WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR PROBLEMS
By: Al Cronkrite
Freedom has only come to a people as they have come, one by one, free men in
Jesus Christ. As a people advance into freedom in Christ, they move their society
and country into that freedom, and as a people drift into unbelief and sin, their country
declines into slavery R. J. Rushdoony, A Word in Season
The Jews rejected
Gods judges and opted for a King. In United States we have rejected Gods
authority and through Democracy have vested it in a sinful people. The will of our
sinful populace is controlled through propaganda by leaders who extract heavy taxes, make
slaves and paupers of their subjects, conscripted the youth, steal the land, murder
detractors, and claim divinity, all the while striving for more and more power.
Just as the Jews
rejected the rule of God in favor of the rule of kings Christians have rejected the rule
of Christ in favor of an assortment of leaders who commit the same sort of sins as their
Adams said that our government was meant for a Christian people. We were a Christian
people but we were living under a potentially pagan government. As the scourge of
Dispensationalism spread antinomianism in Gods church the people became inured to
sin and allowed it to creep into the government as well as into their everyday lives.
Freedom is inversely related to rebellion and sin. Our freedom is being lost
to an evil government that we, ourselves, have created and continue to sustain.
Human beings are
born without reference points. Even before memory develops self centeredness is the
norm. Babies, fresh out of the womb, seek attention, comfort, and a full stomach.
Their first interactions with others are marked by a desire for the power to
control their surroundings. They resist sharing and lack compassion for their peers.
Good is the satisfaction of their needs and desires; Bad is
when they lose control and are no longer the center of the universe. The babys
conception of good is at odds with the intentions of the parent.
The Bible sets up
authority figures, provides legal standards, defines love, and offers mercy.
Obedience is a fundamental biblical principle. We are to obey God and His Law, we
are to obey parents and proper authority figures. Peace is a product of proper
sin-infested minds of human beings usurp Gods throne by interpreting
good and bad through their flawed opinions the results require
quotation marks around the words.
the One True God and His Law causes illusion and chaos. One of the many attacks on
God began against the doctrine of original sin. The environmental movement reversed
reality creating the enduring illusion that we are born good and made evil by
our environment. Continuing this heresy a current study has
determined that Fundamentally people behave in a social and rather compassionate and
"good" way rather than aggressively, even without specified rules.
The idea that
people are essentially good is so thoroughly engrained in our minds that we are shocked
when one of us commits a gruesome, violent crime. Instead of understanding that when
we are not properly restrained by Gods Law we are all vulnerable to violent behavior
we believe that disparate actions are unusual.
In an essay on the
rise of tyranny Stewart Dougherty provides a list of despotic leaders of modern times:
Dictatorships have blighted history and ruined lives since the beginning of
civilization. In recent times alone, tyrants such as Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Ceausescu,
Amin, Hussein, Mussolini, Tojo, Kim, Pinochet, Milosevic, Tito, Batista, Peron, Pol Pot,
Mugabe, Marcos, Somoza, Mengistu, Bokassa, Sese Seko, Franco, Ho Chi Minh, Mao, and Castro
have power-sprayed blood onto the screen of time and ravaged mankind with murder, torture
and human oppression. A full catalog of history's tyrants would require a book of hundreds
Though not a
professing Christian, writer Fred
Reed describes human inclinations this way: We do as we do because
of what we are. We have wars because having wars is what men do
every epoch, with only the occasional brief oversight, leaders come to powerkings,
tribal chiefs, emperors, presidentsand attack anyone convenient. Always, somewhere,
there are wars. Depending, the participants use rocks, pointed sticks, arrows, swords,
tanks, carriers or Stratofortresses, these artifacts being mere details.
understood this principle and crafted restraints on government power. These
restrains have been ignored by our elected officials. Sinners regularly sell their
souls for peace and lucre.