New Covenant Patriarchy
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
From the Back Cover
From the back cover:
“For by a secret law of nature, things that stand chief love to be singular; but things that are subject are set under, not only one under one, but, if the system of nature or society allow, even several under one, not without becoming beauty. For neither hath one slave so several masters, in the way that several slaves have one master. Thus we read not that any of the holy women served two or more living husbands; but we read that many females served one husband, when the social state of the nation allowed it, and the purpose of the time persuaded it: for neither is it contrary to the nature of marriage. For several females can conceive from one man: but one female cannot from several men (such is the power of things principal) as many souls are rightly made subject to one God.” —St. Augustine
“We should not assume that our ways are normal and that God’s ways are an abnormality which needs vindication.” —Greg Bahnsen, Theonomy in Christian Ethics
“The continued obligation of the Levitical law on this subject is also recognized in the New Testament. This recognition is involved in the constant reference to the law of Moses as the law of God. If in any of its parts or specifications it is no longer obligatory, that is to be proved...If God gives a law to men, those who deny its perpetual obligation are bound to prove it. The presumption is that it continues in force until the contrary is proved. It must be hard to prove that the laws founded on the permanent social relations of men were intended to be temporary.” —Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology
Now with a Bible Index and a Topical Index.
Friday, May 29, 2009
How to Spot a New Covenant Wife
For you New Covenant Patriarchs out there looking for a New Covenant Wife to help you in fulfilling the Dominion Mandate, there is a special test you can apply that will, in most cases, ensure you are not getting fooled into being yoked to a feminist.Sadly, there are many well-meaning single young women who look, talk, and imagine themselves to be a suitable helpmeets to a New Covenant Patriarch, when in actuality they are feminists.
When Eve, the original feminist, sinned, the temptation was to be as god:
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing (determining) good and evil.
And what is a god's first priority? The first commandment of God is: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. The feminist version of this is: Thou shalt have no other wives before me.
A feminist cannot tolerate her husband having any other wives besides herself. She must, as a god, lay claim to exclusivity in as jealous a way as God does in Scripture: "for I the LORD thy wife am a jealous wife."
Beyond this, if you can find a young woman who not only adheres to the original Ten Commandments but also these Ten Resolutions, then you have found a wife that is truly a precious and a good thing.
Find a godly woman who happily relinquishes the claim on exclusivity as a wife and you will be in line to be that man of whom our Lord in speaks of:
Note: If anyone has any idea how to safely tell the difference between the pretenders and the real thing from a safe distance please post it in the comments.
"And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in."
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Unintentionally Single Girl and Biblical Law
Bad doctrine and the culture war have combined to frustrate many godly Christian women in their desire for a husband. The bad doctrine is not just an inherited thing that is ignorantly perpetuated by well meaning leaders and theologians, it is intellectually protected by these men even when they have been shown the truth, such is the lack of character in our civilization - this a major cause of the crisis we find ourselves in. The culture war is between the culture of Scripture and the culture of baptized feminist humanism.
WORLD magazine's article Single and stuck? highlights the problem of those women who were raised as god-fearing Christians wanting marriage but stuck in singleness. They want to fulfill the normal desire of every young girl to have a husband and a family. But where are the faithful righteous men that are supposed to come calling asking father for their hand, competing to rescue them from a life of barren singleness? Sadly, they cannot look to Scripture because, seemingly, the question is not addressed there.
Where in Scripture is the role model of the single woman who finds herself without a husband? You would think there would be at least one godly woman somewhere in Scripture who finds herself in an age of apostasy (of which there were plenty in the Israel of Bible times) with few prospects of ever finding a faithful, godly, single man? Even WORLD asks, "But what if there are more Christian women desiring to be married than there are men wanting to be married?"
It seems God has missed something here. Either that or we have.
Let's look at this logically for a moment: God commands us to be fruitful and multiply. God makes you a woman in today's world. You want to obey God and reap the blessings of that obedience - a husband to obey, serve, and have as a covering protection, and children to raise for God's kingdom. But there are no godly single men to be had. We then must ask, "Is God providing, as a Provident God, a way to obey Him?"
Of course. God is a loving God who has provided a way, demonstrated in His Word, shown in creation, practiced by His saints, and provided for in every place and every time in history. What is unusual about our particular view of Scripture is that we have, theologically and culturally, decided that we know better than God how marriage should be defined, what constitutes right and wrong, and who our source of law should be, and what parts of His Word we will and will not take seriously. This all makes it hard for us to look to His Word when looking for answers because we have, a priori, discounted His providential order for marriage as irrelevant to us.
God is, in fact, very pro-marriage and has provided a godly husband for every godly woman who wants one. Only the one He has provided for you might just not be single. The very best ones are not. They have proved themselves to be godly men by the fruit of their lives. They obey and teach others to obey God's law. They are faithful to their wives and give them loving leadership, expecting their wives to submit to them as they submit to God's LawWord. They are Christ like in their faithfulness to God and in their kindness to the needy and strangers, orphans and widows. If they know God's law and obey it they will also be willing to take more than one woman under their wing.
Yes, under God's law, any woman can have any man for a husband, so long as they are equally yoked. All men are available. All women under 60 years of age are expected to be married and serve God by serving a husband. All women who can have children are expected to be married and obey the command to be fruitful and multiply.
To the unintentionally single girls: Thus for you to find a good husband you must be able to discern which ones are obeying God's LawWord and which ones just talk a good line, telling you what you want to hear. To discern which is which you must become a student of God's LawWord. When you have spent a year or two reading and studying Biblical Law let your father know and tell him to contact the man you can then recognize as a godly man.
To the fathers of unintentionally single girls: You have a part to play in helping your daughters fulfill the command of God to be fruitful and multiply. A godly daughter will remain under your authority until you transfer that authority to a godly man. She should not have to do this alone. You are better equipped to tell a rotter from a godly man. Look around: has God provided a good man for your daughter? And do not rule out a man just because he is already married. And do not waste too much more time. And provide her with a dowry and ask for a bride price (negotiable). A good man will not balk at this.
To the would be suitors of unintentionally single girls: Its time to exercise your sanctification and get in good spiritual shape for the challenge of being a true believer of YHVH in a apostate age. There is no culture of belief around you to teach you the ongoing validity of God's LawWord. But you have the Scriptures and there are able teachers available if you search for them.
This article makes some powerful assertions as to the nature and doctrine of marriage. Are they backed up by Scripture? Dark spiritual forces in our culture have cowed just about every Biblical scholar and teacher for some time on this issue, but not Tom Shipley. That is why I consider him to the most important man alive today. With his book, "Man and Woman in Biblical Law," Tom has pierced the heart of humanism (feminism) with the Torah of YHVH. Hallelujah!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
How to apply God’s LawWord to the economic crisis we face.Christians are tempted to fall into depression and despair along with the world as we face hard economic times. But we live under a different set of rules than do those who reject the written or the walking Torah of YHWH. We live by these three rules of economics:
1. Deut. 28:1-14 If we obey YHWH's directives, regulations, ordinances, rules, laws, statutes, and judgments, being thoroughly bridled to His way in every thought, word, and deed, then we will be blessed and prospered in every way imaginable. But we know we fall short, even as saved people, so what can we do? Look to Galatians 6:2. If we will bear one another's burdens, within the bounds of His LawWord, then we will have fulfilled the Law of Christ and thus become eligible for those promises. This is the law of substitution. See Charles Williams (of the Inklings) for more on this long unappreciated truth.
2. Malachi 3:10 We must tithe according to His LawWord. This includes the disposition of our tithe:
a) to the Levites (that is those who teach and labor in correct understanding of YHWH's LawWord),
b) to the poor, widows, orphans, sick, and strangers in our land and
c) for the celebration of YHWH's feast days which would require us to reform our calendar (you will know you are on the right track when you have a new moon sabbath).
When we do this we are assured, as a matter of actually testing YHWH Himself (the only time we are allowed to so test him) that he will bless us, regardless of the current economic climate, to the point of heaped up, pressed down, and overflowing riches.
3. Matthew 6:33 If we will seek His Kingdom and the rule of His Law as our first priority, He will make it His concern to add to us all the good things that ungodly people normally seek as a priority.
Greater clarification on all these does entail a study of Biblical Law. The best teacher available to us for this purpose is R.J. Rushdoony. His books and audio lessons are widely available and easily accessible.
Thanks to AJ for this article.