Archive for February, 2011

The Bible, the Family and Decentralized Society

The bible is in many ways a blueprint for building a decentralized order and society. The modern American Christian can’t see this because they have been taught something very different. All the groups fighting for power and influence today are centralist, hoping to erect a tower of babel. Unfortanatly the church is included and she wrongly thinks that placing a giant cross on top will make it less evil. In this post I hope to lay out some of the presuppositions that are the foundation for the decentralized order.

First of all, scripture dose not allow for a powerful church or a powerful state. Both of these important institutions are limited in their power and scope. According to Numbers 18 25-28, the church (sanctuary) is limited to 1/10 of the tithe. The rest went to the Levites who handled education, welfare and other things. The state or civil authority is likewise severely limited. Its income in the bible was limited to a tax of 1/2 a shekel for all males 21 and older.

In scripture we find the family as the central institution for exercising dominion and subduing the earth and replenishing it. The family is given the responsibility of education, land ownership and inheritance. The Law Word of God is given to the families in Deut and Proverbs, to be the guide for Kingdom work. I think there is a bigger problem at the heart of the American church’s misunderstanding here. Americans see salvation as the end point of the Gospel. If you think the end sum of the Christian life is salvation then its not hard to see the church as the main power in society, just as the humanist see the state. If you believe that nothing less than the total transformation of this world is the end sum of Christianity it is easy to see that the family and the individual are given the tools and responsibility to carry out the ground level work required.

Consider these points made by Rushdoony…

The purpose of God’s Law is to provide government under God, not under men, not the church, nor the state. God’s Law is the the means to a free and godly community.

The Law of God requires a trustee family…It requires the covenant people of God to establish God’s order, beginning in their families.

We have too long sought to establish God’s Law order through the state or the church. Both are necessary but limited spheres under God.

The Law of God thus is a charter and constitution for a decentralized society in which the basic powers of government are exercised by God’s covenant people in their self-government in every sphere, in their families, their vocations, the tithe agencies they creat to minister to a variety of social problems and needs, and so on.

The ideas in this post will be seen as treason by both church and state. Sadly the most venomous reaction will be by churchmen. I’m often asked “Why would a Christian support this whole agrarian/decentralization thing?”. It makes no sense to most Americans because Biblical Christianity doesn’t make any sense to them.

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Rushdoony on Christ’s Kingship

I read the book Sovereignty, by Rushdoony, last winter and I found this quote extremely powerful.

Because He is the King here and now and forever more, His law-word must govern us now and always, and all things must be reordered and remade to conform to His royal word. No sphere of life is exempt from His government, and not an atom of creation was created apart from Him or has any right to independence from Him. Christ is not lord over merely a corner of creation, nor only the church, but over all things. He is not less than God but very God of very God as well as very man of very man. There can be no justice or righteousness in man nor in society apart from Jesus Christ as Savior and King.

Moreover, no more than the Romans could lock up Jesus Christ inside a sealed tomb can the churchmen of our day confine Him to the church. If they continue to try to lock Him into the church, He will shatter the church as He did the tomb, and leave it empty as He emerges to rule the world, for He “is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1 Tim. 6:15).

RJ Rushdoony, from his book Sovereignty

You are the Resistance

Check out a little promotional video I made for the Infowars’ You are the Resistance / V for Victory campaign.

If you want to keep up to date on my anti-New World Order activities check my other site, The Rural Resistance

Debt Slavery’s Effect on the Future

The social consequences of debt include a covetous and inflationary society. When men spend prospective and still future earnings in the present, then, as the present passes, they are chained to their past spending by debt. Debt becomes a form of karma, a past which governs the present and the future and produces a society with a closed future. The slavery of debt binds man to the worst in their past; their debt-living cripples their present and helps determine and limit their future.

~R.J. Rushdoony

The issues of personal debt and the debt based monetary system we have in the Federal Reserve are the great sins of our generation. Churchmen don’t address them because its easier to denounce the sins of the pagans. Since most Christians haven’t had an abortion or been engaged in homosexuality, those are the sins we speak out against. But brethren, Judgment starts at the House of God and we have much to repent of. Our callus disregard for the bible’s guidelines concerning debt have made us a useless group of slaves. We can’t afford to be future oriented, because we’ve sold our future. Even the paper we call “money” is nothing more than a debt instrument and a means for the banking establishment to rob and steal even more of our future. For years no one railed against the FED because we loved paying yesterdays debt off with todays cheaper dollars. Those who have saved money and stayed out of debt fared the worst, losing almost all their buying power. Where are the sermons against the Federal Reserve? Where are sermons being preached against debt in general and the biblical limit of 6 years for any debt. I won’t even get into usury! Debt is one of the chief sins that has made God’s people the tail and not the head. Until we address this sin in a serious manner there is no hope to change the future. May God raise up a generation who steers clear of debt and can afford to think in terms of the future.