RENDER UNTO CAESAR
March 23, 2003
Several years ago I wrote an article for the Chronicle discussing how Americans have let Uncle Sam take the place of our Father God. Many Americans, a very large proportion, look to the government to protect them, house them, feed them, keep them healthy and care for them in their old age. Many of our Christian churches are teaching tolerance in place of uncompromising Godliness. Modern Christians have traded faith in Biblical truths for faith in a socialistic government system that is doomed to fail. In the meantime authorities within the government (federal, state and local) are more than willing to take over God's roll in caring for His people. At every level of government there are bureaucrats swarming about our schools, homes, offices and even our churches, trying to control our lives and make sure that this entire nation becomes dependent upon their master, the state, for meeting all our needs. I am amazed at how the Christian church today is buying into this doctrine. We are rendering unto Caesar what belongs to God.
Have you noticed how the politicians refer to children as "our children?" My wife and I raised four kids into adulthood and on each of their birth certificates we are listed as their parents. No place does the documents mention the state as being any relation whatsoever. Then why does the state keep referring to my children as theirs? Lynn M. Stuter, writing in NewsWithViews.com says , "Because, under the shift from the Christian worldview to the humanist worldview, my child is considered to be not more than someone to do the bidding of the state; not an individual with free will but "human capital" or a "human resource: no better than a cow in the pasture or a machine in the field, they're to be taken care of in the interests of providing for the master." She goes on to say, "People are so willing to be ousted from their God-given position as the highest form of life on Earth, to a position in which they are of no more worth than a cow or a piece of machinery. What a chilling thought that people are willing to replace God as the ultimate authority with the state as the ultimate authority. How chilling that people call themselves Christians but teach humanism in the public schools, use it in the public sector, write it into the laws, both state and federal, and use it in boardrooms and businesses nation-wide. There is only one way to know freedom, to live free and that is to know God - No God, No Freedom - Know God, Know Freedom!"
© 2003 Derry Brownfield, All Rights Reserved
Derry Brownfield was born in 1932 and grew up during the depression. He is a farmer and a broadcaster. Derry attended the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. He taught Vocational Agriculture several years before going to work as a Marketing Specialist with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Derry served as Director of the Kansas City Livestock Market Foundation at the Kansas City Stockyard prior to establishing himself in farm broadcasting.
Derry started farming when he was 16 years old and received the Future Farmers of America State Farmer degree in 1949. Since that time the Brownfield Farm has grown to over 1000 acres maintaining a herd of 200 registered Charolias cows.
In 1972, Derry and his partner established the Brownfield Network which now serves 250 radio stations throughout the Midwest with news and market information.In 1994, Derry started his own syndicated radio talk show and he is one of the most popular radio talk show hosts in America. The Derry Brownfield Show can be heard on approximately 80 radio stations in 23 states. With his entertaining sense of humor and witty commentary he has captured audiences for over 30 years. His ability to present an informative talk show while being light and colorful is why he has a large loyal listening audience.
Derry Brownfield is a practical farmer, a practical business man and a very entertaining speaker. He travels extensively throughout the country speaking about his common-sense point of view. Web Site: www.derrybrownfield.com