A short introduction and synopsis of Calvin regarding biblical government. Calvin argued that the office of the magistrate was “a most sacred office,” a noble profession worthy of any Christian’s respect. Magistrates were “the viceregents of God,” said Calvin, established by his authority and accountable to him for their actions. Even tyranny was preferable to anarchy, and only where the tyrant contradicted the commands of God was peaceful resistance warranted. [Institutes Book IV Chapter 20] According to Calvin, government had a divinely-instituted purpose: to protect the public order and defend God’s moral law. When it came to the question of how best to order the state, Calvin offered an opinion: a mix of republicanism and aristocracy. I have no capacity in this short order to get to all that can be discussed back and forth as to all that Calvin proposes and even rejects in this chapter. But for me, the bottom line is that we now have a Constitutional Republic and that is what must be supported and kept in good order for good government. Yes and Christians have a responsibility in doing so.
In the last two segments I again do not have time to fully contrast what Hamilton writes in the referenced Federalists Papers nor do I get into the details of Yates writing as Brutus which predicts our present Judicial system breakdown. The Courts have in every essence fulfilled all that Hamilton indicated would be their jurisdictional authority… and then some. With this short time we have, I am taking you through only a couple high level points of Hamilton’s approval of the structure and intent of Article III that has more than exceeded any perspective of his simplicity in argument for the supremacy of the Court.
Join me on the program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.
As always there is a lot to cover. Congress this week foisted a travesty of an Omnibus Spending bill on WTP. I took the time to read through a lot of that beast! It is as bad if not worse then obamacare – and it kept funding for OBcare baleouts in it. The reality is that the Senate refuses to pass a budget. Hence the evil they perpetrate is exaggerated by the actions of four cronies: Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell and Schumer. These people as well as the globalists in the WH deceived the President and manipulated the fiduciary process of Congress to the benefit of socialist/progressive – Neo-marxists.
Yes, there was another high school shooting and it was handled properly! I have spoken often that without morality of at least the Ten Commandments returned to the classroom we will continue to see these sad events. Go listen to last weeks program for more on my thoughts here.
When did you have that first conversation about work ethics that dove into the plight of the common worker and those terrible rich business owners? Mine was as a young lad sitting on the periphery as my father, his two brothers and a couple of friends sat around playing poker. It was in the early 60’s when the height of the labor vs. management was raging through much of the industries and trades in the United States. The conversations at the card table could become pretty heated since there was an uneven split between the players of corporate/management types (two) and labor/union types (three).
My dad and his oldest brother were of the latter category while the younger brother of the former. Things could get heated as they evaluated the political as well as the monetary discrepancies of rich compared to the middle class. The poor were never a consideration in the conversations, ah, sometimes arguments. I always listened intently because I saw that on the one hand, emotionalism sustained the argument of the majority over the other hand, rational-factual retorts of the minority players at the table. What was the real basis of what was happening and when did the deeper conversation about this with Dad play out? Continue reading →
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What we continue to see this week on the streets, from the political class, intelligentsia and the sophistry media is the Kozak Plan executed (archives about this here). It is absolutely clear that they have every desire to be and do all things against Constitutionalism and the Republic.
Critical in this is the fact that they are moral degenerates as defined by the Pulpits of the Revolution. Sadly, the modern Pulpits and education system have devolved from what #FoundersOriginalIntent is for the nation and the Citizenry. It is clear that morality outside of the Judeo-Christian worldview is not the morality expected by the Founders for self-governance and then governing of We The People.
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The Framers of the Constitution did two major things correct: first and foremost they established a structure that is explicit in the separation of powers. Second the established that the Constitution as originally written would be the rule of law. But!! Those that were labeled as Anti-federalists absolutely got it correct in regards to how this Constitution could and would become the document of despotism and tyranny. That is why Obama was at the University of Chicago. Listen today to my full explanation regarding this!
With that, Obama is a Gramsci-ite who, with the minions and dupes, has been effectively implementing the Kozak model and plan for taking down the Republic. This is not Conspiracy Theory; This is well documented.
Today begins the series of Why the Anti-federalist Got It Right and why the resistance to PEOTUS is so great.
Based on the claims of CPUSA regarding the infiltration of the Demoncrat Party and the actions of many Republicans as well as item 15 through 21 of the 45 goals of the communist in America – as read into the 1963 Congressional Record: It is clear that those in Congress, especially Republicans fall into this perspective that – “Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalists.” I encourage you to get your copy. The links are in the references for the paperback or eBook. Continue reading →
Is there historical precedent for Christian political resistance? The answer is absolutely – ‘Yes!’
Ever since the Reformation this has proven true. The City of Magdeburg stood in resistance to the Holy Roman Empire and saved the Reformation from annihilation. The Founding Fathers of America contended against the King of England when he was attempting to implement bishops and a hierarchy over the freely established churches in the Colonies. Sam Adams wrote many articles from 1764 through 1772 regarding the tyranny of government in impeding true Christian religion and that is to be resisted.
Today’s program brings us to the modern discussion from our historical past.
As it is noted well in the references that I’m attaching Links to, the conflicting proposition on Christian Resistance or Disobedience has been a long term discussion. My personal studies have concluded that if the early Church did not resist/disobey the Roman empire: we would not have Christianity today. If the Magistrates and Ministers in the city of Magdeburg did not disobey and resist against the Catholic Habsburg emperor, Ferdinand II, we would not have the results of a Reformation.
Needless to comment is that Samuel Adams studied his Bible every day. He was known as the “Last Puritan” not because of the way he dressed but because of his Biblical Reformation knowledge and non-bending principles. He understood Biblical Covenant and that God is absolute Sovereign over all things and that Jesus received the fullness again with the Father and Spirit in that Sovereignty upon his Ascension.
This is Sam Adams understanding of God’s Sovereignty is the only place that any proper resistance can begin especially the Theology of Christian Resistance/Disobedience. This week I bring you that introduction, well, I bring back the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate back to you in a different format. I’m going to also give you the links to Doug Wilson’s Sermon Series/Blog Post on Christian Disobedience and the link to a composite work on “The Theology of Christian Resistance.”
As always, 45 minutes of radio cannot make up for hours of content. My hope is that this will get the brain cells and spirit moving. As I always say, there is not true Idea of Liberty with out Liberty given by Jesus. With that, there is no rational way to resist tyranny and despotism unless you understand what Sam Adams understood in the Biblical context of Resistance and Disobedience to tyrants.
Doug Wilson Sermon Series on Christian Resistance:
This is my quick survey of the book I have been reading by Doug Wilson titled “Rules for Reformers.” The Amazon description reads, “In Rules for Reformers, Douglas Wilson poaches the political craft of radical progressives and applies it to Christian efforts in the current culture war. The result is a spicy blend of combat manual and cultural manifesto. Rules for Reformers is a little bit proclamation of grace, a little bit Art of War, and a little bit analysis of past embarrassments and current cowardice, all mixed together with a bunch of advanced knife-fighting techniques. As motivating as it is provocative, Rules for Reformers is just plain good to read.
Thanks to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals — a book well-beloved by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others — for much of the shrewd advice, and for none of the worldview.”
It is in my opinion that those in the political game all the way from the Water Board to the Presidency have no understanding of “The Doctrine of the Minor/Lesser Magistrate.” As discussed in the last program, I believe that Sam Adam had the full understanding of this Doctrine and lived it to the fullest!
I had to keep the points going as to how and why this is true with Sam and maybe, just maybe someone who is running for office will want to understand that it is NOT a political game but a responsibility given by God to govern according to His Principles in every aspect of civil society.
Not only did Sam Adams argue, live and exemplify the reality that God is Sovereign in all things including governance but other noted Anti-Federalist expounded on these truths as well.
I continue with rounding out Sam Adams as the quintessential Lesser Magistrate and follow up with one of Robert Yates writings as Brutus. Without getting into all the key points of Yates in Brutus VI; I want to highlight a couple of the elements that match what Sam lived:
The expectation for the elected would be “For every man, rulers as well as others, are bound by the immutable laws of God and reason, always to will what is right.”
The fear of Brutus is: “… The government would always say, their measures were designed and calculated to promote the public good; and there being no judge between them and the people, the rulers themselves must, and would always, judge for themselves.”
What I’m attempting to communicate in this program is that all Magistrates, even in these modern times, “are bound by the immutable laws of God” and responsible to govern accordingly.
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