Three Kings & Dictatorship at Christmas
Jesus said“…buy one”. Luke 22:36
By David A. McElroy
Dec. 21, 2012
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON in which carols of We Three Kings are sung. The Christmas of 2012 has been made a very sad one for many in Newtown, Connecticut, following the Sandy Hook school massacre. But we should not forget the celebration of Christ, which is the very essence of the word “CHRISTMAS”. Ironic, is it not, that courts prohibit Jesus from being portrayed in public places during the official national holiday bearing his name in celebration? Why is this? Where is the love?
Let us recall Jesus is both celebrated and reviled as Lord and Savior, our High Priest and Messiah, Teacher of the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Son of God came into this world to take us out, and sacrificed his life to lead us on the path to Heaven. Some of us choose to follow Christ in reverence, others loathe Jesus. Some will even remove Christ’s name in “Christmas” signage and replace it with an “X” to read “Xmas”! Why? Because Jesus is THE libertarian, and the forces of evil seek to enslave us all. That is why Christ is reviled and his “Holy Day” of Christmas is sullied with an avalanche of sensual delights appealing to our dreams, our gluttony, pride, and lusts. It is why real “Saint Nicholaus” has been perverted from a Christian patron saint of children to become a magical patron saint of merchants pushing earthly delights.
A gilded cage was enticing us all long before we were old enough to know what was going on. Call it indoctrination, or brainwashing, or marketing. Just sit on Santa’s lap, kid, and tell him everything you want. Just keep wanting the shiny new baubles. Just keep dreaming, chasing the illusions dressed up in hopes of a white Christmas around a tree we trimmed in silver and gold. Let those sugar plums dance in your head.
We are told at Christ’s birth the angels proclaimed “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, goodwill toward men,” in Luke 2:14. Christ later said “Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword,” in Matthew 11:34.
A sword divides, it severs. Kings wield swords. Christ came to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to judge the world and divide God’s sheep from Satan’s goats. This is the end for which Jesus was born into this world as an innocent lamb, to die a noble and ultimate sacrifice to rise up victorious as a redeeming lion of divinely royal lineage. We are graciously given the right of free will, or choice, to follow Christ - or else deceits that bring us despair, destruction, and death. We will reap the consequences of our decisions in personal responsibility to our Creator for our actions. Choose wisely!
Swords, or weapons, are often found in scripture. Is disarming everyone righteous and proper according to Christ? The sword is properly wielded by the righteous, as noted in Romans 13:4. But not all of us are righteous, and laws prohibiting all of us from bearing arms do not stop deranged lunatics, common criminals, or monstrous tyrants like Caesar. So… I ask you now, WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
In Luke 22:36, Christ said, “But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” Remember, Roman law prohibited civilian ownership of swords, and Pontius Pilate governed Palestine under Roman military occupation. It was the charge of treason, or rebellion against Caesar, that was brought against Jesus by the Jewish High Priest Caiaphas. This is why Pilate posted “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS” on Jesus’ cross, signifying the supposed crime for which he was crucified most unjustly.
Jesus also spoke to the sneaky unjust use of the sword in Matthew 26: 51-55. He warned that “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword”, that using violent force as a way of life only brings violence upon the perpetrator. A libertarian never uses force nor fraud to bend others to his will. Christ offers his teaching, blessings, and salvation freely without coercion. We are not to be forced to come to Christ at the point of a weapon, as he was marched to crucifixion.
But our lives are the most primary of God’s blessings, and not to be yielded lightly. While evil offense is prohibited, righteous defense is a duty. Those who would disarm us insist that stricter laws prohibiting guns are the answer, but the law neither protected nor served those slain in Connecticut’s “Gun Free Zone” school. The US Supreme Court ruled in Castle Rock v. Gonzales in 2005 that police are under no obligation to protect citizens. Police are mistakenly called “first responders”, when it is actually the victim that is first to respond. A gun in hand is far better than a cop on the phone!
When Christ came into this world, “three wise men”, or “kings of the east”, came bearing gifts to the newborn king. They knew a great royalty had been birthed, and followed that star to bear gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Frankincense and myrrh were oils for sweet odors, perfumes, used often in offering prayers and preparing bodies for burial. Gold was money as it has always been. Today, the three kings of Christmas in these End Times are actually Mammon, Lucifer, and Molech. They too bring sweet smelling things that are known to stimulate prayer, accompany death, and finance sweet dreams.
This big gifting season is about money extraction, increased sales, pleasing Mammon. We exalt children and deplore their murder while supporting a world economic system ruled by banksters that preys upon human lives, maintaining a bloody bottom line sending military forces to slaughter men, women, and yes, CHILDREN, capturing wealth in the foreign wars. It is a fact that children comprise war’s vast majority of casualties. The use of depleted uranium munitions guarantees birth defects and radiation sicknesses for many generations to come in places like Iraq. We cringe in horror when American children are killed, but give little thought when troops sent with our tax dollars gun down the children of another people. We even endorse the choice of aborting our own children for virtually any reason, much as the ancients threw their children into the fire at Molech’s feet hoping for economic blessings and convenience. Lucifer laughs at his symphony of illusions and chaos killing us amid sweet dreams. WAKE UP! What would Jesus do?
Right now, many influential voices are openly urging Barack Obama to stand strong as a DICTATOR, arbitrarily eliminate the Second Amendment, CONFISCATE ALL GUNS, and arrest all dissidents, discarding our First Amendment rights as well. People like New York City Mayor Bloomberg and former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper are among a loud fascist cacophony screaming for mandatory disarmament and stifling free speech. It is out in the open, people. It is not some dubious conspiracy talk. It is not a secretive thing at all. FASCIST DICTATORSHIP is Uncle Sam’s Christmas gift of 2012. Obama, a self-proclaimed Marxist endorsed by the Communist Party USA, will not hesitate to pick up the big hammer and confiscate our weapons and arrest all who disagree with his policies. It is the course of action taken in every country overtaken by a Marxist ruler. And after the people are disarmed, policies of mass slavery and massacre of dissidents and “useless eaters” are pursued with a vengeance in the pursuit of godless government efficiency.
It is the destruction of God’s people, which He has called to be Christian soldiers armed for the battle with the Serpent’s seed sown among us like tares among the wheat. Certainly, we should read Ephesians 6 for counsel about Christian conduct and the “Armor of God”. But we should also recall God authorizes us to defend ourselves against fleshly enemies with earthly weapons of steel, even “to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people: To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all His saints.” Read this in Psalm 149:7-9.
Recall how presidential candidate Ron Paul was booed and hissed at a GOP rally in South Carolina for stating we should apply the Golden Rule to US foreign policy! Was that in Christian judgment and the honor of the saints? What would Jesus do?
Would Jesus have done as Piers Morgan did on CNN in confronting Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America… flying into a histrionic fury of emotional name calling and illogical nonsequitors to exploit the deaths of school children and slander Pratt and our God-given right to self-defense? Would Jesus, like Reuters, issue an op-ed piece to urge Obama in his second term to act without Congress to arbitrarily impose draconian gun restrictions?
We are in dangerous times. The US Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the FBI, have cited a declining murder rate in America in recent years, and a 65% reduction in violent crime. But fascist faces play upon emotions drummed upon the corpses of children to disarm the future victims of America. They would destroy our freedom and dignity, life and liberty.
It is Christmas time. Let’s honor Christ our king. What would Jesus do?