The Attack on Civility

13 01 2015

Pamela Geller

ci·vil·i·ty :  noun \sə-ˈvi-lə-tē\  

polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior

a :  civilized conduct; especially :  courtesy, politeness

b :  a polite act or expression

bar·ba·rous : adjective \ˈbär-b(ə-)rəs\

a: not polite or proper : very rude or offensive

b: very cruel and violent

Synonyms: atrocious, barbaric, cruel, brutal, brute, butchery, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wanton

Antonyms: benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tender-hearted

Who was the first barbarian? I submit to you that Cain was the first barbarian.

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. Genesis 4:10-11

Chicken or egg? Contrary to revisionist history, I believe God created Adam and Eve as civilized beings. The first murder was the birth of barbarism. Cain refused the civil order instituted by God. I answer the age-old question of which came first, chicken or egg, very simply. God created the creatures and then ordered them to multiply.

Today we watch as barbarians try to take over the world. This is not a clash of civilizations, it is a clash of civilization and barbarity, order and disorder, law and lawlessness. Two reports in today’s headlines show the utter depravity that has befallen this generation:

‘Russian Spies’ Executed by Child Soldier in Shocking ISIS Video (story only, video not shown)

More Young Teenage Girl Suicide Bombers in Nigeria (one or more of these girls may be from the 200+ Boko Haram captives from 2014)

If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. Thomas Sowell

An article on Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum made this point as early as 2007:

It’s Not a Clash of Civilizations, It’s a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians

So my point is that we must awaken to true definitions, not only to name the main source of barbaric behavior as radical Islam, but also to define the big picture. This really is good vs. evil. It is a cosmic level fight that will not be won only in physical battles, but must see final triumph of righteousness. Truth is not relative: “your truth and my truth.” Truth is absolute. Our founding fathers understood this and conveyed it clearly in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Two phrases are particularly powerful here. These truths are “self-evident” and they are “endowed by their Creator.” These are absolute truths, above discussion or modification. To deny these points would be to reject civility and choose barbarism and lawlessness.

Civilization depends on mutual agreement and recognition of universal truth, the self-evident obvious observance of absolutes. Most of such truths are recorded in the Judeo/Christian Scriptures. But not only the reading, but the practice of these principles has yielded the progress of civilization. Those nations and Peoples who have followed this heritage have prospered. Those who reject this truth suffer national consequences. Even those who earlier believe and then suspend the practice of the same will equally suffer the dire effects.

These truths have been endowed (gifted) to us by the God of the Bible. He has established order, and we reap the benefits of his benevolence. If pagan faith believes that cows and rats are gods, there will be no meat and the rats infest the granaries. Famine results. It matters what you believe.

Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
Whose mouth speaks lying words,
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood—
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters may be as pillars,
Sculptured in palace style;
That our barns may be full,
Supplying all kinds of produce;
That our sheep may bring forth thousands
And ten thousands in our fields;
That our oxen may be well laden;
That there be no breaking in or going out;
That there be no outcry in our streets.
Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is Yehovah! Psalm 144:11-15
Yehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:10-12

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!   (for deeper study click here.)

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13 01 2015
Russell Leach

Les, ….good Word and timely! Russ

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