Charlie Hebdo's blasphemy...

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France has sown the wind and is reaping the whirlwind. If God doesn't exist and liberty, fraternity, and equality sit alone on the throne, there can be no peace with men zealous for the worship of the idol of Allah or the Only True God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Radical Two-Kingdom men like to lampoon Christian pastors who have worked against the repeal of the sodomy laws that were on the books of almost every state of these United States until just a couple years ago. They ask whether these pastors want to pass laws against blasphemy, also? (They have never been able to see the distinction between working against the repeal of sodomy laws presently on the books and working to pass blasphemy laws not presently on the books.)

Of course there is nothing inconsistent in the man defending laws enforcing the Second Table of God's Moral Law (theft, murder) while not working to pass laws enforcing the First Table of God's Moral Law (Sabbath observance, blasphemy). This will be a shock to them, but because R2K men declare something to be inconsistent does not make it so.

Now, though, in light of the Charlie Hebdo bloodshed, let's take a moment to think about blasphemy laws...

What the conniving media of the secularized Western world formerly known as "Christendom" is not reporting is that Charlie Hebdo journalists made a practice of committing the worst form of blasphemy against the Only True God and those blasphemies against God Almighty make their attacks upon Islam's Allah look tame by comparison. What no one is hearing in the present crisis is that two years ago protests were raised in France and Italy against a Charlie Hebdo cover cartoon that depicted the Trinity engaged in sodomitic intercourse. (The absence of a link is intentional.)

This is the world R2K men defend: a world in which sodomy must be legalized because blasphemy must not be criminalized because separation of church and state is great because here in these United States we can have our religion in private because that's what Christianity is: a religion for men and women who are above being bothered by images of Divine sodomitic intercourse staring at them from newsstands and web pages in their city.

Blessed is the nation whose god is...

Incapable of being dishonored? Above being angry? A private pleasure?

There is and never has been any such thing as separation of church and state. It was never written in our U.S. Constitution. It is simply a legal fiction created to cover men who have no religious zeal and whose god cannot be insulted because, like Tommy, he is deaf, dumb, and blind.

Samuel Johnson once commented that he regretted Goldsmith's removal of this phrase from the second edition of his Vicar of Wakesfield: "I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing." This seems a fitting summary of the prevalent temperament of today's Reformed pastors and teachers. We are zealous for nothing and no one, least of all the honor and glory of our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And we call this progress.

Contrary to the blasphemy of the journalists of Charlie Hebdo and the R2K men who approve of the secular god who presides over blasphemy, here is the declaration of the Word of God:

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. (Psalms 33:12)

Should there be any Christian mission to a city that comes out a million strong in solidarity with a publication that routinely blasphemes the Holy Trinity?

But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles." (Acts 18:6)

Of course, this post is no defense of mass murder. I condemn those wicked idolaters who murdered the journalists of Charlie Hebdo.

Yet I take this opportunity also to point out that Christians' equanimity in the face of blasphemy against the Only True God is not superior to Muslims' hatred of blasphemy against Allah.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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