Newspeak and media brain-washing are the tactics, but many are (finally) starting to question the “upside down” world of the cultural elite.

When individuals lose their identity, when civil government becomes the only government and people live in service to the State, “the standard of living falls, refugees flee across borders in abject poverty, and barbed wire and walls go up along borders. The leaders of the revolution need to force people to stay inside the borders of [the promised] paradise” that turns out to be hell on earth.[1]

If you want to change a nation, the place to start is with individuals in self-government, with you and me. Change will not be realized at the top until there’s good (righteous) self-government under God at the bottom. We get the civil government we deserve.

How do Christians rule? Christians rule by serving. Dominion is not domination; far from it. Biblical dominion is ministry to the needs of others. “Whoever desires to be first shall be the slave of all.”…Our desire for dominion and rule—if it is really a desire for godly authority—will be demonstrated in our degree of service toward others. The true ruler, in our Lord’s terms, is the one who puts himself most at the disposal of others. Our level of greatness is shown in our degree of submission and ministry.[2]

Unlike God, even the best of men are sinful creatures who are prone to abuse power. All power, no matter how benevolent, must be “checked and balanced” in some way. King James believed that he was his own best brake on tyranny because he ruled under God’s watchful eye. This is every tyrant’s delusion. Modern rulers are no different. They believe that their political position gives them the right and duty to act as gods. To oppose their policies is akin to blasphemy because they claim to be anointed for such a task by a higher power.

The great ideological crusades of twentieth-century intellectuals have ranged across the most disparate fields—from the eugenics movement of the early decades of the century to the environmentalism of the later decades, not to mention the welfare state, socialism, communism, Keynesian economics, and medical, nuclear, and automotive safety. What all these highly disparate crusades have in common is their moral exaltation of the anointed above others, who are to have their very different views nullified and superseded by the views of the anointed, imposed via the power of government.[3]

In biblical terms, the role of government officials is ministerial (Rom. 13:4). They are to minister in a civil capacity in the same way that fathers minister in family government and church leaders (elders and deacons) minister in ecclesiastical government, all according to God’s standards of limited governmental authority.

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

There are many Christians who will not participate in civilization-building efforts that include economics, journalism, politics, education, and science because they believe (or have been taught to believe) these areas of thought are outside the realm of what constitutes a Christian worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Stories keep piling up about the self-appointed “experts” going out of their way to enforce everyone to think and believe what they demand. Newspeak and media brain-washing are the tactics, but many regular citizens are (finally) starting to push back and question the “upside down” world of the cultural elite.

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[1] Gary North, Liberating Planet Earth (Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1987), 64–65.

[2] David Chilton, Power in the Blood (Brentwood, TN: Wolgemth & Hyatt, 1987), 102.

[3] Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (New York: Basic Books, 1995), 5.