A Letter to my Kids…How to Achieve Heaven on Earth

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A properly lived marriage will give you a taste of heaven on earth.

Your mom and I have been married for 37 years.

You’ve witnessed our relationship.
What do you think?
I would hope you want to have a relationship/marriage as we have enjoyed.
It wasn’t just all luck; although there may have been some Divine Intervention. :)

There are a lot of things parents hope and pray for their children to achieve.

Number One is that you make it to heaven to live eternally with Christ.
That takes care of your eternal life.

As your father and head of the family, (which is a Biblical Principle in and of itself) that has been my number one responsibility.

Everything else runs a distant second, but I want to tell you what it takes to
live a life that might seem like “heaven-on-earth”.
That requires you to follow the Bible and its Principles.

It isn’t difficult; in fact, that is the great thing about the Bible
– it was made for even the simple to understand.
(see Psalm 19:7; Psalm 119:130)

As with most things in this life, there is Good—then there is Better—and
then there is Best.

The Best is what I want for you.

Just like “It is better to have no friends than the wrong friends”;
It is better to have no spouse than the wrong spouse.

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.   ~ Proverbs 12:26 (NIV)

1 Corinthians 7, Paul talks about marriage and being single.
Too many rush into a relationship.  Have faith; God will provide.

Genesis 2:18-24…God very clearly desired that man and woman should be together.

Having been raised in a Christian home by Christian parents, I pray that you either are now or will VERY soon, become a Christian.

The very first and foremost thing for a marriage to be the Best is that you marry another Christian.

 “Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark? Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? Do trust and mistrust hold hands? Who would think of setting up pagan idols in God’s holy Temple? But that is exactly what we are, each of us a temple in whom God lives…
…God himself put it this way “Don’t link up with those who will pollute you…”
2 Corinthians 6:14 (The Message (MSG))

This is a Principle that works in all relationships.

Know the difference between Lust and Love.

“Lust is the desire to get something from someone else; Love is the desire to make life as desirable as possible for someone else.”

–          Practice Love the verb.

–          Do more than is expected

This is the Principle of Servitude Heart.

Be the kind of person you want in a spouse (friend).
Principle:  You Reap What You Sow.

“If you want to marry a Queen, you have to be a King.”    AND
If you want to marry a King, you have to be a Queen.”

You cannot expect to “Get” if you don’t “Give”.

There are many in today’s world who will scoff at these instructions.
It doesn’t matter – this is what will give you “Heaven on Earth.”

As with everything else I’ve shared with you, the choice is yours.
Here is what Proverbs has to say about finding and keeping the ‘Perfect’ wife;
My son, this is what you are looking for. My daughter, this is what you have to be.

Proverbs 31:10-31 

The Good Wife

10 It is hard to find an excellent wife.
    She is worth more than rubies.
11 Her husband trusts her completely.
    With her, he has everything he needs.
12 She does him good and not harm
    for as long as she lives.
13 She looks for wool and linen.
    She likes to work with her hands.
14 She is like a trader’s ship.
    She goes far to get food.
15 She gets up while it is still dark.
    She prepares food for her family.
    She also feeds her servant girls.
16 She looks at a field and buys it.
    With money she has earned, she plants a vineyard.
17 She does her work with energy.
    Her arms are strong.
18 She makes sure that what she makes is good.
    She works by her lamp late into the night.
19 She makes thread with her hands
    and weaves her own cloth.
20 She welcomes the poor.
    She helps the needy.
21 She does not worry about her family when it snows.
    They all have fine clothes to keep them warm.
22 She makes coverings for her bed.
    Her clothes are made of linen and other expensive material.
23 Her husband is recognized at the city meetings.
    He makes decisions as one of the leaders of the land.
24 She makes linen clothes and sells them.
    She provides belts to the merchants.
25 She is strong and is respected by the people.
    She looks forward to the future with joy.
26 She speaks wise words.
    And she teaches others to be kind.
27 She watches over her family.
    And she is always busy.
28 Her children bless her.
    Her husband also praises her.
29 He says, “There are many excellent wives,
    but you are better than all of them.”
30 Charm can fool you, and beauty can trick you.
    But a woman who respects the Lord should be praised.
31 Give her the reward she has earned.
    She should be openly praised for what she has done.

 

The Great Commission and the Cultural Commission are Inseparable

Biblical worldviewIn a world already flooded with erroneous ideas, lies, and omissions, just telling people the truth isn’t enough. The world doesn’t just need to hear the truth, it needs to learn how to think with the truth. It needs to learn how to think accurately, and that means thinking Biblically.

Without the order of a Biblical Worldview, all you get is chaos.

To be an accurate thinker doesn’t require you to be a genius; you just have to be willing to be honest with yourself about the current reality and ask yourself challenging & interesting questions and be willing to struggle through the answers.

Today, those of us fighting this war on our culture and liberties tend to get discouraged because we are mistakenly placing too much hope just in short-term fixes.

Too many of us Christians mistakenly think that change will only come when we acquire some level of control – political or cultural.  We think in terms of all or nothing.

God has called some of us to high places, but He has called all of us to be faithful right where we are, in our own circle of influence.  We each have “our own personal mission field” and for the majority, that “field” is right in our own backyard.

Lies dominate our culture, but even though they do, TRUTH still exists. We as Christians are duty-bound to resist evil and speak only the truth.

We were given two great Biblical mandates and they are inseparable.

The Great Commission is the only one most Christians think about.

This is the command of Jesus to his followers to go into the world and make disciples of all nations and teach them to obey “everything I have told you”.  Matthew 28:18-20

The Great Commission involves three steps – evangelism, baptism, AND education.

 For the past 100+ years, many conservative Christians have shunned the idea of reforming culture and have instead focused solely on the Great Commission.

But is this implicit denial of a Christian/Biblical Worldview the reason we have lost our influence in the world?  Salvation doesn’t consist simply of freedom from sin; it also means being restored to the task we were originally given in the beginning – creating a culture that honors and worships the Creator.

The Cultural Commission: Genesis:  v 1:26 & v 1:28

For five days, God created the world/universe we live in, then on the sixth day, He created man in His image and gave him/(us) dominion over creation by ordering us to carry on where He leaves off: We are to reflect His image and to have dominion. [Genesis 1:26]. The development of His creation will be our responsibility and it will be to “fill the earth” through procreation and “subdue it.” From that moment on the development of creation will be primarily social and cultural: To fill and subdue the earth. (v 1:28)

Politics, the law, and art [all forms of media] are all part of the Cultural Commission.

The lesson we need to learn is that true Christians are saved not only from something [sin] but also to something [Christ’s lordship over all of life].

Only the Redeemed are filled with the Holy Spirit and can genuinely know and fulfill God’s plan.

Once redeemed, we are meant to move forward to Restoration, which includes both private and public virtue; personal and family life; education and community; work, politics, and law; science and medicine; literature, art, and music. We are called to bring ALL things under Christ’s lordship, in the home, school, the workplace, business, movie screen, theater, concert stage, school board, town, city and county council, and the legislative chamber.

Culture is a decidedly human phenomenon, arising out of our creation by God in His image and likeness. It is an essentially relational activity. We either build or we tear down, there is no middle ground.

“In every action we take, we are either helping to create hell on earth or helping to bring a foretaste of heaven. We are either contributing to the brokenness of the world or participating with God in transforming the world to reflect His righteousness. ” – How Now Shall We Live by Chuck Colson

 So, every time you nod your head to a lie, you are helping to create hell on earth.

 Our calling is not only to order our lives by divine principles but also to engage the world. We are to fulfill both the Great Commission and the Cultural Commission. 

 

If you still don’t see the evilness surrounding us….

If you still don’t see the evilness surrounding us and everything that has happened since November 2020, then you just never read to understand anything of significance in your life.

It’s my defiance and the defiance of those like me that are protecting your freedoms and liberties and it is the submissive obedience of others that is endangering mine as well as your own.

If we don’t fight like we are the 3rd monkey trying to get onto Noah’s Ark while we still can, we can have no expectation we’ll fight when we no longer can.

How can we fight?  Stop supporting the lie. Stop supporting those telling the lies. Mass disobedience is our most powerful weapon right now.

  • Support businesses that refuse to comply with mandates and reduce/cut all spending with businesses that do.
  • Refuse to comply with employers who try to enforce any kind of mandate and force them to fire you so they feel the pain of losses.
  • Remove your children from any education system that is implementing any type of mandates and/or work with other families to create homeschooling /unschooling co-ops.

If you do not have the courage to fight for freedom without chaos, but rather want personal peace and safety, then stand down and out of the way. Wear your three masks; cower with fear and indignation, but do it to the side, not in the path to freedom. The politicians, our institutes of medicine, religion and education, big business/big tech, and the bureaucrats are breaking constitutional law every day, either out of ignorance or satanic malice.

We the People have the Constitution on our side. Learn your rights. We must use the Constitution to resist as “civil disobedients”.

When we can show the world that America’s Constitutional Republic principles beat back Satan’s minions, maybe then we will be one step closer to the true awakening we want and need.

“In every action we take, we are doing one of two things: we are either helping to create a Hell on earth or helping to bring down a foretaste of heaven. We are either contributing to the broken condition of the world or participating with God in transforming the world to reflect his righteousness. We are either advancing the rule of Satan or establishing the reign of God.  – How Now Shall We Live by Chuck Colson

So, every time you nod your head to a lie, you are helping to create hell on earth.

If we are choosing between being divided by truth or united by lies, ALWAYS choose division by truth – otherwise, evilness wins.

Humanity is seen by three different worldviews

WorldviewHumanity is seen by three different worldviews: 

Some see man as inherently good, and problems are simply caused by a lack of man-made solutions – Lack of money or lack of education. This is the doctrine of the progressivism liberal of the Democratic Party.

“The modern left-wing progressive believes man is born morally good and only turns evil because of their environment and/or circumstances.”

Some see man as inherently evil and of little intrinsic value, thus they need to be controlled by any means possible. Need to be controlled by dictators or tyrants. [ironically, the controllers are equally evil]. This is the doctrine of countries like China, Russia, N Korea, Venezuela – communist, socialist, Marxist, and the progressive leftist in America. Might is right.

Then there is the Christian [Biblical] Conservative worldview; man was created good, in the image of God, but then sin infected the human race. Thus humans have great capability for evil, but Jesus entered the world to take sin upon himself for His chosen ones: those who repent and the Holy Spirit empowers to live in righteousness. In other words, man is born morally corrupt, and only by seeking God can we have any hope of achieving moral goodness.

“No issue has a greater influence on determining your social or political views than whether you view human nature as basically good or not. If you believe people are born good, you will attribute evil to forces outside the individual.” – Dennis Prager

When your worldview is wrong, EVERY decision you make is wrong.

This is why liberal politicians and their adherents believe in gun control, welfare, free housing, open borders [which is a Marxist/socialists philosophy that opposes private property], and that Islamists destroy themselves and others because of external issues such as poverty or more ludicrously, lack of kindness shown them.

This is why having a Biblical Worldview is so critical.
If you do not recognize evil, judge it, or confront it, you will be incapable of fighting it.

Our Founding Fathers knew and understood evil. That is why they left the “Old world.”
While they may not all have been Christians, they were all theists, they believed in one God, the Creator, and His Principles and patterns He set down in the Bible for Effective living.
This is why they created the Bill of Rights that specifically limited government and gave all rights to its citizens, including the right to absolve government if and when it became evil in and of itself.

The failure to understand the capacity of evil, especially within government was demonstrated by two of the most liberal anti-Christian presidents – Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Both have suggested that the government, instead of the citizens, should have the ‘Rights’.

The Bill of Rights was designed to restrain the government.

This is why progressive Marxism as we now see in the Democratic party is ill-suited for leadership of a free country. It is dangerous, violent, and tyrannical by nature.

We have to make a choice between Freedom without Chaos, which is what a Biblical Worldview will give you, OR Peace and Safety, which is what the creed of ancient Rome was just before it imploded and collapsed.

Without a Biblical Worldview, all you get is chaos.

Follow the herd to certain death OR learn to think critically and LIVE

Better to walk alone then with a crowd going the wrong wayA Biblical Worldview [BWV] demands that we think more about tomorrow than about today and that we exercise our ability to think critically by observing and recognizing patterns of reality – and then connecting the dots.

If you want to alleviate confusion, provide answers and solutions that always point you to the true north, have discernment, and provide a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your loved ones, you can only always do this by cultivating a Biblical Worldview.

Long-term critical thinking is a foundational principle of true historical Christians, especially for the Born-again’s who also have a Biblical Worldview.[less than 6% of American adults fall into this category]

In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus speaks to the principle of the Narrow Vs Broad Way.

This parable teaches those of us who can think critically that the majority of humanity choose the path of the herd which is almost always the wrong path. In fact, if this parable teaches you anything it is that if the mob is going one way, the truth is likely in the other direction.

Never has this become more apparent than in the last 16-20 months.

Never has the wheat and chafe been more apparent.

What has also become more apparent is just how corrupt our institutions have become.

Most, even the most brain-dead have long known this to be true of our federalized agencies, political parties, mass media, and academia [from K through university].

But now we, who are awake, also see that our medical institutions and our churches, institutions many of us trusted as our last bastions of hope, are just as corrupt.

Now is truly the time to Surround yourself with people who share your worldview and values and avoid people who do not. Your world is made up of people on your side, those who are neutral, and those not on your side.

It’s time to start separating ourselves and creating our own communities of churches who teach and follow a truly biblical worldview, businesses to give our money to and to work for, all fields of medical people [doctors, dentists, nurses, etc] including pharmacies, and alternative education sources for our children.

The institutional versions of these are corrupt beyond repair.

By forming these communities, we also give those in these corrupt institutions that still have integrity a marketplace for their skills.

Those of us NOT following the herd, are certain, almost beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the next few years have the potential to see the horrific loss of life from the herd.

Think of the implications this is going to have not just on our mass psyche, but also what happens when 10% to maybe 30% of those injected begin to die or become so debilitated that they can no longer function.

Those of us who have been defying the insanity are being marginalized, threatened, coerced, or bribed to join the herd “for the greater good.”

There are two worldview characteristics at play here, those of us who are fighting for Freedom without Chaos and those who are following the reckless creed of ancient Rome, just before its implosion – Personal Peace and Safety.

My defiance and of those like me is the only thing protecting your liberties, while your submissive obedience is endangering mine as well as your own.

Not being able to think critically has real-world consequences on society.

Here are three recent articles to demonstrate the insanity of following the herd: [There are thousands worldwide giving the same account].

How a Respected Pediatrician Lost His Medical License — Because He Supported Informed Consent

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/state-medical-board-shut-down-dr-paul-thomas-pediatrician/

Summary:

  • He co-published a study showing that compared with his vaccinated patients, those patients who received no vaccines have a significantly lower incidence of diagnoses and office visits for a broad range of chronic health conditions — including asthmaallergies, eczema, dermatitis, hives, anemia, eye disorders, ear infections, respiratory infections, other infections, breathing issues, behavioral issues, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • “We started seeing that our less-vaccinated or unvaccinated children seemed to be healthier,” he said. “I mean, it was palpable — you could just tell.”
  • “We shouldn’t be looking at how well somebody can follow a protocol,” Thomas said. “Monkeys can do that. We should be looking at actual health outcomes, which is what our study did.”

 

The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America by Dennis Prager

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2021/06/08/the-single-best-thing-americans-can-do-to-retake-america-n2590628

Summary:

  • Take your children out of the public education institution.

 

North Korean Defector After Attending Ivy League School: Even North Korea Was ‘Not This Nuts’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/north-korean-defector-after-attending-ivy-league-school-even-north-korea-was-not-this-nuts?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR3fRmsBuJBrezwqG8cWbmTQciFHefTFvOxybb_dPYiSzWdSO-DjdX-jHMg

Summary:

  • “In North Korea, I literally believed that my Dear Leader [Kim Jong-un] was starving,” she said. “He’s the fattest guy – how can anyone believe that? And then somebody showed me a photo and said ‘Look at him, he’s the fattest guy. Other people are all thin.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, why did I not notice that he was fat?’ Because I never learned how to think critically.”
  • “That is what is happening in America,” she added. “People see things but they’ve just completely lost the ability to think critically.”

 

The Feminization of Man

Courage

I cannot speak to what is happening in Europe and Scandinavia, but I don’t doubt the subject of this interview because I see the same thing here in America.

I am involved in several causes that are intended to battle the corrupt and inaccurate worldview of the progressive leftists and the ones doing most of the heavy lifting are women.

It is because the male species in America, and it seems the world over, have lost their courage [I come from an era that calls it “their balls”]

One of the great gifts you can give yourself is courage.

Sometimes it takes courage to remain silent but more times than not it takes more courage to speak out when you know that what you are going to say is unpopular.

Finding men and women who are good is easy; finding good people who also have courage is unfortunately rare.

Courage is the unwillingness to put up with and support lies and the liars who tell the lies.

Truth is the one thing courageous people are willing to defend ALWAYS

Find Your Voice:

Have the courage to stand up to lies and speak truth.

Find the courage to share your thoughts not because you think it will change the minds of people who think differently than you but to show people who already think like you that they’re not alone and maybe inspire others to find theirs.

What are you willing to defend?

You either love truth or love lies – which are you?

Progressive leftism needs to constantly foment, hate, fear, resentment, oppression, class/group inequality, and ingratitude.

The left needs you to be ungrateful.

Without the order of a Biblical Worldview, you get chaos.

In a remarkable interview Danish journalist Iben Thranholm said this about the disappearance of Western manhood: Dear European Men: You Are Pathetic Pussies.  This is a Danish woman’s conclusion.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/05/paul-craig-roberts/the-feminization-of-western-men/

Thranholm says that Western men have been feminized and Western women defeminized. She says feminists have destroyed men, who are now raised to be women. Consequently, there is no one to protect white women from the sexually aggressive immigrant-invaders brought into all European countries by the anti-white European Union, an enemy of national sovereignty that wants the destruction of European ethnic nationalities. 

Iben Thranholm says Western men have been deprived of strength and confidence by feminism.  All over Europe, white women of European ethnicity, French, German, Danish, Swedish are raped openly in public by the privileged people of color welcomed in by scum like Merkel, the corrupt French governments, the bought-and-paid-for Italians, the dumbshit British, and the white men just look away and walk on by. Not only has feminism deprived men of any sense of obligation to their women, they are scared to death of being arrested for offending a person of color by interfering with his rape of a white woman.  Indeed, in Scandanavia women are not only afraid to leave their homes, they are afraid to report their rape, because the police might charge them with a hate crime for claiming rape by a protected person of color. In Sweden the protection of Swedish women is so nonexistent that it is becoming a right for a person of color to rape a Swedish woman. 

IT IS BETTER TO BE DIVIDED BY TRUTH THAN UNITED BY LIES!!

 

Creator Vs Problem Solver

As long as you see yourself as a problem solver, you’ll only look for problems.

As long as others see you as problem solvers, they’ll only bring you problems.

Surround yourself with people who support you, support what you are doing, and root for your success.  Avoid people who do not support you, do not understand you, do not like you, do not wish you well, and would like nothing better than to watch you fall on your ass.  Your world is made up of people who are on your side,  those who are neutral, and those who are not on your side.   – Robert Fritz

Problems are a fact of life. The difference between how the 8% and the rest approach a problem is different.

The most successful are “Solution” minded.  They look to “Create” rather than “Eliminate”.

Their worldview is different. They are holistic thinkers (Divergents?).  They think strategically – as a master chess player.

They always think “Forward” – Begin with the End in Mind.

Problem solver thinkers are always oriented toward the past.

At the very heart of “Solution Creators” is – Seek First to Understand.

Humankind’s greatest achievements have come from the greatest thinkers – the 8%, questioning the accepted assumptions at the time.

Copernicus refusing to accept the sun revolves around the earth.

Founding Fathers refusing to accept that any kind of monarchy was the best form of government.

Henry Ford refusing to accept the notion that goods could not be produced in mass quantities (also the V8 story).

Ed Land and the Polaroid camera.

Every problem is Unique:

  •  The people are always different – Culture and values
  • The PURPOSEs to be accomplished are different
  • The technology appropriate to the solutions is likely different.

Solutions need to be tailored to the wants, needs, feelings, and emotions of the people involved in the solutions and implementation.

We are created in the image of God.

God is a creator not a problem solver.

Our nature then is to be a creator.

 

Action plan to Live Not by Lies

Faces of CourageLive Not by Lies and stop supporting those who tell the lies. It is better to be divided by TRUTH than united by lies!

What actions can conservatives and especially conservative, Born Again Christians implement to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community?

We have to get back to living, working, and moving forward. WE HAVE TO OPEN UP THE ECONOMY OURSELVES, regardless of mandates, orders, or regulations from governments—federal, state, or local.

Protests? Ya, probably. But more than that, we simply go back to work.

Our government is based on the consent of the governed. WE decide. We aren’t the property of the State. We aren’t products shaped by the State. We weren’t born to be medical guinea pigs all our lives.

We need to stop submitting to restrictions and stop hiding quietly in our homes while our community and businesses are destroyed.

Organizing and maintaining this is going to require some risk in order to encourage others to join.

For example, if we want business owners to refuse to enforce lockdown rules then when a business owner makes a courageous decision and faces off with health or law enforcement officials, we need to be there to back them up. This means we do it respectfully but with full Constitutional knowledge as part of our armor. This is called “Creating-a-Wall-of-Worry”

The following is an excerpt from: Its time for conservatives and especially Christian Conservatives to unite against the globalist Reset https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/brandon-smith/the-new-confederacy-yes-its-time-for-conservatives-to-unite-against-the-globalist-reset/    

“Many police and sheriffs are not onboard with the enforcement of illegal mandates, but those that are, need to understand that there are potential consequences for doing so. The wall of worry is a deterrent, and the larger the group of people involved the better. Police are not going to risk escalation of a fight over lockdown mandates if they realize that fight could go badly for them. And, if people in their own departments are against the lockdowns, the consequences double if they seek to enforce them. They should be the ones worried, not us.

Health Department officials are even less likely to push the issue in the face of opposition.

By extension, if your local sheriff’s department or police department is standing against the unconstitutional mandates and the state or federal government threatens them with repercussions, YOU must be there to offer help and support. They are taking a risk for you, so you must be willing to take a risk for them.

I am also hearing considerable chatter that many medical professionals including doctors and nurses are going to REFUSE to take the poorly tested and questionable Covid vaccine for fear of damaging side effects. And why should they? Why take a vaccine for a virus that only threatens less than 0.3% of the public outside of nursing homes?

Medical professionals are under immense pressure to take the vaccine or lose their license to practice. Conservatives MUST defend them if they rebel against mandatory vaccination.

This means helping them to set up their own clinics outside of the controlled system where they can continue to aid people and still make a living. This means networking liberty-minded patients that need treatments for various ailments to doctors and nurses that will not demand they show a medical passport and will not report them to the government. This means protecting doctors and nurses from retribution should government officials try to punish or arrest them.

Communities will need to build their own localized economies, using barter and trade and maybe even creating a local currency scrip (hopefully backed by some kind of commodity). They are going to have to insulate themselves from the lockdowns economically in order to defy the lockdowns in a practical way. Otherwise, anyone that does not conform to medical passports and contact tracing will be denied access to the establishment-controlled economy and die of poverty. We have to create alternatives. We have to offer people a choice outside of tyranny, otherwise many will go along with the tyranny.

Finally, conservative communities are going to have to provide for their own security. Regardless of how the election situation actually ends, and even if Trump stays in the White House and refuses to concede, martial law is an unacceptable scenario. Conservatives don’t need it anyway. We should be establishing localized security (otherwise known as militias) composed of any able-bodied person in the community that wants to join. These militias would have to form as unofficial organizations, as it is unlikely that state politicians will sanction them.”

 

Specific Actions We Can All Take Now:

  • Educate yourself on the true nature of progressivism in our three major institutions of influence:
    • The media – news, entertainment, literature, and art
    • The education system
    • The Church
  • Live Not by Lies: Refuse to support lies and the liars that tell them.
    • DO NOT support any form of social justice – BLM, Critical Race Theory, LGBTQ, Feminism,….
    • Do not support any entity [social media, business, association, church, etc] that supports the lies with your money, engagement, or otherwise.
  • Have alternative ways of mass communicating with like-minded people (share email addresses and text numbers at the very least.)
  • Create small groups to support each other – spiritually, emotionally, financially, physically, and mentally. Help those whose jobs are being threatened to find another job, or maybe the church could hire them in a business they created for just this purpose or maybe even help them create their own BIZ.
    • Play “Spot the Lie” within these small groups and with your kids. When watching a movie, reading a book, seeing a fake news piece, or maybe even discussing the latest sermon, ask and then discuss “What’s wrong with that message.” This is part of the Biblical Worldview (BWV) study. Then just as critically Discuss the Truth.
    • Share ideas and talk about better ways to fight back while staying within the confines of a Biblical Worldview
    • Each member should be encouraged to join or form at least one other small group – it’s called creating circles-within-circles. Periodically several of these groups could get together at one time to get to know each other and share thoughts and ideas.
    • If you belong to a church that still has some sense of courage and integrity, work with them to create this community through small groups. Churches should be our last safe space and good true Christian churches need to stop supporting the lies. This means not only creating that community but helping to employ those who lose their jobs or maybe even helping people start their own businesses. The day is upon us where Christians, real, true Christians, will lose their status, lose their jobs, will be marginalized, and maybe even imprisoned or killed. All for drawing that line in the sand and refusing to support the lies.
    • Teach a Biblical Worldview [BWV]. A BWV teaches us a way of life that brings us clarity in chaos, peace in problems, and boldness in bad times. A BWV is a way of dealing with reality so that we See, Judge, and Act like Jesus because we think like Jesus.

How can we identify the line in the sand where we need to actively resist the government? – Frank Turek

    • One: If they compel you to sin – ex. If they force you to have an abortion – Frank Turek
    • Two: If they prevent you from doing something God has told you to do – ex. Worshiping God. – Frank Turek
    • Three: Simply because a law exists, is not in and of itself, a reason to obey it. When the moment comes, we will not be the first to disobey unjust and ungodly laws.
      Many have gone before us:
      • The Egyptian midwives [Exodus 1:17, 21]
      • Rahab [Joshua 2]
      • Obadiah hiding Gods prophets [1 Kings 18]
      • Shadrach, Meshach, and abednego [Daniel 3:13-27]
      • Daniel [Daniel 6:13]
      • Esther [Esther 4:16]
      • The Magi [Matthew 2:8, 12]
      • Peter and John [Acts 4:19-20, 5:29]
      • Moses leading the Jews from Egyptian captivity [Exodus 14]
      • For printing the Bible, William Tyndale was choked to death in 1536 and his body was burned on the spot.  Two years later the same king who ordered his death, recanted and started having the Bible printed in 1538
      • Another classic example of civil disobedience is Sir Thomas more who defied King Henry VIII as a matter of principled conscience and paid for it with his life 1535.
      • Martin Luther King Jr is a modern-day example. Read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
      • Or read Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s  “Live Not by Lies” essay.

 

Choose Courage

Faces of CourageOne of the great gifts you can give yourself is Courage.

The Greek word parresia (παρρησία) is used 31 times in the New Testament. It means boldness, confidence, courage, and fearlessness.  All words found in the Bible that relate to the concept of parresia.

Jesus spoke with parresia like no one ever had. He spoke with courage because He only spoke Truth.

His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking PLAINLY (παρρησία) and not using figurative speech!” (John 16:29 ESV)

Jesus answered him, “I have spoken OPENLY (παρρησία) to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. (John 18:20 ESV).

Because Jesus spoke with parresia, He inspired others to find their own Voice and speak in courage as well.

Now when they saw the BOLDNESS (παρρησία) of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 ESV)

Parresia (παρρησία) is the truth spoken without shame. Unfortunately, parresia is in low supply, not just amongst our culture but sadly, in our church as well.  The American church no longer influences our culture. Rather sadly, too many of our churches are influenced instead by the political correctness of progressive Marxism.

Parresia (παρρησία) is what the church needs to effectively preach the gospel and once again place its influence on our culture.

How important is Truth?

Scripture tells us to “put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11, ESV). Paul tells us (in Ephesians 6:14) that truth is the very first thing we should put on. When Paul mentions truth, he is clearly talking about the truth of Scripture (e.g., Ephesians 1:13; 4:25; etc.)

What truth is:

  1. Truth is universal. It is true for all people, all places, all times, all cultures
  2. Truth is absolute. It is not relative.
  3. Truth is timeless. It is true yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  4. Truth is objective. It is not based on feelings or opinions. Truth is discovered, we don’t make it up or create it.
  5. Truth corresponds with reality, to the way things really are. Truth is ‘telling it like it is’.
  6. Truth is based on God. Only God provides an unchanging, universal reality upon which truth is based.
  7. Truth is knowable, unarguable, and self-evident. God has made us and the world in such a way that truth can be known.

Here is the great evangelical disaster – the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this – namely accommodation: the evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age.” – Francis Schaeffer

We desperately need a “Church” which stands strong on truth; that will not knowingly support a lie.

“If we are not preaching the gospel well enough for the non-elect to reject it and us, then we are not preaching the true gospel.”

Sometimes it takes Courage to remain silent but often times it takes more courage to speak out when you know that what you are going to say is unpopular.

 Finding men and women who are good is easy; finding good people who also have courage is unfortunately rare.

Find Your Voice:

Have the courage to stand up to lies and speak the truth.

Find the courage to share your thoughts not because you think it will change the minds of people who think differently than you but to show people who already think like you that they’re not alone and maybe inspire others to find theirs.

What are you willing to defend?

You either love truth or love lies – which are you?

Progressive leftism needs to constantly foment, hate, fear, resentment, oppression, class/group inequality, and ingratitude.

The progressive-left needs you to be ungrateful because happy people don’t vote LEFT.

Without the order of a Biblical Worldview, you get chaos.

The Education of Eldridge Cleaver – a former Marxist

Marxist IndoctrinationIn the mid-sixties groups of Marxist agitators moved in amongst the blacks in America to promote direct action by violence. One of those was Eldridge Cleaver, who had been trained in Marxist ideology/religion and tactics while serving a 15-year prison sentence in California state penitentiary.

In 1967 he became the Minister of Information for the Black Panthers. In his books, Cleaver describes the rationale behind their philosophy of violence.  It was to destroy the whole economic and social structure of the United States so that blacks could enjoy equal rights under an American Communist regime.  And here we are, 50 years later, and now with the help of the education system, media, and progressive churches, America must fight off the lies and liars once again.

During the summer of 1968 over a hundred American cities were racked by Marxist violence via the Black Panthers, but the burning was always in the Black ghettos. The idea was to put the Black population in direct confrontation with police in order to solidify their apparent need to become a racial bloc for the coming revolution.  Their game plan was, as it is today under the Democratic Progressive Marxist Party to sow hatred, ingratitude, insecurity, and racial and class tension.

Progressivism [aka Marxism/Communism] can’t function without having people feel those things.

This is simply Satan’s latest attempt to conquer and divide.

But, the burning and fire-bombing backfired. The Black community wised up pretty fast and realized it was only homes and neighborhoods of blacks that were burning.

In a shoot-out with police, nineteen Black Panthers were killed and Eldridge was wounded. He and his wife would later flee to Cuba and then moved to other Communist countries.

After nearly eight years as an exile in Communist and Socialist countries, Eldridge Cleaver asked to be allowed to return to the United States and face the consequences of his earlier transgressions. He and his wife were no longer atheists. They were no Communists. The years behind the iron and bamboo curtains had dispelled the propaganda concerning “equality” and “Justice” under Communism. Cleaver told the press: I would rather be in jail in America than free anywhere else.”

He then went on to say: “I was wrong and the Black Panthers were wrong…We [black Americans] are inside the system and I feel the number one objective for Black Americans is to recognize that they have the same equal rights under the Constitution as Ford or Rockefeller, even if we have no blue-chip stocks. But our membership in the United States is the supreme blue-chip stock and the one we have to exercise. (Laile Bartlett, “The Education of Eldridge Cleaver,” Readers Digest, September 1976, pg. 65-72)

Eldridge paid his final debt to society by 1981. Soon after he began speaking engagements in schools, churches, community gatherings, and even prison groups to describe his new and profound appreciation for America. He described the despondency he felt when he finally realized that human rights and human dignity under Communism was a LIE! He described the long and strenuous intellectual struggle with his Marxist atheism before he recognized its fraudulent fallacies. He assured his audiences, just as John Locke had done long ago, that a persistent pursuit of truth would bring them to the same threshold of reality that he now enjoyed, where the Creator could be recognized and thereafter have a place in their lives.

[Source: Well Versed by Dr James Garlow]