Author of Grace

The impossibility of the Law is the chief revelation of Divine Grace.

Published by Michael Sean Erickson

I write, act, and produce films in Los Angeles. Everything else is conjecture.

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  1. Here is the email from my friend which inspired my response above: Thanks for your reply. I very much enjoyed your reminiscences of the “shack” in Santa Rosa. There were many honorifics that were incinerated two years ago by the Tubbs Fire branch that destroyed our home and nearly took our lives. One of the bits of memorabilia that was lost were the keys to the shack which I kept within observing distance in my home office. Why did I keep them? Well, they reminded me that it took a decade or nearly so to get the hell out of that pit of pestilence and puffery, from which I was led to conclude that Reason and Virtue are, indeed, rare commodities in this world, but Mindlessness and Vice are doled out in huge measures.

    For those who are too easily impressed by Satan, they focus not on that doughty Angel, but on the human misery he brings to individuals and to nations, indeed to the earth and its people. Satan himself is actually pretty stupid. I always think of the Book of Job and how easily our Lord manipulates him to take on the task of bringing Job low by depriving him of every single element of his life which he has used as a foundation for his delusions about his status in (first) his social life and second in his pretenses to be “a perfect man.”

    How accomplished Satan must have felt when he contemplated the deaths he arranged and the properties and possessions he destroyed. “That will teach ‘the Heavenly Father,’ he must have crowed! How “had” he must have been on the news that Job had been promoted from his stature as a “perfect man” to achieve the the status of “a better man.” To top it off, there is nothing in Scripture reporting that the Lord God of Creation had apologized for any disappointment the Dark Angel must have felt when his work of devilment was shown to be not only an easily reversed set of brutal consequences, but Job was happier than ever before in his life for having undergone God’s lesson in humility and his deepened appreciation of the ultimate meaninglessness of earthly possessions and earthly honors.

    I vaguely remember that the Book of Job was one of your favorites in Scripture. I have to agree that it is a highlight of the OT text. The other Book(s) that pull my chain and tickle my fancy are Samuel 1 and 2. I take those texts as the most profound statement of man’s law and its puny stature in the face of God’s projections on earthly kings as usurpers and thieves., and their laws as the cookbook for tyranny and thievery. Samuel rules through “the Laws of Nature and the Laws of Nature’s God.” The founders of the United States as a “new” polity as one with the capacity to establish man’s Law, as indicated in the Second Paragraph of the Declaration of American Independence, but by their citing of the two branches of Divine Law built apply to man’s Law both limits and rationales, namely, to be a body of law under the aegis of God’s Laws as a guide for civil Law, but more importantly, a barrier against any miscreant authority to design the civic law to serve evil ends. How we have permitted so many evil pathways in our civil law is the key measure for our corruption of the Founder’s intent. it’s all there. From thousands of years ago. The most concise and articulate presentation of the law that Lincoln dedicated his life to advancing. He understood, as well as the best of the Founders that what he called a “stumbling block” is a guarantor of a built-in barrier against tyranny and dictatorial thievery.

    Gnostics and Worshippers of Satan (are they the same?), otherwise known (oddly) as Liberals, but are actually the acolytes of Satan, and may be called, Demons.

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