Archive for ‘Stratagy’

October 9, 2012

Feast And Famine

The following article was written by Dr. Don Schazenbach in 2009. Dr. Schazenbach will be the guest speaker at the Advancing the Kingdom Conference to be held at the New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy’s education facility. For more information about this event, visit the conference’s  facebook event page.

Though written in 2009, Dr. Schazenbach’s sound advice  may be even more applicable today, considering the damage done by the current administration’s policies (and the impending damage by what may be a future administration), with the latest quantitative easement and continued recession.

By Don Schazenbach April 2009

When I received the assignment for this column – Why the State Cannot Rescue Us – I was put in a place of having to choose which of many good ways to fulfill this assignment. Sometimes I have to think through what might be one, or the best, way to approach whatever subject RC asks me to address. What Scripture applies? How can I avoid stretching a passage just to fill the necessary word count? What did God actually say and how should that word be applied? Writing about why the state cannot save us is not like that. The Bible is full of reasons why the state cannot save us. The problem is in our hearts not our heads.

But – just as a reminder — I knew that Proverbs has a lot to say about our responsibilities in this life and about how God blesses faithful living and work. Flopping my wife’s Bible open to early Proverbs it landed with the open leafs showing 12:13 through 15:14. Her Bible ends Revelation on page 1044. These two pages are two thousandths of that total. The snippet of Scripture at hand tells us that profit comes from labor “The sluggard lusteth, but his soul hath naught: but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty” (13:4) and that “…much increase cometh by the strength of the ox” (14:4), and “In all labor there is abundance: but the talk of the lips bringeth only want” (14:23). It also gives us some wisdom to help us figure out if more borrowing, taxing, and spending are likely to produce greater wealth, saying things like, “wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase” (13:11) and “In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble” (15:6).

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October 2, 2012

A Christian Republic Election Procedure

By Jessica Sosnoski

Why do candidates that are going to raise taxes, legalize gay marriage, kill babies, and confiscate guns make it into office? The answer is simple: it is because corrupt voters put them there.[1] Sometimes, ironically, the candidate is not in office very long before many citizens don’t approve of that person anymore. For example, in 2009, President Obama’s approval ratings were nearly 70%, while now they are below 50%.[2]

What would our country be like if the majority of people believed in the sanctity of life and marriage? What if people generally supported the right to bear arms and believed that taxes should be lowered? What if most people believed that criminals should be punished, not bailed, and that we should protect our borders from illegal immigration, removing the hand-outs illegals are currently receiving? What if 90% of American politicians – nationwide – were conservative?

This achievement seems impossible, but it can be achieved through gradualism. The obstacle of our voting system. Currently, we live in a democracy. Probably anyone one meets on the street supports democracy, because it is anti-oppression. Anyone who doesn’t support democracy is most likely assumed to be communist, a supporter of dictatorships, or tyranny.

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May 30, 2012

The Genevan Advisors

By Rev. Paul Micheal Raymond

In today’s day and age, one is hard pressed to find Christians who apply sound doctrine to the culture. In the educational sphere, Christians are taught Biblical apologetics and encouraged to teach others the same, but their knowledge never overflows to the political or social spheres, but remains an intellectual exercise. If Christians were accurately familiar with their history, they would quickly realize that their beliefs do not reflect the examples their founders had established, nor do they reflect what the Bible so aptly teaches. The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy is a Christian higher education facility and seminary with a mission to bridge the gap between knowledge and application, and its new journal, The Genevan Advisor, attempts to put into writing the plans and tactics to reach that necessary goal.

A brief overview of our forgotten Christian history of doctrinal application is essential before realizing the importance of the New Geneva and its journal. Let us begin with an excerpt from the Dutch Declaration of Independence:

“As it is apparent to all that a prince is constituted by God to be ruler of a people, to defend them from oppression and violence as the shepherd his sheep; and whereas God did not create the people slaves to their prince, to obey his commands, whether right or wrong, but rather the prince for the sake of the subjects (without which he could be no prince), to govern them according to equity, to love and support them as a father his children or a shepherd his flock, and even at the hazard of life to defend and preserve them. And when he does not behave thus, but, on the contrary, oppresses them, seeking opportunities to infringe their ancient customs and privileges, exacting from them slavish compliance, then he is no longer a prince, but a tyrant, and the subjects are to consider him in no other view.” The Act of Abjuration 1581 – The Dutch Declaration of Independence

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