Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Moral Mathematics of Bryan Fischer Don’t Add up

Mr Bryan Fischer on his AFR show Focal Point (20 Aug. 2019) turned a statement of Pres Lincoln’s from his 2nd Inaugural Address into a prophetic utterance that must in no wise be challenged, namely that God used the War of Northern Aggression to atone for the sin of slavery, that ‘every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword’ (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/lincoln2.asp).

This is a dangerous game to play, ‘for who hath known the mind of the Lord?’ (Rom. 11:34)  Yet it is typical of the faithful of the religion of Americanism to engage in such prideful behavior since they believe themselves the choicest of all the peoples of the earth and of all the ages thereof.  They believe they do know the deep things of God.

Tell us, then, Mr Fischer, Dinesh D’Souza, and Victor Davis Hanson, what cataclysm befell the States, Spain, Portugal, and other colonizers of North and South America for the suffering and bloodshed they visited upon the Native Americans, since you know the counsel of God?  Their numbers of dead far surpass the number of Africans who were caught up in the slave trade:

Did God not care as much about the ‘red man’ as He did the ‘black man’ and so leave his persecutors unpunished?  Tell us, since you know.

Tell us Richard Land, Sen Cruz, and Rich Lowry, shouldn’t Haiti be a land blessed by God since the slaves there waged war to overturn slavery?

Why is she still suffering so badly today if she fought for such a righteous cause as freedom?  Tell us, since you know.

This is madness.  More often than not, our answer to such things must be that we simply don’t know why certain things happen the way they do.  We have to recall the tway-speech between the Lord Jesus and His disciples: 

[1] And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
[2] And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
[3] Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

Our spiritual sight is like the disciples’ at that time, not being able to grasp the depth of the Providence of God.

Likewise remember the plague that killed 70,000 men because of King David’s sin in counting the people (II Samuel 24).  A simple passer-by could very easily have assumed that those 70,000 were guilty of some transgression and were killed by God as a righteous punishment.  But that was not the case; it was because of one man’s sin that they died. 

So it is not a wise thing to say with certainty like Pres Lincoln, Mr Fischer, and their fellow travelers that 620,000 died to atone for slavery.  As the passages from the Holy Scriptures above show, the darkness of our hearts blinds us to the true causes of things. 

It is just as likely that the War came on as a result of both sections setting up idols:  the North to abstract human rights, the South to dead pieces of parchment and ink.  And, therefore, because of their apostasy, God handed them over to the demons, who stirred up their passions to such a degree that they fell to slaughtering one another.

But, again, all such conjectures must be handled with caution unless and until a true holy prophet comes forward to disclose what God’s reasoning was in allowing certain events to come about.

May God grant us all humility and restraint in the claims we make, especially those which we make in His Name.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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