Last week, at some stage, the SDL made a list on socialgalactic. He was talking about the stages of tolerance leading to active evil. The tolerance of any faith but Christ; the dissolution of division between nations; the tolerance of homosexuality; the acceptance of transgenderism; the move to allowing and approving of pederasty, and finally child sacrifice. When that happens, the myths and culture are eventually torn away, and the nation wiped from this world.
I am aware that at the end there will people who are of the lost 10 tribes who are witnesses at the end. But they are now dispersed, lost, converged with the pagans, and separated from the covenant of Moses and the temple. It is Christ who will restore this, as he restores the tribe of Judah, who rejected him.
In the meantime, the rhetoric of the world is fear and despair. If you say anything against this, you will be hated — the worship of the progressive cultus does not tolerate heresy. Though it will destroy many.
Careful here! Feyerabend talks about us leaving behind expedient truth that functions purely as a tool of oppression in the hands of ideologues.
Very much in line with Feyerabend’s observation, above all else we must abandon fear, which stands at the heart of the utopian dialectic. This fear is time and again cultivated; the joint message is no different, and tragically so.
Fear is the dominant human factor at any time in history and in any culture. Abandoning fear seems impossible to do.
Against all our instincts and our logic, time and again the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament encourages us, commands us ‘to not fear’.
All scripture is useful for us, and the history of Israel is an example of what not to do if you want your nation to continue through your life to your children to the tenth generation. Return to God. It will be painful. You will have to stop pretending that your spirituality is anything but a delusion, and your sense of virtue is nothing but a lie.
But the alternative is a descent to destruction.
5 Then the king of Assyria invaded all the land and came to Samaria, and for three years he besieged it.
6 In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
7 And this occurred because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods 8 and walked in the customs of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel, and in the customs that the kings of Israel had practised. 9 And the people of Israel did secretly against the Lord their God things that were not right. They built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city. 10 They set up for themselves pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree, 11 and there they made offerings on all the high places, as the nations did whom the Lord carried away before them. And they did wicked things, provoking the Lord to anger, 12 and they served idols, of which the Lord had said to them, “You shall not do this.” 13 Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”
14 But they would not listen, but were stubborn, as their fathers had been, who did not believe in the Lord their God. 15 They despised his statutes and his covenant that he made with their fathers and the warnings that he gave them. They went after false idols and became false, and they followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do like them. 16 And they abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made for themselves metal images of two calves; and they made an Asherah and worshipped all the host of heaven and served Baal. 17 And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger. 18 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.
29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? 34 Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 38 See, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
Anyone who is comforted by their status within the heirarchy of the church, or their credentials, needs to read today’s gospel again. For the Pharisees would have approved of the words about the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel. But Christ is saying that your false legalisms are going down the same path.
There are temptations for the cleric, the biggest of which is to allow the novel in. There is nothing to preach but Christ crucified, and risen. All else is commentary, and commentary should be questioned.
This Sunday we will be permitted to meet in groups of 100. With a series of regulations. For the worship of COVID must continue.
Advice for places of worship
All places of worship must have ways for attendees to record their visit. This can be done by asking everyone to scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, or by recording their contact details manually. Offer online services so people who cannot attend in person can participate. Some religious rituals or practices need close contact — for example, a christening. Try to keep the time spent in close contact to a minimum. Remove communal resources such as prayer mats or prayer books. Encourage attendees to wear a face covering. Clean and sanitise musical instruments and other shared surfaces thoroughly before and after use. Singing, for example church choirs and other types of performance can go ahead. Performers do not need to wear a face covering. You can serve food and drink and host events or functions such as catered morning tea — as long as you keep to the gathering limits. Encourage contactless donations instead of a cash collection box.
We have been to such, last time. It was not right. We could not shake hands. We could not see faces. We could not sing. There was not true worship.
We had the spirit of this age invading within our churches, and the spirit of this age is an Industralized version of Molech and Topeth. Nothing much changes.
I pray that this COVID panic ends, so we can worship God, and the fear propaganda ends.
In the meantime, we must not fear. Instead we will worship, underground if needed.