Mt. Carmel Christianity
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. (1 Corinthians 10:21)
To partake of both the Lord’s table and the table of devils is to be as double minded as were the Israelites on Mt. Carmel with Elijah:
So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets [of Baal and of the groves] together unto mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If Yahweh1 be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (1 Kings 18:20-21)
Most people straddling the fence find it quite comfortable, not realizing it’s ultimately their undoing:
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)
If in the end, you haven’t chosen to serve Christ as your King, it will be too late, as with the five foolish virgins in the Parable of the Ten Virgins.2
Double mindedness, a Christian peculiarity
Double mindedness is not so much a problem with non-Christians as it is with Christians. Non-Christians don’t normally try to serve both Yahweh and Baal at the same time. They’re quite content with Baal or whatever false god it is they serve.
Spiritual duplicity is predominantly a Christian problem. Christians are often found trying to make Yahweh a partner to their idolatry. This is not something novel to this time in history. Reinsert Yahweh’s name3 where He inspired it to appear in the Old Testament and you’ll discover even Aaron named his molten calf Yahweh:
And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings … and bring them unto me…. And he … fashioned it … [into] a molten calf…. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to Yahweh. (Exodus 32:2-5)
Old Covenant Baalism was just an ancient form of We the Peopleism, which, in turn, is just a contemporary form of humanism. Many American Christians are fixated on We the People. They’re adamant the Constitution (responsible for We the Peopleism) was even inspired by Yahweh,4 thereby “making” Him a collaborator in their idolatry.
The four–year fervor
We the Peopleism is especially prominent every four years, during the Presidential Election season. This is true even with the two candidates we have today:
We vote, what does that mean? It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee. (Helen Keller)5
Oh for the day when our choice again is merely between tweedledum and tweedledee! Instead, today our choice is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, arguably the two worst candidates in the history of the Constitutional Republic.
In a Born Loser cartoon by Art and Chip Sansom, Brutus Thornapple asks a bum at the bus stop, “Have you decided who you’re going to vote for in the election?” The bum replies, “Oh, I never vote; I find it only encourages them.” Worse, the god We the People (not to mention the candidates themselves) is empowered by its participation in the Constitutional Republic’s election process.
Perpetuating constitutional idolatry
Election day is the Constitutional Republic’s national idol’s high holy day by which its god We the People6 are empowered and further entrenched in their constitutional idolatry. Why would any Christian want to perpetuate this idolatry?
Constitutionalists often contrast the divine right of kings with the divine right of the people…. The only difference between the divine right of kings and the divine right of the people is the number of people involved. Whether ruled by one or many, it is still humanism. The “divine right” of the people to elect whomever they wish replaced not only the divine right of kings and parliament, but also the divine right of Yahweh as God, King, Judge, and Lawgiver.7 James Wilson, one of Pennsylvania’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention, labeled this divine attribute “sovereignty”:
Election is the exercise of original sovereignty in the people….8
There is only one Sovereign and it is certainly not the people:
…He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords…. (1 Timothy 6:15, NASB)9
It’s for this reason constitutional elections represent treason against Yahweh. How could it be otherwise? Constitutional elections, perhaps more than anything else, perpetuate this ungodly system, which was created by freemasons, enlightenment thinkers, and legalers when they replaced the 17th-century Colonial governments of, by, and for God established upon His immutable moral law.
For Christians, this amounts to drinking from the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils at the same time. It’s essentially the same as if an Old Covenant Israelite participated in electing a Baal priest.
Furthermore, doing so makes you complicit in the crimes of the one you elect:
Do not lay hands upon anyone to hastily and thus share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin. (1 Timothy 5:22, NASB)
When you elect someone to office (especially someone who is biblically unqualified), you become responsible for any crimes that person commits while he is in office—and sometimes even after he’s left office. Two Verses later, Paul wrote:
The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their sins follow after. (1 Timothy 5:24, NASB)
Because no man can look into the heart of another man, voters seldom have knowledge of the entirety of the crimes they will be complicit in until after the election and sometimes not until the one elected has left office. For example, on August 4, 2010, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned California’s Proposition 8, known as “California’s Marriage Protection Act,” (which declared, “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”), paving the way for sodomites like himself to “marry” one another. Vaughn was appointed to the bench in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush. Christians who helped elect the allegedly conservative (or was it just the “lesser of two evils”?) Bush into office are therefore accomplices to this wickedness.
The same is true regarding Roe v. Wade. When Roe v. Wade was decided, six of the nine Supreme Court Justices had been appointed by Republican Presidents. Many Christians helped elect these Presidents into office and are therefore complicit in the murder of an untold number of infants in the wombs of their mothers.
This complicity is one of the principle reasons why it was such an insane idea for the constitutional framers to usurp Yahweh’s exclusive election authority, turning it over to We the People:
You shall surely set a king over you whom Yahweh your God chooses…. (Deuteronomy 17:15, NASB)
Note: you shall surely set a king (or any civil leader) over you whom Yahweh your God chooses. He chooses from among biblically qualified candidates, nominated by those who can personally attest to their qualifications, and then elected by casting lots, whereby the election is left completely to the only One who knows the heart of each man:
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh. (Proverbs 16:33, NASB)
The lot puts an end to contentions, and decides between the mighty. (Proverbs 18:18, NASB)
Because only God knows the future, He’s the only one who knows which biblically qualified man best fits the position. This eliminates our complicity in the crimes of anyone we might elect on our own.
This method of election should sound familiar:
And in those days Peter stood up … and said, … Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas … Let his habitation be desolate … and his bishoprick [office, NASB] let another take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us … must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen…. And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:15-26)
The Broad–Way Folks
When elections are left to the discretion of finite humans—the majority of whom are in the broad way leading to destruction10—they inevitably lead to the precipice of destruction. This is precisely where America finds herself today. The participation of many Christians in the Republic’s unbiblical elections has helped America reach this point.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…. (Exodus 23:2)
George Carlin reputedly said, “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
Rule of Thumb: If the majority are involved in something (such as electing a particular candidate, who under the Constitutional Republic’s system of election is self-nominated with little or no biblical qualifications), there are bound to be significant repercussions.
Case in Point: Following every single constitutional election, America has become more ungodly, less Christian, and further enslaved, regardless whether a Democrat or a Republican has been elected.
I can’t help but wonder what would happen if, instead of donkeys and elephants electing donkeys and elephants, sheep instead followed their Shepherd.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. (Proverbs 4:13-14)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
What do you suppose we’re doing when we join the broad-way majority in helping them to unbiblically elect a biblically unqualified man (or woman) into an unbiblical position of leadership? At his inauguration, he will lay his hand on a Bible and swear to uphold the biblically seditious secular Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Could this be an instance of dining at the “devil’s table”?
In the grand scheme of things—Clinton or Trump—does it really matter?
In today’s election, it’s common to hear some alleged conservative declare “We can’t just stand by and let Hillary destroy America!” Okay! So help elect Trump, watch him destroy America, and find yourself complicit in America’s destruction because you put him into office. Trump might not drive the bus over the cliff as fast as Clinton, but he’s still taking America over the precipice with him.
How can anyone know for certain which of the two will have the heavier foot on the gas pedal? Such prognostications border on soothsaying. That’s something only the infinite God knows—and another reason He never intended elections to be left to the discretion of fickle finite men.
For most Christians, the belief that Donald Trump is America’s last chance stems entirely from a fear of Hillary Clinton. This, in turn, is a violation of the First Commandment’s statute to fear only Yahweh:
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in Yahweh shall be safe. (Proverb 29:25)
This fear of Clinton disregards the fact that Trump is himself unbiblically fit to rule other men in any capacity:
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers…. (Exodus 18:21)
[T]he God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. (2 Samuel 23:2-3)
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve Yahweh with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way…. (Psalm 2:10-12)
Christians have all but forfeited the Kingdom in trying to save the Republic. They’ve traded biblical qualifications for campaign promises and the fear of Yahweh for the fear of Hillary.
How is Trump going to save America by swearing allegiance to the same biblically seditious Constitution that is in turn responsible for sending America to her destruction?
If America is ever going to be saved, Americans must repent of their constitutional idolatry. We must restore government of, by, and for God, based upon His unchanging moral law.11 (You can take it to the bank, if elected, that’s not the Constitution Trump will swear to uphold as the Supreme law of the land.)
America will get precisely whom she deserves in this election. It’s not by chance America has ended up with these two candidates for President. Yahweh is sovereign, and everything goes wrong just right:
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest [lowliest, NASB] of men. (Daniel 4:17)
Ultimately, whether Clinton or Trump wins, it will be Yahweh who puts him or her in office, as part of His judgment upon America. This does not mean, as Christians, we should be complicit with the broad-way folk in seeing it accomplished:
Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! (Matthew 18:7)
We must do something!
I very much appreciate people’s desire to do something to stop the death march America finds herself on. But perpetuating America’s demise through unblibical elections is not what you want to be doing.
If you really want to do something to save America, be a Gideon. In Judges 6, he understood that before any significant victory for King and kingdom could occur, his father’s idol had to come down first.
Instead of spending time, effort, and money trying to elect some biblically unqualified nincompoop, scoundrel, or outright criminal, help tear down America’s 18th-century founding fathers’ idol—the United States Constitution.
How long will you halt between two opinions? If We the People be God, follow them. But if Yahweh be God, follow Him! Whose table are you sitting at?
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upn the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light…. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (Ephesians 5:7-11)
1. YHWH, the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton, is most often pronounced Yahweh. It is the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible and was inspired to appear nearly 7,000 times in the Old Testament. It was unlawfully deleted by the English translators. In obedience to the Third Commandment and the many Scriptures that charge us to proclaim, swear by, praise, extol, call upon, bless, glorify, and hold fast to His name, we have chosen to memorialize His name here in this document and in our lives. For a more thorough explanation concerning important reasons for using the sacred name of God, see “The Third Commandment.”
2. Matthew 25:1-12
3. YHWH, the English transliteration of the Tetragrammaton, is most often pronounced Yahweh. It is the principal Hebrew name of the God of the Bible and was inspired to appear nearly 7,000 times in the Old Testament. It was unlawfully deleted by the English translators. In obedience to the Third Commandment and the many Scriptures that charge us to proclaim, swear by, praise, extol, call upon, bless, glorify, and hold fast to His name, we have chosen to memorialize His name here in this document and in our lives. For a more thorough explanation concerning important reasons for using the sacred name of God, see “The Third Commandment.”
4. The idea that the Constitution was divinely inspired originated with the Mormon’s Doctrine and Covenants at 101:80, etc. Tragically, many Christians are more inclined to follow Doctrine and Covenants than they are the Bible as it pertains to the Constitution. See Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.
5. Helen Keller, Ellen Bilofsky, ed., “Letter to Mrs. Grindon, January 12, 1911 published in the Manchester Advertiser, March 3, 1911,” To Love This Life: Quotations by Helen Keller (New York, NY: AFB Press, 2000) p. 79.
6. Chapter 3, “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.
7. “For Yahweh is our judge, Yahweh is our lawgiver, Yahweh is our king; he will save us.” (Isaiah 33:22)
“There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy….” (James 4:12)
8. James Wilson, Chief Justice of the State of New York and one of New York’s delegates to the Constitutional Convention, quoted in Robert Yates “Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787,” Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention 1787, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1838 (Hawthorne, CA: Omni Publications, 1986) pp. 160-61.
9. Chapter 5, “Article 2: Executive Usurpation” of Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.
10. “Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.” (Matthew 7:13)
See also series of ten online books on each of the Ten Commandments and their respective statutes, and judgments, beginning with Thou shalt have no other gods before me.