Grrr, Aggressive Christianity
Sick of all that stuff about THE MEEK and THE PEACEMAKERS? The utter tepidity of regular churches got you down? Well have I got the new religious movement for you!
Ryan Patrico recently gave me a heads-up about Aggressive Christianity, knowing my appreciation for adventures in religiosity. They’re a New Mexico-based (formerly Sacramento, CA) community that publishes evangelical tracts emphasizing “spiritual warfare.” They deny being a “church” [instead an “ecclesia community” (ekklesia = “to summon forth” in Greek, though it has commonly come to mean church)]. In case you were wondering, they also make clear that they “Are Not a Pagan, Hippy, New Age Camp.” The members give up their possessions and engage in “aggressive outreach to the lost.”
Why not join forces with us? We’ll supply all the literature you can use. You can make a difference right where you are. Make up your mind, join the army that sheds no blood, and ATTACK!
General Deborah Green has a special section, too, on “Visions, Visions, Visions” given to her by the Lord. Many of them are quite gruesome scenes of fire and brimstone, but others are downright sublime. For instance, “LOVE RIVER” came to her on June 10, 2002:
Today whilst I was praying I was filled with melting love for the Lord. As I was pouring out adoration for the Lord, I was shown by vision a beautiful, beautiful river. As I asked the Lord the meaning He told me that it was His Love River. He explained to me that the melting love I was experiencing was coming from the waters of that River. The waters from the Love River come from Him. These waters fill our hearts when we are enraptured in adoration for Him. He further explained to me that the love I felt for Him was not coming from me, but from Him allowing the waters to flow through me. He told me I was not capable of the love that I was experiencing, because in all my carnality I am an enemy of God and a hater of Him. It is not possible for the “dead carnal nature” to love God as He desires. But it is through the divine flow that we communicate in such exquisite flowing. The Lord told me that I can ask Him for washing and refreshing from that River, and as He sees my need so will He answer me.
Well, I guess it got to be a bit of a downer in the middle. But there’s so much more. One could spend a lifetime exploring. So:
Why not “join the Army that sheds no blood” today!
Nathan Schneider is an editor of Killing the Buddha and writes about religion, reason, and violence for a variety of publications. He is also a founding editor of Waging Nonviolence. His first two books, published by University of California Press in 2013, are God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse. Visit his website at The Row Boat.