FREEDOM AND THE STATE

FREEDOM AND THE STATE

THE STATE WE DESERVE

By

Al Cronkrite

 

We are living in a time that when the State provides the people with something beneficial it is accompanied by something evil.  Measures ostensibly used to protect us also contribute to our enslavement.  Airport security was put in place to protect airplanes from hijackers by subjecting the public to an invasion of their privacy and a demeaning loss of control.  Propaganda about public safety is accompanied by a push to ban guns.  Liberty and equality are popular devices for increasing State power.  While there is much talk about equalitarianism, protecting our freedom and other social leveling programs freedom robbing law will be used for implementation.   Totalitarian laws pass quietly through the congress and remain remote until the State deems more leverage is needed.  Rushdoony notes that the reign of Diocletian in ancient Rome was characterized by propaganda emphasizing “power to the people”.  This popular idea was accompanied by burgeoning enslavement.

The American people have and are helping the State to become an idol – a false god.  They have rejected the God of the Bible deploring His law with the same fear they exhibit against Sharia law.  Because they will not accept His legal standards, they are ready and willing to accept the injustices that characterize laws created by humans.  This rejection of the God of the Bible has resulted in the loss of the criterion for justice and has allowed the government we thought we could control to become fully despotic.  At first it seemed wonderful that we could elect a government and control it through our votes; so, we backed such a government.  But now that government has gotten out of control and instead of us controlling it, it controls us – completely, including our sex life, our marriages, our media, and our elected officials.  Now we are in dire need of a just government that is honest and bent on bringing us freedom but the monster we have tolerated does to us what it wills.  Now the only hope is for a return to the just law of our creator and this will require our citizens to accept the entire Gospel, both the Old Testament and New Testament.

Our leaders are also at fault, but the major sin comes from our people who have chosen a secular government instead of the justice, freedom, and prosperity promised by the government of the God of the Bible.

I am an old man who has lived through some of the manipulations of the elite world controllers.  The Big Depression that began in 1929 was a deliberate attempt to create a Socialist government by restricting the money supply, creating a depression and robbing citizens of the product of their labor.  It was successful through the efforts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who created Social Security, and various government work programs.  Despite Roosevelt’s freedom robbing programs the depression lasted through the 1930s and was finally broken by WWII.  Messianic government was a product of the Big Depression.  The people began to depend on the government to care for them replacing a dependence on God.  Though during the 1930s we were still enjoying the wonderful freedom the embers of Biblical government created, the clouds of totalitarianism had already created severe thunder storms.

Quickly following WWII, wars were created in Korea, Viet Nam, and finally in Iraq.  This Twenty First Century war that began in Iraq has now lasted for sixteen years saddling the nation and its people with a debt of over Twenty Trillion Dollars. The war has produced nothing beneficial to our nation, the benefits have been to the rogue nation of Israel. As the Twenty First Century unfolds the consolidation of industry has continued at an ever-increasing pace.  Fascism is a totalitarian form of government with authority coming from the top down. As each of these massive mergers is completed the number of industrial units become smaller and easier to control.  If you think the totalitarian governments of Germany, Russia, and China were cruel wait until you see the full force of the new world order as it consumes the United States of America!

Legal systems are religious.  They are the basis of the religion of a nation.  God’s law was the original foundation of the United States of America.  Our nation was created by a Constitution that promised religious freedom.  We never think of our government as having anything to do with religion, but the sovereign of a nation creates the religion of that nation and the intellect of man is the sovereign of the United States of America.  Because men are various in their opinions and beliefs, power must become centralized to maintain order. The State is the agency for the centralization of power.  All religions are exclusive by nature.  Humanism is no exception.  We now see an antagonism developing between Christianity and Humanism.  The God of the Bible claims absolute exclusivity and sovereignty and the new religion of our nation makes the same claim.  As time goes on Christians will be treated with ever-increasing disdain.

Since the nation and its churches have become antinomian the word sin has faded from our vernacular.  But our thoughtlessness has not touched God’s awareness.  He knows that we as individuals and as a nation are a rebellious people guilty of usurping His dominion with our evil notions.  Our sinful behavior has allowed a wicked cabal to gain power over the earth and we will suffer under it until He decides to change hearts.  This new power structure has come about because the legal standards that God gave us in His Word have not been set in place to prevent alien legal systems from developing.   The quasi-Christians that make up a large share of our population have ignored Biblical law and have no way of countering this new evil law which is being passed and imposed without a real challenge.  Christians may sometimes be vocal in their condemnation but the rejection of God’s legal system, has left them with nothing to replace it.

The State is responsible for dispensing justice and maintaining peace.  It is not vested with the responsibility of equalitarianism, welfare, excess taxation, foreign wars, the money supply, or the regulation of individual behavior.  Responsibility for most of the problems of a nation should be in the hands of the Fathers of families.  This would diversify power and protect us from totalitarianism.  A sound Biblical doctrine has been sacrificed on the pagan altar of intellect with the mentally superior individuals believing they have a right to rule.  This widespread secular idea is the source of much of our present dilemma.  Human beings are evil and given the opportunity they will always attempt to enslave those they deem inferior and even their peers at times.  Apparently, the elite world rulers have never watched their young children take toys away from each other and demand the right to do so.  They do not believe human beings have evil hearts and must be reborn and restrained.  Over and over again they have devised systems of government to bring about a peaceful and prosperous society and over and over again they have failed.  It is time to try another system!

On Pg. 973 of Vol. III of “An Informed Faith” Rushdoony wrote, “The state, which under God is to be a ministry of justice, has become instead men’s sovereign and savior.  It has become a great and evil power because men have willed it so.  It has seemed good to have a god-state which man can control by his votes, but that god-state is out of control now and it is controlling men and steadily confiscating their freedom, families, wealth, and more.  (para.)  Men cannot expect politics and the state to change unless they first are changed.  They cannot indict the state with any moral standing for claiming all powers in all spheres when man has limited God’s claims on themselves and their possessions.”

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DEATH OF A NATION

 

DEATH OF A NATION

NATIONAL SUICIDE

By

Al Cronkrite

 

When I was young, before God apprehended me, I thought a little sin in society was like the seasoning in the creations of an accomplished chef.  I was involved in sin and thought it was the spice of life.  Political figures who allowed sin to flourish were my heroes.  I wanted to “Get All the Gusto (I) You Can Get” out of life.

Then sin began to flourish, and a sin filled generation began attacking righteousness by passing law that not only allowed but often mandated blatant sin.  Chaos became everyday fare with policemen who had been friends becoming enemies to the public.  Political candidates lied, sold the nation down the drain with trade agreements, and restrictive legislation from which they exempted themselves.   Preachers forsook the true Gospel and preached sermons that distorted Christianity but attracted a fun loving, poorly disciplined public.  Media news became propaganda, distorted and edited to manipulate and deceive citizens. Though not enforced law was passed that would enslave the people. Through all this the insouciant public continued to believe in the freedom charade.  We murder our unborn babies enjoying the thrill of illicit sex but do not want the children.  Our armies financed by our taxes, commandeered by alien forces, are now used to murder and disrupt nations that have never done us harm or posed a threat.  All this is going on as the American people remain placid spectators.

The family has deteriorated along with society.  Women’s liberation and the purposeful denigration of husbands and fathers hurt this basis unit of government causing lasting damage.   Women’s careers left families without the dependable anchor that children depend upon.  We now drop them off at daycare where they spend their days without mothers. Seventy-five years ago, few women worked outside the home, most women stayed home, had children and raised them.  One income would supply the necessities of a home and women worked by choice.  Then, assuring us they would make the nation more prosperous, our elected officials voted for trade agreements that have destroyed our wealth and seriously damaged the middle class.  As heads of families lost access to high paying jobs the media sold their wives on careers outside the home.  The result is that the social leaches that run the world and receive income from each worker now get income from two workers instead of one.  The divorce rate is now well over 50 percent with Christians and their secular brothers and sisters running neck and neck.  Sex education that has invaded our schools has caused boys and girls in their formative years to question their gender creating problems that are both injurious and unnecessary.  Our rulers actually dislike our people, detest our Christian religion and are making every effort to destroy our moral fiber.

The slide into degeneracy began in the churches where orthodox theology has slowly been exchanged for attractive sermons and easy believism.  Our colleges and universities founded by Christians as seminaries forsook righteousness for a more popular secular curriculum.  At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century Harvard fell to the Unitarians and began to ignore its Calvinistic roots.  Historically the rip in orthodox Calvinism was apparent in the Seventeenth Century with Jacob Arminius, a Dutch college professor who taught that “the grace sufficient for salvation is conferred on the Elect, and on the Non-elect; that, if they will, they may believe or not believe, may be saved or not be saved”.  The idea that man could decide to be saved or not to be saved struck at the heart of orthodoxy by destroying the doctrine of pre-destination and placing the will of man above the will of God.  It was a cancerous human crack in the sovereignty of the Almighty that continued to be watered and fed by humanistic power seekers.  Today we are living in the age Humanism has created and are beginning to experience what God sought to prevent.

I recently read an eloquently written article by a Libertarian lawyer who believes we are headed for a time of technological advancement that will bring a gilded age to civilization.  Claiming to be an agnostic he places his faith in the intellect of the creature rather than the creator.  His well-written piece was pregnant with the superiority of his own ideas.  Humanists have been tinkering with society from the beginning of time.  The result has always been tyranny.  The most brilliant schemes devised by men are quickly denounced by other men and back we go to conflict, war, and tyranny.

In a few short decades we have dropped from a nation that still held the faint odor of Christianity to a nation that has turned entirely against it and is pursuing a completely secular course.  We are now less polite, more selfish, crude in our speech, cruel in behavior, sloppier, dishonest, conniving, we lie, we cheat, and we put winning ahead of compassion, love, and redemption.  We have lost the Godly practice of mercy and like the Roman mobs in the coliseum we are thumbs down on forgiveness.

Pietistic American preachers have never paid much attention to doctrine.  Filling their churches has long been more important than presenting an orthodox religion.  They and their parishioners would rather continue in easy believism even though it is deplored by the God of the Bible and produces no fruit.  Christianity has been overcome by the Pietistic thrill seekers that attempt to control God by leading into their presence and imploring Him to produce healing, Baptism, and conversions.  Instead of attempting to serve God as their king and master they strive to control Him.  Christianity is now centered around the heart of man rather than the will of God.  The result of this upside down religion is a complete lack of fruit and a dependence upon the state to do what Christians should be doing.

  1. J. Rushdoony writes: “We are ready to accept God and His ways provided He will accept us and our ways. We say to Him ‘I am thine O Lord, but my will be done”. We want God but too often on our own terms and not on His.  We need to be broken and harnessed to the will of God, but instead we yearn to harness the Almighty to our will.  Is it any wonder that Christ the King must subdue us to rule us?”  Instead of us being His servant we seek to make Him our servant.  We want healing, protection, blessings on our food, and prosperity for our children.  We have a list of requests, but we never take time to determine what He requires of us.  When we seek out our duty we find to our dismay that all the promises of blessings are contingent on obedience.  If we obey His commandments we will be blessed; if we fail to obey His commandments we are cursed!  Our nation is seeing the results of disobedience.

How do we reverse the disaster that threatens us?  We stop listening to pastors who bless what God has cursed.  We stop listening to feckless preachers whose sterile, lawless pulpits have failed to bear fruit for decades.  We cease from the search for churches that will bless us and begin to individually obey God’s law.  Once we begin to obey we seek other Christians who are attempting to obey and join them, carefully avoiding displeasing the Almighty by continuing to supporting what He has rejected.

I recently received a letter that began with this statement: “It does not take a keen observer to see the many levels of public discord in the United States.  To some extent it is a vocal minority aided by a media that is drawn to conflicts, but there is a very real problem in our country; we are not a united nation, but one at war with itself on numerous fronts.”   It ended with this statement: “We will not come together politically, socially, or culturally unless we first of all come together in a communion of faith   that establishes us as a community.  The wrong faith will lead us into the dust bin of history.  A community of Christian faith, understanding, and practice will give us a transcendent strength.  Only such a revival will bring us together in a positive way.”

Instead of vilifying and condemning Russia we need to emulate its return to Christianity.  Hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens have returned to the Orthodox church and are seeking the blessings of the One True God.  Read about it here.  http://batr.org/reactionary/040714.html

Will we return to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?   Nor under our current leadership.  America needs a Putin to support Christianity and direct its citizens back to the Orthodox Christianity that the Pilgrims and Puritans brought to our shores.

THE DEBTOR IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER

THE DEBTOR IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER

NO WONDER THE U.S. IS LOSING FREEDOM

By

Al Cronkrite

 

Our armies are being used to overthrow foreign governments and set up puppet regimes that will be obedient subjects to a new world kingdom.   Millions of innocent people are being killed, robbed and maimed while American citizens live as if nothing is amiss.  Although the United States controls the world’s premier military the nation itself has been destroyed by Humanism, cultural genocide and the removal of its industrial base.  It retains the ability to field a massive war machine but has lost the ability to provide for its own citizens.

American children face a daunting future when the massive debt being accumulated in their name comes due.   Usury is a weapon.  The debtor is a slave to the lender.  The money being printed to finance the aggression of our Fascist government will eventually be demanded by the Bramble men who have controlled the entire scenario.  When it comes due the wealth of our nation, both private and public, will be confiscated and the population will become slaves to the Bramble men.

Our Christian churches are either deluded with a false doctrine that certifies the rejected Pharisees as God’s chosen or they are so threatened by controversy that they and their parishioners act as if our government in Washington is a separate entity that only needs attention when the selected liars are running for president.  The Christian Church is vested with the responsibility of bringing the truth of God’s Word against evil.  When proper church doctrines are maligned the church becomes a cipher, no longer able to effect society.

In America, husbands and wives are both working if they are both able to find jobs.  It is often the man who cannot find employment and the woman who ends up supporting the family.  We have lost millions of high paying middle-class jobs and any job that is open produces hundreds of seekers; those that have jobs are working harder to keep them.  We continue to lose jobs to more competitive nations as well as to a creeping recession.

War is often a remedy for recessions.  National mobilization gets people back to work and stimulates the economy.  We have picked a fight with Russia and resumed the constant denigration that marked the cold war.  This time NATO, a U.S. puppet, has deployed on Russia’s border and is creating a direct threat.  It is unlikely that Russia’s Putin will back down.

The humanistic solution to oppression is revolution.  For those who listen closely this word can be heard in some quarters. Historic revolutions have received lots of publicity but it is seldom authentic.  The French Revolution Is often cited for its many facets, its guillotines, and its revenge.

The core of the French Revolution was religious.  Humanists whose rhetoric and support for the Revolution brought it about were bent on the destruction of the Christian Church.  Some of the vitriol came from resentment over God’s claim of total sovereignty.  This was in direct opposition to the claims of the State.  Dr. R. J. Rushdoony states that if we are not willing to be controlled by the God of the Bible we will be controlled by the will of the State.  This conflict was at the core of the French Revolution.

The French middle and lower classes resented the Catholic Church for its wealth and for the taxes it imposed on them.  When the Enlightened leaders of the Revolution denounced Christianity and the church they were quick to pick up the spirit.  In 1792 the Catholic Church was nationalized and its property was sold at auction. Thirty thousand priests were exiled and many were executed.  Priests were urged to leave France and those who did not were subject to execution.  Church artifacts were confiscated and destroyed and Reason was enthroned as the god of the revolution.

An organization called the “Cult of Reason” became popular and in 1793 a “Festival of Reason” was held at Notre Dame Cathedral where human beings were exalted and rank licentiousness was the order of the day.  Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre got wind of the debauchery and denounced the movement.  In 1794 Robespierre created his own religion called “The Cult of the Supreme Being” and shortly thereafter was denounced and sent to the guillotine.  Revolutions are quixotic and unpredictable.  The French Revolution had several changes in leadership and as each change took place the enemies of the winner were lead to the guillotines.

The revolution in Russia was different, it was Marxist.  The intention was to create a Socialist regime that would replace the historic tyranny of the Tsars.  It had a goal from the beginning and was successful in realizing that goal.  The result was another tyranny bloodier and more murderous than anything the Tsars had ever done.  The culmination which gave power to the Marxists was a Civil War between the “Reds” or Bolsheviks lead by Vladimir Lenin and the “Whites” lead by the Tsar and supported by most of Europe and the United States.  The Whites were defeated giving absolute power to Lenin’s Marxist forces.  Though it has been edited out of most historical accounts Solzhenitsyn and other Russian experts describe the leadership as being in the hands of a single ethnic group.  The war was fought by the “White” Tsarist forces and a Marxist “Reds” who did not like the Russian people.  Lenin’s Red leaders had powerful financial support and their victory resulted in the murder of millions of people, some on purpose and some just to create terror.  Joseph Stalin, a close friend of Lenin’s, gained control of the nation following Lenin’s death.  Trotsky was exiled and eventually Stalin had him murdered.

Civil wars and revolutions are bloody and unpredictable they are used by the ungodly as change agents but should be shunned by Christians whose duty is to seek the extension of God’s Kingdom by peaceful means.

The United States of America is the world’s premier debtor nation.  It is little wonder that we are being enslaved by our creditors.  That most of our citizens do not realize the reason for our captivity is a result of the deterioration of our churches and of the people who lead and support them.  The God of the Bible is no longer the sovereign ruler of our churches, us, or our nation. He has honored our wishes and allowed Human sinners to become sovereign rulers. Their rule is both cruel and chaotic.  Not many contemporary Christians understand what it is involved in sovereignty.  Current dictionary definitions fail to properly define the word.  We are living under a government that seeks to be the sovereign.  It seeks control over every aspect of human life; it controls our money, our sex life, our family, our churches, our morals, our economy, our wealth, our health, and all else.  The Living God, the God of the Bible, has been forced out of our lives and replaced by this evil monster.

Christian Churches in the “free world” have consistently failed to promote the sovereignty of God and Christians are too theologically vapid to understand what has occurred.  The doctrine bequeathed to us from the Reformation has been lost in our contemporary Christian Churches and along with it the ability of the church to bring righteous change to society.  Antinomianism devastated the church by removing the definition of sin allowing the behavior of Christians to become as bad as their secular neighbors.  Most of the Christian community is not aware that making a “decision for Christ” is heretical.  It is essential that we learn and accept the fact that God always does the choosing (John 15:16).  When evangelists urge us to “make a decision for Christ” they are asking us to act as a sovereign by rising above our Savior and deciding whether to let Him in or keep Him out.  Christianity begins to deteriorate into humanism at this juncture.  God is sovereign, He does the choosing and since He does the choosing He affirms the doctrine of Predestination in the process.

Dispensationalism, another heretical doctrine, has seriously damaged the ability of Christianity to confront the evils that are our everyday fare.   The Reformation provided Christianity with a sound foundation but it has been eroded by the errors of rebellious theologians who instead of supporting it have found fault with its tenets.  The relationship of neo-Israel to the Creation is between neo-Israel and God the intrusion of mislead Christians is anti-Biblical and injurious to the Gospel.

The world waits for Christians to apply the full gospel to their lives and to the world; it is the only solution.  If we disobey the Commandment and accumulate debt we will be a slave to lenders.  God warned us but we continue to support representatives that do not obey Him.

We are sinners and we will always look for human solutions.  Human solutions will fail.  God waits on His people to lift Him up and obey Him.  Through the ages it is obedience He has always sought.  He chose Abraham and made a great nation from his progeny just as He had promised but that great nation not only failed to obey Him but grew worse and worse until they broke the Covenant they had made with Him.  After the abdication of the Jews Christians became his chosen people but they too have failed to obey His Commandments.

“Is it any wonder that we have a crisis of authority?  It will not go away until men recognize God as the source of all legitimate authority, the only wise God and Savior, the source of law, and Lord over all.”  R. J.

THE DEBTOR IS A SLAVE TO THE LENDER

 

NO WONDER THE U.S. IS LOSING FREEDOM

By

Al Cronkrite

 

Our armies are being used to overthrow foreign governments and set up puppet regimes that will be obedient subjects to a new world kingdom.   Millions of innocent people are being killed, robbed and maimed while American citizens live as if nothing is amiss.  Although the United States controls the world’s premier military the nation itself has been destroyed by Humanism, cultural genocide and the removal of its industrial base.  It retains the ability to field a massive war machine but has lost the ability to provide for its own citizens.

American children face a daunting future when the massive debt being accumulated in their name comes due.   Usury is a weapon.  The debtor is a slave to the lender.  The money being printed to finance the aggression of our Fascist government will eventually be demanded by the Bramble men who have controlled the entire scenario.  When it comes due the wealth of our nation, both private and public, will be confiscated and the population will become slaves to the Bramble men.

Our Christian churches are either deluded with a false doctrine that certifies the rejected Pharisees as God’s chosen or they are so threatened by controversy that they and their parishioners act as if our government in Washington is a separate entity that only needs attention when the selected liars are running for president.  The Christian Church is vested with the responsibility of bringing the truth of God’s Word against evil.  When proper church doctrines are maligned the church becomes a cipher, no longer able to effect society.

In America, husbands and wives are both working – if they are both able to find jobs.  It is often the man who cannot find employment and the woman who ends up supporting the family.  We have lost millions of high paying middle-class jobs and any job that is open produces hundreds of seekers; those that have jobs are working harder to keep them.  We continue to lose jobs to more competitive nations as well as to a creeping recession.

War is often a remedy for recessions.  National mobilization gets people back to work and stimulates the economy.  We have picked a fight with Russia and resumed the constant denigration that marked the cold war.  This time NATO, a U.S. puppet, has deployed on Russia’s border and is creating a direct threat.  It is unlikely that Russia’s Putin will back down.

The humanistic solution to oppression is revolution.  For those who listen closely this word can be heard in some quarters. Historic revolutions have received lots of publicity but it is seldom authentic.  The French Revolution Is often cited for its many facets, its guillotines, and its revenge.

The core of the French Revolution was religious.  Humanists whose rhetoric and support for the Revolution brought it about were bent on the destruction of the Christian Church.  Some of the vitriol came from resentment over God’s claim of total sovereignty.  This was in direct opposition to the claims of the State.  Dr. R. J. Rushdoony states that if we are not willing to be controlled by the God of the Bible we will be controlled by the will of the State.  This conflict was at the core of the French Revolution.

The French middle and lower classes resented the Catholic Church for its wealth and for the taxes it imposed on them.  When the Enlightened leaders of the Revolution denounced Christianity and the church they were quick to pick up the spirit.  In 1792 the Catholic Church was nationalized and its property was sold at auction. Thirty thousand priests were exiled and many were executed.  Priests were urged to leave France and those who did not were subject to execution.  Church artifacts were confiscated and destroyed and Reason was enthroned as the god of the revolution.

An organization called the “Cult of Reason” became popular and in 1793 a “Festival of Reason” was held at Notre Dame Cathedral where human beings were exalted and rank licentiousness was the order of the day.  Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre got wind of the debauchery and denounced the movement.  In 1794 Robespierre created his own religion called “The Cult of the Supreme Being” and shortly thereafter was denounced and sent to the guillotine.  Revolutions are quixotic and unpredictable.  The French Revolution had several changes in leadership and as each change took place the enemies of the winner were lead to the guillotines.

The revolution in Russia was Marxist.  The intention was to create a Socialist regime that would replace the historic tyranny of the Tsars.  It had a goal from the beginning and was successful in realizing that goal.  The result was another tyranny bloodier and more murderous than anything the Tsars had ever done.  The culmination which gave power to the Marxists was a Civil War between the “Reds” or Bolsheviks lead by Vladimir Lenin and the “Whites” lead by the Tsar and supported by most of Europe and the United States.  The Whites were defeated giving absolute power to Lenin’s Marxist forces.  Though it has been edited out of most historical accounts Solzhenitsyn and other Russian experts describe the leadership as being in the hands of a single ethnic group.  The war was fought by the “White” Tsarist forces and a Marxist “Reds” who did not like the Russian people.  Lenin’s Red leaders had powerful financial support and their victory resulted in the murder of millions of people, some on purpose and some just to create terror.  Joseph Stalin, a close friend of Lenin’s, gained control of the nation following Lenin’s death.  Trotsky was exiled and eventually Stalin had him murdered.

Civil wars and revolutions are bloody and unpredictable they are used by the ungodly as change agents but should be shunned by Christians whose duty is to seek the extension of God’s Kingdom by peaceful means.

The United States of America is the world’s premier debtor nation.  It is little wonder that we are being enslaved by our creditors.  That most of our citizens do not realize the reason for our captivity is a result of the deterioration of our churches and of the people who lead and support them.  The God of the Bible is no longer the sovereign ruler of our churches, us, or our nation. He has honored our wishes and allowed Human sinners to become sovereign rulers. Their rule is both cruel and chaotic.  Not many contemporary Christians understand what it is involved in sovereignty.  Current dictionary definitions fail to properly define the word.  We are living under a government that seeks to be the sovereign.  It seeks control over every aspect of human life; it controls our money, our sex life, our family, our churches, our morals, our economy, our wealth, our health, and all else.  The Living God, the God of the Bible, has been forced out of our lives and replaced by this evil monster.

Christian Churches in the “free world” have consistently failed to promote the sovereignty of God and Christians are too theologically vapid to understand what has occurred.  The doctrine bequeathed to us from the Reformation has been lost in our contemporary Christian Churches and along with it the ability of the church to bring righteous change to society.  Antinomianism devastated the church by removing the definition of sin allowing the behavior of Christians to become as bad as their secular neighbors.  Most of the Christian community is not aware that making a “decision for Christ” is heretical.  It is essential that we learn and accept the fact that God always does the choosing (John 15:16).  When evangelists urge us to “make a decision for Christ” they are asking us to act as a sovereign by rising above our Savior and deciding whether to let Him in or keep Him out.  Christianity begins to deteriorate into humanism at this juncture.  God is sovereign, He does the choosing and since He does the choosing He affirms the doctrine of Predestination in the process.

Dispensationalism, another heretical doctrine, has seriously damaged the ability of Christianity to confront the evils that are our everyday fare.   The Reformation provided Christianity with a sound foundation but it has been eroded by the errors of rebellious theologians who instead of supporting it have found fault with its tenets.  The relationship of neo-Israel to the Creation is between neo-Israel and God the intrusion of mislead Christians is anti-Biblical and injurious to the Gospel.

The world waits for Christians to apply the full gospel to their lives and to the world; it is the only solution.  If we disobey the Commandment and accumulate debt we will be a slave to lenders.  God warned us but we support representatives that do not obey Him.

We are sinners and we will always look for human solutions.  Human solutions will fail.  God waits on His people to lift Him up and obey Him.  Through the ages it is obedience He has always sought.  He chose Abraham and made a great nation from his progeny just as He had promised but that great nation not only failed to obey Him but grew worse and worse until they broke the Covenant they had made with Him.  Now, Christians are his chosen people but they too have failed to obey His Commandments.

“Is it any wonder that we have a crisis of authority?  It will not go away until men recognize God as the source of all legitimate authority, the only wise God and Savior, the source of law, and Lord over all.”  R. J. Rushdoony

ARE WE IN DANGER?

ARE WE IN DANGER?

NON-PERSONS ARE EXPENDABLE

By

Al Cronkrite

 

HBO Channels are included in the package we are using from Cox Cable.  I look these over occasionally to see if there is anything we might enjoy watching.  Over the past several weeks the majority of the HBO listings have been fantasies of one kind or another.  There are alien invasions, ghosts, evil spirits, magicians, and religious stories.  Shows that depict reality are few and poorly done.

Man was not created to govern himself.   I have written that statement a number of times in different essays and it fails to elicit a comment.   American citizens are still not convinced that the cancerous laws of enslavement that have been encoded in our Federal Legal Codes are a result of human beings efforts to govern themselves.  They are still convinced that man is capable of creating good government by using the most intelligent men as leaders and thinkers.  Intellect still trumps the Word of God.  We believe that we can elect righteousness.

All of our highly touted talent has failed to produce justice and mercy and has often, instead produced the most egregious cruelty one could imagine.  This documentary describes some of these cruelties that were inflicted on Germany after WWII by a revered group of human leaders.

Human governments can be disastrous.  We are all sinners and all of us are capable of doing things that are nothing short of outrageous.  Without the restraining guideline of God’s law we quickly revert to our lower natures and the results are shocking.

Since the turn of the century our government has been a matrix of fantasy.  Decisions are being made under false assumptions.  It is impossible to make progress when decisions are not a result of reality.  We have been usurped by satanic forces that are using our nation to implement their evil agenda.  Elected officials are being intimidated into accepting their lies and are conducting their business as if these lies are true.  The results are miserable .Wars are fought, millions of innocent people are killed, and unprecedented debt is accumulated because correct decisions cannot result from a base of fantasy.

Fantasy is wobbling our entire society.  Our young people spend hours playing computer games that are all fantasy.  We communicate with text messages or emails and get to know people on the internet that we have never met in person.  It is a testimony to our time that people will sit beside one another and be more interested in their I-phones than in the person sitting next to them.  Television depicts Blacks and Whites in social situations that have never occurred but are par ot the agenda of our race wrecking tyrants..

Christian Churches have been neutered by the deluded idea that the coming of our Savior is imminent; a notion that is explicitly forbidden in the Bible.  Law which was given by our unchanging God to His people as a standard for behavior has been discarded by heretical doctrine leaving contemporary Christians without guidelines for conduct. This has resulted in a Christian body whose behavior is not much different than the pagans around them.

When a tyrannical government determines right and wrong and imposes their decision on society, as ours has done with the 9/11 occurrence and others, citizens are thrown into a world of fantasy not of their own making.  When elected officials accept this fantasy, decisions are altered and it becomes impossible to make positive progress.

We can no longer make a public statement supporting White European Christians.  Blacks are lauded and Jews are described as innocent victims of prejudice and persecution but White Christians are non-persons. Any public figure that violates this unwritten rule will be persecuted, removed from public office, or be fired from his job.

Not a single politician ever complains about the treatment of White Christian Americans like monkeys they have been trained to obey the power structure.

Freedom of speech, a foundational principle of the Bill of Rights, has been removed without a whimper.

According to reliable sources the media portrayal of the recent riots in Charlottesville was seriously distorted.  It was reported that the rioters were KKK members and White supremacists when they were actually hard core members of the Communist Party and paid thug provided by George Soros with Rothschild money.  Communist operatives are involved to assure control of the outcome.  The French revolution began in a similar fashion with riots here and there around the country and then the revolution which was not tightly controller and was taken over by a succession of power centers each of which guillotined their enemies.  It was a chaotic bloodbath.

In Russia, Jewish Communists maintained control and since they hated the Christian Russian people millions were killed, starved, and tortured (According the Solzhenitsyn, over 60 million, Read here..).  United States has a strong Communist party and a Jewish cadre that hates White Christian Americans.  A similar outcome here would undoubtedly result in very harsh treatment for the White majority which is already being treated as non-persons.

Rushdoony believed that God would prevent a world takeover but White Christians have been guilty of egregious sins from which they have never repented and God has often used captivity to punish His people so I am not so sure.

I do know that the longer we allow our leaders to be used for world domination the more we will be hated.  Amends need to be made.  Not the never ending amends demanded by lazy Blacks but one time amends that would let the world know many Americans did not support the murderous actions of their government. .And that they would be willing to work to produce a peaceful world.

“God’s victory requires the destruction of the present world order, and He will destroy it.  God laughs at the plans and conspirings of His enemies: ‘the Lord shall have them in derision’ (Ps. 2:4).  His victory is sure and inevitable, and his presence and government fills all heaven and earth and transcends all things.”  R. J. Rushdoony “An Informed Faith” Vol. 1, Pg.292

THE CHURCH, RELIGION, AND ME

TOO MUCH WASTED TIME

By

Al Cronkrite

 

I have had a long acquaintance with the American Christian Church.   God picked me from the gutter of society 54 years ago.  I was converted to Christ and languished for a couple of decades in a theological heresy that passes for Christianity in our deluded churches.  It is a truncated religion that is preached and promoted by a host of sincere Christian leaders.

In 1963 the Charismatic revival was in its early stages. There was lots of excitement over new conversions and over the anticipated actions of the Holy Spirit.  New songs were written and sung with reverence.  Pentecostal and Charismatic ministers led praise that created an excitement that anticipated and often produced miracles, tongues and interpretations.  It seemed as if God was in the process of repossessing His creation.  The sweet aroma of the Savior filled the air.

Most of our friends were Charismatics but ironically the minister that was involved in my conversion was an Evangelical, who avoided Charismatics.

Soon after my conversion, Charismania struck a church pastored by a Presbyterian minister and located in one of the affluent suburbs. The Holy Spirit and tongues became badges of spiritual maturity and sometimes a competitive spirit drove wedges of envy between new Christians.  It became popular for neophyte Christians to claim God had given them a ministry and some began to teach and preach.

A Methodist minister with a degree in theology from Princeton University grew impatient with the growth of his church and began attending Charismatic meetings at the home of a local donut vendor.  He claimed to have received the Holy Spirit and his church, a  white early New England style clapboard building with doors on the pews, began to grow very rapidly. Soon the pews were full and a second service was begun.  He and his wife were accomplished musicians and used their talents in the service creating soft, sweetly ethereal music that lured people to the Holy Spirit.

We were introduced to wives from two different families who lived on Cape Cod and claimed to have a ministry together. They counseled new Christians and became known for their pointed solutions to personal and interpersonal problems.  They started a sisterhood and a brotherhood, got involved in a Christian school and lured several couples from their homes in suburbia to build homes into the community.  The couples that succumbed to the lure were people seeking a deeper Christianity. It was and still is a cult but new Christians did not recognize it as such.

It was an enchanted time when visions of a loving, warless, converted world seemed real.

As new Christians we attended the Presbyterian Church and watched it grow into a large congregation.  The minister seemed awed by the sudden growth.  He was a conservative German and was not sure it was the kind of growth he wanted.  To make matters worse there were other strong leaders in the congregation who pulled the Church in different directions.  To his chagrin some pressed the ministry of the two women from the cult.  They were invited to minister in the church and to invite its members to Cape Cod for further ministry and counseling.

My first wife and I were divorced during this period and I went through a difficult time.  I was single for several years.  When I finally remarried and settled down we were living in a house I purchased in Middletown, Ct.  We decided to sell that house and move to Thomaston Ct. in Litchfield County.  After the move we began attending the Methodist Church in Bakerville, Ct.  We arrived there at the beginning of an extensive growth and continued to attend for about a decade.

During this period we enjoyed the church services which were intimate and peaceful.  The preaching was good though it failed to give specific instructions on what was expected of God’s people. Church shopping was popular and I had some concern about people who came and went without any real contact with church members.  There was always an unhealthy independence among Christians which I thought was detrimental to their effectiveness.   We overlooked these problems for several years but finally I became concerned because wide spread conversions to Christ were failing to produce the fruit of societal change; as the number of Christians increased so did social evils.

I wrote a detailed letter to one of the Charismatic leaders who had been a mentor to us.  He did not answer the letter.  As we continued to search for answers we were directed to the ministry of Chalcedon and instructed to ask about their monthly publication.  We did that and began to receive copies of the Chalcedon Report each month.

  1. J. Rushdoony was still alive at this point and we began to read his articles and those of other Reformed Christians who subscribed to the Christian Reconstruction doctrine and wrote for the magazine.

At first the emphasis on the law was difficult since for years we had been taught that the law was for ancient Israel and was no longer valid for Christians.  It took several months to get over that hurdle so we could begin to understand what Doctor Rushdoony was proposing.  When we finally understood it was like a second epiphany that changed our entire concept of Christianity filling a void in its theological base that was intrinsic to its effectiveness.  We were ecstatic.

Many contemporary Protestant denominations believe God’s Law is no longer valid.  Much of this has come from the Dispensational Heresy and been incorporated into the preaching of our churches.  Christianity without God’s law is a heretical religion.  The law expresses God’s rules for conduct.  God gave it to ancient Israel before they embarked on their journey to the Promised Land; it is His Word.  It has never been rescinded and is just as valid for governing behavior today as it was when it was given to Moses.

Obedience completes the Christian religion and provides Christians with the goal of obeying God themselves and working to bring His entire creation back into His Kingdom through obedience.  This is the greatest commission and following conversion it is the primary task God has provided for His people.

We need tender hearted, mature Christian men who can bring Christian principles back into our culture.  This means working against the Ambassadors of Satan who are attempting to bring redemption through humanism, defeating them with the sword of the Spirit (obedience to the law) and bringing Christian principles back without coercion.  It is a tall order; an order that seems almost impossible.  But we worship a miracle working God that will fight on the side of His people.

The first fight is to convince people that there can be no freedom without a return to the God of the Bible.  Church people are some of the important ones that need convincing.  Our power must come from people who love the Lord Jesus and who believe in their hearts that His reign will be accompanied by obedience to His Commandments.  This is intrinsic to sound doctrine and those who do not believe it is valid today cannot help in redeeming society.

God places the heaviest responsibility on the shoulders of Christian men who are to be priests and leaders in their own families, in the church, and in the culture.  In the First Volume of his Position Papers (“An Informed Faith”) R. J. Rushdoony writes, “In our time, the crisis is past deferment.  The time has come for men to ground themselves in the whole counsel of God, to be responsible, mature, and venturesome.  There can be no resolution of our world crisis without a resolution in male responsibility. To blame conspiracies (however real they may be), special problems, the past, and more are all evasions if men do not assume their responsibilities today as a privilege and duty under God.

Men must cease from participating in original sin by reserving the right to decide for themselves what is good and what is evil.  Differing opinions separate the Christian Body and make concerted resistance impossible.  Men must accept the fact that the primary theme of the entire Bible is obedience!  God seeks an obedient people who will stand for Him by being obedient to His law.   When this miracle occurs we can begin to again have hope for the future.

IT IS DYING BUT CONTINUES TO LAUGH

 

THE STATE OF THE UNION

By

Al Cronkrite

 

Several years ago a friend of mine, a retired College professor, said that this attempted world coup d’état would not be concluded without bloodshed. There are now rumbles of widespread violence in our deluded nation; riots in Ferguson, Mo. and Seattle, Washington; demonstrations in Washington, D. C and New York City.   A recession, the collapse of the dollar, rampant inflation, gun confiscation, or the imposition of martial law, any of these could quickly bring it about.  Today, our rulers are maintaining and protecting their house of cards hoping to bring the new order in before the looming turmoil.

As more and more of our citizens understand the malicious plot being prepared for their future the danger of rebellion will increase.  With armed federal employees in most branches of our government and an almost universal armed citizenry a major blood-letting could easily occur.   It is amazing that some group has not picketed  the headquarters of our deceitful newspapers and television studios.  Their lies and malignant positions have seriously damaged the nation and its culture.

The word “revolution” is being seen and heard more frequently.  Many angry citizens believe that it may be the solution to our impending captivity.  It is not.  Revolutions cannot be controlled and should be avoided.  Both France and Russia are good examples of the chaos that comes with revolutions.  Innocent people are killed while evil segments vie for control; no-one knows what the final outcome will be.

Most of us have never witnessed the frightening cruelty human beings can inflict on each other.  Soldiers live through some of it and are often permanently scared. Armies try to outdo each other with new kinds of sadism.   Prior to the fighting for America’s separation from England the nation was divided between separatists and loyalists.  One historian writes about the treatment of a supporter of the King by some of the separatists: he was kidnapped from his home, tarred, feathered, and beaten as he was paraded around the town.  The hot tar burned his skin which peeled off with the tar.  Atrocities against citizens who supported the Crown were both, cruel and common.  Homes and businesses were burned and other violence was committed against peaceful people who were no threat other than having a different opinion.  The human tendency to believe their cherished opinions with absolute certainty is a cause of much cruelty.

In both Russia and France the revolutions witnessed the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocents.  Whole groups of citizens were eliminated because they disagreed with the current power structure.  In France power changed several times and the guillotine was used on groups and individuals the current power center did not like.  Some were starved to death and others were described as martyrs for the cause. Power in the hands of human beings who are not restrained by the Law of God will be used irresponsibly.

The separation of the United States from England was not really a revolution; it was more like a civil war with a seriously divided nation using a relatively small rag tag army to fight seasoned British units who were thousands of miles from home fighting in an alien environment.  They fought well but competing with an army fighting for its own freedom it was more than they could handle and though they won the early battles they were ultimately defeated and the untidy little nation gained its freedom.

We are living in circumstances similar to those faced by those determined colonial freedom fighters.  Our government is even more oppressive than the colonial English.  The difference is that English taxes were an overt encumbrance on the population. Our oppressors have set up circumstances that allow our citizens to live their daily lives as if nothing is amiss.  The tyrannical cloud has been kept hidden by law that is not yet enforced and which few of our citizens even realize has been passed.  Ignorance allows the satanic cabal time to strengthen their position.

The oligarchs who control our world hate White Christians and have been working for decades to destroy them.  Now, serious threats are becoming common.  Black and White dating, marriage, and social contact have become regular fare on the television and movie screens.  There is no better way to destroy us than to have our citizens marry outside the race.  I have seen White women with Black men for a long time but recently White men with Black women have become more numerous.

The propaganda that is pushing this trend is being intentionally presented as a means of continuing our destruction. The Jewish race has been able to maintain its integrity over the centuries even without a homeland by urging its people to marry within the tribe; Jews marry other Jews.  However, they do not want the insouciant White race to understand that if they do not do the same they will soon become extinct.

Multi-culturalism destroys cultures.  Marriages between White Christian citizens and those of other faiths and ethnicities works against maintaining the culture that has brought more mechanical and technical advances to the world than any other.

Our press and media is an arm of the elite oligarchs who control the puppets we elect to govern us.  Efforts to create riots and exacerbate unrest are common.  Outright distortions of the news are extensive.  In the Tryon Martin case the distortion was immediate and blatant.  Every effort was made to create unwarranted sympathy for the dangerous aggressive behavior of the Black teen.  The court exonerated George Zimmerman but sympathy for the bad guy continued in the press and media.

The same pattern was used on both 9/11 and the Tryon Martin case.  In spite of the fact that serious flaws were uncovered in both the original 9/11 story and Tryon Martin was guilty by default of assault the press and media are impervious to the pressure of public opinion and as in most dictatorships it is not what is true and reasonable but what the power structure wants that continues to pass as truth.  This creates a society that makes its daily decisions on false premises; a society that is lost and chaotic

Putin has found the antidote for all this chaos and decline.  He has returned Russia to it historic Christian base and is seeking to create a Christian nation.  If America wishes to survive it must follow Putin’s lead and return to its historic Christian foundation.  This change in direction is a responsibility of the Christian Church which must throw off its false and injurious Dispensational creed and return to the sound theology of God’s Word.

American Christians have been sowing the seeds of blasphemy for many years.  Their Sunday visit to God’s house is predicated on receiving blessing from the King.  They seem to believe that the King of the Universe is their servant rather than they being His.  Being humble servants of the King is far from most of their minds.  Preachers talk a lot about God’s promises to His people but they seldom mention that all of those blessings are predicated on obedience.

When we obey we are blest; when we disobey we are cursed.  We are reaping what we have sown and if we wish to change our situation we must change the seed we have been planting.  Instead of following the false prophecies of many preachers and the often wrong and frequently ridiculous person leadings of the Holy Spirit we must return to God’s commandments and His law which is solid, righteous, unchanging and when obeyed promises us blessings.

The Title of this essay is a quote from Roman presbyter Salvian during the last days of the Roman Empire.  It was taken from a new publication of Chalcedon’s Ross House Books entitled “An Informed Faith”, a set of three volumes of position papers by R. J. Rushdoony.