I’m afraid to say that Christianity is on the same fatalistic path of the radical left. The left teaches that the earth is dying from a myriad of causes out of our control. This constant drumbeat leaves us and our children with no hope and no purpose for investing in the future.
We Christians teach our children that the world is coming to an end, and we repeat it their whole lives. It seems like every two or three years someone in the Church tells us that the end of the world is finally here. The consequence of this errant teaching is that we disincentivize investment for the future. Yes, we go on getting married and having children, but our investment in the things that can better life on earth has been curtailed. How do we explain to our children and grandchildren that we didn’t invest in the public schools because we were waiting for the end of the world?
If our Founding Fathers had focused on the end times the way we do, they would not have invested so heavily into preserving liberty for their posterity. It seems like we are less interested in investing in things that have the greatest impact on our lives, which is absurd on every level. Yet we justify it by saying that it’s all going to burn anyway. While we are repeating that mantra year after year, our children are having children and the earth is still here. With each passing year our liberties are eroding while the evil Left is making more and more investments for control that directly affect our lives.
Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” This raises the question: at what point do we stop investing in our future? This scripture also suggests that God is the arbiter of possessing and dispossessing. If we are not investing in the future here on earth, then why would God invest in us?
One of the biggest culprits in our diminishing influence is our eschatology. For example, if we were to read Matthew 23:13-39 and Matthew 24 in context of WHAT is being discussed, it is the Judgement. The WHO part of the text that Jesus is talking about is the current leadership of that time that was to be judged. If we asked WHEN the judgement will take place, it is absolutely clear that it happens at the destruction of the temple. If we ask WHERE, the answer is Jerusalem and its surrounding cities.
We Christians get off the rails when we inject ourselves into the picture with our time frame with our cities. We ignore that the scriptures explicitly deal with the Jewish leaders, the temple, and the city of Jerusalem and their surrounding cities. How we got to where we are today cannot be attributed to the scriptures. We have broken all the scientific rules of interpretations. You can’t get to where we are today using exegetical or hermeneutical applications. What is clear in these scriptures as Jesus disciples put it, “And what is the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” The age is the end of the Jewish state as the representative head of the Church and the sacrificial system, which Jesus said that His body (Church) would replace.
It’s past time the Church sit down and have a discussion around this topic. We’ve endured many “Late Great Planet Earth” movies, countless blood moons and never ask what happened or didn’t happen.
While we have abandoned caring for the garden, that is the earth and all its institutions, the evil Leftist are figuratively speaking, busy planting trees for their future. How do we prepare our children to lead and navigate the future if we don’t teach them to plants trees, if we don’t tell them that they have a future and a responsibility to invest in it. How can God favor our investments if we are not investing?
We find that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is destructive to the individual, the Church, and our community. We find that teaching our children to view our nation through the lens of race is repulsive and we denounce it.
We find that the CRT Oppression Matrix chart is offensive in declaring the following people groups oppressors under the Privileged Social Group category:
- White people
- Male assignment at birth
- Gender conforming men and women
- Rich, upper class people
- Able-bodied people
We not only find this divisive, but it is also destructive to our community and the nation. Therefore, we denounce it and demand that this curriculum and all teaching of Critical Race Theory be removed from the schools in Springfield, Missouri.
The Founding Fathers understood that the British would be very effective by targeting individuals standing alone. Conversely the Founders understood how much support they would muster through coming together as one voice empowering those who shared their cause.
If you want to take a stand by adding your name to this letter email me your name and the name of your church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During an interview with Laura Ingraham, Clarence Thomas asked this question rhetorically in speaking of the divisive climate that we are experiencing in America today, “What binds us together anymore?” The answer is nothing as we watch the revision of our history and the reemergence of racial tension to levels far greater than the Jim Crow era when blacks were overtly oppressed. This societal unease flies in the face of reality. Blacks have opportunities that were not available sixty and seventy years ago. Blacks are freer and more prosperous than ever. Those who have bettered themselves have traveled the same road of success that other successful people of all races. They worked hard, overcame adversity, got educated, stayed out of trouble with the law, and surrounded themselves with other successful people.
Our nation is being fundamentally changed by focusing on the old wounds of our past. Somehow we have allowed the Liberal Progressive Socialist ideology to shape the narrative that we are in essence the most villainous people who have ever existed. They continue to pick at the scabs of the past by reminding us of old sins that have been forgiven. As a nation when it comes to slavery and the Jim Crow laws, no one in this era can make an honest claim that we haven’t recovered sufficiently.
The thought that only the black man born in America can never recover from the past is nonsense and racist on its face. This insanity can only serve those promoting the idea, and conversely, it can only work with a thoroughly conditioned victim. When the black man accepts the notion that he has an incurable disease, he paves the way back to the slavery that he abhorred. Only this time instead of physical chains, he is cuffed with political chains. These psychological chains are much stronger than actual chains because of the cooperation required of the new and improved slave.
The modern slave is constantly bombarded with the notion that someone has to do things for him. His handlers have built brand new slave quarters during the fifties and sixties called projects. They improved his rations with feeding programs. They justified self-segregation by teaching him ethnocentric gobbledygook while the communist agitators disguised as the Black Panthers promoted black supremacy.
I must point out that the so called new black movement is primarily characterized by anger that results in a need for a revolution. This new call to revolution has no clear goals other than destroying what exists, and what things are to look like on the other end is even murkier.
What used to bind us together was the dominant influence of the Christian culture. As we witness more and more the unwillingness of Christians to get involved in the culture, the more America unravels.
It is the good news of the kingdom of God that heals wounds through forgiveness. Please note that it is incumbent upon the one offended to release the offender according to the scriptures. (Matthew 6:12”… and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”) This is just one of the many healing antidotes that brings people together. Galatians 4:28 says, “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
The late Francis Schaffer stated, “When Biblical Christianity ceased to provide the conscience for German society, when political and economic chaos as well as moral permissiveness prevailed, the stage was set for the Nazi movement.” May God forbid that we go down that path.” Likewise if the atheistic moral compass becomes our guidance system we will go the way of chaotic societies and will no longer be a magnet for fleeing emigrants. To answer Justice Thomas’s question, it is the operating system of the government of God that binds us.
Yesterday I received a message from a reporter from KOLR10 who wanted my response to Abortion clinics opening in Springfield, MO. I was unable to respond in time to do the interview. Nevertheless I will give my thoughts regarding the state sponsored murder of our fellow human beings.
- Firstly, Missouri leads the way when it comes to state sponsored murder of our fellow human beings. The expansion of this heinous crime outside of St. Louis was forced onto us by judicial activism. There is no way this would have been imposed on us legislatively. The vast majority of Missourians don’t want innocent blood on their hands.
- It would be irresponsible to not mention that Margaret Sanger, the Founder of Planned Parenthood, created the organization to exterminate the black population. This largely explains why the percentage of blacks have held steady around 12.5% for over sixty years. Margaret Sanger was a frequent speaker at Klan rallies for many years, which helps us understand where she’s coming from.
- The Satanists have emerged as an advocate for Planned Parenthood to restore abortion to Missouri according to the Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article173168316.html. This is perfect marriage made in hell. The forces of evil have always been aligned with abortion, and now they are working in the open.
- When a society assumes the authority to choose who lives and dies, then we are well past the slippery slope conversation. We have jumped into the abyss. We need to repent and pray that God will not give us what we deserve.
- You may have noticed that I do not use the “abortion” word to describe this evil act. The word in this debate serves to sanitize the reality of murder in the first degree. It also serves to inoculate us to continue functioning without our conscience bothering us.
- In conclusion, God has judged nations for their crimes against Him for ages and we are no exception. The blood of many souls are crying out for justice and they will be answered.
In light of my failure to connect with the press and the possibility that my comments may not have made it past the editor’s desk anyway, I wanted to give a response from a Biblical and Christian vantage point here.
Christians Uniting for Political Action
“In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 17: 6)
The modern Left cannot survive without the fuel of pain, dissatisfaction, and the imposition of victimhood onto every segment of society. Their clients are those who are convinced that they have been victimized by whites, the rich, Christians, Jews, America, and all of the institutions that serve our common interest.
When they’ve convinced everyone to point the finger at their neighbor, they create a pie with a hundred slices where each slice feels deserving of the other slices. By virtue of being the sower of victimization they are obviously the one to bring a cure, which always results in theft. They take from the rich without their consent. The Christian loses status by being marginalized as haters of the LBGT community. They steal our national identity by demonizing our history and its founders. They steal from every achiever and achievement. They are true to Karl Marx by honoring the concept of, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” with no concept of personal effort or responsibility.
In the name of fairness the left has created superior and inferior citizens. The victim and the villain are necessary for the argument to work. The net result of their war with the aggressors of society is that they become the new aggressor, devouring everything and everyone in their path. We saw the Occupy Wall Street (Astro-turf) movement demand that the rich give away their earnings or become a target of vandalizing and oppressive taxation. We saw Black Lives Matter demand free tuition and reparations; or, they would burn, loot and riot. We see the Non-Discrimination Movement championed by human rights organizations and the LGBT community that demands Christians give up their religious freedom and property rights or be liable under hate crime laws.
Make no mistake that since the Left has embraced Marxism and the tactics of the community organizer Saul Alinsky, the American pie is carved into many parts rendering us ungovernable. If one choses to become disenfranchised there are enough categories for everyone to find a home. This world where the citizens are convinced that we can devour each other is a dream come true by the Marxist-Leftist- Progressives. The nondependent citizen, by default, is the enemy of the state by not participating in the feeding frenzy of imaginary victimization. Chaos is the stimulant that paves the way for centralizing power. Obamacare, a completely untenable policy where failure is the ultimate end and centralization is their answer, is the great example of this.
There is no question that the objective is to remove us from our Biblical roots and declare man as God. In their atheistic minds, the God-man is the giver of life. He will free man to serve the desires of his flesh and free him from the oppressive Judeo-Christian system. Yes, believe it or not, chaos is the end game. Somewhere in the chaos comes a point where our historic foundations are replaced with a Satanic-inspired form of government where man is free from God.
Let’s not forget how Saul Alinsky felt about all of this. “Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.”
I’m writing this in response to the marriage bill (HB62) sitting in the Missouri House out of my concern and in response to some legislators’ concerns that the Biblical definition of marriage may conflict with or wrongfully encroach upon the state and vice versa. The essence of the proposal gives the state the authority to define marriage without calling it marriage. And on the other hand sanctioning it with all the benefits of marriage. With this proposal a moral union and an immoral union would be on the same moral and legal plane, thus giving validity to one and bringing down the other. It also baits the Church into being silent on the marriage debate by giving it its own little box to maneuver in. HB62’s well intentioned compromise is an acceptance of defeat for the Church and society. The passing of this bill would leave Christians vulnerable to the narrative that the Church can legally discriminate, therefore giving the state the appearance of taking the moral high ground by being inclusive. We need to be wise and not give ammo to those who oppose marriage.
One stated concern is that the government presently has authority to license marriage. I find no problem with this, providing that government is properly aligned with God’s laws and nature’s law. The Church’s responsibility is to define truth and evangelistically make its case in the political market place. The civil authority’s responsibility is to enforce it. We don’t want the Church doing the government’s job and we don’t want the government defining truth.
It’s important that we understand that Christian-based laws and Christian involvement doesn’t make the government a theocracy. Every law has a basis in a belief system. The question is whose beliefs are we going to be governed by? For Christians to accept the notion that we shouldn’t promote our laws onto society is to accept subjugation to someone else’s laws. This type of thinking is the most accepted heresy in nearly all of Christendom. Nowhere in the scriptures can you find teachings where God’s law is forbidden or not appropriate for public consumption, but on the contrary quite the opposite.
The essence of the Old Testament law lays out a detailed plan on how to apply God’s laws for mankind and his institutions. Jesus addressed the purpose of His kingdom/government in the Lord’s Prayer by saying, “May thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” This can be accurately paraphrased by saying, “May the system of governing in heaven be duplicated on earth.” What’s being described is a law system that transcends man and his fallen order. God has commissioned His agents to re-present His government/Kingdom on earth. We need to come to terms with what should be obvious, and that is that God’s laws were given to man to be applied on earth, not to be applied in heaven. Exodus 19:6 says, “And Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation.” Jesus followed up on that in Matthew 28:19 by recommissioning the Church to disciple the nations. As priest of His kingdom we have a duty to warn the kings of the earth to obey God.
Proverbs 29:2 states that, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” When the righteous are in power, do they govern with unjust laws? If not, then with what? The obvious answer is God’s law. The second part of this scripture says, “But when the wicked man rules, the people groan.” The word wicked simply means unbeliever. Is it God’s will that His people or all of mankind be rule by the wicked with groaning being the only outcome?
Numbers 14:21 says, “But as truly as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.” The Christian’s first assumption regarding God’s design for the earth is His plan for occupation and control. God did not give us His road map in order for the wicked to rule, but the godly. We have unwittingly accepted defeat as our destiny on earth when the opposite should be our vantage point. The last point that I want to make on this subject comes from Psalms 2:10-12, “Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” God expects earthly leaders to obey Him, and they do so willing with the promise of blessings or cursing. The Churches function is to make God’s laws clear by declaring it.
This brings me back to the theocracy question. Do God’s laws make theocracies out of governments? No. There are two important facts that prevented Israel from being a theocracy. 1. Under the rule of the Prophets Israel was a constitutional republic governed by the Ten Commandments and the laws of Moses and administered by appointing representatives over tens, fifties, hundreds and thousands according to Ex.18:12. It was a government very similar to that of the United States. 2. Under the rule of the kings the office of the prophet and the king were distinct. Even though David was considered a king and a prophet he was still accountable to the other prophets that God had approved of, and the Ten Commandments and the laws of Moses functioned as their constitution. If priests (whether Christian, Muslim, or Hindu) are not directly in charge of the judiciary and enforcement of the law, they are not a theocracy. On the other hand, for example, Islam under Sharia law has no division between the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches. They direct the government with sanctioning powers. It is distinctly different in a biblically based society. Instead of the government being licensed under the priest, they are reminded of their responsibility before God and choose to cooperate or not.
This unique quality of the Judeo/Christian law based society is that the priest/Church does not preside over the legislative, judicial and executive functions of government. The posture of the priest/Church is perfectly exhibited by the prophet Nathan and his relationship with King David. David had sinned before God and Nathan confronted David on behalf of God. Even though Nathan and David were accountable to God individually, David had more authority as it related to the earthly governmental structure, but they were equals before God as it relates to their heavenly standing and requirements for obedience. In that setting David was obligated to heed Nathan’s warnings or face sanctions from God. The distinctions between the Church and the State are clearly exhibited. What Christians need to understand is that Israel was not a theocracy under the kings or the prophets. In both cases of the rule of the prophets and the kings there were appointed judges and magistrates apart from the prophets and priests, and no one was above the law, not even the king.
If having a Biblical law-based society is the criteria for being classified as a theocracy, then every government is a theocracy. Either man will be ruled by the Creator God or a created god. If man is the final judge of truth answering to no one higher than himself, then he is the de facto lord over whatever system that he the rules over.
The New Covenant Church is the prophetic voice of God that functions similarly like the Old Testament prophets. Both are ambassadors from God’s kingdom who relay messages to another kingdom. That is exactly what Nathan was to David. For the Church to allow the state to pervert the definition of marriage will serve only to dilute the true meaning of marriage. To not fight for this turf would be negligent, rendering the Church culturally irrelevant and bring God’s curse on the nation.
We should take note of how many times God accused the leaders of leading the nation of Israel into sin. As the prophetic voice of God we cannot remain silent. If the salt loses its ability to flavor, it is good for nothing but to be trampled under the foot of men. If this happens then we deserve to be trampled.
A & E documentary on the KKK is for one purpose, and that is to further divide the country.
The KKK represents about .0015% of the population of the United States. To give them attention on this scale can only be for the purpose of creating tension amongst us. We’ve just had eight years of that. I lived through desegregation, and race relations were much better then. Thanks to Liberal media, brain washing is very effective. We have a large segment of the black population who identify with slavery, Jim Crow laws, and no voting rights who have little to no experience with that era. Even though we are far removed from that era, the phantom pain is more intense. Many have not given one thought to the fact that we just had a black president where nearly 45,000,000 whites and other groups voted for the black man. How is it that they were not racist when they voted for him, but are racist now? I hear the mantra, “There is still racism”. Yep, and there is still cancer, tornados, and pollution. Am I the only one who didn’t get the memo that there is supposed to be utopia on earth? Of course there is still racism, because we still have human beings and it’s in every people group. To not acknowledge the progress at this point can only be explained by mind control. Who in the last 50 years has ridden in the back of a bus, drank from segregated fountains, or been forbidden to vote? Are we on the same planet, or am I in a parallel universe? The only reason this show would have some value is to keep the division going for political manipulation.
Most people welcome term limits as a positive move against entrenched politicians, but I beg to differ. The Founders dealt with that problem right out the gate with elections every two, four, and six years. Those scheduled elections are term limits.
The main reason that we have political lifers is because the people who are active voters keep them there. Likewise, due to the large amount of inactive voters the entrenched politicians are guaranteed to return term limit after term limit.
My observation is that the overall voting population has become lazy and indifferent regarding voter participation and political involvement. Between 1832 and 1896 the voter participation rate for presidential elections ranged between 60.1% and 71.4%. During the period between 1900 and 2012, the range was between 32.9% and 55.6%.
My main point is that we are trending towards being lazy and uninvolved. The crutch of term limits would fuel that downward trend, therefore making us more dependent upon legislation to do what we are responsible to do. The Founders gave us a republic and it’s our responsibility to keep it rather than relying on legislative tools that keep us on the couch.
This plays into the hands of liberal politics. They traditionally have been more organized with long term vision and planning while conservatives are less concerned until it’s time to react to something that annoys them.
Along that vein, if Nancy Pelosi terms out it wouldn’t make a difference because they have ten more Nancys in the hopper ready to take her place. It’s no secret that the liberal voters have a lower threshold when it comes to traditional values thereby giving them an advantage in validating qualifiers for election. Conservative voters on the other hand are less likely to support a candidate that doesn’t meet their moral criteria, thus giving them less opportunity in many elections. They also have less long term planning and structure than their opponents.
I hold to the notion that we already have term limits with the current election cycles of two, four, and six years. Furthermore, we don’t need more excuses to be less involved, more indifferent and lazier than we already are.