OPINION: It’s open season on conservatives – there’s no forgiveness for us

I really try not to get too political with the things I post on the site or on my personal Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. However, the recent rescinding of Kyle Kashuv’s admission to Harvard should terrify us – especially in light of the Virginia governor still being in office.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Kyle Kashuv is a Parkland shooting survivor and the anti-David Hogg that came out of that event. He’s been vocal about his support of guns and conservative principles. When Kyle was 16 he made a racial slur on a private chat.

JNN does not condone the use of racial slurs and detests racism as being birthed in the mind of Satan and full of ungodly pride.

Kyle has since apologized and reached out to Harvard admissions to ask what he could do to help make people more comfortable about his presence on campus. David Hogg – the open leftist from Parkland – is still on track to admission at Harvard. Democrat Ralph Northam is still governor of Virginia despite explicitly racist pictures surfacing of him.

Do we fight back?

Now, people can change. However, isn’t what’s good for one side of the political aisle also good for the other? Obviously not.

I’m not advocating for digging up anyone’s past and holding them responsible 5, 10, 15, or 30 years later. It’s absurd and mirrors communist China and Nazi Germany’s purges. Why is it that the left in America are intent on holding conservatives responsible, but they do not hold their own responsible?

It’s open season on conservatives that are pro-life and Christian. It’s open season on advocates on the second amendment. It’s open season on fiscal conservatives. It’s open season on anyone who does not fit the narrative – unless your part of the left. It’s clear that if you are not part of the left that there is absolutely no forgiveness for you.

Since conservatism describes many Christians, what is our approach to this? Do we fight back? Do we let it happen? Do we try to fight fire with fire?

We wrestle not…

It seems with the rise of President Trump and his emboldened base that fighting back is the current narrative of conservative Christians. However, in this fight, I caution us that we not lose our souls for the present world. Recognize that evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse. I urge us to fight for our families’ souls against the prince and principalities of this world.

The apostle Paul said, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Eph 6:12)

What does it matter if we win the government of America and lose our souls in the process? What does it profit?

There is spiritual wickedness wrapping its claws around the throat of our government. Pray. There is a spiritual war being waged in America. Pray. He that endures to the end, the same shall be saved.

The long game isn’t President of the United States. The long game isn’t controlling Congress. The long game isn’t packing the court with conservative judges. The long game is Heaven. Let us not lose sight of that.

We should want a conservative president, congress, and court. However, we should want Heaven and Jesus Christ more than all of that. Do not stop praying and waging spiritual warfare on the wickedness and darkness that is gripping the hearts of men, women, and children.

As the writer said to end Hebrews:

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-25

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