On This Day; Potpourri of Quotes and Insights Over The Years From the Pastor’s Study

Over the years I have made the habit to place significant notes from my reading or lecture listening online on social media for other people to profit from what I am learning. I’ve seldom posted those notes here on Iron Ink. However, I’m going to start a feature where I collect my daily posts from over the years and place them here. In a year’s time, I will have collected all my social media posts and notes so that they are here for me to access.

These will be random and unconnected as my study is quite varied over the course of a day.

So, here in this first entry for; “On This Day”

I.) On This Day in 2019

A.) “White women are displayed with non-white men in advertisements not to sell items but as a tactic of psychological warfare against our civilization. Very rarely anymore are white men portrayed in a favorable light, they are often the overweight, goofy, clumsy, half-wit that relies on women and non-whites to save the day. From films to television to advertisements, this is an increasingly common anti-white canard.”

R. Houck
Online Article

The War Against Whites In Advertising

B.) Among whites in 1958, only 4% approved interracial marriages between whites and blacks; in 2007, 75% of whites reported they approve of such unions

In light of this, how can I not conclude that social engineering works?

Also, in 1958 that 4% was likely comprised only of Atheists, and Unitarians, and Talmudists.II.) On This Day in 2018

A.) “Since one cannot help everyone one has to be concerned with those who by reason of place, time, or circumstances, are by some chance more tightly bound to you.”

Augustine
Christian Doctrine, Book 1, ch. 28
B.) In 2011 the MLK Memorial in DC was unveiled. In 2017 statues of Confederate veterans were being taken down.
This wasn’t a coincidence. Only one narrative can be in the ascendancy.
  • C.) “Although defeated, they left us traditions of faith in God, honor, chivalry, and respect for womanhood; they left us a passionate belief in freedom for the individual. Our Confederate ancestors bequeathed to us a military tradition of valor, patriotism, devotion to duty, and a spirit of self-sacrifice. When our nation no longer admires and pays tribute to these traditions, we will no longer remain a free nation. “ 

    Sons of Confederate Veterans, New Members Initiation

    III.) On This Day 2017

    A.) “Because we believe that God intends to vindicate His Divine Word and to make all nations honor it … we confidently expect that the world will yet do justice to Southern Slaveholders.”

    R. L. Dabney

    B.) “I do not forget, and I trust that I do not undervalue, the missionary work of England and our own land, in that benighted continent. But I believe that the number of negroes Christianized and civilized at the South, through the system of slavery, exceeds the product of those missionary labors, in a proportion of thousands to one. And thus the wisdom and goodness of God are vindicated in the sanction which his Word has given, and the sentence originally pronounced on Canaan as a curse has been converted into a blessing.”

    John Henry Hopkins
    Bishop of Vermont

    C.) Reading an essay about how the victory of Bolshevism in WW II was supported by Barthian theology and how said victory Christianized the idea of International Cosmopolitanism.

    D.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fh6LtBYmiI

    IV.) On This Day 2016

    Touching Trump

    A.) I wish someone would make for me the Biblical case of voting for our Political Covenant head a man who has bragged about his wenching (womanizing), a man who has strip joints in his casinos, a man who has promised that torture needs to be used against those who deserve it, a man who has bragged about the size of his Johnson on National television in a Republican debate, a man who has said “I’ve never asked God for forgiveness,” a man who would use eminent domain to evict people from their property the way we use toothpaste, a man who used God and Christianity as a political prop …

    You Trump voters are like those Hebrews in Jeremiah’s day who thought that going down to Egypt to Pharaoh would deliver you from Babylon.

    B.) I very much get the allure of Trump. We’ve been awaiting a miracle a long while and it’s hard not to see this populist surge in the States and Europe as the strong hand of Providence. But until Trump sees the sign of the Cross on the sun, he’s no Constantine. And until he becomes the most humble of men and speaks the commands of God in Faith, he’s no Moses. At best he may prove a Cyrus, a Nebuchadnezzar, or an Alexander the Great. And that would be a tremendous gift in itself.

    But inasmuch as the law of kin-rule (Deut. 17:15) is first a call to elect only physical kin over us, Deuteronomy 1:13 elaborates that those kinsmen-candidates whom we would exalt must also be ‘wise, understanding, and knowledgeable in the Law of God, and thus in the Christian Faith. This concept is all the more reinforced in the NT as we are admonished that our “overseers are to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled,” etc. (1 Tim. 3:10) and that we shall appoint no man hastily lest we partake of his sin (1 Tim. 5:22).

    Trump looks like he has the presidency in the bag, and I confess that I see implied in that that God has not condemned us utterly to destruction. But I’m nonetheless convicted that His Word wards me against voting for the man myself. Strange as that is.

    I suppose my position is similar to that of John Knox in regard to Queen Elizabeth: while he might have appreciated her in the sense that her Protestant reign was a great relief, he nonetheless denied that she was qualified to rule.

    C.) Put bluntly, given the dynamics of our rapidly changing culture, I believe it will be increasingly difficult to be a good Christian and a good American. It is far more important to me to preserve the faith than to preserve liberal democracy and the American order. Ideally, there should not be a contradiction, but again, the realities of post-Christian America challenge our outdated ideals.

    Rod Dreher

    First Things

    D.)Memorial Day … perhaps one of the Highest Holy Days of American Civil Religion.

    E.) “War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.”

    Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

    Two Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

    F.)  “All American wars save the South’s War for Independence and the American war for Independence — Wars of defense of home and hearth — have been examples of ‘Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight.’ The fighting was often gallant and heroic. the courage exemplary and honorable, and the intent sold as noble and uplifting. Yet despite all that, our country’s wars shed the blood of hundreds of thousands of men for reasons that had precious little to do with our Nation’s liberty. In brief, good men died in order to support the chicanery of bad men’s desire for profit and glory.”

    S. Miles Deagle

    G.) “A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over…is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.”

    G.K. ChestertonH.)

    “War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”

    Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

    Two Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

    I.) “I served in all commissioned ranks from a second Lieutenant to a Major General. And during that time, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism.”

    Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

    Two Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

    J.) War is just a racket… I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.

    Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler

    Two Time Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

    K.) At 11:02 am, 09 August, 1945, during morning mass, Nagasaki Christianity was boiled, evaporated and carbonized in a scorching radioactive fireball that exploded 500 meters above the cathedral. Ground Zero for the American A-Bomb was the persecuted, vibrant, surviving center of Japanese Christianity. Indeed Nagasaki, Japan was the epicenter of Asian Christianity.

    Since the Cathedral was the epicenter of the blast, most Nagasaki Christians did not survive. 6000 of them died instantly, including all who were at confession that morning. Of the 12,000 church members, 8,500 died as a direct result of the bomb. Three orders of nuns and a Christian girl’s school disappeared into black smoke or chunks of charred remains.
    What the Japanese Imperial government could not do in over 200 years of persecution, destroy Japanese Christianity, American Christians did in 9 seconds. Even today those who are members of Christian churches in Japan represent a fraction of 1% of the population, and the average attendance at Christian worship services is 30.

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.

2 thoughts on “On This Day; Potpourri of Quotes and Insights Over The Years From the Pastor’s Study”

  1. A friend told me about your site a few weeks ago. Very encouraging!
    Regarding Trump, thanks for looking back at it. By using the NT standard, would Pence, or Haley pass in 2024?
    I see Pence as a squish as a President, who makes way for Satanic purposes to make progress.
    I think the case that the NT overseer requirement doesn’t apply to. Presidential elections is because the leader of a nation is larger than our sphere, since we aren’t anabaptists. Our vote is a civic duty, so the idea of voting for lesser of two evils takes maturity and wisdom, and not a refusal to vote for anyone but the most godly. Unless we are electoral pacifists.

    1. Surfdumb,

      Of course, I disagree with you on being forced to vote for the Republican or Democrat. One can still vote if they must via third party or write in. Scripture teaches we are not to be unequally yoked. A vote for a wicked man is an unequal yoke. I won’t do it and I don’t think God’s people should do it. So, I am not an electoral pacifist. I vote. Just not for wicked men or wicked parties.

      By using the NT standard neither Pence nor Haley would pass in 2024. Pence made it clear who he is when he wouldn’t pursue constitutional means to challenges the 2020 election. And Haley is a woman and as a Christians, I do not believe women are not to be in authority over men.

      Our vote is not our vote. Our vote is God’s vote. Choosing the lesser evil is communicating that God would choose the lesser evil.

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