Noble Viking Funerals… aren’t.
Of course, this culture is no stranger to date rape and out-and-out legalized, sanctified murder. But, we sophisticated moderns prefer to keep it out of the spotlight.
“The Kingdom of God expands: two steps forward, one step back.”
“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”― Augustine of Hippo
We Calvinists owe more than a little to Augustine: a minor fornicator of North Africa, who God cleansed and chose to clear out a lot of pagan garbage.
Not all of it, though: work remains, even today, for Christian hands who have Hope… and respect her two daughters.
Most Christians have chosen to turn their back on Christ and His law-word, to even trying to expand Christs kingdom to include the nations (not just souls).
So with the Christians slacking off or retreating into Rapture escapism, or descending into complete faithlessness and hopelessness, the atheists, the statists, the collectivists (red and black), and the progressives have decided to reshape the world into their image, instead.
With a facsimile of Hope, Anger, and Courage. Not the real deal, but good enough to get some energy out of the useful tools.
Tied to the direction of the Leader, as usual.
Time to cut down the fakes. Time change that.
Time for the murderous and rapey VIkings to meet the Missionaries of the Axe.
And time to reclaim Hope, Anger, and Courage into the family they belong: the Christian family.
As the Holy Spirit directs: all the nations, all the power systems of this world, are to bend the knee to Christ.
In time, and on earth.
Bonus: Four practical steps to theonomy… in time, and on earth:
- Step 1: Tax-exemption for home school families
- Step 2: Demolish Prisons/Jails
- Step 3: Get rid of the “victimized state” mentality
- Step 4: Let us build our own roads!
It can be done: on the small scale first, then on the larger scale.
Especially as the Galactic Empires of today get seriously bankrupt. Before they crumble into dust, we should have our own networked, mutually-supporting communities going.
Perhaps just scattered groups of families. Perhaps so many study groups.
But something, real… and something ready to work!