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Friday, March 08, 2013

Thinking with your Greed-Genes.

I was wrong yesterday when I said that the worst thing about socialism is that it deprives you of the best use
of your money. That isn't so.

The worst thing is that it is a system designed by unbelief to try to bring salvation to men from every human 
ill, with no regard to moral choices, economic choices, or faith. It flies in the face of God and His curse upon 
mankind for the sin of Adam. It is a Tower of Babel designed to prevent us from being scattered abroad 
over the face of the earth. It pretends that there is no curse from God and tries to find the blame in 
conspiracies and a few powerful totally depraved people, taking the onus off of the rest of us, letting us feel 
righteous and superior in our professed lack of selfishness and greed. The evil in the world is the greed of the 
few, says socialism, and if economic goods could be taken from these evil few, and distributed to all, then all 
would be good and decent and love one another.

To socialism the curse is poverty and has nothing to do with God, if He exists. It has to do with the rich who 
are bad, not good like us. It does not have anything to do with the Ten Commandments, but everything to do 
with inequality of goods and opportunity. "Christian socialism" is an oxymoron.

The whole thing is a lie. It makes man's rebellion against God even worse, for it refuses repentance and faith 
and rejects God's diagnosis that out of the heart proceed the issues of life, not from economic condition. 
Jesus didn't have a place to lay His head, but He didn't teach equality of goods.

Yes, there are evil rich men. There are also some very evil denizens of the slums and the streets of the cities 
of the world. If you don't think so, wait until they are turned loose in the world by revolutionary self-seekers 
to burn the suburbs and "take what's theirs."

Socialism offers a false savior. It is, hence, antichrist, and has the curse of God upon it. Only that is blessed 
which God has blessed; and only that is cursed which God has cursed.

Some of you pietists out there who think with your greed-gene, will try to remind me of Acts 4:32-37. Yep, I 
said you couldn't think. When I see you giving all your money to the church in order to spread the gospel to 
the end of the world, then I will begin to take you seriously, for that is what happened in Acts. It was not a 
permanent condition or law. I won't [take you seriously] as long as you are taking other people's money in 
order to spread the moral-relativism of socialism to the ends of the world.

Don't cite European nations. How has the faith of Christ fared in the nations dedicated to socialism? Ah! I 
didn't think so.

The issue is not economics; it is faith and morality.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Learn about Your Heritage

Instead of the lies of Noam Chomsky and other hypocrites, you should listen to this course from Hillsdale
College on the true meaning of American History. Those who say the founders were a bunch of white guys
who were just looking out for their interest are as stupid as the guy who said that the Twelve Apostles were
just a bunch of selfish Jews trying to take over the world. I feel sorry for you ...if you think like this, for it is a
dead end.   American Heritage. Free. You can also buy the nine hundred pages of
readings, but that is not required. Take some time to educate your family and friends; what they should have
been learning in school instead of global warming, Marxism, racist hatred, taking guns from decent people,
abortion rights, homosexual rights, thievery, and revolution. Don't put it off.

Why is Noam a hypocrite? because if it were not for the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, he wouldn't have
two nickels to rub together, no audience to hear his lies, and nobody to hate. He is like the agnostic who
makes a career attacking and hating God, with all the energy, breath, and cogency that God has gifted him

Evil Socialism

The worst thing about socialism is that it takes money out of your pocket and deprives you of the privilege of
doing good with it. You cannot help your poor relatives; your church; your school; your neighborhood, for it
is taken by a bunch of politicians and given to their friends, often people that you wouldn't want your children
to be around, or shouldn't. Why do crooked politicians know better what to do with your money than you

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Dead to Sin?

Meditation for a Snowy Tuesday Morning:

1Co 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have
preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Col 3:5a Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;

Oh Precious Father, I confess there is much in me that is not dead to sin. I know that in my flesh
dwells no good thing. It has strong desires that war against desires of the new man which You have
formed in me by Thy Holy Spirit. The Scriptures do not say this in vain.

“I keep under my body,” the holy apostle wrote. It means to beat black and blue, to smite so as to
cause bruises and livid spots, or like a boxer one buffets his body, handle it roughly, discipline by

What a sissy I am to seek ease and comfort for the body when we are called to endure hardships as
good soldiers of Jesus Christ.

I know that those old hermits and monks of ancient days did not do right by reading this literally, for
such ascetic exercises do not mortify sin, but often lead to pride and arrogance. Neither will it avail to
cut off the offending members, for Christ did not speak in the concrete, either. It goes much deeper
than that.

For the root of sin is not in the body, for it is the servant of sin and not the cause of sin itself. The
Apostle also wrote, “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but
yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness unto God.”

I must deny myself, not just my body, for the root of sin is in my heart, it is me. I am the sinner and
my flesh is the instrument of my sin. I must yield myself to Christ in a kind of death, giving up
myself to Him for life and for death, for He purchased me with the blood of His cross.

No death of mine can atone for my sins. You, precious Lord Jesus, did that by the blood of Your
cross on which You died on Mt. Golgotha outside the city of Jerusalem, made a curse for me and
purchasing for me a perfect righteousness which is not my own. This You did because I was
predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.

But, ah! How far am I from being conformed to Christ!! I am the sinner, O Precious Father, not my
fingers, my toes, my tongue, my eyes, or my ears. Oh, I would take up my cross and follow You, dear
Master, for I am not my own; I was bought with a price, even the precious blood of Christ and I must
not allow sin to rule over me.

So I give up myself to You, Oh Christ my God; my flesh and bone and all my body as a living
sacrifice of thanksgiving to You, for You alone are worthy. Oh, what matchless grace that you would
accept the service of such as I! Because you were crucified for me, let me be a living sacrifice offered
up to You in newness of life, to the praise and glory of Christ forever. Amen and Amen

Catechism Questiion 115


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