As a rightist, you know we live in Clown World. In religious terms, a foretaste of Hell. But Hell is real and you’re in danger of going there permanently. The only escape is via Christianity. Read on:
Non- and anti-Christian rightists have, I think, two basic grudges against Christianity. One, the Christian institutions have mostly been converged, with a motley crew of liberal pseudo-Christians, “Christcucks,” “Gay Christians,” and so on turning most of Christendom into just another enabler of multiculturalism, LGBTQ, leftism, and on and on. If Christianity looks just like the rest of the nation, in thrall to the left, why respect Christianity?
But the more important objection is that real Christians appear weak and powerless. It makes their God look weak and powerless.
But according to the Bible (the real definer of Christianity), the real God is a mighty Being who in eternity past chose and predestined a group of people yet to be born to be saved and sanctified, and to live forever in resurrected bodies in paradise. And yet the mark of your being predestined is that you freely choose to repent and believe. God is powerful enough to predestinate and to give you free choice. God is not a weakling who sits around hoping that somebody would choose to join his team; according to Scripture God acts to save His people and to keep them saved. And if right now God’s people are having their behinds kicked big time, that’s because it’s part of his plan. God has good reasons for everything that happens; we just don’t know what they are. And at the end of the world, when God brings the current world order to an end and judges mankind, God’s team is the winning team.
[For God predestining, see Ephesians chapter 1. For God acting to save his chosen ones, see the Gospel of John, chapter 6. For the last judgment, see Revelation chapter 20. For the happiness of of the saved and the anguish of the damned, see Revelation chapter 21. For the criteria by which God saves you, see Romans chapter 3 and Galatians chapter 2. If you don’t have a Bible, go to biblegateway.org. You can choose among many translations; I recommend the English Standard Version for general use.]
There are other benefits to being a Christian. Forgiveness of your debt of sin to God. The only system of thought that gives a fully satisfactory explanation of how the world works. Real human fellowship as it was intended by the Designer and Manufacturer of the human being. Rejection of the phony-baloney modern world of manipulation, gaucherie and deceit. Knowing and worshipping the infinite and personal creator and sustainer of all that is. One could go on and on.
Point is, you cannot get this stuff anywhere else than from Christ. Be an effective dissident and come to faith in Jesus Christ. You do this by acknowledging that the Biblical account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth is not a clever myth, but accurate reporting by eyewitnesses. Jesus really did fulfill prophecy, do miracles, claim to be the Messiah, get himself crucified to take away the sins of the world, and rise from the dead.
And you do it by acknowledging that the rest of the New Testament describes accurately the works and teachings of the Apostles trained by Christ. They have the authority to provide the additional details about what Christianity is.
And you also come to faith in Christ by acknowledging that the Old Testament is an accurate account of the creation of the world and of God calling a people to be His own, from which the Messiah and Savior of the world would later arise.
But what about the pathetic state of institutional Christianity? Deplorable as it is, it’s ultimately irrelevant. Yes, we’d be better off if our pastors and priests were not mostly minions of the Cathedral. And yes, we should oppose woke pseudo-Christianity whenever we can. But according to the Master Script, they lose in the end. So don’t lose your cool.
For an example of real, take-no-prisoners Christianity, check out the late Greg Bahnsen. Following his mentor Cornelius Van Til, Bahnsen argues that the God of the Bible has to exist because without this specific God it’s impossible for mankind to know anything. Laws of logic obviously exist, for example, but without the God of the Bible, they cannot exist. (Many non-western religions confirm this when they teach that reality is contradictory.) Christianity is true because the contrary is impossible. Is that enough confidence for you? This is the Christianity that made the West great.
Do an internet video search for “Greg Bahnsen” or “presuppositional apologetics.” A good quick introduction (15 minutes) is “This Is How You Do Apologetics.” [“Apologetics” means giving reason to believe.] If the link is broken, just search the title.
If you don’t like Bahnsen, find one of the thousands of other Christian thinkers who collectively show that every objection to Christianity can be overwhelmed by a great mass of evidence. The truth is out there; find it, seize it, and hold fast. Your soul is at stake.