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.
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.
Once upon a time (or, about five or so years ago), two sides could debate civilly, providing information that they themselves found to be credible as to their position, even if the other party did not find what was claimed to be entirely credible. But today in the age of ‘safe spaces’, ‘triggered microaggressions’ and…
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).
A friend from Britain described his one visit to America through New York City as ‘hot and expensive and crowded’. Overwhelmed by its enormity, another American, perhaps a native of ‘the Big Apple’ or another tourist, suggested he not “judge America by New York” because it “is an international city, not American”. To a degree, the American the Briton…
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.