Ridderbos Quoted & Applied

“No doubt this knowledge and wisdom (which Paul speaks of in his corpus) in all their extent and explications do not simply coincide with faith; they are not gifts that, as it were, are ready to hand: they (knowledge and wisdom) must be discovered, traced, and investigated with all the saints and all generations. For the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge are more than be comprehended by one man, one church, and, — we may add to this — one generation.”

Herman Ridderbos
Paul — p. 245

Perhaps the greatest indicator of the anti-Christ nature of the contemporary visible Church in the West today is its delight in being stupid. Read the quote again. Characteristic of every Christian and every Church in one degree or another should be knowledge and wisdom and yet we throw knowledge and wisdom overboard for experience and emotion.

Why do we do that? Because of egalitarianism. We want everyone to be equal in the Church and if knowledge and wisdom were seen as signs of sanctification then clearly not everyone would be equal. BUT if we get rid of wisdom and knowledge as harbingers of sanctification and instead embrace experience and emotion then all Christians can be equally sanctified. Everybody can gin up some emotion and regale you about their experience.

This provides explanatory power to why the celibate sodomites in the Church no longer want to talk about Scripture, Doctrine, or theology but instead have taught their people, “Just tell your stories.”

Ask Doug … At Your Own Peril

Question for Doug — “Do you have warnings or encouragements related to interracial marriages?”

“I want to begin by objecting to the phrase ‘interracial.’ I’ll begin there. I think the question is really talking about inter-ethnic marriage. There is only one race. The human race. And so I think races — the whole concept of races — is problematic. The one human race is divided by language. divided by culture, divided by tribes, divided by history. There are many things that divide us.”

Doug Wilson
Minister — CREC

It’s amazing to me that putatively educated people can say things like what Doug Wilson says in light of the hard concrete realities that laugh at their statements as presented in this USA Today article.


This USA Today article is about a little girl (Aliani) who needs a bone marrow transplant. I quote the article in defiance of Wilson’s pastoral professional malpractice as on display in the Wilson video.

“In order for bone marrow transplants to have the highest rate of success, the donor and the recipient need to be of the same ethnic and racial background. The challenge for Ailani, who is half black and half white, is that the majority of prospective donors registered with the National Marrow Donor Program, which operates Be The Match, are white. 

“It’s difficult for any (multiracial) person to find a match on the registry,” Schatz said, explaining that while white people have a 77% chance of finding a perfect match on the registry, people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds have much lower odds.

Latinos, for instance, have a 46% chance of finding a match, and blacks have a 23% chance of a match, according to Schatz.

She didn’t know how likely it is to find a multiracial match though the registry, only that the chances are even lower for people like Ailani, whose life now depends on it.

In light of this reality how do people like Wilson and others offer up with a straight face that race does not exist or is a social construct? In point of fact in light of the reality of Aliani and people like her Wilson is showing himself an unworthy Shepherd when he advises people that there is no such thing as race. Can’t you just hear Aliani’s parents saying to the Doctors and to their family members upon receiving the shattering news that finding a bone marrow donor match for Aliani would be especially difficult since Aliani was a mixed race child, “But Rev. Wilson told us that race did not exist before we decided to get married?”

And Aliani is just one example that overturns Wilson. There are diseases also that focus their wreckage on particular races over and above other races. Further, Pharmaceutical companies develop medicines that are especially designed to profit one race vis-a-vis other races. Whole books have been written to substantiate that different races tend to different IQ abilities. (See Charles Murray’s “The Bell Curve”). To suggest that races don’t exist is irresponsible, ignorant, and a clear indicator that someone has given into the politically correct zeitgeist.

There can be no doubt that it is true that all people belong to the human race. However that does not mean that within the one human race as species, varying sub-species don’t exist — each fully human, each Image Bearers of God, but each a distinct expression of the one human race. And together communicating the idea of the One and the Many character of God. Further, within these sub-species there exist different ethnicity, tribes, and families.

Wilson mentions the things that divide us, but note that none of those things that divide us, per Wilson, are genetic. It’s almost as if Wilson is denying that genetic differences exist. Such a position borders on Gnosticism. Forgive me for bringing that up but there is so much Gnosticism in the Church today that it needs to be mentioned.

Rev. Wilson’s position fits well with the the cultural Marxist vision which embraces the idea of all colors bleeding into one, which in turn has a very Genesis 11 Babel feel about it.

Books and Covers — There’s More To This Than Meets The Eye

“As an MIT PhD in biological engineering who studies & does research nearly every day on the Immune System, the #coranvirus fear mongering by the Deep State will go down in history as one of the biggest frauds to manipulate economies, suppress dissent, & push MANDATED Medicine!”

Dr. V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai

“If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams.”

Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis

C. F. Rehnborg Professor in disease prevention in the school of medicine, professor of medicine, of health research and policy (Epidemiology) and by courtesy, of statistics and of biomedical data science and of Statistics; co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford.

Ioannidis’s 2005 paper “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”[10] has been the most downloaded technical paper from the journal PLoS Medicine and is considered foundational to the field of metascience.[18] Ioannidis wrote that “a research finding is less likely to be true when the studies conducted in a field are smaller; when effect sizes are smaller; when there is a greater number and lesser preselection of tested relationships; where there is greater flexibility in designs, definitions, outcomes, and analytical modes; when there is greater financial and other interest and prejudice; and when more teams are involved in a scientific field in chase of statistical significance.”

What Dr. Ioannidis is telling us in the quote in bold relief is a proverb that Mark Twain popularized (though he didn’t originate it) is that when it comes to lying there are three types, (a) liars, (b) damned liars, and (c) statisticians. I am convinced that we have fallen into the hands of all three in this Wuhan virus scare with the statisticians doing the most harm.

In the midst of this Wuhan scare people have forgotten that facts are not neutral. They have forgotten that facts always come nestled in a set of organic relationships with other unspoken yet controlling facts. We are being given all kinds of facts complete with dramatic numbers of death totals from the Wuhan virus but what do we know of those statistician who are shoveling those facts? Dr’s Fauci, and Birx, who are the putative experts guiding the White House response to the Wuhan virus both are people from the constellation of the left. Does anybody pause to ask how their pre-theoretical ideological commitments are driving their “scientific” conclusions? Has Trump consulted chaps like Dr. Ioannidis and Dr. Ayyaduri to offset the fear-porn mongering of Dr’s Fauci and Brix?

And in this context what are we to think of the well respected British epidemiologist Dr. Neil Ferguson who at the outset insisted that Britain would suffer 500,000 deaths from the Wuhan virus only recently to have re-adjusted that figure downwards to 20,000 deaths? This Brit epidemiologist was to the Brits what Fauci has been to the Americans and now all of a sudden he says, “whoops,” regarding his model?

The fact is that all of these people, with their “facts” regarding the impact of the Wuhan virus are only as good as the Worldview and theology that is driving their reason for selecting the facts that they select. Their statistical models are only as good as the assumptions that inform their models and those assumptions are only as good as the Worldview and Theology that are basis for those assumptions.

So, before we embrace any expert pertaining to the Wuhan virus we should know something about their ideological pre-commitments. We should investigate what reasons they may have for gerrymandering their statistical models.

Really, why should we believe anything coming from the FEDS or any leftist news source? Why should we give credence to any information coming out of China or Iran?

Honestly…. what we know is just this much,

1.) There is a virus
2.) It is having an impact
3.) That impact is NOT uniform in the differing nations it lands in
4.) At least a part of all this is the Globalist media has an agenda to put an end to the rise of the nationalist-populist impulse which is challenging their New World Order plans for hegemony.

We also know that the projected numbers are all over the map and hardly constitute what we call “science.” This may be the black plague. It may be merely the swine flu. I don’t know. You don’t know. Clearly, the experts don’t know. They are all projecting and speculating. It is at least possible that we have been “H. G. Wells’ed.” You remember H. G. Wells and his “War of the Worlds,” which created a panic because given the way it was reported over the airwaves people really believed that they were being invaded by aliens. This Wuhan Virus may be our H. G. Wells moment.

So, before we continue to hyperventilate that this Wuhan virus may be the end of the world as we know it, we need to step back, take a deep breath, and ask ourselves “cui-bono,” (who benefits) from all this panic and fear-mongering.

Of course … the panic has already begun and so who knows where we end up but wherever we end up it is quite possible we will end up there more because of mass hysteria than because of the Wuhan virus. There are other games afoot here than the world being sick. Those possibilities include,

1.) Medical Martial Law implemented to the end of overthrowing our Constitutional liberties.

2.) Shifting from the dollar being the World’s reserve currency to the Yuan becoming the World’s reserve currency.

3.) Precursor event to the rise of a new globalism. (See former Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s article in TIME magazine as well as recent comments by former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.)

Whatever is the consequence of this Wuhan virus scare you can be sure that the Wuhan virus was merely a pretext to set off a far grander vision of some kind of New World.

New York Times — The Menstrual Rag of Record

In the above two links the New York Times reveals that it is a bilious publication fit only for lining cat litter boxes, stuffing into the toes of the boots of poor children to make their over-sized boots fit, and for specializing in agitprop for the New World Order it so feverishly desires to see foisted upon the plebes of the world. If one wants to know what the Screwtapes, Slobgobs, and Wormwoods of the world are thinking the “Slimes” is a window into their un-souls. Otherwise reading the New York Times is like reading the diary of psychopathic serial killer.

In the first article linked above we get to hear from the “Does Everyone Know I’m Important,” Dr. Russell Moore. This man is a Baptist minister who would run over and then back over his own mother in order to have an op-ed in the New York Slimes.

I don’t like Moore because he is a leader of the Cultural Marxism Christianity school of thought. Here is a man who as a representative of Southern Baptists filed an amicus brief before a court to support the building of Mosques. “Bright” is not the word I would use for Dr. Moore. Moore has been so wrong on so many issues that a good model for knowing what to think is to think just the opposite of what Russell Moore thinks.

In the article Moore defends the value of all human life. All well and good but he does so without citing the voices that are calling for letting Grandpa and Grandma die from the Wuhan virus. Moore gives us platitudes that include, “we cannot coldly make decisions as to how many people we are willing to lose since ‘we are all going to die of something,’” and yet, whether Dr. Moore likes it or not if we are in a situation where decisions have to be made about who is treated and who is not treated — because there are not enough resources to treat everybody — then decisions like this (whether coldly or warmly made) have to be made. Has Dr. Moore never heard of the concept of “triage?”

Dr. Moore also doesn’t seem able to take into consideration how many people could well die if we were to slip into a full blown economic depression. Certainly in the decision making matrix concerning how the Wuhan virus is handled this has to be a consideration as well in terms of when to open up the American economy. Would Dr. Moore save tens of thousands of lives now at the cost of scores of tens of thousands of lives lost later because we kept the economy closed so as to save those tens of thousands of lives?

It is not that I don’t agree with Dr. Moore’s high view of life. I insist, like Dr. Moore, that every life — young or old, infirm or healthy, broken or whole — are Image Bearers of God and should be esteemed and valued as such. What I disagree with Dr. Moore over is his pietistic crapola that somehow thinks that offering up sentimental platitudes answers the necessarily hard questions that a triage situation presents to those who are having to do the triage.

Dr. Moore wrote an article that made him feel good about himself but offered absolutely nothing of substance of how to deal with the predicament that our Wuhan times presents us. Dr. Moore healed the wounds of people lightly. Which is to say he did not heal them at all.

In the second article we find a “woman” (Katherine Stewart) whose worldview is anti-Christian to the core only to find out she hates Christians. Imagine that. The frustrating thing about the whole article though is most of the people she puts in the dock as Christian have more in common with animism than they have in common with historic Christianity. It’s like reading someone giving the reasons for why they hate animists and then concluding that “Christians are stupid.” She complains about the “science denialism of Trump’s ultraconservative religious allies,” while being clueless that nearly all of the “Christians” she puts in the dock wouldn’t even be recognized as Christians by those Christians who have a clue about what orthodox Christianity means.

Secondly, that dear Katherine affirms the un-scientific assertion of anthropogenic climate change proves that she is the very dingbat that she is accusing others of being. She finds fault with 19th Century Theologian R. L. Dabney’s claim that physical sciences as “theories of unbelief,”  all the while proving Dabney’s point by being an adherent of anthropogenic climate change. (She had to get Dabney’s name in the article in order to give the article gravitas. You see, R. L. Dabney was a supporter of slavery. Arrrrgggghhhh…. hide the children.) Katherine proves for us here that Dabney was correct. It is the case that many times physical sciences are nothing but “theories of unbelief,” as embraced by various and sundry children, feminist writers, and God haters.

Our dear Katherine slanders the Cornwall Alliance without providing a shred of evidence that they are whack-a-doodles. Then she melds legitimate organizations like the Cornwall-Alliance with Pentecostals who really are whack-a-doodles. Katherine gives us men like Guillermo Maldonado, Rodney Howard-Brown (self advertised as “The Holy Ghost Bartender,”) and Tony Spell (he of magic handkerchief fame) thus suggesting that these flim-flam mystics are considered Christian by anybody besides other flim-flam mystics. Ms. Stewart thus subtly creates a “guilt by association” column. Most Christians I personally know don’t want anything to do with the Pentecostal wing(nut) branch of Christianity.

Katherine then goes on to complain that, “Mr. Trump actively disdains and contradicts the messages coming from his own experts and touts as yet unproven cures.” On this score we would note that “experts” too often are, as Dabney rightly pointed out, merely giving us “theories of unbelief.” How many of the Wuhan models, touching on how the pestilence will spread, of the so-called “experts” have been correct? And Trump has been very explicit about saying that he understands Hydroxychloroquine is not proven but that he is hopeful. Has Katy something against being hopeful?

Ms. Stewart’s full on bile on the subject of Christianity is revealed when she denounces Trump’s once expressed desire to open the country by Easter. It is the very mention of Easter that finds her screeching like a cat who has been doused in petrol and set on fire. How dare the President mention the Christian high day as associated with public policy?

This woman is not only a hater of Christianity, but she is also a hater of science, and a proponent of the New World Order. She is a whack-job of the first order. She wouldn’t know a fact if it made a nest in her amply sized nose.

The fact that the New York Times would print this pablum is just about what we have come to expect from the Newspaper whose motto is, “All the shite that’s fit to print.”

God’s Enemy -The god state / Our Enemy – The god-state

We are going to be using, quite a bit, the phrase “Tyrant-State,” and “God-State,” this morning. So that we can know exactly what we are speaking of, allow me to provide a definition at the outset so we can all be on the same page.

The Tyrant-State or God-State is defined as fallen man’s temporarily successful attempt, via his collective identity as expressed in the State, to take to himself the prerogatives of God. When fallen man successfully takes to himself the prerogatives of God in a social order as expressed in the individual the result is social anarchy. When fallen man successfully takes to himself the prerogatives of God as expressed in and through the State the result is the Tyrant-State or the God-State.

The whole premise here is if fallen man will not have God as God then he will take himself as God, either in his individual expression or in his collective expression as incarnation in and through the State.

This premise is supported from Scripture in Genesis when we see the Serpent telling our first parents that if they would only disobey God, they would be as gods, determining good from evil.

Throughout history Calvinists of multiple stripes have hated tyranny and have historically been at the forefront of resisting tyranny. This is not a controversial statement. Tyrants throughout the centuries have hated the Reformed faith and the adherents thereof.

English Historian Henry Hallam confirms this when he wrote,

“Not merely in their representative assemblies, but in their pulpits, they perpetually remonstrated in no guarded language against the misgovernment of the court and even the personal indiscretions of the King.”

Perpetually… perpetually. If a Calvinist clergy member remonstrates in no guarded language once a decade from the pulpit as against wayward magistrates it is a blue banner day.

Queen Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, detested presbytery, because it held principles inconsistent with allegiance to her crown.

In 1670 court Historian Peter Heylin could write in summation regarding Calvinists in his “Aerius Redivivus,”

“Thus we have seen the dangerous doctrines and positions, the secret plots and open practices, the sacrileges, spoils and rapines, the tumults, murders and seditions, the horrid treasons and rebellions, which have been raised by Presbyterians in most parts of Christendom for one hundred years upward.”

Just try and imagine any living historian today characterizing Calvinists as the Church’s Bad boys.

Mr. Wm. B. Reed of Philadelphia, himself an Episcopalian wrote after the war of American Independence,

“The debt of gratitude which Independent America owes to the dissenting clergy and laity can never be repaid.”

Those dissenting clergy and laity, in the main were Calvinists.

Looking back on all this 19th century George Bancroft could write, “Calvinism was Revolutionary.”

Can you imagine any historian today writing such words regarding Calvinists?

Something has changed.

Why were Calvinists once such champions of liberty that they were once remembered as we have briefly cited?

Calvinists were merely being consistent Christians. Here we have men who have taken the God of the Bible as their authority and have submitted to the Lordship of their great Liege-Lord Jesus Christ. Being in His service, they were first and foremost His men and the men of no-one else.

As such as being consistent Christians and belonging to one only Lord they refused to tolerate nor countenance any rule of any King, Magistrate, or Sovereign who ruled in defiance of the one only God.

And this is what the Tyrant State always seeks to be. It seeks to raise itself above God and to dictate to God’s people what their portion and lot shall be. The Tyrant State seeks to de-god God and en-God itself.

This is what we see in Exodus 5

2 And Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go.”

Keep in mind as we noted before that Pharaoh stands before God’s people here as the incarnation of Genesis 3:15 as God speaks to the Serpent – the eternal enemy of God’s people,

And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

There stands Pharaoh, the embodiment of the Tyrant State as the minister of the Serpent of Gen. 3:15. Moses and Aaron in being face to face with the Tyrant State are face to face with their ancient enemy. As the God of the Bible, through them, makes demands of Pharaoh they are face to face with a man wearing a crown that has crafted into it The mythical Uraeus-cobra was worn by gods and kings both in Egypt and later by Quetzaicoatl – ruler of the Aztecs. The serpent & vulture in Egypt communicated the divinity of Pharaoh. Naturally, enough the Tyrant-State having overthrown God has taken itself as God and in Egyptian Pharaoh’s case they have taken the serpent as their insignia.

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go.”

Thus speaks always the Tyrant State. It does not recognize God, neither does it have any intent to hearken unto his voice. In the Scripture we hear the voice of the Tyrant State over and over again demanding that it be acquiesced to. In Daniel the friends of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah refused the demands of the Tyrant state and were reported,

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury, gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? 15 Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you from my hands?”

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.

This is what the Tyrant State always desires. It desires to be Worshiped. It is what Pharaoh demanded as a living God and it is what Nebuchadnezzar demanded. It’s fake word is the final word in their world. The tyrant-state desires to be bowed down to and be served. And every time we submit to the tyrant State in its anti-Biblical fiat law-word we own another God who is no God.

And here you find why Calvinists are Calvinists. They have no God but God. They do not obey the false fiat law-word of the Tyrant God-State. God’s people have always refused to submit to the Tyrant-State.

That is the record of Scripture. God’s people do not submit to the Tyrant-State.

Now Haman went forth that day pleased and very much encouraged. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the king’s gate, and he did not rise or tremble in his presence, Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai.

Remember Haman is a representative of the Tyrant state. He is a Magistrate and his rage burns towards Mordecai because Mordecai, being a member of God’s people refused to offer obeisance.

Whether it is Moses and Aaron facing Pharaoh, whether it is Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah with Nebuchadnezzar, whether it is Mordecai with Haman, God’s people do not countenance the Tyrant God-state and that because they do honor and pay homage to the God of the Bible and His Christ.

The God-State … The God-State ever aspiring to be the voice of God and eventually, like Herod in Acts 12, being slain by God for thinking he was the voice of God. The Tyrant-State from Pharaoh in Exodus to Nero in the book of Revelation ever determined to eliminate the people of God who will have no God but God.

Our Calvinist fathers understood all this. It was second nature to them. Americans were a people crafted and shaped by the Biblical Christianity of Calvin. Indeed, this is so much that Historian Geroge Bancroft could write that “Calvin was the Grandfather of America.”

This basic understanding that fallen man can both in his individual expression and his collective expression as Tyrant-State will arise to cast off God and en-god himself is a staple of Calvinism. It is Calvinism 101. And the resistance to that in the social order is Calvinism 101a.

Our American Fathers were far from perfect but they sought to war against the possible rise of the Tyrant-State by creating a bill of rights which had the very Calvinist intent of tying the Federal Government down with the chains of the Constitution.

But our Federal State, being a Tyrant-State has long ago broken those chains and says to itself,

“I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:14

And this all Biblical Christians must oppose.

Very well, then how is it that our Tyrant-State reveals its intent to be God?

H. L. Mencken points the way in answering that question when clear back in 1926 he observed,

It (the State) has taken on a vast mass of new duties and responsibilities; it has spread out its powers until they penetrate to every act of the citizen, however secret; it has begun to throw around its operations the high dignity and impeccability of a State religion; its agents become a separate and superior caste, with authority to bind and loose, and their thumbs are in every pot. But it still remains, as it was in the beginning, the common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious and decent men.

— Henry L. Mencken, 1926.”

What Mencken is describing is a State that takes itself as the god in whom its citizenry live and moves and has its being. The State expands its duties and responsibilities so that we live in light of the State’s providence and predestination. It’s where the phrase “womb to the tomb” came from. It’s where the policy of “from school to work” comes from.

In that vein listen to this radio spot and tell me who it comes from?

We are there, Day one with baby names and a gift that lasts a lifetime. (SS card #)

We are there as you grow protecting you and those you love.

We are there when you get your first job. Helping you to save for the future. (SS deduction)

We are there when you marry your sweetheart, to help secure your new life together.

We are there if the unexpected happens to help you see life from a new perspective.

We are there when you start your next chapter to make sure you get off to a great start.

And we are there when you lose your soulmate, to help make sure you will be alright.

We are with you through life’s journey.

It is this kind of mindset that explains why politicians can say things like,

As John Kasich, a former Republican governor of Ohio, put it, “When you’re governor, you realize you’re really the father or mother of the people inside of your state. You’re right there. You live with them. You see them. You hear from them.”

If one listens to that commercial and that statement from Kasich from a Christian perspective one hears the God-State saying, “I am with you always even unto the end of the age,” or, “I will never leave your nor forsake you,” or, “Fear not little children.”

The comfort we are supposed to take from that is that the Tyrant-State is looking after us womb to tomb.

All of this is why Jose Ortega y Gasset in 1922 could warn

“This is the gravest danger that today threatens civilization: State intervention, the absorption of all spontaneous social effort by the State; that is to say, of spontaneous historical action, which in the long-run sustains, nourishes and impels human destinies.”

The State takes our children to “educate” them with a humanist catechism so that our children can function in keeping with the designs of the Tyrant-State. The State w/ the recent passage of 2.2 trillion “relief” bill inches towards providing a universal basic income so that we can all be well kept and provided for by the state. The State demands accreditation according to its standards in order for Universities and Colleges to be seen as legitimate. The State requires that our young people come to it in order to get permission to marry (Marriage License). The State demands of God’s people to live according to its humanist law which is becoming increasingly lunatic. The State burdens our small businesses with regulation and taxation which clearly communicates that small businesses exist in order to provide for the state. The state upon our death takes the double portion that was intended for the eldest son and so works to the end of insuring that families never gain enough strength to be a challenge to the state.

The Churches we attend are merely extensions of the State and if you EVER find one that bites the hand of the State in a sermon you should mark it on the Calendar. We pledge allegiance to the symbol of the State and we get misty eyed when we sing the Star Spangled banner and we get angry if anyone dare to not stand for these State rituals.

The State chooses our morality. If the State says abortion is fine, then despite what the Christian God might say abortion is fine. If the State says sodomites can marry then we will redefine marriage despite what the Christian God might say. If the State says you must be under house arrest because “it just knows better,” than we believe the State and stay put. Society has been swallowed by the State and that so much so that if anybody says “bugger the God-State” they are considered unchristian or extreme or unstable, and yet that is exactly what needs to be said again just as was said by the Covenanters to King Charles I, just as was said by the Huguenots to the Louis XIV. Just as the Dutch Christians said to the Spanish crown when they sought to bring those Dutch Calvinists under the thumb of the Roman Church and Spanish rule, just as The Calvinist Scott-Presbyterians said to the English Parliament in 1776 and just as the Calvinist Southerners Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee said to the Jacobin invaders in 1861. To be a Calvinist means to be one who resists the God state when the God state, in a long train of unrepentant abuses clearly has the agenda of being God walking on the earth.

For my part we are at that point in time again when obedience to tyrants is disobedience to God.

[the State]