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Exclusive: Ben Kinchlow reveals undeniable source of Western values Published: 3 days ago

by BEN KINCHLOW Email | Archive
Ben Kinchlow is a minister, broadcaster, author and businessman. He was the long-time co-host of CBN's "The 700 Club" television program and host of the international edition of the show, seen in more than 80 countries. He is the founder of Americans for Israel and the African American Political Awareness Coalition, and the author of several books.

Why are we so shocked and dismayed when we read or hear of a crime like the Colorado theater massacre, or the 27-29 other mass murders that have occurred in America? In a couple of cultures that immediately come to mind, the Colorado shooter could have been deemed a hero! The reason we are stunned to hear about people like him (and Josef Stalin, responsible for an estimated 40 million deaths; Mao Zedong, who caused the deaths of some 45 million in China; Goering, Goebbels and Hitler, who are collectively responsible for an estimated 46 million Europeans deaths; Japanese treatment of allied troops in World War II, which was called “uncivilized” and “barbaric”) is because their actions all violate our sense of rightness, decency and order. “That is not how civilized people are supposed to act!” Unbeknownst to many, our modern sensibilities, views and concepts of “inhumane,” “uncivilized” and “barbaric” are all based on a set of values inherent in Western civilization, which, of course, is based on, you guessed it: the Bible. They have James Holmes in custody; so what should they do with him? What is wrong with what he did in Colorado? After all, isn’t it just a matter of opinion? Suppose, because he doesn’t act normal at his trial, it becomes “the opinion of this court that the defendant is insane or incompetent to stand trial.” Do we then furnish, at taxpayers’ expense, psychiatric care in an effort to rehabilitate him and provide him with first-class facilities at a modern (albeit overcrowded) prison for the rest of his life? (Charles Manson has thus far cost taxpayers an estimated $1.8 million and counting.) Why shouldn’t Holmes’ prison expenses be covered by the taxes of the families of the people he killed? After all, if he is insane, it’s not really his fault is it? The question that should be rightly debated by the courts and a jury of his peers is: “Did he do it?” and not “Why did he do it?” The why is irrelevant! Morality is relative? A philosophized notion that right and wrong are not absolute values, but are personalized according to the individual and his or her circumstances or cultural orientation? The opposite of moral relativism is moral absolutism: A fundamental, natural law of constant values and rules, and which judges all persons equally, irrespective of individual circumstances or cultural differences. If there are no absolutes, if everything is relative, if nothing is absolutely right or wrong, if nothing is intrinsically good or evil, why then do we even have laws, courts, trials, jails and prisons? What has been ignored in the mad dash to eliminate the Bible and “liberate” Americans from religion (via a bogus “church versus state” controversy) is this: You can sum up the entire message of the Bible thusly, “Don’t do to anyone what you don’t want done to you.” Thus, the original concept of “an eye for an eye” would be fulfilled with an equality of justice. Don’t want to be killed? Don’t kill. It’s simple.

they can understand the origin and purpose of the “Old” Testament and the merging of. see Leviticus. as young as third graders. Therefore. people are being liberated as we progress toward a new. (immolation of widows). children. I am not advocating. is. some elements by the “New” Testament. the only laws were those instituted and enforced by a reigning monarch. no prevailing. all is cool. if you simply kept the following. “Thou shalt not kill?” If we remove the Judeo-Christian God from Western civilization.” Yet a cursory glance at man in his natural state is revelatory. animals. Morality was what any individual or governing entity was strong enough to impose on his fellowman at any given time. genital mutilation of females and in the Muslim faith a man can marry a child as young as one year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Ignorance. Kiss your neighbor. the chair or the gas chamber.” experts have determined that youth should no longer be subjected to the restrictive. consequently. enlightened society!” Based on taxpayer-funded “studies..) No God. and if some liberal judge doesn’t commute their sentence on a technicality.) Is what Hitler.g. brother. progressives decided that was inhumane. But then. after months or even years of taxpayer-funded appeals. Absent the Bible. only humans have free will and can. no Bible.” (U. even mass murderers (if they even get the death penalty to begin with) after a last meal of their choosing. slavery. The Bible is about relationships – the relationship of man with his Creator. and finally a painless injection by a competent. limiting. you get kissed back.. loot your neighbor. Old or New. nor is religion its primary focus. As sovereigns (free moral agents). deliberate or inadvertent. therefore. Sex with your own father. mother. “Do your own thing. Surgeon General C. evolutionists and secular humanists: Since there are more “religious” people than you and you want to eliminate us. then there are no Ten Commandments and. in actuality. man with himself and man with his fellow man. Cognizant that human behavior must also be taken into consideration. are given a sedative to calm them. all-encompassing morality. And in the West. whatever? Have at it! (For more examples of an enlightened society. It was all a matter of opinion. Love your neighbor.. merely asking.S. So today. agnostics. Chapters 18 and 20) Religion. man’s attempt to create the concept of a God small enough to comprehend with the natural mind. scalping. no problem? I have a couple of questions for the atheists. in the commonly understood and accepted sense of the word. Suttee. and supplanting (fulfilling) of. Stalin did “wrong?” Why? Isn’t the law against murder based on the Sixth Commandment. one would discover this new sexual liberation (so called) is merely the reintroduction of the sexual mores of 1490 B. trained specialist in a sterile hospital type environment. are being taught the principles of homosexual relationships? Seriously? Guess what! If one takes an unbiased and historically accurate view of this march to progressivism. cannibalism. consider a few examples of behavior in certain “civilizations” (some practices extant today): e. merging Old and New Testament principles. kill him and it was the noose. choose which covenant to abide by. generally speaking. itself incomprehensible. human (especially child) sacrifice. or any other crimes for that matter. Mao. Progressives (new title for liberals) clamor: “Barriers are coming down. murderers. no prohibition against murder. dispassionately and contextually. why can’t we just eliminate you first? Isn’t that what Hitler did to some 10 million people he felt did not contribute to the plan he deemed best for society? (Let the record show. you get the slammer. you would still have a solid foundation for a very dynamic and thriving culture: Don’t have a bunch of substitutes for ultimate truth (false gods) Don’t steal Don’t kill Don’t disrespect your parents Honor marriage Don’t lie about one another Don’t lust or hanker after others’ stuff (These are some of the Ten Commandments paraphrased.” Every man essentially “did what was right in his own eyes. right? . society rewards or judges accordingly. beheading.If people examine the Bible rationally.C. or result of. Everett Koop -1986). whoever. The Bible is not a religious book. burying servants and wives alive with rulers. and disregarded all the religious aspects of the Bible. Children. There was. religiously oriented restraints of the past “There is now no doubt that we need sex education in schools and that it [should] include information on heterosexual and homosexual relationships . has obscured the fact that prior to the introduction of what eventually was codified as the Judeo-Christian Bible. it can be clearly seen that Western civilization is essentially the creation of. sister.

.No God. no Bible. big problem.

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