In the State We Live and Move and Have Our Being

Congressional Democrat Jerry Nadler spoke out loud the truth about Endarkenment liberalism when responding to another House member (Congressman Steube — R) who had been opposing the Equality Act by reading from the Holy Scripture on the distinction that exists between men and women.

Congressman Nader stepped right up to the mic and said right out loud,

“Mr. Steube, what any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”

What does this tell us?

Well, it tells us what I’ve been saying until going hoarse and that is when “any religious tradition and the will of its God” is not a concern of Congress than the only religion left that will be allowed to express God’s will is the State. If no religious tradition that reflects God’s will is a concern of Congress then at that point Congress has made itself to be God and only Congress as God will be the concern of Congress.

People have to begin to realize that God is an inescapable reality as is religion. There is never a time when the will of some God is not the concern of institutions. As such when Rep. Nadler tells us that “ what any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress,”  what Nadler is telling us that is that Congress is God and as God Congress is only concerned about its will.

With this statement, Nadler demonstrates that the State as God is the God over all the gods. With this statement, Nadler demonstrates for all with eyes to see that the only religious tradition that will be allowed in Congress is the religion that is the State. Nadler has told those with ears to hear that “In the State, we live and move and have our being.”

Let’s try this one more way before ending. Nadler’s quote communicates that there is no God or religion that Congress is concerned with in terms of providing a standard by which to legislate. No will of no God of any religious tradition will provide a standard by which the US Congress will rule. If that is true, then what will the standard be by which Congress will rule? The only answer left is the sovereign will of the US Congress as God will be the standard by which Congress rules. Congress is God.

Of course, this demonstrates yet again that our current State is illegitimate and has zero moral ground upon which to expect the Christian citizenry to obey. This also demonstrates that any worldview that either asks all the gods into the public square or excludes all the gods from the public square is a worldview that in the end finds the State to be God as the State becomes the agency that determines the standards by which all will be legislated or adjudicated.

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.

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