by Kjos Ministries
LTRP Note: Kjos Ministries is one of the ministries Lighthouse Trails turns to for accurate information, news, documentation, and commentary, with a strong foundation on Scripture. Kjos has posted a number of articles this past couple of weeks relating to the present political and spiritual situation in the United States. Below are links and synopsis to a few of them.
Socialism in America: A Revolution in the Making By Jan Markell –
In recent weeks it has become more obvious that America is on the yellow-brick road to Socialism. In 1962 Russian Premier Khrushchev said,
“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to Communism but we can assist their leaders by giving them small amounts of Socialism until they awaken one day to find out they have Communism.”
He also said that Communism would take over America “without firing a shot.”
I am not suggesting that the “movers and shakers” trying to take over many of our capitalistic institutions are secretly planning a Communist revolution in America. Some like the idea of Socialism; others just want to bail America out of financial trouble to stabilize the world. However, more industries are going to fail in the coming months and need further government intervention. When does the spinning wheel stop and where will we be at when it is over?
The Joseph Principle and Crisis Economics By Carl Teichrib –
Confusion reigns. Economic bewilderment appears to be the hallmark of 2008. Banks don’t seem to know what to do; politicians offer stimulus packages that don’t stimulate; and everywhere financial planners and advisors proclaim that “it will get better” while each passing week gets worse. And at the gut level everyone knows that if the markets completely unravel, if currencies shatter in the confusion, a brutal monster – Chaos – will appear from under the bed and run rampant while the financial house burns.
Mind Change and Collective Service by Berit Kjos –
At the dawn of Stalin’s deadly reign in the 1930s — when Communist leader Antonio Gramsci was writing his cunning formula for transforming the West — numerous European Marxist were searching for effective strategies for mass control. As Hitler rose to power, some fled to America where they fine-tuned their tactics at “progressive” institutions like Columbia University. Welcomed by liberal educators, they found plenty of opportunity to test and teach their theories. Others merely exported their research to fellow revolutionaries in America. Their names–Adorno, Marcuse, LukÃ¡cs and Lewin–don’t ring many bells today, but no one can escape their impact on our nation.
In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar Unity by Tamara Hartzell –
According to Tom Bandy, “a whole new species of church is emerging.” This emerging church is “not a machine”–“preoccupied with theological purity, ideological correctness, and behavioral conformity”–but “an organism.”
This “organism” “worships differently, thinks differently, and depends on an entirely different kind of leadership.” This “new species of church” is the “Spiritual Redwood” growing in the midst of the diverse, cultural “forest.”