Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter and Crusades

Spent my Easter listening to podcasts, including one from The White Horse Inn. The WHI believes in the "Two Kingdom" theory. This theory begins with Augustine's City of God, which describes the conflict between the City of God and the City of Man (or the City of Satan). Then the theory seems to say that both Cities must always exist on earth until the Second Coming. The City of God is extended by preaching the gospel, while the City of Man is extended by military conquest ("the sword"). Citizens of the City of God must not use the sword, unless they wear the hat of the City of Man. Then they can.

So as I'm listening at about 7:17 into the recording, I hear the White Horse experts criticize the Crusades, which as I understand it were a series of attempts to do things like rescue Jews and Christians in Jerusalem from conquering Muslims, but I guess it also has the connotation of using military means to convert pagans to Christianity.

I'm opposed to either definition of "crusade," but I'm surprised to hear "two kingdoms" advocates criticizing "crusades" as defined as the armies of Christian nations banding together to rescue people being oppressed by armies of a pagan nation. I would be surprised if the White Horse Inn crowd were opposed to World War II. Yet this war was clearly a "Christian crusade." Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt acknowledged as much:
And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A New Civil War?

I saw this picto-graph on Facebook:

The casualties from the Civil War were recently upgraded. Total deaths were not 600,000 but 750,000.

U.S. population in 1865 was 35.5 million.

750,000 is roughly equivalent to 6,300,000 Americans killing themselves over nothing in 2013.
Think our "leaders" could get Americans fired up for another Civil War today?

I think they could. 

In a previous post I explained Why I Would Give Obama My Guns If He Asks. Many people say they wouldn't. They would kill any civil servant who tried to take their guns. Or so they say. Sounds like they're ready for a new civil war. I think most people who take the Second Amendment (and the rest of the Constitution) seriously are too moral to kill another human being on these grounds. But then, how to explain the 1860's, a far more Christian generation?

I think there's a more likely scenario for a civil war.

There has been concern over the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased millions of rounds of hollow-point ammunition. Are they expecting a foreign invasion? Not likely. Some have suggested that "We the People" may be the intended victims in an all-out assault on our liberties by an out-of-control tyranny.

Could it be, however, that "the government" intends to GIVE the arms and ammo to the "wrong" people to create conditions for a declaration of martial law?

Remember the reports by Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News, that the CIA was dumping cocaine and arms in So.Central L.A.? 
Abortion doesn't seem to have wiped out enough undesirable people. Weaponizing them might be just the excuse needed to drone them all out of existence.

It's just a theory. Please leave a comment either way.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Day-Age If-Then

IF . . .

• people called "scientists" -- who work in socialist/atheist government-controlled universities that are enemies of Christianity

• and people called "scientists" --  who work in the neoconservative "military industrial complex" who design and manufacture weapons of mass destruction of infrastructure and innocent non-combatant civilians, and who overthrew a government that allowed freedom for Christians to worship and evangelize and replaced that Christian-friendly government with an Islamic Theocracy under Sharia law,

• and people called "scientists" --  who are propagandists for atheism and immorality in the government-dominated "mainstream media,"

• and people called "scientists" --  who work in the R&D Departments of government-subsidized crony-capitalist/fascist corporations that pollute the environment, crush workers, profit from disease, and manipulate the lives of billions of people into materialistic and consumerist life patterns,

If . . .all these secular "scientists" unanimously agreed that the entire universe -- from enzyme to homo sapiens -- randomly and naturally came into existence in the space of six literal sixty-minute hours,

THEN . . .

theologians in churches, seminaries, blogs, and publishing houses, would be falling all over themselves trying to prove that the word "day" in Genesis 1 actually means "hour."