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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," May Edition 2008

Holiness The Harmonizing Center

We live in a world that seems to be becoming increasingly smaller and more polarized. Constantly we hear talk about the left and the right, about the pittance of conservativism against liberalism, and visa versa.

The concept of the “center” is itself instructive. Folks talk about keeping in the middle of the road, but do they mean the center of the broad way that leads to destruction, or the center of the highway of holiness? These are not the same, you know, identity is important!

In political terms the center is what Rush & Company rant against. In order to be a true “conservative,” so they say, you have to be against the center. Again, the key word here is polarized. It is important for the political talking heads of Babylon to keep the society polarized! Such subtle “divide and conquer” strategy has been used to serve the power-hungry elitist rulers of this evil world quite well all down through the ages!

Jesus Christ has an entirely different philosophy for conquering and ruling this present world! The strategy of Christ is rather to harmonize and heal it (Lk. 4:18-19)! While sin polarizes and divides society, holiness of heart and life harmonizes and heals it.

Let us not be bedfellows with those who would rather that our society becomes increasingly polarized over the man-made “conservative versus liberal” divide than they would desire to see the world made free from sin! Neither let us look for any earthly politician to be our Saviour! Rather, let us keep to the Christ, and to His realized kingdom, for in it dwell the pure in heart, and where the heart is free from sin, the sweet harmony of love prevails.

Christ’s kingdom IS holiness! The dispensational church-world has long postponed His kingdom. No wonder that our nation is now so polarized!

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