"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

China (CCP) Is the Biggest Threat to World Peace

The Chinese government, known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the biggest threat to world peace for the year 2021. 

I remain puzzled by the silence of western media regarding the religious purge taking place in China. Muslims in China have been imprisoned in labor concentration camps, similar to the Jews of Europe during the 1940s. Yet most of the western media remains silent. 

Christian pastors in China are being arrested and imprisoned. 95% of western Christian missionaries have been forced out of China by the CCP, and anyone suspected of being a foreign Christian missionary now faces arrest and even execution. 
China's autocrat dictator Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping, the dictator President of the CCP, has established himself as leader for life. He has abolished the constitutional presidential term limits, eliminated dissenters, and has taken away the freedoms of the Chinese people. Xi Jinping fancies himself a modern Mao Zedong, a man of divine power that must be worshiped. The worship of any other god but Xi Jinping in China is forbidden. China is the equivalent of a hi-tech North Korea

Rachelle and I have a dear friend, a native of China, who confirms what I have believed about the Chinese government for years.  She is a member of the church I pastor, a native of Communist China, and has been in the United States for twelve years. I will keep her name anonymous for the time being. She has had to delete all her friends in China from access to her Facebook accounts for their protection. During 2020, our friend from China has been very vocal about the menacing danger of the CCP to the world. I asked her to tell you her story, and she has agreed. This guest blog is intended to warn all Americans of the impending danger. of China to world peace.

Here is the story of our Chinese friend. She was at one time the equivalent of America's Katie Couric in China. She worked at the Chinese government-owned national broadcasting company. Read her warning very carefully to know what is coming if the United States continues to cater to China's goal of world domination.
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"I was born in 1968 in China. I moved to America in 2009 when I married an American. 

I grew up in China, graduating from the National Broadcasting And Television School. Upon earning my broadcasting degree, I received a job working as a television reporter and announcer.

The first five years of working in television opened my eyes to the control of the Chinese government. I was told to go out and do interviews with the people, and then announce the evening news, using my interviews as part of the programming. I first thought this would be very cool job, but I quickly learned it was totally not. I was a puppet for the government.

In China, all broadcasting media is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Broadcasting is not partly controlled by the Chinese government, it is 100% controlled by the government. Even personal social media is absolutely controlled by the Communist Party.

From my first day of working, I began to realize the depth of the CCP government's brainwashing of we, the Chinese people. They worked hard to control the minds of everyone. All of the broadcast media, print media, and social media were controlled by the CCP. All media platforms are the mouthpiece of the CCP and the Chinese government. 

The different media platforms carry the name CCP in their titles. Before every news event can be reported, the story must be approved by the government. Censors working for the CCP work tirelessly to formulate the public opinion. The CCP wants complete control over what the Chinese people think.

Journalists will never be allowed to have their own independent thinking or opinions. If any journalist, including myself, dared challenge the government, we would lose our jobs immediately. All the news is designed to glorify the CCP and to help the CCP maintain the dictatorship of the Chinese leader! 

The NEWS stories are 100% lies. News organizations are the CCP's most important tools for brainwashing the Chinese people.

After five years working as a reporter, the CCP sent me to school to study advertising censorship for news organizations and to obtain a certificate in advertising censorship. During my last fifteen years in Chinese television broadcasting, I engaged in advertising censorship. I know about Chinese government censorship because the CCP trained me.

I want to tell some memories of my childhood in China. 

This has to start with the history of 1966-1976. Mao Zedong, the CCP's first-generation dictator, waged a decade-long Culture Revolution to protect and preserve his personal power. Yuan Tengfei, a famous Chinese historian, describes the Culture Revolution as "the darkest decade in human history."

During those ten years, there were no laws, and the people were free to kill. For example, students were free to kill teachers who violated Mao's philosophy. Historian Yuan Tengfei said that he knew a Chinese teacher at his school who died after a student poured boiling water over his head. The students did not go to school to study, they went to criticize their teachers for not following Mao.  Many teachers, scholars, professors and people who told the truth about Mao went to jail or were put to death. The political campaign of the ten-year Cultural Revolution cost the lives of over 5 million people in China and affected the over 200 million people. 

I was born in 1968, 2 years after the Cultural Revolution began. When I began to form memories as a student, the Cultural Revolution was almost over. Of course the Chinese economy had collapsed. Marxist ideology always leads to economic collapse. I remember one day my only meal was just porridge,  and I could count the number of rice in the small bowl. 

When I was in elementary school, my desk was a two-foot mound of mud and straw.  Our teacher would constantly tell us how happy we were and that all the American people - as well as the people from around the world - were living miserable lives.  Our communist teachers told us that we needed to save the American people, that China would one day save the world. When I was in middle school, my every meal was one bowl of rice mixed with a sauce made of salt and hot pepper. I remember that I couldn't get enough food until I was 15 years old in high school. But I had been brainwashed. The starving people of CCP China were to save the world. 

The CCP cheated the Chinese people. They massacred landlords and capitalists, promised to distribute money and land to the people, and vowed paradise for the Chinese after they took the power in 1949.So the first generation dictator Mao Zedong massacred landowners and capitalists and plundered their wealth. At least 2 million landowners were slaughtered during 1950 and 1953. The private ownership of land was completely eliminated in China, and for the first time in thousands of years, Chinese farmers lost their lands completely. 

The Chinese people lost their ability to take care of themselves. They had to depend on the government. During the famine of 1957-1960, between 20--40 million Chinese people starved to death.  During the 1966-1976 Culture Revolution, 200 million people were affected socially and economically.  The economy totally collapsed. 

From 1976-1989, during the second generation of CCP rule, dictator Deng Xiaoping began reforming and opening things up. The Chinese economy began developing. But the goal of the CCP - even during this time - was to penetrate America with their BLUE GOLD YELLOW Plan and the 3F Plan so that China could rule the world.

Then came the Tiananmen massacre. This was a bloody crackdown on the democracy movement of Chinese students. The CCP slaughtered many young Chinese college students, It's still a secret how many students the government killed. All this occurred during the reign of Jiang Zemin, the third-generation dictator of China. He held office from 1989 to 2002. He suppressed  and persecuted the Chinese Falun Gong religious believers in tortuous and violent ways. 

The fourth generation dictator Hu Jintao, when he ruled in Tibet before taking over China, suppressed and persecuted the Tibetan religious believers! He oppressed the Chinese people in the same manner. All Chinese dictators clamp down on religious freedom, as well as all other liberties that free people enjoy.

Xi Jinping, the fifth generation dictator, has made biological weapons, manipulated the American election, and has established himself as the eternal leader. Xi Jinping has biologically attacked the United States and the world in order to enslave and control the world under Chinese domination. Xi Jinping wants the entire world to worship him as God

The government of China is evil. The Chinese Communist Party is even more evil! The CCP is a killing machine of lies and violence. It's first goal is to brainwash the people through the news media. If you are not brainwashed, then you better keep your mouth shut. If you speak out in opposition to the party line, then you will be disappear from the earth!

I lived in China for 41 years and will soon celebrate living in America for 12 years. 

You must be wondering what is the major difference between America and China? Here it is.
"No matter how wealthy and powerful you are in China, you live without dignity! Unless you can be the dictator! Then you're God!"

"But in America, no matter how ordinary you are, you have freedom and dignity like anyone else."
If any other Chinese person tells you that he or she lives in China with dignity, either they lie or they have been brainwashed by CCP for 70 years and no longer know what dignity is!

America and the American people are at their most dangerous moment under the corrupt and manipulative plans of the CCP  in infiltrating the United States. What I saw happen in China through the media is happening in America. What I saw happening in China through the brainwashing of its citizens is happening in America. What I saw happen in China through government control and dependence on the government is happening in America. Remember that when you receive your government stimulus check.

I'm standing up because I love this great Christian country, and I love the great American people who have been nurtured by the goodness and righteousness of their Christian civilization for generations.

The future of America is not about two political parties. It is a decisive battle between the forces of unwavering faith in goodness and righteousness and the forces of evil represented by the CCP. 

If American elites and corrupt politicians  continue to sell their souls to money and interests from China, America will soon become a puppet of the CCP. 

America has been a beacon of human freedom.

If the United States sinks, the whole of human society collapses.

My childhood was unhappy and hard. I was lucky, because there was still the bright light of America to light the world at that time.

But if the forces of evil prevail, humanity will be plunged into a thousand years of darkness. 

Our children and grandchildren will crawl through the darkness with no hope! 

We love our children and grandchildren. We must fight for the United States Constitution, for liberty, for the freedom and hope of our children and grandchildren, and for the future of America.

Do not trust China."

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There you go. You're welcome. I love my Chinese friends.

35 comments:

Christiane said...

While examining China as a potential adversary,
it is also good to examine the workings of the Russian Security forces as adversarial to our nation and to many countries in the world. Here is some insight into the scope of Russian disinformation attacks on western countries including our own. It is worth examining in the light of the full-scale current attacks underway by Russian security forces:

https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Pillars-of-Russia%E2%80%99s-Disinformation-and-Propaganda-Ecosystem_08-04-20.pdf

Cindy Hitchcock said...

Although this is frightening, I do not doubt its truth. Thank you for telling your story. We need to wake up as Americans as well as Christians.

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

My uncle, Rex Ray, was a missionary in China for 30 years. Communists forced him to leave. He then went to Korea for 6 years. His manuscript states:

“In 1922, Dr. S. Y. Sen visited our Baptist Stout Memorial Hospital. He was with his army on the march back to Peking.

Our Dr. R.E. Beddoe asked, “Why are you placing Russians in all the high places of government, and why are you studying Russian Communistic literature?”

Dr. Sen replied, I needed help to rebuild China, but no nation would help me except Russia.

On his deathbed, Dr. Sen said his greatest mistake in life was letting Russia and Communism into China.”

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

OFF SUBJECT

Mark Twain said, “Those who don’t read the newspaper are not informed, but those that do, are misinformed.”

Our newspaper always has, “Dear Abby” and “Dr. Keith Roach” (gives advice to people’s questions about health problems.) Each has their picture.

Today, Dr. Keith Roach had “To your good health” with his picture, but below that was a duplicate of “Dear Abby”. (Worst is coming on front page.)

“Grayson County Judge Bill Magers makes welcoming comments…” A picture shows a large white man in front of five U.S. flags.

Below that picture is a picture of a young Mexican with the words:

“Grayson County Judge Bill Magers pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (2nd offense) He was sentenced to 365 in the county jail.”

Name of newspaper is “Herald Democrat” 😊

Anonymous said...

The CCP warning is always better late than never - that fungus has been among us for many years. It wouldn’t surprise me if the majority of governors are compromised in some way with them.

Here’s an informative article compiled by law enforcement in the 90’s who saw this coming although they predicted current events to happen twenty years ago. Still, some awesome quotes from people throughout history about one world government.

“ADAM WISEHOPHF, Professor at Germany's Ingolstadt University, founded The Order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. This man designed the very plan of world domination that is still in use today to enslave the world's masses. Here, upon establishing his "Order of the Illuminati", he smugly reflects on his "conning" the gullible Christians of his day, saying:

"The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it (Illuminati) the true and genuine sense of Christian Religion. Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?"”

Guess that partly explains why so many churches are on board pushing the convid-19 scheme??

https://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/vk2k.php

Gerry Milligan said...
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Gerry Milligan said...

Wade, In almost every war since 1900, the war has been where a stronger country invades a weaker, adjacent country. The USA is not adjacent to China, so what do you think? My thought, if I accept your premise, is that China might invade a weaker, adjacent country and the USA jumps in to come to the aid of the weaker country just as we did in World War I, World War II, Balkan Crisis, Afghanistan and Iraq. So, what are your thoughts about China and world peace?

Christiane said...

FYI

if anyone wishes to see the ACTUAL documents of our government, I can recommend this site for your reference:

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

I plan to have The Leader print this:

Rex Ray’s memories and belief about COVID-19
Our father, Dave Ray, was in World War I. Because of his age, he was rejected for World War II. Sam Rayburn got him in the army as a Chaplain. He wanted to go to Vietnam, and kept trying to see LBJ until the Secret Service told him, “Listen old man; go home, or we’re putting you in jail!”

When he was in World War II, at a first-aid tent, doctors said they couldn’t stop a soldier from bleeding to death. The soldier asked him to write a letter to his family saying: “Yesterday, I thought I was going to be killed. I prayed to Jesus to save me. He stepped into my heart and I was so happy, I thought I’d live forever. Don’t know why I was hit today, but tell my mother, I’ll meet her in heaven.”

His family was broken-hearted after receiving a telegram telling their son was killed in action. They knew he wasn’t a Christian. After receiving Dad’s letter, the soldier’s mother wrote him: “You’ll never know how much your letter meant to us.”

I was named after our uncle, Rex Ray who was a missionary to China 30 years. Since I am 88, I’ve traveled many roads. Been on 13 mission building trips to Japan, and one to Kyrgyzstan (near China.) I believe it’s a hundred years behind the world; a lumberyard delivered wood on a wagon pulled by horses.

It’s hard to explain why I believe COVID-19 is only the common flu we have every year because The Leader (to protect itself) told me I couldn’t quote any ‘experts’, but I’ll quote one:

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 7:32) America needs to be free again.

Wade Burleson said...

Rex,

You write the story of your missionary uncle, Rex Ray, who said in 1922, "Dr. S. Y. Sen visited our Baptist Stout Memorial Hospital. He was with his army on the march back to Peking.

Our Dr. R.E. Beddoe asked, “Why are you placing Russians in all the high places of government, and why are you studying Russian Communistic literature?”

Dr. Sen replied, I needed help to rebuild China, but no nation would help me except Russia.

On his deathbed, Dr. Sen said his greatest mistake in life was letting Russia and Communism into China.”

No truer words were ever spoken.

Anonymous said...

Rex, it would be interesting to see what response you get if you copied page two and mailed it to your state and county health departments:

https://www.fluoridefreepeel.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FOI-responses-re-covid19-virus-isolation-purification-38-institutions-Nov-29-2020-chrono.pdf

You might want to add a copy of page 4: Koch’s and River’s postulates for isolation standards:

https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Koch%E2%80%99s-Postulates-Dr.-Kaufman-5-4.pdf

If what you receive is the same generic “we don’t have” response, then post a copy on the wall where your church meets so that the health department can not arbitrarily shut you down with fraudulent health violations.

Funny, a couple months ago I was listening to an AM talk show where the guy was referencing a study that suggested college grads were twice as likely to be conned or scammed. Guess the universities are failing to teach street smarts and courses on how governments spend millions of taxpayers money to psychologically manipulate them.

Why would anyone begin to remotely trust China to properly isolate a virus and show causality in an exhaustive clinical fashion unless the powers that be want to deceive and manipulate us?

Got any pics of your travel adventures online? Would be interesting to see some.

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Christiane said...

WADE, found this for them what might like to read it:
https://www.army.mil/article/4642/chaplains_essential_to_army_at_war


""One of my priorities is to ensure that every deploying unit has a chaplain to provide for the spiritual needs of Soldiers," he said. "They need that chaplain. In combat, you will hear Soldiers cry out for their mother, the medic and their chaplain. In these kinds of situations, the chaplain is there to bring comfort and peace, not only to the wounded and the dying, but to the living."

Faith and belief in a higher power become more important in danger and uncertainty, Chaplain Carver said, recounting a story another chaplain told him. A wounded Soldier was being carried onto a helicopter, singing a hymn. As he lost blood, he could only hum the tune, and was finally too weak to sing anything. The four Soldiers carrying his stretcher finished singing the hymn for him.

"That's the kind of fellowship, this sacred bond we have as Soldiers. I won't leave a fallen comrade behind, and I will even sing him into eternity," he said. "You talk about Army strong, and I really believe that if we are spiritually strong, if our Soldiers are exercising their spiritual faith, that is what gives them the strength and resilience to face whatever the Army calls them to do. They do it without complaining, with great character and integrity. Our Soldiers are great ambassadors for the United States and it's a humble honor to serve them."
(Chaplain Douglas L. Carver)

Christiane said...

Hello WADE,
you wrote:
"I remain puzzled by the silence of western media regarding the religious purge taking place in China."

my 'opinion' (worth 2 cents at most) is that your sources of information are not the same as those of western media for the most part -
I think that divide is at the root of why many people are puzzled that 'others' don't see things the same way they do -

information bubbles, social media, the rise of conspiracy theorists with extreme viewpoints and agendas, and an old plan that has been around for a long time has contributed to folks 'isolated' from one another in the communications they trust . . .
the 'old plan': to convince people that only 'our site' is 'fair and balanced' and 'do not trust other media sources' plus a lot of denigration of western media sources that are not in tune with certain agendas . . .

well, it has taken its toll and people are 'divided' which was the goal of them what schemed to tell people to restrict their sources to what was being promoted by extremists as 'truth' and 'fair and balanced' . . .

the result?
people do not widen their sources of information and compare and contrast and look up credibility of authors and people do not do their OWN thinking

that is why I think the communications divisions exist now - it took a while to divide the country, but the agenda goes back to 1970 or so and we are now experiencing the results. My opinion, not worth much, but it's what I can see.

Rex Ray said...

Sojourner,

Thanks for the link, but The Leader will only print what I think. I will give this to The Leader:

Rex Ray’s memories and belief about COVID-19
Our father, Dave Ray, was in World War I. Because of his age, he was rejected for World War II. Sam Rayburn got him in the army as a Chaplain. He wanted to go to Vietnam, and kept trying to see LBJ until the Secret Service told him, “Listen old man; go home, or we’re putting you in jail!”

When he was in World War II, at a first-aid tent, doctors said they couldn’t stop a soldier from bleeding to death. The soldier asked him to write a letter to his family saying: “Yesterday, I thought I was going to be killed. I prayed to Jesus to save me. He stepped into my heart and I was so happy, I thought I’d live forever. Don’t know why I was hit today, but tell my mother, I’ll meet her in heaven.”
His family was broken-hearted after receiving a telegram telling their son was killed in action. They knew he wasn’t a Christian. After receiving Dad’s letter, the soldier’s mother wrote him: “You’ll never know how much your letter meant to us.”

I was named after our uncle, Rex Ray who was a missionary to China 30 years. Since I am 88, I’ve traveled many roads.

After the war, we were with our father where we attended the Nuremberg Trials, stood where Hitler shot himself, and was restrained behind the Iron Curtin for not having the proper papers.

Our second son was born in Fairbanks, Alaska. I’ve been to Israel five times. Once I swam four miles across the Sea of Galilee. Made 13 mission building trips to Japan, and one to Kyrgyzstan (near China.) I believe it’s a hundred years behind the world; a lumberyard delivered wood on a wagon pulled by horses.

I’m retired from LTV where I designed the tool for the Space Shuttle nosecone. It’s hard to explain why I believe COVID-19 is only the common flu we have every year because The Leader (to protect itself) told me I couldn’t quote any ‘experts’ beliefs, but only what I think. I believe, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 7:32) America needs to be free again.

Lissa Roberson said...

Rex Ray,
I've tried in vain to get one of the last copies of your dad's book on Amazon. I think they're all sold off now. If you know where I can get a copy of the fabled Cowboy Missionary in Kwangsi, please let me know!

On another topic, the AT&T outage we've had in Nashville over Christmas was very reminiscent of the random outages we suffered while living in Guangxi ("Kwangsi"). The Chinese government would have our utilities shut off for seemingly no reason at all. We learned to roll with it, praying that nobody would need a shower during the water outage, making sure we heated/cooled the apartment as soon as power came back on in the event it vanished again, etc.

The telecom outage made me realize what could happen to us if our national services end up coming under governmental control. Insufficient rain? Simple: employ involuntary water rationing. Energy shortage? Easy; institute rolling blackouts like what took place in California this year. It's a chilling thought to consider what might take place if all our daily activities are dictated from above, rather than being managed through the free market. I'm praying for Americans to wake up from their slumber. We stand to lose a lot by coasting along in our present complacency.

Rex Ray said...

Lissa Roberson,

My Dad didn’t write “Rex Ray Cowboy Missionary in Kwangsi”. It was written by my uncle’s daughter in 1964. There are used books on ebay.com and amazon.com.

Rex Ray said...

Sojourner,

I’ve added some more on to what I’m going to show to The Leader:

On my ‘Bucket List’ is to get the name “LBJ Freeway” in Dallas, Texas changed to ‘JFK Freeway’ because I believe my friend, James Tague of Bonham, Texas.

His book, “LBJ and the Kennedy Killing” proves LBJ had JFK murdered by his employee, Mac Wallace, whose fingerprints were found in the ‘Sniper’s Window’. I was one of 16 people that went to Tague’s funeral 5 months after his book was published.

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

Riddle:
It is greater than God and more evil that the Devil. The poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you’ll die. What is it? (Answer tomorrow.) 😊

Christiane said...

REX RAY

The rich DON'T need it. :)

Anonymous said...

I know of nothing that fits the answer to your riddle, Rex.

Rex Ray said...

Sojourner,

The answer is in your ‘sly’ reply. 😊

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

There’s one word in Sojourner’s comment that’s the answer.

Try this one: What has a head and tail, but no legs? I didn’t think the question was fair, so I’ll give a clue: (Used at football games.)

Rex Ray said...

Nothing is greater than God.
Nothing is more evil than the Devil.
The poor have nothing.
The rich need nothing.
If you eat nothing you’ll die.

Anonymous said...

“Most of the people in this country are fond of claiming that this is a republic, and that the people rule over the government through their alleged ‘representatives,’ not the other way around. The irony is that this belief is ridiculous, while also being partially true, because the people are their own worst enemy. They have voluntarily allowed others to rule over them, and they believe that by voting for their own masters that they have some control over the process, and the policies created therein. This thinking of course is lunacy, but it is the prevalent attitude of the masses. This asinine notion has been instilled in them since birth, and the bulk of society still believes that they are ‘free.’ The people could be fully in charge in that they have the power to accept or deny rule, but in the case of the majority of people in the United States, they have accepted state domination instead of self-rule. In order to reverse this situation, all that is necessary is for the public at large to remove all consent from any claiming authority.”

Taken from: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/gary-d-barnett/to-know-the-enemy-that-has-caused-this-tyrannical-carnage-just-look-at-the-reflection-in-the-mirror/

So, is the CCP really the biggest threat to world peace? Probably not. Individuals that cannot handle the responsibility of freedom are their own worst enemy.

Christiane said...

REX RAY,
I get it.
FINALLY, we agree on something. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas Day with your family.

Rex Ray said...

Sojourner,

“Evil reigns as long as good men do nothing.”

Riddle:
The one who makes it, sells it.
The one who buys it, never uses it.
The one who uses it, never knows they’re using it.
What is it?

Christiane said...

Hello Sojourner,

your comment referenced to Lew Rockwell is troubling
because I am aware of this connection:

"Political scientist and activist Jean Hardisty describes paleolibertarianism as entailing "explicit racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism". She notes Rothbard's praise of The Bell Curve, a controversial work which argues that there are demonstrable IQ differences among racial groups; and the Rothbard-Rockwell Report's publishing of an article written by Samuel T. Francis which asserted that "of the two major races in the United States today, only one possesses the capacity to create and sustain" suitable levels of civilization."

Christiane said...

Hello Sojourner, I suspect we see things differently. I am not a fan of Lew Rockwell myself.

I am really wondering what your source Lew Rockwell might think of a comment I made over on Dr. Roger Olson's blog, this:


".....Our Lord's message in the Matthean Gospel as to how it is that we MUST see Him in the beggar on the Church steps, as Chrysostom himself wrote,
" If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice."
(St. John Chrysostom)

So we are TOLD in the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew of this 'connection' between Our Lord and the suffering of the people of this earth, and how He will recognize US on the last Day from how we 'responded' to Him as we encountered Him in those who suffered . . . . that somehow His Being and the fate of those in need and our own salvation were 'entwined' in the great Paschal Mysteries, so that we would not 'walk past' Him in another guise, but stop, and give what was needed for their sake, for His sake, for the sake of our own humanity which Christ had assumed so that He might heal it . . .

I cannot overlook this statement that also reflects Chrysostom's insight as well as the Matthean Gospel:
"So too, since Christ has in principle defeated the fallen "gods" (principalities and powers) who have for ages inspired injustice, cruelty and apathy toward the weak, the poor the oppressed and the needy (Ps. 82), the church can hardly carry out its role in manifesting, on earth and in heaven, Christ's victory over these gods without taking up as a central part of its missions just these causes. We can, in truth, no more bifurcate social concerns and individual salvation than we can bifurcate the cosmic and anthropocentric dimensions of Christ's work on the cross."
(Gregory A. Boyd)

Sometimes the homeless would sit cross-legged on the sidewalk outside of the cafes and shops of the trendy neighborhood where my daughter lived, and it was a matter of intense maternal pride I felt when on more than one occasion, my daughter would take me to lunch at one of these shops and ask me to carry the tray to our table while she took a sandwich outside for a homeless person. I never said this to her but I remember thinking that this was her way of saying 'grace', before we ate our meal together. I'd put my daughter up there with Chrysostom and Boyd any day, you bet. A mother's privilege, this, yes :)"

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2020/12/about-socialism-and-christianity/

Anonymous said...

Rex, Clint would know the answer to that one: 4, not 3!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=izyVEzlIBpk

Christiane, that article snippet was written by Gary Barnett, not Rockwell.

Christiane said...

Hello Sojourner,
I am referring to the 'connection' of the 'article snippet' to Lew Rockwell.com, or if you wish, the whole of your site reference, this:

"Taken from: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/gary-d-barnett/to-know-the-enemy-that-has-caused-this-tyrannical-carnage-just-look-at-the-reflection-in-the-mirror/ "

Sojourner,
your references lead to dark places where white supremist ideas are mentioned and the 'connection' is one you have given for me to explore and I have done so.

I doubt I have misunderstood. I have hope that all who followed down that dark road found their way out of it through grace in time, as did the well-known pastor who was an avowed racist for many years until 'something happened' and he 'changed', I believe through the power of the Holy Spirit working on his heart. I speak of this:

"There was a famous evangelical minister who was for most of his life, an avowed racist. Then something happened to him.

THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM:

Here are his OWN words in his testimony that moved me greatly and gave me hope:

” “I never had a battle in my heart, I’ve never faced one in my life, and I never thought I’d have to go through it, as I have these last several years. Nobody in this earth knew that was going on in my soul, but I came to the firm conclusion that I had to change. And this man who needs me, whoever he is, is my brother, and my hand is outstretched. ”

(W.A. Criswell)



‘Salvation is created in midst of the Earth
O God, O Our God, Alleluia’
Amen."

Sojourner, my own maternal ancestors owned slaves. I believe with all my heart that people can change through God's healing grace and sometimes it may take time and even a generation or two to come into an understanding that 'civilization' is not the province of 'the white race';
after all, it was Hitler, an Austrian racist, who murdered over six million innocent people in the antithesis of 'civilization'. If you wish to examine more about that time and those who tried to maintain civilization in the midst of it, I can recommend the film "A Hidden Life" about a man who took a moral stand against the evil. They killed him. And he knew that they would. But his stand is one sign that even great evil cannot kill the human spirit of a follower of Christ who will not bow before that evil.

Racism? One of the greatest of the trumpist evils, in my own mind. In this wounded time of national division, no one needs Lew Rockwell's 'connections' . . . . folks are better off with the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew in my opinion.

Christiane said...

Hello Sojourner,
I am referring to the 'connection' of the 'article snippet' to Lew Rockwell.com, or if you wish, the whole of your site reference, this:

"Taken from: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/12/gary-d-barnett/to-know-the-enemy-that-has-caused-this-tyrannical-carnage-just-look-at-the-reflection-in-the-mirror/ "

Sojourner,
your references lead to dark places where white supremist ideas are mentioned and the 'connection' is one you have given for me to explore and I have done so.

I doubt I have misunderstood. I have hope that all who followed down that dark road found their way out of it through grace in time, as did the well-known pastor who was an avowed racist for many years until 'something happened' and he 'changed', I believe through the power of the Holy Spirit working on his heart. I speak of this:

"There was a famous evangelical minister who was for most of his life, an avowed racist. Then something happened to him.

THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM:

Here are his OWN words in his testimony that moved me greatly and gave me hope:

” “I never had a battle in my heart, I’ve never faced one in my life, and I never thought I’d have to go through it, as I have these last several years. Nobody in this earth knew that was going on in my soul, but I came to the firm conclusion that I had to change. And this man who needs me, whoever he is, is my brother, and my hand is outstretched. ”

(W.A. Criswell)



‘Salvation is created in midst of the Earth
O God, O Our God, Alleluia’
Amen."

Sojourner, my own maternal ancestors owned slaves. I believe with all my heart that people can change through God's healing grace and sometimes it may take time and even a generation or two to come into an understanding that 'civilization' is not the province of 'the white race';
after all, it was Hitler, an Austrian racist, who murdered over six million innocent people in the antithesis of 'civilization'. If you wish to examine more about that time and those who tried to maintain civilization in the midst of it, I can recommend the film "A Hidden Life" about a man who took a moral stand against the evil. They killed him. And he knew that they would. But his stand is one sign that even great evil cannot kill the human spirit of a follower of Christ who will not bow before that evil.

Racism? One of the greatest of the trumpist evils, in my own mind. In this wounded time of national division, no one needs Lew Rockwell's 'connections' . . . . folks are better off with the Holy Gospel of St. Matthew in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Christiane, whatever you think about what Rockwell thinks and associates with is up to you, but I don’t let ‘racism’ factor into my life with whom I associate or help.

We had a poor black family next to us at one place we lived for many years. The entire community wanted them outta there since they were drug dealers and pimps with frequent visits from local and state police stings. Their yard looked like a junk yard.

I decided to love them by giving them my number so they could call or text whenever they needed help. Sometimes I was over there weekly helping them, and I didn’t care what people in the neighborhood thought of me. Had some good conversations about Jesus. They still call me to this day and chat even though we aren’t neighbors any longer.

Does my association with them mean I support harmful drugs and prostitution? Obviously it could easily mean I’m enabling criminals in someone’s eyes.

Ever since we walked away from organized church it seems we find ourselves more or less rubbing shoulders with the “low life” crowd. They seem to find us, while the church folks tend to avoid us. 🙂

Christiane said...

Hello Sojourner,

Please remember that I did not bring Lew Rockwell's name here.

I did remind you of Rockwell's connection, this:
" "Political scientist and activist Jean Hardisty describes paleolibertarianism as entailing "explicit racism, anti-Semitism, and sexism". She notes Rothbard's praise of The Bell Curve, a controversial work which argues that there are demonstrable IQ differences among racial groups; and the Rothbard-Rockwell Report's publishing of an article written by Samuel T. Francis which asserted that "of the two major races in the United States today, only one possesses the capacity to create and sustain" suitable levels of civilization."

Did you not know of Rockwell's connections to people like Samuel T. Francis? Honestly, the further I probed into Rockwell's connections, the darker things began to get. My advice is to investigate your sources of information before referring them to others, or when other people do check them out, they might get the wrong idea for sure.

I applaud your efforts to share Christ with your neighbors who were much burdened. I once taught math to boys fourteen to seventeen in a drug rehab in Paterson NJ, for the Diocese and it was one of the most rewarding jobs I ever had.
There is a lot of pain out there and the young suffer terribly from their exposure to it. I worked at a school run by a rehab called 'Straight and Narrow' which was located on Straight St. in Paterson. The parking driveway was named 'Narrow St.' :)

Rex Ray said...

Sojourner,

Yes, your link of Clint Eastwood’s move saying 4 coffins; not three is the answer. Coffin is the answer to the riddle.