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Moses' nation of [[Israel]] was supported by [[freewill offerings]] of the people through a network of voluntary actions and contributions to ministers, called [[Levites]], who met basic requirements laid out in the scriptures. There were no compelled taxes until after the people went against the wisdom and warnings of God and elected a ruler in [[Samuel 8]].
Moses' nation of [[Israel]] was supported by [[freewill offerings]] of the people through a network of voluntary actions and contributions to ministers, called [[Levites]], who met basic requirements laid out in the scriptures. There were no compelled taxes until after the people went against the wisdom and warnings of God and elected a ruler in [[1 Samuel 8]].
The free nation generated by the unselfish generosity of the people in a [[daily ministration]] of [[charity]] can maintain liberty because society is united by their ''unselfish practices'' and remain strong and viable. [[Strangers and pilgrims]] understood that  '''"legal charity"''' they tried at New Plymouth and Jamestown undermined society and brought famine and death.
The free nation generated by the unselfish generosity of the people in a [[daily ministration]] of [[charity]] can maintain liberty because society is united by their ''unselfish practices'' and remain strong and viable. [[Strangers and pilgrims]] tried a common warehouse according to the socialist ideology of from each according to their need and to each according to their need. They quickly understood that  '''"legal charity"''' they tried at New Plymouth and Jamestown undermined society and brought famine and death. Fortunately, they quickly applied the principle of 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."
Alexis de Tocqueville continued clarifying the important distinction between ''individual alms-giving'' and what he calls ''legal charity'' or ''Public alms'':
Alexis de Tocqueville continued clarifying the important distinction between ''individual alms-giving'' and what he calls ''legal charity'' or ''Public alms'':

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Corona shutdown

What is the true story behind the Coronavirus? What will save us and is it already saving us? Is the government shutdown the real answer and solution or is it actually causing more harm than good?
To learn more go to our page on the Coronavirus! Don't get mad. Get organized. That does not mean looking to the government that exercises authority to solve your problems. It means to get organized like Jesus commanded. Learn to come together in a Network of faith, hope, and charity rather than fear, force, and fealty.

The Coronavirus shutdown was the most bizarre social experiment in the history of the world.

With little or no real evidence the world's economy was devastated and crippled by a few graphs, false comparisons by talking heads on TV, and an exaggerated threat of doom and death by megalomaniacs controlling the media and the gullible minds of the people.

Even after the "curve" was flattened, the dire predictions of killer-pandemic models were retracted, and after the COVID death numbers were proven to be exaggerated many politicians and the people clung to their political power or their personal paranoia respectively trying to keep their states, their communities, and even their neighbors shutdown.

Legal charity

What should we have avoided, shunned, and condemned which could have kept us free and safe and secure in the ways of the Lord?

What could we have done to prevent governments and societies from taking such disastrous and tyrannical actions and reaction to a problem whether real or imagined?

Had we studied history, we might have thought differently and taken a different path in the pursuit of our welfare we would have been better prepared to see the truth and take the road less traveled. But instead the masses betrayed their neighbors and the people in general because they have an appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force and violence. The people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others, institute the rule of violence to maintain the shutdown for weeks and months. Through action and inaction, apathy and avarice, sloth and ignorance of the ways of liberty they massacre rights, banish freedom, and plunder the children's future, until society degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch.

It is and has been a crime against our fellow man, against humanity perpetuated by the hysteria and fear, apathy and ignorance, the misplaced pride and vanity of the people who seem to have forgotten, even lost the ability to act and function as a free society.

Governments do not make men free. In fact, the more you look to government for your personal salvation in this life the more you will suffer tyranny. It is time to admit we have been fooled, the Coronavirus threat to humanity perpetrated by the media and some opportunistic politicians has created a strong delusion.

This has happened because we have foolishly shutdown what actually makes a nation great for some time. We should have seen the truth sooner and detected the lies as they were coming. We should have seen the unwarranted fear and exaggerated models, the errant irrational strategy and false promise of the unprecedented shutdown.

We should have seen the obvious devastation and long term economic and emotional repercussions of what was and is to come.

We should have cared enough to see the lives we were destroying by closing down the economy, the livelihoods, and freedoms of our neighbors, both those near and far.

If all those who say they are Christians were actually doing what Christ told us to do, or all Jews were doing what Moses said to do non of this would have happened. There could have been no unnecessary shutdown, no dismantling of so many lives, no increase in debt and far less people would have died.

“As long as we look to government to solve our problems we will always suffer tyranny.” —William Pitt

Could all this be because almost every one claiming to be Christian or Jew is actually looking to the government for their welfare?

Why do they think it is okay to apply to governments and those men who call themselves benefactors but only exercise authority over your neighbor, taking from them, so they can provide you benefits at their expense?

Why do they think that is okay with Jesus when Christ prohibited His followers from being that way?[1]

They even borrow the resources for those welfare benefits, becoming a surety for the debt, which will curse children according to the warnings of Peter and the apostles.

If religion was defined, “Real piety in practice[2], consisting in the performance of all known duties to God and our fellow men”[3], and it was, and your duty to your fellowman was to love him as you love yourself[4], and it is, and that same word we see in the Greek as "love", as a noun, is often translated "charity" then to love your fellowman is to care for him with charity, freewill contributions, and voluntary acts of kindness, not by the the legal charity of governments of forcewhose leaders call themselves benefactors but exercise authority one over the other.

We call such covetous practices socialism. Socialism is the religion you get when you have no religion because pure religion is caring for the welfare of the people unspotted by those institutions of force, fear and fealty.

We are no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. The real pandemic is ignorance and fear, vanity and timidity, failed actions and inaction.

If we do not learn from the history of our errors, mistakes, and foolishness we are doomed to be fooled again.

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." Mark Twain

Were we fooled by incompetence or by conspiracy?

Does it matter how as much as it matters why we were so easily fooled?

A conspiracy is just "a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful." They may not even mean to actually harm as much as they mean to obtain and advantage for themselves but because they are not concerned about the cost to others their plan may be at the expense of others, hence for the need for secrecy.

Before we go seek out the secrets of others we should go deeper into the secrets of our own heart to uncover the truth of any strong delusion that might bind our own hearts and minds in ignorance or to foolishness.

Winston Churchill once said "Never let a good crisis go to waste" while the idea can be traced back to Niccolo Machiavelli who wrote, “Never waste the opportunity offered by a good crisis” if not to Julius Caesar, the Pharaoh and Nimrod. Every crisis whether real or imagined involves an element of fear. Fear is the vacuum that occurs when one lacks real faith and of course we know that nature abhors a vacuum.

There are two reactions associated with fear: The first is flight, capitulation, surrender, and compliance. The second is fight, opposition, combat, and rebellion. None of these forms or reaction produce faith, but remain poor substitutes that spring forth from the void.

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.” ― Friedrich W. Nietzsche

Have the people fallen into the abyss of vanity and pride?

Have they become monsters biting one another and been devoured?

Yet, before conspirators can take control of a crises for their own purposes it would be good than wiser men say something to ease the rising curve of fear amongst the population.

Thomas Jefferson once said:

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for men of good conscience to remain silent.”

Christ was not silent.

Are ministers of the modern Church men of good conscience?

Or are they teaching a false gospel that is making the people perfect savages?

Can democracy be expected to work among savages and zombies?

"He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch [which] he made." Psalms 7:15

It would be essential for the people to know in advance who those wiser men might be and have an ear to what they might have to say. Unfortunately the ministers of the modern Church tickle the ears of the people with a fake gospel and the media of the world has not been a source of wisdom.

While some academics apparently did understand the true nature of the Corona crises they were not given a platform from which to inform the people.

We informed the people through the Living Network in the early days of the panic and hysteria.

To learn more about the unfolding of the pandemic and what should have been in the news go to our page on the Coronavirus!

Resistance is futile

There are many who are now taking to resisting the narrative because they are beginning to feel the frustration and discover the lies and incompetence if not the conspiracy of opportunists looking for power and profit.

Anyone can get angry but the wise man says "Don't get mad. Get organized."

What did Jesus mean when he said "resist not"?

"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5:39

You do not need to resist but you do need to repent. Repentance makes you immune to the evil so that you do not become infected with its malevolence.

Becoming organized does not mean looking to the government of the world to solve the problems. It was not the Coronavirus that created the crises but the overreaction of the people due to the panic of the media, politicians, and the subsequent government imposed shutdown.

Thomas Jefferson also said:

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

In this case the government not only wasted the people's labor but literally regarded it as not essential. But in the days ahead they will have to run twice as fast and work twice as hard to pay back the eternal debt that now consumes them and their children.

This takes us back to that "bizarre social experiment" unprecedented in history that caught Americans and the world so off guard even-though we have been told “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty".

“The only thing needed for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke.

But the question remains what do we do?

What should we have been doing all along that we have failed to do?

What should we do to maintain that diligence required or liberty?

Public and private alms-giving

Government did not make Americans great.

Those who have the eyes for the offices of rulers cannot see where they are going.

"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." Matthew 15:14

Almost 200 year ago the solutions to liberty were well practiced and known if not understood by all. This was because 2000 years ago Jesus gave us the answer which was living by love, not force and many who made it to America could not have survived with out submission to His Way. While all the prophets told us the same thing more recently Alexis de Tocqueville expressed clearly that at least one thing was key to the American greatness he observed:

  • "[I]ndividual alms-giving established valuable ties between the rich and the poor. The deed itself involves the giver in the fate of the one whose poverty he has undertaken to alleviate. The latter, supported by aid which he had no right to demand and which he had no hope to getting, feels inspired by gratitude. A moral tie is established between those two classes whose interests and passions so often conspire to separate them from each other, and although divided by circumstance they are willingly reconciled." Alexis de Tocqueville, the author of "Democracy in America".

Moses' nation of Israel was supported by freewill offerings of the people through a network of voluntary actions and contributions to ministers, called Levites, who met basic requirements laid out in the scriptures. There were no compelled taxes until after the people went against the wisdom and warnings of God and elected a ruler in 1 Samuel 8.

The free nation generated by the unselfish generosity of the people in a daily ministration of charity can maintain liberty because society is united by their unselfish practices and remain strong and viable. Strangers and pilgrims tried a common warehouse according to the socialist ideology of from each according to their need and to each according to their need. They quickly understood that "legal charity" they tried at New Plymouth and Jamestown undermined society and brought famine and death. Fortunately, they quickly applied the principle of 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."

Alexis de Tocqueville continued clarifying the important distinction between individual alms-giving and what he calls legal charity or Public alms:

  • "This is not the case with legal charity. The latter allows the alms to persist but removes its morality. The law strips the man of wealth of a part of his surplus without consulting him, and he sees the poor man only as a greedy stranger invited by the legislator to share his wealth. The poor man, on the other hand, feels no gratitude for a benefit that no one can refuse him and that could not satisfy him in any case. Public alms guarantee life but do not make it happier or more comfortable than individual alms-giving; legal charity does not thereby eliminate wealth or poverty in society. One class still views the world with fear and loathing while the other regards its misfortune with despair and envy. Far from uniting these two rival nations, who have existed since the beginning of the world and who are called the rich and poor, into a single people, it breaks the only link which could be established between them. It ranges each one under a banner, tallies them, and, bringing them face to face, prepares them for combat." Alexis de Tocqueville, the author of "Democracy in America".


Individualism is all about taking care of yourself; it is the belief and practice that every person is unique and self-reliant. ... In particular, the United States is known for having a strong bent towards individualism because it was founded by people who sought the freedom to practice whatever religion they chose.

The rhetoric of “inclusivity, equity and intersectionality” says its desire is unity but in fact it is the evidence of division and the destruction of the the individual.

"...French intellectuals in particular just pulled off a sleight of hand and transformed Marxism into post-modern identity politics." Jordan Peterson The moral obligation of the moderate leftists

Ethical individualism holds that the primary concern of morality is the individual, rather than society as a whole, and that morality primarily concerns individual flourishing, rather than one's interactions with others.

The welfare programs of government is what Alexis calls "legal charity". It is what the Bible calls the wages of unrighteousness. Desiring benefits at the expense of your neighbor and using force to obtain them even if by government authority is not loving your neighbor as yourself, but it is the covetous practices Peter spoke of that makes you merchandise and curse children.

Cultural determinism is the belief that the culture in which we are raised determines who we are at emotional and behavioral levels. It contrasts with genetic determinism, the theory that biologically inherited traits and the environmental influences that affect those traits dominate who we are.

Social justice is a political and philosophical theory which asserts that there are dimensions to the concept of justice beyond those embodied in the principles of civil or criminal law, economic supply and demand, or traditional moral frameworks.

What did Jesus say about social justice? “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and please the widow's cause,” (Isaiah 1:17). “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). https://sharedhope.org/2018/06/04/biblical-justice-and-social-justice/

“The time of decision is around the end of the Twentieth Century when we will either stand at the grave of civilization in a 'War Of All Against All' or turn toward a spiritualized culture.” Rudolf Steiner

Jordan Peterson VIDEO QUOTE “So for the postmodernists, the world is a Hobbesian battleground of identity groups. They do not communicate with one another, because they can't. All there is, is a struggle for power, and if you're in the predator group, which means you're an oppressor, then you better look out, because you're not exactly welcome. Not exactly welcome, and neither are your ideas. So that's what you're up against.” Jordan Peterson

"Social democracy is a socialist system of government achieved by democratic means."

"Social democracy is an ideology that has similar values to socialism, but within a capitalist framework. The ideology, named from democracy where people have a say in government actions, supports a competitive economy with money while also helping people whose jobs don't pay a lot." Social democracy - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“At the final moment, when social democracy draws its consequences, the state will put it cannons to work. ...the representatives of authority will always reach for measures of force in the end.” 1898 Rudolf Steiner's letter to Individualist Anarchist John Henry Mackay

"We regard the perfection of the whole as depending on the unique perfection of each single individual." The Philosophy Of Freedom

“If the source of social compatibility was not a basic part of human nature, no external laws could instill it into human nature! Only because individuals are of one mind can they live out their lives side by side. The free individual lives in full confidence that all other free human beings belong to a spiritual/intellectual (geistigen) world with himself, and that their intentions will harmonize with his. The free individual does not demand agreement from his fellow human beings, but he expects it, because it is inherent in human nature.” The Philosophy Of Freedom (9.10}

“But how is a social life possible if each one is only striving to assert their own individuality? This question is characteristic of misguided Moralism. The Moralist believes that a social community is possible only if all are united by a common moral order. This shows that the Moralist does not understand the unity of the world of Ideas. He fails to see that the world of Ideas that inspires me is none other than the one inspiring my neighbor.” TPOF 9.10

“I differ from my neighbor not because we are living in two entirely different mental worlds, but because he receives different intuitions than I do out of our common world of Ideas. He wants to live out his intuitions I mine. If our source truly is the world of Ideas and we do not obey any external impulses (physical or spiritual) then we can only meet in the same striving, in the same intentions. A moral misunderstanding, a clash of aims, is impossible between morally free people.” TPOF 9.10

"Whoever judges people according to their typical characteristics stops short at the boundary line beyond which people begin to be individuals whose activity is based on free self-determination. What lies below this boundary line can naturally become the subject of academic study. The characteristics of race, ethnicity, nation and sex are the subjects of specific branches of study. Only people who wish to live as nothing more than an example of a type could possibly fit the general picture that emerges from this kind of academic study. None of these branches of study are able to reach the unique character of the single individual. Determining the individual according to the laws of his type ends where the region of freedom (in thinking and acting) begins." TPOF 14.5

Tocqueville prophetically perceived that the social suffocating weight of a cradle to grave welfare systems. His Memoir on Pauperism warned the industrialized world is threatened by legal charity that is not true charity and as the counter effect are detrimental to the social virtues required in a free and healthy society:

  • "I am deeply convinced that any permanent, regular administrative system whose aim will be to provide for the needs of the poor will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help and comfort, will in time reduce the rich to being no more than the tenant-farmers of the poor, will dry up the sources of savings, will stop the accumulation of capital, will retard the development of trade, will benumb human industry and activity, and will culminate by bringing about a violent revolution in the State..."
  • “I want to imagine with what new features of despotism could be produced in the world: I see an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revolve on themselves without repose, procuring the small and vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls. Each of them, withdrawn and apart, is like a stranger to the destiny of all the others: his children and his particular friends from the whole human species for him; as for dwelling with his fellow citizens, he is beside them, but he does not see them, he exists only in himself and for himself alone, and if a family still remains for him, one can at least say that he no longer has a native country.”
“Above these an immense tutelary power is elevated, which alone takes charge of assuring their enjoyments and watch over their fate. It is absolute, detailed, regular, far-seeing, and mild. It would resemble paternal power if, like that, it had for its object to prepare men for manhood; but on the contrary, it seeks only to keep them fixed irrevocably in childhood; it likes citizens to enjoy themselves provided that they think only of enjoying themselves. It willingly works for their happiness; but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of that; it provides for their security, foresees and secures their needs, facilitates their pleasure, conducts their principal affairs, direct industry, regulates their estates, divides their inheritances; can ir not take away from them entirely the trouble of thinking and the pain of living?”
“So it is that every day it renders the employment of free will less useful and more rare; it confines the action of the will in a smaller space and little by little steals the very use of free will from each citizen. Equality has prepared men for all these things: it has disposed them to tolerate them ard often even regard them as a benefit.”
“Thus, after taking each individual by turns in its powerful hands and neading him as it likes, the sovereign extends its arms over society as a whole; it covers its surface with a network of small, complicated, painstaking, uniform rules through which the most original minds and the most vigourous souls cannot clear a way to surpass the crowd; it does not break wills, but it softens them, bends them, and directs them; it rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one's acting; it does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes, and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” ” Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, Chapter 6 What kind of Despotism Democratic Nations have to Fear, p667

  • "[It will be] an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure [the people's] gratifications, and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry,regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances: what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?" ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA 302 (Richard D. Heffner ed., The New American Library 1956) (1838). page 303.
  • "After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, 'til each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA 302 (Richard D. Heffner ed., The New American Library 1956) (1838). page 304.
  • "They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people. They combine the principles of centralization and that of popular sovereignty; this gives them a respite: they console themselves for being in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians. Every man allows himself to be put in leading-strings, because he sees that it is not a person or a class of persons but the people at large, who hold the end of his chain. By this system, the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master,and then relapse into it again."
  • "A great many persons at the present day are quite contented with this sort of com-promise between administrative despotism and the sovereignty of the people; and they think they have done enough for the protection of individual freedom when they have surrendered it to the power of the nation at large. This does not satisfy me: the nature of him I am to obey signifies less to me than the fact of extorted obedience.'"

What made America great was the people took care of themselves through a Network of faith, hope, and charity rather than governments of fear, force, and fealty.

  1. Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you:
    Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you:
    Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you,
  2. At the same time piety was defined as the duty to your Father and Mother and through them to others with in your community.
  3. John Bouvier's 1856 Law Dictionary
  4. Leviticus 19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
    Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
    Matthew 19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
    Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: