For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, — 1 Timothy 2:5
It’s fashionable to imagine that tolerating the idea of many gods, or many ways to heaven, is popular. Most Christians in the West live as if this is true. When they are hiding out in the four walls of their homes or churches they worship as if it isn’t. They recite the monotheistic creeds of Christianity and sing orthodox hymns and choruses. Outside these places they choose the fashion of the day.
Diversity is our strength. That’s what we all believe. Or at least that’s the way we live and work.
Worldliness and politics are empowered in the West right now. The seduction of pop culture has never been more potent, more powerful. But I think this wickedness is losing it’s hold on our souls. Christianity is rising in the Eastern part of Europe. Like the sun that rises in the East the light of the ancient faith is illuminating the path forward for mankind.
That narrow path to a reasonable and free future isn’t globalism or paganism, though that is what our political and religious elites would like us to believe. They love China. America’s corporate alliance with China, however, is exposed. Business deals for the sake of making money, or saving a buck, are losing their appeal to the average Joe. They were willing to put up with it as long as the promise of a job existed. Those days are over. Folks are figuring out where their work went, and why. And they aren’t happy about it.
China is the darling of rich pagan globalists. Patriot commoners are not so enamored with the idea of 600 million video cameras, 24/7 surveillance and social scores. People are rejecting Google’s system of the world. While waiting for my plane in DC last week I noticed that Google is advertising their privacy settings. I always found Facebook’s privacy settings to be insanely complex and never tried to learn them. They, in fact, kept me away from the social network. They are incomprehensible.
They aren’t there to guarantee privacy, obviously. Neither Google or Facebook are interested in your privacy. Their riches are, in fact, only possible because they violate your privacy.
Christianity is supremely dedicated to the individuality and rights of every person. We know that God is the ultimate Judge. Only He knows everything about us. And only He has the right to know everything about us. Nobody else.
There is only one God and one mediator. Government and corporations are not God.
While punishment is necessary in this fallen world, God’s eternal forgiveness is forever. The worst crime is covered by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
America is unique in the world in that, under the influence of Christian reason, it emerged as a Constitutional Republic that granted real power to the individual person. The justice system that evolved created a quality of liberty that we take for granted. We hear much about our First and Second Amendments but not enough about why they exist.
They restrain the power of the national government. They are made possible by the citizenry choosing the one God and one mediator of Christianity themselves. The people of America must choose to be righteous — to be good — for the Constitutional Republic to work as designed.
The second President of the United States, John Adams, put it this way, “The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity, and humanity … it is resignation to God, it is goodness itself to man.”
Speaking to the source of ultimate goodness for mankind Adams wrote in a letter to Benjamin Rush, “The Holy Ghost carries on the whole Christian system in this Earth. Not a baptism, not a marriage, not a sacrament can be administered but by the Holy Ghost. . . . There is no authority, civil or religious – there can be no legitimate government – but that which is administered by this Holy Ghost. There can be no salvation without it. All without it is rebellion and perdition, or in more orthodox words, damnation.”
Adams knew what we’ve decided to forget … since God exists everything is His. Government doesn’t get a pass when it comes to religion. A nation cannot long survive if the government exists for the purpose of making all religions equal. Diversity is NOT our strength … especially if we’re talking about forcing a diversity of religions on a nation.
There is only one God and one mediator. AND HE IS NOT GOVERNMENT.
American liberty has nothing to do with the freedom to sin. American liberty is political. We are not governed by a monarch who holds power by virtue of their blood. We are governed by elected public servants who swear their oath on the Holy Bible of Christianity. They swear allegiance to Christianity, not LGBTQity.
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