Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2019

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I have Christian friends who don’t celebrate Christmas because they believe Christmas trees, and other symbols of Christmas have pagan origins. I thought this was a very good refutation of that line of thinking.

From John Andrew Reasnor:

“Pagans believe that there is real spiritual significance to temporal and material objects and symbols. For example, certain animals, signs, words, symbols, trees, figurines, days, dances, clothing, hair styles, and so on all have inherent spiritual value and can be tapped into for certain powers or blessings.”
“Christianity, on the other hand, believes that all creation is good and redeemable if the heart of the individual is pure in regards to the relationship to the material objects. This world was not created by Satan, this world does not belong to Satan, and Satan is not reigning as King over this world. This means that we need not fear objects, but rather we should be wary of our own hearts. We can take and twist any good gift from God, so don’t get me wrong. In that way the material objects do have spiritual value, but ONLY in the context of how man has used those objects. It is man we should watch out for. Not Pokemon. Not other fantastical stories and games. Not Christmas trees. Not hairstyles. Not certain foods. Not shapes. The problem isn’t STUFF, the problem is man making stuff into idols. Even in the most pagan and wicked cultures, their idols had no power, but their hearts were wicked and their hearts gave power over to demons.”

“To connect the dots, to think that children’s games, created objects, nature, shapes, and so on have INHERENT spiritual value is buying into the pagan worldview. It is pagans that connect spirits to stuff. You are seeing the world in the same way as the pagans, but instead of clinging to the “bad spirit stuff” you try to instead cling to the “good spirit stuff”. Either way, you’re living your life as if it’s a game of Dungeons and Dragons, but you’re the good cleric instead of the evil wizard. But that’s not how the world works. In other words, the “everything is pagan” nonsense I see from people on Facebook all the time IS actual paganism. So stop being a pagan and see this world as Christ’s. You don’t have to seek out Christians who like Harry Potter, Pokemon, or set up Christmas Trees to find paganism. Paganism is in your own heart already.”

It’s OK to Kill a Baby in the Womb, When?

May 9, 2019

This is worth the time to watch.

Consequences For Mistreating Sojourners

November 5, 2018

I keep seeing conservatives and Christians saying the most socialist things about the Honduran caravan. Our immigration laws were written by Ted Kennedy to control the labor market. I’ve never seen such passionate defenders of socialist labor market controls as “small-government conservatives”. They are also deeply concerned with maintaining the integrity of the welfare state–only us Americans should be getting welfare. I always thought it was a conservative ideal to end welfare and return to private charity. I guess I wasn’t in on the meeting when we decided welfare is as American as apple pie.

I’ve heard many say they like immigration, as long as it’s done legally. This presupposes that either men are free to make up whatever immigration laws they like, or that our current system is close enough to perfection that it should be strictly enforced.

What I don’t hear being discussed is what is right in God’s eyes, and Scripture certainly speaks on how we should treat the foreigner among us. Feel free to do your own search of Scripture; if you use ESV you can search for the word “sojourner” while other versions may use other words.

Here’s what happens if we treat them properly:

“For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly execute justice one with another, if you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm, then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever” (Jeremiah 7:5-7).

If we treat them poorly, we won’t be dwelling in the land, meaning we will become immigrants, if not refugees. Liberals have already placed this country in grave jeopardy by advocating for the legal murder of the fatherless in the womb. Conservatives generally don’t make that grave error, but are they in favor of oppressing the sojourner?

Numbers 15:15-16 says:

“For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you, a statute forever throughout your generations. You and the sojourner shall be alike before the Lord. One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.”

There is to be one law for everyone–citizen and sojourner.

I’ve spoken with some conservatives who want foreigners to be treated differently than Americans. I wonder how government goons will be able to determine who is a foreigner and who is a citizen? Maybe checkpoints and government-issued paperwork? That sounds like the land of the free, doesn’t it? Wouldn’t a fitting punishment for trying to oppress foreigners be for God to take the unjust law we intend to apply only to foreigners, and make it the one law that is inflicted on everyone?

The truth is that the only job of biblical government is to punish evildoers (Romans 13:4). Government has no jurisdiction over people not committing evil (Romans 13:3). It is the government of the beast which is all about red tape, permits, and licenses for doing things that aren’t a sin (Revelation 13:17). It’s not a sin to move where your labor is valued the highest, even if it means crossing a border. It’s not a sin to put in an honest day’s work. What is a sin is to advocate for beastly government, where anyone needs visas, passports, permits, or licenses to earn a living.

I’m certainly not advocating for the U.S. government to step in and provide anything to the Hondurans–charity isn’t the job of biblical government, but Jesus said, that those who welcome strangers will inherit the kingdom (Matthew 25:34-35). Those who do not welcome strangers will be sent to eternal fire (Matthew 25:41, 43).

For an in-depth study of this topic, I recommend these lectures. America’s history on this topic is very interesting, and is covered in those discussions.

A Little Project

June 12, 2018

My friend who preaches at the abortion clinic in Georgia wants to get this video on the first page of results when someone searches for “A Preferred Women’s Health Clinic Augusta Georgia”. It currently has only 37 views, and doesn’t show up on the first five pages. There are at least three ways for you to help.

  1. Watch it.
  2. You can click on the “Youtube” lettering in the lower right hand corner and go comment on it and give it a thumbs up.
  3. Post it wherever you can.

Of course abortion is often dangerous for the mother. But it is fatal for the baby. This mother won’t escape the judgment of God by hiding her face.

Saltless Churches

March 8, 2018

Here’s a Cool Conversation

February 6, 2018

I know a guy who stands in front of the Augusta, Georgia abortion clinic five days a week attempting to convince women not to murder their babies. He has had a lot of success, and has varying levels of contact with the parents that decide not to abort. There are times when people don’t ever talk to him, but they leave the parking lot never to be seen again, and there are times when he’s been involved with throwing baby showers for the women who chose to keep their baby. Here’s an interesting conversation he had via text message today with a father.

This Isn’t What the Bible Teaches

January 22, 2018

Of course, the principal that you must have approval of someone to evangelize is nowhere found in Scripture. In fact, Christ commanded everyone to make disciples. We are all priests and the head of every man is Christ.

Here’s what Bojidar Marinov has to say about this.

Actually, this is quite a good news. Uncontrolled expansion is a challenge to every false system, because uncontrolled expansion always leads to a point where the elite has to face too many challenges by “non-professionals” who achieve that growth. So, at some point, they have to start building walls: both to stop outsiders from coming in and upsetting the balance, and insiders from going out and expanding and rendering the elite obsolete. The ecclesiastical system White is part of already has both: they jealously “guard the Table” (a concept present nowhere in the Bible) and they jealously guard their monopoly of preaching and evangelizing. Which means, they have self-consciously stopped expanding, and will fight any expansion from now on. Thus, for all practical purposes, they are a dead body.

A similar thing happened to the Covenanters 100 years ago. Look at them today: an insignificant sect at the periphery of the culture. Anabaptists were like that from the every beginning: and they never expanded beyond their limited communities and never influenced any culture.

And this is why the Charismatics are eating everyone’s lunch around the world.

That’s why Christian Reconstruction can’t afford to have “leadership.” If we do, we will end up as a dead body, the “leadership” deciding the terms of expansion. We will teach people but we will also trust them in the Holy Spirit, letting them decide the terms of expansion each one in their own sphere. This is how we build a culture. White wants a ghetto, and ghetto is what he is going to get.