Evangel? Not.

D L Henderson
3 min readNov 28, 2023

Evangel? Not.

November 28, 2023

I thought Evangelism was a sect of “Born Again Christianity.” I thought it was proclaiming that folks could be born again not of the corruptible flesh but of the incorruptible Spirit of God. I thought that it was the good news that individuals could be freed from their sins by the redemptive, sacrificial death of Jesus of Nazareth. I thought it was about receiving forgiveness and newness of the inner self, and healing from all the hurtful actions and harm we have both caused and received in our lives…

But it seems to have become a political party…

You see, I have learned that the Kingdom of God is not about Politics and which Party to choose to follow — which group to join. It’s about following Jesus, learning from Him, and being escorted into the Family of God.

Everyone should read in the Bible the books of Jeremiah and Isaiah and realize what type of living, that is, what actions and attitudes bring God’s wrath. Too many of the evangelical leadership are disgracing the Good News of Jesus, trading by good salesmanship — just like the moneychangers of Jesus’ time — attempting to sell Biblical truths and God’s precepts of morality to gain for themselves money and power and influence. Those types of activities just might bring that notable wrath of God.

Those people have read the Bible and have no excuse.

That money will perish with them. And that power is no power at all — except in the gaslighting of passive audiences — but that power is a crumbling facade. And that influence is full of deceit and truly ugly attitudes and actions. Their shame will follow them past the grave.

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” — Galatians 6:7.

I want the public to know that those people represent themselves, neither representing God, nor Jesus, nor the Bible. In fact, I do not believe they know Jesus at all.

Don’t be passive. Don’t be gullible. Stop being simpleminded. Don’t believe everyone you meet, see, or hear.

Get yourself a red letter edition of the Bible with cross references, in modern, understandable, everyday language, and start reading. I advise starting with the words of Jesus recorded in the four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The highlighted words in red make it easy to find Jesus’ teachings.

See for yourselves, so you can realize whether or not someone is a representative of Jesus, or even know Him at all, but do have ulterior motives.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” — John 3:16.

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D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between