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The True Meaning of Christmas
The True Meaning of America:
Americans have been trained to fear the word "theocracy." Like Pavlov's dogs, they start drooling "Intolerance!" "Osama bin Ladin!" and "Loss of Civil Liberties!" whenever they hear the word "theocracy."
Perhaps we should forgive them for mistaking "theocracy" (government under God) for "ecclesiocracy" (government under clergy). We join many of America's Founding Fathers in being quite critical of the clergy. In fact, we would just as soon see the entire concept of "clergy" and "church" eliminated entirely. America's Founding Fathers gave us "Liberty Under God" because they separated their theocracy from any church.
Today's government refuses to be "under God" because it thinks it is god. The two major political parties of our day preach a doctrine called "statism": the worship of The State.
In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court declared that America was a Christian nation. We would call it a "Christocracy." So would Thomas Jefferson's closest friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush.
Many Christians today are trying to decide whether they should continue their membership in a political party which seems committed to abortion, big government, gay rights, and secular education. And those Christians who are members of the Democratic Party are having an even more difficult time. Should we be loyal to our political party above God? Must we form a third political party?
In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned against excessive allegiance to any political party:
Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a different political party. And of what party was Rush?
Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . . The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrict it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another . . . . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party] is a spirit not to be encouraged.
Both major political parties are as bureaucratic and unreformable as the government they both promise to "re-invent." Looking back at the 20th Century, it is beyond doubt that members of both parties have championed the principles of Secular Humanism and global government. Both Republicrats and Demopublicans are really part of the One True Party, which we might call "the Council on Babylonian Relations." We need candidates who will consistently champion the principles of God's Word and God's Government, and voters who will vote for a "loser" knowing that obedience to God is more important than Party approval.
I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I am now neither. I am a Christocrat. I believe all power. . . will always fail of producing order and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
If a given political party is unwilling to commit itself wholeheartedly to God and his precepts, an individual still can. He needs to take the kind of oath that the US Supreme Court ruled "unconstitutional" in 1961. He needs to take the kind of Christ-honoring oath which the Constitution forbids (Art. VI). He needs to tell the voters that if he is elected he will take a "test oath."
The Supreme Court says we are a "pluralist" system, giving freedom to all religions. This is a lie. All religions have freedom except the religion this nation was founded on. You can take an oath which articulates the teachings of any religion in the world, but you cannot take the oath required by the Delaware Constitution of 1776 -- or any other state for that matter, as required the day before the Constitution was ratified.
Let politicians continue their allegiance to parties; let voters declare their unwavering allegiance to God.
"Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve Him,
and shalt swear by His name."
A lawful oath is a part of religious worship. . . .
The Name of God only is that by which men ought to swear. . . .
Westminster Confession of Faith, ch. xxii. (1647)
Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house,
or appointed to any office or place of trust . . .
shall . . . make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit:
"I ________, do profess faith in God the Father,
and in Jesus Christ His only Son,
and in the Holy Ghost, one God, Blessed for evermore;
and I do acknowledge the holy scripture
of the Old and New Testaments to be
given by divine inspiration."
Delaware Constitution, 1776
"It should not be assumed that oaths will be lightly taken;
fastidiously scrupulous regard for them should be encouraged."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1950
Christ the Lawgiver
Christ leads America's Revolutionary Army
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