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From the Editor
By: David Deschesne
Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal, April 2, 2014
Modern Christianity’s Strange gods
If you have a Bible like mine, you will read at Exodus 20:3, “Thou
shalt have no other gods before me.” This
has also been dubbed “The First Commandment” and was given to us through
While the commandment is pretty straightforward, many Christians today
have been duped by pastors who have strayed off God’s plumb line by the
vagrancies of tradition to believe the Apostle Paul’s message in Roman’s
13 means to make government their god—and they have done so in many
instances by elevating government to the position of a god in stark violation
of God’s Holy word.
Here are just a few examples:
Marriage was created and defined by the Lord God.
It is described in Genesis 1:27-28 and again in Genesis 2:18.
Man and man's government had nothing to do with this type of divinely
Marriage licenses were never required prior to the early 1900s, also
known as the “Devolutionary Period.” The only requirement for a legitimate
marriage was that the couple be married by an official minister of God, and
place their intentions to marry in a public place, such as a church, parish,
or town meeting house for all to see. Then, a ceremony would be held in front
of at least two witnesses on the date indicated on the public notice. That
notice was then to be filed with the county clerk. No license, or certificate
was required. In that respect, the couple gave notice, got married, then went
to the government to let them know of the fact. Nowadays, they have been
taught to go to government first, ask for permission to marry, then after
license has been granted, get married. In
effect, they have allowed the government to become the “god” over their
marriage - granting them permission to marry and then regulating the marriage
itself. Indeed, a “license” is
permission granted by a competent authority to engage in an activity that is
otherwise illegal. Marriage
Black’s Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (West, 1979) defines
“Marriage License” as a “License or permission granted by public
authority to persons who intend to intermarry.” Black’s 5th refers
the term “intermarry” to “miscegenation” which it goes on to define as
races; marriage between persons of different races, as between a white person
This reference to licensing of intermarried couples has its roots in
the Reconstruction Period of 1864-1880. During that time, the newly-freed
black slaves were prohibited from marrying their white counterpart unless
permission was granted to do so from the State government.
Twenty years after the publication of Black’s 5th ed., Black’s
Law 7th edition (West, 1999) completely eliminates the phrase
“intermarry” from its definition of Marriage License.
Even though weddings are conducted in a church setting with a
providential backdrop, almost all pastors and preachers marry a couple with
authority vested in them by the State, rather than the Lord God and make that
proclamation at the end of every ceremony, they then turn and fill out the
government’s marriage license contract after the ceremony.
Thus, most Christians today have bowed to the god of the State and have
made it the lord over their marriage. Maine never originally forced itself
into that position, but the government eased itself in, under the inspiration
of Satan, over the past 100 years to the point that most Christians would
consider it sacrilege to get married without permission from their government,
via a marriage license. Relying
solely on the Lord God and His sovereignty to ordain their marriage has become
a foreign idea.
The recent adoption of same-sex marriages in Maine is merely the
satanic god of government allowing marriage licenses to homosexuals within the
confines of its man-made rules. Nothing
in Maine's laws, however, has changed the Lord God's word.
But, most Christians are ambivalent and continue to bow to that god and
participate in the marriage licensing scheme at the unwitting behest of their
misguided pastors and preachers.
In Leviticus 19:36 and Ezekiel 45:10 The Lord God told us we must trade
with just weights and balances. “Just”
meaning fair, honest and measurable.
Money, as a representation of wealth, is anything that is universally
recognized that will trade among people and has value - that is human labor,
already added into it. When our Union was formed, gold or silver coinage was
adopted in the Constitution as the only form of lawful money because it
represented human labor already expended (to mine, transport, refine, and mint
a coin.) Since 1933 and later in 1964, our money no longer comes from the
ground, but rather is literally created out of thin air as a ledger entry at a
bank - the same way a counterfeiter plies his craft. This “money” has no
labor added into it; rather, it has the future expenditure of labor promised
against it - a far cry from the original money system of the Constitution and
even the Holy Bible.
When a bank writes a “loan” to a “borrower” they are not really
loaning any of their own pre-existing money. They are actually exchanging with
the customer in an even exchange of artificially created credit digits for a
promissory note via a process called “Ledger Entry Accounting.”
In this respect, our current money system in the U.S. is not a “just
weight or balance” in that it has no tangible thing of value to represent or
back it up. This is in violation
of God's word, but today's misguided pastors and preachers continually teach
their followers to behave as if this money were legitimate and Biblical simply
because it has “In God We Trust” inscribed on it.
However, because it is not in compliance with Biblical mandate, it is
safe to say that the Lord God does not trust this man-made “money” that so
many Christians use today in violation of His word.
In a sense, Christians have bowed to the god of government who has
allowed a private corporation (Federal Reserve) to create fake money from
nothing, with nothing to back it, and this god then compels others to accept
that fake money for tender in payment of debt.
Should Christians really be bowing to this god?
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