Friedreich Nietzsche wrote that Jesus Christ was the first and last Christian, and it was pseudo-wise comments like this that made him popular with many pseudo-wise people.
Biblical Christians must be both nationalists and internationalists. Let me explain. When placed on what his critics thought were the horns of a dilemma about potential conflict between loyalty to God and loyalty to the state, Jesus Christ responded with infinite divine wisdom: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's" (Mt. 22:21).
The issue of alcohol remains a charged issue in the church. There is a large element which holds so strongly to total abstinence that it looks with contempt on those who enjoy alcohol as unspiritual and even sinful.
For the most part, the church today refuses to behave consistently with her confessed allegiance to King Jesus. She has become so compromised, so acculturated, so fearful of men, that she will not take the steps necessary to bring about the greater reformation.
About eighteen years ago at the winter Olympics, the entire country awakened to patriotism with the glorious victory of the amateur American hockey team over the professional Russian team. The entire nation cheered while the captain of the team wrapped himself in the American flag and skated around the rink in a victory lap, heralding America's restoration.
In this text (Pr. 29:18), the stability, order, and prosperity of nations are specifically tied to obedience to divine revelation. It sets before us the alternatives of God's word and peace or man's word and anarchy — God's law or chaos..
The people of America are much closer to losing their Republic than they realize. In fact, if positive steps are not soon taken to peacefully rebuild our Constitutional foundations and restore the fabric of our American Republic, it will be too late!
Editor's Introduction: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., standing self-consciously within the pro-freedom tradition of the Austrian School of Economics, is one of the leading proponents of individual freedom in our generation.
All my life, I have heard countless people document the evil in the world around them, and the greater evils coming soon. How much of this is morally tenable, and how much is evil?
Christian Challenges, March, 1998, has an excellent report on "Christian Persecution" (p. 38). It is likely that "more Christians have been martyred in the 20th century than in ALL OTHER CENTURIES COMBINED!"
It's not possible to understand the 90's apart from the 60's. And it's not possible to understand the 60's without considering them as the time when America — and with her, the West — changed her religion. The times, they sure were a-changin'.