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THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 1)

Prior to and during the American Revolution, there were three separate and distinct types of American Colonists. Each one comprised about one-third of the population.

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UNITED WE STAND?

America has never been the united country portrayed in standard narratives. It has always been a place of great division. Even in the very early days of the 1600s when American colonists were predominantly if not exclusively composed of the Anglo-Saxon British citizens of the same general culture of their compatriots back home, there remained political and religious differences, some quite diverse.

Remember, though false narratives still abound in America regarding our founding, including within the realm of early colonial history, and that such false narratives have exploded in content as of late, the original colonial settlers perfectly reflected the sharp divisions in England of that time. Nowhere were these divisions more profound than within religious belief and expression.

One can see this division by merely looking at the first two colonies established in America—the first in Virginia in 1607 and the second in Plymouth in 1620. The Virginia colony was founded by Anglicans, those who fully supported the English state church, an entity freshly created in the prior century. It was a mercantile colony. Plymouth, in what later became part of the Massachusetts colony, was founded by their direct opposite, English Separatists, who were fully opposed to the Anglicans and had gone through many years of persecution by government and ecclesiastical overlords. Plymouth Colony was founded principally for the cause of freedom and religious freedom in particular. In these two original colonies we can hear the echo of the Lord’s statement:

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” [Luke 16:13][1]

THE GREAT DIVIDE

At the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in the early 1500s, one of the greatest and most necessary events in world history, the English monarchy also made a dramatic change by fully separating from the Roman Catholic Church. The level of gross corruption and arrogant authoritarianism within Catholicism had reached a point in which even European monarchies, no slouches when it came to tyranny, had gagged at the bit.

This always happens when tyrants push too far, as the Catholic religious tyrants of that time had done. It had obviously been building over a thousand years since the beginning of the Constantinian Church in the early 300s AD. This Roman emperor, Constantine I, his national traditional realm having lost to real Christianity, knew the only choice he had left was to make a bold move toward co-opting Christianity by creating his own empire-wide hybrid religious body. He knew he could never get rid of the Christians dispersed throughout the Roman Empire or ever force them to oppose the New Covenant and support Roman pagan beliefs which included emperor worship. Many emperors had certainly tried.

The latest and last gasp of bloody persecution directed against Christians was orchestrated by Diocletian and his gang of four in the early fourth century (303-313). Christians were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered here and there throughout the Empire. Afterwards, having failed miserably to make an impact in furtherance of their tyrannical cause, those in power knew the gig was up. They discovered what previous Christian enemies had learned, that persecution not only didn’t work, it strengthened Christian character and unity and made them even more fruitful than before. Persecution also created a level of sympathy among some in the general population. Hence, Christians had essentially taken root. They were everywhere, spread all over the empire, and to wipe them out would be wiping out the Empire itself. These people proved by their great witness that they were dedicated to the Lord Jesus first and always and would never conform to anti-Christian governmental and cultural norms.

In fact, Christians had actually preserved the Roman Empire as it increasing grew more disgustingly corrupt and morally bankrupt. If not for the great numbers of loving Spirit-filled Christians obeying and putting into practice the bountiful and beneficial teachings of their Savior and the vast successful evangelistic efforts made for almost three centuries in blessing millions with the Light of the Gospel, the Roman Empire would have ceased to exist long before it actually did. These people were truly salt and light. However, rather than recognize the wrongheadedness and governmental futility involved in a corrupt military dictatorship and instead attempting to institute a government composed of principles of freedom in which people may live according to their conscience without being forced into various forms of slavery, including religious slavery, those in control refused to stand down and continued beating a dead horse as it were. It was all about control and insuring that those in power maintained it and kept the wealth flowing in their direction.

In this political maelstrom Constantine saw a golden opportunity to create a government model which appeared new but was actually only a hybridized form of the same former tyranny. Again, knowing he could not defeat Christianity, he decided to co-opt it. He would create a new “Church” and then make it the only legal church. He would make all other “churches” and Christian expressions illegal or “illicit.” And of course, he would rule as a religious dictator. It was indeed a brilliant move though diabolical to the core. He was likely never a real Christian and never cared for the actual application of the Lord’s full teachings. In fact, he wanted a low common denominator Christianity in order to bring all Christians on board and congeal them into a forced controlled mass union.

In essence, as King Henry VIII had done after his nation’s divorce from Catholicism so he could gain a personal divorce and become the Six Wives Legend and create a new state English Church (the Anglican Church), Constantine also created a state Church. He would require all citizens of the Empire to join it whether against their will or not. Thus, the new Constantinian Church would force conversion to his new hybrid miscreation. All citizens of the Empire were forced to become “Christians.” They would be forced to engage and participate in the new “Christian” mandatory practices and dogma designed to create a common governmental and religious belief system which had the implausible goal of creating national Roman unity. Rather than a military dictatorship to force compliance in which emperors must be worshipped as gods, Constantine would rule by force from the top of a religious ziggurat, as the ancient Sumerians, and maintain the thinly disguised emperor worship aspect thereof invoking new gods characterized after Roman deities and a central triad. He would rule through his chosen religious prelates which comprised the first “Christian” hierarchy. These surrogate ecclesiastics and policy dictators in the guise of Christian leaders were basically channeling the old Jewish Pharisees of the first century.

Consequently, official religious freedom in the Roman Empire was essentially dead. No one was allowed to practice their religion legally according to conscience. This was especially true of real Christians. And just as any number of pagan religions would eventually be outlawed, including those which were held in high esteem by the Romans such as Mithraism, real Christianity would also be outlawed. This was the devil’s masterstroke. By creating a replacement Christian religion and forcing everyone by government decree under penalty of law to join it and practice it, he knew the real Christians would never submit. In this way, the enemy could then single them out and direct the greatest persecution effort against them with the full weight of the Roman Empire to back him. In time, the “new” Christians, the backstabbing traditores, would cold shoulder the dissenting real Christians. In a massive turn of events showcasing the devil’s dirty tricks and methods, the “new” Christians, those who fully sold out and conformed to Constantine’s “Church,” would become the chief persecutors of the Lord’s people just as the unbelieving Israelites were the chief persecutors of the believing Israelites in the first century AD.

ORIGINS OF ROMAN TYRANNY

Almost four centuries before this time, in 44BC, it was a big gamble that a government faction of Senators et al murdered Julius Caesar in cold blood in the Senate chamber for fear that his power had grown too great. The perpetrators wanted to make a statement, doing the dirty deed in the light of day in an open forum. That they did. The Roman Republic had formerly granted Julius Caesar his excessive power and he was not necessarily taking advantage of it but merely ruling from the platform he was allowed. Some were fearful he had gone too far or would. Their fears were not disingenuous. The actions of the assassins, however, were a corrective that need not have been made if the government had not previously made Julius Caesar possible. Perhaps the tyrant faction that supported him was answered by a faux freedom faction opposing him, the reported gang of sixty that assassinated him. Perhaps the greatness of the existing Roman Republic and freedom thereof was seen as ending too soon for the comfort of some who saw the writing on the wall sooner than others. Ironically, of course, the death of Julius Caesar had the opposite effect intended by his killers, in that rather than greater freedom it precipitated the end of the Republic and the beginning of a tornadic period of civil war that would later result in the Roman Empire ruled by dictatorial emperors with much greater power than Julius ever had.

And so it was with Constantine centuries later. Seeing the inevitable crumbling of empire soon coming, even after great reforms had recently been made to shore it up (knowing these would not last) and the inability of Roman emperors to effectively rule as before and contain the freedom brought about by the Lord’s Kingdom, he moved on replacing the Lord’s Kingdom with his own kingdom. He created an earthbound religious empire. And sadly, he also moved on replacing the Lord Jesus, making himself the effective first Vicar of Christ (substitute).

What is much sadder, tragic actually, is that so many Christians of one kind or another, evoking Judas, supported his illicit endeavor and disguised tyranny. They were obviously overcome by fear as were all dwellers in the Empire suddenly saddled with compulsory conversion. These low or no oil Christians accepted the unprecedented overarching government mandate without a fight, never questioning the process. Rather than stand up against an otherwise obvious power play by the new potentate and his hierarchical henchmen, they weakly surrendered to a new king, a dictatorial government tyrant, a faux King Saul who quickly morphed into an apostate Solomon.

They betrayed their Savior.

Sound familiar?

© 2022 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved. [To Be Continued]


[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 2)

THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 3)

THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 4)

THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 5)

THREE TYPES OF CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA (Part 6)

TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY (9/18/2010)

THE PRODIGIOUS BOSTON TEA PARTY OF DECEMBER 16, 1773

WHEN WILL THE INSANITY END?

The insanity is progressive.

The progression will not stop unless acted upon by a stronger force.

The American people used to run the country.

We the People.

This is no longer the case.

The enemy has taken control.

The American People:

  • Let it happen.
  • Helped it happen.
  • Elected the people who made it happen.

100 hundred years ago:

  • The American government was taken over by a small band of revolutionary traitors.
  • They were very powerful, wealthy, and influential traitors.
  • It was a classic coup d’état.

We know who they were.

We know what they did.

We know how they did it.

We know how they continue to do it.

They heavily influence most of the 545 people who make all the decisions in the Federal Government, comprising:

  • 1 President.
  • 9 Supreme Court Justices.
  • 100 Senators.
  • 435 in Congress.

America is thus no longer run by the American people.

We the People have been co-opted.

  • Our power has been confiscated and used against us.
  • Our wealth has been confiscated and used against us.
  • Our influence has been confiscated and used against us.

The original Boston Tea Party fought the Brits over almost nothing by comparison.

Its members were STRONG.

We have been comparatively weak.

The original modern “Tea Party” movement began in the 1950’s.

Many saw what was happening.

They fought very hard.

Yet, Eisenhower-Nixon and Kennedy-Johnson were ruled at the top by the same people.

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party were ruled at the top by the same people.

There is clear documented evidence that Eisenhower said one thing and did the opposite behind the scenes.

There is clear documented evidence that Kennedy said one thing and did the opposite behind the scenes.

The American people were not in control where it mattered.

However, by 1964 the original modern “Tea Party” movement actually achieved the Republican nomination of Barry Goldwater for President.

He was the real deal at that time (unless one preferred explosive government growth and the Vietnam War).

He was fully supported and endorsed by Ronald Reagan.

The enemy machine went into high gear and destroyed him:

The “Tea Party” movement was co-opted.

Those in power stayed in power.

By 1980 the “Reagan Revolution” took place.

Reagan swore he would never have the same people in his administration as those who destroyed Barry Goldwater. He failed. Reagan said one thing, but his administration largely did something else.

He was co-opted. The real promise of his administration never came to pass. Good things happened, but it was not a real revolution.

Those in power stayed in power.

In 1994, the next manifestation of the “Tea Party” movement arose. It managed to take over both houses of Congress. It was a powerful manifestation of We the People.

But guess what?

The movement was co-opted. It was taken over by those who say one thing but do another. “The Contract with America” became a farce. Nothing substantial changed.

Those in power stayed in power.

George W. Bush did nothing to stop the terrorist forces on 9/11.

He used the attack to facilitate a war in Iraq.

Iraq did not attack us on 9/11.

Iraq had no Weapons of Mass Destruction. [1]

The current Tea Party Movement arose yet again as supporters of Congressman Ron Paul in 2007.

It was a massive grassroots and internet movement that later manifested all across the country beginning in early 2009 against the latest and greatest manifestation of government power and TAXES run amuck.

It has largely been co-opted.

Surprise, surprise.

Many of those within the movement became engaged in the inevitable personality cult instead of adhering to the issues at hand.

Like the Dwight Eisenhower personality cult (with a giant base who loved him no matter what he did).

Like the John F. Kennedy personality cult (with a giant base who loved him no matter what he did).

Like the Bill Clinton personality cult (with a giant base who loved him no matter what he did).

Like the George W. Bush personality cult (with a giant base who loved him no matter what he did).

Like the Barrack Obama personality cult (with a giant base who love him no matter what he does).

Who has co-opted the Tea Party?

The following is an example and case in point:

Debra Medina ran for the 2010 Republican nomination for governor of Texas.

She was an excellent alternative choice against the usual establishment candidates. She consistently gave intelligent answers in interviews and debates as opposed to the bland tripe of professional politicians.

She was on the rise seemingly out of nowhere.

She ended up being betrayed by someone who for all intents and purposes was on her side.

A popular radio and television personality destroyed her.

Later, his friend Sarah Palin endorsed Rick Perry.

Rick Perry is much more an establishment Republican insider than a Tea Party proponent and, regardless of press to the contrary, a friend of Bush.

Will the current overall Tea Party movement continue being co-opted?

Under the usual circumstances it would be.

But these times are not usual.

There are two major essentials involved now that were never involved before to the degree that they needed to be involved.

These two essentials have the traitors who took over the country 100 years ago very concerned.

In fact, they are actually AFRAID.

They are seeing their master plan being compromised.

They misjudged the SPIRIT of the American people.

They made the decision to accelerate their “gradualism” program at the same time the current Tea Party movement began to rise again.

They saw how easy it was to deceive the American people concerning 9/11.

They quickly joined forces under false pretenses and put most of the 545 to work.

From that we got The Patriot Act, which is more accurately The Traitor Act.

We got the Iraq war.

We got the Afghanistan War.

We have constant surveillance in everything we do and everywhere we go, legal or not.

We got the great bailouts of Wall Street firms and “Too Big to Fail Corporations.”

The Federal Government grew more powerful than ever before in a very short time.

Wall Street got off scot-free.

Those in control took care of themselves and one another.

Bush did it.

Obama did it.

The Supreme Court did it.

The Senate did it.

Congress did it.

WE DID IT.

We elected them.

They have used their power, wealth, and influence to take away our power, wealth, and influence.

We the People have been betrayed yet again.

What are the two major essentials the American people now have that they did not have before?

Why are those in power afraid?

I will start with the second essential:

INFORMATION.

America knows what is going on behind the scenes as they never have prior to this time. Knowledge has increased exponentially and millions of new news outlets have come forth through average patriotic Americans. Truth and falsehood are now duking it out on a major scale and truth is winning.

Many have seen behind the curtain.

The great Oz is actually a tiny little guy with levers and a mike. The Lilliputians blather on incessantly as if they are somebody but are mere holders of massive wealth through which they gain and maintain their power. They serve mammon. Always have. Money is their god.

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” [2]

Which brings us to the first essential:

Our LORD JESUS.

He is involved because many more millions have committed wholeheartedly to His leadership.

He has millions of Americans with Him who are willing to do whatever is necessary to defeat evil.

He has heard the billions of prayers of His people over many decades.

His people warn against falling for the same old garbage.

His people warn against the cults of personality.

His people warn against being compromised by sin.

If His people do things His way, and if His people use the information at their disposal, the following will transpire:

The current co-opting of the “Tea Party” movement will not succeed.

  • There will be some success this November, 2010.
  • There will be continued success in 2011.
  • There will be continued success in 2012.

The establishment powers will continue to lose bit by bit and will have no means of stopping the tide.

The gradualism toward a pure socialistic tyrannical 1984 police state will cease.

A return to liberty will take hold and continue.

It will grow slowly and surely, and then exponentially.

The old order of traitors will be removed.

We the People will take our country back due to humbling ourselves, repentance, submitting to the Lord, and allowing Him to unite us in love and unity.

This is what all loyal Americans want if they want to save their country.

This is what God wants.

He always fights on the side of liberty.

In fact, He gave His life for it.

Yet, it is not about “America the country.”

It is about each American individual through which the country is comprised.

It is about We the People living in the freedom we have fought for and God has granted.

Yet, the traitors will not go down easy.

They will continue to try to stop the movement toward freedom.

They are against individual liberty.

They hate God.

They will have to make drastic moves.

In fact, the drastic moves have already begun.

The war is on.

There is no turning back.

It is feast or famine.

It will either be a glorious win or the final defeat.

There is no going back to any “business as usual,” because such would merely be the continuation of a downward spiral.

During the American Revolution of the 1770’s:

One third of the American colonists sided with the Brits and remained loyal to the throne of King George III. They were known as Tories. They were also known by other names unrepeatable here. They were solidly against the Revolution. They were duplicitous traitors.

One third of the American colonists did not care one way or the other. They were too afraid or apathetic to take up arms against the Brits, nor would they fight for them. They were full of excuses, had no backbone, conviction, or heart for liberty, and were entirely selfish and tepid. Regarding the Revolution, they were irrelevant wimps.

However, One third of the American colonists saw the Revolution as their one impossible chance at freedom and liberty, and they put everything on the line. They risked it all. They were freedom fighters. They were loyal Americans. AND THEY WON.

That which is presently transpiring in America is not necessarily a revolution. We already have the Constitution of the United States. We will not write a better document. We will not form a more perfect government structure than the prototype.

The only thing America needs to do is remove the traitors from power by taking over their positions of power through the very legal and proper means set forth in our Constitution.

The enemy, however, will continue to Cheat, Steal, Lie, Slander, Libel, Smear, Betray, and Murder. That’s how they gained power. That’s how they maintain power.

Those who fight for liberty must not do those things or the effort will fail.

It is not a fair fight.

It is nothing close to a fair fight.

Battles of this kind never are.

Yet, about 230 years ago our forefathers fought an impossible war against the greatest power on earth. They did it right. AND THEY WON.

They did it with God.

There would have been no success otherwise.

The Great Awakening of the 1730’s and 40’s set the tone for the Revolution of the 1770’s.

Spiritual battle always precedes eventual victory.

Yet, every fight for freedom over the last 100 years has failed.

Each was co-opted.

Due to the formidable nature of present circumstances, this is likely our last chance.

There are still only three kinds of citizens in this country.

Are you:

(1) A Traitor?

(2) Irrelevant?

(3) A Loyal American?

It’s your choice. Amen.

© 2010 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

[1] Despite later Bush administration pronouncements that no WMD’s actually existed, including claims by high-ranking officials David Kay, Bush’s top weapons expert in Iraq, chief U.S. investigator Charles Duelfer, and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, this view is contested by former Iraqi Air Force General and fighter pilot Georges Sada in his book, Saddam’s Secrets, © 2006 Integrity Publishers.

[2] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.