As we work through this political season I’m reminded of Chuck Colson’s quote, “The kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One no matter how good the president’s character or great his ability. Don’t get me wrong: Elections are important; the law is a moral teacher. But all the laws and political victories will not help us if we lose the culture. Our job is the same no matter who is in office: that is, to make serious disciples and to bring Christian truth to bear in all of life.” America is in need of a spiritual Awakening; no politician can accomplish this.
“In 1739 arrived among us from Ireland the Reverend Mr. Whitefield, who hadmade himself remarkable there as an itinerant preacher. He was at first permitted to preach in some of our churches; but the clergy, taking a dislike to him, soon refused him their pulpits, and he was obliged to preach in the fields. The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous, and it was matter of speculation to me, who was one of the number, to observe the extraordinary influence of his oratory on his hearers, and how much they admired and respected him, notwithstanding his common abuse of them, by assuring them they were naturally half beast and half devils. It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless or indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk thro’ the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.” Ben Franklin’s observation of the effect of George Whitefield’s ministry. (www.ushistory.org/franklin/
America is lost; one has to think through and devise a strategy to recapture our Christian heritage and reestablish our Christian culture.
The complex-nature of the challenge to reestablish a Christian culture in America, and to end the systematic removal of Jehovah God from American society will require real expertise. The Colonial Period chart and compass used by Daniel Webster needs to be tracked down. “Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary.”
A search team should be created to identify the present-day men of Issachar; “From Issachar’s descendants there were 200 leaders who understood the times and knew what Israel should do. Their relatives were under their command.” 1 Chronicles 12:32
Last month my wife Cindy and I were looking for a Mardi Gras Ball gown that took us to Woodland Hills, California; a heavily Jewish, wealthy, San Fernando Valley, area located smack-dab in the space that produces and distributes 90% of pornography in America…whose profit is bigger than General Motors.
“According to HBO series Porn Valley, nearly 90% of all legally distributed pornographic films made in the States are either filmed in or by studios based in Los Angeles San Fernando Valley…’worldwide industry worth $57 billion’.”
The late theology professor Harold O. J. Brown wrote in 2005 that “The distinctiveness of marriage has been abolished (Baird v. Eisenstadt); prayer and Bible reading in schools has been stamped out (Abington, Schemp, et al.); the mother’s womb has become the most dangerous place for a baby (Roe v. Wade, et al.); the rights (but not the duties) of fathers and parents of minor girls have been voided (Planned Parenthood v. Danforth); divorce has become easier than marrying; the Ten Commandments have been banned from public view; and now the natural distinction between male and female is being abolished (Goodridge, Lawrence, etc.). the Pledge of Allegiance is forbidden; the Boy Scouts are under attack; and Christmas carols are banned. Pornography is everywhere. The structure of American society is being demolished brick by brick.”
Read and weep for America…
Because of Christians lack of interest, or lack of power, the filth being pumped and mainlined directly into every home in America–through radio, television and the Internet–is a direct indictment on the Church of America.
While I was preparing to lambaste the heathen in the San Fernando Valley, my friend Luis Cataldo reminded me that that is what pigs do. You get a pig out of the pigpen, soap him up, clean him off, tie a pink ribbon around his neck, he immediately heads back to the pigpen to wallow in the slop…that’s what pigs do. We, Christian America, are the problem.
Can the election of a President give America a thorough cleaning from pornography, abortion, homosexuality, filth from TV and Hollywood, racism, and injustice?
Ron Dunn: “The mark of a decadent society is the exaltation and normalization of sin”.
Founding Father and Signer of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll opined,”Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion…are undermining the solid morals, the best security for the duration of free government.“
Since Cindy was fasting that day we were looking for her dress, I had the luxury to have lunch at a Chinese Buffet (Cindy hates eating at a buffet). As I sat down with my food Cindy said, “What is that I hear?”; I responded, “I don’t hear anything”. Cindy said, “You can’t hear that?”, Cindy heard the instrumental beginning of “Trust in Jesus” by Third Day.
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