Ye Cannot Serve God and the Federal Reserve

Ye Cannot Serve God and the Federal Reserve

Big corporations will sell cheaper, less quality product, or product with less amount of substance in order to circumvent the effects of inflation. Their motive for not just selling the same quality product at a higher price, is to not be seen as greedy villains who take advantage of the consumer, which would inspire the public to lash out in betrayal and damage their branding. They could not possibly explain to their loyal customers the finer details of their ever-increasing business overhead. So, they act with moderate deception.

The unintended consequence of manipulating the product instead of the price is the whitewashing of the horrors of devalued currency. In some other situation, in some other nation, the posted prices may increase so that the consumer may start to eventually understand the problem, justifiably begin to panic, and withdraw all of their checkings and savings, creating a national crisis for the sake of salvaging worthless paper money.

Smaller banks are not required to keep any of the deposits on their books in the vault. Medium-sized banks are only required to reserve three percent of deposits. Larger banks, only ten percent. This is the bare minimum of the ‘reserve requirement.’ The rest is loaned out to clientele. The bank profits on all of the interest of those loans. When there’s a ‘run on the bank‘ through mass, fiscal panic, that fraction of a fraction of the deposited assets cannot possibly cover the withdrawal claims. All of the money is already loaned out and no bank owner is going to cough up the profits made on the interest of the loans made with other people’s deposits. The bank’s insured, anyway. When a bank is called upon to pay back more money it has borrowed from clients than it has in reserve, it borrows the deficit from a bigger bank. Ultimately, from the Federal Reserve. This relationship is determined by an FDIC relationship, though the Reserve is just as ready to loan to non-FDIC approved institutions when called upon.

But, as is good banking practice, the Reserve does not loan out the profits it makes on interest rates. Rather, the Reserve has the exclusive right and favored practice of printing more money, and loans it out to keep banks from declaring bankruptcy. It inflates the market with valueless currency as a solution created by valueless currency that has already been inflated by scenarios just like this.

Take the big corporations. Or any corporation. When, for whatever reason, a corporation must file bankruptcy, there may be an incentive for the US Government to bail it out. Of course, the government is also bankrupt. But, because it is always expressing a vested motive in accruing more of a controlling interest in, well, everything, it borrows from the Federal Reserve, who prints more valueless currency to loan to the government so it can purchase and further own businesses that already contractually exist by its permission. Not only does the bail-out fund go to inflate the economy, but the interest for the bail-out loan is deferred to the taxpayers as well.

This cycle of inflation, devaluing the economy, going into debt through applying for loans, just to have the economy further devalued through hyperinflation as a supposed solution to inflation, can never prevent the inevitable: a collapsed market, a ruined society, a starving people with wheelbarrows full of life savings that cannot even afford a loaf of bread.

This is the damnation culminating from the broad path of sinful socialism, the road that leads to destruction. The end result of human civil bondage created by human civil government, and its socialist institutions that make merchandise of men, compelling them to sacrifice their liberties and equity in exchange for debt notes. A covetous, idolatrous, morally bankrupt people, who defer their responsibilities to civil institutions in social contracts, will only ever incur a fiscally bankrupt society. This is a cautionary tale that has been repeated by every major culture since the introduction of sin. From Babylon, to Rome, to Venezuela, and eventually, to the United States. The bill always comes due. There is always weeping. There is always gnashing of teeth.

The United States does not have a capitalism problem because fiat currency cannot be said to resemble capital. It has no equitable value for the same reason Chuck E. Cheese tickets have no viable wealth. Even most, if not all, of what is considered property: from land to housing to vehicles, are all possessed through legal titles where the US-backed socialist bureaucracy retains the equitable rights as the true owner. It also retains the rights to play arbiter over your occupation and recreation through Federal Identification with social security registration, income taxation and licensing, including giving permission for corporations to even exist and operate legally. It even retains the equitable rights to your children through birth registration and social security, granting you the privilege of having stewardship through legal guardianship while being its true father, provider, and source of discipline.

By voluntarily rendering unto Caesar that which is God’s, the people have found themselves in a socialist problem forfeiting all capital and equity in exchange for debt notes and legal titles. This is the nature of the social contract which binds men together by force in a mutual economy of ever-depreciating value.

‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ (Matthew 6:19-21)

The Kingdom of Heaven on earth features no fiat currency that can be inflated. It requires real equity, allodium, and commodity money belonging to the people, and not some centralized, institutional government. Lending is rare, interest forbidden. Its currency is love, expressed through charity, and when that charity comes up short, it is subsidized by the charity of Heaven, miraculously multiplying its citizens’ humble offerings, whether or not those offerings are just loaves of bread and some fish. This relationship is fundamentally different than the ways of the world. This is the road to life, and life more abundantly. Life everlasting. This is the road enjoyed by the early abolitionists whose kingdom of God on earth only grew more wealthy and prosperous as the kingdom of Rome collapsed into moral, social and financial ruin.

Federal reserves ruin nations. Or they allow nations to physically ruin themselves after abandoning the law of God as a recompense. One of the most famous acts of King Christ was to turn over the national bank of Judea from the political world over to a repenting people learning to provide for each other a more fruitful society. Many people believe that it is time to ‘End the Fed’, but Jesus Christ, first born of all creation, accomplished that feat in the first century.

The way of Christ is the only way to salvation. The American way leads to death, destruction, and damnation. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and the campaign promises of His Gospel, so you may be baptized into his kingdom and out of the kingdoms of this world, and be saved from their inevitable collapse and ruin. Today is the day of salvation.

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The Answer To Abortion

The Answer To Abortion

As long as people keep ‘praying‘ to human civil government for an end to abortion (and therefore for perverted justice), it will never be abolished. The only thing that can abolish human abortion is for the people to repent of being a part of the bureaucratic political world that exercises authority over the people while promising them benefits.

The true Gospel sets us free from these evils, for they are a judgement upon those who reject God to be their magistrate, finding favor in human rulers to be their false gods. Seeking to enact legislation for any reason, but especially on either side of the abortion debate, is an act of hatred towards your neighbor by the simple fact that you desire the State’s authority to enforce policy onto your neighbor, requiring his bondage through taxation for the system to function. True Christians were already granted a perfect Kingdom at Pentecost in which abortion is abolished and even criminalized without authority exercised over each other. The message of the Gospel to statists and authoritative religion is to repent and to stop wasting your time with the ways of this ‘world‘ and start seeking the kingdom of God instead.

The natural process is this:

Repent and begin preaching the true Gospel. Preach it at the abortion clinics, in the culture of death, on street corners, and even in front of the churches, converting hearts to facilitate the jurisdictional exchange into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Build up said Kingdom of God as prescribed by the Great Commission, teaching and sanctifying new congregants in the perfect law of liberty.

Start coming together in congregating abolitionist societies characterized by service and freewill offerings to love your neighbor as yourself. Begin to keep the weightier matters, including establishing justice through interpersonal accountability.

Be networked together by an existing alternative government of servant and bond-servant ministers, recognizing that the governments of this ‘world’ rest upon the shoulders Satan and take on his image to oppose and lead astray those made in God’s image.

In conclusion, we all are to ‘seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness‘, and not seek to rule over one another through the legalism of pagan legislation. This message cannot be made any more simple, yet the vast majority of professing Christians get it so wrong.

 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

 

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A Dirge for Common Sense

A Dirge for Common Sense

‘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 up-right and in His image.

The disconnect between what Scripture says about human nature and with the observing of human nature begins with the fact that people must actively choose ‘common nonsense’ because they cannot handle the implications of the common sense that God granted them. Sense would not allow them to reject God and his righteousness while simultaneously rejecting false gods and 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, realizing 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.

‘And such were some of you.’

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.

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The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven

‘Are men the property of the state? Or are they free souls under God? This same battle continues throughout the world today.’ -Cecil B. DeMille, The Ten Commandments, 1956

The Ten Commandments are best interpreted when it is understood in the context of a people recently freed from human civil bondage as property of the State of Egypt. The Israelites, having repented of and forsaking Egyptian citizenship, received the ten Laws in the wilderness as they endeavored to form their new, free society. Likewise, the Christians, having repenting of and forsaking Roman citizenship, received the Perfect Law of Liberty as they underwent their baptisms and began to form their network of congregations sustained by charity and jurisdictional purity. One fact becomes increasingly clear. The law of God becomes the only constitution capable of keeping men free from the dominion of man. One stark implication of this reality is that the suggestion that the constitution of the United States was inspired by God, like many american patriots endeavor to claim, is one that shows an ignorance of the purpose of the American constitution and a willingness to ally oneself with a god other than the one of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Referring to the Ten Commandments as a constitution might be a foreign concept to most, but this is most likely due to the fact that churchians look at Scripture through a hyper-spiritual, fairly superstitious, and strictly personal lens. Under such a worldview, the ten commandments become personal guide stones and a moral checklist rather than a framework by which to judge nations.

‘The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the People.’ -John Wycliffe, 1384

 

The preamble of God’s constitution reads thusly:

‘I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.’

The bondage that Egypt provided for its citizens was a corvee one, also known as statute labor. Scripture tells us that the Israelites had an income tax agreement with Joseph of 20%. (In fact, that rate is still the relative average for Egypt today.) God referred to that arrangement as bondage and slavery. Americans today, however, pay anywhere from 30% to 50% and call refer to this arrangement as a part of their freedom in ‘the greatest country on earth’. God’s point here is that the Israelites did not free themselves from their own covetous and slothful bondage, but that God liberated them upon their repentance, by their hope and faith.

‘Redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and the enjoyment of the resulting freedom. It involves the idea of restoration to one who possesses a more fundamental right or interest. The best example of redemption in the Old Testament was the deliverance of the children of Israel from bondage, from the dominion of the alien power in Egypt.’ -Zondervan’s Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible

 

Article 1.

‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me.’

The Hebrew, Greek and even Latin words for ‘god‘ also means ‘magistrate, or ruling judge.’ Sure, pagan nations have often ‘worshipped’ other ‘deities’, the most familiar being the Greek, Roman, Egyptian or even Norse pantheons, all of which having strikingly similar characteristics and mythologies. This probably has something to do with the fact that they all represent civil institutions, whose temples were places of government bureaucracy, like banking, public education, welfare, agriculture, and military. The Israelites were instructed not to raise up men to rule over them which is an affront to God who desires to be their ruler without competition. It is almost arbitrary for translators to take the same words ‘elohyim’ and ‘theos’ and make them say either ‘judges’ or ‘gods’, but those two terms are indistinguishable in the original texts and have the same meaning. ‘God’ is a concept closely related to civil jurisdiction, moreso than a strictly theological reference.  So, the point here is that any person ruling over Americans, determining right and wrong through a legal system, and establishing a providence through benefits and military protection is in direct competition with the God of the Bible.

‘For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods, and walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.’ (2 Kings 17:7-8)

 

Article 2.

‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:’

The purpose of statues made out of precious metals like a golden calf, which was a common practice throughout the ancient world (even practiced in New Testament Rome) was to display a reserve fund of the people. When the people pool their collective resources together and make monetary sacrifices to the community reserve for the socialist good of their whole society, then the result is that they enslave each other and themselves through a social contract as a mutual surety for the well-being of their society. Every participant is agreeing to be forced to provide for their neighbor through taxation unto the collective fiscal bureaucracy because it promises them strength in numbers where they live their lives by sight instead of by faith and personal responsibility. The federal reserve bank in America may not look like a man or an animal as a literal graven image, but the United States does have plenty of that kind of symbolism that does readily correspond to its own institution of statue labor and national identity. Mount Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, and bald eagles are just a few of the examples that serve the same purpose as the golden calf for those who are enslaved by an income tax in the United States.

‘In Egypt, the centralized system and the excellent organization of harvests in state warehouses facilitated the development of the banking system.’ -A Sketch History of Banking, Camelia Maria Manea, University of Pitesti

 

Article 2.5.

‘Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.’

All of the legal system in the United States right now is boiled down in principle to contract law (exemplified by the constitution). When you take a benefit or make yourself eligible to receive a benefit (like socialist security), then you are compelled to become a liability for it. Anyone who can partake in a national economy with fiat currency (because all of the real wealth is stored away by false gods, out of reach of the people), is also someone who has to provide for that economy with their labor (at least 30-50% of it). As we can see in America, as a prime example, that curse is lasting to at least the third and fourth generation, and will continue to do so until the national economy collapses and the moth and rust have eaten up the worthless, paper currency. However, as the repentant slaves in Egypt, God will show mercy to those who forsake that socialist lifestyle and turn the other way, willing to go into the wilderness and be ruled by God alone. You cannot have two constitutions to dictate your lifestyles and political existence, especially when they are in such direct contradiction to each other.

‘Labour was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.’ -Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

 

Article 3.

‘Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.’

While the Israelites were serving false gods in Egypt through statute labor and nationalistic identity, they were hypocritically calling themselves ‘God’s people’. Christians in America are doing the same thing today, despite the fact that God says he spits the lukewarm out of his mouth. However, He has established a kingdom for people who want to be ruled by him solely and not be ruled by human judges and magistrates while falsely calling themselves servants of God. Christ said not to pray to the fathers of the nations for daily bread (welfare) but to pray to ‘our Father who art in Heaven’. You cannot do both at the same time.  To take God’s name or Christ’s name in vain, it means that you are unfaithful to the principles and ideas represented by those names, while calling yourself faithful. In other words, thinking that taking the label ‘Christian’ nominally, will spare you from scrutiny and judgment is a form of witchcraft, relying on mere words to have a spellbinding effect of protection, while God will not hold you guiltless if your composure, lifestyle and citizenship do not reflect the Kingdom of Heaven and the God of Heaven. To take God’s name sincerely is to born again in God’s image.

‘For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.’ (Hebrews 8:10)

 

Article 4.

‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.’

In civil bondage, the Israelites learned to take their rest before their work, by borrowing against the future, only to have to pay back the debts of society later by contract. In this way, they broke the Sabbath Principle through their sloth, reinforced by their covetous socialism. To become a free people, they had to learn to do the opposite: To labor today, and work hard to provide themselves and each other with a comfortable lifestyle so that they did not have to put their neighbor or children up as collateral to be enslaved to a system that they are borrowing from through benefits and welfare. If they worked now, they could rest later without accrued debt. If they rested now, they would have to work twice as hard later, working off not just the principle of the credit, but the interest too. This is why the national economy of the United States is so far in debt that the people will never be able to pay it off. As a result, the people are selling their own children into bondage so that they may be able to collect social security later on, and to keep the national economy from drowning in its own reckoning. The bill always comes due, and societies based on this socialist model invariably collapse. Social security is the readiest available example of a collective credit scheme. Anything you pay into the system, through taxation, goes to alleviate the credit received by your parents and grandparents who signed you away as collateral. Anything you receive from the system, through benefits, is borrowed against your children and grandchildren whom you have delivered unto Baal as a surety for your promised prosperity and fiscal harvest.

‘But when a new generation arises and the democracy falls into the hands of the grandchildren of its founders, they have become so accustomed to freedom and equality that they no longer value them, and begin to aim at pre-eminence; and it is chiefly those of ample fortune who fall into this error. 6 So when they begin to lust for power and cannot attain it through themselves or their own good qualities, they ruin their estates, tempting and corrupting the people in every possible way. 7 And hence when by their foolish thirst for reputation they have created among the masses an appetite for gifts and the habit of receiving them, democracy in its turn is abolished and changes into a rule of force and violence. 8 For the people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others, as soon as they find a leader who is enterprising but is excluded from the houses of office by his penury, institute the rule of violence; 9 and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder, until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch.’ –Polybius: The Histories Fragments of Book VI, p289

 

Article 5.

‘Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.’

Children should remain in the equity of their parents instead of being adopted by rulers through legal citizenship which breaks up the family and installs Benefactors as equitable ‘fathers‘ and demotes parents as ‘legal guardians‘. Through birth certification, human civil governments assume equitable rights to the education, discipline, healthcare, welfare, and best interests of the child. In exchange, parents receive tax write-offs, and the assurance that their biological offspring will be taken care of by the collective. The honor prescribed by this commandment is a double-edged sword. Children should also take care of their parents in their old age and not rely on the social security of socialist benefactors which makes their neighbor liable for them through covetousness and sloth. Christ called this ‘the Corban that makes the word of God to none effect.’ Children should assume personal responsibility to care for the elderly of society and not rely on the man-made institutions that appear like fine establishments but change the nature of society by giving it hard hearts as those personal responsibilities are outsourced, again, to the collective.

Pursuant to the parens patriae doctrine, ‘the primary control and custody of infants is with the government…’ – Ex parte Wright, 225 Ala. 220

 

Article 6.

‘Thou shalt not kill.’

Literal murder is certainly wrong. It is self-evident that nobody needs to be instructed in this. Cain understood the gravity of fratricide. Moses originally fled Egypt to escape the recompense of killing an Egyptian. Certainly, the Israelites in Egypt were familiar with the atrocity of murder. Not only was it proscribed by Egyptian legalism, but they experienced first-hand their own attempted murder fleeing from Pharaoh’s military at the parting of the Red Sea. This point should not be belabored with too many examples, but it should be obviously absurd to think that God redeemed the Israelites into the wilderness to teach them not to murder.

All throughout scripture, God uses the words ‘kill’ and ‘murder’ as hyperbolic references to socialist practices like taxation and enticing each other into bondage. The most repetitive example is in Proverbs 1:

‘My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.’ (Proverbs 1:10-19)

When men establish societies through greed by making every person responsible for every other person through taxation, statute labor, and socialism, they are taking the rights of their fellow man, especially regarding property and labor. God calls this ‘murder’, for any man who is a slave cannot be said to be truly alive so long as he is oppressed. Even if he is the author of his own oppression. Life is inseparable from liberty. Death is inseparable from bondage. When you receive benefits, services, or bureaucratic policy extracted from your neighbor’s labor, you are compelling him to live for you. You have taken his life and stripped him of God’s image, and made him something debased, like a beast of burden, or a tool in the hands of your arbiters of human civil government. You have conquered his spirit, corrupted his essence, and drunk his lifeblood, strangled by contracted violence and force, polluting his sacrifice to provide for your creature comforts.

‘Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.’ ― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2

 

Article 7.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Like murder, the Israelites did not have to be escorted into the wilderness to learn that marital unfaithfulness is wrong. If the people had to be instructed that breaking marital vows is wrong, then there would be no purpose in making marital vows in the first place.

God is using this conclusion of common sense as an idiom to describe political infidelity. When God’s people look for providence in the form of provision, justice, mercy, and protection from other gods in the form of magistrates, rulers, or Benefactors who exercise authority, and learn to serve that relationship through corvee, taxation, democracy, and nationalism, they are being unfaithful to God. Most of the time ‘adultery‘ and ‘fornication’ is mentioned in Scripture it is referring to those made in God’s image forsaking the responsibility that comes with being made in God’s image, and trading it for the benefits of being remade in the image of false gods who make them civil slaves in the transaction. Making false gods your lawgivers and judges, the heads of your religious organizations and marital unions, and the arbiters of your possessions and choices, is a rejection of God’s desire to have exclusive authority over your life. Turning to another provider, authority, and savior from temporal struggle and strife by anointing human rulers to offices of power and judgment, is to break the covenant with the God of the Bible, taking his name in vain while pledging yourself to another, and becoming unequally yoked with his civil harem.

‘And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.’ (Jeremiah 3:8, 10)

 

Article 8.

‘Thou shalt not steal.’

The common denominator, and lowest hanging fruit, for those who passively imagine liberty to be a favorable notion is the idea that ‘taxation is theft.’ That statement may be true in the most general contexts, but a more detailed reality reveals that those who benefit from public religion are the thieves. Civil slaves are entitled to civil infrastructure, which is fueled by taxation. Bureaucratic policies and figureheads could not exist without salaries fueled by taxation. Benefits and services like welfare, healthcare, unemployment benefits, social security, military, police, firefighters, public education, subsidized corporations, all cannot exist apart from taxation. Stealing is not always direct. Sometimes it is done by governments for our benefit. When we take them up on that offer, we are stealing. We give them permission to steal for us through our application while simultaneously giving them license to take from us in order to benefit our neighbor. We are under tribute.

‘The essence of all slavery consists in taking the produce of another’s labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live.’ -Leo Tolstoy

 

Article 9.

‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.’

Lying is wrong. The Israelites did not need to be liberated from generations after generations of bondage in order to learn that truth. However, there were many facets of their civil citizenship in Egypt that they took for granted which would qualify as deception by misrepresenting or concealing the truth. For instance, when we change the meaning of words in scripture to shy away from its inherent political injunctions or proscription of yoking with unbelievers in civil citizenship, in order to make our sins and shame more palatable, then we have lied to ourselves. When we offer up fiat currency as real wealth, we defraud our neighbor for his goods and services, exchanging ever-inflating debt notes for real equity and tangible means. When we say to human civil government with our applications for services, licensing, benefits and political reform: ‘Yes, my neighbor can provide for my greed. He can become collateral for my covetousness’, then we are bearing false witness against our neighbor. When we call ourselves God’s people while living in bloodthirsty bondage, claiming to have been baptized into God’s Kingdom while enjoying the citizenship of other kingdoms, committing witchcraft in assuming that mere words and phrases can make us something we are not, then we are bearing false witness, not only to our neighbor, but to ourselves. We are careless with the truth, inventing superstitious, heady theology that puffs up, tricking us into believing what we want to be true rather than what is, and our need for repentance along with it.

‘The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. Bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough money to buy it back again…
Take this great power away from them and all great fortunes like mine will disappear, and they ought to disappear, for then this would be a better and happier world to live in. But if you want to continue to be slaves of the banks and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let bankers continue to create money and control credit.’ –Sir Josiah Stamp, Director, Bank of England, 1928-1941

 

Article 10.

‘Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.’

The word house here does not mean something akin to ‘domestic structure of brick and mortar’, or ‘hut’, or ‘igloo’ or some other physical domicile. It is the same sort of ‘house’ mentioned in the preamble: ‘I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.’ It is a reference to a man’s dominion and equity. The house and lineage of a patriarch included all of the accumulated property and power of choice that came with it. When you, through political pursuit in civil elections or bureaucratic entitlements, are able to determine how your neighbor’s rights and property are distributed, you are telling a man how to use his liberty and property. That makes them your liberty and property. Any benefit received through income tax or property tax, like public education for your children, or funds for food stamps, or social security benefits, or policy execution at the hands of public ‘servants’ are all acquired by coveting your neighbor’s goods. When a working man must surrender a part of his labor to human civil government through income tax in order to provide for services you take advantage of, then you have not only coveted the sweat of his brow, but the tools he uses to feed his family.

‘Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.’ -Abraham Lincoln, at Edwardsville, Illinois, September 13, 1858

 

The role of Abolitionism, as a vehicle for the Gospel, is to liberate man from the dominion of man. In order to do this, it must teach mankind to love Jesus the Christ, who measures that love by an effort to keep his commandments, summed up in loving God (as opposed to the false gods of pagan kingdoms), and loving your neighbor by keeping the weightier matters of the law (as opposed to outsourcing them to idolatrous, human institutions.) Obeying these natural laws is not only pleasing to God, keeping you righteous in your generations, but will keep you in liberty, granting you eternal life, preventing you from engaging in the destruction inherited by socialist idolaters and nationalist fornicators. Every other contract, compact, covenant, and constitution are in direct competition with this constitution of God because they are deals with the devil, made with false gods.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.’ (2 Peter 2:19)

The Kingdom of God was taken from those who caused it to suffer violence and took it by force and it was given to those who endeavored to keep God’s commandments. These commands― this constitution is the only philosophy that can keep a nation free, and preserve a society from generation to generation. The only thing that can even purchase a nation who has forsaken these commands and found itself in civil bondage, and give it another opportunity to maintain a free society, is the blood of Christ, shed voluntarily for the redemption of mankind. That redemption restores to the people the right to be ruled by God alone, through grace, having these laws written on their hearts and minds, walking upright, as long as the people are repentant of the sins that led them into bondage.

‘Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.’ (2 Kings 17:13)

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American Gods, Part III

American Gods, Part III

The United States is just as pagan in principle as the pagan nations in ancient history. This is neither traducement nor libel towards American political culture, because it openly has exemplified innumerable characteristics of those ancient civilizations. What we call ‘Capitol Hill’, the Romans called ‘Capitoline Hill’. What we call ‘commander in chief’, the Romans called ‘Emperator’. What we call ‘president’, the Romans called ‘Principas Civitas’. What we call ‘appointer of supreme court justices’, the Romans called ‘ApoTheos’, or ‘Originator of Gods’. The political world of the United States is so much identical to the political world of the Pax Romana (which oversaw and decreed the persecution of Christians for endeavoring to be sanctified of that world) that our entire legal system is modeled after theirs.

“‘Civil Law,’ ‘Roman Law’ and ‘Roman Civil Law’ are convertible phrases, meaning the same system of jurisprudence. That rule of action which every particular nation, commonwealth, or city has established peculiarly for itself; more properly called “municipal” law, to distinguish it from the “law of nature,” and from international law. (See Bowyer, Mod. Civil Law, 19; Sevier v. Riley, 189. Cal. 170, 244 P. 323, 325)

It is therefore no surprise that, after witnessing how the office of President is identical to the offices of ancient rulers on all of the practical levels that so many of the superstitious characteristics will also bleed over.

Horatio Greenough. George Washington (1840)Horatio Greenough. George Washington (1840)

Greenough patterned the image after a classical statue of the Greek god Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Washington sits on a throne, its panels containing the image of Helios, one of Zeus’ innumerable sons, carrying the sun across the sky on a horse-drawn chariot. It harkens back to Ben Franklin’s remarks concerning the heroic figure of Washington as he sat in a chair during the Continental Congress. The image of the sun was carved on the back of the general’s chair.

Greenough HeliosHoratio Greenough. Helios.
Greenough HerculesHoratio Greenough. Hercules.

The other side of the throne shows the image of another son of Zeus. The baby Hercules and his twin brother Iphicles are shown in their crib. Their mother, Hera, became so enraged when she discovered Zeus had fathered Hercules by a mortal woman that she threw a snake into their crib. The infant Hercules is shown killing the snake with his bare hands. A five-pointed star is shown over the head of Hercules – an upside down pentagram.

Washington Monument original

The original design of the Washington Monument by Robert Mills was supposed to have been a Greek-style temple, topped by a sculpture of Washington in a chariot, and pulled by six horses. Greenough’s statue looks strikingly similar to the posture of Washington in Mills’ conceptual drawing. The outstretched hand that holds a sword would have actually been holding the reins of the chariot. It is probable that Greenough likely designed the statue as a demo to get the entire commission of Washington, chariot and four horses for the monument.

These depictions are strikingly similar to the artistic expressions of ancient civilizations, reminiscent of pagan temples and the hubris of constructing pyramids. Human rulers compel idolatry. While this fact is much more readily perceived in older cultures, American civil society seems to be tight-lipped about the mass adoration owed to mere men or, at the very least, endeavors to sanitize it through secularized, rose-colored glasses. The mythos surrounding Washington surely calls that whitewashing into question. But, if history is going to continue to repeat itself then, as is mentioned in Part II, the mythos surrounding Abraham Lincoln is going to attempt to upstage George Washington (and the Pharaohs too).

Daniel Chester Finch. Abraham Lincoln (1920)Daniel Chester Finch. Abraham Lincoln (1920)

The building is in the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. Below Lincoln’s hands are representations of the fasces, or a bundle of rods bound by a leather thong. Fasces were a Roman symbol of power and authority, a bundle of wooden rods and an axe bound together by leather thongs. Fasces represented that a man held imperium, or executive authority. Exercising imperium, a Roman leader could expect his orders to be obeyed, could dole out punishment, and could even execute those who disobeyed. The fasces he carried symbolized this power in two ways: the rods suggest punishment by beating, the axe suggests beheading. On its surface, the fasces imply power, strength, authority, and justice. Depicted throughout the Lincoln Memorial, are the fasces, and even above one of them is the American motto “E Pluribus Unum,” or “Out of Many, One”, the crux of collectivism. ‘Fasces’ is the root word for ‘fascism,’ a political ideology marked by nationalism, totalitarianism, and imperialism that exerted a dramatic force over global politics particularly in the 1930s and 1940s, most infamously in Germany’s Nazi Party, which was modeled on the Italian fascist movement.

Temple: edifice or sometimes merely an enclosed area dedicated to the worship of a deity and the enshrinement of holy objects connected with such worship. The temple has been employed in most of the world’s religions. Although remains of Egyptian temples of c. 2000 B.C. show well-defined architectural forms, it seems likely that temples were hewed in living rock at a still earlier age: the cave temples of Egypt, India, China, and the Mediterranean basin may be viewed as later developments of such primitive shrines.

Doric: The Dorian immigration (before 1000 B.C.) was a prelude to the building of Greek temples, at first made of timber and sun-dried brick. The superb stone and marble buildings on a defined floor plan were achieved in the middle of the 6th cent. B.C., although the most perfect examples, like the Parthenon (5th cent. B.C.), came later. The Greek temple customarily stood in a temenos, or sacred enclosure, along with accessory shrines, colonnades, and buildings housing the temple treasures. It was built not as a place for assembled worship but as the dwelling for the deity, whose colossal sculptured representation was placed in the naos, and illuminated by the daylight entering through the tall entrance portal. In larger temples, to support the roof lintels, two interior rows of columns divided the naos into nave and side aisles.

Here is an original design of the Lincoln Memorial. Here are some more.

Lincoln Memorial original. Henry BaconHenry Bacon. Lincoln Memorial

‘Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.’ (1 Corinthians 8:4-6)

There were many gods and many lords for the people to choose from in first century Rome. They each desired to rule over the people, provide benefits for them through the providence of taxation, and receive their homage and worship through civil slavery and the unity of their elective voice, just as in the days of Nimrod. That one voice is what established the Tower of Babel where, if men could collectively come together by the civil yoke of the fasces, and create an idolatrous institution of human civil government, then they can become the masters of their own destiny and usurp God’s rule and, through rebellion, solidify the rule of a ‘so-called god’ – a man – who endeavors to play Benefactor while exercising authority.

This attempt to escape the rule of God only ever brings one under the rule of Satan, primarily by believing the same lies he invented in Eden. His yoke is heavy. It is a bondage in which the Israelites found themselves under Pharaoh (and many others) despite calling themselves God’s people. It is the same bondage experienced by those who claim to be living in ‘the land of the free’. While some of America’s slogans are complete fabrications like that one, some do not refer to the God of the Bible, but the top-down polity of Gentile tradition.

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This blog post is the last part of a three part series. You can read the first part here and the second part here.

American Gods, Part II

The claim was made in Part I that all presidents are made gods over the United States, being adopted into its pantheon, and this was based on George Washington’s singular apotheosis by former Vatican artist Constantino Brumidi. Admittedly, this claim would be rather shaky and questionable if it stood on that piece of history alone.

However, George Washington has had several inaugurations into godhood, venerated as most Roman Catholics idolize various dead men, and the historical footprint of this sort of superstitious culture in American society reveals just how idolatrous and pagan American nationalism really is:

David Edwin, Apotheosis of Washington (1800)David Edwin, “Apotheosis of Washington” (1800)

 

The engraving shows Washington, dressed in his burial shroud and clothes, sitting on clouds above Mount Vernon. An angel (or Cupid) is laying a laurel wreath on his head in an effort to bestow immortality upon him. To the right two men are standing suspended in the clouds gesturing to Washington perhaps in welcome to heaven. They are Richard Montgomery and Joseph Warren who were both major generals in the Continental Army during the Revolution and who were killed in battle in 1775.

John James Barralet. The Apotheosis of Washington or The Commemoration of Washington (1802-1816)John James Barralet, “The Apotheosis of Washington” or “The Commemoration of Washington” (1802-1816)

 

An image which first appeared in 1802 and was reproduced in many forms (including prints and painted glass) has the title “The Apotheosis of Washington” or “The Commemoration of Washington” (as it first appeared in February 1802 when Washington would have turned 70). It shows George Washington ascending into heaven assisted by Father Time and an angel (or “Immortality”). Shafts of light shine down from heaven through a break in the clouds as the angel and Father Time lift Washington, wrapped in a red piece of cloth or perhaps his burial shroud, from what appears to be his coffin or crypt. To the left three women (Faith, Hope, and Charity) can be seen: one holds her hand out towards him grieving; another holds two children in her arms; and a third is slumped forward on her arms weeping. This imagery is strikingly similar to the resurrection of Christ, emerging from the tomb, to be greeted by women before eventually ascending into Heaven. Beneath Washington can be seen an American eagle, the American shield on which is written “e pluribus unum” and Liberty, whose head is bowed in sorrow. Her staff with the red phrygian cap is resting among Washington’s discarded armour and sword which lie beside a fasces. In the far right bottom corner we can see an American Indian with his hatchet and arrows sitting with his head resting on his knees. On the tomb is written the words “Sacred is the Memory of Washington OB 11 Dec. – D 1799. Et. 68”.

This obsession with deifying rulers in history is not just some experiment that the ‘New World’ attempted with George Washington and discarded with him. This exact engraving by Barralet was replicated for Abraham Lincoln.

Clements Library, Brian DunniganD. T. Weist (1865)

 

Weist pirated John Barralet’s Commemoration of Washington print by re-creating it with Abraham Lincoln’s head atop Washington’s body and changing the inscription on the tomb. The symbolic imagery did not suit Lincoln as well as it did Washington, but this did not prevent the print from outselling Barralet’s original. This may be regarded as some kind of piggyback for Lincoln, in a lame attempt to give his ruling legacy equal footing with that of Washington, but relating these two magistrates together as part of a godhead does not stop here.

J. A. Arthur, Washington & Lincoln. (Apotheosis.), carte-de-visite, Philadelphia. 1865.J. A. Arthur, Washington & Lincoln. (Apotheosis.), carte-de-visite, Philadelphia. (1865)

 

The popular postcard which was produced in considerable numbers after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. It depicts Lincoln ascending into heaven. He is dressed in black robes as is George Washington who is embracing him in welcome and is about to place a laurel wreath upon Lincoln’s head. Angels are beckoning him to ascend towards the light which streams from the top left of the image. The image embodies American sentiments toward the two Presidents, one as the founder and the other as the savior of the American Republic.  Charles Sumner noted in his eulogy on Lincoln: “the work left undone by Washington was continued by Lincoln.”

The American presidency is often applauded as a fruit of The Age of Reason, where man can be liberated from the dusty traditions of the superstitious old world. Democracy was heralded to be the shining example of man’s political evolution, away from the bestial ‘divine right‘ of kings and emperors and charlatans. The truth is that rulers are ‘gods’ no matter whether they inherit that position from birth or by the voice of the people, like we see with King Saul, the Caesars, or with Presidential elections. When it comes down to it, America’s slogans do not refer to the God of the Bible, but the top-down polity of Gentile tradition.

 

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This is blog post is the second part of a three part series. You can read the first part here and the third part here.

American Gods, Part I

American Gods, Part I

America is not a Christian nation under monotheism. It is a pagan nation, polytheistic in essence; emulating the civil, philosophical, and religious practices of Rome and other Babylonian cultures before and after Rome. The Roman Consul, much like the American President, was an elected position. It also carried the honor of deification. With every election America’s pantheon grows adding to its numbers more and more magistrates and rulers, according to the pattern of history.

If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods (rulers, judges) which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods (rulers, judges) of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15)

America’s gods/rulers/magistrates obtain their own (literal) idols and symbols (like flags and national animals) and temples (government buildings). Serving them, as mentioned in Joshua 24, is not merely bowing to them in idle worship, but participating in their civil jurisdictions where they maintain equitable rights over you, and your labor, and your children, and your propertyPharaoh, Caesar, President, god, lord: these positions claim divine right to your allegiance, your service, your sacrifice, and yourself. Whether or not you are comfortable with looking at these positions as gods, what Scripture has to say about your allegiance, service, sacrifice, and yourself, is still true. Every position of ruler has had its own apotheosis throughout history. Nimrod had the epic of Gilgamesh to establish his supremacy. Pharaoh, through coronation, had positional divine power as intermediary to the gods. As did Caesar, even though he was democratically elected. And so, too, the President of the United States, through inauguration is given an apotheosis.

Constantino Brumidi. The Apotheosis of George Washington (1865). Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.Constantino Brumidi, “The Apotheosis of George Washington” (1865), Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

 

During the year after the assassination of Lincoln a monumental work was undertaken by Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) to depict the apotheosis of George Washington on the ceiling of the recently completed new dome of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. It is strange to think that expensive construction such as the dome was being undertaken during the Civil War. Brumidi had emigrated from Italy following the 1848 revolution and took American citizenship. In Italy he had done work for the Vatican and while living in New York he made a name for himself doing religious paintings such as the Crucifixion of Christ, the Martyrdom of St. Stephen, and the Assumption of Mary.

Among the many striking things about Brumidi’s fresco are the following: the monumental physical scale of the painting, the fact that it was given such prominence in the expanded and rebuilt US Capitol Building, that it was completed at considerable cost during wartime, the clear religious iconography used by Brumidi as he had done previously in explicitly religious paintings in Italy and in New York, the fact that this was not the first occasion when artists depicted the assumption to heaven of Washington and suggested he had god-like powers (the first was immediately after Washington’s death in 1799), and the links made between the military leader Washington who defeated the British to “forge” a nation” and the acts of Lincoln in using military force to “preserve the union”.

The fresco he did for the rotunda of the Capitol dome covers an area of some 4,664 square feet and includes a large central piece showing the apotheosis of George Washington surrounded by six allegorical pieces showing aspects of American life and culture – “War,” “Science,” “Marine,” “Commerce,” “Mechanics,” and “Agriculture”. The following is a description of this work:

Washington has become godlike (if not a god) and has ascended into heaven. He sits on a cloud wearing a military jacket in purple (the traditional color worn by the Roman emperor) and his legs are wrapped in a sheet (also purple). In his left hand he holds a sword and his right hand is gesturing to a book (possibly the constitution of the US). At his left sits Victory draped in a green sheet and wearing a laurel wreath, holding a branch and blowing a trumpet. To Washington’s right sits Liberty. She is wearing a red Phrygian cap and holds the book to which Washington is gesturing in her left hand; in her right hand she is holding the Roman fasces.

Surrounding Washington, Victory, and Liberty in a circle are 13 maidens who represent the original 13 colonies which formed the federation of the United States. Some of them are holding a banner which says “E Pluribus Unum” but others have their backs turned towards Washington to indicate those states which attempted to break away from the union during the Civil War. Around the perimeter of the fresco are 6 large pieces which show in allegorical form various aspects of American life and culture. Immediately under Washington, the commander-in-chief of the victorious Continental Army which defeated the British Empire is of course “War”, followed in clockwise order by “Science,” “Marine,” “Commerce,” “Mechanics,” and “Agriculture.” Below is a detail of the allegory of “War”:

“Liberty” (or “Columbia”) is seen in the more aggressive pose of a warrior brandishing a sword in her right hand and carrying a shield with the stars and stripes in her left hand. At her left side is an equally aggressive American eagle with mouth open and talons clutching a sheaf of arrows. Beneath them are their defeated enemies who are hard to identify but are most likely an assortment of tyrants, kings, and oppressors who are very fearful of Liberty and her eagle. The woman at the left has her hands outstretched in a pose of submission; the white bearded man next to her is clutching a cannon; the dark bearded man in the center is attired in a uniform of boots, breastplate armor, and helmet, and appears to have a club or weapon in his left hand; the person next to him is wearing a brown cloak and is holding a burning torch in his or her right and left hands; the final figure to the right is holding their hand to their face in a look of bewilderment at the power of Liberty.

1. Apotheosis of Washington, WarWar, with Armed Freedom and the eagle defeating Tyranny and Kingly Power.

 

2. Apotheosis of Washington, AgricultureAgriculture, with Ceres seated on the McCormick Reaper, accompanied by America in a red liberty cap and Flora picking flowers.

 

3. Apotheosis of Washington, MechanicsMechanics, with Vulcan at the anvil and forge, producing a cannon and a steam engine.

 

4. Apotheosis of Washington, CommerceCommerce, with Mercury handing a bag of money to Robert Morris, financier of the American Revolution.

 

5. Apotheosis of Washington, MarineMarine, with Neptune holding his trident and Venus holding the transatlantic cable, which was being laid at the time the fresco was painted.

 

6. Apotheosis of Washington, ScienceScience, with Minerva teaching Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, and Samuel F.B. Morse.

 

No doubt the American Nationalist will observe these inherently pagan details and excuse them as hyperbolic storytelling and maybe even delusions of grandeur to create a culture for the United States and establish it among the historical narratives of older nations who have similarly earned their place in history. But the truth of the matter is that these curiosities of American folklore are just further evidence of man believing Satan’s lie in the garden: ‘You will be like God.’ Now, it is not evident that either Adam or Eve endeavored to rule over human subjects. But we know that Cain did. He created the first mentioned city-state, naming it Enoch, and ’tilled’ the adamic clay from which God created man, binding them in social contracts and becoming their ruler. In this same fashion, Nimrod became a ‘mighty provider instead of the Lord’, binding the people in civil bondage with the granting of benefits extracted through forced contributions.

When man wants to play God and rule over the people it is hardly ever subtle, as you can see. When it comes down to it, America’s slogans do not refer to the God of the Bible, but the top-down polity of Gentile tradition.

 

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This is blog post is the first part of a three part series. You can read the second part here and the third part here.