COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS–RICHARD DUKE:
I am deep into studying the will of man and woman—the free will–from serious researching. Mises, Rothbard and their students write about the will; and how the statists want to reduce or remove our free wills. The Bible talks about the will—free will. Certain scriptures, including those about the Tabernacle, discuss the will and how God watches man’s will.
So, I have a question.
Who gave us our free wills? Answer: God.
With all the rules, regulations, etc. forced on us, and the continuous reductions of individual freedoms, does the state and the statist bureaucrats add to or take away from the exercise of our free wills?
Is anyone or anything that reduces our abilities to exercise our free wills acting contrary to God who gave us free wills?
Who are we obedient to, then, if we passively accept everything the statists do and require?
If we believe in God and remain passive against the evils of reducing or removing our God-give free wills, are we subject to what Jesse Penn-Lewis said: passivity leads to captivity; and captivity leads to death? By slowly giving up our free wills, are we like a frog in water who becomes desensitized to the slowly rising heat resulting in the frog being boiled to death?
Are the answers to these questions important?
Bible: Be diligent because the unlearned and unstable do not understand and fall unto their own destruction; and are led away by the error of the wicked
How long simple ones, who hate knowledge, will you love simplicity while the scorners delight in their scorning–Proverbs
Mises wrote that one of the primary goals of the statists is reducing and removal of your free wills. Statists want control over your lives; (and propaganda is so thick that one cannot cut thru it. — added by Richard Duke).
The mainstream are by and large controlled. That includes anything and everything of the mainstream.
Propaganda works best when those…being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Jeremiah 5
Failure to speak against evil and passivity–WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? And what did Dietrich Bonhoeffer say?
Book: Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700
Is there a Christian view of economics? (Includes discussions of positions of Gary North, Henry Hazlitt and Frédéric Bastiat)
Darwin rescued rebellious Western man from Christianity’s theology of moral transgression and its doctrine of eternal doom–Dr. Gary North