- July 2, 2013
- By Staff / Baptist Standard
Baylor, BAA & a vineyard
Will see if the vote on Sept. 7 is more than a mere procedural nicety. I would like to encourage all Baylor Alumni to support Independence at Baylor LLC in voting down the transition agreement and maintaining a truly independent Baylor Alumni Association.
Does prohibition sound familiar?
Prohibitionism is intensely, rabidly, frantically, frenetically, hysterically anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-public-health, anti-public-safety and anti-economy.
An important feature of prohibitionism—which it closely shares with fascism—is totalitarianism. That means a police-state apparatus—widespread surveillance, arbitrary imprisonment or even murder of political opponents, mass-incarceration, torture, etc.
Like despicable, playground bullies, prohibitionists are vicious one moment, then full of self-pity the next. They whine and whinge like lying, spoiled brats, claiming they just want to “save the little children,” but the moment they feel it safe to do so, they use brute force and savage brutality against those they claim to be defending.
Prohibitionists actually believe they can transcend human nature and produce a better world. They allow only one doctrine, an impossible-to-obtain drug-free world. All forms of dissent, be they common-sense, scientific, constitutional or democratic, are simply ignored, and their proponents vehemently persecuted.
During alcohol prohibition, from 1919 to 1933, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. While battling over turf, young men died on inner-city streets. Corruption in law enforcement and the judiciary went clean off the scale. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have been far more wisely allocated. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, in 1929, the economy collapsed.
Does that sound familiar?
Repent & pray for America
I cannot say I have had a vision from the Lord, per se, but I do believe the Lord has laid this idea on my heart: Our nation needs repentance in the worst way. If someone could contact/convince a prominent minister to form a covenant with other prominent ministers to call the nation to prayer/repentance, God would be listening (2 Chronicles 7:14).
I mean, if someone like Tony Evans, Robert Jeffress, David Jeremiah, Ravi Zacharius, Tim Keller, Chuck Swindoll, James Dobson, Tim Wildmon, Steve Brown, etc. were to encourage “their” people to call this nation to repentance, it would have a profound effect.
I am not interested in any “convention” “conference” or “general assembly,” and certainly not the National Council of Churches. I am interested in Bible-believing evangelicals joining together to ask “their” people/listeners to repent and pray the same for America.