Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Waning (Christian) West

"According to Friday's Scottish edition of the English Daily Telegraph (page 6 flagged *** Sc) under the headline - Do not vote, it's a sin... Muslims are intimidated in the street - "Some Muslims were told not to vote while others were allegedly ordered by spiritual leaders to back Labour as Tower Hamlets became the centre of election controversy yesterday". "Two types of leaflet were distributed in Tower Hamlets [east London]. One displayed the words 'Don't vote' and '#StayMuslimDontVote'. It also read: 'None have the right to legislate except Allah.' The other read: 'Warning. Voting for man-made law is Shirk [idol worship] associated with Allah.'"

As we see above, during the lead up to Britain’s General Election (May 7, 2015) some Muslims wereurging other Muslims not to vote. These “Don’t vote” type of Muslims don’t sound that much different to many present day “Christians” who have come under the influence of Anabaptist theology that is stifling Christianity’s influence in the world. “[Jesus] said, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” Luke 13:20-21. E.g., the Amish and the Mennonites have turned their backs on society and have no Christian influence whatsoever apart from being cultural curiosities. Then there are others who think the Ten Commandments have nothing to do with Christians!
Then there are others who don’t believe in the following use of the Law, i.e., “A second purpose for the law is the restraint of evil. The law, in and of itself, cannot change human hearts. It can, however, serve to protect the righteous from the unjust. Calvin says this purpose is ‘by means of its fearful denunciations and the consequent dread of punishment, to curb those who, unless forced, have no regard for rectitude and justice.’ The law allows for a limited measure of justice on this earth, until the last judgment is realized.” RC Sproul.[1]
Then there are those who believe there are only Nine Commandments. They remove the Fourth Commandment of the Decalogue, the one regarding the Christian Sabbath.

Anyway, I’ve shortened to bumper-sticker size what the wise Presbyterian Robert Lewis Dabney says somewhere – here’s the bumper-sticker, “Healthy Pulpit, Healthy Nation.” We hear very little about God’s Law from the pulpits and that is why the West is crumbling. As the West continues to implode Socialism with its attendant Atheism and Islam with its attendant Sharia is rushing in filling the void.

Bottom line? Christians need to get educated on what the whole Bible teaches! Then we will again be an influence for good on this earth. Why? Because “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1. Antinomianism is as much an enemy of Christianity as Islam. The West needs to return to the foundation s it was built on.

"For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Isaiah 2:3a-4.

My old professor actually had the following bumper-sticker on his car's bumper: "God's Law or Chaos."[2] 

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