Monday, August 15, 2016

Touch not my Anointed and other Scams: (My Problem With Church (2/x))

A 'man of God' is caught pants down with a female church member, but say nothing because ... touch not my anointed.

A 'man of God' is jailed in a foreign country for a variety of financial offences, but do not comment on newspaper article because ... touch not my anointed.

A 'man of God' is obviously manipulating people, making them eat grass and drink petrol... yet, say nothing, because - touch not my anointed.


I have become better at keeping my opinions to myself when it comes to religious matters, but there's only so much self-control I can exert when people keep taking a verse out of context to defend the indefensible.

So, for those church folks who actually read stuff with an open mind - here is that verse in context, taken from its first instance in the Bible. (It occurs first in the first book of Chronicles, and then appears again in the book of Psalms).

1 Chronicles 16: 16 The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
17 And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”
19 When you were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
20 When they went from one nation to another,
And from one kingdom to another people,
21 He permitted no man to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The covenant in question was with Israel, not with the Levites or the Priests. If you believe that believing in the gospel makes you heirs "together with Israel", then that verse refers to you too!

Net - you, your choir leader, your girlfriend, the brother you're seeing on the "down-low", and your pastor - are all the anointed of God in this context.

If you must defend the right of your preferred 'man of God' to do or say the indefensible, then find a new verse to defend them with. "Touch not my anointed" was not meant for that purpose.

Argue with your bathroom mirror if you disagree.

Cheers to the rest of the week...

PS: Here's the link to my first post in this disjointed series.

1 comment:

  1. argue with your bathroom mirror
    wicked boy