William F. Buckley's 'Conservative Movement' Still-Born, Dead-On-Arrival, Decades Ago, Because it Was Godless, Against Christ, Ignored God's Word
March 10, 2008
MEDIA ADVISORY, (christiansunite.com) -- Recovering Republican John Lofton, Editor of TheAmericanView.com and co-host of "The American View" radio show with the Constitution Party's 2004 Presidential candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka, has issued the following statement:
"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." - Psalm 127.
The Lord Jesus Christ did not build the "conservative movement" house. Thus, it was a house built on sand, it fell and great has been the fall of it, a recent example of this fall being the "conservative movement's" support for President of George W. Bush who has given us the most Godless, unconstitutional, debt-ridden, big spending Federal Government in our history.
Even though most of its "leaders" claimed to be Christians, the "conservative movement" was dead-on- arrival because, from the beginning, it's political plan was Godless, against Christ, and ignored the Bible. This "movement" vainly imagined succeeding without honoring Christ, succeeding through bread-alone, flesh-and-blood-only-politics when God tells us the REAL battle is a spiritual war which must be fought in the full-armor of God (Ephesians 6:10ff).
An example of the Godlessness I allude to occurred when I was on Bill Buckley's "Firing Line" program June 24, 1987. Referring to him having told Malcolm Muggeridge that he (Buckley) did not believe there was a Christian means of organizing society, I asked Bill: "Wouldn't God's Laws, wouldn't the Laws of Christ be a means of organizing a society?" Buckley said: "No. No....The consent of the governed in societies ruled by the people is the ultimate source of authority."
Alexander Solzhenitsyn was once asked how just a few Communists could take over his country when it had a thousand years of being Christian? He replied: "We forgot God." The leaders of the "conservative movement," politically-speaking, forgot God. They forgot that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord over ALL, including politics. They forgot that He is King of kings, Lord of lords, with ALL power in Heaven and on earth. They forgot Psalm 2:12 commands: "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."
I know all of what I say here is true because, from the inside, I ran with this "conservative movement" from the mid-1960s to 1980 when God, by His grace alone, raptured me from among this Christless crowd - something for which, literally, I will be eternally grateful.