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  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    Interesting thought. What scripture(s) are you referencing?

  2. Well… the prophetic books for one, in the Old Testament, and certainly The Revelation in the New.

  3. Caryn LeMur says:

    Oh, the one in Revelation. I like that one. It is especially telling that the City in the vision is making all the merchants rich.

    Yet, the believers are encouraged to ‘not be in the woman’s ‘city’ lest they share in her destruction.

    Wealth via the City and being a follower of Jesus were shown in opposition.

    Until Trump’s election, I had little belief that the union of Christians and Wealth (Make America Great Again) could be so easily and quickly accomplished.

    Trump literally split the American Church, with the majority of White Evangelicals endorsing someone that was the opposite of Jesus. For the hope of promised wealth. For the hope of moving ‘abortion law’ back to the States. For the hope of gaining political power in the Supreme Court. For the hope of being much less a player in the global marketplace… and more protective of Made In USA goods.

    I now get the Book of Revelation – it is possible that wealth, exclusion, power, and protectionism (a form of wealth) will allow us to overlook ‘every demon and unclean spirit that dwells in the City’.

  4. The best book ever on the book of Revelation and the American church is by William Stringfellow, “An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land”: