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Friday, December 28, 2012

State and Marriage

Why the State Must Regulate and Define Marriage.

The Fifth Commandment forbids adultery. Adultery is a sin and should also be a crime in the state
for it destroys the family.

How can you discipline for adultery if people behave like dogs and rabbits?  What is cheating? and
how are innocent people to be protected from being trampled on by rutting animals?

Then there is the matter of children. Fathers are to bring their children up in the Lord, and this is a
matter for both state and church. If fathers do not civilize and support their children, then the state
and the church or other members of the family must, because civilized societies do not allow
children to die in the street.  A man that does not support and provide for his children has denied
the faith and is worse than an unbeliever, Scripture says.

Strict laws concerning adultery are not cruel and inhumane.  Slack laws are inhumane to children,
society, and innocent spouses who want to live godly in marriage.  Marriage is also a contract in
which each partner makes vows, and each is in a position of trust and obligation.  The state must
enforce civil contracts if the state is to be civilized.

Anyone who has been through a divorce, or knows someone who has been [who hasn't?] through
one knows the horror, the cruelty, the poverty, the bitterness that ensues because someone was
unfaithful to the vows: not only guilty of sin against the 7th Commandment, but also sin against the
3rd Commandment.  Persons not only sin physically against they spouse, but also against God and
their spouse by taking God's name in vain by not keeping their vows.

When fathers do not discipline and civilize and support their children [with the help of mothers],
they have committed a crime against their family, their church, their state, laying additional burden
upon the resources of these biblical institutions.  If there are no laws defining marriage, then all is
confused and a mother may have children by three or four or more "partners" like animals in the

She and her partners are irresponsible in their sexuality, making it impossible for the children to
live in families after a godly order: different sets of grandparents, confusion of family members,
confusion of fatherly responsibility to the home;  If one father tries to be responsible, he ends up
footing the bill for other people's kids, and sometimes he just throws up his hands and disappears.

If the children live with the father, the same situation ensues, or perhaps even worse.

If fathers do not discipline and civilize their children. If they do not provide for them, and that also
should be a matter of discipline in church and state for the state and church must provide for them.
Hence, it is necessary to determine which kids belong to which fathers. Otherwise, complete

Then there is property. A spouse has rights to property gained during a marriage, and so do the
children. Rights of inheritance are involved.

This is why the homosexuals want marriage "rights" because they want to play house, get the
bennies, while breaking God's law. There is more, but I spare you.

A man gets a deed when he buys a house, signifying that it is his and he has rights connected
with ownership. A spouse has even more rights in a marriage and the state and church must
protect those rights, or the state will fall apart.

The Independent Establishment of Religion.

Bud: the adherents of the Reformed churches of America bought into the 
dispensational baptistic culture and have abandoned its cultural to the kingdom 
of Satan. One of the best books put out by the Tyler, TX crowd was the issue of 
the Reconstruction Journal: "The Failure of the American Baptist Culture." It's 
motto was "You do not polish brass on a sinking ship." --from Vaughn Edward
Hathaway, Jr.

There have also been many voices raised against this culture, but the American people
went whoring after their individual gods and experiences and surrendered their state,
their schools, their political system to emotionalism, revivalism, and irrationalism.
Independency replaced covenant.

A similar culture of emotionalism and pietism surrendered with hardly a murmur to the
Nazis in Germany. Hitler showed the way to overcome and brush it away. So was fulfilled
Isaiah 59: "We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we
stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men...."  Isaiah was
speaking of Israel in his day, but something similar could be said to the church today.

It was not the fault of the prophets that Israel was in this condition. Israel had the law and
the prophets; they had the writings, but turned away from them. Our nation is filled with
bibles that are unread or read without understanding if they are read, because they are
read without faith and submission. They are read to see what it says "to me," not "to us."
So we contend and fight and beat each other up, ignore the creeds and confessions,
disregard the work of our fathers, and contend for money and power and advantage.
They are read to provide proof texts to support sinful attitudes, doctrines, unbelief, and

But God will not serve our ambition and lusts. Every homosexual knows what the Bible
says about his sins. Every crooked politician knows what the Bible says about their kind.
Every whoremongering minister who adulterates the Bible and perverts it to his own self-
worship knows what the Bible says, but claims "liberty" in the "Spirit" to ignore its plain

No American is exempt from knowledge of the horror of the abortion industry. The Baal
worshipers of old were amateurs when it came to sacrificing their children to their gods of
pleasure and power.

Every adulterous fornicating wife or husband knows what the Bible says about their sin,
but they claim freedom from "judgmentalism" and they "trust in lying words, that cannot
profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto
Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this
house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?"
Jeremiah 7.

But he that knows to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin. --James 4:17.  It is true
that God works in his people, both to will and to do of His good pleasure, which means
that I am to work out my own salvation with fear and trembling [Philippians 2:12, 13].
The fact that you can work it out is proof that He has worked it in.  If He hadn't worked
it in, you couldn't work it out.  If the key to your prison is in your own hand, quit praying
for an earthquake and an angel.

When Moses stood before the Red Sea holding the rod of God in his hand, God rebuked
him: "Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it...." [Exodus 14:
15,16]  [I can see Moses blink, look at the rod in his hand and think, "O, yeah, why didn't
I think of that? Am I stupid, or what?"]

Warehousing the Children

Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in
the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Children were given to families to rear in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, by their
churches, their fathers and mothers, and other godly people.

They are not given so that parents can decide whether or not to keep them, abort them,
or ??, and certainly not as "resources" of the state to be warehoused in government re-
education facilities to provide cannonfodder for a new world order. The day will come,
perhaps, where it will be safer to send your children unattended to the mall that to public,
or maybe even private schools. How many policemen, national guards, and drones will it
take to protect the resources of the state? How many barbed wire fences?

"Well, well, well" the humanist whines. "Look at the mess of the families. The public
schools are just doing what the families are failing at." Yes, the families are failing because
you guys have been doing your thing for a number of generations. You tax away family
wealth; you teach that fornication, adultery, homosexuality is perfectly normal and must
not be judged. You undermine the authority of mothers and fathers, and mock the Christian

You tell men and women that "relationships" should be easy on the mind. You liberalized
divorce so that no one has to keep their vows or their obligations to the kids, who are then
taught to look to the state. You ridicule Bible believers and tell the kids they came from
monkeys or from monkey cousins, and then try to reeducate them to behave like model
socialist citizens.

You fooled us for a while, but we have now caught on.

The amazing thing after all these generations of tax supported subversion of churches, homes,
and parents that the home has survived at all. The efforts of so many faithful mothers and
fathers, Sunday School teachers, and obscure ministers have raised a standard against perversity
and blasphemy.

So be warned, all you satanic hordes. You have tried this before and you have failed, because
you have never, and never will, be able to overcome the saints who always triumph over your
master "by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their
lives unto the death." Re 12:11

Zec 4:6b "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."

Ephesians 6:12 [This is for fathers and mothers especially]: "For we wrestle not against flesh and
blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God...."

2 Corinthians 10: 3 "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong
holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge
of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a
readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled."

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Love Without Dissimulation

Meditation and Prayer on Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Dear God and Father, this command seems so far above us: “Let love be without
dissimulation.” How insincere we often are, Lord, especially in the matter of love.
For love is not blind, nor deaf, nor amoral. Dear Lord Jesus, You said “If You love
me, keep my commandments.”

The first and great commandment is to love You, our Creator and God, with all our
hearts, with all our souls, with all our minds, and all our strength. What hateful things
we sometimes do in the name of love. You have shown us the way, “Abhor that which
is evil; cleave to that which is good.”

Wickedness puts on a cloak of love and loves evil and hates the good. The minister is
considered loving if he does not rebuke sin and reprove ungodliness, thereby despising
Your commandment. He sells his God for the love of the world. This is not love, O God,
but how hard it is to be faithful.

Abhor that which is evil. All kinds of evil. Evil ideas, evil doctrines, evil attitudes, evil
posturing, evil hypocrisies, evil speakings, backbiting, slandering, evil gossippings, evil
deeds against Your commandments forbidding disobedience to godly authority, murder
and hatred, adultery and other sexual sins, thefts of all kinds, destroying reputations, and
even the evil desire for such things.

You abhor such things, dear Lord. You loath them. You hate them with every fiber of
Your holiness. We have no word strong enough to express Your hatred of them, but we
see Your hatred of evil in the awful sufferngs in the soul and body of Jesus Christ. Your
wrath came upon Him and He suffered the punishment that Your justice requires for
transgression of Your holy law, a coming short of the glory of God.

Grant us Your Spirit, not to dull our senses and obscure our moral natures, but to sharpen
them and invigorate us, for He is given to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and
judgment. We love in truth by abhorring evil, for that is the meaning of the sentence; we
also love by cleaving [sticking to, and being glued to] that which is good. How faithful
You are, Dear Lord. You not only tell us to love, but You tell us how to love.

“Reprove” means 1) to convict, refute, confute 1a) generally with a suggestion of shame
of the person convicted 1b) by conviction to bring to the light, to expose 2) to find fault
with, correct 2a) by word 2a1) to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove 2a2) to
call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation 2b) by deed 2b1) to chasten,
to punish.

You, O Lord, abhor the evil because You cleave to that which is good. You know how
much better we would be if we would repent and turn from our evil ways and evil thoughts
and false doctrines and proud thoughts.

You hate what we have become by turning away from You, the fountain of goodness and

How we hate this in the flesh, dear Lord. Every fiber in our being rises against reproof and
rebuke. We rebuke the rebuker and reprove the reprover. This is right when men rebuke in
ignorance or to avoid the cross, but so evil when we resist truth and counsel. We dissimulate
and pretend to be wronged and add slander to our offenses against each other.

We sin either in tyranny, seeking to exercise lordship; or we sin in truancy, refusing to love
our neighbor as God has commanded us. We do evil in the name of love, and we know to do
good and do it not in the name of love. And so we dissimulate and our eye is evil, and we do
not see God. Men praise our foolishness which is horrid in Your pure eyes, O Most High.

Grant us forgiveness and repentance, O Lord, that we might be salt and light in the world for
Your glory and praise.

Amos 5:10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
Pr 9:8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Pr 24: 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse,
nations shall abhor him: 25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing
shall come upon them.
Pr 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

But how deceitful is my heart, dear Lord. We reprove and rebuke, not out of love, but from
spite and ill will, pretending love. This is why we need Your Spirit so desperately, so we do
not play the fool and sow strife and hatred in the name of love.

Give me a humble heart to receive instruction, and meekness and boldness of Spirit to speak
truth plainly. How hard it is to be obedient in this, O Lord. May I be filled with goodness and
knowledge and so be able [capable, strong, effective] to admonish others in obedience to You,
having examined my own heart and life. May I love the good and the godly people and cleave
to them and support and defend them. May I abhor evil thoughts, doctrines, habits, practices,
attitudes, with my whole soul, as You do, O Lord.

Precious, Lord Jesus. How You loved us. You took upon Yourself our horrid sins and bore them
and received the punishment of Your Father for them as He withdrew His sweet presence from
You in the darkness of that day that You were hanged on a tree, a cursed thing, so that we might
be freed from the curse and received into favor.

Stir up my heart and soul, Dear Father. Renew Your image in me through the blood of the Cross
that I may abhor all evil in myself and elsewhere, and cleave to the good, whether the work of
Your Spirit in me, or in others by Your grace. For You are the fountain of life and from You
 all blessing flow. May I love people without dissimulation enough to seek their good in all
things, as did Your Only Begotten Son.

In the Name of You my Savior, Jesus Christ, for You “loved righteousness and hated iniquity;
therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows….”
Heb. 1:9 Amen and Amen.


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