Another Richard Anthony Article on “The State”. Guest at the Hebrew’s house.

http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/state.html

The State

 

 


 

Truth and justice, which stand at the very center of God’s Law and the reaffirmation through Christ Jesus, is today warped and perverted by the self-proclaimed all-mighty State into any action or policy that may be considered to serve the interest of the State and “its people,” however subversive it may be of Divine truth and justice. The love, kindness, mercy, tenderness, and humility mandated by the Word in order to be a true ordained government of God, are denounced by the State as the decadent virtues of the inferior and deluded, and a sign of weakness unworthy of a super-State that is destined to dominate the future through its “new world order.”Instead of following Divine righteousness, the all-mighty State has designed and redesigned a system called “morality” in which the State becomes the master of the universe for those who have lost their way in the confusion. It has not only fallen short of, but has gone beyond, its God ordained duties, as “a ruler,” of punishing evil and praising those that do well.

If it seems advantageous, then “Thou shalt serve other gods,” “Thou shalt murder”, “Thou shalt steal”, “Thou shalt covet”, and “Thou shalt bear false witness” now serves the purpose of the State if it does not interfere with the agenda of the State. So runs the evolutionary “moral code” of “moral law” given to the world not from the heights of Sinai, but from the disobedient and philosophical heights of men’s vain imaginations; not to the accompaniment of awesome thunder and lightning, but to that of the tank and the “smart bomb”; not from the mouth of God, but from the torpedo, the mouth of the cannon and the barrel of the gun.

The all-assuming, all-mighty State has attempted to tear down God’s Law which the true servants of the Christ have been laboriously establishing, by faith, throughout the ages. All attempts will fail!!

Every method of sadistic violence has been made legitimate and acclaimed as desirable by the autocratic power-State if it subserves the end of concentrating power in the leaders of the State and eradication of every focus of difference or opposition to it. Every lie is justified, every promise forsworn, every solemn treaty and covenant torn up, all to serve what is declared to be the interests of the man or men heading the State, and “the people.”

Every form of liberty for which the servants of God have struggled since the days of the exodus from Egypt are again denied to them. The physical freedom is persuaded to yield to the physical or economic device of men. His freedom of thought, speech and spirit yields to ruthless propaganda or fear of economic ruin, prison or the bloody purge. But, only the “human personality” is deliberately enslaved to the soulless State. It cannot and will not happen to the remnant of God.

The misery and suffering which have been heaped on untold millions of people are the direct and inevitable outcome of all these violations of God’s Law. To perpetuate the evil, “religion” is used as the opiate of the people, whereas Truth is not welcome. The repudiation of truth has been the murderer of countless peoples.

When Divine righteousness is no longer important to a nation, and is replaced with “morals and dogma,” the misuse of power by its rulers become a terrible danger. The evolution of State morality now becomes the compass for the wayward ship of State. The State is now a law unto itself, and is responsible unto no one but itself. That is morality. The State which so considers itself, feels free to assume control of the whole life of a people. It does not hesitate to seize power regardless of means. Amenable to no law, since it is a law unto itself, it employs force, deceit, slander and even murder to achieve its goals. Usurping the sovereignty of God, it now arrogates unto itself the prerogatives of God’s people; indeed, it dismisses God Himself and then takes complete control on the assumption that there is no God, or that if there is, they are equal to God. In the alleged or assumed absence of, or partnership with God, the State becomes a god in the eyes of “its people”!

The self-proclaimed all-mighty and secularist State, now “sovereign” in the minds of “the clergy” and in the minds of “their sheep,” creates a self-fulfilling system of “schools” in which the State determines what is to be taught and what is not to be taught; what the people can and cannot eat; what the people can use for healing and what they cannot use; what the scientific researchers are to find and not find; and what the preachers are to preach and not preach. Taught by the State-approved seminaries to incorporate under the State, the pulpit now must preach what the State dictates.

But, however, the State and the men who make up the State are ultimately answerable to God. That is why He always reserves a remnant who are kept free to make articulate the voice of God and His Truth. No pulpit or Church can be a vessel of truth if it is compelled to mouth over prefabricated platitudes authored by the very men who need most to hear some voice other than their own. Nothing can be more important to freely, courageously, and honestly make known to a people the errors of their ways and their sins from which they must repent.

A state or nation which attempts to usurp the prerogatives of God and His remnant, depriving itself of an unbiased diagnosis of ills (and not knowing precisely what ails it), that state or nation cannot expect to find its way back to health. It then comes under God’s judgement and digs its own grave.

When the disobedient men of the secular State presume to be ordained by God, and thereby assume to be high priests to the disparagement of His Royal Priests (1 Peter 2:9) and Holy Temple (Ephesians 2:21), they will ultimately suffer the same consequences as “the strong” king Uzziah:

 

2 Chronicles 26:16-21, “But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense. And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God. Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar. And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him. And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land.”

For a State to claim total jurisdiction, as the modern State does, is to claim to be as god, to be the total governor of man and the world. Instead of limited law and limited jurisdiction, the modern anti-christian State claims jurisdiction from cradle to grave, from womb to tomb, over welfare, education, worship, the family, business, and farming, capital and labor, and all things else. The modern State is a Moloch, demanding Moloch worship; it claims total jurisdiction over man and hence requires total sacifice.

 


arrow Return to Christ’s Lawful Assembly


  Home     Greetings     Who We Are     Helpful Info     Rest Room     Search     Contact Us  

Advertisements

Comments? Questions? Dissent?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s