From The Fire-Breathing Christian:
So what is education?
And what is an idiot?
Education, in a nutshell, is the pursuit of knowledge of God through the examination and understanding of all that He has made as a reflection of His Nature throughout His creation. Language, logic, art, history, philosophy, morality, mathematics, ethics, business and economics are all about Him. They all belong to Him. They were all made by Him, through Him, and for Him (see: Colossians 1:15-20). Every material and immaterial thing can only be rightly and ultimately understood by its unavoidable association with and complete reliance upon Him. To pretend to pursue true, complete knowledge of any aspect of His creation apart from explicit acknowledgement of and submission to Him is, in a word, idiotic…which leads to our second question…
What is an idiot?
An idiot is a person who freely chooses to send their little boy or girl off to be “educated” by a system so fundamentally satanic (and stupid) that it can no longer coherently define, much less defend, basic terms like “boy” and “girl”.
We Christians slacked off, we have sinned… and so God has placed these fatuous lunatics in charge over us.
We need to repent, we need to get serious about redeeming and reconstructing our society and our nation again, into a form and a shape that is pleasing to Jesus Christ, our Lord, Saviour, and King.
When we begin to do so, the crazy people will be brushed aside…
— they are merely the symptom of our failure, and not the cause —
…and, as we progress beyond casting aside childish lies and push on to forging a truly Godly culture, grounded in Biblical Truth and Justice, we will choose numerous righteous, honest men as our leaders, not fools.
And these men, from our communities and families and churches and local businesses, will lead in our counties and towns and city wards, ‘close to the metal’, as it were. Not in some fairy-land Imperial City, isolated, inbred, and ignorant.
We will again commit to expanding the Kingdom of God, in word and in deed, in our lives and in the lives of our children.
For the good guys to win, the bad guys must lose.
“. . . no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him.”
These oft repeated words from 1 Corinthians 2:9 (which are themselves quoted from Isaiah 64:4) are very familiar to Christians. While not quite attaining the greeting-card standard status of passages like 2 Chronicles 7:14 (“if my people who are called by my name…”) and Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ…”), this verse, like its more t-shirt friendly cousins, is often misunderstood and misused.
While the point here isn’t to get into a detailed examination of the passage, I would like to respectfully suggest one way of considering its incredibly inspiring words by asking a few questions:
What would sinless economic activity look like? On a large scale, I mean. Think: Global. Or perhaps even galactic.
What would a culture built upon and perpetually producing more and more sinless economic activity look like?
What would a civilization built around sinless expressions of art, law, civics, technology, literature, and music look like?
What would it sound like?
What would it feel like?
Hard to even begin to imagine, isn’t it?
But what if the Gospel-fueled Great Commission actually…you know…works? (See: Matthew 28:18-20.)
What if people who are supernaturally saved by the grace of God actually do become New Creatures in Christ and actually do have the Third Person of the Trinity living within them?
What if those people really and truly do, over time and all by God’s grace, act differently in every area of their lives?
Wouldn’t they change things – everything that they touched – for the better?
Wouldn’t they have to?
THIS is the key to the future, far more than artificial intelligence or 3D printing or fusion power or CRISPR genetic editing.
It’s not about the tools. It’s about how they are used.
Without theft, without lies, we will have accurate information, the ability to see. which leads directly to the ability to act correctly.
When we take responsibility, when we speak the truth, when we repent, the road to life opens up, and the blessings will flow, stronger and stronger, covering all earth.
(And, I suggest, rising to cover the stars as well!)
Without murder, without rape, without lawless assault, there is a great decline in fear, and a great rise in trust, safety, rest, hope.
This day is coming.
It is coming, because God Demands It.
Get on His train… or get run over.
Sure, the small will be the first to benefit (and rightly so!) from a truly just social order, but even the great and powerful will sleep better as well, and laugh more easily. Insure that the small and the weak receive their just protection and respect, and the great and the powerful will also be treated justly, without fear of envious eyes and lying lips.
To live righteously, to refuse to steal from either the poor or from the rich (or anyone else): this is what pleases God Almighty. This is the justice that invites great waves of blessing.
- Blessings of peace.
- Blessings of prosperity.
- Blessings of liberty.
- Blessings of justice.
- Blessings of mercy.
- Blessings of fruitfulness.
For the greatest and most powerful men are small and weak in God’s eyes. If the mighty crush the weak, God will insure that the mighty will be crushed as well.
But if the great and powerful do what’s right in God’s eyes, God will insure their blessing as well.
See Matthew 18:21-35 primarily, but also Matthew 25:14-30, and Luke 12:16-21, and Luke 16:36-48.
And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. — Luke 16:47-48)
Yes, yes, we all know what the Marxist – and, indeed, all Socialists – feel about the opiate of the people. But of course, we also know that the Socialists (Red and Black alike) are far more vicious masters and oppressors, mocking thieves, bald-faced liars, and repulsive mass-murders, than any number of dreary, corrupt, standard-issue dictatorships.
Yes, even more murderous and oppressive than the Jihad.
But God has less and less time to give to His murderous, lying enemies.
Their day is setting: Christ’s Day is rising!
I believe that we are in the midst of a massive die-off of God’s enemies, by their own hand.
Nobody forced Our Leaders to raise up the abortion clinics, or destroy marriage & family, or debase education, or endorse perversion, or drown the economy under debt and funny money schemes.
They pointedly ignored God’s Commandments as they chose the grave… and hell.
Those who follow the snake are bound to be poisoned.
Right now, it’s the Secularists who are doing a power dive into the mountain range. Muslims don’t tear apart their children in their own womb: as they are less murderous than the Secularists, God rightfully shows them more mercy.
But Muslims will also be driven to make a choice — Christ, or the Grave — and the day of decision is coming fast.
And if they make the wrong choice, it is most likely that they will be destroyed by their own hand. The thirst to kill will not be sated by merely wiping our some powerless kafir minority: more blood must flow.
A LOT more.
My prayer is that they discover that the shed blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient to satisfy God’s wrath. No more innocent men need to die.
God is far more pleased with a billion repentant believers, with their lives saved and with a promising future, than yet another series of costly wars, agonizing cultural destruction, and then a final spiritual collapse.
We have seen Europe walk the road to death: there is no reason for that horror to be re-enacted again, this time in the Middle East.