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Integrity Amidst Corporate Evil

Posted on August 01, 2010 by Alexander

Making our job disconnected from the aftermath of the industry does not make us innocent.

Just Doing My Job

When I posted the last blog on the unethical monetary system that the government has forced upon us by federal law, I knew I was not finished on the topic. I addressed the theft of the Federal Reserve banking system of “loaning” money that they did not have and charging interest on non existent funds. My point was that we, the American people, do not owe this 14 trillion dollar debt, and that we should deny it and refuse to pay it. What I need to finish is our individual responsibility towards God to live ethically and not to participate in an unethical system, even though we are compelled by “law” to do so.

In a recent broadcast of the Katherine Albrecht show, Dr Marc Edwards shared how he had exposed the cover up of lead in the water of the Washington DC water supply by the CDC and EPA.     Dr. Albrecht asked him how they could try cover up the contamination of the water which poisons the people of DC?   His answer showed great compassion.   These bureaucracies are staffed with people whose jobs are compartmentalized and separated from one another.  Each person was just doing their job which did not reveal to them the big picture of the consequences of their job. His answer made me realize that atrocities over the world occur because of the multitude of people who are “just doing their jobs” without knowing what the ultimate consequence of their jobs are causing.

I had always wondered how a “Christian” nation such as Germany could allow the holocaust and World War II to devastate Europe.    There were notable exceptions, of course, such as the family of Anne Frank and Raoul Wallenberg, who defied the laws of the land by harboring and safeguarding Jews from the Nazi’s.   But the majority of Germans who called themselves Christians obeyed the “laws” of the land.   They may have objected to the atrocities that they knew about, but did nothing to resist it because they were not directly responsible for those atrocities.   Instead, they were good tax paying Germans who only were doing their jobs.   And from their point of view, their jobs were not harming anyone.

The bureaucrats of the CDC and EPA were not directly covering up the lead poisoning of the Washington DC water supply.  They were just doing their jobs, but they indirectly contributed to the cover up.   The German Christians of WWII were  not directly involved in the holocaust, but they contributed indirectly to the holocaust through their taxes and work in the armaments industries, and other manufacturing companies who supplied the Nazi’s with their armaments.

Likewise, as American Christians, we are indirectly responsible for the growing global government whose engine are the central banks of the nations owned and run by the international banking dynasties of the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans, et al along with their international corporations who are actively seeking to undermine and destroy the sovereignty of the nations through a coming global currency.

The Judgment of God

There is a foolish trend amongst some believers who think that God does not judge believers nor nations.   The love of God (of which I know as a reality) is distorted into thinking that God does not judge anymore.   The scriptures plainly state that judgment begins in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).  It also clearly states that God chastises those whom He loves (Heb. 12:5-11), which shows that judgment is part of the expression of His love.

Judgment in this life is only part of the judgment of God.  We all face God in judgment, whether saved (2 Cor 5:10) or unsaved (Rev 20:11), after death and must give an account of our lives before Him.   Little is taught on what that experience will be.  Most of what I have heard taught is simply the reiteration of Jesus in Luke 13 where He either says, “well done good and faithful servant” or “depart from me you workers of iniquity.”   This conclusion does not show the process.   The process is how we treated Him in His body (and all mankind) on Earth.

But a more revealing glimpse of the Judgment Seat of Christ, I believe, is found in the parable of 10 talents (Matt 25).  For those who were responsible with their talents He says again,

Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. (Matt 25:21 KJV)

But for the wicked servant He shows the folly of his logic.

Matt 25:24-28
24    Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25    And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26    His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27    Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28    Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.  (KJV)

In other words, Jesus will expose all our excuses for not doing that which was right.  He knows this servant had no intention of being responsible and was only making an excuse.   But even the servant knew what was right, and if he genuinely believed what he said, would have put the money where it could earn interest.  We should note that Jesus is referring to honest banking which is ethical, not the scam that we are all under today.

Heart and Conscience

This wicked servant still had a conscience and a knowledge of right and wrong in his heart, as we all do.  God is not going to judge us according to obeying the “laws” of the land, nor what your “pastor” may have told you.  He is going to judge us according to the knowledge of right and wrong that He placed in every heart, including the unregenerate.

Consider what Paul tells the Romans:

Rom 2:12-16
12    For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13    (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14    For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15    Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
16    In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. (KJV)

This clearly states the Lord’s standard.  We are all without excuse.  If we do not have the regeneration, the law of God (unlike the law of men) is written in the hearts of all people.   Then those who live by the law (i.e., the law of Moses) and those of us in the regeneration who disregard the promptings of the Spirit through our heart and conscience, have no excuse at all.

We are to obey God and what is right and wrong regardless of the laws of men.   If those laws compel us to disobey the laws of God, we are not to obey those laws.  For most Christians,  they consider abortion to be a litmus test.   If the American government chose the Chinese route and made it a law that you had to abort your third child, many denominational Christians would see that was wrong and refuse to comply.  I have no doubt that many other denominational Christians would still comply with such a laws, justifying themselves the same way the German Christians had done with Hitler.    Nonetheless,  when our tax dollars are used to fund abortion, we are just as complicit as if we were aborting our own children now.

But my focus is on the unethical banking industry and monetary system that we are all forced to use.  How do we get out of this?  For one thing, do not borrow money from the banks nor use their credit system.  If you must, then pay the loan off as fast as possible,  There are other banks to consider. For example, before I came to Christ, I did not file taxes for a couple years.  The IRS contacted me and realized that I had no means to pay their assessment and penalties, so the file was shelved.  What I did not realize was that they were continuing to charge me interest on those tax years.  After I married my lovely wife, she (who has a strong sense of ethics) demanded that I get this resolved.  The Lord opened a door for me that I had not considered.  My employer.   She loaned me the money to pay off the IRS and only charged me a few hundred dollars interest.  She became an honest bank for me, who then deducted our agreed upon monthly repayment from my pay check.  The debt was paid in a year’s time.

The IRS and the Income Tax are just as unethical as the Federal Reserve, but resisting them requires a clear leading of the Holy Spirit, and is a dangerous path to go.  When Pharaoh decreed that the male babies of Israel should be killed at birth,  the mother of Moses did not challenge Pharaoh, but used wisdom in saving her child.  I am not charging the Church to take on the IRS or the Federal Reserve, unless you know the Holy Spirit is directing you to do so directly.  Instead, I am encouraging the Church to use wisdom and to get off the grid that supports these unethical systems.

We may not be directly involved with the holocaust of American sovereignty, but neither should we be indirectly responsible as the German Christians were for the Nazi holocaust.  We have to get off the government dole.  Stop using credit, and if possible, stop using the Federal Reserve Notes and monetary systems. This is not an easy thing to do since our nation has been entrenched in this system for over a hundred years.

The first step is to learn how to live by your conscience and the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  They will lead you out.   But if you do not believe your own sense and have no root in your self, you will not follow.  My call is not outward activism, but inward transformation which will direct your outward activism.  Listen to your heart, and think for your self.

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  1. Alexander says:

    Seth Godin had this to say about corporate conscience: there isn’t one, people have a conscience. And I would add, people have to follow their conscience. His blog is here: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/08/the-corporate-conscience.html

  2. Grady Palmer says:

    Can you tell me more about Free The Church? Who specifically is behind the the name, what religious doctrine do you beleive in. Are you LDS, Baptist or some other religion? Given what I have viwed so far, I have been unable to determine what Free The Church is.

    Thank you

  3. Alexander says:

    Grady,
    Read more of the site. You will learn that I am not affiliated with any organization. My web site and blog are my own views on these three topics: discipleship, the body of Christ and the world. If you keep reading the posts you will understand who I am.



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