A year has passed since the revelation of Ed Snowden, who worked for the NSA, that all Americans were being spied upon and data-based by the US government. Surprisingly, many American Christians seemed unconcerned. Their mindset is that we are doing nothing wrong so we don’t need to be concerned. American Christians, in general, seem to be unaware of history. This ignorance is supported by organized religion that has made many believers think that we are to blindly obey anything the government does as though the government were in God’s stead.
History shows that all governments are contrary to God. More people die at the hands of their own governments than from other governments according to RJ Rummel. Jesus was crucified by trumped up charges created by the “ruling class” of Pharisees and Sadducees who persuaded Pilot, from the Roman government, to have him crucified. If Nero had the surveillance technology of today, there would be no Christian church that would have survived his persecutions. I speak in hyperbole because nothing will thwart the Lord’s preservation of His church (that is, true born again disciples of Christ) just as the Bible has never been destroyed.
However, that does not mean we should idly stand by and let the surveillance increase. We need to be proactive in protecting our privacy. And this is what Reset the Net is all about. Please go to their website and read what they have to say.
Mat 4:8 – 11
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
The Governments of the World
The usual understanding of this verse is that we are to worship God. What is overlooked is that when Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world, Jesus did not refute Satan in his authority to give him the kingdoms of the world. In other words, all governments belong to to Satan.
This creates a contradiction in doctrine. We are routinely told to “obey all governments” based upon Romans 13:1 & 2 which says
Rom 13:1 – 2 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
If Satan owns all the kingdoms of the world, are we being told by Paul to obey Satan because God has ordained Satan to rule the world? Any thinking person will realize that would be utter nonsense to think that way.
If you read or listen to any of the many websites, podcasts and radio broadcasts from the patriot community, you will hear the expression, “sovereigns” used frequently. The expression tends to be confusing both because governments and kings claim the term in reference to their authority over their subjects and because organized religion uses the expression as meaning the total control of God over His creation as the Sovereign Lord. The term needs clarification for the Church (i.e., the people that are born again) and the people towards their governments.
First, the patriot community rightly understands that governments are not sovereign but the people who create their governments. The American government was created “by the people, for the people” (from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address). It is a logical conclusion that the creator is greater than the created. Thus the people who create the government are greater than the government that was created, and the people have the sovereign rights while the government has privileges granted by the people.
The Creator, Yahweh who became Y’shua, is also the Sovereign Lord who grants us our rights. Unlike humans, God can not take back that which He gives because all that He says and does is eternal. Eternal means from his unchanging nature which has no beginning nor end. Therefore His Word is immutable. So our human rights are not privileges given us from God because what He gives He can not take back (Romans 11:29). Continue reading “Sovereign Maturity” »
The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation
The Revolutionary War was not fought to create a federal government. The states were already sovereign. They did not want to lose their sovereignty. But they did want to increase their revenue. Independence was declared to form a confederation of the states that would have greater international clout. Just as the later federal constitution only declared the rights already possessed by Americans, the Declaration of Independence only declared the independence Americans already possessed. As soon as the Declaration of Independence was published, the 1st congress convened to ratify the Articles of Confederation. All during the Revolutionary War, Americans operated as a confederated nation, called the United States of America. The government the states agreed to join was the Confederation, not a federal government. The fighters of the Revolutionary War did not fight to impose a central government upon the states. They fought to establish the Confederation.
Today we misunderstand the difference between a confederation and a federal government. Consider these definitions:
Confederation vs Federation
A union of states in which each member state retains some independent control over internal and external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government.
The Free Dictionary/Legal Dictionary
In a confederation the sovereignty of the individual states is retained, but in a federation the states are subservient to the central government. Americans back then did not want another variation of a monarchy and realized that a federal government would be just that. Consider what one writer of the Anti-Federalist Papers had to say about this. Continue reading “We Have the Government the Framers Intended” »
All Christians who take the Bible seriously know that a global government is being forced upon us all. Regrettably, most of these same believers scoff at the idea of a conspiracy. Yet one has to be in complete denial to think that this move towards a global government is either an accident or a natural development of mankind. The powers that lie behind governments have successfully conditioned many into thinking that those who declare that a conspiracy is underway are either insane or such simpletons to believe that a small group of people can control the whole world.
What makes their case acceptable to so many is that they imagine a conspiracy to be run by a small band of evil villains of comic book quality. But the people working towards a global government, and especially those who are positions of power, are not comic book villains. They are outwardly nice people. Indeed, they consider themselves to be good people working for the betterment of all the world, as only they are able to conceive it. Continue reading “Understanding the New World Order” »
Jurisdictionary author Dr. Frederick Graves JD and wife
It has been said by another patriot, “How can we obey the law when we do not know the law?” When it comes to going to court most Americans are totally ignorant of both the law or the rules of court, and are routinely fleeced by the the lawyers and courts who take advantage of that ignorance.
There are, however, lawyers of character who genuinely care about America and the people of God. Dr. Frederick Graves is one those men. He is a believer in Christ with a deep faith in the Lord and a lawyer with over 20 years of a case winning record. He has a course that every American needs to take on law and the courts. His course is called, “Jurisdictionary” and comprises of flash videos, mp3 files and pdf documents. He gives both the very practical steps of winning a lawsuit and the basis for laws to understand why the courts exist and how to use them. What he can not do, and what is imperative for anyone who takes his course to learn, is give the documentation of actual laws in state and federal legislation, nor the rules of court procedure since they vary from every jurisdiction. But he does give many reference resources to find case law and court rules.
His course provides the groundwork that is necessary to launch a study of those other matters from, and a perspective that establishes the right priority in understanding the system. To help the reader understand his course, I am going to liberally quote his work. He begins his program with a simple outline of the process involved in a lawsuit with a free flowchart.Continue reading “Jurisdictionary” »
Ask any Christian, or any American for that matter, what is the supreme law of our country, and the answer will invariably be the US Constitution. Wrong. It is not the supreme law. The Constitution tells us what is the supreme law:
Article VI, clause 2
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land;and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
International treaties equals the the US Constitution and trumps all state constitutions and laws. The nation is being destroyed by this clause. World War I had no reason for battle except that so many nations were bound by international treaties to join in the fray. The laws in the United States are all conforming to the treaties signed by our nation by both the administrative branch and the legislative branch. Until an amendment to the US Constitution is passed declaring all international treaties subordinate to the US Constitution, the sovereignty of America will continue to be strangled like Gulliver with the Lilliputians.
There is a radio network called “The Rule of Law” that I have been listening to recently. One of the broadcasts on the network is a program called, “Jurisdictionary“, which is dedicated to helping believers understand the court process and the law and God. On a recent broadcast the host, Dr. Frederick Graves, asked the question, “What is the difference between freedom and liberty?” Since the point of his show is to teach the difference between the law of God and the law of men, he only focused on liberty. Liberty is the allowance of movement between boundaries. In this case, the laws of God and our Constitution.
But freedom was not addressed. In thinking about the two words, I realized that one word is a negative and the other is a positive. Free means, “without”. So a product that is free is without cost. Or a product that is free from fat is without fat. Liberty means, “within.” He used the example of a prisoner who remains in prison, but has been given liberty to leave his cell to spend time in the prison courtyard. And of course, when he is set free he is both without the confines of the prison and is at liberty to participate in general society. Continue reading “Freedom and Liberty” »
The Boston Tea Party was an action, not a discussion
The Tea Party movement almost drew me back into political involvements again. I stopped voting after I realized that the federal agenda of dominating every aspect of American life and 16 years of Clinton and Bush had shown that it made no difference which party was in power. What got my attention to the Tea Party was the genuine grass roots source of the movement. This was not another party run by professional politicians, but moms and dads of all faiths and backgrounds expressing their fears over the federal government’s complete disregard for the will of the people. All America, except for about 25%, now see that the federal government has no regard for the Constitution upon which it was formed. Continue reading “Direction for the Tea Party” »