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“Idolatry of the State” By Paul Green — Posted on lewrockwell.com — By Paul Green
“In societies where the majority of people would call themselves Christian, many prevailing beliefs originate from distorted understandings of the Bible.”
“You shall have no other gods beside Me” — Exodus 20
I was not alone. It is true to say that the prevailing doctrine today — amongst Christians both left and right — is that government is ordained of God and destined to be alongside the church as the arm and voice of God in the earth. Therefore, it follows that the State has special privilege and moral exemption. That it has a divine right to formulate laws of the land, and to punish those who do not comply. Any misgivings about the “divine right of kings” have been superseded by a supposed moral legitimacy bestowed by an electoral majority (Hitler being a brief glitch).
But this is a way of believing that government is another god — a false deity.
What are the characteristics of a false god?
Here are some:
A “power” that orders and directs the lives of its believers.
A power believed to protect, rescue and save.
A power believed to offer hope.
A power believed to be great, glorious and overwhelming — whether good, evil or ambiguous.
A power believed to demand service above all else, even the lives of its followers.
A power believed to be fearful, violent and destructive when disobeyed.
A power with a strong visible presence — symbols, buildings, and temples of indoctrination.
A power maintained by a hierarchical, self-serving priesthood, obscuring the truth with blind faith.
Such is exactly the case with the modern State and its flag worship, grand public buildings, monopolised education system, violent enforcers, and cloud of paid officials, experts and politicians.”
Progressives saw great national undertakings through agents who appreciate the glory of public service doing God’s work because church and state are as one
What was written on the coin when Jesus said: Show me the tribute money and then whose is this image and subscription [superscription]? [Jesus did NOT answer the question about paying tribute]
Hidden behind ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’ is Mammon—the god of finance. Part One—Audio (Richard Duke)
Hidden behind ‘the love of money is the root of all evil’ is Mammon—the god of finance. Part Two—Audio (Richard Duke)
After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world
Darwin rescued rebellious Western man from Christianity’s theology of moral transgression and its doctrine of eternal doom–Dr. Gary North
Researching our free wills given by God; and finding those trying to reduce or remove our free wills–by Richard Duke