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Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Church of Sweden - need I say more?

Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed
one of his successors, Greta Thunberg
The Church of Sweden has become a bit daffy as of lately. "Daffy" is a little used theological term (it's my theological term) which means "confused due to its own false teaching". Back in 2017 the Church of Sweden decided not to address God in His normal honorific "Lord" and that His pronoun can no longer be "He" because - gender 'n stuff. The now inclusive church is headed by Archbishop Antje Jackelén, a woman, who has referred to the Holy Spirit as a  "she" who apparently does not rate a capitalized pronoun. This is the church that consecrated an openly gay woman, Eva Brunne, as a bishop. Eva is the person that decided that the church of Sweden should take down their crosses so not to offend muslims. I can find no report that the muslims have turned down the volume of their minaret bull horns so not to offend slumbering Swedes with their sunrise call to prayer. And let's not forget TacoJesus. Needless to say, people are leaving this church in droves, 85,848 Swedes left the Church in 2016, followed by 93,093 members in 2017.

So what besides a capitol F Feminism and a little g god does the Church of Sweden worship? They've decided that the Holy Spirit is a female even though Jesus Christ called the Holy Spirit "He", and that God is an androgynous being even though Jesus called God "Father" many, many times. So maybe Jesus is the one who is wrong for not listening to Aunty Antje? As to what the Church of Sweden worships, the answer is clear, the Church of Sweden worships Mother Gaia. 
Gaia is a revival of Paganism that rejects Christianity, considers Christianity its biggest enemy, and views the Christian faith as its only obstacle to a global religion centered on Gaia worship and the uniting of all life forms around the goddess of "Mother Earth".  A cunning mixture of science, paganism, eastern mysticism, and feminism have made this pagan cult a growing threat to the Christian Church.  Gaia worship is at the very heart of today's environmental policy.  source

They're not alone with worshiping the creation over the creator. Down south in Rome Mr. Pope just loves Gaia worship, it seems like environmental hysteria is all he talks about any more, he's gone so far as to release a papal encyclical on Gaia worship his environmental views. A papal encyclical is kind of like a papal bull, but when it's based on unproven environmental hysteria, then papal bull would have been a great title. What Mr. Pope and the "Christian" Left do not understand is that the world is not our home:
...the earth we inhabit is not a permanent planet, nor was it ever intended to be. The environmental movement is consumed with trying to preserve the planet forever, and we know this is not God's plan. He tells us in 2 Peter 3:10 that at the end of the age, the earth and all He has created will be destroyed: "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up" (NKJV). The physical, natural earth in its present form, with its entire universe will be consumed, and God will create a "new heaven and a new earth" (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1). source
So yeah, if an environmentalist wants to claim that if his/hers/its views aren't followed, and that horrific nastiness of unspecified global consequence is going to happen in 10 years, your response as a Christian is to lovingly remind them that no matter what you do it's all going away with a bang, not a whimper, and it's going to happen when you least expect it with no warning at all. And there's no amount of enforced compliance to left wing punitive legislative enslavement that will stop it. The end is nigh. 

So along comes Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old angry child. She recently sailed to America on a beautiful fully appointed $15 million dollar carbon fiber yacht (don't worry, the carbon fiber yacht had a carbon spewing diesel engine for when Mother Gaia didn't produce the wind that St. Greta demanded) to address the United Nations. This little half educated girl who has never wanted for a thing and has never known a day of hunger said this:
My message is that we’ll be watching you. You all come to us young people for hope, how dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones ... We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?
She accused us evil elders of destroying her world, for stealing her childhood, for betraying the younger generation, for yadda yadda yadda...zzzzzzzzzzzzzz I'm sorry, I must have drifted off in the miasma of spoon fed jingoism. It's just the same old blithering whining without an actual substance, or solution, or a shred of scientific evidence to back up her accusations that us evil white men are the cause of her endless agony. (Did I mention that in the middle of this global heatwave that it's supposed to snow here in Denver this week?)

It is quite clear that she was pushed front and center while her fellow environmentalists cowered behind her as she shouted tired tripe cranked out by the left wing propaganda machine. And all her handlers had to do to shout down anyone who pointed out the inaccuracies of her bloviation was to hysterically shriek "Child abuse!" and "misogyny" and "heresy!" and "blasphemy!"

Wait! Heresy and blasphemy you may ask? Why yes. Earlier I called little miss Thunberg "Saint Greta" but that was just sarcasm, the Church of Sweden has proclaimed Missy Thunberg to be the successor to Jesus Christ. The Church of Sweden, a former Christian church, has shoved Jesus Christ aside for the planetary messiah-ette, Greta.

Greta Messiah. Christ Greta. Greta Christ Superstar - Who are you, what have you sacrificed?

By Church of Sweden fiat Greta is the savior of mankind and any disagreement or criticism is now blasphemy.

This is what must have happened; on December 1, 2018 Jesus Christ Himself must have appeared to warden pastor Jonas Persson of the Limhamns Church of Sweden and announced that He was stepping aside to let little pig tailed Greta take over for Him. I mean, it must have happened this way, a man of God, a shepherd of a flock, a teacher of the word of God wouldn't have tweeted a lie like the one I show above, would he? And yet he did.

What kind of man who calls himself a Man of God would dare suggest that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior has been replaced by a hate filled punk child?

The remaining Christians in Sweden were upset by this blatant blasphemy. "Time and time again I ask myself: when was the Swedish church kidnapped by left-wing extremists?" one asked. Another responded " 'You're mocking Christianity. I'm leaving the Church of Sweden tomorrow'" And Jesper Lindstén responded "Christianity says: give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's. When you mix religion and politics in this way, it's clear that the Church of Sweden is no longer for Christianity"

Yet others saw humor in this arrogant heterodoxy, including a member of the church; Church of Sweden priest Charlotte Frycklund told the Swedish broadcasting company SVT "Humour is something the Church should use" and 'humour is an 'important spiritual tool' In other words, is Father Charlotte is telling us that it's all a big joke to the leadership of that church?

In a furious bout of backpedaling the church suggested that there's multiple interpretations of "success" which may be true in Sweden, but in the real world, nothing succeeds like success and the word of God doesn't allow for any successor for His Son, regardless of politically correct androgynous pronoun.

Then seeing that he was wrong but failing to admit that, warden pastor Jonas Persson simply did what he should have done in the first place and simply shut up. His church's twitter feed has been silent for nearly a year now.

How many Swedes who refuse to open their bible as they sit in their increasingly empty churches and listen to vapid, politically correct homilies is the Church of Sweden are going to dragged to hell?
They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us. (1 John 2:19)

2 comments:

  1. The only problem is that the Church of Sweden has made no such statement. ONE -- only ONE -- CoS made this statement. Don't label the whole church for one pastor.

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