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It’s PAST TIME To Refresh The Tree Of Liberty

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America has already been transformed into a Leftist Caliphate allied with Communists and Islamists. There is no recourse left for a moral and religious people if they want to avoid what is coming upon them and their children.

You read that correctly.  I said LEFTIST CALIPHATE.

Because what you have coming from the minority in power in the USA today is a mandated political religious system that is being imposed in every avenue of life, by coercion, force and threat.  Nothing is off-limits to it’s imposition.  They seek to impose it in every thing, even Christmas dinner.

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It’s the Leftist/Socialist version of Sharia Law.  I will define exactly what I mean by that in a future blog post.  But make no mistake – we have a new political religion that is being injected into everything and demanded to be followed and preached to those the Left declare in their own way to be ‘heathen’.

With the Budget surrender of 2015 by the GOP, The Federal Beast at Mordor on the Potomac (Washington D.C.) has proven yet again that it is completely lawless and therefore has no legitimate authority whatsoever.  All they have is armed alphabet agents to force their will upon us by the end of a gun.  That does not make them legitimate.  It simply makes them tyrants.

When you have high-level government officials declaring American citizens who QUESTION Global Warming as ‘Enemies of the State” and then stating that they look forward to having the government SEIZE their assets, is an object lesson in overt despotism and tyranny on a scale beyond what the Colonists faced.

Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered — his remarkable words — “an enemy of the state.” He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon’s assets for the crime of “proselytizing” impermissibly about the question of global warming.

As such, Americans should no longer consent to be ‘governed’ by such a lawless evil behemoth of a beast that trods upon liberty, the rule of law, our happiness, our posterity and life itself. We are dealing with a demonic Beast in Washington DC, a FALSE CHRIST, AN ANTICHRIST in the institutions the Left have corrupted for themselves.

Congress, the Courts and the Executive branch have overthrown the Constitution by fiat and established themselves as absolute rulers over us with clever legalese and imposing “Laws” made in secret with unelected or accountable lobbyists without a single member of the legislature reading what they contain before voting them into “law”.

Democrats have actually VOTED to REPEAL THE FIRST AMENDMENT in order to ensure their seats of power are never challenged.  They support the criminalization of Americans who do not follow the State-mandated political religion as heretics

Shoved into the Budget surrender of last week is the CISA bill that was overwhelmingly opposed in Congress.  Think Patriot Act on Steroids that TARGET American Citizens and their data, while leaving potential Jihadists untouched.

Last week, Congress passed CISA by hiding it in the middle of a sure-to-pass spending bill, and Obama signed it into law … even though the Department of Homeland Security had previously said that the bill will HURT national security and destroy privacy (numerous experts agreed).

We and our posterity have been bankrupted, rendered irrelevant and are being ‘replaced’ as a citizenry by hostile third world invaders that our rulers are transporting into the country on our dime at the behest of those in power for cronyism’s sake and/or for our destruction.

I have written in the past about the formula to deal with this Tyranny that we are watching be erected in front of our faces.

The truth is that it is now too late to restore the Republic.  It has been dissolved in all practicality and replaced with pure Fascism approved by a Leftist oligarchy that continues to empower a dictatorship.  But as long as most Americans have their EBT cards and get get their beer, pizza, cable and porn given to them by a government who robs their neighbors at IRS gunpoint in order for them to get a subsidy, they can care less what form of existence the people in this country are subjected to.

There are no opposition parties in the federal beast of government.  There is only THE PARTY of the Ruling Class, that hands Obama – our first dictator by default, EVERYTHING he demands.  When they traded Boehner for Ryan, we see that it makes no difference who heads the Republican Party leadership.  The race to tyranny just gets faster and made ‘legitimate’ and the Beast in D.C. gets larger and more insidious.

I submit it is PAST TIME to ‘refresh the Tree of Liberty’ because what we are faced with now is the necessity that will soon come, of resisting our eradication and replacement by a Leftist Caliphate that rules us from Washington.

Soon, to resist this beast by force will become absolutely necessary simply to survive what they intend to do to you.  Look to history. Genocide of their own people whom a ruling class hates are a hallmark of all Socialist/Leftist ‘revolutions’ that have arrived where we are now.

Your children’s future has already been impoverished by this government.   A child in America born today is saddled with a five hundred thousand dollar debt they will have to pay.  The entire nation has been bankrupted.  Still now, they intend to fleece what wealth exists from us little people and run into ruin what remains. There is open talk of seizure of property and assets by the government for simply disagreeing with what the Leftist Caliphate demands the worship of.   The so-called “opposition party” keeps kicking the can of financial reckoning down the road while handing a dictator everything he wants in the name of ‘being responsible’ and ‘getting things done for the American people’.

This federal government of the former Republic known as the United States of America has rendered itself illegitimate, corrupt, tyrannical and wholly evil.

The tree of liberty has been choked to death by the weeds of Marxist Socialism, Islamism, Fascism, corruption, ignorance and indifference.  Weeding is necessary before we even begin to water the tree with it’s natural manure.

Because assuredly, the Orcs at Mordor on the Potomac are uprooting and tearing down the tree of liberty to be thrown into the furnaces of despotism.

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Is it Time to ‘Refresh the Tree of Liberty?’

Thomas Jefferson was aware that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Now, by doling out what little is left of America’s wealth to foreign interlopers, those that fit into the tyrant category are shaking the tree of liberty with a decision that includes crediting back payments for time worked illegally in the U.S.

In other words, as part of Obama’s ‘fundamental transformation,’ America has transitioned from a nation who once threatened to fine employers for hiring illegals into a nation crediting illegals with back Social Security payments for work done illegally.

And if rewarding illegals isn’t outrageous enough, with the help of a Congress complicit in furthering the abuse of power, via a $1.1 trillion omnibus budget deal the president plans to further frustrate the efforts of blue-collar Americans desperate to find a job by awarding work visas to 3 million illegal employees.

Of late, these sorts of outrages are not the exception, but the rule. The travesty is that, while silently capitulating to unspeakable indignation, those who nurture the tree of liberty are being made to feel somehow obliged to assume a subservient position to those who either don’t belong in this country, or who are heading here to inflict harm.

In hopes of directing the masses, Barack Obama subjects our nation to a litany of course-corrective sermons, where he who knows nothing about “American values” lectures endlessly about “American values.” Clearly, this ongoing effort is not to cultivate freedom, but rather to deconstruct the American view of the world in hopes of helping the stubborn to see America ‘not as it is, but as Obama and his ilk believe it should be.’

Take for instance the manipulative effort of those who demand restraint by citing the need to protect the lives of civilians in bombing raids targeted to exterminate ISIS. Has anyone thought to ask the #ShoutYourAbortion/baby-organ-market crowd how having empathy for the offspring of our enemy, many of whom will grow up to be deadly killers, equates to endorsing the unfettered slaughter of 4,000 American babies a day?

Meanwhile, as we await a terse retort from the proponents of tyranny about how fetuses aren’t human beings, the “do not,” “cannot,” and “not allowed to” list grows longer, not to mention the weight of oppression becoming heavier.

Moreover, if the current state of affairs is evaluated logically, the effort currently underway has to be to create a nation of people who dutifully accept unacceptable things like hordes of illegal felons wandering America’s streets and a Syrian-refugee crisis that threatens to negatively impact all our lives.

What other explanation could there be for citizens to stand by and watch five terrorists exchanged for one military deserter, or for Americans to stomach our children being exposed and infected with deadly Third World diseases? Why else would sane people yield to living side by side with nomadic nemeses who, when not collecting Social Security checks, spend time in the garage building pipe bombs?

Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that liberty’s tree is tilting toward docile capitulation to the overbearing imposition of a community organizer who has methodically reorganized America into a community of demoralized bondservants.

With that in mind, maybe it’s time for the electorate to be reminded that a budget has just been passed that metes out social justice in the form of funding for baby chop-shops, shores up ObamaCare, validates climate change chicanery, and places the wants and needs of illegal immigrants above the challenges facing stressed-out Americans.

Not only that, but those we’ve entrusted with safeguarding this nation think so little of the citizenry that they’ve also sanctioned spending $1.6 billion to resettle ISIS-infiltrated refugees in our neighborhoods, which might mean that Americans could be facing a form of tyranny far worse than the Islamic state.

But despite all that, the powers of persuasion have still been able to do things like convince many that, although a Pakistani jihadist who murdered 14 innocent Americans was improperly screened, the federal system is well-prepared to weed out refugees with falsified passports.

Therefore, what needs to take place in America requires more than acknowledging Congress’s betrayal of the public trust or speaking out against the president’s calculated effort to curtail our First and Second Amendment rights.

This isn’t about recognizing the absurdity of being asked to believe that our mortal enemies will become our friends if we treat them as if we’re walking on shards of glass. Nor is it a matter of rejecting Obama’s appeal to embrace the falsehoods that independence requires servitude, weakness is synonymous with peace, lies are factual, and that tolerating a government-arranged mass looting is how generosity is expressed.

Instead, it’s about the American people finally wresting from the clutches of oppression that which was purchased for us with the blood of patriots who recognized tyranny and then refreshed the tree of liberty accordingly.

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Screw America – Liberty Is Officially Dead In This Country

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For the first time in our entire history, a Christian is jailed for exercising her faith and refusing to obey a lawless Supreme Court decision that had no power to create law or rights out of thin air.

Look at that picture again.  That is the future for biblical Christians in America – prison…. or worse.  All to the cheers of a hedonistic mob that worships the State and holds whatever an Activist Supreme Court says as Holy Writ, rather than abide what the Living God of scripture says.

The First Amendment is officially abolished… for biblical Christians – by default with this act of tyranny.  Yesterday it was bakeries and photographers who refused to comply with the homosexual agenda.  Today it is elected officials. Tomorrow – it will be you.  Already there are calls to ban devout Christians from running for or holding public office.

How long before there are calls to put Christians in camps or make them wear yellow crosses on their lapels?

Don’t roll your eyes.  History teaches this is exactly where all of this goes.

See, it is not enough that accommodations are made for her faith – as Genesis 19 clearly illustrates, you MUST approve, condone and even PARTICIPATE in wickedness that an evil mob and society says you must take part in.

District Court Judge David Bunning says Kim Davis will remain in jail “Until she complies” with the order and the “law” of approving homosexual marriage by affixing her name to marriage licenses.

After U.S. marshals took Davis into custody, she is expected to remain in jail until she agrees to comply with Bunning’s order, whom ordered her six deputy clerks to stand before him and state whether or not they would comply with his order to issue marriage licenses, at the risk of facing their own contempt penalties.

These creatures in government – who advocate defying laws when it does not suit their agendas and ignore those laws they disagree with – now demand compliance with their agenda.

So what we had here was a modern-day Nebuchadnezzar moment, an Activist Supreme Court has erected a giant golden statue in the image of homosexual marriage – and has decreed that everyone must bow down and give obeisance to it.  Kim Davis has refused to bow to the godless image of abomination.  She was brought before the Court of men, and threatened.  In essence she has said that God is strong enough to save her out of the fiery trial, but that EVEN IF HE DOESN’T – she STILL  WILL NOT BOW DOWN to their “law”.

So into prison she was cast, and will remain there it is said, until she complies.

America has become an evil and wicked nation.  It murdered an entire generation of Americans in the womb as a fundamental ‘right’, to the tune of over 55 MILLION infants.  It sells their body parts for millions of dollars in an industry that would make the Nazis blush.  It is forcing all to accept homosexual abomination under penalty of law while declaring it good, right and holy.

This country deserves EVERY horrifying thing that is about to happen to it, and I for one will not lift a finger or offer a single prayer to defend it. It deserves the Judgment that is coming and we will all suffer for it.

So be it.

Vengeance is the Lord’s, and let it come.   America deserves what God says He will do to a nation of His people who forget their God and practice evil in His sight.

I CALL UPON EVERY BELIEVER, EVERY CONSTITUTIONALIST, EVERY LOVER OF LIBERTY TO STAND WITH KIM DAVIS

“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.

“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.

“In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court’s opinion was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.

“For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?

“Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?

“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.

“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.

“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.

“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”

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The Willful Ignorance Of Fascist Tyranny: Germany 1937- America 2015

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America has been fundamentally transformed into a burgeoning Nazi Germany and We The People deny that we are on the same path simply because targeted groups are not being loaded onto boxcars for death panels.

Whenever there is a comparison of current events to Nazi Germany and it’s atrocities, Americans tend to roll their eyes up into their skulls in an automatic reflex of disdain and dismissal.  “It’s absurd” is the declaration. Comparing the Land of the Free with a genocidal Fascist regime under the dictatorship of a madman who thought he was god by whom made an entire industry of exterminating undesirables?

Perish the thought!

This would be due to the absolute historical ignorance of a majority of Americans who do not recognize Mussolini-styled Fascism parading as the federal government and corporatism today.  Neither do Americans consider the industrial extermination of 55 million infants in the womb (an entire generation of Americans) as being on par with gas chambers that nearly eradicated the existing Jewish population of Europe.   A fair charge, I mean after all – not even the Nazis were selling harvested organs and tissue of their dead victims to the highest bidder – but if they were, Hitler would no doubt have had the Volksgerichtshof issue a restraining order to silence anyone attempting to expose their nefarious deeds, threaten anyone daring to report the news and employ Schutzhaft for the good of the Homelannnn…. – er….. I mean, the Fatherland.

My Pal John Galt Fl nails historical parallel observations in this stunning essay.

1937 Germany vs. 2015 America: Camps? What Camps?

by John Galt

The common refrain for non-Jewish citizens in Germany in the late 1930’s when seriously queried about the concentration camps was either to reply that they were from criminals and malcontents or to simply reply:

Camps? What Camps?

This is the exact same attitude by the majority of the American people today on a wide number of subjects relating to life and freedom within the borders of this former Constitutional Republic.

For example, most Americans have no clue what an “administrative search” is and if it violates their 4th Amendment rights to protection from unreasonable search and seizure. As a refresher, here is the direct phrasing from the 4th Amendment for those that are a bit rusty:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Pretty cut and dry, correct? How many of you, including yours truly, have surrendered this right in the past five or ten years?

Anyone who has flown on a United States domestic or international flight, so quit denying that you have not surrendered this Constitutional right. In fact in the case of Corbett v. U.S., U.S. Supreme Court, No. 11-1413, which was denied a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals stated the following in its decision:

As other circuits have held, and as the Supreme Court has strongly suggested, screening passengers at an airport is an “administrative search” because the primary goal is not to determine whether any passenger has committed a crime but rather to protect the public from a terrorist attack…..An administrative search does not require individualized suspicion. …Instead, whether an administrative search is “unreasonable” within the condemnation of the Fourth Amendment “is determined by assessing, on the one hand, the degree to which it intrudes upon an individual’s privacy and, on the other, the degree to which it is needed for the promotion of legitimate governmental interests.” United States v. Knights, 534 U.S. 112, 118-19 (2001)….

That balance clearly favors the Government here. The need to search airline passengers “to ensure public safety can be particularly acute”…and, crucially, an AIT scanner, unlike a magnetometer, is capable of detecting, and therefore of deterring, attempts to carry aboard airplanes explosives in liquid or powder form. On the other side of the balance, we must acknowledge the steps the TSA has already taken to protect passenger privacy, in particular distorting the image created using AIT and deleting it as soon as the passenger has been cleared. More telling, any passenger may opt-out of AIT screening in favor of a pat down, which allows him to decide which of the two options for detecting a concealed, nonmetallic weapon or explosive is least invasive.

But don’t worry boys and girls because there are not any camps?

Camps? What camps?

Of course the Republicans and Democrats who receive tens of thousands of dollars in donations could not care about the Bill of Rights or CAPITALISM as all of my readers learned about at a young age and found it to be a suitable economic instrument for future success. Why do I bring this subject up in the context of this article? During the 1930’s, the Nazi Party of Germany had a nasty habit of supplanting its labor force by “recruiting” prison labor to keep the cost of manufacturing low; especially for dangerous industries like coal mining, ammunition production, and of course, chemical factories.

Fast forward to modern day Communist China and one realizes that the program they engage in by using slave labor to produce the plastic widgets and the ironic “Christmas” goodies Americans love to decorate with and the program the Nazi Party of Germany used to maintain low cost labor within its manufacturing facilities using political malcontents is in full force within the confines of our largest trading partner.

But is it isolated to just Communist China?

No.

From Yahoo Finance’s The Daily Ticker, August 6 2013:

In 1984 the Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) revolutionized the way prisons in the United States operate. The company took over a prison facility in Hamilton County, Tennessee — the first time a private operator was contracted to run a jail. More prison companies were created and contracts continued to flow — between 1990 and 2010 the number of privately operated prisons in the U.S. increased 1600%. The increase in privately operated prisons has outpaced both the growth of public prison facilities and even the U.S. population.

Just a fact to prepare my readers for what else was in the article:

Private prisons bring in about $3 billion in revenue annually, and over half of that comes from holding facilities for undocumented immigrants. Private operations run between 50% to 55% of immigrant detainment facilities. The immigration bill battling its way through Washington right now might also mean good things for private prisons. Some estimate that the crackdown on undocumented immigrants will lead to 14,000 more inmates annually with 80% of that business going to private prisons.

The prison industry has also made money by contracting prison labor to private companies. The companies that have benefited from this cheap labor include Starbucks (SBUX), Boeing (BA), Victoria’s Secret, McDonalds (MCD) and even the U.S. military. Prison laborers cost between 93 cents and $4 a day and don’t need to collect benefits, thus making them cheap employees.

Federal Prison Industries, a company that contracts out prison labor, made over $900 million in revenue last year. FPI has prisoners working in apparel, clean energy, printing, document conversion and call centers. While FPI claims that prisoners are gaining real-world skills and learning trades, some argue otherwise.

“This is a threat to not just established industries; it’s a threat to emerging industries,” says Representative Bill Huizenga (R-Mich).

The typical, average, reality television American would simply reply to these facts, “great, I get my Starbucks Triple Venti Mocha Latte dirt cheap in a prison manufactured plastic mug” or something stupid like that. But what they fail to realize is that it could happen to them, a false incarceration on trumped up charges or worse, to their children as demonstrated in Pennsylvania in 2009 (From theNY Times):

At worst, Hillary Transue thought she might get a stern lecture when she appeared before a judge for building a spoof MySpace page mocking the assistant principal at her high school in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She was a stellar student who had never been in trouble, and the page stated clearly at the bottom that it was just a joke.

Instead, the judge sentenced her to three months at a juvenile detention center on a charge of harassment.

She was handcuffed and taken away as her stunned parents stood by.

Prison for profit is one thing. But how long until individuals start losing their rights to vote and own firearms due to trumped of charges based on political commentary on web pages begins? Too late my friends, it already has. If the Federal Government determines that it is in the long term need of our nation to detain individuals of questionable political belief to ensure a ready made supply of cheap labor, then those individuals will continue to be arrested and convicted. This dangerous trend will accelerate as America’s largest corporations look for low cost labor alternatives to the minimum wage circus being imposed by unions and Marxist organizations around the country. Don’t worry though, these camps do not affect tonight’s reality television or sports broadcasting lineup.

Or camps; what camps?

Thankfully, our nation has not proceeded straight into the evil Nazi practices of medical experimentation on its citizens or unborn yet right?

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Camps? What camps?

Welcome back to 1937 my fellow Americans. We are now no different from Nazi Germany that we defeated in combat except that we deny that we are on the same path and have not begun to openly round up Jews or other minorities due to their religious beliefs; however devout Christians and Jews should start to get nervous.

I could easily spend tens of thousands of words highlighting the direct correlations from the usurpation of our Constitution to the political complicity of our elected officials. But why waste my breath when everything is so wonderful?

Because after all, there are no camps, right? What camps?

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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

God Bless A Godless And Wicked America?

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We live in a postmodern, post-Constitutional and post-God nation. Do not be deceived. There is a war on religious liberty, the true target is Christianity.

Perfectly stated by Todd Starnes from Fox News.

The answer is NO.  If the churches of this nation will not repent – why should God bless a nation that spits in His Face and kicks Him out of the country while His followers sit idle on their hands and remain silent in the face of evil?

 

Can God bless a Godless America?

The White House is waging an all-out assault on religious liberty. Public schools are indoctrinating our children with the gospel of secularism. Hollywood is spewing toxins into our homes. The soundtrack of our lives is a pulsating mix of sex and violence and filth. The American family is in ruins. What was once wrong is now right and what was once right is now wrong.

Our nation stands on a precipice. Freedom hangs in the balance. We live in a postmodern and post-God nation. The perfect storm is brewing. Do not be deceived. There may be a war on religious liberty, but the true target is Christianity.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Kelly Shackelford, president of Liberty Institute, penned an open letter to the American people last year. Hostility against religious liberty has reached an all-time high, they warned. The freedom of religion is being pushed out of public life, schools and even churches.

The freedom of religion is being pushed out of public life, schools and even churches.

“Our Founding Fathers considered religious liberty our ‘first freedom,’ and the bedrock upon which all other freedoms rest,” the men wrote. “They understood that one’s right to worship God and follow his conscience according to the principles of his religious faith was foundational to civic tranquility. A man whose religious faith was repressed could never be a loyal citizen since the state was usurping his first allegiance and costing him his primary freedom. This is one of the most important distinctions that makes America an exceptional nation — if not the most important.”

Both groups document more than 600 recent examples of religious hostility. Six hundred. American stories. Our stories. Their documentation included many stories I have covered during my career at Fox News Channel.

The Obama administration wants to force religious organizations and Christian business owners to provide insurance for birth control and abortion-inducing drugs in direct violation of their religious beliefs. The military conducted training sessions that labeled Evangelical Christians and Catholics as examples of religious extremists. The Internal Revenue Service launched investigations into pro-life organizations, demanding to know the contents of their prayers.

This is happening right here, right now, in the United States of America. We are under attack from within — from an enemy who wants to remove any mention of God from the public marketplace.

In recent days, a Florida child was bullied by his public schoolteacher for reading his Bible during “free reading time.” The teacher was recorded on a voice mail message telling the child’s parents that “he’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom.”

Seventh-day Adventist preacher Eric Walsh was suspended with pay from his job as the public health director of Pasadena, Calif., after critics exposed videos of sermons in which he preached that homosexuality is a sin. Pasadena officials told local reporters the pastor was placed on paid leave while they investigate his sermons and determine whether he has the ability to lead a department that he’s headed since 2010.

A while back Rev. Billy Graham penned a letter expressing his dismay over the moral decline of the nation, declaring that his “heart aches for America and its deceived people.”

“The farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control,” Graham wrote, noting that the nation seems to be going out of its way to remove God from the public arena. “Just a few weeks ago in a prominent city in the South, Christian chaplains who serve the police department were ordered to no longer mention the Name of Jesus in prayer,” he wrote, noting that officers were only allowed to pray to “the being in the room.”

“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone —  except God,” he continued.

We ask God to bless America, but we elected a president whose pastor asked God to damn America. We ask God to bless America, but we slaughter millions of unborn babies. We ask God to bless America, but we silence His children.

God bless America? We should be on our knees asking for His mercy instead. The time has come for people of faith to rise up and claim their Ebenezer. We need patriots who will take back this land. We need patriots who will say we are still one nation under God.

The storm clouds are gathering. The winds of revolution are blowing, friends. Religious liberty is under attack.

Years ago the Christian songwriter Steve Green penned a song titled, “Find Us Faithful.” It was a prayer that all who came after us would find this generation of believers faithful. The call still rings true today.

In these early days of the 21st century, the fire is flickering and the footprints are few. Storm clouds are gathering. The winds of persecution are blowing. But friends, no matter how difficult these days have become, let not your heart be troubled.

The time has come, brothers and sisters, my fellow countrymen. Who among you is willing to take a stand for religious liberty? Who among you is will to risk everything for the cause of Christ? Who among you is willing to rise up and declare that we are still one nation under God?

“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” the Scriptures declare.

The most pressing problem facing America can’t be solved in Washington, D.C. True hope and change can’t be found at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It can only be found at the foot of the cross
on Calvary.

Our government may spy on our phone lines. It may throw us in jail. It may take away our photography shops and bakeries. It may demand to know the content of our prayers. But we will not be bullied. We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced.

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Obama Says His Agenda Is “God’s Work”

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His Heinous Hussein Obama I, tells his stormtroopers that the work they are doing to promote Obama and his agenda is ‘God’s work’.

If you  ever wondered why the Liberal-Left in America supports an ideology anathema to our nation’s foundations, their church teachings and their own liberties, the fact is that Marxism/Socialism IS the true religion of the Democrat/Obama hordes. They have a morality that perverts true biblical and Judeo-Christian morality with their own political morality.  And they believe they have a divine mission to preach the gospel of Obama’s agenda.

Abortion is one of their primary sacraments, the extermination of a baby in the womb is the holiest of rights,  reverencing it as a ‘choice’ and a ‘human right’.

Homosexuality is another such sacrament and doctrinal belief, rising to the point of a holy of holies, demanding to change the biblical definition of marriage and seek to force acceptance of this behavior as normal and good.

There is the doctrine of ‘global warming/climate change’, where scripture is twisted to insist that earth worship is akin to the worship of God.

And now, the great commission has been announced: preaching the gospel of ObamaCare to the insured and soon-to-be uninsured masses.

The Obama Agenda is a religion engaged in class warfare; government-mandated healthcare; militarized federal agencies; empowered FCC to monitor and police the news media and internet; unleashed the IRS to silence Christians and Conservatives; declared biblical Christians as ‘extremists’ and ‘Bitter Clingers’.  THIS, is the true religion of the Left.  Radical Marxism/Fascism is the new religion of the State.

And it is divinely appointed according to Obama.

His Heinous has confirmed that this is true, that his MarxoFascist agenda is a religion in the minds of his seig-heiling mobs and that his agenda is from God.

On Tuesday night Obama praised his SSA Purpleshirts in Organizing For America at a gala event and said that they were “doing God’s work” by preaching the gospel of ObamaCare.  The seig-heling zombies went on to clap like trained seals in a circus.  Obama went on to warn them against Republican heretics who were watching “the wrong newscast” and advocated that the gospel of Obama be preached to them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZosGPVD8SU

I can only say that this scripture keeps crying aloud a klaxon alarm for those with ears to hear:

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”. – Matthew 24:23-24

How many in our society have been deceived by this false messiah and his Godless agenda masquerading as divine?

Obama: OFA volunteers doing ‘God’s work’

Touting the latest White House Obamacare benchmark, President Barack Obama told his political base not to be discouraged by partisan attacks and stressed that their cause is divine.

More barf-inducing info at link.

 

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Governor Fires First Shot In Coming Purge of Conservatives

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There’s no place for views or beliefs contrary to the Marxist Left Agenda in Cuomo’s New York according to the governor himself.

While this is news from last week, the fact that a sitting governor specifically lists the political and moral beliefs of Conservative Christians as ‘having no place’ in his state – should frighten every American to their core, not just those in his state.  Can the government now decide that if you oppose abortion, revere the Second Amendment and hold to values opposed to MarxoFascism that you must surrender your beliefs or move out the state?  Will this progress to policies that will dictate you cannot work, live or earn a living in New York if you believe in things contrary to the Democrat/Marxist party in power?

This is the mark of a beast.  When the government declares that those who hold to biblical, moral and political values opposed to the party in power ‘have no place’ in their state because ‘that is not who we are’ – then that same government and ideology will transform society into a totalitarian state.  A political ideology that publicly states it will not tolerate dissent is the first stage of a political and physical purge.

History teaches the lesson that this is how genocides begin.  They progress from simple demonization, to advocation of ostracizing which is always quickly followed by criminalization before pograms of eradication are adopted and passed.

America is now well on that path.  This is not just an isolated revelation in New York – but it is a Zeitgeist spreading from Washington throughout the nation.  Our future may well be sealed to this fate.

No Place For Dissent In Cuomo’s New York

In a media interview Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo tagged his opponents as “extreme conservatives” and said that they “have no place in New York.”

Who are these “extreme conservatives?” Opponents of gun control, abortion, and homosexual marriage, that’s who:

“The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act… Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the State of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

Let’s deconstruct this for a moment. New York’s ultra-draconian “SAFE Act” permanently outlawed all military rifles developed in the past sixty years. It created State Police surveillance of all ammunition sales, and a required that the State Police keep a database of all ammunition purchases. It criminalized the possession of firearm magazines that were legally purchased decades ago without compensating the owners. It was passed at 2 A.M. with no committee hearings and no debate. Legislators were given 15 minutes’ notice to vote on a 39 page bill — not enough time to read it. And Cuomo waived a legal requirement that a three-day waiting period for public input occur before the legislation took effect.

And if you think that violates the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution… you “have no place in the State of New York.”

Do you oppose abortion, which the science of biology absolutely proves kills a nascent human being in utero — largely to maintain culture of reckless promiscuity? Then you’re an “extremist” who has “no place in the State of New York.”

Do you oppose homosexual marriage, which did not exist in any culture in the history of mankind until 20 years ago or so? You extremist! You have “no place in the State of New York.”

The idea that a sitting governor of the fourth-largest state in the nation can tell people he disagrees with politically that they have “no place” in the state he governs is breathtakingly frightening. I cannot recall any American governor anywhere essentially telling American citizens to shut up or get out of his state. What about the constitutional rights to free speech, free association, and freedom of the press? What ever happened to the Madisonian idea that the rights of political minorities are to be protected from the tyranny of the majority? Whatever happened to all the incessant leftist rhetoric about “diversity” and “multiculturalism”? I guess “diversity” doesn’t apply to conservatives, does it?

How is this any different than saying “The Jews have no place in the Fatherland?” How is this any different than saying “The kulaks have no place in the Soviet Union?” “How is this any different than saying “The capitalist pigs have no place in the Peoples’ Republic of Kampuchea”?

Answer: it isn’t different. Every dictatorship marginalizes, delegitimizes, and dehumanizes its opponents before it strips them of their rights and crushes them.

If you’re under the mistaken impression that the U.S. is still a free country, and New York is still a free state… you’d better read Cuomo’s comments again.

God help us.

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