Onward Christian Soldiers…

There is a war raging all around us — for our Country, for our morals, and most importantly, our souls. All you have to do is turn on the news, and you see it everywhere. What was once honorable, right, and noble, are now turned upside down. We have people in government who no longer care about running the Country. They are only interested in getting elected and reelected. And, some wish to destroy everything that the USA has accomplished in its history. 

The United States of America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. These principles are scattered throughout the works of the founding fathers and are the bedrock up which this Country was built. So, what happened? As with many things, the further you get from the beginning, the weaker things become. I believe this has most certainly happened with Christianity. The Reformation in the 1500s reignited the fire that was smoldering. Sadly, I think the flame of Christianity here in the USA is on the verge of being extinguished. We have lost the courage to stand for our beliefs. Weak preaching and teaching have allowed our beautiful Country to fall into chaos. 

I am a member of a church that associates with the Southern Baptist Convention. This once great institution has been infiltrated with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Instead of focusing on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the principles laid out in His Word, the SBC now teaches about and supports such ideas as Critical Race Theory and Black Lives Matter. Both of these ideologies are based on lies and wish to destroy the USA. There are leaders in the SBC that openly support the Democrat Party — the party that promotes abortion, homosexuality (and all its variations), welfare, and the destruction of the family unit. These are things that other Christian Denominations have already supported and fallen into apostasy. Now the SBC is on the fast track to the same fate. What we need are men who will stand firm in The Word and not compromise.

I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— [7] not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are troubling you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. [8] But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, a curse be on him! [9] As we have said before, I now say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, a curse be on him! [10] For am I now trying to persuade people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. 

Galatians 1:6-10 CSB

May God raise up men with courage and fortitude to stand for what’s right in the eyes of God Almighty. That is our only hope. 

Race to the Finish

Life for the Christian is a race. Richard Petty, the king of racing, says, “To finish first, first you have to finish.” So it is for the Christian. Racers race for a certain amount of time to win trophies they can display. They have multiple races during a season to determine the champion. Christians have only one race that lasts a lifetime. Our goal is to win crowns that we will cast at our Savior’s feet when we get to Heaven. Just like racing cars, there is a strategy to race the Christian life. What we accomplish during our short time here in this life determines our rewards in Heaven.

Christians must live their lives with an all-out pursuit of Christ.  Those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb lean in, seeking to run longer, go higher, serve better, love deeper, and live more faithfully according to what God has given us in His Word. We pursue transformation into the image of our Savior from glory to glory, and we seek to help other believers do the same (2 Cor. 3:18). We run the race of faith set before us.

Ending the race well is not easy and is not an accident. Too many professing Christians try to please God with their own efforts. Others disregard God’s law entirely, distorting our freedom in Christ into lawlessness. Even worse, the church often encourages this.

I have seen it again and again as I read about what is going on in my own Southern Baptist Convention as well the UMC, PCUSA, and almost every other group calling themselves Christian. The focus has been lost somewhere along the line. Trying to do good, the church has taken its focus off the Gospel and put it on political, social, and cultural issues that at best are marginal to the Gospel. We too easily forget the Gospel of God’s grace that presents Christ alone as the Savior and Sanctifier of His people. He tells us who value the reign of God over their lives and who diligently pursue righteous living can trust God to satisfy all of their needs (Matt. 6:3).

Fed Up!

I’m fed up with the liberals and their alternative views and thrusting them on me. Everywhere you look these days all you hear is how bad the USA has been and continues to be. The liberals and their media continuously bombard us with stories of how Americans, especially White Americans, have mistreated, oppressed, and taken advantage of everyone else. According to them, White Americans are all homophobic, misogynic, racist, and promote White Supremacy. Nothing short of completely overthrowing our Republic will suffice their demands. Many of the things that make us terrible people in their eyes have been considered normal and right since the beginning of time until recently when some folks became “woke.” They decided that they know more than God and dismiss Him and His principles.  Here are the things that us White Americans and other “normal” Americans must accept or be labeled as haters:

  • Reparations to the African American descendants of slavery.
  • Open our borders and allow everyone to come in at will.
  • Every person in the USA has the right to vote regardless of citizenship and whether or not they pay any taxes.
  • Appropriate money to areas of the Country due to the population of citizens and non-citizens alike.
  • Provide free healthcare for everyone, regardless of citizenship.
  • Provide free education for everyone regardless of citizenship.
  • There are no longer merely male and female. There is an unlimited supply of mixes we must accept.
  • Homosexuality is normal, and same-sex relationships must be given the same respect of normal relations.
  • Murdering babies is an acceptable form of birth control. Note: it’s not about women’s health or rights.
  • Representatives and Senators in Washington no longer act on the interests of the districts and states that elect them—they take on ideals and movements of those groups who want to destroy our morals and our way of life.

I feel as if I could go on and on here. I’m sure I have left out some of the things that make White Americans terrible people. But it’s time to say enough is enough!

The liberals have done a great job of isolating groups of people and letting them know they are victims of discrimination, prejudice, oppression, and other wrongdoing. They have hyphonated America. We do not get to choose our parents, our race, when or where we are born or anything else about our birth. That is just our lot in life. We must make the best of what we are given. We should strive to make our lives better, but not at the expense of others. We are not to be jealous of those whose lot in life is better than ours. Jesus was mistreated, beaten, tortured, and crucified. He forgave those that did these things to Him while He was hanging on the cross. He did not seek revenge. That should be a lesson for all of us.

The USA is not without its faults simply because it is made up of people. According to the Bible, we are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God. There is no perfect country or government. But, compared to all those that have ever existed and exist today, there has never been another country or form of government that has done more good than the USA. We did these things because our Founding Fathers knew about how bad the world was and created something that had never before been on this scale. Indeed, they made mistakes—because they were human.

Everyone has an opportunity to engage in the pursuit of happiness from wherever they find themselves. I’m sure it is harder for some more than others. But despite what anyone says, there will never be complete equality between all people. Life just doesn’t work that way. We will always be able to find those that have it better than us as well as those that have it much worse than us. We must focus on our own lives and do the best we can with what we have and learn to be content.

Despite what some say, the USA was founded on Christian principles. That’s what has separated us from the rest of the world. The reason we find ourselves in this despotic time is that somewhere down the line, we thought we had become so good that we no longer needed God. Because of this, Satan has been able to get a firm grip on our Country. He has introduced many false prophets and doctrines and, in the process, made us hate each other.

God was so important in our beginning that George Washington decided to be sworn into office with his hand on the Bible and included the words: “So help me God.” Those words have been used in oaths ever since. Sadly, most of those elected do not believe in God, do not know Him, do not serve Him, or have another god altogether. That’s right, the Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc., do not have the same God that we Christians worship. Any oath they make is a lie. The Muslims especially do not know God, do not respect Christians, and want to destroy us.

These elected officials swear that they will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; however, they openly defy it. Instead of supporting it, they want to destroy it. The Representatives and Senators in Washington need to start governing based on the best interest of their respective districts and states that elect them. Instead, many of them focus on ideals and systems that their constituency doesn’t want or knows nothing about. They fall into line of political parties. George Washington warned about this happening in his Farewell Address, but we did not pay heed. Instead. We wanted to change the system to fit what our parties wanted. For instance, Senators were appointed by the state legislatures up until the early 1900s. That’s the way the states get their interests met in Congress. The Representatives were supposed to legislate for their specific districts. Those of us here in North Carolina have little to no interests in the ideals of somewhere like Ney York or California. They have their needs, and we have ours.

Also, until the early 1900s, there was no federal income tax. It was started by progressives, and it has done nothing but grow and grow. The liberals now think it’s appropriate for those that pay nothing in federal income tax to vote in national elections so that they have a say in how the money is spent. How is this fair? Should I be able to tell another family how to spend their money even though I don’t contribute to their finances? Of course not. It’s all about control.

The Federal Government spends much more money than it has. It is spent on all kinds of things that we have no business involved in from foreign aid to sexual activity of turtles. Money is sent to all areas of our Country to provide assistance. We have only created a dependent group of people who have no interest in pursuing happiness. They simply have babies and draw checks. I’ve been on the front lines and have seen it myself. It’s just ridiculous. We must get back to the principles the Bible of which the USA was founded.

Until the Christians humble themselves to God, confess, repent, stand up, and vote according to the principles of the Bible will the USA ever regain its glory. We need to understand that homosexuality in all of its forms is a sin. Murdering babies is a sin. Lying is a sin. Fornication is a sin. Drunkenness is a sin. Immorality, in all its forms, is a sin. And we must love the Lord our God with all of our body, mind, and soul, and love our neighbors as ourselves. We must be bold and not ashamed of our God. Then, and only then, will we be righteous before Him and He will restore us.

In the mean time, I guess I’ll just remain a homophobic, mysoginist, racist, white supremacist. Who is with me?