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Jan 12, 2014
Ann Coulter and God’s Word
In her New Year’s Eve essay (her eighth almost identical Kwanzaa essay in 14th years), Coulter argued that the Bible should be taken seriously and not misinterpreted for political purposes. She added this aside: “(I promise you, except for venereal disease and eternal damnation, life would be a lot more fun if we were making it up as we went along.)”
Some have misread Coulter’s parenthetical remark as an expression of what befalls those who reject and disobey God’s Word. Yes, Coulter commends God’s Word yet, at the very same time, seems to commend doing your own thing (“making it up as we [go] along.”) Are “venereal disease and eternal damnation” the only consequences to sin? Is life all about seeking “a lot more fun?” Amazingly, Coulter made a “promise” about life being more fun doing things your own way. (Yet another failed Coulter promise.)
All actions have consequences – according to Newton and according to God. Coulter might think “life would be a lot more fun” doing it her way instead of God’s, revealing her ignorance of God’s greatness and His grace: our Father in heaven really does know better what is best for us. Jesus came to give us life, and to give it to us abundantly.
The apostle Paul exhorts Christians to “Rejoice! And, again I say, rejoice!” We, as Christians, are called to experience a bit of heaven on earth in living in a close relationship with our Creator. When we are walking with God, we experience His unsurpassing peace, His inexpressible joy, and His unfailing love. Those experiences are to be prized! The world has nothing better to offer.
What passes for “fun” in this world badly misses the mark and deprives people of the joy which can be experienced in following Jesus and doing what He would do.
As noted in Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, Coulter has a problem subjecting her will to God’s. She would rather do what is right in her own eyes than in God’s. Ironically, Coulter concluded her “Breaking Bad” essay (in which she called that TV series “a Christian parable”) with Scripture: “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
from Coulter Watch Author Dan Borchers: Coulter Confronts Pope on Key Christian Tenet
Ann Coulter’s often confused (and confusing) Christian theological expressions were detailed in The Gospel According to Ann Coulter. But just last week, Coulter spoke with clarity and conviction, challenging the Pope on a key tenet of the faith. Surprisingly, she’s right. When she’s right, she’s right.
The Pope’s words were peculiar regarding entrance into heaven: Per Coulter, “the statement by the Pope that I find most surprising was his statement that you don't have to be a Christian to go to heaven.” Though there is debate over whether the Pope actually said that atheists can go to heaven, it is worth examining the matter.
Coulter explained her point in political terms to a largely political audience, saying, “Look you may think that, maybe there are lot of people who think that. But if you’re head of the RNC, you're not supposed to be saying, ‘Oh, don't bother, voting Republican.’ That isn't supposed to be your position. That's the most surprising. I mean I guess except for the anti-papist crowd.”
The PC Police don’t like declarative statements. They eschew absolutism. Thus they neglect the truth. As a consequence, they decry such clear statements of faith as those which Christians believe: Jesus Christ is the one and only way to heaven. For some, that truth seems very exclusive, but believers see it as profoundly inclusive. Jesus is the Door; He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; He is the Bread of Life; He is our Salvation; He is our Mediator and our Advocate with the Father. Jesus Christ is the Messiah.
Christianity is like an exclusive club which has one requirement: accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. But that Club’s doors are open to anyone and everyone – open invitations to all people. That’s pretty inclusive. Jesus urges His people to come to Him and He will give them rest. That’s an all-encompassing offer.
Those who criticize the church for being a church which preserves the eternal truths of God are missing the point: what the church can accomplish for God, for His people, and even for His critics. It is the preservation of the Word of Truth which enlightens people and draws them to Jesus for salvation and a place in heaven.
In the end, everyone gets a place at the table and greeted by Jesus Himself.
Let’s remember that this Christmas.