Today you will have to put up with a long quote from Adam. Adam’s website is taken down about everty third day, so when he says semething wise, which is fairly frequently, then I don;t think beinga repeater is a bad thing. It’s his words, not mine: where I disagree with him is that Luther was quite Catholic in his theology of the King and would be horrified by this indiviudualistic ash heap we call democracy.
Calvin hated the protodemocracy of the Geneva City Council, who disagreeed with half his theological reforms, and were more puritan in their regulations of the society than he thought wise. He argued Servetius was wrong, so exile him, don’t burn him. It is the conlfation of Evangelicalism with democracy in the American experiment –and let us be very clear here, the Papists did it as much as the Prots, that led to religious individuation.
And that is a dead end, a way of making a hell.
Man is not the measure of all things. Our present clown world is a direct result of this conceit. Imagining up individualistic paradises of the mind based on nothing more than egoistic suppositions is a literal dead end. A man who lived 1000 years’ ago was a part of a greater whole. He was a critical part of his family, his immediate community, his church, and his nation which was bound to God through his monarch. What we have today is spiritually bankrupt in comparison.
I read somewhere recently that holy men became holy by considering themselves unworthy for holiness. They reached a state where they realised that they may be behaving in a holy manner; this realisation caused them to cast aside such lofty thoughts, partly because they reasoned that someone else that God had endowed with their individual gifts would most certainly have obtained far better results than they had been able to. This abasement of self then caused them to become more holy.
Whenever I feel myself getting too big for my boots I strive to remind myself that I have undoubtedly wasted all of my own gifts that God gave me, in comparison than if someone else had been blessed with what I am endowed. We move closer to God when we move away from the self. Without Him, I am nothing. But without me, He is.
This is a long introduction to something that I am seeing again and again. There is a woke elite that is squuistely sensitive to their pain, who claim victimhood, who tend to speak of the oppressed, and are quite calm in times of crisis because they don’t see it. They know the good and the great, and if they are confident, they see no need to reform. Al all. Live will go on, and since they meditate, do the postures their guru suggests in their weekly yoga sessions, and are vegan, they know they are virtuoous. God would never punish such as them.
They have never heard of, or hat to deal with the consequences of what they support. They have virtue, but no skin in the game.
And they do not understand what Adam does. Without God, they are nothing, but a God without us is still God.
9 Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice;
you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech.
10 In little more than a year
you will shudder, you complacent women;
for the grape harvest fails,
the fruit harvest will not come.
11 Tremble, you women who are at ease,
shudder, you complacent ones;
strip, and make yourselves bare,
and tie sackcloth round your waist.
12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields,
for the fruitful vine,
13 for the soil of my people
growing up in thorns and briers,
yes, for all the joyous houses
in the exultant city.
14 For the palace is forsaken,
the populous city deserted;
the hill and the watchtower
will become dens for ever,
a joy of wild donkeys,
a pasture of flocks;
15 until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high,
and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field is deemed a forest.
16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness,
and righteousness abide in the fruitful field.
17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace,
and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust for ever.
18 My people will abide in a peaceful habitation,
in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
19 And it will hail when the forest falls down,
and the city will be utterly laid low.
20 Happy are you who sow beside all waters,
who let the feet of the ox and the donkey range free.
17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
We need to remember that we are in a spiritual war; the enemy wants us divided. To do this he ensures that we are plagued with a series of heresiarchs, from which the Church does one of two things: they either cast them out, or they find there is a schism.
In general, the Catholics cast out, and the Prots split.
But in this time we need to forget and forgive the blood spilt in the relgious wars of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. We need to focus on where the battle is, and it is against Christendom in toto. The hatred of any leader of fervent faith in Christ is palpable.
As an example, If the Australian woke hated the Catholic Tony Abbot, they now hate more the pentecostal Scholl Morrison: the difference is in the rest of the Anglosphere those of faith are screened out of any high political office. 
So we need to make peace with each other, and that peace will be functional, partiuulaly when heresiarchs and aatichrists are the only people appointed to high office in the established churches.
This requires wisdom in words. It requores a tolerance of liturrgy, and a humility: the systematic theology we all have is not the full measure of God, and wise theologicans know that.
But it is not complacency. We do not assume that our virtue: wearig the correct ribbon in the correct season, with a poppy for ANZAC day, and supporting the approved coauses, will save us. We know instead that the more we seek to be like God the more we realize that we have a long way to go.
And the more we mourn the evil we committed, and the damage we have done.
- Unl4ss liberal. Judith Collins Libeal Anglicanism is just accepted by the current conservatices, and not by Labour, where you have to, like Ardern, abandon the faith in which you were raised (in her case, Mormonism) to join the party.