Identifying Liberal non-Christianity

Protestant liberal thought in its most traditional incarnations emphasized
 
1.) The universal Fatherhood of God
 
God is not a Judge to any man. God loves all men indiscriminately. All men have a Democratic claim upon God. There is no eternal distinction between elect and reprobate.
 
2.) The universal brotherhood of man
 
Men are all brothers. This means when the implications are teased out that all men are heaven-bound since all men have God has Father and are Brothers.
 
3.) The infinite value of the human soul
 
Souls are so infinitely valuable that God would never cast one into hell. Souls are so infinitely valuable that Capital punishment is always wrong. Liberals often believe that they can rescue any soul from a wayward path by re-education.
 
4.) The example of Jesus
 
All talk is about the moral example of Jesus that men are to follow. This cunningly leaves out any talk about the juridical and propitiatory work of Jesus Christ on the Cross as the only hope for men’s acceptability with God. One is saved by following Jesus’ example. One is not saved by the Cross work of Jesus Christ. Liberals talk a great deal of “walking in Christ’s steps,” and very little of the necessity of Christ’s death to be right with God.
 
5.) The establishment of the moral-ethical Kingdom of God on Earth.
 
In Christian eschatology, God brought in the Kingdom and is bringing in the Kingdom by the finished work of Jesus Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit upon the Saints to live out Christ in all of Redeemed men’s callings consistent with the Revelation of Scripture. In Christian Humanist Liberal eschatology man, quite apart from the work of the Spirit and the instruction of Scripture brings in the Kingdom in keeping with his autonomous sense of oughtness. This means that any Kingdom the Liberal successfully brings in is an anti-Christ humanist Kingdom. The Liberal Kingdom of God has often been relativistic, pluralistic, and non-doctrinal.
 
6.) Ethics over doctrine and experience over Scriptural authority.
 
Schleiermacher, one of the chief theological mavens of Liberalism emphasized that the essence of Christian faith is a state of mind called ‘the feeling of absolute dependence’ This absolute dependence was not arrived at by learning the Scriptures and so knowing God but rather this feeling of absolute dependence was an intuitively arrived at immediate self-consciousness of being in relation with God.
 
7.) Liberal Christian scholars embraced and encouraged the higher biblical criticism of modern Biblical scholarship with its inherent anti-supernatural presuppositions.
 
You can sniff out a Liberal by being very pointed with questions put to them on the Supernatural. Don’t let them fool you with their poetic and contradictory language. Ask them directly …”Did Jesus Christ who was dead and buried bodily arise alive again from the grave so that post-resurrection photographs of Him with His disciples could be taken?

Manly Hall on Masonry … McAtee on Manly Hall

“No true Mason is creed-bound. He realizes with the divine illumination of his lodge that as a Mason his religion must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little, for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer. He worships at every shrine, bows before every altar, whether in Temple, Mosque, or Cathedral, realizing with his truer understanding the oneness of all spiritual truth… No true Mason can be narrow, for his Lodge is the divine expression of all broadness.”

Manly P. Hall
20th Century Mason

1.) All true Masons are bound by the Creed that there is no Creed to be bound by except their Creed of no Creed.

2.) The Mason religion is NOT universal because it excises all religions which insist that the putative universal religion of the Masons is sin.
3.) If light-bearers come bringing different lights then it is the height of stupidity to say one only follows the light and not the light bearer. I must conclude Masons are stupid.
4.) Does the Mason recognize the oneness of the Spiritual truth that insists that Spiritual truth is not one?
5.) All Masons are narrow because they eliminate all those faith expressions which insist that their way alone is one true way… just the same as Masons.
The first Church I ministered had Masons in the congregation. They were an elderly couple. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. I wish the Southerner Reformed folk worried as much about Masons as they do about White Supremacy.

How to convince everyone you’re a “Conservative” in WeiMerica

1. Lincoln was our greatest President
2. Don’t you understand it was the Republicans who freed the slaves?
3. Well, Stalin was bad, but we had to stop Hitler!
4. Those Nazis deserved Dresden, Hamburg, etc., and worse.
5. What Allied war crimes?
6. Lend-lease was not an act of war against Germany.
7. Reagan gave us amnesty, which proves we love illegal aliens.
8. Title IX is conservatism at its best.
9. My daughter plays college sports, but she’s no lesbian.
10. My daughter makes more than her husband. I raised her right!
11. You’ll have to pry my gun from my cold dead fingers, but here have my kids eight hours a day 5 days a week 9 months a year.
12. We need to go back to “Don’t ask, Don’t tell.”
13. Democrats don’t know that Catholic Central American illegals are really Republicans.
14.) America has always been a country of Immigrants. I just want them to be safe and legal.
15.) Any Christian who doesn’t snap to when Old Glory passes by is no Christian
16.) If my Pastor says it from the pulpit I know it must be true
17.) I listen to Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Mark Levine, and FOX News all day at work.
18.) I saw it in a Dinesh D’Souza documentary so it must be a conservative position.
19.) I don’t need conspiracies to be Conservative. Conspiracies are dumb.
20.) I support the Gospel Coalition

From The Republic’s Fall to the Fall of McCarthey … A Reading List — Part I

Lately, I’ve had a friend ask me to provide a reading list on American History from 1865 to the mid-20th century. These are my recommendations. I only recommend books that I have read. Obviously, this will not be exhaustive. Like anybody, I’ve read in more areas than others.

I.) 1865 – 1877 – American Reconstruction

All of my reading here has been in the Dunning School. The Dunning school is now considered passe but as that which replaced the Dunning school was largely Marxist I’ll stick with the Dunning school’s understanding of this era.

1.) Reconstruction, Political & Economic, 1865-1877 – William Archibald Dunning

2.) Claude Bowers – The Tragic Era; The Revolution After Lincoln

3.) Walter Lynwood Fleming — Civil War, and Reconstruction in Alabama

II.) The Rise of the Propaganda Society

One cannot understand the 20th century (nor today) without having a firm grip on propaganda.

1.) Manipulating the Masses – John Maxwell Hamilton

2.) Propaganda — Eward Bernays

3.) The Crowd — Gustav LaBon

4.) Propaganda — Jaques Ellul

5.) An Empire of their Own — Neal Gabler

6.) Stalin’s Apologist — S. J. Taylor

III.) Progressives

1.) Bully Boy — Jim Powell

2.) Wilson’s War — Jim Powell


3.) To be continued

Natural Law … Inscripturated Law … The King’s Law = Eternal Law (A Medieval Understanding)

Christian Doctrine of Rule of Law per Christian Saint Germain’s 16th-century book, “Doctor & Student”

I.) Law of God known also as Law Eternal

Known By

A.) Light of Natural Reason – called; The Law of Reason
B.) Heavenly Publication (The Scriptures) called; The Law of God
C.) Order of Prince or secondary government (Parliament) called; The law of man though originally made by God

1.) Any law of man that is contrary to the law of God or the law of reason is no law but corruption and error.

The three above are all different ways of the same Eternal Law of God.

The impact of the above is that each characterization of Law was all seen as reflecting the law of God. Personally, I honestly don’t know why they needed these three usages if, in the end, they are all the same thing. However, what we learn here is that the Medievals did not think that there was some kind of common realm (I’m looking at you R2K) that was not legislated by God’s law. Now, they might call it Natural Law but inasmuch as they saw Natural Law reflecting the exact same Eternal law of God as we find in the Scripture at the end of the day the common realm was still be legislated by God’s law. The Medievals would have never owned a contradiction between God’s Law and Natural Law.