Skip to comments.Heaven Or Hell: Take Your Choice
Posted on 03/20/2018 4:59:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
Last week, I was driving south from Hattiesburg to Biloxi on my way to spend a couple of days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I decided to take a different route than my usual trek south on US Highway 49. Instead, I took Interstate 59 to MS Highway 53. About a mile or two after taking the exit, I came upon Juniper Grove Road. It led me to Juniper Grove Baptist Church, which sits in front of a graveyard where my cousin Theodore Gilmore Bilbo is buried. I decided to pull over and visit his gravesite, given that I had never been and that Bilbo is my most infamous relative. As I approached the church, I saw a sign that read, Life has many choices. Eternity has 2. What is yours? Heaven or hell?
As soon as I got out of my car, I was flooded with the sight of familiar names. The cemetery was full of Resters, Ladners, and Bilbos all from my mothers side of the family. I immediately saw the grave of Annie Bilbo Rester - my great, great, great, grandmother who died in 1915. She was the aunt of Theodore Bilbo, which makes him my fifth cousin. Off in the distance I saw his marble tomb, which towered above all the other grave markers in the cemetery.
As I made my way over to cousin Theodores grave I could see that his accomplishments were etched on the side of the giant tomb that stood as a monument to the notorious racist Democrat. The side of the tomb reminded us that Bilbo served as Lt. Governor, then Governor, and then United States Senator. But below those obvious accomplishments was listed another, Author of Take Your Choice, 1946, which happened to be the year he left the Senate. That was the year the Republicans had refused to seat him after a committee found he had accepted bribes. He then went home to seek medical treatment for oral cancer. He died the next year.
His tomb does not say it, but the full title of Bilbos 1946 book was, Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization. In the book, Bilbo argued that the survival of our nation hinged upon whether we would be able to prevent the large scale mixing of the races. He feared that a breakdown of racial barriers would result in racial intermarrying, which, in turn, would produce a nation that was no longer black and white but instead a nation of mongrels. He considered this to be a threat to the integrity of the white race. He also argued that it was a threat to the integrity of the black race.
Youve probably heard such calls for racial purity before. Muhammad Ali would echo them years later and would be given a pass by a fawning media willing to forgive anything he said after he refused service in the Vietnam War. But coming from Bilbo it was more dangerous. Bilbo was not a semi-literate boxer. He had an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a law degree from Michigan. He was also a U.S. Senator who could craft bills meant to advance his notions of racial separatism. And so he did.
Senator Bilbo used that power to craft an amendment (to the 1938 work relief bill), which would have relocated 12 million American blacks to Africa. The amendment failed, but Bilbo would defend it for the rest of his life. And he would do so in the name of God. His ideas of white supremacy and racial separatism were both advanced by making extensive biblical references. He really seemed to think he had God on his side.
It can be argued that this is what the Bible means by taking the Lords name in vain, not when someone says Oh my God or even God Damn it! As Dennis Prager points out, Gods name is not God. So taking the Lords name in vain must mean something else. There is good reason to believe that it refers to the practice of doing evil in the name of God. And there is also good reason to believe that this is what the Bible is referring to when it declares blasphemy against the Holy Spirit to be the unforgivable sin.
I certainly believe in hell. And so did Senator Bilbo. We know that because he talked about it a lot. For example, when he was a participant in the filibuster of the anti-lynching bill before the Senate in 1938, he said the following:
If you succeed in the passage of this bill, you will open the floodgates of hell in the South. Raping, mobbing, lynching, race riots, and crime will be increased a thousand fold; and upon your garments and the garments of those who are responsible for the passage of the measure will be the blood of the raped and outraged daughters of Dixie, as well as the blood of the perpetrators of these crimes that the red-blooded Anglo-Saxon white Southern men will not tolerate.
Senator Bilbo was never content to justify white supremacy by relying on grim predictions of the future or on interpretations of the decline of past cultures. He had to bring God into the picture and use the Lords name to justify evil. Thats why he is rotting in hell as we speak.
Cousin Theodore is no doubt tormented by the fact that hell is not racially segregated. Its doors were opened for the white man who tried to advance white supremacy in the name of God. And its doors will be opened for a black abortion doctor who justifies dismemberment of innocent babies in the name of Christian compassion.
That abortion doctor is still alive and kicking. He recently advanced his evil ideology on one of Mississippis public university campuses. In the process, he defended an industry that has murdered far more blacks than Bilbos KKK.
Dr. Willie Parker will be the subject of the next installment.
To be continued.
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Wow. Powerful stuff.
Sounds like a great prediction of what happened and is happening in South Africa.
Bilbo was partially right.
Not much room for disputing that he was right about that one.
Any other Rester’s out there? Thanks
Find a place in this country, where minority leadership has led to a successful and thriving community. Look at how our media pushes interracial relationships. I have a white neighbor who was married and then divorced her Husband and hooked up with a Black male, her speech pattern, manner of dress and attitude changed almost overnight and the same with her children, in fact, she told me proudly that “my daughter only dates Black boys” her children are culturally confused. This isn’t good for anyone.
He makes a great point about taking the Lords name in vain. Id only say that his correct claim is another way His name can be used in vain in addition to saying G-Damn or OMG (where the G in that acronym is God)
Its true that God isnt His name but its said (and written with a capital G) in place of His name (since no one can pronounce His name perfectly) , so to use it haphazardly is to use it in vain.
And hes somewhat right about the unforgivable sin. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and what that can only mean is when one does not seek forgiveness for ones sin. Because the Holy Spirit was and is sent for the forgiveness of sin, as well as our comforter. Sin is washed away through the power of the Spirit. So to not seek forgiveness, to remain in sin either due to obstinacy or despair, is to blaspheme Him. Ignorance not so much, but willfulness yes.
I do find it interesting that after much tears, blood, and fortune was spent making blacks “equal” they are increasingly accomplishing what people like Bilbo could not - they are self-segregating.
A feller might think they didn’t like us (or something) ;’}
It is not skin color which makes skin colors behave nobly or ignobly. It is enculturation and family expectation.
Compared with white on black crime.
Think Rotherham and Oxfordshire.
I'm unhappy that Mike presumes to know the eternal destination of anyone. No one on earth knows for sure unless they're present at the moment of death and the person dies while publicly asserting his antipathy to God's salvation. One of the thieves who died next to Jesus is an obvious example--deathbed conversions are real and commonplace.
Amen to that I was disheartened by that too.
The article posted at the Townhall website says Bilbo is "probably" in Hell.
So it doesn't seem to me that Mike is "presuming" the outcome, although he certainly has a strong opinion as to the relevant probabilities.
(And I guess there must be two slightly different versions of the article floating around in cyberspace.)
>>Sounds like a great prediction of what happened and is happening in South Africa.<<
Careful, sir. When I suggested this analogy to the RSA on here a week or so ago, some clown (nopardons) violently reproached me in half a dozen posts calling me ignorant, stupid, wrong, senseless, and deranged, and my suggestion baseless and useless. You will probably be hearing from him shortly!
Nevertheless, Mike leaves little doubt as to his view of the eternal destination of both men. That's above his authority. It is amusing though, the point he makes about hell being racially diverse.
“It is not skin color which makes skin colors behave nobly or ignobly. It is enculturation and family expectation.” It is also how they choose to behave. “I look forward to the day when my little children can be judged by the content of their character.” That is individual by individual.
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