Hope: Modern Day Idols and Idolatry of the Church



Do not trust in politicians, they can not save you. When they die they return to the earth, and on that very day their plans perish!
Psalm 146:3-4

Why do so many people today put their hope in government and politicians?

Because the Church has been "led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:2-4) and has become friends with the world and enemies of God (James 4:4-5).

The good news of Jesus Christ is simple and clear - yet we have clouded and adulterated it with false philosophies, ideologies, and doctrines...

False philosophies, ideologies, and doctrines, such as: Social gospels (socialism), liberation theology (marxism), prosperity gospels, emerging church gospels (universalism), therapeutic gospels, formal church gospels, moral gospels (moralism), god is everywhere gospels, all paths lead to god gospels...

If the praise of unbelievers is what you want, then it's not hard to get. Simply compromise the truth... The Israelites, before the Babylonian Exile, practiced a similar approach to truth. They believed God had delivered some truth through Moses, but they also wanted to sample the "truth" of the Canaanites and other false religions around them.

And why does this cause believers and unbelievers alike to seek hope in the governments of men?

The defection of the church from God's truth [has removed] the barriers that restrain evil and disorder in society. As crime, civil unrest, and barbaric acts of terrorism rise, the people panic... [they] will beg for a strongman leader - even a dictator - who promises safety, security, and order. (1)

The only hope is in the Amazing Grace of Jesus Christ!

Be sanctified with the truth! (John 17:17-19)
Hold to Jesus' teaching, the truth, and it shall set you free! (John 8:31-32)

Become a man or woman of God!

References:

1. "The Barbarians are Here: preventing the collapse of western civilization in times of terrorism" by Michael Youssef, Worthy Books, Franklin, TN, copyright 2017