I am Christian. If that proclamation offends you, then it is you who are insecure certainly not I. I do not shudder at the thought of confrontation with the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom from Religion Foundation, or any of a number of Godless oriented organizations bent on removing God from American society. I do not support suppressing any group opposed to what I believe. At this stage in American history, Christians better make a stand. For their own sake first, and then to preserve the country that still allows them to freely worship – as long as we do not get too public with it.
Our American revolution began in Churches. These clergy were dubbed by the British as the Black Robed Regiment. They preached about God-given freedom – the very freedoms spoken of in our Declaration of Independence and protected by our Constitution. It is not by accident that America rose so quickly in history to become the most powerful and prosperous nation in the world’s history of nations. Our country was founded on Biblical principles and in our endeavor to be a free people we relied on the protection of divine Providence to see us through. Because we trusted God, he blessed us.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
The David and Goliath story is still applicable. Only now, it is the American Christian community that is forced into the David position pitting small communities against well-financed organizations like the ACLU and our pastors against the wrath of the Internal Revenue Service. We need a Black Robed Regiment to take a stand and lead this nation back toward God and it founding principles. But, we also need individual Christians to take a stand. If the forces of government want to arrest you for praying in public, praying where you work, praying in a public school, praying at a public event, or a Pastor who dares preach the truth… then let them send in the troops. Maybe it will take civil disobedience on a large scale just so that disengaged Americans can see how close it is to the end of this country and the end to their freedom.
Every election cycle, we see liberal politicians in certain Churches making political speeches with nary a disparaging word from the government or from a worthless and largely dishonest media. However, if a pastor – other than Jeremiah Wright – takes on the direction of our government his or her Church faces the threat of losing their tax status. “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” I say, let them come. When a government is endorsing ideals in contradiction of Biblical teaching, a Christian Pastor is obligated to share the truth with the congregation. Some Pastors are doing this with Pulpit Freedom Sunday demonstrating that it is the Pastor and God, not the IRS or others who determine what is preached from the pulpit.
Today in America, we have embraced what is written in Romans 1: 18-32. We have a government that is restricting our guaranteed religious freedom – primarily that of Christians. We have a government more protective of Islam than they are of Christianity. Our current government is the most anti-Israel government in my lifetime. We are giving money to Ishmael while abandoning Isaac. I will bless those who bless you…
We are being led down a path to our own destruction. Must we follow? We are giving away God’s gift of freedom and by turning away, His blessings too. The next election will not fix what is wrong with us if we even survive until the next one. Only individual Americans and our Christian leaders, not the pretenders collecting paychecks in Washington, taking a hard stand and declaring that it stops here and now will save us.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry 1775
How far have we strayed from our founding principles? Read The 5000 Year Leap