The Miserable State of the Clergy Seen in the Words of Tim Keller

“I’d rather be in a democracy than a state in which the government is officially Christian. Instead of trying to take power, I think what Christians ought to be doing is trying to renew their churches.”

-Tim Keller, Wall Street Journal
02 September 2022

Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?
 Henry II of England 
 Referring to Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1170 

1.) Understand what Keller has said here. He has said that he would rather be under a government that is non Christian than under a government that is officially Christian. Tim would rather have his magistrates be Christ haters than have magistrates who are in submission to Christ.

2.) Tim talks about how Christians shouldn’t “try to take power.” The question is “take power from whom?” Presumably, in Tim’s world Christians shouldn’t try to take power from non Christians and should be happy to be ruled by Christ-haters.  Has Rev. Keller ever considered that all power is derived from God, hence, godly men must pursue power  in order to honor God using power for righteous and godly ends — something that the Christ-hater can not do if he is consistent with his Christ hating worldview?

3.) You know Tim, it is possible to both try and renew our Churches and in godly ways seek to take power. The right honorable Dr. Rev. Tim Keller posits a false dichotomy when he suggest that Christians have a binary choice wherein they can either take power or they can renew their churches but they can’t do both. Has Tim ever considered that one piece of evidence that Churches are being renewed is that they seek to exercise godly dominion over the state apparatus?

Curtis Dall on His Exploited Father-in-Law

“A few months ago I read the interesting book, ‘When the Cheering Stopped’ by Gene Smith. (Published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1964). It indicates the necessity of the American people being more adequately protected in the Executive Branch of our government in the event the Chief Executive should become very ill or suddenly incapacitated.

The book throws interesting lights upon the second marriage of President Wilson to Mrs. Edith Galt and to her complete devotion to him over the years; also, how she ran the country for a while when he became ill. In perusing pages 20 to 23, I was intrigued with the treatment of the well-known matter of the “Peck” letters, the numerous letters written to Mrs. Mary Allen Peck (later, Hulbert) by, Woodrow Wilson. Ultimately, Mrs. Hulbert re-assumed the name of Peck, after a divorce…

As I heard the story related, the matter does not center around Mrs. Galt and Mrs. Peck. It indicates to me more as to how Louis Brandeis came to be appointed by Wilson to the U.S. Supreme Court. It centers around Louis Brandeis . . . and illustrates, allegedly so, politics at its best, not women. Woodrow Wilson was often referred to as “Peck’s Bad Boy” before 1913 (page 23) and also whatever the “wits” felt called upon to say about him. That title went back to his days at Princeton. It appeared that Mrs. Peck’s son allegedly got into some financial difficulties in Washington. He needed about $30,000 to get straightened out, but Mrs. Peck did not have that sum of money handy. She allegedly retained Samuel Untermeyer, a powerful New York lawyer, to represent her and help raise the money for her son. The events allegedly proceeded something like this:

An appointment was made at the White House and Mr. Untermeyer called upon President Wilson and presented his client’s case, saying that his client needed money and that for the sum of $250,000 she would return to President Wilson certain letters, or else dispose of them to others.
President Wilson . . . “I haven’t that kind of money, Mr. Untermeyer. Let me think it over. Let’s take up this matter again, say in a week or so, and I will see what I can do.”

Later, at the next meeting, Wilson continued, “Mr. Untermeyer, I cannot come up with $250,000, but I may be able to raise something like $100,000 if that would satisfy your client.”

Mr. Untermeyer “No, Mr. President, that would not satisfy my client, but I have just had an idea … and, well, perhaps, it might be developed into a happy solution. If you indicate to me that you will consider appointing Mr. Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court, I will then discuss this unfortunate matter of the letters with friends of mine. They might be able to then arrange to settle this matter to the benefit of all parties concerned.”

President Wilson thought over the matter; so did Counsel Untermeyer and his friends. In due course, Louis Brandeis sat on the Supreme Court bench… Soon he was regarded by all as a very able Justice. In the world pro-Zionist movement, he proved an important aggressive figure and exerted great efforts in that connection, both here and abroad.

Curtis B. Dall
FDR, My Exploited FIL — pp.140

Biden’s State of the Union Claims that Contradict Christianity

“We are a good people, the only nation in the world built on an idea.
That all of us, every one of us, is created equal in the image of God.”

Joe ‘Bite-Me’ Biden

2023 SOTU Address

1.) The Scripture teaches that there is none who are righteous. Christianity has always taught the idea of man’s sin nature and the truth of original sin. Biden’s speech stands in direct contradiction to Christianity 101. We are not a good people. We are a people who have a fallen sin nature who must be redeemed before we can even begin to pursue goodness.

2.) Note the pushing of the idea that the USA is a propositional nations. America, as founded, was never intended to be a nation built on an idea. That idea that we are a nation built on an idea came with the rule of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln who famously, but errantly said that this nation was “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” This idea of a propositional nation was when Lincoln seared it into America’s consciousness in 1863 with the Gettysburg address and it is still a lie when Joe Bite-Me repeats it in 2023. America, as the Constitution states formed a nation for white Europeans and their descendants. America was originally formed as a White Christian Nation.

3.) It is true that we are all created in the image of God. It is decidedly not true that we are all created equal in the image of God. It is clear and obvious that all men do not have the same abilities, capacities, giftedness, and talents. Men have never been created equal in the image of God. Men have been and continue to be created diverse in the image of God. So, from the Christian understanding all men are equal inasmuch as they are made of the same dirt, all men are equal inasmuch as they are all equally responsible before God’s law, all men are equal inasmuch as they are all equally dead in their sins and trespasses but all men are not equal inasmuch as they are all the same or will all realize the same potential if they are all given equal opportunity. This idea is nothing but long established and now accepted Liberal gobbledygook.

A Slight Revising of Vs. 3 of “O Holy Night”

The 3rd verse in “O Holy Night” sucks. The whole thing was written as a poem first by someone who eventually became socialist (Frenchman Placide Cappeau) and was then translated from the French and promoted here in the states initially by a Unitarian/Transcendentalist Yankee Minister (John Sullivan Dwight). Dwight’s socialist credentials were seen in his close work with the Brook Farm Commune before it folded in 1847.

The French Catholic Church, once learning the egalitarian roots of the song quit singing the song in their churches. However, Dwight believed the song fit his times with the issue of slavery having gained the ascendency among the Jacobins in Northern churches. Dwight translated the song from the French in 1855 when Yankee sentiments against the South was moving towards a crescendo.

The egalitarian lines that are offensive to the ears of Biblical Christians are found in the 3rd verse;

“Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is Peace
Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother
And in His name, all oppression shall cease”

You can just hear Yankee Churches in the Transcendentalist North belting out this song during each Christmas season of the war, being warmed in their smug self-righteousness that they were doing a good thing by supporting the Yankee war effort to maim, rape, torture and kill the South.

This verse wraps all the devilry of the North in God approving and glorifying song. As such we hates it.

We would note that the slave can be our brother without his being oppressed by his slavery. The Scripture repeatedly teaches that slavery is Biblical. Second, though it is true that “In his name, all oppression shall cease,” it is not true that slavery is automatically oppression. There are times it might be. But it has not always been so. Certainly, slavery was not automatically oppression in the ante-bellum South as the slave exit interviews done in the 1930s unmistakably reveal.

However there is no reason to lose this song. It is not as thoroughly bad as the Battle Hymn of the Republic. It can be salvaged and remain a Church hymn. We just need to change a few words so that we can sing it once again during our current Christmas season.

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is Peace
Chains shall He break, for our state is Oppressor
And in His name, that oppression shall cease 

Biden Belongs to the Hypocrite Party

“We the people must decide whether the rule of law will prevail or whether we will allow the dark forces and thirst for power put ahead of the principles that have long guided us.”

Joe Bite-Me
Pervert in Chief
Democracy is in Danger Speech

1.) Rule of law? — Where was the rule of law when James Comey, Peter Strozk, John Brennan, and James Clapper went after the Commander in Chief by means of fake dossiers?

2.) Rule of law? — Where is the rule of law for those who remain in US prisons who have not yet been given due process when arrested for “crimes” committed on January 06?

3.) Rule of law? — Wouldn’t the rule of law find Ray Epps arrested and charged with crimes?

4.) Rule of law? — Where was the rule of law for the FBI’s search of Mar Lago? For the midnight raids on Paul Manfort, Roger Stone and other Trump supporters?

5.) Rule of law? — Where is the rule of law when the Dept. of Homeland security has Americans who disagree with the official narrative under illegal surveillance?

6.) Rule of law? — Where is the rule of law for the murderer of Ashli Babbit.

7.) Rule of law? — Where was the rule of law during the George Floyd riots?

8.) Rule of law? — Can you say Hunter Biden’s laptop?

9.) Rule of law? — Where was the rule of law when Hillary and Obama were exchanging illegal email on Hillary’s illegal server?

Biden and the DEMS invoke the rule of law when it is convenient but, as politicians typically do they neglect to invoke the rule of law when it is not convenient.