Disinheritance Among Christians and Atheists

Repent…

Increased religiosity is tied to increased fertility, and to the shame of Christians, our faith in God lags behind the Muslim’s faith in Allah. This has real consequences, ranging from a distinct lack of willingness of Christians to challenge our opponents to the refusal of Christians to welcome more children in our homes.

I suggest that part of this failure among Christians is our pessimillianism: the belief that evil will win in this world, and that what is good will lose. If you feel that this world belongs to Satan, then why will you stick your neck out and fight?

You won’t, of course. Instead, you will huddle in your Benedict Option ghettos and hideaways from reality, waiting for the guillotine to finally come down, as it inevitably will one day. “Rule yourself, or be ruled by those who detest you.”

And nobody has any respect for willful failures and weaklings who only wish to run and hide. Not in the Secular World… not in the Islamic world…

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. — Matthew 5:13

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. — Deuteronomy 28:15, 43-36

…and not before the Throne of God, either.

To break the curse, Christians — as individuals, as families, as churches and denominations, as a civilization — must repent before their Creator and Judge.

And this must be a repentance that is followed by actual, real-time, consistent obedience to God and His Law-Word.

Or they will be as utterly disinherited as Secularists and Atheists are.

…Or Die

A recent article, Atheists at risk of dying out due to belief in contraception, study claims, spells out the chosen destiny of atheists.

A new study has suggested that atheism is doomed because religious people have higher rates of reproduction.

Due to their lack of belief in contraception, religious believers are having more children than atheists, which could ultimately result in the end of atheism, the study suggests.

The study, with the dry title The Future of Secularism: a Biologically Informed Theory Supplemented with Cross-Cultural Evidence, discusses the importance of high religious belief and low intelligence in increasing fertility, and the use of contraceptives in decreasing fertility.

An excerpt:

Results reveal that average parental fertility varied considerably according to religious groups, with Muslims being the most religious and the most fertile and Jews and Buddhists being the least. Within most religious groupings, religiosity was positively associated with parental fertility. While cross-sectional in nature, when our results are combined with evidence that both religiosity and fertility are substantially heritable traits, findings are consistent with view that earlier trends toward secularization (due to science education surrounding advancements in science) are currently being counter-balanced by genetic and reproductive forces. We also propose that the inverse association between intelligence and religiosity, and the inverse correlation between intelligence and fertility lead to predictions of a decline in secularism in the foreseeable future. A contra-secularization hypothesis is proposed and defended in the discussion. It states that secularism is likely to undergo a decline throughout the remainder of the twenty-first century, including Europe and other industrial societies.

So, low-IQ people who obey God and reproduce will exist in the future, while high-IQ people who disobey God will have fewer descendants in the future.

Certainly, this fits in with the insistence of Jesus to bring in the leftovers and the losers of society into His kingdom:

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper. — Luke 14:21-24

and

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. — Luke 10:21

The Fear of God, Intelligence, Wealth, and Fertility

Even so, I believe that all good things will increasingly be poured onto the loyal, obedient, and covenant-keeping servants of God.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. — Matthew 6:33

And one of those things will be intelligence. Not only is the entire book of Proverbs written to promote wise thinking, but God is more than willing to provide it to those who ask HIm:

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. — James 1:5

And another will be wealth:

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. — Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 12-14

But I don’t want to neglect children. To return to the top of Deuteronomy 28, bolding the key phrase here:

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. — Deuteronomy 28: 1-6

Currently, the wealthy are not interested in entering the Kingdom of God; but this will change over time.

When said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. — Matthew 19:23-26

In the same way, all worldly wisdom that stands against God is to be overthrown.

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

That no flesh should glory in his presence.

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. — I Corinthians 1:17-31

So: since all good things are to be given to those who follow Christ…

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. — Proverbs 13:22

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. — Matthew 6:33

…then the time will come, when the majority of the wealthy, the intelligent, and the fertile shall bend the knee before Christ Jesus.

The meek before God shall inherit the earth…
…and the proud before God shall be disinherited.

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