Monthly Archives: January 2017

No King But Jesus

As Christians in America we believe all people have a right to their religion.  We acknowledge that all people have the right to life, liberty and property, as recognized by nearly everyone at our founding.  These rights are merely recognized, because they come from God.  But who gives you the right to be a Muslim or any other false religion?  Did God give you the right to spit in his face?

Now it doesn’t necessarily mean we activate a government to punish one religion over another, but as Christians we should recognize that Christ is Lord.  He is king over all the earth, and what he says goes.  Everyone who believes and acts otherwise is in sin, and will be forced to kneel against their will.  We don’t fight with carnal weapons, but we should see things as they are and not pretend, along with the world, that any other way is legitimate.  There is only one way to the Father, through the Son. Governments can only serve one master. Often times we Christians support this multi-religious, multiculturalism as if all peoples have a valid seat at the table.  Or perhaps you like your government run by the opposition, the world, the Devil?  All peoples should be treated with some respect because they hold the office of human.  But as Christians we know that only by following Christ does anyone actually truly become human. A rejection of Christ is to undermine any human respect for life, liberty, or property. As should be evident the world over.  The body of Christ, we Christians have remade the world over the past 2000 years, and it is a glorious place.  Christian heresies such as Islam only seek to undermine it, like all paganism.   As Christians, for their own sake, we can’t let them.

A Consistent World

The reason jokes and irony and paradox work is because that is the way God created the world. If you live out of step with the way he created the world, it’s called sin. By doing so you mock yourself and leave yourself open to the mockery of others. That’s just the way it is. Inconsistent lives are the mark of every humanist philosopher, they don’t practice what they preach. But the Christian is free to be consistent, our obedience is in harmony with the world and it’s creator.

It’s one of the reasons why good artists, writers and storytellers must conform to the truth in order to create good art. In art the hypocrisy is blatant. Or at least it used to be. We can seer our conscience, we can train ourselves to love evil.

Don’t do that.

I suppose now I need a book list.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis
2. The Silmarillion, Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Everlasting Man, G.K. Chesterton
4. Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton.
5. Phantastes, George MacDonald
6. The Discarded Image, C. S. Lewis
7. The Space Trilogy, C. S. Lewis
8. The Divine Comedy, Dante, Tran. John Ciardi
9. The Brothers Karamazov
10. Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
11. Through New Eyes, James Jordan
12. The Old Testament
13. The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
14. The Path to Rome, Hilaire Belloc
15. Reflections, Edmund Burke