There’s lots of talk about lukewarm Christianity but rarely talk about what “hot” Christianity might be. The times I see it addressed, it’s often in terms such as “raise kids” and “find a like-minded community”. While those are fine goals, those are the Christian equivalent of “sin x = 0”. It is true for an infinite set of values for x but not true for a larger infinite set of values for x.
The Time For Lukewarm Christianity is Over
By Andrew Torba, 3 April 2021
Brothers and Sisters,
For many Americans Christianity has become a rapidly deconstructed fragment of their actual identity. People refer to themselves as a “Christian” when asked about matters of faith, but you won’t find them openly proclaiming Christ as their central identity.
Apostasy is a problem today, yes.
This Palm Sunday I was baptized as we are commanded by Christ in Matthew 28:19. I invite you to watch my baptism and testimony here. I pray that it inspires even one soul to return to Christ and commit their lives to Him.
I’ll take it on faith today that he’s Christian. Really, I shouldn’t be posting at all I’m so busy. Summer work season is early!
Unfortunately many American Christians have adopted a secular human worldview and are living lives similar to the way I was in my early twenties. They are embracing demonic critical theory and the “woke” gospel instead of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Why are they doing that? Serious question, and the old answer of “evil is fun” no longer applies. They’re observably miserable losers willing to burn the world because… well, frankly, the world never gave a damn about them. Fatherless, indentured and manipulated people are not going to embrace Christ if the Church says He has nothing to offer except a lifetime of misery for the benefit of future generations who won’t even remember you.
Even I would not have signed up for that.
Instead of worshipping God, they worship idols in the form of celebrities, sports players, and politicians. They value material “stuff” over the fruits of the Spirit. They seek comfort and fleeting pleasure over the suffering and courage it takes to live an unapologetic and authentic Christian life. They are lukewarm Christians.
The time for lukewarm Christianity is over. Christians need to rise up and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ the King of Kings to the world. We are the supermajority in The West and despite the fear mongering that isn’t going to change anytime soon.
The Church is dead, Mr. Torba. We don’t have allies hidden everywhere in plain sight. You can’t consider all the hysterical Covidians and still believe that Christians are calling the shots in society, to say nothing of family law.
It is false guilt if not outright gaslighting to claim that the only reason evildoers are winning is because we (meaning you, chump) aren’t waving the flag hard enough. There’s no community to maintain, few families to raise, and that is not the fault of us believers.
That’s okay. Christians have lost many, many times in both Scripture and history. The Christian faith is not calibrated to foster success in the mortal world. At the same time, it is not something useless until after you’re dead and that’s where I’m headed with this fisking.
We are the ones establishing nuclear families. We are the ones bringing up our children to know and love the Lord. We are the ones building sovereign businesses and infrastructure. We are the ones with a future worth fighting for. We are reformers, builders, and pioneers.
Great if you can do it–Torba gets my respect for running Gab–but worldly success is not the only proof of devotion.
The entire coalition of the demonic critical theory ideology is filled with self-centered atomized individuals who need Christ. They chose lust over love, greed over grace, and pride over humility. This never ends well and it will not survive the hourglass of history.
What’s wrong with being selfish? I’m a Christian BECAUSE I’m selfish. Having been reasonably convinced that God is real and does not approve of habits that I find astonishingly hard to give up, I made the selfish decision to escape Hell. Perhaps my motivation should have been “love and devotion to my Creator led me to kumbaya and Shangri-La” but it wasn’t. Alas, I’m a bastard who actually needs that Savior.
And so my journey of divine selfishness began.
The way we [break the Enemy’s current strongholds] is by going all in, taking a leap of faith, and living fully for Christ. There’s no room or time for lukewarm. The Enemy is expecting and conditioning you to be lukewarm. When you are lukewarm you are vulnerable. Your children are vulnerable. Our country and indeed The West itself is vulnerable.
Cut the cable cord. Cancel Netflix. Delete your Big Tech accounts. If at all possible find a way to homeschool your children. If that is not possible make sure you are spending time in God’s Word daily. If your children are not raised to have a Biblical worldview the Enemy will most certainly see to it that they are raised with their demonic secular humanism worldview. What is the best way to raise up your children with a Biblical worldview? Live it yourself. Be the example.
Living. Fully. For. Christ. Sounds great but when I tried to do that (as told by many elders who turned out to be Cucks if not frauds), what does Christ want accomplished? A theocratic nation? Tried that, didn’t work. Great Commission? Finished in our lifetimes, after which God let the Church implode… maybe just coincidence. Lots of children? They’re a blessing but God directly sanctioned (and recommended) not having kids if it would be a hardship.
What does living fully for Christ look like?
It’s so important to not sink into despair right now. We serve the Creator of the Universe. Trust His Plan. Christians need to play the long game and we need to start being strategic about our plan to recapture the control of our countries. That begins with the end of lukewarm Christianity.
No, “prayer of Jabez”-style heresies of world domination and control are not at all what Jesus is about.
So my traveler, here you are, salvation in hand. God has much to say about how you live but little about to what purpose. In the absence of direction, you get to choose, after which you will be tested.
I Corinthians 3:11-15. “…No one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.”
There it is. You don’t have to be thinking about centuries down the road and fathering the next dynasty or whatever. God has given you THIS hour of history full of people alive RIGHT NOW; what do you do with it? What do you want to do? Who do you want to be?
And that is the secret of “living fully for Christ” or alternatively, being a Hot Christian. The present day gives us opportunities and issues; how we respond to them gives us the chance to play a part in our own Creation as spiritual beings. Our duty this hour is not to huddle through a twilight between theocratic societies so that future generations can worship God. Our duty *is* this hour, defining ourselves with the use of our current, unique situations.
My plan for eternity is to be fun, grateful and useless. Where I live, I’ve no allies to defend against evil with. I’ve little space for stockpiling or a family, to say nothing of decent women for the latter. Health problems have begun limiting my productivity. But there’s a lot that I can be grateful about, and fun entertainments to be enjoyed, so I do that. Got a couple specific hobbies, too, that will probably follow me into future ages. I won’t be any Defender Of the Faith like Canada’s Pastor James Coates but if you want a wisecracking sidekick then yo!
That is how you live for Christ. You do you, with what God has given you, with an eye to the fact that much of what you decide will be of eternal significance.
The tolerance of the generations before us has led to the subversive takeover of every facet of society and even the faith by the global elite. That does not mean that they cannot be defeated. I believe that God has a plan to do so, but it will take the organized, peaceful, and longterm commitment and effort of His people to accomplish this. We must never again tolerate evil and the spirit of the antichrist in our culture, governments, education systems, homes, and our own hearts.
That’s the institutional Christian talking. One who sees no Heaven except as a continuation of life on Earth. One who thinks God’s plans will fail if believers don’t do enough. I believe the truth of eternity will be closer to the book of Genesis, in which you have trivial incidents cascading into history-altering patterns.
The future will not be like the past.
Today on this Easter Sunday we remember the hope, grace, forgiveness, and salvation of our risen Savior. We will forge ahead into the darkness and be not afraid, for our God will always be victorious and our faith rests in the eternal life that awaits us in His Kingdom.
The first time Christ came, He was the lamb to be slaughtered. The second time will be the Lion of Judah, and Christ will be rocking every cheat code He wrote into reality. Similarly, He has not revealed what we will be postmortem… but I think He would have said so if it was going to be the Same Old or a One Size Fits All.
“Despair is a sin”, bah, what kind of motivation is that? The motivation of somebody who has nothing to offer except misery. That is not Christianity. The next time you see somebody struggling with what he’s supposed to do in Current Year, try this instead: What do you want to do and be?