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Divine Law

August 29, 2007

by  Mike Farris

 Has the Divine Law been “put away” or “nailed to the cross”?  While the Ten Commandments are universally accepted as the highest moral code, there are other God-given laws which define the true standards of health, monetary regulations, taxation, interest, debt, and all other aspects of moral, social and economic conduct of the individual, family, and the nation. We are bound to these laws just as surely as we are bound by the Ten Commandments, or the law of gravity. To the extent that we fail to respect and follow all of God’s laws, personally and nationally, our nation will suffer the curses spelled out in the 28th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy. Read that chapter and compare it with what you see happening in our country, and around the world.

From the internal evidence in the Scriptures, it is shown that the Divine Laws have never been abrogated. Christian believers and their leaders alike fail to understand the various parts of God’s laws. Read my Blog: The Levitical Priesthood of Tennessee.

The teaching of God’s laws on all levels is dreadfully lacking today. Pastors, Bible teachers, and every student of political science should study the whole body of the laws of God given in the Scriptures for the benefit of mankind. Although they are frequently mentioned, their application in our daily life is usually ignored and misunderstood. Only the ceremonial rituals carried out by the Levitical priests were “put away”, or “nailed to the cross”.

The DIGEST of the DIVINE LAW  by Howard B. Rand was first published in 1943 and points out the fact that we face the rule of law or chaos. It sets forth the justice, equity, and righteousness of the Law of the Lord.  When the entire range of Divine jurisprudence is comprehended, and its precepts are obeyed, individual prosperity and national well-being will be the beneficent result.

The 1983 printing in hardcover is still available at the unheard-of low price of $9, plus $4 shipping from:  At that price, you can purchase a copy for yourself and your Pastor.  Howard Rand was one of the most prolific and knowledgeable authors on Bible subjects during the 20th century. An attorney by training, he was eminently qualified to write on the subject of Divine Law. God blessed Dr. Rand with long life, he was 103 years old at his death. The following is only a partial listing of specific topics covered by the Laws of the Lord.

1. Organization of government

2. Scope of government

3. Qualifications for office-holding

4. Government revenue

5. Legislative enactments

 6. Ownership of natural resources

7. Court procedure

8. Standards of values

9. Interest (usury)

10. Lending

11. Indebtedness

12. Private ownership

13. Property rights

14. Taxes

15. Tax exemptions

16. Labor relations

17. Vacations

18. Capital punishment

19. Stealing

20. Imprisonment; restoration

21. Military training

22. Conscription for war

23. Exemption from military service

24. Prohibited foods

25. Sanitation

26. Slavery

27. Kidnapping

28. Pentalty for kidnapping

29. Accidental death

30. Compensation for injury… and  much more in this 248 page book with full      concordant index, and Scriptural index.

Psalm 94:12 says, “Blessed is the man (and women & children) who receive correction, O LORD, and teach them out of THY LAW.” Read all of Psalm 119… it’ll do you good.


Finding God In Physics

August 27, 2007
Chapter One

from FINDING GOD IN PHYSICS by Roy Masters
B i g   B a n g ’ s    L i t t l e   P r o b l e m

 “For the scientist who has lived by faith in the power 
of his reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He 
has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about 
to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over 
the final rock, he is greeted by a small band of 
theologians, who have been sitting there for centuries.”

Astrophysicist Robert Jastrow

The fact that the universe appears to be expanding leads cosmologists to conclude the universe was created by a hot, explosive event they call the “Big Bang.” However, there are some questions with regard to this theory, beginning with the little problem of the “singularity,” that infinitely dense, infinitely hot mass which science says caused the explosion. How did it get there in the first place, and where did all the heat come from? And then there’s the big problem of time; when did it exist, and how? In the process of considering these and other limitations of a hot bang theory, another possibility of creation comes to mind—a cold bang that requires no pre-bang mass or time, but simply requires God.Science says, rightly in my view, that the universe is expanding. But even with our light-sensitive technology, how do we really know? If we are indeed peering across billions of light years of space as they say, looking backwards into time at light reaching our telescopes from an expanding universe, then is it not possible that the expansion we see coming from the past is no longer happening back there right now? What is happening out there in the distant galaxies will surely not be seen for another few billion years. So how can we be so sure of an ever-expanding universe, merely by observation? What we see now is really ancient history. For all we know, the universe could already be collapsing. I am only trying to make the point that there are some things in science that cannot be fathomed by calculation based on observation. Observation as scientific technique cannot go far enough. It needs the partner of Einsteinian intuitive observation (looking through the mind’s eye) based on sound philosophical theory establishing principles which then can be confirmed through scientific observation.

Pure scientific observation is not enough to complete the cosmological quest. Telescopes which can only register starlight reaching us now from billions of years ago cannot possibly know what is happening to those stars where they are now. It is not that telescopes are wrong in what they observe; they are just physically too time bound. Of course, empirical research in cosmology is always physically time bound and thus always limited.

The startling reality of Einstein’s achievements is that he leaped ahead of empirical science through his unique intuitive approach. His inspired deductive powers gave mankind an understanding far ahead of mere mortal observation. The reason Einsteinian science is so important as a partner to observation is that there is a natural limit to human observation, a barrier beyond which we cannot go. Because we are time bound, there is a limit to what we can see, and thus, Einsteinian second sight, not being time bound, can penetrate the natural barrier of space/time and fathom the mysteries that elude our telescopes.

At the risk of belaboring the point, let me put this another way. What if there were an astronomer on some far flung planet in space, billions of light years away, looking at us with our light that has traveled all that distance in time to him? Could he not conclude that our movement is away from him, due to light’s red shift? Could he not be under the same impression as we are in perceiving a young universe in its early stages? So which way is the past? And which way is out? It’s all relative to who does the looking. 

There is no way of knowing by observation what is happening out there now. As far as past and future are concerned, it is not possible to know about a “beginning” from our frame of reference. We simply don’t know where it is or which way it is. It matters not that we on Earth are moving out with this so-called universal expansion. The fact remains that we are looking out at billions of years of ancient cosmological events, and they (if alien astronomers exist), looking back at us, would see us as nearer to the beginning of the creation event.

Now, the universe may well be expanding, but as I said, some things cannot ever be known by calculation from observation, simply because a calculation based upon such things as “which way is past” is flawed.

Questioning the Big Bang Theory

Let us look at the basic problem of an atheistic Big Bang Creation Theory which begins with “something” infinitely dense and infinitely hot—whatever that means—with no explanation about what it really is, whence it came, or how it actually came into being. It is claimed that the entire universe sprang from what physicists call a singularity, perhaps “something” only as large as the period at the end of this sentence. Whatever the size, the very concept of an already existing “something” (large or small) is a contradiction in terms of science. In a real beginning, none of the laws of science would have existed. There was no such thing as size, dimension, mass, time, length, depth, width, heat, not to mention the dynamics of what they call a “bang.” 

A mass of infinite density, infinite temperature, infinitely small and compressed, is an already existing creation. So we must ask ourselves this question: What is this “thing”—infinitely small, dense, and hot—that already existed before the “Big Bang”? From where did it come, and how did it exist without time and space in which to exist? Nothing can exist in this dimension without space/time to precede its existence.

Order to Chaos to Order?

A clump of infinite density cannot possibly explain creation. Who or what made this lump so compressed that when it was unleashed or unlocked, it exploded into the infinite expanse of the universe? What is the mechanism that triggered the bang? Again, we are alluding to laws of science that didn’t yet exist. And what is the underlying law of a chaotic explosion like the Bang? Can lightning strike a junkyard and create a brand new Mercedes? Where is the meaningful unfolding order, the scientific progression of causes and effects? A big bang is an explosive/destructive thermodynamic event. It is a blowing up, a flying apart process; it is a breaking up or down process; it is an “expanding” descent from “order” to chaos, from hot to cold. According to the laws of thermodynamics we should be going from efficiency to inefficiency, leading to a dying universe. (I am not saying the laws of thermodynamics don’t apply; they just don’t apply to the initial process of creation.)

But what process am I really describing? Behold, a creation made of an endless procession of wonders. Not a universe breaking down, but one coming together, unfolding logically from one principle into another—hydrogen becoming stars, and stars giving light as they change their hydrogen fuel into the heavier elements, the substance of which planets and living things here on earth are made. And before hydrogen? A similar process of unfolding, creating the tiniest particles, the building blocks of the elements themselves, and all following a pattern formed out of an initial, orderly, creative principle, rather than a destructive, chaotic event. 

The “Big Bang” Time Problem

The problem of time is twofold. First, for a Big Bang creation event to happen, time would have to precede the event. The question is: How does it do that? What is the dynamic that would cause the existence of time before any creation event? Scientists are not clear on this question. They have another problem with time. In their concept of a Big Bang creation event, the Bang would cause time “wind” to ripple or blow in an outward motion from the center of the explosion. In other words, although omnidirectional from a center frame of reference, from our point of view time would have to be consistently one-directional. And yet, I believe I can show time as a consistently omnidirectional wind, meaning it comes from all directions at once—the effect being that time predictably slows down as we move in any particular direction. If the Big Bang model were true, the effect on time would be quite different. The reason is that if time were one-directional, and you were driving with the time “wind” in the same direction, time would begin to slow down as you caught up with the time wind. However, if you traveled in the opposite direction towards the “Big Bang center,” then the time wind would have to “blow harder” against you, and hence time would move faster, relative to you. This does not happen. A clock ticks consistently slower in every direction that one chooses to travel through space. Therefore, time cannot be one-directional. 

Furthermore, how can we explain a Big Bang creation event without time preceding it? Events can happen only in time. Were there no time, there could be no procession of causes and effects. For a Big Bang to occur, time had to precede the event—and that’s impossible. Why? Because even if it did exist before the explosion, how could time escape the phenomenal gravity that would inevitably result from such an inexplicably dense mass—so dense, in fact, that it is not really “mass” as we know it?

Consider the mind-boggling gravity of a black hole, believed to be a star collapsed in on itself; this pales by comparison to the “original” density we are discussing. And yet, a black hole is supposed to be mass of such inconceivable density and compression that a teaspoon of such matter might weigh five million tons on earth. Its gravity is so powerful that everything—matter, light, even time itself—gets sucked in, disappearing down a drain hole where all known laws of science cease, and nothing more happens.

But no matter how dense a black hole might be (and they say there are quasars that can swallow whole galaxies), nothing that we know of could possibly compare with the gravitational pull of that mythical, original singularity that supposedly caused the Big Bang. What physicists describe as infinitely hot, infinitely compressed, infinitely dense, unimaginably small, etc., this pre-bang density would have a gravity of such magnitude that nothing could possibly escape it, not even time. What “pushing out” force can overcome such a “pulling in” gravity?

Of course, all this theorizing ignores the simple question: Who or what created the original density? Something already created certainly can’t be called a creation event. Clearly they are saying that the universe had a beginning; but then by all logic, it should have a Beginner, an uncreated Creator. After all, the laws of science are profoundly suggestive of an ordering Mind. And yet science keeps leaving Him out of the event by starting the universe with an already existing “lump.” Is the “lump” itself to be considered the Prime Mover of all existence and maker of the laws thereof? Can you seriously imagine all the profound complexities of the universe coming from a mindless lump?

Universal Geometry of Motion and Stillness

This book is about creation through an energy field scintillating in the darkness, creation out of what appears to be a nothing before time began. Black holes are not necessarily destructive; rather, they may be expressions of creation happening billions of years ago, witnessed now through our telescopes. Creation, I say, is a geometric symphony, an endless variation of motions and stillnesses. Here, the word nothing is quite precise, because matter is composed of an extra-dimensional no-thing, yet-to-be things. The key principle presented here is that matter and the progression of matter are made of an unrolling variation of one geometrical theme—original motion and stillness (energy and the apparent absence of energy). While motion can exist only with a relative stillness to define it, perfect creation stillness is able to exist without motion; all other “stillnesses” are relative stillnesses, which is to say they are in motion. All the building blocks of nature have some kind of nucleus-center that is relatively still compared with the motions around it. Just as these relatively still “centers” are essential for the existence of matter, so is a perfect inertial center also essential for the existence of the whole universe.

If the universe is in motion (and we know it is), then there must be an absolute rest to define that motion. This absolute stillness surrounded by the “all” of absolute motion establishes a pattern followed by the rest of the universal building blocks, from atoms to planets. Atoms and planets involve relative motions with relative stillnesses at their centers; however, in the case of the creation event, this still center is not relative but must be a pivotal point of absolute rest—The Absolute Rest Center—the unmoved Mover of all things that are created and that move.

Can a solar system exist as a complete whole without a central and (relatively) still sun? Would it remain a solar system? Obviously not. Can wheels turn without an axle? Can atoms exist without their nuclei? Would they remain atoms? No, they would be reduced to something less than themselves. Everything orbits, circumorbits, cycles, or circles around some kind of center-event-cause. Even plants and other living things revolve in life and death cycles. 

Can you think of anything in your life, or in this universe, that doesn’t involve such a system? Even man’s life ought to revolve around, and be centered in, his Creator. The redeemed, spiritually in-breathed man (God-centered) manifests the ultimate physical and metaphysical cycle, the living, breathing poetry of ultimate motion and rest. 

The question once again is, can the universe, in absolute motion, exist without an absolute inertial rest to define it? In the context of Einstein’s theory, the answer is no, for in his view nothing can be considered to be in motion unless it’s compared to something relatively at rest.

Plato said that time and the succession of change is the moving image of eternity according to number. The absolute place of Universal Stillness, which gave birth to Original Motion, is the model from which all relative motions and relative stillnesses derive. Without these centers of relative stillness defining the motions that become the geometric progression called creation (a universe made of an infinite variety of interconnecting, spinning, orbiting, circumorbiting balls), there could be no creation.

The Geometry of One

The ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras maintained that “one” is not a number, but the underlying continuum initially containing and giving birth to all numbers. And that “one” is the underlying unity and starting point for all systems, the root nature of all things, ourselves, the earth, and the universe. Modern science confirms his mathematics of creation. Of what, may we ask, are the elements comprised? Numbers, atomic numbers. A hydrogen atom differs in properties from a lead atom only because its nuclear properties differ, meaning the number of “moons” (electrons) that are circumorbiting an equivalently numbered, but differently charged nucleus. The essences themselves aren’t different, only their charge and their numbers.

The energy essence that makes up the electrons of the hydrogen atom is the same as the essence of those of the lead atom—electrons are electrons in both. And the same with the protons and neutrons in the nucleus. It is only the numbers that change the properties of the respective elements, giving them spectacular new forms and functions, from the giant redwood tree to a sparkling diamond. What I am saying is that from the first “One” in the beginning, everything is everything else in a creation symphony, a geometry of never-ending, complex, orbiting numbers—just as Pythagoras’s never-ending complexity of numbers developed out of the simplicity of one. It is the geometric growth of one added to itself, and so on, in a spectacular creative flow—and not a “bang” produced by a lump.

  Copyright © 1996 – 2000 Foundation of Human Understanding 

The book “Finding God in Physics” is probably available at your nearest bookstore.
If they don’t have it, please encourage them to stock it!

War Is A Racket…part 1

August 27, 2007

by Mike Farris

War is a racket. Very few wars are fought for ‘freedom’ or to ‘spread democracy’. And if you think democracy is something  fine and good, you have been brainwashed, programmed, and indoctrinated, with ANTI-AMERICAN propaganda. If you think it’s good that American and British lives and property are being used to spread democracy, your ancestors are spinning in their graves. For the full story, read my blog, Why Americans Have No Rights.

Wars are fought for profit… someone, or some corporation, makes a lot of money selling weapons to both sides, and controling the assets of the targeted ‘enemy’. Most people get along just fine until a criminal element in and out of government decide to go to war. These warmongers know that people will not  support a war for territory or natural resources. Here’s how the scam works. First, they covet something the other country has that they want to control. If they can’t make a deal with that country, they buy some politicians (and they’re a dime a dozen) to start a propaganda campaign against  that country. Does “Gulf War I” ring a bell? After they drum up enough support they provoke, or create, an incident to make the people angry enough to  fight.

It worked in the Spanish American War… “Remember the Maine”, WWI was billed as “the war to end all wars”, WW II… “Pearl Harbor”, and it worked again, September 11, 2001… the “9/11” tragedy. If one will recall, the United States and Great Britain supported Saddam in the Iraq/Iran War for eight years. In return for that support, they expected Saddam to sell control of Iraqi oil fields to Standard oil and British Petroleum. When Saddam reneged on the deal, he became enemy number one. Then the criminal element in government made sure the people would support a “War on Terror” with an “attack”, and the ‘bought’ politicians invaded Iraq and Afghanistan… where it just so happens Big Oil wants to build an oil pipe line to a  seaport in Iraq.

The United States, and its British ally, has been fighting this “War on Terror” for longer than it took to win WW II…  with no peaceful end in sight. The world is a much more dangerous place, but the warmongers and their friends are much richer. Saddam is dead, and dead men tell no tales. The designated ‘boogey-man’, Bin Laden, is probably a CIA spook and living large somewhere on the French riveria. He shows up just long enough to make another propaganda video. The government hasn’t made any progress in locating this “terrorist”, have they? Why is that? Typically, when someone commits a crime and the government wants to prove the fact, an indictment is written up, evidence is presented and the alleged perpetrator is formally charged with a crime.

The Bush gangsters have jailed and tortured thousands, invaded Afghanistan, and destroyed Iraqi society resulting in the deaths of over 600,000 civilians since 2003 – but they still have not gotten around to indicting or even formally seeking Osama bin Laden’s arrest in connection with the 9/11 attacks.

 Iraq is a cash-cow for contractors

And, now if anyone exposes these warmongers, they become a target. Read the following Associated Press report.

Source: Documented in the book, War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC [Retired]

The Seven Primordial Epochs

August 23, 2007

by John Smith

Okay I must admit there are some articles that are more fun to write than others. This is one of those articles. Over twenty five years ago many of the teachers who exposed my family to the truth of our physical inheritance in Abraham also exposed us to many other “unconventional truths”. One of those ideas was the concept that the seven days of creation in Genesis 1 actually referred to seven epochs lasting hundreds of thousands of years or more, instead of twenty four hour periods.

As the years progressed I have been exposed to the “Creation Science” thoughts held by many insisted on a “young Earth” less than 7,000 years old. It has always been striking to me that while the proponents of these theories are always quick to insist they don’t believe in evolution, their theories related to the “young Earth” hypothesis and the corollary of a global flood in the days of Noah, actually believe in an evolutionary process taking place in only six thousand years. Proponents of belief system reject that idea that creatures slowly evolved through a process of natural selection over the course of millions of years, and instead insist that all races of man, and the different species of animals, insects, and birds evolved from the sampling of creatures on Noah’s Ark which sailed less than 4000 years ago. The idea that every race of man and most of the animals on earth could have “evolved” into the diversity we see today is even more preposterous than the notion that they evolved over the course of millions of years.

Furthermore, it is always striking to me that “Creation Scientists” in particular will embrace “evidence” as a matter of faith. Noticeably absent from their though process is the normal and healthy process of scepticism and critical analysis. On the contrary anyone who questions the latest “proof” is labeled a “anti-Christ” or even worse an “evolutionist”.

It was refreshing to come across the work of Dr. Hugh Ross, who himself professes a belief in our Savior, and a critical understanding of scientific evidence pertaining to the geologic / fossil record of the ancient happenings on our beautiful planet. While he rejects the idea of biological evolution, he points out that the fossil record clearly portrays the process outlined in Genesis. He has done a great deal of research and makes excellent presentations showing that science and scripture can be in complete harmony even without the fanciful ideas expressed by those claiming to be “Creation Scientists”. While I would heartily embrace, and deeply appreciate the work of Dr. Ross I also recognize that he is also a man, and that his work also likely contains errors often linked to his misunderstanding of scripture and Yahweh’s plan for us.

Before I present the research I have discovered through my own investigation, please let me make one thing crystal clear. Under no circumstances do I embrace, support, advocate or mean to elude to the idea of biological evolution or “speciation”. There is no rational scientific evidence to suggest that any species has ever morphed into another species. There might be similarities in the anatomies of some lizards and some rodents, but that does not suggest that one evolved from the other. Rather, that they were created to endure similar circumstances or environments.

Instead of a biological mutation from one species into another I believe in a series of specific creations and catastrophes that altered the population of our planet, as the environment and topography changed. One group would be entirely wiped out and replaced with a new creation by Yahweh of another sometimes similar species more suited to the new environment or circumstances.

So when you see animals listed below, I do not believe that dinosaurs “evolved” into birds. Rather I believe they were each created for a distinct and specific purpose, but had significant biological similarities. Yahweh created specific animals to fill their place in the ecosystems of each successive age of his creative process preparing earth to be inhabited by his children. Animals, birds, reptiles, gastropods and fish did not evolve, but the environment did.

One of the most important aspects of this knowledge is the understanding is the recognition of the methods Yahweh uses to create. Yahweh uses natural forces that often appear to be catastrophic to produce outcomes that we would perceive as being supernatural. The ancient history of our planet is evidence that at times his actions can be perplexing, but at all times are working according to a perfect plan to produce an outcome motivated by perfect divine agape love. Just as Yahweh brought a host of natural elements together to fashion the earth into a host for life, so to he uses apparently destructive processes into our personal lives to develop His Spiritual life within us.

Both his spiritual and physical laws are in perfect harmony, working together to make us into His image and likeness.

Below is a chart that illustrates that the progression of creation as illustrated in the fossil record is in perfect agreement with the progression of creation listed in Genesis. This is by no means an exhaustive account of this information, but it is a reference point for further discussion. Please feel free to send comments and questions about the idea. I would love to discuss it in greater detail.

Even the most radical of Evolutionists would admit that the time periods they suggest are at best educated guesses, based on the assumption of constants in elements of change. Catastrophes and radical circumstances could drastically alter the time frame, but the laws of physics (just as divine and the ten commandments) won’t support the “Young Earth” idea. So it is reasonable to take the “millions” and “billions” listed below with a “grain of salt”, but the fact that we are talking about a creative process lasting MUCH longer than 6000 years cannot be avoided.

America’s Pastors

August 22, 2007
America’s Pastors: Preachers Of Truth Or Promoters Of Tyranny?
by Chuck Baldwin
August 21, 2007

Once again, the burden of responsibility to help maintain America’s liberty rests upon the shoulders of the men in the pulpits. That should not surprise us, because it has always been this way. Part of what made America great was old fashioned, tell-it-like-it-is, no-nonsense preaching. Most of what we hear today is a bunch of mealy-mouthed, pussyfooting, ear-tickling, don’t-offend-anyone preaching, which has largely contributed to America’s current slippery slope into the sewer. But if you thought it could not get any worse, guess again.

A startling television news report from Shreveport, Louisiana has revealed a sinister plot hatched deep inside the diabolical brain cells of the Bush administration to use America’s pulpits as promoters of tyranny. That is a strong statement, I know. But it is true.

According to KSLA television in Shreveport, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) intends to use America’s preachers to help pave the way for martial law in the event of another terrorist attack upon the United States.

The KSLA report (which you can read for yourself here: ) begins, “Could martial law ever become a reality in America? Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that. KSLA 12 has discovered that the clergy would help the government with potentially their biggest problem: Us.”

The report continued by saying, “[G]un confiscation is exactly what happened during the state of emergency following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, along with forced relocation. U.S. Troops also arrived, something far easier to do now, thanks to last year’s elimination of the 1878 Posse Comitatus act, which had forbid regular U.S. Army troops from policing on American soil.

“If martial law were enacted here at home, like depicted in the movie, ‘The Siege’, easing public fears and quelling dissent would be critical. And that’s exactly what the ‘Clergy Response Team’ helped accomplish in the wake of Katrina.”

The report went on to say: “[C]lergy response teams would walk a tight-rope during martial law between the demands of the government on the one side, versus the wishes of the public on the other. ‘In a lot of cases, these clergy would already be known in the neighborhoods in which they’re helping to diffuse that situation,’ assured Sandy Davis. He serves as the director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

“For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13.”

Dear Reader, are you getting this?

In order to convince American citizens to surrender their firearms to the government during a time of martial law, DHS is enlisting the assistance of America’s pastors. According to the DHS, my job as a church pastor, is to tell my congregation that, according to Romans 13, they must surrender their firearms when the government asks them to do so.

Of course, faithful readers of this column know that I have already addressed the Romans 13 question. See

For those who are ignorant of Romans 13, let me address the issue bluntly: According to Romans 13, every citizen is only bound to obey his or her governing official to the degree that the governing official does not violate the duty of the citizen to obey the “higher powers” which, for Americans, are God and the U.S. Constitution. In other words, no Christian can be ordered to disobey God, and no American citizen can be ordered to disobey the U.S. Constitution. Properly understood, Romans 13 teaches that each and every governing official (including the President of the United States and all those under him) must submit to the U.S. Constitution.

Article. VI. Paragraph. 3. of the U.S. Constitution states, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”

So, what does the Constitution say regarding the disarmament of American citizens? The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Did you get that? “[T]he right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” [Emphasis added]

Therefore, any attempt to disarm the American people must be viewed as an act of tyranny and must be resisted.

The right to keep and bear arms is rooted deep in American history. I remind readers that it was the attempted gun confiscation of the colonists’ arms, which had been cached at Concord, Massachusetts, that directly precipitated the beginning of America’s fight for independence.

America’s founders were clear on this subject. Our first President, George Washington, called our firearms “the people’s liberty teeth.” Our third President and author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, said, “No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

America’s founders spoke unanimously on the subject. Patrick Henry said, “The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.” Samuel Adams said, “The said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

And what did the Lord Jesus Christ tell His followers on this subject? Jesus said in Luke 11:21, “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.” Did you see that? Jesus said that in order for a man’s goods to be “in peace” it was necessary that he be ARMED. Now, I don’t know about you, but I will take the word of Jesus over the word of a DHS official anytime.

Furthermore, Jesus told his disciples in Luke 22:36, “[H]e that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

Upon hearing the words of Jesus, Simon Peter responded by saying, “Lord, behold, here are two swords.” (vs. 38) That means at least two of Jesus’ disciples were armed with swords (the 1st Century equivalent of a modern handgun, something used for personal protection), and Jesus did not rebuke them or ask them to surrender their swords. He merely said, “It is enough.”

I realize that after Simon Peter used his sword to cut off the ear of the man as soldiers came to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus told him to “put up thy sword.” But notice, He did not tell him to “give up” his sword; he merely told him it was not time to use it, because it was in the plan and providence of God that Jesus be taken to Pilate, that He might be crucified for our sins.

Don’t tell me that the Bible teaches pacifism, because it doesn’t. I am a Christian, and I am a pastor. And I agree with Charlton Heston who said that they could have his guns “over my cold, dead hands.” If DHS believes that I will ask my congregation to give up their firearms, they are grossly mistaken.

It also needs to be pointed out that, apparently, DHS must already be planning to declare martial law in the United States or else this kind of advanced strategy would not even be necessary. Why would they already be asking pastors to be prepared to request their church members give up their guns if they did not intend to declare martial law?

Now, what every single church-going Christian in America should immediately find out for themselves is, What does my pastor intend to do? Will he ask me to surrender my guns, or not? I highly encourage every reader who currently attends church to ask your pastor this question RIGHT NOW.

Of course, the next question Christians need to ask themselves is, What will I do if my pastor says he would ask me to surrender my guns to the government? I suggest that every church member in America settle this matter right now. And if you discover that your pastor would indeed ask you to surrender your guns (or equivocate by saying he would have to “pray about it”) if asked to do so, you should immediately leave that church and find a pastor who believes the Bible and supports the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, if you do not currently own a firearm, you might want to heed the words of Jesus and go buy one.

So, once again, the burden of responsibility to help maintain America’s liberty rests upon the shoulders of the men in the pulpits. Will we be preachers of truth or promoters of tyranny?

© Chuck Baldwin

Is America A Free Country?

August 10, 2007

 by Mike Farris

Do you really think America is a free country in the 21st century ….

When over 40% of your paycheck is confiscated(stolen) by fraud via an unlawful income taxes to support a central government bureaucracy gone mad?

When Americans can’t travel on “free”-ways or public streets without a permit called a driver’s license? Can you imagine the pioneers needing a tag for their wagons?

When Americans must pay a “ransom” to the insurance company monopoly who got “laws” passed to make insurance mandatory to travel in your vehicle?

When you must send your children to a government licensed school or the State will confiscate your property, kidnap your kids, and put you in jail?

When your State approved “tax exempt” 501(c)3 church corporation teaches the one-world religion of obedience to man’s government and ignores God’s Laws?

When the nation’s police are more of a threat to life, liberty, and property than so-called “common criminals”?

When Americans must get permission from the State to marry? Even when they marry in their Church… what happened to separation of Church and State?

When Americans cannot practice “free” enterprise without being regulated, licensed, and taxed by the government?

When Americans can be jailed for contempt for exercising any of their God-given rights by corrupt judges?

When Americans must read  underground publications, or “freedom movement” blogs to learn the truth because the “controlled” media only puts forth party-line propaganda?

When the State tells you when, where and how to build on your property and even denies you the right to modify it unless you get their permission? (for a fee, or course)

When America has more “political” prisoners under lock and key than any other nation in the world?

When prisons are a growth industry  and private companies are building more “concentration camps” to house even more?

When the government knows every financial transaction you make and your private banking records are available to their prying eyes?

When the UNITED STATES  President is more concerned with “making the world safe for democracy” than the Sovereignty of the American nation he took an oath to preserve and protect?

When the government and the people have no common interest whatsoever and exist in a state of perpetual  hostility?

When everything you and your children will ever work for is mortgaged to the bankers and collectable on demand?

NO! dear fellow Americans, if you think America is the Land of the Free, you are sadly mistaken. America has been stolen. We have been made slaves by a shrewd Constructive Criminal Fraud that has caused us to be  permanent debtors, bankrupt, in legal incapacity, rendered commercial “persons”, “residents”, and corprorate franchisees known as “citizens of the UNITED STATES”, all capital letters, a legal fiction instead of our former status as Free Inhabitants of the Land of The United States of America(upper and lower case letters).

How did this happen? It started with the so-called “14th Amendment”. Said ‘Amendment’ was never lawfully ratified – see Congressional Record, June 13, 1967: DYETT v. TURNER, (1968) 439 P2d 266, 267; STATE v. PHILLIPS, 1975 (affirmed) – created a citizenship of corporations (privilege, not free God-given rights) to supposedly give the newly freed Negro slaves citizenship. These abstract statutory entities are the product and definitions of the legistature and are fully taxable and regulatable under the law. The 14th Amendment transferred all citizens from one master and placed them under another master, and was the first step in ensalving America. Notice when you receive a letter from the government your name is always all capital letters, signifying your corporate “privilege” status.

Step two occurred on the night of December 23, 1913 when most of Congress was on Christmas break. The criminal element in the United States Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act and thereby committed the greatest act of TREASON in history. These criminals surrendered our nation’s sovereignty and sold the American people into slavery to a cabal of arch-charlatan, anti-Christ international bankers who proceeded to plunder, bankrupt, and conquer America with a money swindle.

The “money” the banks issue are merely bookeeping entries. It costs them nothing, the government does the printing for them free of charge, and is not backed by their wealth, efforts, property, risk, or any collateral whatsoever. It is  not redeemable except in more DEBT paper. The Federal Reserve Act forces Americans to pay compound interest on thin air. We now use these worthless “notes” backed by our own credit, effort, property, risk, and collateral ( try getting a loan without it), and are made to compelled performance for the “priviledge”. In exchange for using(renting) notes belonging to bankers who create them from nothing, Americans are forced to repay in substance (labor, property, land, businesses, resources – life) in ever-increasing amounts. This is the greatest heist and fraud of all time.

Step three was accomplised in 1916 with the passage of the Internal Revenue Act. The bankers, ever fearful of betrayal, demanded that Congress secure the payment of loans with the forced collection of taxes. In effect, the IRS is the collection agency for the Federal Reserve, which is no more “federal” than Federal Express. Congress was able to convince the American public that the Income Tax was only for the “rich”(those who earned $3000 per annum in 1916), and would never affect 99% of the population. With their payment system firmly in place the Federal Reserve made more and more loans, and the United States paid the interest with more and more gold. The structured inevitability transpired in 1933 when the U.S. Treasury was empty, and the old United States declared bankruptcy.

In 1933, the United States declared bankruptcy as expressed in Roosevelt’s Executive Orders 6073, 6102, 6111, and 6260, House Joint Resolution 192 of June 5, 1933, confirmed in PERRY v. UNITED STATES, (1935) 294 U.S. 330-381, 79 L.ed 912, as well as 31 USC 5112, 5119, and 12 USC 95A. The bankrupted United States went into trustee receivership of a new UNITED STATES (cleaver, huh?) and reorganized in favor of 115 Creditors, and new owners, the Federal Reserve System. Read the well-documented books: Secrets of the Temple, How the Federal Reserve Runs The Country, by William Grieder, and Fourth Reich Of The Rich by Des Griffin.

 With the ERIE R.R. v. TOMPKINS case of 1938, the Supreme Court confirmed their success. America is now in an international private commercial jurisdiction in colorable admiralty-maritime under the Law Merchant. Americans have been conned and betrayed out of our God-given sovereignty, rights, property, freedom… our REPUBLIC. The Bill of Rights are nothing but “civil rights” in commerce.

Every American ‘knows’ in their heart of hearts that ‘something’ is wrong with the Land of the Free, but few have ever considered the root cause. Thomas Jefferson’s prophesy has come to pass: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency… the banks… will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” What will happen when Americans realize that their alleged “public servants” are willingly or stupidly compliant parties to the plunder, bankruptcy, subjugation, and ruin of their lives and counrty?

It may take another bloody revolution, but let’s pray that we can regain our country by peaceful means at the ballot box. From this day forward, let Americans commit themselves to driving out of elective office anyone who runs for re-election. Public service is a brief civic duty, not a career. Never re-elect anyone! We won in 1776 against all odds, we can do it again.

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You Shall Know The Truth, and It Will Make You Mad

August 9, 2007

An excerpt from the book, Fourth Reich Of The Rich, by Des Griffin.  World War I was then raging in Europe. With the prospect that the U.S.A. would  soon join the war, two Skull and Bones “Patriarchs” , Averell Harriman (class of  1913) and  Percy A. Rockefeller (class of 1900), paid special attention to  Prescott Bush’s class of 1917. They wanted reliable cadres to help them play the  Great Game, in the lucrative new imperial era that the  war was opening up  for  London and New York moneycrats. Prescott Bush, by then a close friend of “Bunny”  Harriman, and several other Bonesmen from their class of 1917 would  later  comprise the core partners in Brown Brothers  Harriman, the world’s largest  private investment bank.   The U.S entered World War I in 1917. In the spring of 1918, Prescott’s father,  Samuel P. Bush, became chief of the Ordinance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section  of the War Industries Board. The senior Bush took national responsibility for  government assistance to and relations with Remington and other weapons  companies.   With the war mobilization conducted under the supervision of the War Industries  Board, U.S. consumers and taxpayers showered unprecedented fortunes on war  producers and certain holders of raw materials and patents. Hearings in 1934 by  the committee of U.S. Senator Gerald Nye attacked the “Merchants of Death” —  war profiteers such as Remington Arms and the  British Vickers company  –whose  salesmen had manipulated many nations into wars, and then supplied all sides  with the weapons to fight them.   Most of the records and correspondence of Samuel Bush’s arms- related section  of the government have been burned, “to save space” in the National Archives.  This matter of  destroyed or misplaced records should be of concern to citizens  of a constitutional republic. Unfortunately, it is a rather constant impediment  with regard to researching George Bush’s  background: He is certainly the  most  “covert” American chief executive.   Captain Bush (Prescott)went to the 1919 reunion of his Yale class in New Haven,  Connecticut. Skull and Bones Patriarch Wallace Simmons, closely tied to the arms  manufacturers, offered  Prescott Bush a job in his St. Louis railroad equipment  company. Bush took the offer and moved to St. Louis–and his destiny.   Then on May 1, 1926, Prescott Bush joined W.A. Harriman & Co. as its vice  president, under the bank’s president, Bert Walker, his father-in-law and  George’s maternal  grandfather–the head of the family.   The firm’s first global lever was its successful arrangement to get into  Germany by dominating that country’s shipping. Averell Harriman announced in  1920 that he would re-start Germany’s Hamburg- Amerika Line, after many months  of scheming and arm-twisting. Hamburg-Amerika’s commercial steamships had been  confiscated by the United States at the end of the First  World War. These ships  had  then become the property of the Harriman enterprise, by some arrangements  with the U.S. authorities that were never made public. The deal was breathtaking; it would create the world’s largest private  shipping line. Hamburg-Amerika Line regained its confiscated vessels, for a  heavy price. The Harriman enterprise   took “the right to participate in 50  percent of all business originated in Hamburg” ; and for the next twenty years  (1920-1940), the Harriman enterprise had “complete control  of all activities of the Hamburg line in the United States.”   The Hamburg-Amerika takeover created an effective instrument for the  manipulation and fatal subversion of Germany. One of the great “merchants of  death,” Samuel Pryor, was  in  it from the beginning. Pryor, then chairman of the  executive committee of Remington Arms, helped arrange the deal and served with  Walker on the board of Harriman’s shipping front  organization, the American Ship and Commerce Co.   Walker and Harriman took the next giant step in 1922, setting up their  European headquarters office in Berlin. With the aid of the Hamburg-based  Warburg bank, W.A. Harriman & Co. began spreading an investment net over  German industry and raw materials.   In those interwar years, Prescott Bush made the family fortune which George  Bush inherited. He piled up the money from an international project which  continued until a new world war,  and the action of the U.S. government,  intervened to stop him.   We shall examine here the alliance of the Bush family with three other  families: Farish, Draper and Gray.   The private associations among these families have led to the President’s  relationship to his closest, most confidential advisers. These alliances were  forged in the earlier Hitler project and its immediate aftermath. Understanding them will help us to explain George Bush’s obsession with the supposed over-population of the world’s non-Anglo-Saxons, and the dangerous means he has  adopted to  deal with this “ problem. ”.   On March 25, 1942, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold announced that  William Stamps Farish (grandfather of the President’s money manager) had pled “  no contest ” to  charges of criminal conspiracy with the Nazis. Farish was the  principal manager of a worldwide cartel between Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey  and the I.G. Farben concern. The merged enterprise  had opened the Auschwitz  slave labor camp on June 14, 1940, to produce artificial rubber and gasoline  from coal. The Hitler government supplied political opponents and Jews as the   slaves, who were worked to near death and then murdered.   After pleading ” no contest ” to charges of criminal conspiracy with the  Nazis, William Stamps Farish was fined $5,000. (Similar fines were levied  against Standard Oil–$5,000 each  for the parent company and for several  subsidiaries.) This of course did not interfere with the millions of dollars  that Farish had acquired in conjunction with Hitler’s New Order, as a large  stockholder, chairman  and president of Standard Oil. All the government sought  was the use of patents which his company had given to the Nazis–the Auschwitz  patents–but  had withheld from the U.S. military and industry.   Will Farish at 25 years old was a personal aide to Zapata chairman George  Bush in Bush’s unsuccessful 1964 campaign for Senate. Will Farish used ” that  Auschwitz money ” to back  George Bush financially, investing in Zapata. When Bush was elected to Congress in 1966, Farish joined the Zapata board.   When George Bush became U.S. Vice President in 1980, the Farish and Bush family fortunes were again completely, secretly commingled. As we shall see, the  old projects were now being revived on a breathtaking scale.   The Nazi regime surrendered in May 1945.   In July 1945, General Draper was  called to Europe by the American military government authorities in Germany.  Draper was appointed head of the   Economics Division of the U.S. Control  Commission. He was assigned to take apart the Nazi corporate cartels. There is an astonishing but perfectly logical rationale to this–Draper knew a lot about  the subject!  General Draper, who had spent about 15 years financing and managing  the dirtiest of the Nazi enterprises, was now authorized to decide who was  exposed, who  lost and who kept his business, and in practical effect, who  was  prosecuted for war crimes.   Draper and his colleagues demanded that Germany and the world accept the collective guilt of the German people as the explanation for the  rise of Hitler’s New Order, and the Nazi war crimes.   After several years of government service (often working directly for Averell  Harriman in the North Atlantic Alliance), General Draper was appointed in 1958  chairman of a committee  which was to advise President Dwight Eisenhower on the  proper course for U.S. military aid to other countries. At that time, Prescott  Bush was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut, a confidential friend  and golf  partner  with National Security Director Gordon Gray, and an important golf partner with  Dwight Eisenhower as well. Prescott’s old lawyer from the Nazi days, John Foster Dulles, was Secretary of State, and his  brother Allen Dulles, formerly of the  Schroder bank, was head of the CIA.   This friendly environment emboldened General Draper to pull off a stunt with  his military aid advisory committee. He changed the subject under study. The  following year the Draper  committee recommended that the U.S. government react  to the supposed threat of the “population explosion ” by formulating plans to  depopulate the poorer countries. The growth of the  world’s non-white  population,  he proposed, should be regarded as dangerous to the national security of the  United States!   President Eisenhower rejected the recommendation. But in the next decade,  General Draper founded the “Population Crisis Committee ” and the Draper  Fund,  joining with the  Rockefeller and Du Pont families to promote eugenics  as  “population control.” The administration of President Lyndon Johnson,  advised by General Draper on the subject,  began  financing birth control in the  tropical countries through the U.S. Agency for International Development  (USAID).   General Draper was George Bush’s guru on the population question. But  there was also Draper’s money–from that uniquely horrible source–and Draper’s  connections on Wall Street  and abroad. Draper’s son and heir, William H. Draper  III, was co-chairman for finance (chief of fundraising) of the  Bush-for-President national campaign organization in 1980. With George Bush  in  the White House,  the younger Draper heads up the depopulation activities of the  United Nations throughout the world.   In 1950 and 1951, John Foster Dulles, then chairman of the Rockefeller  Foundation, led John D. Rockefeller III on a series of world tours, focusing on  the need to stop the expansion  of  the non-white populations. In November 1952,  Dulles and Rockefeller set up the Population Council, with tens of millions of  dollars from the Rockefeller family.   In 1988, the U.S. Agency for International Development signed its latest  contract with the old Sterilization League (a.k.a. Association for Voluntary  Surgical Contraception),  committing  the U.S. government to spend $80 million  over five years.   Having gotten away with sterilizing several hundred North Carolina school  children,  not usually less than eight to ten years old,  the identical  group is now authorized by  President  Bush to do it to 58 countries in Asia,  Africa and Ibero-America. The group modestly claims it has directly sterilized   only  two million people, with 87 percent of the bill paid by  U.S.  taxpayers.     Evidence to clarify any role the polio vaccine played in the AIDS epidemic is being sought by the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, which made the vaccine more than 40 years ago.   We couldn’t clean up the adeno virus vaccine seed stocks grown in monkey kidney cells. The seed stocks apparently were always contaminated but the vaccines were still administered. [The supplier of these contaminated monkeys from at least 1962 to the mid 1970s was Litton Bionetics, a top U.S. Army biological weapons contractor. Dr. Hilleman was the chief investigator overseeing the Merck contract to develop the hepatitis B vaccine that appears to have most plausibly initiated the AIDS epidemic. Merck’s President, George W. Merck, was an America’s biological weapon industry director personally appointed by President Roosevelt following WWII. Merck and Company, Inc. also is infamous for having received a large infusion of cash around the same time to secure a virtual monopoly over the chemical and pharmaceutical industries by Martin Bormann, Hitler’s top financial officer for the Third Reich. (See: “Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile” by the reputable CBS News correspondent Paul Manning published by Lyle Stuart Inc., 1981, pp. 29, 56 and134).   According to Manning, Merck along with Germany’s leading industrial organization–I.G. Farben (a Rockefeller Standard Oil partner)– received the money to help actualise Hitler’s proclaimed “vision of a thousand-year Third Reich [and] world empire. This was outlined with clarity in a document call ‘Neuordunung,’ or ‘New Order,’ that was accompanied by a letter of transmittal to the [Bormann led] Ministry of Economics. It declared that a new order for the chemical [and pharmaceutical] industry of the world should supplement Hitler’s New Order (pg. 56) . . .. ‘Bury your treasure,'” Hitler advised Bormann, “for you will need it to  begin a Fourth Reich.” According to Manning’s report, that is precisely what Bormann did “when he set in motion the ‘flight capital’ scheme August 10, 1944, in Strasbourg. The treasure, the golden ring, he envisioned for the new Germany was  the sophisticated distribution of national and corporate assets to safe havens . . .” such as Merck.]   **********************************************************************************************

And the beat goes on… look at what the criminal element in government is up to now.


“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our union and have respected their promise of discretion for almost four decades…it would not have been possible to develop our world project if we had been subjected to the full fire of publicity all these years. The supranational sovereignty of an international elite and of world bankers is surely preferable to the self-determination which has been practised for centuries past.”   David Rockerfella at a re-union of The Bilderberg Group (where politicians get their orders from bankers) The Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission (on which banks and governments meet) at Sand, Germany in June 1996  

Why Paper Money Represents Theft

August 9, 2007

 by Mark R. Rushdoony

Every hour of every day the government is stealing your wealth, and, like a good thief, is never suspected. It does it by creating paper (or digital) money and spending it, just like a counterfeiter.

Scripture demands just weights and measures (Lev.19:35–36; Deut. 25:13–15). Obviously, a butcher who holds his finger on the scale when he weighs meat violates this requirement. However, this demand is also a reference to money, which was then also by weight of gold and silver and was counterfeited by adding impurities to it so that its weight was unjust. Tampering with scales or the money that measured wealth in economic transactions was called “unrighteousness” (Lev.19:35) because it was theft. Isaiah condemned Jerusalem for its sin. It had become a city of murderers, thieves, and bribe-takers, and , as Isaiah said, their “silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water” (Isa. 1:22). In other words, Jerusalem was a place where you were going to get clipped.

Melting worthless metals into precious ones, however, is cumbersome. Today’s unjust monetary weights are represented by paper money issued by the government. Increasingly, paper is eliminated and money is created digitally in a computer. Click, and dollars appear because the Federal Reserve System so commands. The government spends these artificial dollars at full value; it is only after they circulate that the increased circulation causes market forces to realize there is more money chasing the same amount of goods. The result is higher prices, reflecting the fact that all money is now worth a little less. Paper inflation is like adding water to wine; the wine becomes less valuable, not more.

Paper money works in the same manner as counterfeiting; only governments allow themselves the exclusive right to inflate the money supply. It still represents a morally lawless money because it is an artificial money, an unjust, unrighteous weight (really no weight at all). Inflation is the government creating spending power by “watering down” the money supply.

Paper money is the greatest single means of government control of wealth. We measure our economy, in fact, in terms of the government’s success in manipulating the flow of money. We watch the Federal Reserve to see if they can maintain a balance between recession and inflation. The health of our economy is increasingly measured in terms of government management, not in terms of productivity, savings, or capital. In reality, an economy that demands government management is already a troubled one.

Critics of hard (gold, silver) money note these are commodities that can fluctuate in value. They can vary in an open market, but paper money always varies and does so in a consistently downward trend. Money represents wealth, and government-inflated paper dollars are a manipulated sliding scale of wealth. How much has our scale slid? It is estimated that if you had held on to a 1934 paper dollar, its spending power today would be the equivalent of five 1934 cents!

We usually realize the tenuous nature of our money’s value. We scramble to avoid holding paper. We put paper money into tangibles we hope will increase in real value faster than paper dollars will decline. Antiques, art, real estate, and stocks all offer us some hope of outpacing the decline in value of our paper money.

Inflation destroys money, the measure of wealth, and is a poison for a capitalistic economy. Inflation means there is no security to acquired wealth, that we must do more than invest, we must speculate on what will outpace inflation.

Our money represents a counterfeiting government’s theft of our wealth. It is an unjust, that is, an unrighteous, weight that produces an artificial economic atmosphere. Like Jerusalem in Isaiah’s day, our counterfeiting government is ripe for judgment. Because it is unjust, the godly ought not to justify it.

Most of God’s judgments are the inevitable consequences of ignoring His laws. If you jump off a cliff, God does not have to do anything to judge you; His gravity will do the job. In our personal finances, we know that theft and debt will lead to our ruin. Our economy is based on the theft of false measurements and debt. One day it will see a severe correction. It will be a hard one, and the hurt will be universal. Avoid both debt and depending on the value of paper money to protect your wealth, however, and you will come out of it better than most.

Rev. Mark R. Rushdoony is president of Chalcedon and Ross House Books. He is also editor-in-chief of Faith for All of Life and Chalcedon’s other publications.Post Script: The word mortgage means “death grip”. It’s the same root word as mortal, mortician, mortuary. The false money system holds every debtor as its salve. The Bible condemns usury, but your 501(c)3 church corporation loves its “tax-exempt” status and will not teach Biblical Christianity, instead they practice a form of Godliness, but deny the power thereof. The blind are truly leading the blind.

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Is Passover Observance for Christians?

August 7, 2007

by: Larry R. Lasiter

Edited and enhanched by Mike Farris… one plants, another waters.

Mention that you observe the Passover, but with New Testament symbols, to most Christians and you will often be asked, “Are you a Christian Jew?” It’s the common conception today that Christainity celebrates Easter and only Jews observe the Passover. But why?

Did you know that Jesus himself, and all the apostles long after His resurrection, taught the converts to Christianity to observe the New Testament Passover? Yep, it’s right there  in your Bible, hidden in plain sight. But, first a little background.

 The apostle Paul is called the apostle to the gentiles. Most people have been taught that the word “gentile” means anyone who is not a “Jew”. Wrong! The word gentile can aslo mean nation. Paul was the apostle to the NATIONS of Israel. Jesus said that He came to seek the “lost sheep of the House of Israel”. These are the people who were scattered to the “north and west” (what is now called the UK and other white Christian nations of Europe) and were known as gentiles (Israel nations outside of Judea) by the time Paul was sent to them. The only Israelites left in Judea were tiny remanents of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi… and all of them were  of the House of Judah, not Israel. All of the apostles, except Judas Iscariot, were from tribe of Benjamin. The ten northern tribes had “lost” their Israel identity, so Jesus true to His word chose Paul to go tell them the Messiah had come. Notice how this understanding makes clear Paul’s  statement to the Israelites in Galatia: “Seeing that I have been entrusted with the gospel(Good News of The Kingdom) to the uncircumcised(the Israelites who had forgotten this law) just as Peter with the gospel to the circumcised(the Israelites who still practiced this custom).” Galatians 2:7 Paul was not one of the original twelve apostles, but was chosen by Jesus after the resurrection. In fact, Paul led a persecution against the early Christian converts, having many arrested. But on the road to Damascus the glorified Jesus struck Paul blind(a wonderful paradox…you have to be blinded to falsehood to see the truth) and revealed to him that He was the Messiah, and commissioned Paul as an apostle(which means, one sent) to preach to the lost House of Israel. All but one of Paul’s letters was to the Churches scattered throughout the nations.

In his first letter to the Israelites in the city of Corinth, Paul wrote: “For Christ OUR PASSOVER also has been sacrificed. LET US (Christians) therefore CELEBRATE THE FEAST, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the UNLEAVENED BREAD of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:7-8  Paul was not only teaching these Israel Christians to observe the Passover, but to “celebrate the feast” of unleavened bread which follows it.  How can we know that Jesus instructed Paul to teach the Passover observance to new converts?  We will soon find the answer in the eleventh chapter of first Corinthians.

First Corinthians is a “letter”, not a “book”. What does this mean? It means that it was composed in a single time frame, and what is mentioned later is connected to something previously stated. And the letter was read to the Churches in Corinth from beginning to end in one sitting. The reference to Passover and Unleavened Bread in chapter 5 would likely mean that the letter arrived in early Spring about the time of their commanded observance.

There must have been a problem with HOW (not if) these new converts were observing the Passover, because Paul corrects them. It appears that some were bringing  large meals to eat before the actual Passover, and were eating freely in the presence of brethern who had not brought any food. In chapter 11, verse 20, Paul reminds them that they are not coming together to eat the “Lord’s supper” – meaning that unlike the old testament Passover where a family ate a whole lamb, that their “Lamb” is Jesus and His “meat” is unleavened bread symbolizing “sincerety and truth”. Also, it was the custom under the old law to throw out all leaven from their houses during the seven days of Unleavened Bread. We know now that our body is the “house” (actually Temple) of the Holy Spirit and we are to throw out the “malice and wickedness ” from THAT house. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26: “For I (Paul) RECEIVED FROM THE LORD that which I ALSO DELIVERED TO YOU, that the Lord Jesus IN THE NIGHT HE WAS BETRAYED took BREAD; and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “THIS IS (the symbol) of MY BODY which is for you, DO THIS IN REMEMBERANCE of ME.” In the same way He took the CUP also, AFTER SUPPER, saying, – “THIS is the NEW COVENANT in MY BLOOD; DO THIS, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you PROCLAIM the LORD’S DEATH until He comes.”

Let’s review what Paul just said concerning the New Testament Passover observance. Paul said that he “DELIVERED” to the new converts that which he had “RECEIVED” from the LORD. Paul did not say, “Do this anytime you want to” or “often”. He said, “as often(or when) you do this”, you proclaim the Lord’s death(not His resurrection). If Easter is a Biblical holiday, why didn’t Paul say so? Passover is an annual MEMORIAL of the Lord’s death. The memorial is on the 14th day  of the first month of Spring, the same day the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt which foreshadowed the blessed Lamb to come. Remember Paul instructing us to “celebrate the Feast” of Unleavened Bread earlier in his letter? This shows WHEN we are to partake of the Bread and the Cup… it is the TIME of the Passover at its appointed time. (not attend a sunrise Easter service, or hunt Easter eggs)

“The Lord’s appointed times (feasts) which you shall proclaim as HOLY CONVOCATIONS(a holy assembly, but more like a “dress rehersal”), MY (God’s, not man’s traditions) appointed times are these… In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the Lord’s PASSOVER.” Leveticus 23:1,5  On that first Passover in Egypt, a lamb was slain, its blood smeared on the front of the Isrealites homes to protect them from DEATH which would pass over them that evening, More than a thousand years later, a Lamb called Jesus gave His life on this very same day. The Passover is a memorial FOREVER, the the blood of the Lamb over the doorposts of our hearts is the ONLY protection we have from the second death.

          The New Testament Passover Service

          “What does this service mean…”? Exodus 12:24-27

 The Old Testament Passover was a type and shadow of the New Testament Passover. Commonly referred to as “the Lord’s Supper'” or “holy communion”, man-made denominations offer a variety of dates and customs. Some take communion annually, but not at the time set by Yahweh God. Others eat the Lord’s supper for breakfast every Sunday morning; still others take it daily, weekly, or quarterly… ignoring the instructions of the God they claim to worship.

Yahweh explained to Moses how important the very first Passover was… it literally was the difference between life and death! Yahweh made Passover an ordinance forever. Contrary to popular custom, Easter is not an acceptable “Christian” substitute for a “Jewish” passover. Christians are not commanded to keep Christ’s birthday or resurrection day. They are commanded to keep the true Passover of the Lord, and teach it to their children patterned after the example of Jesus as recorded in the Holy Scriptures.

         How Is The Correct Date For Passover Determined?

The idea that the Jews have preserved a true biblical calendar is totally erroneous. And the Gregorian calendar with the “new year” starting in the dead of winter effectively hides the truth of Scripture. The most reliable calendar in the universe is the sun because it never varies from its appointed course, and cannot be manipulated by man. The Spring equinox is the beginning of months, the true Biblical New Year, just as the Autumn equinox is the first day of the seventh Biblical month. With these two immutable witnesses, we can be certain that we are following the correct time for the Lord’s appointed Feasts. The moon has absolutely nothing to do with keeping time, and is one of the erroneous assumptions that many people make because they believe the “jews”.

The Biblical month of Abib corresponds to March/April and runs from March 20 to April 19. Passover is ALWAYS observed on the evening of Abib 14 which is April 2. Passover never moves from that date like the lunar calendar does. It is an annual memorial to “proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthains 11:23-29  All the annual Feasts, or Holy Days, recorded in Leviticus 23 are SET from the Spring and Autumn equinoxes. The only Feast that “moves” is Pentecost (called the Feast of Weeks) which means “count fifty” days (or 7 weeks) from the day after the Sabbath within the Days of Unleavened Bread. Pentecost is always observed on Sunday.

Once a Christian has been exposed to Truth, they must search the scriptures to see if these things are so. They cannot and must not follow the traditions of organized religion in the place of God’s instructions. If you are unable to meet with other Christians at Passover, start a Biblical tradition in your home.

             Passover Service At Home

After serving a full supper meal on the evening (after sunset) of Abib 14 (April 2), clear the dishes from the table, and place some unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (this can be plain grape juice or red wine… both are “fruit of the vine”. Gather the family around the table, including the children… Passover is for the whole family. Read the following scriptures aloud.

The reason for Passover………………………………. Exodus 12:1-14

What does this service mean?………………………..Exodus 12:24-27

A statute forever………………………………………….. Leviticus 23:1-14

The New Testament Passover – Just Do What Jesus Did

The Breaking of the Bread………………………….Matthew 26:17-26

Mark 14:22

Luke 22:19

The Cup………………………………………………………Matthew 26:27-29

Mark 14:23-25

Luke 22:20

The Hymn……………………………………………………Matthew 26:30

Mark 14:26

Read Psalm 118:19-24

Sing verse 24 or another hymn from the Psalms

This concludes the Passover service. Spend the rest of the evening discussing Passover and praising Yahweh for so  great a salvation. Because HE has not forgotten us, we should not forget Him.  Passover is such an important event that it’s the only Feast that God allows a “make up”… on the 14th day of the second month of Ziv… May 3rd. Numbers 9:1-14

The Levitical Priesthood of Tennessee

August 6, 2007

Adapted from George Gordon’s School of Law

Some years ago at the Feast of Tabernacles in Athens, Tennessee, a local preacher who had heard about our meetings approached me and asked if it was true that I practiced the Law of Moses. I replied that it was true. He then asked if I practiced the sacrificial laws. Preceiving that he meant the animal sacrifices associated with the Old Testament rituals, I asked him if he practiced the Levitical Priesthood in Tennessee. He emphatically denied that he did any such thing, and proceeded to preach me a fire-and-brimstone sermon about Christ crucified, and how Jesus did away with the Law of Moses.

Seeing that the man was a Christian in distress over doctrine, I apologized for my outrageous suggestion the HE might be a practitioner of the sacrificial system of the State of Tennessee, explaining that I had heard that the people of Tennessee practiced the Levitical Priesthood, with sacrifices and heave offerings under another name, calling it “The Judicial System”.  As he stared at me as if I had just landed in a spaceship from Mars, I asked him if Tennessee had any State Highway Patrol officers. He admitted that they did. I then asked if they had Police, Lawyers, Judges, Courts, Courthouses, Court Rooms with Bars and Benches, and Fines for Criminal activities. Once again he admitted that the County where he lived, and the rest of Tennessee, did have all these things and that they do make up the Judicial System. I told him that since I was from out of State and had only heard that the people of Tennesse were a religious lot, I wanted to be sure that they had the same system that I had back home. Once more he gave me that strange look, and asked how in the world is the Judicial System religious? So I related the following story to him.

Suppose you drive down the road at 80 mph and the policeman, ever vigilant and looking for crimes, sees you and roars off in hot pursuit. When he catches up to you he asks for your drivers’ license, and notes that it does not give you permission to drive 80 mph. He also smells alcohol and sees an open container of beer in you car. You fail a breathylizer test.

He then arrests you and takes you to the nearest jail from where you are brought before the Judge who is sitting on the Bench behind the Bar in the Courtroom which is in the Courthouse. You are stood beside your Lawyer who is before the Bench and in front of the Bar to enter a plea of guilty, which makes you a Criminal. The Judge gives you a Fine to pay, and assesses Court Costs. If you do not like this, you can appeal to the Supreme Court. This is called the Judicial System, or Civil Service.

In  Old Testament times this system was called the Levitical Priesthood, and worked in the same way that our Judicial System does. The Policeman of today is the High Priest’s servant who is constantly looking for sin (crime). Sin is the transgression of the Law (1John 3:4). When the High Priest’s servant uncovers your Sin, he arrests you and puts you in the Jail in the Courthouse.  Old Courthouses are designed like a Temple and always sat in the town square( in many small towns this arrangement is still the custom), where the High Priest conducts the Temple sacrifices in the Holy Place called the Courtroom today. You, of course, will recognize the High Priest by his long black robe, and you always rise in respect whenever he enters or leaves the Courtroom. The High Priest(Judge) sits behind the Altar (Bench) which is behind the Veil to the Holy Place (Bar). To pass this Veil, and approach the High Priest requires an Intercessor (Lawyer) who will help you in your prayer (Plea) to the High Priest about your Sin (Crime).

When you plead that you are guilty of this Sin, you become a Sinner (Criminal). The High Priest then imposes a sacrifice of one ram of the first year, which is called a Sin Offering (Fine). He also imposes a Heave Offering (Court Costs) of two turtle doves. If you think you got a raw deal, you can go to Moses through the Aaronic Priesthood in the Holy of Holies (appealing to the Supreme Court). This system of law and sacrifice is called the Levitical Priesthood, better known today as the Civil Service, or the Judicial System.

Tennesse is a Sovereign. A Sovereign makes Law. A Lawmaker is god. To violate this Law is Sin. Sin requires a sacrifice as a matter of Law, whether it’s Civil Law or Criminal Law. People who practice the religion of the United States make sacrifices to their god, either voluntarily or involuntarily. To summarize:

  • The Policeman is the High Priest’s servant
  • Crime is Sin
  • Going to Jail is being put in the Ward of the Temple
  • The Courthouse is the Temple
  • The Courtroom is the Holy Place
  • The Judge is the High Priest
  • The Bench is the Altar
  • The Bar is the Veil
  • The Lawyer is the Intercessor
  • The Plea is the Prayer
  • Being guilty of the Crime is being guily of the Sin
  • A Criminal is a Sinner
  • The Fine is the Sin Offering
  • The Court Costs are the Heave Offerings
  • The Supreme Court is the Holy of Holies
  • The Judicial System is the Levitical Priesthood

So, I closed by chiding this Christian preacher a little, reminding him that Christians are the “People of the Book”, and that we all practice the sacrificial system of the Levitical Priesthood every time we go into a Courtroom. I also pointed out that although the Judicial System is patterned after the Levitical Priesthood, it is the dead letter of the Law. Christians are under the Melchisedec Order, the living spirit of the Law. Hebrews 4:14-16 & 5:1-10.  With the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D., the old Levitical priesthood with animal sacrifices was destroyed, never to return. God is our Sovereign and Law giver. Jesus is our High Priest (1 John 2:1-6).  A servant obeys his master because he has to… a son obeys his Father because he wants to.