‘Transgender’–Revolt Against the Creator

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I am beginning to understand our present era as a purposeful campaign to separate the human race from its Creator–and that that’s precisely what the whole “transgender” movement is about.

We can’t at the same time be “as gods” and be creatures created by God. So The Smartest People In The World exhort us, seduce us, or force us to throw off the bands and cords of creatureliness so that we–or rather, they–can be as gods: just like in Psalm 2:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (V. 1-4)

They set up idols–the state, and Science–demand that we bow down to them, and teach us that there is no God… and get awfully mad if we don’t believe them. The governor of Oregon wants to “eradicate” us. Fake President Biden says Christians are “like terrorists.” They hate us for God’s sake, and hate God for ours.

See through the scam: when they say “earthly paradise through Science and global governance,” they mean the whole kit ‘n’ kaboodle piled onto the plebs’ backs. When they say “be like God,” they mean they will be as gods and anyone who dares dissent will not do it again. It’s all for them and nothing for us. Not that we want anything of theirs! It’s all be poisoned.

The insane public policies that we endure today are all designed to estrange us from God, from one another, and even from ourselves.

And that, I think, is the lesson of the Book of Daniel.

The handwriting’s still on the wall, but self-deified dolts can’t read it.

Love vs. Law

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If you’re studying Daniel along with me, what do you think of this? It comes from Rushdoony’s analysis of Daniel and Revelation, Thy Kingdom Come.

Darius the Mede, King of Babylon under the Persian Empire, loved and trusted Daniel and most emphatically did not want him thrown into the lions’ den. But he was trapped by the law which he himself had been manipulated, by Daniel’s enemies, into enacting. He had no choice but to throw Daniel to the lions–which, because God protected him, did Daniel no harm.

Rushdoony: “Let law triumph, and its harshness turns it ultimately into a cold scheme of organized injustice. Let love triumph over law, and again injustice holds sway as antinomianism [lawlessness] infects every bulwark of order. The tension between law and love is thus a continuing tension that works to the dissolution of one civilization after another… Love or forgiveness which is unable to regenerate man becomes only a license to and subsidy of evil, and law itself is equally incapable of any creative role or regenerating function” (pg. 43). Julius Caesar, in forgiving his enemies, failed to change or regenerate their hearts–and they killed him for it. And in our own here and now, letting felons out of prison doesn’t turn them into saints: most of them go right back to committing crimes.

The tension between love and law is only resolved in Jesus Christ, who perfectly fulfills the demands of both. It was a problem which no pagan religion was able to solve; but Christ’s atoning death fulfills the law and allows God’s love to cleanse us of our sins. And how many human souls have been regenerated by that?

God Sets Them Up and Sets Them Down

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As I press on in my study of Daniel, added by R.J. Rushdoony’s Thy Kingdom Come, I recall that I asked, the other day, “Is there a spiritual world that impinges on our world and can make its effects felt?”

The answer is “yes.”

God taught King Nebuchadnezzar, “… the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” (Daniel 4:17).

God decides who’s king and who isn’t, and how long the king gets to be a king.

Because the spiritual world and our world are connected; and God is the connection.

Consider blessings and curses. They originate with God, in what we would call the spiritual realm, and are manifested in our world, here on earth: because God rules over both realms and to Him–and not to us!–the worlds are one and the same. Again, God Himself is the connection. He is Lord over both realms.

All this stupid, crazy stuff that’s going on in our world today–we can’t see how, but it is all part of God’s purpose. All this stupid, crazy stuff originates with fools in rebellion against Him and against His created order. It all fails, and will continually fail.

God took away Nebuchadnezzar’s reason, reduced him to an animal existence: so  that Nebuchadnezzar would learn to understand that God gave him his kingdom and God took it away: God rules in the kingdom of men–our world–and gives it to whomsoever He will. It took Nebuchadnezzar several years of living like a beast to learn that lesson; but learn it he did. Others never learn, and eventually God removes them.

The spiritual world is intimately connected with ours: the Bible says so.

But it’s something we forget a lot. To our cost.

Daniel’s Offense

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Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation by R.J. Rushdoony–I wasn’t ready for this book when I first read it almost 20 years ago; but much water has flowed under the bridge since then, and I think I’m less unready now.

Check out Reputable Bible Scholars Inc. on Daniel–they so want this not to be true! So they insist it isn’t. Exiled Jewish priests made it all up, hundreds of years after the events Daniel supposedly prophesied.

This is what Rushdoony called “the offense of Daniel.” Daniel offends modern, humanistic sensibilities. Rushdoony divides the great offense into four elements:

*”It manifests in unavoidable terms the biblical concept of God.” A God-centered universe, in which man is a created being subject to his Creator, really cheeses off the Bible Scholars. They want to be the center of the universe. With tenure.

*It’s prophecy. Modernism totally rules out prophesy from the get-go. If it’s prophetic, it can’t be true. And then they all run out and prophecy about Climbit Change.

*It has miracles in it. Again, something the scholars rule out: no miracles allowed. This from the same people who believe socialism will really work, just give it a chance.

*It’s offensive because it teaches that God controls history. We don’t want to hear that! We want government control of history! Mandates! Blah-blah.

I’m expecting Thy Kingdom Come to give me insights into Daniel and Revelation, and into today’s events. Why is our culture deteriorating so rapidly, and in such bizarre form? What can we do about it?

There’s understanding available, to be harvested by study, prayer, and exchange of ideas.

Just stay away from Scholars.

Study Along with Me

I’ve been trying, really trying, to understand the insanity our country and the world are living through, these days. So far, it eludes me.

Lately I’d been wondering if it was time I revisited some of the books by R.J. Rushdoony that I read when I first joined the Chalcedon Foundation, going on 20 years ago (longest job I’ve ever had!); and that thought jelled yesterday when my daily Bible reading brought me to Daniel 10. At about the same time, “Unknowable” made a thought-provoking comment about an incident in that same chapter, verses 9-14: the angel’s struggle with a spiritual “prince of Persia.”

I want to know more. Some instinct is telling me that this has become a key Bible chapter for understanding the realities of our own time, here and now.

I know I’ll find insights in Rushdoony’s Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation. I have to make time to re-read it.  Revelation echoes the Old Testament prophets–Daniel, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, to name just three.

I hope some of you will decide to study along with me and share your insights here.

Is there a spiritual realm that impinges on our world and can make its effects felt in it? Are those worlds less radically separated than we thought? After all, God inhabits both of them. Are the events described in the prophecies already taking place? What do we need to know from the Bible to make this present point in history intelligible–and navigable–to us?

I think of it as providing guidance for my prayers.

Seeing the Conflict for What It Is

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This short essay by Mark Rushdoony appeared last year in Chalcedon’s blog.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/seeing-the-conflict-for-what-it-is

Prophecy that has come true has always been a problem for materialists, and they always try to refute it the same way–by claiming that the prophecy wasn’t written until after the events foretold actually occurred. They buttress this with a presupposition, on their part, that predictive prophecy is by its very nature impossible: that is, it doesn’t fit into their worldview at all. Then they demand “proof,” and whatever evidence we might provide, they reject.

This is why the whole enterprise called “education” must be reclaimed by Christ’s people…

If they only realized it.

Is the Book of Daniel a Hoax?

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My daily Bible readings have brought me around once more to the Book of Daniel. There is language in there that I find hard to understand. Like, for instance, the “seventy weeks” in Daniel 9.

I should’ve just gone to my Strong’s Concordance, where I would have learned that the Hebrew word here means “a seven” or “sevens,” and can be used to denote a set of seven, or even as a figure of speech. But no, I was lazy, I was already on the computer and didn’t feel like going to my bookcase, so I looked it up in Wikipedia instead.

Silly me. I had momentarily forgotten that Wikipedia habitually cites the supposed authority of “Bible scholars” who don’t believe the Bible is the Word of God. So the Wikipedia article was focused on proving that the Book of Daniel is a hoax.

Follow the logic. Accurate prophecy is impossible. Therefor, the prophecy found in Daniel can only have been written long after the events it pretends to foretell actually took place. I guess that would apply to all prophesies in the Bible, invalidating the whole book.

In his Jewish Antiquities, written in the First Century, in Book 11, Chapter 8, Paragraph 5, the Jewish-Roman historian Josephus relates that when Alexander the Great came to Jerusalem (where the city authorities, although good and loyal subjects of the Persian king, decided it would be futile to resist the conqueror), the priests “showed him” the Book of Daniel, in which his successful conquest of the Persian Empire was predicted.

Alexander visited Jerusalem around 332 B.C., about 200 years earlier than the date assigned to Daniel by Big Shot Bible Scholars Inc. So they say Josephus is hoaxing us, too. He wrote primarily for a Roman audience, with the expectation that important Jews would read it, too. It’s difficult to imagine what purpose such a lie would serve if told to either audience.

I think I prefer to stay with St. Paul, and “let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4).

By Request, ‘The King is Coming’

Erlene requested this one, The King Is Coming. I opted for this version by the Heritage Singers because the introductory photo caught my eye.

In my regular daily Bible reading, I happen to be in Daniel and Revelation right now, so the hymn has an added zing for me.