Washington at Valley Forge, God’s Providence, and Donald Trump

Washington at Valley Forge, God’s Providence, and Donald Trump

When I turned 60 years old (I still have a hard time imagining such a thing), my wife and daughter gave me a print of Arnold Friberg’s painting of George Washington kneeling in the snow at Valley Forge next to his great white stallion. That was July of 2020, and I had no idea at the time how important that print would become to me. Recently I came across a video of Friberg describing his inspiration for the painting, which he was commissioned to do for the Bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1976:

You’ll remember that summer. We were in the midst of “two weeks to flatten the curve,” which would turn into two years of the Covid nightmare of worldwide government overreach. Looking back, it’s hard to fathom what happened, and I’m convinced it can only ultimately be explained one way:

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

This is a well-known verse among Evangelicals like me, and when evil gets to an incomprehensible level to normal people, this is the most plausible explanation. We all know what such evil looks like, but the response to Covid was a horrific example, the consequences of which we will be living with for a long time. I’ll come back to this verse in Ephesian 6 in a moment.

Then, after four years of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), another form of incomprehensible evil happened in the presidential election of 2020, which was egregiously, blatantly stolen. You know this is an incontrovertible fact, and I am talking epistemological certitude like knowing the sun rises in the west, because to the media, Big Tech, and Democrats (and far too many Republicans), this is the opinion that dare not be uttered. Then to add insult to injury, we witnessed a quintessential FBI false flag operation, the January 6 “insurrection.” If it really was an insurrection, it was the worst one ever!

Then since the fraudulent president was installed in the White House on January 20, we discovered he really was not the “centrist” he claimed in the campaign, but was committed to finally fulfilling Barack Obama’s dream of fundamentally “transforming the United States of America”:

Americans are now seeing in real time what a disaster Obama’s radical leftist agenda is for the country, and they don’t like it.

I bring these things up not to litigate them here, and whether we agree with each other on the details, or my conclusions, isn’t important. I’m only sharing my response here, and why it’s been life changing for me.

After the election was stolen, God mercifully directed me to Steven Bannon’s War Room, which I’ve watched pretty much daily ever since. I, and millions of others inspired by the MAGA message, were deeply depressed. All I could think is, they got away with it! How could something like this happen in the United States of America! Bannon, thankfully, got me out of the fetal position, and to mix metaphors, talked me off the ledge. Then J6 happened, and that was even more depressing, but that’s when Bannon really shined and in effect started a movement to take back our country from the deep state leftist cabal.

Again, I am not interested in debating any of this, but I do believe those who disagree with me on my overall assessment will agree with me that we are in a definitional moment in American history. None of this would have happened if Trump hadn’t won in 2016, but it’s about far more than him. So, the question for Christians is, what now. This is where I come back to Ephesians 6. Almost all Christians, including me until very recently, quote this verse out of context, and I’m not talking about that chapter, even though the first nine verses point to the larger context. We can’t read verse 12 outside of the context of chapter 1. Paul is praying for the Ephesians (a prayer we should use to pray for those we love all the time), and references God’s “incomparably great power for us who believe.” Then he says:

That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Boy, how we really don’t believe this. It’s pathetic, actually, and I’m as guilty as anyone. You know why we’re commanded in Scripture to trust God, not worry, “not be anxious about anything,” and “give thanks in all circumstances”? Because of Christ’s kingly rule over all things! If we really trust him, we will have perfect peace. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t quite achieved perfection yet. As long as we live in fallen bodies, in a fallen world, among fallen people, we have to trust him to sanctify us toward that perfection, but it ain’t easy!

But I digress. Back to the painting.

I believe, as did the Founders, that God in his providence allowed America to be founded, and I’m convinced he is bringing us through its re-founding. This is a huge topic for a book I’m working on, but believing this to be true, every morning when I pray, I pray for our country and look at that print. As I talk with God, telling him of my conviction, I fervently pray it would come true. Having a granddaughter now seems to make the stakes a little higher.

We seem to forget the odds against the American colonies in their endeavor to gain political independence from the mighty British Empire. The leaders of “the rebellion” were willing, in the closing words of the Delcaration, “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence” to give their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to the cause. There are millions of Americans today willing to give their all to our little rebellion. From the merely human perspective the Founders had absolutely no chance. The odds are far better for our fight against the secular progressive administrative state, including the secular culture that promotes and worships it. We often can’t see beyond out own winter at Valley Forge, but God in his sovereign almighty power can also bring us to victory to re-found this blessed republic of the United States of America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The January 6 Detainees: The American Gulag

The January 6 Detainees: The American Gulag

In cast you are not familiar with what’s going on in the American in-justice system under the current regime in Washington, DC, you need to be. It is horrific, sad, and mostly infuriating. It’s almost inconceivable such things are happening in the United States of America, almost. In case you are not familiar with the word Gulag

[It is a] system of Soviet labor camps and accompanying detention and transit camps and prisons that from the 1920s to the mid-1950s housed the political prisoners and criminals of the Soviet Union. At its height, the Gulag imprisoned millions of people. The name Gulag had been largely unknown in the West until the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, 1918–1956 (1973), whose title likens the labor camps scattered through the Soviet Union to an island chain.

Right here in the good old US of A, the Biden justice department is persecuting political prisoners; that is not supposed to happen in America. And this is far bigger than Donald Trump, regardless of what you think of the man.

If you only get your news from legacy media, you will not know that the January 6, 2021 “insurrection” was a setup by the FBI, and other government actors to take down Donald Trump and discredit the entire MAGA movement. In case you doubt that incontrovertible fact, I would encourage you to go to Revolver News and read and listen to what the facts in fact show to be truth. The corruption of our most powerful law enforcement agency is stunning, as is the entire supposed justice system that runs it.

In case you doubt me, and even if you don’t, I implore you to listen to an interview by Daniel Horowitz did on August 22 with Joseph McBride, a lawyer representing some of the J-6 defendants. The title says is all: “The Sickening Persecution of January 6 Defendants.” From the description:

After today’s show, there will be no doubt we are indeed living in the Fourth Reich. I show how at a time when violent criminals are getting off with a slap on the wrist, those accused of political crimes are being subjected to torture. We are joined by Joseph McBride, one of the lead attorneys for some prominent January 6 defendants, who offers a riveting but sickening presentation about the torture of J6 defendants at the hands of federal and D.C. officials. This was a setup from day one, and the government used it to weaponize law enforcement, the legal system, and society against anyone who doesn’t subscribe to their pagan fanaticism. Which is why the same people not only excuse but even encourage real violent criminals, anarchy, and the breakdown of societal order.

You will learn why Gulag is an apt analogy. They may be getting away with this in the short run, but God in his mercy and grace is revealing the leftist Democrat thugs perpetrating this evil for what they are, and in due course real justice will be done.

FBI Raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence is Not “Just Politics”

FBI Raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence is Not “Just Politics”

I’ll confess I have a bad attitude toward Christians who think there is something like “just politics.” Or who think the “culture wars” are a waste of time because we need to get down to the important business of saving souls or focusing on “spiritual” things. Or who think that Democrats and Republicans are just two sides of the same political coin, you know flip it, and it doesn’t much matter which you choose. Or, as I’ve written about before, those who think there is some kind of moral equivalence between the left and right in our country, or that there is an “extreme” right just as there is an “extreme” left. There is not. The left, as I’ll explain, is entirely radical and extreme, and the Democrat Party along with the media, and all elite culture, has been taken over by the left. With the FBI raid on Trump’s residence last week, even many Trump haters had to reluctantly admit that the Democrats jumped the shark, bigly. This was Banana Republic, totalitarian, thug state stuff that will destroy America if allowed to stand.

I’ll get to what destroying America might look like, but the left is fundamentally communist, driven by totalitarian thugs, who when they lie speak their native language. Instead of truth, they believe in the will to power, might makes right, any ends justifies the means of their political ideology. Their self-righteousness is stunning. It’s breathtaking when you look at the history of American politics and realize one of our two political parties has been taken over by Marxists, regardless of what they chose to call themselves. I would encourage Christians to see such political and cultural battles in spiritual terms because, well, they are spiritual! There is no such thing as “just politics.” And as Christians we can’t say, well, we’re not “into politics.” In Ephesians 5 and 6, the Apostle Paul is giving Christians instructions for how to live, and the implications are civilizational, not merely personal. In the middle of chapter 6 he says this:

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

I hear this quoted often, but it is important not to take this out of the context of the entire letter of Ephesians. Speaking of God’s “incomparably great power for us who believe,” Paul gives us the context and implications of this power:

That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

What we are involved in every day in every moment of our lives is cosmic in every sense of the word, huge, ginormous, utterly inconceivable to us. While we do political and cultural battle against human beings, we are wrestling with things far beyond our comprehension, which is why we get on our knees daily and pray to the God who raised Christ from the dead. This spiritual war we are part of, and the daily battles we engage with ourselves and others, is not merely personal and moral. It is also societal.

This brings us to a distinction most Christians haven’t considered, or haven’t thought enough about, that between the church and the kingdom of God. I certainly haven’t, and I’m just beginning to learn the implications and why they are so important. They are not one and the same thing, and confusing the two creates all kinds of problems. The former consists of God’s people, those Jesus came to save, and the latter is Christ’s rule over all things, in heaven and on earth. It’s interesting to look at the two words in the gospels. Church is used only twice, and that just in Matthew, while Kingdom is used 120 times. This doesn’t tell us that the concept of the kingdom of God is more important than the church, but it is safe to say it is just as important. Some Christians might say that statement borders on heresy, which is an indication of a deep confusion about the issue. Let’s briefly look at the two words.

The Greek for church is ekklésia- ἐκκλησία, and it means those who are called out. It wasn’t a religious word until Christians started using it to indicate the bodies of people who believed Jesus was the Messiah. As you can see from Acts and the epistles, church became a common term for the called-out Christians. Kingdom is basileia- βασιλεία, the realm in which a king sovereignly rules. You’ll see the problem I’m trying to identify in the definition: ‘”Especially refers to the rule of Christ in believers’ hearts – which is a rule that “one day will be universal on the physical earth in the Millennium.”‘ Actually, that is exactly what the kingdom does not mean. Go back and carefully read the Ephesians 1 passage. Does it say anything about a Christian’s heart or a millennium? Nope. In Revelation 1:5 we’re told Jesus is “the ruler of kings on earth,” present tense. Christ’s rule is universal, right now, over all things, including over us. Just because we, or others, rebel against the king doesn’t make him any less a king, nor the ruler of all things.

What has this to do with politics and the culture wars? Only everything! If you read through all the passages where Kingdom is used in the gospels, it is clear it has far more to do then with mere morality. In the same passage, Jesus compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed and yeast. A small thing and a little bit, it grows and encompasses all. Daniel 2:44 gives us a glimpse of the kingdom that will shatter all other kingdoms and it shall stand forever. When Jesus came, he brought the kingdom: “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Teaching us to pray, Jesus said, “thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Now! And that includes politics, which is no less “spiritual” than those things we consider “spiritual.”

I didn’t get to what destroying American might look like, but an FBI raid on a former President’s home is certainly part of it. Different standards of justice, double standards, for the political opposition, as we see in the prisoners who were part of the so-called “insurrection,” is most definitely part of it. I will explore this in my next post, but when there is no God, no Christ, things in a society can get very nasty, as we’re seeing around us everywhere.

Why Libertarians Are Not Our Friends

Why Libertarians Are Not Our Friends

I recently wrote about why libertarians are not conservatives, and I want to comment on an article I recently read that continues my education about this topic. I became a “born-again” Christian, as we called it back then, in the fall of 1978. I was 18, and as ignorant and naive as all 18-year-olds are. That started an odyssey of learning that only intensifies by the day as I continue to learn a basic truth of maturity: The more I know, the more I realize I don’t know. It’s one of the reasons I Corinthians 8:2 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. Also, realizing that all knowledge and wisdom is found in God himself, tells us knowledge is limitless, boundless, and as infinite as he is. That means we will be learning, literally, forever. How exciting is that!

What his this to do with libertarians, you ask? For me, libertarianism is a symbol of a life-long struggle to figure out my political philosophy, although I wouldn’t have put it that way until very recently. Part of this life-long learning process always included politics, but not as an all-encompassing philosophy. Maybe I didn’t think that was possible or necessary, I’m not sure, but I wasn’t compelled to grapple and get into the weeds of what I believe about human governance. Now I am. This drive is part of the questioning everything mentality that has overtaken me with the advent of Trump, more because of those who opposed and despise him, than the man himself.

As I went through my college experience growing in my Christian faith, I came across Francis Schaeffer, and because of him I realized I was a political conservative. I started reading the once great National Review (it went full-on NeverTrump in 2015 and lost all credibility), and the Wall Street Journal editorial page. This must have all happened after the 1980 election because (again, just between you and me) I voted for Jimmy Carter. My dad was a Catholic, Italian, Democrat, and he would never change, so having given up the Catholic part I figured I’d stick with the Democrat. I gladly can’t change the Italian.

I quickly learned the conservative movement Reagan represented consisted of those who embraced a traditional/religious view of reality, and libertarians who did not. A lot of libertarians, as I found out, are religious, but their political philosophy is driven more by the conviction of the primacy of liberty, than by what their religion might say about the human condition related to politics. It’s complicated, as I discovered and have been frustrated by ever since. I was clearly part of the traditional/religious wing of the movement, but I didn’t exactly know why I wasn’t a libertarian. I do now, but I’m still working through exactly what my political philosophy looks like. A piece at American Greatness called, “Libertarians are Not Our Friends,” helped me to better understand why I am not one of them. The author’s conclusion is true if a bit overstated:

All thinking persons know—and evidence abounds—that libertarians with anti-statist mentalities are dangerous, ideological, illusory, and impractical. Taking a one size fits all approach to every situation is wrongheaded and totally misguided. It is philosophically illogical and amounts to policy stupidity. It is zealotry at worst and naïveté at best.

His assessment gets to the heart of why I’m finally understanding libertarianism is not an ally of true conservatism, and why the American Founders were not libertarian at all. The pure liberty of the libertarian is a universal abstraction that doesn’t exist in life and fails to consider the lived existence of actual human beings.

God made man his own image primarily as a moral and not choosing creature. In other words, it’s not the choosing that determines the morality of the thing, but the thing chosen, or not. This brings us to Aristotle’s concept of telos, or purpose, a famous concept in the history of Western thought. He asked why things exist, and discovered four causes, the ultimate reason being the final cause or the reason for its existence. This idea gets us close to the idea of morality. Something is moral not merely because God says it is, and thus morality is not arbitrary, not merely God’s will. Rather, morality, what is right and wrong, good and evil, is a reflection of the being of God himself, an extension of that being into the nature of things. That is deeply profound for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is it proves God’s existence, and that reality is not mere matter in motion that came together by chance. 

To make this point, I told someone recently, that means what is moral is not determined by our preferences, as when we prefer chocolate to vanilla ice cream. Things are wrong or right, good or evil, not because of what we prefer, but because they are, and it is our job to discover whether they are one or the other.

The reason liberty, or the freedom to choose, can’t be our ultimate good is because what is chosen is more important than the choosing itself. If we choose evil, the choosing is evil; if we choose good, the choosing is good. The choosing itself cannot be a moral value. The Founders of America understood this. Just two months prior to the ratification of the Constitution in September of 1787, the Continental Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance. In Article 3 they wrote:

Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.

And the religion and morality they are talking about is Christian religion and morality. It is the religion and morality, and the choosing informed by those, that determine good government and happiness, not the choosing itself.

This isn’t to say that along with Patrick Henry we shouldn’t cry, “give me liberty or give me death!” And mean it. One of the most precious things we’ve inherited from our Creator through Christ through Christian Western civilization is our liberty, and it is our Christian duty to defend it. But liberty is not libertarianism, which is an ideology that tends to promote license, and doing whatever we want or whatever we choose. That is called anarchy which eventually leads to tyranny. Only when God’s law is the law of the land, can there be true liberty, and tolerance, but that is a topic for another post, or book.

Christian Nationalism: To Keep American Independence We Must Get Involved

Christian Nationalism: To Keep American Independence We Must Get Involved

I’ve said numerous times in these posts on Christian nationalism that the easiest thing to do in the destressing state of 2022 America is complain. Most Americans who see things this way also think there isn’t a whole lot we can do about it, but that is not true. God has given us the most incredible gift in America because it is the first nation in the history of the world where the people were given sovereign power to rule their own country. The problem with such a system is that if the people don’t take up the responsibility of their own rule, then tyrants will do it for them. These words of Thomas Jefferson from 1775 speak brilliantly to the responsibility before us:

Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.

Over 200 years later another president, Ronald Reagan, said something along the same lines:

Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Too many Christians, not to mention Americans, don’t seem to understand that our freedoms are not the natural state of existence in a fallen world, that freedom is not free. A cursory overview of history will show us that. Yet, we so easily take them for granted, and do not thank God adequately for the blessings they are. The Democrat-left communists depend on the good people of America to do nothing to defend their liberties, so there are no lines they will not cross to keep and achieve power for their ideological, soul crushing, liberty destroying agenda. If we do not push back, our country and our liberties will be lost. If you think the last two years has been misery with the covid scam, stolen elections, and leftists controlling the Federal government, you haven’t seen anything yet if we continue to let them get their way.

In comments sections of some websites I visit, many of those who proclaim gloom and doom think things are so bad that our only option is revolution and war, but that is short sighted in the extreme. The founders gave us legal and peaceful means to fight the tyranny of those who would seek to control us without our consent. All of these include time and effort, and sometimes money. The least we can do if we are not going to run for any office, is to hold accountable those in office. More people than ever have realized the need to do this because of the overreach of government on many levels, and the overreach of the radical left (it is all radical today). How we hold our elected representatives accountable is by showing up. Sometimes that means in person and sometimes via phone and e-mail. It also means we have to educate and inform ourselves about what they are doing. I’m working on getting better at that myself. We should focus local because that is what a self-governing people do, keep accountable government closest to the people.

Locally, cities, towns, and counties have elected officials for legislative, executive, and sometimes judicial branches of their governments. Included in these are mayors, city council members, county commissioners, election boards and clerks’ offices (these are more important than ever for obvious reasons). At the state level, offices are the same as at the federal, including the executive, the governor, the legislative, congressman and senator, and the judicial. We all need to have our state representatives’ websites bookmarked so we can keep up with what they are doing, and call and e-mail when necessary. Then there are school boards, something none of us gave a thought to until the draconian and useless (harmful, actually) covid restrictions brought to light the rot being taught in our public schools. Now parents are holding their county school boards accountable, and many who never imagined themselves running for any office, are running for board seats. I learned about a wonderful organization helping people do just that, Mom’s for Liberty. Check them out. It is yet another opportunity to get involved. There is no excuse not to get involved in some way, unless we just don’t believe in what Jefferson and Reagan said. I certainly hope not.

We also have a political party that is sympathetic to Christianity and the Judeo-Christian worldview, and that would be the Republican Party. I have plenty of problems with Republicans, specifically the RINOs among them, but again, I can complain or do something about it. My activism was slow in coming because when I was younger, I was “involved in politics,” and eventually figured it wasn’t going to change much. I’m just one person after all. No fan of Trump initially, to say the least, I slowly came to appreciate him and what he stood for. Nobody could be as bad as his critics claimed he was. As those critics lied about him endlessly for four years, I figured he must be a significant threat to their money and power. Although I wish he had treated the covid scam differently, the Democrat-left’s response to covid is continuing that eye opening process.

Then when the election of 2020 was stolen, and the J-6 setup was revealed for what it was, I knew I could no longer sit on the sidelines and just vote and complain. Thankfully, I learned about Steve Bannon’s War Room after the election and have been watching it ever since. In February of 2021 I learned about something called the precinct strategy, and I was in. My wife and I were officially sworn in as precinct committeemen a few months later, and we are now voting members of our county GOP. It requires a meeting once a month, with many opportunities to volunteer especially in election years such as this one. The Republican Party is built from the ground up, which allows us a real voice in how it is run, and in due course if enough patriotic Americans get involved, we can drive out the RINOs who always seem to talk a good game, but never fight against the deep state globalists and have no interest in Making America Great Again.

Another Berlin Wall Falls: Roe v. Wade Overturned

Another Berlin Wall Falls: Roe v. Wade Overturned

It looks like we’ve had another Berlin Wall moment in Western culture with the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade yesterday in its Dobbs v. Jackson decision. In the 1980s there were very few people who took Ronald Reagan’s words to tear down the Wall seriously. We thought, it’s a nice sentiment, Ronnie, but we all know it’s wishful thinking, and not going to happen in our lifetimes. Then a little more than two years later, the Wall came down. There is a lesson in that, but more on that in a moment. Those of us who felt that way in the 80s, felt the same way about Roe. That would also not likely come down in our lifetimes, but it too has fallen. The reason for the pessimism about Roe is that the courts are where the left gets it way because they can’t do it via the democratic process. Conservatives have experienced disappointment because of the courts for decades, until Donald Trump became president. Think about that.

If someone had told you ten, twenty, thirty or more years ago that Donald Trump would be instrumental in getting Roe overturned, we all would have said to that person, Say no to drugs! Trump? Billionaire real estate developer? Hedonistic narcissist clearly liberal Donald Trump who donates money to Democrats, that Donald Trump? Absurd! But in fact, he is the one we have to thank that finally Roe v. Wade has been assigned to the dustbin of history, just as Ronald Reagan was instrumental in assigning the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union to that same dustbin. God certainly has a sense of humor. It would be nice if the NeverTrumper conservatives who loath Trump would admit this, but I doubt they will. Trump Derangement Syndrome seems to be a real psychological malady that keeps people from acknowledging the truth. I know Trump is an acquired taste that some people will never acquire, but he was the most conservative president in our lifetimes. Even Reagan wouldn’t speak live at the March for Life, nor the Bushes, but Trump did.

Roe being overturned doesn’t mean that abortion is illegal in America, only that the decision whether it is or not is returned to the states. Many states are already declaring abortion illegal, thank God, but the battle now changes locations. My consistent prayer is that abortion will one day become as unthinkable in America as slavery. It should because at least the point of slavery wasn’t to kill people, while abortion is by definition killing people. There is no debate about that anymore, only whether those little people deserve to live. This ruling overturning a horribly bad Supreme Court decision will likely save millions of babies’ lives. It’s amazing to me how angry lefties get when they mothers can’t have carte blanche to kill their offspring. Moloch would be proud.

I mentioned above the lesson in this connected to the Berlin Wall. I remember seeing a bumper sticker some years ago: Speaking truth is treason in an empire of lies. The communism of the Soviet Union was as much an empire of lies as is the progressive left in modern American politics and culture; both were birthed in the evil heart and mind of Karl Marx, compliments of the devil. The narrative, whatever the issue might be, attached to their political ideology is all that counts, truth be damned. They don’t even believe in such a thing as truth. Unfortunately, for them, truth exists because Truth exists, and an empire built on lies cannot and will not last. This is why I said in a previous post that the cultural divide in the West today is between those who believe in Truth (and truth), and those who do not. Reality can only be mocked for so long because as the Apostle Paul says, “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” And notice the result when a man (or woman) sows to the flesh (sarx- σάρξ, in Paul’s theology where the principle of sin, i.e., obsession with self, lies): They will reap destruction.

We are at a propitious time in American (and Western) history, and the opportunity to speak Christian Truth to power and it make a real difference has never been greater. As I argued in my previous posts (and some to come) about Christian nationalism, this started to bubble up with Brexit, and the same dynamic made its way into America with the candidacy and then election of Donald Trump. I consider Trump “The Great Revealer.” There is something about the man that God used to break the Democrat-left, and the media, and many so-called conservatives. They could not and still cannot help themselves (witness the lies of the J-6 “committee”), so they have all been exposed for what they are and have always been: enemies of America. (BTW, I don’t consider RINO’s enemies of America, but there is something even more insidious about people who talk a good conservative game, and then enable the Democrat-left to destroy America.)

The reaping of destruction that Paul promises is becoming more apparent than ever before. The Democrat-left can’t help themselves, and God bless ‘em, they keep doubling down. They become increasingly unpopular the more people see that their policies and beliefs lead to real human misery and death, including the killing of pre-born children in their mothers’ wombs (I call it fetal genocide). I’ll end this with a quote from a Francis Schaeffer book I just started re-reading from 1981 called, A Christian Manifesto. Speaking of a shift in people’s worldview from something Christian if even vaguely so,

toward something completely different—toward a worldview based upon the idea that the final reality is impersonal matter or energy shaped into its present form by impersonal chance. These two worldviews stand in complete antithesis to each other in content and also in their natural results . . . not only in how they understand the nature of reality and existence. They also inevitably produce totally different results. The operative word is inevitably. It is not just that they happen to bring forth different results, but it is absolutely inevitable that they will bring for different results.

It is that inevitably that we are seeing more clearly than ever in the year of our Lord 2022, and it is our great opportunity. Let us grab it with gusto and faith in “the ruler of all things.”