Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. – Jesus Christ, Matthew 13:24-30
The truth has a way of coming out. As Christ told us, the wheat and the tares must grow and develop over time, so we can see what they really are.
“I mean this,” said Dimble, answering the question she had not asked. “If you dip into any college, or school, or parish, or family—anything you like—at a given point in its history, you always find that there was a time before that point when there was more elbow room and contrasts weren’t quite so sharp; and that there’s going to be a time after that point when there is even less room for indecision and choices are even more momentous. Good is always getting better and bad is always getting worse: the possibilities of even apparent neutrality are always diminishing.” – C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
I bet that when this Salon author was 10, or even 20, it mattered to her if the innocent was murdered. She grew more consistent with her theology over time, as we will. But in Christ, our end is in compassion and life, just as the enemies of God love death and blood sacrifices for their pleasure.
One side of this argument has a future; the other is too busy killing it to care. It’s imperative that Christians get ready to inherit the future; to accept responsibility for righteous leadership; to build a culture and a society that exalts Christ, not Moloch.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. – Jesus Christ, Matthew 5:11
It’s easy to run around in fear and trembling as the enemies of Christ gather to make explicit their contempt for Christians: in this case, to drive them out of the legal and medical professions, and so insure that there will never, ever be any future challenges to the current Establishment.
(Now, that’s hardcore ‘keep things exactly the same’ conservatism – something that Christ has no time for. Growth in obedience is the demand of Christ, not to keep things as evil as ever!)
I wouldn’t sign on with that attitude, though. Remember: the legal and medical guilds are government-backed cartels, created to restrict competition and push up prices for the Select Few. Both are increasing threatened from future technological developments: both are dependent on a State that is headed for bankruptcy and de-legitimization.
Now, the way to push back is not to cry out to Republicans or other political showmen. Remember: even when it’s easy to do so, Our Political Masters simply won’t move to restrict abortions. (See: Another Legitimate Rape of the Pro-Life Movement.) What you need to do is to extend the Divine principles of Justice and Law – principles that the current establishment despise, from equality under the law to the protection of property rights – to Christian courts, that judge affairs between believers that willingly submit to the ruling of the anointed magistrate.
These courts, with properly trained judges rooted in the Mosaic Law (as modified by Jesus Christ), can act to protect property rights (which by definition means the right to bar and restrict others from your property, business, and clubs), the right to life, the right definition of marriage. What is lacking is not the tools, but the desire.
Our Lord said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). This powerful verse has been reduced to a children’s song that justifies their being sent into public schools in order to “let their light shine,” when in reality, this verse is an explicit mandate for Christian dominion.
It’s when fallen men behold our good works that they’ll glorify God. Much the same as with Israel in Deuteronomy 4:5-8, where the heathen nations would behold the wisdom and understanding of God’s law in practice and declare, as it says in verses 6-7, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?”
As Israel was to demonstrate the wisdom and love of God’s law to the nations around them, so we are to manifest our good works “as a city set on a hill” in order that men may glorify our Father in heaven. This is Christian dominion by godly service, and it is a much neglected form of evangelism. Men want more than messages—they want justice, welfare, education, good health, and more.
What’s Needed Is a “Think-Tank for Christian Self-Government”
Herein lies the great misunderstanding of Christian Reconstruction: dominionism is not the taking over the national government but rather the taking back of government in the form of self-government in terms of God’s law. In short, Christian theocracy is the creation of alternative means of government, justice, and welfare based upon God’s law and funded by the Christian tithe.
My disagreement with the writer’s view of the tithe aside, I would put this as a decent summary of the task Christians have, as the ruins of an aging, bankrupt, oppressive, murderous regime crumbles under it’s own lies and theft. But God will not act to create some kind of worldwide bureaucratic state led by Christ to replace the current order, as the Rapture escapists insist. No: we must work to build the future. We must turn our eyes from our own failed government saviours, and build up a new culture in our own communities and our own businesses, rooted in the obedience of God, ready to step in as the current New World Order goes bust.
Most Christians are not willing to do the back-breaking prep work needed. Those who take responsibility are the ones who will be given authority, when today’s pyramid of lies goes poof.
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. – Paul, I Corinthians 6:1-4