“Religion and liberty are the meat and the drink of the body politic. Withdraw one of them and it languishes, consumes, and dies. If indifference … becomes the prevailing character of a people … their motives to vigorous defense is lost, and the hopes of their enemies are proportionally increased. … Without religion we may possibly retain the freedom of savages, bears, and wolves, but not the freedom of New England. If our religion were gone, our state of society would perish with it and nothing would be left which would be worth defending.” Timothy Dwight, 8th President Yale University
The quote today comes from an article entitled “Beware the ‘cult of reason'” written by Bill Federer of WND.com on January 11, 2018. A very interesting, short read; well worth the time to take a look. The tag-line reads, “Bill Federer recounts historical disasters stemming from abandoning biblical principles.”
The protagonist if you will, is Timothy Dwight, the 8th President of Yale University back when it was theologically a Puritan oriented institution. The antagonists are Voltaire’s athiest philosophy and his cohort who actively set out to destroy Christianity in the late 1700’s. While reading, this author had one of those “Oh yeaaaaah, forgot about those guys.” moments.
Federer points out concisely the action plan of Voltair, et all. Goebbels used it during the 1930-1945. Saul Alinsky used it during his time as a grass-roots community organizer from approximatly the ’40s onward to his last published work in 1972, “Rules for Radicals.” Hillary Clinton wrote her thesis on the philosophy of Alinsky and Barak Obama lived and governed by these same recycled Voltairian philosophies. It is interesting to note; had Alinsky lived to see Hillary Clinton serve, he would have vehemently opposed her method of change from the top/government as opposed to his position that change can only come from without.
The dedication page to Alinsky’s last book, “Rules for Radicals” reads as follows:
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.
Diciples of Y’shua and those dedicated to biblical study will immediatly recognize the flaw in Alinsky’s thesis. The assertion that by being the original ‘radical’ Lucifer gains a kingdom is patently false. Lucifer was indeed the first rebel, but could do nothing without the permissive consent of a Sovereign God. However, Lucifer’s fate was sealed when he dared to touch the creation in the image of that Soverign God; mankind. The origins of why we have come to know as “proxy warfare.”
If we look at the cast of characters listed above, one conclusion comes immediatly to mind; the sad fate of King Solomon, the wise. Favored son of King David, the king “after God’s own heart.” The king who was flawed and taken down by murderous temptation, nevertheless; acknowleged by God for his tenacious faith and devotion. His son, King Solomon started out by asking for only one thing from God; wisdom. Pleased with Solomon’s request, God granted it. However, that wisdom did not come without consequences for misuse. The entire book of Ecclesiases is devoted to the musings of a man who has had everything life can offer and finds it all of no value. The conclusion of the man’s musings, proported to be those of Solomon by way of a scribe? Everything under the Sun is vanity. Without the favor and loving kindness of God, life is meaningless.
What about this “kingdom” Alinsky alleges Lucifer has gained? Lucifer gained no such kingdom. Lucifer gained the fruits of his labor, as yet unfinished. Regardless, Lucifer is condemed to follow the will of a Soverign God without the benefit of reward for the fruits of his obediance. This Lucifer, the original rebel gains no kingdom at all. Only the role of deciever and accuser until such time as his role is no longer useful. Then he will be exiled, to wail and bemoan his fate; separation from the loving Soverign God.
What of Timothy Dwight? Read Bill Federer’s article to learn more.
Thanks for spending time readung. Comments, questions and concerns can be written from the link below the title.
Federer, Bill – Beware the ‘cult of reason’, WND.com January 11
Aaron Blake & Francis Stead Sellers – “Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky & Lucifer, explained”, Washington Post July 20, 2016
Bushkoff, Leonard – “A Gutsy Grass-Roots Community Leader” a book review The Christian Sciene Monitor February 16, 1990
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