A-pathetic Nation

AP’ATHY, noun [Gr. passion.]

Want of feeling; an utter privation of passion, or insensibility to pain; applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is stoicism, a calmness of mind incapable of being ruffled by pleasure, pain or passion. – Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

In the primary elections in 2018 in Yakima County, Washington the voter turnout was 34.7%. Think about that. 35%, which means that 65% didn’t bother to vote at all. Is this a nation of couch-potato’s or what? This results in the minority running the show for everyone else. In our state, the battle between liberals and conservatives is hot, but because of the populous, and liberal, west-side counties, the state tends to almost always vote liberal. Yet, that’s only because less than 40% of the people are actually voting!?!

I try to be hopeful, I believe the nation is still predominantly conservative, still has standards and values in line with its founding and isn’t totally communistic. People like Ron Paul and Trump have people come out of the woodwork to vote for them. But, otherwise, this spirit of apathy which has held firm to the people of this nation is destroying it. Those of us who actually stand up to oppose the liberals are not winning, because the majority of us are not even trying. I realize that comfort and convenience are not allies to values and morals, but still, this appalling laziness on the part of the American voter is deplorable in the extreme.

Imagine, if you will, a wagon with 100 horses. 15 are trying to go forward, 20 are trying to go backward, and 65 are just going with the flow. In this scenario, the backwards-pulling horses will probably get their way in the end. The 65 “wishy-washy” horses are little more than a burden to the rest. A burden. A dead weight. That’s what you are when you refuse to vote.

The upsetting thing to me is that there really is NO good reason not to. Oh, you don’t believe your vote matters? Well, your non-vote sure isn’t helping anyone, is it? Too expensive? Really? A stamp is too much? Can’t travel? Don’t have to, just mail it in. Don’t know who to vote for…?

REALLY? In this day of easy information, a person really can’t figure out who they agree with? I realize that the newspapers and tv news are falling out of fashion, but still, that is no excuse. Information is everywhere for one with the desire to seek it out.

Not only that, but I’d go so far as to say that all those non-voters out there are un-American as well. Patriots? Hardly. They’re knowingly letting this country slide into a liberal hell, which basically means another dictatorship.

If you have beliefs, if you have convictions, then you have all you need to figure out whom to vote for. If you don’t, well, there simply aren’t words to express my disdain…

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A lot of ‘patriotic’ people claim to appreciate the sacrifices of veterans, for protecting their rights. Yet, refusing to vote is kind of like telling them, “I appreciate all your sacrifices… but no thanks.” Real appreciative, isn’t it? Real patriotic.

Voting is our only, fleeting, chance to be not the ‘governed’ but the ‘governing’.

So, what is your reason for couch-potato voting? I’d honestly like to know.

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

Samuel Adams [The Boston Gazette on April 16, 1781.]

Republics are created [and maintained – my addition] by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.

Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Voting is a civic responsibility for all Americans, and I believe every member of the armed forces and every veteran should consider voting to be a personal duty.

The oath we took when entering the military said, in part, “I … will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”

Voting is an act of supporting the Constitution, and it is a means for service members and veterans to perform their duty.

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Liability? Where did it go?

In looking around today, trying to figure out how our society has changed since my school years in the 80’s (because clearly there have been many changes), there are a few things that have impressed themselves upon me. One is the concept of liability. This is what liable means according to the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

Liable

LI’ABLE, adjective [Latin ligo. See Liege.]

  1. Bound; obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable. The surety is liable for the debt of his principal.

A liability is in essence a responsibility. When you have a child, you are responsible to support and raise that child. When you injure someone else, you are responsible to make reparations to that person.

When a corporation is chartered, it is often created as a “limited liability corporation”. The government assumes some of the liability and in return the business 1) is in reality owned by the government and 2) the business pays more taxes in return for the liability protection.

When you drive a car, you not only should but are legally required to have insurance. What is insurance but a liability buffer? This may be a good form of liability limitation, but still, being required to have insurance is in essence a requirement to contract with an insurance company, which is unconstitutional. You have a right to contract or not contract as you desire. You can’t lawfully be required to contract with anyone.

For those whose poor life choices have lead them to a bad end, they have no personal liability for their actions. You don’t have a job? There’s welfare. You’re homeless? There’s low-income housing and government housing. You fry your brain on drugs and/or alcohol? There’s jail, or a nursing home, or mental facility for you, free of charge. Again, nothing that costs anything from you, the public gets to pay for your choices and thus is forced to accept liability for you.

A woman gets pregnant outside marriage. Oops. Well, that’s really why we have abortion, isn’t it? It’s not a matter of a woman’s “choice”, but a matter of her convenience and, again, limiting her liability. She is no longer liable to raise and support that child. She no longer has the social stigma (if there is such anymore) of being pregnant out of wedlock. Her embarrassment and the risk to her slender figure is gone *poof* just like that.

Those that don’t want to work can just go on welfare, a type of liability limitation. They are not liable for supporting themselves or their progeny, they just go on the dole, and as long as they vote right, they can be as lazy as they want. Women learn that being profligate pays off, as each child just brings in that much more welfare money. There is no requirement to search for work as there is under unemployment benefits. There is no time limit. It’s just unlimited government support for people who will not govern themselves. The public, again, provides protection from their liability to support themselves. Can’t afford your child’s lunch? Yes, largely thanks to Obama, the public gets to pay for your child’s breakfasts and lunches.

Nursing homes are another case of liability limitation. Your parent or grandparent is too old, and you don’t have the time or the desire to take care of them? That’s a huge liability, isn’t it? Well, never fear, government is here! Just put them in a nursing home and let the government provide for their physical support (or put them down, as it sees fit – government and medical industry-sanctioned euthanasia of the elderly is a current practice in fact).

Became financially irresponsible and got over your head in debt? Never fear, bankruptcy is here! Just go to a judge and all your debts will magically melt away. You are no longer liable for anything. Society gets to pay your bills via higher interest rates and taxes and prices.

While the various forms of liability limitations might be convenient, they do have their consequences. Relying on government puts you under the power of government. The old saying is true, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” If you allow government to provide for you, then it will be under government’s auspices who much it gives you, and whether or not it gives you anything. Slavery is the result.

“Either we believe that the State exists to serve the individual or that the individual exists to serve the State.” Ayn Rand

“If an American is to amount to anything he must rely upon himself, and not upon the State; he must take pride in his own work, instead of sitting idle to envy the luck of others. He must face life with resolute courage, win victory if he can, and accept defeat if he must, without seeking to place on his fellow man a responsibility which is not theirs.” – Teddy Roosevelt

Another consideration is that what you don’t earn, you don’t value. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and government agencies give homes to the downtrodden. Often, in just a few years, those new homes are falling apart, partly due to inability to perform minor maintenance, partly because, not having worked for and honestly purchased the home, the occupants didn’t value it and thus abused and destroyed it.

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” – Thomas Paine

2 Thess. 3:10 “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Sadly, I believe the following quote to be all too true, though I personally detest most other things he had to say.

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” Sigmund Freud

Here’s another quote from an opponent of liberty. But the truth in his words is chilling.

“For in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him.” Carl Jung

When you rely on the government, you are not free. Blacks, for instance, rail against the long-expired practice of slavery, but how many live on public assistance? They merely exchanged one form of slavery for another, and this time they riveted the chains on themselves. Anyone on public assistance (government subsidizing of their own responsibilities) becomes a ward of the state and can’t claim to be free.

The only way you can be free is if you meet your own responsibilities and are beholden to no-one else. A society that cheapens life by limiting liability is a society controlled by the government. Our freedoms are degraded more than we ever realized. People, get off the dole and become self-supporting. Stop overspending, be responsible and when you do, one of the consequences of hard work and responsibility is prosperity. This is a law of nature and of God. This is the only way to truly be free. But, it takes work and effort.

Liability/responsibility is a good thing, it develops and expresses good character.

“In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” Margaret Thatcher

Don’t be an Enabler.

Are you an enabler? Do you know what an enabler is?

I work at a county jail, and part of my job consists of periodically going to the basement where the court is held and collecting the court documents that have been signed by the judge, to enter into our jail computer system. While down there last week, I walked in just as the judge was stating that he wouldn’t reduce bail on an inmate that was in front of his desk, because he considered the danger to the society too great should he get out of custody. As he was being lead back into the jail holding area, a woman in the gallery stated, “Don’t worry, I’m working on it,” loudly to him. And I got to thinking…

There is a criminal charge known as “aiding and abetting”, as well as general criminal charges for being an accessory to a crime. What that woman (due to her age, I’m assuming it was his mother) was in essence doing was to cooperate in his crime, to enable him to potentially commit other crimes. Oh I’m sure, the bleeding-hearts out there will say, “She was just being a good mother.” No, actually, she wasn’t. Her chance to be a good mother was while he was young and before his criminal career began. Had she been a good mother, by and large the chances are that he would never have been in a courtroom to begin with.  Oh sure, there are those few who live contrary to their upbringing, but I’m convinced that only a very few people are foolish enough to live contrary to a good upbringing. And at any rate, coddling a spoiled, selfish and arrogant child doesn’t make them mature.

What else did she do? She gave validity to his assertions of innocence and reputed his part in the crime of which he was accused (at least in his own mind). Yes, innocent until proven guilty, but come on, let’s face it: if there is enough evidence that a person was involved in a crime, and their history is long enough, there is little reason to doubt that person’s likely involvement. There has to be a fair amount of evidence to even charge a person with a crime. And I have no doubt that if a juryman could see how that individual behaves in jail, there would probably be little evidence needed to convict them of whatever crime they are accused of.

All this is to say that parents or girlfriend/boyfriends or wives/husbands bailing their loved ones out of jail is not a doing kindness to them. It is actually hurtful to them, and to the one bailing them out also. How many families are bankrupted when their child/spouse violates their bail and the bail is recalled? Remember, people like this only care about themselves; if someone else pays their bail, well, they feel they just deserved it and have no responsibility to the person or the money/property they put up to get the would-be criminal a little more time out of custody. 

So we come down to this: how do you rehabilitate a criminal? That’s what our vaunted “criminal justice” system is supposed to do. Once upon a time it was punishment for committing crimes, now it’s just a replacement babysitter for mal-adjusted adults that never grew up or were never really raised by their parents. In this self-obsessed culture we have today, parents and children often live totally different lives even while living together for 18+ years. Also, if a parent is a gang member or revolving-door resident of the jail, the children tend to follow the culture their parents model. Jail becomes part of their norm, so being in trouble with the law is “normal” to them.

The mental health industry would have us believe that criminal behavior is the result of a lack of “self-esteem.” I would assert that they know not what they are talking about. The problem isn’t a lack of self-esteem, but an over-abundance of self-esteem; also known as arrogance, narcissism, self-absorption. They care only about themselves and are not concerned about the harm or pain they cause anyone else.

The Bible has an answer, which has been tried and tested perhaps more than any other. It doesn’t work for everyone, obviously, but then again, there are some that just never seem to learn. Yet, it is a standard which can and has worked.

Luke 15:11  “…A certain man had two sons: (12  And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. (13  And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.”

A fool will spend everything they have on their pleasures, drugs, women, gambling, and whatever criminal enterprises offer to continue their pleasures. They often will do so until their health is irretrievably wrecked. We have cared for elderly people that fit this description. They come to us with mental issues, diabetic and/or other communicable diseases, and lacking physical ability to care for themselves, so ruined is their health. All because of a lifestyle of drinking, drugging, or whoring. I hope it was worth it, because I have to think that at the end of their lives they wouldn’t think so, assuming they had enough mental ability remaining to even realize their plight.

Luke 15:14  “And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. (15  And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (16  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.”

The end result of such a person is to fall to the lowest level, the dregs of society. He began to want. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This is merely the first step to his rehabilitation. Notice, his father didn’t call him back, his father didn’t chase after him, warning him of the consequences of his actions, his father let him be. And eventually…

Luke 15:17  “And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  (18  I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,  (19  And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.”

What is the end result of a man who has fallen to the bottom and sees only upwards from where he is? Humility. This is one thing that most if not all criminals have none of. Humility. Thankfulness also, for what little he has, but humility is the greater virtue.

Luke 15:20  And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  (21  And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.  (22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: ( 23  And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:  (24  For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.”

The father didn’t pursue his son, didn’t contribute to his wickedness by bailing him out of the consequences of his actions, didn’t financially enable him to pleasure himself even longer and thus prolong his criminal adventure. But when his son had learned his lesson, then he ran TO him, not AFTER him. The son learned, gained humility and thankfulness, but only by taking himself to the bottom of the barrel to where he rolled in the slop with the pigs and realized he had only two choices: stay where he was or change his ways. No one bailed him out, no one fed and cared for him. No one would cushion the consequences of his wickedness for him.

Luke 15:25  “Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. (26  And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. (27  And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. (28  And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. (29  And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: (30  But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. (31  And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. (32  It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”

Here’s the rest of society looking on. Why be happy that the son returned? Why spend more for a celebration for a man who took everything he had and sold it for women, drugs, whatever fleshly desire they chose to addict themselves to? Why, because the son who returned knew where he came from, and had a new humility and sorrow over his actions. He was a redeemed man, and ostensibly knew better than to go back to the dregs he came from.

The only way he could come to his senses, as it were, was by going to the bottom. Until they hit rock bottom, it’s very unlikely they will see the slippery slope they have been on. Cushioning their fall will only prolong their descent, and possibly make the impact at the bottom even worse and of longer duration. They may have to suffer even longer before they “come to themselves.”

My advice: No matter how tempted you are to ‘save’ your loved-one from the consequences of their choices, no matter how dire their situation, just don’t do it. It is hard, but you must let them fall until they hit bottom. They must learn for themselves the folly of their behaviors and actions. Until they feel the pain of their choices, they will not learn, they will not change, they will not have the humility to totally turn around and go a different way. You must let them fall, and then rising again will also be up to them. Certainly, if they show a humility they didn’t possess before, if they show a desire to change their ways, then a little assistance might be in order, but generally that assistance must start very small and they must earn their way back into society and into former relationships through their right actions. Those with a criminal mindset are often crafty and cunning for any advantage, so pretending to have changed is not too much of a stretch. Let them have time to prove their changed heart.

Hope this helps.

Revised 9-15-18

Conservatism, just what is it?

I find it amusing that wherever I go, especially in political circles, most everyone I know espouse themselves to be “conservatives”. Yet, my experience with many of them tells me that are not as “conservative” as I am. What exactly is a “conservative”? I think that there is a great misunderstanding of what constitutes a “conservative”. This quote from conservapedia.com is perhaps a great place to start. It’s not all-inclusive, but sufficient for this discussion.

Conservative values

Conservative values recognize the adversarial nature of politics, and much in life. As a result of their ability to deal with adversity, conservative values are superb in defending against obesity, addiction, adversity, anxiety, fear, depression, narcissism, risky law-breaking activities like dangerous driving, self-destructive behavior, illiteracy, rejection, wastefulness, and serious mental disorders. Conservatives are happier than liberals, and one study gives a reason: conservatives do not insist upon a mindless equality.

Conservative values are also helpful in recognizing and combating deceit. A conservative understands the many incentives by others to engage in deceit, and the political power that can result from such deceit. A conservative is often not surprised by the deception that fools others.

Conservative values include:

  • placing ideas and principles above personal desire, weaknesses, fears and regrets

  • a never-ending quest for the truth, despite obstacles based on emotion and personal experience, and spreading such truths for the benefit of all

  • recognizing and utilizing the benefits of competition and hard work

  • emphasizing charity, with its unexpected benefits, rather than compulsory tax-and-spend programs

  • teaching self-help rather than dependence on government and others

  • a devotion to the principle of justice

  • supporting self-defense

  • recognizing the media for its bias, bullying, deception.

  • frugality and efficiency

  • rejecting the deification of government officials

  • giving those in authority due respect, but not to the point of accepting orders or assertions that are contrary to logic or morality

  • downplaying significance of wealth, disparities in wealth, and materialism in general

  • emphasizing self-reliance and being able to keep the fruits of one’s labor

  • not complaining, and instead taking practical action to improve one’s situation

  • emphasizing self-restraint against hurtful activities

  • emphasizing humility and open-mindedness instead of arrogant certainty about one’s own views

  • recognizing the power of the free market

  • understanding that a rising tide lifts all boats, e.g. tax cuts benefit all.

  • self-control as opposed to a self-indulgent search for instant gratification of desires.

  • recognizing that evil does exist in the world, and making an effort to combat this force by whatever means necessary

  • respecting the sanctity of life

  • following Christian principles

http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservative_values

The below are expansions upon the points above.

Principled

A conservative holds his principles to be absolute, and regards personal integrity of the highest value. A liberal will do whatever it takes to “win,” a conservative will only seek victory through moral and principled methods (i.e. use of truth and just means). There is a big difference in the methods of liberals and conservatives. There is also a vast gulf between their ideologies. One, the conservative, is based upon historical fact and precedent, while a liberal’s belief system is based upon their emotional position. A liberal will vote for someone based upon how likeable that candidate is perceived to be, where the conservative looks at their opinions and past involvements to determine if they practice what they preach.

A liberal/progressive holds that nothing is absolute, that integrity means nothing. Only the ends of ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ and the sanctity of the earth are important to a liberal. Any means to these ends is justified.

 

Love of Truth

Conservatives found their beliefs upon historical and religious precedent. Conservatives love truth over propaganda, fact over emotion. Conservatives do not want to live in a fairytale, but want to live by natural and eternal standards and the facts of life.

A liberal/progressive holds that only their doctrine holds any truth, and that what they are told by their politicians, teachers and the “majority of scientists” is the absolute truth.

 

Self-Supporting, Self-Sufficient, Frugality and Efficiency

Conservatives believe in old-fashioned self-reliance. A person cannot be sovereign over their lives if they are receiving hand-outs. Conservatives generally earn their own wages, make their own fortunes. A man who supports himself and doesn’t burden the public is an asset, a man on welfare is a leech and a slave. A slothful man will never come to wealth, or at least will not long keep it. Efficiency and frugality, within reason, are virtues of a conservative.

A liberal/progressive holds that those who do not have must be given what they lack, as, again, equality is a virtue, regardless of the case of the inequality. Society (i.e. those that are productive) is required to provide what is necessary to make everyone equal in every way.

 

Charity rather than Taxes

Conservatives abhor the idea of taxation. Our federal government initially was self-supporting from import taxes and duties. Conservatives believe people are more generous when the government allows them to keep more of their own wealth. It’s hard to be generous when you live paycheck-to-paycheck. While some taxes are necessary, most are simply legalized theft.

A liberal/progressive holds that taxes are necessary and good, to enable the government to maintain the equal status of all the people, as much as is possible, and to protect the environment. Any law or policy or tax that helps with either goal is worth supporting.

 

Justice

Conservatives believe that justice is one of the primary functions of government. Justice is essentially simple fairness. Fair repayment for wrongdoing. For this reason, conservatives support corporal punishment as this is Biblical and the essence of the concept of fairness and justice. A man who takes everything away from another by killing them deserves nothing less than to have everything of his taken away as well, including his life.

A liberal/progressive holds that justice isn’t really important. Corporal punishment is considered inhumane, what the individual criminal does is not really societally significant. Criminals must be maintained and fed and clothed and cared for at public expense, including multitudes of appeals and grievances. This remains true unless and until the individual liberal is actually injured in some way, then their opinion changes.

 

Self-Defense

One of the God-given rights is the right to defend oneself and their property. No one is expected to be forced to be a victim, all are to have the right to protect what is theirs. This goes along with the concept of Justice.

A liberal/progressive holds that only police should be allowed to use force, and then only for socially acceptable reasons they approve of.

 

Resistance to Deception

Goes along with Love of Truth, above. Obviously, one who treasures truth will reject deception. Most of what comes from the political and media realms are more propaganda than objective truth. Conservatives are careful to analyze what they receive from the world and compare it to what they know of human nature and the immutable laws of nature. God-given truths, in other words.

A liberal/progressive holds that only conservatives are wrong. Their doctrines and beliefs are sacrosanct and inviolable, regardless of the lack of consistency or logic involved in those beliefs.

 

Equality

Conservatives see everyone as equals, including sports “heroes” and elected officials. A person is a person, regardless of ethnicity (note: not “race”, as we are all of the human race, thus “ethnicity” is a more correct term), sex, or condition (handicaps, sexual orientation, etc.) As the Declaration of Independence so eloquently stated, all men (mankind) are considered equal. No one should get preferential treatment or be considered ‘better’ than anyone else.

A liberal/progressive holds that equality is the sum and end-game of government. Equality in every respect, from every life choice and gender. It is unacceptable for a fast-food server to make less than an executive, in their thinking. Those that have nothing, due to life choices or pure laziness, must be maintained at a ‘reasonable’ lifestyle… at society’s expense.

 

Respect and Obedience, to Whom they are Due

Conservatives respect their country, and the ideas that their country traditionally stands for. On the other hand, disrespect and rebellion are reserved for exceptional and extreme situations. Generally, a conservative will respect a lawfully-held office even if they dislike the office holder.

A liberal/progressive holds that only their ideological or political leaders deserve respect. Their nation is evil and has conquered/stolen from everyone else in the world and is necessarily wicked. Only by destroying this nation and giving everything away to whomever has a claim can cleanse the stain of our sins.

 

Disregard for Inequalities

Human-nature has clearly shown that given equal opportunity, there will be a vast dichotomy of outcomes. Not every man is as ambitious to succeed as their neighbor. There will always be those who do as little as they can (the poor), those who are hard-working, but not excessive risk-takers or overachievers, and those that risk it all, push the boundaries and either succeed to a life of vast wealth, or fail and fall to poverty, only to try it again. As such, conservatives do not believe it is society’s responsibility to level the playing field, to make the outcomes equal. That is to go against nature. If a person in a free society wants to improve their situation, it is their responsibility to work to that goal. If they don’t, it’s not society’s job to artificially boost them up to a higher standard of living.

This is anathema to a liberal. Equality is the root of all their beliefs and inequality (or the perception of inequality) stirs up their wrath like nothing else can.

 

Self-Restraint/Responsible for Own Actions

Conservatives do not blame others for their failings. Conservatives generally admit to their faults and work to change their ways. Conservatives expect to earn their own way and to make their own place in society, and know the consequences for breaking the law. Conservatives respect the natural law of consequences and rewards and seek always for the latter.

A liberal/progressive holds that there are no morals, that human beings are just evolved animals and therefore should do whatever their nature tells them… at least to the point that it adversely affects their society. Any kind of push for control or moderation is seen as limiting their freedom.

 

Free Market

Part of the concept of equal standing is the idea of a level playing field. A free market, where the government and mega-corporations do not have undue influence on an open market is the ultimate expression of justice and equality. The more government interferes with the market (even with good intent), the less free the market is. An un-free market means that only those already established or with influence in the system can get ahead, and this is counterproductive to the concept of justice and equality and freedom.

A liberal/progressive holds that this is not acceptable as it necessarily holds that inequality will exist in such a system.

 

Evil

Conservatives believe that not all ideas are equal. Not all doctrines are true. Not all cultures are even. There are practices that, while condoned in some cultures, are not morally acceptable (child sacrifice, cannibalism, occultism, etc.) There are doctrines/ideologies that are evil. The ideologies behind evolution, euthanasia, eugenics and force-sterilization resulted in the Nazi regime’s crimes, and the murderous abortion market that is rampant in our society today. Words mean things, and some meanings are simply evil and destructive and deserve no toleration.

A liberal/progressive holds that anyone disagreeing with them or interfering with their freedom to excess behaviors is evil. Anyone harming the environment is also seen as evil. Hence, production and business are evil because they exploit the earth.

 

Sanctity of Life

As previously expressed, murder is morally repugnant. Abortion is simply state-sanctioned pre-birth murder. The highest, greatest right God gave to man is the right to live. No power on earth has the authority to take a person’s right to life away, except in the case of intentionally committed murder. The taking of another person’s right to life away from them without any lawful sanction to do so. War is an exception, as God has clearly stated that war is allowed, and the powers of government may authorize men to go to war and kill the enemy. Aside from this sad instance, or corporal punishment, the intentional taking of a human life is never acceptable.

A liberal/progressive holds that as the environment is sacrosanct, anything harming the environment is worthy of destruction. They see excessive population as destructive to the environment, thus ‘population control’ methods such as abortion, birth control (often abortive), and various vaccines (making people sick and poisoned with various lab-created viruses and heavy metals) are acceptable and even praiseworthy.

 

Christian Principles

Regardless of the history revision that has occurred in our society and our government school system, this nation was founded primarily by Christians, with Christian principles and principles of equality and fairness in government going back to ancient times. The Bible was the predominant source of wisdom they relied upon. Prayer was ever and often used before, during and at the end of meetings. Thomas Jefferson himself spent federal monies to have Bibles printed for the schools. The “separation of church and state”, properly interpreted, was only intended to mean the keeping of the government from creating and controlling a state church. It was not intended to mean a complete separation of the government from Christian principles or Christian people. A few quotes ought to be sufficient to prove this point.

 

“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the redeemer of mankind… It is impossible that it should be otherwise and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” –Supreme Court, 1892 Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States

 

“It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former time… It is therefore ordered… [that] after the Lord hath increased [the settlement] to the number of fifth householders, [they] shall then forthwith appoint one within town, to teach all such children as shall resort to him, to write and read…”  –Massachusetts, 1642–Old Deluder Satan Law

 

“Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Prov. 2, 3). Everyone shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein.” –Harvard, 1636 Motto: “For the Glory of Christ”

It need not be stated that liberals/progressives hold that Christianity is backwards and overbearing and antiquated. The limitations God puts on human behavior rankles their belief in their total freedom and corresponding lack of personal responsibility for their actions. They believe Christians are unscientific and believe fables, even while their whole evolutionary system is a theory only, created largely by atheists and is filled with illogic and false evidences and interpretations.

 

Where you see conservatives and liberals, you see discord, contention and strife. Why?

2 Corinthians 6:16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?”

1 Corinthians 10:21 “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

Can there be any accord between light and darkness, good and evil? How can either side “compromise” without compromising their position?

Last question: When you see “conservatives” speaking against and opposing other “conservatives”, what would be your first guess as to the reason? Be careful, for as above, the end justifies the means, and for a “liberal” or “progressive” or “mainstreamer” or whatever label they wear to pretend to be what they are not so as to affect the counsels of true conservatives… well, that’s just part and parcel of their lack of regard for honesty and other virtues that conservative people have respect for.

Is It Possible for Biblical Christianity to Be “Culturally Relevant”?

According to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary Online:

Culture: The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations; the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time; the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization

Relevant: having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand;

 

Can Biblical Christianity be relevant to a post-Christian, neo-pagan culture?

1 Corinthians 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 

Romans 2:5  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; (6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: (7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life: (8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, (9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.”

Galatians 1:4  Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

Luke 4:5 “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. (6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”

John 16:11 “Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”

 

The world considers wickedness to be “normal” and “acceptable” traits and behaviors. The Bible considers these the wicked, abominable acts of the spiritually dead, and condemns the world to destruction. Can the world accept this fact?

Romans 6:20  For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. (21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

Romans 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”

1 Corinthians 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Phillippians 2:21  For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.”

1 John 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

1 John 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

Romans 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;(19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. (20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: (25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. (28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: (32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Ephesians 4:17  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, (18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. (20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

2 Thessalonians 3:14  And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed… (16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. (19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, (21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

1 John 2:9  He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. (10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”

1 John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.(6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: (7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

2 Peter 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: (6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: (7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Jude 1:4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Peter 2:12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; (14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: (15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;”

2 Peter 2:9  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”

Galatians 6:7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

Colossians 3:5  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:”

2 Thessalonians 1:4  So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: (5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: (6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; (7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: (9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;”

1 Timothy 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; (3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

1 Timothy 6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. (9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. (10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

2 Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”

2 Timothy 3:1 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, (7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. (9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

James 3:15 “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. (16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

James 1:8 “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

James 5:1 “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. (2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. (3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. (4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. (5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. (6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.”

 

Fornication is as the sin of adultery. Can the world accept this fact?

1 Corinthians 6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

Jude 1:7 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

 

God makes a distinction between those who follow Him, and those who follow the “world” and the prince of the world, the devil. Can the world accept this fact?

Romans 8:5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. (6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Romans 6:12  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. (13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”

1 Corinthians 5:6  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? (7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.”

 

God alone is righteous. Can the world accept this fact?

Romans 3:4  …Let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. 

1 John 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

1 Peter 1:15 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

 

The earth was made by God and belongs to God. Can the world accept this fact?

1 Corinthians 10:26  For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.”

Colossians 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:”

Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:”

 

There is only one God, all other beliefs are idols and deceptions. Christ lived, died and rose again to save the world from sin. Can the world accept this fact?

1 Corinthians 8:4  As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one. (5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) (6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;

1 Corinthians 10:20  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.”

1 John 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.”

2 Peter 1:16  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”

 

The world’s “wisdom” is foolishness with God, and God’s greater wisdom is foolishness to the world. Can the world accept this fact?

1 Corinthians 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. (22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: (23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; (24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. (25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

 

God will one day reign and rule over the world. Can the world accept this fact?

Philippians 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: (10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; (11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

 

Marriage is between one man and one woman. Men are above women in authority and are to love their wives, while women are to be in submission and respect their husbands. Children are to honor their parents. Christians are to respect all lawful authority. Can the world accept this fact?

Genesis 2:24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

1 Corinthians 11:8  For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. (9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.”

Ephesians 5:22  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. (24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.”

Ephesians 5:33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Hebrews 13:4  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

Ephesians 6:1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. (2 Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) (3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. (4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

1 Peter 2:13  Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; (14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. (15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:”

Titus 3:1 “Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, (2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. (3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

 

Christians are to live exemplary lives, especially according to worldly standards. They are to live in, but separate from, the world. Can the world accept this fact?

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. (21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Romans 13:13  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.”

2 Thessalonians 3:6  Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.”

Galatians 6:14  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”

Ephesians 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Ephesians 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Ephesians 5:3  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. (5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. (7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. (8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Ephesians 4:27  Neither give place to the devil. (28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. (29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Ephesians 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

Phillippians 2:2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. (3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. (4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. (5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”

Philippians 2:14  Do all things without murmurings and disputings: (15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;”

Philippians 4:5  Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Philippians 3:17  Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: (19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”

Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Colossians 3:12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; (13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. (14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

Colossians 3:8  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

1 Thessalonians 5:14  Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. (15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.”

1 Timothy 6:4 “He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, (5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”

James 4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; (6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; (7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

1 Peter 3:10 “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. (27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”

 

The world persecutes Christians, when they only want to live in peace. Can the world accept this fact?

Romans 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

1 John 3:13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”

1 Timothy 4:10  For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.”

John 15:18  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

1 Thessalonians 3:3  That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. (4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

1 Peter 4:12 “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: (13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

1 Peter 4:1 “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; (2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.”

1 Peter 3:14 “But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;”

2 Timothy 1:8 “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;”

 

The world sees the elderly as a useless expense of resources, and euthanasia is practiced against those the state considers having “no value of life.” Yet, God says that the elderly are to teach the young, to show proper behavior. Can the world accept this fact?

Titus 2:1  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: (2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. (3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; (4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, (5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

 

Drunkenness and revelry is a sin according to God, yet the world considers alcohol over-use to be “normal”. Can the world accept this fact?

Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. (18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

Isaiah 5:11 “Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!”

Proverbs 23:30 “They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. (31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. (32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. (33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. (34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. (35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.”

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: (4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:”

 

God teaches that all men should work to support themselves and their families. Can the world accept this fact?

2 Thessalonians 3:10  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

1 Timothy 5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

 

The “science” of modern times is not scientific, but is deliberately twisted by the imaginations of those promoting such “theories” as evolution. Modern man believes more in fables than facts. Can the world accept this fact.

1 Timothy 6:20  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.”

2 Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Titus 1:14  Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. (15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. (16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”

2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

 

If the world cannot accept these facts, then why would you want to be relevant to an idolatrous, oblivious, foolish world? How can truth and right ever be relevant to a world of that promotes ignorance and denies reality?

What exactly is the point of being relevant to such as this? Anyone who believes they can be Christian and relevant to this world/society is in denial.

Natural Law and the State of Things

When we look at the world today, whether you are conservative or liberal, Christian or pagan, you see turmoil, unrest, violence, threats of violence  and signs of societal decline on every side. The question everyone asks, if only to themselves, is “What caused this and what is the solution?”

The answer: everything we see in the world today is an act of natural law.

First, what is natural law?

“The unwritten body of universal moral principles that underlie the ethical and legal norms by which human conduct is sometimes evaluated and governed. Natural law is often contrasted with positive law, which consists of the written rules and regulations enacted by government. The term natural law is derived from the Roman term jus naturale. Adherents to natural law philosophy are known as naturalists.

Naturalists believe that natural law principles are an inherent part of nature and exist regardless of whether government recognizes or enforces them. Naturalists further believe that governments must incorporate natural law principles into their legal systems before justice can be achieved.” (The Free Dictionary, https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/natural+law)

At its simplest, natural law is the “law of consequences.” In this essay, “consequence” is used to reference something negative, an inherent penalty, whereas a blessing is a positive result. Life is a series of choices, and with each choice you will receive one of two outcomes: either you will get a blessing or suffer a consequence.

Look at the experience of history. Ancient Rome, before the advent of Christianity and before the empire, was a moral nation. And the blessing for that morality was a blossoming, expanding empire and great power. But, as they became wealthy and powerful, their morality failed, and they began more and more to suffer consequences rather than inherit blessings.

Ezra Taft Benson (Quorum of the Twelve) wrote the following:

“Military service was an obligation highly honored by the Romans. Indeed, a foreigner could win Roman citizenship simply by volunteering for service in the legions of Rome. But, with increasing affluence and opulence, the young men of Rome began avoiding this service, finding excuses to remain in the soft and sordid life of the city. They took to using cosmetics and wearing feminine-like hairdo’s and garments, until it became difficult, the historians tell us, to tell the sexes apart.

“Among the teachers and scholars was a group called the Cynics whose number let their hair and beards grow, and who wore slovenly clothes, and professed indifference to worldly goods as they heaped scorn on what they called ‘middle class values.’

“The morals declined. It became unsafe to walk in the countryside or the city streets. Rioting was commonplace and sometimes whole sections of towns and cities were burned.

“And, all the time, the twin diseases of confiscatory taxation and creeping inflation were waiting to deliver the death blow.

“Then finally, all these forces overcame the energy and ambition of the middle class.”

It’s simple: you do good and good things happen to you; whereas if you do “bad” things, you suffer the consequences of your actions. When we look at the policies modern liberals tend to favor, we shouldn’t be too surprised to see them full of consequences rather than blessings.

Let’s look at some of the causes of our society’s miseries today.

Drug Abuse: People who become addicted to readily available drugs consume all their readily available wealth to support their habit. In the process of being impaired, they are also more likely to commit crimes. Often included in this is a government system that benefits to some degree off the drug trade and doesn’t apply its full efforts to stamp it out, as it has too much wealth to gain from it. Once these drug-slaves’ money runs out, they take to theft and ultimately resort to living on the street, spending any money they obtain to continuing their addiction, expecting the public to support them and provide for their housing and necessities as their health inevitably fails. Isn’t this what we see today? One who cannot support themselves is not only not a free citizen, they are a slave and a public burden. The result of this is rampant crime and class warfare (the “rich” against the “poor”) and the destruction of the economy.

Abortion/Evolutionary Doctrine: When the unborn are regarded callously as mere “tissue” to be removed at the mother’s convenience, the inherent sanctity of all life is demoted. This results in ‘senseless, unthinkable’ violence’. Why shouldn’t people, especially young impressionable youths, see other people as mere animals they have every right to eliminate if it benefits them (or for their simple pleasure)? The very conscience of the people becomes tarnished and what used to be a taboo no longer has the stigma it once held. When life is held to be of little importance, the very fabric of society, that which holds people together is endangered.

Weakening of the Family: When children are taken away from their parents because those parents did not raise them the way someone else, or the government, believed they should, the moral fabric of the nation is further sundered. Children are then moved to homes where more often than not they are molested or abused worse then they were at home. Now, I’m not saying genuine child abuse doesn’t happen, but I believe the majority of the cases of so-called abuse are simply the consequences of a system that is designed to financially benefit from the destruction of families. Social workers are encouraged to use the state’s powers to steal children from their God-given homes for such petty reasons as refusing to vaccinate or seeking alternative medical procedures to treat illnesses. The end result is a Clinton-esque communist government of tyranny where the children are raised (and propagandized) to support the state.

Gender Identity: A nation that can’t tell one sex from another is teetering on the brink of destruction. Such purely natural distinctions should, in an intelligent society, not even be questioned. When they are, you can be sure that the moral decline of that nation is just about at the bottom. Rampant infidelity and promiscuity is the result, with increasing abominations and perversions abounding. Child sex. Bestiality. Even polygamy is a symptom of this decline, as it is not the norm throughout the majority of the world and again common sense should dictate that one person can only really have a true intimate relationship with one other. Crimes against persons and violence inevitably follows a society’s profligate ways. As well, the weakening of the society as a whole, as its members’ roles are now in flux and old-fashioned concepts such as “faithfulness” and “loyalty” disappear.

Greed: When a government can spend the wealth of its people witlessly, on any contrived excuse you know that the end is coming. One thing many nations that have failed have in common is a nominalization of their currency. Rome began with silver. By the end, silver was scarce. The United States was founded, wisely, on a gold standard. Didn’t take too long for that to disappear. Fiat currency is debt currency, not wealth. Inflation and debt are the consequences of foolish spending. When you have a government that has to spend its people’s future on the “environment” (whatever that means), maintaining the other consequences of the society’s decline (homeless shelters, socialist security, state-paid healthcare), when the lazy wait for welfare handouts while the decent members of society struggle with supporting themselves as well as the welfare leeches, you have a society on the downturn.

Rampant Uncontrolled Crime: When society believes that punishment for crime is inhumane, and ‘mental health’ so-called ‘professionals’ believe that the offenders’ “low self-esteem” is the problem rather than their “extreme arrogance and self-absorption”; when the death penalty is abrogated as being old-fashioned and hard-hearted, while murderers commit crime after crime knowing the just penalty for their crimes will never be served; when “low-risk” offenders commit petty crimes by the barrel-full (often while receiving welfare benefits) and there is no shame – in fact, they believe it’s their right to do so and to receive what is not theirs; when, in short, the concept of crime has become more of a political issue, a revolving door to propagate a corrupt legal system and support reams of attorneys’ high salaries, you know the system is going to fail eventually. Societal distress and violence is the consequence for these failed beliefs and policies.

The Bible lays out the good and the bad, the blessings and the consequences of such things.

Galatians 5:19 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (20  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  (21  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23  Meekness, temperance:”

What kind of nation would you rather live in? What consequences do you enjoy enduring? What would it really take to turn this nation around? All you have to do is embody the good, positive aspects of life, decency, morality, honesty, sincerity. A people who reject such common-sense facts of nature deserve their fate. We either allow our nation to continue its decline until it erupts into violence and destroys itself, or we take this nation back, get the economy back to reason, restore the value of life, eliminate crime and justly punish criminal behavior, and require public decency and a return to a more natural and respectful relationship with each other. Otherwise, the degenerate will destroy all that was good in this country.

Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: (23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”

2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; (4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

Christian Society vs. World Government

Christianity vs. the World

In thinking about the state of our nation, the contest between conservatism and liberalism, the eroding of our rights and the program to democratize this nation, I came to a realization about the enemy that opposes us.

First, what is liberalism? Yes, I know, I’ve posted about this before, but really, what is liberalism? A form of Marxism. But what is Marxism at it’s foundation, it’s most basic ideology? What, really, is very single other belief system on earth at it’s very core?

A rejection of the Creator. Resistance to what we all are born knowing. OPEN REBELLION.

What is paganism except a man-made construct of ‘deities’ based upon the realities of existence which surrounds us. The humanizing of natural forces based on man’s own imagination (and desire). The creation of gods that mimic (and epitomize) the fallen human existence. What is nature worship but, again, a rejection of God and a worshipping of that which was created. What are philosophical systems (Confucianism, Buddhism) except the vain imaginings of a fallen mankind? God warned us before that this would happen.

Deuteronomy 4:16  “Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, (17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,  (18 The likeness of anything that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: (19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.”

1 Corinthians 1:25 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Isaiah 55:9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

You can look at any religious or philosophical system and you will find only a dogmatic refusal to accept reality. We have Scriptures which have survived the ages, and that give us God’s very words as recorded by His prophets… and none of His prophecies can be proven to have failed. Not one. The record for other faiths, however, is not so reliable. But, I digress…

Marxism is the root of humanism, and the basis of the modern “paganistic” paradigm. Just as ancient Romans were crucifying and killing Christians for sport, so too today’s Marxists have and are killing believers throughout the world. These are some of the same people in our country claiming the educational and moral high-ground, proclaiming that they are more educated, more rational, more individualist thinking, claiming to know better than the rest of us.

Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition. The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. (from Wikipedia)

Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational: for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. “Superstition” also refers to religious beliefs or actions arising from irrationality. (from Wikipedia)

So, these ‘rational,’ ‘empiricist thinking’ Marxists are the ones toting, oh, the theory of evolution. This is nothing but one man’s mad philosophy, without one shred of evidence, and which nature and true “empirical” science has consistently and soundly refuted. Evolution has become a “religion”, based on “dogma” and “faith” over fact or evidence.  So, by their own definitions, those Marxists and atheists who subscribe to evolution are superstitious and irrational. Any “theory” of science that has had 150 years for its adherents to prove it as a law of science, and is in fact even further removed from being proven than when it originated, is hardly something to dogmatically rely upon. But it’s all they have, and its either continue to promote it or admit that God exists and all their evidential scrounging’s for the last almost two centuries have been a waste of time. And that is the crux of the issue: their refusal to admit to God’s existence and their responsibilities to abide under His commands to mankind.

To sum up thus far: there are really only two belief systems on earth today: Christian and non-Christian. You either accept the God of the Bible or you don’t. And if you don’t, you imagine something else to worship and serve other than your Creator. We can see this today in our own nation, which was founded upon Christian values and principles, yet that is denied and is not taught in the government schools. What is the alternative we are being force-fed?

Well, our children and our society are being taught a disrespect and disparagement of law. There are two factors to consider: 1) “Law” as it is being passed in legislatures and the Congress today are not all good, not all moral laws, so in this case there are laws which should not necessarily be respected. 2) Long-standing laws which are based on protecting the public morals and maintaining the public peace.

Those who used to be pillars of authority, unquestioned and institutions in our society are no longer respected. How many Hollywood productions and television sitcoms show men as either abusers or fools especially when compared to their wives or children?  Police are being rendered as objects of derision, and the military as well. Authorities are being belittled and made fun of. This disrespect is a symptom of a more serious illness. What’s the point of it all?

“The origin of its law is its god. The final authority for our law is our God. Since we are a people under God’s Law, we are a people under God, or God’s people.

Wherever the emperor is accepted as the source of law, the emperor is also hailed as god. If Der Fuhrer or Il Duce, or The Leader, or the Soviet dictator, gives and enforces the law, he is openly declared to be god. If the final authority is claimed for parliament, parliament usurps the place of Divinity. Such a claim, in fact, incited a War of Independence in the American Colonies. But if the final authority is believed to be in the whole people, the demos, then the voice of the people is said to be the voice of god and we have set up the tyranny of the mob.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 3-4.

Mobocracy is Democracy. Democracy eventually fails, every time it is tried. That is why the United States was founded to be a representative Republic. We are, however, via the legal system, Hollywood, political system, societal engineers of any and every kind, being driven to a tyranny once again.

What is law?

“Law in its simplest form is the set of rules which are consented to and imposed upon all members of any group of people, and its purpose is to preserve the existence and identity of the group as a whole. The law sets forth the terms which every individual must observe for the sake of the whole body. The end and purpose of the law in this world is to protect society as a whole. The law protects the nation or the people from the vagaries of individuals.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 3.

“There is a foreboding distortion of truth in the recent pronouncements from the Supreme Court of the United States to the effect that the function of law is to protect the individual from society. That perverted philosophy of law has produced a spate of decisions from the Supreme Court which are not only a travesty on law and justice, but an insult to humanity, an offense against nature, and a breeding ground of chaos and violence.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 4.

So, the non-Christians are out to destroy everything created by our Christian forefathers. Is this a surprise to anyone?

“The liberal movement is dedicated to the establishment of a supreme world tyrant whose conscious human will is law and whose decree cannot be questioned. It cannot achieve its purpose until it succeeds in breaking down God’s legal system built upon the Ten Commandments, and substituting therefore a system of regulation by law of all human conduct. The recognition of the Ten Commandments as law in the United States and all Christian nations is the bastion of defense of Christian freedom and a rock against which every tyrant must smash.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 3.

Thus, the movement to eliminate the 10 Commandments from all government/public buildings. Bring up an issue of morality with a liberal. They will laugh in your face. They have no conscious concept of or tolerance for morality, which is clear in our world that normalizes fornication and legalizes removal of the consequences for such acts (hence abortion). The murder of the resulting child is societally insignificant. Is this situation purely accidental? No, it was planned.

“The alternative to God’s law is not no law, but human law. Governments who do not jealously guard the majesty of God have no choice but to uphold the majesty of their own human authority. Where crime is not an offense against the moral order of God, it is an offense against the arbitrary power of the state.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 6.

“The will of one man is the alternative to the will of one God, but one will there must be. The distinctive mark of a world government under man as opposed to the present arrangement under God is that it kills for political insubordination – rioting, rebellion, treason, spying, and such like. Christian governments kill for insubordination to the Divine majesty – violations of the law of God.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 18

“The modern word for such a government is totalitarian: a government that arrogates to itself total power. The crowning goal of Satan is to have a totalitarian world government.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 24

I only have time for one illustration. I’ve often wondered at the liberal dislike of corporeal punishment. It just seems like the most logical, rational solution for those who have proven to be an irredeemable threat to society. Otherwise, it is inhumane punishment on society to support these worthless, dangerous people in prison for their entire lives. Also, the fact is that God ordered the deaths of murderers.

Genesis 9:5 “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. (6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.”

But, it seems liberals would rather incarcerate than execute. Why? A helpless baby is prone to be eliminated without thought, they actually defend the ‘right’ of mothers to murder their own children, but hardened killers, they must be kept alive. Why?

“The whole Christian doctrine of temporal government rests upon administration of a system of rewards and punishment according to the laws of God. That is what we mean by justice. The execution of punishment is the specific work of the head of government. The cornerstone of the power or authority to punish is the power to execute the chief punishment, which is death. The death penalty thus becomes the symbol of temporal power in a Christian republic. The proposition is recognized from both sides of the issue, by those who believe it is good and right, and by those who believe it is wicked and wrong. John Locke, in his treatise on civil government, writes: ‘Political power, then I take to be a right of making laws with penalties of death, and consequently all less penalties… and of employing the force of the community, in the execution of such laws…’ Consequently, all less penalties is the phrase that acknowledges the key importance of what is commonly called the ‘capital’ or ‘chief’ punishment. In the opposing camp, a Dr. John R. Silber quotes Dr. Sheldon Glueck of Harvard University as follows: ‘The presence of the death penalty as the keystone of our penal system bedevils the administration of criminal justice all the way down the line and is the stumbling block in the path of general reform in the treatment of crime and criminals.’

The liberal movement confirms the key importance of capital punishment by its own dedication to its ‘abolition’. It is necessary to try to strip the government of its power to kill in order to destroy Christian civilization and replace it with a reformed system whose head, himself, sits in the place of God and whose own will and decrees are the only things inviolable… You and I and our state governments are the targets of this mammoth drive. It is our way of life that is to be abolished. The reformed system would be a world government. There can be no world government as long as Texas, for example, retains it sovereignty. Texas loses what Christians have always recognized constitutes temporal sovereignty the minute it gives up the power to put criminals to death under the criminal code of God. The only alternative to utter chaos, then, is the identifying socialist passion to set up a government to rule the whole world. The socialist blueprint for world government is well attested by a leading socialist spokesman, Dr. Martin Buber, who recognizes that such a government must be under man rather than under God. He writes that, ‘for Utopia everything is subordinated to conscious human will, as though there were no other factors at work than conscious human will.’ And again, ‘if… the whole population is to be limitlessly determined in all branches of its life, and thought by one central authoritarian will [God’s will?] then it is inconceivable how such a stage can ever evolve into socialism.’” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 17-18.

The liberals, or at least the leadership, know exactly what they are doing.

“Even the liberals or socialists who are so passionately trying to demolish these principles know perfectly well what it is they have set about to destroy. Remember the devils were among the first to recognize Jesus. And the enemies of Christ are among the best informed on the score of what Christian government looks like. The trouble with relying on a liberal scholar is that in his passion to destroy, he is apt to distort. Moreover, what the Christian approves, the liberal abhors. If you accept the liberal mind as the standard of approval, then you may hear the Christian position accurately described, but viewed with horror and alarm. For example, discrimination is said to be a bad word. It is simply wrong, say the liberals, to discriminate. Now Christians not only do discriminate, but we regard discrimination as of the essence of all Godly activity. Our whole life in Christ is a process of discriminating choices in every phase of activity – from acquiring knowledge to choosing our associates. We are told that it is an abomination to hold any person guilty by association. But Christians have always quipped, “Birds of a feather flock together.” And Christian legal principles recognize the charge of being guilty as an accomplice to a crime by association under certain conditions with the criminal after the crime is all over.

The socialist has no qualms about disagreeing with what Christ holds to be good, because he has rejected Christ’s authority in the first place. But he is never in any real doubt as to what Christ has said, and what Christian authorities in all churches have generally agreed Christ said.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 16.

“Everywhere in the Christian world there is underway a powerful, highly organized movement to abolish the power of governments to punish men for violations of the Ten Commandments and to substitute therefore the power of the state to uphold arbitrary decrees, because, say the socialists, when the government speaks it must be obeyed. If, they argue, we will submit to absolute human sovereignty, resistance to which must bring swift execution, men will have peace such as we cannot know under the moral laws of God.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 8.

Something as simple and seemingly insignificant is actually just another attack on our Christian foundations. It’s just another step the liberals/communists/non-Christians are using to destroy what our Founders created, a system with God as it’s head. Think the forbidding of prayer in schools was an accident? Nope, it too was a rung on Satan’s ladder to world government.

“The alacrity with which the liberal movement springs to the attack against any hint that the government might function under Christ is too familiar to need further illustration. It does need to be pointed out, however, that the very denial of a Christian basis for keeping the government out of the regulation or prohibition of practices of worship leaves only the alternative of a totalitarian human supreme will in the place where God ought to be. Apart from Christ, the principle becomes a legal guarantee of atheism. The government must be obeyed: and the government must forbid worship in any activities with which it is connected. The fact that this principle also results in a bald-faced violation of the Constitution against the prohibition of Christian worship is ignored. The fact remains that when the Court rules that the schools may not provide Christian teaching, it is prohibiting Christian worship. One may argue that the government has a perfect right to do so in its schools; yet it is the subjects of that government who are affected and whose freedom, unrestricted, to worship as Christ commanded, is forbidden in a school they are required to attend. Two violations do not produce an affirmation; they merely result in confusion worse confounded.” The World Under God’s Law, T. Robert Ingram, 1962, p. 30.

Wake up before it’s too late. Many liberals may simply be ignorant and misguided, but undoubtedly many also know exactly what they are doing, and unless we oppose their foolishness in seeking a “utopia” on earth without God, we will all suffer the consequences of their foolish attempts.

Funny; on an ending note, those who oppose the will of God are the ones fulfilling His prophecies. If they stopped trying to create a world government, stopped corrupting our nations and opposing God’s people at every step, His prophecies of the end times might actually fail (not that they will, but philosophically speaking). By pursuing their agenda they are assuring the successful accomplishment of God’s Word.