The Tax Movement's
by: Bryan Rusch, Independent Representative, SAFP
Something fascinating is happening in this tax truth, tax honesty, tax freedom, or as I like to refer to it, the Constitutional Revival Movement. From here on out I'll refer to our cause, which we recognize as pure Liberty, simply as 'the movement.' Some other 'movement' participants may have noticed this phenomenon as well. What is it? It is what I'm calling The Spiritual Equation. I make no apologies for bringing this matter to the attention of what non-believers or libertines may call 'religion,' 'spiritualism,' or 'Bible fundamentalism.' Some readers may find no relevance in this Spiritual Equation; however, I believe others will appreciate the information, and may be encouraged by the work being accomplished. I approach this Spiritual Equation solely from a Christian perspective, and again I make no apologies for doing so.
What is the Spiritual Equation for the Movement?
The Spiritual Equation for the Movement is recognizing that this battle comes down to more than just money and taxes. It's about which master you will ultimately serve. Eventually a choice will have to be made by all operating in the New World's Disordered system, whether to serve God or man. The choice becomes easier or harder for some especially as man's unnatural laws draw ever more contradictory to God's laws and principles.
Then there are the questions of motives of movement leaders, and who is really leading. If our motives as leaders are self-serving, then the LORD is certainly not leading us individually or collectively.
Understanding that unless the LORD is the head carpenter and protector of the cause, then the 'movement', that is to say this 'house,' will ultimately fail. The good news is that there is much evidence that the LORD has his hand on the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship. I attribute it to the leadership at HQ and our Bible-believing members. However, if the 'movement' in general [the masses of movement participants] is to be joined by those weak in the LORD, who expect to keep material wealth without cost, then I expect over time their foundations will be rocked, and the house [the organization] upon which they built will fall. It is imperative that we keep this in mind in the future, as we watch the demise of many well-intentioned yet misdirected movement organizations, which have shown their primary objective to be their bottom line. The fellowship has experienced a 'weeding-out' process of members in the past when this was their motivation, and no doubt will again.
Who's Your Master?
What is it the carnal man or libertine wishes from the 'movement'? Simply to hold onto their material wealth, absent the true liberty that Christ paid for with his blood. Our forefathers pledged their lives, their wealth, and their sacred honor for the cause of true liberty. Some of them paid with their blood. Yet some participants in the movement with a libertine mentality, would not pledge their lives, their wealth, or their sacred honor if it meant losing material wealth. I know it to be true - the Bible tells me so. There truly is nothing new under the sun on this matter. Many in the movement now assert we have come full circle from the moment 5 percent or so of Colonists said 'enough' to King George. I concur, as I hear about far too many canaries being kicked about the cavern floors we call courtrooms.
As Christians, our primary mission is to spread the gospel by example. As participants in 'the movement' we seek to awaken the sleeping believers of the Church to the true foundation of money [equal weights and measures] and the purpose of just taxation [the protection of life, liberty and property]. The rebirth of those who call themselves Christians to these foundations is indeed interesting, and at times can be tribulational.
Let's face it, our Republic is under judgment, and arguably we get the government we deserve. However, does that mean we slink back from the charge given us? We cannot make a pilgrimage to a foreign land to plant liberty any longer. So, for those of us who value liberty, we must hold our ground in the face of tyranny, and fill the gap when needed.
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." - Galatians 5:1
If leaders charge forward with the Spiritual Equation we can expect citizens to shrink from the ranks in the movement, and I would assert that is a good thing. Believers know that numbers are not important when God is on our side. In fact, non-believers can be a hindrance. Ask Gideon and his army if this is why God dwindled their ranks. Amen?
Getting back to reiterating the truth. The movement to disseminate tax truth will not, I REPEAT - WILL NOT succeed unless the LORD builds the house. The servants He uses to build the house will be believers, and not libertines. The LORD who builds the house also protects the house. Our watchman who alert us to injustice and plunder alert us in vain if the LORD is not protecting the house. Is the LORD protecting the house? The Fellowship's house in this instance is fundamental truth about what God has said about money and taxation.
The Role of the true 'Corporate Body' We Call 'The Church'
The Free Church Ministry has a duty to awaken Pastors and other Church leaders to their charge as Men of God, and whom they're to serve. The world's corporate church body [Church, Inc.] is gagged and limited in order to preserve mammon in the worldly realm. The Free Church or ecclesia [called out ones] is free to speak the Gospel and all manner of truth without regulation - regardless of what man's law dictates. Fortunately for us, unlike other countries, we still have the semblances of a First Amendment [i.e. protected freedom of speech, press, assembly]. Let's fully exercise the Constitutional guarantee while we still have the opportunity, without the threat of fine, incarceration, or worse, bloodshed. For if we fail to fully exercise this freedom of free speech we have now, we will lose it. If we do lose this Constitutional guarantee, I remind you that we will still have our tongues to speak, and our consciences to direct us. But be warned; we may have to expect undesirable conditions for voicing our beliefs later as unprotected citizens, exercising their God-given right of speech under His authority alone. If this should be the case, you should also expect persecution for His righteousness sake alone. Which scenario do you favor? I tell you the time is late.
Still, if all the movement accomplishes is to bear evidence to the truth so as to separate the sheep from the goats, the believers from the libertines, the apostate churches from the true Church of Jesus Christ, then so be it. I have grown up enough to know that the battle is ultimately lost to save this world system, but I remind many we are to occupy until the LORD returns. Perhaps the only thing left to do is show the evidence and hope enough people line up for the afterlife, and don't make a decision to live as slaves. But I digress; I have hope that some will hold on in faith, and experience abundant grace and miracles in the face of tyranny should the LORD tarry. He will be our rock, our fortress. In the meantime consider the choice we have before us.
I would encourage you to come to the Save-A-Patriot Fellowship (SAPF) conferences learn more.
Movement Leaders Espousing the Spiritual Equation's Evidence
I believe it is important to provide a short list of a few movement leaders I have noted and identified who have either publicly or privately announced or proclaimed the Spiritual Equation as it relates to, or as it is a part of the 'Movement.' I'm sure there are more names that are missing from these lists. So let's encourage one another to press on with the truth in His liberty.
Proclaiming The Spiritual Equation
Here is a short list of movement leaders I have spoken with privately who have expressed the sentiments that spiritual issues are integral to the movement. However they have not to my knowledge spoken publicly ever on the elements of the 'Spiritual Equation'.
Privately Proclaiming the Spiritual Equation: