Richard T. Fowler

Offering Christian and Christ-centered commentary about climate- and energy-related issues.

Libertarianism , Such as It Is , Is Anti-Christ

Libertarianism teaches , inter alia , that men are inherently at liberty to act at variance with certain behavioral limits that arise from The New Covenant in Christ.

This is true provided that , with respect to those particular limits , it is true for the lost world only , and not for the saved Church . [1]

Therefore , if the Church is to be enfranchised (permitted to vote on candidates or political questions) , it is under an obligation to cast votes consistent with the Covenant that it has already concluded with God . Since this relationship (between God and His followers) was acknowledged by the founders of the country , it is beyond question whether the Church has a moral (and a legal!) right to do this . They not only have the right , they are obligated to . Morally , they couldn’t do otherwise , even if they wanted to .

In other words , libertarianism per se is anti-Christ , because :

– 1) its teaching , per se , implies that all humanity , including
– the Church , should acknowledge (and should be expected to acknowledge)
– one , and only one , single set of moral values ,

– 2) while admitting (sometimes only after pressure is applied) that the
– particular set of values they would have us acknowledge are contrary to
– the Word of God .

The Bible warns us about this kind of Satanic teaching trying to take over our Lord’s Church , e.g. in II Corinthians 6 :

“Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness ? and what communion has light with darkness ? And what accord has Christ with Be’li-al ? or what part has he who believes with an infidel ? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols ? for you are the temple of the living God ; as God has 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 YOU SEPARATE , says the Lord , AND TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING ; AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU , AND WILL BE A FATHER TOWARD YOU , AND YOU SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS , says the Lord Almighty .”

In this context , to ‘be unequally yoked together with unbelievers’ refers not to voting with them on the same offices or policies (which is affirmatively approved by The New Testament) but merely the prospect of casting votes that would be consistent with the world’s values and at odds with those given to us by God in His Word .

— RTF

Footnote:

1 Moreover , with respect to the world (that part of humanity outside the Church) , the statement is true only insofar as God continues to allow it . Technically , it is still at variance with God’s law and the “liberty” referred to is only a de facto liberty and not de jure . This illustrates one of the principle causes of difficulty between libertarians and non-libertarians : the libertarians’ concept of “natural law” which implies that law , or at least some law , can arise naturally , whereas in reality it is entirely artificial and originates only with God . Thus we can see the extreme error in Jefferson’s wording “the laws of nature and nature’s God” which actually seems to suggest that “nature” is somehow at liberty to create laws that God Himself would not have otherwise done … or even worse , that possibly Jefferson saw God as being in some way subordinate to nature . In any event it is obvious from that wording that Jefferson was bending over backwards to avoid saying or implying that all law originates with God , because that could be construed to mean that the written laws within the Bible might have some actual authority over the law-writing power of men … and they certainly couldn’t have that now , could they ??

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