In The 5000 Year Leap, Cleon Skousen writes that most Americans in the early years of our Republic truly regarded the Constitution as a miracle, declaring that the formation and adoption of our new system of federal government represented a political achievement unprecedented in human history. The Founders believed the Constitution was destined to bless all mankind, and that it was incumbent on their successors to preserve and defend our national charter:
"If we and our posterity...live always in the fear of God and shall respect His Commandments...we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country.... But if we...neglect religious instruction and authority; violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." (Daniel Webster, Address to the New York Historical Society, 1852)
Skousen details the 28 great ideas utilized by the Founders in the formulation of our Republic. While some were derived from the Romans and others from the Anglo-Saxons, the greatest and most important foundations are Biblical. There are two foundations of supreme importance.
First, the transcendent Triune Creator God is uncreated, eternally existing; unchanging Reality Who spoke creation into existence ex nihilo. All that He created is His created reality:
"…[T]he foundation of all reality is the existence of the Creator, who is the designer of all things in nature and the promulgator of all the laws which govern nature." (A Miracle that Changed the World: The 5000 Year Leap, Principles of Freedom, p. 101)
Second, the unique Biblical view of mankind is absolutely vital, for it's precisely from this – the most radical view of man ever known in human history – that our personhood, liberties, and rights derive.
Life is only with the living God of Revelation, the God Who spoke, the Way, Truth, and Life; Creator and upholder of the life and personhood (soul/spirit) of men. But if He does not exist, it logically follows that there is no ultimate source for life, conscious being, transcendent truth, moral law, meaning and purpose; or for the sanctity of human life, worth, dignity, individual liberty, and personal property. Without God the Father Almighty. unalienable (God-given) human rights are as meaningless as America's founding documents have become in our Godless, God-hating, paganized society.
Revolution From Hell
The Triune God of Revelation "is the leftists' chief rival" (Peter Hitchens, The Rage against God”).
From the close of the Medieval Age on through to our own time, revolutionary Globalists, the W. European and American ruling classes, and corrupt priests have been waging war against the God of Revelation and His faithful church:
"The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed." (Karl Marx, Marx and Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 59).
"In its essence, the Revolution is a single great historical fact: the invasion of the human mind by the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty of man, thus making him the source and centre of all truth, by substituting human reason and human will for divine revelation and divine law. The Revolution is the history of the irreligious philosophy of the past century; it is, in its origin and outworking, the doctrine that – given free reign – destroys church and state, society and family, produces disorder without ever establishing liberty or restoring moral order, and, in religion, inevitably leads its conscientious followers into atheism and despair.…” (Guillaume Groen Van Prinsterer, Christian Political Action in an Age of Revolution)
Revolution – a strange fire from the pits of hell – burns in the hearts of revolutionary god-men and their corrupt theological allies at work throughout the fallen, darkened church.
Under their guiding hands, the world as the creation ex nihilo of the sovereign Triune God of Revelation first gave way to the world as an evolving aspect of sovereign man's experience. More recently it has given way to an Eastern-oriented mystical pantheist illusion created by the will of the ‘word’ of the god-man who at the same time no longer regards himself as the image bearer of God but as a fragmented being,
"ruled by ancient urges and lusts which control him and reduce his reason to a façade for rampant irrationalism. Not surprisingly, T.S. Eliot saw modern man in a waste land of his own making." (The Word of Flux, Rousas John Rushdoony, p. 54)
The main reason for this unrelenting attack upon the Creator God Who spoke (John 1) is mankind's sinful fallen condition. Revolutionaries desire both suppression of the knowledge of their own sin as well as desire to be their own gods (Gen. 3:5) in order " to replace God's Word with man's word." (p. 51)
In order to be his own god and replace God’s Word with his own word, revolutionary god-man has established his own evolutionary origin account (anti-creation account), deterministic religion of nature, philosophy, ideology, politics, and (broken) law to control the whole of artificial reality by his fiat word exercised through the instrument of science. By inventing an artificial reality under his control he excludes the sovereignty of God and the authority,
"of His Word, because man cannot allow such a God to exist in his world and to speak with authority to man." (p. 53)
Though corrupt priests may concede a god is possible within their own version of artificial reality, it is only as an evolved deity, a First Cause of the Big Bang and life. In this way they maintain the illusion of revolutionary god-man’s sovereignty. But in fundamentally changing Genesis—the Book of Beginnings – they change every Book, even the Book of Revelation:
“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and the holy city, which are described in this book.” Revelation 22: 18-19
Philosophically, the god-man’s artificial reality and its evolutionary origin account is a species of nihilism (meaninglessness) and sub humanism.
Sub humanism, because if life emerged out of matter and man has supposedly evolved from lesser to greater biological organisms, then man is a subhuman being, a soulless genetic mixture of seaweeds, bugs, fish, dogs, and apes. He is less than nothing.
Nihilism, because the same evolutionary change process is in continuous play in the areas of truth, morals, the one human race, the two created sexes, biblical infallibility, and law. Therefore, all that can be known at present – and forever – is that there is no absolute or fixed certainty in any of those areas allowing man to re-invent himself within an ever-evolving menu of fluid genders and multiple evolved races.
Acts 17: 18-19
“Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.” Acts 17:18
The god-man’s deterministic nature religion elevates matter and evolutionary energy to 'creator’ and is a mixture of revamped and revised Epicurean, Stoic, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Hindu nature religions, making it idolatrous worship of nature (Romans 1:25).
The Stoics and Epicureans were the two most prominent schools of nature philosophy, nature science and nature religion of that time. Theirs was a humanist, animist, monist, evolutionary, and occult scientific worldview predicated upon a one-dimensional universe of animated (evolving) physical matter or divine psychic energy (spiritualized matter). They were the physicists of their age. (1)
Stoic and Epicurean sages received their ideas from ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Hindus, whose one-dimensional, evolutionary nature systems extended back centuries before Greek and Roman civilization to ancient Sumeria and the Babylonian Enuma Elish. The Enuma Elish is the original evolutionary origin account, the source and model for all ancient and modern evolutionary origin accounts, Mysteries, nature religions, and
evolutionary philosophy. Though it was found in Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrians, evidence indicates that it dates back to the Sumerians. It begins with an evolutionary account of beginnings. Thorkild Jacobsen comments:
"Enuma Elish assumes that all things have evolved out of watery chaos...Then, in the midst of this watery chaos, two gods come into existence..." (The Long War Against God, Dr. Henry Morris, pp. 243-244)
The Greatest Commandment
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22: 36-40
If love of truth and love for neighbor (other human souls) animated the cold, shriveled hearts of powerful, influential revolutionary god-men and corrupt priests, they would repent of their infernal project for it has brought disaster upon great numbers of human souls who have run after them. But as love for brother has no place in their hard-hearts they choose instead to work around the clock to ensure that since they have chosen hell then all people must end up there, thus their relentless intellectual assault. Peter Hitchens comments,
"The current intellectual assault on God in Europe and North America is in fact a specific attack on Christianity – the faith that stubbornly persists in the morality, laws, and government of the major Western countries." (The Rage Against God, p. 134)
From the end of the Medieval Age up to our own age, lies of omission and commission, deceptions, propaganda, and other false narratives continuously spun by web-weaving revolutionary god-men and corrupt priests doing the work of Satan is now a vast, intricately interconnected web of deceit – the artificial reality – in which Westerners and people around the world are entangled and lost. This vast web is the oppressive demonic darkness overshadowing the West and America. And it is in this context that the fire-breathing hatred and blood-seeking vengeance furiously pouring out upon President Trump, VP Pence, AG Barr, and the men and women of good will who serve and protect the President, together with all of the President’s supporters, especially faithful Christians, can be understood.
Regeneration and Reformation Against The Spirit of Revolution
“As surely as the priesthood was taken away from Eli’s house and its corrupt ministry was set aside and destroyed, so will the corrupt, idolatrous and faithless ministers of today’s churches be set aside, and those denominations and movements who treat the sacred as profane and blaspheme the name of a Holy God by their abominations and rejection of God’s Word, be overthrown. When corruption is manifest in the sanctuary, look out, for judgment begins at the house of God (1 Pt. 4:17)…. The challenge in our time remains the same…Regeneration and reformation, over against the spirit of revolution against God and his Word. This battle can only be won when Christ’s faithful prophets and priests hear the Word of God and declare the whole counsel of God to the culture without fear or compromise. A corrupt priesthood that strengthens the hands of evildoers will find itself, as the prophet Jeremiah declared, in slippery paths of gloom, “for what is straw compared to grain?” Jer. 23:28” (Cultural Prophets vs. Corrupt Priests, Joe Boot, Ezra Institute, Feb 1, 2019)
Throughout the West and America, said Joe Boot, we need modern faithful Samuels – cultural prophets and priests ready to serve and possessed of the uncompromising courage to speak the truth, no matter how unpopular, hated, and bitter tasting. When these new prophets and priests obediently say, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening” their words will not return to them void (1 Sam. 3:19-21) for God’s Word never falls to the ground when working through obedient, faithful lovers of His truth and light. Thus they will be able to throw down the demonic artificial reality constructed on a vast network of lies and make straight all crooked ways. Western civilization’s decayed and dying, paganized societies desperately need new Samuels if there is to be regeneration and reformation.
Linda writes on worldview and similar subjects.
1. Acts 17:18-19—The Modern Pagan and Pantheist Antithesis of the Word of God, L. Kimball© Linda Kimball
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