So today is the 4th of July, Independence Day, in the U.S.
In 1776, on July 4, the revolutionary leaders of the colonies/states declared independence from the tyranny of King George of England.
Many Americans puff up with pride on this day. They celebrate by waving the flag and blowing off fireworks and such.
Well, of what is there to be prideful about right now if ever? Is pride a good thing at any time? The Bible says that pride goes before the fall? That's because we can do nothing alone. We can do nothing without at least the underpinning (toleration) of God. We certainly can't do the greatest righteous works without huge support from God. We can never bring forth as Jesus manifested without total credit going to God who actually did the miracles. Jesus gave God that credit, all the credit. He could have done nothing without that attitude.
Secular humanists, however, give no credit to God. Hence, society benefits from little of the consequences of being Christlike.
I say pride is a huge error. Nevertheless, even if one accepts pride on a situational bases (a relative sin depending upon the particular accomplishment), what is the current state of affairs that have developed out from July 4, 1776, and those things that led up to it?
Right now, we have a president of these so-called United States who obtained his position via a long stinging string of dishonest behavior not the least of which is massive election fraud. The illegal president, George W. Bush, has been chipping away at whatever tricks the founding, violent revolutionaries set up as mere psychological barriers to greater tyranny.
You may mistakenly believe that the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the 2000 elections renders Bush the legal president. I say to you that the ruling of that court was illegal, and that those who voted as they did to hand the presidency to Bush on unlawful grounds participated in the illegal conspiracy to defraud the people of the nation and should have been long since impeached right along with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
That's the mundane law. It (impeachment and removal) is also the law on the divine level. The difference though between the mundane and divine law comes after such provisions for impeachment and removal from office of false shepherds and bad stewards. In the divine law, there is no coercion. Only the fallen spirit punishes. The Holy Spirit only warns souls away from falling to temptation. Only the Holy Spirit leads out of temptation. The mundane law is full of punishment and temptation to err and offend God.
This is why I don't participate in the secular system. I am only writing about all the evils of that system so people will more and more begin to see the light that that system is inherently and fatally flawed.
Are we to be proud of any of it? Are we to be proud of the long series of evils that have been exposed? Might of the kind George has employed does not make right. It isn't the kind of might upon which the Almighty bases proper leadership. Rather, it is that kind of might, the kind George W. Bush has been employing, that constitutes rebellion against the true might that is righteousness.
There is nothing righteous in anything George W. Bush has done. Every last thing he has done has been with sinister motives at heart.
The flags should be upside down and at half-staff at best. The nation is in grave peril and the vision and spirit of real freedom that is freedom from evil is at least half dead. I don't fly the U.S. flag. I don't worship it. I don't pledge allegiance to it. It isn't my God or his symbol. Worshipping the flag thusly is idolatry. It is evil, because it is a distraction from the truth.
Before all the self-style conservatives become unglued here, understand that it was a socialist who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Understand further that the flag was born of the abomination of desolation that is war. That is why the nation is on the wrong path and headed in the wrong direction.
All you who mouth that you are saved by speaking the name of Jesus Christ, listen up. The U.S. Constitution cuts both ways. The Sermon on the Mount does not. The U.S. Constitution is a vehicle that can allow the slide down into the despotism we see raising up its ugly head in the form of George W. Bush and those who do and will follow him. The Sermon on the Mount allows for no such despotism.
Your law is not the right set of rules. It falls woefully short. It allows for all the wars, secrets, barriers, greed, and depravity.
It allows for the utter confusion that is the false dichotomy, the false ideological spectrum, of Republican versus Democrat, conservative versus liberal, while neither is either truly conservative or truly liberal.
The real conservative seeks to restore and maintain the original correct path that Jesus reintroduced. The real liberal seeks to bring forth the real bounty for all. They both come out together from the same source who is God, Jesus's father and mine. Is he yours too?
If he is, then where is your support, verbal, written, in emotion, thought, and deed for the restoration of the Commons?
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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)