03 September, 2012

Of Voting, Government, and other Unseemly Topics, Part IV BY Michael Bunker

Of Voting, Government, and other Unseemly Topics, Part IV by Michael Bunker (This is Part IV of my new series on Voting and Government. Make sure to read Part I, Part II, and Part III first... mb) The current American presidential election offers us an excellent example of how far true Christianity has fallen from its primitive standards, beliefs, doctrines, and worldview. This election also provides us a great opportunity to examine the fragmentation (mental colonization) of the mind of the modern professing christian. In a spectacularly perfect and illustrative exposition of the reprobation and apostasy of modern christianity that could only have been born in the mind of an infinite and wrathful God, American christians have a gut-wrenching choice to make for Presidentista (political Lord and Savior) the only parallels to which I can find, historically, is when the Romans had to choose between Julius Caesar or Pompey (would you like a dictator?, or, on the other hand, would you prefer a dictator?), or between Batista and Castro (would you like to be ruled by a fascist puppet of America?, or, on the other hand, would you prefer to be ruled by a communist puppet of the Soviets?). The mind-bendingly nauseating choice between two professing “christian” sock-puppets, both of whom would not be morally or doctrinally meet to untie the sandals of Judas Iscariot, is exhibit “A” in my case for the Universal Apostasy Theory today. The following statements about the two major candidates are not meant to exhibit a political theory or opinion, nor ought they to date this article, since I am merely commenting contemporaneously with what is going on as I write this. The Incumbent? (the current political Lord, Savior, and Representative of America, chosen lawfully by their votes and representing all of them) - a specter, an unknown quantity, a remarkably vaporous and vapid Underpants Gnome about whom absolutely everybody knows absolutely nothing. Americans can’t even agree what religion he follows, where he was born, or if he actually ever attended college and where. If he is to be believed, then he is an “evangelical christian” (whatever the hell that means in a world where the term “christian” is a rubber nose that can be molded and twisted to conform to any personal set of beliefs as long as it has a messiah reportedly named “Christ” at the head of it), and quite evidently he is of the more apostate and liberal wing of the Universal Apostasy known as “mainstream christianity” today. His is a Christianity wherein babies are killed wholesale and at government expense on the altar to Molech on the basis of some inalienable and constitutional body freedom inalienably and constitutionally possessed only by women; and wherein theft, usury, covetousness, murder, and a lot of other really bad things become the new Ten Commandments in the “Church of What’s Happenin’ Now.” The other major candidate is a Mormon. I’ll let that just sink in for a bit. He is the avowed and proud member of an unorthodox Cult started by a known charlatan who may or may not have received his divine vision and appointment from either an “indigenous person”-honkey-angel that used to be a man, or maybe it was from a toad or a salamander, depending on when you decide to believe him and the relentlessly changing history of his cult. This candidate believes, seriously, that he will one day get his own planet and will be a God, and that he will go about populating that world with his own spirit babies. He believes that God the Father was a real man who lived on earth and died. In this iteration of religious mad-hattery, God was Jesus’ earthly father, and was also the father of Lucifer, who just happened to be Jesus’ brother. This candidate for the Presidency is the avowed spiritual follower of one Joseph Smith, a certifiable nutter who claimed to have translated a “Newer Testament” of Jesus Christ off of gold plates nobody ever saw that he had placed in the bottom of a stovepipe hat. The mad-hatter Smith claimed that by peering into his mad hat and using some magic “seer stones”, he could translate the never seen golden plates into a new Revelation that he believed would fix all of those pesky problems with the first two books. Joseph Smith’s new Bible corrected problems that he didn’t like in the original Bible… problems like Jesus being God, and the Holy Spirit being God, Lucifer being a fallen angel and not a man, and the fact that the original two testaments (the Old and New Testaments) neglected completely to mention that both the original Garden of Eden, and the New Zion were all cleverly to be found in Jackson County, Missouri (until that didn’t work out). Of course neither one of these two candidates have any claim at all to Christian orthodoxy, nor could either one of them show that the “christianity” they embrace is anything at all like the Christianity of the Bible or any part of the early Church. This worldly election, is, however, a perfect example of how a freakish, vaudevillian medicine show of political and religious whacknuttery, between two devious cardboard cutouts notable only for their mendacity, with the combined knowledge of true Christianity that could be found in the buttery crevasses of an English Muffin, can grasp the attention of the simpletons in modern professing christianity – and even cause them to select one of the two as their political head and representative. Now, as you know if you have read through the previous 3 parts of this series, I’m not only against all political voting as fundamentally un-Christian and contrary to the scriptures and commands of Christ, but I’m completely opposed to the concept of any yoking whatsoever between any true Christian and the Kingdom of This World. But I intend to use this last part to examine just how it is that things have gotten so bad that even the most mentally challenged of professing christians could possibly advocate a vote for either of these two heretics. Mental Colonization and Fragmentation The Universal “christian” Apostasy, continuing on through time, has embraced many carnal philosophies that have created fractures – not only in the worldview – but in the actual minds of men. Eastern Mysticism, Gnosticism, and Babylonian religion infiltrated the early Church, and soon enough there began to appear many teachings that attempted, through dualism and other mechanism, to separate man into two categories: the religious, and the secular. Increasingly man was taught that “church” was a building, and that “worship” was a time allotted for group religious meetings, and that the rest of life, though it ought to be tempered by christian attitudes, was “secular” and therefore a completely different life designed to be lived according to the five senses, and the over-riding need for personal gain, happiness, satisfaction, and increase. Soon enough we had religious music and secular music. We had religious buildings and secular buildings. We had religious employments and secular employments. There were religious leaders and secular political leaders. Just as a diamond is fractured along its facets by being struck just perfectly by a blunt force, the mind was pummeled with this concept that there were two lives and one Kingdom. The Bible had taught that there were two Kingdoms (the profane and the holy), but that there was only one life. Those who were in the Kingdom of God, would live their lives holy, separate, and submitted in all areas to the ordinances and commandments of God. There was no secular life. All of life was holy. Gardening was holy, harvesting was holy, and every other area of our lives was to be a declaration of the Kingship of Christ and citizenship in that Kingdom. All of life was to be worship, and there was no building called “the church.” The true believers were the Church. “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Col 3:17). Whatever we do, it is a religious act, and it is either received or rejected by God. There is no dualistic man who is part religious and part secular. We were commanded to live our lives as Kingdom citizens, and obey God as our King, and his chosen representatives as magistrates chosen and given by Him for our good. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ” (Col 3:18-24). The fragmenting of the mind (the result of mental and imperial colonization by the Kingdom of This World) succeeded in giving professing believers a rationalization for carnality and syncretism with the world. Since the fractured mind could rationalize there being two different spheres of life, then he had no problem being more concerned with his carnal circumstances, since those (he believed) were to be governed by his five senses and his own citizenship in the Kingdom of This World. Why not improve his carnal situation by becoming politically active, especially if rebels were going to allow him to choose his own representative and leader. Church was way over there. This was real life and the mind successfully built a firewall between the two lives. Once this fracturing was complete, there was nothing at all that the human mind could not rationalize, so long as an apologetic could be conjured up that would salve any flare-ups of the conscience. Before long, the conscience was seared and hardened, and now it very rarely gives carnal “christians” any trouble. Apostasy is rarely seen or recognized from the inside. The world and the mind will always comfort the worldling professor and provide an “out” for the carnal man. The citizens of earth prior to the flood ate, drank, married, and were given in marriage – considering themselves safe and secure from the judgment of God. Sodom’s citizens certainly wouldn’t have seen themselves as worthy of destruction. Neither did the citizens of Jerusalem believe that God had forsaken them. The adherents to the Judaistic religion at the time of Christ were earnest and sincere in their error, but their covetousness, worldliness, and greed locked all but the very small remnant of them out of the Kingdom. “Yeah, but…” is the response to all of this from the mainstream apostate. “Yeah, but… if we don’t vote out the current president, he’ll get re-elected and things will get worse!” "Yeah, but… God would expect us to vote for the lesser of two evils!” “Yeah, but… they’re gonna take our guns, man!” “Yeah, but… it’s never rained before, so why and how would God flood the whole world?” "Yeah, but… we need to make a treaty with Egypt to protect us from the Assyrians!” “Yeah, but… why would God want us not to partake of this one fruit, seeing that it is good for food and pleasant to the eye?” The Voting Cult is right about one thing… this election (like every other one) is certainly a critical test for all Americans and people everywhere. There are two major candidates, but only one type of voter. Every voter, by voting, will declare himself or herself a citizen of the Kingdom of This World, and a servant of the Devil who is its Prince. As I have shown throughout this series, God has never allowed, validated, or endorsed political voting. Just look out at the world. This is what a couple hundred years of voting has given you. This is the product of your wisdom. This is what man is able to do when he abandons God and His ways. Look out there and see the world and embrace all of it, because if you are a voter, then you are personally responsible for it. Monarchy did not permit or codify abortion rights into the law, Democracy did. Monarchy did not legitimize homosexuality and every other abhorrent lifestyle, Democracy did. There is a true Kingdom of God, and a very small remnant of true Christians in it, and they are ambassadors of Christ, not citizens of the world. There is another Kingdom... the Kingdom of this World, and it has a large "church" that calls itself Christian, and they vote for their false messiah every four years. I say there is another way. There are two Kingdoms, and I'm asking Christians to stop serving the prince of this world and to start recognizing citizenship in the Kingdom of God. What you see around you is the product of your Democratic Socialist Republic, and it would be better that you had a millstone tied around your neck and that you were thrown into a river, than that you stand before God in all His Glory as a Citizen of The Kingdom of This World on Judgment Day. Voting is assent to the system. Voting is doing nothing, while acting like you are doing something. Voting is complicity. Voting is a patent denial of the Kingdom of God, and the Sovereignty of God. Jesus didn't come to usher in the Republic of Christ, or the Democracy of Christ. He came to usher in the KINGDOM OF CHRIST. By voting, you choose another king, no matter how you use mental and verbal gymnastics to rationalize it. Are you saying that the Church should be the civil magistrate? No. I am saying that the Church has a form of government, and the world can have whatever kind of government it wants. The two are separate. The world has a false "church" called "Christianity" and they will choose whatever form of rebellious civil government best serves their interests. That whole system is Apostate, and it is all hell-bound. The true Church, which is a very small flock, has the system of government that God has ordained. While we must inhabit this world, we are not part of it and we don't choose its leaders. God is our King, and He will govern us, and choose what is best for us. The world hates the true Church, and when enough people defect from the Kingdom of This World into the Kingdom of God, the world will pursue and persecute the true believers. If we must suffer, then good - it is for our eternal good. If we thrive, then good. The false "church" and false "christians" are trying to mitigate the judgment of God by participating with His enemies in order to maintain their wicked system and lives. The original voting cult is a product of the enlightenment and Greek philosophy. The modern voting cult is a product of the social gospel and the kingdom now nonsense of the Romanist and Charismatic churches of the early 20th century. All of it together is under the power of the Prince of This World, and not of the King Jesus Christ. If there is a form of civil government that God has ordained and allowed, it is monarchy, not Democracy or any kind of Republic. But that is neither here nor there. I cast my last vote when I was born-again, and I have no intention of entangling myself with the things of this life. “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2Ti 2:3-15). I remain your servant in Christ Jesus, Michael Bunker

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