Most of the Christians that Paul wrote to the Romans were Jewish believers.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. 2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1 & 2
We are all influenced by the world and the way of thinking of the world. For many Americans this is the result of government education, corporate advertising, media propaganda and the various disciplines of science that has established themselves as the gods of our age. Therefore our reading of the Bible tends to be influenced by these worldly influences and it takes deliberate effort to discern the truth of Scripture. Reading the Bible alone will not transform your mind. There are thousands of Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons who do not know Christ. Renewing our minds come from reading the Bible by spiritual discernment.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.(1Co 2:14 & 15)
Legalism is the heart of natural thinking. Legalism is the means of self-justification. James tells us that if we break one commandment we have broken them all (James 2:10). But legalism tells us that if we do one good thing, we are good in all things. Through our narrow definition of goodness, we judge others according to our own standard. If we see others fail in one thing, we condemn them as utterly worthless. How unlike our King who believes we are worth saving no matter what we have done. Legalism turns us into hypocrites.
Legalism makes right and wrong a game. Lawyers are a prime example of what I mean. They do not care about what is right or wrong, only what is legal. Natural thinking seeks only for the benefit of self. We are awash in our culture in this kind of thinking.
The influence of natural thinking distorts both our reading of Scriptures and affects the way godly men translate the Scriptures. We need to read the Bible through the eyes of Christ. Since He is the King, we assume he is like a worldly king, and he is not. Jesus does not “rule” by force. He rules by example and is the standard we are to compare ourselves by. Jesus changes us just as a good marriage changes both partners. We love one another in marriage, so defer to one another. We love Jesus and defer to his good example because we want to please him and to be like him. Read the rest of this entry →
Where is the moral conscience of the Church today?
When I was a youth the Vietnam War was winding down. When I was of draft age, Nixon had begun the lottery and my number was too high, so I never went. But I remember that many had either fled to Canada or had filed CO, Conscientious Objector. That was a strange concept to me since I did not come to Christ until I was an adult of 32. The C.O. is a basic right of American freedom that had been used by men of faith who refused to violate the teachings of Jesus Christ in harming others.
Since the Vietnam war we have had a multitude of military police actions and wars around the world: Grenada and Panama in 1989; Desert Shield in 1990 then Desert Storm in 1991; Somalia in 1993; Bosnia mid 1990’s; Afghanistan 2001 and on; and Iraq 2003 and on – all called police actions, not wars; World War II being the last war declared by congress.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and observed the Vietnam War protests and the emergence of alternative lifestyles of Berkeley, California. The influence of that era had a stronghold on me that I was unaware. As a new believer in 1985 a friend made it her mission to get me to vote and be patriotic. Her mission was supported by worship music and preaching in the pulpit, so as a new ignorant believer I assumed that she was acting on behalf of the Lord.
During that time I joined the ranks of Christians who believed that supporting the government was patriotic and what “good” Christians do. I discovered that many Christians were police officers who attended my various congregations, many were combat veterans, many were government officials. In short people of the church populate every aspect of the government and the military and are the biggest supporters of the military. Yet, it has not always been so. Many American Christians at one time refused military service. Read the rest of this entry →
1937 book showing how 60 main families with 90 secondary families control America.
For the last 3 months I have read and converted Ferdinand Lundberg’s book, “America’s 60 Families” into a PDF e-book. I found an online copy that had been scanned which contained multiple errors, specifically in scanning the tables. To remedy these problems I purchased the book and went through page by page to make the corrections. The project is now done and available for public reading.
Since the text is in a document format, pages have been marked “[book page #]” to correspond to the printed book pages. This should facilitate quoting and referencing those quotes. It also keeps the index accurate. The only editorial difference is that I did not break up paragraphs by the book page. Thus the reference could be half a paragraph off. I also eliminated the endnotes and moved them to footnotes for reading convenience. His footnotes marked by an * (asterisk) have been left intact.
Why Should Christians Read this Book?
Because the book of Revelations makes it clear that the one world government will be formed by financial means.
And it causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark on their right hand, or in their foreheads, even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name. (Rev. 13:16 & 17)
This is how Satan through the rich has been forming his one world government. The United States was not formed to protect the people. All the states were sovereign and independent already. They agreed to come under a federal government for economic benefits, just as the European Union has attempted to do the same. Read the rest of this entry →
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). Read the rest of this entry →
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. Read the rest of this entry →
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. Read the rest of this entry →
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.Read the rest of this entry →
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.