Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting Rid of Your TV- With a Vengeance

I have cut the cord on cable and satellite, but still have my TVs. I still found this entertaining, though. When your Sunday needs some spicy preaching:

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. - Matt 5:29-30

TV's are less painful to cut up because their not attached to you. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Churchianity Makes Me Sick

First off, there is becoming apparent, even to unbelievers, of a huge divide between a New Testament church fueled by the Holy Spirit and this counterfeit that is driving actual believers out of church. Spurgeon predicted this all over 100 years in his sermon: Churchianity vs. Christianity. 

Whenever Churchianity has ruled, revelry and wantonness have been winked at, so long as saints' days, sacraments, and priests have been regarded. God's law is nothing to the high church, so long as church forms are scrupulously and ostentatiously observed. We should see maypoles erected and danced around on a Sunday afternoon within a year, if Churchianity had its way; the Book of Sports would be revived, and the evening of the Lord's day would be dedicated to the devil. Leave the church open, observe saints' days, decorate the altar, sing "Hymns Ancient and Modern," put on tagrags, and all goes smoothly with Churchianity: preach the gospel, and denounce sin, and straightway there is no small stir.
Can you disagree with any of that? Of course he's calling out the Anglicans, but one could also apply the same to Hawaiian shirt preachers and the forms that they all follow. Wantonness surely has been winked at in our time, just as the Bible prophesied about the ear ticklers that would be prominent in the last days.(2 Tim 4:3)

When I am looking for a church, I always strive to find the most Bible-believing one I possibly can. Even so, I have witnessed some of the craziest/sick stuff in church that I would never have thought possible. I've seen my Sunday School teacher's mug shot on TV while getting my five year old ready for kindergarten. He had a baby-sitter club going on in the youth group. I've visited the church of a close relative whose pastor was busted by the FBI for arranging dates with middle school boys via the internet. I can't believe I shook his hand - yuck. I've seen a middle aged woman who was supposed to be keeping the church's records literally run down the hall and screech out the parking lot when I asked for them. This only scratches the surface of what I've seen at church in the last 15 years. I could write a book, but it would be like Peyton Place.

And if anything like the above happens near or around you, you're not supposed to talk about it, because that's gossip and we don't want to spread unpleasantness do we? If you get hurt in these situations, just pray that God will help you suck it up and be quiet about it. Whatever you do, don't make waves, don't confront anyone because that is division. Remember your public school training about getting along, right? Well, the Bible actually tells us differently. I had to employ a Matthew 18 confrontation to resolve a situation in church before and it works beautifully. But the thing is, you have to be willing to go all the way with it -even before the church, which can be kind of scary. I realize now to fix the problems in that church, I may have had to do a couple more such confrontations to get the leaven out. Why me? Because no one else would and I just couldn't take it anymore.

One thing I've noticed in Paul's letters is that he usually either begins or ends with calling someone out on the carpet. He lists their name for us to read today and tells that church to mark and avoid that person because of bad theology or some other major problem. These verses never get preached on.

This is in large part due to the fact that people are "running to and fro" (Dan 12:4)   Throughout most of human history, ordinary folk did not travel far from where they were born, giving you roots and your family a reputation. You couldn't just move to another town and start all over again easily. The early church was a community of believers in a fixed area and except for missionary types like Paul and his cohorts, they weren't moving around every 3-5 years as is now common nowadays. A pastor told me that once upon a time in countryside America, churches had sergeants-at-arms and church discipline was a serious thing. You went to the church you could walk or ride your buggy to, so this church "choice" phenomenon wasn't a factor in how the church operated.

Fast forward to the motor car era and now your choices of churches opened up quite a bit. Pastor too dry at your family church? Well, just go a few miles over to the next church, it only takes about 10 minutes. And so it began. With all the moving around, people became a lot less accountable. Whereas before, you lived your whole life in the same community of people, now just as your new church gets to know you, you might be transferred away or choose to go somewhere else. It's hard to gauge spiritual growth of someone in these circumstances. So we're left with this consumerist church as Spurgeon describes with the same introductory to Christianity pap that bores to tears those of us who have actually read our Bible through more than once. (Yes, we're the few, but proud - am I right or what?)

All this moving around creates a perfect storm where false teaching and chaos can breed. There's nothing new under the sun, however. Going back to Paul's letters, we see that the early church had issues as well. The difference is that Paul addressed them publicly so that the church would not get led into error. There are a few today who are filling that role, so I thought I'd share some discernment sites that I enjoy that keep tabs on error in the church - particularly the New Age/emergent/contemplative spirituality that is/will be a precursor to the Antichrist one-world religious system. aka coexist.

From the Lighthosue
Noise of Thunder 
The Berean Call
Understand the Times
Fight the Good Fight
Worldview Weekend
The Lion of Judah
Kjos Ministries
Spiritual Sounding Board
FBC Jax Watchdogs
Musuem of Idolatry - A Little Leaven

Disclaimer: (Because most people can't do critical thinking) I do not necessarily share all the viewpoints of those sites linked, because I'm not a mind-numbed robot.

So anyway, I see two different camps in Churchianity: the seeker-sensitive feel-goods and the hard-core reformed types as personified by John McArthur (who denies the blood atonement-yikes). It is the dialectic at work- you have these choices and no others. Reformed churches are becoming popular as an alternative to the Rick Warren model. Both turn into a works-based system. In the former, you give your all to their organization, I won't call it a church. In the later, their Lordship Salvation is really a very Catholic understanding of grace, making one think that their "reformation" was not complete, but that's a post for another day.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chuck Baldwin: The American Church Has Major Problems

This article is a great summary of why many Bible-believing Christians don't go to church anymore. Although Baldwin doesn't bring that up, he makes some great points on why the American Church has lost the First Love. For those who don't have time to read, I'll just summarize:

I. Major Problems
    A. Success Orientation
    B Statism - Misreading of Romans 13 - fear of feds
    C Ignorance of Natural Law and Law of Nations
    D Church is Filled with Hate 

Here is an excerpt:

The American Church has focused on being “successful” instead of being righteous; it has capitulated to the lordship of the state; it fears the IRS more than it fears God; it has stopped preaching the “hard” messages of the Bible; it is popularity-driven, entertainment-driven, and comfort-driven; it has abandoned the fundamental principles of Natural Law and liberty; it has replaced genuine patriotism with statism; and it has used Romans 13 as justification for idolatry.
I've seen all the above and it rings true to me. I was considering visiting a local KJV church until I saw that the pastor enjoys taking selfies with Lamar Alexander and every other flag-waving holiday is a chance for idolatry of America. Uh, no thanks. So many churches have now equivocated being hard-core with being ultra patriotic, playing into the hands of the L/R dialectic.

I hope Pastor Chuck can get some traction with this conversation.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mae Brussell Predicted that Police Forces Would Spread Terror Over 40 Years Ago

She nails the big corporation as the money behind it all, which of course ties in with the discoveries of Dr. Sutton as he exposed how "American" corporations funded communism everywhere.

Check out her bibliography pages sometime for an aggregation of what would have been good Drudge fodder had there been an internet in the '70s and '80s.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

War in the Mind - Freedom Time

I love this song- it's so deep that it takes several listens to catch all the Biblical references. 

Lauryn is one who called out the pervie priests at the Vatican, refused to become another Beyonce, or Rhianna butt-shaker. When these songs came out from her unplugged session, the talkers said she was "crazy". Her lyrics are some of the most sane things I've heard.

She goes straight to the heart of what's wrong with the world - Mystery Babylon.

"Everything else is damned, let him with ears understand."

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Republican Mothers Needed Now More Than Ever

Just to remind everyone who still may be reading my little messages in the blog bottle, I named my weblog The republican Mother because that's how I see myself. I didn't really mean for it to turn into a "conspiracy central" website, but as an ardent seeker of the truth, that's where I wound up.

I now feel like a have a pretty good grip on reality, which is invaluable for guiding my children in Truth. For example, if one of my boys got a job offer from DynCorp, I'd break both his legs before I'd let him take it. Having a correct understanding of the social engineering around us, helps me avoid tares and snares that the master of this world has laid for us.

When our country first began, it became apparent to those who fashioned our government together, that only a somewhat informed populace would be able to guard against the inevitable acquisition of power by those who thirst for it. In second generation America, this informed populace would be educated by the women, the republican mothers of America.

I recently came across a tremendous book called The Frugal Housewife by Lydia Child, published in 1841. It would be great for homesteaders, as it contains information on how to tighten down old-school, using earwax as chapstick. It states that the great national sin, even back in those days, is extravagance. She would have a coronary if she were to see the excesses of our society. She condemns travelling, as it was the "thing" back then to go on vacation. One of the the main ideas that struck out at me was her condemnation of what we would now call a bimbo.

There is no subject so much connected with individual happiness and national prosperity as the education of daughters. It is a true, and therefore an old remark, that the situation and prospects of a country may be justly estimated by the character of its women' and we all know how hard it is to engraft upon a woman's character habits and principles to which she was unaccustomed in her girlish days. 
She goes on to say that marriage is a good thing, but being a boy-crazy idiot is not. Not preparing for married life by practicing homemaking and economy, makes her discontented when the storybook life is reduced to laundry and kids. She goes on to say that this will create a generational problem where girls will never learn proper domestic education. I can say I've seen that when my daughter has helped at church cleaning up, as in she knows how to do dishes and operate a broom.  I've noticed a great deal of worldliness in the church and in the homeschool circles. Sometimes you wonder if you're the only Christian trying to live, not a perfect life, but attempting to be holy.

Lest you think I'm trying to say a woman's life should only be dishes and laundry and menial tasks, please check out the whole book to see how much more Mrs. Child was educated than your average grad-school educated woman.  She cites the classics with ease, indicating she is very well-read. A woman can quote Scripture, Plato, and Julius Caesar while simultaneous doing dishes and watching small children.

The home is the atomic unit upon which society rests. And you better believe that the powers that shouldn't be know that to be a fact as well. That is why all of the social engineering (no-fault divorce, compulsory education, family court) works to dismantle the family six ways from Sunday. Look how the "home" was demonized as some "place" only losers live. A woman's place is in the home was a phrase that was repeated in the controlled media so that everyone started to believe that any woman still left in the home after women's (Rockefeller-sponsored) lib, was a total backward idiot.

h/t Ladies Against Feminism
I think that only an idiot would trade baby smiles and chubby legs for doing power-points for the "man" all day. I know, some people don't have a choice. But they don't have a choice because they were not properly trained to begin with, and become ensnared in the "system". They were never told as a young woman (13-18) that monied interests want to split up her family before it even begins. These interests don't want her to reproduce, and if she does, they definitely don't want her to influence the offspring, hence the public school and daycare system. When you frame the world in that way, a new set of priorities emerge. Instead of accepting a rat maze that has been laid out, one sees the forces setting up the maze and has a God-given instinct to want to avoid getting stuck in there.

"Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands." Proverbs 14:1
A nation of built-up homes would be very strong indeed, thus the title of this post.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RIP Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan Monteith has passed away. Here is one of his classic videos that helped inform me what the world was really all about. He tackled the money issue, and tied it in with the occultic angle, always telling people about our salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is "The Enemy Within"

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