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The great lie of the progressives.

Jordan B. Peterson has his twelve rules for living. All of them have some truth, even the lobsters. It is proper to stand straight, to clean up your mess, to be kind to cats and gentle with the infirm. We used to not have to teach such: instead we taught to love the LORD our God, and to love our neighbour as ourselves.

But we are in a battle. The left are hounding the servants of Trump as they eat, as they sleep. They show no mercy. Though the simplest way to have peace in a nation is to allow free speech, but also leave people alone, this will not suffice. The idea that one can speak freely at one’s hearth, and that your home is your castle, is gone.

Even God has been redefined.

All I really needed to say was this: “You and your advocacy of atomic individualism are entirely irrelevant at this particular historical epoch. Your assertions are even less coherent and less credible than Francis Fukuyama’s idiotic claim that humanity has reached the end of history.”

Update: “God is the mode of being you value the most as demonstrated or manifested in your presumption, perception and action.”
– Jordan B. Peterson

Forget redefining truth, now he is redefining God and deifying idolatry. I told you the man was objectively stupid.

VD, Vox Popoli

There is an answer to such: You are relying on the law, and your actions will be your righteousness. This has always failed. It failed for others, and it will fail for you. For if by our own actions we could build a Jerusalem, or make us better, Christ needed not have suffered and died.

The great lie of the Progressives is that we can make ourselves God, when we cannot.

Romans 4:13-25

13For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. 14If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. 15For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation.

16For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, 17as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”) – in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 19He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22Therefore his faith “was reckoned to him as righteousness.” 23Now the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, 24but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, 25who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

The Progressive lives by the law, and the law will damn him. It matters not a whit that the law is redefined by others to evil: that they cannot keep either. They are surely lost. The reason we should not converge with them is that our lives were brought at a great cost, by Christ, to do his good will, and to be his witnesses in this time.

And our witness will induce rage, for we call the lies of this age: this is now called hate speech.

To those held captive by crimes, the freedom of innocence become most odious. Virtue is antagonistic to the vicious, sanctity is detestable to the sacrilegious, chastity is inimical to the shameless, integrity is a punishment to the corrupt, temperance is a foe to the wanton; mercy is unbearable to the cruel, godliness to the ungodly, justice to the unjust.

The Evangelist attests to this when he says: “John kept saying: ‘It is not right for you to take the wife of your brother Philip.’ ” This is the reason why John runs afoul. The one who warns the wicked is a considered offensive. The one who rebukes those who are at fault is deemed blameworthy. What John had to say concerned the Law, justice, and well-being; his remarks certainly were not spoken out of hatred, but out of love: but see what kind of reward he received for his devotion from the ungodly one!

“Although he wanted to kill him,” it says, “he was afraid of the people.” It is easy for one to turn away from justice who is motivated by the fear; not of God, but of human beings. This fear can postpone the opportunity to sin, but cannot take away the will to sin. Therefore it is also the case that those whom fear delays from committing iniquity become even more eager for iniquity. It is only the fear of God which corrects minds, banishes offenses, preserves innocence, and bestows an endless capacity for good.

Selected Sermons of St. Peter Chrysologus, (Sermon 127), Ann Barnhardt’s Blog

The rulers of this age worship power and consider politics the chief end of man. They are not building Jerusalem in England’s Green and Pleasant Land, as the poet wishes, but Babylon among the Dark Satanic Mills, as the revolutionary cadre demands. They make the blackest of evil and call it a rainbow.

They lie. There is no salvation among them. May the nations of the world come out of this progressive era, and turn again to Christ as the King of all.

But do not be them. Do not be like them.

One Comment

  1. Jack

    I’m not reading Peterson’s quote and finding a ‘re-definition’. Perhaps I need to read the source article. Are we not called to live as Christ?

    I screenshot the tweet being quoted by Sydney Trads. It was a tweet. And living like Christ is good, aspirational… and we cannot attain it. That which we do in part we do by the power of the Holy Spirit

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