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‘Affirming the Culture of Life’ (Chalcedon, 2018)

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The twilight of humanism

“Democracy always perishes from an overdose of democracy.” –R.J. Rushdoony

We have a calling, as Christians, to affirm the culture of life–that is, faith in Jesus Christ–and to oppose the culture of death: which in our time takes the form of humanism.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/affirming-the-culture-of-life

Today’s worldly culture, says this Chalcedon editorial, “resents any call to moral accountability… It is the culture of death. We must separate ourselves from it by affirming the culture of life, Christianity.”

It’s a glorious calling! We serve a glorious King, and His Kingdom will not fail.


Demoting Jesus Christ

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Complete the sentence, if you can. “I send my children to public schools to be educated by Far Left Crazy dimwits because _________.”

For the latest example, we cross the Atlantic to a school in London where the headmaster, in order to make things more “inclusive,” has changed the lyrics of Away in a Manger, in the school’s Christmas pageant, to strip away the Lordship of Jesus Christ (https://www.foxnews.com/world/london-parents-upset-after-school-changes-lyrics-to-christmas-carol-to-be-more-inclusive).

So the kids can’t sing “Lord Jesus.” It can only be “little baby Jesus.” To make it more inclusive. So as not to express any Christian content to Muslims, Hindus, atheists, or people who worship trapdoor spiders.

But if Jesus is only a little baby, and not Lord of anything, then what the dickens are we celebrating? The birth of a nice guy? If Jesus is not the Christ, if He is not the Lord of lords and King of kings, then why do Christmas at all? As C.S. Lewis explained, if Christ is not who and what He says He is, then He is either a liar or a lunatic. And why should such a one be celebrated?

The more “inclusive” you try to make something, the more you thin it out–until whatever meaning it had has been diluted out of existence.

The nooze story quotes some angry parents, but apparently they’re not angry enough so that school big shots need have any fear of them.

But that’s how public servants become the masters of the public: when they lose their fear of the people.


Man Child

From the unashamedofjesus.org blog:

See also Psalm 2:8-9–Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron…

Christ shall have dominion!

Unashamed of Jesus

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Revelation 12:1-2

Often when we think about Christmas or the birth of Christ, we don’t often think of the book of Revelation. However the book of Revelation clearly shows how Jesus coming into this world to destroy Satan and the war between them.

The book of Revelation is often interpreted many ways, the woman here is sometimes interpreted as Mary herself, some would says its symbolic of the Church. I believe the woman is symbolic of Israel, notice the twelve stars on her head representing the 12 tribes of Israel. Jesus the Messiah (Christ) came through Israel.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a…

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‘Reconstruction for Life’ (Chalcedon Editorial)

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Humanism is dying, as we can see by its fervent embrace of such cruel follies as abortion, sexual anarchy, socialism, censorship, assisted suicide, and the incessant growth of government. There is no leftist project that does not bear the stink of death.

This Chalcedon editorial, published today, meets this crisis head-on.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/reconstruction-for-life

Christians do know what they’re against, but they’re not so clear about knowing what they’re for. This is what needs to be changed.

We do need “a new civilization,” founded on God’s law and God’s word; and the good news is that we, all of us, can start building one now. Right now. New schools, a re-commitment to the family, new science, and new churches. New everything.

We pray that God will equip us for our service to Christ’s Kingdom.


Freedom–under Our Rightful King

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Jesus said, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

This is why all the wannabe rulers of the world hate Him. It’s even why their pet academics teach defenseless college students that there’s no such thing as truth–there’s only “your truth” and “my truth,” and somehow the professor’s “truth” always wins.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the only ruler whose right is absolute, God-given. As far back as David’s time, three thousand years ago, we are told as much in the Psalms. “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Ps. 110:1). God has promised to put all things under His Son, whose right it is.

Global government types don’t want to hear that! It’s their right, not His! Because they’re so much smarter than us, so much better connected, so much richer–and who is this crucified Jew, to intrude on their turf?

They’ll find out who He is, in God’s good time.

Christ Jesus is the truth, the Word of God made flesh. He has the power to make us free. We are the sheep of His pasture: to the Godless rulers, we are only prey.

Our King is righteous and loving. The Son and the Father are one. God has the power to make His enemies His footstool, and He will do it.

This is the only world government authorized by God. It’s the only one that will be permitted. The Antichrist will set up something that looks like it’s just about there, but it will never get there. He will come close to wiping out liberty forever–but then it’s into the lake of fire with him.

The Lord has spoken it.

 


Guest Post: An All-Powerful Jesus from Mark 3:22-27

Erik is guest posting on our friend SlimJim’s blog. We are not alone.   –LD

The Domain for Truth

(Note: This is a guest post written by Erik.  I am currently away and I am thankful for Erik for this guest post.  If you have thoughts and questions, feel free to comment and when he has time he will respond.)

22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by [k]Beelzebul,” and “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23 And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but [l]he is finished! 27 But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless…

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Can They Turn the Internet Against Us?

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President *Batteries Not Included just couldn’t wait to give up America’s practical control of the Internet; and on Sept. 30, that’s exactly what he did, when he permitted the agreement to expire between the United States and the non-profit organization that administers the Internet, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

ICANN is in limbo, but won’t be for long: the United Nations Dictators Club is champing at the bit to take it over (https://www.technocracy.news/index.php/2016/10/27/technocracy-the-real-reason-why-the-un-wants-control-over-the-internet/ ).

Why would the UN want to take over the Internet?

Because statist secular humanists believe that “a world run by science and technology is better than any other form of governance.”

Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.

Yo, Sunshine! You want a world run by science and technology? Well, who will run the science and technology?

The same bunch who run things today–fools, thieves, liars, murderers, and hypocrites: sinners all.

And your idea is so worn-out, so long discredited, so stale, so old! It was past its sell-by date when Plato trotted it out for his Republic: government by the experts, the wise, the smartest people in the world, rule by philosopher-kings. And then you get the philosopher-king and its turns out to be just another dunderhead or psychopath–like Nero, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, or the cabal of thieves hanging out at the UN these days. I mean, this was crapola when Woodrow Wilson spouted it, and it has not improved with age.

But this is where your theology always leads you, once you discard belief in Original Sin and reliance on God’s sovereign grace.

Let this be our battle cry in years to come: We have a greater King than Caesar! And all powers of the earth shall be put under Him, and He shall reign forever and ever.

But you won’t.

[Thanks to Linda for the news tip.]


I Hope God’s Listening: ‘The Maker’

This comes from my chess buddy, Jessicafischerqueen–it’s Canadian singer Daniel Lanois performing The Maker.

Why am I posting all this music? I’m not really a music kind of guy.

Well, I’ll tell you–to me, it just feels and looks like our whole civilization’s going down the tubes, getting devoured by the ungodly and the wicked, farther down each day… and what can we do, you and I? What is there to show for our conviction, our reasoning, our rhetoric, our passion, or our works? Nor does our cleverness seem to be getting us anywhere.

We need for God to hear us. We need for Jesus Christ Our Lord to set things right. Let fire out of Heaven consume the false prophets of this age.

And we need to sing louder.


Another Mystery of God’s Creation

“Lake guns” have been around for hundreds of years and we still haven’t figured out what causes them.

These are booming noises heard over bodies of water. In 1850 James Fenimore Cooper wrote a story, “The Lake Gun,” about the mysterious boomings heard over Seneca Lake in upstate New York. But the lake guns are known from all over the world, under a variety of names.

Among the causes proposed are mini-earthquakes, sonic booms, methane gas, ghosts, UFOs, meteorites… and none of them stands up to investigation. The simple fact is, nobody knows what causes lake guns.

My wife and I used to hear them occasionally, over Barnegat Bay. The water always seemed to be unusually calm when the lake guns spoke. Elsewhere, they can be loud enough to move alarmed residents to call police.

We don’t know what they are. They’re cool, they’re a little bit scary, and we don’t know what makes them go boom.

Unraveling all the mysteries of God’s physical creation is a task that will keep us occupied for as long as human beings are on earth. We don’t know–apart from what the Bible teaches us–how non-living matter can acquire life. We don’t know how many species of insects there are.

But we do know that Jesus Christ is Lord–Lord over all we know, and Lord over all we don’t know. As we inquire into the mysteries of creation, let us remember whose creation it is.


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