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Republic Lost

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“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

The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Well, we lost the Republic.  It’s gone.   And this people lie to themselves and pretend that a Republic still governs us simply because they can cast a ballot, buy food with an EBT card and have funds available to purchase beer and porn.  They embrace nearly all vestiges of Socialism, Marxism and every other ill ISM that those bastard parents created and call it ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’.  We are governed by an elite cadre of Oligarchs that have taken over both major political parties and orchestrated a velvet coup that most Americans to this very moment, are clueless occurred.

We’re done.  The Grand Experiment was surrendered and squandered for the promise of free crap from the pockets of those we are jealous and envious of.

Government has become god.

And this people, slaves.

Willing slaves.  As long as they get their handout.

The following essay from Christopher Taylor.

WHY ITS OVER

I’ve written and said in several places and times that our Republic is dead.  This sounds pretty radical to people and I get looks of sad contempt and dismissal like old Christopher that opinionated jerk has gone too far, the poor dear.  Its the kind of response you give old people when they say something terribly unfashionable and out of date, a sort of kindly dismissal and mockery.

So I thought I’d make my case here and let people decide.

The quote at the top is what Benjamin Franklin gave when he was asked what the revolution and constitutional convention has given the people of America.  Franklin, like all of the founding fathers, knew that this experiment was fragile and prone to destruction.  They knew that without constant vigilance, virtue, and vitalization, the republic was doomed.

We’ve left all that behind.  When, exactly, is a matter of some debate, but for me the last desperate, slim glimmer of a hope was November 2012 when President Obama was reelected.  When doesn’t really matter so much as how and why.

A VIRTUOUS PEOPLE

Over and over, the founders warned future generations and their people that unless the nation clung to certain specific principles, it would lose liberty and everything they’d fought for.  Chief among these was virtue.

“We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.” -John Adams

“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.” -Patrick Henry

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the deigns of ambition.” -Thomas Jefferson

“A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy…. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader…. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.” -Samuel Adams

“Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles”. -George Washington

In short, a nation which is not guided by strong ethical principles based upon an objective, absolute standard, will be blown about like a rudderless, anchorless ship in a storm.  And a people who have no virtue will not consider the future or greater rewards and concepts, but only their immediate personal gain.

“We have forgotten that he who will not answer to the rudder will answer to the rocks” -Mortimer Adler

SHOW ME THE MONEY

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” -Thomas Jefferson

Such a people will, as the founders warned, stop voting for what is right and good, but for what is handy and valuable to them personally and directly.  As Sir Alex Fraser Tytle noted:

A democracy… can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

To put it simply, people will start voting themselves goodies at the expense of liberty, the future, economics, and personal well being.  As soon as a republic crosses that line, it ends.  And we’ve crossed that line.

The problem too many people develop is a sort of blindness.  They know at some level it isn’t true, but begin to convince themselves that if only the right sort of people get into office, they can fix everything, or at least slow the disaster.  But the United States is a democratic republic, so that means we elect representatives by popular vote to govern in our place.

And in that kind of system, we get the people who reflect and represent the culture and people of the nation at large.  Once a nation loses its virtue and direction, it votes for people just like that.  We get venal, corrupt, selfish leaders without integrity, honor, or virtue because we have become a nation of people with these characteristics.  They represent us in more than simply policy decisions; they represent us as people as well.

VOTE FOR ME!

Even if, by some chance or act of God, some leader is elected who differs from this pattern, they are powerless and shunned.  The politician now who is constitutionally responsible, has integrity, honor, and seeks liberty and future benefit for the nation over immediate comfort and gain is the outcast who will not play by the rules.  They are the trouble maker, the rebel, the crazy guy who won’t shut up.

Imagine, if you will, some miraculous scenario where all three branches of government were somehow filled with your perfect ideal of a conservative servant of the people and the constitution.  That sounds wonderful, right?

Now imagine what happens once they are sworn into office.  That very second, the news media, popular culture, academia, and out-of-power Democrats begin to bombard every conceivable outlet from social media to film, TV, radio, newspaper, books, personal conversation, and more with the same message. Monsters.  Tyrants.  Horrific.  Racist.  Sexist. Homophobic.  Islamophobic.  Theocrats.  Extremist.  Draconian.  They hate the elderly, children, handicapped, transexuals, minorities, women, on and on.  They support rape.  They support slavery.  They’re trying to put you back in chains.  They burn crosses.  They’ll drag you in chains behind their pickup truck.

Every single policy position, every single vote, every single action would be met with carefully orchestrated, filmed, and broadcast rallies and protests.  The pre-printed signs would be handed out, the paper-machet giant heads would be constructed, the streets closed off so that the “people” hired by groups like International A.N.S.W.E.R. can “spontaneously” take to the streets.

Every news broadcast would be filled with sad little faces and woeful stories of how horrific this bill is that hasn’t even taken effect and how its causing their puppy to starve.  Every hit song would be about how horrible things are on the streets filled with starvation, misery, and death.  Simply returning to how things were ten years ago would be depicted as Jim Crow times ten, packed with uninsured people dying on the streets.

And the people of the United States, bombarded with this in overwhelming fashion, would vote these people out in the next possible election, replacing them with radicals who would not only reverse what the Conservative Majority did, but go even further in the name of social justice and righting past wrongs.  They’d use this chance and the momentum to go even further than ever before.

Who wins what office makes no difference.  Until the nation undergoes a tremendous shift at the basic, cultural level, elections will only pour more of the same on this country and every new election makes matters worse.  And that cultural shift takes time, not elections.

BUT THE COURTS!!

“Through the Mercy of Fools all Justice is lost.” -Rabbi Nachmanides

We’re at a point in this nation where the Supreme Court has been stuffed with a near-majority of members for whom the constitution is simply a set of words they can use to lever in anything the latest progressive positions hold.  When a court has even a few judges who are utterly disinterested in constitution, wisdom, reason, justice, or sanity, that court ceases to have any validity whatseover.  It has been corrupted to the point of being useless.

Arguments we have to get the right sort of politician in this position or that for The Judges ignores the utter destruction of the constitution and nation that has already been wrought by a supposed judicially sensible majority.  After the utter abortion that was the Kelo vs New London decision, the court followed up with several horrendously decided trash cases which demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with power no matter who they are or what they claim about law.

Will a supreme court justice picked by a corrupt, horrible hag like Hillary Clinton be much worse than even a lying bozo like Donald Trump?  Yes.  But the bad is not a question of ruining the nation, its a question of how fast and in what direction.  Its going that way anyway, its just a matter of how swiftly.

REMNANTS

Technically, the USA is still around, of course.  We have the framework, sagging and rotted as it is, of what the country means still in place.  There are the habits of a Republic still here.  Technically we still vote.  In name at least we have representatives in office.  All of it still looks more or less the same.  Its just been gutted, like the shell of an insect that has been burrowed out from within by parasites.

The only direction this nation goes from here on out is away from liberty, away from the founders, away from the great experiment, and toward inevitable failure and tyranny.  There’s only one vector, even if it staggers a bit once in a while.

LET IT BURN

There’s a phrase some use to describe this attitude: “let it burn.”  Some misunderstand this as a call to destroy the nation.  But its not.  Its a call to step back and give up the fight because its going down either way.  For years now I’ve been telling everyone to focus locally, on family, neighbors, local politics.  Your home, your area, your town.  Because the federal government is a write-off.  There is no fixing it through any elections.

That’s what Let It Burn means; not “revolution!!!” but rather “its already burning and the firefighters know it won’t be saved.”  Let it Burn recognizes that its already on fire.  We’re past the point of preventing it.  We cannot save this Republic, until we get past the hard times ahead and begin the slow, painful process of rebuilding.

I’m sorry.  I don’t like it either.  but that doesn’t make it any less true.  And recognizing this doesn’t make me a crazy old man.  Just a sad one.

“Posterity–you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” -John Quincy Adams

Sorry, John.  We didn’t.  We gave it a pretty good run for a while, but its over.

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The MarxoFascist Left Says America Needs A King

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The Politico argues that America needs a king who is above all laws and politics to keep the country functioning.

In 2013 New York City elects an open Communist/Marxist as mayor and in 2014 the Left is arguing that America needs a king.

No it’s not a joke, it’s not the onion. The Leftists are serious: they want a king.  Politico’s Michael Auslin argues that because of political gridlock and the fact that the country is divided – that a king is necessary to ‘unite’ the people.

…today we need a person who can sit above politics and help strengthen our commitment to republican values. We need a king, or something like one.

As the only nationally elected official, the president has become a symbol of the country. Such symbols, whether in a democracy, monarchy, or authoritarian state, must serve a purpose above politics, both at home and abroad.

He says a president cannot do that, but a parliamentary system and a monarchy grant that ability – and this imbecile argues that we need a king.

To save what is left of our common fellow feeling as Americans, we need to create a position above the presidency. As republicans, of course, even a constitutional monarch won’t do. Since we already have a constitutionally mandated chief executive, let’s call the new national symbol our First Citizen.

…They are hungering for a national symbol that can truly unite the country.

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God and Christianity used to unite the country.  As Alexis DeToqueville noted in “Democracy in America” churches and a vibrant Christian faith is what was the secret power to America’s success.

A Christian people in this nation had no need of a monarch, king or dictator.  Christ was their King – and it was an affront to the Colonists to lay obeisance to any man who would make himself king.  In fact, in the Colonies before the War of Independence, the people believed that obedience to a king was breaking the First Commandment – and the slogan ‘No King But Jesus!” was the firebrand to spread the flames of Independence.  That is because they believed either God will be our King or their king will be our god.

On April 18, 1775 John Adams and John Hancock were at the home of Rev. Jonas Clarke, a Lexington pastor and militia leader. That same night Paul Revere arrived to warn them of the approaching Redcoats. On the Lexington Green the next morning, British Major Pitcairn shouted to the assembled Minutemen; “Disperse, ye villains, lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England.” The immediate response from someone of Clarke’s company was: “We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus.”

But the Left today – after vaunting Obama as a messiah and allowing him to act as a dictator, are now arguing that we need a king, to answer the opposition to MarxoFascism.

The truth they are not spelling out is the fact that they have no interest in ‘uniting’ the country whatsoever.  They simply believe that a single monarch, dictator, emperor, KING – will be able to stomp out any opposition to MarxoFascism more effectively and impose that ideology by decree.  They already have the messiah man-child they consider a king, they simply want the official title and crowning to make their fantasy become reality.

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The Church’s Failed Influence Of Maintaining American Culture

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Christian freedom is fading in America, and soon the faith itself will be shoved underground by an oppressive government where only the doctrines of the state are allowed to be preached.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

” Where there is no religion, there is no morality…With the loss of religion…the ultimate foundation of confidence is blown up; and of life, liberty and property are buried in ruins” – Timothy Dwight

I’ve been crying aloud the warning for years that the church in America was losing it’s salt and influence in maintaining our culture.  Sadly, when speaking about this topic at myriad churches and public rallies and events – the vast majority of Christians are disinterested.  In counties where the Ten Commandments were threatened to be removed, asking pastors of hundreds of churches to come and lead the community in prayer were met with silence and indifference.  Some did not want to “rock the boat” by appearing to be ‘political’.   In one county alone, after contacting over 100 Christian churches – only 1 pastor came.  That should have been my wake up call that the Christian church in America was fading into irrelevance.  For if those that pay their Savior lip service each week would not stand on the bedrock of His Word as the foundation of our civil society – why should I expect the church to stand against state-imposed homosexual marriage and homosexual doctrine being forced upon society?

As it is – the greater Christian church itself sat in decades of ridiculous prosperity and riches while the nation practiced infanticide, killing hundreds of MILLIONS of babies murdered in the womb.  An entire generation of Americans murdered in the most precious and safest place that God ordained, simply for the sake of convenience for a hedonistic people to have illicit sex without consequences.  The churches by and large?  They hear, see and speak no evil against the evil being practiced in their midst.

Are Christians become as biblically illiterate and ignorant as the secular hedonists?  Do we think we will not be held to account for losing this gift of liberty and allowing such evil to go unchallenged? Do Christians now believe their is no judgment for their indifference and apathy?

I believe that it is the tiny remnant of Christians that have not turned their heads and have stood in the gap, that God has not judged the nation prevented it to suffer in collapse and ruin by the heinous weight of it’s national sins.  But scripture is clear – at some point the cup of iniquity overflows, and even God’s anointed would suffer along with a nation of people that were called by His Name – that refused to repent and do those things that God expected His people to be doing in the first place.

When reading a majority of the Founders, they understood that the civil society and liberty itself could only exist if the whole people were a moral and upright people who were self governed by God.  In modern parlance, Christians were intended to be the Jedi Knights of safeguarding the Republic by maintaining watch over the culture and keeping it on the straight and narrow path.  As the church’s influence faded – so too did your liberty and freedom.

And the church itself doesn’t seem to mind – as long as their collection plates keep getting filled and their II Timothy 3 generation of members are entertained with the smooth and easy things their itching ears want to hear.

The American Thinker has nailed the issue of the fading influence of the church in America.

The Church’s Fading Influence on American Culture

By Simon de Hundehutte

It seems people have misunderstood, as well as misrepresented, the church’s role and influence in “secular society.”  The early Christians lived in the secular society of Rome, but by heralding the good news of salvation, what some might call “thumping,” their words along with their deeds changed all of society of their day.  In present-day America, however, secularists have taken over and changed the rules of the debate on so many key cultural issues.

Religion, or more accurately, the Christian way of life, is being shoved out of not only politics but the American culture.  We believers are being forced to accept things anathema to our way of thinking and living — accept them or be labeled “haters” or, more recently, “thumpers.”

Every Christian is keenly aware of the Great Commission, where Jesus commanded, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19).  Christians in the earliest days of the Church did not keep silent about their faith, bringing it with them (and many times at great cost) into the public arena.  St. Paul debated at the illustrious Mars Hill with Greek and Athenian scholars (see Acts, Chapter 17).  Many there, in fact, welcomed his insights and reasoning skills.  Others, including both civic and religious leaders of the day, wanted him to keep his views to himself.

Think about it:  Christianity in a few hundred years after the resurrection of its namesake had changed the entire Roman Empire.  And certainly not by keeping its beliefs bottled up, only to be uncorked for an hour or two every Sunday.  No, the Good News was front-and-center in a believer’s life, sometimes even shouted from the mountaintops (when the spirit so moved).

But, I am afraid the days of free speech for Bible-believing Christians may be quickly winding down.  If the Supreme Court sanctions gay marriage, God and country will both soon fade away.  America will fast become like Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Germany.  It may be that the day is near when any church unwilling to preach the State’s “gospel” will not be allowed to exist.  (Woe to churches which currently meet on public property — in school auditoriums, for example.)

If we Christian’s are no longer able to share what the God of the Universe has revealed to us, how can anyone’s thinking on gay marriage or abortion or taking care of the planet or whatever be shaped or swayed?

I walked past a parked car the other day that was plastered with bumper stickers championing a far-left point of view.  One that especially grabbed my attention said, “The last time religion and politics mixed, People got burned at the stake!”

After pondering this for a second, I thought, I wish I could meet the driver of this car and let him know that a more accurate statement would be, “The last time religion and politics mixed, William Wilberforce freed the slaves.”  It has been Gospel-believing Christians, applying the tenets of the Word of God, who have taken on the huge challenges of humanity and, many times through much personal sacrifice (think martyrs), have freed many from bondage.

In the book of Romans, Paul challenges people to “be transformed by the renewing of your thinking.”  (Romans 12:2).  Will the Christian way of thinking be welcome in the “court of public opinion,” or will we just settle into being a country filled with people who have a bumper-sticker mentality, never having a thought beyond the cleverest saying we can slap onto the tail end of our vehicles.

 

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Judgement Begins At The House of God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An unrepentant generation consigns us to our fate due to the silence and unwillingness of the Christian Church in America to live what it preaches.

In light of the continuing collapse of America into tyranny, the blame gets pinned on whatever politician, political party, lobbying group or Federal agency and even whatever international cabal is convenient.  The truth of the matter is that the root cause of our nation’s woes, is the Christian church in America going lukewarm.  Liberty and freedom as we know it, can only exist within the bosom of a moral and religious people.  As John Adams said – our Constitution is wholly inadequate to govern any other kind of people.

America in 2012 is a II Timothy 3 Generation.  The church in America and the culture it lost has devolved into that described generation over many decades.  But now it is here, and in full.

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of great trial.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, hating  good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the form of religion, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. – II Timothy 3: 1-7

In my experience there is no better evidence of this than in the churches themselves.  Is not the current popular Christian doctrinal culture one of accommodation with sin?  To tell people that ‘Jesus loves them just as they are’? That it’s all about love and not judging sin, even when sin defines people?  The church in America has the form of religion – but no power to influence even it’s own members to avoid sin and to stand for Righteousness.  Indeed even in the churches, the people only want to hear smooth and easy things, and they get angry when their health/wealth Warren/Osteeen illusion of what Christianity is supposed to be, is challenged with the light of the plain truth whereby Jesus said in John , ‘If you love Me, keep My Commandments’.  So as a result the church itself no longer practices judgment against sin, because the church itself bought the lie from the Secular Left  that to judge sin, is to judge someone who practices and justifies it.  So in the striving against being judgmental, we have homosexual marriages IN the apostate Christian church, masquerading as righteousness.

For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the LORD;  who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”  Isaiah 30:9-11

Truly the wicked in America are vehement in demanding to hear no utterance of biblical faith as the flap over Chick Fil-A last month testifies.

Michael Boldea of Helping Hand Ministries has two powerful writings I want to share with my readers.  The first is a “letter” from this II Timothy 3 Generation I am speaking about.  The second, is the indictment of the church, that all of us as Christians must bear the responsibility and the shame that go with where the church has arrived in America.

Letter From an Unrepentant Generation

Dear Jesus,
Sorry for not talking in such a long a time, but Your love being compulsory, You’ll just have to understand. We the people of planet earth have gotten together and have agreed upon some things, which we thought fitting to pass along.

We think it only right we have a say, and even if You disagree, we demand it, and as such You have to do it.

First off, we believe there has been some sort of miscommunication, because a handful of your representatives still seem to think we are in need of forgiveness, and keep throwing around words like repentance, self-denial, and self-renunciation. We are not looking for forgiveness since forgiveness implies wrongdoing, what we are looking for from You is validation more than anything.

We don’t believe we’ve done anything wrong since sin is relative and subject to individual interpretation. As such, we no longer believe in the existence of sin, or consequence, justice, or hell for that matter.
Just tell us we’re okay and heaven-bound no matter what we do and no matter what we allow to nest in our hearts, and we can continue having as amicable a coexistence as we have enjoyed thus far.

Since certain things in Your Book were offensive to us, we decided to change the parts we didn’t like. At first we thought you might disapprove, but what You have to understand is that by changing a few things, and tweaking a few others, coming to church has become attractive to more people, and this translates into more revenue. In the end, isn’t revenue what it’s all about? Trust us, we know business, and keeping the Book the way it was, was cutting into the bottom line. Make people feel at ease, make them feel comfortable, do not challenge their lifestyle, and you’ll have faithful and loyal givers that will put you over the top with every offering.

When you really think about it, it was only a matter of time anyway. Can You really expect those of this generation to prefer You over their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, wives and husbands, when they don’t even prefer You over their possessions, positions, and proclivities?

Since you’ve likely seen what is happening on this planet, we were also wondering why you were late in returning. What’s keeping you? By our estimation You should have been here by now, and we should all be in heaven feasting and attending a wedding…at least that’s what our guest speaker said last Sunday.

Need we remind you this isn’t what we signed up for? The Apostles of old, and those of the primary church might have been foolish enough to sign on the dotted line, but we read the fine print, and made our own amendments before signing. We hope you honor those amendments, even though we didn’t run them by you.

So just to set the record straight, our amendments include but are not limited to, no persecution, no hardship, and no tribulation. We’ve all agreed we don’t have what it takes to endure to the end, so please come sooner than you’d intended, just to make sure we’re not scarred – emotionally or otherwise – by what we’re starting to see taking shape all around us.  Although we do not intend any offense, we are firm concerning the aforementioned issues, and even most preachers, evangelists, and pastors agree with us on our points.

Sincerely,
An Unrepentant Generation

And following that:

I have come to loathe these tired clichés
I have come to loathe these tired clichés we Christians are starting to throw around. ‘It’s time to stand for righteousness.’Really, is it? Has there ever been a time when it wasn’t the right time to stand for righteousness? Did it suddenly become the appropriate time to live the gospel, and not just talk about it?
Jesus didn’t say, ‘if you love, Me, tell Me so repeatedly, sing it to Me, put it on a t-shirt, or tweet My name ten times per day.’What Jesus did say, was, ‘if you love Me, keep My commandments.’
The new crop of the stupid and the perverse we are seeing come into their own, is the byproduct of the church’s silence, and unwillingness to live the gospel it preaches.
Sorry to break the news, but a good three quarters of ourspiritual betters don’t have a leg to stand on when it comes to sin, lawlessness, or other forms of rebellion against God.
You can’t really become a dyed in the wool moralist when you’re on your fourth marriage, being investigated for fraud and embezzlement, and the words righteousness and holinesshaven’t passed your lips in at least a decade.
Just this morning, another mega-church pastor was fired from his post for having an illicit affair with a sixteen year old parishioner.
The world is evil…the word of God tells us that it will be. The germane issue here is that the church isn’t the beacon of righteousness and holiness that it ought to be. It is not what God calls it, and even demands that it be, and so at best we’re just a bunch of blowhards pointing at the world’s perversions with one hand while trying to sweep our own sins under the rug with the other.
This is largely the reason judgment begins in the house of God. He hates hypocrisy, loathes it even, and when His righteous judgment begins to descend, the first stop on its world tour is the household of faith, where it will thoroughly clean house in a very public, very dramatic, and very complete way.
I’m sorry to burst a bubble or two, but sin isn’t what we define as being sin, sin is what God defines as being sin, and by God’s definition, much of the church needs to first repent before a living and omniscient God, before they begin the herculean task of converting the world.
What made the Apostles so effective in their ministry was not their vast intelligence, their witty repartee, their skills in delivering engaging exegesis, or their mastery of hermeneutics. What made the Apostles so effective was that they lived the gospel they preached, and because they lived the gospel, signs and wonders followed them, and when they opened their mouths to speak the name Jesus, they did so with authority and power.
Man is no more evil today than he was two thousand years ago. The only difference between now and then is that the watchmen have stopped watching, the guardians have stopped guarding, and those who ought to have been lights, and who ought to have stood for truth, discovered the hugely entertaining and mildly addictive game of golf.
We can keep thinking we can wish the world into being a better place, or positively affirm that it’s not as bad as all indicators confirm it is, but the reality of the situation is that change begins with us – with the individual – and as long as we are duplicitous of heart, and only partially committed to truth, the enemy will continue to gain ground and conquer territories the household of faith should have held with little effort.
The persecution that is soon to descend upon the church is not only beneficial in that it will separate the wheat from the chaff, it is vitally necessary, deserved, and long overdue. 
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

This author, having seen and experienced institutionalized persecution in a third world nation for the first half of this year – recognizes the very machinations for the same kinds of persecution happening here as it exists over there that Michael sees as soon-coming.

America will not survive, nor liberty endure tyranny when the church itself – the bosom of liberty has gone lukewarm.  Lukewarm will grow cold and then dead.  Because iniquity abounds, the love of many will grow cold, and then many will be offended, betray one another and you will be put to death for His Name’s Sake. (Matthew 24).

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Obama Says America Not A Christian Nation – and I Guess The Pope is Not Catholic Either

Because this is just too good, funny and on the mark to pass up.

Doug Giles nails this one out of the park and hits the jawbone of an ass on the way out.

America’s Not a Christian Nation—and I’m a Fat Black Lesbian Who Hates Hunting

 

By Doug Giles

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Last week Obama told the planet on his Dixie Chick America Sucks Euro-Tour that ol’ bigheaded America is not and has never been a Christian nation. I believe he said that right after he bowed and curtsied to the Saudi King and told the French that the US has been stuck-up meanies to their jealous and ungrateful Euro-socialist cousins. Damn you, Yankee doodle dandies.

America’s not a Christian nation? Well, it’s not a Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim (yet) or Tai Chi nation. I know Barack is auguring for the USA to become an Obamanation, but heretofore from what I’ve read regarding our founders’ beliefs and original intent for this experiment in self-government, this Republic has a massive intentional Judeo-Christian bent to it and not a religiously neutral one. Stevie Wonder can see that.

Yep, our founding fathers liberally mixed our nation’s political cement with the rock-solid truths of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Christianity wasn’t the state’s declared religion, but our framers clearly stated that Christ and Moses were where this bad boy came from.

For example, Mr. President, consider this small little offering from a few of our founders regarding Jesus, Christianity and this archaic book called the Bible. Also, all you RINO wonks who want Christians and Christianity scrubbed from the GOP because you think we are ruining the party, you ought to read the following, as well. Christians are ruining the party? Puh-lease. Uh, we started the party, dillweeds. You’re the ones who’re whizzing on it.

For instance . . .

John Adams

You remember John, don’t ‘cha? He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a judge, diplomat, signer of the Bill of Rights, and second President of the United States. Yeah, that John Adams. He said the following:

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

I bet your gay communist PoliSci teacher at Light-a-Fart University never told you that, eh? Allow me to continue.

“The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.” That’ll tick the UN off, now won’t it?

The above from Adams sounds kinda Christiany to me. Do you need another example? How about old JQA, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the US, diplomat, Secretary of State, US Senator, and US Representative.

“My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of Christ and I cannot cavil or quibble away [evade or object to]. . . . the whole tenor of His conduct by which He sometimes positively asserted and at others countenances [permits] His disciples in asserting that He was God.”

I wonder if Chris Matthews, head Beavis on MSNBC, would’ve mocked him for his faith like he did Sarah Palin?

Quincy continues . . .

“The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made ‘bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God’ [Isaiah 52:10].”

Hmm, do you think Kathleen Parker would have pooh-poohed old goofy John and his mixing of God and government if she were around back then? More from JQA . . .

“In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”

I’m so glad Adams didn’t read Cal Thomas’ book, Blinded by Might, because he might have never run for office.

Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, “father of the American Revolution,” ratifier of the US Constitution, governor of Massachusetts, brewer of killer beer said the following . . .

“I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world . . . that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and the people willingly bow to the scepter of Him who is the Prince of Peace.”

He also called on the state of Massachusetts to pray that . . .

• The peaceful and glorious reign of our Divine Redeemer may be known and enjoyed throughout the whole family of mankind.

• We may with one heart and voice humbly implore His gracious and free pardon through Jesus Christ, supplicating His Divine aid . . . [and] above all to cause the religion of Jesus Christ, in its true spirit, to spread far and wide till the whole earth shall be filled with His glory.

And lastly, for now, we have John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of Congress, Revolutionary general (you remember him, don’t ‘cha?) and governor of Massachusetts said the following, much to the secularists’ and wussy RINOs’ chagrin:

“Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement.”

He also called on the State of Massachusetts to pray . . .

“That with true contrition of heart we may confess our sins, resolve to forsake them, and implore the Divine forgiveness, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Savior. . . . And finally to overrule all the commotions in the world to the spreading the true religion of our Lord Jesus Christ in its purity and power among all the people of the earth.”

That’s just a smattering of quotes from a few founders regarding Jesus, Christianity and the Bible. For more 411 than you can imagine or handle about the faith of our founding fathers, click here. Lastly, when the president, Newsweak and sycophantic RINOs try to diminish our Christian heritage and the vibrant role it plays in the life of our nation, I say we do the following:

1. Jack up our church attendance. They say Christianity is history in America? That’s too funny. BTW: Didn’t Freddy Nietzsche say God was dead and Christianity was crap also? Yeah, I’m pretty sure he did right before he went insane, and then God said Nietzsche’s dead. Go to church for righteous and rebellious reasons.

2. Vote BHO and all rancorous RINOs out of office. Yeah, it’s officially RINO season. Run RINOs.

3. Get loud and proud about God, Christ and the Christian worldview and don’t let any stupid and smarmy, sassy secularist shut you up.

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