Eschatology, Moloch Worship, and the Christian Social Order
A talk given at a fellowship meeting on Sunday, May 15, 2016 by Stephen Perks.
Economic Nationalism and the Religion of Death
And when the state intervenes to control and regulate man and his economic choices, it can only destroy life and destroy growth. That’s the religious root of economic nationalism: the religion of death. The farther we stay from it, the faster we will grow our economy.
– Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of Nazi Economy, Adam Tooze
Este en impresionante libro basado sobre estudios del autor realizados sobre los credos y concilios de la Iglesia Primitiva, Rushdoony dice que «El cristianismo no puede ser reducido al nivel de una religión misterio pagana, a la que básicamente solo le concierne la vida después de la muerte y aquí en esta vida las cosas personales.
Los fundamentos del orden social son, en efecto, en el aquí y ahora, pero también en la fe y la vida, y en lo que creemos con respecto a las cosas finales. En tanto que los hombres se han apartado del evangelio cristiano, han terminado construyendo un evangelio social y como han cambiado la ley de Dios por el antinomianismo, han suplantado a la ley-palabra de Dios y se han volcado a la palabra del hombre, al pietismo y a la verborrea piadosa.
La música de la Iglesia ahora a menudo celebra los sentimientos del hombre en lugar de celebrar a la Santísima Trinidad».
En este libro el autor afirma que el fundamento del verdadero orden social sólo puede ser en el Dios Trino y Su verdad y en la palabra escritural.
Does the Bible have answers to the tough dilemmas that plague our nation’s schools?
The educational crisis in America has become so desperate that most “experts” agree we are “a nation at risk.” Academic standards are declining. SAT scores are declining. Teacher competency is declining. In fact, just about everything we do with our schools is declining . . .except the costs, the crime, the drug abuse and the immorality.
Tragically, most of the experts don’t have answers to these dilemmas.
But the Bible does.
In this volume of the groundbreaking Biblical Blueprints Series, Robert Thoburn outlines specifically what those answers are. He shows us just exactly what we can do to restore academic and moral excellence in our schools according to Scripture’s own plan.
The Bible tells us what to do: when, where, how, and why. It offers us a “blueprint” for educational reform. The Children Trap lays out that blueprint simply, practically, and understandably. It shows us how to reverse the decline and answer the dilemmas.
AHA, G3, and Repentance
In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood reflects on his experience as an abolitionist in attendance at the G3 conference, shedding light on what really happened, and how it should have been handled differently. He concludes the episode with a call to repentance for everyone, including the leaders of the Evangelical Ministerial Complex. Thanks for listening!
To make it simple, when God says “Widows’ – or any other weaker persons’ – lives, liberty, property, etc. matters,” you don’t dare talk back at Him with “All lives, liberty, property, etc. matters.” Because you talk back at Him like that, you are in trouble.
– The Anti-Chinese Movement in California, Elmer Sandmeyer
The Tyranny Of The Bill Of Rights
038: Why Is Kidnapping a Capital Offense?
In this Out of the Question Podcast #38, Charles and Andrea interview attorney, Jerri Lynn Ward, on the little known practice of medical kidnapping by the state.
037: Shouldn’t Pastors Avoid Preaching About Politics?
In this Out of the Question Podcast #37, Charles and Andrea interview Pastor Joe Morecraft on the Bible’s call to not only discuss politics, but to call rulers and governments to covenantal faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a marked resemblance between our time and that of Elijah and Elisha. Theirs was a time of judgment; ours is as well. But there is a deeper resemblance. Their day was an age of syncretism, of radical compromise between the worship of the Lord and Baal worship. The two had been blended together to make one religion, so that a refusal to see the necessity for uncompromising religion marked Israel.
Israel rarely denied the Lord or professed open apostasy. Rather, it pursued a course of religious syncretism, using the name of the Lord but absorbing with their religion whatever faith was expedient for them. Thus, they were not open pagans, but pagans who practiced their unbelief under cover of the Lord’s name.
Syncretism is again our problem. Numerous forces, powers, and persons are accorded sovereignty over man. Today, Baal-worship is again prevalent in the name of the Lord. Humanistic statism is easily and readily submitted to by churchmen: children are placed in humanistic state schools, given into the hands of enemies of God, and people are only indignant if you condemn this practice. The major concern of most church members is not the Lord’s battles, nor the urgency to make a stand against compromise, but, “How can I best enjoy life?”
The similarity does not end there. Elijah and Elisha’s day was one of prosperity, a false prosperity that was largely the product of inflation. Our age, too, has been marked by an inflationary prosperity, and the loosening of moral and religious standards is one result. People want things, not qualities or virtues. This mindset demands more material wealth for men and diminishes the need for moral and educational performance and excellence. It is now a virtue to tolerate evil and to be intolerant of any material lack of man.
In Chariots of Prophetic Fire, R. J. Rushdoony challenges the Church of our day to resist compromise and the temptation of expediency, and realize that the power today does not lie in politics or governments but in God’s men of faith.