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‘Post-Truth Politics’–Oh, Boy!

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A pioneer of post-truth: Pontius Pilate

Say hey (quoting my boyhood hero, Willie Mays)! Did you know we’re in the era of “post-truth politics”? In fact, we’re so in the era of post-truth, the Oxford English Dictionary chose “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year.

Democrats (it’s pointless to say leftids; all Democrats are leftids anymore) and academics are rather proud of this achievement, even though the American Psychiatric Ass. says trying to achieve things is a sign of toxic masculinity, and ought to be stopped. Pontius Pilate once asked, cynically, “What is truth?” If he were here today, he’d be chairman of the Democrat National Committee.

Wikipedia lists the chief characteristics of post-truth politics: appeals to emotion; constant repetition of talking points; and ignore factual rebuttals (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-truth_politics). They left out the other chief characteristics which are so easily observable: violence and the threat of violence; shout down dissenters; calling everyone who dissents from their position “white supremacists” or some other term of abuse; and using the social media to censor any departure from the Far Left Crazy manifesto. I put that in because every gang of nincompoops has a manifesto.

Our sages at the looniversities teach that there’s no such thing as truth, there are only “constructs,” and you’d better kow-tow to their constructs if you know what’s good for you.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37)

We’ll take that over “post-truth” every time, thank you.


Looking for Reasons to Kill You

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The British Medical Assn. has issued “guidelines”–hold on to your hats!–to relatives of seriously ill and non-communicating hospital patients, asking them to “trawl through” their loved one’s emails, Tweets, and Facebook postings to find “any indication that they may want to die” (https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/new-medical-warning-your-social-media-comments-could-get-you-killed/).

In 2017 they put a patient to death based on an email she sent her daughter in 2013. Recalling her father’s dementia, the woman told her daughter, “Get the pillow ready if I get that way.” Interpreting this as a green light, hospital authorities pulled the plug on life support and killed the patient.

One thing they’re not telling us is how far back they want patients’ kin to “trawl,” looking for some kind of “I wish I were dead” remark. Like, what did you say when no one asked you to the prom? When you peed your pants in kindergarten and all the other kids found out? When you lost your job at 40 and couldn’t find another?

Some of my readers believe there is a section of the world’s ruling class that seriously wants to depopulate the earth, and is taking steps toward that end. I’ve always resisted that suspicion, on the grounds that being a tyrant is no fun unless you’ve got a lot of people to pick on, the more the merrier.

But Satan would like to see us all dead, and God’s world a lifeless, blackened shell. And don’t waste your breath trying to tell me the Far Left Crazy isn’t satanist. Not to mention all those people who say they don’t believe in Satan, but serve him anyway.

Again we ask–can the human race survive humanism?

In Christ alone we can. And will.


‘What Child Is This?’ (Shaw Chorale)

The fallen world’s in trouble, headed straight to Hell, needs saving–

So God sent His Son. Not as a conqueror, but as a baby for whom there was no room at the inn. As an adult, He was a penniless wanderer. He was put to death in a shameful manner usually reserved for the worst criminals, although He had committed no crime.

By this His Son God saved the world.

What Child Is This?, sung by the Robert Shaw Chorale.


How Radical Was Jesus?

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How radical was Jesus Christ, our Savior and our rightful king, the King of kings?

He was this radical:

“Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (Matthew 20:25-27)

In the ancient Near East, it was common for rulers to claim to be gods, and for their subjects to worship them as gods. Pharaoh was a god. Alexander the Great was a god. Augustus Caesar objected to being made a god (“How am I supposed to cure gout!” he cried).

But Our Lord Jesus Christ, who really was God, washed His disciples’ feet.

To this day the world’s most ferocious, insane, and arbitrary tyrants insist on being worshipped as gods. Communists call it a “cult of personality” when anybody else does it. America’s nooze media all but proclaimed that inchworm Obama a god: came as close to doing it as they could without getting laughed out of the room.

You know the old proverb, “All that glitters is not gold.” Our leaders and our rulers are a lot of glitter. Some are decent. But our world would not look the way it does if most of them were decent.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, took the form of a servant and died on a cross like a despised criminal. He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven. He shall return, and establish His throne upon the earth.

He is minister to us!

A point worthy of a very great deal of thought.


‘Carol of the Bells’

This isn’t exactly a Christmas hymn, and I don’t know who’s performing it–but it will serve to wash some of the nooze out of my head. And anyhow, we all know why we so gladly celebrate Christmas–don’t we? Without the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s nothing much: so He is the source of the joy expressed in this carol. It is from God that all blessings flow.


Christmas: ‘A Perpetual Reminder’

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Pagan “gods” are not supposed to do this!

“Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God…” (1 John 4:2-3)

We tend to forget how truly revolutionary the Christian message was and is, in the apostles’ time and also in ours, to this day.

Mark Rushdoony offers us this reminder:

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/a-perpetual-reminder

Jesus is the golden stairway that unites life on earth with its Creator and sustainer in heaven. This was very, very hard for First Century intellectuals to swallow! And still is. But the doctrine that Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, was born in the flesh as we are, to live and work in our world, winning our salvation, is absolutely necessary to the Christian faith


A Christmas Prayer

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I pray this every Christmas. Please join in!

O Lord Our God–bless this Christmas season of 2018, and give it extraordinary power to turn our hearts to Jesus Christ, our Savior and our rightful, natural Lord. Make it mighty to convert unbelief to faith: turn loose your Holy Spirit to speak directly to the heart and gather souls into The Good Shepherd’s sheepfold. Make this stronger than past Christmases, and Christmases to come, make mightier yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


What Happened to Lazarus?

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My regular round of Bible reading has brought me to John 11, in which Our Lord Jesus Christ raises his friend, Lazarus, from the dead–after he has been four days in the tomb and by now, says his sister, Martha, “he stinketh.”

In John 12 we find the last mention of Lazarus in the Bible: “But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus to death; because by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus” (verses 10-11).

That’s the last we hear of Lazarus. Did they put him to death, or did they decide to let him be? Did Lazarus have to flee to another country? In various church traditions, many centuries old, Lazarus winds up as a bishop in Cyprus… or, at the other end of the Mediterranean, in Marseilles. I have no way of knowing which, if any, of those traditions is factually true.

But I do believe the Biblical account: God’s Word is always factually true. Lazarus died. He was dead for four days. Jesus Our Lord raised him from the dead, and a few days after that, he was eating dinner with his family, with Jesus as their guest. And the authorities in Jerusalem were trying to decide whether to murder him.

I believe they decided not to kill him. I don’t think they could have stifled the uproar that would have then ensued. Nor do I think the apostles would have failed to mention it.

And why did Jesus weep, when he arrived in Bethany and was shown Lazarus’ tomb? He knew in advance that he would restore Lazarus’ life–so why was He so sad?

Jesus had many, many things on His mind that could have made Him sad, with the sight of the tomb only serving as a catalyst.

But this we know: Our Lord raised Lazarus from the dead, after four days in the tomb, and by this mighty work demonstrated who He was. The testimony has stood for nigh on two thousand years, and will stand forever.


I didn’t want it to end….

From Marcia Settles, “A Mom Looking Up.” We are not alone.    –LD

A Mom Looking Up

The other night I was drifting to sleep and an image flashed before me:

My 9 yo son and I were standing facing one another when we were suddenly enveloped by a bright light. The light basically “swallowed” us. I felt so excited! It ended very quickly and I tried so hard to bring the image back but it wasn’t to be. Still, recalling it brings a smile to my face and heart.

I am reminded of the second verse of the beloved hymn, Blessed Assurance.

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The Doctrine of Despair

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The first thing that greeted me this morning was an email from a Newswithviews reader–one of those emails carrying the cheerful message of “We’re doomed, we’re cooked, the bad guys totally win, the ones you thought were good guys, they’re the bad guys, too,” and so on.

I get a lot of messages like that, embracing–and, it would seem, trying hard to pass it on to the next poor guy–a doctrine of despair. “Game over, man! And it never was a game in the first place, we lost before it even started!” Woe is us.

And he goes on to tell me that everything and anything we try to do is futile because every single thing that happens in the world is totally planned and micro-managed for the benefit of [anti-semitic adjective deleted] “bankers” and the like–all-knowing, ubiquitous, all-powerful… and yet curiously unable to conceal their subtle machinations from Joe Blow on the Internet.

It’s true that there’s always some gavone, or group of gavones, trying to rule the world–or at least as big a chunk of it as they can grab. That’s a dynamic of history. Once upon a time it was the likes of Caesar, Genghis Khan, or Hitler. They tried to do it by force of arms: mostly someone kills them before their career is quite over. Nowadays it’s dorks in suits who want to set up a world government with themselves in charge, and think they can do it with Science instead of armies. Give us absolute power over every minute aspect of your lives, and we’ll save you from Climbit Change.

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. (Psalm 2:1-4)

God is laughing at these globalist big shots! They are, in His eyes, less than a bucketful of tadpoles.

True, it’s not so funny for us, when some wannabe master of the world starts a war or a famine, and a lot of us die. But there is no conqueror who ever stood alone. A crowd has to march behind him if he’s going to get anywhere. And they all have crowds of supporters–until the crowd turns against the leader and starts pulling down his statues.

To ascribe total power, omniscience, and omni-competence to people whom God is laughing at seems to me both unwise and impious. They do not know everything, they do not control everything, their plans are as full of holes as Swiss cheese, and God always smacks them down before they can finish their work. That these individuals and their pals are rich, powerful, and evil is true. That their fate is to be cast into Hell is also true.

The only right to world government belongs to Jesus Christ: and God the Father is jealous of His right.

By sitting around moping, giving up, throwing in the towel, giving way to despair, we only help the villains do more harm than they could have done if they’d been vigorously opposed from the beginning. I mean, really–look at them! The best they can do is Hillary Clinton? George Soros? Crazy Joe Biden?

Why aren’t you laughing?

It’s true that wicked leaders in the West have, in our own lifetime, managed to debase and corrupt their countries more than any of us would have thought possible. Those things were accomplished by very small minorities working fanatically, tirelessly, single-mindedly to get what they wanted. They weren’t more intelligent than us; they just worked harder.

Learn the lesson. And let’s prove we’ve learned it by annihilating Democrats in the next elections.


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