Friday, December 20, 2013

The Kingdom v. The Duck Dynasty Guy

(In the interest of full disclosure, I was a well educated university trained Christian minister for 27 years, but I converted to Gandhian Philosophy in 2011.)

As I look at the situation of the Duck Dynasty guy, who made the comments about gays being in sin, he was accurate from a Mosaic Law perspective, but that is not the end of the story.  What people wrongly mix up is the Kingdom conception of life presented by Jesus Christ with the temporal or state-centric laws of Moses.  Moses' Law is the basis for all temporal law on earth, meaning that if there is a law in man's court against it, it has root that goes back to Moses' Law.

What Jesus spent his entire three years of ministry doing was to redirect people away from temporal law and into the Kingdom conception of life, a libertarian stateless society driven by conscience.  From a Christian theological perspective, Christ's work on the cross "fulfilled" the law of Moses, so it is all under the bridge.  And those who place faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross for their sin nature are now under no condemnation, irregardless of their activities and proclivities.

Now, I converted to Gandhian Philosophy from the Christianity of the Duck Dynasty guy in 2011, as I was trained that Jesus Christ was to return to earth within three score and ten years of the birth of the nation of Israel, May 14, 1948, and that the end of days would occur within that period.  This means that the seven year tribulation was to have begun by June, 2010, based on the Jewish calendar.  (I'm just doing this for the benefit of our Christian friends, so please be patient.)  This means that the Anti-Christ would be known to the whole world by now, but he is no where to be found.

I also witnessed the Arab Spring in 2011 on television.  It was clear that there were no people talking about the 2000 year old people mentioned in Matthew 16:28.  But the whole Arab Spring was about millions of people on Facebook and the Internet in general taking over their governments in the Middle East, no mention anywhere of any 2000 year old people prophesied by Jesus Christ himself.  So I walked away from a religion I could not defend.  

I promote the Kingdom conception of life because it is the logical path to peace on earth, not for any other reason.  I am Gandhian, and we let it all go (temporal law) for the sake of peace on earth. 

One of the central concepts in the Kingdom is "judge not" -- make no legal determinations of others.  This means that gay people are not to be addressed or thought of in any negative way.  Apply that to every sin addressed in the Law of Moses, and you are living a central concept of the Kingdom, as taught by Jesus Christ, if you are a Christian.

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
[Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky, (Intellectual of the Age) and Dr. Ravindra Kumar (World's Most Prominent Gandhian Intellectual)]