" nations of the west. First of all the "nations" ethnos were always biblically considered part of the world. Secondly, no matter how many bible believing Christians were involved in the founding of the United States, it was never and will never be a Theocracy unto Yahweh. There has always been a distinction between the church, Israel and the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America etc. The nations I mentioned are all conglomerates of the original seventy nations, probably the UK being the least. Consequently, the church has been trying to judge the world for a very long time rather than doing what Jesus commanded, making disciples of all nations and being His witnesses even into the remotest part of the earth. How I believe the Lord would much rather see His church being persecuted because it was making disciples and was a threat to the establishment rather than being attack because it is seen as a political opponent that is more of a hypocrite than anything else. When the early church stuck straight to scripture they could not be accused of being hypocrites, but when there is a mixture of truth and error such as gospel of Patriotism and the gospel of Jesus Christ you wind up trying to legislate morality and eventually hypocrisy. BE/\LERT! NBA Great Charles Barkley Calls Conservatives ‘Fake Christians’ CNN [Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner] - The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer - February 15, 2008 VIDEO by BREITBART.TV --Transcript-- Charles: Hey I live in Arizona, I got great respect for Senator McCain, ah… great respect, but I don’t like the way the Republicans are taking this country. Every time I hear the word 'conservative' it makes me sick to my stomach, ‘cause their really just ‘fake Christians’ as I call them - that’s all they are. --- Wolf: One quick point before I let you go, you used the phrase ‘fake Christians’ for conservatives, explain what your talking about? Charles: Well, I think they, they, they want to be judge and jury. Like I’m for gay marriage, its none of my business if gay people want to get married. I’m pro choice, and I think these Christians, first of all there supposed to be… there not supposed to judge other people, but their the most hypocritical judge of people we have in this country. And it bugs the hell out of me, they act like they are Christians and then they are not forgiving at all. Wolf: So, you’re going to get a lot of feedback on this one Charles. Charles: They can’t do anything to me, I don’t work for them. Wolf: So you feel comfortable saying all that. Charles: I very comfortable saying I’m pro-choice and I’m for gay marriage, very comfortable. Wolf: But you can’t lump all of these conservatives as being fake, a lot of them, obviously most of them are very, very sincere in there religious beliefs Charles: Well they should read the part about where there not supposed to judge other people, they forget that one when it doesn’t fit what they want to say. Video Link
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