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Live by the sword, die by the sword

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane and his ‘friend’ brought soldiers to arrest Him just before His crucifixion, to His disciple who had just used a sword to cut off the high priest servant’s ear, Jesus said:

Put up again your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. (Matthew 26:52 KJVER) (emphasis added)

Often now I hear of Christians speaking of justification to take up arms against tyrants when it seems what Jesus said in the New Testament that we should not. We live in a secular world and it is not our role to police it. Governmental institutions have been set up to administer the law to evil doers. But what about tyrants? Is there a right to resist them or are we to use the existing institutions?

Back in the nineteen-sixties and seventies, Central American Jesuits designed posters 306a5419acdda88e267f1ac7b9e5a6b9to motivate [peasants] to overthrow corrupt politicians. The posters for this Bellarminian liberation theology depicted an angry Jesus Christ in the image of Che Guevara, swathed in fatigues, draped in bullet-belts, holding a submachine gun at the ready, a Rambo Jesus, a Jesus whose Sacred Heart called for social action that included killing. The American bishop scare aroused the same dynamic in the 1770’s. What was considered by many to be the most influential sermon on the subject was preached to Boston’s Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company by Rev. Jonathan Mayhew’s successor at Harvard, Rev. Simeon Howard. Simeon Howard received his early preaching experience in Nova Scotia – or Acadia, as the French settlers called it. He experienced first-hand the uprooting and expulsion, by British soldiers, of some three thousand French Catholic Acadians, along with their Jesuit priests. Cruelly, often violently, the Acadians were forced to emigrate to various American colonies, with no compensation for property or livestock. (Longfellow memorialized the event in Evangeline).

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Rulers of Evil

The Rulers of Evil coverbook “Rulers of Evil” by F. Tupper Saussy is an excellent piece of investigative prose. It is an expose of the power of the Jesuits (the Society of Jesus, the dark force that operates within the Roman Church) and how they instigated and fomented rebellions in Europe and America. It describes in detail, especially, how they brought about the American War of Independence from Great Britain and how they were instrumental in writing the Constitution, choosing the flag, the great seal of the United States and how they, through nefarious means, brought about and bring about the Catholicisation of America.

As the title indicates it explains where the power for ruling the world comes from. The rulers of evil are under the authority of God and bear not the sword in vain.

Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil.

They carry “the mark of Cain” (Genesis 4:15) which symbolises their God-sanctioned but Satan-directed authority in the world to keep in check the evildoers. This is not a role that Christian are authorised to take. This is the key point of the book and the protestant/ evangelical church has been duped and deceived by the workings of the Jesuits, with the ultimate purpose—the long end game—to bring them back to Rome.