8 Jan 2020

Despite much rhetoric there is nothing special about the American constitution or the nations there. There is no such thing as American exceptionalism, and the last couple of days should have shown this. The elite in the USA have not only caused institutionalized evil but have promoted them in other nations. Didact notes that they are due for correction.

With due respect to Dave Morrison, he’s wrong. Georgia doesn’t matter in th e long run.Either the God-Emperor will cross the Potomac – in which case, Georgia won’t matter. Or he won’t – in which case, the downfall of the American Republic will be accelerated. And Georgia won’t matter. Let’s be very, very clear about this. God’s judgement is upon America. The Fall of the American Republic is GUARANTEED. There is NO ESCAPE from it. So let’s stop pretending that the American system can be saved. It can’t. President Trump’s second term will ensure that America’s fall and destruction will possibly be a bit less terrible and tumultuous. But he can’t prevent it. He can only give YOU time to save YOUR country, or what’s left of it.

The Didact

I have no clue as to what will happen in the USA, but i fear. There is too great a division right now. But the old ways are dead. I can understand that there is grief and loss at the end of this. We went through this when the last financial crisis when I was was young. But that time went, and we have to look forward. But in this, God looks not at how the world sees people, but at those who are prepared to work with him.

Which, in general, is not those who reject the unborn or the inconvenient.

16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 And invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do. And you shall anoint for me him whom I declare to you.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord commanded and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. 6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 And Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and get him, for we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah

1 Samuel 16:1-13

11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practise these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers

1 Timothy 4:11-16

One of the things that we need to recall is that when the spirit of God is removed from those who are in power they remain in power. There are probably more evil rulers, over history, than good ones. The current definition of “democracy” is Soviet — where the approved people count the election and the elite remain. There are those who would argue that monarchy is more stable, in particularly because the King is drafted. Those who want to rule are generally not the people who want in that role.

Monarchs bring clarity, for good or ill. It is a Kingdom of Heaven, not a democratic republic of heaven. Democracy brings chaos, a continual muddying of the waters that leaves the average man believing in nothing as there is nothing that remains long enough in which to believe. That the Church got into bed with such a state of impermanence is the real earthly tragedy of Vatican II. The spiritual tragedy is another matter entirely.

Adam

If we see our citizenship and final loyalty is in Christ and the kingdom of heaven we can deal with the temporal with equanimity. If we think that our nation or tribe is somewhat special then this crisis will be destructive.

It is going to be destructive anyway. But in this time, we need to proclaim Christ crucified and risen, and that he is Lord.

Not the current rulers of a “democratic” tyranny. They want us to submit and be submissive to their empire. But our Kingdom is Christ.

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Heresolong
10 months ago

I believe that American exceptionalism was a thing, which is why it was a) copied around the world by freedom loving peoples and b) hated around the world by those who didn’t like the little people having their freedom. Hard to argue that the freest people in the history of the world didn’t have something going for them. Unfortunately it would appear that the forces of b) have succeeded, transforming many Americans from exceptions back to subjects. Which is the natural state of things.