Similar to Jesus cursing the fig tree (an allegory of the tree of knowledge of good and evil inside the Garden of Eden, as discussed in Genesis 3), America’s branches are barren of fruit; she now is that fig tree. [...] America cannot be saved through the efforts of man because the fig tree withered after many summers of producing leaves, and the consequence, Black warned, is “the end of Western Civilization is in sight.” Given Jesus saw the fig tree with “nothing… except leaves,” he commanded, “May you never bear fruit again!” After years of failure the fig tree is about to be cut down: God will not till American soil for one more year when the fig tree year-after-year produces only leaves (Luke 6:44).
In response to the New York Times' 1619 Project, I want to warn my readers about the dangers of revisionist history. It's high time I address this because of the radical standards of virginal purity far left-wing academics and demagogues employ to eliminate critics of their 'woke' agenda. It bears strikingly similarities to the carnage of the French Revolution, where old cathedrals and regal relics were eliminated or redecorated in the new 'politically correct' emblems of pagan iconography and godless narcissism during the Reign of Terror (1792-94). While its key instigator, Maximilien Robespierre, leader of the Committee of Public Safety, enacted the Terror to exterminate the king and queen and hundreds of thousands more who could not or refused to conform to the new secular government beneath the blade of the guillotine in a matter of a decade, it ended in as bloody a fashion as it began with the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and two decades of constant warfare.
As a result of worshiping the old Jewish faith according to the tefillin, the three-pronged Hebrew letter 'sin', having ceased to hold relevance — for the number in gematria for 'man' is '6', and the Jews, since the 1st century, have been worshiping three men (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) as opposed to the Lord Jesus according to the decree of the self-proclaimed 'messiah' Nero Caesar ('666') — resulted in the 'abomination that causes desolation' described in the Book of Daniel, Matthew 24:15, and Mark 13:14. And because Jesus is God (John 17:3), is represented by the number '7' and '777', we, as disciples of Christ, are "to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
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.
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 … Continue reading Game Over: The World is Finished. Democracy Cannot Help Us Now.
On September 1, 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of Poland in an egregious breach of the Munich Agreement from one year earlier. At the time, Western Europe's two great imperial powers (Britain and France) still maintained hope that an answer from Berlin as to the motive behind the invasion might aid in deescalating tensions … Continue reading Why Stalin Crushed Hitler in the Great Patriotic War
A theocracy, as with any totalitarian regime, must legitimize its infallibility on behalf of a god as with the Soviet Union, where the political machine required for a ‘civil religion’ to spiritually nourish the synergy of society with the economy through cultural engineering, wield, and subservient, to the power and growth of the State. Furthermore, other parallels include that such a ‘civil religion’ augments state power under a cult of personality that cannot outwardly project its supremacy over all average mortals without it being projected somehow outwardly after years of relentless indoctrination of internalized hate, anger, greed and jealousy just malleable enough to protect the state from infallibility as does the papacy, who in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church.”
The French Revolution, unlike its American predecessor, was an unmitigated failure that resulted in the indefinite posterity of blood, sweat and tears. It concluded ignominiously with the rise of the most autocratic ruler Europe had seen since the Roman Empire. As Lord Acton noted, no nation had ever “been less provoked by oppression than America.” Because the British Empire had granted the colonies near-total autonomy (even proposing an alliance through the Albany Plan of Union to counter the rising French threat from Canada prior to the Proclamation of 1763), America, on the defensive after peace talks with the Crown regarding taxation without representation crumbled before the initiation of hostilities by the Redcoats at Lexington and Concord, had earned “the right of the nation to judge for itself.”
Because “Freedom succumbs to dizziness,” wrote S∅ren Kierkegaard, than beyond the matter of some spiritual limit, “psychology cannot and will not go.” It is folly to suggest that Kierkegaard was too simplistic to accredit ignorance in the positive, as without ‘ignorance’, one would have no basis for acquiring knowledge for things he has no understanding of through experience. Henceforth, the lessons of history’s first recorded attempt at a(n) utopian nationalist movement beginning with France in 1789, due to the drunken excesses of the violent mobs acting in the spirit of Jezebel, may have meant that the young republic possessed the admirable qualities of passion, motivation, desire, the determination and general will to revolt against a distant and corrupt monarchy, but it was wholly unqualified to govern for one very important reason: the mobs of men have no qualification to govern as might a dynastic king raised to rule nations through a lifetime of grooming since the early Middle Ages. Louis XVI, as with his great-grandfather Louis XIV and grandfather Louis XV before him, were born to rule; it was, after all, as much a part of their pedigree, a millstone if you will, to rule by divine right as it was for the bourgeois partisans Robespierre, Danton, Murat and most certainly Napoleon to remain subjugated within the Third Estate.
WHO AM I? Who are you? Who am I? To whom do we belong? And do we belong to ourselves? These eternal questions and the principles undergirding them emerge from the innate angst in every individual who collectively populate a nation as drivers of the civic narrative. What can be said unequivocally is that short … Continue reading Just Who Are You? Who Am I? And To Whom Do We Belong?
While belief in the Shroud is not obligatory for Christians, the Shroud 'almost' reminds one (as it does Massaro) of "a certain Jesus of Nazareth, who challenged our certainties by loving his persecutors, forgiving them from the cross, and conquering death, 2,000 years ago." Most importantly, the path to Truth is found in Christ alone, not some shroud. Whether this shroud was wrapped around his body remains a mystery. It has, however, become a powerful idol reminiscent of what Paul the Apostle condemns in Romans 1:21-25.
Aboard the Arbella in 1630 were perhaps the most consequential of Puritan New England's original settlers. As they approached the shoreline of Massachusetts Bay where they would establish a colony nigh present-day Boston, they could not have foreseen their destiny of laying America's cultural foundation with each cobblestone inside their townships' streets. While this frightening … Continue reading The Tenth Muse: The Life of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Poet