Where the heck is the Christian Church while America is being turned into a Godless totalitarian society??
America is being transformed into a Godless MarxoFascist Police State right in front of our eyes – and outside of some radio talk-show hosts ranting about it every weekday – the country is largely silent about where Obama is taking the nation while our liberties and rights are being systematically stripped away from us. Where is the Christian church? With the exception of some high-profile examples of companies like Chick Fillet and Hobby Lobby standing against the infringement of their right to the exercise of faith in how they run their businesses, church leadership is dead silent as evil is being declared good, and righteousness is being legislated into an evil.
God is speaking with warnings to His Servants who are attempting to wake up a lukewarm church to impending judgement. They appear to be voices shouting from the wilderness as the larger extent of Christians in America continue to ignore or shut their ears to the warnings.
Chuck Baldwin and Dave Daubenmire today share sentiments that match mine, nearly verbatim. Sadly to answer the question “Where is the church?” – appears most Christians only want to hear smooth and easy things. The happy-happy, joy-joy theology from the mega-church memes of Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, is what the vast majority prefer to hear rather than the sound biblical principles that once forged our nation’s society. Pastors do not want to rock the offering plates and tithes, or raise the ire of the government and potentially risk their 501C-3 status.
Liberty was first fought for from the pulpits in the Colonies. It has to be defended in like manner. If the church refuses to stand on biblical principles against tyranny – then this people have no hope of ever retaining what liberty they have left.
A people who refuse to be governed by God and who stand to defend that right at all costs, will be ruled by the tyranny of men, and subjugated by the same.
What is it going to take for pastors and churches to wake up and realize that America is in the throes of a burgeoning police state? Ladies and gentlemen, the long-standing veneration for law and order does not include blind submission to governmental abuse of power. Yet, it seems that very few Christian conservatives are even paying attention to what is happening before their very eyes.
For example, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has purchased over 2 billion rounds of hollow-point ammunition (enough to wage a 30-year war); the DHS has purchased over 7,000 AR-15s. The DHS calls them Personal Defense Weapons (PDW). These are the same semi-automatic rifles with high capacity magazines that when you and I buy them are called “assault rifles.” Plus, the DHS has purchased over 2,700 armored vehicles, the same kind that the US military uses in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense (DOD) calls them MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected). They carry .50 caliber weapons that fire from inside the vehicle. The vehicle itself is impervious to mines and small-arms fire. They are the vehicle of choice for our combat troops in the Middle East.
Pray tell, why does the DHS need that kind of firepower? And who do they anticipate using all of this firepower on?
If all of that isn’t disconcerting enough, we have now learned that the DHS has spent 2 million dollars on producing shooting targets of American gun owners. These are called “non-traditional threat” targets. They include pregnant women, elderly citizens, mothers in playgrounds, and even little children. These targets are produced by a company called Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. The company calls these targets “No More Hesitation” targets.
What is the DHS planning to do? Turn the entire continental United States into one big giant Waco?
Can one imagine the reaction by the DHS if a company was producing shooting targets depicting law enforcement officers?
I guess another question I have is who are the people whose faces appear on these targets? Did they know they were being photographed to be used on a shooting target? Or were their images photoshopped? Whose mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, daughter, son, and child are being used for these targets? I wonder how many Americans whose loved ones appear on these targets know that the photographs of their family members are being used as targets for DHS agents to shoot at. And how would any of you like it if those targets bore the photographs of YOUR loved ones?
This is bizarre! If this wasn’t so very, very real, one would think that it was one big practical joke. But it is no joke!
While our own domestic federal police department (a blatantly unconstitutional entity, by the way) is arming itself to the teeth, our President and Vice President are in a full-court press trying to disarm the American citizenry of their most effective and efficient self-defense tool: the semi-automatic rifle. Are we supposed to believe that all of this is mere coincidence? It is true that I was born in the morning, but it was not yesterday morning!
Adding to our cause for concern is the way our veterans are being treated (or should I say mistreated) by the federal government. As far back as 2009, returning Iraq and Afghan War veterans have been labeled as potentially “dangerous extremists” by the DHS (along with people who are pro-life; people who support Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and yours truly; people who believe the US should get out of the UN; people who are opposed to the “New World Order;” people who believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ; etc.). Today, more and more veterans are being labeled with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and other such names, and being told that they are not fit to possess a firearm.
In addition, under President Obama’s recent Executive Order, physicians, both military and civilian, are quizzing their patients regarding firearms and have the potential authority to write a derogatory diagnosis about a patient that could be used as an excuse for the government to deny his or her right to keep and bear arms. (If you have a physician that asks you any questions regarding firearms, my advice is to find another doctor immediately!)
My friends, our country is being transformed into an Orwellian society right before our eyes! All the while, most pastors and churches seem to be completely oblivious to it. And, of course, most of the reporters and journalists in the mainstream media are nothing more than compliant propagandists for anything Big-Government. The same is true for most educators in our major colleges and universities.
But it is the apathy, indifference, and blindness of our pastors and churches that is the most disconcerting. The most influential group of leaders in America is still the pastors–the trend away from traditional churches notwithstanding. There are over 300,000 evangelical churches in the United States. Can one imagine what would happen in this country if half of these pastors would get up in their pulpits this Sunday and sound the clarion call to stand up and fight these insidious encroachments against our liberties? What if 25% would? What would happen if only 10% would rise up and take a stand?
Dear Christian friend, how can you stay in a church where the pastor will not take a stand for your liberties? How can you give such a church your tithes and offerings? Do you not realize that any pastor and church that refuses to fight and protect your liberties is helping to put the shackles of tyranny and oppression around the necks of your families?
Regardless of how sound you believe your pastor to be doctrinally, or how educated he is, or how much Hebrew and Greek he knows, or how warm and caring he is, or how much you personally like him, if he is not willing to take a public stand for your liberties, he is a willing accomplice to the demise of our republic and the rise of totalitarianism in this land–as surely as the pastors of Germany were accomplices to the rise of Hitler’s Third Reich!
Christian, please wake up! A police state is being constructed before your very eyes. Your liberties are being systematically expunged. While you are waving your hands and praising Jesus, the enemies of liberty are laying the nets and traps around your homes and communities that are going to be used to enslave you. While you are fixated on your pastor and church staying doctrinally pure, the barbed-wire fences are being built around the camps in which your children and grandchildren will be incarcerated. While you sit comfortably on the padded pews in your heated and air conditioned church sanctuary and listen to an inspiring sermon that makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over, the sacred principles that protect your right to freely worship, and speak, and defend your family are disappearing.
Beyond that, not only are many thousands of pastors not resisting this emerging police state; they are actively and enthusiastically joining with the big-government toadies in helping to eviscerate our freedoms. Is your pastor one of these? If so, you might as well be listening to sermons written by Joseph Goebbels.
Big-Government propagandists love to couch submission to oppression under the guise of patriotic duty to law and order. But submission to oppression is not patriotic; it is imbecilic! And make no mistake about it: the attempt to outlaw, ban, and confiscate our firearms, especially our semi-automatic rifles, has nothing to do with law and order; it has everything to do with overt oppression. To such an egregious encroachment against our liberty there can be no submission, only determined, resolute resistance.
And a similar cry from Coach Dave Daubenmire today also. Where I differ from him in understanding, is that his optimism of ‘rebuilding a nation’ after we are rendered to dust is not biblical. We SHOULD NOT attempt to rebuild that which God Himself allows to be torn down. This is as true of a nation as it was for the Temple system in Jerusalem.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. –Rom 1
We have no one to blame but ourselves.
To put it as the Bible does, we are without excuse.
We. Me and you. Our silence, our cowardice, and our unwillingness to take some heat has cooked our own goose.
We won’t be able to say we didn’t see it coming, because we did.
We won’t be able to say we couldn’t have done anything about it because we didn’t even try.
We won’t be able to say it wasn’t our fault, because it was.
Silence isn’t golden, it’s yellow. The only thing necessary for evil men to triumph is for good men to do nothing. To permit is to participate. For he who knows to do right and not to do it, to him it is sin.
Sin. There is that word. Our silent acquiescence to the destruction of this nation is without excuse.
Sin. A word we have stricken from the public discourse in America, and a word that has been put in the closet in most of our churches.
Sin. The cause of every misery this nation is about to endure.
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.” –Isaiah 1:4
We knew better. We knew that the road to hell was paved with good intentions, yet we permitted the god-haters to lead us down the yellow-brick road only to discover that OZ was only a figment of someone’s imagination.
We didn’t hand-off to our children what had been handed off to us and as a result we wake-up daily to a nation that we no longer recognize.
We love to blame the government, or the Congress. We point our fingers at the senators, or the courts. We blame the Devil, or the Devil’s spawn in the Whitehouse. We blame TV, and the media. We throw our stones at “rock music” or violent video games. We blame guns and drugs, divorce and debauchery, or race and religion.
But we never blame ourselves. We never look deep in the eyes of the man in the mirror, and trace the wrinkles carved on the surface of our skin to the self-inflicted wounding of turning from Biblical principles as the cause for the deep scars in America’s soul.
We did it. You and I. We spent so much time looking the other way that we can no longer find our way. We have watched our children walk the well-intentioned path for so long that it is almost impossible to rescue them as this nation slides into hell.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” –Psalm 9:17
One nation under God. In God we trust! God bless America!
Who are we kidding?
Why should God bless America?
We are a deluded nation. Everything that we see in this nation is false.
The stock market is soaring as the nation sinks. Economic prosperity is an illusion. We produce nothing in America any longer except for porn and debt. The market will tank. It happened before and it will happen again. Yet you remain in the market. You think things will get better because the government tells you it will. You are deluded.
Education expenses are skyrocketing in America. The more we spend on education, the more sheep-like our children become. We teach them that debt is the path to the American dream. Schools teach our children foolishness and we continue to pay for it…the higher the education the lower the wisdom. Professing ourselves to be wise we have children who have become fools.
The dollar is being destroyed before our very eyes. Folks find nothing strange about believing in the security of the stock market or the American dollar, yet laugh at the accumulation of silver and gold, the only real money in the world.
Lunch is always free…at least for awhile. Eventually someone has to pick up the tab. Nearly half of Americans are eating lunch for free yet we don’t understand the consequences of the bill coming due. We live off of credit in our personal lives, so government borrowing is no big deal.
Drones are now flying over America. They tell us that the drones will never be used against American citizens. The government is purchasing so many rounds of ammo that the shelves in our local gun shops are empty. If guns are so bad, why does the government have so many? Tanks? The DHS is purchasing freakin tanks!! Thousands of them…wonder why?
The wrath of God is being revealed.
Dorothy’s emerald shoes have rusted. Instead of “there’s no place like home” we find ourselves chanting ‘there’s no place at home.” What do you do when home sweet home is no longer so sweet?
Those of you who read my writings regularly know that I am a glass-half-full kinda guy. I trust in the faithfulness of the Lord and His promise to never leave us or forsake us.
But we have forsaken Him. We have forgotten God. Singing “God Bless America” will not make it so. He has blessed us…more than any nation in history…but we have spent the inheritance.
We have done it to ourselves. We are complicit in the suicide of a super-power.
So, what do we do now?
Calamity is certainly in our future. How it will play out I really don’t know. But are you going to prepare to make it to the other side?
The other side of what, you may ask. The other side of whatever is coming. Is it possible the calamity comes before Jesus returns? What will it look like? Are you prepared?
I have come to the conclusion that we cannot stop whatever is coming. Only the chastening of the Lord will return us to our senses. Because he loves us, he must discipline us. God’s love will hurt.
But there will be an “other side” of this whole mess. We will not be the first nation to have gone through such chastening. It will be time to rebuild. I pray I, and you, are up to the challenge.
Prepare now. Prepare your hearts. Read while you still can…especially the Word. Find and connect with like-minded believers. Hundreds may be depending on your person preparedness.
When the dust settles…if it ever does…folks will be looking for those that they can trust. Those with a plan…those with an answer…those who can lead with righteous judgment…those people will be more important than bullets, beans, or money.
Something horrible is coming. You can feel it…we know something is amiss…the wrath of God is soon to be revealed. We traded our children’s future for a pot of stew…
We will be without excuse…