Corrupt Politics– Corrupt Church

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It’s Time To Make the Church Great Again!

Some backbone needed! … Apply at the Cross of Jesus.

As I go through the email each day, I have started to eliminate 95% of it, because the election is over and the people have chosen President Elect Donald Trump.  Nonetheless, the Mainstream Media (including Fox, TownHall, and the almost forgotten Blaze of the GB network), simply have the conservative Social Media, in most part simply going over the manufactured news, time and time again, and the more it goes forward the more fake it becomes.  People need to simply see that liberal socialism is in serious trouble in the nation, and just make a stand for making America great again, then simply commit to boycott the organizations and business’ that keep this crap alive.  If you do not react to their mindless stupidity, their evil values.  Stop watching the liberal BS on TV they will not win.

For conservative fundamental Christians, we absolutely must drop the anxieties of the world; grow some spiritual backbone, because the Church of our Lord Jesus is in serious liberal trouble as well.  Nevertheless, Jesus left us some wise counsel on how to deal with the broken church. 

This is a sermon which I preached Sunday before last, and it brought a good response of true Christians, that I am posting it as an obligation of request.

Excited about what God is going to do with the Christian church

in our nation…

Sermon Preached by Rev. R.S. Helms… 11-20-2016– Community Baptist Church.  W. Monroe LA.

There are some things that Christians should not talk about in church, or so it would seem.  One is the vile godless condition of our political front.  It is like a septic pool filled with toxic poison, that draws wretched mankind to drink of that poison, thinking that it is a fountain of utopia, a mystical world of bliss and peace; heralded by the enticing evil wicked beckoning call of the Sirens.

The nation has been under spiritual attack for a long, long time.  and politics is perhaps, the number one thing that has been polluting the pool.  Politics has been growing more and more corrupt and vile.  But it did not get that way on its own, remember, this nation started out with an overwhelming majority of Christians, escaping the rule of the British Crown and the Anglican Church.  They came in hope and promise of their religious liberty, which became a stumbling block to the accelerated corruption of a progressive government.  The Christian values that put character in the very fiber of this nation. soon stood in the way of the political corruption’s progress.

The Christian church was listening to the choir on Sunday morning and for the rest of the week they were listening to the seductive call of the Sirens beckoning the saints to die in the septic pool of corruption, and that is what I would like to address this morning, and time is slipping by.

The intent of the message this morning is for you to look forward with an excited expectation of what God is going to do in his church across this nation, nonetheless, it requires committed and dedicated Christians to do the work.

It is what we may not see that is killing us.  From what I see, Community Baptist Church, is a wonderfully blessed church, we have a pastor who truly loves the Lord and his people and solid in his biblical doctrines – he preaches the word in truth and in the Spirit, the people are not all stuffed with narcissistic pride.  You, and look around you, you are real people who love the Lord Jesus, just regular people who love the Lord gathering together in such a sweet fellowship, and we are not alone, there are many more such churches just like us, we are of the majority in our denomination.  But sometimes, it is the things that we don’t see in the Christian church that is dangerous to us.  So, first the list of the churches of Asia Minor, two of which, Jesus had no quarrel with, he had no condemnation, only commendation, …

Revelation, chapters 2-3. Please. … if you will.

I love this church, and our Pastor Danny, and I find this church is more like the church at Philadelphia, only commendation, no condemnation, so this morning the Lord simply had me stop by on my journey, and give a caution, a caution to watch, and be very careful for we are headed for some good times and some rough times, as I believe God has something great for us to be part of, the revival and restoration of his people the church of Jesus Christ.

  1. Jesus gives us a warning.

The first three chapters of revelation is where Jesus connects the beginning of the end, to the end of the church age, that time from the forming of the church, which took place at the ascension of Jesus.  The seven churches represent seven actual churches, and metaphorically the church throughout time as it cycles through these conditions.  It is used for the local church, and each individual Christian as they are the church.

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor and what they were noted for:

  1. The church at Ephesus – The Loveless Church –loss of motivation, but mostly the loss of their love for Jesus.
  2. Smyrna – The persecuted church – good works, and poverty for Christ’ sake. – No Condemnation.
  3. PergamosThe Compromising Church faithful to Christ – but Tolerance of those promiscuous persons who taught the doctrine of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.
  4. Thyatira The Corrupt Church – Tolerant of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.
  5. Sardis – The Dead Church – A reputation for life but, in reality, were dead.
  6. Philadelphia – The Faithful Church – faithfulness to the word of Christ… no Condemnation
  7. Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church – They were neither hot nor cold, and were sickening to the Lord.

These are the church conditions; the churches are both historical and typical.  They refer primarily to the actual condition of the several churches indicated, and now are intended to be used for the instruction, encouragement, and warning of the Church and Churches throughout all time; or the Church age.  They are the measuring plum, which God gave us to see what condition the Universal Church of Christ is in, our Denomination, our local church, and seriously our individual condition.

A month or so ago, I knew that this election would come down to one or the other candidate.  It would not matter so much who would win, because I was thanking God for whoever won, I just was excited to have it over, knowing whichever the winner, God had a plan for the outcome.  And now that it is finally over, except for the crying… God has a plan for the nation, and a plan for the church; both are opportunities.  Both, are opportunities of restoration, revival, and even more so another great awakening.

Should the election have come to a different end, then God would allow the nation to continue in a seemingly death spiral; until our people woke from their slumber or delusion and cry out for god.  But he would have the plan for the church the same plan for the church, either the outcome, Revival, to bring about an awakening – and I for one am so thankful that I have been allowed to see his mighty hand set to revive his church. – one could say I am excited in my thanksgiving because I know that God has a plan.  We chose who the president would be, but I knew, that God would use whoever we chose because he had a plan for the church, and a plan for the nation.  I am happy with the outcome because of what he is committed to do, and one of the most important to me, is he will protect our church.  He will protect the church.

The Southern Baptist Convention had a split in 1991 over the claim of theological and philosophical differences, this division started 12 or so years earlier with the ‘moderate’-liberal faction.  The split created the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and at that time it was called moderate/liberal Baptists. I will not get into all the Christian denominations in the nation; however, so that no one gets the idea that my beloved Southern Baptist Convention, is not without its share of liberalism, it should be known that our convention does have some liberal theologians, teaching in our seminaries, and in our leadership, perhaps it has to do with the political correctness that has been used to not only persecute Christians, but to get them to jump into liberal theology, or try to hold the flock from going liberal.

One thing I will say is that Jesus has given us the eyes to see, and the Holy Spirit has given us the ears to hear (spiritual ears), that we may understand and recognize what condition his church is in at any given time.  In America and around the world, we have more than a multitude of “Christian” branches, groups, cults, denominations, and that is why I am so thankful that God put seven churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation and the Apostle John as the journalist (if you will).

Today we still have the seven churches in the Bible, and praise God we have the Holy Spirit who quickens our spirit and convicts us into participation; not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and merely as sojourners are we, on our way home.

Now two churches (remember the church is the people), that I will briefly look at this morning.  I trust you will find a study Bible or commentary and look at these churches as conditions of today, and what God will require from his people to fix the broken Church, even if our church is not broken, we will need to pay attention and get excited about what God is going to do.  Then again, he may do nothing, except let us continue along the broad path, the Bible tells us that the broad path leads to destruction.  Personally, I pray for revival … revive us again lord Jesus!

I believe, there are people in this church, which are anxious … some a lot … some not so much, about not only the vileness of the campaign cycle, and now the unrest and vile thuggery of protesters.  I can understand, — it takes a special godly man like brother Danny, to project the peace of God as he does.  I don’t want to project anxiety, or fear – that is wrong, but perhaps hope in Jesus for those who feel anxious, and fearful of the future.  God is still God, he is still on his throne, and still, he will quiet the raging sea.

  1. The first Condition.

The churches at Pergamos and Thyatira, …

Pergamos: The Compromising Church.  Why should I call it a compromising church?  Well, my, my, my … it is a church that is faithful to Christ, nonetheless, at the same time is tolerant of those promiscuous people in the congregation.

  1. Please notice that Jesus is telling Paul to write to the angel of the church not the world, it is a concern in the congregation.  Not the nation.  during the campaign, some of the notable Christian leaders, were making it known who they were supporting, and some were condemning them for giving Trump a slide, or tolerating his sin… well, — Trump was not running to be head of the Christian church, … and, we are commanded to be forgiving, his sin of lust is a forgivable sin. So, ask yourself, why would a Christian leader publicly denounce, pastors willing to forgive the actions of someone eleven years prior?  But apparently, some are better than God and just will not forgive. They use words like tolerate sin, not knowing if Trump who is perhaps a different denomination (Presbyterian), and don’t feel he needs to confess his sin to anyone but God or like a whole lot of Christians don’t think their sin is sin. … but he could have done that at any time during the last eleven years.  I don’t know and neither do they.  One reason that we listen with the ears of God not those of some denominational leaders.  Although they are supposed to be our leaders, and examples, they at times sound more like Pharisees.
  1. b. King David, committed lust, he committed adultery, he committed murder. David confessed, to God, he confessed and repented of the wrong, and God forgave him and called David a “Man after my own heart” …
  1. The church at Pergamos, was tolerating promiscuous persons within the congregation. This is what upsets Christ is to have his church compromising the faith, and allowing sin to be tolerated IN the church. The condition of the church, was allowing promiscuous persons, and or false teachings, it was allowing meat sacrificed to idols, it was a plea for freedom in the church to take part in the idolatrous rites, and for introducing heathen orgies into the Christian ceremonies. The doctrine of these antinomian teachers was “the doctrine of Balaam” because, like Balaam, they prostituted their influence to the seducing of God’s people into idolatry and impurity. The similarity of this doctrine and that of the Nicolaitans is obvious; —- but that of Nicolaus (which is equivalent to “conquering the people”) is intended as similar doctrines is only conjecture. Fact is, there were two sects side by side at Pergamum is the meaning of this passage; and though their doctrines were alike in being, to control the people by the people’s compromise.

Church, we need not compromise on the faith, nor on the word of God being inerrant and infallible.  If you believe one verse, you must believe them all, if you fault one verse you must fault them all … oh well it is a good book and some of it may help me through this life.  That is the difference in conservative “traditional orthodox” Christian theology, and liberal theology.

The second Church of my selection

  1. Thyatira – The Corrupt Church.  Again, we have the word Tolerance – Tolerance of the false prophetess Jezebel and her wicked practices.  The church, condition, here projects the word suffer and there is a right and a wrong suffering, — a… the suffering of tribulations, or persecution, — and the suffering or tolerating — allowing a whole lot of wrong to go on.  The church at Thyatira had both, and the rebuke is aimed at the wrong.  The enduring of tribulation, (persecution) is commended, while the toleration, or enduring, of evil is rebuked.  It is not said that Jezebel receives sympathy or encouragement, but merely that she is let alone; her wickedness is left unchecked, and that is sinful.  It is not worthwhile to speculate as to who this individual woman is, she was there and she may be a person or a false doctrine.  It is my studied opinion that Jezebel is not her real name but a symbolical name of reproach, and what her actual name and status was we have no way of knowing.  Whatever, what is critical in this church is the suffering of this as false doctrine, akin to that of the Nicolaitans and to the doctrine of Balaam.  Whatever the detailed difference may be, all three made ‘Christian liberty” a plea for antichristian license which claimed to be above the moral Law.  And she taught and seduced.  This is an independent statement and not be made to depend on the “thou sufferest.”  In the original language, the word for seduce, and lead astray, is the same and used often in the ‘active’ sense, in Johns writing. Here it implies seduction into error of a very grave kind.  Be it fornication (literally) or metaphorically to mean spiritual sense of idolatry.  The Christian church needs to look at itself, and not fail Christ by allowing false doctrines and worldly influence and persecution to corrupt the foundations of our faith.

 

In closing,

  1. Please remember, that compromise leads to corruption, and vice-versa, and as the church we must look past the plea of liberalism as Christian liberty; Christian compassion and tolerance, and hold fast to the doctrines of the word of God; if we compromise on one doctrine of the Bible we corrupt the whole thing. And that relates to our salvation by grace alone, in faith on the work of our Lord Jesus. You, yes each professing born again Christian must affirm the Bible as being the very word of God, without error — being infallible in its instruction and teaching, which is interpreted by the Holy Spirit…  and so far it is still valid in the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith. … what you need to do is examine yourself and our church, and other churches and denominations to see if that is in their personal and church statement of faith.  If it is not? Then why not?  Where did you first compromise on your Christian faith?  And why? … has the liberal world intimidated you to compromise on the Word of God?  … thank God he is a God of second, third, fourth, 7 times 70 forgiving grace.  Do not be afraid of the liberal world calling you hurtful names, and slandering you and your faith!  It is time to pick up your cross and grow a backbone and stand firm in the faith of the Apostles!  A bunch of liberal theologians, preachers of false prophecy, teachers of false doctrine, are not going to intimidate me!  I will stand unto my death for the cause of Jesus and the justice of God … my faith in ‘the faith’ in the belief and conviction of the Holy Ghost on my heart.

Folks … we must fix The church — starting with me, then our church, then the universal church. it is broken and only God can fix it, but he will use only the willing, committed Christian the true disciple of Christ.  The nation is badly broken, and it will take God, working through Trump, and a willing congress to fix it and make it great again; and it cannot happen unless the church goes into revival and sets the stage for a great awakening,  when the delusional and misled people see God at work restoring His church, cleansing it from the liberal theological lies.  then it can happen, and God will heal our land.

My sincere caution to our church is to examine ourselves, and cling to the Bible as our authority, it is inerrant and infallible and we are to test any other doctrines and church traditions by the scripture. We need to prepare our hearts for true Christian revival, unity, and the authority of God’s word.  God said you are either with me or you are against me.  There is no middle ground, you are not to be luke warm, or simply halfway committed to Jesus, it is critically important that each of us have a personal love relationship with Jesus, and if you have never surrendered to Jesus, if you have never known that personal love relationship with him, please take care of that business right now, you don’t know when we will be taken; and that will be too late.  It is that urgent, and such a simple free thing to do. I will open the alter for you to come and pray, or to take care of business with God.

Deacon of the Week, would you please close in Prayer for us all.

 

Enough is Enough!

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COULD IT BE, time for the grass-roots patriotic conservatives (including you fellow “Born again true” Christians) to get up off the recliner, roll up your sleeves and do something about all this BS mind control agenda and ideologies running chaotic in our streets? 

There is not a news source on TV or the Newspapers that is any better than MSMBC, and Huffington Post; like water they have sought the course of least resistance, and the lowest point possible before going down the sewer.  The internet is the only hope for any sort of proven, verifiable, truthful news.  And it is getting harder to find straight forward truth as numerous once good sites like Town Hall, just becomes another pep-rally source for corruption and evil control of our once great nation.

Yes, you armchair patriotic witty-mouthed ‘Monday morning quarterbacks’ who in most part don’t even say the right thing, just what sounds good, and other than that, remain nice and comfortable on your over-stuffed recliners feeding the narcissistic craving of the global establishment, and the global socialist liberals that we are running our country today – and for the past five presidents.

For decades’ real conservatism is being eaten away by the human nature with its vast evil appetites brought on by its total depravity.  Real conservatives and conservative ‘born again’ Christians have fallen asleep and like Rip Van Winkle some are starting to wake up, asking what’s going on?  What’s going on is the devil like a roaring lion has been going about seeing whom he may devour, and devouring us in the name of peace and unity, political correctness, not to mention, redefining words and ideologies of true the sovereignty of a free Republic.

Slowly this evil has been at work, creeping over the landscape of our nation like a creeping plague.  Inch by inch like a giant shadow slowly spreading out from cities to towns from the populated East and West coasts devouring the very integrity of our nation.  it has been happening for centuries, ever so slowly and from time to time there has come along, real leadership with the true heart for America, for greatness, freedom and the American people, while none were perfect leaders, with perfect backgrounds their integrity and character was strong and good, which set them apart.  However, since the late fifties an evilness has been slowly eating the minds of good people, however, not to the magnitude of the last eight years.

Nonetheless, Regan was the best of the presidents, Kennedy a big player but a proud and strong American but played the black voter, and only because of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, and his powerful opposition to “equal but different” Democrats of the South, (Segregation Laws), which had spread into the North nearly as much.  He ended segregation, but Johnson stole his legacy by signing the Kennedy “Civil Rights Act”, None the less Nixon was impeached for doing his wrong dealings which are but a fraction of what Clinton (Bill and Hillary) actually did, Gerald Ford was worthless except for pardoning Nixon while all the Nixon gang went to prison.  Jimmy Carter was just not slick enough, or perhaps too dumb about his globalist “unity” love BS.

George H.W. Bush, is where we really start seeing a phony globalist at work with his million points of light rhetoric, and his establishment mindset.  Clinton is simply controlled by his evil nature and Hillary, being above the law, and Marxist liberal he is, had the sense to go from extreme liberal to moderate and wind up with a budget surplus, but started the total disrespect for the Office.  George W. Bush was handed Islamic Terror of 9-11 and demanded swift action, it is no secret that Iraq had WMDs but that was not exactly the reason for his war with Iraq, his was a war of revenge for the 1993 assassination attempt on his dear daddy.

Problem with the WMDs being the motivation of taking out Saddam Hussein is that he broadcasted it to the world weeks and months before the strike.  He played with the Democrats in congress trying to get congressional approval, then, with the reluctant U.N. trying sanctions and other sidetracking methods to attack the Islamic terror organization Taliban in Afghanistan, meanwhile Saddam simply moved his WMDs to Syria and bury the manufacturing hardware somewhere in the desert.  I have no doubt that the Bushes’ loved the United States, however, that does not justify their establishment global politics.

Obama, is another kind of global socialist, more evil, and truly hates America.  He is a Muslim and not so good Liberation theology Christian.  Obama could care less that people call him dumb, inapt, global socialist, because he is of a wicked heart and a proficient bully who will lie on demand, blame everyone else, and has worked his way of blame to intimidate the American populace, and in doing so dumbed down most of America.  He has divided everyone and continues to work his evil as he takes the nation towards a global socialist union.  he has reduced our military, and demoralized our strongest troops and brought us to the point of destruction from without and from within to accomplish his goal.

One lesson he learned well, which most megalomaniac narcissists do; the teaching of Jonathan Gruber, “the American people are stupid and will believe what you tell them”.   That statement is a standalone statement of stupidity which has been used to browbeat good people into acting like zombies, or string puppets with the evil of liberalism its puppet master pulling their strings. He is out of control, and so are the liberals and establishment globalist RINOs.

Meanwhile those who stand against him are being bashed in the media, (which he controls) through rich and powerful global socialists top one percent rich.  The news media (including Fox’s Murdoch) play puppet masters over the American populace.  Not to mention those who are brainwashed and going along with this madman but who continue to support the madness in politics by supporting Hillary Clinton, she is a scaggy version of Obama on steroids.

I am tired of the Glenn Becks, and Bill Crystal, the O’Reilly, and Kellies who are only interested in the dollars, of lying and trying to keep people dumbed down on the American truth.  The façade is over and with the help of God putting energy to the ones who talk the talk but are most comfortable sitting in the recliner with a cool one thinking they are cool, but are not.  They make a fair cheering section, but are being used by the globalists to keep the spin going.  Stand up and be counted worthy of being an American Patriot.  Stop the stupid thinking and stupid baseless hope.  Where will you go should Hillary Clinton be elected?  American was once the only safe harbor in a chaotic world, we are perhaps at our weakest in our history, but still the only safe harbor, free as long as we protect our freedom.

The real Tea Party needs to stand up and be counted as the patriots they are, we need to clean up our mouths and partner with the 1&2nd amendment people, partner with Christians, partner with true Americans and say enough is enough and mean it, all the bullying in the world is not going to make me sit down and be silent any longer, don’t stand on the sideline get active and by all means vote!  If you don’t know what Republican to vote for, ask the Tea party, (that is if they will stand up and separate themselves from the counterfeits that seem to be everywhere. We truly need God fearing true Americans in office, not the phony promise breaking RINOs more interested in their pocketbooks and power than the sovereignty of our great nation buying in and selling out to globalism and special interest groups.

I am saying we need to take the advice of the Apostle Paul, he admonished the congregation about the taking of the Lords Supper, now listen to what you are reading – it is important that you not lie to yourself. In 1st Corinthians 11:27—29   (27), “Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  (28) But let every man (men & women) EXAMINE himself, and so let hi m eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  (29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lords body.

I know we are not at the communion (Lords Supper), However the word “examine” is the focus, because we need to examine our heart to see what is really in there, you cannot escape your own truth, try as hard as you might in covering it over with platitudes of justification.  The bare naked truth is there, either you are or you are not a true freedom loving American patriot or you are not.  Of course, there is a lot wrong with the nation, there was decades ago, but compared to what we have today it is nothing.

Even the Atheist of Atheists knows there are two things in this world, good and bad (good and evil) and we as a free sovereign nation must change course, and put the nation on the good course in order to survive in freedom.  You know in your heart that we must get back to where we were, even in all of our imperfection we had hope within the American spirit.  absolutely we made great progress, and we should desire to progress more, but please understand that what has been happening in this nation’s progress is wrong for decades, we surely don’t disregard our values, our once great culture our greatness as a nation because some corrupt evil and wicked politician or mogul says we are wrong!  We cannot allow political correctness to brainwash us any longer, we as conservative Americans must stand on our two legs like men have done before us and walk the walk, put action to our words “Enough is Enough”, Put congress on notice … not to be bullied by this administration and liberals any longer do the right thing and put the law breakers out of business.  Use the power of impeachment and make it work, for the liberals and RINOs who stand in the way vote them out ASAP, our politicians need to stand up and be Americans, the press will always be chained to the globalist moguls as mere pawns in their army of destruction.

We don’t need to grab up our gun (as of yet) nor a baseball bat, but march and protest if need be, boycott if need be, but whatever you do, don’t stoop to their level of violence and rioting.  Use your power to vote and vote in those who will not be shy to impeach someone.

But it is time to stand up and be counted, America first.

R.S. Helms, and this is my humble Opinion.

REMEMBER CHARLES FINNEY?

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Remember Charles Finney?  Don’t expect to if have not studied anything about the Great Awakenings in the United States.  Finney was one of the great evangelist leaders of the Second Great Awakening.

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Nonetheless, I am posting one of his points in a sermon from Romans, the Sermon was “Be Ye Not Conformed to This World” (Rm. 12:2). Why? COULD IT BE, that it could have been written yesterday about our politics and politicians. I guess a timeless truth.

Be Not Conformed to this world In Politics.”

“I will show why professing Christians are required not to be conformed to the world in politics.

  1. Because the politics of the world are perfectly dishonest.

Who does not know this? Who does not know that it is the proposed policy of every party to cover up the defects of their own candidate, and the good qualities of the opposing candidate? And is not this dishonest? Every party holds up its candidate as a piece of perfection, and then aims to ride him into office by any means, fair or foul. No man can be an honest man, that is committed to a party, to go with them, let them do what they may. And can a Christian do it, and keep a conscience void of offense?

  1. To conform to the world in politics is to tempt God.

By falling in with the world in politics, Christians are guilty of setting up rulers over them by their own vote, who do not fear nor love God, and who set the law of God at defiance, break the Sabbath, and gamble, and commit adultery, and fight duels, and swear profanely, and leave the laws unexecuted at their pleasure, and that care not for the weal or woe of their country, so long as they can keep their office. I say Christians do this. For it is plain that where parties are divided, as they are in this country, there are Christians enough to turn the scale in any election. Now let Christians take the ground that they will not vote for a dishonest man, or a Sabbath breaker, or gambler, or whoremonger, or duelist, for any office, and no party could ever nominate such a character with any hope of success. But on the present system, where men will let the laws go unexecuted, and give full swing to mobs, or lynch-murders, or robbing the mails, or anything else, so they can run in their own candidate who will give them the offices, any man is a dishonest man that will do it, be he professor or non-professor. And can a Christian do this and be blameless?

  1. By engaging with the world in politics, Christians grieve the Spirit of God.

Ask any Christian politician if he ever carried the Spirit of God with him into a political campaign? Never. I would by no means be understood to say that Christians should refuse to vote, and to exercise their lawful influence in public affairs. But they ought not to follow a party.

  1. By following the present course of politics, you are contributing your aid to undermine all government and order in the land.

Who does not know that this great nation now rocks and reels, because the laws are broken and trampled under foot, and the executive power refuses or dare not act? Either the magistrate does not wish to put down disorder, or he temporizes and lets the devil rule. And so it is in all parts of the country, and all parties. And can a Christian be consistent with his profession, and vote for such men to office?

  1. You lay a stumbling-block in the way of sinners.

What do sinners think, when they see professing Christians acting with them in their political measures, which they themselves know to be dishonest and corrupt? They say, “We understand what we are about, we are after office, we are determined to carry our party into power, we are pursuing our own interest; but these Christians profess to live for another and a higher end, and yet here they come, and join with us, as eager for the loaves and fishes as the rest of us.” What greater stumbling-block can they have?

  1. You prove to the ungodly that professing Christians are actuated by the same spirit with themselves.

Who can wonder that the world is incredulous as to the reality of religion? If they do not look for themselves into the scriptures, and there learn what religion is, if they are governed by the rules of evidence from what they see in the lives of professing Christians, they ought to be incredulous. They ought to infer, so far as this evidence goes, that professors of religion do not themselves believe in it. It is the fact. I doubt, myself, whether the great mass of professors believe the Bible.

  1. They show, so far as their evidence can go, that there is no change of heart.

What is it? Is it going to the communion table once in a month or two, and sometimes to prayer meeting? In that a change of heart, when they are just as eager in the scramble for office as any others? The world must be fools to believe in a change of heart on such evidence.

  1. Christians ought to cease from conformity to the world in politics, from the influence which such a course would have on the world.

Suppose Christians were to act perfectly conscientious and consistent in this matter, and to say, “We will not vote for any man to office, unless he fears God and will rule the people in righteousness.” Ungodly men would not set men as candidates, who themselves set the laws at defiance. No. Every candidate would be obliged to show that he was prepared to act from higher motives, and that he would lay himself out to make the country prosperous, and to promote virtue, and to put down vice and oppression and disorder, and to do all he can to make the people happy and HOLY! It would shame the dishonest politicians, to show that the love of God and man is the motive that Christians have in view. And a blessed influence would go over the land like a wave.”

Thanks for reading… R.S. Helms.

What Happened to America?

 

What Happened to America?

The only way to post this to Facebook, Tweeter and LinkedIn is to cut-paste it like this and then either blog it or just post it if I can … it is worth reading a letter by a Democrat to a Senator.  (I inserted the Constitution)… Nonetheless, E M Rowell is a friend who I follow.  And I got this in an email notification.

 

 

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E M Rowell

 

8:38 AM (1 hour ago)

 

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Good Letter from a Democrat.

 

 

 

This is a letter from a Democrat to his two Democrat Senators. My belief is that it applies to virtually most Senators of both parties and probably the House also. Caution, this is political but also bipartisan. This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman that wrote it signed his name and address to it. Snopes.Com confirmed this letter to be true. This came from a democrat much to my surprise! I read it and it certainly hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site. This is well written…….and should be read by everyone in these United States! It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.

 

You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.

 

This gentleman is obviously quite smarter than the two senators he sent it to. All I can say is amen to everything he said. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State.

 

HERE’S THE LETTER:

 

Senator Patty Murray

Senator Maria Cantwell

Washington, DC , 20510

 

Dear Senators:

 

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

 

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

 

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

 

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

 

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

 

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job.

 

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

 

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

 

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

 

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

 

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

 

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

 

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Schoonover

3096 Angela Lane

Oak Harbor, WA

 

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoonover.asp

 

 

RINOs vs. Conservatives

 

Rino vs Conservative

By: R.S. Helms 

One thing we don’t need is more of this BS Republican fighting going on.  What does it take for the Republican Party leaders to realize that the grass roots Americans are sick and tired of the Establishment politicians in either Party?

It is beyond time to stop listening to the profiteers and establishment politicians, the phony talk show hosts who have no interest except their own pockets and listening audience.  Greed, fame and celebrity power is their addiction, and the fighting and division is making them money, and the more they get into it the higher the ratings.  The façade of them caring about our nation, our constitution, religious freedom, values, and all the counterfeit lies are nothing more than a means to feed their addiction and phony power.

The country is in the toilet and socialism has its hand on the flusher, people wake up and smell the stench of what is happening!  And now is not the time to be listening to some of the people who have won your trust through being cunning and slimy liars.  Presenting themselves as something they are not, promoting politicians who are nothing but establishment politicians.  It frustrates me when good honest people who are tired of politics as usual are being told what and how to think by masquerading frauds.  They are stumping for the “Republican Party” who through the process of evolution have become the party for establishment politics, and counterfeit conservatives.

The reason that a narcissistic, overbearing, loudmouth, billion heir is so popular, is he voicing what it is that we the common people who believe in our nation, our constitution, our values, our faith, our future as a constitutional free republic have been trying to say for a long time, he is connecting with our outrage, disappointment, betrayal, caused by our politicians who are swinging right in with Barack Obama and the UN right into a global citizenry of a global tyranny.  Of course, it follows how the RNC treats those who are supported by Conservative Tea Party entities, the RINOs oppose them when they try to make a difference, hence their acronym, which is well deserved, at least I believe that. 

The Republican party, who is heavily influenced by Rupert Murdoch Billion heir media mogul and owner of Fox News network, has called for a support Trump when it becomes obvious that he is the winner, which don’t set well with the establishment boyz, The Republican Party has been working too hard to change the party into something other than what it was. And the establishment RINOs in leadership will stand a good chance of their hold on the republican congress, that is why they are fighting like a wounded dog that they are, (calling them a dog, if not good for the dog’s image).  Nevertheless, if they don’t take the Murdoch advice, then their days are numbered, even Beck who has a nice deal with Fox News; it would come as no surprise to me if Murdoch didn’t finance most of the Beck Texas operation anyway. 

Have you ever watched a bayou horror show? Yea, like when the septic sludge from a contaminated swamp produces some slimy monster, well that is what fits the celebrity who is in the issue for their own gain.  Most use their celebrity status as a rite of passage to issue manipulated and targeted opinions to further their own gain; like using you, as a fan or follower, to count as creditability.  Could it be, that you have been so brainwashed by a celebrity status phony, that it is okay by you to believe in the lie of their own delusion of self-importance?

During this war on Trump, by the RINO establishment Republican Party, Fox News, and everyone who wants him out because he scares them out of their socks, along with the liberals and celebrity profiteers, one thing stands out, it is time to speak for yourself, and follow Beck’s original advice, do your own research and do your own thinking; for that advice I will be forever grateful.  It is time that the Republican leadership and party leadership own what they really are and go ahead and split the party, because the RINO leadership will blame Trump and eventually Cruz for it.  We as common mainstreet traditional conservatives will have to live through another term of continued destruction, because the way this is going the liberals and hard left will win in November. 

It would be only by the grace of God this nation could survive even one term of Hillary or Bernie. Both are Marxist socialist with a socialist global union in mind. Glenn Beck is a profiteer celebrity who looks forward to making more money, Mitt Romney is a real nut case to think that a brokered Convention would not split the vote, and give the Whitehouse to the liberals.  But it would force the New Republican Party to own who they really are progressive establishment.

For me I have stopped email notices from those who are in support of the Republican Party 2nd or 3rd pick, and who are spinning, stumping, and continuing this campaign war.  I left the Republican Party after the 2012 elections and watched the candidates who were supported by the Tea Party come under abuse by the RINOs, and only watch two Fox News hosts, otherwise.  And now I am so frustrated and disappointed in the two guys who could win, that I have backed off my original pick of Cruz, turned off the TV except for the weather and the internet; and the internet is getting a tad worrisome, so I am blocking email notifications who to those who continue to support this dividing war.  The Republicans really need to focus now on how to defeat liberals, and not each other so much.

That’s the way I see it, share and comment if you like, nonetheless, except for a short gig from time to time on Facebook, I am backing off anything Republican RINO establishment, and will not argue my point to those who are being used.  (There is a continuation of this about Glenn Beck’s Utah endorsement)

 

 

Slimy, Back Ally, Gutter, Politics. Why

The latest and lowest gutter campaigning… Why?

 

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This post is worth nearly 1700 words, and to get anything out of it you will have to be committed to reading it.  Then you can do your own thing.

There is a Native American wisdom on getting a full picture from many different perspectives which, as most Native American wisdom.  There once was a wise old shaman, who responding to a young braves question about an opinion; “form a circle, then lay an Eagle feather in the center, then ask each of those in the circle to describe what they see, from these perspectives you know the true eagle feather.

Another truism, is: when putting together a jigsaw puzzle picture, you first start at one corner, then another, adding the other pieces to fit in each, with each corner, you can build a frame, then filling it in piece by piece; until you have the full picture.

I love to study people, and their behavior.  There was a time when people considered what the outcome would be before they acted, perhaps today, in our hi-tech world we have left out the simple little cautions and react rather than respond with an evaluation of information pieces fitted together and forming the whole picture, or at least looking at something from various perspectives to know or understand what something really is.

We should really consider all things before we take something a face value.  There is little integrity remaining in the press, newscasts, personality opinions, and especially concerning what is coming from the political elite, who are famous for hiding behind the First Amendment when asked to give an account.  Stupid has been contagious and now is near an epidemical portion in the news, and political arena of our nation.  Integrity is an unknown language, and it is their own end, which justifies the end. 

Seems that everyone wants to be like the old TV commercial, “When E.F. Hutton speaks, everyone listens.”  We have a President, and a government along with the press, and news networks who actually believe their own lies about American values.  Perhaps I should qualify that, (what our values once were), once upon a time, our values were based on solid integrity, and sound ethics; not what we have today where there is little integrity, and our ethics is whatever works for you.  The millennial generation’s idea of ethics and values, rest on the delusion of “The end which I desire, justifies the means.”  It has been going on for the last several decades, but it seems to be reaching an apex of delusional slimy septic corruption.

We have come a long way baby, and I am not talking about Virginia Slims.  We have come a long way, in the wrong direction; and like a snowball, we are gaining size and speed on our decent into a bottomless pit of global socialism. 

Here is the way that I see the RNC/Fox “stop Trump campaign.”  This is the third time I have written this opinion, but didn’t take my own advice of issue perspective, doing my own research, and putting the pieces together.  It is still quite long, but should you bear with me, it may give you something to think about and research, piece by piece, then assemble your own understanding.  Then you may be able to go singing into the voting booth “I can see clearly now – the rain is gone.” 

When people were just thinking about getting into the race, Fox, and the so-called pundits for the GOP were talking up who they would support if they would get into the race, Bush (first choice), Ryan, Paul, Rubio, Perry, Walker, Jindal, Graham, Pataki, Santorum, Fiorina, Gilmore, Christie, Huckabee, then we have the ones that the RNC actually didn’t want. Cruz who would be easy establishment, and then from outside, none government, Ben Carson, and above all stop Trump first.  There were several on the list that I would have voted for in a heartbeat, but needless to say, we are now down to a three-way race, that can go only one way — Cruz or Trump.  Two candidates that the establishment does not want, nonetheless, they are the only two that the Republican voters want.

Before Cruz left, the campaign had digressed to the level of real gutter politics, with everyone and their dog slinging mud in all directions, like little kids in elementary school, calling each other names, in order to get a reaction nastier than before.  This really reduced some of them to no character, and reflected their frustration as being tagged a loser.

About the second grade I was introduced to my first “fair fight” for “manly persona,”  a later friend of mine and I were in a battle of words and not much more but it was called a recess rumble on the playground where the combatants set out the rules of engagement, which if followed it would be not much of a fight even for third graders, it was similar to a Native American woman’s circle dance, quite common among the Southwestern Navahos.  Here on the playground, it consists of two angry boys, circled about by a large number of spectators, generally shouting “Hit him,” just shouting it; not making any difference to which combatant, but I guess the individual kids knew who he/she supported, but few would ever say they were for the loser if there was one.

Generally, it was not just a spontaneous confrontation, it took an agitator to get the two to engage in this circle dance with their fists up and to the ready, while they gave their fiercest stare and saying back and forth, “Ya chicken, you swing first.”  By the sixth grade I had learned the best way to cut the dance short was to make sure I threw the first punch, around the halfway point of the dance.  I won several fights, and lost a few.  Later in the Army, I found it was a great tactic and it is called the surprise factor.   Of course, the “Sunday punch” is not found in the rules of engagement, except in politics. 

Now after around a thousand words we come to the meat of the story, slimy political campaigning on steroids.  We have now the two contenders, who have been doing the circle dance and like a prizefighter they started out with some rules of engagement, now however, the is no rules, and the two have become so angry and frustrated, they can’t tell a friend from an instigator, and it is getting quite dirty.

I have been watching some of the real instigators for several years, and can look at the feather from many different angles or perspectives, and of course have my understanding of what I am looking at.  You on the other hand, may or may not have stepped back, and went through a process of identifying who the agitators are and come to your prospective deduction, and have your own understanding of what you are looking at. However, if you are sold on who you support, by not actually doing the process of prospective deduction, to find the true object of your inquiry, and to support the person you feel you want to support, then you are just standing in the crowd saying “hit him,” and at the end of the day, you sadly find out that you are a victim of the agitators.

I believe at this point in time, we have been looking more at the ideologies, and motivation of the agitators, than actually at the combatants.  A couple of months ago, I posted some remarks to some of the agitators posts from both camps, and said, “It is okay to like both of the guys.”  Because I did like both of them, then the process of which side of the divide each was starting to reflect, not based on what they said, or the rhetoric coming from their so called supporters were so vehemently saying.  But instead I started looking at the supporters, and who they were and what their actual motivation was.

Both men are at a point that they need to stop reacting the way their supporters want them to react, and start responding in a different way.  The agitators incognito as supporters are the real combatants, and haters, which are using them for their own gain, their own ideologies; in the long run one side of the division will have their way, then throw both men under their ideological bus.

In the long run, those who have the ideology of the RINO Establishment. Will destroy the RNC, regardless of the outcome of the convention; unless of course the RNC allows the winner to run on the “New Republican ticket” and go all out to support that ticket.  Anything less, and the party fails.  The establishment knows and already have contained Cruz, to abide by the establishment rules, the establishment has been in control of both houses through their leadership.  On the other hand, they know they cannot control Trump, so Cruz who was elected as a “Tea Party” anti-establishment Republican, was thrown under the establishment bus, when he stood his ground against the Democrats, and Obama; They earned the acronym RINO, which they have managed to make a little more politically correct as “establishment” and hijacked the name “Conservative” rather freely, in an attempt to connect with the Republican Base.  However, they must keep this battle going, and use no rules of engagement, because with these two, who are predictably “hit me and I will hit back only harder,” with enough fuel they will keep the fire blazing and neither one will have a “Clear majority” and even if one does, that does not mean the RNC will honor that rule. 

The real fight and slimy gutter back ally politics is not between Trump and Cruz, they have been unfairly put face to face, doing the circle dance with their fists up, calling each other bad names.  The real fight and slime is from the Republican divide.  And at this point, there is really nothing that your vote will do to change that; except to keep politics as usual, or not.  

My Upcoming Book

In The World – Not – Of The World

The priestly prayer of Jesus as we read it in John. 17: 1–26, however, verses 14—26, tell the story of what is meant by in the world but not in the world.

John 17Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

17 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

This among other scripture passages teach us that we are not of the world (as Christians), we are physically present here and doing our level best to cope and move forward in the power and might of Jesus, to do our level best to be like him, in our Christian character, however, in Christ Jesus we are not of this world, we are of the kingdom of God, and sojourners upon this terrestrial globe.

One morning in November of 2015, I was midway through my usual morning routine of getting my coffee, and setting down at the computer to sort through the hundreds of emails, I simply skim them and see who they are from and what the news headlines are, actually only reading the personal and certain breaking news, if indeed it is new.  On this particular morning I looked over the emails, there was well over a hundred and I thought of how the enemy had sidetracked me from a book that I had started years before, and now, here I was stuck in a routine that was serving little purpose, except an occasional blog, and a lot of comments on articles.  I was absolutely doing nothing about what is so wrong with our nation, our church and the lives of our future generations.

The book, which I had been kicking around for several years is a book about circumstances surrounding clients in a faith based recovery program which I was the Director/Counselor/Pastor and the cause in effect of some of the problems and the characters who brought these debilitating problems to the camp.  However, over the past seven and a half years the nation has accelerated in decay, headed towards a horrific end if changes are not made.  Closely related circumstances are front page tragedies in an out of control anti American culture movement of government and liberal socialism.

By no means is it all one political parties fault, but the purposely exploitation of the citizens of the greatest nation in the history of time, by political forces who are mere puppets to evil ideologies.  Nonetheless, “In the World Not of the World” is by necessity priority number one as far as writing goes, two others are in the wings and I will deal with them when the time is more appropriate.

In writing this book in a non-politically correct style, I pray to show a bit of our history, our heritage, our values, principles; when and where we began to lose them, to change them, to eliminate them.  I do plan to name those in leadership and the intent of where they enticed the people to listen to the lies and false promises of a manufactured utopia that will never happen.  The liberal movement, Marxist movement, and the liberal theology movement against conservative politics and Christianity.

The obstacles which are the only resistance to an otherwise free falling great nation.  It is my purpose to do this in some sort of order and systematic method of alternating between our politics, social order, and Christianity.  For certain, to bring an understanding that God is in control, God can and will fix it, however, God will only act through the people to bring about the change in direction, to build the resistance which is needed to slow and arrest the free fall to destruction which we now find ourselves.

It is basically aimed at the Christian, especially the ones who think they are, and the ones who are not, but love the nation enough to want to do something about our condition.  Pray for me that the Spirit lead, and I do the will of God for His sake and not of my own.  I keep one thing at the front of my thoughts, it is what God has led me to do, then I realize I will not be real popular, I will be demonized, and the world will come against the book and me.

How do I know this, you ask?  Because the world hated Jesus, and He told us, that we would be persecuted and hated because they hated Him first.  I am not comparing myself to my Lord Jesus, for I am just the least amongst a multitude of servants in His house; I am only standing firm on his admonition.

Please take note, that this book is not to argue creation or evolution, it is to point out what is wrong with our nation, and corruption and evil that is advancing, nearly unchecked.  As I said, this is not a book that I would expect a liberal or progressive to pick up and read, it comes from an “evangelical” Christian perspective; the redefined, redefinition, of the redefined conservative theology.  Who did the redefining? Christians who were looking for a compromising church, and a theology that would not be demanding and not in conflict with the ideologies of the world.  One that would not be bullied, by intimidating name calling, where the authority of God’s written word would not be the measuring stick of acceptable practice and behavior.

After all, Jesus didn’t really mean that Christians would persecuted and hated by the world, did He?…  looking for a watered down gospel that didn’t offend and confront sin and man’s sinful nature.  Well they found it in liberal theology, which has nothing to do with modern liberalism, except they are compatible.  Perhaps that is the reason that once strong denominations like the Presbyterians, United Methodist, some branches of the more than 30 something, Baptist sects have left their faiths and went to liberal theology.  It has become so divided that the Christian church is no longer recognizable as the Church of the first century, you know, the one that Jesus started and was the foundation of. I have no idea how people of liberalism and liberal theology have such a problem with loving the person, and hate the sin.

Political correctness has become the standard of how people relate to one another, yet carries such a double standard with the liberals who promote it.  It is okay to divide the church down to three, which are fundamental, conservative Christian and yet they are the three not willing to compromise so the bully politicians can continue their attempt to intimidate them into submission.  For me let them continue, let them continue to support such a septic evil as Islam, and mock real conservative Christianity until the cows come home, nevertheless, it will not be the cows that come home, but the chickens who will come home to roost.  “For me and my household, we will worship God.”  That is the God of the Bible, not the moon god of Muhammad.

Basically this is the unedited introduction to my upcoming book, which is as I used to say in some of my sermons, “Where the rubber meets the high-way.”  It is a request for Christians to stop playing at church, and Christianity, Satan is not playing and is dead serious about what is going on, as all the evil of the world is inspired and initiated by him, and is the product of the world