On January 6, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read a list of Communist goals into the Congressional record. The list was derived from researcher Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.” Goal #26 was to present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.” In Springfield, MO, this goal is no different from the goals the city leaders and school board administrators, which we just witnessed over the weekend with the city sponsored drag shows for families and their children. These people could and should be removed along with their communist goals. The largest demographic with a mandate from God to promote righteousness in the culture has been sitting on the sidelines. A part of a pastor’s RESPONSIBILITY is to watch the city gates. If fifty pastors inform their congregation on the critical issues and encourage them to vote Biblically, hold two voter registration drives annually and pass out voter guides then God will answer some of your prayers over this city. If we pray on these issues and don’t act, we may be nullifying our prayers.
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.