We see so much of it. We see it done by moralists who aren't Christians (James Dobson and the Pope). We see it done by people who claim to be Christians and yet distort the truth again and again (Kennedy and Moore). We see it done by so called Christians who believe it is their job to help usher in the kingdom (ala postmillenialists). It is everywhere. Well, everywhere except in Scripture. The silence that is so deafening is that of Christ and Paul and Peter and John and Luke and Mark and Matthew. They went about the business of the father. Christ started the church at pentecost and his followers are to continue to proclaim salvation in Christ alone. Nowadays, we have christians proclaiming salvation by having a moral society (just check out the My people thread in the General discussions). A moral society still goes to hell and are not in any way righteous. We have christians being disobedient to the mandate that Christ gave them in favor of the easy road of political activism. I must reiterate: CHRIST WAS NOT AN ACTIVIST AND HIS FOLLOWERS MUST NOT BE EITHER Christ and his followers lived under totalitarianism and didn't do a thing to change it. Yet, in a free society, christians have become lax by complaining that it just isn't like the good ole days. Tragic. Sad. A sign of the times.