Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Conservatism of Two Foundations


"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created He them." Genesis 1:27

"Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon the house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto the foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."  Matthew 7:24-27

"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?!?  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation upon a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.  But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.Luke 6:46-49

"Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand the wiles of the Devil."  Ephesians 6:11

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights...."  United States Declaration of Independence

I never post on Sunday; that alone illustrates the urgency of this message.

Yesterday, I issued a warning to political conservatives about the coming 'debate' over the second amendment.  In God's infinite wisdom, this morning, I was reading chapter 6 of Luke's gospel.  I'd forgotten that the parable of the two foundations (quoted from both Matthew and Luke above) was in Chapter 6.  The parable of the two foundations re-enforces my point about how political conservatives need to seek God.  The word of God must become the foundation of all future political activism.

The American people have bought into deception.  We can debate its causes, but the reality of the deception is undeniable.  Deception comes from Satan.  We will only defeat deception from the foundation of truth found in God's word.  Debating public policy without that foundation is a vacuous form of political idolatry.

Conservatism as political idolatry will never beat Marxism as political idolatry.  Conservatism as political idolatry cuts off our roots.  The Declaration of Independence (quoted above) is built on a view of man first articulated in Genesis 1:27 (also quoted above).  In other words, the foundation of what the American right seeks to conserve is a saying of God.  Conservatism as political idolatry, by contrast, couldn't beat Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke.

If you believe that conservative public policies produce better results than Marxist ones, but you don't pray on your knees at least twice a day, then it's your fault Obama won.  The number of hours you phone banked for Mitt and the U.S. Senate candidate in your state are irrelevant.  We will never defeat Satan with yet another discussion of marginal tax rates and monetary policy.

The good news, as always, is that Hope remains infinite.  Individual Liberty remains a gift from God, and He is Faithful.  The question, moving forward, is whether the American political right will hear the sayings of God's son AND DO THEM!!!  If we do, our restoration will come surprisingly fast.  If we don't, we'll deserve what we get.

If you are politically conservative, there's no reason not to seek a God with whom you already agree 95% of the time.  It's common sense.  It's also the only way we'll win.  There is no political solution to spiritual conflict.  When you're in a pit, there's only one way out: Look UP!!!


4 comments:

  1. Adam, Thank you for your article. I also appreciated you use of scriptures. I shared your article this evening in my End of Week Reflections on the ARRA News Service http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2012/12/end-of-week-reflections.html
    God Bless, Bill

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  2. I love when God uses brilliant people as his conduit!! Thank you for answering the call!!
    Blessings my friend, I needed this very message and this moment!!

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    1. Just saw this comment today, linking this piece for one I'm working on right now, but no problem Alice!

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