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A Study of Dispensationalism
by Arthur Pink

"But there is further reason, and a pressing one today, why we should write upon our present subject, and that is to expose the modern and pernicious error of Dispensationalism. This is a device of the Enemy, designed to rob the children of no small part of that bread which their heavenly Father has provided for their souls; a device wherein the wily serpent appears as an angel of light, feigning to "make the Bible a new book" by simplifying much in it which perplexes the spiritually unlearned. It is sad to see how widely successful the devil has been by means of this subtle innovation."

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Mom and Dad, R.I.P.
Eunice V. Ray | First Principles Press

Marriage: "The act of uniting a man and woman for life ; wedlock ; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children." Webster 1828

Move over mom and dad you are officially being rendered obsolete. According to the New York Times, December 5, 2002, the American Law Institute "has wielded an extraordinary influence over American legal practices, since its founding in 1923." That is putting it mildly. In 1955, the led a nationwide penal law revolution with its model penal code recommendations. This May, the ALI published yet another a guide book for lawyers and courts, after spending 10 years evaluating Family Law. According to the NYT report on the ALI Recommendations:

A person's sexual orientation should not be considered by courts in custody matters.

Homosexual couples in long-term relationships should have to make alimony or child- support payments if they split up.

Among other recommendations, the institute said judges should not consider marital conduct during divorce proceedings. {For decades, courts frequently punished cheating spouses by burdening them with higher alimony payments or denying them custody of their children.)

The institute said judges should instead divide up property and decide alimony based on how long a couple had been married and how much each spouse was dependent on the other for financial support.

The NYT's article goes on to say, proposals to repeal sodomy laws, give same-sex partners inheritance rights and extended health benefits to "partners" which have stalled in many states, but the ALI's "findings may carry tremendous weight in U.S. courts." "Even before its formal publication, the report had been cited in more than 100 law review articles and two dozen court decisions." Despite some 35 state legislatures having passed laws to define and defend marriage as between a man and a woman, the ALI has hardwired "gay marriage" onto American life through the courts.

The ALI's principal author, Arizona State University, law professor Ira Mark Ellman, said the goal was to "close holes in family law that have left judges guessing as to how to deal with nontraditional families." That is interesting since the ALI created the non-traditional family in law. It's time for law to catch up with human progress. Doesn't law mean fixed in all languages?

In 1955, the ALI paved the way for "non-traditional families" by disparaging fathers. Citing to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), legal elites parroted Kinsey claim that 95% of American males were sex offenders under the then current state penal laws and 52 laws protecting marriage needed to be changed to reflect "normal" human behavior. The ALI recommended legalizing no-fault divorce and decriminalizing fornication, cohabitation, sodomy, etc.

If you can't pass the laws in the legislature, then the courts have to become a legislature. In 1955, Columbia law professor Herbert Wechsler, the ALI's principal author, boasted of the ALI's work, as private entity, on a Model Penal Code; "we mean to act as if we were a legislative commission, charged with construction of an ideal penal code." Misrepresented to state legislative bodies as simply "clarification" and "revision" of the common law based on objective "scientific pursuit," the influential ALL model code served as a guide to legislatures as laws, many in place since statehood, were eliminated and/or penalties lighten thus removing protections for women and children from violence and poverty.

To mobilize the local legal rank and file in their advocacy for the new law code's sex offense section, in 1948 ACLU lawyer Morris Ernst, called upon "every bar association in the country" to "establish a Committee on the Laws of Sexual Behavior and consider its own State's legal system in this field…to adjust our laws to the growth of scientific knowledge and the changing needs of the people. Ernst comments further:

[N]o bar association, law school journal, or lawyers' committee can consider laws . . . on sexual matters without reference to the Kinsey study. Kinsey's first volume ended an era…

At a time when sodomy was illegal and an "unnatural" act in all state penal codes, Kinsey was the ALI's stellar authority to recommend that sodomy laws be eliminated because it was, he claimed, quite "normal." Section 207.5 of the Model Penal Code (1955) addresses "Sodomy and Related Offenses," Kinsey is cited 9 times in the main text and in Apendix A to section 207.5 is entitled "Frequency of Sexual Deviation," and consists of 21 quotations, 19 of which are taken from Kinsey's book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. In 1997 Kinsey was exposed as not the average married mid-western academic Indiana University represented him to be, but rather a sado-masochist sodomite with sexual appetites difficult for the University to conceal in order to protect propriety, prestige and the large Rockefeller grants and taxpayer support for the state's premier university.

Kinsey's research was advocacy also. At a presentation at the 5th World Congress of Sexuality in 1981, Dr. Judith Reisman drew from Sexual Behavior in the Human Male to prove Kinsey's use of pedophiles in gathering sexuality data on children, some as young as 2 months of age. To add insult to injury, his data were cooked too: Of the 5,300 white males in Kinsey's sample 2,446 were convicts, 946 homosexuals and the rest an assortment of people categorized as boys, transvestites, special homosexuals and mentally ill leaving a total of 4,628 who were not easily not "normal." This is the data upon which Kinsey declared 95% of American males sex offenders. No surprise.

Deconstruct the American family beginning in 1955 with the Model Penal Code, culminated within the past 12 months. Courts have ruled that a gay person is entitled to adopt a partner's child, and that a homosexual who is not the biological parent of a child can be forced to pay child support after separating from a partner. These are relations, but not in a family sort of way. This latest ALI edict thwarts the legislative efforts to secure marriage, but don't miss the planned obsolescence of Mothers and Fathers based on Alfred Kinsey's tortured sado-masochistic view of the family. Fade family into the background. Gone the old notions of generations, "the act of begetting, a single succession in natural descent, as the children of the same parents; hence an age, a family, a race." Enter Brave New World.

 

 
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