January 2015

Talking, Walking and Racing


by Pastor Mark Downey

December 14 and December 28 2014

Scripture Reading:  Jonah 1:12-17; II Timothy 4:2-5

I recently did a radio show with William Finck called 'Walking the Walk' and the audio is available for your listening pleasure.  At the time I only had scribbled notes, so I thought it might be a good idea to provide a text, which could be read at one's convenience along with a few more comments that I have on the subject of Christian order as it pertains to government and what the Identity Christian should be doing; as that is a very often asked question, going back to Acts 2:37, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”  For years I've been trying to answer that question, because inquiring minds want to know.  Just because somebody puts forth a 'call to arms' does not mean it's time.  Some say there needs to be a tax revolt, being that taxes are so revolting.  Like so many other young men in their 20's, I was ready to bear arms in the early 1980's and overthrow the jewish nemesis; having come to the knowledge of their true identity and mine. But, God had other plans.  You know something is wrong when Pharaoh demands the slave get their own straw to make bricks.  You know something is wrong when Congress is going to cut military pay and veteran benefits, but they're going to extend amnesty to alien  lawbreakers, giving them free citizenship and financial freebies.  Ask yourself, is this the America you grew up in or want your children's future to be?  Is this the singular racial “posterity” our founding fathers specified in The Preamble?  I don't think it even crossed their minds that “to... secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity” even remotely hinted at invading aliens that swarm our land like an army of locusts today.  It's not the America I grew up with, but that does not mean I have to just sit and watch this sorry free fall from God's grace and mercy.    To know what to do is to know the cause and effect of biblical principles.  I drop this ballpoint pen from my hand and it falls to the ground, because of gravity.  Gravity is not just a good idea, it's the law.  Depending on whether we obey the Law of God is what determines blessings and curses.  Now that's a pretty basic premise, but somebody who has lived a life as an unbeliever and his boat sinks and he's drowning and just before he goes down into the water for the last time, he cries out, “God help me.” Of course, there's probably some who are so proud, they will say nothing, and thus “Pride goeth before destruction” Proverbs 16:18. 

I chose Jonah today for our Scripture reading, because he typifies the developing narrow mindedness of the southern house of Judah after their exile in Babylon.  The book is a protest against the mind set of resentment for their 70 year captivity and then an equally disturbing elitism that demanded God's wrath against their enemies, even though they were of the same race.  Nineveh represents the foreigners whom Jonah really did not want to be a missionary to; although just as Semitic as he was, deserving the same portion of God's mercy and salvation.  The message of Jonah is that God loves all Israelites and all Adamites; that is the only universal message of this book and the Bible in general.  “You only have I known of all the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” Amos 3:2.  “For whom the Lord loves He chastens” Heb. 12:6.  God is to our race as a parent.