“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief with a law?” –Psalms 94:20
“A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof.” Proverbs 21:22
“They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.” Proverbs 28:4
Josiah was king of Judah when he was eight years old. 2 Kings 22. The kingdom was governed via guardians in a trustee capacity and Josiah was educated by men who had lost the Books of the Law so many generations back that they had no recollection of the Holy Decrees, Memorials and Feasts of the Lord- kind of like the men and women that hold the reins of power in many of our modern academic institutions and government-media complex- and churches!
His elders worshiped Baal and condoned or actually practiced false religion wherein parents sacrificed their children to Baal and other idols. Hearing the screams of their children while they burned in furnaces fashioned into statues of evil deities, apostate Israelite parents had sex with temple prostitutes that were kept in the high places. These practices went back to Solomon’s time when his wives brought in their false worship from other countries.
How did Josiah know what was right in the sight of the Lord in order to destroy the high places and depose the priests that presided at the high places?
What inspired him to do this at approximately the age of twenty-six? He was administering repairs on the Temple of Solomon when the Books of the Law were found in the Temple and brought to him. After he read the Pentateuch (five Books of Moses) he went into grief, tore his clothes and then did not stop until he made all the people take an oath to serve God. Josiah instituted the Feast of Passover that had been commanded by God in the Books of the Law as a memorial to Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. 2 Kings 23: 21-25.
Today young men and women are looking for values to which they can commit. How many of we older citizens have declared the glory of God and his eternal values “from one generation to another”? We grew up differently than kids today (but not that differently, in many cases). Nevertheless, our culture was steeped in cultural messages that were accretions from past generations that had fought and died to serve the God of the Bible. Much of that traditional culture has now been erased and we wonder why our children go into the schools and start shooting each other. We need to start pulling down some idols and send the prophets of Baal packing. We need judges, professors and journalists- and pastors that are watchmen– that will stand at the walls of the City and sound an alarm!
Stop smoking the heroin pipe that secular-humanism offers us and start seeking after righteousness. If you think culture and righteousness are not important because one culture is as good as another then look at the mass shootings of defenseless people occurring around the United States The professional bureaucrats intone the usual mantras involving “response times” and predictive factors. They promise to get to the bottom of the problem.
The Biblical answer is in the Book of Esther. Surprisingly, Esther is a Second Amendment treatise. The enemies of the Jews had obtained a decree permitting genocidal annihilation of the Jews within the Persia-Median Empire. The Emperor, by Persian tradition unable to reverse his own decree, issued a new decree permitting the Jews to defend themselves and permitting their neighbors to come to their aid. This is exactly the concept of the Second Amendment. The difference is that for the Jews it was on an ad hoc basis. In other words, only for a few specifically designated days until the Jews had overcome their persecutors. The Second Amendment permanently institutionalizes the means of self-defense on a de jure basis; i.e., by permanent enactment of law.
The reason humanists want so badly to erase the Knowledge of the Holy from our society is because such knowledge is more powerful than guns, bombs, political action committees, money and sex, political deception or all the books in the world. Think about it.
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne” (Rev. 3:21).