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“I’m done. I’m not getting into a back-and-forth with you.” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shields Anthony Fauci from uncomfortable questions about the origins of Covid at this last press conference before retiring, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Washington.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

  • Ephesians 6:12

With so many tyrannies, frauds, psy-ops, and distractions going on, it’s been a while since I’ve written on the great Covid scamdemic.  Let’s see what’s going on.

Jesuits Gonna Jesuit 

Our favorite Jesuit – I’m speaking here about Dr. Anthony Fauci in case you’re wondering – held his swan song presser last week in which he was once again shielded from questions about the origin of Covid

According to Jeffrey Sachs – Sachs is a very mainstream guy, he’s an economics professor at Columbia, serves as Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and is the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – “there is clear proof that the  National Institutes of Health and many members of the scientific community have been impeding a serious investigation of the origins of COVID-19 and deflecting attention away from the hypothesis that risky U.S.-supported research may have led to millions of deaths.”

The same article notes that Sachs believes that the U.S. has been supporting “extremely dangerous biotechnology research” out of view of the public and that it is possible that the SARS-CoV-2 “virus originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.”

Coming from a mainstream source, that’s a remarkably good statement.  But even though Sachs is by all accounts a mainstream guy, he seems to be willing to challenge narratives to a degree most in his position are not. A couple of months back when the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline was mysteriously blown up, Sachs went on Bloomberg and stated it was the US or perhaps the US and Poland that had done the deed.  When challenged, Sachs provided very sound reasons why he said it was the U.S.  So props to Professor Sachs for puncturing the establishment narrative on Ukraine and on Covid.

Regarding Sachs’s views on Covid, I would go one step further than he does and add that I don’t believe the “virus originated through dangerous virus research gone awry.”  The research was certainly dangerous.  I just don’t buy the “lab leak” theory.  The international coordination of the Covid response, and the way it was used to violate civil liberties and rig the elections in America suggest to me that the virus did not leak from a laboratory.  It seems much easier to believe that it was intentionally released.    

Why do I believe the Covid virus was released at a time of the globalists choosing and was not some random and tragic lab leak?  In addition to the afore remarkably lock-step Covid lockdown protocols enforced all over the world, there was an interesting comment made by Anthony Fauci in January 2017, shortly before Donald Trump was inaugurated.  Fauci was quoted as saying there was “no doubt” Donald Trump would be confronted with a surprise infectious disease outbreak during his presidency.  Was Fauci so sure because he was involved in bringing about the “surprise infection”? 

Or consider Event 201, an exercise held in October 2019, just a few months before the scamdemic broke out, by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  This was an exercise in coordinating a global response to the onset of a disease outbreak.  It’s almost as if somebody knew something was coming. 

Further, consider the “Operation Lockstep” document put out by the Rockefeller Foundation.  Officially called “Scenarios for the “Future of Technology and International Development,” this document lays out a scenario in which governmental response to a pandemic involves “a world of tighter top-down control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback.”  Sound familiar? This document, written in 2010 seems remarkably prescient in its description of the past three years of Covid tyranny. The fact-checkers like to dismiss any suggestion of a relationship between this paper and the governmental reaction to Covid, but this strikes me as disingenuous. Yes, the word “Covid” was not used in the document, but so what? It seems to me to be more accurate to call the “Operation Lockstep” portion of the document a thought exercise by the globalists demonstrating one option they have available to use a “pandemic” to advance their satanic New World Order and showing some of the possible roadblocks to its success.

Since governmental leaders and bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci are unwilling to answer simple questions about the origin of Covid, continue to persecute highly credentialed medical professionals who deviate from the official CDC narrative, and recommend the poison death shot even for infants, it is entirely fair for Christians to question whether this entire Covid pandemic has been a plandemic from the beginning with some other, unstated goal or goals in the minds of those responsible for pulling it off. 

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Maura Healey of Massachusetts became one of two openly lesbian candidates to win a gubernatorial election on November 8, 2022.

The news was flying thick and fast last week.  So much so that I ended up with a superabundance of clipping from the week and had a hard time deciding what to cover.  Then I thought, well, why not cover ‘em all.  Or at least as many as I can.  So here we go.

Queering America One Vote at a Time

Largely lost in all the mid-term election day news is that America achieved a first on November 8th with the election of not one, but two openly lesbian governors.  CBS News reports that Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Tina Kotek of Oregon were elected as governors of their respective states.  Not only have these states delighted to impose the Monstrous Regiment on themselves, but to make matters worse, they have elected to impose a lesbian version of it.

Worth noting is the close logical and practical relationship between feminism and lesbianism.  Feminism is usually defined as the belief in social, economic, and political equality of the sexes.  It seems to me that the logical endpoint for this philosophy is the complete erasure of all distinctions between men and women.  And if there are no distinctions between men and women, then this lack of distinction logically extends not only to matters of politics and careers but to marriage.  Hence the calls for legalizing same-sex marriage.  It is not an accident that the homosexual movement, which traces its beginning to 1969, followed the rise of second-wave feminism, which began with the publication of Betty Friedan’s 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique.

One article on Second Wave Feminism summarized Friedan’s book by saying it, “criticized the postwar belief that a woman’s role was to marry and bear children.”  Now any Christian worth his salt knows full well that the idea that a woman’s role is to marry and bear children is not some strange and exceptional “postwar” belief but is the consistent message of the Scriptures themselves.  “And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man…Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control,”  “that they [older women] admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” 

There is perhaps nothing that will get feminists riled up faster than to quote these and other verses from the Bible.  But they express God’s mind on the subject and cannot be dismissed by Christians without pain of contradiction.  If we believe the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God, we must accept this teaching, however much it may conflict with the prevailing ideas of the world.

The U.S. Senate has been hard at work to ensure that the Biblical definition of marriage as between one man and one woman will be buried as deeply as possible.  According to the Politico article “Same-sex marriage protections clear critical Senate hurdle,” 12 Republicans voted along with all Senate Democrats to advance this legislation.  Unsurprisingly, the 12 Republicans included Ohio Senator Rob Portman, who seems determined to do as much damage to America as he can before he retires in January. 

Per the article, the bill is to include protections for religious liberty.  “The bipartisan amendment clarifies that the bill would leave intact protections from a 1993 religious freedom law, which outlaws placing a substantial burden on people’s ability to exercise their religion.  In addition, it states that nonprofit religious groups would not have to perform marriage services and that the bill would not impact their tax treatment.” 

It’ll be interesting to see how long these legal protections last.  My view is that the LGBTQ lobby will not be satisfied until it has queered every last corner of society, including Christians and Christian institutions that have the temerity to refuse to bow before the almighty LGBTQ agenda. This likely will come in the form of legislation attempting to force churches, regardless of their theological convictions, to perform same-sex marriages or face having their tax exemption removed or something far worse. It also could encompass a prohibition of freely teaching what the Bible says about homosexuality by making it a hate crime.

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U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is seen Monday. The Democrat defeated Adam Laxalt, a Trump-backed Republican and former Nevada attorney general. The win means Democrats retain the U.S. Senate.
Gregory Bull/AP

I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

  • II Kings 21:13

Last week’s post was “The 2022 Midterms: A Preview.”  This week, we take a look back on the election that was.

No Red Wave

After a lot of hype about a big Republican showing in the Mid Terms, the results were less than overwhelming.  It appears that the GOP will retake the House, so that’s something.  But the Senate will remain in the Democrats’ hands.  Further, none of the Covid lockdown governors were removed, as Gretchen Whitmer and Kathy Hochul both held on to their seats in Michigan and New York respectively.  It appears as if voters in those and other states said, in effect, “lock us down harder next time!”  A friend of mine relative to the result in Michigan commented, “Those people get what they deserve.” 

If it was an honest vote, I couldn’t argue with that.  Of course, there’s the district possibility that it was not an honest vote.  But more on that below. 

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“In our bones, we know democracy is at risk,” said Joe Biden at Union Station, Washington D.C., 11/2/2022.

“Donald Trump if the Democrats don’t steal it.”

Two years ago about this time, I was sitting in a friend’s family room watching the final Trump/Biden presidential debate.  My friend had asked me who I thought was going to win the 2020 presidential election and I replied to him that I thought Trump would win if the Democrats didn’t steal the election.

As things turned out, the Democrats with a little help from their friends in the Deep State, major corporations, the courts, the Covid lockdowns, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the mainstream media, major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the entertainment industry, pollsters, schools, universities, and various and sundry thugs in the Democrat party, etc. did manage to steal the election for the most incompetent and uninspiring presidential candidate in my lifetime, possibly in all of American history. 

The theft of the 2020 presidential election and the ability of the Democrats and their helpers to make it stick bodes ill for the future of our republic.  The successful steal, perhaps it’s better to call it a coup d’état, of the 2020 election has led many to the opinion that we cannot vote our way out of the problems currently facing our nation.  Count me among their number. 

But for all that, the aim of this post is not to discourage people from voting, giving up, and heading for their survival bunker in the hills.  As Christians, we are called to be salt and light in a lost and dying world, and this includes carrying out our civic responsibilities the best we are able.  Further, we do not know the future.  Perhaps the Lord will have mercy on America for the sake of his elect and save us from the oppressive darkness we see gathering all around us.  He’s done that sort of thing before, and he can do it again if he so wills.  Has the arm of the Lord been shortened?

For this reason, it’s not my purpose today to fill people with dread and fear of the future.  I’ll leave that to the Democrats.  Rather, my aim is to realistically assess the situation facing America in November 2022 and offer a few suggestions and perhaps even venture a prognostication or two.

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A group of migrants from Venezuela planned their next steps at the Downtown El Paso Greyhound station after they were released to the streets as part of an effort by the Border Patrol to control the population at its El Paso Central Processing Center. The men gave their consent to be photographed. (Cindy Ramirez/El Paso Matters)

It may come as something of a surprise to many people to hear that Rome is at the very heart of America’s ongoing immigration crises.   While Joe Biden’s policies are the proximate cause of this immigration disaster, what is not appreciated is that the Biden Administration’s immigration practice is really the practice of Rome’s destructive immigration doctrine, which is itself based on the false theology and philosophy of the Roman Church-State. 

But despite Rome’s involvement, both theoretical and practical, in America’s immigration mess, almost no scrutiny is brought to bear on Rome’s role.  In his book American Democracy & The Vatican: Population Growth & National Security, Stephen D. Mumford went into some detail on how Rome successfully suppressed criticism of itself.  Wrote Mumford, “Every city editor in the United States knows of the unofficial Catholic censorship of American news, but almost all publishers avoid discussion of the phenomenon out of fear of reprisals. The Church frequently succeeds in intimidating the most powerful newspapers by using organized protest and boycott, even though in many cases the facts suppressed have great social significance.” (Mumford, 1984)

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A group of migrants from Venezuela planned their next steps at the Downtown El Paso Greyhound station after they were released to the streets as part of an effort by the Border Patrol to control the population at its El Paso Central Processing Center. The men gave their consent to be photographed. (Cindy Ramirez/El Paso Matters)

Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things?

  • Matthew 20:15

A few weeks back, I received a text message from Tim Shaughnessy, a friend and Reformed brother who lives in El Paso Texas, about an emergency with a church he pastors.  El Paso sits in the far west of Texas, right across the US-Mexico border from the large Mexican city of Juarez.  The Rio Grande forms the border between both cities and both countries.  Knowing El Paso’s location, and if you follow the news at all, you won’t be surprised when you hear what the emergency was. 

Tim’s church had been meeting at the Rescue Mission of El Paso, and the chaplain of the mission called up Tim on a Saturday and told him that his church would not be able to use the mission’s building for services on Sunday.  The city had been dropping off migrants at the mission and the entire facility was packed with people and full of cots.  Given the vast scale of the current flood of illegal aliens pouring across America’s southern border, doubtless the loss suffered by Tim’s church could be multiplied many times over.   

The current immigration disaster started with the inauguration of America’s second Roman Catholic president, Joe Biden, in January 2021 and shows no signs of letting up.  Indeed, by some reports, the flood of illegal aliens, far from subsiding, is getting worse.

Since I mentioned El Paso earlier, let’s look at a few immigration-related headlines from just this one Texas city.

These stories all paint a picture of one American city being overwhelmed by illegal aliens with little hope of relief. Indeed, migrant numbers historically are higher as we move into fall and cooler weather comes to the region making passage safer for those seeking to enter the United States illegally.  As Tim said in his message to me, “Our city is overwhelmed right now.” 

That, one could say, is an understatement.

But while America is being overwhelmed with a flood of illegal aliens, it’s important to keep in mind that this flood is not some force of nature, but the result of deliberate policies put in place by the current president and his government.  On his first day in office, Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing the construction of the border wall.  And this was not the only action taken by the president and by other Democratic government officials across the nation to make it easier for migrants illegally to cross America’s southern border, to make it harder to deport them, and indeed, even to reward them once in the United States. 

To give you some idea of how Biden has encouraged illegal immigration to America, a quote from the article “The Border Crisis Comes to a Once-Quite part of West Texas” will suffice.  In this piece, journalist Todd Bensman interviewed a “human smuggling guide” whose name was given as Jose Antonio.  Antonio referred to Biden’s immigration policies as la invitación, the invitation. 

Indeed, one would have a hard time coming up with a better name than la invitación to describe the immigration policies of Joe Biden in particular and the Democrats in general.  To show just how committed the Democrats are as a party to forcing American taxpayers to support illegal aliens, consider the response of the field of democratic presidential candidates in 2019 to a show of hands question about whether their health plan would cover “undocumented immigrants” – the proper term for “undocumented immigrants” is “illegal aliens.”  The response of all ten of the Democrats present was to raise their hands “yes.”  You can see the video here.

There is no provision in the Constitution, the Supreme Court’s ruling notwithstanding, for the federal government to fund anyone’s “health plan,” not even health plans for the American people.  And if it is unconstitutional, and more to the point, immoral for the federal government to use tax dollars to pay Americans’ doctor bills, how much more is it unconstitutional and immoral for the federal government to use tax dollars taken from the American people to pay medical bills for foreigners who have violated America’s immigration laws?

So, ask yourself this question:  If you tell people to go ahead and break America’s immigration laws and we’ll reward you with fabulous cash and prizes, do you think you will get more immigration law-breaking or less immigration law-breaking? If you said, “more immigration law-breaking,” go to the head of the class.    

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Queen Athaliah Orders The King’s Children to be Killed by Harmen Jansz Muller, Hadrianus Junius, and Gerard De Jode.

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

  • II Kings 11:1

Today I’d like to wrap up our look at Jehoiada’s righteous interposition on behalf of the legitimate Davidic line of kings and the people of Judah.

As we’ve discussed so far, the purpose of this series is to look at an important but largely ignored Biblical doctrine known as the doctrine of the lesser magistrate.  Last week we defined the doctrine of the lesser magistrate using Matthew Trewhella’s book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.  In his book, Trewhella gives the following definition of this doctrine,

The lesser magistrate doctrine declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes unjust/immoral laws or decrees, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority.  If necessary, the lesser authorities even have the right and obligation to actively resist the superior authority (1).

It’s important to define and discuss this doctrine because Christians in the West find themselves in situations where more and more they live under governments that are openly hostile to them.  Good is now evil and evil is now good.  In some places, Christians can find themselves prosecuted for quoting what the Bible says about homosexuality, while satanic transgender activists are free to recruit kids for their perverted cause. 

Here in the United States, we have a situation much like what Judah faced under Queen Athaliah, an illegitimate government that goes out of its way to implement evil policies.  Athaliah was a murderess and promoter of Baal worship.  Joe Biden works tirelessly to implement the Vatican’s globalist agenda via his climate change policies, unprecedented illegal immigration, attacking the Americans’ Second Amendment rights, fanning the flames of war in eastern Europe, the promoting sexual perversion, and accusing patriotic, Christian Americans of sedition when they speak out against his evil.

When faced with evil government dictates, some Christians will point to Romans 13:1 – Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities – and argue that there is no legitimate or almost no legitimate reason for Christians ever to push back against evil government commands. If a governor says that you have to shut down your church due to Covid, you shut down your church due to Covid, and that’s just that.  Anything else is unrighteous rebellion.  That this is a widespread opinion can be seen by the number of churches that bent their knee when told to close their doors “to stop the spread.”

On the other hand, there are some people who hold that primate rebellion is a justified response against a tyrannical government.  There are several instances where the kings of Judah and Israel were murdered by political opponents.  Oddly, young king Joash, whom Jehosheba and Jehoiada saved, would later be murdered by his servants.  But the murder of Joash, even though Joash had clearly deviated from the paths of righteousness later in life, is clearly condemned in the Scriptures.     

So we see that neither blind obedience nor private rebellion is the Christian answer to dealing with tyrannical governments.  The Christian answer is the doctrine of the lesser magistrate.  A doctrine we see modeled quite well by the righteous high priest Jehoiada.  Jehoiada hid the young, rightful heir to the throne of Judah for six years.  After that period had elapsed, he organized a military guard, brought the seven-year-old Joash out in public, and made him king.   

That’s where we left off last week.  Let us now consider the beneficial effects of Jehoiada’s actions and what lessons American and other Western Christians can take from his example.

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Queen Athaliah Orders The King’s Children to be Killed by Harmen Jansz Muller, Hadrianus Junius, and Gerard De Jode.

And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

  • II Kings 11:1

Today we continue our look at how Christians are to conduct themselves when they find themselves living, as we are here in America in 2022, under an evil and hostile government. 

For most of us in America and in the West generally, the idea that we ever would find ourselves living under a government that actively hates us and seeks to harm us has seemed like a paranoid fantasy.  Yet with the growing power of globalist organizations such as the Vatican, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Bilderbergers, as well as individuals such as Bill Gates and George Soros, Americans, and citizens of other once free Western nations have found themselves living under governments that are actively and openly hostile to their political and economic liberties and even their very lives. 

This state of affairs raises a number of questions for Christians. How is a Christian to respond when living under a hostile government? Does a Christian have a right to resist an evil government, or does he simply have to put up with whatever laws a rogue government enacts, however evil and destructive they are?  If resistance is an option, who does the resisting?  What actions constitute proper resistance if resistance can ever be considered proper? 

Last week we considered the actions of a private citizen to resist the actions of evil, usurping Queen Athaliah by looking at Jehosheba, who took it upon herself to rescue the only remaining heir of the Davidic throne from the murderous queen, thus preserving the David dynasty.  Had Jehosheba not stepped up and saved the infant Joash, there would have been no continuing line of David to sit on the throne of Judah and God’s promise would have been made void.  One lesson we can take from this is that private citizens may resist the commands or the actions of a ruler when those actions are evil. 

The basis for private citizens is clearly seen in Romans 13.  There, we read that the civil magistrate is, “God’s minister to you for good.” If the civil magistrate is “God’s minister,” it is God who is sovereign, not the magistrate.  This means that the magistrate’s power is delegated to him by God and does not originate with himself.  As such, the civil magistrate is bound by the law of God just as is the private citizen.  Rulers do not have a license to lie, cheat, steal, or murder any more than a private citizen does.  But if this is the case, who can call the civil magistrate to account?  Or to put the question slightly differently, is it ever appropriate to rebel against and forcibly remove from power an evil ruler?  And if it is, who can rightfully do this?      

The Scriptures rule out the idea of private citizens taking matters into their own hands.  Christians are enjoined to pray for rulers so that they may live peaceable lives.  Christians can rebuke evil rules for their evil deeds.  Take for example John the Baptist’s rebuke of Philip for taking his brother’s wife.  But leading a violent rebellion is not something Christians as private citizens are called to do.  As further proof of this, we see examples in the Scriptures of men who assassinated evil kings – for example, those men who assassinated King Joash when he went rogue later in life – being treated like murderers.

So, is it ever appropriate for Christians to use physical violence to rebel against an evil ruler?  Not for Christian private citizens.  But it is appropriate for Christians who wield civil power to do so.  In Protestant circles, this idea has historically been known as the doctrine of the lesser magistrate.  In his book The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government, Matthew Trewhella defines the doctrine of the lesser magistrate thus,

The lesser magistrate doctrine declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes unjust/immoral laws or decrees, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority.  If necessary, the lesser authorities even have the right and obligation to actively resist the superior authority (1).

Note well, as Trewhella has defined it, the doctrine of the lesser magistrate states that lower ranking civil authorities not only have the right to actively resist superior authorities, but when those superior authorities make unjust or immoral laws or decrees, they even have the duty to do so.

Let us now turn to the example of the faithful High Priest Jehoiada to see how his interposition helped to remove a wicked government and restore the God-ordained Davidic monarchy to Judah. 

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