Getting the house in order

It is sad how the attack on the national influence of the Bible is being led by some so called “evangelical” Christians.

For example, left-wing advocate, Jim Wallis (who pretends not to be left wing), is on side with enemies of the Christian faith (e.g. communists), protesting against war, exalting the humanistic “human rights”, rejecting free enterprise and so on.

The Scripture says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17).

Those who have exalted “social justice” above Biblical traditional conservative values are in danger of divine judgment.

That such rubbish is sold in Christian book catalogues and taught in churches surely deserves to be thrown out, spewed out (as Jesus warned of the Laodiceans), “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up” (Psalm 69:9a).

“Cultures are not all equal,” says former Australian PM

The civilising influence of Christianity is quite different to the backwardness and brutality that exists within certain Islamic circles.

Just as there is a true form of Christianity, so is there a true evil face of Islam. That is, when Christianity is taken to its ultimate form, there is peace, Reformation, prosperity, healing, respect and holiness. But when Islam is taken to its ultimate form, we see what destruction it brings.

Former Australian PM, Tony Abbott, wrote an opinion piece stating, “Cultures are not all equal. We should be ready to proclaim the clear superiority of our culture to one that justifies killing people in the name of God.”

Of course, the “god” of Islam, Allah, is nothing like the Christian God.

So the solution that the right-leaning secularists or conservative Roman Catholics (and too many Protestants) give is untenable. They say, with Abbott, that Islam needs some sort of religious Reformation, and worse, that this would lead to acceptance of a separation of Church and state, and pluralism.

Let’s agree that this view is superior to those of the communist side of politics.

But the solution for Islam is not any Reformation but this: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” (Phil. 2:10).

Again, the solution for Islamic violence is not secularism. While secularism has done a lot to pacify religions, including Roman Catholicism, the ultimate solution must be another religion. Ideas must be fought with ideas, but the ideas of secularism are not positive.

There must be a proper union of proper Protestant Christianity with the state. This is the best historical model, no matter what time of history we examine, such as, the fourth century Roman Empire, the English Reformation, Cromwell’s Protectorate, Pitt’s Britain or pre-1960s USA.

We should have a patriotic toward our country, we should have an execeptionalist view toward the civilising effects of Christianity within our national culture.


Nick Sayers wants to replace the KJB

Nick Sayers, an Australian who runs a Textus Receptus website, wants to replace the King James Bible with his own modernised version of it, called the “Progressive King James Version”. This work is contrary to the tradition which we uphold.

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. (2 Thess. 3:6).

Mr Sayers has proposed all kinds of alterations in his “progressive” work. He would do well with staying with the KJB rather than moving away from it. But he has wrongly upheld the Beza 1598 (which really no one has or reads) over the English Bible (which everyone can have and read).

While there’s some other good information on Mr Sayers’ website, but it is a pity that he is putting his efforts into (and asking for funds for) changing the King James Bible.