Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A State of Lawlessness

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US Attorney General Jeff Session filed a lawsuit against the state of California earlier this month because in creating their "sanctuary state," he believes they have created three new laws that "violate the supremacy clause of the US Constitution and interfere with federal immigration enforcement."

Gov. Brown says Sessions is, "initiating a reign of terror" and is basically "going to war against the state."

California personifies the state of lawlessness that exists in our most important institutions as well.


Governor Jerry Brown tweeted this:

"At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don't work here. SAD!!!"

Brown told the press in his own version of "political stunting," "This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy."

Sessions accused California of creating an open borders system and trying to secede from the United States.

Brown said, "No, it's about dividing the country... trying to insert discord and division, and I might add dysfunctionality, in a state that's really working."

I still have a lot of friends in California where we served in the pastorate---no one I know thinks California is "really working."

Commonly known as the "sanctuary state" law, SB 54 restricts California enforcement officials from cooperating on federal immigration actions---and it forces the release of immigrants who have already shown a willingness to engage in criminal activity.

Brown says, "Here in California, we respect the law and the Constitution."

Sessions essentially is saying, no you don't. You respect your version of the law and the Constitution---a version that supports your personal and political view and aspirations.

The city council of Los Alamitos, in Orange County, voted Monday night to exempt itself from the so-called "sanctuary law" by a vote of 4-1.

California is an echo of a much greater condition of lawlessness in our country.

Everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes.

Far Left secular progressives claim the Constitution gives them the liberty to dismantle what our Founding Fathers created because the Constitution is a living, evolving document---which ultimately can be bent and shaped to support most any ideology.

It's been disclosed, lately, that several of our most important institutions---the FBI, DOJ, and IRS have elements of lawlessness at the highest levels.

By January of this year, we the people became aware that the FISA Court had been manipulated through trickery by the Obama Administration in 2016, to get warrants to begin an investigation of Donald Trump's campaign.

What we now know in March, is that Russia gave Hillary fake information about Trump which she paid for; the Obama administration DOJ used that fake information to spy on the Trump campaign; after more than a year, many from both parties say there is no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia in any criminal way; the FBI tricked the FISA court to achieve illegal spying; and the Obama administration "unmasked" American citizens on certain documents.

We also know that senior FBI lawyers Peter Strozk and Lisa Paige worked in harmony with FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, including leaking proprietary information to the press (and perhaps others) to help defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Once Trump was elected---and they recovered from their shock, they turned their efforts on bringing down his presidency.

We know that the Department of Justice's 4th highest ranking officer, Bruce Ohr, had a massive conflict of interest and did not reveal that his wife worked for the company, Fusion GPS, that created the fake Russian dossier for Clinton in the first place.

Robert Mueller, who continues to "investigate" Trump and Russia, knows all of this---and much more, however, he continues to search for something with which he can charge Trump.

And then there is the Clinton mess, where the Clintons sold influence for cash donations to their family foundation, while Hillary helped guide and approve as Secretary of State. On her watch, 20% of America's uranium resources were passed to Russia in the Uranium One deal. And millions of dollars back to the Clintons.

The causes of the secular relativistic progressive are so noble in his or her mind that the end justifies any and all means.

Abe Lincoln said what is taught in the classroom in one generation will be practiced in government the next generation.

For decades our public education has taught our children and our children's children that there are no absolutes, causing a generation to embrace moral and cultural relativism---you have your truth---I have my truth---there is no absolute or superior truth.

Cultural Marxism


Here is how relativism destroys an individual-----and how it destroys a nation.

1. Relativism Commits Treason


Relativism is a revolt against the objective reality of God. The sheer existence of God creates the possibility of Truth. Relativism is a pervasive rebellion against the very concept of divine law---a belief upon which this country was founded.

Relativism is worse than outright revolt because it is devious, instead of saying to God's face, "Your Word is false," it says to man, "there is no such thing as a universally binding Truth," and this is treason.

2. Relativism Cultivates Duplicity


Everyone knows in their heart that believing relativism to be true is contradictory, and everyone knows intuitively that no one even tries to put it into practice consistently.

Relativism breeds hypocrisy and duplicity because the very practice of thinking in relativistic terms commits you to truths that you do not think are relative.

3. Relativism Conceals Doctrinal Defection


When objective truth vanishes in the fog of relativism, the role of language---words--- changes dramatically. Words no longer serve to display truth but seek the preferences of the user. The goal of language then becomes not the communication of reality, but the manipulation of reality.

4. Relativism Cloaks Greed With Flattery


Flattery is the use of language to make someone feel good about themselves with a view to getting what you want. Paul addressed this in the early Christian church, and it has become the norm in modern day politics in America.

5. Relativism Cloaks Pride With the Guise of Humility


Those who believe in a truth that all people must embrace---Jesus is the only way to God---you are called arrogant. However, on the other hand, relativism is put forward as the mark of humility. Relativism is not a humble stance, but a cloak of pride.

6. Relativism Enslaves People


People are not freed from sin through the fog of relativism. They stay in chains. Christian Churches that are obsessed with relating to the culture, rather than preaching the Truth of the gospel, are leading people more deeply into spiritual, moral, and even intellectual slavery.

The message of the unchanging gospel sets people free.

7. Relativism leads to Totalitarianism


When relativism has influence long enough, everyone begins to do what is right in their own eyes without any regard for truth. In this atmosphere, a society begins to break down. Virtually every structure in a free society depends on a measure of integrity---submission to the truth.

Michael Novak put it like this:

"Vulgar relativism is an invisible gas, odorless, deadly, that is now polluting every free society on earth. It is a gas that attacks the central nervous system of moral striving. The most perilous threat to a free society today is, therefore, neither political nor economic. It is the poisonous, corrupting culture of relativism..."

Those who advance relativism do the work of tyrants, preparing the jails and prisons for the next generation.

Ironically, relativism, the great advocate of free thinking and freedom without restraint---destroys freedom in the end.

Only the universal Truth of God and His Word can truly set a person free.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Free.


7 comments:

  1. Thanks Gary. You wrote, "
    When objective truth vanishes in the fog of relativism, the role of language---words--- changes dramatically. Words no longer serve to display truth but seek the preferences of the user."

    This is clear as day with the "safe spaces" and "free speech zones" at our universities, which are an affront to the First Amendment, but no cares from the crazy "liberals", who are anything but "liberal" on that topic. Mind Police, yes. Double Speak, yes. [Orwell] Liberal, no. Even their label is a Double Speak.

    And speaking of double speak, you mention the insanity of the accusers of Russian collusion and criminality, themselves being guilty of...wait for it.....Russian collusion and massive criminality. Yes, the stuff of novels, and unfortunately all too true.

    And we're left in our divided, almost dystopian world, struggling for things as basic as "what is a man" and "what is a woman"? And yet the Emergent church scolds us for not being "seeker sensitive", while tearing out chunks of the Holy Word not unlike the official German church in the mid 1930s, only this time, using the hammer of public shaming [homosexual, and transgender agenda].

    Jesus taught the Church, His Body, how to be in the midst of such tumult. "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth." We must speak the truth to the world, in love.

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  2. All of which is the path to famine, disease and war

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    1. "All of which is the path to famine, disease and war" - the liberals forget about history, and certainly do not claim the history of socialism, as they rightly should. Who do they think killed tens of millions in the 20th Century? Yes, modern liberalism wishes to re-write history, and wishes that we didn't know how to read and comprehend. And then they want to be 'in charge' of education. Grand - aint (sic) it?

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  3. Thank you Gary for a great and comprehensive summary of the truth about growing dangers of the indoctrination of our children, and yes even our adults.

    The most poignant quote is that of Lincoln "...what is taught in the classroom in one generation will be practiced in government the next generation."

    Our young people are intentionally educated to reject 'reason' as a viable process thorough which decisions are made and truth is found. As a result they are lost, believing that Capitalism is evil and Socialism is good. The "collective mentality" is the herd mentality, and we see they have already learned how to intimidate and persecute those who do not agree with the collectives world view. A growing number of Gen X and younger have come to expect the coming of a world government, the end of Capitalism world-wide, replaced by a utopian world where people don't have to work to receive everything they desire from life. They are not saving for the future nor do they view America as worth saving.

    Power always corrupts the soul that is unguarded by the Holy Spirit, and "arrogance" is a predominant buy-product of power corruption. It is the arrogance of those like Governor Jerry Brown that trumpets the future of all government, unless truth gets in the way. That would appear to be our job. As believers we either stand boldly and fearlessly for truth, or we shrink back in the corner waiting for Jesus to bring us our reward for eternity.

    Truth...we will be held accountable: 'Ezekiel 33:7-9 Ezek 33:7-9

    7 "Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 9 But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself.”

    We need to lead with prayer, and follow with action.

    Know that Jesus never said following Him would be easy.

    Truth is a lonely warrior..

    G>T>

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  4. When the cities start seeking sanctuary from the sanctuary laws, we should know something is up.

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  5. The inhabitants of (some of them architects, even) the valley of he shadow of death.

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