LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss what they see happening in America today. They continue the conversation regarding community organizing and the tactics that are being used from a book written by Saul Alinsky , Rules for Radicals. On the inside cover of this book; a potential handbook, gives a shout out to Lucifer as a radical organizer.
“Lest we forget at least an over- the- shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment [GOD!] And did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom- Lucifer.” They continue to discuss two of the tactics that Saul Alinsky writes about used in community organizing and those engaged in these activities must implement to bring about their desired results. There are 13 tactics in total and for each tactic a biblical perspective is shared that points to the complete opposite of what these tactics suggest must be done.
The thirteen tactics are…
1. DECEPTION! “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
2. Don’t go outside your experience
3. Go outside your enemy’s experience
4. Make your enemy live up to its own book of rules
5. Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon
6. Your people must enjoy
7. Short attention span
8. Keep on the pressure
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself
10. Develop operation to maintain the pressure upon your opposition
11. Push Negatives hard and deep
12. Price of successful attack
13. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it
They discuss the second tactic on today’s program regarding “not going outside of your experience.” From the Christians perspective that would mean stay in the realm of pride. Only sticking to what you know and clamping down on that. The Christian is called to walk in faith and humbly out of our own experiences and trusting and fully relying in God’s and His ability to bring us through. 2 Corinthians 5:7
States, “For we live by faith, not by sight”. Saul Alinsky continues to write, “If you move outside of your experience this will result in confusion, fear and retreat and the collapse of communication.”
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
The third tactic is the complete opposite which is, drive your enemy to go outside of their experiences and blindside them into arguments they know nothing about. Get them to go outside of the realm of what they know and look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.” You can see what is happening today in America and see how these “tips” have been imparted to those in leadership. The enemy wants to bring us into chaos, anxiety, and insecurity. We must be aware and move slowly, cautiously and in humility and turn to God during these very interesting times.
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