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Why Our Masters Will Fail

Towering Enemies

From Marinov’s Hope IN God, FOR Our Generation

On one hand we have the enemies of God who have taken the reins of power in our nation and seem to be unstoppable in their imposition of their agenda on the American public….

On the other hand we have what I call the “Denethor ministries”: Christian ministries that have given up all hope for this nation, leading us to accept escapism as a “Christian” ideal.1 Don’t have hope for America, some of them proclaim, but have hope “in Jesus,” that means, have hope only for the salvation of your own soul, not for your nation, your communities, your economy, or your family. “America will lay in ruins,” one of these Denethors declared these days, “but we should only look to Jesus for our hope”; forgetting, apparently, that his grandchildren will have to face the reality of America abandoned by their grandfather who was way too “spiritual” to care for the world they will spend their lives in.

You can fight or escape from the enemy. Either option may be the correct one, in a given situation: Jesus Himself did both, as may we.

What is disgusting to see is wailing and moaning… and then, to do nothing. Not veven a public prayer for repentance, for strength to continue the battle, or for God to damn His enemies. Only a repulsive bleating about how weak we are, and how strong the Establishment is.

That kind of powerless, faithless hand-wringing is dispiriting to other believers, deeply pleasing to the Satanist elite, and (I say) enraging to the Lord who is eager to give us victory… if we do things HIS way.

But let’s focus on Marinov’s point: there isn’t going to be any escape from the consequences of the rule of evil men, even after their staff has been broken and their power-structure lies in ruins.

I do not challenge Christians who abandon a particular country, or a particular fight, to save themselves. If Christians choose to flee from an oppressive state, say, or a perverted institution like the ‘justice’ system, I have no right to tell them no. It is quite possible that they are making the right choice, just as Christians were told by Jesus to flee Jerusalem when the Roman eagles arrived.

But Jerusalem was destroyed when they left… and when believers abandon a post, that place is damned, quite likely to destruction.

And since not a square inch of earth will God leave to the enemy forever, someone will eventually have to go back, and retake what is lost. Possibly at a high price. While walking on the bones of those who God may have wanted to be saved, not damned.

Feet of Clay

I am bolding certain sections of the following quote.

So where should Christians find hope? …. even if we want to do something about the world and about the life of our children and grandchildren, what hope can we have, given the obvious defeat of everything we believe in, in the cultural arena?

But true Christian hope is always comprehensive. It’s never only a hope IN something. It must have a goal bigger than ourselves, otherwise it is simply baptized selfishness. And it is never only a hope FOR something; it must have a supernatural source, otherwise it is simply paganism.

Therefore my hope is IN and FOR: in God, for the world. And my confidence is IN and FOR: in God, for our generation. And contrary to all claims, and all alleged “evidence” to the contrary, I believe this and the next generation will be the last generations of triumphant secular humanism in history. There is no end of the world in sight; there is the end of secular humanism as we’ve known it for the last 120 years. There is no Second Coming of Jesus in this generation or next. There is the return of Christianity as the dominant cultural force in the world. And there is no Great Tribulation in sight. There is only the collapse of the social and economic order created by secular humanism and the rebuilding of civilization by Christians who have rejected escapism and have embraced the comprehensive Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, in history.

The enemy rules because we let it rule.

When we turn against their rule and back the rule of Christ, Jesus Christ Himself, who directs the flow of reality and history, will break the back of the enemy.

But I also have another dimension of realism added to my experience that most Americans don’t have: I saw Communism fall.

I was alive to see it fall. That taught me an important lesson: power will eventually fail. Even if it controls all the media, all the schools, all the churches, all the guns… that just isn’t enough against the unremitting hostility of God.

(Muslims don’t believe this… but then again, they are less consistently against God than the Communists were. This gives Islam a strength and even wisdom (!) that Communism lacks.)

I insist on noting that we are also living in the aftereffects of an even greater fall: the fall of European Supremacy.

And when I say Europeans, I don’t mean the fascists with a love of pathetic massacres in synagogues, mosques, and black churches… which amount to nothing but the futile, violent writhing of a dying and unrepentant people, a people without a future, enviously lashing out against those who have a future.

(“But don’t worry… it will be all over soon,” whispers the smiling snake.)

The European supremacy I refer to was the real deal, back when 80% of the world colonized by a Europe who had total overwhelming superiority in every field… which the Europeans choose to attribute to their bloodlines, instead of the favour of God.

If the Europeans remained loyal to Christ, and strove to be evermore obedient to Him and His LawWord, they would have largely kept their lead over all the tribes of Man. But they chose to heed the Darwinian call to idolatry, to despise the Law and to worship themselves, their nations, their races…

…and so their house is left to them, in ruins.

Christian Americans — White, Black, Hispanic, even Asian — would be wise to learn from the death of Europe. Their destiny need not be yours… if you turn away from nationalist & racial idolatry of every stripe, Black or White or Chicano or Asian.

America! Choose to repent, and live!

Towering, Tottering Enemies

The system of secular humanism in the United States today is collapsing under its own weight. One hundred years ago it was young, vibrant, resourceful, optimistic in its assault against traditional Christianity. Today it rather resembles the last days of the Roman Empire; or the last days of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

The old hope is gone: there is only the need to hold onto power and so escape punishment in this world, until the Master Class dies, childless and sterile.

I am bolding certain sections of the following quote.

In terms of human resources, secular humanism in America is bleeding to death from a thousand cuts. In the last decades it has been systematically destroying its own social base by encouraging the murder of its own unborn. Those that made it through, it sent to its own government schools that made sure the future liberal humanist leaders of America have no critical thinking skills, no reasoning skills, and no initiative or creativity whatsoever. Predictably, while politically the Left commands a significant army of voters, there aren’t too many reliable leaders available. Obama’s failure to “keep the magic” of attracting the voters is only representative of a larger problem among America’s secular humanist elite: Secular humanism, when developed to its logical end, cannot produce cultural leadership.

No future is left for the wicked… except the future of the flames.

We as Christians think of the liberal establishment in this country as all-powerful people with unlimited resources and a perfect plan to push their agenda. They are not. They are a weak, limited, and confused bunch who are dismayed by the failure of their plans despite the billions of dollars thrown to put those plans to work. They know their time is limited, and they don’t know what to do. “Hopelessness” is the best word to describe the current state of secular humanism in America.

Our Masters struggle to kill the future.

They managed to kill many innocents, and destroy innocent minds and souls… but the future is coming anyways.

Their system is running out of political power, out of money, out of promises and hope for the future, and out of human resources. No matter what and who stands against it, it will collapse very soon. It can’t produce an ideology that would rejuvenate it anymore. It can’t produce the “world leader,” the Antichrist that Christian dispensationalists are waiting for. It is doomed. Communism collapsed without any attack from outside or inside. Secular humanism in America is about to do so, in this generation.

The power of the God of Hosts will accomplish this. I will be the worthless servant who will watch it happen.

I am confident that Marinov will praise and celebrate the coming victory of Christ — in time, and on earth. I hope to do so too!

When the Roman Empire collapsed, it wasn’t the strength of Christians, and it wasn’t the moral courage of the voters that brought it down. When Communism collapsed, it wasn’t because of the strength of its human enemies. It was God Who fought against both Rome and Communism. God has been fighting against secular humanism even while the church was still buying Left Behind by the millions. God has been defunding secular humanism’s agenda while the church was still debating whether economics is a legitimate part of our Christian message. God has been undermining their political power, and God has been dumbing down their leaders and followers while Christian parents were taking their children to the government schools. God has been in the business of fighting the world when we were in the business of withdrawing from the world.

Economic, demographic, and narrowcasting media (yay, Internet!) will all have a greater hand in destroying the Establishment than any number of fearful pastors and their irrelevant sermons.

It is the baseball bat of Reality, smashing delusional, willful, rebellious Fantasies, that gets the job done.

And we all know Who is welding that baseball bat…

Why is your apparel red,
and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?“
“I have trodden the winepress alone,
and from the peoples no one was with me;
I trod them in my anger
and trampled them in my wrath;
their lifeblood spattered on my garments,
and stained all my apparel.
For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
and my year of redemption had come.
I looked, but there was no one to help;
I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold;
so my own arm brought me salvation,
and my wrath upheld me.
I trampled down the peoples in my anger;
I made them drunk in my wrath,
and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

— Isaiah 63:2-6, English Standard Version (ESV)

Back to Marinov:

And that’s the basis for my optimism. Not by the might of the churches, nor by the power of the voters. I have seen God work in history, and I will see Him work again, one more time. History – not the end of history – is His battlefield. He doesn’t need us, and He doesn’t need American voters to destroy the humanist system that raises its head against Him. He has those for breakfast. He fights them by making them achieve perfection on the basis of their own ideals. When an anti-Christian system achieves such perfection, it is ripe for collapse. And then He just pushes it.

A new beginning is coming.

A new beginning… for the friends of Christ, who live to expand His Kingdom, in time and on earth.

(And, I hope, even beyond the bonds of this world, God willing!)

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Sons of Adam, Sons of God

(A snippet from my Sci-Fi blog, which could be useful someday…)

I had once preferred a simple definition, myself: “a son of Adam”. But that isn’t a good Biblical definition, for two reasons. First, from Genesis…

God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in his own image. In his own image he created him. Male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful, and multiply. Fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26–28).

From the Unlocked Literal Bible translation

Put simply: the image of God we manifest is shown by our actions, by filling, subduing, and having dominion over the earth.

(And not by having The Right Men gain dominion over other men, as the statist Greeks or Muslims would have it.)

The focus is on actions. Not genetic lineage.

And secondly: the natural sons of Adam are disinherited, and damned to hell. Only the adopted sons of God, led by the only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ, have a future worth talking about.

So, people are defined by actions, not genetics. And salvation is determined by adoption by God, and not by our own will or origins.

Interesting.

Adoption as a Biblical Mandate

A good podcast from the Monstrous Regiment.

I do like the idea that the vast majority of Christian families should be open to adoption, as well as natural-born children. We are to care for the widows and the orphans… and every Christian believer is adopted into the family of God.

Moreover, our bonds within Christ is more important than bonds of blood. This truth should be lived, as well as believed.

The curse of depraved indifference.

God is looking for more than money from His saints—He is looking for the entirety of their lives to be spent on the weak and needy. It is estimated that there are over 153 million orphans worldwide—and how we treat the least of these is how we ultimately treat our God. Yet many of us suffer from a depraved indifference. In this short film, Eric Ludy declares that the solution is Jesus Christ but God wants to rescue the weak and helpless by using our lives. Are you willing for Jesus to use your hands and feet—to use your strength on behalf of the weak, needy, destitute, orphan, and widow around the world?

For more details, download and licensing information, and to discover other great resources for a Christianity that actually works, please visit: http://BraveheartedChristian.com

Nancy Pelosi, and The Mind of Christ

As bad as Nancy Pelosi’s political views and policies are, the “conservative” attempts to get at her by asking for her tax returns are one of the stupidest things you can find on the Internet. Her personal life is exemplary and she can mop the floor with most Republican politicians – and especially with Trump – in terms of personal ethics. Her net worth is her husband’s net worth, and Paul Pelosi has been an investor in tech companies and real estate since before she started her political career. The two have been married for 55 years without a single scandal of infidelity between the two. She was a stay-at-home mom until she was 47 in order to raise their 5 kids. To attempt to pit her personal life against the personal life of a guy whose whole life is full of sexual scandals, shady business, bankruptcies, and family infidelity, will only make her look even better to her Democrat voters. And it will only cement the impression that modern “conservatives” are the most morally unprincipled political constituency America has seen in its history.

And besides, Trump’s political views and policies are just as bad as hers. At the very least, she didn’t initiate “take guns first, due process second” when she had the power to do it.

Bojidar Marinov, on Facebook

I replied,

This is among the best warnings I have ever read. Evil – even serious evil – should not blind us to seeing the entire man, the entire situation.

God judges righteously, according to the whole man: we must do the same.

We must gain the mind of Christ, to expand His Kingdom. Petty nonsense and point-scoring isn’t His way, and will win us nothing.

We need the mind of Christ, to judge according to HIS direction, not OUR emotion.

To again lead society, we need to not only gain the approval of God, but ALSO the allegiance of men. This is lawful and just, if we don’t want to be merely another set of worthless tyrants.

“Politics fourth.” We really should start at dogcatcher, and get a solid footing and awareness of what’s going on, before pushing higher. EARN the rank you want!

See what’s really there, not just the parts that play into your narrative.


How to do exceptionally biased (lousy) science

[The below is a direct copy/paste from The Shadow of Oz)


How to do exceptionally biased (lousy) science

A friend brought a paper to my attention this week:

“Judgments About Fact and Fiction by Children From Religious and Nonreligious Backgrounds”

By Corriveau et al. (2014).

The abstract is fairly provocative:

“Children who went to church or were enrolled in a parochial school, or both, judged the protagonist in religious stories to be a real person, whereas secular children with no such exposure to religion judged the protagonist in religious stories to be fictional. Children’s upbringing was also related to their judgment about the protagonist in fantastical stories that included ordinarily impossible events whether brought about by magic (Study 1) or without reference to magic (Study 2). Secular children were more likely than religious children to judge the protagonist in such fantastical stories to be fictional…The results suggest that exposure to religious ideas has a powerful impact on children’s differentiation between reality and fiction, not just for religious stories but also for fantastical stories.”

Maybe I’m paranoid, but it would seem that the agenda here is to demonstrate that kids raised in religious homes are superstitious, and apt to believe fantasy. Upon closer inspection, the paper has a few devastating flaws, and really represents bad science.

Consider the set up. The authors have 66 total individuals (5-6 year old female students), broken across four groups (so at best, you’d have 16 kids in each group). With such small numbers, I’m not confident that they can really separate out confounding factors (is a kid who is a “non-churchgoer,” but attends parochial school more or less “religious” than a “churchgoer” who attends public school? And can any analysis really tell you that with these sample numbers? There are liars, damn liars, and statisticians. You can make almost anything “significant”…I know from experience).

But, even if we grant them all of that, the questions were loaded and represented repeated measures. They begin with, “Now I’m going to tell you some stories about some people you’ve never heard of. Some of them are real, and some of them are pretend. After I finish the story, I’m going to ask you to put the picture in the ‘real’ or the ‘pretend’ box, and then I’m going to ask you why you decided to put the picture there.” But what story did they tell?

Religious
This is Joseph. Joseph was sent to a mean king in a land far away. However, God sent Joseph many dreams warning about terrible storms, and Joseph used those dreams to tell the king how to protect his kingdom from the storms. The king was so amazed by Joseph and they became friends.
Fantastical
This is Joseph. Joseph was sent to a mean king in a land far away where there were terrible storms. Joseph used his magical powers to see into the future, and told the king how to protect his kingdom from the storms. The king was so amazed by Joseph and they became friends.
Realistic
This is Joseph. Joseph was sent to a mean king in a land far away where there were terrible storms. The king realized that Joseph was very good at looking at clouds and predicting when there would be rain. The king was so amazed by Joseph and they became friends.”

Joseph is a well-known biblical character, not someone a 5-6 year old has never heard of. So, the name Joseph is going to instill trust in the story for those who have any religious background. The researchers should’ve said “This is Charlie. He went fishing…,” etc. Worse, they use the same character in three consecutive stories (in their appendix they detail that they did this for the other stories as well). If the first story was one a religious kid would trust because it involves a known biblical character (Joseph) and God’s miraculous work, that will affect subsequent stories about Joseph. You’ve tainted the child’s perception of who Joseph is, and what kinds of things can happen to him.

Again, an honest way of doing this research would’ve been to offer a biblical story (of Joseph), then a similar story using non-biblical themes and characters, etc.

Notice that their first finding was that, if Christianity is actually true, the secular kids produced false negatives (meaning, they thought biblical stories were fiction). The authors say so,

“[A]ll four groups were significantly above chance in categorizing realistic characters as ‘real.’ All three groups of religious children were also significantly above chance in categorizing religious characters as ‘real.’ However, secular children were significantly below chance in categorizing religious characters as ‘real’ (i.e., they judged them to be pretend).”

Unsurprisingly, churchgoer kids failed to identify fiction as fiction (false positives) about 1/3 of the time. Again, those “fictional” stories involved the same basic story line (same names and events), but removed God. So, this is an expected result.

Their second experiment was equally biased. It was aimed at separating “magical” from non-magical stories. This one dealt with just 33 students, broken into two groups (those who attend parochial schools and attend mass, and those who attend public schools and do not attend mass). The experimenter said,

“Now I’m going to tell you some stories about some people you’ve never heard of. After I finish the story, I’m going to ask you to put the picture in the ‘real’ or the ‘pretend’ box, and then I’m going to ask you why you decided to put the picture there.”

But look at the stories:

“Familiar+Magic

This is John. John led his people when they were escaping from their enemies. When they reached the sea John waved his magic stick. The sea separated into two parts, and John and his people escaped through the pathway in the middle.

Familiar+No Magic

This is John. John led his people when they were escaping from their enemies. When they reached the sea John waved his stick. The sea separated into two parts, and John and his people escaped through the pathway in the middle.

Unfamiliar+Magic

This is John. John led his people when they were escaping from their enemies. When they reached the mountain John waved his magic stick. The mountain separated into two parts, and John and his people escaped through the pathway in the middle.

Unfamiliar+No Magic

This is John. John led his people when they were escaping from their enemies. When they reached the mountain John waved his stick. The mountain separated into two parts, and John and his people escaped through the pathway in the middle.”

Come on! If John waves his stick and the mountains part, that’s magic, even if the sentence doesn’t call his stick “magic.” Again, the stories still resonated with biblical stories kids would trust. John is a biblical character involved in miraculous events. As is Moses. The researchers jumbled names and events, but it would clearly taint children’s impressions of what is possible. Their findings?

“[S]ecular children were significantly below chance in categorizing all sets of story characters as ‘real’; in other words, they systematically treated the characters as ‘pretend.’ By contrast, religious children performed at chance across all 4 story contexts.”

But remember the abstract (summary) of the paper:

“Children who went to church or were enrolled in a parochial school, or both, judged the protagonist in religious stories to be a real person, whereas secular children with no such exposure to religion judged the protagonist in religious stories to be fictional. Children’s upbringing was also related to their judgment about the protagonist in fantastical stories that included ordinarily impossible events whether brought about by magic (Study 1) or without reference to magic (Study 2). Secular children were more likely than religious children to judge the protagonist in such fantastical stories to be fictional…The results suggest that exposure to religious ideas has a powerful impact on children’s differentiation between reality and fiction, not just for religious stories but also for fantastical stories.”

The abstract gives the impression that kids raised with religion cannot discriminate between reality and fiction. But, the findings actually show that kids raised in secular settings think anything and everything that violates naturalism is fiction (i.e., no miracles are possible). The religious kids perform well in making distinctions between reality and fiction except for one aspect of the experiment, in which the authors bias the methods by introducing repeated (but modified) stories with biblical characters and events.

I don’t think I need to say any more about what’s really at play here.

So, we have a situation where 5-6 year old Christian girls are made to look like gullible fools for being unable to tell the difference between Bible stories of people named Joseph, and fairy stories of people named Joseph.

Lesson learned: Our Loving Masters really do have a moral stature lower than cockroaches.

Hat tip: Uncommon Descent.

GOSPEL SPREADING FASTER THAN EVER

Sounds good to me!

Postmillennial Worldview

PMW 2019-021 by Brandon Shoalter (The Christian Post)

Gentry note: The spiritual, moral, social, and cultural decline of America grieves American Christians. But as a postmillennialist, I remind Christians that “it ain’t over til it’s over.” Nowhere in the postmillennial hope or the Bible do we argue that by the year 2019 the gospel will have won victory throughout the world. This will be the case, even though at this stage we do not know when. Nevertheless, there is hope for the gospel’s spread, as we may see from this Christian Post article about Wycliff Translators.

I would also remind American Christians of two things: (1) We need to pray for revival and reformation in America. God is powerful and he answers prayers. (2) We must understand that God does not need America; America needs God. Thus, the absurdity leading our cultural collapse does not…

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