Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Madness of a Tyrant


"I cannot for the life of me see how an American president can launch a serious military action without a full and formal national address in which he explains to the American people why he is doing what he is doing, why it is right, and why it is very much in the national interest. He referred to his aims in parts of speeches and appearances when he was in South America, but now he's home. More is needed, more is warranted, and more is deserved. He has to sit at that big desk and explain his thinking, put forward the facts as he sees them, and try to garner public support. He has to make a case for his own actions. It's what presidents do! And this is particularly important now, because there are reasons to fear the current involvement will either escalate and produce a lengthy conflict or collapse and produce humiliation. Without a formal and extended statement, the air of weirdness, uncertainty and confusion that surrounds this endeavor will only deepen. ... America has been though a difficult 10 years, and the burden of proof on the need for U.S. action would be with those who supported intervention. Chief among them, of course, is the president, who made the decision as commander in chief. He needs to sit down and tell the American people how this thing can possibly turn out well. He needs to tell them why it isn't mad."

This comment by columnist Peggy Noonan is very telling. She asks a critical question. “Is the president of these United States insane?”  The answer to this inquiry is both “yes” and “no” depending upon the definition used for insanity and madness. Clinically, Obama is not insane. He is, however, bent upon a wicked anti-American and anti-Christian agenda, to be sure, but he is not technically insane. His agenda is calculated and devious, which makes him ingeniously devilish. What Obama desires, and is feverously working toward, is to reconstruct America’s foundation by destroying America’s Christian foundation.  This includes the destruction of America’s currency by evil inflationary tactics, which is a blatant violation of the 8th Commandment. These sinister policies infect every aspect of American life and are not compartmentalized to the economic sphere alone.  
On the other hand, if one is to analyze Obama’s actions by the Standard of The Scriptures, the man is absolutely out of his mind with madness.
Solomon warns us that “the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead,” Ecclesiastes 9:3b.
According to God’s Word the problem of evil is rooted in the hearts of the “sons of men.” Without the transforming Grace of God at work in their hearts, mankind will think and act according to a reprobate mindset. What president Obama is doing is simply acting consistently with his theological presupposition, which is anti-God and anti-Biblical. Without question Obama’s position characterizes him Biblically as an evil man. This is God’s assessment and therefore it must be our assessment as well.
The evidence of an evil heart will be manifested in men’s personal actions and in their political agendas. This should be noted during any and all election campaigns. Solomon calls them the “sons of men,” making a clear distinction from the “sons of God.” These “sons of men” are depicted as earthly, sensual and carnal, and therefore are not to be trusted no matter what they promise.

While Obama may not be clinically insane, Biblically speaking he is a madman and is being used by God as a judgment against both America and the world for their repudiation of God and His Laws.
Whenever a nation rejects God, judgment is inevitable. Israel’s rejection of Samuel as Judge, desiring a king like the other nations instead, was a clear rejection of God and His Laws.
1 Sa 8:7, “And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.”
At this point God explains to Samuel the inevitable results of having a carnal man rule them.

1 Sa 8:10-17, “And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.  And he said, ‘This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.  And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear [plow] his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.  And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.  And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.   And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.  He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.’”
While these pronouncements are horrible, the response of the people and the counter- response of God are even more terrifying.
The People’s Response:

1 Sa 8:19-20, “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, ‘Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.’”

This response testifies of the people’s desire to live a life of irresponsibility. They thought that if they could be cared for by becoming salves of a “nanny state” they could legally shirk any personal responsibility to care for themselves.
The Lord’s Counter-Response:

1 Sa 8:18, “And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”
Responsibility under God is liberty. Israel saw God’s requirements of responsibly as tyranny and an unfair restriction upon them. They were wrong. God’s counter-response shows that irresponsibility coupled with the rejection of God, in favor of human lordship, results in despotism, plunder and slavery.
The problem was not with Saul, but with the lusts of the masses for a human, caretaker  king.

According to these passages of Scripture, Obama is not the root of the problem. The problem is with the people of the nation. The real culprits of political and moral abominations are the people who have allowed such a madman to fill the seat of power by their vote of support. Whenever the people lust after unrighteousness in rejection of God’s call to responsibility, God feeds them with their lust. God’s judgment is upon the masses of the world for their rejection of the God of Scripture.

There is no immediate “silver bullet” reparation to this dilemma. The process of reparation will be slow and painful, and it will take diligence. More importantly, reparations must come from the bottom up. Government cannot fix any problem. It can easily initiate problems, even exacerbate problems, but it cannot fix them. Its purpose and role are limited; and until the masses understand this there can be no reparations—only plunder, slavery and sorrow.
The answer is simple although the implementation of it is difficult. Real Christians must get involved in the political system. By “real” I mean those men that are convicted as to the absolute authority of God’s Law as it deals with every area of life, especially the political and legal aspects of it. Men of whimsical religious persuasions are unacceptable. Washington is full of religious men. What we need are men of Biblical conviction and Christ-centered tenacity. What we need is a leadership model in conformity with God’s Word, honoring the Crown Rights of King Jesus. What the world needs are men of Biblical Theonomic Conviction who are willing and courageous enough to call for a Biblical Reconstruction of the entire culture.
1.       Pastors must preach the entire counsel of God, showing that it is the task of each and every Christian to be involved politically for the Glory of Christ. This is Christ’s world, and the wicked are not entitled to any of it, since their agenda is to destroy it.

2.       There needs to be a restoration of the Biblical Eschatology of Postmillennialism in repudiation of the idea of the Kingdom’s defeat. Christians who believe that they will all lose in the end, only to be bailed out by the Second Coming, have already claimed defeat. Having misunderstood entirely the comprehensive victory of Christ’s atonement, ascension, coronation and Pentecost, today’s modern evangelical has acquiesced to the notion of earthly failure. This is not Biblical orthodoxy and cannot be proven by any honest hermeneutical study of Scripture.

3.       Proper education is essential. Christian children must be removed from government indoctrination camps—otherwise all will be lost. The enemies of the kingdom will be amidst the members of the Christian community—in the families and in the churches.

4.       Affordable Christian schools, colleges and leadership training facilities must be established.

5.       Efforts must be made to expose any candidate who holds to anti-Christian doctrines which would endanger the well-being of the community, state or nation. Even if the candidate is running for the office of ‘Dog Catcher,‘ if he does not conform to Biblical standards of a public official he must be exposed and a man of virtue must run against him.

6.       Research committees must be formed to investigate potential candidates and expose them if they seem to be a potential threat to the Biblical integrity of a community, state or nation.

7.       Virtuous citizens should run for local and state offices before attempting the run for a federal seat, and candidate committees should be formed to help such Christian patriots.

Following these tactics will set the stage and lay the foundation for real Biblical change whereby one day our children’s children may see the knowledge of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. But if these things are ignored, our heirs, under extreme slavery and apostasy, will hang their harps upon the willow, unable to sing the songs of Zion.

[1] In 2010 President Sarkozy called Barak Obama "a madman," "a lunatic."

1 comment:

  1. Amen to your strategy! I would only add: concentrate on local politics (oil-spot theory) and encourage Christians to think "long war" that must have a multi-generational view. Also, the key is #3, it is the center of gravity and critical vulnerability of the plan. Awesome article!