Episode 320: Render Therefore Unto Caesar
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Render Therefore Unto Caesar
Lately, I have been asked how did the Founders, Sam Adams in particular, deal with ‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.’
The simple and yet complex answer is that they knew the truth and facts of the Reformation. They studied the historical perspective of what occurred and clearly understood that the Protestant perspective of the Complete Gospel would have been wiped out, destroyed, eliminated if God, in His wisdom and power, did not show the Reformers how to resist and defeat tyranny, despotism and terror.
** If this is to hard for you to want to deal with. I suggest that you scroll down to the section on Covid – A Fool and His Folly for another look at the present from the more recent past, the ‘70’s.
Continuing: Yes, it is Biblically sound to be resistant against that and those who would interfere with ones relationship with the Living God of all that is. See one of my fav podcast on this: The Obverse Image of God (https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/the-obverse-image-of-god.html) Other writers on this in the references.
Starting this week program with a simple look into the mirrors of history to that time when Sam Adams was at Harvard. Remember, Sam as many young me of the time was sent to Harvard to become a Minister. Sadly, now Harvard produces acolytes and ministers of the devil. To study Samuel Adams, one becomes very clear that he was in deed, in thought and in action a Reformed Puritan through and through.
On this program and in the References, I am taking you into the writings of both past and modern ‘divines’ who have the historical and Biblical capacity to develop the arguments which our Founding Fathers had to decide upon in the ideas, theology and actions to separate from England. It is only our modern secularist, uninformed, uneducated, hidebound, incurious, nescient, philistine evangelicals that would have us Render ALL to Caesar so that they can spiritualize what is Gods. They pay lip-service to God’s authority and sovereignty over ALL that is.
‘Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.’ This can only be understood in the historical context of Jesus time and then how it was applied by those who not only physically fought for American Liberty but did so as the battle Cry resounded: ‘No King but King Jesus.’