Skip to comments.Why Arent Christians Interested in Liberty?
Posted on 09/18/2001 4:38:33 AM PDT by Israel
Only the Jews preach against the globalist tyranny. Only the Jews warn about the American police state. Only the Jews indict the New World Order. Where is the sensuous church? She avoids conspiracy theories, preaches abject obedience to every regime on earth, and rejects her own children who become uppity, and try to break away!
So here is more to make her jealous, though it is easier to enrage an Arab prostitute.
Official policy has viewed the attacks as a sequence of discrete criminal incidents. Seeing terrorism primarily as a problem of law enforcement is a mistake, because it means:
Why Pre-emptive Law Enforcement Rather than Justice Alone* Focusing on the arrest and trial of the dispensable characters who actually carry out violent acts, leaving the funders, planners, organizers, and commanders of terrorism to continue their work unscathed, prepared to carry out more attacks.
Why National ID and Gun Control Make Sense* Relying primarily on such defensive measures as metal detectors, security guards, bunkers, police arrests, and prosecutorial eloquence rather than on such offensive tools as soldiers, aircraft, and ships.
Why Bloody Standoffs Occur* Misunderstanding the terrorist's motivations as criminal, whereas they are usually based on extremist ideologies.
Why Arafat Deserved a Peace Prize* Missing the fact that terrorist groups (and the states that support them) have declared war on the United States (sometimes publicly).
Why the ICC is Built by America* Requiring that the U.S. government have unrealistically high levels of proof before deploying military force. If it lacks evidence that can stand up in a U.S. court of justice, as is usually the case, no action is taken. The legalistic mindset thus ensures that, in the vast majority of cases, the U.S. government does not respond, and killers of Americans pay little or no price.
While it is true that certain Christian prelates and clerical groups have aligned themselves with various anti-freedom movements, this is a far cry from saying that American Christians have turned their faces against freedom. Hierarchies, including the hierarchies of religious organizations, always have more common interests with one another than they do with individuals. As a non-religious example, consider how friendly the Fortune 1000 companies have been to ever more restrictive government regulation of commerce.
Christ's message was antihierarchical, even radical. He steadfastly refused to talk politics. He told us that our salvation was in our own hands and no one else's, that the priests could not deny us the Face of God by denying us admission to the Temple. If the hierarchies have forgotten this, or have conveniently chosen to ignore it in the interests of their own power and prestige, so much worse for the hierarchies. Their worldly stature will not save them.
Christ did not say, "No man shall come to the Father except through the Roman Catholic Church," or through any other hierarchical organization. He said, "No man shall come to the Father except through Me." That's why the religious hierarchy of His time hated Him so! Just a reminder to prelates everywhere, and to those who think that hierarchical altitude guarantees either sanctity or correctness.
Freedom, Wealth, and Peace,
Francis W. Porretto
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Christ did not say, "No man shall come to the Father except through the Roman Catholic Church," or through any other hierarchical organization. He said, "No man shall come to the Father except through Me." That's why the religious hierarchy of His time hated Him so! Just a reminder to prelates everywhere, and to those who think that hierarchical altitude guarantees either sanctity or correctness."
Well said fporretto; Israel you know not of what you speak. It may not be public but plenty is being said within the walls of our worship building and you should know that our Bible tells us that we are HIS church as believers not buildings, not pastors.
My group's pastor gave a very stirring message about the love of God last Sunday. How we are commanded to love one another and to pray (heap coals on their heads; I'm sure you know that implication) for our enemies.
At the same time in a study ongoing I was compelled to state how I personally was pretty independent and would be more inclined to agree to disagree rather than just follow along with any edict the "church" elders put forth.
People who blindly follow along are similar to those who let little girls get rocks thrown at them on their way to school or fly planes into buildings for a ticket to paradise. These leaders are going to be accountable and seemingly have no clue as to what being Christ like is or what living a life that reflects a loving God.
May He have Mercy on all our souls.
So this is what the apostate churches are up to (Ba'al be praised, too):
When the Lord moves on the land as He is doing now We are going to know IT'S NOT US doing it! We are no better than the Israelites in the Bible! God blessed them and they went and did there own thing!! It did not matter how much He gave them or how He blessed them! Sound Familar?
Why are you asking these obvious questions? Read the Bible and you will find ALL of the Answers. I found that I am just as Stiffnecked as the stories about the Jews in the OLD and New Testament.
For Christians who do not believe in war Read the Bible! The old Testament is full of wars and God Directing King David, at times of who to go after!
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