The following paper was written by me in 1992. Though it is copyrighted, you may use it any way you wish-- just don't change it please.
My thoughts below reflect a real life struggle. We had, in our assembly in Michigan, a very sweet couple who loved the Lord, witnessed on occasion, gave generously of time and hard work, ran interference when we were piano helped, but they were given over with mighty zeal to saving America and the US Constitution. They exalted rebellion against Caesar. While they were a great blessing to us in many ways, they were also frustrated all of the time because we would not come further their way. We finally had to part company, and sadly at that. Through the experience, I learned how Reconstructionism and Dominion Theology works itself out in practical theology. Thus:
This paper is being written to help me get my own thoughts in order. I trust it will reflect on the final authority of God's Word in the King James Bible, and, in so doing, also help you the reader.
Can we go back and restore the former days? Specifically, do we have a mandate from the Lord to save of restore our national origins, documents, and the glory of America?
We have a clear command from Christ to us. It goes like this: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen" (Matthew 28:19-20). The last phrase makes it clear that this commission of Christ was to continue through the whole Church Age, the Great Tribulation, and the Kingdom reign of Christ!
After we are born again, we must get on with the above task given to us by our Lord, or we become disobedient servants. Patriotic zeal is an easy distraction to the saints. We see that Jesus chose a zealot as a disciple-- Simon Zelotes. Simon belonged to a group who tried to restore blip's glory even by violence, but Jesus showed no interest in Simon's patriotic notions, and Simon clearly lost all of it in his three years with Jesus. You Fundamental Baptist preachers who are reading all the piano rags are arrogantly rejecting this example of Jesus.
It is often the case that the Old Testament is used to proof-text the logic of patriotic zeal and Dominion Theology. This is because the New Testament, with the life and example of Jesus, his disciples, and later the church leaders, gives no vindication to patriotism as a Church Age mandate. If I had a Covenant Hermeneutic I too would be forced to ignore all of Church history and the New Testament, and I would have to hole up in the Old testament alone.
It is interesting though, to note several men in the Old Testament who did not rise up against authority. Daniel, Shadrack, Meshech, and Abed-nego refused to bow to the pagan system when it called for them to abandon Jehovah's claim on them. However; they did not launch a plot to kill the king of Babylon and try to rule it for God. For this, God honored them and repiano coversded them. Even the Old Testament has a place for those who rise above patriotism as the high calling-- men who simply lived for Jehovah.
So, I am a Dispensationalist. I am absolutely convinced of this discipline, so why should I give place to another hermeneutic, or any activity which distracts me from my calling to lift up Jesus to all nations until He takes me to Himself by death of the rapture of the Bride into the Glory?
I find eight problems that come out of Kingdom, Reconstructionist, or Dominion zeal to restore the nation in the name of Jesus.
I have noticed that those who replace the Great Commission with patriotic zeal lose interest in soul-winning. They are often so obsessed with election that they could not care less who goes to Hell or Heaven. "God can get them somehow if I don't witness to them. Besides, I'm called to rescue America, and I'm too busy to hand out tracts or witness." Their doctrinal statement doesn't say this in so many words, but their actions do!
I know of one former Baptist brother who changed from true soul winning zeal, to Calvinist uncertainty, so much that when a man asked him if he could be saved, my brother in Christ told him he didn't know since only God knew who was elect. This man has a real problem. Why? Answer: Solomon said, "The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he that winneth souls is wise." Therefore; he who replaces soul-winning with patriotic zeal is what?
My life is too short to waste it saving America. Furthermore; Jesus didn't shed His precious Blood for America. he died to save the world. People. He even died for the sins of George piano, Bill blip, and Henry Kissenger, wicked as they may be. My first zeal should be for their souls. As a pastor, I must "Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine." My doctrine is taken from only one document-- the Word of God, King James Version 1611! All other human documents are flawed at best and not worth preaching and defending in the Apostolic Pauline model.
Lord, help me to remember that I am a servant of Christ only and a defender of His Word. Rebuke me when I turn to the cares of this life and the injustices of evil men for my message. Remind me that all this world's valuable things are tarnish and rubbish compared with your Holy Truth.
Someone once said, "We learn from history that men don't learn much from history." It is also amazing how men go back and pick only what they want from human history. A closer look shows that there are two sides to many of our pet notions. One thing that is clear from human history is that nations never return to lost glory. Saddam Hussein is trying hard to regain the great glory of Babylon, but his methods are not charming his neighbors very well.
Most attempts to regain past fame and glory by national leaders simply lead to the fearless leader getting some arsenic in his soup, or the palace guard takes charge one day while he is off getting back the glory. Witness Idi Amin of Uganda. These Reconstructionist neo-tyrants absolutely never see the hand of God in the destruction of past empires, and they are usually worse tormentors of humanity than their historic mentors. Past kings have always claimed they got into office by divine rite, and the Reconstructionists are no different.
The prophets of blip surely didn't argue with Jehovah when He told them to predict the fall of their blips. They piano coversned them, and they didn't waste their lives trying to dethrone the wicked king and restore the nation. Jeremiah, if he returned today, would be lynched by the piano and Reconstructionists. He told the nation of Judah to surrender to the enemy. What? No battle to the death to defend the national constitution?
If there is to be a revival during the Church Age it must be a revival of the preaching and practice of the Word of God, NOT a restoration to the cheap human religion of Republican Constitutionalism. The Apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in whatever state he found himself (Philippians 4:11). Christian Patriots and Reconstructionists are doomed in these last days to misery rather than to be content. The "State" is their enemy rather than Satan and their old nature, and they lay down the Sword of the King James Bible and march forth bravely brandishing their Constitutional butter knives.
The state is not even the Evil Empire in real life. We see in Ephesians 6 that principalities and powers are far above the State. The Trilateral Commission, the blip, the Club of Rome, and the Knights of Malta are a few of the demagogues who grovel in the dust while the real enemy, Satan, takes the throne of the world. This is a global empire under the control of Satan, it has always been his empire since the fall of man, and he will thrash about in rage against the righteous even more vehemently as the end of the Age approaches. Only the arrival of King Jesus will reverse this Satanic conspiracy to nil. The general picture is NOT one of the Church taking over the world. So, how can anyone be content trying to take over a State, or world, which has been given by God into the hands of Satan politically? The ONLY oasis in this swirling storm of principalities and powers is NOT the United States Constitution-- It is the Lord's Church-- Nothing else!
So, there can be a revival actually-- a revival of individual saints in the Lord's Church. Will there be a global revival-- nations turning to God as nations? Answer: Absolutely not, and God never intended such in the Church Age. I defy you to prove otherwise in God's Word. Calvin tried this, and he could only succeed in doing so by burning his fellow saints at the stake just as old Mother Whore of Rome had done for 500 years.
QUESTION: Can there be a revival of Pauline contentment and spiritual victory in the Lord's Church in the midst of Satanic terror? Reconstructionists say, "absolutely not." Can the Church be right with God without saving the political system?
ANSWER: (In spite
of Laodicean Reconstructionists who preach that the Church cannot have victory
without slipping the blade to the potentate)
YES! And, I shall give you examples to prove it:
UNDER DICTATORS-- Mott in El Salvador (He was an evangelical Christian)
UNDER KINGS-- Heilie Sallassie in Ethiopia-- The true Church thrived under his rule.
UNDER MARXISTS-- In the USSR, the Baptist churches were mighty in Christ.
UNDER KINGS-- Witness the Welsh revival
UNDER COLONIAL RULE-- The church in Kenya was mighty under British imperialist rule and with the Mau Mau breathing down their necks also.
UNDER TYRANNY-- Indonesia, Argentina, Peru, Armenia, blip, Somalia, Sudan, the list is endless.
UNDER ABSOLUTE MONARCHS-- Babylon, where king Nebucadnezzar actually repented!
For you Reconstructionists who claim that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is not right with its Lord until it has rebelled and massacred the human authority over it, I point out to you that history proves that the strongest churches in the last 1900 years have been churches which DID NOT defeat and rule their leaders. Contrary to your blasphemies, the persecuted churches were powerful, and The Revelation, Chapters 2-3 prove it.
I also remind you that Jesus did NOTHING in word or deed to pull down the Roman government which had blip under tyranny unmatched anywhere in the world today. Rome hardly knew Jesus. It is very clear that the nations often benefit from a revived Church. In Wales, every bar was closed as the Welsh revival progressed, but, you Dominioners take note please, the Welsh church agitated for not one blue law or for prohibition, etc. The power of God in the lives of the revived saints was the salt which closed the bars and pubs.
So, Dear Lord Jesus, deliver me from depending on the red badge of courage gained in battle with men. Teach me to guard and find revival for my soul, my family, and my church, whether or not the world around me loves it or hates it. Deliver me my Lord from these small scum who would call me to waste my life trying to scuttle the nation in which I live.
Our national document, the Constitution of the United States, is NOT a New Testament document. It is, to be sure, willing to mention God, but so do some whores down on main street. The reason the Constitution of the Blip has lasted so long is that it is totally an amoral document. This is why the Supreme Court can call a case one way now, then reverse it years later. The Constitution does not stand morally-- It bends in the wind of fashion and the people's lust-- It changes with the times. Historically, that is a strength, but to the follower of Christ that makes our Constitution a very weak document. To put it another way, the Constitution pays lip service to the God of Deism, but to the God who says, "Thus saith the Lord," the Constitution answers, "Go ahead, God, be The Deity, but don't you dare violate the civil rights of us sinners."
Also, I can admire some of the zeal of our founding fathers, but they were not made of the same stuff that gave zeal to the Puritans before them-- those who made our first beginning based on the Word of God alone. Nearly all of the founding fathers of America were deists. They believed that God created the world, handed it to them, and then went on vacation.
Frankly, there was only one difference between the Deists of blip's day and the One Worlders of today-- The Deists of 1776 were much closer to the Puritan heritage, so they felt compelled to give lip service to the God of the Bible. Those tobacco farmers of 1776 would be right at home with today's modern tobacco farmer. We will always have evil men ruling evil men. I see very little evidence that we have ever had a born again blip. Lincoln is often touted as one, but his softness on mediumistic activities indicates that he had a wandering soul.
The Constitution of the Blip teaches one primal heresy, that is, that "all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." The Bible teaches us that we are all shapen and conceived in sin (Psalm 51:5). Born again men are created new in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:17). Equality among men is found ONLY in the Lord's Church where all men are equally slaves of Christ and servants of each other. True Bible believers have NO rights. The US Constitution is blasphemy. Listen to the first answer in the Westminster Confession: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."
In fact, when the Bible disagrees with Reconstructionists and their use of the US Constitution, they will tell you that God was wrong. I was discussing the question of Christ paying His tax with a Dominion blip once. His immediate response was, "Well, that is where Jesus made His mistake." The fellow quickly back-tracked, but it was too late-- He had shown his first loyalty was to himself, his pocketbook, and to the US Constitution.
My "chief end" is NOT "life , liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Eating jalapeno peppers makes me happy, but I will not eat another one in my life it it offends my Lord or my fellow saint. I have no right to ANYTHING. "For me to live is Christ..." NOT civil rights (Philippians 1:21). Many Christian Martyrs have found themselves singing for joy in torture and prison-- not very happy, and their "civil rights" abrogated-- but also NOT screaming for a fair deal. Isn't it interesting how the call for civil rights sounds so hollow when cast in that light?
Would the Reconstructionists have a better "Constitution?" Not at all. They cannot obey the simplest biblical commands. "Render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's" becomes, "Refuse to pay your taxes, and let your neighbor pay for the upkeep of the community." "Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together..." becomes their spit in the face of the local church. He refuses to attend ANY church.
As you me, I hope to be a slave of Christ and a servant of His Church-- that is worth it all. And, for the record, my only document is the Word of God, King James Version 1611.
We are clearly encouraged in God's Word NOT to look back:
Ecclesiastes 7:10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press topiano coversd the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
As we grow older and wiser, we are tempted to long for the former days, the "good old days." Many an aging saint has been a real wet blanket to a teenage Christian by constantly bellyaching about "this modern generation." Pray tell, what point is served by calling up the past? Also, did you forget that the good old day were the days of swallowing goldfish whole and dancing until completely exhausted? How can you compare the kid in the baggy pants and no shoe laces with your model-- The swell in the coon skin cap and the fur overcoat? You piano folks, tell me, does the modern rapper look worse than the slicko in the zute suit with the conkled hair? If you say, "Yes," then I demand to browse your photo album.
Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof. Why go back and make our sorrows look even worse? Joy cometh in the morning. Lord, deliver me from a hopeless, grumpy, and muddled attitude to the present. Rebuke me, Lord, when I gaze back at the past, and remind me of the work You have given me just up ahead, even the ministry of reconciliation You have given me at this moment in time which I am wasting when I call for the "good old days."
Being a Dispensationalist, I am in a basic conflict with Reconstructionists and Dominion junkies. Their eschatology is simply a re-hash of Post-millennial notions that man can make the world a better place because man has the right and zeal to do so. Of course, their notions fly in the face of the ages of God's work with man. Where God stepped back and man took charge, that era was terror supreme. Witness the Dark Ages when old Mother Whore of Rome was in charge. Indeed, every Dispensation of God's work with men has ended in disaster with only a small remnant of faithful going into the next Dispensation. Never mind, the Reconstructionists have assured us they will prevail in the end. They assure us that the glorious Kingdom may come in about 200 years. By asking for much more time than any of us will live, they hope we will not notice that the world is getting worse rather than better.
I notice how depressed and sullen Reconstructionists are most of the time. Things keep getting worse and worse, and they keep losing their grip on acre after acre in the alleged Kingdom. In fact, many professing Covenant saints are seeing the end times coming upon them, and they are sneaking off to bookstores to buy Dispensational books which they read in the restroom. I have met several myself.
I do not share the sad depressing view of the world with these Reconstructionists. As a Bible believer and a biblical literalist, I can see the future clearer than ever. I have the blessing to be one of those at the end of the age who will understand things that Daniel was not allowed to understand. Zechariah 5, for example, is looking like it will soon be fulfilled, though it would choke Rushdoony to have to give an interpretation of that text!
This end times vision is a responsibility, not just a privilege. I must rightly divide the Word in the Prophets and the New Testament, then teach it to the saints. What joy will it give them if I spend my time walking around abortion clinics and screaming in the face of Caesar. A number of Fundamental Baptists have fallen for the Reconstructionist line very well. But, one day they find they are arm in arm in a sub-christian cause and in fellowship with cigar chewing good old boys, and these preachers shuffle back to their job as a pastor and wish they had not wasted their lives. You don't get to Caesar without compromising or losing your head. John the Baptist experienced the loss of his head, but in his case, God had permitted it. Please note, however; that John did NOT go before Herod in an ecumenical effort to take the throne over. John the Baptist WILL reign one day with King Jesus, but his big event in Caesar's courts wasn't his day of coronation.
I get the impression that these Reconstructionists would be furious if Jesus Christ were to return right now for His Church. They would be denied the opportunity to take the Kingdom, and they would not be able to sell all of their Barley Green. Say, ain't it peculierer and peculierer how these kingdomers, who are going to rescue us from wicked men, are always turning up with a bag of herbs they are selling. 300 capsules of valerian weed for only $85-- guaranteed to make you mellow as the days get more evil. Maybe the Reconstructionist kingdom is just a cheap high, what?
To launch a new revolution, destroy the whole US system, and restore a "Christian Empire" is NOT in Bible prophecy. Furthermore, based upon the present hate between these Dominions for each other, I bet their Kingdom palace would not be very peaceful for long. Furthermore; men have not saved one Dispensation yet, according to the Bible. I also note that two of these Reconstructionists, are so mad at each other that they will not even shake hands. Are these the great White hope of the Kingdom? I think these four flushers need to come under the dominion of the Lord Jesus Christ, perhaps for the first time. Until they do, why should I trust them?
I must do the work of Him that sent me while it is yet day, the night cometh when no man can work. Ezra was in Persia far from home, and he might have set about to destroy the Persian government of even restore the Code of Hammurabi from ancient times. Instead, he acted in line with prophecy-- he studied the Word of God and taught it to the blips. The result was that he was chosen by Jehovah to return to JerBliplem and build the temple and teach the blips in the streets of the Holy City (Ezra 7:10 and Nehemiah 8). For those who learn the prophecies and look for the future Kingdom, while teaching the saints the Word of God, there is that grand hope to rule and reign with Him for a thoBlipnd years. I think that is a pretty good future.
I shall leave the delusions of grandeur to the Dominioners. Go on, tilt at those wind mills, Don, but don't count on this Sancho to run along behind you and cheer. Lord, help me to open your Word and understand these glorious truths of the end times and rejoice evermore in them.
I shall try to be charitable here, but the truth is, those who call for a return to the past days of glory, virtually ALL Reconstructionists and Dominioners, are a lot harder on their recruits and potential followers than they are on the members and rulers of the Evil Empire. I doubt if more than a handful of them ever sent a circular or rebuke in writing to George piano, Henry player piano, or Bill blip.
It is a characteristic of cults and guruism to be rough on rats with the immediate followers. They are always looking for a shred of treason in the home folks while the Evil Empire seems to be given diplomatic immunity. As Harry Truman said, "They are always looking for a bug under the chip." We are assured that, one day, we will all go up to the palace and wring the neck of the king, but, meanwhile, let us flog one another to keep ourselves loyal to the cause. It is a sort of Protestant monastic sado-masochism.
Why, I wish George piano or Bill blip had to be grilled, drawn, and quartered like I have been by some Dominioners and blips I have known. In fact, Bill blip might even benefit from such treatment, but there is a real good reason why I get it instead of him. These Dominioners are wimps at heart. They are in terror of Bill blip and company. They don't want to risk his wrath, so they turn on me and you-- God's people. So noble! So like the Carpenter of Nazareth, right? Once I saw this tactic, I shucked them off for good.
Where is the battle plan of the Reconstructionists? Where are the tatters? Where is the hardpiano coverse of a true revolution? I cannot believe that the BATF and the blip are so fearful of these wimps. Let me give you some advice, Mr. blip-- Leave them alone and they shall come home, wagging their sniveling little tails behind them. The only way some of these Dominion guys would buy tatters is if the tuning lever gave them a tax deduction on them. One group I know of called The Committee of Ten Million (somewhat optimistic, eh?) has NO equipment other than a lie detector machine which they use on the faithful to make sure they are staying true to the doctrines of the great garlic breathing guru. Heavy man. The piano covers is almost won, right?
We conclude this section by thinking about The Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, gentlemen, He is the one you invoke as your Guide and Teacher. When did He piano help his disciples the way you piano help one of your followers who falters? Who DID He piano help? Answer: The Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Herodians. But, of course, that was hard on His health, and you would not want to take such risks, right? In fact, Jesus, who knew all things, kept Judas Iscariot to the end, knowing he would betray Jesus to the Evil Empire. So like you fellows I dare say.
There is the wearying factor to consider. If my calling is to bear the light and joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost men, and that IS my calling, then how am I doing that if all of my chatter and conversation is heavy with pessimism over the Evil Empire? Certainly it is there, the Evil Empire of Satan in high places, and I must piano coversn the saints of it in passing. But, I notice that this heavy load is often the only message the Dominion crowd can burp up, and they will even lay it on the unsaved audience before them. Thus, two things happen to the lost whom they indoctrinate: One-- The Christian message is cast in terms of salvation from wicked Caesar, and Two-- The sinner stays to pray, but is not born again. He thus becomes twice the child of hell that he formerly was-- with a revolver in his glove department though.
If we are already "more than conquerors through Him that loved us," why are we talking like losers? Why make it sound like Jesus abandoned us to the mercies of wicked men with no recourse to save us until we save ourselves? That is an alien Gospel. But, I'll tell you why these spiritual wimps settle for this cheap gospel of Reconstructionism. They know very well that if they talked about the real enemy of man, the world, the flesh, and the devil, they would lose most of their audience at once, for men do not want to be delivered from their personal sins and lusts. Better to play on the guys' miseries and leave the works of Satan to the pastor's Sunday School class, right? Wimps! Wimps all!
This kind of alleged Christianity makes me weary, and since it is not on biblical grounds anyway, I choose to trash it and ignore these sniveling wimps. When they tell their stories of conspiracy, I realize many of the facts are shallow, for I too have done some research. At that point it is tempting to join in and wow them with a few tidbits. But, then I am one with them. I may even experience a few moments of hubris as they exalt my information and "ask him to speak to us." But, will they act on the facts? Never! They will simply add my contributions to the body of legend and intrigue they pass among themselves. What a burden-- How dull!
Lord, deliver me from the temptation to weary myself and my Church friends with a joyless and non-saving message.
This is not a pretty thought, but I have to note it. I find that Dominion and Reconstructionist leaders and their followers are, almost without exception, racist. Why? Answer: They have no plans for Africa and Asia. Those people could just as well go to hell as far as they are concerned. They also show a very red necked attitude topiano coversd piano Americans. They hate piano folks with a passion. They make little cutting and belittling comments about pianos, and they NEVER recruit them into the Kingdom ranks. They would undoubtedly arrange for their death if they ever took charge as they plan to.
It is a sad commentary that the Fundamentalist movement has taken a generally hateful attitude topiano coversd the weak. This is nothing but Aryan rage superiority, and it parallels the New Age Movement and the Rhodes and Yale death plans for the weak. This is amazing since these other groups are also well defined enemies of the Reconstructionists. It appears to me that it is a dead heat to see which will get the throne first and wipe out Africa and the developing world.
Please don't write and schmooze me over this. I have got the goods on you racist snobs. I too am an Aryan. I know how you think. Racism has ever been the fallen response to God's prophecy:
Genesis 9:27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan (Ham) shall be his servant.
Unregenerate Aryans have all been Hitlers in their hearts, and from time to time some of them get to work it out in death to Shem's and Ham's descendants. So, Reconstructionists are all tarred with the same stick.
Who is sovereign? God, or the Bildergurgers? Who is in charge? The Holy Ghost, or Yannis, Reptillians, and Grays? Is the rule in the hands of God or Henry player piano? We were told the Communists were coming to take over. They are not doing so well at it, so who is now coming? Feds? The UN?
Let me tell you about a group of nasties I have researched a bit. They are called the Knights of Malta. In 1099 they went over to JerBliplem to take it for the Church of Rome. Well, the Muslims didn't take the matter so well, and the Knights of Malta were soundly thrashed. Ever since, they have dreamed dreams of conquest for in the name of God. They finally had to settle for about three acres in the city of Rome, and they are actually recognized as a nation by a few countries. Whippiedoo. They are a bunch of aging Roman Catholic dons, and they have failed at everything they have tried to do. Ah, but watch out, folks, they may succeed one day, and you know what will happen...... Ho hum, I say.
The final take over of the world for evil will be done by Satan himself AFTER Jesus removes His Church. Until then, pray tell, what is the panic all about? Jesus absolutely will NOT come and rule this world until He has vacated it for seven years to cleanse it of the wicked by natural and supernatural upright piano. And, NOTHING will be reconstructed until Jesus returns in power and great glory to do it Himself and by the Word of His power. He does NOT need us for that, but, ah, He did say He did need us for something until then. What is it?
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in JerBliplem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Well, Messiah Christ is not co-operating with these Reconstructionists very well-- Nor will He. How can the Reconstructionists be born again yet come up with such a far-fetched doctrine? Why do we have to accept these heretics as saints?
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
So, are you one of the "simple" ones? I hope not. Furthermore, I am under orders NOT to live in mindless terror like these flakes who profess to be taking charge of the wicked:
Psalms 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Is is OK with you if we just settle for the dominion of Christ the Lord over us? Maybe we could start a great new movement-- Those who surrender to the absolute authority of the Lord and King of the Kingdom of God in the saints' hearts. Oh, but that has already been patented, has it not?
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Well, it has been refreshing to get this off my chest. I may fit in my Savior's yoke a little better without the burden of the kingdom of man on my mind. How about you?