For secularists to maliciously intersect into the Christian sphere through scientific language suggests they are a confused, prideful lot, given the dialogue between ‘faith’ and ‘reason’ are quite different, though they are often in agreement. Christians should therefore persevere, to engage as apologists and spread the Gospel in an increasingly hostile, secular world. It should be noted that sphere sovereignty is not designed to silence offensive people so much as it applies ‘poison pills’ to negate the damage rendered by unwelcomed cultural intersections imposing an antichristian dialogue to erode religious liberties. Whether secularists continue mocking God through simple language is very different from imposing a taboo against slandering God’s “people, who are called by (God’s) name” (2 Chronicles 7:14) and “justified by faith in Christ” (Romans 3:28). The civil rights of Christians can be well safeguarded by simply segregating the sphere of ‘science’ from that of ‘faith’.
Sensing opportunity to exploit human misery, clever people with insidious designs emerge to mold ‘the new man’ in the name of blind, selfish ‘love’ ― a love self-serving, often secular; or, in the case of an aspiring theocrat, the politicization and revision of religious doctrine beyond recognition — all characterizations of ‘the casuist’, shooting arrows like Cupid come Valentine’s Day.
The dominion of the Western Roman Empire was gradually eroded by abuses of power, civil wars, barbarian migrations and invasions, military reforms and economic depression. Nevertheless, by 476 AD, the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West was complete. With the Sack of Rome in 410 AD by the Visigoths, and again in 455 AD by the Vandals, came the acceleration of the Western Empire’s decay, while the deposition of the emperor, Romulus Augustulus, in 476 AD by Odoacer, is generally accepted to mark the end of the empire in the West. However, Augustulus was never recognized by his Eastern colleague, and separate rule in the Western part of the empire only ceased to exist upon the death of Julius Nepos, in 480 AD. Nevertheless, through typography, one can suggest that with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the first leg of iron connected to the gold statue of Nebuchadnezzar, as revealed in Daniel’s dream, breaking (Daniel 2).
The Russo-Turkish rivalry is not new, nor is Syria’s ties to both Russia and Turkey and before that, the progenitor of both nations, the Roman Empire (both in Rome itself and later, Constantinople). It emerged in 1676 over Moscow’s thirst to establish a warm-water port on the Black Sea, in Crimea, as well as the region comprising of modern Ukraine west of the Dnieper River, and would follow with conflicts in 1688 and 1689. Though these early conflicts ended in defeat for the Russians, by the war of 1695–96, Tsar Peter the Great’s forces successfully captured the fortress of Azov. It was here the Russian Empire’s design for territorial expansion to provide additional buffer zones and sea lanes into the Mediterranean by way of the Bosporus Strait (dividing Constantinople and Europe from Anatolia) began and, by 1878, ended with the Ottoman Empire on the brink of total imperial collapse. The rivalry, even after the two empires’ collapsed following World War I, remains alive and well, and on the brink of war over the civil war in Syria, and a potential confrontation with NATO.
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The catalyst for the ‘Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy’ emerged with Philip’s attempt to expand his purge of the Knight’s Templar into the whole Church institution within France in order to consolidate more power politically. This ultimately led to a violent conflict with Pope Boniface VIII, resulting in the transferal of the papal court from Rome to the enclave of Avignon. As a result, Philip IV’s rule signaled the decline of papal power from its historic totalitarian authority over France, and by 1328 with the death of his final son (Charles IV), the Capetian Dynasty arrived at an end. At this point, the rise of the House of Valois — and the line of Henry II and Catherine De’ Medici from 1547 to the assassination of their youngest son, Henry III, in 1589 — marked the beginning of the end of the Ancien Régime 200 years later with the French Revolution.
Despite the formation of the union, Western military assistance to Constantinople proved decisively ultimately insufficient, and on May 29, 1453, Constantinople fell to the Islamic Ottoman Turks. The union signed at Florence was never accepted by most Eastern Churches. Perhaps the council’s most important historical legacy were the lectures on Greek classical literature by many of the delegates from Constantinople which greatly reintroduced the West to the ancient customs of Antiquity, a set the tone for the coming era of Renaissance humanism. All this translates to 962 AD, when the papacy had become irreparably corrupt. The new Holy Roman Empire spelled the end to Roman imperial rule in Italy after 200 years of Constantinople’s increasingly weakened position. After 420 years of relative peace beginning with the Edict of Thessalonica in 380 AD, the coronation of Charlemagne as the first ‘King of the Romans’ in 800 AD ended the honeymoon period of the early Church, and by 1054 AD, the East-West Split between Latin Rome and Greek Constantinople officially divided the Latin and Greek churches. In any case, the seed of the Beast system planted through Charlemagne’s coronation as ‘King of the Romans’ would, by 1453, be fully in place, marking the end of the Middle Ages and transition into the more secular Renaissance. By 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five theses to the door of his Wittenburg monastery, the Beast system, for the first time under serious threat, mobilized along partisan lines to destroy the Protestant reformers through wars and purges that would kill millions of Christians.
According to Karl Marx, “Society is undergoing a silent revolution, which must be submitted to, and which takes no more notice of the human existences it breaks down than an earthquake regards the houses it subverts,” and therefore, “The classes and the races, too weak to master the new conditions of life, must give way…The chief mission of all the other races and peoples — large and small — is to perish in the revolutionary holocaust.”
Now, it seems to be tasting the rainbow, and force-feeding the rest of us in the process.
America is irreversibly decline because it possesses no moral courage. Neither democracy nor the Constitution can save her now, and activism is at best, too mild or lukewarm to form a consensus even among dissidents. For me, I will begin abandoning social media at the appropriate times, and simply follow Jesus’ lesson to “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”(Mark 12:17) But we can begin by sucking out the venom from our veins at its source. Much of this can be attributed to our time over social media: a decision each individual can make.
“15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, 16 for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.” (Isaiah 7:15-16)
The scales of justice as they originate from the minds of men are all subjective in truth through their nuanced biases. The word of God is the lone impartial source for all that is, for life being imperfect, it therefore is wise to understand that custom reconciles us to all things, and God is the Creator. If that custom is based on the foundation described by Christ while standing on the rock during the Sermon on the Mount, it is the lone natural safety net one ever needs: through Christ alone can man do all things. But the true scales of justice lie in weight with the Lord who, through Jesus Christ, will vengeance be had against the lawless. Every secular humanist is an imperialist sharing a vile eurocentric vision for an international postmodern order, and yet cannot deviate entirely from his Judeo-Christian cultural imprinting. Thus a prosperous nation must also be a righteous nation, one balancing moral righteousness with the acquisition of legitimate wealth and prosperity. I thus offer Twenty-Five Points, primarily a synthesis of biblical and classically liberal themes in context, as constructive suggestions for securing America’s conservation of its cultural, racial, and ethnic identity on the basis of quality, not avarice.
In echoing Christ’s Sermon on the Mount during a June 16, 1858 address in Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln declared that the United States of America, as a house divided, cannot stand. In that heated Zeitgeist of antebellum America, the 49-year old future president did not believe America could endure as ‘permanently half slave and half…
What tribes ever existed before the acquisition of knowledge? There were only two people, who lived by faith as one flesh under THE LORD. But because they acceded to Satan’s temptation of eating the mysterious fruit of knowledge of ‘good and evil’, they learned they were different, and they were cast out east of Eden, doomed to die, in exile from eternal life into the land of pitiless suffering and bestial desire. Bigotry, perhaps the first crime committed in the quest for knowledge by Eve who then taught this to Adam, gave birth to iniquity. Iniquity, born of deception, defiled the purity of God’s love and created the posterity of ‘tribalism’ once eternal life was denied.
Thus, the truth is not racism; by its very nature, this is impossible. For while man was created in God’s image, the quest for knowledge of ‘good and evil’ was born of a serpent: the Fallen Angel, Satan. And Satan, because he corrupted his wisdom due to ‘his splendor’, was expelled by God. He had been one of the guardian cherubs at Eden; he would be caste out as something God described to be ‘profane’ (Ezekiel 28:11-19).