Our real problem is not the world and the rulers elected by our neighbors, but ourselves. Even the most conservative and reformed pastors don’t preach against the slaughter of the unborn as their own husbands, wives, and docs do it, and such chemical abortions are far away the largest bloodshed the world has ever known, far outstripping surgical abortions. The problem with all the talk about tyranny is its assumption that Christians aren’t the problem. Even conservative reformed Christians are, in fact, the problem. As I have repeatedly said, our own people are using ECPs, IUDs, the Pill, Depo-Provera, etc., and there is blood on their hands. Yet these are the very people who have public conniptions over Planned Parenthood, HEK293, and tyrannical rulers.
No pro-life movement anywhere has ever focussed its efforts on the true source of the greatest number of murders of the unborn, which has always been birth control. For instance, how many IUD murders were committed by the Chinese during all those years they estimated their surgical murders at (I think) 350,000,000?
Back around 1980, Koop said surgical abortion would become negligible as abortions were carried out earlier and earlier, chemically. That’s long happened.
So now, who do we think we are? I mean, really? Or who do we think our people are we are whipping into frenzies over masks and vaccines? Can’t we just imagine the government we’d install if we carried out our threats of armed revolution just under the surface of all the agitating about tyranny.
I’m not against endless talk about stats and motives of authorities in handling of stats and wickedness in high places now and at other times, but who do we think we are? Who do we think the Church is, today? Who do we think our own churches are, today? We all know who the PCA is today, right? And what about the OPC—Carl and his troops being feted by Crosspolitic, if anyone noticed.
See, my own problem is the hidden premises of all the talk, which is that we’re the goodies and the rest of the people of the US are the baddies, and if we goodies were allowed to govern, we’d do things better.
This does not render discussions of what better things could be done and what badder things oughtn’t to be done purposeless, of course. Men understand cheap talk can be good, and this despite every woman’s condemnation of it as a waste of time. But perspective, men; perspective.
If my own congregation came into power, I’m not sure how much better it’s governance would be than what we already have in Indiana, and I for sure would say that the moral and ethics of Indiana are nothing to end tyranny with. What about Joseph Spurgeon’s, Joseph Bayly’s, Joel Norris’s, Aaron Prelock’s, or Andrew Dionne’s congregations? Would any of us claim to be the pastor or new bosses who would not be the same as the old bosses? And if not “the same,” so noticeably better that we’ll all join together and say we want a revolution?
I don’t mean to insult all of the good points made above by everyone, but my recurring question as I’ve watched is “who do we think we are” and “who do we think our people (flocks) are” and “what possible reason would any of us think we would do it better had God called us to the positions of authority we are vociferating against so constantly over masks, and now vaccines?”