Friday, August 5, 2016

Everybody's Got a Price

When I was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, Professional Wrestling was still something to be taken sort of serious. One of the "heel" (bad guys) wrestlers, a rival of Hulk Hogan, was "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase . In his entrance theme music the lyrics say, "Everybody's got a price". DiBiase's character would frequently buy off other wrestlers and managers to join him in his evil, against the "face" (good guys) wrestlers of the WWF.

The Million Dollar Man's belief that "everybody's got a price" was a testimony to the sinful nature of man. Apart from Christ, we can all be bought out to do evil, given the proper price. Whether that price is money, fame, worldly acceptance, acceptance in the church, or whatever else our sinful hearts desire.

It seems that everyone, even most professing Christians have a price; the price they can be offered to compromise the word of God. Usually it takes the form of a doctrinal belief that they developed and hold on to through pure emotion. For some, it is the KJV-only issue. Others, it is their belief that we are in the end times.

But the most common one that I know, is the doctrine of equality, and primarily, racial equality.

Their favorite Bible verse is Galatians 3:28:

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."

Now of course, the conservative Christian does not hold to all 3 equalities described in this scripture passage. They reject (usually) the doctrine of equality of gender. They still hold to male/female roles. They also reject social equality. They do not hold a socialistic view of society. But in this, they are merely inconsistent. If Galatians 3:28 is teaching the practical equality of all races (and not just their equality in their place in Christ), then it is also teaching the practical equality of men/women, and of social classes. To be consistent, you must take all three, and believe in total Egalitarianism and Socialism.

Conservative Christians will also tell you that you cannot believe one race is superior to another; either in general, or in anything (unless it is in favor of non-whites). Giving them the benefit of the doubt that this is true, then at least be consistent. If you cannot say one race is superior to another in anything, then you cannot say men are superior in strength to women. You could not say women are superior in nurturing, to men.

You would also have to deny the principle of this scripture:

"Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." 

--1Timothy 2:11-14

This scripture presupposes the superiority of men to women, for roles of leadership.

But conservative Christians, being hypocrites, led by emotion rather than the word of God, refuse to be consistent.

They have adopted the belief of equality in races, which is entirely delusional, when considering pure observation of both history and current day. They believe that the Marxist inspired Civil Rights movement was a righteous thing. Not based on scriptural conviction though; Christians prior to the Civil Rights movement, and even a bit afterward, did not hold to equality among the races. It is only now, after years of indoctrination, that it is entirely unacceptable to hold to the same beliefs our Christians forefathers held on the subject (which were inspired by the scriptures).

Conservative Christians are unwilling to follow Christ to the death; their price is social acceptance in the form of not being labeled racist. They are unwilling to be called a racist for the truth's sake, for the sake of Christ. They are unwilling to forsake all for Jesus.

I grant that some are ignorant and just do not know. However, after conversing with many conservative Christians over the past several years, it is evident that even when presented with the plain facts, truth, and scripture,

They are unwilling to budge on their unscriptural doctrine of equality.

They cannot prove that being contrary is a sin, yet they will hate you, and treat you worse than any unbeliever you have ever met, if you disagree with them on this one point. It is really quite stunning to see.

On a friend's Google Plus post, I recently had a long conversation with a young Christian homeschooler; we will call him Noe, for the sake of anonymity. Noe first told me that I should kill myself, violating the 6th commandment. He offered no scripture, and called me names, even while I persisted in a calm manner, and refused to join him in offering railing for railing (1Peter 3:9). He eventually even told me that he will be laughing while I am burning in hell.

This is something he wouldn't even tell a complete Christ-denier. I strictly warned him of the scriptural passages in which Jesus warned about calling your brother worthless (Matthew 5:22), and about the passages in 1John, where John warns that those who hate their brother are in darkness and are murderers, with no eternal life abiding in them (1John 3:10-15). Another brother on the post who does not even agree with me 100% on the topic even admonished him to examine his own profession of faith, due to his attitude.

Noe has a price. And this is unfortunately very typical of the average Christian home schooled young adult. We are failing in home schooling in America. We are churning out a more Marxist way of thought than even the public schools are doing. We are encouraging our families to adopt Negroes from foreign countries in an exercise of virtue signaling.

The church is in a sad state. But it all comes back to the main condition for being a disciple of Christ:

"If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple"
 -- Luke 14:26,27, 33

You can discern who the true disciples of Christ are by judging their reaction to taboo doctrines. If they are unwilling to, in humility, consider that they may not be correct, then you understand you are not dealing with a disciple of Christ, but rather someone who calls Jesus, Lord, but in works denies him (Matthew 7, Titus 1:16). His house is built on the sand, without a foundation.

Hans Gygax

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