Think, America

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

I vastly prefer to write about the happy side of Christianity over the duties of the Christian life. It is easier to dwell on the pleasant things. For this reason, most people tend to tune out controversy and conflict - why bother ourselves?

Occasionally, however, Christian duty demands thoughtful reflection on things in the world around us. I believe that recent events require at least some thought.

The other day, our President surrounded himself with children and proclaimed the need for stricter gun controls. The recent violence at Sandy Hook where 20 kindergartners were brutally murdered, necessitated these changes, we were told. The picture of these children near our President was designed to draw our sympathy, to arouse our ire, and to stimulate that protective nature in all caring people. It was designed, I believe, to produce powerful emotions to prompt the American people to support the current administration's gun controls.

You and I will draw our own conclusions as to what needs to be done - reasonable people do this, and sometimes reasonable people disagree. If you disagree with what I am about to write, then I respect you for it. But I believe a few things need to be considered:

First, Americans kill 20 preschoolers every eight minutes. When he was a Senator, The President, (the one who surrounded himself with children while signing 23 executive orders to protect our children), voted for abortion at every opportunity. Early stage abortion, late stage abortion, partial birth abortion - you name it and he couldn't get enough of it. He even voted at one point for doctors to not render aid to children accidentally born in a botched abortion. The body, the language went, was to be left alone until "limp".

Think, America, does this sound like a man concerned about the well-being of children?

Second, this President proposed, campaigned for, and signed legislation for a health care bill. He initially promised that Americans who did not support abortion would not have to pay for abortion - not ever! Since then, he has attempted to require health care professionals to take part in abortions against their will, to force some religious institutions to pay for abortions against their will, to force righteous companies to fund abortion against their will AND TO FORCE EVERY TAX PAYER TO FUND ABORTIONS FOR EVERYONE WHO CANNOT PAY FOR THEIR OWN ABORTIONS, against our will.

Think, America, does this sound like a President with concern for the citizens that he has been elected to serve?

Third, our President, while surrounded by children, has decided to limit the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America - the very one he swore to uphold and defend. The 2nd Amendment was instituted by a group of men who realized that citizens might be in the position someday to have to defend themselves against tyrannical leaders. The reason these men thought that might be a good idea was because they were in that exact position.

Look again at Jefferson's quote: It is the accurate statement, not the edited one that has gained recent popularity. Look at this quote and think, America, for this was the man who authored the largest part of the Declaration of Independence. In that document he indicated in the clearest possible terms that it would be the right and duty for men to take action against tyrannical rulers.

I do not want you to misunderstand the purpose of this article - it is not a call to arms. Rather, this is a call to think: Why would people seek to limit the Constitution? It cannot be to save children - about 100,000 have been slaughtered in our abortion parlors since that terrible day in December - so what does this mean? Why would our President and his handlers surround themselves with children while at the same time seeking to water down a Constitutional principle?

You can answer these questions better than I, but I do believe it is time for us to begin thinking about some subjects that most of us would prefer not to think about. It is time to think, America, before America changes forever into a nation whose leaders do all the thinking for us, and before those who dare to think are "discouraged" from doing so.

It's time to think, America. And, dear Christian brothers and sisters, this means you!

No one stops to think...

Isaiah 44:19, NIV

God Made America Great... What Will Happen if We Abandon Him?

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their leaders."

Chief Justice John Jay, 1816

 

I am continually amazed at how many of our modern day "intellectuals" deny the intent of the founders to have a nation that was directed by God. Many of the original colonies actually forbade anyone who was not a Christian the right to hold public office. Our early leaders prayed, they read their Bibles, and they attended worship. We were not a nation led by "Deists" as some would later claim; rather, we were a nation founded by people who believed in both the Father and the Son.

 

And the first Supreme Court Justice let the whole world know that he believed it was God who gave us our choice of rulers, and that it was in our interest to prefer Christian rulers. There is nothing ambiguous about his statement, and there was nothing ambiguous about the results.

 

Down through the years, at least until recent times, America has preferred Christian leaders. Further, Americans preferred to live as Christians, to work with a Christian ethic, and to influence the world with Christian ideals.

 

And it worked... at least until the Supreme Court forget Who was really in charge and began to remove God from the public square. Starting with a ruling in 1946 (immediately after America resoundingly won the last war that it has ever won) and continuing on to the present day, the Supreme Court of America has systematically attempted to remove the influence of God from schools, from the military, from our government, and from our public lives in general.

 

How are we doing now? Now we are releasing our enemies during times of war, opening up our borders to criminals, bringing in people with deadly diseases to infect our population, debauching our currency, perverting our children, letting men use women's restrooms, and loudly trumpeting our breaking of our nation's ties to Jesus.

 

How's that working out for us?

 

Maybe it's time to go back to the principles of the men and women who led us to greatness, and let those who openly despise America relocate to the Godless nations they so admire. Maybe it's time to not only prefer Christians for our leaders again, but to also prefer the Christ they follow. Would you like to hear another quote from an era when Christ reigned supreme and America actually worked? Me too!

 

"God governs the world, and we have only to do our duty wisely, and leave the issue to Him." John Jay

 

"Here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man." King Solomon, Eccl. 12:13-14

 

 

 

 

The Day After Independence Day

Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

Thomas Jefferson

Today is the day after Independence Day. a fitting time to discuss the current state of our nation - a nation, according to our President, that is no longer a Christian nation. I fear he may be right.

You see, in this nation it is legal to kill your unborn baby, but it is illegal to have a newborn baby out of a government sanctioned car seat. It seems that it is just too dangerous for that precious life so, should you forget and have said newborn out of said government sanctioned car seat, said government will collect a fee from you. Why, you may ask yourself. Because they can.

A few years ago I had a criminal background check ran on me. Why, you again may be wondering. Did I assault someone or rob a bank or commit murder? No. My crime was much more serious than that: I had inadvertently left an unattended cooler at a crowded campsite while on a teen trip to a National Park. It's a good thing they caught me - no telling what other major crimes I might have gone on to commit.

In our little town of Happy, Texas it is illegal to ride a golf cart on Main Street. I know this to be a fact, for I watched as one of our city workers was pulled over by the Texas Highway Patrol for doing just that. So, while the golf cart is the epitome of a "green" vehicle, while it is legal to have a hundred guys in polyester shorts riding their bikes down that same street, and while it is even legal for squirrels, chip monks and opossums to dance in the middle of this same road that passes through the heart of our fair community, it is somehow illegal for an adult to drive a golf cart on it without government approval.

The fact is our nation is getting a weirder and weirder. Small children cannot sell lemonade without paid permission from the government, but that same government seems to find nothing wrong with monitoring our phone calls and e-mails without our permission. We cannot speak out against certain sins, but certain sinners can say anything they want about us. We vote for people who lie to us to get into office, only to have them break their word and then enforce laws like libel, slander and perjury against the little people who voted for them.

Can anyone explain to me why such things are happening - why we put up with such foolishness that borders upon the very tyranny that our founding fathers were so opposed to?

I think I can explain it.

A country that protects the free speech of one group, while at the same time prosecuting the free speech of other groups; a country that teaches it is normal for Johnny to have two daddies, but it is abnormal for others to question the wisdom of such a practice; a country that pays for people not to work while taking the money of people who do to pay for those who don't; a country that kills babies and calls it a "right"...

...is depraved!

And, depraved men always, always, always allow themselves to be ruled by tyrants. Is this what we really want for our children?

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, soGod gave them over to a depraved mind so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.

Romans 1:28-29, NIV

Faith and Liberty

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith." Alexis de Tocqueville

 

"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard from the word of Christ." the Apostle Paul

 

Like many of you, I have watched with sadness over the last several decades as our American liberties have been taken away, one by one. I want you to know that I don't so much blame those who are in charge of government for taking away these liberties, as I do those within the church, for I know that government is derived from those who will do their bidding. In other words, I believe the greatness of America has diminished because the faithfulness of her Christian people has waned.

 

Those who were alive during the Great Depression and World War II understood that liberty was tied to faith. It was neighbors who took care of neighbors during the depression era. And, while government had a role, it was nothing compared to the part that Christian charity played. Then when the war came and Americans realized that they could not stand idly by while a tyrant tried to take over the world, the entire country got behind the war effort.

 

And as strange as it is for some today to understand, America prayed for help in winning the war. They did not do so because they thought that our God was a Deity of War, they did so because they knew that America had a righteous cause, so they had the right to call on God for help. 

 

They did so because liberty depends on faith, not the other way around. Too many people think that our nation is great because we have the liberty to exercise our faith, but they have the cart before the horse. America is great and enjoys her liberty because America was established first and foremost as a nation of people who acknowledged and depended on God.

 

So for those who are bemoaning our loss of freedom to practice our faith, thinking somehow that faith comes from liberty, please think about the truth of the quotations above. For liberty has always come from morality, and the only source of morality that has ever mattered is faith. And, the only source of true faith is Christ.

 

Never forget that our liberties have often been purchased with the blood of patriots, and that the source of true liberty was purchased with the blood of Christ. If we want these liberties that we so cherish to be restored, we are first going to have to restore our faith.

 

Have you read your Bible today?

 

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

Galatians 5:1, NIV 

Obamacare Exemptions For All

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

President John Adams

Chief Justice John Roberts re-wrote the healthcare bill and then declared it Constitutional. This so outraged the four dissenting Supreme Court Justices that they each declared the action and the law, "Unconstitutional".

Our Congress wrote the law with the stipulation that all Americans, including congressmen, would be required to take part in the so-called Obamacare. Afterwards, they awarded themselves an exemption.

The President issued an Executive Order, declaring that abortions would not be part of Obamacare. Now, he is requiring every tax paying American to pay for the abortions under Obamacare for those who don't have quite enough money to pay for the murder of their own babies.

Then, President Obama unilaterally and unconstitutionally changed the law over a dozen times.

It's gotta be good to be King!

I think I will award myself a personal exemption. While I'm at it, I think I'll award everyone else who doesn't want to take part in this immoral, irreligious, and unconstitutional program an exemption as well.

"You don't have the authority to do that", you might be thinking.

Neither do they... but they did it anyway.

When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.

Proverbs 28:12, NIV