Leftist Mordor is on the March

orcs_marchSobering and true words from Erick Erickson at RedState today.

He likens the soldiers of the Left to the Orcs of JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth (something many people, including myself, have done),  because the reckless hate and some other characteristics are so similar.

Phil Robertson gave a pretty frank and candid explanation of what the Bible says about sin and these people, worried about being loved by the world, pounced on a Christian under assault. And much of it stems from a profound infatuation with this world’s definition of love.

According to the present age, if we love someone, we must love everything about them. An article the other day reported a preacher had been defrocked because he presided at his son’s gay marriage. The preacher declared he could not honor his Methodist Church’s book of church order — let alone the Bible — which prohibits gay marriage.

I mentioned this story on twitter and a self-proclaimed believer declared that if Jesus were here, he’d have married the two men. Another declared that no one could say what Jesus would do today. Actually, if you flip to the end of the Bible we know that when Jesus “Mr. Love” Christ comes back, he’s going to be loving with a sword in his hand, sending a whole host of souls into hell fire.

Too many people are worshiping the Jesus they created, not the Jesus who is. Christ said to love, but he also said to go and sin no more. To love someone and not share the gospel — which includes a call for a penitent heart — is not truly love. It is this world’s definition of love, which, like the orcs or Mordor, is a perversion of the real thing God created.

…Mordor is on the march. Christians could use a few less quislings. It is only going to get worse.

The time of decision is pretty much upon us, if you are a Christian: will you surrender and collaborate with evil, or will you stand firm with what is right?


  1. thisoldspouse says:

    What I’ve noticed is that even when the Left “wins,” when they get what they want, they are not placated but become even more enraged and bloodthirsty.

    Scott Lively is correct in his frequent characterization of them: implacable.

    • Bob Ellis says:

      Yes, blood in the water doesn’t placate them; it gets them more stirred up. That’s why I’ve always said all this apologetic crap our side uses to apologize for being right is not just wrong, but counterproductive.

  2. franklinb23 says:

    “Too many people are worshiping the Jesus they created, not the Jesus who is”

    I would assert that it is almost impossible to worship God “as He is”. Most often, we view God through the prism of our own personality and project onto Him what we need and want.

    When I read the New Testament, I can’t help but notice the disdain Christ had towards earthly wealth (almost for its own sake). “It is more difficult for a rich man to enter Heaven than a camel to enter the eye of a needle”. In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Lazarus was not noted as being a believer or particularly virtuous. He was just poor. The rich man wasn’t noted as being particularly vicious. He just had a comfortable life filled with every good thing.

    For those of us in the States (where comfort is the norm), this should strike us to our core. Yet, if you were to believe Limbaugh and the talking heads at Fox News, having wealth almost necessarily implies character and virtue while poverty implies some form of moral defect. How they square this with the literal word of Scripture (which they claim to uphold) I have no idea.

    My point is that everyone emphasizes certain attributes of God’s character and de-emphasizes others, depending on their own weaknesses.

    “he’s going to be loving with a sword in his hand, sending a whole host of souls into hell fire.”

    Perhaps. Who’s this going to include, though? If we believe Scripture, it will include not just gays but those having premarital sex, the divorced (at least most of them), Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, atheists. If you believe street preacher Ruben Israel, it will also include Jehovah’s Witnesses, people who engage in masturbation (which, according to statistics, is around 90% of men), Mormons and Catholics. There may be no one left.

    If you don’t mind me asking, how can you “love” a Being who is ready to turn on you on a dime and impose on you the most unbelievable suffering imaginable for not a day but an eternity for the least infraction? After all, if you violate one commandment, you’ve violated them all. How is your worship of such an entity not comprised primarily of terror?

    • Bob Ellis says:

      In the strictest sense it is probably true that it is almost impossible to worship God as he really is. It is difficult if not impossible for finite and flawed beings to fully grasp an infinite and perfect being.

      Yet the Bible tells us a great deal about who God is, and about his personality and character.

      When Jesus talked about wealth and the dangers therein, he was not saying that wealth was itself evil or wrong. Jesus had a great many wealthy friends and followers in addition to his dirt poor friends and followers. What he was saying that it is very easy for human beings to be distracted and misled by wealth. If you look at his many statements and parables about wealth, we see that wealth tends to make us feel self-sufficient and can distance us from the realization that without God, we are utterly sunk–even that God can turn our wealth into dust in the blink of an eye (e.g. Job).

      I don’t think Limbaugh and others are saying wealth implies character, or that poverty equates to moral defect. What I believe they are saying (and what I have said many times) is that in America, where we enjoy the most level playing field of opportunity in history, it is relatively easy to attain wealth (provided you are willing to put forth the effort necessary), and for the most part that takes at least SOME virtue (i.e. the virtues of self sufficiency, good work ethic, etc.). Conversely, most (not all, but most) of what we call poverty in the United States is usually due to bad life choices and a poor work ethic. I say that as one who grew up poorer than most, the son of a small farmer. Our poverty was due to my dad’s choice of vocation; he wasn’t lazy and he didn’t have self-destructive habits, but he chose a line of work that rarely pays off well. But I also had a number of relatives and other people I knew who where simply too lazy to drag themselves out of poverty. They didn’t bother to learn anything. They didn’t work hard at the jobs they had–if they had a job at all (some were quite content to let others take care of them). I’ve known lots of people like that throughout my adult life in law enforcement, and in working with my church’s ministry to the poor. When you drink and drug and gamble away what you do earn at a job, you’re never going to get ahead. And being drunk or drugged a great deal of the time leaves you in poor condition to hold down a good job.

      So yes, often times in America, poverty is the result of bad moral choices.

      Who will God’s sword of judgement include? It will include all sinners who haven’t been washed clean by the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. That includes every sin and sinner you mentioned–that haven’t admitted their guilt before God and thrown themselves on his mercy, appealing to the only thing that can save them from the judgement we all rightly deserve: the substitutionary death on the cross of Jesus Christ, the only man who ever lived a sinless life.

      I don’t mind you asking that question at all. It’s a logical question to ask…until you understand the answer, and that answer was partially contained in my last paragraph.

      God is loving; he is loving beyond our capacity as fallen and sinful human beings to even understand. But he is also perfect and holy and clean. As the Creator of the universe, the standard of “right” is based on HIS character as Creator. When we fail to meet that, we fall short of his design and intention for us.

      But knowing our own inability to measure up, and because of his love for us, he sent his own perfect son Jesus to live an example of the right way to live for us, then to die IN OUR PLACE, to take the punishment we deserve. He didn’t have to do that.

      Can you imagine the pain Jesus suffered in the hours he spent on the way to the cross? The beatings? The flogging? The emotional hurt of abandonment? And then the suffering of the cross itself? All of this was certainly bad enough in and of itself…but add to it the fact that he did not in the slightest deserve this punishment. We all whine when we get something bad that we don’t believe we deserve (I know I do); Jesus just took it, even though he had the power to wipe the Jewish and Roman authorities off the face of the earth. He took it. He took it because he loved us, and wanted to stand in for the punishment we deserve, and provide a way for us to escape our eternal punishment.

      And it’s open to EVERY human being on earth. No matter what you’ve done–murder, theft, drunk, homosexual, adulterer, liar, etc–that pardon is available to EVERY human being. All you have to do is admit that you are a sinner and that you have failed to live up to God’s standard, that you deserve God’s eternal punishment, and that you believe that Jesus’ sacrificial death in your place is acceptable to God as a “stand in” for justice on your part.

      If God provided no means of atoning for our sins and gaining acceptance, we might be justified in seeing him as a terrible being, only to be feared. He would still be right and just, as our creator, but there would be little foundation upon which to build a perspective of love and adoration for him.

      But he HAS provided that means, and it’s available no matter how rich or how poor you are, how much or how little sin you’ve committed. It doesn’t get fairer than that.

      If you’re interested in learning more, there’s a good summary here; http://www.gotquestions.org/Romans-road-salvation.html. The book of Romans is probably the best book in the Bible (outside the Gospel of John) for understanding our sinful relationship to God’s perfection, as well as what Jesus did to bridge the divide between sinful man and a holy God.