THE KEY TO FREEDOM
IS DORMANT IN OUR CHURCHES
The Word of God an idol? Several months ago, Paul Rosenberg published an article entitled “How the Bible Became an Idol” (read here). The article was included on the webpage of “Freedom Phoenix” giving it wide circulation. It was a veiled attack on the Christian religion by a man who is passing the Word of God through his devious intellect rather than reading it and seeking to understand and obey.
The Bible is the Word of God and the foundation for the Christian religion. It is the only inclusive written record Christians possess. When ancient Israel obeyed God their nation was blest when they disobeyed they created big problems for themselves and for their nation. God judged their behavior by obedience to His Law. It was disobedience to the Torah that brought Israel’s final downfall.
Theology is missing in the practice of much of today’s Christian world. It has been replaced by humanists who distort the Biblical narrative to conform to their mental gymnastics. The current vogue is New Testament based religion that is spirit oriented and emotionally exciting. Christians are busy trying to make God their servant instead of seeking Him as their Lord and Master.
The Bible records God’s discourse with His chosen people. It specifies His exact requirements and provides an accurate picture of His character and the requirements of His Kingdom. It should be a light to the feet of every Christian and indispensable in a quest for righteous living.
When God chose His people, He chose a single willing person and made of him a great nation. The Bible records the nature of his obedience and the rebellion of his progeny giving us concrete examples of His judgment and of His mercy. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the One True God, is omniscient, omnipotent, and immutable; He is all seeing, all powerful, and unchangeable. Since He does not change, His dealing with the people of ancient Israel provides us with a perfect description of what He expects from us today.
Instead of being an idol the Bible is sorely neglected in most contemporary Christian circles. It has been replaced with the humanistic, often evil, opinions of men. As a result, Christianity has become a quasi-religion that is being replaced by the Talmudic Cult all over the world. R. J. Rushdoony writes: “If man is sovereign, as some hold, then every man is his own god and lawmaker. We have a growing anarchy in the streets because of this belief……The open face of religion is its system of laws. Its character is plainly revealed thereby. The humanistic laws of our time tell us that humanism is suicidal.” Rushdoony, “An Informed Faith” Vol.III, Pg..920
The Bible is a product of human endeavor governed by the Holy Spirit. It is the platform for the Christian religion. It had occupied that position even before it was duplicated on the Gutenberg presses in the Fifteenth Century. It is this Book and the religion it undergirds that during the Middle Ages freed the world from tyranny. Human sin quickly began to usurp this new freedom and the result is the creeping tyranny that like a cancer grows from day to day. Freedom without obedience to righteous law brings anarchy, chaos, and oppression. Man was created to live under God’s Law and when he does he is as free as humans can ever be. The choice is to live under God’s perfect law or to endure Fascism. When human beings create law, the result is always a loss of freedom; one man or some men seek to control their fellows and will (and have) murder millions of their fellows to accomplish that goal.
Nevertheless, all this does not excuse the misuse of the Bible. Creating arguments over specific passages accomplishes nothing. It only antagonizes people. Theology is badly missing in our pulpits and God’s servants are often out in left field with doctrine. The result is masses of new Christians who have been taught heresy and have been its proponents often for many years. The Bible contains the doctrine and theology for the Christian religion. When it is dissected, censored or rewritten by ignorant or arrogant people the resulting heresy is barren. It is a book about obedience. There are thousands of pieces of wisdom between its covers that can help Christians please The Savior, but the fruit of the Gospel will never be harvested until God’s people understand that obedience to His law is our Heavenly Father’s prime objective. Disobedience is sin, it creates chaos and strife; obedience brings blessings. When our leaders begin to preach and teach obedience revival will come to our land. Jesus, God’s only Son, was sent into the world to sacrifice His life for the redemption of God’s chosen people. When His disobedient flock ignored His gracious provision and crucified His Son, God rejected them for breaking the covenant and made a new covenant with Christians – those who follow His Son’s example and accept the forgiveness He provides. This is the full gospel, anything less is heresy.
Paul Rosenberg’s article claiming the Bible has become an idol appears to be a blatant attempt to undermine the Christian religion with a bucket full of humanism. He sets himself up as judge and plays god while attempting to point to a misuse of the Holy Scripture. Christians understand that the Bible is a guide, not an idol. When God’s people accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and begin to live according to God’s commandments not only will they change but society will change as well. The Bible is indispensable in this endeavor
We have a dangerous crisis in our nation. The religion of humanism has gained control of our government and its elite practitioners are making the state sovereign and allowing it to control our legal system as well as every phase of our lives. The Christian religion has been replaced by humanistic elitists who have made sodomy and the murder of infants legal. The Christian church has been cloistered in its sanctuaries and no long has a voice in Public affairs. R. J. Rushdoony writing about the fall of Rome mentioned that tyranny and sexual freedom increased together. He writes, “Slaves see freedom as license; freemen see freedom as responsibility. The less free Greece and Rome became, the more they granted sexual license. The fools of that day believed themselves to be free because license had been granted, explicitly or implicitly, to a wide variety of sexual sins.” Rushdoony, “An Informed Faith” Vol. III, Pg. 945. Unfortunately, society in our era has no more sense than the Romans.
We are a foolish generation that is attempting to fight and defeat tyranny through the State. The State is the culprit. It is the State that is imposing tyranny. We have rejected Christianity and the God of the Bible and have selected the State as the panacea. This effort is useless! We should be fighting for a return to God’s law when it’s meaning was in place the United States was the freest and most prosperous nation in the history of civilization. A humanistic critique of the Bible is not helpful. Rosenberg is a Libertarian. Christians can agree that individual freedom and free trade are desired goals but neither can be useful until both are under the legal standards of the Bible.
United States is getting the government it deserves. Our people detest God’s legal standards opting instead to support the evil law created from the minds of men. It is this pagan stand against the God of the Bible that is turning our nation into a totalitarian state. Nothing good will happen until real revival touches the hearts of our population and obedience becomes the goal of the Christian population.
“The sin, of course, begins with the people. For the most part, they want Jesus Christ, if at all, only as their great fire and life insurance agent, not as Lord. The state has become their lord, and the awareness is growing that the state is a false messiah.” Rushdoony, Vol. III, “An Informed Faith” Pg. 976