May God bless the theocratic women

This was back in 2015, and I can only hope the percentages have increased since then:

A new poll from Public Policy Polling is making headlines this week because it reveals that 57 percent of Republican primary voters want to make Christianity the national religion, even though doing so would require removing the First Amendment from the Constitution.

Even more interestingly, the data shows a stark gender divide among Republicans polled on this question: 66 percent of Republican women versus 49 percent of Republican men would like to see America become more theocratic…

The gender divide persists when the poll looks at which potential primary candidates male and female Republicans support. Politicians who are seen as more libertarian or more supportive of corporate interests (Rand Paul, Scott Walker) get more love from men, whereas candidates that are more on the [Biblical] side of the equation (Mike Huckabee) are more popular with women.

Quote source

Marcotte, A. (2015). Why do Women Vote Republican? Slate. Available http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/02/25/republican_women_are_more_religious_and_theocratic_than_republican_men_new.html. Last accessed 17th Aug 2017.

The Bible: for everyone, everything, everywhere

It is not only the church and the school which must be Christian. Every area of life and thought must obey God and His word. It’s a very serious mistake to think of the Bible as a church book. The Bible is more than a church book. It is a book for the totality of life, and as a result, this book is for every man in every area of life, and for every institution. It’s a Bible for church and state, for school and laboratory…

It’s a book for every area of life, and this book is seriously maligned and damaged if it’s treated as a book for the church only. It is to dishonor this book to limit its scope. It’s a book for the courtroom. It’s a book for the state. Every area of life is under God. It must hear His word and must obey Him. This does not mean the union of church and state. It means religion is basic to the state as it is to the church.

Quote source

Rushdoony, R.J. (n.d.). Postmillennialism and Education. Pocket College. Available http://www.pocketcollege.com/beta/index.php?title=Postmillennialism_and_Education_-_RR148K20. Last accessed 13th Aug 2017.

Getting back at the humanists and atheists

In late 2008, a number of buses appeared in London carrying the slogan ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’

By the beginning of 2009, similar ‘atheist buses’ were appearing in other UK cities. This was the result of a successful campaign, supported by the British Humanist Association, which raised more than £140,000 to fund the adverts. Eventually, no fewer than 800 of these buses were doing the rounds, and their counterparts were appearing in Spain and Russia.

It was, the organizers explained, an antidote to what they saw as Christian propaganda in various forms, sometimes (it was alleged) with the unsettling suggestion that eternal damnation lay in store for unbelievers. The atheist adverts were intended to assure atheists and agnostics that it was entirely acceptable not to believe in God.

Predictably, there was a religious response, and by February, 175 London buses were carrying the slogan ‘There definitely is a God. So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life.’

Quote source

Le Poidevin, R. (2010). Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, Oxford, p. 108

Time for Christians to clean up politics

One of the strange objections I have heard to Christians getting involved is that politics is dirty. Let me give you a sample quote: Wayne House said, any “attempt to establish long-term change in institutions will only result in the leaven of humanism permeating Christianity.”…

In point of fact, a good chunk of the Old Testament is devoted to politics. Even some of the New Testament heroes involved themselves in politics. Luke 3:14 shows John the Baptist addressing numerous ethical issues with Herod. He was seeking to make politics clean. The Centurion, Zaccheus the Tax Collector, Sergius Paulus and others were involved as Christians in seeking to be salt and light in society.

And by the way, Matthew 5 says that if we aren’t salt and light, we are good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under foot of men. That was imagery saying that if the church did not get out there and do something, the humanists would dominate. We would be under their feet; under their authority.

Of course politics is dirty – because the Christians have gotten out of it.

Quote source
Kayser, P. (2009). Getting Christians Back Into Politics. Biblical Blueprints, Omaha, pp. 2-3

Cutting out the surrender to evolution

Finally, one day in my sophomore year of high school, when I thought I could stand it no longer, I determined to resolve the issue. After lights were out, under my covers with flashlight in hand I took a newly purchased Bible and a pair of scissors and set to work. Beginning at Genesis 1:1, I determined to cut out every verse in the Bible which would have to be taken out to believe in evolution. Wanting this to be as fair as possible, and giving the benefit of the doubt to evolution, I determined to read all the verses on both sides of a page and cut out every other verse, being careful not to cut the margin of the page, but to poke the page in the midst of the verse and cut the verse out around that…

With the cover of the Bible taken off, I attempted to physically lift the Bible from the bed between two fingers. Yet, try as I might, and even with the benefit of intact margins throughout the pages of Scripture, I found it impossible to pick up the Bible without it being rent in two.

Quote source

Wise, K. (n.d.) In Six Days: Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation. Creation Ministries International. Available http://creation.com/kurt-p-wise-geology-in-six-days. Last accessed 30th Jul 2017

Quarantine is for the evil, not the godly

There is quarantine, the separation of disease, and there is the necessity of moral quarantine of sinful men from society. We do not flee from disease and sin, but rather separate and segregate sin and contagious disease from a community. This tells us what the biblical doctrine of holiness is about.

Too often in the modern versions of the doctrine of holiness, it is the people who are trying to be holy, who quarantine themselves off from everybody else. They segregate themselves and leave the whole of the world to evil. But the Bible says it is disease and contagious men and sinful criminal men who are to be quarantined, who are to be segregated and separated—not the godly.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein; therefore we are not the ones to be quarantined…

Our Lord prays, not that we should be taken out of the world, but that God should keep us from the Evil One.

Quote source

Rushdoony, R.J. (n.d.). The Ritual of Cleansing [sermon]. Pocket College. Available http://www.pocketcollege.com/beta/index.php?title=The_Ritual_of_Cleansing_-_RR172N25. Last accessed 27th Jul 2017.