Tag Archives: Bible

Where Have All The Christian Soldiers Gone?

The abject failure of the Christian church in America is astounding when you compare the church today with Americans from 70 years ago.

This essay on the condition of Christianity in America is so succinct in it’s indictment – that to ignore it is to invite the judgment that is for certain coming upon the House of God in this country.  As I have stated before, in the context of the bible and our military: a military that is not bound by the bible and Christian principles is a military that can be used to crush righteousness and impose wickedness.

 

Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

George Tate

George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.

George’s son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, “His plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military’s 4th highest award:  Awarded to ‘any person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades by brave or praiseworthy achievement or service. The act justifying award of the medal must be performed while fighting an enemy of the United States, or while involved in conflict with an opposing/foreign force.’ ”

Sid sent me this snapshot  of the opening pages of his Dad’s government issued WW2 G.I. Bible.

Note the beautifully written letter from the occupant of the White House. It is simple, dignified and full of an assumed faith, shared hope and noble spirit.

Imagine such a letter being written today by the present occupant.

It’s impossible.

warbible

The following preface pages offered manly Christian advice for soldiers going into battle:

warbible2

warbible3

See how it is assumed that the soldiers first of all, know what the Christian virtues are, and secondly, that they have an interest in pursuing them. They live in a moral universe. It is assumed that a man will be seeking to be the best man he can be–not just the richest man he can be. It is assumed that the soldiers will understand this moral quest, and even if they dismiss it, that they will at least know that they are dismissing something which is great and good.

Is such an awareness alive in our society today? I don’t see it.

Should the armies of the False Prophet Mohammed advance, and should we need to go into battle would we be able to summon the same Spirit of noble Christianity in our country today? I doubt it.

What strikes me about this artifact from the second world war is that this Bible was issued to the troops without question. It was seen to be part of their equipment and to be accepted by all with an open heart and mind.

This indicates that the whole population understood that the moral battles were also spiritual battles, and if there was a spiritual dimension to war, then there was also such a thing as spiritual warfare. Soldiers were expected to be equipped physically but they were also expected to be fit morally and spiritually.

Millions of young Americans went into battle across the world from a country that was truly Christian in its worldview and self understanding. They were not all knights in shining armor, they were a band of sinners, but they had a shared underlying faith and set of moral values. They understood that they were engaged in spiritual as well as physical warfare.

Furthermore, they were clear about their objectives. They were faced with an overwhelming and clearly evil force and they rallied to defeat it.

In the intervening seventy years our moral fiber has been so weakened by wealth, decadence and self indulgence that it seems unlikely not only that such a noble letter would be written from the White House, but that our own people would be able to respond with anything like the simple, noble spirit evidenced by this soldier’s Bible.

Our country has suffered from a severe disintegration of our faith so that many no longer believe in the spiritual dimension of evil nor do they believe in the concept of good and evil at all. Instead “evil” is what does not work and “good” is what works. There is no need for virtue in utilitarianism.

We are also reeling from a moral revolution so destructive that we still cannot understand its final implications.

I’m talking about the sexual revolution of the 1960s. What came along with the pill was not just illegitimacy, abortion, divorce, pornography and sexual disease. The other destruction was the erosion of the moral sense. For most men the first and most pressing area of self control was to control the sexual drive. With the pill and anti bionics that was gone.

Once that area of life no longer needed to be controlled why control anything else? The rampant sexuality brought on rampant greed, rampant violence, rampant self indulgence, rampant gluttony, rampant drug use, rampant alcohol abuse. Why control oneself at all? There was suddenly no motivate to achieve virtue. Why should one seek to be virtuous unless one retained some sort of religious faith, such an ambition was pointless.

The men who fought were our fathers and grandfathers. They were manly, simple, strong and good. They were good and they are gone. What would those young men have thought of the state of our nation today? Abortion on demand? Same sex marriage? Sex education for first graders? “Transgendered” men dressing as women and having an operation to become women? Women priests and homosexual priests? Those who survive must be horrified. Those who have gone would ask if this is what they fought and died for.

I know. I know.

There are wonderful, strong and good fighting men and women in our armed forces today.

I also know that much of the rot in our country today was brought about by the very men who returned from the second world war and pursued a path of greed, self indulgence and worldly power.

Nevertheless, this artifact from only seventy years ago reminds us where we were and how far we have fallen.

This is the Muslim criticism of our culture: that we are the Great Satan: we are decadent, immodest, sexually depraved, twisted, fat, complacent, immoral, violent and cruel. They see that we kill our unborn, divorce our wives, rape our children and murder one another in the streets. That’s how they see us. Are they completely wrong?

In one of the other front pages we see the Lord’s Prayer one the left hand side and well known Christian hymns on the right.

The first hymn listed is “Onward Christian Soldiers…Marching as to War…with the cross of Jesus going on before.”

Onward Christian Soldiers today?

Not Likely.

Leave a comment

Filed under Chrisitan Viewpoint, Culture War

The Laodecian and Sardis Church in America: Lukewarm or Dead

The Socialized Church in America no longer stands for righteousness and against sin, as it embraces a new morality pushed by Secular Socialists and Marxists. 

 

In preaching and speaking to Christian churches, the discussion often turns to blaming one group of people or another for the woes afflicting our nation.  My response is that the real culprits that deserve blame and should do 2 Chronicles 7:14 are Christians in America who have gone lukewarm and embrace ideas and doctrines that are of the province of Satan, who transformed them into angels of light that the Socialist church has embraced and is spreading.

This entire essay by Pastor Roger Anghis is a must read in it’s entirety and indicts the church in America for their role of being Laodecian or Sardis in attitude towards their faith; either lukewarm or dead.

DeToqueville will be proven a prophet with a warning that Christians have not heeded.

The Apostacy of the Church

By Pastor Roger Anghis

2Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
(4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”

We have entered into a time where biblical prophecy can be found in the daily news paper on a daily basis. One of the things that is spoken of in scripture is the actions of the ‘social church’ in the last days. The ‘social church’ is not the true church as the true church will hold strong to the precepts of God. The social church will lean heavily towards what society accepts. Today’s society has accepted people living together without the benefit of marriage. In the social church this subject is very rarely talked about and many in that church are living together without being married. Today’s society has no problem with divorce for almost any reason. In the social church the divorce rate is actually higher than in the world. Society does not have a problem with alcohol and I have seen the social church actually serving alcohol on church property. Society is beginning to accept same-sex marriage and all that it brings with it. We have many denominations that are now ordaining practicing homosexuals to lead their churches.

These insane actions from today’s so-called churches do nothing but confuse the parishioners. When the Bible says one thing about a subject but the preacher teaches something entirely the opposite, this causes confusion. 1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Now that we have verified where the teachings that are contrary to the Bible are originated we can understand why too many ‘churches’ are so far away from what the Bible teaches. When the church ignores the laws and precepts of God’s Word, the church becomes ineffective in the society that it exists in.

The church in America was the center of government, education and enforcement during the founding years. These churches relied on what God required and then acted accordingly. That philosophy created the greatest nation the world will ever see. It was only when the church began to allow the philosophy of the worlds system into the church that the church began to lose its influence in the society where it once flourished. No system of governing that man has devised has ever been successful. The fall of all empires, the Greek, Persian, and Roman and even Russia are perfect examples. America’s system, based on biblical principles, has been the most effective, prosperous and successful for its people than any form of government this world has ever seen. Yet, we no longer embrace the values taught in scripture. The decline was gradual until 1954. At that time then Senator Lyndon Johnson attached an amendment to an IRS bill that made it illegal for a 501(c)3 corporation to be involved in the political arena. When the church was taken out of the political arena, the influence of godly principles began to fall exponentially.

Today most pastors don’t know that the church was ever involved in politics. This is disturbing because when you study the Bible God always had a man of God in a position of influence to those in government, always. That should give some pastors a hint that this should still be happening. I have spoken with many pastors about being involved in the political arena by preaching the importance of godly men in office, something that our Founders were very strong concerning and they look at me with terror in their eyes because of the fear of losing their precious 501(c)3. The Bible tells us that we are to have godly men in authority over us: Exodus 18:21 “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:”. This is the verse the Founders used to establish the different levels of government; local, state and federal. Then we are told to pray for those in authority over us; 1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

(2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. What sense does it make to put ungodly men and women in authority over us and then spend all our time praying that they do godly things?

The church has been so slack in standing for the things of God that we have allowed our rights and freedoms to be taken from us mostly without a fight. In 1947 the Supreme Court reversed the meaning of the 1st Amendment stating that there should never be a biblical influence in government instead of never having governmental influence in the church and the church did nothing. In 1954 they stood by and let our freedom of speech and our right to participate in the political process be taken away and the church did nothing. In 1962 they made it illegal to pray in school and the church did nothing. In 1963 they took the Bible out of the school and the church did nothing.

Now there is a case before the Supreme Court that, if decided in the governments favor, will allow the government to tell the church who they can hire for ministers and even if they will allow a minister to hold certain positions in the church. Little by little we have lost our rights and freedoms because the church has refused to stand for what is right.

Pastors no longer have the backbone that the pastors had in the founding era. An excerpt from my book, American Exceptionalism, speaks about the influence that the pastors of the founding era had: “Historian B.F. Morris stated: The ministers of the Revolution were, like their Puritan predecessors, bold and fearless in the cause of their country. No class of men contributed more to carry forward the Revolution and to achieve our independence than did the ministers. . . . [B]y their prayers, patriotic sermons, and services [they] rendered the highest assistance to the civil government, the army, and the country. Alice Baldwin went one step further when she stated: The Constitutional Convention and the written Constitution were the children of the pulpit.”

Where is that fortitude today? Very few pastors are willing to stand up for what our Founders fought and died for. They have become pacifists and pansies. They have forgotten that they will stand before God on judgment day not the IRS. Another excerpt from American Exceptionalism: “These men were men of honor and integrity. They preached that Christians should live in the fullness of God’s Word. There were sermons on the deity of Christ, on Christmas, on Easter, but there were also sermons on other varied topics that you would not hear preached today such as sermons on bridges [architecture], earthquakes, taxes, elections, even executions.

Whatever was in the forefront of the people’s daily lives, the pastors would address it from a Biblical perspective. They were always out front in the fight for freedom. They helped write state constitutions, were the founders of most of our colleges and universities such as Yale, Harvard, Columbia [Kings College], Princeton, William and Mary, Dartmouth, and Rutgers University. By 1860 there were 246 colleges founded and all but 17 were founded by different religious denominations. They were the ones taking care of the wounded in battle and even served in state legislatures and Congress.

These pastors were very astute concerning God-given rights and would be very vocal about any attempt of government to encroach in those areas. They were vocal on things that involved liberty and freedoms and taught constantly about resisting any form of tyranny. Church historian Charles Galloway regarded the pastors of the Founding era to be the pillars of the community. He declared: Mighty men they were, of iron nerve and strong hand and unblanched cheek and heart of flame. God needed not reeds shaken by the wind, not men clothed in soft raiment [Matthew 11:7-8], but heroes of hardihood and lofty courage. . . . And such were the sons of the mighty who responded to the Divine call.”

Today churches allow almost anything inside the church. Recently we have seen the worst ‘marriage’ that we have ever seen. That is the Christian church embracing the teaching of Islam. There can be no more a foolish, not to mention stupid, thing that the church could do. The Bible is the light to all the world. Islam is darkness personified. Have they not read scripture? 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” I have seen the Pope kissing a copy of the Quran! That is insane. A few months ago there was a Sunday where churches all over America combined Christian worship with Islamic worship and preached sermons and held Sunday school lessons on the founder of Islam, Mohammad, whom Muslims consider a prophet. Why are we teaching about Mohammad in our churches instead of Jesus?

The Quran is diabolically opposed to the Holy Bible. Many state that Christians, Jews and Muslims worship the same God. Not so! If that was true then God is a psychopath. In scripture God tells us how to treat an enemy: Romans 12:20 “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.” The Quran gives a different command: Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” If this was the same god giving these instructions, that god is contradicting himself. Islam will do anything to get their ‘foot in the door’. Lie, cheat, steal or deceive. They are masters at deception and the Christian church does not even to make an effort, it seems, to understand how the Muslims work.

History tells us that at no time in history have muslims assimilated into any society that they have immigrated into. Their purpose is to take that society over and install shariah law. Look at the largest muslim community in America, Dearborn, MI. In that muslim community it is illegal to pass out tracts to muslims. That is a violation of our religious freedoms and freedom of speech. Church bells are illegal in Dearborn. In Hartford, CN the muslim leaders met with the city council and informed them that there would be no passing out of tracts within four blocks of a mosque! They gave no regard to our constitutional rights.

This is what we are dealing with. They will say and do anything to get into our society and then demand that that society comply with their shariah law giving no regard to our national constitution.

We can no longer allow the church to go any direction it wants. God has set the guidelines and they must be followed. The church in early America followed them and we all know how America prospered. It wasn’t until the church backed away from her proper role that we started to see America go down the wrong path. In scripture we see that however the faith of the leaders went, so went Israel. The church was the center of everything in the founding era and it was strong and bold. Today it is weak. There are many churches that have not gone down that path and have held strong to the true call of the church. But far too many have forsaken the call and have now put the future of America in jeopardy.

I challenge pastors to get back to what God has called the church to be. Forget your political correctness because if you are political correct you are more than likely biblically wrong. Become again what God has called us to be.


3 Comments

Filed under Chrisitan Viewpoint

Persecution: Feds Ban Use of “God” at Veterans Cemetary

In the ongoing and continuing war on God and Jesus Christ in this country, there is news this weekend that the Feds have banned volunteers at the Houston National Cemetery from saying “God Bless You” at funerals and were ordered to remove the words ‘God Bless” from condolence cards.  This federal government’s policy is that any “religious” (meaning Christian or biblical – let’s get this right) texts or words must be submitted FOR APPROVAL in advance to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Obviously the First Amendment means nothing anymore to this government, and like the Soviet Union, all speech and religious references must first be approved by a bureaucrat, or such speech and religious exercise is forbidden.

Our Founders went to war and drew blood for far less than this.

Houston VA accused of censoring religious speech

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Chrisitan Viewpoint, Culture War

MessiahObama: Pelosi Says Obama “More Patient Than Job of the Bible”

In yet another sickening example of the attempt of the Marxists and Socialists in this country to deify Presidente Hussein Obama and loft him to god-like status, former House Speaker Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi makes the BLASPHEMOUS statement that Job of scripture cannot compare to Hussein Obama in terms of patience and godly righteousness in conjunction with the debt ceiling negotiations that the Boy King has thrown tantrums and stormed out of.

The overt in-our-face insistences that the Boy King is above us mere mortals, and cannot be bothered by questions or anyone daring to defy him and his demands is beyond insulting, it’s blasphemous.

Our God is not mocked despite the insidiously stupid things the Marxists and other sycophants of Obama attempt to foist on us.  Pelosi is just the latest and most absurd attempt thusfar to equate or compare Obama to biblical patriarchs, prophets or Christ Himself.

Hattip to CNS news for breaking the story:

Notwithstanding Pelosi’s biblical ignorance here, but to compare Obama to Job is beyond vomitous.  Satan was permitted by God to put Job into trial by killing all ten of his children, having his fields burned and ransacked by invading armies and then found hims self covered in painful boils that prompted Job to sit on an ash heap while scraping his sores.  This all done to test whether Job would curse God, while The Lord used the trial to polish a flaw in Job’s character.  Still in all, after such a heinous trial of the flesh, Job did not curse God.  Even Job’s wife turned on him along with three so-called friends who then attempted to accuse him of affronting the Almighty.

So let’s get this Pelosi blasphemy squared here;  all of Job’s ten children are brutally killed.  Job loses everything he has, including his wealth, fields and stature.  He then is covered in sores and relegated to an ash heap where his wife and his friends abandon him to accusatory torment.  And NerObama??

What has NerObama suffered that goes BEYOND what Job endured according to Pelosi??

He’s not getting his way to raise our debt ceiling; he’s getting questions shouted at him by reporters; he’s upset he can’t get a blank check so he can spend more of our money we don’t have for Socialist programs that empower him and his fellow communists.

So he storms out of talks and threatens seniors, vets and other dependent Americans with holding check payments in a tried-and-true Marxist method of extortion to get what he wants.

And Pelosi says NerObama is by far, more virtuous and patient than Job in scripture?

While the Democrats, Marxists and Socialists claim the Conservatives and Republicans are demons for not giving into what the Boy King wants – the fact is, they are projecting exactly as Satan himself projects, while standing before the throne of God accusing the saints night and day.

Some of us are aware what wavelength these tyrants in high office operate under, for some of us are not ignorant of the Devil’s devices.

For even Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  And in NerObama’s case – he has fellow sycophants do it for him.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under News, Obama Marxist Tyranny