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 very least.)
  • Create small groups to support each other – 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 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 business. 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
    • Or Two: If they prevent you from doing something God has told you to do – ex. Worshiping God.

 

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]

Why Are We Quiet?

In August 2015, George Barna released results from a survey that revealed why Conservatives do not speak up. It’s not so much because they are afraid of the political correctness of today’s progressive Marxists, and being called names like “bigot”, “intolerant” or “hateful”.

They are quiet because they don’t know what to say; they don’t know how to state their convictions in a Biblical way.

They lack a Biblical Worldview.

Just one year prior to this survey, Pew Research discovered that people want their pastors to speak up on social and political issues.

As one courageous old-time pastor once said “If we are not preaching the gospel well enough for the non-elect to reject us, then we are not preaching the true gospel.

Why are churches and their pastors themselves afraid to speak the full truth?

It all began July 2, 1954, when Lydon Baines Johnson [LBJ] became angry with two prominent Texas businessmen who opposed him in his reelection bid for the Senate. During the campaign, they accused him of being too soft on communism in America.

When a bill overhauling the tax code was going through the senate, LBJ added a few words to the proposal in what became known as the Johnson Amendment. It passed with no discussion and only a voice vote. [You see, lack of courage and corruption was already running rampant through the halls of congress].

The amendment effectively silenced and muzzled all pastors. Nearly all churches are classified as not-for-profit 501 [c](3) charitable organizations by the IRS.

The Johnson Amendment inadvertently made it illegal for a pastor to oppose a candidate from the pulpit.

First, Here’s an oddity: There are 29 different 501 [c] not-for-profit categories, but the only one suddenly silenced was the church!

Second: What does it mean to oppose or endorse a candidate?  That’s unclear. If a pastor says “vote to oppose abortion” and one candidate/party is pro-life and the other is pro-choice, did the pastor endorse a candidate?  The IRS cannot give a clear answer to this question.

Third: The First Amendment guarantees no governmental interference into the pulpit – NONE. The IRS has no authority to dictate what a pastor can and cannot preach from the pulpit, and they know it. At the urging of the Alliance Defending Freedom [ADF], more than 3,000 Christian pastors have intentionally violated this amendment since 2008 by endorsing or opposing a candidate/party from their pulpit and the IRS has not taken a single church to court.

Why Not you ask?

Probably because they do not want the Johnson Amendment to come under Constitutional scrutiny.

Once again, this is a clear example of how our churches/pastors have bought into and supported the lie. They have been more influenced by culture than they have influenced culture instead.

There are three major institutions of influence in America:

  • Public education
  • Media – News, art, literature, entertainment
  • The Church

Any ideology (worldview) that controls any of them controls any or all of them, controls its people by controlling the culture. Progressive Marxism controls education and the media nearly 100% and now a vast majority of our churches.

A silent pulpit produces an uninformed and politically illiterate electorate.

Before you offer up the tired old objection of “separation of church and state” – know this: There is no such clause in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.

This is just another lie that has been taught for at least five generations and no one questions it’s validity

The phrase actually comes from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist of Connecticut on January 1, 1802, in which he used the phrase “wall of separation” to assure them that the federal government would never intrude into church life.

If we are going to make sense of our world, we must study worldviews.

[Source: Ch 1 Well Versed by Jim Garlow]

How Much Has Living in Fear and Submission Cost Us?

Live Not by Lies Fact or Fake“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.”

In 2020 it became painfully apparent we have very few pastors who were willing to be the watchman. Far too many are not only themselves living in fear and submission but preaching it in their words and their deeds.

What has this cost us?

Well, if the global progressive Marxists win the day, the church will be the first to feel their wrath.

All because too many in our church, especially our pastors, are influenced more by the culture than themselves have influenced the culture by teaching things like a Biblical Worldview and Politics according to the Bible.

 

Christians are born for combat, confrontation, and judgment and it’s part of why we are feared and persecuted. 

No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions.

And if there are no absolutes by which to judge society, the culture of society becomes THE absolute.

Christians, not the namby-pamby professing christians, but the Born Agains with a Biblical Worldview (BWV), have that absolute in God’s Word.

Because Christians have an absolute universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, we become enemies of the totalitarians in authority.  [Source: How Should We Then Live? By Francis Schaeffer]

A time of persecution and painful testing is coming. Lukewarm, shallow, professing christians – those who practice progressive theology, WILL NOT come through this with their faith intact. They may well be the ones Jesus is speaking of in Matthew 7:21-23.

If we Christians do not speak out against the tyrannical authoritarian government growing in our country called Progressive-leftism or Progressive Marxism, eventually our children will become enemies of society and the state.

Here is a sentence to memorize: To make no decision in regard to the growth of totalitarian government is already a decision.

In any atheistic political ideology like Marxism, socialism, communism and now the new progressive-leftism of the Democratic Party, the elite rule and the rule is based on arbitrary absolutes handed down by these atheistic elites.

Under this progressivism, the absolutes can change from day to day and because their power comes from the Mob Rule philosophy, and because this atheistic religious ideology controls the media, education, and most of the church, it’s easy to convince the naive public that the “mob” approves, thus they win.

Civil Disobedience by Martin Luther King

How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?

The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.

One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust (personal note: and laws based on a lie, like the COVID shutdown laws) laws.

I would agree with St Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’

“Now, what is the difference between the two?… A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law of God. An unjust law is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it the terms of St Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and God’s natural law.”

Some have interpreted the following passages (Rom 13:1; Dan 2:21; Rom 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1Peter 2:13-14; 17) as an absolute grant of authority, meaning the government is to be obeyed at all times and in all circumstances. But the injunction to obey is conditioned on the assumption that the officials are carrying out the purposes of God. Thus, if rulers are acting contrary to God’s laws or His delegation of authority, if they are not acting as God’s servant, then Christians are not bound to obey them; in fact, we may be morally obligated to resist.

Born Again Christians with a Biblical Worldview don’t share our thoughts because we think it will change the minds of people who think differently than us. We share our thoughts to show people who already think like us that they’re not alone. We share so others might be encouraged to find their own Voice and consequently inspire others to find theirs.

 

Live Not By Lies

Live Not by LiesNever Knowingly Support a Lie!

“The elites and elite institutions are abandoning classic liberalism for progressive Marxism that regards justice in terms of groups. It encourages people to identify with groups – ethnic, sexual, and otherwise – and to think of Good and Evil as a matter of power dynamics among the groups.

A utopian vision drives these progressives, one that compels them to seek to rewrite history and reinvent language to reflect their ideals of social justice.

Further, these utopian progressives are constantly changing language, standards of thought, speech, and behavior.

Under this Progressive/Marxist religious ideology, you can never be sure when those in power will come after you as the villain for having said or done something that was perfectly fine the day before.

“You will not be able to predict what will be held against you tomorrow. You have no idea what completely normal thing you do today, or say today, will be used against you to destroy you. This is what people in the Soviet Union saw. We know how it works.” – A Soviet-born émigré who teaches in a university deep in the US heartland. [Source: Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher]

Because progressivism uses language that is soft and endearing, it catches those without a Biblical Worldview, unawares, and makes it hard for Americans schooled in Progressive/Marxism in the schools, churches, and media to recognize what is happening.

Most Americans born after the early 1960s have no idea that communism [aka Marxism, socialism, and now progressivism] is a militant atheistic ideology/religion and declares Christianity its mortal enemy.

In my estimation, 50-80% of Catholics and so-called evangelicals are at best “professing christians” and thus will be the ones most shocked when these progressives come after them – even though the vast majority voted for them.

There is an old Eastern European saying [from the communist days] that “You can vote yourself into Communism, but you have to shoot your way out.”

Progressives once in power will gut the Constitution starting either with the First Amendment or the Second.  If history is any indicator, my guess would be the Second Amendment. And besides, they have been using soft-totalitarianism to gut the First Amendment for the last 20 years.

If America does not get their spiritual lives in order, there is slim hope of resisting this soft-totalitarianism before it turns into hard-core totalitarianism.

In 2003, the Barna Research Group conducted a nationwide survey and determined that only 4 percent of Americans had a “biblical” worldview. When George Barna, who has researched cultural trends and the Christian Church since 1984, looked at the “born-again” believers in America, the results were a dismal 9 percent.

This calculates out to approximately 7.5M Americans are True, Real Christians who are Born Again AND have a Biblical Worldview.

On the eve of his forced exile from then Soviet Russia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn published a final message to his fellow Russians titled “Live Not by Lies”.

In this essay, he challenged the pessimistic claim that the totalitarian system was so powerful that the ordinary man or woman cannot change it.

Nonsense, he said. The foundation of Progressive/Marxist/Communist is an ideology made up of lies. The system depends on people’s fears of challenging these lies for its very existence. This is how so few elites, can control billions of people worldwide.

There are only three institutions of influence in America.

  • Education – specifically public education.
  • Media – news, entertainment industry, literature, and art
  • And finally – Churches.

Progressive Marxism controls the first two nearly completely and probably the majority of the churches.

Our duty as Born-Again Christians is to NEVER knowingly support lies.

We must be willing to live outside the mob, courageously defend truth, and be willing to endure the consequences.

We may have to live in this world of lies but we do not need to choose to allow the world to live in us.

You may not have the courage or strength to stand up in the public square and say what you truly believe, but you can at least refuse to affirm the lies through any form of acquiescence.

Sometimes being a dissident means speaking up and sometimes it may mean keeping silent when you aren’t expected to.

We need to Stand in Solidarity:
A time of persecution and painful testing is coming. Lukewarm, shallow, professing “christians” – those who practice progressive theology, WILL NOT come through this with their faith intact. They will be the ones Jesus is speaking of in Matthew 7:21-23.

It is time to start preparing for “living not by lies”.

  • When you can, stop giving your business to progressives.
  • Distance yourself from Big Brother/Big Tech surveillance
  • Find new ways to communicate with fellow Christians.
  • Join or form a small “underground” group to be your new “safe” community of like-minded people. While at the same time, keep your enemies close.

Can keeping silent be a lie?

Yes!

When you hear or read something that is a lie, instead of setting the record straight you either say nothing (which is a way of agreeing) or you agree just to keep the peace, be faltering, or to be “kind”.

Never Knowingly Support a Lie.

It is better to be divided by Truth than united by lies.

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

what is your worldviewEveryone has a worldview; it helps us to form our thoughts, our values and make the decisions we make.

According to Barna Research, 83% of American adults claim to be Christian but upon further digging, George Barna discovered a disturbing reality: Only 8% of these “professing christians” have a Biblical Worldview and worse yet, and the real reason the church has lost its influence on the culture, only about half the Christian leaders have a Christian Biblical Worldview.

Listen, we need worship, prayer, fellowship, Bible study, and evangelizing, but if our clergy, our churches continue to ignore their responsibility to redeem the culture, Christianity will continue to be marginalized and eventually relegated to private small group (illegal) gatherings; not dissimilar to any other “progressive”, “communist”, “socialist”, “marxist” nation.

The churches biggest failure of the past 70 or so years has been the failure to see Christianity as a life system, or worldview, that governs every area of our lives.

Only when the Church realizes that the final hope of redeeming the culture is to recognize the battle now is principle against Principle, worldview against Worldview.

Only then can we effectively evangelize a culture that now lives by a lie.

Evangelizing the gospel and helping to renew the culture are both ordained duties of The Way – True Christianity.

Real, True Christianity offers the only strategy to live in harmony with our world.

Far too many of our clergy and the churches they lead have been more influenced by culture than their influencing the culture they and their flock live in.

This is why we are in the situation we currently find ourselves – a citizenry that has been influenced by Marxist Progressive Leftism.

This worldview of Satan controls completely, two of the three major institutions of influence – public education and media (news, entertainment, literature, music, etc.)

And, unfortunately, this satanic worldview now preaches from the pulpit of far too many of our churches as well. They preach what they call Progressive Theology.

How do you recognize if you belong to one of these churches?

In her book “Another Gospel?” Author Alisa Childers gives the following description of progressive churches:

“Progressive christians” tend to avoid absolutes.

They view the Bible as primarily a human book and emphasize conscience and practices rather than certainty and beliefs.

They also tend to redefine, reinterpret or even reject essential doctrines of faith like the Virgin Birth, the deity of Jesus, and His bodily resurrection.”

Warning Signs to Look for to determine if your church is a progressive theology church:

In addition to the watering down of the gospel and leaning into every social justice narrative like Racial Injustice & Black Lives Matter, Political correctness, Climate Change, Critical Theory, Illegal Immigration, etc., they also are:

– an open advocate of homosexuality and gay marriage.

– take a liberal stand on abortion

– allow for the ordination of both men and women, including non-celibate homosexuals

– do not teach that Scripture is inerrant

– teach that the Bible is not to be taken literally

If we are going to make sense of our world, we must study worldviews.

Only the Biblical Worldview gives us a way to understand both the physical and moral order of things.

Only a Biblical Worldview covers all areas of life and thought.

Only a Christian Biblical Worldview offers a way to live in alignment with the real world.

 

See, Judge, Act: What it means to be a Christian Dissident

Worldview

In today’s world, having a Biblical Worldview is a prerequisite to being a Christian Dissident.

To See means to be awake to the reality going on around you.

To Judge is a command to discern soberly the meaning of those realities in light of what you know to be true; seeing in light of a Biblical Worldview.

Then to Act after you’ve reached a conclusion; act to resist the evil.

Born Again Christians are called to Live Not By Lies, but to Live only in Truth. We must be willing to live outside the mob, courageously defend truth, and be willing to endure the consequences.

Our duty is to never knowingly support lies!!

(Things like The Dark Art of Framing of Fake News media outlets; wolves in sheep’s clothing in our churches that teach progressive christianity and worshiping the wrong Jesus; Marxism in our schools that erase history, teach “revised” history and squelches free speech by using semantics as a weapon of deception and political correctness to shame and falsify language; social justice of the gay mafia, the racist bigotry of organizations like BLM or any other social justice propaganda that denies biblical truth;  )

We may have to live in this world of lies but we do not need to choose to allow the world to live in us.

Sometimes being a dissident means speaking up and sometimes it may mean keeping silent when you aren’t expected to.

As Born Again Christians with a Biblical Worldview we are the only ones equipped to See the world as it really is; Judge the meaning of those realities in light of what we know to be true based on the perspective of a Biblical Worldview; and then after you’ve reached a conclusion, Act appropriately to resist the evil present.  (Source: Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher)

Born Again Christians with a Biblical Worldview don’t share our thoughts because we think it will change the minds of people who think differently than us. We share our thoughts to show people who already think like us that they’re not alone. We share so others might be encouraged to find their own Voice and consequently inspire others to find theirs.

 

 

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Or
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3. Better results with less time, effort and/or money invested on your part
Or…
4. You might choose to spend more in time, effort and/or money and absolutely DOMINATE your competition.

 The best way to accomplish this is to simplify your business – the principle of simplicity or 80/20.

That is not a simple thing to do nor is it easy and almost impossible to do on your own.

If it were easy, everyone would do it and it’s almost impossible to do from the inside. By that I mean it is very difficult to recognize, diagnose and prescribe solutions for yourself.

Simplification always looks obvious after it’s done…but never before.

It’s almost impossible to re-invent from the inside out, because a fish in water can’t see the water for what it is.

Most (ailing) organizations are not suffering because they cannot resolve their problems but because they cannot see their problems.” – John Gardner

Here are 3 Essential Questions you need answers to when creating a Simple Solution:

  1. Since every business, it’s culture and owner is UNIQUE  you need to ask: How do we treat every problem, person or situation as UNIQUE? Solutions, whether created from scratch or swiped from a “Best Practice” approach, have to be made to Fit the Culture and Structure of each individual organization. Solutions need to be tailored to the uniqueness of the problem, people and situation.
  2. To create the desired solution, what forward-thinking, 3rd alternative and purposeful Information do we need in order to create a future living solution?
  3. How can we think Structurally about the Solution?  In other words, how can we make sure that the solution we come up with fits into the current structure of the business – uses the same language, fits the culture, people, systems, worldview, etc…

The attitude that leads to breakthroughs in your business is: You want to become an expert in the solution rather than the in the problem.

A good business coach or consultant will help you to dig your well before you’re thirsty.    

Contact us right now before the fear of disrupting the status quo sets in.

Let us be what your competitors can’t afford on their own – your virtual marketing department.

Narrow Vs Broad Way

Narrow Vs Broad WayHave you noticed that it’s always the road less traveled, the Narrow Path (Matthew 7:14) that leads to life?

Everyone chooses a path in life – one is the well-traveled road of the mob which always leads to the ho-hum of mediocrity (and even meanness & tyranny) and the other leads to some form of greatness and meaning.

The path to greatness is a sequential growth from the Inside out.

The narrow way is where you find your true identity, your own “voice” of uniqueness and in doing so you inspire others to find their own “voice”.

Those who take the narrow path to greatness and meaning rise above the mob mentality and CHOOSE to become their own creative force in their lives.

Our power to discover our own Voice lies in the potential of the gifts God gave all of us at birth.  Our birth-Gifts.

We are all born in the image of God our Creator with the aspiration To Live, To Love, To Learn, and To Leave a Legacy

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost.