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According to Genesis

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According to Genesis, God created the Earth in six days and rested on the seventh day. There is a conservative estimate of as many as 100 billion galaxies in the universe and some estimates put it as high as 500 billion galaxies. God also created something as complex and as small as DNA and molecules. Yet for all their complexities, the universe operates with a certain logic to it.

However, it is noteworthy as to what God DID NOT create. In His wisdom, a government was not created. According to the scripture chronology, there were no kings or emperors. The result was that there were few or no wars; it is human error that resulted in the creation of governments and “heads of state”. Hence, man tried to “perfect” God’s perfect creation.

Government by Kings were first introduced into the world by the heathens, from whom the people of Israel copied the custom. The heathens paid divine honors to their deceased kings, and the Christian World absurdly thought it could improve on the plan by doing the same to their living ones. It was the most prosperous invention the Devil came up with for the promotion of idolatry. As the exalting one man so greatly above the rest cannot be justified on the equal rights of nature, so neither can it be defended on the authority of scripture; for the will of the Almighty expressly disapproves of government by Kings.

All anti-monarchical parts of scripture have been very smoothly glossed over in monarchical governments, but they undoubtedly merit the attention of countries where governments had yet to form. “Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar’s” is the scripture doctrine often used to defend the existence of tyranny imposed by governments, yet it is no support of monarchical government, for the Jews at that time were without a king, and were essentially in a state of serfdom to the conquering Romans.

During the early stages of the American Revolution which in itself was a divine movement, not just a war for independence, dissenting churches of the day were the “schools of radicalism”. Congregationalists, Baptists and Presbyterians based their principles and willingness to rebel against tyrants on their reading of the Hebrew Bible. The stories that influenced them the most were Genesis, which taught all men were created equal, Exodus, which taught Pharaoh must be defied, and Judges, which taught there is no divine right of kings. Can you imagine any church doing this today? What happened?

Religious motivation for Independence, unlike Enlightenment thinking, was not limited to the intellectual elite. It included rich and poor, men and women, frontiersmen and townsmen, farmers and merchants, blacks, Indians and whites, deists, and Baptists alike. The relationships while one of tension at times, saw through to the bigger and more noble purpose of the liberty to make choices for oneself.

I’ve been a self-identified Baptist pretty much all of my 35 years. I identify very much with the four fragile freedoms and the priesthood of all believers. Almost 40 years ago, Baptist historian Walter Shurden wrote Not A Silent People: Controversies That Have Shaped Southern Baptists. He titled the very first chapter “Here Come the Battling Baptists.” Even to this day, he remains convinced of the appropriateness of the title of the first chapter to describe the emergence of Baptists as a distinct denomination.

In his address to the Baptist Joint Committee on October 8, 1996 titled “How We Got That Way: Baptists on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State” he spoke that “the Baptists emerged as a specific body in the midst of a crippling adversity. They came battling! If you ever write an historical essay on early Baptist life in either England or the American Colonies, a good place to begin your research is in the records of court proceedings, search warrants, and prison records. While that story of repression and oppression may be over-dramatized, and even skewed in a comprehensive retelling of the Baptist story, it is nonetheless a fact that Baptists bled in their earliest years of the seventeenth century, and they remained handcuffed in much of the eighteenth century. They bled from the whip of religious oppression, and they were constricted by the arms of both church and state and of the two acting in concert.”

Today’s churchgoers have most likely never bled from the whip or being handcuffed to a certain method of worship. Most Americans especially of the past several generations have not had to experience the true hardship of chaos, ruined dreams, and wasted lands.

Yes, freedom is not free, but freedom can’t be won by soldiers alone. The military is essentially an instrument of the state and takes its orders from the state. But the military comprises of your son, daughter, uncle, best friend and what not. “Our” military is not being conducted for the benefit of national defense or our national best interests. It is being conducted for the international banking cartel and elite criminals such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the Rothschild/Rockefeller/Morgan dynasty, and the “Federal” Reserve of which these cartels are the primary stockholders. If you don’t think that banks don’t get rich off war, then answer this: Who was the largest issuer of war bonds during World War I and World War II? You guessed it. The House of Morgan!

Another case in point: Paul Warburg, a former director of the Council on Foreign Relations among other positions. While he was serving on the Federal Reserve Board during WWI, his brother Max Warburg was the financial advisor to Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. They were also major backers of the Russian Revolution which led to the murder of the Romanov family and the rise of communism throughout much of the world. So it didn’t matter who “won” the war, the banking cartels were the winners either way built on the death and destruction of everyone else. The United States is at least a mixture of communism and fascism. It is not and has not been a free-market for the better part of 100 years.

Which brings us to now. Clearly to anyone who has been paying attention, this country if not the world has been going in the wrong direction for some time now and we’ve not seen the worse of it yet. There will be a war in the near future. It won’t be a traditional war in the sense of it being determined on the battlefield between professionally trained militaries. It will be basically a mish-mash of different people working together mixed in with the adversary whom will be comprised of various levels of government, but will also find dissenters who just happen to wear the same uniform. In regards to the national government, there is no sense in trying to tame the monster. Prick it, irritate it, resist it, but don’t try settling with it. Eventually Washington D.C. will feed on itself and collapse and very likely within our lifetime. Focus on taking back your local governments and state governments to a certain extent. This war will comprise of moral, political, physical and spiritual components.

The majority of people being in the state of denial and express comfort that they are will attempt to sit this one out. But there will be no one sitting on the sidelines in this conflict. Potentially millions of people will meet their demise via vaccine, execution or starvation. We will just need to get on going about the hardships and stay focused on the ultimate goal.

Here is what I see happening in the future: The U.S. will take a similar course to what happened to the various European empires before, during and after World War I. Everyone talks about WWII and yes while the British and French empires fell afterwards, WWI had far more reaching implications. The various empires, some that stood for hundreds of years broke up and the map was literally re-drawn overnight.

The U.S. likewise will break up into various city-states, regions, etc… Massachusetts was the primary physical place of the first American Revolution that eventually spread throughout the colonies. My inner voice tells me that Texas will follow up a similar path in which will further inspire people of other states and nations to stand up for themselves. As much as I want it to be my native Tennessee, I feel that I must move to another place to fulfill this quest. It is simply my destiny as much as I’ve attempted to fight it and just settle down into a normal life.

While I embrace another revolution, it is with a good deal of caution. The problem with revolutions, historically, has always been that the revolutionaries themselves gradually morph into the new power structure that must again be removed by revolution. It is inevitable that the Ring of Power will ultimately, and inevitably, corrupt its wielder, no matter how iron willed or noble he or she may be. So what is a person to do? Will this new arrangement finally “get it right” or in a desperate attempt to restore “law and order”, we end up embracing something like the Russian Revolution or a Hitler coming to power. Only time will tell.

Until the time comes, I will continue to pray, prepare and seek guidance as to what to do. Amen!

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October 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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“But I can not speak”

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Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him. But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.” Exodus 4:10-14

What you read about Moses in chapter 4 of Exodus is the beginning of a method called Sanctification. Sanctification is God’s deliverance of a person from the power of sin. Sanctification means to dedicate, to make holy, to separate and to set apart. To sanctify is to set something apart or someone for God from its common use. (Titus 2:14)

The primary purpose of this process is make the believer holy for the purpose of God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)

The method is a seven step process (God’s perfect plan) whereas we are 6 (falling short of God’s perfection).

DIVINELY: “Chosen by the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience and by the cleansing of the blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:2)

PERSONALLY: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (11 Corinthians 7:1)

BEAUTIFULLY: The beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29); Glorious in holiness (Exodus 15:11)

PROGRESSIVELY: “Follow holiness without which no person can see God.” (Hebrews 12:14)

LOVIINGLY: Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it that he might sanctify and cleanse it by the washing of the Word. (John 1:1-14) 

REDEMPTIVELY: “Wherefore Jesus, that might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered…” (Hebrews 13:12)

PURPOSELY: “Because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctificiation of the Spirit and belief in the truth.” (II Thessalonians 2:13)

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October 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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