Skip to comments.Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.
Posted on 04/30/2012 5:11:57 PM PDT by kindred
In the past five years - before our very eyes - we have seen the nearly complete erosion and virtual extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. It seems that The United States is increasingly becoming more like a secular socialist State than the Representative Republic of "In God We Trust" that it was founded upon. Our Judean-Christian heritage, morality and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility and virtue are hisses and by-words in Hollywood, the Media Establishment, College/University Campuses and in Washington D.C. In the Ivory Tower realms of the Society Elite, there is also scoffing. These groups on the Left hate nominal Christianity and hate even more true Biblical Christianity. They seek to slander Christianity and especially Christians - at every opportunity while they defend all sorts of godlessness, immorality and vice. There is, however, a new wave in the arena of talk media led by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, etc., who lead the current fight for conservatism. These are able to counter the mainstream Media's secular leftist liberal bent, but they are unable to stop the erosion and corrosion in secular leftist leaning Washington D.C. What are conservatives to do? Many conservatives are frustrated, many try to be optimistic, many are frightened, and many have just plain given up.
"The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth."
The reality is that once these crucial foundations have completely eroded, they will never come back. Is it hopeless for conservatism? Yes, indeed, if Almighty God is left out of the equation. Gods Word asks the reader of Psalm 11:3, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth. This truth is clearly taught in God's Word, the Bible. Conservatives in general are "church-going individuals who, "have a form of godliness but no power" (2 Timothy 3:5). Many are biblically illiterate and adhere to church traditions rather than truth. They know nothing of God's righteous demands required for fallen man (i.e., man with a sinful nature) as revealed in scripture. When it comes to A-B-C knowledge of the truths of the Bible, ignorance greater than the understanding is found to be the case. There is little biblical reality or soundness when it comes to what most conservatives really believe.
"Conservatism without the Christ of The Holy Scriptures and the righteous perfection of Almighty God is absolutely bankrupt."
Fallen humanity that practices a moral lifestyle and conservative principles is still fallen (i.e., tainted by sin, and full of human imperfections) and therefore doomed. The Bible speaks of the conditions that will be present in the last days (the days preceding Christs return).
2 Timothy 3:1-5 states: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
And in 1 John 2:18, Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (This describes a universal attitude or spirit that hates the True Christ of the scriptures.)
In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7a, Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work
These conditions have always existed but they have never existed at this intensity and at the global level seen today. Conservatives must face the reality that these conditions must come to pass before the triumphant return of Christ to earth, without whom there is absolutely no hope.
What must a Conservative do?
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed (Romans 10:9-11).
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved! (Acts 16:31).
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Have faith in God. (Mark 11:22).
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
There is hope today and it is found only in Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World! Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
In these trying Last Days may Conservatives abandon their trust in a conservative optimism, replacing it instead with biblical realism and optimism, to ultimately find their hope and trust in Almighty God and His Word alone. Conservatism without Christ is vanity (emptiness) and has no future at all.
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness! On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
“Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.”
“”Conservatism without the Christ of The Holy Scriptures and the righteous perfection of Almighty God (experienced through Christ...my addition) is absolutely bankrupt.”
So very true. Thanks for the post. So many professing Christians even think that there is little wrong with true communism, thus you hear so many say that it just hasn’t been done right. It cannot be done right! It is godless! In fact, it decries faith as a bunch of BS, basically, and that God is dead, really. So, for all those trying to ban conservatives who feel that faith is important in our election discussions, you are actually trying to set up a utopian society without God. That is what communism tries to do. We can see a century of results. I’ve been to Russia 5 times, lived in Turkey 6 years, been to several east-block countries and you can see the spiritual, as well as the secular waste that the society of each consists of. Western Europe may be socialists, but they have had some (even a lot of) support from the US to keep the countries afloat until we started drawing down. Now they are sinking ships. We don’t need no steenkin’ socialism/Marxism/communism. We are already experiencing way more than I am comfortable with. A return to faith is the only way America can be saved. Like Pat buchanan said in an interview on therightscoop.com the other day, we need a spiritual leader, not a politician. I wholeheartedly agree.
It’s very clear they do not understand that the means are the oppression and the end is Karl Marx as the oppressor. The left and communists are in total state of rebellion and utopia without God.
No God means total utopia. If one does not accept the suffering of the womb (also called woman-slave), then one cannot have a sense of the suffering slave.
Liberals promote painless politicaly correct liabilityless slavery, the biggest crock of lie ever. If no God, then what? It’s all drugs and rock n roll. If we cannot do it, why do we block God then? Oh, nooooo!!! The G word! THen which is it? Islam?
On a forum devoted to God and Country, I will be surprised if this thread runs more the 20 posts, and that should tell you all you really need to know about the state of politics in the U.S.A.
“A return to faith is the only way America can be saved.”
Very true, and it will have nothing to do with party or governmental manipulations, boasts, threats or promises. The utter emptiness of this campaign cycle has brought home to me how bereft America is. God is showing us how very poor we are, even in our arrogance. We accept the lesson and repent, or go the way of Assyria and Babylon.
“On a forum devoted to God and Country, I will be surprised if this thread runs more the 20 posts, and that should tell you all you really need to know about the state of politics in the U.S.A.”
I’ll toss in one just to get to 7. Virtues such as honesty are necessary for good governance, and secularism fails at fostering those.
Yes, and we are, I am afraid, about to vote our fears over our conscience. We are about to vote for the MA template of the Marxist individual mandate, and the MA template for the assault on religious liberty, which was effected first there, against the Catholic hospital cram down of abortion coverage.
We are really not going to vote our conscience and trust the Almighty for the rest. We are instead going to place all our chips on our socialist nominee, because we fear the alternative. How do we trust God when we trust ourselves more. Christians are guilty. I am guilty.
It must end. I will be writing in for my part, and trust God for the rest.
When the SHTF, we can talk.
Don’t do it. If it is a sin against your conscience you should not. Period. Which abortionist do you help elevate to power? The abortionist in Illinois, or the abortionist in Massachusetts?
The blood of the innocents calls out in this election, far louder than any talk radio host or television pundit or party ward heeler.
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Thank you my friend, I’m stickin’ with you on that one. :)
Instead of writing in, why not vote for a good minor candidate like Virgil Goode (Constitution Party)? That way you would be voting with thousands of other good Americans and people of faith. As for the Rockefeller/Romney crowd, let the dead bury their dead.
Looks like we have finally come together on a candidate, God Bless you and you household Rita. Got my Primary ballot today all mail in here so Sarah will be my choice, as she will be in November because this is a Marxist state and Romney has about as much chance as I do.
This post makes 15 of the twenty I predicted. How sad, we should weap for our Republic, because we refuse to recognize why we are here.
Thank you very much ‘hoot. I do appreciate your blessing and pray the same for you and yours. God be with us.
I was taken by your prediction of so few on this particualar thread. I had no idea. You were right.
Don’t know much about who will be on my ballot, now that NEWT has jumped off the rolling train. And nothing about the Constitution Party. I had never heard of it, nor of Virgil Goode.
These suspenders, like Santorum and Newt, may BE on the ballot for all I know, but have simply suspended campaigning. In that case, I could write in NEWT, but wish there was an organization behind my write in.
You know, Buddy Roehmer I think is still in, technically speaking, but may not have ever had the money to get on but a few state ballots if any. He said a lot of the right things too, but I don’t know his record well at all.
I can check that out, but I was looking for a policy genius with a record of eating Marxists and democrats for breakfast, and winning. That was only Newt. He was historic. How COULD he lose in America?
I will write in also.