Friday, February 4, 2011

Reagan at 100 - Is Reagan Conservatism Dead? A Biblical Point of View

Conservative’s around America this month will be celebrating and remembering one of its most favorite sons “Ronald Reagan” as we remember his 100th birthday. President Reagan’s great influence, witty humor, strong leadership and solid conservative values and faith in God have always been a strong encouragement to all of us conservatives. As we look objectively at this country today we must ask ourselves, “Is the application and fruit of Reagan Conservatism over in the “Land of the Free”, or is there still enough time to apply these truths and save America from its fiscal and decadent social implosion”?

Is Reagan Conservatism Dead?

Is Reagan "conservatism dead? The answer is a resounding - No! The ideal is as solid as it has ever been, but the objective view of this writer is that it is not enough to deliver this nation from the 70 year socialistic grip of liberalism and its horrific consequences (moral and institutional) on our society and people. Anyone who has an objective view and appraisal of our current situation would have to agree.

In light of the present conditions plaguing our country and what seems to be the disintegration of the Republican Party, Conservatives have been on suicide alert - all the way from the top to the bottom. As we reflect on the days of Ronald Reagan; we wonder what the future of our country will become in light of the present socialistic grip that has Washington and the American people by the throat.

As well as being ostracized from their own party, Conservatives have been labeled and slandered by the Democratic Left and its powerful Mainstream Media allies. For their ideals of moral accountability and responsibility, Conservatives are also despised by the socially dependent masses.
."The conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities at hand."
In the midst of the current crisis – or rather, crises - and lack of conservative leadership, Rush Limbaugh has been appointed by the masses of exiled conservatives as their new and fearless leader.

Conservatives owe a lot to Limbaugh (and others in the Alternative Media) for their steadfastness to conservative ideals and promotion of moral ideologies. Until the present, these ideals have made America what it historically has been: a great nation and example to the world. The reality at hand though is that conservative principles and ideals are a “dead corpse” in Washington D.C. and our state bureaucracies.

The social climate has moved so far to the left such that the social ramifications and consequences have passed the point of no return. All that remains for the Conservative today is a delusional optimism (i.e., an empty dream) which believes that one day in America all will be again as it was in the days of Reagan and prosperous, halcyon times of the past.
"The social climate has moved so far to the left such that the social ramifications and consequences have passed the point of no return"

Conservatism is the best ideology for a healthy society and for restraining the unbridled passions of the human heart, for exercising human freedoms with responsibility and accountability to all. Actually, conservative principles come from the Biblical teachings and absolutes (both spiritual and natural) of Almighty God, the God of Israel. This is the reason that, in the almost 400 years of our country’s history, we have prospered and become the greatest nation on the face of the earth. God has truly “shed His grace on thee” (us, the USA).

Even now, Rush, The New Media and Conservative Americans are ready to fight tooth-and-nail for the preservation of this county and to defend our constitutional freedoms. These are sounding the warning cry as never before. That cry is: “We are near finished as the Republic upon which we were founded!” With such realities at hand, what can the Conservative do? Even Rush - the eternal optimist - has come to grips with the current realities at hand and is very alarmed and concerned as he has stated quite frequently from his Golden EIB microphone. Link

The Fact Is: Conservative Optimism is Dead
The conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities at hand. This fact must be recognized and accepted by the conservative right in this country. The current crises are reaching gigantic proportions - both nationally and globally. The good intentions and well wishes of this flawed ideology (Conservative optimism) has had its place in the past, but now in light of the global climate affected by ever-increasing human depravity, it is but a “spider’s web” of hope (Job 8:14). For harnessing the unbridled passions of fallen humanity (i.e., the opening of “Pandora’s Box"), there is nothing to do to bring them back again. Pandora’s Box was cracked open at the Fall of Man in Eden’s Garden (Genesis 3), but since the 60’s the lid has been completely removed. In this outworking of lawlessness, this movement has corrupted and contaminated the United States and the whole earth (Matt 24:12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:1-7).

As Conservatives and patriotic Americans, we must “face the music” and look to a more sound and sure foundation than an optimistic philosophy filled with good intentions and false hopes. We must ABANDON these false hopes and expectations and, as our Founding Fathers once did, place our firm reliance upon Almighty God in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24)
"The good intentions and well wishes of this flawed ideology (Conservative optimism) has had its place in the past, but now in light of the global climate affected by ever-increasing human depravity, it is but a “spider’s web” of hope"
Conservative optimism - or any other false appraisal of a crisis situation - can never replace the sound, sure foundation of reality. Almighty God and His Word are indeed reality (Matt. 7:24-27).
Almighty God states: Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: Who hath declared this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that time? Have not I the LORD? And there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else (Isaiah 45:21-22).

If Conservatives were only as objective and fact-finding about Almighty God and His Word as they are about all other subjects, they would see the big picture and would comprehend what has been transpiring, the current trends, and where these will lead us.

The Bible states: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12).

The current events and political and social trends at hand are far greater than we could ever imagine. Prophetically speaking, we are now positioned in the time leading up to the great climactic outworking of history: the War of all the Ages with Lucifer and his demonic horde pitted against the Eternal Sovereignty and Reign of Almighty God (Isaiah 14:12-17, Ezekiel 28:12-19).

We are globally positioned at the very door of the Global Catastrophes of the last days (Isaiah 24:1-20; Joel 2:10; Matt. 24; Rev. 8 & 16); Anti-Christ’s 3½-year reign of global tyranny (Dan. 7:8, 24-26; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13); the Battle of Armageddon (Zech. 14:1-3; Rev. 16:13-16); and Jesus Christ’s Glorious Second Coming to reign and rule on earth for 1000 years (Dan. 2:44-45; 7:13-14, 22; Matt. 24:30; Rev.11:15-16; 19:11-16).
True Optimism
Conservative ideologies and all other human ideologies will have to yield to the absolute righteousness and perfection demanded by Almighty God. No human ideology or philosophy can ever produce or bring about this required righteousness and righteous environment. All will be required to know and worship Almighty God in Spirit and Truth (Reality) - Isaiah 65:16, John: 4:24. The delusional imaginations of man will be forever removed, and all will worship and honor Almighty God for who He Is (Exodus 3:13-15), whether in Heaven above or in Hell below. (Romans 14:11; Philip. 2:10-11). Link
"Have Faith in Almighty God!"

Having faith in Almighty God (Mark 11:22) and a healthy, Biblical optimism based on reality is the only sure hope for the Conservative today. The only true optimist is a Biblical realist.

In these ever-trying and exponentially-changing times, may you put aside your optimistic ideals for this present world to place your Faith and Trust in the only SURE FOUNDATION and SOUND HOPE there is, namely, the REALITY of Almighty God and His Word (Psalm 119:89, 160; Isaiah 40:8; Matt. 24:35, 1 Peter 1:25).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!!





Shootist said...

Gosh, I don't really know how to break this to you, but Reagan, as great a President as he was, was no Conservative. Reagan was a neo-con, a democrat who switched parties, because he didn't agree with the way the left would fight the Cold War. And while we can argue the particulars, one of Reagan's first acts after leaving office was to lend his support to the egregious "Brady Bill". No REAL conservative, or libertarian, would have ever done that.

Shootist said...

Sorry for the 2nd post.

The point being, I suppose, we as conservatives, wishing to return the Nation to its Constitutional Federalist roots, must take care lionizing exactly that which we do not want.

Electing a "Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Bush" is a slower, but just as sure as Obama, way to achieve European socialism. None of these men are/were Conservatives in the same manner as Barr, Palin, Pence or Tancredo.

The leftist political gains must not only be overturned, protections must be added to Federal law and the Constitution forever blocking another Obama from EVER trying again.