Wednesday, January 31, 2024

bionic mosquito: "When Lying is a Virtue*

 *Virtue as those in the cocktail circuit see it

Proverbs 17: 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

We are told by our “princes” to believe all of the following if we are to be considered virtuous:

·         We are not committing genocide.

·         This is the most moral army in the world.

·         Palestinians are animals.

·         We care about free speech.

·         The laptop is a hoax.

·         The election was the fairest in history.

·         They tried to overthrow the government.

·         The election was stolen by the Russians.

·         Two weeks to flatten the curve.

·         Masks.

·         Six feet.

·         Safe and effective.

·         Take the shot and stop the spread.

·         You’re killing grandma.

·         A rules-based order.

·         Ukraine is fighting for democracy.

·         Putin wants to rebuild the Soviet Union.

·         Climate change will end the world in [insert new timeframe here].

·         Electric vehicles reduce carbon emissions.

·         A boy can be a girl.

·         A girl can be a boy.

And this is just a sampling from the last 5 years or so.


John 8: 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

To avoid confusion, that was Jesus talking.  You will never see that verse in one of those “He Gets Us” commercials.


Revelation 12: 7-9 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

BORDER INVASION – A Legal Unraveling of Treason - Posted by Helena

 The Border Invasion brings with it a plethora of issues that the democrats seemingly embrace, including;   diseases, gang violence, child trafficking, chaos, murder, and a proposed Civil or Revolutionary War.   It appears the FBI and Military intend to use these men to fight and kill Americans – providing them with the means, guns – while decrying gun violence and calling for confiscation.   And Texas is taking a stand.

Like the US Military, FBI recruitment necessitates a relaxation of requirements for enlistment due to large shortages in personnel.  In particular, those lax requirements include; weight, education (high school not required), drug use, mental acuity, IQ development, physical fitness, and experience – opening the door to the illegal immigrant young men invading our border.   Would this be “Legal”?

The potential Election of Nikki Haley is looking rather lame.   Biden requires more and more drugs just to exist on stage for five minute intervals.  The protests across France and Germany are fueling and reinvigorating a power struggle that has been brewing for 3 years.   And unrest is growing stronger – but is that what they want?   Are we falling into their designed plan?

Does Texas have The Constitutional right?

Article IV Relationships Between the States

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

What constitutes an invasion per legal review:   “gangs operating within the territory of a U.S. state, may fall under the category of invaders, provided their criminal activity reaches a scale or degree of organization that deliberately overthrows or curtails the lawful sovereignty of the state.”   The basic point is ‘entry and enmity’.  They must show active hostility.   Given the vast majority of the ‘invaders’ are nonwhite and the Biden White House is adamantly inciting antiwhite ideology, that alone could qualify the definition.

What is a Republican government?   A government which is elected.   Nonelected officials have no power over The People according to the US Constitution.   These nonelected officials would include the Federal Reserve, NIH, CDC, EPA, SEC, SSA, CIA, IRS, FTC, USAID, etc…  They are independent of the government and thus have no authority over The People according to The Constitution.  We have zero obligation to do as they say….

Over the span of three years, between 6 million and 10 million illegal immigrants have crossed the southern border.   The vast majority are flown into Mexico via the Bush, Clinton, Obama, Carter NGO – Welcome.US which utilizes donated and prebought airline tickets – buses – trains – and ships to offload.

In 2021, Biden passed a widespread law that outlines how illegals can be exempt from the normal processes for naturalization.  The law says that “any alien who… at the time of application for a visa, or… for admission or adjustment of status, is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible.”

However, the plethora of exemptions has made the ‘public charge’ rule baseless.  Included in those exemptions is “EXEMPTIONS ALSO INCLUDE – every single one of the inadmissible aliens that the Biden administration has let into the country since January 2021.” ~ The Heritage Foundation.

The fact that half the States are now backing Texas creates a blue/red civil war as the split between those who support the invasion and those who oppose.   A convoy of truckers are making their way to Texas to aid in the ‘oppose’.   The timing is interesting in that Canada’s Supreme Court just ruled that Trudeau’s application of the Emergency Act to quell the truckers protesting last year – was unconstitutional.   Setting the precedent against Biden.

Of course, the border crisis is a backpack on the Ukraine Funding Crisis wherein Biden is asking for $60 BILLION to buy new weapons from Lockheed, Raytheon, and Northrup after depleting our inventory thru donations to Ukraine.   The Trump wall that was denied was a request for $5 billion – for reference purposes.

Biden’s lawyers are claiming that an ‘invasion’ must be defined as coming from a ‘foreign army’. 

Are cartels facilitating the border crossings considered a foreign army?  Yes.  Because they bring in drugs, arms, and illegal substances in order to murder American citizens.   Fentanyl deaths are the direct result of these cartels crossing into the US illegally.

James Madison, the father of the US Constitution, labeled an invasion as ‘foreign hostility’.   Given he was an author of the document, I imagine his definition would take precedence over WH lawyers and media pundit’s definition who had no parlay in the drafting of either The Constitution or Bill of Rights.

“Section 4 of Article IV includes any unwanted unlawful entry that harms or threatens to harm the interests of the state or states invaded and the citizens therein. “  Articles of Confederation, the states sought to provide “for their common defense … against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of … any … pretense whatever.”

The term ‘invasion’ is hugely impactful given hundreds of NGO’s and Catholic churches are facilitating and funding this border crisis.   In addition 3 living  previous presidents of the US are facilitating this foreign hostile invasion making them complicit in treason.   They desperately need the term quashed!

Among the invaders are criminals of other nations – Venezuela, known terrorists, cartels selling illegal drugs, and migrants carrying diseases without quarantine.  A Health Invasion.

Had the Biden Handlers processed the illegal invasion via the proper protocols of medical tests, drug tests, and criminal affiliations, Biden Handlers might have a case.   Had the NGO’s provided a process for properly ensuring that the migrants were not a threat to Americans – If Mayorkas had made any attempt to quell the sheer numbers instead of inflaming them – the White House might have a case.

But they specifically chose not to.  They specifically failed to attempt to secure the border.  THUS, they are fundamentally complicit in purposefully violating the US Constitution and should be subject to all criminal consequences therein.

You Know What They Are - Vox Popoli

 Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans don’t, and will not believe it until the fireworks start. Even then, they will struggle to believe that war has actually come to the United States, a war that isn’t going to be a civil war in any sense of the term:

1stResponderMedia posted a video on X showing an interview with a group of migrants who illegally crossed the border 12 miles east of Sasabe, Arizona, over the weekend. At least one of the migrants in the small group identified himself as an African migrant from Morocco.

A second male migrant traveling in the same group responded to a question about his country of origin with an ominous message.

“If you are smart enough, you will know who I am,” the migrant began. “But you are really not smart enough to know who I am. But soon you’re gonna know who I am.”

The migrant then walked away.

These young male migrants are neither refugees nor conventional immigrants. They are being brought into the United States to serve as a Praetorian Guard for the foreign elite that is terrified of the reaction of the US citizenry to the inevitable collapse of the empire that the people never even wanted in the first place.

We wondered what the reaction to the failure of the jump to China would be, and now we know.

The picture below doesn’t show any poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It’s a well-funded army of mercenaries that only lacks weapons and orders to take action. And it’s already present across most of the United States.

The growing resistance centered in Texas is a positive development, but it’s almost certainly too little, much too late, led by a leadership that is more instinctual than cognizant of the real state of affairs. And that’s assuming that it isn’t some sort of oppositional gatekeeping in the first place.

Hitler must be cursing in Hell now that he’s realized all he had to do to successfully execute Operation Sea Lion was to dress his Wehrmacht in civilian clothing, put them on rubber rafts, and tell the Royal Navy that they were huddled masses yearning to breath free.

As the great Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld finally concluded after examining the movement of peoples throughout history, immigration is war.


American pot boiling dry - by Julian Macfarlane

 Finally, it would require a talented and intelligent leader with foresight. The US is not going to elect Vladimir Putin anytime soon.

In the end, no president could impose the measures needed for economic rebirth arbitrarily because of the immediate and painful effect on the ordinary American. Putin and Xi are both men of the people. They understand ordinary people—that you cannot manufacture consent without offering something in return. 

SITREP 1/28/24: US Troops Suffer Fatalities in Strikes as Escalation Grows SIMPLICIUS THE THINKER

 Speaking of living in DaPast.......

A lot of people clinging to the old Hollywood stereotypes of American supremacy are really out of date and have no idea what the American military is currently like—nor have ever had any idea of what some of America’s most vaunted weapons truly performed like in real combat settings:

Lee Kuan Yew Warned You - Vox Popoli

 A US Congresswoman who purports to represent Minnesota explains that she does not represent Minnesotans or even her fellow US citizens, but rather Somalians first, Muslims second.

We are an organized society, brothers and sisters, people of the same blood. People who know they are Somalians first, Muslims second, who protect one another come to each other’s aid and to the aid of other Muslims too. Couple of days ago, we heard some people who call themselves Somalis or claim to be Somalis have signed an MoU [Memorandum of Agreement] with Ethiopia on access to the sea.

Many Somalians have personally called me to encourage me to speak to the U.S. government and help Somalia. They wanted to know what the U.S. government could do for Somalia to ensure the MoU never turns into a full bilateral agreement. My answer to Somalians was that the U.S. government will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do. They will do what we want and nothing else. They must follow our orders and that is how we will safeguard the interest of Somalia. We Somalians must have that confidence in ourselves that we call for the shots in the U.S.

We live in the U.S., pay taxes in the U.S., and have a real voice. The U.S. is a country where one of your daughters is in Congress to represent your interests.

For as long as I am in the U.S. Congress, Somalia will never be in danger, its waters will not be stolen by Ethiopia or others. The U.S. would not dare to support anyone against Somalia to steal our land or oceans. Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system. The woman you sent to Congress is working day and night to protect your interests. She knows your plight and that of Somalia. I am as concerned about Somalia as you guys are. Together we will protect the interests of Somalia.

And it’s not just the Somalis (US Paper edition) that put their own people first. The same is true of every single wave of hyphenated-American immigrants. The same is true of every single wave of human migration everywhere throughout the course of history, all of whom have histories and beliefs and objectives and traditions that are distinctly different than the American posterity whose rights the Constitution was written to protect.

The only reason the USA is on the verge of war with Iran, is funding a losing proxy war with Russia, and is even banning college protests is because of Jewish immigrants who live in the US, pay taxes in the US, and have a real voice. They have a voice and that’s what they’re choosing to do with it, the American national interest be damned. This is tragic, but should never have been a surprise to anyone; it certainly would not have surprised the greatest political mind of the 20th Century, Lee Kuan Yew.


Prof. John Beaty and the True Origin of the Jews, by Ron Unz - The Unz Review

 ......So we find that just a few years after the end of World War II, an established academic whose wartime role had given him the best possible knowledge of American intelligence information casually ridiculed the Holocaust as dishonest wartime propaganda, a fraud already abandoned by almost everyone in the world except for Israel’s government broadcasters. Moreover, although his 1951 conservative bestseller provoked a wave of ferocious attacks and denunciations by the ADL and numerous other opponents, none of those critics ever challenged his very explicit Holocaust Denial. Indeed, as far as I can tell, Beaty’s disregard or dismissal of the alleged Holocaust seems to have been almost universal among mainstream Western journalists, academics, and public figures throughout the late 1940s and 1950s....

Read it all: 

Confident or Crazy? - Vox Popoli

 There are reports that in the aftermath of the International Court of Justice telling him to stop the Gazacaust, the Israeli Prime Minister is not only going to reject their demands, but order the IDF to invade Lebanon:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to start a full-blown war against the pro-Palestinian armed group Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Lebanese broadcaster LBCI reported on Saturday. Hezbollah has been firing rockets and mortar shells at Israeli positions since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. The barrages have prompted retaliatory strikes from the Israeli army.

According to LBCI, an intelligence report on Israel’s plans has been provided to Hezbollah by an unnamed Arab country. The potential IDF campaign would be aimed at compelling the militants to abide by UN Security Resolution 1701, which was adopted after the end of the last Israel-Lebanon war in 2006, the TV channel said. The UN document facilitated the creation of a demilitarized zone along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

I understand the political pressures driving Netanyahu to try to find a military success somewhere as Israel comes under increasing international and economic pressure even as the internal political pressure on him reaches a boiling point. But this would be a pretty serious roll of the dice, and one that would indicate something akin to desperation on Netanyahu’s part.

The problem is that mainstream opinion in Israel is becoming literally genocidal as the fear there grows, which tends to confirm the very worst opinions of Israel’s enemies in the Arab world as well as in what were previously less hostile BRICS countries. While China has limited itself to simply telling the US it will not lift a finger to help prevent the Yemenis from preventing US, UK, and Israeli cargo ships from transiting the Red Sea, Russia is prepared to start shooting down Israeli warplanes attacking Syria, and presumably, Lebanon. And even in Clown World, people are openly rejecting the neoclown narrative about the moral sanctity of mass-murdering civilians with a side of ethnic cleansing.

When even the most loyal of Israelis, like the great historian Martin van Creveld, are troubled by the obvious falsity of the Israeli rhetoric, it’s probably not very effective on anyone else.

One thing, and by no means not the least important thing, war always produces a tsunami of kitsch. The kind that seeks to show how utterly wicked, utterly cruel and utterly depraved, the enemy is. The kind that claims to weep for, and commiserate with, the losses on one’s own side. The kind that contrasts our heroes’ indomitable courage and commitment to the sacred cause with the dastardly cowardice and treachery so characteristic of, so inherent in, the other side. The kind that, by its very nature, stokes the flames and undermines any kind of rational thought. If, indeed, it does not prohibit such thought altogether. Needless to say, Israel—my Israel—is not exempt. Some of the stuff that has been drowning us since the 7th of October is the product of genuine emotion. But much of it—especially that pronounced by, or commissioned by, politicians—is patently false. At times, so obvious is the fakery as to make one want to puke.

And if you’re losing an Israeli-born US Jew like Ilana Mercer, you’ve already lost pretty much everyone who hasn’t sold you their soul.

These days, Israel’s political discourse is marred by the likes of Eliyahu Yossian, a mainstream opinionator… “Hamas is not the enemy,” he vociferates, “Gaza is. You level the area, and you kill the largest possible numbers, because the woman there is an enemy, the baby there is an enemy and the first grader is an enemy …and the pregnant woman is the enemy.” Yossian goes on to explain that Israel must not entertain “Western values” because these “blur basic logic.”

And so the IDF has done. Should you want proof that this man’s views have gone mainstream in Israel; look at Gaza. It’s a moonscape…

It used to be that leaders like “Yoni” Netanyahu charged with their men into battle. Not anymore. Nowadays, celebrity, champagne-swilling generals give the order, after appearing on Fox News, to chubby men in front of AI consoles to bomb the anthills from above and afar. The broad and short of it is that, no reparations can fix an irreparable Gaza, although these are owed. The Israel of my formative years was no Eden before the Fall, but it was not a terrorist state. Jewish supremacism, like the American exceptionalism driving the United States’ foreign policy, breeds barbarism.

Jewish exceptionalism is every bit as stupid, evil, murderous, and false as the German exceptionalism that led to the horrors of the National Socialist imperialism and the American exceptionalism that led to the establishment of the imperial USA and subsequent downfall of the American nation. And, if the rumors about another invasion of Lebanon are true, I doubt it will end any better for the Israeli leaders than it did for their Nazi counterparts.

The leader postures.
Frightened people shout for war.
Will it never end?

UPDATE: It won’t end now, anyhow. It appears US soldiers are already dying in the Middle East again. Why are there US Army soldiers in Jordan?

Three US Army soldiers have been killed and many others wounded by an overnight drone attack in Jordan, President Joe Biden has announced. The strike on a US army outpost represents a significant escalation of simmering tensions in the Middle East.


Biblical Dominion Comes by Obedience and Service - BY GARY DEMAR

 Leftist dominionists believe in “rendering all to a Caesar.” The State is their god so long as they are controlling the reins of power. They become the new gods. Consider the following dominionist worldview from atheist, homosexual, and globalist Yuval Noah Harari that globalist elites are operating under: 

Human rights are just like heaven and God. It’s just a fictional story that we’ve invented to spread around. It may be a very nice story. It may be a very attractive story. You may want to believe it, but it’s just a story. It’s not a reality. It is not a biological reality, just as jellyfish, and woodpeckers, and ostriches have no rights. Homo Sapiens have no rights also. Take a human, cut him open, look inside, you find … blood, the heart, lungs, and kidneys, but you won’t find any rights. The only place you find rights is in the fictional story that humans have invented and spread around. The same thing is also true in the political field. States and nations are also like human rights, and like God, and like heaven, they too are just stories. A mountain is a reality. You can see it. You can touch it. You can even tough it. But Israel, the United States … they are just stories. Very powerful stories. Stories we may want to believe very much, but still they are just stories. You can’t really see the United States. You cannot touch it. You cannot smell it.

People like Harari have taken on the role of gods. They are the new theocrats. With the true God out of the way, they will determine what your rights are.

Here’s the problem. God is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, eternal, and self-sufficient (1 Tim. 1:17), something that no individual, group, or government can be. Any attempt to act like God results in tyranny because individuals, dictators, kings, groups, nations, or a confederation of nations have the attributes of God including His perfection and divine justice. Roland Watson captures the essence and evil of top-down dominionism: 

The State may indeed be God’s delegate for a particular duty at a particular time and place but when the modern State attempts to take upon itself the incommunicable attributes of God then there is a monstrosity in the making.


And as the eyes of God run to and fro across the Earth beholding the deeds of men, so the State aspires to an omnipresence which allows it to be present in every CCT camera or hidden wiretap. From the feared ubiquity of an army of hidden informers in a Stalinist country to the sophistication of supercomputers tirelessly scanning untold myriads of emails, the State strives to be as God where God does not intend.

And from a pretended omnipresence and omniscience proceeds a delusional omnipotence which has wreaked havoc and murder across the centuries in the hands of the basest of men. And if the State muses that the searing shock wave of its fusion blasts are akin to the breath of God and that it has become the Shatterer of worlds in the words of Oppenheimer then surely the time for change has come.

Another criticism, not voiced by Robert Bowman (see the previous article Dominion: An Inescapable Concept) but certainly implied in his critique, is that the dominion mandate of Genesis does not give dominion to some people over other people. But this requires a proper definition of dominion. In a sinful world, there are times for some men to have dominion over other men who are lording it over people. This is seen in Genesis 9:5-7 where the dominion mandate is repeated with the addition of giving man the authority to exercise restraint of certain activities. Stopping people from dominating other people who use theft, intimidation, political power, and violence is a necessary part of one aspect of dominion. King Ahab and Jezebel and what they did to acquire Naboth’s vineyard comes to mind (1 Kings 21). This requires an ethical premise for such actions and an understanding of jurisdictions, governmental boundaries. Consider the men of Issachar: “Of the sons of Issachar, men who knew how to discern the times, to know what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their relatives were at their command” (1 Chron. 12:32). How would they know what to do? “All Scripture” is the starting point (2 Tim. 3:16-17). A good example is found in Exodus 18 when Jethro came the following advice to Moses. 

Now listen to me: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You be the people’s representative before God, and you bring the disputes to God, then admonish them about the statutes and the laws, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do. Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. Let them judge the people at all times; and let it be that they will bring to you every major matter, but they will judge every minor matter themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will carry the burden with you. If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people also will go to their places in peace (vv. 19-23).

 Ultimately, the goal is so everyone can live in peace.

Never paying back evil for evil to anyone, respecting what is good in the sight of all men, if possible, so far as it depends on you, being at peace with all men, never taking your own revenge, beloved—instead leave room for the wrath of God. For it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:17-21).

Notice that Paul appeals to the Old Testament (Deut. 32:35Ps. 94:1Prov. 25:21-22) to make his case. In chapter 13 of Romans, Paul appeals to the law on how to love our neighbors (vv. 8-10). Private vengeance and compulsion are not the attributes of biblical dominion (Matt. 5:38-48).

There is nothing in Scripture that indicates that the dominion mandate of Genesis 1:26-28 has been rescinded. The creation was good before the fall (1:31) and after the fall (1 Tim. 4:1-4). Sin is still present and manifested in different ways.

Psalm 8 reiterates the dominion mandate of Genesis by telling us that “Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands” (8:6). In his commentary on the Psalms, Bible commentator H.C. Leupold writes of Psalm 8:6: “How much [‘the works of Thy hands’] involves neither this statement nor Gen. 1 specifies, but it certainly cannot indicate a mere nominal control, for the parallel statement of v. 6 … extends man’s authority to ‘everything’ and … claims that these things may be said to have been ‘put under his feet.’”[1]

Because of sin, some men steal and kill other men to secure wealth and power for themselves. This sin must be subdued or ruled over. But what standard should be used? Scripture tells us that because of the transgression the law was given (Gal. 3:19). The standard has not changed.

God and Government

God and Government

With a fresh new look, more images, an extensive subject and scripture index, and an updated bibliography, God and Government is ready to prepare a whole new generation to take on the political and religious battles confronting Christians today. May it be used in a new awakening of Christians in America—not just to inform minds, but to stimulate action and secure a better tomorrow for our posterity.


The Bible gives instructions on each of the following subjects, all considered the domain of Christians: civil government, the judicial system, economics, indebtedness, the punishment of criminals, foreign affairs, care for the poor, animal husbandry, ecology, journalism, science, medicine, business, education, taxation, inflation, property, terrorism, war, peace negotiations, military defense, ethical issues like abortion and homosexuality, environmental concerns, inheritance, investments, building safety, banking, child discipline, pollution, marriage, contracts, and many other worldview issues.[2] This is the dominion mandate. If God instructs us on an issue, then we are mandated to follow those commands according to His Law in every area of life.

As with all God-given mandates, people often misuse and abuse them. Jesus’ dealings with the religious leaders of His day are a perfect example. Any form of dominion can be abused. There is something James Jordan defines as the “Dominion Trap.” 

There is, however, a precondition for such dominion: Godliness. When Adam rebelled against God, he was cast out of the Garden, and lost much of his dominion privilege. Men who do not repent eventually lose all dominion by being consigned to hell. 

Godliness, in the sense we are speaking of here, is not an instant affair, however. It is not a matter of saying, “Well, now you are a Christian. Go out and take dominion!” Such a simplistic formula is fraught with spiritual danger, and the history of Christian social movements illustrates it well….

What the Bible actually teaches is that spiritual maturity or wisdom results from a process of growth, and it is the precondition for dominion all along the way. This is fairly obvious to us if we think of children. We expect our children to grow and become mature and wise before we burden them with adult, dominion tasks. To load such a burden on a child would be to crush him. For a child to presume to take such adult responsibilities on himself would be arrogant and destructive. We don’t wish, after all, to be ruled by children.

There is a Dominion Trap and an Anti-Dominion Trap that ends up giving dominion to “worthless fellows” (Deut. 13:13-18; Judges 9; 1 Kings 21:132 Kings 17:15Acts 17:5) who then rule over everyone and make their lives a living hell.

The modern welfare state is a sophisticated form of slavery. Consider the subtitle to Star Parker’s book Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It. She understands the nature of government-sponsored slavery since she lived as a slave on Uncle Sam’s plantation and experienced its dehumanizing effects.[3]

The author of the letter to the Hebrews makes the point that some (many?) Christians were not equipped for anything more challenging than what a nursing baby would be able to do and this would be susceptible to abusers of dominion. Maturity takes time, experience, and practice. 

Concerning [Melchizedek] we have much to say, and it is difficult to explain, since you have become poor listeners. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the beginning [ἀρχῆς] principles [στοιχεῖα] of the actual words of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unacquainted with the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to distinguish between good and evil (Heb. 5:11-14).

If we can’t get basic principles of God’s Word right in terms of ourselves, how will we be able to apply them to the broader world? The starting point for dominion is the new birth and self-government under God.

Here’s how I defined dominion in the 1988 book The Reduction of Christianity that Peter Leithart and I co-authored as an answer to the anti-dominion worldview of Dave Hunt. 

The exercise of this dominion is ethical. It does not come automatically, nor is it imposed top-down by a political regime or by an army of Christians working frantically to overthrow the governments of the world. Such a concept of dominion is rather the essence of secular humanism: the religion of revolution. God’s people exercise dominion in the same way that Jesus exercised dominion—through sacrificial obedience and faithfulness to the commandments. Dominion comes through service.[4]

This is not the endpoint; it’s the beginning of greater accomplishments.

The Reduction of Christianity

The Reduction of Christianity

In this capably written, courteously argued and comprehensively detailed book, authors DeMar and Leithart show us how to confront the error of "New Age" thought with the power of the truth the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. The Reduction of Christianity is a must-read for anyone concerned about the New Age movement while at the same time desiring to be faithful to the fullness of the Christian Faith


[1] H. C. Leupold, Exposition on Psalms (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, [1959] 1977), 104-105.

[2] For a comprehensive discussion of most of these topics see Gary DeMar, God and Government, one-vol. ed.(Powder Spring, GA: American Vision, 2011).

[3] Star Parker, Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It (Nashville: WND Books, 2003).

[4] Gary DeMar and Peter Leithart, The Reduction of Christianity: A Biblical Response to Dave Hunt (Ft. Worth, TX:  Dominion Press, 1988), 24-25.