The Statist Ten Words … Or Why Socialism Is Anti-Christ

I am the Lord thy God who delivers you from all your inconveniences, from trusting in all the lesser gods

Thou shalt not have any other gods who compete with my sway or say in your public life

Interpretation — I, the State, am the God of the gods and by my priests and by my cult I determine what shall happen in the public square in terms of Health, Education and Welfare of my people. Any of my people who insist that their private God or gods can challenge me or my fiat word in the public square will be cut off from the my provision. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt make for thyself only the graven images that speak of me.”

Interpretation — In the public square the God State will declare the graven images. Only images like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and other visionaries who advanced the State agenda will be honored in the Public square. No Image of any other God that demands a obedience that is higher than the obedience required by the State will be found in the public square. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt not take the name of whatever I declare Holy in vain for the Lord thy God will charge thee with hate crimes if you take the name of that thing in vain that I have set aside as holy.”

Interpretation — I am the State, and whatever I, as the state sets apart as holy, shall not be glibly invoked or cursed. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized because Biblical Christianity routinely takes in vain all that the State sets apart as holy.

“Remember the Wealth and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is another Wealth day. In it you shall do your regular work so that I may excise from you all I need to keep you enslaved to working without rest and to keep you from thinking upon a God who does offer rest.”

Interpretation — Man was made to work for the State and this includes every waking moment.

“Honor thy Mother and Father by forgetting them so that it may go well in the land that I, the State am giving you.”

Interpretation — As the State is the only familial and communal reality, the worshipers who belong to the state will identify themselves against the State and not against lesser communal organization such as, what used to be called, “the family.” Parents have only the right to raise their children to be cogs in the machinery of society that the State builds. Home is to be nothing more but a bed and breakfast routine. Children are to be divided from family by school and by television when they are at home. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou Shalt Not Murder …. except all those I say are useless eaters or who are living lives not worthy of life.”

Interpretation — The unborn, the aged, and the enemies who stand in the way of my “spreading of Democracy” all must be put to death. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt hump like dogs, breed like rats, and mate like Bees.”

Interpretation — Since all sense of individual and personal ownership and responsibility must be broken down in order that the State may be all in all in everything, all sexual mores that bespeak a standard above and outside of the State must be broken down and trammeled under foot. As such, all sexuality that promotes anarchic chaos must be pursued so that the State can be seen as the God who creates “order” on this personal chaos. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt not call anything the state does ‘Stealing.'”

Interpretation — As the citizen “lives, and moves, and has his being in the State,” the citizen may not have any individual claim to something as uniquely theirs. The notion of individual private property is destroyed. The destruction of individual private property shall be pursued by redistribution schemes. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt not bear false witness”

Interpretation — Bearing false witness is defined as speaking in such a way that would communicate that one believes in absolute truth. Only the notion of absolute truth is “false witness.” False witness can be avoided by affirming humanist and positivist understandings of truth. Truth is relative to whatever advances the social engineering goals of the state. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

“Thou shalt use the state to get what you covet”

Interpretation — The State is Jehovah Jireh — the god who provides. As such you shall use the state to achieve your covetous desires. If you covet sloth you shall use the State to provide that sloth by taking 99 weeks of unemployment. If you covet money you shall use the State to get more money by having babies out of wedlock. If you covet global expansion of your company you shall use the State to take money from the citizenry to pay for your corporate welfare. If you covet not having any competition as a businessman you shall use the state to provide for you the ruination of your competition as you give kickbacks so that the State can legislate your competition out of existence. If you covet health you shall use the state to rob Doctors and Hospitals their just wage so that you can have “free” health care. Biblical Christianity is thus criminalized.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

4 thoughts on “The Statist Ten Words … Or Why Socialism Is Anti-Christ”

  1. Devastatingly on the mark.
    Could one include under the last
    heading: beseeching the state bank to
    create ex nihilo $s for endless hedonistic
    consumption?

  2. Good Beginning.

    Are you a 5013c? If so, you are the problem, a state church.

    If not, then how do we establish the Kingdom of Christ Jesus free from ALL city, county, state & federal regulations & be free?

    Any ideas or do you know anyone that is sick of this world system & is ready to forsake all & follow Jesus Christ alone?

    Sincerely

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