COVID-19: Early Onset Cancers

The tone is a bit frantic.

But a great big rise in early-onset cancers is worth shouting about.


From Alexander COVID News-Dr. Paul Elias Alexander’s Newsletter

Article: URGENT: Cancer dramatically increasing, remission failing and metastasis exploding! This is linked to the roll-out of the COVID gene injection vaccine? Then vaccine MUST be stopped! NONE in children

Evidence? Is the rise linked to COVID gene injection vaccine? Seems so, temporally at the very least. Yet folk like Ryan Cole says 100% so! See below, read Dr. Angus George Dalgleish’s letter to BMJ

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Dr. Paul Alexander
Dec 4

1)Is early- onset cancer an emerging global epidemic? Current evidence and future implications

“A study by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital reveals that the incidence of early onset cancers — including breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, liver, and pancreas — has dramatically increased around the world.”

A new review of cancer registry records from 44 countries found that the incidence of early-onset cancers is rising rapidly for colorectal and 13 other types of cancers, many of which affect the digestive system, and this increase is happening across many middle- and high-income nation

2)Harvard: Dramatic rise in cancer in people under 50

3)As an Oncologist I Am Seeing People With Stable Cancer Rapidly Progress After Being Forced to Have a Booster

see Gateway Pundit:

Renowned Oncologist Sends Urgent Letter Calling to End COVID Vaccine Program Immediately as Cancers and other Diseases Are Rapidly Progressing in ‘Boosted’ People

‘Dear Kamran Abbasi,

Covid no longer needs a vaccine programme given the average age of death of Covid in the U.K. is 82 and from all other causes is 81 and falling.

The link with clots, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes is now well accepted, as is the link with myelitis and neuropathy. (We predicted these side effects in our June 2020 QRBD article Sorensen et al. 2020, as the blast analysis revealed 79% homologies to human epitopes, especially PF4 and myelin.)

However, there is now another reason to halt all vaccine programmes. As a practising oncologist I am seeing people with stable disease rapidly progress after being forced to have a booster, usually so they can travel.

Even within my own personal contacts I am seeing B cell-based disease after the boosters. They describe being distinctly unwell a few days to weeks after the booster – one developing leukaemia, two work colleagues Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and an old friend who has felt like he has had Long Covid since receiving his booster and who, after getting severe bone pain, has been diagnosed as having multiple metastases from a rare B cell disorder.

I am experienced enough to know that these are not the coincidental anecdotes that many suggest, especially as the same pattern is being seen in Germany, Australia and the USA.

The reports of innate immune suppression after mRNA for several weeks would fit, as all these patients to date have melanoma or B cell based cancers, which are very susceptible to immune control – and that is before the reports of suppressor gene suppression by mRNA in laboratory experiments.

This must be aired and debated immediately.’

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I also provide scientific support to The UNITY Project out of California. I support this tremendous initiative with some fine colleagues who have been warriors in the fight against all the wrongs in COVID. The UNITY Project aligns with my core values for it is very fierce in its fight to protect children from the danger of the largely safety untested COVID gene injection (The Unity Project Formed by Concerned Parents to Coordinate Opposition to California’s K-12 COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate).

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I suspect that nothing will be done about this, this year.

(Even though there should be a halt to all new mRNA vaccines immediately. “The money is so good…”)

If COVID-19 Vaccine cancers rises to undeniable epidemic proportions, there will be a political earthquake, probably bigger than the one the upcoming recession will cause. Pharmaceutical executives should get their bags packs and their lawyers prepped.

Lots and lots of medical professionals have been injected with this poison. Quite a number of Ruling Elites as well, many of whom really did trust in the wall-to-wall Progressive propaganda.

(And the below-the-horizon Progressive censorship.)

This will be a sorrowful decade.

Fear the Lord.

Through this pain and grief — raised up by prideful, power-lusting, and greedy elites — He is building His Kingdom, the future of His people.

Hat tip: LewRockwell.com

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COVID-19: The Party is Always Right

The timing of this renewed effort to significantly loosen covert measures, immediately after unprecedented — though small-scale — protests across the country (including critically at leading universities and some of China’s wealthiest districts) strongly suggests that this manifestation of public anger and frustration is what pushed Beijing to act now.

We have also seen what does appear to be a shift in the messaging from State media over the last several days “The authorities are working hard to shift the propaganda about Covid to make it appear less threatening. A commentary from Xinhua Monday said that ‘The most difficult period has passed, and now the pathogenicity of the Omicon virus is weakening’ and also reminded everyone that the Party’s policies since the Wuhan outbreak have been ‘correct, scientific and effective.’ The commentary did not need to say explicitly that questioning the policy to date or the shift is not acceptable.”

Bill BIshop
Veteran China Analyst

The Party is always right. Especially when it is wrong.

Yes, this is the tin god the Collectivists have, instead of the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

The Ongoing Covid Mask Lies

A.k.a: “Make the commoner trash obey, with the Power of Religion SCIENCE!”

(With 100% support from the Communists, the Marxists and the Progressives.)

From The Ongoing Covid Deceptions: How Ruling Elites Lied about Masks and Mask Mandates, by Lipton Matthews

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he mishandling of the covid-19 pandemic by global elites has severely eroded confidence in expert opinion. New information is emerging that senior officials doubted policies that were foisted upon the American public. By sharing the results of his deposition with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt exposed Fauci’s advocacy of face masks as insincere:

Another tidbit from the Fauci depo: In Feb 20 he emailed a friend advising her that masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On April 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined.

Numerous studies disputed the efficacy of face masks, yet mask mandates rose to national prominence. During the apex of pandemic hysteria, the American Institute for Economic Research ran a series of scathing articles debunking the usefulness of face masks. In fact, one prominent 2020 study boldly admitted that mask use is primarily symbolic:

We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes. . . . The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflective reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.

Not even children were spared from the covid-19 hysteria. Masks became commonplace in schools across America and the wider world, despite the large volume of research arguing that they could harm minors. One study from Germany noted that parents raised concerns about mask use having adverse effects on children. Moreover, evidence suggests that mask use limits the expressive capacity of children. Reading the facial expressions of teachers and peers aids a child’s language development, but unfortunately, masks were even required during intergroup conversations.

A recent paper published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications argues that mask use has hindered face recognition abilities in children. The researchers posited that impaired face recognition abilities have negative consequences for the emotional development of children, saying that “changes in face recognition performance and alteration in the processing of partially occluded faces could have significant effects on children’s social interactions with their peers and their ability to form relationships with educators.”

Widespread mask mandates failed to benefit children, and instead of averting covid-related deaths, they led to people dying. According to Dr. Zacharias Fogen of Germany, “Mask mandates actually caused about 1.5 times the number of deaths or [approximately 50 percent] more deaths compared to no mask mandates.” Dr. Fogen theorized that the re-inhalation of hyperconcentrated droplets caught by masks led to worse ailments and fueled fatality rates.

The scandal of covid-19 has demonstrated that elites deliberately misinformed the public at every corner. Citizens were scolded for ignoring mask mandates, even though the evidence was clear that they don’t work. The vilification of those who refused to endorse covid-19 vaccines was even more egregious.

Vaccines are usually successful, but covid-19 vaccines were imposed on the public without proper research. Contrary to the claims of politically motivated actors, the latest research on covid-19 vaccines is astoundingly negative. Scientific research shows that rates of myocarditis are higher among the vaccinated and that natural immunity offers great protection against the virus. Moreover, there is overwhelming evidence that the highly touted lockdowns were a disaster. After the ruling elite’s orchestrated deception of the public, we would be foolish to trust their proposals.

The pandemic has rightly taught us that governing elites will fabricate evidence and misuse data to promote their agenda at our expense, and it is unlikely that they will ever be able to regain our trust.

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Scumbag for Christ: Remembrance

A fair number of snippets from a persuasive, intelligent and logical conservative Christian thinker with decades of reliable testimonies on how he changed lives for the better.

Left unmentioned until his death: the silenced and suppressed testimonies of the lives he abused, and changed for the worse.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. -- Matthew 23:27-28, ESV

It is not only the frankly criminal behaviour that is notable, but how his worthless ministry team hid his corruption and evil, protecting the Powerful Man while despising the Creator of Heaven and Earth… and the exploited women that represented God.

From Christianity Today: Ravi Zacharias Hid Hundreds of Pictures of Women, Abuse During Massages, and a Rape Allegation

DANIEL SILLIMAN AND KATE SHELLNUTT |

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A four-month investigation found the late Ravi Zacharias leveraged his reputation as a world-famous Christian apologist to abuse massage therapists in the United States and abroad over more than a decade while the ministry led by his family members and loyal allies failed to hold him accountable.

He used his need for massage and frequent overseas travel to hide his abusive behavior, luring victims by building trust through spiritual conversations and offering funds straight from his ministry.

12-page report released Thursday by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) confirms abuse by Zacharias at day spas he owned in Atlanta and uncovers five additional victims in the US, as well as evidence of sexual abuse in Thailand, India, and Malaysia.

Even a limited review of Zacharias’s old devices revealed contacts for more than 200 massage therapists in the US and Asia and hundreds of images of young women, including some that showed the women naked. Zacharias solicited and received photos until a few months before his death in May 2020 at age 74.

Zacharias used tens of thousands of dollars of ministry funds dedicated to a “humanitarian effort” to pay four massage therapists, providing them housing, schooling, and monthly support for extended periods of time, according to investigators.

One woman told the investigators that “after he arranged for the ministry to provide her with financial support, he required sex from her.” She called it rape.

She said Zacharias “made her pray with him to thank God for the ‘opportunity’ they both received” and, as with other victims, “called her his ‘reward’ for living a life of service to God,” the report says. Zacharias warned the woman—a fellow believer—if she ever spoke out against him, she would be responsible for millions of souls lost when his reputation was damaged.

The findings, alongside details revealed over months of internal reckoning at RZIM, challenge the picture many have had of Zacharias.

When he died in May, he was praised for his faithful witness, his commitment to the truth, and his personal integrity. Now it is clear that, offstage, the man so long admired by Christians around the world abused numerous women and manipulated those around him to turn a blind eye.

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RZIM hired Miller & Martin after a September 2020 Christianity Today report on allegations of abuse by three women who worked at Zacharias’s spas. Initially, the ministry leadership stated it did not believe the women. Today that has changed.

“We believe not only the women who made their allegations public but also additional women who had not previously made public allegations against Ravi but whose identities and stories were uncovered during the investigation,” the statement said.

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Multiple speakers and RZIM staff members left the ministry during the course of the investigation, concerned about top officials’ initial response to the allegations. RZIM’s Canadian branch suspended fundraising efforts and donation collection through April, while the UK-based Zacharias Trust is threatening to split if RZIM does not apologize to victims and institute major reforms. (Update: The day after the report was released the UK board voted unanimously to separate from RZIM and choose a new name.)

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Staff members inside RZIM say the ministry—the largest apologetics organization in the world—plans to dramatically downsize to as few as 10 US apologists and a few international speakers, supported by a small staff.

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Satan claps his hands with glee.

“But don’t worry Ravi, while you were alive, no outsider knew what was going on, and your image before men was flawless and pure. The money – and the respect – simply flowed in!

And regarding the One who sees all things? With His forgiving nature, I’m sure He’ll take the side of the Powerful, Wealthy, Respected Religious Professional in any dispute, and not the side of the powerless and exploited.

Just like Jesus sided with the Pharisees.

It’s been over two years since you died. I’m sure you understand His viewpoint now.”

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In fact, one day after Zacharias publicly stated in 2017 that he had learned a “difficult and painful lesson” over his communication with Lori Anne Thompson, he received more photographs from another woman, investigators found. That woman went on to send him nude pictures as well.

One thing did change, though. After the Thompson case, the investigators noticed that Zacharias did a better job of deleting his messages in ways that could not be detected or uncovered.

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Each example in the report contrasts with the public witness of a leader—and a ministry—known for preaching integrity and truth.

“Those of you who have seen me in public have no idea what I’m like in private,” Zacharias told his supporters in a talk he gave about a year before he died, in a recording shared with CT. “God does. God does. And I encourage you today to make that commitment and say, ‘I’m going to be the man in private who will receive the divine accolade, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’”

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The secret of Zacharias’s abuse started to unravel the day of his funeral in May 2020. One of the massage therapists he groped, masturbated in front of, and asked for sexually explicit images watched in shock as the apologist was honored and celebrated on a livestream. Famous people, including Vice President Mike Pence and Christian football star Tim Tebow, spoke of Zacharias in glowing terms.

Has no one come forward? she thought. No one?

She worried about other women who might be out there, hurting. She prayed that something would happen.

The woman googled “Ravi Zacharias sex scandal” and found the blog RaviWatch, run by Steve Baughman, an atheist who had been tracking and reporting on Zacharias’s “fishy claims” since 2015. Baughman blogged on Zacharias’s false statements about academic credentials, the sexting allegations, and the subsequent lawsuit. When the woman read about what happened to Lori Anne Thompson, she recognized what had happened to that woman was what had happened to her.

As far as she could tell, this atheist blogger was the only one who cared that Zacharias had sexually abused people and gotten away with it. She reached out to Baughman and then eventually spoke to Christianity Today about Zacharias’s spas, the women who worked there, and the abuse that happened behind closed doors.

The woman from the spas told CT she didn’t expect anything from RZIM. Not an acknowledgement. Certainly not an apology. A multimillion-dollar ministry built in one man’s name and on his reputation would never admit the truth of his secrets, she thought.

She only spoke out because she wanted other women—women hurt by Zacharias, and women victimized by other famous and celebrated Christians—to know the truth. She wanted them to know that they weren’t alone.

This week, she believes God answered her prayer.

“I think it happened in God’s perfect time,” she said. “It’s in his time; it’s in his way. The Lord is doing this, and what will be left over is what God wants to be left over.”

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God loves truth, not lies.

God stands with the exploited, not the exploiter.

And if no Christian will stand with Him, then let the Atheist come, and receive the blessings and the honour.

Panpsychism in Science

From Materialistic Atheism to Spiritual Pantheism/Panentheism.

From “The mind and soul does not exist,” to “The carrots are watching.”

From Evolution News, Sabine Hossenfelder, Taking on Consciousness, Tackles Panpsychism by Denyse O’Leary

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Recently, I’ve been looking (here and here) at theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder’s argument that quantum mechanics does not show that consciousness is essential for understanding the universe. The topic has become very interesting because of the growth of panpsychism in science — which Hossenfelder references in the video.

Panpsychism is the belief that all of nature participates in some way in consciousness but that it is most highly developed in humans. Many prefer it to materialism because the panpsychist does not need to show that human consciousness is some kind of illusion that we evolved to believe in (?). It is part of the normal functioning of the universe even if we don’t understand how it works.

To see what’s at stake here, consider the concept of the “Hard Problem of Consciousness.” Why is it a “hard problem”? It’s only that if we assume a universe that should not have consciousness but, unaccountably, does.

Changing Our Assumptions

Suppose we change our assumptions and assume that consciousness is a normal part of the universe that requires no special explanation in principle? The panpsychist can approach the question of human consciousness as a much more restricted one because the goal has changed: It is no longer to explain the existence of consciousness in principle, only how it comes to exist in a certain way in humans.

Anyway, in “Does Consciousness Influence Quantum Effects?” (November 19, 2022), Hossenfelder talks about some of the theories in this area:

For example, just a few months ago, David Chalmers and Kelvin MacQueen wrote a paper about this. They proposed to address the issues of the Wigner–von Neuman interpretation by using a particular mathematical model for consciousness, that is integrated information theory, IIT for short. We briefly talked about IIT in an earlier video. The basic idea is that each system is assigned a quantity, big Psi, that you can calculate from how well-connected the system is, and how it processes information. The bigger Psi, the more conscious the system. (8:11)

In this theory, consciousness it’s not binary, it’s not on or off, it’s gradual. This is why Christof Koch, one of the proponents of Integrated Information Theory, thinks it’s a panpsychist theory. Everything is a little bit conscious; it’s just that humans are a little bit more conscious than carrots. I want to apologize to all carrots who are watching. (8:36)

But carrots aren’t watching.

And That Is the Point

Christof Koch of the Allen Institute is a proponent of the admittedly panpsychist Integrated Information Theory (IIT), originally developed by fellow neuroscientist Giulio Tonioni.

David Chalmers first coined the expression “hard problem of consciousness” in 1995. Chalmers and MacQueen’s paper is here: They write, “Does consciousness collapse the quantum wave function? This idea was taken seriously by John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner but is now widely dismissed. We develop the idea by combining a mathematical theory of consciousness (integrated information theory) with an account of quantum collapse dynamics (continuous spontaneous localization). Simple versions of the theory are falsified by the quantum Zeno effect, but more complex versions remain compatible with empirical evidence. In principle, versions of the theory can be tested by experiments with quantum computers. The upshot is not that consciousness-collapse interpretations are clearly correct, but that there is a research program here worth exploring.”

Read the rest at Mind Matters News, published by Discovery Institute’s Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

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Our Betters would be happy to turn to any authority except the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.

Any other Authority.

Any other Lord.

From the original article at Mind Matters:

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You may also wish to read: Science isn’t even possible apart from non-material consciousness. Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder tries hard to argue against that conclusion but things do not go well… To say that “a measurement is an interaction with some apparatus” evades the issue. Only a conscious human being can even envision science measurements.

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Deep Time Fades Away…

Evolution is dead without its billions of years. Darwin needed exorbitant and reckless withdrawals from the bank of time for his Stuff Happens Law to make humans from bacteria. If the solar system is far younger than the current consensus age of 4.5 billion years, it would imply the Earth is young. And if the Earth is young, Big Science would shudder with horror. The thought of young-Earth creationists saying “I told you so!” is too distasteful for academia to imagine or permit. Darwinism would be gone, theism would be in style again, and the whole world order that needs materialism to justify its anti-Christian policies and libertine sexuality would lose its foundation.

Too much is invested in evolution’s billions of years to let it crash like the FTX fiasco and embarrass two centuries of old-Earth thinking into a historic detour. It’s important to realize that scientists would not have to shorten their timeline all the way down to the Biblical creationist’s age calculation of 6,000 to 7,000 years for their empire to collapse. If the upper limit came down to 1 million years, or 10 million, or 100 million or even a billion, that would suffice to rattle the entire Darwinian superstructure.

We have reported on bodies in the solar system that look “younger than thought” for two decades now. Here are more reports in the science news. As is our custom, we look only at the secular materialistic sources and scientific papers. Take off the billions-of-years glasses and see how these objects look with an open mind.

How to Keep the Solar System Old: Struggle and Hope
David F. Coppedge

Struggling against reality is a losing proposition.

“But the Right Sort controls all the institutions, all the jobs, all the money, all the media!”

You’re putting that against reality? Over time, the might and power of men is ground down into so much sand. Regardless of their wealth, or their GULAGS, or their censorship binges.

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. -- Matthew 7:24-27, ESV

We Christians need to build our house on the rock: the words of Christ, the words of God.

And not on the words of government-certified experts, ever more detached from the physical universe in the name of their unreal, mindless, lawless, and powerless deity, be it Chance or Evolution.

People grow to resemble the deity they worship.

(Ever wonder why Christ — the very Word of God — came in the flesh, in the real, physical world? Well, now you have another hint…)

Singer et al.Large-scale cryovolcanic resurfacing on Pluto. Nature Communications 13, Article number: 1542 (29 March 2022)

“The New Horizons spacecraft returned images and compositional data showing that terrains on Pluto span a variety of ages, ranging from relatively ancient, heavily cratered areas to very young surfaces with few-to-no impact craters. One of the regions with very few impact craters is dominated by enormous rises with hummocky flanks. Similar features do not exist anywhere else in the imaged solar system. Here we analyze the geomorphology and composition of the features and conclude this region was resurfaced by cryovolcanic processes, of a type and scale so far unique to Pluto. Creation of this terrain requires multiple eruption sites and a large volume of material (>104 km3) to form what we propose are multiple, several-km-high domes, some of which merge to form more complex planforms. The existence of these massive features suggests Pluto’s interior structure and evolution allows for either enhanced retention of heat or more heat overall than was anticipated before New Horizons, which permitted mobilization of water-ice-rich materials late in Pluto’s history.

The paper is open-access. Read it. The important thing to note is that the young features set upper limits on age. They speak of “relatively ancient, heavily cratered areas” but those are inferred from crater count dating, a method fraught with error (29 Jan 2019). What matters are the huge cryovolcanoes—as big as the largest active volcanoes on our much-larger Earth—which may still be active today.

This remote planet was supposed to be long dead. There’s no way that Pluto, way out there in the cold outer regions of the solar system, can be heated up again after 4.5 billion years. Look what other science news outlets are saying. Can they explain the activity?

Pluto Falsifies Deep Time
David F. Coppedge

Over time, the truth grows, and crowds out lies.

For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.
-- Habakkuk 2:14, ESV

This will be increasingly true, whether the Masters want it or not.

Foreman Extract: Authoritarian Parents, Self-Governing Adults

An extract from What “It Never Works!” Means for Our Understanding of God’s Law by By Joseph Foreman

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As the body politic of self-governing people grows they become capable of higher and higher levels of self-government. The Biblical image for this is that they grow into the fullness of the maturity of Christ. When this happens, they start restricting the ways other governments force them into an authoritarian mold. For example, children need authoritarian parents. The purpose of authoritarian parents is to grow children up into free adults who do not need authoritarian parents. Real adults do not need the top-down state either. That civil organization or free state of self-governing people is the theonomic, Mosaic, Jesus-endorsed Holy Spirit-effected, Pauline ideal. All theonomic laws and punishments were designed for that political environment. Without acting as if we live in the benefits of that end times political environment, and with the insight of those who went before, we do the best we can in our various forms of syncretism while praying for the Holy Spirit to carry us to the next step of His work to transform and fill the earth.

This is no utopian dream.

The United States would have been considered a utopian dream by the serfs and peasants of 1384, precisely like the unimaginable dream of theonomy reflected in the opening comments. The idea that there is more freedom than a bureaucratic church or state can muster is condemned by everyone today, especially traditional postmillennial theonomists. But Wycliffe put in the preface of his Bible translation that his vision for translating Scripture was of a people discipled in their hearts by God’s Word so that a “government of the People, By the People and For the People” could be established. His utopian dream was partially realized by the Parliaments of Europe and later by the US of A and still (by comparison to the fourteenth century) it is realized by most of Europe—there are no more serfs: they have been transformed. It is idealized by much of the planet simply by looking where they all want to migrate to.

Perhaps theonomy’s greatest endorsement is the deadly enmity toward it exhibited by all collectivist and authoritarian governments: their secret police, their armies, and their theoreticians. They can see what we, its beneficiaries, have a hard time seeing: the theonomic social structures of freedom from God we utterly take for granted while we’re busy scoffing at the hijacking in Philadelphia.

But theonomy has only just begun to have its transformative impact.

We are only 4,500 years into the project.

We are getting there. We may not articulate well what it will be, but we do know that we will be like Him. And this is not where He intends to stop. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is a hopelessly optimistic vision. Don’t make an idol out of where we are right now and scoff at the Wycliffes of today. You will find yourself despising the Holy Spirit.

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Foreman Extract: A Heart Issue

An extract from What “It Never Works!” Means for Our Understanding of God’s Law by By Joseph Foreman.

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What the Holy Spirit does is transform the people who apply God’s law to take another step. Truth be told, it’s often an ugly process requiring God’s judgments on even the good things we thought were “the best it could be.” But upon the foundation those earlier believers laid, theonomy transforms each subsequent era a bit more radically until you have a people capable of actually making a go of a constitutional republic for two hundred years now, and an entire planet that thinks even this syncretistic manifestation of theonomy is a pretty good idea. However, they are people who have not been transformed by the Holy Spirit and discipled by God’s law in their heart so they can’t do it and can only flee to those lands who can, in hope of embracing this transformation for themselves and their posterity.

This is tenth commandment territory. “Thou shalt not covet” is a heart issue, not an external action. For the other commandments to work it is the heart that must cease its idolatry and self-worship and/or its state worship. The heart must cease its futile labors and rest. The heart must learn to honor authority, to refrain from and abhor murder, lust, theft, and lies. We can through self-discipline control many of the ethical ravages of sin—but as Jesus said, even the pagans can do this much. 

What we can’t do is transform the heart. Transforming the heart is the utopian dream of modern, authoritarian, collectivist utopias birthed by Marx-Engels and executed by Lenin, Stalin, and Mao.  Lacking the Holy Spirit, their goal is to transform the heart by brute force and education. The only real difference between them and the average modern theologian is that they think they can do more than we have accomplished today, and turn to physical force, whereas the average Christian thinks that the Holy Spirit has done all He can do so the Christian turns to holy though idle introspection. Christians are either checking out of the world (if they’re waiting to be bailed out by the rapture) or, if you are Reformed, are busy building monuments to those who have gone before us while despising those who bring good news of Scripture. How can Scripture say more? We have said it all!

But the heart is the territory of Holy Spirit transformation which Jesus opened the law up to. In fact, it was there all along, ever since Moses, curled up in the tenth commandment and in the two summaries: Love of God and neighbor.

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Foreman Extract: Law, Logic, and the Holy Spirit

An extract from What “It Never Works!” Means for Our Understanding of God’s Law by By Joseph Foreman.

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The British Empire spread abroad the novel idea that nations should judge themselves by an objective law, one that is true for everyone. That is a major tenet of theonomy, and suddenly, all around the globe, the Brits are schooling the world in it. If you examine British law you will find many fundamental tenets of theonomic liberty embedded in it (serving as a hidden backbone or autopilot). It is worth noting that British colonies have tended to do better than the other colonies after their independence from the crown for precisely this theonomic reason.

But in the end, theonomy didn’t work really well for the Brits. Those colonized said, “Wait, if there is one law, and it rules all mankind, then what are the British doing here as if they are better than us?” So the colonies kicked the Brits and the rest of Europe out.

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While Israel by no means transformed into a theonomic social order that pleased God, God’s law did transform Israel into a nation so distinctive in its day that even Rome gave them special privileges. Those temporal freedoms were the umbrella under which the first-generation church grew in relative protection. But Israel had greater impact than even that. Hebrew wanderers 1000–400 B.C. are recorded in the mythology of the founders of both Greece and Rome, profoundly influencing the normal earth-magic paganism of that era, enabling rational philosophies, religions, empires, government and law-orders to appear for the first time in pagan history. The rational gods replaced the irrational forces of nature those peoples used to worship, and the time was made full in preparation.

When Jesus fulfilled the time, He raised a whole dimension of God’s law to the first and greatest two commandments, opening a new window on God’s law and our relationship to God. You might say His ministry of grace was a tenth commandment ministry transforming the heart (something only the Holy Spirit can do).  In both the summary of the law and in the final word of the law we see God putting the law into the hands of the Holy Spirit to do what statutes and summaries, however wise, cannot do.  Statutes can define, they can influence, but they cannot execute on their own. They require someone in God’s image who is shaped by His Spirit.  While rationality is essential, and law is essential, neither are sufficient.  Only “my grace is sufficient for thee.”  This is the basis of the optimism in Scripture. We have not come as far as we can go. We have come thus far as the Lord has brought us. This is the theonomic vision inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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With the conversion of Rome, Justinian rewrote pagan law in light of what he learned from Moses and Christ. No, it was not a perfect job, but do you see where God is going?

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What is the future of Europe?

From Quora: What is the future of Europe?

J. Stopl  · Lived in The Czech Republic

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It for sure seems as if Europe is now quickly approaching a very significant period of instability. This period will partially happen all over the world, but there is a number of factors that are mostly specific for Europe and I believe that Europe will experience one of the most significant relative drops in its situation. The thing is that there is now a whole plethora of issues that are all coming up at once and it is close to impossible that Europe could handle all of them, since almost every one of them is serious enough to cause very serious disruption. Those issues are serious ageing of populations, dramatic overindebtedness of many European economies connected to inherent flaws baked into the project of Euro, technological falling behind that is causing big European economies, including Germany, not to be able to compete with other key economic players like USA and east Asian countries, delusional climate-related policies leading to total dependability on imported fossil fuels from Russia, inability or unwillingness to project power onto the outside world, and certain inability, mainly among western Europeans, to truthfully access the real situation of the continent and act accordingly. This is connected to global issues like de-globalisation, soaring prices of many essential raw materials, Russian expansionism, potential famine and climate related migratory waves and many others.

Now I will quickly go through the issues one by one. The significant ageing of the populations cause by decades of low birth rates is widely known phenomenon. With the exception of Japan, all the oldest countries in the world are in Europe with Italy and Germany being second and third countries with highest median ages of around 47 years. This has far reaching societal consequences. Older societies are less dynamic, innovative, aggressive and risk taking. Since domestic consumption is done mainly by younger people, which are starting families, buying cars and taking mortgages, the lower is the percentage of this younger adults in the population, the lower is the domestic consumption. That means big reliance on exports and that means the need for smoothly working globalised trade. That is apparently coming to an end. Another problem is connected to the un-sustainability of the European welfare states. With the ageing populations, public funding of the pension and healthcare systems is clearly not sustainable. That is because both the pensions and the healthcare is funded by the working age people taxes and used mostly by retirees. When the ratio of working age people and retirees starts to switch, the whole concept can not work. Everybody knows this. But democracy makes it very hard to do something about it. Retirees vote and they tend to vote mostly for politicians that do not want to reduce their living standards. Since their proportion in the population rises, they are formidable voting bloc. Most of European countries would need a serious pension reforms, but since pension reform is just a code word for people getting much lower pensions, it is very hard to actually do. The welfare states are then financed by debt, which ties to the next part.

Many European economies are seriously overindebted. This is mostly true for the southern Europe, but countries like France and Belgium are also in pretty dire situation. The situation got much worse since the last big financial crisis, since the monetary policies of major world central banks got very loose and they started to buy sovereign debt issued by their countries and also kept the negative interests rates, which many economists said would lead to bad results. That means that the European central bank was buying debt from countries like Italy and Greece and that meant that they were able to borrow many for the same interest rates as Germany of the Netherlands, even though the markets would asses them with much, much higher interest rates. The central banks were basically printing many like crazy for the past decade and this only culminated in the covid-19 crisis, which made countries gave out billions and billions of dollars in various schemes to help the economy. This, together with fuel and raw material prices, is one of the key reasons for the current inflation in the western countries. And here is the problem. The natural reaction to the rising inflation is for the central banks to higher the interests rates significantly. But the ECB can not really do that, because it would make the service of the debt of southern European countries so high that they would basically go insolvent. ECB is thus choosing between high long term inflation and the insolvency of major Eurozone countries. Both options are hugely detrimental to the European economy.

Another huge factor that is detrimental to the European economy is the long term and obvious technological falling behind. The ground breaking technological innovations just stoped happening in Europe some time ago and they are now largely happening in the US and the east Asians economies. When you look at the biggest technological companies in the world, largest companies by market capitalisation, most valuable brands or almost any other metric, the European companies largely leaving the world stage is very obvious. Where are the European smartphone and laptop makers? Where are the technological giants like Apple, Facebook, Google or Amazon? Where is the European Netflix, Samsung or Huawei? Nowhere to be seen. And finally this is happening also to the crown jewel of the European economy, the automotive industry. Almost all the insiders from the industry know that in the new trends like electromobility, autonomous driving, connectivity and such, Europe is falling behind its competitors significantly. Tesla is already creating pressure on the European premium car brands and another pressure will soon come from the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers even in the lower price segments. This will hugely impact European industry and economy. Europeans just stoped being innovative and creating cutting edge tech in an era, in which tech like AI is becoming increasingly important in many areas of economic life.

Now the climate-related policies would deserve their own post. Basically, Europe is trying to lead the world in the policies aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions. But this subject is heavily fuelled not by scientific research, but by ideology. Open debate is not really being held within Europe and there is very dogmatic way of looking at cutting out CO2 as some kind of unquestionable higher good. But it is very problematic. You can not run an industrial society on renewables. Vast majority of countries just is not windy and sunny enough for that (the exception being Denmark, UK, Greece and Spain). That means while during windy and sunny days and months, the renewables might be enough to supply electricity, in the not so sunny and windy days you need backup sources. Now the Europe under the German lead choose natural gas as this backup source, specifically Russian natural gas. That led to the hampering of the attempts of diversification of energy supplies and huge reliance on Russian gas that is right now being showed to be incredibly dangerous. The massive development of photovoltaic energy is on another hand leading the the reliance on China, where vast majority of the solar panels are made, and the situation is same with the rare earth metals needed to build batteries to electric vehicles. The European Emission Allowances (it is basically a form of CO2 tax for industry and energy sectors) leads to rapid loss of competitiveness and soaring costs in the industry and energy sectors. That also greatly contributes to the current inflation. The regulation and lack of financing for non-renewable energy sources in the past years and the Germany irrational opposition to the nuclear energy led to huge underdevelopment in new reliable energy sources in Europe and made electricity more scarce and thus expansive. It leads to a very paradoxical situations in which Germany is burning more and more coal and paying huge amounts in European Emission Allowances because of it and is simultaneously shutting off clean nuclear power plants. It does not make any sense. The true way of fighting climate change is through technological innovations, something that Europe is increasingly less capable of.

The inability or unwillingness to project power onto the outside world is also a big problem. Western Europe has been living in a weird end of history like state and was hoping that it would last forever. But it won’t, largely because no other part of the world is living in that fantasy. To protect its interests, trade routes and energy supplies in this new unstable world, Europe will need massive investments in military. That will only increase the economic and budget pressures created by the ageing populations, inflation, debt service and technological falling behind. But it is necessary, since you can not really be a sheep in the world full of wolves. And to be honest, Europeans often tend to look at themselves as being more moral than the rest of the world and overcoming the legacy of wars and power politics, but the true is that the security of Europe was just being subsidised greatly by the US and that is probably also coming to an end, since the US are steering away from Europe to the crucial region of Asia. Region, in which Europe has very little presence even though it is the most important region in the world and this won’t change in the future.

This ties into the last point and that is an inability to truthfully access the real situation of the continent and act accordingly. Many Europeans tend to see the world in a very eurocentric way. They basically see the world consisting of three big poles. There are the USA that are often seen as dumb, too religious, with abhorrent healthcare system and stupid gun laws. You can often hear the “Murica” and “wealthy third world country” memes. On the other side is China, as a big autocratic and mysterious eastern power. And Europe is in the middle, being an enlightened and wise continent with the best quality of life, welfare state, having overcoming the wars of conquest and concentrating on the fight with climate change in the interests of mankind. But this view is largely just an illusion. The Europe is living on borrowed time. Its system and welfare state are not sustainable. It will crash and after that the quality of life, as one of the central etalons of contemporary European identity, will drop significantly. Everyone could see it coming, but nobody really did much about it since this worldview was and still is very central to the western European identity and self-image.

The world that is coming will be very different from the one we had in this last couples of decades. The non-western powers like China, India, Saudi Arabia or Turkey became strong enough to be hugely influential players and they won’t bow to the will of the west, not even the US. USA will likely remain the most powerful country on the planet, but its domestic troubles and insularity might hamper its involvement in the outside world. I think that Europeans will painfully became aware of the fact that they just are not that important anymore, they are not the most civilised continent living outside of history, but just one of the many poles of power in the new era of great power competition and they will either act accordingly or suffer the consequences.

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Supershort summary:

Aging:

A hatred of the future, of the lives of the innocent… and, quietly but completely, a hatred of the God that shapes the future, loves children, and hates the shedding of innocent blood.

A longing for things to stay the way they are… that is, for Satan to not lose ground, and for Christ to stop gaining ground. “The gates of hell must stand strong and proud!”

Debt:

Stealing from the future and impoverishing others tomorrow, so we can enjoy a better life today – and evade the consequences of our foolish actions and desires. For a time.

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;
-- Psalm 37:1, ESV

Europeans have chosen to be a wicked people.

(And not just Europeans, either…)

Technological decline:

Like Japan, this is tied to aging, mental rigidity, fear/hate of the future and of uncontrolled change.

Like all pagans, they have no faith in God or trust that He will shape the future for the benefit of His people. “There is no God –hostile glare upward– so we, the Right Sort, will control everything!” and everything that is outside of their control is to be killed or frozen out. “The gates of hell must stand strong and proud!”

Climate delusions:

From the article:

Now the climate-related policies would deserve their own post. Basically, Europe is trying to lead the world in the policies aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions. But this subject is heavily fuelled not by scientific research, but by ideology. Open debate is not really being held within Europe and there is very dogmatic way of looking at cutting out CO2 as some kind of unquestionable higher good. But it is very problematic. You can not run an industrial society on renewables. 

The ideology is Marxism, reclothed as environmentalism, making its last stand in Europe. See It’s Not Just That Global Warming Is Fake. What Matters Is Why This Fakery Is Being Promoted. by Gary North for more. (No paywall)

“It leads to a very paradoxical situations in which Germany is burning more and more coal and paying huge amounts in European Emission Allowances because of it and is simultaneously shutting off clean nuclear power plants. It does not make any sense. The true way of fighting climate change is through technological innovations, something that Europe is increasingly less capable of.”

Evil people – and evil societies – detach themselves from God, His Reality, His Laws (including the rules that govern the physical universe), in the name of power and security. “God’s word changes nothing! My word determines reality!”

Then, God’s enemies die. In self-inflicted poverty, ignorance, madness, and disgrace.

Power projection:

On this point, I break with the author. Empires just cost too much. Far better is a stout defence of your own territory, perhaps with a defensive military alliance with your neighbours.

From the Seven Year’s War onward, Europe would have been far better off — financially, demographically, religiously, culturally — if they avoided the Enlightenment dream of the Roman Empire. Far better is the Christian vision of thousands of small Christian states, governing themselves and trading among themselves, united with a military treaty and Bible-based way to resolve disputes among themselves.

But Christendom speaks of justice and peace under God and His Fixed, PredictableLaw.

Rome speaks of power and control under the Better Sort and their ever-mutating, unpredictable, arbritrary “law”.

And we all know what Europe chose, via the Renaissance (“rebirth of pagan, antiChristian culture”)and the Enlightenment (“no law but the Word of Powerful Men.”)