I discussed marriage, a bit overmuch yesterday. What we need to do, over and over, is withstand the temptations of this world. Today we were told that protesting about our lost freedoms was selfish. The pastor who led this has been described as the lowest of the low. Kea and I watched about half the news. The propaganda was think in the Pravda.
The world does encourage us to wrath, to fear, and to envy. It promotes lotteries to inflame our greed and puts on shows that mock the idea of marriage.
The best way to deal with the press is to treat them as Pravda. Their only utility ts to tell you what they fear. That which they are silent about. That which they attack. That which they consider an offense to decency and natural law.
In general, do not do as they recommend. They are minions, driven by minions with more intelligence, who are deeply evil.
Lord, we beseech thee,
Grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh, and the devil,
and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee
the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5 And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,[a] 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
We have to be careful here. There are many of us who have had to repent of that which destroyed relationships, and had to undo the damage. Sometimes the wreckage cannot be unmade. And then the woke will accuse us of hypocrisy, while trying to make the destruction of our children compulsory.
In the last few days I have seen those who hate Christ speak as if they have direct communication with the Lord of the Church, whom they avowedly hate. Fortunately there is a test: Do you beleive that Christ has risen in the flesh? Yes or No?
For our purposes, a witch is a shill for the Death Cult who uses Christian teaching as a convenient stick to beat Christians. Half the time they claim to be Christian themselves.
The Witch Test calls the impostor’s bluff by challenging her to do what every Christian is commanded to do: publicly profess faith in Jesus Christ.
Even though the Death Cultist could simply lie and make a false profession of faith, she somehow never does. This persistent phenomenon hints that the witch’s motives aren’t strictly human.
Again, no test subject has yet said, “Sure, I believe that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now here’s why you’re a racist chud for not cheering black James Bond.”
What accounts for the test’s continued inerrancy?
Simple. Being a Christian heresy, the Death Cult presupposes Christian morality.
But being a Christian heresy, the Death Cult simultaneously embraces a worldview at odds with Christianity.
The Witch Test confronts the Death Cultist with the contradiction at the heart of her belief system and forces her to publicly demonstrate her moral incoherence.
She can’t profess faith in the God she hates, nor can she deny Him without forfeiting her stolen moral authority.
The Death Cult’s moral vision is totally parasitic on the Christian moral tradition. That’s because Christian morality isn’t just the dominant moral system in the West, it’s the ONLY moral system in the West–AKA Christendom.
The best way to fight witches wearing a fig leaf of Christian morality is to cut them off at the knees.
The Woke Cult always argues from a position of stolen moral authority, so take that stolen authority away. Use the Witch Test. Declare that those who fail have forfeited their moral authority, and block.
Cleave to your wife.
Grandchildren are worth more than money.
And when they say that they listen to the wisdom of children, keep them away from your kids.