Tyranny, Politics, and the Pre-Political

Are you fundamentally political? follow that to its conclusion, if you, body and soul, are political, then you are a creature of the state. Are you? What would God say?

“Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.”

Matthew‬ ‭22:17-22‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.22.17-18.ESV

Is Politics Everything?

The Theology Pugcast had an excellent episode recently, asking the question “Is Politics Everything?

Tyranny always makes everything political. That’s how a tyrant can take control of all aspects of life. Sex? Political. Gender? Political. Labor? Political. Health care? Yep, political. Vaccinations? You know it, political! Oh, here is a good one, children? Political. The state wants to control it all!

“the Left pushes its ideology ever deeper into the personal realm, leaving fewer and fewer areas of daily life uncontested. This, warned Arendt, is a sign that a society is ripening for totalitarianism, because that is what totalitarianism essentially is: the politicization of everything.”— Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher

In this episode, and I highly recommend it… all the way through, there are some truth bombs at the end. They coin the term “pre-political.”

We are, our gender, marriage, children, all of it, we are pre-political.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.1.1.ESV

God created us, not the state or politics.

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.1.26.ESV

God made humans before the state and politics.

God made humans in His image. This has huge implications that should not be overlooked.

Money, in Matthew 22 a denarius (Matt. 22:21), has the states “likeness.” Therefore, we pay our taxes to the state. Our money is political (not to be confused with labor!).

But our children and we ourselves have God’s “likeness” (Gen. 1:26), therefore we belong to God. We are pre-political.

“Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.””

Matthew‬ ‭22:17, 19-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.22.21.ESV

Listen to The Theology PugcastIs Politics Everything?” here https://subspla.sh/9x2gmqn

“You may have heard feminists say, “The personal is political”—but are they right? Is the relationship between a mother and her child really a political relationship—or is it something else? In today’s show the guys discuss what else relationships like this could be. The term that they use is “pre-political”.”


Christians are owned by a higher authority

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.6.19-20.ESV

Foundations of the United States of America

The concept of the pre-political nature of man is the foundation of America.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Declaration Of Independence https://a.co/6ICBszd

Therefore, the state is derived from among the people with the purpose of securing our pre-political nature.

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

Declaration Of Independence https://a.co/figcjIb

What happens when we let what belongs to God become political?

Biden BLM [Bureau of Land Management] nominee called to ‘wage war on overpopulation’

“Manning is quoted:  “The damage is evident and the demise of the [grizzly bear is] imminent, yet we continue our war cries while breeding our weapons

Yes, she just “referred to a human child as an ‘environmental hazard‘ and called for Americans to have no more than two children”

She claims “‘we must breed fewer consuming humans.’  In other words, save the grizzlies but get rid of as many humans as possible and stop people having children (or I’m sure she would support killing them by abortion).  But God states the opposite.”  – Ken Ham

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.

Genesis 1:28

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