Evangelical Christians make up around 22 percent of the American population and over 80 percent of evangelical Christians voted for Trump in 2016. It would not be an understatement to say that evangelical Christians helped elect Donald Trump in his first election and they will be just as critical to electing him next week.
John Piper is one of the most respected evangelical pastors in America. He is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist church in Minneapolis and the author of numerous Christian books. On October 22nd, he wrote an article entitled “Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin” where he outlined why he could not vote for either Trump or Biden.
I was going to write my own rebuttal of Piper’s views on the 2020 election as a fellow Baptist and evangelical but then I came across an excellent rebuttal of John Piper’s article by a close friend of his – Wayne Grudem.
In my article “Piper vs Grudem on Trump vs Biden” over on BiblicistReport.com, I give excerpts from both of these respected evangelical theologians. And Wayne Grudem does an excellent job of rebutting the position taken by Piper. This is a must read for evangelical Christians before next week’s election. You can read the full article here.
I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh on my lunch breaks at work for almost 25 years. I was driving to an appointment on Monday listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio when he gave the sad news that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
I was so happy to see that President Trump decided to award him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I was shocked that he had Melania do it right there at the State of Union Speech, I thought he was going to announce he would be giving it to him at some future ceremony. But it was a great moment.
Rush Limbaugh is the boogyman to humanists and leftists whose goal is a world without Christians, Jews, Muslims, Americans, Russians, Mexicans, Caucasians, Africans, Asians, men or women – just humans. A world where human beings have been reprogrammed to move past all these “pointless” distinctions to fully embrace a one world religion, ordered and centered around the their religion of humanism. They want a world which denies the existence of God and assigns god-like powers to humanity.
Rush Limbaugh made the following statement about these people back in 2013:
“See, in my humble opinion, folks, if you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming … You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something that he can’t create.”
But to those millions of us who still believe in the traditional Biblically based values of our founding fathers he will always be a great hero. Liberal humanists had taken over radio, movies, TV and the print media for decades. They controlled the narrative each day. Millions of Americans thought they were alone until Rush Limbaugh came along with his syndicated radio show in 1988. He showed those who opposed humanism, secularism, feminism, socialism and radical environmentalism that they were not alone.
My favorite word he coined to this day is “Feminazi” to refer to feminists.
I will be praying for him that the Lord heals him. But even if God chooses not heal him, he will have left a great legacy that will go on in the myriad of conservative media that rose up because of what he started.
“Our existence as a species really relies on women’s ability to be able to control their fertility. If women can’t control if, when, how many times to be pregnant, then they can’t control their education destiny and they can’t control their economic destiny and they can’t control their ability to really reach their full potential in society. And so, because of all of those things, I think abortion care is justice care.” This is what traveling abortionist Colleen McNicholas claims is her motivation for traveling 400 miles per week between various abortion clinics to help where no abortionists are available.
McNicholas may help to murder up to 60 babies per day according to what she said in an interview with Kendall Ciesemier of Mic Dispatch.
Believe it or not I actually agree with one thing Colleen McNicholas said in the above statement. We do need women to reach their full potential. But the question is what does it look like for a woman to reach her full potential in this life?
Colleen McNicholas along with other feminists today believe that unless a woman has a college degree as well as a successful career outside the home, she has not reached her full potential. But the Bible has a very different definition of what a woman reaching her full potential is.
The Biblical Definition of a Woman’s Full Potential
God did not create women to live for themselves and do whatever made them happy. This is the lie that Christian feminists tell women today. The Scriptures are clear that God did not make men or women to do whatever they wanted, but to fulfill his plan for his glory.
The Bible clearly states in 1 Corinthians 11:9 that “Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man”. And the Bible tells us the larger spiritual purpose for which God created woman for man in the following passage:
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”
Ephesians 5:23-24 (KJV)
God created woman for man so that together they could model the relationship of God to his people and in the New Testament age – Christ and his church. The Bible gives us details below of how a woman was meant to submit to and serve her husband and thus picture the church’s service to Christ:
“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”
1 Timothy 5:14 (KJV)
Unless a woman is one of the few who have the gift of celibacy that they “may attend upon the Lord without distraction” as 1 Corinthians 7:35 states, a woman can never reach her full potential as God has defined it without being married, bearing children and caring for the domestic needs of the home.
A woman reaching her full potential in God’s eyes has nothing to do with her having a college degree or a successful career outside the home. But rather it has everything to do with her fulfilling the purpose for which God created her which was to marry, bear children and care for the needs of her husband, her children and her home.
And women of ages past fully understood that this was what a woman’s full potential looked like. This is why barren women were always so grieved. The Bible speaks of what gave women their joy in the following passage:
“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”
Psalm 113:9 (KJV)
Is bearing children and keeping the house what brings women joy today? Sadly, the answer for the majority of women in our nation today is no. And this needs to change.
We Need Women to Have More Children, Not Murder Their Children
We need women to have more children, not kill the ones they get pregnant with. Over the past half century since Second Wave Feminism of the 1960s and 1970s fertility rates of American born women have been consistently below the “replacement” level they need to be at. Even liberal news outlets like Vox.com recognize this fact:
“The “replacement” fertility rate of 2.1, enough to renew the population, is typically viewed as the optimal level for stability. But in 2017, the total fertility rate, or number of births each woman is expected to have in her childbearing years, dropped to 1.76 in the US. By 2018, it declined again — to 1.72, another record low. “The rate has generally been below replacement since 1971 and consistently below replacement for the last decade,” the new CDC report, which is based on more than 99 percent of US birth records, reads.
It’s not yet clear exactly what’s driving the trend, and the CDC authors don’t offer any guesses.”
But of course, to liberals, it is “not yet clear what’s driving the trend”. Why? Because they refuse to admit exactly what is right in front of their faces. Women are having less children because they believe the lie that Colleen McNicholas believes that a woman cannot reach her full potential without getting a degree and having a career.
They are told to spend their most fertile years pursuing education and a career and of course engage in all the sex they want along the way. And then if they do happen to get pregnant, they can just kill the little inconvenient human life living in their womb.
And even if a woman did not ever have sex until she finished all her higher education and was well established in her career the stats show that such career women only have one or two children at most. This is not even enough to replace the current population.
Will Humanity Go Extinct?
I do not believe humanity will go extinct.
The first reason I do not believe humanity will go extinct is because the Bible says so. The Bible tells us in the following passages that Christ will return to a world with nations of men, maybe not the same nations we have today, but there will still be humanity here on earth and it will still be divided into nations.
“And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 (KJV)
In the Book of Revelation, we are given more detail on Christ’s coming reign on earth:
“And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
Revelation 19:15 (KJV)
This is not the “nice guy” or feminized version of Jesus that all our liberal Christians friends like to portray. This is the vengeful God of the Old Testament that liberal Christians like to pretend does not exist. In Christ’s first incarnation he came as a lamb to pay for the sins of the world, in his next incarnation he is coming as the Lion of Judah and as a conquering king.
But there is a second reason that the world will not go extinct which does not require the supernatural event of the Second Coming of Christ. Even if Christ does not return in the next few hundred years or the next thousand years God’s natural law of reaping what we sow will not allow the current despotism of women in Western countries to continue. And I will explain why next.
The population of individual nations, western or otherwise, can only fall so far before their governments will collapse and new governments will come into power to take measures to address the problem of low fertility.
The United Nations Report “WORLD POPULATION TO 2300” admits that if the low fertility rates of Western nations continue ,even with higher fertility rates in non-westernized nations, the total world population could begin to drop as soon as the year 2050. And if women continue having low fertility rates the world population will drop from its peak just over 8 billion to just over 2 billion by 2300.
If you think the world population dropping by 75% is not going to cause political unrest, civil wars and revolutions across the globe you are very naïve.
Let me put that in perspective. In World War II no country lost most than 25% of its population and most were around 15%. No period in human history has seen a population loss of 75% except one which was the great flood recorded in the Bible.
It is in this world that many nations will finally recognize feminism for the cancer on society that it is and the despotism of women in Western countries will be overthrown and replaced with the historic societal order of patriarchy being reestablished.
There is a third possible way that abortion and the despotism of women will end. And it would be the least bloody. Conservative Christians, Jews and Muslims could simply outbreed liberals to the point that they have no political power. It not an impossible scenario, as conservative religious families have far more children than liberal families do. However, I must return to what the Scriptures say. The Scriptures do not indicate that the world will get better and better before Christ returns. It shows the world will get worse. So, I am thinking this third possibility is less likely unless God means for things to get a little better before they get worse before his return.
Fellow believers, we can take rest and find comfort in the blessed hope of our Savior’s return. One day he will wipe out all this evil.
But in the mean time we must do as the pro-life rally sign at the top of this article suggests. We must mount a societal and political resistance to abortion at every place we can. We also need to be educating our children about the link between abortion and feminism. Abortion was a direct result of feminism.
Rolling back abortion is the first step in destroying feminism and taking down the current despotism of women that exists in America and other Western nations.
We need to get out and vote for candidates that support a Biblical worldview which includes being pro-life. This means standing behind pro-life candidates for all public offices including President Trump.
Yesterday President Trump stated at the U.N. General Assembly that “One of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism. It’s the wrecker of nations and the destroyer of societies”. He also stated that “Socialism and communism are about one thing only: Power for the ruling class”.
In response to that statement I had a commenter write in making the following statement which ended with a challenge to me:
“Socialism and communism are political ideals, comparable to capitalism, which American Christians seem to collectively elevate. If you are going to say these first two are “denominations” of secular humanism, you must be able to defend capitalism as viewed through the same lens, or your argument is unbalanced. I’m curious to know how you would you back this up?”
Yes, I can defend capitalism, not only from a political and economic perspective, but most importantly from a Biblical perspective and that will be the emphasis of this article.
The heart of capitalism is private property rights. In a purely capitalist society, each person retains 100% control of their private property which includes all the money they earn from their ideas, use of their lands or other properties as well as their labors. America was founded on private property rights and capitalism and the Constitution originally banned the concept of income taxes.
The United States government, including the military, was almost completely funded by something Trump is using today to crack down on China – Tariffs (taxes on goods coming in from Foreign countries).
There were incomes taxes during the Civil War and some attempts at income taxes afterwards until the courts ruled income taxes to be a violation of the Constitution. It was then that President Woodrow Wilson spearheaded the effort to put in a Constitutional amendment for an income tax promising it would only be a 1 percent tax on the very rich. This resulted in the 16th Amendment being passed in 1913.
Fast forward just a couple of decades and then FDR raised that income tax to 95 percent on the rich to fund his Socialist makeover of America. JFK lowered the top rate from 90% to 70% and then Reagan did the largest tax rate drop in history lowering the top rate to 28%.
The Bible supports the concept that what a man earns is his and this God given right is found in the 10th commandment:
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”
Exodus 20:17 (KJV)
The Bible speaks of it being God’s gift to man that he is able to work and then enjoy the fruits of his labor:
“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.”
Ecclesiastes 5:19 (KJV)
In Matthew 20:15, Jesus when telling the parable of the land owner and his workers and how he paid them for different amounts of work said “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?“
God authorizes the government only to takes pay for the salaries of government officials and the necessary functions of government.
“For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.”
Romans 13:6 (KJV)
And this is also a tenant of capitalism that the government should only take taxes to pay for the services of government officials and things that government should be doing like building roads, bridges, law enforcement and the military.
The Bible also strongly encourages free will giving for the poor and Jesus Christ talked about giving to the poor in the Gospel of Mark:
“For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.”
Mark 14:7 (KJV)
Notice two important concepts though that Christ taught about giving to the poor. First, Christ said “ye have the poor with you always”, meaning we will never eliminate poverty in this sin cursed world. Only God can eliminate poverty when he removes sin and makes the world anew. Secondly, Christ reaffirmed that giving to the poor is to be done based on the free will of the giver when he stated “whensoever ye will”.
The Apostle Paul reaffirmed the concept of free will giving both for the poor as well as giving to support local churches when he made the following statement:
“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7 (KJV)
And God builds on this by admonishing those who are rich in this world to be rich in their giving:
“17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
1 TImothy 6:17-19 (KJV)
Socialism and Communism trample the God given right of private property. Communism does it to a greater extent than Socialism in that Communism allows no private property as all property is owned by and distributed by the state. But Socialism still violates God’s law by having the government come in and seize a man’s private property and then distributing that property to another.
In essence both Communism and Socialism are the legalized theft of private property by government and the policies of these systems effectively nullify God given private property rights.
God only gave the government power to tax to pay for government officials and the normal functions of government, not for re-distributive purposes.
In God’s design, the poor and those on the lower economic side of the scale are to be cared for by close family or even extended family and only if they don’t have family then they are cared for by the church.
“If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.”
1 Timothy 5:16 (KJV)
There are four ways in God’s order, which is the natural order, that an individual may righteously gain property(including money).
1. By exchanging their direct labor or ideas to others to gain property or by lending out their existing property to others for their use. (Deuteronomy 24:15,1 Timothy 5:18)
2. By receiving such property as the spoils of war. (Deuteronomy 20:14)
3. By receiving an inheritance. (Proverbs 13:22)
4. By receiving a freely given gift. (Hebrews 13:16)
Socialism and Communism violate the natural order and God’s design by forcibly taking one person’s property and then giving it to another which did not earn such property.
And this is why President Trump is right that socialism and communism are “the destroyer of societies”. They destroy societies for the same reason that feminism destroys marriages, because they violate God’s design of human nature and the rights he has given to mankind.
Today in his address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump used a very interesting word in his speech regarding globalism. And that word was “religious”. He stated that “Globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders causing them to ignore their own nationalist interests. But as far as America is concerned those days are over”.
President Trump probably does not understand where that “religious pull” from Globalism originates from. But as Christians we must under that the “religious pull” of globalism is a pull toward humanism, and specifically secular humanism.
Secular Humanism – the Religion that Claims Not to be a Religion
Secular humanists deny that Humanism is a religion, yet Humanism has all the core tenants of a religion. It worships something and it has a system of values just like a religion does.
Humanists claim that because they do not worship a deity or believe in the supernatural, that humanism it is not a religion. But you can worship something that is not supernatural or a deity. And that is exactly what Humanism does.
The Bible speaks of Humanism in Romans 1:18-27 (KJV):
“18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
Does this not describe what we are seeing today in our world?
We need to recognize that atheism, environmentalism, globalism, socialism, communism, multiculturism and feminism are all “denominations” of the same evil religion of humanism. They all have the same end goals even though they may slightly disagree among themselves as to how to get to those goals.
Humanism is a religion that denies the existence of God, even though God’s existence is plainly seen in nature. It is a religion that worships education making people think they are wise when they truly are fools. It is a religion that glorifies nature rather than glorifying God. It worships “created things rather than the Creator”. And it leads to rampant sexual immorality including homosexuality and transgenderism.
Some Christians have tried to claim that they are “Christian Humanists”. The unfortunate reality is that while a humanist a few centuries ago simply meant someone who believed in “free inquiry” the secular humanists morphed this into something much broader while making atheism its foundation from which all humanist values flow.
Paul Kurtz , the Council for Secular Humanism founder, wrote the following in “The Humanist Alternative” (pg 82):
“Humanism cannot in any fair sense of the word apply to one who still believes in God as the source and creator of the universe. Christian Humanism would be possible only for those who are willing to admit that they are atheistic Humanists. It surely does not apply to God-intoxicated believers.”
Professing Christians must come to the realization that the tenants of humanism along with the tenants of its evil spawns like environmentalism, globalism, socialism, communism, multiculturism and feminism do not mesh with a Biblical worldview. They are completely contradictory.
President Trump – God’s Imperfect Instrument Against Humanism
President Trump is not a perfect man. He claims to have faith in Christ but he certainly is not a perfect Christian in either his understanding of the Bible or of the Christian faith. And sadly, President Trump, like many professing Christians and churches today, is not completely unstained by the evil influences of humanism. He has shown support for some feminist tenants as well as support for the LGBTQ community.
However, God has used him to be great defender of Israel as well as the rights and freedoms of Bible believing Christians here in the United States. God took a man who was previously pro-abortion and turned him into the greatest defender of unborn human life this nation has seen since the Roe v Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court in 1973.
Speaking on the topic of innocent unborn human life President Trump made the following statement today at the U.N. General Assembly:
“Americans will also never tire in defending innocent life. We are aware the many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right through tax payer funded abortion on demand right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child born and unborn is a sacred gift from God.”
There is absolutely no denying that God has chosen President Trump at this point in history as his imperfect instrument. Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said the Jewish people look at President Trump as they did King Cyrus who helped them rebuild Jerusalem. Listen to what the God said about King Cyrus:
“I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.”
Isaiah 45:13 (KJV)
And Cyrus was not a perfect man by any stretch of the imagination and he was not even a Jew. But God used Cyrus as instrument of his will and that is exactly what he is doing in raising a warrior in the form of President Trump to take on globalism and environmentalism which are major pillars of humanism.
President Trump’s Stand Against Globalism
President Trump made the following declaration regarding globalism and the threat it poses to freedom:
“The free world must embrace its national foundations. It must not attempt to erase them or replace them. Looking around, and all over this large magnificent plant, the truth is plain to see. If you want freedom take pride in your country. If you want democracy hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first.
The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.
Today, I have a message for those open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice: Your policies are not just, your policies are cruel and evil.You are empowering criminal organizations that prey on innocent men, women and children. You put your own false sense of virtue before the lives and well-being of countless innocent people. When you undermine border security, you are undermining human rights and human dignity.
Many of the countries here today are coping with the challenges of uncontrolled migration. Each you has the absolute right to protect your borders. And so of course does our country.”
Again, this is one of those areas where President Trump may not even realize the full extent as to why globalism is bad.
Yes, globalism threatens freedom because whenever you consolidate power, freedom is lost. This is why America’s founders believed in limited government and breaking up powers between the federal, state and local governments. And even when the power was divided between these three levels, they believed that the ultimate power rested in the people.
But there is more to why globalism is bad then just it threatening freedom. It also threatens God’s institution of nations which was one of three of the institutions he created. In the following three Scripture passages we see that is was God who divided mankind into nations giving them each a different language and sending them across the face of the earth:
“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”
Genesis 11:9 (KJV)
“When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”
Deuteronomy 32:8 (KJV)
“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”
Acts 17:26 (KJV)
Humanism Aims to Destroy the Three Institutions God Created
As we have just shown from the Bible, the concept of a nation state, which President Trump so strongly believes in, is one of three institutions which God created. And those three institutions are the family, the churchand the nation. He created each of these institutions for different purposes and divided powers and responsibilities between these three institutions of society.
“secular humanism incorporates the Enlightenment principle of individualism, which celebrates emancipating the individual from traditional controls by family, church, and state, increasingly empowering each of us to set the terms of his or her own life.”
As we can see from the statement above, Humanism seeks the destruction of the traditional controls of the patriarchal family, the local church and the concept of nation states. Their goal is to replace these traditional God given institutions with an atheistic, individualist and globalist society.
Humanism’s War on The Church
For over 150 years, humanists have been successfully waging a war on local churches both from without and within. In the late 19th century humanists infiltrated the churches from within causing them to doubt the Bible which lead to the great modernist controversies and the rise of Christian fundamentalism to fight it. In the 20th century they began attacking churches and Christianity in schools using the courts. They were successful in having prayer and the Bible banned from schools and threatened churches with losing their tax-exempt status if they spoke out on political issues or if they publicly supported politicians who supported their values.
Humanism’s War on Biblical Gender Roles
During the same period humanists were attacking the churches, they also began attacking traditional and Biblical gender roles as God designed them with the rise feminist groups in the mid-19th century. The roles of women in marriage and society began to be challenged and God’s order of male leadership in society, the church and home was undermined. This of course led to a weakening of marriage, the family unit and sexual morality.
In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act to stand against the rising tide of gay marriage advocates. While this reflected the will of the American people at the time, it outraged the left and especially those in Hollywood. Hollywood elites looked to a new plan to gain public support for gay marriage. They started incorporating more gay characters into TV shows and movies and documentaries as much as they could to desensitize the American public to the gay lifestyle. After almost 20 years of Hollywood doing this, national polls showed that public sentiment regarding gay marriage had changed and gay rights advocates took their case to the Supreme Court.
On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage thus legalizing it in all fifty states. Chief Justice Roberts in his decent on the courts gay marriage decision knew exactly what would happen because of the decision when he wrote:
“Today’s decision,for example, creates serious questions about religious liberty. Many good and decent people oppose same-sex marriage as a tenet of faith, and their freedom to exercise religion is—unlike the right imagined by the majority—actually spelled out in the Constitution. Amdt. 1.”
In essence the court set the stage for many future court battles between the First Amendment which guarantees free speech and the free exercise of one’s religious beliefs against against the 14th amendment which guarantees due process and equal protection(this is what all discrimination laws and cases are based on). In other words the battle is between freedom of speech and religion verses discrimination.
Humanists believe that the First Amendment and its guarantee of the free exercise of one’s religious beliefs takes a back seat to discrimination concerns. Those on the right whether they be libertarians or evangelical Christians believe that the exercise of one’s free speech rights and religious beliefs trumps discrimination concerns.
And these are the battles that we are seeing raging in our courts over the past 4 years. Our side has had some victories and the Humanists have had their victories.
Humanism’s War on the Concept of Nation States
One of the first law’s that America passed was the 1790 Naturalization Act which stated that only “free white person[s] … of good character” could become citizens of the United States. While these laws would today be considered “racist” they were in fact in keeping with the tradition of nations throughout history that protected their dominant ethnic groups as a unifying factor of a nation.
After the Civil War, Socialist Humanists began the new narrative that America was a “nation of immigrants”. This is when “the melting pot” ideology began to spread. America’s motto of “E pluribus unum” which is found on our nation’s currency originally referred to the 13 colonies becoming one nation. But the 19th century socialist humanists reinterpreted this famous American phrase for their own multicultural and globalist goals. They changed the mean of “E pluribus unum” from a reference to the 13 colonies becoming one to “Out of many nations one nation”. The idea was to water down America’s White Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture with many other religions and cultures to break down the unity of the American nation.
Humanists won a major victory with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. While there were certainly issues with Jim Crow laws that needed to be addressed the law undermined private property rights and the freedom of association. It also laid the foundation for gay rights and now transgenders are trying to use it to shove their wicked ways in the faces of Christian business owners. Humanists won another major victory with the 1965 Immigration Act which abolished racial quotas which favored immigrants from northern European nations.
In the 20th Century, American Humanists began using the courts to push their humanist agenda on the nation. If they could not pass a law to get what they wanted, they would simply go to a court and find judges who would agree with them. American humanist judges used the philosophy of “if the words of the Constitution don’t say something, just reinterpret the words to make them say what you want”.
But in more recent years Humanists have taken off all pretenses and they are calling for the outright abolishment of national borders in their quest for globalism and a one world government. In 2015, a year before President Trump was elected to office, the Atlantic ran an article entitled “The Case for Getting Rid of Borders—Completely” with the sub heading being “No defensible moral framework regards foreigners as less deserving of rights than people born in the right place at the right time”. Trump ran on exactly the opposite premise and won the 2016 election in large part because it.
We Must Recognize this is Both a Spiritual and Political Battle
We as Bible believing Christians must take a stand. We must get out and vote. We must use all the legal means at our disposal to fight back against the humanist assaults on our God given liberties. That means Christians need to engage in law suits using the first Amendment’s protections for freedom of speech and religion to protect themselves and their businesses from Humanist lawsuits. We need to use the very legal weapons that Humanists use against us against them.
We must defend and uphold God’s three institutions of the family, the church and the nation state.
Some on both the right and left have called this a “cold civil war” while others have called it “the Second American Civil War”. And I agree with them in those descriptions. That is exactly what is happening in our nation and we must face this reality.
We must stop allowing leftists to paint us into a corner and shame us for believing such “radical” concepts like the one Mark 10:6 states that “God made them male and female”. God did not make people transgender; the corruption of the sin nature makes people transgender.
We must stop allowing leftists to redefine what love is by saying that that two men or two women can love each other in the special way that God only meant for men and women to do in marriage. We must acknowledge that there are some kinds of love and some kinds of desire that are indeed “vile affections” according to God’s Word in Romans 1:26.
We must stop allowing leftists to tell us that we are acting “inhumanely” for believing a nation should have borders that are enforced.
President Trump today also raised another God given right that we should not be afraid to defend:
“The United States will uphold the right to keep and bear arms. We will uphold our Second Amendment.”
And just as God used a non-Jewish person in the form of King Cyrus to accomplish his will, so too we as Christians must be willing to form political coalitions with those who hold to and believe in liberty and freedom as we do. We must be willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who defend basic American values like freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to keep and bear arms. We should be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who still believe in the concept of a nation state and national borders. And we certainly should be able to stand with anyone who stands for the life of the unborn.
The UK approving the “Brexit”, its exit from EU, is one of the greatest blows to the globalization movement that has been occurring over the last half century. And make no mistake – it is just the beginning. Lord willing, America will be the next to deal it is own crushing blow to the globalization movement by electing Donald Trump as President this coming November.
Two types of globalization groups
There are two types of globalization groups.
The first are Cultural Globalists. These groups believe that we must attempt to minimize and unify cultural values across the world so that everyone has the same social values. In most cases the advocates are socialist and to a greater or less degree they believe in the government mandated and controlled redistribution of wealth throughout societies in an effort to eliminate economic inequality. In fact for this group inequality in all areas is their greatest enemy.
This group also seeks to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism throughout the world. In addition this group encourages abortion on demand services and it encourages women to rebel against their traditional roles as wives, mothers and homemakers.
Cultural Globalists have both atheists and religious people in their ranks joined in their common cause. But the religious Cultural Globalists want to break down boundaries between religions in the same way that they want to break down borders between countries. Also for most religious Cultural Globalists, their religious views are made to fit their Cultural Globalist views. Another way of saying this is – their beliefs in things like social and economic equality trump any apparent contradictions the core tenants of their religion.
The second are Economic Globalists. The Economic Globalist does not care about the cultural concerns of social and economic equality for people throughout the world. The Economic Globalist cares about the economy of the world acting as one unit. While the greatest enemy of the Cultural Globalist is inequality for individuals (whether it be social or economic) the greatest enemy of the Economic Globalist is Protectionism. They do not believe governments should take any actions to protect their economies but should simply allow various sectors of their national economies to rise and fall as the global market dictates.
Economic Globalists believe there should be absolutely no tariffs, import or export taxes by any nation in the world. Free trade, rather than fair trade is their goal. If a nation fails because too many of its business sectors failed then this is seen as no different than if a company failed because too many of its products fail.
Both of these Globalist groups are wrong.
Nations have a right to protect their cultures
Cultural Globalists have tried to cast Nationalists like Donald Trump and British and other European nationalists and Xenophobes and Racists. But this is not about religion or race – it is about culture. Britain has a certain culture. France has a certain culture. Germany has its own unique culture. America has its own unique culture. Each of these nations and every other nation in the world has the right to take steps to protect its culture.
Am I saying cultural change is always bad? Of course not.
I talk a lot on this blog about how American and to a great extent Western culture has changed for the bad and not for the good. I and many other conservative Christians would like to see our culture return to a different set of cultural values.
But there is a difference between pushing for cultural change from WITHIN and causing cultural change from WITHOUT. It is one thing for natural born citizens of a nation to push for cultural change and another for a massive influx of immigrants to push for cultural changes. Immigrants are supposed to assimilate themselves to the new nations that they enter.
When natural born citizens push for change on a large scale this could be classified as a revolution. But when immigrants push for change in the new nation they have entered this could rightly be classified as an invasion.
In the United States and in many European countries the natural born citizens of these nations feel as though their nations have been invaded because of the complete and utter unwillingness of the governments of these nations to regulate immigration and enforce immigration laws.
The people are saying to the governments of these nations including the United States government – “NO MORE”!!!
We are not against legal, controlled and limited immigration. We are not racists. We simply believe that our governments should be more concerned about protecting the rights, economic interests and culture of their own people than the rights, economic interests and cultural concerns of immigrants coming into these nations.
Nations have a right to protect their economies
Nations have a right and a duty to protect their national economies by instituting protectionist policies. To be clear protection is not in contradiction with free markets and free trade WITHIN a national economy. Free markets and free trade WITHIN a national economy work best – this has been proven time and time again throughout the world. However free global trade has led to the devastation of various sectors of national economies.
Governments have a right to encourage and protect economic independence in all their key sectors to the best of that nation’s ability. Whether it is in food production, natural resource production, energy source production, financial, technical and manufacturing nations have a right to seek to be as independent as possible in these various sectors.
Nations should only seek trade in areas where they lack certain resources or where the trade is beneficial to their economy and not detrimental to their economy.
Donald Trump spoke on the Historic protectionist positions of our founding fathers this last week:
“We got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism – focusing on what’s good for America’s middle class – to a policy of globalism, focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy…
This is a wave of globalization that wipes out our middle class and our jobs…
Our Founders understood this. One of the first major bills signed by George Washington called for “the encouragement and protection of manufactur[ing]” in America.
Our first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, warned us by saying: “The abandonment of the protective policy by the American government will produce want and ruin among our people.”
There was a time in the last century when America in keeping with the traditions of our founding fathers protected both its culture and its economy. We need to return to those values. That is why we need to vote for Donald Trump this coming November.
And just a note to my fellow conservative brothers who don’t like Trump. Yes I voted for Trump in the primaries not because he was perfect or that I always agree with him. But I voted for him because of his desire to return the historic traditions of our founding fathers specifically when it comes to protecting our economy and our culture.
But the primaries are over. Trump may not have been the candidate you wanted. But make no mistake, if you vote for any other candidate than Donald Trump or if you do not vote at all then you are voting to hand our supreme court and the next several decades of judicial and political policy to the global cultural and economic folks. It really is that simple.
As my history teacher in high school used to say – “When it comes to elections and politics, it is not always about being able to choose the best candidate – sometimes it is about choosing the lesser of two evils”.
As believers we have a right and duty to fight for the interests and well being of our families and our nation:
“And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” – Nehemiah 4:14 (KJV)
I encourage you all to consider this as we approach the November elections.
I am conservative Christian and despite many differences I have with Donald Trump I have supported him for President since the beginning of his candidacy last year. Donald Trump is neither a conservative candidate nor a liberal candidate but rather he is a populist and protectionist candidate.
First I want to dispel the notion that protectionism is incompatible with free market capitalism and conservatism.
Protectionism is NOT incompatible with free market capitalism and conservatism
Since Republicans began to abandon protectionism in the 1990s and joined the Democrats in embracing a pure free trade ideology some of them have tried to convince Republicans and conservatives that protectionism was incompatible with free market capitalism and conservatism. This could not be further from the truth.
The truth is that since the time of Lincoln the Republican Party has been a protectionist party. In fact even before that most Presidents of either party going back to our first Presidents were protectionists. Even though “tariff” is swear word today in modern politics until the 16th Amendment was adopted in 1913 the majority of the federal government’s income came from tariffs on goods from other nations.
While free traders like to laud Reagan as free trader purist this is not historically accurate.
“President Reagan often broke with free-trade dogma. He arranged for voluntary restraint agreements to limit imports of automobiles and steel (an industry whose interests, by the way, I have represented). He provided temporary import relief for Harley-Davidson. He limited imports of sugar and textiles. His administration pushed for the “Plaza accord” of 1985, an agreement that made Japanese imports more expensive by raising the value of the yen.”
Our founders as well as most Presidents up until the early 20th century believed in free market capitalism in conjunction with protectionism. What that means is they believed that within the United States trade should be free and markets should be free but at they believed strongly in protecting the economic interests of the United States from the interests of other nations.
I am glad that Donald Trump is successfully being able to make the case to Americans that we need to bring back the historic protectionism that our nation used to embrace. Donald Trump is actually the first President since Ronald Reagan to be winning over many blue collar Democrats who are tired of watching their jobs being sent overseas.
Donald Trump’s Nationalism is good for our nation
Nationalism is the idea of rally a people around common historic and cultural values. We need Presidents that will put the American people and the American culture first. This is why Donald Trump’s immigration message is ringing so true with millions of Americans. We should be able to tightly control the immigrants coming into this nation whether they be from Mexico or Middle Eastern countries and no it is not racist to want to protect cultural balance of your country.
Donald Trump is the natural successor to Pat Buchannan
Most people may not remember but many things on Donald Trump’s platform especially regarding his protectionist and immigration policies mirror that of another Presidential Candidate back in 2000 – Pat Buchannan. But the reason Donald Trump is succeeding where Pat Buchannan failed is because our nation has actually seen what Pat Buchannan prophesied would come true. American has seen its manufacturing industry decimated over the last 16 years under Bush’s and Obama’s free trade policies. Also our culture is rapidly changing because of the lax immigration policies of 16 years of Bush and Obama.
The other reason Trump is succeeding where Buchannan failed is because he has two things Buchannan did not. He has a powerful persona like Reagan did (albeit very different from Reagan) and he has been extremely successful in the business world where Buchannan was more of a politician.
Why am I voting for Trump even though he is not a strong Christian?
Probably the biggest difference between Trump and Buchannan is the difference in their faiths. Buchannan is a man of deep faith where Trump is not. For some Christians this might be an issue but for me it is not.
I am not voting for the Pastor of my Church but rather I am voting for the President of my nation. Often time’s men who make great Pastors would not make great Presidents and vice versa. I do not kid myself that Donald Trump is even a true Christian. He might believe in God but that is about it. But I am not voting for him based on his faith but rather on his policies and my faith in his ability to protect the economy, security and culture of this nation.
I am also trusting in the fact that while he may not be a strong Christian – he has pledged to protect the freedoms of Christians to worship and conduct their businesses according to their faith. That is good enough for me.
I encourage my fellow Christians, conservatives and Republicans to join me in voting for Donald Trump tomorrow on Super Tuesday.