Wednesday, March 14, 2012

If Not Us, Who?

If Not Us, Who? is David Frisk's excellent new biography of William Rusher, the longtime publisher of National Review.  It explains how Rusher provided important links between the conservative intellectual movement and the practical world of Republican politics.  Anyone interested in how conservatism evolved from the 1950s through the 1980s should read this book.

An earlier version was Frisk's doctoral dissertation.  Accordingly, his research is thorough and his analysis is evenhanded.  (Declaration of interest:  I was on his committee.)   At the same time, the book is readable and engaging.  It is completely accessible for general readers and would be very appropriate for adoption in courses dealing with the intersection of ideology and politics.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


According to a 2012 Gallup poll 77% of those living in the U.S.A. identify as Christians. How many of the 77% are hypocrites or false Christians?

According to a May 22, 2014 Gallup poll only 46% of those living in the U.S.A. oppose killing unborn babies by abortion.

Obviously a large percentage of those who identify as Christian see nothing wrong with murdering unborn babies, would they be hypocrites or false Christians?

According to a Gallup poll July, 2013 54 % of those living in the U.S.A. support same sex marriage.

If 77% say they are Christians and 54% of the population say they support gay marriage, then there is lot of support among those who claim to be believers in Christ for gay marriage. Are they hypocrites or false Christians?

Do the Scriptures support homosexual marriage and killing unborn babies?

1 John 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.(NKJV)

If killing unborn innocent babies is not murder, then what would it be?

Revelation 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."(NKJV)

The sexually immoral and murderers will have their part in the lake of fire.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?....nor homosexuals, nor sodomites.....11 And such were some of you . But you were washed, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.(NKJV)

When it comes to participating or approving of abortion and same sex marriage, it should be past tense if you are claiming to be a Christian. The apostle Paul said SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU not ARE SOME OF YOU.

If you claim to be a Christian and approve of sinful practices or live a sinful lifestyle, then you are either a hypocrite or a false Christian.

In a 2008 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life 57% of Evangelical Christians said there might be other ways to heaven other than Jesus.

Would that indicate hypocrisy or false Christians?

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (NKJV)


Mark 16:16 He who has believed, and has been immersed, will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(T.B.V.O.T.N.T) by Chester Estes

Galatians 3:17-27....26 Since you are sons of God through that belief, by Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been immersed into Christ , have put on Christ.(T.B.V.O.T.N.T) by Chester Estes

If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that God raised Him from the dead. If you claim Jesus as Lord and Savior. If you have been baptized into Christ for the remission of your sins, then you are a Christian.

The question remains how many of the 77% who claim to be Christians are hypocrites or false Christians?


Posted by Steve Finnell at 1:21 PM
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