Occupy Wall Street is fraying my nerves. I’ve seen photos like the one below popping up on Facebook lately.
This is perhaps the most fitting joke for OWS. I read most of the Dune series; Frank Herbert was a brilliant writer. His world building was intriguing if not disturbing. So dark and disturbing that I couldn’t bring myself to finish the last book in the series. In Dune, Emperor Leto II rules with an iron fist, not because he is a power mad tyrant, but because he wants to collapse the establishment. He wants to be assassinated and grooms his own assassin to do exactly that. What the Occupy Wall Street buffoons do not realize is that they too have been groomed for their task as well. They think they are so very enlightened when – to borrow a phrase from Pink Floyd – they are just another brick in the wall. Maddening!
On the other side of the “bizarre” spectrum my fraying nerves have been tweaked by my mother’s hero: Myles Monroe. I admit I had never heard of this fellow before last week. I wish I had never heard of him at all. But my elderly mother maintained that he is a brilliant theologian whose books are too deep for comprehension. With her ringing endorsements I had to find out who this fellow is. So I googled him.
He is just another Word/Faith quack, not a brilliant theologian with deep thoughts or words. Quack isn’t quite the right word for him, blasphemer is more like it. He has one of the most extreme Word/Faith views I’ve encountered so far. He says God has to get man’s permission to do anything on earth. His teaching focus is on “the kingdom” but it is not the biblical view of the kingdom of God. His view makes mankind the rulers of the kingdom and Jesus is just a conduit (he calls Him the door to acquiring this kingdom) to bring that kingdom about. He says you don’t worship “the door (Christ)” which I think is proof that Myles Monroe is a vile, false teacher. The apostle Paul if he were still living today would probably have a few choice words taken from the book of Galatians to say to Monroe, Galatians 1:8,9 comes to mind.
My frayed nerves were restored to order when I read the following article on the true, biblical Kingdom of God, and it restored perspective and offered refreshment to my soul –>The Kingdom of God (What it is and is not) by James M. Renihan