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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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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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The Declaration of Independence, an example of the Biblical Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate

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

After a two-week hiatus, I’d like to return to our look at the account in II Kings of Queen Athaliah of Judah.  This passage has a lot to say to Christians in America, perhaps especially at this politically charged time in our history. 

As did Judah under Queen Athaliah, likewise we in the United States have a hostile usurper in power. And the question I’d like to ask and answer is what are Christians to do?  How are we to respond?  How do we conduct our lives under an unjust and illegitimate government? 

There seems to be one school of thought among Christians holding to the idea that at no time are Christians to seek to resist an evil ruler or seek to remove an unjust government.  After all, Paul wrote to Timothy urging that supplications be made for kings and all who are in authority.  Romans 13 is another favorite of those who take this position.  There, Paul writes, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.”  The case seems clear-cut, does it not? Christians are to obey the government, whatever it says. 

The case for Christians simply having to put up with tyrannical rulers could be strengthened by appeals to the Old Testament.  For example, those holding to the idea that rebellion is always wrong could point to those who conspired to murder King Joash.  In II Kings 12:20, 21 we read, “And his [King Joash’s] servants arose and formed a conspiracy [yes, there are many examples of conspiracies in the Bible], and killed Joash in the house of the Millo, which goes down to Silla.  For Jozachar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, struck him.  So he died, and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David.  Then Amaziah his son reigned in his place.”  Was this a lawful act?  No, it was not as can be seen in II Kings 14 where we read, “Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his [Amaziah’s, the son of Joash] hand, that he executed his servants who had murdered his father the king.”  Clearly, this shows that there is no Christian basis for resisting the orders of a ruler, does it not?

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Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

  • Exodus 20:16

As a sat down for lunch today after church, I heard this loud roaring sound fast approaching from the south.  “Military jets,” I thought to myself and ran outside to see. 

Nothing.

A few minutes later, another roar.  I went outside again. 

I could hear the jets going north. But once again, saw nothing.

A few more minutes passed.  That same roar, fast approaching and low, passed right overhead. 

For the third time, I ran into the backyard and this time saw, in the distance, four military jet fighters flying in formation. 

They were too far away for me to be able to identify them.

“What could he going on?” I thought.  Then it dawned on me.  It’s 9/11 and the Steelers are in town to plan the Bengals.  The fighter jets are probably doing a ceremonial flyover to start the game. In my case, there were three flyovers while they were in a holding pattern. 

Now, I’m not a pilot.  But I admit to being a bit of a fan of military aircraft.  The look, the speed, the formation flying, maybe especially the ground-shaking thunder of the engines. I’ve always looked at fighter jets with a bit of awe.

Then I had a sobering thought.  Didn’t Joe Biden just threaten all Trump supporters with F-15 strikes?  And hasn’t he said that sort of thing on more than one occasion? 

Yeah, he did and he has.  And as he is surrounded by Jesuits and others who hate our Constitution and everything about America, there’s a good chance he will do so again.

Biden’s own words have put a negative context around military flyovers. 

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Usurper Joe Biden calls his political opponents “semi-fascists” in his latest attempt to denigrate the historic, Protestant American nation in Rockville, MD 8/25/2022. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

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

Last week I wrote about America and how our nation, conceived in liberty with a government of, by, and for the people, has devolved to the point where we now live under an occupation government with a son of Antichrist seated in the Oval Office. 

Of course, the Regime press will never tell you this.  Their job is to curry favor with the powers that shouldn’t be.  In fact, about the only good reason I can think of for reading the legacy media is the same one I’m told the people of the Soviet Union followed Pravda: to know what official lies the government expected them to believe.  If you know a narrative is a lie, it’s easier to dismiss it as the propaganda it is. 

On Friday, The New York Times ran an absurd hit piece of an editorial titled “Donald Trump Is Not Above the Law.”  Of course, we would agree with that statement.  But the Times isn’t interested in impartial justice.  You see, the writers at the Times and other outlets that worship and serve the Beast, while Donald Trump is not above the law, Barak Obama (spied on the Trump campaign), Hillary Clinton (server gate and other crimes too numerous to mention), Hunter Biden (laptop from hell), Joe Biden (grand theft election) are above the law.  So too are the alphabet agencies such as the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the DOJ. The Times is asking you to forget about the massive, treasonous activities of these individuals and organizations while focusing on a supposed “crime” of Donald Trump which appears not to be a crime at all.  Indeed, given the consistent, outrageous lying on the part of the Democrats and the Deep State about Trump since at least 2015, Americans have every right to dismiss this latest dust-up over Trump’s stealing of classified documents as the latest and most desperate hate hoax against the former President, who is hated and feared by the party of rum, Romanism, and rebellion to a degree that I have not personally witnessed before in the world of politics.

So, what does the Bible say about living under an occupation government, a usurping, corrupt, and illegitimate government?  As was mentioned last week, there is a surprising and little discussed example of that very thing in Scripture, the reign of Queen Athaliah of Judah. 

One supposes that there are many who attend nominally Protestant churches these days who would be surprised to hear that Judah had a queen for six years.  But such was the case. And her reign can be instructive to us as to how to live as God’s people under an occupation government and not give up hope.

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A member of the Secret Service is seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on August 9, 2022. 
GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images

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

The United States of America is under an occupation government. 

At the present, we have a government that is not of, by, or for the people.  Rather, we have one that is of, by, and for the Deep Staters, the bansksters, the crony capitalists, the globalists, and the Vaticanites. 

That Joe Biden is an illegitimate president ought to be clear to all.  There are any number of ways to know that Biden was not legitimately elected by the American people and the Electoral College. Perhaps the easiest way to know the fix was in is to look at what happened when the Hunter Biden laptop story broke shortly before the 2020 vote. 

The New York Post broke the story in October 2020, and immediately the Democratic/Deep State machine went to work to discredit it.  The Deep State intelligence agencies went to work with a letter signed by 51 intelligence professionals saying that the story smacked of Russian disinformation.  The New York Post had its Twitter account suspended and no reference to the “laptop from hell” was permitted on Facebook and probably any other major social media platform. 

A year and a half later, whaddya know, all the major propaganda outlets – by this I mean the New York Times, The Washington Post, and others of their ilk – came out and finally acknowledged that the laptop is real. 

Of course, it was real.  That was obvious at the time.  And we don’t need the lying mainstream news outlets to confirm this for us.  But the fact that the Times and others lied to the public about the laptop until well after the election shows that the fix was in. 

Biden is an illegitimate president. 

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Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney of the J6 Committee.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

  • Exodus 20:16

As much as I try not to let it happen, the constant drumbeat of lies promoted 24/7 from every corner of our civilization gets to me from time to time. 

And I really find it is the constant lying about everything all the time by everyone in official positions of power that gets to me the most.

Politicians, CEOs, university presidents and professors, schoolteachers, school administrators, and school boards, federal government officials, state and local officials, legacy media outlets, churches, doctors, hospitals and medical officials, law enforcement, lawyers and judges, entertainers, athletes and professional sports leagues, bankers, and tax-exempt foundations.  In short, every institution in America has become a lie factory dedicated to deceiving us all and promoting a false view of the world.

But the Bible commands Christians not to lie and deceive others.  In the Ten Commandments, we are told, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”  Paul repeated this idea in his epistle to the Ephesians, writing, “Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.”   The Lord Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”  The devil, Scripture tells us, is the father of lies.  And as imitators of Christ, his people are called to walk in the truth.  And no lie is of the truth.

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