Bradlee Dean #1, Tim Tebow #3: Making Christians Look Cool!?
By Bradlee Dean
November 18, 2013
“Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”
– William Penn
This week, in an article at Salon.com,I was named, along with Tim Tebow, as one of five Christian “hipsters” trying to make fundamentalism look cool.
Fundamentalism is defined in Webster’s 1828 dictionary as “a leading or primary principle, rule, law or article, which serves as the ground work of a system; essential part; as the fundamentals of the Christian faith.”
What did Founding Father Noah Webster say? “The Christian faith.” Why, yes, he did!
Noah Webster was also known as the man that, “Taught millions to read and not one to sin!” (1 John 3:4)
Webster also stated, “All miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
Oh, friends, these “reporters” love to get America asking the wrong questions, only in hopes of not having to give you the right answers.
What we have here are some ignorant writers that do not understand that America is based off of Law, not their opinions! And when they understand that we are ruled by Law, then and only then will they understand what unites us. We are all rooted in the same principles; we are One Nation Under God.
Right must always be right, truth must always be truth. Right and wrong is a permanent fixture of morality God established through the Ten Commandments, which cannot be moved or shifted from their proper place. (Exodus 20:13)
Friends, you cannot bring “right” down to a lower level because others may want it lowered to fit their lawless lifestyle. It must be where it always is.
Is crime supposed to replace the Law that produces liberty? That is no good for any society. That produces bondage, not liberty. Do away with the law and you have no crime. Criminals love that mentality!
Right is right eternally, and cannot be wrong. You cannot lift up wrong and make it even “somewhat right.”
Man’s inability is not the kind that removes responsibility. Sin is moral, not physical. Never fall into the error that moral inability will be an excuse for sin.
This is dangerous doctrine, America. The law is a just one, and man is bound by it – though his sin has rendered him incapable of fulfilling it.
I have often wondered how the American people are at peace with a system that is clearly at war with God. It is a war history teaches us that this system will never win. And a war in which the good people will suffer if they do not fight against these dangerous ideologies. Friends, the peace is in Christ, not outside. (John 16:33)
Charles Spurgeon said, “A war against falsehood, a war against sin, is God’s war; it is a war which commends itself … like a trumpet against sin, that our warfare is justified by the eternal laws of justice.” He goes on:
“Ours is a spiritual kingdom, and the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual, and mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds.”
If being lied about on a weekly basis and persecuted for righteousness’ sake is “trying to be cool,” then my detractors’ assumptions are right. My objective is to win this generation (Psalm 76) and to defend and protect a generation that has been subjected to everything and protected from nothing.
Bradlee Dean is talk-show host of The Sons of Liberty Radio (www.sonsoflibertyradio.com), ordained preacher, heavy metal drummer for the international band Junkyard Prophet (www.junkyardprophet.com), and speaks across the country with his ministry reaching both young and old in schools, universities, tea parties, churches, and communities across the nation.