28 August 2021

It is Saturday, so we slept. My wife had as a birthday present from the PM an extension of Level IV until Tuesday, and then level 3, which means takeaways and deliveries but no interactions. This morning she told me about the SA government allowing babies to die because they cannot get interstate for surgery because COVID, which is immoral. We are now killing the young for the old. The sole voices who are protesting the situation in NZ are being shut down by the cops, who are monitoring social media. The situation is horrid. And I expect it will continue, until people understand that the gods of the progressives are paper tigers.

Adam comments [1]:

To be fair to our awful governments, most people are not really chafing under their tyranny that much, at least not yet. They are annoyed but not persecuted. They are still relatively free to pursue their hedonistic lifestyles, to enjoy their worldly pleasures and distractions.
They’re still comfortable in that pot of heated water. Yes, the government has cranked up the heat, but the effect is still not noticeable on a general level. And the masses believe in the propaganda. They are deeply invested in it because they are believers. They believe in the science, it is their religion. They believe in multiculturalism, it is their community. They believe in the rainbow flag, it is their attire. They believe in feminism, it is their hope. They believe in their politicians and officials, they are their priests and bishops.
Our governments falling at this moment will give us what exactly? Something better? I very much doubt it because the people are diseased of the mind and spirit. They cling fervently to the false gods of the age and they will be dreadfully unhappy with those that deprive them of these same gods.
The people need to come to the understanding and realisation that their gods are indeed false and that the solution is not found in this material world. In order for that to happen, they must suffer. I don’t see any other way around it. Just how successful have your individual efforts been at waking up the normies? Pretty rubbish, I would imagine. Our material world is physically comfortable and spiritually bereft. Until people get uncomfortable, really uncomfortable, then nothing is going to change.


But this is a time for us to renew the covenant we made. As nations, we have been apostate: there have always been those who are righteous, but the majority of the people will follow where they are led. They will get along. As Moses pled for his nation, so should we.

For the nation has been blinded by distractions, and does not know its peril.

Exodus 34:8-28

8 And Moses quickly bowed his head towards the earth and worshipped. 9 And he said, “If now I have found favour in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”
10 And he said, “Behold, I am making a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been created in all the earth or in any nation. And all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord, for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.
11 “Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 12 Take care, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you go, lest it become a snare in your midst. 13 You shall tear down their altars and break their pillars and cut down their Asherim 14 (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they whore after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and you are invited, you eat of his sacrifice, 16 and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.
17 “You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.
18 “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt. 19 All that open the womb are mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep. 20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.
21 “For six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In ploughing time and in harvest you shall rest. 22 You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.
25 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover remain until the morning. 26 The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
27 And the Lord said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 So he was there with the Lord for forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

John 18:28-32

28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate went outside to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?” 30 They answered him, “If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered him over to you.” 31 Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” 32 This was to fulfil the word that Jesus had spoken to show by what kind of death he was going to die.

We have a newer covenant that the one Moses made. This one is guaranteed and made by Christ, who has offered it to all people.

But this world is pagan, and the works of the pagans will have to burned to the dust and their idols shunned. We can expect those who are corrupted by the progressive poisons of equity, gimmedat, and untrammelled debasement to hate Christ, and his covenant. For it requires repentance, and repentance requires effort.

But the old covenant has been tested: from the pagans to the soviets to the killing fields of Cambodia. It has always destroyed. Turn from it. The Russians are an example, as is Eastern Europe, and much of the Chinese. They have rejected the progressives. They have chose Christ.

  1. I agree with Adam: rants bring traffic and thoughtful posts that deal with building things do not. But the latter are more important.