A.J. Castellitto
June 26, 2015
The liberalization of America...and Christianity!!!
By A.J. Castellitto

According to a recent study, 'Conservatives in the United States have more self-control than liberals.'

http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/ article/651885

The reality is that Liberalism comes so easy to the average person. It's totally instinctive.

For the most part, liberals tend to think of themselves as more accepting and compassionate. There are even some who suggest that they are the most Christ-like in their ideology. This is incorrect, however. Jesus did not promote religious tolerance and appeasement. Jesus promoted radical change – a complete denial of self. His invitation was completely inclusive, but the final 'condition' is one that is impossible for the carnally minded, unregenerate to embrace.

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." – Luke 9:23

There's the rub.

The liberals will hear none of it. They'll accept Jesus, but only on their terms. Jesus must be conformed to their image. They don't want to acknowledge that a complete self-denial is the most essential spiritual consequence of giving yourself over to a higher power. They insist Jesus be incorporated into their way of living.

Left to ourselves, we would rather have our riches above Jesus; or maybe, we have some secret vice that prevents us from coming to a place of total submission. We eventually do the complete opposite. Our needs take precedent and we reach a point of total rejection. We naturally place our own wants and desires before all else, even before a saving deity.

Liberals tend to fancy themselves as the epitome of rational wisdom. They view themselves as enlightened people. They firmly believe that a complete submission to their methodology will enable a fairly distributed, person-centered, needs-driven, standard of living to flourish. Underneath it all, however, is an elitist, radically-motivated, power-grab reflective of a greater global political-social agenda.

{Note: Charity, not socialism, was endorsed in the Bible within the body of believers and was secondary to the gospel. The Marxist ideologue of our day is promoting tyranny under the guise of empathy. But whatthey really seek is totalitarianism}.

The mentality behind the madness is quite primitive, almost infantile.

Whereas, conservative principles and foundations must be taught, encouraged, enforced, and experientially reinforced, liberal attitudes and propensities are part of our makeup. All of humanity comes into this world as full-blown liberals from the womb. These liberal traits must be methodically broken down, as we are raised to become God-honoring individuals with respect for authority and a willingness to extend peace and goodwill to our fellow man.

Regardless of the varied perceptions, Conservatism, in its purest form, advocates the need for careful restraint in all areas of life (both for the individual and society as a whole). Meanwhile, Liberalism is often identified as encompassing tolerance and forgiveness.

The conservative sees the value in learning from mistakes and facing natural consequences, while the liberal promotes the need for second chances (i.e. erasing mistakes, altering outcomes). In a worst case scenario, the liberal may resort to radical social upheaval (and even apply deceptive manipulations) to even the playing field and advance a form of equality that relies on resource distribution, emotional justification, personal gratification, short-sighted resolutions, arbitrary absolutions, and self-defeating priorities. Liberalism invites bad choices and provides solutions that merely invite, and often ensure, more bad choices in the future.

Unfortunately, we naturally fight against conservatism – a social-ideological system that requires discipline and self-control. We are spiritually resistant and wholly corruptible. Left to ourselves, thus we will remain. Regardless, when we compromise with a liberal, we compromise our future. Thus, here we are...

We've sacrificed the future for the present, and the future is upon us.

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* In a purely religious sense (I'm speaking Christianity specifically) the word conservative implies faithful restraint and clear, concise understanding and obedience to scriptures. Biblical orthodoxy is also implied. However, conservatism is primarily a political (or ideological) label and mustn't' become a distracter nor a stumbling block to the essence of what it truly means to be Christian (i.e. humility, love, self-sacrifice, patience, integrity, honesty, etc.)

© A.J. Castellitto

 

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A.J. Castellitto

A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.

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