“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

What the world needs is not more followers, or people who have chosen to surrender their soul/mind to collective groupthink. Groupthink — the idea that your own rights, thoughts, and will ought to be surrendered in the name of the greater good. What ends up happening when great masses of people do this, is that the choices, decisions, and group-wide beliefs of what is right/wrong, acceptable/unacceptable, and moral/immoral becomes determined by only a few individuals. Our government is supposed to exist in such a way, differing in that it is supposed to be the voice of the people, not the mind of the people.

There is the notion that it is somehow immoral or wrong to live your life, with your own best-interest in mind. I disagree with this. I believe one can pursue their own best interest while also serving others, their own family, and even the collective church body. If more people would be interested in pursuing their own goals and ambitions, rather than submitting their will/mind to their authority figures; asking them for counsel, which is then misinterpreted and mistakenly given as directions, our church and world would look different today.

Let me ask you a difficult question…

In the midst of recent conflict where the cult, Eagles Wings, has been highlighted by my older brother for being what it is, in his excellent series of blogs, titled “Why I consider Eagles Wings a Cult” Steve, and myself, have been repeatedly reprimanded and told to not speak up against the actions this organizations has caused. Submitting, rather than standing. Loving (complacently), rather than proclaiming truth. And simply standing by, rather than standing up, while countless lives, dollars, and souls are teetering through a minefield that has ruined many lives.

And this question…Do you really believe the church is in its rightful place? Do you really believe the church of America is doing everything right and that we ought to do nothing?

The obvious answer is “Of course the church isn’t perfect, but Christ loves it…”

Well, when I have a leak in my roof, I don’t simply pray for it to be ‘healed’, nor to I try and brush over the problem by stating it’s only bad on rainy days. Rather, I fix the problem.

We ought to to the same.

More later.

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