We should not covet the state’s money.
We like money.
Douglas Wilson, Editor
“But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.”
1 Timothy 1:8–11
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24
“But you can serve Doug and mammon.” Ulysses
But the point of Canon Press is to — when they make money from it — is to turn the money back around into books, the publication of additional books. So it would be inaccurate to say that Canon Press is functioning as a cash cow for the church. The church oversees the ministry, but the funds that Canon Press makes cycle back into the publication of more books. The same with Credenda; Credenda receives donations to publish the magazine. The money that comes in is used to publish more magazines, it’s not a — the church is not siphoning funds out of these lucrative businesses.
“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.”
We see godly deception as an act of honorable war, or in a time that was equivalent to war, throughout Scripture.
Now I did have a swell time visiting occasionally with Greg [Gianforte] in the context of a few board meetings. And if lived in Montana, I would certainly cast my vote for him.
To point out that this is what people are trying to do is not “whining.” I do not find the existence of such tactics unusual or odd in the slightest. Welcome to earth, kid. But boil it all down. The reason I am controversial is that I fight. Not only so, but I show every indication that I will continue to fight in the future. I promise to fight, and I promise to fight all out, and if you don’t want to get any of those particular cooties on you, you will continue to have many other evangelical options. Such alternatives to fighting include throat-clearing, at-the-end-of-the-daying, on-the-other-handing, seminar-toodling, and panel-discussion-counterpointing. The only downside is that your men turn into pencil-necked wusses and your women into the kind of women who first make and then tolerate pencil-necked wusses.
I hate a lie.
Obviously, when two contradictory claims of absolute truth collide, both can be wrong, but both cannot be right.
These concerns have led to the saying that if you steal from one person, it’s plagiarism, but if you steal from many, it’s research.