THE WACKOS ARE NOT ALL INWACO
T. PIERCE BROWN
During the last few months I have had more than two dozen letters to editors published in various newspapers around the area. Not only should Christians write their representatives and the President, they should write letters to editors of their local papers concerning eternal principles that the public needs to know and do not hear from their pastors and papers.
Our nation is practically bankrupt financially, but worse than that, it is rapidly going bankrupt morally, and unless we as Christians do more to help others see the truths of God, we will be a part of the problem rather than part of the solution. You can do much through the media if you will take the time to write, and have something worthwhile to say when you do. Such letters as the one below, which was sent to various papers throughout the nation, will be published if you care enough to write them. The papers are far more likely to print a letter from a person in their area than they are from one in another state, but I have had letters published in states fromCaliforniatoFlorida. Just do what you can, where you are, with what you have and God will take care of the results.
The greatest tragedy concerning the fiasco inWacois that the cultish principles practiced there are repeated constantly throughout the religious and political world by thousands and blindly followed by millions. The Communist charge that “religion is an opiate of the people” is ALMOST right, but there is a great difference in mere “religion” and “Christianity.” Jesus knew that the blind will lead the blind and both fall into the ditch (Matthew15:14). God never intended that faith in Jesus be “blind faith.” He said to his doubting disciples, “Handle me and see” (Luke 24:39). Paul said, “Prove all things” (1 Thessalonians5:21).
We are supposed to be able to “give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you” (1 Peter3:15). That reason should be based on what God said. When religious people say, “I believe this because my pastor or priest said so” rather than “God teaches it” we find evidence of the same kind of brain washing that makes religion an opiate.
Nor was Hitler the first or last politician who hypnotized, mesmerized or anesthetized his followers. The fact that a preacher, president, commentator or editor said it is enough for many. All those who accept either religious or political spokesmen as their authority are falling into the same error as those in cults.
When Jesus said, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32), He was expressing, as usual, a more far reaching and profound truth than many realize, for that principle is true in the realm of medicine, science, religion, politics, finance and all others. The only cure for cultism and blindness in any area is to walk in the light that God shed on the subject, and He shed it on every subject. This is why ONE NATION UNDER GOD is the only real hope for the problems of our nation.