"Divided We Stand, United We Fall," is a post on the blog by the same name. Now, when one reads that article, one must understand a number of things (countless things). First, the religion that dominated the state before the self-styled freedom of the colonies and then the U.S. was not a religion that was teaching or practicing the teaching and example of Jesus. It was a religion based upon coercion. Second, if humanity is to follow Jefferson rather than Christ, then humanity will be foregoing the real teaching and example of Jesus. There will be greed, violence, and sexual depravity rather than total provisioning of each and all by God through each and all and directly, complete peace, and zero sexual harm. The path of Jefferson is a dead end. It doesn't lead to a Heavenly Earth. The path of Jesus Christ, on the other hand, does lead there.
Jesus is not coercive. Jefferson's system is. Jesus's path is unity and stands in the highest and will never fall. It is whole. Jefferson and his ilk offer a fractured house cobbled together by self-denial. Their checks and balances are merely attempts to outwit the very selfishness they turn around and promote. It's nonsense. That's why it has led to global pollution (the U.S. having served up an estimated 25% of the world's pollution problems with some 6-7% of its population). It's also why the U.S. is engaged in naked, militant imperialism and colonialism.
Jefferson was a personal-estate builder. Nearly all of the leading founders were. They were after freedom to amass personal, private special privilege and advantage and not for the common good. Don't be fooled.
The system of the U.S. is an experiment — a test. One doesn't test God. It isn't built upon real faith. It's built on exactly the opposite. It doesn't have faith that people can be blown together by the Holy Spirit to live in accordance with the New Commandment. However, people do have that capability, and one day the whole Earth will live that way. That's the prophecy, and it will be fulfilled.
If you are a Christian, you will know for certain that this is the truth. Be conflated now.
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That said, we make the following absolutely clear here:
- The Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project not only do not endorse any candidate for any secular office, we say that Christianity forbids voting in such elections.
- Furthermore, when we discuss any public-office holder's position, policy, action or inaction, we definitely are not encouraging anyone to vote for that office holder's position.
- We are not trying to influence secular elections but rather want people to come out from that entire fallen system.
- When we analyze or discuss what is termed "public policy," we do it entirely from a theological standpoint with an eye to educating professing Christians and those to whom we are openly always proselytizing to convert to authentic Christianity.
- It is impossible for us to fully evangelize and proselytize without directly discussing the pros and cons of public policy and the positions of secular-office holders, hence the unconstitutionality of the IRS code on the matter.
- We are not rich and wouldn't be looking for a fight regardless. What we cannot do is compromise our faith (which seeks to harm nobody, quite the contrary).
- We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
- When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
- We consider the IRS code on this matter as deliberate economic duress (a form of coercion) and a direct attempt by the federal government to censor dissenting, free political and religious speech.
- It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)