‘Common sense is not so common.’ -Voltaire
Fortunately, this claim is untrue. Common sense is universal to mankind. Sure, that statement is tautological, but only to thoroughly express the claim that: Everybody has common sense because God made them upright and in His image.
The disconnect between what Scripture says about human nature being upright and full of common sense, and with the common observations of human nature being foolish, clumsy, prideful and sinful begins with the fact that people must actively choose ‘common nonsense’ because they cannot handle the implications of the common sense that God had granted to them at conception. Being imbued with sense would not allow the people to reject God and his righteousness while simultaneously rejecting false gods and the bondage of their civil societies. So, they must lie. They must to pretend to give up the truth in order to pretend to be dumb in order to pretend to be comfortable. They must lie, even to the point of usurping their God-given common sense. In doing so, they usurp God as their god and choose politicians as their gods to rule over them instead. They must even lie about the nature and desires of God, making Jesus compatible with their patriotism or their political pursuits.
So God gives them up to their pretense, so that they may realize their self-delusions. When they reject the law of God that washes the inside of the cup, in favor of the legal systems of men which wash the outside of the cup only, they earn for themselves a debased mind, which invariably justifies the perverse justice of bureaucratic, legislative backpedaling into an acrimonious disorder and confusion that we call damnation. When the internalized Law of God which sanctifies men gets replaced by the legalism of men in civil authority, God gives you up to be ruled by the gods of your choosing, and abandons you to the self destruction that comes with it.
‘The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.’ (Proverbs 14:1)
The original Hebrew does not include the phrase ‘there is’ in the preceding verse. The phrase was added by translators in order to try and make sense out of the verse for their audiences. The verse should read:
‘The fool hath said in his heart, No God.’
This is not a description of atheism, for the early Christians were called atheists by the polytheistic Romans for desiring to be ruled by God alone and not the many civil magistrates (represented by ceremonial, nationalist icons of a superstitious pantheon).
The verse describes the foolishness of despising God’s dominion and going out from under His rule only to be, through sloth or covetousness, ruled by human magistrates who offer socialist benefits and exercise bureaucratic authority.
This foolishness is also consistently described in another passage:
‘Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.’ (Romans 1:19-25)
God made man upright, to have the common sense that it is foolish to despise the dominion granted to the obedient by Him, only to give up that dominion and become property of false gods through taxation and perverted social compacts. Fools give up God’s glory which inspires men to love Him as their one lawgiver and judge and to love their neighbor as themselves. They exchange His natural law for the civil laws of human civil governments and turn away from Him as their figurehead in order to pursue the godheads represented by animism and dead rulers whose names plaster temples made by human hands, like all government institutions and bureaucratic offices. Even the word ‘creature’ in this passage means ‘civil institution’ as it does in the Great Commission.
Fools become fools when God gives them up to a debased mind after they give up God for the uncleanness of socialist lusts and to dishonor their bodies by making them a surety for debt through corvee bondage.
Abolitionism is inherently an anarchist endeavor, and vice versa. They cannot be separated from each other. Statism is sin and sin is often characterized by some degree of statism, for when men refuse to be ruled by God in their hearts and minds, they will look to democracy to codify and give license to their desires and foolishness. They will legalize plunder and murder and homosexuality and adultery. They will create authority in their own image in order to fill the vacuum left by God’s authority and the being made in His image as a jurisdictional privilege of that political reality.
There is no abolition without the Kingdom of God, a competing nation and government (that does not exercise authority) to the foolish ones established by statists. Even if some of those statists are professing Christians who take the Lord’s name in vain by committing themselves to democracy in futile, useless vanity.
It is common sense that anarchy does not lead to chaos. What it does do is reject the fundamental sins of outsourcing your God-given responsibilities to love your neighbor and execute justice and show mercy and provide for the needy to the satanic cabal of human civil government that exercises authority over society while pretending to play benefactor. Anarchy prevents chaos through moral fidelity to social virtues.
The (un)righteousness of false gods in tailor-made suits with partisan politics, corridors of power, and campaign managers will invariably destroy a society. When you have man-made authority and contracted welfare-through-taxation, you do not need family to hold you accountable or charity to sustain you. When you have anaerobic departments of ‘peacekeepers’ and military subsidized by forced contributions, you do not need voluntary self-sacrifice to protect your neighbor, your children, or yourself.
‘Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.’ -Thomas Paine, Common Sense
Do you find abortion to be wicked, homosexuality an abomination, imperialism to be revolting? You still have a conscience. Do you find human civil government to be an efficacious instrument to improve society? You have lost your common sense.