There's an Idol in the Church
And it goes by the name "Let's Go Brandon."
I’ve been thinking about how to say this for a while - maybe too long.
I’m afraid too many Christians have set up an idol in their life. I believe this because I see the evidence of their idolatry come out through their words - especially on social media.
This idol doesn’t have one name in particular - but it currently is best demonstrated in Christian’s lives by the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
If you don’t know the meaning of this phrase, then this article sums it up pretty well.
Long story short - “Let’s Go Brandon” represents an evil way of referring to President Joe Biden with a four-letter curse word.
Christians have no business whatsoever using this phrase. None at all!
Whether you agree or disagree with the President’s actions, politics, etc., is no excuse or reason to stoop to vulgar language.
Have we forgotten that our words matter?
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. (Colossians 4:5-6)
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)
But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (Ephesians 5:3-5)
I know I’m not sinlessly perfect - I try my best but still stumble sometimes when it comes to my words. So I’m not approaching you from a “high and mighty position” of “holier-than-thou.”
I’m approaching you as a child of God who is begging you - pleading with you - to stop harming the cause of Christ with your mouth. When we don’t live, act, or talk like Christians - especially in a public setting like social media - the Lord’s church is misrepresented to the world, making seeking and saving the lost much harder.
Put away your idols, and turn your life back to God. If you would genuinely consider your life - I think you might see that your allegiance to the King of kings and Lord of lords has been compromised.
You are trying to serve two masters - which no one can do (Matthew 6:24).
“I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:10) that “as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).
Our words and our actions indicate who - or what - we really serve.
Is there an idol in your life?