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Rushdoony: ‘The Dark Ages Defined’

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The “Dark Ages”? Really?

R.J. Rushdoony wrote this timeless piece in 2001.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/the-dark-ages-defined

And what is the answer to the question he posed: If Christ is not our King, then how can He be our Savior?

Something to think about, indeed.


‘Gaudete’ (in July!)

Yes, I know this is a Christmas hymn, and I know it’s July; but when I hymn comes barreling into my head over supper, I take that as a sign that I ought to use it.

Gaudete means “rejoice”–rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior, Jesus Christ our king. And there is no day in all the year when it’s wrong to do so.


Our Right to Hate

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If you can set aside the boiling hypocrisy of the most hate-filled, angry people in the world railing against “hate”–what? You couldn’t set it aside? Oh, well, neither can I.

C.S. Lewis wisely observed that the robber takes what he wants and then goes away, you’re done with him; but the utopian busybody is never done with you.

So we have government busybodies and Big Tech busybodies and corporate busybodies whose main idea seems to be, “You don’t have God because there is no God, but you do have us!” They don’t understand what a lousy trade-off that is.

The point is: These prating schmendricks have no right to tell us what we ought to be; they have no right to tell us we can’t hate.

Hate is natural to us. It’s a part of us. A person without any capacity for hate would be emotionally incomplete. Not only do Far Left fumblers have no right to stop us from hating: it’s also impossible. That’s where the hypocrisy comes in. All they have to do, to understand that it’s impossible to get rid of hate, is look in the mirror. Hey! If you hated anyone as maniacally as the Loving Left hates Donald Trump, your family would urge you to seek help.

Watch these anti-haters go full-ballistic if you dare to say anything against “gay marriage,” transgender, Climbit Change, Obama, or any other of their multitude of sacred cows.

“Yeahbut, yeahbut, Jesus never hated!” (people who hate Christianity advising us how to be Christians)

Oh, yeah? Revelation 2: 20-23–

“[T]hou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death…”

We see from His words to John that Our Lord Jesus Christ hates fornication and idolatry, hates for them to be brought into His church, and if those who do it don’t stop doing it, and repent… He will destroy them.

The difference between Jesus and ourselves is that He hates what certain people do, and what they stand for, while we drift over into hating those persons themselves–forgetting that God will forgive them if they stop doing those things. God will wash them clean.

Well, we can’t do that. If we could, we wouldn’t have needed a Savior and God wouldn’t have sent us one. He knows our frailties.

Remember–many people have surely put “love” to improper uses, but nobody on NPR talks about abolishing love. There are those who’ve been destroyed by what they’ve made of love. But love is part of our humanity and cannot be removed.

If the busybodies could actually worm their way into our minds and scrub out all the thoughts and emotions that they think we shouldn’t have, they would surely do it.

But God, who could have done it if He pleased, has too much love and respect for us to take away our free will.

For that you need liberals.


Did Jesus ‘Hate’?

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In contrast to the popular modern view of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, as a species of woose who approves of and affirms everything done by anybody, we have these two verses in Revelation, in which Christ the Lord speaks directly to His servant, John.

“But this thou [the church in Ephesus] hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” (Rev. 2:6)

“So hast thou [the church in Pergamos] also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.” (Rev. 2:15)

Clearly, Jesus hates what the Nicolaitanes do and hates what they stand for. And He most emphatically does not approve of His churches playing footsie with them. Their doctrine, their deeds, had no place in Christian churches.

Is that beginning to sound familiar?

We don’t know exactly what the Nicolaitanes did, but some Bible scholars think they ate food sacrificed to idols and taught that it was permissible to do so, and they practiced fornication (https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/nicolaitans/). Very little information about them has survived the 2,000 years intervening.

But hey! What happened to the hippie Jesus who is cool with you no matter what you do? Like, it’s okay, man, whatever you want to do… It’s hardly necessary for me to list the abominations which today’s Nicolaitanes have brought into the churches.

And it’s okay to hate that stuff! Jesus didn’t want it in His churches.

And we shouldn’t let it infect ours.


Book Review: ‘Jesus on Trial’ (2015)

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In case you missed it the first time around, on Chalcedon’s website and in our print magazine, here’s my review of Jesus on Trial by David Limbaugh.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/jesus-on-trial-a-lawyer-affirms-the-truth-of-the-gospel-by-david-limbaugh

Reason isn’t everything, but it is something; and our faith is very often attacked on the grounds that it is not reasonable to believe in Jesus Christ, or to believe the Bible at all. David Limbaugh’s achievement is to show that it is. It is reasonable to believe. He writes as a Christian who fell away from the faith for years but then came back.

That description could be applied to many of us, couldn’t it?


‘More Religious Neutrality: NY Times Bans “Jesus on Trial” from Best Seller List’

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Remember this, from 2014? David Limbaugh’s book, Jesus on Trial, was the No. 1 best-seller on Amazon, which would have placed it No. 4 on the New York Times’ list… if the Times hadn’t chosen to pretend it didn’t exist.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/22/more-religious-neutrality-ny-times-bans-jesus-on-trial-from-best-seller-list/

Having read the book myself, I can’t explain why the Times banned it from its list. It’s just a book about Jesus by a Christian who believes in Him. Uh, wait a minute, I think I might’ve just answered my own question….


‘Jesus Said, “It Is Not For You to Know”‘ (2016)

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One sure-fire way to identify false prophets: their prophecies don’t come true. Like the “lady” who got her name in the news by prophesying that New York City was going to be nuked to stop that night’s presidential debate.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/09/26/jesus-said-it-is-not-for-you-to-know/

Remember Y2K? “Sell everything you own, convert it into cash, and hide in the deepest mine-shaft you can find!” Uh, what were you going to buy with your cash, after the world ended? Someone didn’t think this through.

Some of the people in Jesus’ time thought He was all about “restoring the kingdom to Israel,” and they wanted God’s timetable. God does not give out that information, Jesus taught us. Unambiguously. God does not experience time as we experience it. He is not subject to it.

Which makes it very hard for us, prisoners of time, to second-guess Him.


Did the Talking Head Really Say That?

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A team of scientists from Stanford, Princeton, the Max Planck Institute, and Adobe Research have invented a way to edit talking head videos as if they were text–adding, deleting, or modifying spoken words and facial expressions and making it look… real (https://news.stanford.edu/2019/06/05/edit-video-editing-text/).

Oh, boy.

Supposedly this is to correct a speaker’s errors or verbal stumbles, doing away with the need to re-shoot scenes in movies or TV shows: there will be “no need to re-record anything,” one of the scientists says.

The altered videos fooled 60 percent of a test audience.

Oh, boy.

You think we’ve got fake news now? Wait til this kicks in.

Hmm… We badly want Candidate X to lose this election. So what would happen if people were watching him on TV and saw and heard him say something like, “I secretly joined the Nazi Party when I was 22 years old”? The scientists say they are aware of potential ethical difficulties. Some of the people who will obtain this technology are demonstrably ignorant of any kind of ethics. “You probably didn’t know this about me, but I’m also a serial rapist…”

Can you imagine our free and independent all-Democrat nooze media bringing this technology to bear on last year’s Kavanagh hearings?

If the truth, as Our Lord Jesus Christ said, will set you free… what will a steady diet of lies do?


Mark 8:23-25 KJV and more Blessings!!

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( Mark 8:23-25 KJV ) “And HE took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when HE had spit on his eyes, and put HIS Hands upon him, HE asked him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put HIS Hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.”!!

John 9:1-5 KJV ) “AND as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth.  And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus Answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the Works of GOD should be Made Manifest in him. I Must…

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‘A Kingdom the Size of a Flea Circus’

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I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you this article by Martin Selbrede, “Are Christians Destroying the Kingdom?”, published in May in Chalcedon’s Arise and Build newsletter. Here it is–dive right in!

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/are-christians-destroying-the-kingdom

This whole idea that Christians shouldn’t get involved in “worldly” things like business, the arts and sciences, public affairs, etc., has done no end of damage. In the mid-19th century, for instance, most of America’s college presidents were also ordained ministers of the Gospel. Look at it now. Can anyone but a total lunatic argue that Christians were on the ball when they surrendered all of “education” to the heathen? Our colleges are pumping out poison today because Christians deluded by retreatist theology resigned those institutions to the enemy.

Besides which, just standing around strumming a harp and reciting psalms gets unbearably boring after a while.

Christ Himself commanded His servants, “Occupy until I come” (Luke 19:13); and the master in the parable was mighty made at the slothful servant who took the money he’d been entrusted with and simply buried it instead of investing it.

We are to be advancing Christ’s Kingdom: that’s why we’re here!


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