Friday, April 6, 2007

Faith Without Works Is DEAD!

April 5th, 2007 A.D.

To: First Lieutenant XXXXX XXXXXXX, Officer-in-Charge


From: B. Hoffmann

Subj: MINISTERIAL OUTREACH (Re: Civil Magistracy)

  1. Warm greetings, 1st Lt. XXXXXXX. It was a pleasure to have met you recently. I thank you for taking the time to speak with me in the midst of your active schedule.

  1. In speaking with you the first time, and of my offer to prepare a paper for your serious consideration, it occurred to me just how difficult of a task that I've taken on. I'm not an educated man, 1st Lt.; I'm no pastor nor theologian, in fact, I never so much as graduated from High School. However, I do have many fine examples from greater men than myself, of long ago, who have adequately preached on this needful topic pertaining to the upright duties of a Civil Magistrate. This term would include all men in positions of leadership and authority. Specifically sir, you being the O.I.C. of a State Police unit who carries the sword not in vain (Romans 13:4): this term, and thus your ordained responsibilities are clearly annotated by our Creator, the God of heaven and earth (Jesus Christ the Lord, alone).

  1. What brings joy and hope to me is that men such as yourself, once they fully grasp their responsibilities as defined by the LORD God, can make righteous, positive and effective changes in our sin-sick society. I need not clarify all the aspects of just how wicked men are today, for in doing so it would be an insult to your intelligence, sir. You already know full well just how evil and violent men can be from your own experiences in life and now as a senior law enforcement official. After fasting and calling upon my God, it has occurred to me to utilize but one “sin” as a perfect example to which I may hopefully help to shed light upon and which may someday bring much fruit.

  1. The example that I would now bring to your attention is of Abortion, otherwise also known as Infanticide. In the eyes of God this wholesale slaughter of the innocents is described by Him throughout the holy scriptures as “the slaughter of the innocents,” and, of which He Himself refers to as an “abomination” in His sight. Since the unlawful passing of “Roe v. Wade” in the early '70's, our nation has murdered tens of millions of our most defenseless and innocent citizens, and this within their own mother's wombs! At this point it is needful to consider a pertinent scripture to help understand the situation, which is from the book of Exodus, where the LORD is speaking of laws pertaining to acts of violence :

    a. “If men strive (fight), and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life...” ch.xxi, vss.22-23

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In this illustration of God's law, we see that the fruit of a woman's womb is clearly defined as a “child”, and that should the child be harmed – even though it be accidental – the men causing the untimely death of the child were to be judged accordingly. If the child's death was “by mischief”, meaning intentional, then whosoever caused the death were to be judged in like manner.

  1. Please note, 1st Lt., just how far we as a nation have fallen in 231 years, that for (in the vast majority of cases) the sake of “convenience” we have slain some 50,000,000 babies, of which their blood continues to cry out from the earth unto a just and holy GOD. One former Abortionist, a repentant man, has come forward to declare that for every abortion “on the books”, there is another one that goes unreported to the Internal Revenue Service. The implication of this is horrifying, sir, for if what this man is saying is accurate, then it stands to reason that Doctors are earning tax-free monies “under the table” for their satanic blood-lust, and, it would in fact double the number as to how many have been slain. In consideration of God's Law, we have here in our country today an evil 180 degree turn-around, where we as a nation think that we know best. Collectively, we do mock the God of heaven while disdaining His upright decrees.

  1. We are not without an example of what happens to a country that practices such rebellion to GOD. In the following scripture we have God's own people (at the time, the Jew's) who practiced Infanticide, though not for convenience sake like unto us but for the express purpose of worshiping false gods. What happened to the nation is frightening, for that not only were the leaders fiercely judged but also the citizenry as well:

a. “And the LORD sent against him bands (troops) of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the Word of the LORD, which He spake by His servants the prophets. Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of His sight, for the sins of (king) Manasseh, according to all that he did; and also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon. II Kings 24:2-4

  1. The ramifications of the historical record when held up to the light of that which our nation is currently practicing is nothing short of stunning: you see, 1st Lt., while the Living GOD grants mercy unto individual sinners (by His sovereign grace through Jesus Christ alone), when a nation commits wholesale slaughter of the innocents, that country has “crossed the line of departure” and Almighty God will in fact violently judge the entire bloody land with great calamity. As a “watchman-on-the-wall” I be sounding the trumpet the best I can muster and in summary, it is my express prayer and hope before the LORD that He will work through such men as yourself to one day soon have a practical and righteous input that will assist in an outright ban of all infanticide in the State of Michigan, that, Lord willing, our state will be spared from the brunt of that which is to come in due time. We would have to be quite dull and listless not to see that Michigan is already being hammered, that is, Is not our health, welfare and economy in tatters already, sir? Perhaps you see my point, 1st Lt. XXXXXXX. At this time, I would like to bring to your attention other scriptures of interest as well as quotations that serve to educate the discerning man.

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Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 8:11)

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs of Solomon 14:34

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offenses! For it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh!” The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 18:6-7)

...who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Epistle of Paul to the Romans 1:32

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? And He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? And shall not He render to every man according to his works?” Proverbs of Solomon 24:10-12

...He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” King David (II Samuel 23:3b)

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: and let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be that ever great matter they shall bring unto thee, but ever small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.” Exodus 18:21-23

"We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert." J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-67, American physicist

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." William Pitt, British House of Commons

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, Roman orator, lawyer, and senator, considered to be one of antiquity's greatest historians.

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation" James Madison

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"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." Ayn Rand, The Nature of Government

"A mind conscious of truth cannot always endure the obstinate and willfully blind enemies of truth." Martin Luther, German Protestant Reformer of the 16th century

"Notable among these new threats is the prospect of an attack on U.S. cities by independent or state-sponsored terrorists using weapons of mass destruction...we may not easily recognize many of the threats in our future... They may consist...of unannounced attacks by subnational groups using genetically engineered pathogens against American cities." New World Coming: American Security in the 21st Century: Phase 1 Report on the Emerging Global Security Environment, 15 September, 1999, pp. 1-2

"The bureaucracy takes itself to be the ultimate purpose of the state." Karl Marx, Contribution to the Critique Of Hegel's Philosophy of Right

"Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perpetually rejuvenated illusions" Albert Einstein

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

"In our book, Should The Baby Live?, my colleague Helga Kuhse and I suggested that a period of twenty-eight days after birth might be allowed before an infant is accepted as having the same right to life as others. This is clearly well before the infant could have a sense of its own existence over time, and would allow a couple that it is better not to continue with a life that has begun very badly." Princeton University Professor Peter Singer in his 1993 book Practical Ethics, Second Edition, pg. 395

"After an abortion, the doctor must inspect these remains to make sure that all the fetal parts and placenta have been removed. Any tissue left inside the uterus can start an infection. Dr. Bours squeezed the contents of the sock into a shallow dish and poked around with his finger. "You can see a teeny-tiny hand.", he said." Abortion Clinic Worker quoted in Is The Fetus Human? and in Dudley Clendinen, The Abortion Conflict: What It Does To One Doctor, New York Times Magazine, 11 August 1985, pg. 26

"I am deeply troubled by my own increasing certainty that I have in fact presided over 60,000 deaths. There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists from the very onset of pregnancy." Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Deeper Into Abortion, New England Journal of Medicine, November of 1974, pg. 1189

"God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked..." Nahum 1:2-3a

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"And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing...a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods." Aldous Huxley, 1959

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared." Marcus Tullius Cicero, Statesman & orator of ancient Rome, approx. 45 B.C.

"It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it." Patrick Henry

"It's a great responsibility," said Eugene Lawson, "to hold the decision of life or death over thousands of people and to sacrifice them when necessary, but we must have the courage to do it. In time of national peril, it is your duty to serve, suffer and work for the salvation of the country! You have to make certain sacrifices to the public welfare!" (pp. 870, 902) "For instance, in view of the desperate shortage of food, it has been suggested that it might become necessary to issue a directive ordering that every third one of all children under the age of ten and all adults over the age of sixty be put to death, to secure the survival of the rest..." (p. 1024) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

"Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, that frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood." Psalm 94:20, 21

"The truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history is that, Those nations can only be blessed whose God is the Lord." Abraham Lincoln

"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes." Psalm 118:8, 9 [vs.8 is the middle verse of the holy bible]

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The Ten Commandments represent God's Government over man. God commands us for our own good to give up wrongs and not rights. His system always results in liberty and freedom. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are built on this foundation, which provides for punitive justice. It is not until one damages another's person or property that he can be punished. The Marxist system leads to bondage and God's system leads to liberty.

I Thou shalt have no other gods before Me

II Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

III Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

IV Remember the sabbath to keep it holy

V Honor thy father and mother

VI Thou shalt not kill [i.e., “murder”]

VII Thou shalt not commit adultery

VIII Thou shalt not steal

IX Thou shalt not bear false witness

X Thou shalt not covet

1st Lt. XXXXX XXXXXXX: thank you kindly for allowing me the opportunity to minister (serve) you in such a fashion. You have my express written permission to share this memorandum with whomever you are led to. Please feel free to contact me at any time. If I can be of any assistance then I will be pleased to render it, for my Master, Jesus Christ the Lord, would have me to do good unto all men, especially those within the Body of Christ (His true Church).
These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: and let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.” Zechariah 8:16-17
Very respectfully,
B. Hoffmann

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