The Way of the Sword, The Way of the False Prophet, and the Way of Love

From Dangerous Instruments to Play With by Joel McDurmon

—<Quote begins>—

Conclusion

The military is a dangerous thing to play with. So are prophecies. Here are a couple good rules and recommendations to follow:

First, coercion is the devil, the way of antichrist. The Christian who builds with coercion erects his own guillotine. Don’t support it, no matter whose outcome it seems to favor. You may think our country is being destroyed already, but supporting a military option to prop up a favored president will in fact destroy it at its most central core.

Due process has had its course, generously. You may not believe this, but the vast majority of people trained or knowledgeable of the evidence agree. It is time to consider that you and your favored leaders are the ones who are wrong, and that the alleged dreams and prophecies are not so. It’s time to move on.

Second, I strongly recommend that anyone who prophesied something that did not come to pass be held accountable for exactly what they are: a false prophet. As hard as it will be for many of you to do, you need to mark that person and not listen to them again. The penalty for false prophets under the Old Covenant law was death. Today, we should at least shun them. This will be difficult because many of these charismatic teachers have a strong, emotional grip on their listeners’ hearts and souls. But you need to let go. If they were wrong, mark them now and move on.

The path forward for God’s people and His Kingdom is through acts and works of sacrificial love. Didn’t Paul teach us that all prophecy and all teaching (including end-times prognostications) pale in comparison to this? Are we not thinking like children still if we do not get it? It is time to put away childish things (including tantrums).

Shed these false teachers and get involved in some kind of simple, active work of love: food pantries, clothing ministries, water-well ministries, abused women’s and children’s shelters, rehabilitation camps, marriage counseling, feeding the homeless, racial reconciliation. Possibilities are endless. You will accomplish far more for the Kingdom through protecting or relieving the oppressed than by following the leadership and squandering your wealth on pompous, narcissistic, would-be prophets into the dead ends of false ideas or deadly military delusions.

—<Quote ends>—

“First, coercion is the devil, the way of antichrist. The Christian who builds with coercion erects his own guillotine.”

You’d better believe it.

Lawless grabs for centralized power don’t end merely because your side wins… IF it wins.

A broad-based, Christian refusal to reach for (or demand!) government bribes & payoffs would do far more to undermine Progressive rule than any brutal coup: a coup that would swiftly used to dispose of the revolutionaries, as surely as Stalin disposed of the Old Bolsheviks two seconds after it became politically expedient.

Couple that with Christian generosity and support to the poor, outside of the welfare state – and personally based, not bureaucratically-based? Welcoming the immigrant, building up the oppressed (including blacks) , pushing for justice for those in prison?

Total Christian cultural victory, in less than twenty years.

Maybe less than ten, depending on when the welfare state goes belly up.

And if White Christian America took responsibility for those weaker than themselves, it would be White Christian America that woulds again rise to leadership. This rise would be simply unstoppable, as obedience to God leads to victory.

“And if Black Christian America did the job instead?”

Then Black Christian America would reap the rewards. I would expect an actual Black Martin Luther — “You know, one who not only fought for the oppressed, but also stayed loyal to his wife, and respected the Commandments” — to arise soon enough, reshaping all America into a more godly form. And his God-grounded authority could not be denied, being rightfully earned.

White Pagan America’s money and political power would be irrelevant. Yes: just as utterly powerless as White Christian America’s money and political power is today.

Black Christian cultural dominance would set the agenda for the nation.

Period.

“Due process has had its course, generously. You may not believe this, but the vast majority of people trained or knowledgeable of the evidence agree.”

I am more sympathetic to the claims that the election was stolen from Trump than McDurmon is. But I see the theft as basically bipartisan, with both halves of the One Ruling Class co-operating to get it done.

But the response to this lawlessness is not more lawlessness. The RINOs need to be driven out, starting from the grassroots.

Systematic political training of the cadre at the local level is required. I learned this from California state Sen. W. L. “Bill” Richardson in the mid-1960’s. He created Gun Owners of America in 1975. I assign his book, What Makes You Think We Read the Bills? in my course on government for the Ron Paul Curriculum.

In the mid-1970’s, this training was provided by Paul Weyrich’s Free Congress Foundation. The program was devised by U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten. It showed people how to organize politically at the local level. Kasten used this technique to get elected to Congress. He then used it to get elected to the Senate.

[…]

Over four decades ago, the Free Congress Foundation produced a series of videotapes and training materials on the Kasten system. They are buried somewhere in the foundation’s files.

Gary North, Missing in Action: A Systematic Program to Restore Faith in the Electoral Process

Again: work, not whining — or crying out for some Above-the-Law Dictator — is the way forward.

“Second, I strongly recommend that anyone who prophesied something that did not come to pass be held accountable for exactly what they are: a false prophet. As hard as it will be for many of you to do, you need to mark that person and not listen to them again. The penalty for false prophets under the Old Covenant law was death.”

If Christians took the Law-Word of God seriously, we would be in a vastly better position than where we are now.

So would the nation.

So would the world.

Better late than never.

“Shed these false teachers and get involved in some kind of simple, active work of love: food pantries, clothing ministries, water-well ministries, abused women’s and children’s shelters, rehabilitation camps, marriage counseling, feeding the homeless, racial reconciliation. Possibilities are endless. You will accomplish far more for the Kingdom through protecting or relieving the oppressed than by following the leadership and squandering your wealth on pompous, narcissistic, would-be prophets into the dead ends of false ideas or deadly military delusions.”

Exactly right.

Our own obedience and repentance: then, ministering to fellow believers and faithful family, then the pool and oppressed, and on to serving unbelievers in humility and respect — in business (good service, repeat business, and profits) and outside of business (“Gain all you can, Save all you can, Give all you can.”)

Politics, even local politics, can wait until the first and more important things are done, and done well. McDurmon completely omits political activism in the paragraph quoted above, which may well be the right idea for the next decade or two.

1 thought on “The Way of the Sword, The Way of the False Prophet, and the Way of Love

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.