Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thesis 95: Perfection

We are to strive for perfection in this life, not wait for the next life.



Wrestling with Perfection, I : Truth Observed See comment by Kevin Craig


Election Day
A very challenging day for those aspiring to perfection.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thesis 94: We are in Heaven Now

If this isn't heaven, I don't know what is.

Restoring Gratitude, Joy, and Optimism.

1 Thesis til Election Day

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thesis 93: The City of God

Earthly cities depend (in vain) on walls and military garrisons for protection.[1] Christians, as the Temple-City of God,[2] need no such walls, no such polis.[3] The New Jerusalem is the Anti-Polis.[4]

1. #15; #24; Deuteronomy 28:52; Psalm 18:29; Jeremiah 51:58
2. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 2:21; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 3:12; 21:2ff.
3. #24; 2 Samuel 22:2-3; Isaiah 25:12 - 26:1; 60:11,18; Zechariah 2:4-5
4. Revelation 21

Providence, not Violence

2 Theses til Election Day

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thesis 92: The Last Acts of Earthly Archists

As kings recognize their obligation to obey Biblical Law, they surrender their rule (“archydom”) over others and begin to exhort and encourage them to obey God’s Law in their households.[1]

1. Isaiah 49:23; 60:10,16; Mark 10:42-45.

No Force, No Fraud: Shunning government down
Abolish the Federal Government
Thesis 78: Patriarchy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Last Days of The Old Covenant

We should abolish "the government" by preaching the gospel, gaining repentence, and seeing resignations of politicians (including those who abolish their own office before leaving).

3 Theses til Election Day

Friday, October 31, 2008

Thesis 91: The Unconverted In the “Millennium”

As the Gospel takes root from shore to shore (#63, #67, #61, #51, cf. #23, #61 + #68), even those not genuinely converted will feign conversion, submission to the Covenant, and will generally obey Gospel principles of government and social order.[1] Compared with those who are truly converted, however, these cowards will be a minority,[2] for genuine conversion is the Lord’s will[3] and His will shall be done.[4]

1. 2 Samuel 22:45; Psalm 18:44; 66:3; 81:15; Deuteronomy 33:29; Proverbs 14:19.
2. Revelation 7:9; Matthew 8:11; Zephaniah 3:9; Acts 14:27; 15:9; Romans 11:12,25; 15:12; Ephesians 3:6; Matthew 13:32
3. Psalm 17:1; 1 Timothy 1:5; 2:5
4. Matthew 6:10; Isaiah 44:21-28; Malachi 1:11; Mark 10:42-45; Matthew 9:9-13.

Benjamin B. Warfield, “Are They Few That Be Saved?” in Biblical and Theological Studies (Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1952), 349

In these Theses, "Patriarchy" is not the same as the "nuclear family." (Thesis 8: Patriarchy and "the Extended Family") or even the "extended family" (Thesis 39: Patriarchy and Education). "Patriarchy" means Christian Globalism.

She is like the merchant ships,
        She brings her food from afar.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
        And supplies sashes for the merchants.
Proverbs 31:14,24

This represents international commerce with those who feign Christianity.

4 Theses til Election Day

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thesis 90: The New Heavens and New Earth

The Prophets spoke of a “new heavens and new earth.”[1] When this Age would come, people would still die , but not until after they had lived full, abundant lives. The Apostles believed that the inauguration of the New Age and fulfillment of “these promises” was imminent.[2] Christ ascended to the Right Hand of God to make all things new.[3]

1. Isaiah 65:17-25
2. 2 Peter 3.
3. Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Millennialism And Social Theory

Gary North, Preface, Sanctions and Dominion An Economic Commentary on Numbers

Edge: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE By Steven Pinker

5 Theses til Election Day

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thesis 89: Edenic Restoration

The Prophets foretold the future Edenification of the Earth by speaking of Eden, the Mountain of the Lord.[1] These prophecies are now coming to pass: We now have access to the Tree of Life[2] because Christ, in His death on the Tree,[3] removed the Curse brought about by the First Adam.[4] We have been re-admitted to the Holy Mountain (#11) and placed in the wide open spaces[5] of the Garden of the New Jerusalem;[6] our task is now to perfect it.[7]

1. Micah 4:1-5; Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:9; 25:6-9; 56:3-8; 65:25; Daniel 2:34-35,44-45; #11
2. Revelation 2:7; 22:2,14
3. 1 Peter 2:24; Deuteronomy 21:22-23; Acts 5:30-31; 10:39; 13:29
4. Galatians 3:13; Genesis 3:17-19
5. Exodus 3:8; Judges 18:10; 2 Samuel 22:20,37; 1 Chronicles 4:40; Nehemiah 9:35; Psalm 18:19,36; 31:8; 118:5; 119:45; Isaiah 30:23; 54:2; Hosea 4:16.
6. Hebrews 12:22; Matthew 5:14; Luke 19:46
7. Genesis 2:15; 1:26-28; 3:17 + Revelation 22:3

Garden / Property / The Sixth Archetype

The Mountain of the LORD

R.J. Rushdoony, "The Tree of Life," Revolt Against Maturity, pp. 305ff.

Yasha - Salvation

Salvation: Being Placed in a Large Wide Place

Politics as Salvation

On Perfection, see Thesis #95.

A Political View of Life

6 Theses til Election Day