“Follow the money.”
“Money makes the world go ’round.”
These are reliable clichés for good reason; they point to truth. The ability to control individuals, cultures and civilization through control of their ability to pursue, attain and multiply wealth is as well established a fact of human history as one will find.
Money is practical. It’s “real world”. It’s “bottom line”. It’s where the rubber meets the road.
It’s the fruit of labor and the key to bread, butter, guns and every other material thing that we might want, need or use to sustain or improve our lives.
So yeah, money, currency and wealth are very big deals, which is why it should come as no surprise that the enemies of Christ strive mightily to both corrupt and control the pursuit and use of material wealth.
Statism, Corporatism, Fascism and Globalism are all flavors of the same satanic Kool-Aid that anti-Christians (and immature/naïve Christians) tend to encourage and enable by default as a primary means by which humanity might progress.
American Statism has been thoroughly engrossed in an explicitly anti-Christian approach to economics for generations now. Since the dollar became completely detached from any anchor in reality in 1971, we’ve witnessed and experienced the American Corporate State surge into ever higher gears of overt Socialist/Marxist pursuit on many levels.
Nowadays it is assumed that the State will magically craft out of thin air the “money” that we spend our lives chasing after, and that the Corporate State will manage the economy through centralized power placed in the hands of bankers at the Federal Reserve (which is neither Federal nor holds any reserves).
Nowadays it is assumed that the State will manage our “retirement”. (See: Social Security)
Nowadays it is assumed that the State will manage out health care. (See: Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare.)
Nowadays it is assumed that the State will “educate” our children in an explicitly anti-Christian/pro-State manner. (See: Redeeming Children’s Education: Confronting Our Satanic Approach to the Pursuit of Knowledge.)
It is also assumed that the State will access all of our private financial (and any other type of) business. (See: Privacy is for masters. Transparency is for slaves. Welcome to “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.)
And even though it has been well known for many years now that the American Corporate State is trillions in debt and is heaping truckloads of new debt onto the ledger by the minute, it is still assumed that we can, will, and must somehow find a way to perpetually fund perpetual war overseas…all in the name of “peace”, of course. (See: Problem>Reaction>Solution – Why we will beg to have our freedoms taken away and go to war forever.)
It’s important to note that these Statist/Socialist systems have not only become life-defining realities here in the “land of the free” and the home of the NSA, but that they have done so primarily through the happy compliance and support of the professing American Christian church. (See: Why is the beast of Socialism eating our children? Ask your pastor.)
With that hard but important truth in hand, it is then important to note that all of these never-ending Statist missions and the ever-increasing conversion of our culture into an overt Marxist/Orwellian hell is being fueled by our compliance with the fictional economic construct underpinning all of it.
We no longer have an economy based on anything even remotely resembling a solid biblical foundation. This is why we are increasingly becoming slaves. If we will not have Christ to rule over our economics, we will have Christ-hating men to rule over our economics, and their desire will always be the control of those beneath them.
To that end, ours is a carefully crafted fictional economic construct designed to empower a few to control and practically own the many through their ability to magically create “money” out of thin air. (See: Fiat $lavery: We have been bought and paid for…with nothing.)
Our recognition of this reality is an essential first step toward addressing the problem seriously and effectively as Christians.
Consider as but one example of our practical slave or serf status the fact that we are no longer even allowed to own homes in “the land of the free” and the home of the…what was that last part again? Oh yeah, “brave“. Right. Got it. (See: Why home ownership will never be allowed in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.)
Seriously, though. Think about that. Meditate on it. Let it sink in: We are no longer even allowed to own homes here…and why?
Well, there are many reasons, but chief among them is that Christians have enabled and encouraged wildly anti-Christian economic approaches to take root and grow to the point where they are now the accepted norm.
We’ve allowed (and now encourage) the State enter into realms given by God to the Church and Family.
Like the proverbial Dracula dinner invite, we’ve let a smooth talking vampire in and by doing so have empowered him to ravage our lives and suck us dry unto death.
Now we spend our lives chasing after the fictional money that he effortlessly types/prints into existence out of thin air, we hand over our children to him for their “education”, and we count on him for our retirement, medicine, groceries, guidance and “protection” in every area of life.
Needless to say, Dracula is quite pleased with this.
But what if the Church became the Church again?
What if the Family became the Family again?
What if the Church, upon taking itself seriously (as in biblically) again, encouraged and supported the Family to do the same?
What if, in this context, the people of God simply said “no” to Statism?
What if they simply said no to food stamps?
What if they simply said no to Social Security.
What if they simply said no to Statism at every turn?
What if they actually took up their responsibility to provide and pursue the things that have been lawlessly absorbed by the State in Corporate America en route to producing the hellish Orwellian future that we see right around the corner?
What if the Church actually trusted in and obeyed God’s loving command to feed the poor and help the widow and orphan, all with the accountability and purpose that must accompany such biblically defined assistance?
What if the Family actually trusted and obeyed God’s loving command to build children’s pursuit of all knowledge explicitly upon the Nature of Christ as revealed in His Word?
What if going to the State for what has been ordained by God as the responsibility of the Church or Family was clearly understood and presented as sin from pulpits across the land?
What if the Church supported the Family biblically? What if the Family supported the Church biblically? What if, in doing so, both were able to encourage and support a biblically defined State by removing it from the realms in which it has no business and encouraging it to be and do what God has ordained it to be and do?
What if the Bride of Christ led this increasingly dark and purposefully enslaved culture away from Statism…by simply saying no to it?
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Soli Deo Gloria,
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