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Liberty Lost Is Never Regained

Liberty-Lost

American Christians by and large apparently cannot read the signs of the times.  Tribulation is at our door and a lukewarm church is blind and infected with a fatal case of Normalcy Bias.

The following essay is from a sermon I had given on the July 4th weekend.  It is a very long read, as it was a 90 minute sermon but it is what the lukewarm church in America needs to hear at such a time as this.

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This is not going to be pleasant message and oftentimes the truth is not pleasant. I make no apology for it.

I did not feel like celebrating the 4th of July.  Instead I grieved, in anger and bitterness.  I’ve known for awhile now in my spirit that America as we knew her is over, and now given the last few weeks, a few more are beginning to see what I have warned about for years.

Liberty has been lost brethren.  Tyranny and persecution are now our future, indeed it is here – and we brethren, have grown comfortable with it. America has become an unfaithful and wicked nation that has turned it’s back on God to go after lusts of the flesh and the mind.  It has done what not even the pagan Romans had dared to do.  NO NATION on earth, not even Sodom and Gomorrah CHANGED the institution of marriage into a perversion of marrying two men or two women to engage in sanctioned homosexuality as a LEGAL RIGHT and have given it legal supremacy.

This nation has thrown liberty, which was the gift from God, back into His face, and spit on Him saying “We do not want to be reminded of You”.   Meanwhile the vast majority of Christians in this nation, have either sat on our hands in indifference and apathy OR joined hands with the homosexual agenda out of either agreement with the agenda or fear of what the mob will do in concert with the government for daring to oppose it.

Given what has transpired of late including the recent rulings that have come down from the high court – how can any of us be in a celebratory rule and lie to ourselves that we are free??  Are we unable to read the signs of the times?  Do we not know what that ruling and the several other ridiculous rulings from the High Court mean for us?

July 4th was not a time to celebrate, but to call to memory the righteous indignation of our forefathers at the lawless actions of tyrants. It should have been a time to remember the fact that though they did not want war – no sane man wants war – our forbears were willing to have war if that was what it was going to take to remain a free, self-governing people, sovereign under Almighty God.

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” – The Declaration of Independence

Sadly, Christians in this nation have allowed themselves to become illiterate of both the bible and history by thinking that there is nothing a Christian should be willing to fight against or die for.  Brethren will not like what I have to say in this message.  I am raining on their parade, letting the air out of their balloons.  Like most Americans they do not want to grieve or be reminded of our national wickedness that impels us to mourn what trust we have betrayed; what principles and laws we have allowed to be trampled and the blood of patriots that we have chosen to ignore.

It is a time to ask ourselves, and each other: What exactly are we willing to do to resist wickedness and tyranny?  Are you getting used to this ‘new normal’?  Are you resting your hope on the next presidential messiah to save us?

Well I got news for you: freedom as you knew it is over.  Life as you knew it is OVER.  Look at how much we have been transformed into in just a few years.  Look at what we have grown comfortable into accepting as our new normal! It’s 1936 and a whole nation is seig heiling fundamental transformation while being set against one another for the sake of those in power.  But no one likes negativity – I am told.  No one wants to hear doom and gloom.  If that is the case, then this people are not interested in hearing the truth.  This people are become the epitome of

Isaiah 30:9-10:

For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the LORD; Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

Some have said to me ‘all this woe and tribulation that is coming has to happen so let’s just sit on our hands and watch what is about to unfold upon us – God will spare us pain and be our Rock and shield’.  How utterly naive. As if they are going to be sitting in recliners munching on popcorn and sipping soda as if the collapse of the country is going to be a pay-per-view event! Such people are not going to endure and tolerate watching the amount of suffering and horror that is going to come upon us.

I am here to tell you that while I can accept the fact that this nation is toast – what I was shown about myself in 2012 was a warning message that some Christian brethren understood I needed to get across to the church at large.  The message was that we American Christians are not ready to endure and suffer what brethren in the third world suffer every single day.  Having lived in a third world slum among persecuted Christians in 2012, watching those you love suffer seemingly without end or relief, was more than I was able to bear.  I have to say that when God turns His back on this nation to allow His righteous judgment of our consequences be meted out – it will test your faith to it’s breaking point and I daresay the vast majority of Christians in this nation are going to buckle and fold.  Heck – many are already buckling and folding and the real pain has not even come yet except upon a few!

Sadly, the church in America is not interested in hearing about what God is doing overseas, or what I learned about persecution.  They have a new fellowship hall and coffee shop to construct for their youth ministry.  They only want to hear positiveness and reinforced messages pertaining to health and prosperity.  Some have said they do not want funds being diverted from ‘their great work of God’ to go to things they are not in charge or have control of. Matthew 28:19-20 is limited to preaching to other Christians about how they are wrong in this practice or that doctrine rather than going into nations where the Name of Christ is relatively unknown.  They are too busy wanting to argue minute nuances of doctrine rather than notice that an entire society is about to collapse into ruin around them.

One of my personal passions in life before I was called to Mission work was attempting to talk about God’s Role in Our Founding and what real Liberty was as it was intended by our Founders.   But brethren, this people that we call our countrymen today HAVE NO CLUE WHAT REAL LIBERTY actually is. The definition of liberty in today’s America is the exact opposite of the definition that our Forbears intended for us.

Recently, five justices in black robes ignored God and Natural Law’s factual principles of life and told everyone that ordaining Homosexuality as a RIGHT was an essential liberty. The avalanche of totalitarian celebration clang from sea to sea.

The White House, supposedly representing the American government was bathed in colors not of the American flag but of a flag representing the celebration of what the Bible calls an ABOMINATION.  Homosexuals use the rainbow, the very sign of God’s covenant and mercy in the face of judgment, to desecrate His name, and flaunt evil, and it became a desecration covering the White House.   The “People’s House” at 1600 Pennsylvania was bathed in colors of the Homosexual flag to give Christians the middle finger. WHTwitterfag HomoWhiteHouse

Where is the collective outrage of the Faith in this country?  *Crickets* Collective outrage?  No.  Some griping and complaining in op-eds and on some talk radio – but outside of that – *crickets*.

A newfound Constitutional Right has been established in America ladies and gentlemen; the right for a man to put his penis in another man’s rectum, or two women to play with themselves and have the state declare that marriage. The ruling had NOTHING TO DO WITH RIGHTS if you read the dissentsIt was a political edict of ideologues who believe in their “supremacy” over God and us ‘little people‘ is divine.  They believe they are wiser than God who created the institution of marriage between a man and a woman and have instead decreed their abominable BEHAVIOR to be an inalienable RIGHT and SUPERIOR to God’s.

And now, the calls are already clamoring for people to have the liberty to engage in Polygamy, pedophelia Legalized incest and even beastiality.  The pandora’s box of liberty to do as your loins and imagination dictate – is now wide open. The country is falling over itself to celebrate and applaud deviant sexual acts and make it an unassailable institution just like Abortion.

 Isaiah 3:8-13

For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen,  Because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, To rebel against His glorious presence. The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them!  For they have brought evil on themselves. Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions. Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him. O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray  And confuse the direction of your paths. The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

Anthony Kennedy and SCOTUS have led the nation astray and have made wicked and crooked paths THE LAW of the land while DENOUNCING the Law of God. The Court has suggested in the majority opinion that God-ordained marriage “creates a climate of intimidation and offense” that deprived homosexuals of their rights.   This is “liberty” they say.  The “liberty to “love” whom and what they choose.

Liberty apart from God’s moral code brings on horrors.  Horrors like those experienced during the French Revolution.  While Robspierre was shouting “Liberty!” they were beheading everyone that was accused of having profited under the monarchy and who refused to bow down to the newfound ‘secular’ morality that swept France in the late 1700s.  Brethren, this is where we are headed in America.

Freedom is Slavery – War is Peace – Ignorance Is Strength wrote George Orwell in his novel 1984.  That upside down dystopian universe is now ours in the age of Obama. Tyranny is now said to be Liberty, and it’s no wonder considering calling tyranny liberty is nothing new:

“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatable things, called by the same name—liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatable names—liberty and tyranny.” – Abraham Lincoln – April 18th, 1864.

Liberty for most Americans today means the freedom to have sex with whom they please, whenever they please.  Freedom means cable TV and beer and entertainments.  Freedom for some means a welfare check, or their perceived right to your wealth and to dismantle your evil ‘white privilege’.  What freedom means in todays America, is the freedom from shame, the freedom from guilt, the freedom from responsibility and especially the freedom FROM God and morality.  Unless of course you are white and Christian, then we are expected to be ashamed, guilty and bear responsibility for all the perceived woes our culture and our God have inflicted upon the nation.

I have been admonished that we should not waste time trying to reason with the wicked, that such is casting pearls before swine.  It was given as a justification to shut the doors and close the blinds of your church and “let the world fall”.  The problem with this line of thinking is in so doing we are ignoring the Devil’s devices.  You are not going to be safe and secure in your church.  The fact is that sin will never leave you alone.  Evil always demands equality and accommodation, and when it is given and accorded – evil CONQUERS and DOMINATES.  This is true of a soul as it is a society.

The refusal to confront evil and accommodate the liberty of a people to engage in wickedness and evil is bringing tyranny to those who stand for righteousness.  We now currently live in a country where our beliefs and faith are INCOMPATIBLE with the mainstream of a society that views our faith in our God as tyranny, as a “Christian taliban” and worse.  Freedom as we might define it is not the same as the rest of the country defines it. If you oppose homosexual marriage and “gay Rights, you will be declared a tyrant – even if you are not engaged in punishing those practicing it.  Those of us who revere the bible are going to experience the tyranny of those who will force us to accept their behavior upon us.  We declare our liberty to follow the scriptures unmolested and they declare their liberty from God to follow their lusts for the purpose of molesting us.

This is not a war on marriage, but a war on a way of life itself. A war to bring an entire society to ruin.  If one dares bring fact into the mix, they are shouted down, boycotted, driven from the town square and punished severely.  It is not enough that you keep quiet and to yourself – you must accept, love and accord the behavior that contradicts your faith and principles – or you will be punished.

Case-In Point: Sweet Cakes By Melissa.  Not only was this business in Oregon shut down, the owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $160,000 for refusing to bake a gay wedding cake and then the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued a gag order, stripping the Kleins of their First Amendment Right of both Speech and Exercise of Religion  by banning them from speaking about their faith and their convictions to anyone in public, the media or on the internet about this case and the reasons they chose not to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding.

“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from discussing, publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect of their reasons for their crime of discrimination made against any person on account of their sexual orientation,” – Commissioner Brad Avakian  

Because they refused to remain silent and talk radio and Christian websites have been reporting on this heinous act by the tyrants – the State of Oregon has now DEMANDED the Kleins pay the $135,000 in damages by Monday July 13 or else the state of Oregon will place a lien on their home and force them to sell all their assets at auction to satisfy the fine.  Their donation page on GoFundMe was shut down because it was determined their fundraising effort was to support “an illegal purpose”. “After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions and have removed this campaign,” Go FundMe officials stated to the Oregonian. 

President of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins stated “An Oregon judge made clear in no uncertain terms to the Kleins and all Americans that the state has the right to demand that citizens engage in activities that violate their beliefs and if they refuse, they will lose their ability to make a living,”.

“Liberty” now means you must take part in and celebrate homosexuality.  If you refuse – you will be punished.  Your wealth will be stripped from you.  Your ability to make a living will be stripped from you.  Your rights will be stripped from you.  Your property and possessions will be stripped from you. Welcome to the Mark of the beast. And we are comfortable with it!  We shrug our shoulders and ignore this outrage!  And this is how tyranny becomes institutionalized.

Not even King George III imposed such wickedness on the Colonists!  They would have picked up arms and gone hunting LONG AGO.  Yet Christians today apparently believe nothing is worth action beyond perhaps prayer and holding a candle.  We are often lectured by pastors and lay members that we must hate the sin, but love the sinner – yet they preach this to themselves ignoring the fact that society and government decree that to hate the sin is to discriminate against the sinner because the sin they engage in – is who they are.  So Christians no longer judge right from wrong and wickedness takes a foothold and gives birth to tyranny.

In such a society, wickedness is declared to be superior to Righteousness: Relationship “Experts”: Gay Marriages Are Superior to Heterosexual Marriages and Gay Parents Superior to Straight Parents

“Men and women are fundamentally different in certain ways, and those differences can pose major challenges in straight marriages. Same-sex couples, by definition, don’t face these obstacles, which is why recent research suggests that same-sex marriages aren’t just equal to straight marriages: in important regards they are superior.”

Woe to those who call good, evil and evil, good! declares Isaiah 5:20. But if you think you can use the bible as a shield in this wicked society and rest safe and secure, think again.  A rising chorus of ‘theologians’ and politicians are declaring that Jesus and The Father embrace Homosexual marriage, castigating those of us who revere God’s Word over the consensus of evil men who have compromised with the homosexual agenda.

Former Presidential national embarrassment and self-proclaimed born-again Christian Jimmy Carter declared that he believed that Jesus would embrace gay marriage.

“I think Jesus would approve of any love affair that was honest and sincere, and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don’t think that gay marriage damages anyone else.” Carter said.   

We might laugh at that – but this quote is now being cited as superior to scripture!  Marxist politicians and homo agenda groups are demanding Churches REVISE the bible and are suing bible publishers to strip any and all negative references of homosexuality out of scripture – citing it is against the law now that SCOTUS has ruled.

How long before we see mass bible burnings in America?? You think I’m kidding? Look at the mob insanity of ripping down the Confederate Flag and digging up the graves of dead generals spreading like wildfire throughout the country.  It will not be long before the “hate speech” of the bible is set ablaze in frenzied rallies in such an atmosphere.

How many of us truly believe it is better to obey God than men?  Your test of whether you really believe that beyond acknowledgment is coming soon, and judging by the fruits of how many churches are capitulating to homosexuality – I think the answer is going to be very few of us willing to obey God rather than “the law” and the agenda.   I mean, where is the big middle finger to tyrants?  Or is that “judging” and being “too mean” and “unChristian”??  I am certainly glad our Founders were not the lukewarm cowards the church in America has become.  I cannot count the number of times I have had Romans 13 thrown in my face to insist that refusing to follow “the Law” is rebelling against God, as if Man’s “laws” trump the Almighty God Jehova’s Supreme Laws.  Our Founders were not so blind:

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God” – Benjamin Franklin

Christians today however, lie to themselves and say they must reflect Jesus by being more ‘caring’ and more ‘accommodating’.

The world’s largest Southern Baptist university, Baylor, on Tuesday dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that disciplined those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as “a caring community.”  Baylor has removed “homosexual acts” as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said. However, The policy continues to mandate disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and fornication.”

Anyone catch the disconnect with logic there?  Adultery and fornication are still mandated for disciplinary action, but homosexual sex – putting a penis in a man’s rectum is “caring” and not punishable?

The Southern Baptists for crying out loud!

And this Because money trumps truth and because this people WANT to believe the lie. This people will NOT risk persecution.  The church in America WILL NOT endure persecution with their faith intact exactly as I was shown in myself when confronted with it overseas.

Even now – Christians surrender their faith and principles before any real pain is visited!   The mere threat of punishment is enough to cause Christians to surrender and submit, then run to scripture to justify the surrender!  You are witnessing The Great falling Away.  Truth is now evil and wrong.  Evil is now good and wrong is decreed to be right. But what you see is just the tip of the iceberg now being prepared against those of us who disagree with elite consensus.

You and I brethren live in a totalitarian dictatorship whether we recognize it or not.  People disagree with me on this definition, they insist we simply have Authoritarians in control.   Not so.  There is a difference between the two as pointed out in my last blog entry: The New Totalitarians

Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare.  The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long as you stay out of their way. Totalitarians are a different breed. These are the people who have a plan, who think they see the future more clearly than you or who are convinced they grasp reality in a way that you do not. They want obedience, of course. But even more, they want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining. And the only way to achieve that is to create a new society of people who share those beliefs, even if it means bludgeoning every last citizen into enlightenment. That’s what makes totalitarians different and more dangerous: they are “totalistic” in the sense that they demand a complete reorientation of the individual to the State and its ideological ends. Every person who harbors a secret objection, or even so much as a doubt, is a danger to the future of the whole project, and so the regime compels its subjects not only to obey but to believe.

Brethren this is where America has arrived.  We are become no different than the Germans of 1933-45, and horrors you cannot imagine are being planned.    It is NOT just Obama – but the entire Democrat-Leftists spectrum of evil now in charge of everything in this country. Don’t believe me?    Consider that we have already exterminated an entire generation of Americans in the womb for the convenience of having sex outside marriage without consequences because the Supreme Court ruled women had a right to murder their baby.   Why should we be surprised that the government now ruling us has implemented what will become relocation pogroms?  Will the church be as indifferent to this as it was to abortion mills and advocate groups selling aborted baby parts and organs?  I am not hopeful.

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But let’s continue with the comparison.  Nazis forced Jews out of homes for the good of the state.  Pol Pot forced everyone out of the cities to slave on farms .  Mao forced everyone into the cities so they can be controlled.  Obama is now ordered the same thing – under the guise of ‘racial and wealth diversity’.  Tyranny is always imposed for the ‘good’ of the people.

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Obama Introduces New Rules to Desegregate Every Neighborhood In America: cities and towns are now required to look for patterns of racial bias in local housing,  and publicly report the results and set goals to reduce wealthy white majorities in neighborhoods.  Julian Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said  “This is the most serious effort that HUD has ever undertaken to do that, I believe that it’s historic.” 

This is a plan they have been working on since 2009 to eradicate the Suburbs and “Cleanse” the rural countryside – which they say must revert to it’s ‘undisturbed natural habitat’. Some point to Agenda 21 of the UN as the pretext for this.  Whatever it is, genocide and ghettos are coming folks.  The evidence is hiding in plain sight, right in front of you.  What is being followed is a Blueprint for how Marxist/Socialist Totalitarian societies exterminate entire segments of their population.

How could we celebrate a country that is devolving into something even worse than pagan Rome or Nazi Germany???  Are we just going to sit here and party on?  Thomas Jefferson answered that question, he said:

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is Just, and His Justice cannot sleep forever”. 

No brethren – Justice is coming.  So is vengeance. But before that – tribulation for those of us who refuse to submit to what is coming – indeed it is AT OUR DOOR. The question for you is not whether you comply or resist. The question for you is whether you will resist or endure to the point of punishment and death with your faith intact.

We shouldn’t have celebrated a liberty we have allowed to be lost – We should GRIEVE for our betrayal of the trust given to us by God.   Grieve over the sins of this nation, and GRIEVE over the tyranny that we have helped erect over us by our indifference and our inaction as body.   We should Grieve over wickedness of the nation, because if we do not grieve now –   –  we are going to grieve when millions of our countrymen are  buried in mass graves and our children are stacked up like cordwood.

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Some of you folks are wondering why I am discussing politics rather than our usual intensive study of the scriptures. I have discussed politics as a matter of setting the table so that the scriptures I am about to give you will have us reflect upon their timeliness for us today, right now. I want to show you that the bible is relevant to your everyday world – not just for those who want to play church.

You might be disinterested in politics, but you better understand that politics is interested in you.  To ignore it, is to accept and condone it – and eventually it overcomes and subjugates you.  But see – most do not want to consider the ugly truth, or look into what God says about the sin of the land.

I set the table as it were because God asks where the grief is over the sins of this land? Should we not sigh and cry over all the abominations being done around us?  Consider what God says in the scriptures about a nation of His People in the midst of wickedness and the onus He places on His Servants living in the midst of it.

Jeremiah 6:10 -18 

To whom can I speak and give warning?   Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear.  The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. But I am full of the wrath of the Lord, and I cannot hold it in.  “Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and wife will be caught in it,and the old, those weighed down with years. Their houses will be turned over to others, together with their fields and their wives, when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land,” declares the Lord. “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush!  So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.

This is what the Lord says:“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them. Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law.  

Verse 26  Put on sackcloth, my people,and roll in ashes; mourn with bitter wailing as for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.

The Destroyer is at Hand for America brethren.  But we are stuck in a Normalcy Bias of complacency – refusing to see what is happening around us and what it will portend for us and our children.

I am often told when giving these warnings “Those verses are not my Jesus, Not my God!” they say “He does not expect us to mourn and wail, but to rejoice!  To be Glad In Him!”  “You preach the angry God of the Old Testament Who is done away!”  How illiterate such brethren have allowed themselves to become!  Have they never read John 1: 1-3 and verse 14?  Do they not know Jesus WAS the God of the Old Testament?  We so desperately want to see God as a happy Grandfather in the sky, we refuse to see Him as a loving Father who is angry beyond measure at the amount of trouble we are bringing upon ourselves.

When catastrophe happens, when evil rises – Christians in America are complacent and the only thing Christians will do in this society when disaster strikes is light candles and pray.  What about standing up and fighting back?  Oh no!  That is Extremist.  That is not what Jesus would do!  Oh really????   When Goliath came against Israel did King Saul or David call for a prayer meeting and a candlelight vigil??  No.  I think when God’s Armies were insulted, five smooth stones were fetched from a riverbed for a purpose that Christians today think God never approved of.

AMOS 6: 1-7

Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation,to whom the people of Israel come!   You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror.   You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches.  You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.  You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.  You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.     Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.

Brethren – our prosperity and blessing from the Lord is at an end.  It’s over.  Get that through your skulls.  When the next 9-11 or worse hits us, God is NOT going to come to our rescue.

“Jesus will always save us!” you might be screaming at yourself.   Oh really?  God is ALWAYS going to save us from calamity?  Try telling that to our brethren in India or Christians in Mosul or in Syria – oh wait – there are no more Christians in Mosul – they have all been exterminated and are being run out of the country.  How can we lie to ourselves that such things cannot happen to us as it does for brethren who are more faithful in the face of trials and persecution than most of us have ever faced?  God has every reason to forsake us – since we forsook Him as a nation and threw Him out of our culture, our Schools and our Courts.

Proverbs 1:24-32

But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,when distress and trouble overwhelm you. “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me,  since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;

We are being destroyed brethren.  Only 10% of Americans know what the 1st Amendment protects.  Did you know that?  According to CNS news, Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, according to a new survey by the Newseum Institute.  Only 10 percent know the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press.    And 33 percent of Americans have no idea at all what rights the First Amendment guarantees.

Hosea 4:6 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Those are scary words if you meditate on them.  HIS people are destroyed because they reject knowledge and instead destroy their history and heritage to accept wicked knowledge and falsehood disguised as enlightenment.  God says He will reject US from being HIS Priests.  I see that application to us every bit as much as it applied to Ancient Judah. I see these verses as having application to us, a former Spiritual Nation of Israel.

That is what Pastor John Cotton decreed the Mayflower Pilgrims to be when he prayed as they set sail from England. I bet most of you never knew that is what the Pilgrims understood they were establishing on these shores.

God directed my attention to this following verse – and this is why I was urging lamentation and grieving over the 4th – because I think this is what has been declared against us by The Lord God Almighty in the Third Heaven:

Ezekiel 9:3-11

Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”  As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.  Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.

BEGIN AT MY SANCTUARY GOD SAYS.  God told those charged with slaughtering the wicked to BEGIN at the Church – Our Lord’s House!  Why would God tell them to start at HIS SANCTUARY??   Because they were charged by God to keep the society on the moral path and to uphold God’s Laws.  Instead those in Jerusalem perverted it and partook in grievous evil while paying lip service to God.

Of interest to us is that our Founders wrote that it was THE CHURCH in America that was responsible for keeping the culture upright. We have allowed the nation to become perverted and did not stand up against evil when we should have.  Brethren, this charge falls on us today.  We FAILED in the same way those in Judah did!  So the persecution that is coming is part of the Judgment the Lord will pronounce upon us.  And do not think you are going to get raptured us out of here before we suffer the consequences we have sown as a people.  Did The Lord save all your brethren in Syria and Iraq and Egypt from horrors you cannot even wrap your mind around??

No.  Understand that we did not love liberty enough to stand up for it beyond lip service as a body, so it has been taken from us because of our complacency and indifference to evil.

Into tribulation we go, and it will come from the hand of our own people. This people has decreed that they will not be governed by God, so instead we will be ruled by the tyranny of men.

And there is no getting liberty back. Not by voting, not by calling your politician, not by writing the hacks in Washington.  Not by protests or Article V conventions (If they do not follow the Constitution now, how can anyone think they will follow any new Amendments added to it?) It’s called tyranny for a REASON.  The rulers are a law only unto themselves!

Repentance was our only chance at staving off judgment. – but the churches in this country by and large will not allow such things to be discussed among their members.  They do not want to hear it.  They did not want to hear about mission work – neither do they want to hear about programs to help those with porn addiction.   In such conditions liberty cannot be regained, and that is not just my assessment – but a Founding Father’s as well:

Your Description of the Distresses of the worthy Inhabitants of Boston, and the other Sea Port Towns, is enough to melt an Heart of stone. Our Consolation must be this, my dear, that Cities may be rebuilt, and a People reduced to Poverty, may acquire fresh Property: But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it. – John Adams July 7th, 1775 Letter to Abigail

I believe he was prophetic here – plus he was making that statement based on history, human nature and the scriptures by which he was intensely devoted to studying. WE CAN NEVER REGAIN IT.  If we reject a gift from God – how can we expect Him to hand us another one just like it?

Persecution is coming brethren – indeed it is already being institutionalized.  It is NOT enough that we obey our overlords in DC and the wicked mob who empower it – we must be forced to LOVE and make their utopia OUR GOD – or we must be punished and eradicated.  They will erase our entire existence and indeed they have PLANNED to do this!

You can’t work out a truce with tyrants. You can either give in or stand up to them. There’s nothing else. Do you not see what has been set up against us?  That the entire nation has been turned against biblical faith and adherence, that it has been turned against the wealthy?  That is has been turned against it’s own history and heritage?  Turned against those of declared ‘privilege’?  That it is being invaded by third world squatters and our enemies abroad are being armed at your expense?

Obama and the oligarchy in Washington have made a pathway to citizenship for Mexican Reconquinistas.  They have made a pathway to settle Middle Eastern Muslims from Somalia to Syria throughout the country.  They have made a pathway for ghetto thugs to be housed in your neighborhood.  They have made a pathway for criminals to be released into society.  They have made a pathway to governing every minuscule aspect of your life at the same time they have opened the gates to the pathway for civil strife and conflict.  And now they have made a pathway for Iran to develop nuclear weapons and ICBM delivery systems, all at YOUR expense.  Does anyone here know what a Trojan Horse is?  No – it is not just computer malware.  It is the means by which a people welcome the agents of their own annihilation to be placed within their gates.

The Colonists were wise to consider the fact that they suffered the tyranny of the Crown for their sins as a people.  It is why the church pulpits during the 1750’s and 60’s were ablaze with messages of repentance, and it was from those same pulpits that the fire of liberty was stoked and the move towards Independence carried as a torch throughout the colonies.

Today we show our foolishness in refusing to consider we suffer Obama and the tyranny of our own government due to our national sins as a people.  Since the church refused to stoke a fire of repentance in the land for our culture – a torch is being brought against us to consume the nation.

The fires of civil strife are springing up all around us – not just in Ferguson, MO or Baltimore.  The media with subtle aid from our overlords and the Leftist apparatchiks are lighting the fuses of civil strife and violence:

 Obama’s Progressive America: Politico Calls for Ethnic, Cultural Cleansing of Southern Whites
“Northern progressives who joke about the U.S. jettisoning “Jesusland” and merging with Canada will not get their wish. But there is  hope: A combination of demographic change and generational change is weakening the ability of the old-fashioned South to skew American politics and culture in the future.  ”Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy.  White Southerners are more likely than white northerners to respond to insults with increased testosterone and aggression, according to social scientists. According to the FBI in 2012, the South as a region, containing only a quarter of the population, accounted for 40.9 percent of U.S. violent crime.”

In short, the zeitgeist spreading throughout the country says that White Americans are MONSTERS that “must be dealt with if we hope to become a better society.  This is not limited to skin color, but also to the Christian faith.

CNN’s Sally Kohn offered yesterday the following remarks when discussing the Daily Beasts headline article The New Post-Homophobic Christianity – “Should anti-gay Christians be politically, socially and culturally ostracized? Should they be criminalized?   I sure hope so”.  

Genocides are built on this kind of rhetoric and the zeitgeist is rapidly growing and accelerating at the behest of the Ruling Class. There is no exception to history that when the ruling class of a people demonize specific group of people and their culture – that populace is subjugated and then eradicated. The demonization is done for the purpose of getting the larger society to applaud the removal of those the Ruling Class has targeted.  Every Marxist revolution requires blood in the streets and suffering in order for the people to applaud the iron fist to bring order.

The math is not hard folks.  Obama and the Left are drawing all evil to themselves.  They ally with our avowed enemies, they arm them, enable them and sow division and discord among us here at home.  A nation in civil strife is more easily destroyed from outside once it is sufficiently weakened from within.

Obama is Judgment upon us for our sins.  I am convinced He is The Destroyer.  He is suddenly upon us – and I fear for the faith to endure amongst us.  The time of tribulation is come for us now brethren.  There is no stopping it.

You cannot reason with it.  You cannot negotiate with it.  It will force you to comply, it will force you to surrender your faith – or you cannot make a living.  You will be enticed to surrender and love the regime for the mere promise of bread, and your neighbors will willingly turn you over for the same.   If you refuse – you are going to be punished.  It is already happening and we just sit here and give thanks that is not us.     Niemoller’s proverb on full display here now in America.

If Matthew 24 plays out here as I am thinking it will, you are going to be arrested, jailed, tortured and killed.  You and your families, your kids and grandkids.  This government has already categorized Conservative Christians in official documents as domestic terrorists. Look at how they empowered the IRS to destroy Conservative and Christian groups.

Understand that the life most of our brethren in the 3rd world have lived under is now come here to the USA.  ‘Start at MY Sanctuary” sayeth the Lord’. Read Matthew 24. It’s not pretty, but Jesus told us what will happen to His followers in the Last Days.   But we are are not ready to endure it.  I learned that painful lesson myself.  And if Judgment and horror and captivity are coming then we must trust in God and His Christ no matter what is horrors are happening around us or to us.  Do not lose your faith.  The Kingdom of God is at hand.

Matthew 10:21-33  

Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Satan, how much more will they malign you who are of his household? So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

The time is upon us where we are going to be asked or demanded to deny God, His Son, His Word – and follow “The Law” whatever that “law” says we must bow down to and obey.  Romans 13 will be thrown in your face as a justification to endorse and condone sin, or you will suffer consequences.  Your fiery furnace of Tribulation will have arrived.

Will you deny Yeshua by relenting and accepting the mark of their beast in your thoughts and then in your actions because you want to avoid being tortured into loving the state?  Do you think you can remain silent and just hide who you are supposed to be?  Can you put your light under a bushel to avoid persecution and still shine the light of the Gospel?  Hoping and praying that they overlook you?  Or are you going to stand up – acknowledge and proclaim the Lord before these wicked men and women REGARDLESS of the consequences?  Are you courageous, or a coward?  Be honest when you ask yourself this.  Will you bow down, or will you refuse – believing that God is strong enough to save you – but even if He does not – YOU STILL will refuse to comply with evil??

I was shown that when push came to shove, as an American with no experience with what our brethren suffer every day – I would get angry at God, be a coward and fold like a cheap suit.  I’m ashamed I got angry with God because He did not rescue our brethren like I expected – and I have repented of thinking God operates within my American prosperity worldview.  I ask for courage to endure what is coming – not that I be saved out of it, because I do not believe all of us are going to be saved out of it.  I never believed in the Rapture.  I believe Jesus meant what He said in Matthew 24.

Our Place of Safety in the wilderness in this country has come to it’s end – and the flood of evil and wicked people are at our doors – and our eradication is their intent unless we deny the Father and the Son and go along to get along thinking the crocodile will eat us last.

This is the ugly truth brethren.  No one likes the truth these days – as Orwell wrote

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

We should be ashamed brethren at what we have allowed to be done to us.  Some have said to me that “The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves”.  Very true, especially when their graves will be dug up and disposed of into mass unmarked trenches to satisfy the cleansing of our culture.   Our Second President already told us what he would do if we should betray the trust:

“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, April 1777 Letter to Abigail

I think that God Himself – is repenting that He made us a great nation, for even the church has been derelict in it’s commission and it’s duties in this country.  For this we should be ashamed  For this we should grieve.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin. 

America has been found wanting in the balances and the handwriting is on the wall.  Pray for forgiveness, give thanks – and ask God to bless us with endurance, our time has come.

We must remember Romans 8:28 tells us All things work out for good – even horrors, and most of the time as we suffer – we cannot see that reality.  But if we rehearse it in our minds, knowing what Christ has told us in advance – our chance of enduring with our faith intact via strength from The Holy Spirit will see us doing Isaiah 58:1, proclaiming The Lord against a wicked and perverse generation and that steadfast commitment will take us into the Kingdom of God.

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The Criminalization And Annihilation Of Christianity In America

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The Homosexual agenda is not about rights or freedom at all – it is about punishing and eliminating biblical Christianity

Be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them…And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all for My Name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. – Mark 13:9-12,13

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Institutional Persecution is here at our very door and the goal is to diminish the numbers of Americans who identify as Christian.  This tactic works on a people who have never experienced persecution, and whose belief system is as bendable and compromising as warm, yeast-filled dough.  Christians sadly no longer understand that a little leavening, leavens the entire loaf.

The American image of what it means to be Christian is one the secular Left has written for the followers of Christ who use selective scripture to shame the brethren into silence and compromise with sin.  Biblical illiteracy has ensnared the church into agreeing with the redefinition of sin and redefining God in the process.  The church by and large has swallowed the heresies preached by the media, academia and entertainment that what was evil is now good, and what was once good – is now evil in a perverse society.

Acceptance and compromise is now the litmus test of what it means to be Christian in America according to it’s political, cultural and religious leadership.  “Love” and acceptance and tolerance are the ONLY doctrines of the faith that Christians should follow and observe as they are the only measure that this evil society will look for.

Sadly the majority of Christians in America have swallowed this deception hook, line and sinker.  The church has been caught up in the nets of anti-Christian demagoguery, and they seek mercy in futility from the unmerciful who fully intend to purge fishers of men from their midst.  The church in America – all it’s denominations, are about to experience the persecution they have long sought to avoid unless they surrender their faith entirely and embrace the new religion promoted by government and culture.  The warnings have been made.  The alarms have sounded. The attacks are going to come from outside the church and also from INSIDE the church – by those who are the wolves in their midst who have bought the doctrines of demons preached in the culture.

What’s coming is going cause a lot of people to fall away from the faith. Being a faithful biblical Christian is going to come under intense fire not only from outside the churches, but from within. There will be serious stigma attached to standing up for orthodox teachings on homosexuality.

“Hate” it is said – “Is not a Christian virtue” – because the heresy now accepted as truth is that it is more Christian to accept and embrace what was once considered an abomination than stand against it.  To eschew sin that society says is noble and virtuous, is declared to be ‘hate’, even if the bible itself declares it to be sin.  You have no freedom to disagree because to disagree with the cultural zeitgeist is ‘hate’.

The Apostle Paul stated that sin is like leavening, and just a little bit will eventually leaven the entire loaf of society until God Himself is redefined by the very wickedness His Word eschews, until it is accepted as the only true god.

The homosexual/Leftist Agenda is not content to co-exist, it must because of it’s nature – infect everything and change it all into the very perversions they practice. God then becomes a homosexual Jesus.  To refuse or resist this leavening of sin – is declared “hate”, and if it is accepted as hate – then opposition to this agenda is actionable.

But the Spirit explicitly says that in the End times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron – I Timothy 4:1-2

Our first Dictator-In-Chief himself practices this tactic;  Obama’s All-Out Attack on Christians – His Heinous cites concern over resistance to accepting homosexuality because he says Christians are ‘unloving’.   The charge of ‘hate’ is the club that will be used to beat brethren into submission to evil, and if that does not work – there are already calls to use the power of government to FORCE Christians into submission and acceptance.

NYT’s Writer says Biblical Christians MUST BE FORCED to ‘fully embrace’ the homosexual lifestyle.   Those who hold to the bible “have no place at America’s table”.


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Read that again.  Let it sink in.

“No place at America’s table”.  Do not take that statement lightly because genocides and wholesale persecutions begin exactly in this manner, and we were warned by Jesus Himself in Matthew 24 that we would be delivered up to death in this time.  “Hater” becomes the justification for punishment and persecution.

The use of force is then used as a justification to exact submission to demands, and the demands are to revise your faith…. or be punished.  As stated by the writer of this sickening diatribe, “Church leaders must be made to take homosexuality off the sin list”.  Homosexual Activist Mitchell Gold mandates this as a new Commandment to which Frank Bruni of the NYT’s (the birdcage liner of record) says:  “His commandment is worthy — and warranted.”  Ask yourself, who will be the agents to force church leaders to remove homosexuality from the biblical citation as sin?

Government and the courts.  They can and will use the IRS to enact economic sanction, followed by criminal charges and action.

Do not be deceived, for all their claims of wanting acceptance will never be enough.   It is already being said that it is not enough that Christians be forced to accept sin, the bible itself must be rewritten, and any offensive passages stripped and removed.  Anyone still holding to those verses is to be regarded as a hater – and punished.  The criminalization of biblical Christianity paves the way for any adherents to be annihilated later.

It is not only the media in this country that are waging war on Christians and demonizing them and Our Lord.  Professors and educators are remaking Christ into a Marxist/Leftist/Humanist messiah, merging homosexual activism with anti-white racism from black Leftists.

A black racist professor at Rutgers University states it this way: 

 

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Left’s Homosexual Campaign: Not About Freedom, But Delegitimization and Annihilation of Christianity

Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “… thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay.”

Will was commenting on Cook’s recent Washington Post op-ed protesting Indiana’s new, now amended, Religious Freedom Restoration Act and similar initiatives around the country.

World Magazine reports that Cook has recently been in the United Arab Emirates negotiating on behalf of Apple, where homosexuality is against the law and the penalty is death.

Cook’s duplicity is not just in deeds, but also in words.

The Indiana law was passed to protect religious freedom, mirroring existing federal law and law in 31 states around the nation.

Our Declaration of Independence notes our inalienable rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But for Cook, who purports in his op-ed to care about freedom, protection of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for a Christian is an act of aggression against gays.

He renders religious freedom meaningless by accusing those, who exercise their right of protection of discrimination against those who wish to violate their rights.

“This isn’t a political issue. It isn’t a religious issue. This is about how we treat each other as human beings,” he writes. You would think that Cook, CEO of the most valuable company in the world, with a reported personal net worth of $400 million, could perceive his transparent double standard.

For him and other homosexual activists, Christians cannot observe their religion and live by the Bible’s words they hold sacred without discriminating against gays. If this is about “how we treat each other as human beings,” as Cook writes, then how can he justify a same-sex couple going to a baker or photographer they well know is Christian, for whom homosexuality is a sin, and demand a cake or photography for a gay wedding. Can Tim Cook really believe that this is decent, tolerant, freedom-loving human behavior?

The truth is that the objective of the homosexual campaign is not about American freedom. The objective is the delegitimization and annihilation of Christianity in America.

This did not begin yesterday.

It is now well over a half century that the words of our constitution are being distorted so that the very protections guaranteed for Christians are used as weapons against them.

From the prohibition of prayer in school, to prohibitions of public displays of the Ten Commandments and Christian symbols, to lawsuits against Christian photographers for refusing to provide the photography for gay weddings, the war against the Christian presence in America becomes increasingly open and aggressive.

And what has happened over the last half century while this has been going on? l

The institutions and behavior that provide the glue holding together a faithful, civil, and virtuous society have collapsed. The traditional American family is in shambles. Forty three percent of our babies are now born to unwed mothers compared to 5 percent a half century ago. And there have been over 56 million aborted unborn children.

It was not by accident that America’s first president George Washington warned the young nation, in his farewell address, that religion and morality are “indispensible” to “political prosperity,” and he cautioned against “the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.”

Meanwhile, as legal violence is used in the war on Christianity at home, physical violence is used in the same war in Muslim countries abroad. The Wall Street Journal reports that Christians today make up 5 percent of the population in the Middle East compared to 20 percent a hundred years ago.

As many political and business leaders cowardly enable this global war on Christianity, Christians must stand in defense of themselves and their religion and convictions.

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Institutionalizing The Persecution Of Biblical Christians In America

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The full force of the federal, state and local governments will soon be turned against defenders of biblical Christianity. Will we resist or collaborate?

It is at the door, picking off one business after another, one Christian after another.  The news this week, stoked by the Praetorian Leftist Media and the storm trooping hordes of hedonists and those caught up in pushing the mark of the Genesis 19 Beast, is being revealed.

Of interest is how many professing ‘christians’ carry the banner and flag of homosexual intolerance, believing it to be a fight against bigotry. One wonders what other devious behaviors will end up being championed as ‘rights’ now that the precedent is set for forcing cultural hedonism upon all via laws and policies enacted to force acceptance, respect and accommodation of those behaviors?

Remember we were told by radical Leftist Elizabeth Warren that “You didn’t build that’ when it comes to conducting business.  In the view of the Collectivist/Leftist – all business and commerce belongs to government. All wealth belongs to government.

if you do not think or act as the zeitgeist of cultural and liberal Leftists demand – you will not be able to buy or sell.  Dare to affirm your 1st Amendment Rights?  A mob action will criminalize any efforts to protect biblical faith and exercise.  The feckless leaders in government will fold and capitulate to this mob banging down the doors.  Revised Indiana RFRA Law will send Christians to jail for refusing to serve homosexuals for any reason or occasion.

Wickedness derives it’s power from an arbitrary and hostile dogma that will automatically attack biblical morality with a violent fervor and fanaticism this nation has only read about in the Middle East or from history books.

It is at our doors.

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Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

Hatred of the Gospel is boiling over into the vilification of Christians. State violence won’t be far behind, history teaches.

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If you have been following mass media over the past few days, you will have learned from an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor that defenders of religious freedom are “Nazis.” Take a moment to ponder that assertion. Roll it around in your head for a while. You’ll be hearing a lot more fighting words as we enter the next phase of Christian life in America.

Sample the hate that has been spewed at the state of Indiana in the past week, and faithful Christians in recent years, by gay activists and their allies. We are “bigots,” “Neanderthals” and “haters,” whose views must be ritually rejected by anyone hoping to keep a job in today’s America — even in a Catholic high school. Where will this end? Is there a logical stopping point for this aggression, where Christians are left in peace?

History teaches that mass vilification rarely stops short of spilling blood. The French Jacobins who spent the 1780s slandering the clergy in pornographic pamphlets went on in the 1790s to slaughter Christians by the hundreds of thousands. The Turks paved the way for killing a million Armenian Christians with a wave of propaganda. The Bolsheviks followed their “anti-God” crusade of the 1920s with starvation camps and firing squads. The Communist governments of Eastern Europe obeyed the same script, as scholar Anne Applebaum documents in her sobering study The Iron Curtain. The Hutu government of Rwanda prepared for its assault on the once-powerful Tutsis by incessantly describing them as “cockroaches” on radio broadcasts, which triggered a genocide.

If the media, the law and our elite institutions succeed in lumping Christian sexual morals in with white racism, how long will it be before believing Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox (and many religious minorities) find themselves labelled as members of “extremist sects,” no more to be trusted with the care of their own children than the Branch Davidians were?

Does that sound crazy to you? Then ask yourself why the German government, and the European Court of Human Rights, felt justified in seizing a Christian home-schooled student — with the apparent approval of the Obama administration. Think about the moral views you teach your own kids. Would your local education bureaucrats approve?

Perhaps Chicago’s cardinal, Francis George, wasn’t guilty of hyperbole when he said, “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”

Joining him would be many Christians who affirm the Gospel in its integrity — instead of the neutered version that’s now sweeping the denominations to swell the ranks of the persecutors. See the Episcopalians and Presbyterians who are now blessing same-sex marriages; see “Catholic” universities such as Marquette, which fired a professor for defending the Catholic Catechism on this subject, and bishops such as Paul Bootkowski of Metuchen, N.J., who backed up a Catholic school that suspended a Catholic teacher for her Facebook comments critical of gay activism. With shepherds like these, who really needs wolves?

From Libertarian to Totalitarian in Twenty Years

It’s stunning how quickly the demands of gay activists went from libertarian (“Don’t arrest us for sodomy”) to totalitarian (“Take part in our weddings or we’ll destroy your livelihoods.”)

But I am not surprised. I was in New York City when the radical gay activists of ACT UP targeted John Cardinal O’Connor for upholding biblical teaching on sexuality — even as he spent millions offering free care for indigent victims of AIDS. The “Stop the Church” demonstrations featured images of O’Connor in Nazi uniform, and culminated on Dec. 10, 1989, in an orchestrated attack on St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a Mass, where gay militants shouted down the celebrant, and demanded Holy Communion — only to throw it down and stomp on the body of Christ.

This bigoted attack on a religious service did not discredit ACT UP; indeed, you can now read an article celebrating it courtesy of the U.S. government-sponsored Radio Free Europe.

If Indiana caves and guts its religious freedom law — as Gov. Mike Pence has already promised — it will prove an equal triumph for those who are so enraged at Christian teaching that they are willing to persecute Christians.

If these zealots succeed, they will tear up the civil peace in this country, forcing millions of Americans to choose between church and state. If laws or government policies beggar Christian businesses, close Christian colleges and schools and force faithful Christians into third-class citizenship — making us virtual dhimmis, like the Christian Copts in Egypt — what should we do? What should be our response now that we know what they want to do, and are overplaying their hand, but before they complete their coup d’etat?

We need to ask ourselves some brutal questions: How should the faithful in the U.S. military respond? What about those in the state and local police? City, state and federal employees? What about religious shareholders in corporations led by anti-Christians, such as Apple?

Should we engage in large-scale, non-violent civil disobedience, as black Americans once did in the face of Jim Crow laws? We have the numbers to bring this country to a sudden screeching halt, if we can stand up to the media’s blows and spitting. Those who resist these unjust laws will be treated with all the violence and contempt that was poured out on the pro-life Operation Rescue in the 1980s and ’90s. Local cops from West Hartford, Connecticut, to Los Angeles, California, brutalized teenagers, old women, even nuns and pregnant mothers.

But we need not act alone, like these isolated bakers and florists. The marriage deconstructionists can only succeed by dividing us, vilifying us and picking us off one at a time. This is the essence of their strategy — they’re now trying it with an entire state. Tim Cook (or Apple’s shareholders) would backpedal in an instant if he learned the hard way that he was insulting and infuriating 2/3rds of American states, and half the population.

The frog must jump out of the pan, before it boils.

We should not let the possibility or even the likelihood of “failure” make us timid. Witness is utterly different from propaganda, more fragile but far more enduring.

For centuries, the early Christians endured far worse than we might face, dying in the Colosseum to the taunts of jeering crowds — whose grandchildren would flee the moral chaos of collapsing Rome and flock to the underground churches. All the persecution that a government like China can deal its native Christians has not stopped the church from exploding there, and striking fear at the highest levels of a totalitarian government. The battered church in Poland led the movement that brought down the Iron Curtain, through sober, persistent resistance.

Perhaps the future we face is the one that Cardinal George envisioned. Speaking of a future bishop who would someday die a martyr, George predicted, “His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” If we stand for eternity, then history is on our side.

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Kill All The White Christian Conservatives

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Historical lessons on where the Progressive/Marxist/Fascist Left  is taking America

The handwriting is on the proverbial wall in regards to what is coming at us – but most of you reading this will not believe it, or want to hear it.  Your liberal-leftist friends will laugh and declare this to be delusional.  Your other friends will think it ridiculous or impossible.

Yet history is screaming the warnings at us with an almost daily occurrence of parallels that make anyone who has properly read history realize something far worse than what happened last century is unfolding upon us.  An understanding that most willfully ignore – because they will not allow their minds to contemplate that such things are possible here, even though history teaches us they are playing out like a blueprint before you.

This is because in 6,000 years of recorded human history – human nature does not change.  Neither do the Principalities and Powers in High places that many in our “enlightened” society do not believe exist.

Henry Dampier.com has posted one of the most succinctly intelligent and historically urgent essays I have recently read regarding where this nation is headed.  It’s a hard read.  The writing is above your average sophistication, and I would assume he is doing so for reasons that I find familiar; proper English usage goes over the heads of most in our digital media culture today and the subject-matter is razor sharp, shredding sanguine notions that accompany Normalcy Bias.

Before you get started, I want to add to the prescient timing of Dampier’s essay – these headlines and news posts are all road signs leading to the destination Dampier illustrates with subtle aplomb:

Praise, from those of us excited to see any club of all-white all-men rendered extinct,

The end of white Christian America is nigh Common Core written for the purpose of ending “White Privilege” in the nation.

“Just being White is racist because your existential state of Living While White constitutes a form of racism in itself”.

Being Christian is automatically discriminatory, and therefore biblical Christianity must be banned.

Progressives respond to survey: “The only good Christian is a dead Christian.” ‘

Kill all the Whites’ was once unthinkable in places like Rhodesia and South Africa at one time not too long ago.  What happened to whites in those nations reveals that the current zeitgeist of vitriol in America towards Conservative Christians makes it clear that the Leftists are moving towards a similar goal .

The wholesale demonization of Christians and white Conservatives over the Restoring Religious Freedom Acts the past week is your canary in the mine.

Demonization programs always rapidly descend from boycotts, to empowering government seizures of wealth and property, followed by criminalizing existence and then, pograms of extermination. The goal is to eliminate the cited ‘problem’ to the planned utopia, and the Left is telling us daily whom they hate and whom must be considered a threat to the country.

This is how millions are wiped out in genocides, and the seeds being sown right now – are already germinating and will bloom sometime in the not-too-distant future.  ‘Kill Whitey’ will become just more than a slogan for ghetto blacks and race pimps.

It will become government policy.

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Kill the Kulaks

Why have America’s leading organs of influence decided to demonize white, Christian men as the most uniquely evil group in the history of the world? Why is it necessary for students, especially of that ethnic group, to unpack their invisible knapsacks?

The answer is that these men are routinely targeted for politically-empowered looting, usually by their own wives, with the assistance of the state. This looting would not be morally palatable without a pervasive myth of uniquely white male evil. It would otherwise trip the moral alarms that might otherwise come up when dissolving a family for personal gain.

When the left says that they want to expropriate you (and later kill you) in increasingly less subtle terms, they are being entirely serious, and the dumbest mistake to make is to treat it as idle talk. They mean what they say. They will do what they say as soon as they have the political will and the numbers to execute it.

The growth in anti-white-male op-eds in influential magazines makes more sense when you look at the real lives of middle class men, which are often marked by either divorce or threatened divorce, which typically involves an enormous transfer of valuable assets from the man to his ex-wife. This expropriation would have been regarded as execrable even just 50 years ago, but with the assistance of a powerful guilt-myth, it goes down much easier.

The pre-existing myth can be used by lawyers and others to sway judges to the favor of their clients. If white men are assumed to be uniquely wicked, it becomes easier to weave their reported actions (whether true or false) into a legal case against that man, and then to use that case to deprive him of his children, assets, and honor.

The irony here is that men like Teddy Roosevelt, the founder of the Progressive party, were imperialistic white supremacists. However, this was within the framework of the ‘white man’s burden’ of uplifting the other races of the world. This part has stayed within the Progressive platform, and arguably the supremacy plank has stayed also, but in the form of creating a uniquely flagellating class, trained into self-loathing. The tragicomic part of this is that the successful uplift of African-Americans that TR brags about as a unique American success has been reversed by future more aggressively progressive policies.

The flagellating guilt complex is seen as furthering the international-uplift mission, but the Christian aspect has, in large part, been bumped off. The humility before God has become humility before the diversity instructor. The Fall from Eden has become the fall from a murky fall from racial grace. The space in life that would have been allocated towards the worship of God has instead been allocated to the hatred of the White race, although this co-exists simultaneously with a proclamation that race is a social construct that has no bearing on anything temporal.

Without Satan and the demons as scapegoats, White men and their pallor do a great job as stand-ins as the source of the world’s great historical and contemporary evils. The narratives catalog all the purportedly unique historical crimes of the White devil, and then close with some argument to seize the assets of that class, often combined with a demand for the denigration of that entire category of person.

It is not entirely useful to make the comparison to Nazis and their assignment of anti-Jewish math problems and the like in schools, because this program of retaliation is seen as a corrective for those sorts of things, in the same way that the Nuremberg trials were one-sided against the Axis, while ignoring the pervasive and open attacks on civilians by the Allies, in which civilian body counts were seen as success indicators.

It might be funny to bring up the Turks and how they got rid of the Armenians, but most people are unfamiliar with that, and in any case, unlike in the 16th and 17th century, ‘Turk’ is not a byword for ‘bad person’ — ‘White’ is. That is the cultural context in which the educated American classes are operating in. Reforming the image of the Kulak is not easy when every day, all the educated people learn that to hate the Kulak is to get in good with the authorities.

So, what is a Kulak to do? For one, you should take the language denigrating your ethnic group seriously, because calls for asset seizures are always presages to calls of physical liquidation. Once your liquid assets are seized, it is necessary to take your tough-to-move assets, and when you have nothing left to give, you are useful either as a slave or as a dead body.

If the moral trend can be reversed, by openly contradicting the story of [insert group here]’s perfidy, then good on you, but typically, once a state has begun the scapegoating process, it finds itself unable to back down from it — it has to see it to its logical conclusion. Physical resistance usually never occurs, because actors within states only begin these sorts of widespread demonization programs if there is unlikely to be any real physical resistance to it.

Similarly, whining slogans about ‘white genocide’ are meaningless when that sounds like a great idea to the people who want to expropriate you. The guilt-narrative is that White Christians are uniquely responsible for the post-1945 crime of genocide, and that retaliation is more than fair play. That chatter only works if they are actually amenable to that moral argument, and in fact, they think it would be a great thing, and have indeed cheered on such operations in countries like Rhodesia and South Africa.

Memorializing the Communist leader Mandela is practically mandatory in the US, just as veneration of various Communist revolutionaries was mandatory in the USSR.

No one cares — that, in fact, only enhances the support for the policy on the opposing side. In the same way that telling Turks that they are naughty for getting rid of the Armenians, the left just grins and laughs when you tell them that they are doing what they want to do, what they plan to do, what they are openly proud of talking about doing.

The cheeky proposal is to make like previously successful mass-exiles and to negotiate deportation between the state that wishes to get rid of the host population, and a state that could make use of it. The exile of the Huguenots from France to other Protestant countries throughout Europe is a good example of this sort of relatively peaceful ethno-religious cleansing. The more serious proposal is to break up the United States, due to incompatible moral visions of society among the differing members.

In this way, you could separate the states between those that believe Whites are demons whose sin requires punishment on this Earth, and those who believe that Whites are men to be judged by God and perhaps by other men when the time calls for it.

Much like Stalin rewarded journalists and minor authors with high prizes for authoring tracts against the Kulaks, our contemporary authorities award such prizes for demonizing our Kulaks. None of this will make much sense without a good understanding of the greatest, most terrible man of the 20th century, and this biography is a wonderful place to start.

Being able to credibly threaten this would be the only thing that could even begin to derail the de-Kulakization program in place. Once the authorities can no longer promise worthwhile prizes and status in return for mouthing words of hatred towards the White devil, the words will stop being spoken with nearly as much authentic fervor.

We should learn from history that negotiation with the terror is not possible — that is the road to the fate of men like the Girondists, moderates exterminated by the Jacobins. Taking the symbolic meaning of language seriously is important, because people must use strong symbols to arrange any project, either great or terrible.

When the left says that they want to expropriate you (and later kill you) in increasingly less subtle terms, they are being entirely serious, and the dumbest mistake to make is to treat it as idle talk. They mean what they say. They will do what they say as soon as they have the political will and the numbers to execute it. That could be a long time, but it might not be, either.

Also, to think that you can deflect the hatred towards some other subclass of Kulak is folly, because you’re next, even if that succeeds.

In the contemporary sense, just as historically, the way to avoid the de-Kulakization is to re-align yourself with the state and against the Kulaks. If you could credibly be mistaken for a Kulak, you instead loudly proclaim how much you hate Kulaks, and how willing you are to assist in their expropriation.

A defense can be mounted in a secure state, but it can’t be  mounted within a state that is entirely oriented against you. Finland withstood the Soviet invasion, but the states which were already in the Soviet orbit left the gates unlocked, and gladly accepted absorption. During the civil war in Spain, towns purged and counter-purged one another until the borders were clear — the secular Bolsheviks versus the Catholic Francoists.

Even then, people caught on the wrong side of the internal border were killed by their friends and neighbors, often with crude farm tools in barbaric rituals.

This even of course has occurred in recent times under American supervision — similar mass-killing of civilians is going on as I write this in Ukraine and New Russia. Ethnic cleansing famously occurred under hapless US supervision in Iraq, amassing an enormous body count. The American press is uniform in either glossing over these murders of civilians or in lauding them as necessary.

It is not so much of a jump to say that the same governing class that did not bat an eye in those wars would not bat an eye to do the same domestically, at least following a crisis of significant magnitude.

It’s not wise to trust in moderate political parties to brake the success of the neo-Jacobin left, because moderate parties are the first ones to go in crisis, under pressure from both sides.

Of course, none of this will make any sense if you are totally unfamiliar with the history of the left, especially in the 20th century. The rhetoric will seem benign because the symbols that they use for certain things are going to appear benign, rather than containing murderous intent. The normalcy that you have experienced for most of your life will be what you expect to experience for the foreseeable future, because you don’t have the records of others stored in your head, warning of such things.

In the same way, when people talk about ‘socialized medicine,’ you are going to have an entirely different emotional reaction to it if you know that Soviet doctors dumped dying patients out in front of hospitals to make their statistics look better than if you are wholly ignorant of that anecdote.

This is why it is often so difficult to make what should be an alarming historical parallel argument with regards to the bloody history of the left — contemporary people have been trained into fearing the ‘Brown scare,’ but not the far more dangerous ‘Red scare.’ They feel calm when they should feel alarm. They dismiss language that they should take seriously until precisely the moment before language commands action.

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HomoFascist Left: Abolish The First Amendment For Christians

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Your freedom of speech, religion and association are only permitted if you support the Homosexual and Leftist agenda. Principles contrary to that are to be deemed criminal.

The right to religious freedom and it’s exercise if you are Christian looks like it will no longer be permitted in a culture that has decided Homosexuality is a superior morality.  The BIG LIE and Narrative the Praetorian media is fostering every hour on the hour, is that Christian religious liberty and free speech is automatic discrimination against homosexuals or whatever group they choose to apply the smear.

Today, listening to the sheer hysteria, apparently the First Amendment applies only to those whom agree with and speak the Leftist/Homosexual agenda.  The right to freedom of speech, belief and religious exercise should be restricted, regulated or abolished altogether if it does not follow the cultural zeitgeist .  Indeed, some animals are more equal than others in this twisted Liberal Leftist utopia from hell.

The narrative in America right now is that if you are a biblical Christian, and you think aberrant sexual behavior is sin, your faith is discriminatory and therefore criminal. You are deemed a threat to the well-being of the public.  This meme is reaching fevered pitch and being repeated on social media; Christians who hold to biblical faith and refuse to accept behaviors they consider sinful, are evil and worse than Nazis.

In response to the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protects businesses from lawsuits intended to put them out of business for refusing service to agendas and behaviors contrary to their religious beliefs, Labor Department employee Elizabeth Ashack took to Twitter and wrote “People in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana,”

So she says Christian Conservatives are Nazis, which , is a growing belief in this country.  Her tweet was captured by SooperMexican.com before it was deleted.  She now denies she sent the tweet, and claims her account was hacked.  How convenient.  She obviously attended the same class Hillary Clinton did on what to do about your social media correspondence. The sentiments of accusatory discrimination heaped on Christians are being stoked and repeated ad nauseum everywhere.

Note Ashack’s comment that it will not end well for Christians in Red States. Leftists are always stoking for that violent revolution or final solution for those people the Leftists hate and want eliminated.  This seems to be the path this country is on, and apparently we cannot avoid that inevitability anymore.

To the Gay Leftist Revolutionists, Religious liberty laws are an act of discrimination by Christians and therefore, an act of war. That the act also protects Muslims and Hindus in their businesses is not an issue of consideration.  The sole focus of rage is against Christians who benefit from the protection that these religious freedom acts enshrine.

To some of us Christians who are awake – we recognize where this kind of mob mentality always leads.   The hatred of God and His Christ is visited upon those who follow Him, and that hatred is rising in the United States.  Sadly for Christians in America, the majority of them are fast asleep or quick to compromise their faith and principles so as to avoid ‘persecution’.

History teaches where the kind of radical zeitgeist being preached by Leftists always leads.  Truth is a lie.  Lies are truth.  Good is now evil, and evil is now good.  Woe to us all in this country.

In the interest of engaging in a revolutionary act by telling the truth in an age of universal deceit, Ben Shapiro lays out the lies and myths that the media, lobbying agendas and government are laying upon various RFRA laws across the country.

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INDIANA BACKLASH SHOWS LEFT’S HATRED FOR FIRST AMENDMENT

In the wake of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the media have been stacking myth upon myth in order to drive the narrative that right-wingers desperately want to harm gays and lesbians. Nothing could be further from the truth. Conservatives merely want to protect a basic notion of freedom from the tyranny of the left: the notion that individual rights, even those exercised in ways we would not always like, are still rights. Those rights extend to your conduct of your own business, given that there are no externalities – and refusal to engage in a voluntary transaction does not amount to an externality. That is the essence of liberty.

Here are the top myths pushed by the media left in the wake of the RFRA:

RFRA Discriminates Against Gays. No, the RFRA does not. The RFRA is explicitly designed to protect practice of any religion. It says that “a governmental entity may not substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.” That can be overridden if the government’s action “is in furtherance of a compelling government interest” and is also “the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling government interest.” If government does act against someone in violation of their religious principles, that person or entity can assert that violation “as a claim or defense in a judicial or administrative proceeding.” So, if you are a Muslim, and you want to wear a beard while a police officer, the RFRA protects you. If you are a Jehovah’s Witness and you don’t want to get a blood transfusion in violation of law, the RFRA protects you.

The reason many on the left believe the RFRA discriminates against homosexuals is because homosexuals have sued private religious businessowners for refusing to service same-sex weddings. The RFRA protects such religious businessowners from antidiscrimination laws – although Indiana has no such antidiscrimination laws with regard to sexual orientation anyway. So Indiana’s law has not even changed one iota with regard to private businessowners’ treatment of homosexuals, let alone gay marriage (refusing to service a same-sex wedding is not the same as refusing to serve someone gay, by the way).

RFRA Is a Republican Plot. No, it is not. The original federal RFRA was passed in 1993, signed by Bill Clinton, and passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill passed the United States House of Representatives unanimously, and the Senate 97-3. It was co-sponsored by probable incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). In 1998, then-State Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) voted for a similar law. It passed unanimously 56-0.

This Is Like Jim Crow. No, it is not. Jim Crow was a mandatory set of regulations springing from the government – the same government the left now wants to use to discriminate against religious people for failing their tolerance test. Alabama’s Jim Crow law explicitly prevented private businessowners from serving blacks at its lunch counters:

It shall be unlawful to conduct a restaurant or other place for the serving of food in the city, at which white and colored people are served in the same room, unless such white and colored persons are effectually separated by a solid partition extending from the floor upward to a distance of seven feet or higher, and unless a separate entrance from the street is provided for each compartment.

The same homosexual advocates and allies who want to use the government as a club to beat those who engage in certain voluntary conduct were surely against that tactic when the government was discriminating against homosexual conduct.

This Will Allow Discrimination Against Blacks, Too. No, it won’t. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents such discrimination. The supremacy clause means the Civil Rights Act trumps state law. It is worth noting that the Constitution itself should not permit the federal government to intervene with regard to private businesses involved in making judgments about whether to engage in certain voluntary transactions, no matter the excuse for that refusal. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) used to rightly oppose that aspect of the Civil Rights Act, but has since backed away from that libertarian position.

In a free society, we understand that societal disapproval of activity does not, on its own, justify violation of individual rights. But not the left, which is happy to bring a gun to the party, just so long as it is the party wielding the gun.

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A Prophetic Warning For America Is Coming True

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“If we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution, which holds us together, no man can tell, how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity”.

My friend and historian Bill Federer of American Minute reminds us that these times in which we now see unfolding around us in this country, were warned against by our forbears and patriarchs.  We may want to blame the political leaders, the agendas of radical groups and hedonists for the tyranny this nation has devolved into – but the truth is, you and I, the American Christian are ultimately responsible for surrendering a culture and nation to such evil designs.  We remained silent in the face of evil.

A lukewarm church that will not stand against overt sins and abomination in a culture is a people who will likewise not stand against or resist overt tyranny.  Which explains why the shackles of bondage are being placed upon our necks with absolutely no resistance whatsoever.

DANIEL WEBSTER’S PREDICTION FOR AMERICA COMING TRUE

Bill Federer remembers dire warning against nation that forgets God

One of the five greatest senators in U.S. history, the State of New Hampshire placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. His career spanned almost four decades, serving as secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. His name was Daniel Webster, born Jan. 18, 1782.

From a New Hampshire farm, he attended Dartmouth College and became the highest paid attorney of his day. He fought the slave trade and negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which set the nation’s Northeast boundary.

When South Carolina threatened nullification, he stated: “Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!”

When asked what the most profound thought was that ever passed through his mind, Daniel Webster responded: “My accountability to God.”

At the age of 20, Daniel Webster served as the headmaster of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine, where he delivered a Fourth of July Oration in 1802: “If an angel should be winged from Heaven, on an errand of mercy to our country, the first accents that would glow on his lips would be, ‘Beware! Be cautious! You have everything to lose; nothing to gain.’ We live under the only government that ever existed which was framed by the unrestrained and deliberate consultations of the people. Miracles do not cluster. That which has happened but once in six thousand years cannot be expected to happen often. Such a government, once gone, might leave a void, to be filled, for ages, with revolution and tumult, riot and despotism.”

At the age of 70, just eight months before his death, Daniel Webster addressed the New York Historical Society, Feb. 23, 1852: “If we, and our posterity, shall be true to the Christian religion, if we and they shall live always in the fear of God, and shall respect his commandments, if we, and they, shall maintain just, moral sentiments, and such conscientious convictions of duty as shall control the heart and life, we may have the highest hopes of the future fortunes of our country. … It will have no Decline and Fall. It will go on prospering and to prosper.

“But, if we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution, which holds us together, no man can tell, how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us, that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity. Should that catastrophe happen, let it have no history! Let the horrible narrative never be written!”

Daniel Webster continued: “We may trust, that Heaven will not forsake us, nor permit us to forsake ourselves. We must strengthen ourselves, and gird up our loins with new resolution; we must counsel each other; and, determined to sustain each other in the support of the Constitution, prepare to meet manfully … whatever of difficulty, or of danger … or of sacrifice, the Providence of God may call upon us to meet.

“Are we of this generation so derelict, have we so little of the blood of our revolutionary fathers coursing through our veins, that we cannot preserve, what they achieved?” he asked. “The world will cry out ‘shame’ upon us, if we show ourselves unworthy, to be the descendants of those great and illustrious men, who fought for their liberty, and secured it to their posterity, by the Constitution of the United States. … We have a great and wise Constitution. We have grown, flourished, and prospered under it, with a degree of rapidity, unequaled in the history of the world. Founded on the basis of equal civil rights, its provisions secure perfect equality and freedom; those who live under it are equal, and enjoy the same privileges.”

Daniel Webster added: “The Constitution has enemies, secret and professed. … They have hot heads and cold hearts. They are rash, reckless, and fierce for change, and with no affection for the existing institutions of their country. … Other enemies there are, more cool, and with more calculation. These have a deeper and more fixed and dangerous purpose. … There are those in the country, who profess, in their own words, even to hate the Constitution.

“Friends of the Constitution must rally and unite … act, with immovable firmness, like a band of brothers, with moderation and conciliation … looking only to the great object set before them, the preservation of the Constitution, bequeathed to them by their ancestors. They must gird up their loins for the work. It is a duty which they owe to these ancestors, and to the generations which are to succeed them.”

Daniel Webster concluded: “Gentlemen, I give my confidence, my countenance, my heart and hand, my entire co-operation to all good men … who are willing to stand by the Constitution. … I hardly know … the manner of our political death. … We shall die no lingering death. … An earthquake would shake the foundations of the globe, pull down the pillars of heaven, and bury us at once in endless darkness. Such may be the fate of this country and its institutions. May I never live, to see that day! May I not survive to hear any apocalyptic angel, crying through the heavens, with such a voice as announced the fall of Babylon, ‘Ἔπεσεν, ἔπεσεν, Αμερικη ἡ μεγάλη, καὶ ἐγένετο κατοικητήριον δαιμονίων, καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς πνεύματος ἀκαθάρτου’ (Greek: ‘Is fallen, is fallen, America the Great has become a habitation of demons and a hold for every unclean spirit’).”

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Christians Flee The Church As Wickedness Rises Within The Nation

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A lukewarm, dead and dying church stuck in tradition and rigidness is driving away the very people they were sent to save

Interesting essay and honest explanation of how the Christian church in America is dwindling.  While the author has several excellent points, and his overall message is a good one, he misses some very blatant truths that we must understand in order to apply the great admonition he gives the church in America at his conclusion.  My comments are not intended to criticize, but add some weight and gravitas to the issues that are driving many out and away from the Church.   My comments are from viewing the problems he cites from a pastoral/missionary perspective.  I would definitely read the entire essay, my comments follow the quote boxes.

Dear Church, Here’s Why People Are Really Leaving You

Being on the other side of the Exodus sucks, don’t it?

I see the panic on your face, Church.  I know the internal terror as you see the statistics and hear the stories and scan the exit polls.

I see you desperately scrambling to do damage control for the fence-sitters, and manufacture passion from the shrinking faithful, and I want to help you.

You may think you know why people are leaving you, but I’m not sure you do.

You think it’s because “the culture” is so lost, so perverse, so beyond help that they are all walking away.

You believe that they’ve turned a deaf ear to the voice of God; chasing money, and sex, and material things.

To diminish the Churchs’ view that this culture’s glittering temptation and focus on money, sex and material things is a major factor in the shrinking church in America is a gross misunderstanding of a key device Satan has used to blind the church in America. We do believe many are not interested in God because the pursuit of the flesh is indeed a major focus of the American/Western mindset.   If chasing money, sex and material things was NOT a major focus for many Christians , why is it the Joel Osteen Health/wealth Prosperity Gospel is the largest growing ‘church’ for so many??  Look, I’ve listened to Osteen’s Zig Zigglar self-help positive thinking path to wealth and riches gospel.  It attracts many like moths to a flame and at the same time runs off many more in  disgust and shame.  Osteen himself preaches chasing money and material things (Name It and Claim It physical blessings) as the sign of a ‘mature Christian’ and that those who suffer without such things ‘lack faith’.  Under that false gospel, when money, sex and material things do not visit those who pay homage to that doctrine, many do lose heart and faith in the church as a whole and decide to pursue those goals outside of a Christian framework.

You think that the gays and the Muslims and the Atheists and the pop stars have so screwed up the morality of the world that everyone is abandoning faith in droves.

To subtly suggest that those agendas have not assisted in the abandonment of the faith is also a major oversight.  In fact those agendas have watered-down the church because the very people this author is citing for leaving the church are the same people who see nothing wrong with homosexuality, affirm there are many paths to heaven and that pop stars are the definition of their generation.  The church itself has been influenced greatly by those things, which is why praise and worship has become a hip-hop concert for many and churches who speak out against the homosexual and secular agendas are targeted for blame in this exodus he addresses.

But those aren’t the reasons people are leaving you.

They aren’t the problem, Church.

You are the problem.

Let me elaborate in five ways …

1. Your (Church) productions have worn thin.

This point while excellent and true, contradicts the earlier statement of Church opinion that gays and pop stars have screwed up morality.  The church itself is mimicking much of the cultural rot that is popular in order to attract ‘believers’.  But his point about much of what passes for ‘praise and worship’ being white noise with little sustaining substance during the rest of the week is spot-on.

2. You speak in a foreign tongue.

…You’re holding onto dusty words that have no resonance in people’s ears, not realizing that just saying those words louder isn’t the answer. All the religious buzzwords that used to work 20 years ago no longer do.

Very true, and also you can add varying church traditions that are defined as doctrines to that mix of ‘foreign tongues’.  Making scripture and the faith relevant in this evil world is imperative.  Sadly what often happens is that the church either makes doctrine of utmost importance to the exclusion of all else, or it compromises the faith and the scriptures to make the culture relevant in the church, rather than the church being a relevant force in the culture.

3. Your vision can’t see past your building.

The coffee bar, the cushy couches, the high-tech lights, the funky Children’s wing and the uber-cool Teen Center are all top-notch … and costly. In fact, most of your time, money and energy seems to be about luring people to where you are instead of reaching people where they already are.

Perhaps the greatest indictment in this essay that I wholeheartedly agree with.  Missions seem to the be the very first thing churches cut from their budget as the greater Church in America turns inward to satisfy the ‘needs’ of the congregation that wants all the accoutrements of comfort and provision for their ‘experience’.  Instead of a place that people come in to sharpen iron so they can GO OUT into the world to do Matthew 28:19-20, the Church sets as it’s marketing goals a place for people to come in….and stay in.

 4. You choose lousy battles.

We know you like to fight, Church. That’s obvious. When you want to, you can go to war with the best of them. The problem is, your battles are too darn small.

I would modify this one and say that churches love to fight one another over doctrine and easy cultural skirmishes, but when it comes to the real heavy issues where Satan has the high ground; abortion, homosexual marriage, sexual addictions, promiscuity, adultery and divorce – the church not only runs away from confronting those sins and agendas, but has surrendered to them completely.

5. Your love doesn’t look like love.

Love seems to be a pretty big deal to you, but we’re not getting that when the rubber meets the road. In fact, more and more, your brand of love seems incredibly selective and decidedly narrow; filtering out all the spiritual riff-raff, which sadly includes far too many of us.

It feels like a big bait-and-switch sucker-deal; advertising a “Come as You Are” party, but letting us know once we’re in the door that we can’t really come as we are. We see a Jesus in the Bible who hung out with lowlifes and prostitutes and outcasts, and loved them right there, but that doesn’t seem to be your cup of tea.

To the world, our love does not ‘look’ like love because this wicked world has redefined what ‘love’ means.

This culture under Satan has redefined ‘love’, and the church has swallowed that baited trap hook, line and sinker. “Love” in this culture has  been redefined to mean “accept” and “tolerate” which graduates to ‘compromise’.  Because if we tell a sinner to overcome his sin (i.e.; homosexuality) the church is automatically declared to have no love or ‘tolerance’.

Yet the scriptures explicitly tell us that God has no tolerance for sin, and as a direct result of it, sent His only Son to DIE, so that we could have our sins covered UNDER HIM, and live in a new life away and outside of the wickedness of the world.

‘Come as you are’ does not mean ‘remain as you are’ – which many complainers of Christianity make as their justification of hostility and indifference to the faith.

In Revelation 2 & 3, Jesus repeats the same thing to all the Churches: OVERCOME.  To him who OVERCOMES will He grant to sit on His Throne.  Overcome what?  Obviously – sin.  That gives bearing one another’s burdens a whole new meaning does it not?  If we have no love, we would leave the world to rot in the consequences of it’s sins.  If we LOVE, we will point to the path of redemption, reconciliation and OVERCOMING the sin, so the consequences of that behavior are not visited upon men, or their children.

These words may get you really, really angry, and you may want to jump in a knee-jerk move to defend yourself or attack these positions line-by-line, but we hope that you won’t.

We hope that you’ll just sit in stillness with these words for a while, because whether you believe they’re right or wrong, they’re real to us, and that’s the whole point.

What is real to us, is not always what is important to God.  Often, with this flesh, what is important to us is the values of this world we live in and the perspectives Satan wants us to see faith in.   Scripture says there is a way that seems right (or real) to a man, but therein lies the path to death (Proverbs 16:25).   What this essay brings forth should cause us to reflect on the truths cited, but there is much meat that is missing that would lend the warnings and complaints so much more weight.

Maybe I am the problem.

Maybe it is me, but me is all I’m capable of being right now, and that’s where I was really hoping you would meet me.

The failures of the church in dealing with someone struggling with sin, or lost in sin is indeed a major problem that the author rightly addresses.  He makes the case for ‘hearing’ his complaint, and he touches on the idea of ‘coming alongside’ those suffering in sin and pain.  However, in this current culture that is often easily twisted into the demand to capitulate with sin and ‘not judging sin’. We need to come along side someone seeking, to help them OVERCOME sin, and say ‘this is the Way, walk in it’.  Too often that is being defined as ‘intolerance’ and imposition, and the church has not done a good job of defending the need to rescue people out of their sins, because this culture and the church have bought the lie that defining the sin and pointing sin out, is the only sin there really is.

But so too has the Church failed in the manner the author addresses.  Rather than helping others come out of sin, there is often ostracization, dismissal and disfellowship, which is what this author addresses as a major contributor to the exodus from the Church.

Bearing one another’s burdens is something the church tends to limit to only helping fellow church members cope after a disaster or trial.  Helping someone come out of an addictive behavior or sin is just as necessary.  Shame and brokenness can be a weapon Satan uses to keep us from the church and keep the church away from us.  Yet, we do not teach brethren Apologetics to be able to say when accused of a sin, that yes – I sin, which is WHY I NEED A SAVIOR.  Equipping saints to help others come out of their struggles with sins is a course that has yet to be taught in many mainline and secondary denominations.

So yes, Church, even if you’re right, even if we’re totally wrong—even if we’re all petty, and self-centered, and hypocritical, and critical, and (I’ll say it), “sinful”—we’re still the ones searching for a place where we can be known and belong; a place where it feels like God lives, and you’re the ones who can show it to us.

Depends on what such people are seeking.  If they are seeking a place to come be known and belong without any emphasis on overcoming themselves and their sins, by the renewing of their minds, then what they seek is not what the church is for.  Jesus said “Be perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48), and while we acknowledge that we may never be so in this life, it does not negate the fact Jesus intended that to be what we strive for as Christians.  If people want to find a place where “God lives”, it is going to be in a body that not only loves and praises God, but acknowledges our sins, bears one another’s burdens and helps one another OVERCOME our sins and shortcomings, so we can all learn to put on the mind of Christ, to build Our Father’s character in our minds and hearts.

True love is when you are not afraid to tell someone struggling with sin, ‘Go and sin no more, I will help as best I can to bear that burden with you’.  What I hear many say in reply in this culture, is that such a position is intolerance and not acceptance, because our culture demands the Church accept the sinner as they are WITHOUT pushing them towards repentance.

If we are going to truly love someone, we are not going to leave them in their sin, which will result in death, literal and eternal.  What we hear many say who are leaving the church is what we read in Isaiah 30:10, Romans 16:18 and II Timothy 4:3.    A people influenced by a culture that tells them to give them only smooth and easy things, acceptance, tolerance and a promise of eternal life without transformation.

I see a church unwilling to change staunch unwavering positions of tradition and doctrine to serve the individual.  At the same time, I see a church unwilling confront the challenge from the culture, and falling to the demands that they bend and accept every demand the people infected by the culture demand.  A lukewarm church is not attractive, because many can see it stands for little or nothing but itself.

And that kind of hypocrisy and weakness is not a place they see or feel a powerful God exists to transform their lives.

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January 12, 2015 · 12:57 am