Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A speech against "Christian" American Patriotism

With so many faux patriots in this country talking of God granted rights and the U.S. as a Christian Nation, the stage has been set to dictate to We the People laws and regulations that they will deem to be God given and expedite the further advancement of American Exceptionalism. The following is a set of exerpts from a paper written on the subject of God, the Bible and the Christian State of Hypocrisy. Enjoy.

An exerpt form "A speech against "Christian" American Patriotism"
I am saddened that so many professing Christians have such an ungodly infatuation with political democracy, the American Revolution, the U.S. Constitution, and the U.S. system of government. I am also saddened that these people choose to give undue praise, adoration, and exaltation to that group of people that they refer to as "The Founding Fathers".

I can understand how one can be lured into giving the credit for the freedoms that we enjoy in America to men and human governments. But many need to sober up to the fact that it is faith in God, and not faith in men and governments, that pleases God, and that we owe our temporal freedoms to God, who in reality institutes government leaders and leadership, as testified in Romans 13.

...As an additional point of irony, it should be pointed out that the "sons of liberty" through the decades that followed the founding of this nation took away the liberty of the native American population that they displaced, counting them as mere "savages" unworthy of being considered "created equal, being endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Especially ironic is that men like Thomas Jefferson, the "Father of American Liberty" owned slaves, and would not give them up, even when implored to do so by those who tried to reason with him and show him his hypocrisy. Dark skinned Americans of African descent were not considered "created equal, being endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

If that weren't enough irony, consider that if America had lost the war and remained under control of the British government, slavery would have been abolished in America a full three decades earlier. While Americans continued to buy and sell slaves, the British outlawed the slave trade in the Slave Trade Act of 1807, and abolished slavery in the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Which country, then, was the better model of "liberty" and "freedom"? Why do Christian "patriots" sing the praises of slave owner and hell-bound infidel Thomas Jefferson, but never mention British MP and evangelical Christian William Wilberforce, who tirelessly pushed for the cause of "freedom" from 1787 until his death in 1833.

Why cannot professing Christians see the utter hypocrisy of those times, as well as contemporary "Christian" patriotism?

In reality, the Christian faith of the "Founding Fathers" was a compromise on the very points that the Christian "patriots" seek to justify them by. The colonists not only refused to honor the king, as scripture commanded them, but they rebelled against the king of England who, according to the scriptures, was a God-instituted authority. They refused to pay taxes. They persecuted other professing Christian believers. Then they set up a government and a constitution that had no explicit reference to the God of Israel, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Far from being men of great faith, they were cowards who did not have the courage to include the God of the Bible in their political world-view and say "no" to the "enlightened" philosophies of the day.

Although there were many political rebels during that time, if one man could be fingered for instigating and encouraging that ungodly rebellion that is now enshrined as the American Revolution, it would be Thomas Paine. Paine was an infidel and a vicious anti-Christian apologist. He was the author of "The Age of Reason" a book whose sole purpose and design was to argue against the Christian faith and prove it invalid. His other books and periodicals were instrumental as a catalyst for swaying public opinion against the British government and encouraging revolution, as well as providing ongoing encouragement to the revolutionary war effort. I have several of these primary sources in my possession, including "The Age of Reason," "Common Sense," and others.

The Declaration of Independence was written largely by infidel Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson presumed that he was a Christian, but publicly denied the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith. He was the author of what has become known as "The Jefferson Bible", another primary source document that I have in my possession. In this work, Jefferson edited one of the gospels, removing from it all references to all supernatural events, from the virgin birth to the resurrection of our Lord Himself. He viewed Jesus as nothing more than a "good teacher", and in that supposed that he was a "Christian". He believed that this editing work was as "separating diamonds from a dung hill," a sad testimony to his refusal to accept the true miracles upon which the Christian faith is fundamentally based. Here is a man who is often elevated to virtual sainthood by Christian patriots as the "father of American democracy," a man who is now surely burning in hell as eternal punishment for refusing to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. His life's focus was on the wrong thing, his view of true "liberty" and "freedom" was of the world, and as a reward for his life's accomplishments (which God considers rubbish) he will remain in hell forever. Let the professing Christian be forewarned regarding who they promote.

Were there many Christians and was there significant Christian influence in late 18th century America? Of course! Just like today, there existed an entire spectrum of beliefs, ranging from the most committed Christian to the most disparaging infidel. And just like today, there were many Christians who compromised one way or another, or who wrote many Christian words but did not practice what they preached. Today, the secularists pick and choose who and what they cite, so as to depict that era in the most secular way possible, and the Christian patriots pick and choose who and what they cite, so as to depict that era in the most Christian way possible. Both are guilty of promoting half-truths.

The heart and soul behind the American revolution and its system of government, contrary to what Christian patriots would have us believe, is not Christianity, but the religion of deism. The deists believed in a supreme being who created the universe, but then stood back and let it run forevermore without further intervention. It is important to keep this philosophy in mind when reading references to "God" in the founding documents.

For sure, the Christians who took part in the founding of this nation convinced themselves in their own minds and hearts that these references to "God" referred to the God of Israel. But the non-Christians, whom the Christians were implicitly compromising with, didn't.

To illustrate the deistic component of this nation's founding, let us consider just the opening words of the Declaration of Independence:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Notice the reference to the "Laws of Nature" and "Nature's God". This is the god of deism, who does not super-Nature-ally reveal, but has supposedly provided (through "Providence", another common buzz-word used elsewhere) all that we could ever know through the intrinsic workings of the natural order.

Or how about "We hold these truths to be self-evident...." To the deist, who believes that God created the universe, then forever stood back to let it run, "truth" would have to be self-evident in the creation itself, and particularly in the innate goodness of the majority of men, so the thinking went. But truth is not "self-evident". That is a logically fallacious, tautological principle that can be taken to mean anything you want it to. No, Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life..." Truth is embodied and defined by God and supernaturally revealed to us, who are otherwise blinded by the god of this world to it. Truth is not "self-evident".

...And what of this nonsense about being "...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..."? Sadly, Jefferson was clueless to the fact that God has all the "unalienable rights" and we as men have no unalienable rights whatsoever.

And what are these "rights" that are supposed to be so precious? "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"? Rather, God pronounced the judgment of death, not life, as a consequence of the fall, and if we who believe are granted life, it is not because we innately deserve it, such that it be an "unalienable right." "Liberty" was referring to freedom from bondage to any authority that was deemed oppressive, in the eyes of men of course, and is contradicted by Romans 13. True freedom is found in Christ, regardless of what bondage we happen to be under at the hands of men, even if we are human slaves or locked up in a prison. The "pursuit of Happiness" is contradicted by many teachings of scripture that urge us to pursue holiness, godliness, and self-sacrifice, with "happiness" being a thing not to pursue or even take for granted.

So instead of theocracy (i.e. "God rules"), we are served a government that is dubbed a democracy (i.e. Greek "demos" = people, Greek "kratos" = rule). The people rule. It is a government by the people and for the people. It is a system of circular authority, wherein the people elect the governors who govern the people who elect them. And the branches of government all have systems of checks and balances to prevent any from prevailing over the other. The buck of authority stops nowhere. Christians today now grasp at straws to argue about what "The Founding Fathers" intended. But the fact of the matter is that it is not what various individual contributors meant, but what the documents currently state, that is used as the basis for governmental decision making. These documents of law, including the U.S. Constitution, are also subject to amendment, based upon the democratic process. Making an argument today about what was originally intended over 200 years ago is an academic pursuit that can easily be brushed off in favor of what the people who are democratically ruling today, want today. The absolute point of reference must not be the U.S. Constitution and the men who wrote it. The absolute point of reference must be God's Word as spoken by His prophets and His apostles.

No, the Declaration of Independence was a deistic treatise, and compromising Christians settled for fancying their own "Christian" re-interpretation of it then, as they do today. And they had to if they were to succeed in their revolutionary agenda. For a sectarian battle over religious beliefs would not have allowed them to revolt against the British government as one man.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. The professing Christians had to set aside their explicit Christian testimony and go with a document that was palatable to the infidels. Because of the compromise of the revolutionists, as a whole, who considered their common enemy (the King of England) more important than their various religious faiths, we now have a constitution and government that is likewise powerless in of itself to take a stand for Christ and God's righteous standards. It must as a consequence protect satanists, pseudo-Christian cultists, atheists, secular humanists, fascists, and communists, even theoretically protecting those who call for the downfall of America and its system of government! How's that for a self-contradictory theme? And I have a feeling that we haven't seen anything yet. I submit to you the events of the last few decades, and the struggle of god-fearing men throughout the years of American history to maintain a godly nation, despite the growing decadence and infiltration of ungodly religious beliefs, which the Constitution is neutral to, and protects without distinction.

The system does in practice work well for "a wholly religious people". That is, it works if the majority of the people are "wholly religious" and the "religion" is Christianity. But the religion is not specified by the founding documents, or agreed upon by all the "Founding Fathers," regardless of how many of them professed to be Christians or otherwise practiced Christianity or wrote about the Christian faith in non-binding documents. Instead, the majority of the people are left to decide through the years. And we see the sad result today.

In God's eyes, this nation is surely today far more steeped in sin and abomination now than the king of England or his subjects ever were at the time of the rebellion against him, over two hundred years ago. For example, we now have government sanctioned homosexual perversion, and government sanctioned infanticide. The latter has resulted in the deaths of something like 45 million Americans since 1973, and continues to allow between 1 out of 4 and 1 out of 5 citizens to have their "rights" and "liberty" taken away on account of their parents and doctors murdering them. These are worse statistics than by many of the popular icons of evil, such Hitler, Stalin, or King Herod!

Democracy and the U.S. system of government has therefore failed to prevail over even human monarchy to promote or even facilitate godliness and righteousness

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