This week I am taking a first pass in my study of Calvinism 2.0. Also, I have to bring us back to Sam Adams perspective that ALL Governance is Local. So, I did title the program, “Calvinism 2.0 – Local Governance” in that it is required to have an understanding on how all governance should function in relationship to ones True understanding of the extensibility of Biblical Reformation Reality.
Sam Adams fully understood this as proven by his moniker “the Last Puritan”. To that, I have included in the references, the Congregational Quarterly, January 1869, which has a great article titled “Samuel Adams, the Last of the Puritans.” Notably, the nation in 1869 had already experienced the forethought of disappointment that Sam Adams envisioned for the Republic without a Puritan mindset. Now look at the mess we are in! Our mess is even further from the glorious hopes of that “Last Puritan” basically because of what he predicted would happen if the pulpits lost their Sound Theology of Reformation purism.Continue reading →
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I have this very Reformation and American Puritan concept of Kingdom, which demands reviewing Profiles In Courage. Now I mention JFK’s book in that he discusses several individuals that stood against the tide of political pressure from their peers.
Making it clear that I am not a classical theologian, understand that I have studied the application of Reformation and Puritan theology in some great detail. To that, Kingdom is a topic that reaches into governance in the present as much as it is a reality when one dies. Understanding who the King of kings is and what that means for living in this world is critical to governing in ones own life, family, community, work and our Constitutional Republic – be that a State or National.
Profiles In Courage
Living according to Reformation – American Puritan concepts like Samuel Adams requires correct understanding of Kingdom and acting with Profiles In Courage. To stand against tyranny in our Republic, the knowledge of such must be rightly taught and inculcated in our youth again. JFK has John Quincy Adams as his first example of this. Do you know who John Quincy Adams is or what he was doing at twelve years old? Consider that our youth today have less of a clue than you and then consider young Mr. Adams position in international affairs at that age.
Once again, we do not know our history in that Profiles In Courage stopped an Impeachment Debacle as we see in our present day. I will be talking from an article in the New American Nov 4, 2019, page 33, I found the opening paragraph interesting enough to digest the rest of the Article. Your should go get a copy of this issue of the New American to learn some additional history. Here is the opening paragraphs.:
“Opponents reviled the president, even accusing him of various and sundry crimes. Some in Congress attempted to portray him as a would-be dictator who consistently disregarded the Constitution of the United States. Others expressed shock at his boorish, un-presidential behavior, arguing that he was no longer “fit to retain the office of president.” They particularly denounced what they described as his “intemperate, inflammatory and scandalous harangues.’
For his part, the president denounced his detractors by name, accusing them of desiring to “destroy our institutions,” and welcomed the vitriol against his enemies coming from those in the audience at his raucous political rallies. His detractors detested him, largely because he was perceived as the major obstacle in advancing their radical political agenda. The president even had to deal with, and eventually fire, a high ranking member of his own administration who was in league with his opponents in Congress.”
It take Courage to stand against a deep state, oh, and this was back in 1865.
“Although it is not long since the subject of elections was under the consideration of the Legislature, and a law passed for the purpose of further security to the people in the free exercise of this invaluable right; yet give me leave to suggest for your consideration, whether still further securities may not be provided, so that the rightful electors may not be frustrated in their honest intentions. That elections may not be contaminated by strangers, or unqualified persons, may it not be necessary that every man may be known, as far as possible, when he presents himself to give his vote; this may be more especially important in our seaports and other populous towns, in which many foreigners of all sorts frequently reside. I would be far from dictating to you, but I would submit to your judgment whether, considering the liberality of this country to foreigners, and the frequency of their naturalizations, it may not be eligible that such foreigners should be required when they offer their votes to the Selectmen of the towns, to produce authentic certificates from the Courts, by which they were endowed with so high a privilege, as a test of their citizenship. As Piety, Religion and Morality have a happy influence on the minds of men, in their public as well as private transactions, you will not think it unseasonable, although I have frequently done it, to bring to your remembrance the great importance of encouraging our University, town schools, and other seminaries of education, that our children and youth while they are engaged in the pursuit of useful science, may have their minds impressed with a strong sense of the duties they owe to their God, their instructors and each other, so that when they arrive to a state of manhood, and take a part in any public transactions, their hearts having been deeply impressed in the course of their education with the moral feelings—such feelings may continue and have their due weight through the whole of their future lives.” SA TO THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS. JANUARY 27, 1797. [Independent Chronicle, January 30, 1797; a text is in the Massachusetts Archives].
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I was looking to write something like “A Sermon to Americans’ but it is better preached by Pastor Wilson.
As many of you know, I’m just a simple Citizen that has delved deep into the Foundations of America. Since my immersion in facts, hip wading through the modern mire of rewriting history – face it, this has been happening over the last 80 years – I have been able to very clearly see the relationship of Reformation Biblical reality regarding all governance.
Not to make this one of my long commentaries, I will simply note that the Link to the Sermon by Pastor Doug Wilson is one that should be echoed from every Evangelical pulpit in the land.
“A Sermon for Americans” (here’s the Link) is in the tone of those ‘Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution’ that I often speak of. It could be one that fits into the collection of ‘Election Day Sermons‘ that I speak of, although it is much shorter.
I want to thank Pastor Wilson for this sermon. I pray that those many other pastors out there will bring a like message to their congregations such that Jesus is glorified and that true Liberty once again reigns in this Land.
Remember, that as shown in the Old Testament, humanity will ebb and tide the understanding of True Liberty according to the factual preaching of the Word of God and the hearers acting accordingly.
I encourage you all to watch ”A Sermon for Americans’ and hear what is being said in this sermon. One has to hear it several times to glean all that is in it since it is impactful in every paragraph. This is a timely message that resonates with the times we are living in.
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If it were not for the Evangelical Failure in the pulpits, education and family this case would not have even come to a trial. Thankfully, the presiding judge had the moral instance to allow the Father to have joint custody and medical decision making authority. Thus overriding the Jury decision.Continue reading →
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Sam Adams predicts our present governance and political situation. His letter to James Warren stresses that Morality and Virtue ensures Liberty.
Adams defines that this must be a definitive aspect of education. By not inculcating our youth in morality and the mechanisms of virtue we loose the prospects of maintaining Liberty. Continue reading →
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In this age of seemingly national and global upheaval, many trawl the events to shout of Prophecy Fulfilled. In this program I will discuss what could be perceived in the messages of Biblical Proportion.
Prophecy is in fact fulfilled in these United States but not in the way that many, especially a number of Christian thinkers may be looking for.Continue reading →
Impeach Me and Set Me free is a play on the song “Release Me”. Since I do have a day job, I won’t sing for you. My disgust with the deamoncrats has reached that level, which does fit the full perspective of the Kozak Plan. Not to beat a dead horse on that but the fact that about 100 deamoncrats in the House are members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is the impetus for the impeachment insanity.
I will not spend a lot of time on the Impeach Me line of thinking. I will take you to what is in the references below from the Founders Constitution Volume II that has about 40 pages of deep dive into Constitutional Impeachment and the proper process.Continue reading →
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This week we have seen a two sided perspective of Political Idolatry. In many ways, those that have taken a position on the Constitution make it preeminent without the Founders context. On the other hand, the Founders frame of reference was that ‘this Constitution is ONLY for a Moral and Religious People’. Many say those words but the nation does not have them in practice, especially within the halls of Congress and the bureaucracies. This Constitution and its means of governing within the framework of the document is impractical without the fundamentals of morality, religion (Christianity in the context of the Founders) and as John Adams stated the same notion, virtue.
This issue at hand is that in general, we do not have a moral and virtuous society as intended. To that point, the Christian religion is not what it was during the Founding era.
I take this Political Idolatry head on with what has been in the news this week regarding ‘Confessing Your Sins To Plants’ and ‘Confessing Your Climate Sins’.Continue reading →
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While remembering Constitution Day by considering the up and coming remembrance of the present Constitution, one must understand the first Constitution – the Articles of Confederation. Sam Adams was on the Committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. His clear understanding of historical ‘republican’ systems and Biblical Reformation Liberty were critical inputs into the original structure of the Confederation.
I have chosen to re-run a program from 2018 because I don’t believe that folks, even many who think they have the Constitution figured out, really get what is happening at the National Level was predicted by the Anti-federalists. Why do I believe that? Because the Anti-federalists predicted that if the Pulpits did not continue as the Founding Pulpits, the Constitution of 1787 would lead to the ‘soft tyranny and despotism’ that De Tocqueville later wrote about.
Yes, we are Living the predictions of the Anti-federalists and the analytical writing of De Tocqueville!
Covenant and Constitution
I am promoting sections of my book, “From Covenant To The Present Constitution” in this program. Hmmm…. I still believe that everyone reading this or who listens to the program should get a copy. Heck, since I self-publish, I have to self-promote as well.
From the Original Program Promo
***These paragraphs are from the 2018 program promo.
Is there Original Intent for how our Constitution should be implemented and followed? Absolutely!!! I begin the conversation by starting at the end with a little surprising twist. We will get into this more in May and June. I will have two really good interviews in May as well.
As promised, I’m finishing off April with more of an overview of my Book “From Covenant To The Present Constitution” and discussing that we are now scheduling for the seminar beginning in June. For a signed copy of the book contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can buy it on line at the links in the References.
With that, As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life! Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!
Join me on Saturday’s program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.
The time has arrived once more to do a Theology Comparison of the Founding Era to the Present.
With all that is in the news regarding ‘mass shootings’, ‘climate change’, ‘Antifa’, ‘education’, ‘prison reform’, ‘social issues’ and more; the comparison is such that the US is in the time of the Book of Judges – “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Such that the ‘Christians’ in these United States have run away from their responsibilities in governing.Continue reading →
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Calvinism 2.0 – Local Governance This week I am taking a first pass in my study of Calvinism 2.0. Also, I have to bring us back to Sam Adams perspective that ALL Governance is Local. So, I did title the … Continue reading → The post 11-16-19 Calvinism 2.0 – Local Governance appeared first on […]
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Evangelical Failure In the present Culture and Foundational Political wars, the headlines are awash with Evangelical Failure. I consider this Texas case as a prime example: “Report: Judge Rules Jeffrey Younger Can Share Guardianship over Son James”. My argument is … Continue reading → The post 10-26-19 Evangelical Failure, Roman Catholic Exceptionalism appeared first on […]
Morality and Virtue Ensures Liberty Sam Adams predicts our present governance and political situation. His letter to James Warren stresses that Morality and Virtue ensures Liberty. Adams defines that this must be a definitive aspect of education. By not inculcating … Continue reading → The post 10-12-19 Morality and Virtue Ensures Liberty appeared first on […]
Prophecy Fulfilled In this age of seemingly national and global upheaval, many trawl the events to shout of Prophecy Fulfilled. In this program I will discuss what could be perceived in the messages of Biblical Proportion. Prophecy is in fact … Continue reading → The post 10-5-19 Prophecy Fulfilled appeared first on Sam Adams the […]