Empowering Big Brother
Putting your trust in Government
I first wrote this page when the Patriot Act came into affect. Time and ignorance may cause many to not know what the Patriot Act is/was. It was a law that enabled the government to monitor our emails and phone calls after 9/11. It saddened me, because of the amount of Christians and conservatives who have accepted and even wanted the Patriot Act. Giving the government such physical powers should be a concern. As well as the tendency of the government to use torture.
But when I write and update this page now, shortly after the start of ObamaCare, we now see socialism as being more present in our country.
The Patriot Act, ObamaCare, Socialsim, Communism, & other such things enable our government to be like Big Brother in the book/movie 1984. But more importantly and more real is the threat of such to prepare for the coming One World Government.
In my page Prepare for the Yoke, I discuss this coming authority and that we should prepare and not resist it. Many people get the wrong idea and think I am saying we should embrace it's evils. I am not. This page is an example of how and where we can resist, until it becomes law. And even then we should resist it in some efforts like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, by putting our faith in God and not Big Brother.
As for torture, the use of corporal punishment and other extreme physical preventatives should be minimal and last resort, and not the norm. Does not scripture tell us:
2 Cor:10:4: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds
If our weapons are not to be carnal (physical) but spiritual why should such extreme physical methods be the norm in our society and government, or in high use? This obviously is in direct connection in how unspiritual our society is.
The method we should use, should be spiritual as the verse states. This means we should be living by faith. We should be trusting in our God for our protection, not in the powers of Big Brother in spying on it's citizens.
Oh, some may say, why didn't faith protect us on 9/11? In fact it did protect many people on that fateful day, there are many testimonies of people who did not go to work that day or were not in the building and they should have been. But its the lifestyle of being carnal which allowed such a breach to occur.
I discuss this issue here:
Why does God allow evil?
I go into more detail answering that question there. Which I encourage you to read.
I once learned a valuable lesson, "Don't pluck the fruit, but destroy the root". If the fruit of terrorism is in our nation, plucking the fruit by physically using all the physical means necessary to get rid of that fruit is a fruitless endeavor, because the tree will continue to bear that fruit. The way to stop it is at it's root. Otherwise you will need a police state to constantly take care of the bad fruit, which is where this nation is headed.
I am not advocating the the loss of police or military, as I also discuss on my FAQ's page, see the question:
Q. What do you believe about military service or self defense?
I am discussing moderation and balance. If we live in a society that serves God and walks in the spiritual warfare techniques, then the amount of bad fruit will be minimal, and the use of the physical restraints would be minimal. As long as mankind has the sinful nature, there will always be some need for corporal punishment.
By the way I recommend the movie "Unthinkable" for the debate about torture. It is NOT a Christian movie, and it has violent torture in it. The movie seems to discuss and center on torture without the actual torture being overly gruesome and the centerpoint of its drama. But it seems to center on the use and idea of torture for its effectiveness. I don't want to spoil the story, but the movie provides a good look at the subject.
I also once read a Christian Science Fiction novel that briefly discussed torture. It contemplated how right torture or any violent or evil act should be even used even for a good purpose. Is the means ever justified by its end? The answer is, it's not.
Those who are concerned about the loss of civil liberties, may have a human concern. But in Christ it's not about our rights, cause we deserve none, we deserve death for our sins, but this is a matter of where we are putting our trust in. (Although Jesus has paid for our sins, but we should deny our lives, and live His.) The 2nd foundational principle of Christ is "faith towards God" and I discuss it here:
Foundational Principles of Christ - Part 1
12: For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13: For every one that uses milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14: But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1: Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2: Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Lets enumerate them:
1: repentance from dead works
2: faith toward God
3: doctrine of baptisms (plural)
4: laying on of hands
5: resurrection of the dead
6: eternal judgment
The bottom half of the above page discusses this principle. Of coarse this may seem easier to me, as I have been told I have the manifestation of faith:
1 Cor 12:
9: To another faith by the same Spirit...
Even so, faith comes only one way:
Rom:10:17: So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
And I have struggled at times with the desire for revenge and torture on evil people. I even enjoyed the TV series "24". Once in another movie, I saw someone tortured in a specific and elaborate torture method I had imagined and acted out years ago before I was a Christian, in a role playing game. It completely alerted me to the fact I had to have had demonic help to imagine such an elaborate scheme and see it exactly duplicated in a movie! You can Google "shared hallucinations" and see how drugs can induce the same hallucination in different people, which also points to demonic help, which is where I had the idea of shared demonic help. Which quite concerned me that demons may have been motivating my imaginations years earlier!
2 Cor 10:
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
It is not Godly or right for any reason to torture anyone.
Some may declare, that this is all temporary and that they are going to win the nation back to Christ, and until such time, we must use these physical methods. False! How can we turn the nation around using physical methods when scripture says our warfare is spiritual! Your plucking fruit and not changing the root.
Many are simply afraid for their children. Well, in whose hand would you prefer to put your children's safety in? Big Brother or God?
It is a lack of faith to trust in the torture of terrorists and the use of the Patriot Act. If this nation has fallen into sin, no police state will protect it. Look at all the great nations that have fallen.
And the same is true with ObamaCare or any other Socialism.
Some may ask why I would be against socialism when scripture shows something similar in the book of Acts when all the Christians shared their possessions.
The difference is it was regulated by the Holy Spirit and not by the government. Government can be corrupt and flawed, with abuses, and God cannot be. When a married couple abused the community lifestyle of the Christian faith, they fell over dead! Read Acts 4:32-5:11.
So we as individuals can still put our faith in God and not Big Brother. Let's not encourage socialism, ObamaCare, torture, the Patriot Act and other such things. But on the other hand, I wouldn't publicly protest passed laws by picketing against it either. Vote: yes, picket: no.
It's too late to save America, but it's not to late to save individuals. I discuss these truths and similar topics here:
Unrighteous Judgment - Why America will fall
Are You a Son of Thunder?
Are the Governments Corrupted?
Should we pick up the sword?
Babylon's Authority is Ordained to Come