This is the now famous video of a bewildered man not knowing what to do as he hears the reponses to a vote on whether or not to include God and whether or not to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the Democratic party statement. It is indicative of a general climate of departing from the faith by some and the defiant rejection of others who never had Christian values at all. You can hear the "yeas" by those that somehow still want to hang on to God in the confusion of unbiblical ideals. Godlessness is now desiring to complete the task of taking over a large segment of American society. Will America ever be the same again?
Joshua 24: 15
"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; ......"
2008 Democratic Statement:
“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
2012 Democratic Statement:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”
Somehow President John Adams understood the importance of God in the establishment of a democratic style government when at present many do not. I have been pondering the question of what happened to the United States of America and how did we lose our way?
Romans 1: 28-31
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:”
It seems that in this day many people do not want to “retain God in their knowledge”. There are those that already are portraying what the Bible calls a “reprobate mind.”
As a Christian, I looked in astonishment at what was being said as the Democratic Party held its convention this year. It had an antichrist spiritual message. It seemed very odd to me, to say the least. I watched them hold god in one hand and godlessness in the other. The Democrats seemed mesmerized by their unwavering agenda and the crowd seemed unable to see the obvious signs of their own departing from the Christian faith that these ideals portrayed. There were many speeches promoting ideals of equal opportunity for all regardless of class and citizenship sprinkled with unbiblical ideals.
Tearing through the veneer, there came statements to terminate the rights of those yet unborn because they obviously didn’t count in all of their speaking. The unborn cannot speak. The unborn cannot vote. They had no right to the healthcare the Democratic Party so vehemently was promoting and defending. They had no right to even be born in the godless agenda reiterated again and gain. It is called “Family Planning” and “Reproductive Rights of Women”. Picking apart more rhetoric, there came self-righteous triumphant declarations from those who want to promote the unbiblical love between two people of the same sex by giving them permission to marry.
All of these proposed “rights” have come at a great cost to the rights of everyone else who still cherish a just and holy God in the land. Those who want what portrays morality in the land used to be in the majority. We shall see by this election whether righteousness still has a dominant voice or not. Oddly enough, almost all of the speakers ended their speeches with a phrase that went something like this. “God Bless you and may God bless the United States of America”. What hypocrisy! At the very least, a dark chasm of spiritual blindness has taken over.
So let’s just clear this up. Will God bless you who do such things? Will God bless those who approve of such things by their vote for unrighteousness?!! NEVER NEVER NEVER
A loving God holds out His arms to forgive those who have been caught in sin when they repent. Remember the prodigal son. He will not change His mind on sin. We do not have the liberty to change His standards. We are instead offered his forgiveness when we recognize that we have sinned. He loves us.
Romans 1: 32
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
The increasing diversity of religions added to an ineffective witness by the Christian community has negated the adherence to the absolute Biblical laws of an almighty God. To accommodate this diversity, the church of the living God has decided that they are more American than Christian so they are changing or ignoring Biblical principles. Morality has been rewritten and this has left me and many other Christians increasingly concerned.
If I could write a time line of what a nation in spiritual decline looks like, it would look something like this:
1925: Scopes Trial opens controversy of creation versus evolution for a high school teacher teaching the evolution of man contrary to state law at the time. (TN Butler Law)
1952: Institution of National Day of Prayer.
1962: Prayer taken out of public schools (Supreme Court Decision Engel v. Vitale)
Must we assume by this that prayer is only for consenting adults and not our children?
1963: Madeline Murray O’Hair won law suit against Baltimore schools to ban prayer.
1969: CDC began abortion statistics. The estimated total number of preborn legally killed by abortion in the U.S. between 1973-2003 was 41,500,000. Approximately 3000 preborn American babies are aborted daily in the U.S. The website with other abortion statistics. http://www.physiciansforlife.org/content/view/9/47/
1973: Roe V Wade becomes the law of the land. Abortion is now the norm and not the exception. It is now right and not wrong in our land.
1996: Defense of Marriage Act signed by President Bill Clinton.
(He now wants it repealed in favor of same sex marriage.)
2001: September 11 the World Trade Center is bombed by Islamists bringing our nation to its knees. Many pray but it is short-lived.
2003: The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that sodomy laws in the U.S. are unconstitutional.
2003+ Since 2003 there has been a flurry of activity on the federal and state level either legalizing or repealing the right for individuals of the same sex to marry. At present there are eight states that have legalized gay marriage.
Time line of the Gay Rights movement: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0761909.html
2003: Ten Commandments monument removed from Alabama state judicial building by order of a judge as issue of separation of religion and government.
2010: California: Exeter High School replaced prayer at graduation with a moment of silence.
2011: Pat Robertson, without considering the Biblical criteria of salvation through Jesus Christ, calls Mormon Mitt Romney an “outstanding Christian”.
2011: Ninth District Court of Appeals banned God from the schools. All banners that mention “God” must be taken down in a school classroom in California. The teacher, Brad Johnson, continues to fight.
2011: San Antonio judge banned prayer at graduation ceremony in Texas.
2012: Prayer at a football game is no longer welcomed by some thus crushing the desires of the majority who have always prayed before a football game.
2012: Barak Obama became the first president to endorse same-sex marriage May 9, 2012
2012: Republican National Convention is held and nominates the first Mormon as its candidate for president. Appealing to the “moral”, Mormonism is not a Bible believing Christian faith but a cult.
2012: Democratic National Convention leaves out references to God in their original platform and will not recognize the sovereign state of Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. They reinstate both in spite of shouts of disapproval and anger from many wanting God removed. No one is really sure if the “yeas” actually had the vote. See Video above.
2012: The Democratic Party endorses same-sex marriage and emphasizes the reproductive rights of women making abortion more important than life itself.
2012: September 11 riots break out in the Middle East in Islamic countries. In Lybia our ambassador and three others are killed by an angry Islamic mob.
2012: The Obama Administration apologizes for us as a people for insulting the faith of Islam even though the Christian faith has been under subtle governmental attack for years. A good example of this is the exhibit displayed in 1989 where a photograph of the crucified Christ was placed in goblet of the artist’s urine and called “ART” by the National Endowment for The Arts, which is funded by our government. This example is extreme but demonstrates our lop-sided ideals. Many may remember it happening. (Note other examples on the timeline of religious bias against Christians.)
2012: Election November 6, 2012. As riots and confusion continue, we await the decision.
I am sure my timeline is not all-inclusive because many things have happened I am not even aware of or have forgotten about. I purposely included events that some would not deem worthy of mention. There are many events that make local news and demonstrate what is happening in our country. Perhaps you may know of some.
The following statements that are not based upon any Christian ideals are taken from the Democratic National Party’s platform statement:
Freedom to Marry. “We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference. We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.”
This is what sinful man says about marriage.
This is what the Bible says on what constitutes a marriage:
Genesis 2: 22-24
"This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Protecting A Woman's Right to Choose. “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”
This is what sinful man says about a Womans' Right to Choose.
This is what the Bible says about that baby the woman is carrying:
Psalm 139: 13-17
“For you have formed my inward parts: you have covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!”
According to the fruit of their behavior, the Democratic party is in defiance of the living God. Their platform is antichrist in nature by their own words and their own affirmations. It has a form of godliness but denies the power thereof, according to the scripture:
2 Timothy 3: 4-5
“Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
If God’s people who are Democrats cannot seem to turn their party back to God, it is time for each one of them to leave it. We are commanded to turn away from those who profess God but promote ungodly ways. If ever I saw this demonstrated, it was this convention. If you are involved with affirming the sin of these ideals as your own ideals then you are in sin. You are also known by the company you keep. Please repent and turn away. We all must think with whom we are making an alliance. This is crucial and we are on the edge of something disastrous. God is still merciful and He is holding out his hand to us. This is truly the end times, the midnight hour.
2 Corinthians 6: 17
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”
Democrat or Republican we cannot trust any human being as the ultimate answer but we can choose the best available frail human being that will lead us as a nation.
Psalm 146: 3-4
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.”
This election we are putting a lot of trust into electing the “right man for the job”, the son of a man. We ultimately will be electing the person that best reflects who America is as a nation at this point in time. This person will be what the voting majority wants to represent them as a people. There is no ideal candidate but there is a better choice. There is one choice that is more moral in its ideals. Neither choice is a Christian choice so we must decide which person gives us the better chance to continue to worship God freely. Which one will allow us to reflect the values and ideals we have grown to cherish as Americans? Which one will better allow us to be able to pass these Christian values to our posterity as long as possible?
The freedom to raise American children with at the very least a Christian influence is eroding. With no prayers in school and a new morality, children are left observing a pattern in their land that shows them that no matter what path they choose to follow, if it is okay by the law, it is probably overlooked by God, if there is a god.
The Christian majority is fading and it is reflective in the values of a floundering society. Much of the church is in a state of scriptural compromise and doctrinal changes. The United States of America marches on reflecting the decline in adherence to true Biblical standards of right and wrong in the majority of its citizens. There is little proclamation now of the need for Jesus Christ as personal Savior in the life of an individual. I see spiritual and moral compromise, dominionism that preaches a new world before the actual return of Christ, false prophets prophesying smooth things for gain, watered ecumenical doctrines full of enticing words to please more people, and, at the top of the list, confusion and more confusion.
I sound like a broken record but we need the salvation of the Lord more than ever before. We are all on the verge of judgment from a holy and righteous God. As mentioned in previous blogs I have written, the apostate church body in the guise of ecumenism has compromised and lacks the firm foundation of Jesus Christ that it once had. It is up to me and you to know our God and be willing to buck popular opinion when needed. After all, who do we want on our side: mere man or the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
Psalm 33: 12
“…..Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
I love this country of America. I have traveled all over it and beheld the natural beauty that we have been blessed with. I have marveled over the diversity of its citizens appreciating the contributions made by those different than myself. I feel I have been blessed to have been born here. I am not surprised that my ancestors came here to have freedom and a better life. In America I was given the same opportunity that all born in my generation ever possessed. I was free to give my life to Jesus Christ without fear of death or free (God forbid) to turn Him away. I walked my own road making my choices good and bad without others dictating my way. Not all of our Founding Fathers were Christians, but they allowed the roots of Christianity to grow in a new land. Now these roots are being plucked up and we are in danger of being destroyed. Yes, I love this country but it is in danger.
Jeremiah 18: 7-10
“At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.”
What will be our choice in the coming days?
With Love In Jesus Name