So what does this mean for those oh-so-inconvenient admonitions of Jesus to love one's neighbor, make peace, turn the proverbial cheek, help the poor, don't judge, blah-blah-blah? Those aren't for the Church Age, silly pagan. You're a hopeless sinner, bless your heart, don't go stressing out about it. Jesus will be right back, just believe; salvation is by grace alone, not effort.
Bush and the right-wing wingnuts like Tom Delay with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other are just enjoying the good life in the Church Age. According to Dispensationalism, that Kingdom of Heaven Jesus was always blathering on about has been placed on hold until the Second Coming (if you think I'm kidding about this insidious and diabolical theology, look it up for yourself).
May 15, 2005
Scrutiny Hooligans: Fear and Loathing in the Great Parenthesis
Via a guest poster at Eschaton, Scrutiny Hooligans: Fear and Loathing in the Great Parenthesis: Why the Religious Right is Wrong: