Natural Law Theory & Christian Defeat

On The Christian Hatred of God’s Law-Word

Worse, those scholars who have accepted the intellectual burden of defending the Christian. faith have generally had an abiding hatred for God’s revealed law. “Hatred” is the proper word. “Indifference” misses the point. “Ignorance” would be misleadingly gentle. There can be no neutrality regarding God’s revealed law, any more than there can be neutrality regarding God’s revelation of Himself. You either accept His authority over you or you reject it. You either accept His law’s authority over you or you reject it.

God’s authority over mankind is manifested ethically by His law, and it is manifested judicially by His law’s sanctions. You either affirm God’s law in its specifics, especially its sanctions, or you deny it, especially its sanctions. You either accept the 119th psalm or you reject it. “I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word” (Ps. 119:16). There is no middle ground. ,Middle ground with respect to anything in the Bible is always deception: either self- deception or self-conscious deception of others.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

The solid majority of Christians — especially including the Religious Professionals — loathe and hate God’s law.

And then they stand, bewildered, as the entire Western World either pointedly ignores them, or openly mocks them.

It is blindingly obvious that the vast majority of Western Christians have come to comfortable terms with those who hate God, agreeing on all the critical points, and only some ceremonial or irrelevant dissent here and there.

(And even then, only for a few years. “For form’s sake. And to humour Grandma for a bit.”)

This hostility to Old Testament law is also why dispensationalism has always had an unstated working alliance with modern humanism: they both share an antinomian theology that seeks to “liberate” man and the State from the restraints of God’s revealed law and its sanctions. Their agreement has been simple: Christians should stay out of politics as Christians. This explicit antinomianism is also why dispensationalism has never developed an explicitly Christian social theory. If it could have, it would have, especially in the crucial years of protest, 1965-71. The silence of dispensational leaders and scholars in those years indicated that the movement was incapable of responding to real-world problems. In that era, dispensationalism committed intellectual suicide.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

“Christians should stay out of politics as Christians.”

If you want to find the monument to all those Billy Graham Crusades, the fruit of all that stern preaching and fainting in the crowds, look around you.

This has been the ethical argument of Christian commentators almost from the beginning. Without exception, such a dispensation- alist ethical argument rests either implicitly or explicitly on some version of natural law philosophy. If you abandon the continuing judicial authority of the Old Testament case laws and their sanctions, you must actively adopt or at least passively accept some other civil law structure to serve as the judicial basis of society. There are no judicial vacuums. Either God’s revealed law is sovereign in society or else autonomous man’s declared law is sovereign. There is no third choice. When a Christian denies the unbreakable connection between the case laws and the Ten Commandments, he must then seek to apply the “general moral principles” of the Decalogue to his own society in order to provide legitimacy to the “common legal order.” Yet he is then forced by his theory of natural law to defend the Decalogue’s highly general principles in terms of their common status among all “right thinking” people.

There is a major problem here: there has been many wrong-thinking tyrants and societies in history. Christians have suffered under many of them, usually in silence, for they have been taught that there are no specific legal standards of righteousness on which to base a legitimate appeal to God (for example, by corporately praying the imprecatory psalms, such as Psalm 83).

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

May God kick in the teeth of those priests and pastors that lie in His name, to please Wealthy and Powerful Men — the true Lords of these ‘religious professionals’ — and so deny the tools of dominion, of victory, that God has given to His people.

May God kick in the teeth of these pious enemies of Himself, His Son, and His Law. May God do so, good and hard, in time and on earth.

So we can all see and fear God. And despise those deeply pious enemies of His Law.

In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Nevertheless, Christians again and again have proclaimed their nearly unqualified allegiance to this or that humanist alternative to biblical social order. They base their allegiance on the supposed “natural conformity” to the Decalogue of their societies’ legal order. Natural law theory then becomes an all-purpose smoke screen for the Christian’s passive (or even active) acceptance of specific social evils.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

I weary of these disgusting traitors within the camp – especially the leadership, as they will be held to a harsher standard than the usual quietly rebellious slacker layman.

Two Examples of American Christian Failure, and Their Roots in Natural Law Theory

The acceptance of natural law philosophy inevitably leads to two possible and recurring evils. First, it paralyzes the Christians’ legitimate efforts to reform society, for it denies that there are specific biblical blueprints for social reform. This is the curse of the pietistic escape religion on Christianity. Second, it enables humanist reformers to enlist Christians in this or that reform effort tat is wrapped in the language of the Ten Commandments but which is in fact inspired by covenant-breakers and designed to further their aims. This is the curse of the power religion on Christianity.

In American history, no better example exists of both of these processes than the Unitarians’ successful enlisting of evangelical Christians in the State-centralizing abolitionist movement. The fact is, the Quakers had pioneered the theory of abolitionism in the 1755-75 period, decades before the Unitarian Church even existed. The unwillingness of trinitarian American Christians to obey the New Testament teachings with regard to the illegitimacy of lifetime chattel slavery allowed the Unitarians to capture the Quakers’ issue and fan the evangelicals’ moral fervor, 1820-65, which in turn allowed them to capture the whole country for the Unitarian worldview from the 1860’s onward. In short, American Christians ignored their social responsibilities by ignoring the Quakers’ moral challenge regarding chattel slavery (1760-1820), for they did not recognize or acknowledge the judicial authority of the New Testament on this question. As a result, they became institutionally and intellectually subordinate to those who hated Christianity (1820-1865).

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

Welcome to the Real World, where pointed contempt of God’s Law has consequences.

Those consequences are first placed on the Christian, until he and his society repents, or until it is destroyed.

And — looking at the demographics, Church growth (ha!), and political environment, it is obvious that White Christian American has decided to join White Christian Europe in its comfortable graves.

(With certain honourable exceptions.)

After the Christian repents – or is destroyed – then the pain comes to the pagans. Who are surprisingly comfortable with collapsing birth rates, collapsing freedoms, and More Free Stuff.

“God isn’t mocked? Who knew?”

Simultaneously, a parallel phenomenon took place with the rise of the state school systems, another Unitarian reform in the United States. Funded by Christian taxpayers, the schools have operated in terms of an alien worldview. The escape religion led to the triumph of the power religion. It always does.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

Surprise! SURPRISE!

Dominion religion invariably suffers. This defeat of dominion religion is the temporal goal of the power religionists and the escape religionists, of Pharaoh and the enslaved Israelites.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

It is easy to see the corruption of Pharaoh. But the quiet, bone-deep corruption of all those “sweet, gentle, passive” intensely anti-Christian Israelites is also noted by God.

They always want Moses to go away, and take his laws with him.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

So cries the traitors, the failures, and the worthless servants.

These two evil consequences of natural law theory — retreat from social concerns and the co-opting of Christians by non-Christian social reformers — have been the curse of natural law theory for almost two millennia. Darby could have protested until kingdom come — or until Sherman’s army came — against the anti-Constitutional agenda of the northern Abolitionists, but his own commitment to natural law philosophy undercut his theological defense. He did not understand that when a law-abiding Christian adopts a hostile attitude towards the case laws of the Old Testament, he necessarily also adopts an attitude favorable to natural theory: common-ground philosophy, common-ground ethics, and the autonomy of man.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

Note that “common ground morality” has shifted decisively in the West to child murder, the destruction of the family, the authority of the Democratic God-State over all we say and do (and think, as soon as that technology is available), and flat-out mandated lying and the denial of reality. “I’m a woman if I say I am!”

Christian preachers and priests continue to bleat uncontroversial soft nothings, as always. “But be sure to Obey the Government!” cries the power-worshipers, escapists, and out-and-out liars from the pulpit.

Without the spurious supporting doctrine of morally and intellectually neutral natural law, it would not be possible for the humanists to wrap these anti-Christian programs in the ragged swaddling clothes of common morality.

Gary North, Tools of Dominion

“Common morality.”

That is an empty phrase as of 2019 – except for the religious professionals, of course.

The people who actually fear God — as in “recognize the authority of God’s Law-word, and strive to keep His law” — need to get ready for the day God guts open His enemies: first, those on the pulpit, and then second, those standing on high places, showering contempt on His word and on His obedient servants.

For the record, I assume that this will be a financial gutting coupled with the destruction of political and moral legitimacy, much like the fall of the Soviet Union. A government without the power of the bribe is forced to use the far more costly measures of the gun and the prison cell: and the Western States is simply too fragile, too rigid and old and brittle, to hold together under an “all stick and no carrot” tyrant for long.

The Free Stuff Brigade

There is the story of a hunter who year after year kept bringing to market huge quantities of wild boar. Nobody could figure out how he did it. He never told his secret. Finally, on his death-bed, some of his friends asked him how he had done it.

“Well, it took a lot of planning. First, I set out troughs of food. The older hogs refuse to get near it at first, but the younger ones do come sniffing around, and they eventually start eating. I let them do this for about a month. Even the older boars start joining the younger ones at the trough. Then I build a fence behind the trough. This scares them at first, but they find it easier to eat here than forage for themselves, so they come back. Then I build a second fence at a 90-degree angle to the back fence. That takes them a while to get used to, but they eventually do. Then comes the third side, and then the back side. There’s a large gate in that final strip of fencing, and it’s always wide open. It’s on hinges. The hogs keep coming. After all, it’s free food for one and all. When enough of them come in for their free food, I just shut the gate. The rest is easy.”

This is precisely the strategy used by God-hating humanists against Christians. The free food is called “free education.” But the humanists are even smarter than that hunter. They make the adult Christian hogs pay for the fencing and the humanist slop in the trough. This system is called taxation. The short-sighted pigs pay for the slaughter of their own offspring. Pigs love their free slop, even when it isn’t free. Warn them that the slop in the trough is a trap for their piglets, and you will hear a lot of outraged squealing. You will make a lot of enemies.

Robert Thoburn will make a lot of enemies with this book.

Gary North’s Introduction to The Children Trap, by Robert Thoburn

The book that Thoburn wrote was directed to the Christian parents who are eager to send their children to “free public schooling.”

But the Free Stuff Brigade doesn’t only include terminally short-sighted, free-loading Christian parents.

A warning to the wise is sufficient…

…while the Socialists take notes and look for ways to refine this strategy.

Expanding a Bit on “Black Murders Matter”

If you remember anything from this post, remember the first two quotes – and summary – from Gary North’s article, Black Murders Matter:

One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you (Exodus 12:49).

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour (Leviticus 19:15).

These two passages are the original sources of the West’s concept of the rule of law.

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

Everything else in my post is just a slight extension of this: worth the read (hopefully!), but not as foundational as what God told us to do in His Law-word, the Bible.

OPPOSING THE RULE OF LAW

The problem began when blacks were kidnapped out of Africa and brought to the United States to live as slaves. The regional laws, officially based on Christianity, did not apply to them within the slave system. They were assumed to be of an inferior race.

This was true of Jews’ outlooks toward blacks. It was true of Muslims’ attitude. It goes back to an ancient interpretation of the account in Genesis 9 of the curse of God on the son of Ham: Canaan. Scholars are aware of this history, but the general public has never heard of it. Wikipedia has an excellent account of this. You can read it here. Supposedly, blacks are part of an inferior race because of this curse. Historically, this is preposterous. The Canaanites produced the ancient trading civilization of Phoenicia. It culminated in the classical civilization of Carthage.

The idea became widespread in the 17th-19th century in the Western Hemisphere because of the slave trade, which began in the middle of the 15th century. This idea was used to justify the slave trade. It was used to argue that blacks were being brought to America to be civilized. But this process did not involve granting them access to citizenship. This was totally hypocritical.

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

Obviously, this was way before Darwin made it possible to dispose of the need to selectively choose Biblical texts to justify your position. Finally, thanks to Darwin, both wings of the state-adoring Enlightenment — “Power to the King!” and “Power to the Party Leader!” — can do exactly what they always wanted to do in the first place: dispose of the “unchanging oppressive Laws of God”… and replace it with the arbitrary Laws of (certain) Men.

In the South after the Civil War, and especially during the period of the Jim Crow laws from 1880 until approximately 1970, it was assumed by whites, who ran the police forces and the courts, that they did not have a responsibility to police black communities with the same rigor and the same standards that applied to white society. This was an extension of the idea that the rule of law does not apply to everyone, especially to criminals in the black community when they committed crimes against blacks. It was only if blacks committed those same crimes, and much lesser crimes, against whites, that the white community brought negative sanctions on blacks.

All of this came from one concept: the denial of the rule of law.

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

North takes an interesting side venture into medieval Europe, where the One Law Rule was denied in regard to Jews:

Every society wants to make exceptions to the rule of law for the ruling class, and it also makes exceptions for those in separate communities who are not allowed to become part of the ruling class. This is why medieval civilization set up Jewish ghettos, within which the rabbis had legal authority. The Christian city around the ghetto did not attempt to impose its legal standards on Jews who lived inside the ghetto. They had their own law-order, but they did not get to exercise legal authority in the courts of medieval Christian cities, which were bound by Christian oaths that Jews could not affirm. Jews could not be citizens for this reason. Modern scholars, with the exception of Max Weber, generally have ignored the importance of Christian oaths in the establishment of medieval cities. You never find this concept in textbooks on Western Civilization. It is rarely discussed in textbooks on medieval Europe. I did not find it when I studied medieval history for my master’s degree. I only heard about it when I read Weber as a graduate student in a class taught by Robert Nisbet.

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

Note, though, that Jews were hated moneylenders, while Blacks were hated slaves. There is a difference between being “wealthy and despised” and “impoverished and despised.”

To return to the main theme:

The whites of the South had a dual view of blacks. With respect to their activities within their own neighborhoods, they were regarded as children in need of supervision. With respect to their activities in the white part of town, they were regarded as potential devils who might need to be lynched. The blacks were never regarded as human beings who needed to obey the law, and who would be punished systematically if they did break the law within their own communities. They were not allowed to be citizens because citizens could exercise authority on an equal basis with whites. So, they were allowed a degree of judicial independence that subsidized lawbreakers within their communities. That same attitude is dominant within American white society today. This is what Smith is talking about. I reprinted my article from 2001 on this site in June 2018: “The Judicial Theory of White Liberals and Bull Connor.”

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

It’s long, LONG past time that Black Americans be regarded as human beings, and therefore obligated to uphold the law.

If there is a single definition of civilization, it is this one: the rule of law. If everyone inside the jurisdiction of civil government is not protected by the rule of law, then the foundation of civilization is on shaky ground.

Gangsta rap is an assault on civilization. We should see it as such. Companies that in any way profit from this so-called art form are unindicted co-conspirators.

Gary North, Black Murders Matter

The destruction of Gangsta Rap is a trivial price to pay, in return for equality before the law.

If necessary, it can be banned as “destructive to the civil order”, much as blasphemy is in Christian societies, or attacking certain ideas and behaviours in Secularist cultures. Everyone protects what is sacred, after all: the only question is “What is more important? The Commands of the Creator, Sustainer, and Judge of the Real World, or a man’s delusional need to be called a woman?”

(If you’re a Secularist, the answer is obvious.)

While I don’t mind gangsta rap being formally banned, it would be better — far better — if Black Americans decide to get rid of it themselves, regardless of the legality of it. The core of governance is self-governance under God, not courts and police.

And when Black Americans are as self-disciplined and focused as, say, Jews or East Asians, then we can finally see something good get off the ground.


Note that Jews and East Asians take family seriously, complete with actual fathers in the home. And they aren’t into free handouts by the Right Sort, eager and ready to build dependence on the Right Sort.

Storefront Churches

While reading Wolf’s Brick & Mortar Rent Meltdown, Manhattan Style , I noticed in the comments:

Sporkfed Nov 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

Storefront Churches tend to signal the end.

I was ready to get all huffy and offended… but you know, the man has a point.

The bottom of a retail block tends to be signaled by storefront churches and liquor stores. (“Halloween shops” are also mentioned in the comments.)

If the churches do their jobs — *glare* — then the liquor stores get squeezed out with new and better tenants, catering to better clientele (see “the churches doing their job.”)

Of course, the storefront churches get pushed out next: but that’s a price to be cheerfully paid. Especially as the now cleaned-up, sober, and family oriented locals can afford a proper church building (however small).

Admittedly, I would prefer to have just a massive home church network without expensive mortgages: “when the building goes up, church growth goes away”.

Free Spirits

As we gallivanted around East Berlin, Hendrika rattled on about life on her commune in southern Holland. She talked of being a “free spirit,” and I soon realized that the Dutch translation meant “also does animals.” She bragged of frolicking with any and all types of mammals with no reservations or prejudices. She was the first person I met who viewed anthrax as a sexually-transmitted disease. (And no, I didn’t.)

James Bovard, My First Time to East Berlin

The focus of the article is on the stultifying oppression of East Berlin, and not on the perversions of a young Dutch lesbian. Fair enough, as the woman is just destroying herself, not hundreds of millions.

Still, I presume that Bovard never did reproof the foolish woman. After all, this is in 1977, where Europe (and, trotting behind, America) had recently given up their play-pretend Christian faith.

There was little Christian faith left in the public sphere in 1965, so there was little resistance, and that came more from a “conservative” disdain for the “bad behavior” and impertinence of the rebels than from principled objections. When rebels asked “Why should we …?” conservatives could only respond with “How dare you …” They were comfortable with the way things were; the generation of the 1960s was not.

The problems that seemed to come out of nowhere in the 1960s were merely manifestations of the shift from Christianity to humanism, the faith in the pre-eminence of man, the only possible conclusion one can derive from Darwin’s biological scheme. The student rebels and those who sided with them understood the implications of their Darwinian educations.

The rebellion of the 1960s (and Darwin himself) was a manifestation of man’s desire to make good on Satan’s promise that men could “be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). Humanism is the philosophical embodiment of that desire to be as gods, to supplant the authority of God with man’s. Western culture had been living on a borrowed Christian worldview and ethic. There was an intelligent, if perverse, consistency in the rebels that was lacking in the conservative element of society; the latter was coasting and merely wanted the ride to continue.

The Importance of Christian Reconstruction By Mark R. Rushdoony

This shift from retaining the dead shells of Christianity to a full-orbed atheism definitely enveloped the oh-so-Calvinist Netherlands. Recognizing this, it is hardly a surprise that the Dutch were the first to go for State-backed homosexual marriages in 2001.

(Although I distinctly seem to remember something going on in 1992, I can’t prove it.)

The 2015 Eurobarometer found that 91% of the Dutch population thought that same-sex marriage should be allowed throughout Europe, 7% were against.[44]

Wikipedia, Same-sex marriage in the Netherlands

Cringing Before the Masters

Europe leads, America follows.

To the extent that this is not true, is tied to actual living churches in the United States. And, by and large, they have no real hope for victory, look endlessly for an escape from reality, and are so very confident that Satan, not Christ, rules the world.

(Remember: Christ rewards His people for their faith… and also gives suitable wages for their faithlessness. “Who you fear is who you worship.”)

Christ speaks to those who have a future, not those who kill it.

Christ insists that God is the God of the Living, and NOT the God of the Dead.
(Walking or otherwise.)

Christ demands that we leave the dead to bury the dead.

“But Europe is the centre of civilization! Cultural cringe is absolutely demanded of us! We must respect the ancestors!”

Churches that place powerful men above God cringe and fear before their contemptuous enemies.

I refuse to follow their example… of the example of the whitewashed sepulchers of Europe.

Better to send missionaries to Rotterdam, where Christian converts from Islam are willing to display the spine and guts that limp-wristed European pseudo-believers loathe.

“Challenge the consensus? That might put my job and comfort at risk! NEVER!”

The future rides with those poor-but-faithful African/Near East converts, and not with the overwhelmingly worthless European clergy.

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

Matthew 5:13, ESV

The Rule of Law

There can be no actual Christian culture without Christian law, as inscribed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and described by Moses (and modified by Christ). Without a God-given legal structure, there can be no Christian society. “The Source of the Law is the God of the society.”

The pagans appeal to Roman and Greek Law, even though Greek legal codes despised the foreigner and the non-citizen of a city, and Roman laws exists to strengthen the Roman State, while the lower classes were to be kept ignorant of the law. Hayek, being a good Darwinian atheist, mysteriously neglected to mention this.

Moses, as directed by God, though very differently, having the Law spelled out publicly for all, insisting that the foreigner be under the protection of the Law, and making sure that the Law is defined by God, and not powerful and wealthy men.

Now, Hayek and I both agree that socialists HATE equality under the law, seeing it as a tool to benefit assorted favored minorities, with those minorities serving as symbols of Elite Power.

With the Socialists being the Ruling Elites, of course.

….Amazon/IMDb justified that effort, and those expenses, [to reveal the real age of actresses] by repeatedly citing their unbreakable rule: “We never remove factually correct personal information for any reason.”

Unless you’re a tranny.

[…]

Last week’s column was about how the left is willing to sacrifice feminists to the tranny agenda, because the tranny agenda represents an all-out assault on the very notion of “normal,” and destroying normal is what the left wants more than anything. Amazon surely understands the importance of trannyism to the left, and the path of least resistance was to cave to the trannies’ demands.

But to those who’ve made the annihilation of normal their singular goal, the decision by Amazon/IMDb represents more than just another instance of tranny favoritism. Amazon/IMDb has aped Wikipedia, which also has a policy that allows trannies to erase the history of their former selves. Wikipedia and IMDb are supposed to be encyclopedias, archives, reference works. They’re supposed to document and preserve data for the historical record. But whereas Wikipedia’s ideological biases are well-known and inevitable due to the site’s decentralized, “communal” nature (which ensures that the loudest and most fanatical trolls—I mean “editors”—prevail), IMDb is centrally controlled, and by a corporation that wields enormous power and influence.

And now Amazon has used that power and influence to facilitate the erasing of history. Not only is any man who says he’s a woman magically a woman, but any record of his life as a man is to be erased, even on sites that were designed to coldly and objectively record facts.

The tranny cult isn’t just about warping present-day reality; it’s also about erasing the past. It’s about forcing us to believe not only that a man in a dress is a woman, but that he’s always been one.

Gaslighting us Terminator-style by going back in time to erase the inconvenient past of people who have decided to “reinvent” as someone else.

“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”

And that he never did.

T(y)ranny Triumphant, Part II: Zhe Who Controls the Past… by David Cole

But of course, Atheistic Ruling Classes – from the judges, to the academics, to the politicians, to philosophers from Aristotle and Plato, to Kant, Hobbes and Neitzche — never really believed in law or objective reality.

Just in power.

And in the right of Powerful Men — and their favoured toys & tools — to rewrite history and reality to suit themselves.

(So say goodby to the feminists, who have outlived their usefulness, and welcome to their new useful tools.

“The working classes? Never heard of them!”)

Yesterday’s Giants, Today’s Dwarves

Now, with the public death of Mighty Marxist collectivism (see the fate of East Berlin), we can now turn to today’s half-pint enemies of God, as illustrated by the “does animals too” young Dutch woman of 1977.

(That woman is now a pensioner in her 60s, and her generation is the Ruling Establishment, happily building on the solid foundations laid by her own forebearers.)

The God-haters have fallen from killing millions by organizing artificial famines and joyfully shooting believers in the head, to killing millions by carving up the helpless unborn children of God-hating families… and so destroying their own future.

Pathetic.

First, let me point out why these delusional power-seekers triumph over God’s people:

  1. the solid majority of Christians absolutely hate God’s law, and prefer to be ruled by anything else.
    1. “Shut up God! Just.. Just SHUT UP!”
  2. the money and the supposed safety of towing the Establishment Line.
  3. the deep faithlessness of Christian clergy, dutifully followed by the ever-shrinking band of Christian laymen.

Second, God said that what the church loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven: not permanently if they choose evil, but for a while. And I am confident that bestiality is a lot more common in the oh-so-conservative Dutch countryside than in the urban centres, even today.

No hard evidence, by the way. Only logic and inference… and analysis of the lack of cultural fruits and spiritual power of those supposed Deeply Conservative God Fearers.

“People who obey God and exalt Him above all have great power, and are hated by the God haters. So where is the spiritual power of the Dutch Calvinists? And why aren’t their supposed ‘enemies’ persecuting them, like in the Communist states, or the Islamic world?

There is a certain dog that isn’t barking…
…and I think I know why.”

God is not mocked, and the secret evil that is done will be hauled out in the open, for all to see.

Third, let me correct an error I made: “solid foundations” should be “sandy foundations.” The Dutch don’t really care that their welfare state is doomed, and that their culture is going to be washed away in the future, so long as welfare paychecks and creature comforts keep flowing today.

Just ask any aging Dutch lesbian.

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

Luke 14:15-24, English Standard Version

I think we all know those faithless Dutch Calvinists who were initially invited to the banquet, and the Arab and Black Christians who will be taking their place.

For God is the Lord of the Living.

And not of the Dead.

The Monstrous Regiment, The Transformed Wife, and Marital Rape

The Monstrous Regiment recently produced a podcast (also available here) on The Transformed Wife and its recent ‘justification’ of marital rape.

Yes, its insane that numerous Christian women back the Transformed Wife and its support of marital rape. Then again, there are many feminists that have their own insane views on why bearded six-foot men can walk into women’s washrooms, if he merely says that he’s a woman.

Women are far too willing to knuckle under forceful men.

But frankly, Christians should know better: God stands with the weak, not the strong. The abused, not the abuser.

Granted, said woman can forgive her husband if she chooses. (Due to power differentials, I would be quite suspicious of such ‘forgiveness’ myself.) Even so, you forgive someone because they did something wrong.