Who Is
Kevin Craig

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I have around 2,000 webpages on the Internet. It took me more than 20 years to write them all. It will take you at least 10 years to read them all. The best place to start is with the Vine & Fig Tree Worldview. That page branches out to all the others. Eventually. The most recent editions and additions are in the boxes at right. The new domains are largely unfinished, and are better explored through the Vine & Fig Tree Worldview page. Below is some personal background followed by "My Credo."

Character Traits I'm Working On in 2012
Goal Apprehension
Goal Direction
Interest in People
Motivation of Others
Work for Quality

Issues I'm Interested In in 2012
Campaign Website:
Vine & Fig Tree: The American Dream
How to Interpret the Constitution
Enumerated Powers
First Steps to Restoring "Liberty Under God"
The "Organic Law"
Liberty Under God
Why Leaders Should be Christians
The National Duty to Not Be "Secular"
Religion and Traditional Values: Foundation of a Free Society
America the Beautiful
Campaigning for Anarcho-Theocracy
The Blessings of Liberty
America, a Christian Nation - Christ, the Root of Our Liberties
A City upon a Hill
Statism - The Worship of "the State"
Politics as Salvation
The Cult of the Omnipotent State
Government Tentacles of Atheism and Immorality
A Response to Daniel's Claim that The Christian Religions F*#$ Us Up
Idolatry and the Ten Commandments
Robert Ingersoll's Misunderstanding of the Constitution
The Dominion Mandate
William Wilberforce
Worldview: Your Philosophy of Life
Religion & The First Amendment
Abolishing the Government
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Holy Trinity Church v. United States (1892)
The Northwest Ordinance
A Nation "Under God"
"Founding Presidents Not Christian"??
The "Endorsement" Test
False Religions
The Myth of "Separation of Church and State"
Government-Sponsored Prayer
Promote Christianity
"The Separation of Church and State" -
The State as Priest
"True Religion" -
"In God We Trust"
Piety and Virtue -
The Supreme Court's War on God
Government-Sponsored Prayer and Thanksgiving to God
Now the Lord is that Spirit
Christianity and Liberty
Religion and Libertarianism
Religion & Morality vs. Socialism
"The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God"
Providence, not Coercion
Repeal the 14th Amendment!
171 Government Entities
Religion & The First Amendment
District 41 California 2002 + District 7 Missouri 2004, 2006
Why Leaders Should be Christians
The Problem with the Two-Party System
Abolish the Federal Government
Controlling Abortion
Rights of the Accused
Activism, Patriotism, Protest
"The Administrative State"
Affirmative Action is Discrimination
Blueprint for Afghanistan
Africa Falls to Communism
Costly Agencies
Why I am an "Alarmist"
The Fourth Branch of Government: Bureaucracy
America the Beautiful
The AmeriCorps Fraud
Order without Violence
Campaigning for Anarcho-Theocracy
Animal Rights
What is an "Archist"
Cultural Agencies
Asian Defense Commitments
Asset Forfeiture
Response to Samuele Bacchiocchi
Corporate Welfare
Exiting the Balkan Morass
The United States is Bankrupt
Monetary Policy
The Founding of Education in America
Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Attack on the Bill of Rights
The Blessings of Liberty
Blog List
Kevin Craig For Congress Blog: Wilberforce: Role Model for Anarchists
The Minimum Wage
Boards, Commissions, and Committees
The Federal Budget
The Real Tax Burden
Bureaucracy Highlights
All Known Government Entities
Bureaucracies Galore!
Some References from George H.W. Bush ("Dubya's" father) to the "New World Order"
The Cabinet Departments
CAFTA - Central America Free Trade Agreement
Campaign Finance, Corruption, and the Oath of Office
Capitalism vs. Socialism
Capital Punishment
CATO Handbook Summaries
Public Health - The CDC
Centurion/Wilberforce Links
Restoring the Chains
Child-Labor Laws
Early Education and Child Care
Jews in a Christian Nation
America, a Christian Nation - Christ, the Root of Our Liberties
Why I Do Not "Attend Church"
A City upon a Hill
Western Civilization is Christian Civilization
Threats to Civil Liberties
Scandals in the Clinton Adminstration
Higher Education
The Myth of "Colonialism"
Department of Commerce
Congress and the Courts
The Draft
Conspiracy or Consensus?
The Constitution
Consumer Protection
2006 Congressional Issues
How to Contribute
The Cult of the Omnipotent State
A Response to Daniel's Claim that The Christian Religions F*#$ Us Up
Privacy and Private-Sector Databases
Re-Legalize DDT
Exposing Self Deception
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Defense Budget
Budget Deficits
The Delegation of Legislative Powers
Mass Popular Delusion
America: Democracy or Republic?
Why I am Dirt Poor
Americans with Disabilities
Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament
Government Disaster Insurance
The Abolition of America
The Dominion Mandate
The War on Drugs
I have a link to ChiefWanaDubie
The National Duty to Not Be "Secular"
Free Enterprise Economics
A Word to Lifelong Learners
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Electricity Policy
Regulation of Electronic Speech
Eminent Domain is Theft
The Myth of "Separation of Church and State"
The Department of Energy
Liberty Under God Regulates Markets
Enumerated Powers
Environmental Protection
Stewardship vs. Environmentalism
Environmental Health: Risks and Reality
Bob Enyart Slanders Ron Paul
"The Establishment"
The Ethanol Fix
Executive Orders
The Imperial Presidency
Executive Agencies
No Tax is a "Fair Tax"
The Family: Foundation of Society
Abolish the Federal Reserve System
The Food and Drug Administration
The Expanding Federal Police Power
Government as god
Financial Deregulation
Fighting Fires
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid and Economic Development
Foreign Policy: Overview
Persuasion, not Coercion
Defending The Declaration of Independence (1776)
Gas Prices and Free Markets
Gender Discrimination
John Lofton Exclusive Interview with Jim Gilchrist
The International War on Drugs
U.S. Security Strategy
Independent Establishments and Government Corporations
The Nature of Government
Global Warming
Energy Information2
Gun Control
Habeas Corpus
"Hate Crimes"
Health Care
Homosexuality and the Libertarian Party
Health and Human Services
The History of Freedom
Why Homosexuals Should be Hated
House Committees etc.
Housing Market
Housing and Urban Development
International Criminal Court
National I.D. Cards
Idolatry and the Ten Commandments
Immigration  - Legalized Immigration Does Not Destroy Our Culture
A Biblical Discussion about Immigration with Chuck Baldwin -
Immigration  - Downward Shift In Libertarian Party Platform
Immigration  - Why Immigration Laws are Unconstitutional
Immigration  - Immigration in a Division of Labor Economy
Immigration  - Why Immigration Enhances Our Culture
Immigration  - Why Immigration Increases Our Technology
Immigration  - Positive Effects of Population Growth through Immigration
Immigration  - The Case for Free Immigration
Immigration  - Refutation of the Arguments Against Free Immigration
Immigration  - Why Immigration Increases Capital
Immigration  - Why Immigration Raises Real Wage Rates
Controlling Immigration
Controlling Immigration
Impeachment of the President
War and Imperialism
Robert Ingersoll's Misunderstanding of the Constitution
Intelligence -
Interchange Fees
Department of Interior
Internet Liberties
How to Interpret the Constitution
First Steps to Restoring "Liberty Under God"
Abolish the Internal Revenue Service
Oil and the Moslem World
International Economic Policy
Israel: Is the State God?
Is Huckabee Confused About the Proper Role of Christianity and Politics
Appealing to The Supreme Judge
Why I am Judgmental and Intolerant
Judicial Usurpation: The Unelected Legislature
Abolishing the Government
Jury Nullification
The Justice Department
Is War Ever "Just"
The Kuznicki Chronicles Homosexuality and the Libertarian Party
The Department of Labor
Labor Relations Law
Salvation: Being Placed in a Large Wide Place
Central/South America
"Left," "Right," and the "Politically Homeless"
The Profligate Legislature
Jill Lepore and the Myth of "the Separation of Church and State"
Write a Letter
Who are the True Liberals?
Liberty Under God
The Right to Life
Libertarian Platform on Sex
"Virtual Lunch" with the Candidate
Mutual Assured Destruction
Don't Send the Marines!
Marriage: A God-Ordained Institution
"Marriage Amendment"
Marxism and Bureaucracy
Media Bias
Medical Marijuana
The Mentally Ill
Mideast Conflict
The Minimum Wage
Evangelism and Social Order
Missouri Farm Bureau Platform and "Liberty Under God" Table of Contents
Monetary Policy
Banking and Money
Light to the Gentiles
National Animal Identification System
"National Security"
National Service
Missile Defense
Can a Christian Be a Politician?
NSA Wiretaps
The Oath of Office
Abolish the Federal Government
Who Owns the Holy Land?
A Pacifist in Federal Court
The Freedom to Travel
Intellectual Property
St. Patrick and Irish Terrorism
Patriotism: Loyalty to Country or to God?
Congressman Ron Paul on Abortion
Ron Paul: "Homophobe?"
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Encryption and Wiretapping
Phillies 2008
Planning: Free vs. Centralized
Are Libertarians anarchists?
The United States, Plural
American Political Theory
The Myth of Over-Population
Controlling Pornography
Feminism and Pornography
Who Creates Your Vote?
Prescription Drugs
Prisons and Punishment
Immediate Cuts
Does Your Vote Count?
Prosperity: The Pursuit of Happiness
The Pursuit of - Not the Right to - Happiness
Racial Discrimination
In re RACHEL L. et al. Filed 2/28/08
"Radical" - Defending the Roots of America's Greatness
Daily Reading List
The Reagan Revolution
Rebecca Writes to Chuck Colson
Regulatory Reform: No Silver Bullet
Noah and His Ark Today
Religion and Libertarianism
Religion and Traditional Values: Foundation of a Free Society
Republican Party Promises
The Myth of "Rights" -
What are YOU willing to RISK?
Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Rule of Law
Relations with Russia
A Political View of Life
Politics as Salvation
Trade Sanctions
Securities Markets
Internal Security and Civil Liberties
Senate Committees etc
Public Service
Sexuality and Culture
Character and Political Leadership
Socialism is Evil
Social Security
The State vs. "Society"
Free Speech.
Government Spending
Security and Prosperity Partnership
Urban "Sprawl"
"The State" as Criminal
The State Department
Statism - The Worship of "the State"
Implementing Utopia, Step by Step
Economic Stimulus Packages
Swords Into Plowshares
Directory of All Pages
Property Rights and Regulatory Takings
Fundamental Tax Reform
Sacrificing Liberty For Temporary Security
Government Tentacles of Atheism and Immorality
Term Limits and the Need for a Citizen Legislature
Terri Schiavo: One Libertarian's Observations
Terri Schiavo: One Libertarian's Observations
Liberty Under God
Against the Tide
Tobacco and the Rule of Law
Tort Reform
Torture is Un-American
Ozarks Virtual Town Hall
The Department of the Treasury
Military Tribunals
The United Nations
Unemployment Insurance
Unions: Government-Buttressed
U.S. Postal Service
Vengeance Belongs to God
Department of Veterans' Affairs -
"Victimless" Crimes
Victims' Rights
The Vietnam War
Persuasion, not Coercion
Who Creates Your Vote?
Does Your Vote Count?
Vouchers vs. Tuition Tax Credits
Reclaiming the War Powers
Housing and Urban Development
The Israel Lobby
Welfare and Charity
What is the Libertarian Party?
White House Agencies
Why I'm Running
Why I am Running [longer version]
William Wilberforce
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Worldview: Your Philosophy of Life
The First Amendment
America the Despised
The Founding of Education in America
The Real Tax Burden
Restoring the Chains
Why I Do Not "Attend Church"
Western Civilization is Christian Civilization
Constitution Party National Platform
Re-Legalize DDT
Were the Founding Fathers "Deists," "Freethinkers," and "Infidels?"
The Ten Commandments
The Myth of "Pluralism"
Religion is the Foundation of Government
The Establishment Clause
Abolish the Federal Reserve System
Fireworks Day - by Gary North
The "General Welfare" Clause
Federal Destruction of the Housing Market
Inflation is Caused by the Government
The Libertarian Dime - August 28, 2008
Jill Lepore and the Myth of "the Separation of Church and State"
LP vs CP
Memorial Day 2008
The "Works of Mercy"
My Message to Politicians
Abolish the Federal Government
Who Owns the Holy Land?
A Biblical Defense of Pacifism
A Pacifist in Federal Court
The Freedom to Travel
How Government Steals from the Poor
The Pursuit of - Not the Right to - Happiness
In re RACHEL L. et al. Filed 2/28/08
Recovery Resources
The Scandinavian "Solution"
Public Service
The State vs. "Society"
The State vs. Society
Has the Constitution Been Suspended?
Swords Into Plowshares
"Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither."
Tolerance vs. Liberty
Trade Promotion Authority
Unconstitutional "Trade Promotion Authority"
End Income Tax Withholding.
World War II and its Lessons
Yasha - Salvation
Zechariah's Prophecy
Zip Codes in the 7th Congressional District
Who is a TRUE American?
"States Rights" -- The 10th Amendment
Dubai: Wilderness into Garden?
Comparing Embryonic Stem-Cell Research to Nazi Experiments
Death by Government
Fish and Game Regulation
Is the Constitution a Secular Document?
The Myth of the "Separation of Church and State"
The Gospel
Interacting with "Pyromaniacs"
 Interacting with "Pyromaniacs" - Part 2
 Who are the True Liberals?
The Myth of Pluralism
Religion is the Foundation of Government
Secular Humanism is a Religion
Holy Trinity Church v. United States (1892) - Separationist Arguments Answered
"Easy Essays" by Peter Maurin
Government "Investments"
Why Atheists Should Elect a Theocrat
"The Masters of the Universe"
'Call to Renewal' Keynote Address | U.S. Senator Barack Obama
Ban Cluster Bombs
A Program to Abolish Harmful Bureaucracies
Americans are Not Saving for the Future
Army School of Americas Attacked Unfairly?
An Anarchist for Congress
Close the School of the Americas
The Common Law and Christianity
How to Become a Libertarian By Becoming a Christian
The 2008 Wall Street Bailout
The Great Lord and Ruler of Nations
David Rudel's Interview with Jesus Christ
Unkept Republican Promises
The Blessings of Liberty for our Posterity
The Benefits of Failure
The Great Depression
How Much Red Ink in a TRILLION?
Politics is a Tug-of-War
Carbon Credits
"Earmark" Reform
Can an Anarchist "Support" the Constitution?
The Eighth Commandment - "Thou shalt not steal"
Blog Posts
Welcome To The Site
32 Tuesdays
The Big Picture: "Vine & Fig Tree"
The Big Picture: "Liberty Under God"
"Winners" and "Losers"
The Libertarian Pledge
More on the Libertarian Pledge
Libertarian Morality
The Immigration Issue Takes to the Streets
The Benefits of 40 Million Illegal Aliens
The Criminal Culture of Immigrants
Immigration and the War on [Some] Drugs
Take Two
Congressman Ron Paul
Happy Birthday Booker T.!
Federal Education Promises Never End
Is the Republican Party a Cult?
The Gospel of Judas and the Gospel of Bush
Acheson and MacArthur
April 12: A Triumph of "Voluntary Effort"
April 13, 1743 - Thomas Jefferson born
Good Friday
An Al-Queda Easter
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Oklahoma City - April 19, 1995
Unions vs. the Free Market
A Catholic Worker Seder
Catherine Morris, Public Servant
Immigration and Health Care
The Company I Keep
"Your Papers Please"
National Day of Prayer
Trouble for Ron Paul?
The Death of Wisdom
Branson Democrats
Letter from Iran
Gas Prices in Perspective
Teach Republicans a Lesson
U.S.: Defender of Freedom?
Happy Mothers' Day
Alligators and Environmentalists
"Minuteman" Founder Jim Gilchrist
Constitution Party, Part 2
Iraq and the Constitution Party
Minuteman Founder on UN, Sodomy, Draft, and more
Are Unbelievers Believable?
They Died in Vain
Democracy Assassinated the Family
Phyllis Schlafly's Goose and Gander
Marriage Amendment
The 4th of July
4th of July
Congress Perceived as Unethical
Pink Pistols Survey
A Libertarian Manifesto: July 4th, 1776
9-11 in the News
Nobody Believes in the 4th of July Anymore.
16 Tuesdays
Who Creates Your Vote?
Flight 800 - July 17, 1996
Abolishing "Vital Government Services"
Apple Pie and Torture
Christianity and Capitalism
The Cult of Social Security
The Cult of "National Security"
I'd Push the Button
On Pushing the Button
Hiroshima / Nagasaki
Stiff Competition
There is no Button
Campaign Wiki
Why Incumbents Always Win
The SPP Coup d'Etat
Canadians Against SPP
SPP Deception
More SPP Deception
A Neglected Anniversary
Jim Rutz on Democide
Rep. Ron Paul on SPP
More Canadian Opposition to SPP
SPP = European Union
Freeman's Journal Candidate Survey
The Meaning of 9-11
The Meaning of 9-11
The Real Enemy: Bush or al-Qaeda?
Bush's Transportation Secretary and NASCO
Global Supply-Chain Fascism
SPP Destroying Evidence?
Anti-SPP Resolution in Congress
Tell me what Blunt thinks
Kupelian on 9-11 Conspiracies
The Foley Scandal
A Thank-You Note
Is it a SIN to vote for Roy Blunt?
Secular Education and the War on Drugs
NO on Amendment 2
Saddam Will Hang
Post-Election Spin
Send the Marines?
Elton John: "Ban religion"
Nobel Prize-Winning Libertarian Dies
Pearl Harbor and 9-11
Libertarian Party Anniversary
Ramsey Clark: Three Reasons to Impeach
Gerald R. Ford, Mass Murderer
A Libertarian's New Year's Resolutions
Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them
Robert E. Lee
LP Flash Needed
Death to Valentine!
George Washington
North Korea
St. Patrick: Christian Libertarian
Happy Birthday Tom!
April Violence
Ozarks Virtual Town Hall
Greene County Libertarians: Immigration
Libertarian Candidate Filters
Immigration and Gun Control
Welfare and Immigration
Immigration and the LP Platform
Jerry Falwell, 1933-2007
9-11 and School Shootings
Would Jesus Celebrate Memorial Day?
On Overthrowing Governments
Ann Coulter on Immigration
America's Psikhushka for 9/11 Truthers
Josef Mengele Released from Prison
Phillies, Falwell, and Goldwater
Do Communists Make Better Spouses?
Sibel Edmonds and Valerie Plame
Second Cold War
Global Warming and the G8
The Surgeon General
Conservative Christians for Hillary
Response to Jason
I am a Bigot
The Latest Laziness
How Big is America?
Al Capone and the Zetas
Apology accepted, Dr. Kuznicki.
Advertising under God
Providence and "The National Malaise"
Iraq: Lexington and Concord for Today
Lexington, Concord, and Plainfield
Stem Cells Endowed by Their Creator
What Would the Signers Think?
U.S. Ready for a Third Party?
Shunning Gov't Down
1776-Style Radical Transformation
1776-Style Theocracy
Who is more "Radical?"
Hindu Prayers in the Senate
Vengeance vs. Self-Defense
"The Lust of the Eyes"
Letters of Marque and Reprisal
Can Charity Solve Poverty?
More on Poverty
No Free Exercise of Religion
Hiroshima - Gulf of Tonkin
Bridges One Week Later
Nagasaki, August 9, 1945
IRS and the Rule of Law
Inventions and "National Security"
"Suspicious Behavior"
Secret Military Intelligence
Abolish the USA!
"Corruption" is Inescapable
Corruption in the Military
More on Military Corruption
9/11 - Six Years Later
Family Research Council on 9/11
Petraeus: America Safer? "I don't know."
Constitution Day?
War and Public Relations
Two Manifestos, Two Different Nations
"Do Violence to No Man"
Eminent Domain Sociopaths
McCain and "Christian America"
Columbus and Civilization
"Media Bias"
Holocaust Denial in the Service of War
Conservative Christians for Hillary
Government Theft Admitted
Update on Government Theft
Cheney's Victory in Iraq
Conservative Christians Reject Huckabee
Wilberforce: Role Model for Anarchists
Veterans' Day Weekend 2007
Thanksgiving 2007
Zogby: "Voters in a nasty frame of mind"
Pearl Harbor, 1941-2001
Winter of Our Discontent
Spitting in the Wilderness
Heisman Career Nearly Ended
Holiday Hypocrisy
Advertising Milestone
Sound as a Dollar
John McCain vs. Al Gore
The 12 Days of Liberty
Day 1: Incarnation and Liberty
Day 2: I'm Dreaming of a Large Christmas
Day 3: The Birth of the Anti-King
Day 4: Defeating the Enemies
Taking Year-End Inventory
Day 5: Peace on Earth
Day 6: Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Capitalists
McCain Leads in Rasmussen Poll
Day 7: Kingmas: Christ = King
Big Resolutions for 2008
Day 8: Let's Keep Christmas Commercialized
Day 9: A Christmas Nagocracy
Denver Talk Show Host Slanders Ron Paul
Denver Talk Show Host Responds
Day 10: Christmas for the Lowly
Day 11: "All Flesh Will See the Salvation of God"
Day 12: The Christmas Millennium
Torture: Stereotyping vs. Analyzing
Liberal Fascism
Choosing Slavemasters
Ron Paul: Racist?
1776 and the Plantation
Allegiance: Obama's Hand and Heart
Secularist Questions
Ron Paul, 1924
Martin Luther King
Roe v. Wade 35 Years Later
Reasons to be "Pro-Choice"
John Mark Reynolds vs. Huckabee
1.Hillary; 5.Giuliani; 6.Huckabee; 8.Obama
God and Huckabee, part 2
Obama's Big Changes
The Beheading of Obama
Ron Paul Book Bomb
Iraq: A Chinese View
Garfield and Gore
The Rogue Co-President
"Cookie" and America's Founding Fathers
Charles Thornton: American Archetype
Terrorist Anniversaries
Obama's "Economic Plan"
The Myth of the "Senseless Killing"
1,000 Words on Global Warming
An Affordable Ferrari
George Washington's Birthday
Federal Reserve Video
Rationing Ferraris
More on Presidents' Day
I've often wondered myself
Candidate Filing and Interview
The Cult of the Omnipotent State
More Lies from Bob Enyart
Naomi Wolf: "The End of America"
The End of Impeachment
The $2 Trillion Nightmare
The State vs. Society
Unilateral Disarmament
Would God Bless This?
Client 9: Elliot Spitzer
Tax Relief At Last!
Spitzer Conspiracy?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick for Today
Holy Week
Republican Rallying Cry
Spitzer Conspiracy Pt. 2
Good Friday
An Uninspiring Easter Message
Patrick Henry Was Wrong
Gore-Clinton or Gore-Obama
Government as Criminal Syndicate
Government Health Care
Ron Paul is a Warmonger
MLK Murder
Yoder and Pierce
Rachel's Educator
Rachel's Messiah
Bob Barr and Ross Perot
Christmas on the Potomac
Pay Your Taxes!
Battle of the Cults
Mormons and Davidians
April 19, 1775, 1993, 2008
Video Interview
Jill Lepore's America
The Money Tree in Kinder's Garden
McCain's Murder of 1st Amendment
Chuck Baldwin - Constitution Party
Mary Ruwart's "Child Porn Scandal"
National Day of Prayer
Immigration: Where in the Constitution?
Who Owns the Holy Land?
Buy American? U.S. Concentration Camps
Mother's Day Town Hall
Slavery, Capital Punishment, and the Bible
State Pension Fraud
The Masks of Hollow Men
300 posts
Phillies on Abortion
Republicans Legalize Homosexual "Marriage"
Weather.com Global Warming Poll
Indigenous Islamo-Fascism?
Your Check is in the Mail
"Liberalism" and "Rights"
Liberalism is Aristocracy
Libertarian Democracy
They Died In Vain: Memorial Day 2008
Politicians and Soldiers
Better Dead than Red?
Shame on Google's Memorial Day Silence
Bush, Spitzer and Hamilton
Abortion: No Hard Cases
30 Days to Independence Day
Adam Smith, 1723-1790
D-Day: June 6, 1944
The Audacity of Liberty
Impeach Bush
Bill O'Reilly: Fascist
Gore Endorses Obama
No Change, No Matter What
Guns in Churches
Walter Block on Religion and Libertarianism
The "Two Americas"
Why Congressional Elections Matter
Risking One's Sacred Honor
Bob Barr: Libertarian?
Republicans and Polls
Peace Voter Survey
Psychology of Tyranny
The Truth About ANWR Drilling
The Seductive Lure of Internet Pornography
Cult Threatens Religious Liberty and Property Rights
Independence Day 2008
John Qunicy Adams on Independence
Two Notable Executions
From Independence to Dependence
Images of Iran
"Conservatives" and War
"Colonialism" and Homosexuality
TWA Flight 800 and the Media
The "Robber Baron" Healthcare Plan
Why I LOVE Money
Capital Punishment
Inflation: Taxation Without Representation
Paul Krugman's Millionaires
Baldwin's Blunder
Hamburg and the Unjust War
"Looking out for the Voters"
Jasper County Farm Bureau
Persons Under the Law
Bush in China
New Blog: "95 Days til Election Day"
America vs. America
Endorsing "Homophobia"
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008
Gay-Bashing and Christian-Bashing
Ban Nuclear Weapons
Hiroshima, August 6, 1945
Americans for the Arts Action Fund Survey
Update on Government Theft, 2008
Obama's Investment Advice
China: The New U.S.A.
The U.S. is an Atheistic Dictatorship
U.S.A.: The New China
Libertarians Against Washington and Jefferson
Federalism and Medical Marijuana
The Steamroller Conspiracy
Lost Rights, Fifteen Years Later
Missouri Farm Bureau - mofb.org
"Rural America" - mofb #2
Government Debt -- mofb #3
Added-value commodities mofb #4
National Animal Identification System -- mofb #5
Animal Rights -- mofb #6
Trade Agreements -- mofb #7
Trade Sanctions; Cuba -- mofb #8
Transportation -- mofb #9
Water -- mofb #10
Natural Resources and the Environment -- mofb #11
Energy -- mofb #12
Tax and Fiscal Policy -- mofb #13
Immigration -- mofb #14
Homeland Security -- mofb #15
Social Security -- mofb #16
Intellectual Property -- mofb #17
Laugh-In or laugh at
Live Webcast Tonight: The Libertarian Dime
Gems from George Will
Women and the 2-Party Memory Hole
Libertarian Dime Interview
What Good Are "Rights?"
Life Under Sharia Law
Organized Anarchists
The Founders' Vision for Government
The End of the American Empire
No Taxation Without Representation
Libertarian Dime Interview, Pt. 2
A Secular Constitution?
Income Inequality: What's the Problem?
The View from Down Unduh
"We have made lies our refuge."
The Republocrat Reign is Nigh!
Abolish the Constitution
Who's to Blame?
Biden: Patriotic to Pay More Taxes
Interlocking Lies
A Government Bailout Analogy
Thinking Biblically about the Banking Crisis
Government is the Problem
Sex Education
New Nigerian Scam?
How Much is a Trillion?
Ron Paul’s Joint Economic Committee Statement
Golden Parachutes
Global Monetary System
Enslaving Blacks
"Coin Money"
Protecting the Poor and America's 401(k)s
The Danger is Defeat, Not Destruction
Lessons for Legislators
The Bailout Reader
The Truth About McCain
Trust or Cynicism?
Fascism is a U.S. Export
The Dollar's Last Minutes
How the Constitution Party Destroys Our Constitutional Rights
Bailout Chronicle
News-Leader Voices
KSGF Interview
Christopher Columbus
Euthanize the G.O.P.
Capital Punishment and Suicide
Remembering "The Government"
Close the "School of the Americas"
October 18, 1780
U.S.A.: The Next Kenya?
Bring back literacy tests
Child Murderers as Adults
Obama's Latest Terrorist Connection
Political Science Refresher Course
Government and our Worldview
Disease Control
25th Anniversary of the 241
Historic Democratic Party Achievements, 1916-1932
No Bailouts Without Representation
Polls: 40-60% Libertarian?
Why Atheists Should Elect a Christian Theocrat
Political Wackos
Better than Voting
Congratulations, Travis Maddox
The End of the Religious Right
Where's MY Bailout?
Will the GOP Learn from This?
The Death of Conservatism
Sacred Civil Institutions
Abolish the Federal Reserve System
Keeping Promises
Non-Denominational Theocracy
No Detroit Bailout!
The U.S. vs. The Free Market
The Insiders' Crusade
Give Thanks to Our Redeemer - George Washington
Celebrating Thanksgiving in America
Give Thanks for Our Christian Theocracy
"One Nation Under God"
Income Redistribution
"Too Many Links"
George W. Bush: European Socialist
Pray for Mom!
Why Have a King?
Newsweek Attacks Marriage
The Myth of the Separation of Church and State
Spoiling the Party
Knapped for my links again
The Way of Peace
San Diego and Tijuana?
Pacifism in Action
Two Prayers
Don't Read Books in Public!
Back in the Hospital
Inauguration of a Dictator
Obama's USSA
Vine & Fig Tree at the Inauguration
More on the Myth of a "Secular Constitution"
Inflation as Salvation
The Digital Congress
"Property" is Theft - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Nationalizing the Banks
"Deadly Missiles" Launched on U.S. Soil
Bedtime Stories Banned?
President's Day
George Washington Coaching
The Dividing Line
Wednesday Radio Appearances
Personal Responsibility
Bach in School
Economic Planning
Obama's Anti-Employment Policies
Pray for Slay
The New Calvinism
Obama: Grow People for Parts
Marriage Redefined
Who Creates Your Vote?
Happy Birthday, Cyrus Vance
Pacifist Podcasts
Ronald Reagan and the Bush Family
Chuck Baldwin's Easter Column
Anarchist Thursday
Pacifist Friday
Easter and Tax Day
Boycott the Tea Parties
Birmingham Jail Tea Party
Secularism is Un-Democratic
Human Being Day
Dubai: A Microcosm of America?
Socialists Express Gratitude for Capitalism
National Day of Prayer
Disarmament Day
Genocide, then Reconciliation
Taking Christianity Seriously
"America's Spiritual Heritage"
"Liberal Democracy" in American and Iraq
Warriors and Peacemakers
Would Jesus Celebrate Memorial Day 2009?
John Calvin
Atrocities of Statism
How Obama Treats His Employees
Tiller Deserved to Die
Tiller the Nazi
Would Jesus Celebrate D-Day?
Nazis and Stem Cells
Risking Life, Fortune, and Sacred Honor
Rugged Individualism v. Community
June 17: Bunker Hill, Smoot-Hawley, and Atheism
More Theocracy Needed in Iran
Homosexual Fascism
Happy Father's Day
More Theocracy Needed in Iran, part 2
Free Bernie Madoff
To Save America, We Must Abolish the United States...
Independence Day Reading
Homeless Living in Cars
Happy Birthday John Calvin
Obama's Saturday Morning Radio Address


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Lowell High School, La Habra, California
University of Southern California
Simon Greenleaf School of Law
Westminster Seminary, California
Personally tutored by R.J. Rushdoony, Greg Bahnsen
Personal library of nearly 20,000 volumes
(in the age of the WorldWideWeb, a "personal library" is now an anachronism)
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My Credo

Our word "creed" comes from the Latin word credo, which means "I believe." Many people have penned their "credo." Here is Einstein's Credo, which isn't Christian. Here is Cornelius Van Til's, which is. That's the soil where my creed has roots.

Gary North writings:
Investment Advice (not my cup of tea):

Cornelius Van Til stands in the Reformed genealogy of Calvin, and the Dutch branch of Bavink and Abraham Kuyper. Van Til was one of the founding faculty of Westminster Seminary and homage is paid to him and J. Gresham Machen by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, to which I once belonged, and was personally tutored for possible ordination in the OPC by Greg L. Bahnsen, a student of Van Til. Among Van Til's progeny are Francis Schaeffer, R.J. Rushdoony, and Rushdoony's son-in-law, Gary North. Van Til, Rushdoony and North are at the top of my list of favorite Christian authors. Van Til's book The Defense of the Faith is perhaps my #1 favorite book, though I've read and enjoyed all of Van Til. Likewise Rushdoony and North.

Perhaps Edith Schaeffer had more of an influence on me than Francis, and as much as Rushdoony. When How Should We Then Live came out, I saw the Schaeffers at a seminar in So. Calif., but never visited L'Abri in Switzerland. But I have always wanted to emulate their ministry. The closest I have come so far has been a decade at the Catholic Worker: Isaiah House in Santa Ana, Calif. L'Abri has always been the brass ring I've reached for. I've laid the foundation, but thus far haven't built the house.

The foundation of my credo is the "Vine & Fig Tree" vision of the Prophet Micah. Click the words that interest you for more detail.

And it will come about in the last days
That the mountain of the House of the LORD
Will be established as the chief of the mountains
And it will be raised above the hills

And the peoples will stream to it.
And many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD
And to the House of the God of Jacob,

That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths."
For from Zion will go forth the Law
Even the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their
swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation
And never again will they train for war.

And each of them will sit under his
under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid.
For the LORD of hosts has spoken.

We in 21st century America enjoy the highest standard of living in human history. This is a result of the Christianization of the world, relentless in its progress, though faster in some ages than others (it's slowed down in the last 100 years, by many standards). Micah's vision animated America's Founding Fathers. It must do so again. In the 20th century, secular empires murdered an average of 10,000 people per day, every single day during the last century. In America, an additional 4,000 babies are killed every day, many times more in China and the "former" Soviet Union -- 135,000 a day around the world. Literally billions of people in our day are separated from the Gospel by tyrannical atheistic or Muslim governments.

But Christians today are anesthetized by complacency and self-indulgence. They're waiting for "the rapture." Francis Schaeffer spoke of "personal peace and affluence."

My Credo is not just what I believe, but what I want to be. Many "heresy hunters" want to find out what I believe about the Trinity, or the mode of Baptism, but for me, orthopraxis is more important than orthodoxy.

One of the deficiencies of purely theological creeds, like the Westminster Confession of Faith, is that an individual can formally agree with nearly all of its doctrinal contents, and be a moral mess in his personal life. I can make you think I'm an OK guy by telling you about my orthodox views on the Deity of Christ, while hiding the fact that I embezzle at the office, cheat on my wife, and dump toxic waste on my neighbor's property. This is why I start with the Larger Catechism's exposition of the Ten Commandments, rather than the theological doctrines in the Confession.
Click here for the Confession.
Click here for the Catechism.

So before we look at my doctrine, let's look at my practice. In a sense I believe that doctrine is more important than practice. A "real nice guy" who believes he is his own god is lost in a most fundamental sense. Even a person of the most extraordinary virtue is lost if he/she refuses to submit to the authority of God in the Bible. On the other hand, people often construct their theology to justify their morality. A man wants to cheat on his wife, so he comes up with a doctrine of God who says nothing about marriage.  Show me a man's morality and I know a lot about his theology. So here is a summary of my morality.

First, I generally follow the view of the Protestant Reformers on the Ten Commandments. You can find the Reformers' view in the Exposition of the Ten Commandments in the Westminster Larger Catechism. My views can be found in a syllabus for a program I have taught in various schools, churches, and other venues, of which the following is an excerpt, with language often taken verbatim from the Catechism:

The First Commandment is, “thou shalt have no other gods before Me.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to know and acknowledge God to be only true God, and our God;
  2. How to worship and glorify Him accordingly.
  3. How to avoid denying God
  4. How to worship God even if it’s not Sunday
  5. Five ways most people give to false gods that worship and glory which is due to the True God alone.
  6. How to remember that God sees all things, takes notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God.

Self-examination: Is my relationship with God broken because I am trying to be my own god (Genesis 3:5)?

The Second Commandment is, “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth, thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep my commandments.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to develop the skills of receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in His Word.
  2. Identifying and eliminating subtle ways of worshipping God by images, or any other way not appointed in His Word.

Self-examination:  Do I cover up my character defects with religion and false spirituality?

The Third Commandment is, “thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. Developing the holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.
  2. Avoiding all profaning or abusing anything whereby God maketh Himself known.
  3. Why atheists are not allowed to hold public office in a nation “under God.”
  4. Why atheists were not allowed to hold public office in America until 1961.
  5. How the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape His righteous judgment, however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men.

Self-examination:  Do I take the Lord’s Name in vain?

The Fourth Commandment is, “Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to keep holy to God such set times as He appointed in His Word; expressly one whole day in seven to be a holy Sabbath to Himself.
  2. Which day of the seven God hath appointed to be the weekly Sabbath
  3. How to sanctify the Sabbath by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.
  4. How to avoid profaning the Sabbath by idleness, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations.
  5. Why God allows us six days of the week for our own employments
  6. The meaning of His challenging a special propriety in the seventh, His own example, and His blessing the Sabbath-day.
  7. How the Bible abolished chattel slavery.

Self-examination:  Have I been working as I should, and am I able to rest, and trust God when I should?

The Fifth Commandment is, “honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. Why the Fifth Commandment applies to:

·         Parents:

o      your birth parents,

o      your foster parents,

o      your adoptive parents

·         Superiors:

o      your employer,

o      your guard in jail

·         Those who are talented and excel you in gifts and graces

o      the guy who knows more about algebra than you do and sometimes helps you with your homework,

o      and the guy who is much better than you are at basketball and continually insults you when you miss an easy lay-up.

·         Those in authority over us:

·         family

o        your older brother,

o        your aunts and uncles,

o        grandparents

·         church

o        your priest or pastor,

·         commonwealth

o        your mayor,

o        the police

o        your popularly-elected president,

o        your unelected totalitarian dictator

  1. Why the ability to HONOR someone who excels you in some gift, grace, or authority truly separates the men from the boys.

Self-examination: Have I been angry at my parents, employers, and other superiors, and is our relationship broken?

The Sixth Commandment is, “thou shalt not kill.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to conquer anger.
  2. Why you should not assert your rights.
  3. Why a larger percentage of the human race was murdered in the 20th century than any previous century in history (not even including abortions).
  4. Why an even larger percentage of the human race will be murdered in the 21st century.
  5. Four ways the money to fund these murders will come out of your paycheck.
  6. Why your unsanctified emotions will cause you to voluntarily pay for genocide.

Self-examination:  Have I been willing to hurt other people to protect myself?

The Seventh Commandment is, “thou shalt not commit adultery.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to preserve our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.
  2. How to avoid all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.
  3. How to make a covenant with your eyes.
  4. How to eliminate temptations.

Self-examination:  Do I lust and have impure thoughts and actions, and has this behavior adversely affected others?

The Eighth Commandment is, “thou shalt not steal.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to further the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.
  2. Why you will be held accountable for the theft of millions of dollars of private property.
  3. Why the quest for unlimited wealth is Godly.

Self-examination:  Have I cheated others to gratify myself?

The Ninth Commandment is, “thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to maintain and promote truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbor’s good name, especially in witness-bearing.
  2. How to avoid 5 common practices that are prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbor’s good name.

Self-examination:  Have I lied to cover up my character defects, and have these lies adversely affected others?

The Tenth Commandment is, “thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

I acknowledge the Authority of this commandment to teach me:

  1. How to develop full contentment with our own condition,
  2. How to develop a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his.
  3. How to conquer
a)  all discontentment with our own estate,
b)  envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor,
c)  all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his.

Self-examination: Am I filled with resentment from envying the rich and coveting what I don’t have, and has this bitterness adversely affected others.

Having been personally tutored by R.J. Rushdoony, and strongly influenced by The Institutes of Biblical Law, his magnum opus, I would like to provide a list of some chapters in Rushdoony's Institutes. This helps show the social scope which I believe God's Law has: 

III. The Third Commandment
2. Swearing and Revolution
3. The Oath and Society
5. The Oath and Authority
IV. The Fourth Commandment
3. The Sabbath and Work
5. The Sabbath and Law
Appendix: The Economics of Sabbath keeping -- by Gary North
V. The Fifth Commandment
1. The Authority of the Family
3. The Economics of the Family
4. Education and the Family
5. The Family and Delinquency
VI. The Sixth Commandment
2. The Death Penalty
5. Hybridization and Law
6. Abortion
8. Restitution or Restoration
9. Military Laws and Production
10. Taxation
13. Quarantine Laws
14. Dietary Rules
20. Social Inheritance: Landmarks
VII. The Seventh Commandment
1. Marriage
5. Family Law
6. Marriage and Monogamy
7. Incest
9. Sex and Crime
11. Adultery
12. Divorce
14. Homosexuality
17. The Transvestite
18. Bestiality
VIII. The Eighth Commandment
1. Dominion
2. Theft
3. Restitution and Forgiveness
4. Liability of the Bystander
5. Money and Measure
6. Usury
9. Landmarks and Land
10. The Virgin Birth and Property
11. Fraud
12. Eminent Domain
13. Labor Laws
15. Prison
18. The Rights of Strangers, Widows, and Orphans
IX. The Ninth Commandment
5. Corroboration
6. Perjury
8. False Witness
11. Slander Within Marriage
13. Slander as Theft
16. Judges
17. The Responsibility of Judges and Rulers
18. The Court
19. The Procedure of the Court
20. The Judgment of the Court
X. The Tenth Commandment
1. Covetousness
3. Special Privilege
5. The System

I would like to summarize some of the practical implications of God's Law, which are briefly referred to in the section on the Law of God (chap 19). One way I advance the ideals contained in God's Law is by running for political office. Not that I ever expect to win, but simply as a platform or vehicle for propagating Biblical values, on radio, television, in debates, forums and town halls. Here is an excerpt from my campaign home page:

From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.
-- President Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address

My goal is to develop the character of Christ in my life and others. Here are my thoughts and meditations on Godly character:

Here is another glimpse at my personal morality, in an A-Z listing of a few contemporary subjects:

I Oppose I Support
  1. Abortion
  2. Adolescence
  3. Adultery
  4. Antinomianism
  5. Apathy
  6. Birth Control
  7. Capital Punishment
  8. Careerism
  9. Censorship
  10. Church "Office"
  11. Compulsory Immunization
  12. Compulsory Schooling
  13. Consumerism
  14. Covetousness
  15. Credentialism
  16. Darwinism
  17. Debt
  18. Discrimination
  19. Dispensationalism
  20. Drunkenness
  21. Duplicity
  22. Eminent Domain
  23. Envy
  24. Escapism
  25. Escheat
  26. Evolutionism
  27. Federalism
  28. Foreign Aid
  29. Formalism
  30. Fornication
  31. Fractional Reserve Banking
  32. Gambling
  33. Gun Control
  34. Higher Criticism
  35. Homosexuality
  36. Human Vengeance
  37. Humanism
  38. Iatrogenic Medicine
  39. Idleness
  40. Idolatry
  41. Immigration Laws
  42. Inheritance Taxes
  43. Institutions
  44. Insurance
  45. Intemperance
  46. Interest
  47. Interstate Commerce Commission
  48. Interventionism
  49. Intimidation
  50. Law, Man's
  51. Limited Liability
  52. Litigation
  53. Machismo
  54. Military Spending
  55. Minimum Wage Laws
  56. Missions
  57. "Mixed Economy"
  58. Nationalism
  59. Occultism
  60. Ordination of Women
  61. Ordination of Men
  62. Organized Crime
  63. Patriotism
  64. Pharisaism
  65. Politics
  66. Pornography
  67. Predestination by Man
  68. Price Controls
  69. Prisons
  70. Public Schools
  71. Racism
  72. The "Rapture"
  73. Resentment
  74. Revolution
  75. Ritual
  76. Sacerdotalism
  77. Scarcity
  78. Singleness
  79. Socialized Education
  80. Socialized Medicine
  81. Socialized National Defense
  82. Socialized Welfare
  83. Statism
  84. Strife
  85. Taxation
  86. Technocracy
  87. The Draft
  88. The Federal Reserve System
  89. Union
  90. Violence
  91. War
  92. Wickard v. Fillburn
  93. Witchcraft
  94. Zoning
  1. Accountability
  2. Adoption
  3. Agrarianism
  4. Altruism
  5. Amnesty
  6. Anarchism
  7. Apprenticeship
  8. Arranged Marriages
  9. Atonement by Christ
  10. Beauty
  11. Beneficence
  12. Breast-feeding
  13. Capitalism
  14. Children's "Rights"
  15. Civil Liberties
  16. Color
  17. Contentedness
  18. Conviviality
  19. Courtesy
  20. Creationism
  21. Creativity
  22. Discipline
  23. Dominion (Gen. 1:26-28)
  24. Drugs, FDA unapproved
  25. Drugs, legalization of
  26. Duty
  27. Extended families
  28. Faith
  29. Feasts
  30. Fidelity
  31. Forgiveness
  32. Free Energy
  33. Free Enterprise
  34. Generosity
  35. Geneva Jigs
  36. Gentleness
  37. Geocentricity
  38. Gladness
  39. God's Law
  40. God's Sovereign Grace
  41. Grace, God's
  42. Growing Without Schooling
  43. Growth
  44. Harmony
  45. Holistic Health
  46. Home Education
  47. "House Churches"
  48. Honest Money
  49. Hope
  50. Hospitality
  51. Initiative
  52. Joy
  53. Jury Nullification
  54. Just Wealth
  55. Justice
  56. Kindness
  57. Laissez-Faire
  58. Law, God's
  59. Legalization of all Drugs
  60. Lifelong learning
  61. Localism
  62. Love
  63. Maturity
  64. Meekness
  65. Mercy
  66. Midwifery
  67. Modest Dress
  68. Monogamy
  69. Natural Foods
  70. "Neighborhood Power"
  71. Patience
  72. Personal Responsibility
  73. Political Freedom
  74. Predestination by God
  75. Private Property
  76. Reconciliation
  77. Regeneration
  78. Reliability
  79. Restitution
  80. Reverence for the Aged
  81. Righteous Judgment
  82. Self-Control
  83. Settling out of Court
  84. Sovereign Grace, God's
  85. Spontaneous Order
  86. Technology
  87. Thankfulness
  88. Theonomy
  89. Trustworthiness
  90. Unity
  91. Unregulated Commerce
  92. Voluntary Communism
Note: This list was one of the first pages I put on the internet. It hasn't been substantially altered in a decade. The character traits were spun off onto the character webpages above. I am adding links that explain these concepts and why I believe they are contrary to or commanded by God's Law. Please email your nagging and I'll get your favorite word linked ASAP.

OK, now we come to theological doctrines.

My background is Reformed Protestantism. This can be summed up with the "Five Solas of the Reformation":

I agree with most of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647). I've never met anyone who agrees with everything it says. How much agreement is necessary to be "truly reformed?" My credo probably tests the limits. For all intents and purposes, the Protestant Reformation is dead. I believe it had tremendous good effects, but it is no longer "the salt of the earth." Less than one person in a thousand could say anything meaningful about John Calvin or Martin Luther and their contributions to Western Civilization. We're in a new "dark ages." I believe it's time for another Reformation, another "95 Theses." Here are mine. They tend to be more political and social than doctrinal, unlike Luther's Theses.

Despite the obvious need for a new Reformation, I am sometimes asked about my conformity to the tenets of the old Reformation. Below is a short summary of each chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) with my opinion of each and appropriate links to my webpages.

Here is an outline of my most obvious agreements and disagreements with the Westminster Confession of Faith, with links to the Extended Discussion below:


CHAP. I - Of the Holy Scripture

I agree with all these chapters.
Click each one for more details.

CHAP. II - Of God, and of the Holy Trinity
CHAP. III - Of God's Eternal Decree
CHAP. IV - Of Creation
CHAP. V - Of Providence
CHAP. VI - Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof
CHAP. VII - Of God's Covenant with Man
CHAP. VIII - Of Christ the Mediator
CHAP. IX - Of Free Will
CHAP. X - Of Effectual Calling
CHAP. XI - Of Justification The old version of "justification by faith" has devolved into the crippling doctrine of "Justification by Belief Alone." I do not agree with this view, and I'm sure James would not either. I call my view "Justification by Allegiance."
CHAP. XII - Of Adoption

I agree with all these chapters.

CHAP. XIII - Of Sanctification
CHAP. XIV - Of Saving Faith
CHAP. XV - Of Repentance unto Life
CHAP. XVI - Of Good Works
CHAP. XVII - Of the Perseverance of the Saints
CHAP. XVIII - Of Assurance of Grace and Salvation
CHAP. XIX - Of the Law of God I adhere to the "theonomic" principle. There is debate as to whether the Westminster Confession advocates that principle.
CHAP. XX - Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience  
CHAP. XXI - Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day I do not believe that Sunday is "the Sabbath." Seems to me that it should still be the seventh day. The eighth-day/first-day is the day of Resurrection, but not rest. But I do not know for sure if we are today required to observe one day of rest out of seven, whichever day that is, or whether we are in a perpetual sabbath rest.
CHAP. XXII - Of Lawful Oaths and Vows Because I believe an oath must be made in the name of the Lord and cannot be "secular," the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied me a license to practice law in California, which now requires a secular oath. Details here.
CHAP. XXIII - Of the Civil Magistrate

This is unquestionably one of the most controversial parts of "my credo." I believe socialism in all forms is immoral. I am very consistent in my opposition to socialism and defense of capitalism. This offends many people, who believe "the State" has the right to steal from Jones to give a subsidy to Smith, or to bomb a country "back to the Stone Age" in order to help XYZ Corporation build an oil pipeline. Most people will write me off as an "anarchist" without reading the links below.

CHAP. XXIV - Of Marriage and Divorce  
CHAP. XXV - Of the Church I do not believe in anything that resembles the Roman Catholic Church. In my opinion most "reformed churches" are essentially Roman.

Given the irrelevance of the Confession in light of contemporary statism and mass murder (chap. 23), it is remarkable that the rest of the Confession -- 25% of the total chapters -- deals with ecclesiastical concerns.

CHAP. XXVI - Of the Communion of Saints  
CHAP. XXVII - Of the Sacraments I do not believe in any "sacraments."
CHAP. XXVIII - Of Baptism I believe "baptism" was a ceremonial sprinkling (not immersion) that expired with "the last days" of the Old Covenant.
CHAP. XXIX - Of the Lord's Supper I do not believe we are required to continue observing Passover.
CHAP. XXX - Of Church Censures See chapter 25
CHAP. XXXI - Of Synods and Councils
CHAP. XXXII - Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead For all intents and purposes I am a "preterist." I think the prooftexts used by the Westminster Confession apply to events in AD70. I simply don't know what exactly will happen to any individual upon death. It doesn't matter to me, as I believe God is more merciful and more just than I can imagine. I am confident no alleged prophetic events (rapture, second coming, etc.) will happen in my lifetime. I believe it would be sinful to act as though "the second coming" had not already occurred.
CHAP. XXXIII - Of the Last Judgment

Extended Discussion

Quite candidly there are many parts of the Westminster Standards that I think are more important than many chapters of the Confession itself. The Confession's latter chapters on ecclesiology and eschatology are defective, and the chapters on the "ordo salutis," while correct, are not as relevant in the 21st century as, say, the exposition of the Ten Commandments in the Larger Catechism, particularly the political application of the Sixth and Eighth Commandments. Much eschatological confusion could be clarified by ridding Christendom of the anti-christ doctrine of Christ's postponed Kingship as discussed in qq. 42-45 of the Larger Catechism.

I would also add that I feel the Anabaptists were more consistent reformers (and therefore less Romanist) than the "magisterial reformers."

A Chapter by Chapter Summary of the Primary Teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith

Prepared by James E. Bordwine, Th.D.
I will check this column if I am in  basic agreement with the Confession.

I will explain my convictions and admit my differences in this column. Parts of the Confession that I question are in yellow. Parts that I'm sure I disagree with are in red.

Chapter I
Of the Holy Scripture

1. The Holy Scripture, given by the inspiration of God, is necessary because the works of creation and providence are not sufficient to give a saving knowledge of God. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) My views on the Bible in general.

"Natural Law"

2. God's former methods of revelation have ceased now that the Church possesses the written Scripture. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) See "Propositions on Pentecostalism," by James B. Jordan. 
3. The Scripture's infallible authority depends solely upon the fact that God is its author, and only as the Holy Spirit bears witness by and with the Word in our hearts will we become fully persuaded of this truth. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Why I Worship the Bible
4. Everything necessary for God's glory, our salvation, faith and life is contained in the Scripture and nothing, at any time or for any reason, is to be added to it. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) How to interpret God's Law-Word

5. In all controversies of religion, the Church is to make final appeal to the Scripture, which, by God's providence, has been kept pure in all ages.

checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Can Believers Criticize Church Councils?

Chapter II
Of God and the Holy Trinity

1. There is only one true God who is not dependent on any creature, but has all life, glory, goodness and blessedness in and of Himself. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Total Sovereignty
2. God exercises absolute dominion over all things and may do with them whatsoever He pleases and is due whatsoever worship, service or obedience He requires of His creatures. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. In the Godhead, there are three persons, the same in substance, equal in power and eternity. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter III
Of God's Eternal Decree

1. Although God has unchangeably foreordained whatsoever comes to pass and has predestinated some men and angels unto everlasting life and others to everlasting death, He has done so without becoming the author of sin or doing violence to the will of His creatures. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Total Predestination
Proof that even our thoughts are predestined.
2. Those of mankind whom God has predestinated unto life have been chosen in Christ and are effectually called by His Spirit, are justified, adopted, sanctified and kept by His power; the rest of mankind, from whom God has withheld His mercy, have been ordained to dishonor and wrath for their sin. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter IV
Of Creation

1. In the space of six days, God created the world out of nothing. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) "The Facts" vs. The Faith
2. Man, created in the image of God with the law of God written upon his heart, was left to the liberty of his own will having been commanded not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God

God created man to "exercise dominion" over the earth, which can also be described as "re-creating heaven on earth."

Chapter V
Of Providence

1. The providence of God, whereby he governs all creatures and actions, extends to the first fall and all other sins of angels and men so that His own holy ends are accomplished; yet He is neither the author nor approver of sin. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Providence in American History
2. God sometimes allows His own children to be subjected to manifold temptations so that they might be chastised, humbled and drawn closer to Him. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. God blinds and hardens the wicked by withholding His grace, withdrawing the gifts which they have and giving them over to the power of Satan. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter VI
Of the Fall of Man, etc.

1. Our first parents, having sinned in eating the forbidden fruit, fell from their original righteousness and communion with God. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) "To be as god"
2. Because they were the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed to all their posterity, along with the corruption of their nature from which proceeds all the sins which we commit. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. This corruption of nature, though pardoned and mortified through Christ, remains in the regenerate in this life.   Can a Christian be Perfect?
The Confession wants to distance itself from certain groups who have claimed to be sinless. These groups have not been sinless, and they have fudged on the requirements of God's Law in order to make their claim. But this does not prove anything about the new nature of the redeemed.

Chapter VII
Of God's Covenant with Man

1. God has condescended to man by way of covenant. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The first covenant, a covenant of works, promised life in return for perfect obedience; the second covenant, the covenant of grace, freely offers life and salvation to man by Jesus Christ.   Both Covenants require perfect obedience; both covenants grant access to the Tree of Life by grace alone. Some would criticize
anyone who denies the highly controversial Covenant of Works. Yet, the Protestant Reformed Church, following their great theologian Herman Hoeksema, denies it. Walter Kaiser, one of the prominent conservative Old Testament scholars of our day, opposes it. R. J. Rushdoony considered it “deadly wrong” (his words).
Andrew Sandlin
3. This covenant of grace, though differently administered in the Old and New Testament eras, is essentially one. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter VIII
Of Christ the Mediator

1. The Mediator, in which are joined the Godhead and the manhood, was chosen and ordained by God and does, in time, redeem, call, justify, sanctify and glorify the seed given to Him from all eternity. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The Son of God, who was God, of one substance and equal with the Father, did take upon Him the nature of man with all of its essential properties and infirmities, yet without sin, being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. In His role as Mediator, the Lord Jesus perfectly fulfilled the law, triumphed over death by His resurrection, fully satisfied the justice of His Father and purchased reconciliation and an everlasting inheritance for all those whom the Father has given to Him. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
4. All of those for whom redemption was purchased, including the elect who lived before the incarnation, have its benefits applied to them by Christ working through His Word and Spirit. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter IX
Of Free Will

1. Having been created with a will which was determined neither to good or evil, man, in his pre-fallen state, had the power to will and do that which was well pleasing to God.   The Fall was predestined.
God works in the redeemed to will and to do His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
2. Fallen man is dead in sin, is unable to convert himself and can be freed from his natural bondage only when God translates him into the state of grace. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter X
Of Effectual Calling

1. By His Word and Spirit, and wholly of grace, God effectually calls all those predestinated unto life and translates them from sin and death to grace and salvation. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. Although others may experience some common operations of the Spirit, only the elect, including infants, truly come to Christ and are saved. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XI
Of Justification

1. God freely justifies the elect by imputing to them the obedience and satisfaction of Christ. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. Faith, which is the gift of God, is the alone instrument of justification.   Saving Faith is allegiance.
3. Although they may suffer the consequences of their sins in this life, those who are justified can never fall from the state of justification. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XII
Of Adoption

By the grace of adoption, all those who are justified are made the children of God and fully enjoy all accompanying benefits. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XIII
Of Sanctification

1. Upon regeneration, sin's dominion is broken and a process begins whereby the lusts of the flesh are gradually overcome. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Can a Christian be Perfect?
2. This process is incomplete in this life and remnants of sin remain; nevertheless, the working of the Spirit of Christ enables the regenerate to overcome and experience growth in his pursuit of holiness. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XIV
Of Saving Faith

1. The Spirit of Christ is responsible for the faith whereby the elect are enabled to believe and be saved. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Saving Faith is allegiance.
2. The principal acts of this saving faith are accepting, receiving and resting upon Christ alone for salvation. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XV
Of Repentance unto Life

1. Repentance, which is an act of God's free grace, occurs when a sinner turns from his sin to God and, thereafter, determines to live according to His commandments. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. A general repentance is not satisfactory; we are to repent of particular sins particularly and, if necessary, by a private or public confession, declare our repentance to those that are offended. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XVI
Of Good Works

1. The Word of God alone determines what constitutes good works. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) The Origin of Greasy Grace
2. The good works of believers, which are evidences of true faith, are produced by the Spirit of Christ. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. Good works, although essential, do not merit pardon of sin. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
4. Even though the good works produced by the Spirit are defiled by the believer's imperfection, they are, nevertheless, accepted in Christ. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XVII
Of the Perseverance of the Saints

1. The elect, due to the immutability of God's decree, will persevere to the end and be eternally saved. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The elect may, for a time, fall into grievous sins and suffer all the miseries which accompany such behavior. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XVIII
Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation

1. Believers in the Lord Jesus can be certainly assured that they are in the state of grace. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. This assurance rests upon God's promises, the evidences of His grace and the inward testimony of the Spirit. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. Although the assurance of believers may be shaken, in due time, it will be revived. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XIX
Of the Law of God

    As I mentioned above, I believe God's Law gives a practical blueprint for every area of life, and that following this blueprint is in many ways more important than many "doctrinal" disputes.
1. The law given to Adam, by which he and his posterity were bound to absolute obedience, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness even after the fall and was delivered by God in the form of the ten commandments. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) The difference between freedom and tyranny is God's Law. The difference between prosperity and poverty is God's Law. Every society that repudiates "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" ends up in poverty under tyranny. I am a strong proponent of "Theonomy." I don't agree with every jot and tittle of a book by that title, but I am a strong proponent of God's Law. The Ten Commandments are a summary of laws which made America a great place to live.
2. In addition to this moral law, God gave the people of Israel ceremonial laws, all of which are abrogated under the new testament, and judicial laws, which expired with that nation. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) We are still obligated to obey the "ceremonial laws." These laws can only be obeyed in Christ. (Christ is the Lamb, His people are the Temple, etc.)
3. Although the judicial laws expired, the general equity of these statutes remains applicable. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) This is dangerous phraseology. Every one of the judicial laws is binding in the appropriate fact pattern (situation).
4. God's law reveals His will and our duty and is, therefore, of great use to believers, as well as to others as a rule of life. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  The Bible is a blueprint for all humanity, whether Christian or not.

Chapter XX
Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

1. Freedom from the guilt and dominion of sin, the wrath of God, the sting of death, etc. have all been purchased for believers by Christ. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Can a Christian be Perfect?
2. God alone is Lord of the conscience so that the believer is free from man-made rules and regulations. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. Christian liberty is no pretense for sin. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XXI
Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day

1. The only acceptable way of worshiping God is that given in the Scriptures and requires the mediation of Christ. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The ordinary parts of worship include prayer, the reading of the Scriptures, the sound preaching and conscionable hearing of the Word, the singing of psalms and the proper administration of the sacraments (to these may be added oaths, vows, fastings and thanksgivings upon special occasions). checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. According to the commandment of God, which binds all men in all ages, one day in seven is to be kept holy unto Him during which men are to engage in the worship of God and the performance of deeds of necessity and mercy.   I am agnostic on the issue of one-in-seven rest-days.

Chapter XXII
Of Lawful Oaths and Vows

1. An oath involves calling upon God, whose name ought to be used with all fear and reverence, to witness an assertion or promise. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Oaths in the Bible

The United States requires Americans to take an oath of infidelity.

2. A vow, which is to be made to God alone and which must be in accordance with the Word, may be used to express thankfulness or to obtain what we want. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Did Christ forbid the taking of all oaths?

Chapter XXIII
Of the Civil Magistrate

1. Civil magistrates have been ordained by God for the defense and encouragement of good and the punishment of evil.  

This is unquestionably one of the most controversial parts of "my credo."

I believe in "the Free Market." Maybe you say you do too. I believe in pure laissez-faire capitalism. I'll bet you don't. I believe all forms of socialism are immoral. If you're like most Americans, you believe some forms of socialism are acceptable, even necessary. I don't believe any acts of theft or murder can be justified by majority vote. This means that I am technically an "anarchist" (or "anarcho-capitalist"). Christian anti-anarchism is a contradiction in terms.

During the 20th century more than 10,000 people were legally murdered each and every single day (on average) by civil magistrates around the world. All of these civil governments -- including that of the United States -- are overtly hostile to Biblical Christianity, and should be abolished entirely.

I realize that this position sounds nutty for a Christian. But nowhere in the Bible does God command human beings to form "the State," and everything "the State" does is a violation of God's Law. There is no legitimate function of "the civil magistrate" which God prohibits "the Free Market" from undertaking. It's time for a paradigm shift.

Those three links contain links to hundreds of webpages. This is, in my view, the most significant issue of our day. The issue is capitalism vs. socialism, life or death.

2. Although civil magistrates are forbidden to encroach upon the authority of the Church, they are obligated to protect the Church so that she may freely discharge her duties, without giving preference to any particular denomination of Christians. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. The people are obligated to pray for and obey the magistrates regardless of the magistrates' religious orientation. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XXIV
Of Marriage and Divorce

1. Marriage, which is to be between one man and one woman, was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  I generally agree with Bill Gothard on courtship, marriage and divorce.
2. It is the duty of the godly to avoid being unequally yoked with the wicked in marriage. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. The bond of marriage may not be legitimately dissolved except in cases of adultery or wilful desertion. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XXV
Of the Church

1. The invisible Church is composed of the whole number of the elect; the visible Church is composed of all those who profess the true religion, along with their children. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. It is the duty of the visible Church to gather and perfect the saints. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. The purity of particular Churches is determined by the manner in which they handle the Gospel, administer the sacraments and perform public worship. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
4. Jesus Christ is the alone head of the Church. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
    I disagree with nothing thus far stated (in the summary at left), but our meanings diverge significantly. I am for all intents and purposes "anti-church."
{6}Nor can the pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof: but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.[o]
[o] Matt 23:8-10; 2 Thess. 2:3,4,8-9; Rev. 13:6
  As we enter the 21st century, we recognize that this teaching of the confession is utterly wrong. The "orthodox" position in "reconstructionist" circles is the preterist interpretation.

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Chapter XXVI
Of the Communion of Saints

1. The saints share in Christ's graces, sufferings, death, resurrection and glory; likewise, they share in each other's gifts and graces and are obligated to pursue their mutual edification. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The saints' communion with Christ does not make them partakers of the substance of the Godhead; nor does their communion with one another set aside the right to the private ownership of goods. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

It would be fair to say that I am in substantial disagreement with the remainder of the Confession.

Chapter XXVII
Of the Sacraments

1. Sacraments are signs and seals of the covenant of grace which represent Christ and His benefits to believers. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The efficacy of a sacrament depends solely upon the work of the Spirit and the word of institution. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. Only two sacraments, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, have been ordained by Christ in the Gospel.   Both baptism and passover were old testament ordinances.
{4} There be only two sacraments: neither of which may be dispensed by any, but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained   Baptism and passover were properly administered house-by-house without a seminary-trained "ordained" clergyman.

Chapter XXVIII
Of Baptism

1. Through the sacrament of baptism, which signifies the engrafting of the believer into Christ, and which is rightly administered by the pouring or sprinkling of water, the party is admitted into the visible Church. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Immersion was not Biblical. (Heb. 9:10,13,19,21)
2. All who profess faith in Christ, and their infant children, are to be baptized.   Paedobaptism is more Biblical than professors'-only baptism.
3. Even though grace and salvation are not inseparably attached to the sacrament of baptism nor to the moment of its administration, that which is signified will be conferred by the Holy Spirit to all to whom it is due at the appointed time. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XXIX
Of the Lord's Supper

1. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ Himself as a sealing ordinance and means of grace and is to be observed in His Church until the end of the age. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) But when is "the end of the age?" (off-site)
2. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper reminds us of Christ's sacrifice of Himself but does not involve any real sacrifice itself. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
3. The elements of bread and wine are to be set apart by the declaration of the words of institution and prayer, but are not to be worshiped or adored. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
4. The doctrine of transubstantiation is contrary to the teaching of Scripture, common sense and reason. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
5. Those who partake of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper in a right manner do receive and feed upon Christ crucified after a spiritual manner. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  Those who deny Passover to baptized children are illogical.

Chapter XXX
Of Church Censures

1. Jesus Christ has established a government for His Church in the hands of officers who have the power to grant or deny admission to the kingdom.   We are all priests and kings
2. Church censures, consisting of admonition, suspension and excommunication, serve to reclaim erring brethren, deter others from similar offences and maintain the purity of the Gospel and the Church. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  

Chapter XXXI
Of Synods and Councils

1. Synods and councils ought to be convened occasionally as the good of the Church requires. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes)  
2. The determinations of synods and councils, which are ecclesiastical in nature, ought to be received as long as they are in agreement with the Word of God; however, it should be remembered that all such assemblies are subject to error. checkmrk.jpg (9502 bytes) Can Believers Criticize Church Councils?

Chapter XXXII
Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

1. At the time of death, the body begins to decay, but the soul, being immortal, returns immediately to God whereupon the righteous are received into heaven and the wicked are cast into hell.   I am agnostic on matters pertaining to the individual after death. I trust God to be both merciful and just.
2. At the last day, those who are alive shall be changed and the souls of the dead shall be reunited to their bodies; the unjust to dishonor and the just to honor.    

Chapter XXXIII
Of the Last Judgment

1. On an appointed day, God will judge the world, including apostate angels, by Jesus Christ who will require an account of every thought, word and deed.   I am agnostic on this issue, especially as regards timing. I disagree with the application of several verses used to support these ideas.
2. The purpose of this day is for the manifestation of God's mercy, in the salvation of the elect, and of His justice, in the damnation of the reprobate.   Preterism

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