Friday, August 19, 2016

Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.
















In the past eight years - before our very eyes - we have seen the near complete erosion and extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. The United States is increasingly becoming a secular socialist state while abandoning and despising our representative republic of "In God We Trust", which we were founded upon. Our Judeo-Christian heritage, morality and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility and virtue are “hisses and by-words” in Hollywood, the Media Establishment, College/University Campuses and in Washington D.C. In the Ivory Tower realms of the Society Elite, there is also scoffing. These groups on the Left hate “nominal” Christianity and hate even more true Biblical Christianity. They seek to slander Christianity – and especially Christians - at every opportunity while they defend all sorts of godlessness, immorality and vice. There is, however, a “new wave” in the arena of talk media led by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, etc., who lead the current fight for conservatism. These are able to counter the mainstream Media's secular leftist liberal bent, but they are unable to stop the erosion and corrosion in secular leftist leaning Washington D.C. What are conservatives to do? Many conservatives are frustrated, many try to be optimistic, many are frightened, and many have just plain given up.

The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth.

The reality is that once these crucial foundations have completely eroded, they will never come back. Is it hopeless for conservatism? Yes, indeed, if Almighty God is left out of the equation. God’s Word asks the reader of Psalm 11:3, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth. This truth is clearly taught in God's Word, the Bible. Conservatives in general are "church-going” individuals who, "have a form of godliness but no power" (2 Timothy 3:5). Many are biblically illiterate and adhere to church traditions rather than truth. They know nothing of God's righteous demands required for fallen man (i.e., man with a sinful nature) as revealed in scripture. When it comes to “A-B-C” knowledge of the truths of the Bible, ignorance greater than the understanding is found to be the case. There is little biblical reality or soundness when it comes to what most conservatives really believe.

Conservatism without the Christ of The Holy Scriptures and the righteous perfection of Almighty God is absolutely bankrupt.

Fallen humanity that practices a “moral lifestyle” and conservative principles is still fallen (i.e., tainted by sin, and full of human imperfections) and therefore doomed. The Bible speaks of the conditions that will be present in the last days (the days preceding Christ’s return).

2 Timothy 3:1-5 states: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

And in 1 John 2:18, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (This describes a universal attitude or spirit that hates the True Christ of the scriptures.)

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7a, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…"

These conditions have always existed but they have never existed at this intensity and at the global level seen today. Conservatives must face the reality that these conditions must come to pass before the triumphant return of Christ to earth, without whom there is absolutely no hope.

What must a Conservative do?

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 10:9-11).

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved!" (Acts 16:31).

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:5-7).

"Have faith in God." (Mark 11:22).

"And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

There is hope today and it is found only in Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World! "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).

In these trying Last Days may Conservatives abandon their trust in a conservative optimism, replacing it instead with biblical realism and optimism, to ultimately find their hope and trust in Almighty God and His Word alone. Conservatism without Christ is vanity (emptiness) and has no future at all.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness! On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The United States is increasingly becoming more like a secular socialist State than the Representative Republic of "In God We Trust" that it was founded upon."

Please point me to where Christ (or God for that matter) is mentioned in our founding document - the Constitution. And I suggest you take a look at the 3rd clause of Article 6.

I think religion and government work best when they are separate.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

Thanks for your post.
First...You cannot deny that the founding of our nation was not on The Bible, and Judean/biblical Christianity. The Declaration of Independence (our birth certificate confirms that etc.) along with endless writings of our founding Fathers. Wallbuilders.com is a great site on the American heritage.

That is true what you pointed out about 3rd clause of Article 6. But you have to take that clause in the context and mood of that day, 1789. Religion or the word - meant different denominations of Christianity. Thomas Jefferson also used that phrase in his letter to the Danbury church here in CT. Which the scoffers and mockers have totally taken out of context today..
The word does not mean the same today as it once did. The word Gay, wine, cool, fresh "is" etc.. have changed their meanings and use over the years.

My friend, If you hold that position here in time, "in our brief existence here on planet earth" that is your choice. Conservative values are the best morals to help any nation to preserve it's self....But.... in your death when you stand before Almighty God, The Judge of All ...That delusional ideology that you practice now will not serve you well then. That is what the whole purpose of this Post was about. If your trusting in your "Moral or conservative ideology and practices" your own imperfections and self rightness to enter into Almighty God's Perfect Heaven....you can forget it. All have sinned! all...and all need Almighty God's remedy. The Lord Jesus Christ!

One last question are you perfect? If you have sincerely answered that question then you will need someone who is! That's what it's all about my friend!

One only needs to think outside the box of this world system and believe Almighty God and His Word! Then will you find the answers of life and see the reality of what it is all about."

All of God's highest and best for you!

Dave, The Ignorant Fisherman

Anonymous said...

Dave,

I will ignore your accusation that I practice a "delusional ideology" except to say that it is unfortunate that you have to resort to abusive language.

I will assume that your inability to show where Christ is mentioned in the Constitution means that you concede that he is not there. My point is simply that Christ or God are never mentioned in our founding document that was ratified by the states.

In addition, many at the time of ratification thought that Christ should have been mentioned in the Constitution, but he is deliberately absent. In addition, the Constitution specifically denies use of religious tests. It is abundantly clear that if this nation were founded as a Christian state, it would at LEAST be mentioned in its founding document. No amount of twisted logic or language will change that fact.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, True, our Founding Fathers left Christ's name out of the Constitution and even out of The Declaration of Independence. Your point is well made. Was that a good thing? Well?...It think I know now what you were trying to state. If I misunderstood your point, my sincere apologies. Emails can be quite tricky.

but...All I was trying to communicate was that conservative morals and values, where ever they are practiced, will never save your or my soul or establish a utopia. Only faith in Jesus Christ will. The key will be - Christ Coming to Earth to establish His Kingdom. Only then will there be that utopia. (The wolf will lay down with the Lamb- Isaiah 11:6)

I myself am a Right Wing Bible believing Christian Conservative. I love Rush, Sean, Savage, Reagen, Sarah Palin and Dr. McGee. but... I know that my own conservative values and morals "which are the best values for this fallen world to use or for any society" Fall immensely short to the perfection that Almighty God demands. We have to look out side of ourselves to Almighty God to restore this world. Man and conservative values will never do it my friend. That was all I was trying to say.

The bottom line. if you will indulge me..when all is said in done is, "Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior". John 3:16. That is what life is all about. Either you believe Almighty God and His Word or you don't. Today both Government and religion (man's spiritual philosophies) are corrupt. What is one to do?

Dave

Anonymous said...

Sir, What an excellent post!

Everywhere I go in the conservative blog-o-sphere I encounter people whining about the lack of morals and the degradation of our society. They dearly miss the morality of conservative America, yet refuse to kneel before Christ who changes peoples hearts to live that conservative morality. In my opinion, the conservative right are just as delusional as the progressive left - just in a different way. When a mans heart changes, the actions and attitudes will change. Thanks again.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

My friend, it seems like you get it! Amen! which few do.... Conservatives with their morality and conservative policy's - which are the best for a health society - are still imperfect. In the spectrum of fallen humanity - Left or right- both fall short of the righteous perfection that Almighty God requires. The righteousness we need is only found in the Person of Almighty God's Son, Jesus Christ. Roms 10:4

All of God's highest and best to you my friend!

Dave

Anonymous said...

I gave myself to Jesus once, but he never called me again.

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

errky derr...

Anonymous said...

We liberals don't need to slander Christians. Your own actions blacken the name of your god and your religion.

Anonymous said...

"The United States is increasingly becoming more like a secular socialist State than the Representative Republic of "In God We Trust" that it was founded upon."

No.

"...the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" - Thomas Jefferson, Treaty of Tripoli, 1797.

"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man" -Thomas Jefferson

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries." -James Madison

"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved -- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!" -John Adams

"Religions are all alike -- founded upon fables and mythologies" -Thomas Jefferson

I could go on, but I know it falls on deaf ears.

Anonymous said...

For those who believe, no proof is necessary.
For those who don't, no proof is possible.

So then faith comes by hearing and from the Word of God.

Anonymous said...

Yep, good "Christians" like Rush, the thrice married junkie who is laughing at you--all the way to the bank. LOL!

The Ignorant Fishermen said...

I fully agree!... Rush is not a true biblical Christian... that is obvious.. That is really what this post is for Conservative "church goers" who do not know the Christ of Scripture or have His pardon and righteousness.

My friend, are you ready to stand before Almighty God on the Day of Judgment? Are you absolutely perfect?.. Liberalism with out the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God is bankrupt too…. you can not use others to justify your self. God is not like man. You will give an account.

Place your trust in Almighty God’s Savior Jesus Christ while you can… your eternity depends on it…

(John 3:16)

DJP I.F.

Anonymous said...

"I think religion and government work best when they are separate."--
November 18, 2008 11:16 PM

re:
(1 Corinthians 8:2) And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

(Isaiah 40:17) All nations before him [God] are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

--ELC