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Mon Nov 07, 2011 at 08:19:00 AM EST
Vision Forum, a homeschool resource center, mailed me their study guide for Biblical Economics.  I found that their premise for Biblical economics is rooted in their doctrine of Dominion.  In Christian Dominion the idea is proposed that Christians take back all of culture, government and art since they fall under the authority of God who created all.  This center also serves as a publishing house for Christian schools that now dot the landscape as never before.  There are more than a dozen of these schools within a radius of forty miles from my home.
The workbook sent me emphasizes an economy without any government restraint.  "Stagnant" economies come from government control while prosperity flows to those without any.  Minimum wage is defined as valueless in nature and a hindrance to economic growth.  One can easily tell this is not the sort of literature handed out at Occupy Wall Street gatherings.

Inflation is simply caused by governments consuming more than they produce.  This drags us into poverty according to the workbook.  What exactly government "produces" was peculiar to me. Economies suffer when governments exceed their God-ordained bounds.  I read between the lines by authors noted and found out where these lines exist.  The workbook is based on Christian Reconstruction authors.  The basic ideology behind government to these folks is that the only local authorized government is the county sheriff.  Public education and any government assistance is forbidden in these circles.  According to the manual, national debt is forbidden by The Constitution.  The church has even become a part of this treason by encouraging such.

Welfare, or government assistance, is destructive to those who receive it.  The Biblical mandate is not being upheld in America according to one summary.  God established an executive and judicial system but not a legislature.  (Newt Gingrich would like this workbook.)  R. J. Rushdoony, the father of Christian Reconstruction is listed as one of the sources.  One of the true or false questions was about non-Christian participation in Christian Dominion.  The proper answer was "yes," even the unconverted could get involved in the takeover.

I was also mailed a DVD about Judge Moore of Ten Commandment fame.  Reconstruction leader Howard Phillips endorsed Moore in the video.  Reconstruction pastor Dr. Morecraft III also gave his blessings to Moore.  The workbook was put together by a Dr. Sproul who is a graduate of a Dominion seminary.    Alan Keys introduced Moore in the video.  Moore told the crowd he spoke to that the Ten Commandment issue was about the freedom to acknowledge God.  He noted that one of the "darkest days" in America was when the ruling to accuse him of judicial misconduct took place.  Moore claims God placed him in office by divine action.   Moore reminds his followers that he wrestles against the powers and principalities and rulers of spiritual darkness in his campaign to defy government orders to take down his Ten Commandment monument.

Judge Moore then endorses Howard Phillips and is shown speaking to one of Phillips groups known  as the Witherspoon School of Law.  Moore stated he believes his enemies take the First Amendment to mean it prohibits us from acknowledging God.  He also stated the famous court case Engel vs. Vital was wrongly decided.  Moore says most Judges are hypocrites because they pledge "so help me God", yet can not say who God is.  He believes the first amendment is destroyed by redefining the statement.

Moore is shown speaking to the Church Without Walls in Florida.  He reminded the crowd that there are no words " separation of church and state" found in The Constitution.  He did not tell the crowd that the word "trinity" is not found in the Bible.   Moore believes the conflict he has found fame for is conflict over the clash of world views, not The Constitution.  The workbook and tape connect Moore and followers to Dominion. It appears to have found a growing number of adherents being passed on to young eager minds.

I note I have 666 words in the story.  Reminds me of Bachman's take on Cain's 999.  The devil was in the details and its an upside down 666!

by wilkyjr on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 08:56:13 AM EST
Not to worry. The latest scholarship, based on a fragment of the oldest known copy of the Christian Scriptures, puts the number at 616 rather than 666. Here's a link to one news article that came out at the time of the discovery. umber-of-the-beast

by MLouise on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 05:45:40 PM EST

I wonder if anyone has asked Judge Moore how he would enjoy his town's Hindu community preferentially acknowledging, say, Vishnu, with a bas-relief on the Courthouse building.

by arachne646 on Sun Nov 13, 2011 at 02:43:32 PM EST

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