“The goal of the revolution, of moral disarmament then, was liberty, fraternity, and equality: liberty from God, fraternity in sin, equality of all moral, economic and religious distinctions. But the end was liberty from life, fraternity in death, and equality in hell.” —Rousas John Rushdoony, CHALCEDON REPORT #32
What sentiment of the political mainstream in possibly more commonplace than that old secular chestnut “separation of church and state? Have you ever stopped to consider the possibility that the general American consciousness has been so utterly conditioned by the ideology of “separation of church and state” that this ideology has become standard operation procedure with church itself? That we have separation of Christianity from church, of Christianity from professional churchianity?
The real decision-making authority in church no longer issues from the Word of God — what churches do is not determined by Scripture — but from secular management theory and market demand. The evangelical and Fundamentalist churches have become like petit secular states, in which members/consumers are allowed to believe pretty much whatever they want so long as they keep it a private matter to themselves. The only thing unconditionally prohibited is Christianity interfering with church government and church business.
The true religion of Judeo-Christianity has finally revealed itself to be “separation of Christianity from the church.”
Ephesians 2 is a chapter that seems to be a great mystery to almost every preacher in the country. They constantly miss that the two entities talked about in this chapter are not “Jews and Gentiles” but the House of Judah and the House of Israel respectfully. That is the “US.”
The Old Testament informs us that the House of Israel, after separating from the House of Judah, became a people who got farther and farther away from keeping God’s laws that they became outright Baal worshippers. Elijah was sent to the House of Israel to demonstrate to them who their God really was; it wasn’t Baal. Elijah had a contest between the two to show them that their God was the God who brought them out of Egypt.
God won; the priests of Baal were murdered; but the House of Israel kept on worshipping the false god. Finally, God had to obey His own law that said that the House of Israel would be taken into captivity and would be a nation no more.