After Freedom

“All Empires Fall”

…but, then what?

From the September 2015 letter of Bulgarian Reformation Missions:


Yavor Roussinov is a Bulgarian national minister of the Gospel. He and Bojidar have been friends for a number of years. Several months ago, Yavor sent a firsthand description of his country’s bondage under communism and the nation’s confusion upon its fall.  Bulgarians in general did not know how to be free. And most newly-freed Christians were focused on retreat from the public square, rather than building a new cultural foundation which honored the one true God.

“Any illusory world eventually crumbles, and this one did, too. Security, free education, guaranteed jobs disappeared. (Even free funerals were gone.) But our parents got something that men in other nations had fought for and died for: LIBERTY. For the first time they had the opportunity to make their own choices, to trade freely and to provide for their own children. But it’s one thing to have liberty, and another thing altogether to know what to do with it. That not someone else, but they themselves had to make decisions concerning their own future was a fearful thing. Liberty came without instructions for use. None of them were ready for a world of private education, free market, and long-term perspective. There was no time for preparation. The new world caught them unprepared. God’s wisdom cam true, that “the complacency of fools will destroy them” (Prov. 1:26-32).

Unfortunately, in this new, merciless and messed-up world, without clear direction and vision, the churches only contributed to the destruction. The minds of their own members were buried under “news about the last times,” destroying even the least vestiges of initiative in them. Pastors, most of whom turned out to be agents of the repressive apparatus of the Communist state, preached retreat from culture, business, political activism. What the Communists couldn’t do, the pastors did it.

But some Christians discovered  … a website whose author had accumulated books delineating a world of Christian victory and blueprints for a life of action: The Bulgarian Christian Internet Library. David Chilton’s Paradise Restored restored the hope and the vision for Christians. Gary North’s Unconditional Surrender gave the full picture and connected the separate parts. Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law gave specific instructions for action. Herbert Schlossberg exposed the Idols for Destruction. Step by step, that library added more authors and their works which have changed and are changing the lives of many people. This is the foundation for a new civilization. Only an intellectual civilization, indeed, but what is in the heart won’t stay there, because it will become a spring of life. People’s lives are changing, parents are taking responsibility for the education of their children, Christians are becoming entrepreneurs, etc., knowing that this nation will eventually become part of the Kingdom of God. Faith has consequences!”


Far too many Christians worry about the End Times. This should be left to the pagans, as it is their world that is ending – tied as it is to preposterous fantasies regarding Random Chance ‘science’, silly Keynesian economic theory, reality-denying ideologies of egalitarianism, and an ever-expanding, evermore tyrannical (and evermore costly) Universal Messiah State.

We need to get to grips with the reality of a decentralized future. The more prep work Christians do today, the better their children and descendants in the Faith will have in the future.

Step by step, that library added more authors and their works which have changed and are changing the lives of many people. This is the foundation for a new civilization. Only an intellectual civilization, indeed, but what is in the heart won’t stay there, because it will become a spring of life. People’s lives are changing, parents are taking responsibility for the education of their children, Christians are becoming entrepreneurs, etc., knowing that this nation will eventually become part of the Kingdom of God. Faith has consequences!

It would be good, for Christians to stop hiding in their caves and end their anti-intellectualism. Master the knowledge – in books (especially The Book, in its entirety), in the flesh, in the spirit, in the bank accounts – to master the world around you.

I most favour this part:

This is the foundation for a new civilization. Only an intellectual civilization, indeed, but what is in the heart won’t stay there, because it will become a spring of life.

What’s in the heart won’t stay there. Not if you have a godly hope in victory, in time and on earth.

History has never been dominated by majorities, but only by dedicated minorities who stand unconditionally on their faith.

Someday, Christians will believe what Rushdoony wrote, above.

When even 10% of Christians believe this, the world will shake.

Twenty-five percent? Our world will be unrecognizable.

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