The Bible is clear...you and I are in a spiritual battle in the world today. It is Jesus Christ vs. Lucifer...alias the dragon, the devil, Satan, the beast, the anti-Christ.
Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV): "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
America was founded on Jesus Christ. Our founding fathers who developed the Constitution of the United States were primarily Christians. They formed the Constitution and the Bill of Rights according to Christian values and beliefs, which are now being labeled as “traditional values". Man either comes under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His character and set of values, ethics, and morality; or, men join the animal kingdom with the morality of an intelligent animal. Lucifer rebelled against God because of pride and now rules the earth, as explained in my articles, “Kings, Dictators and Presidents”. People today choose who they will serve, as well as who they will elect and follow. If people choose to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they develop into the image of God with the characteristics of Jesus, manifesting what is called the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-24 (NKJV): "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires."
If men reject Jesus Christ as their God, they become a humanist, or they may become a religious person with the nature of an animal or beast. A follower of Jesus Christ is not a religious person, but an individual who has a relationship with God.
Galatians 5:19-21 (NKJV): "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
Fifty-two of the fifty-five signers of the Constitution were orthodox Christians. In the records of the debates surrounding the writing of the Constitution, 94% of all quotes were from the Bible. ("Marriage and Family Life", Scott and Cheri Scheer, Pg. 10)
George Washington said, “Reason and experience both have forbidden us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.” (ibid. Pg. 10)
John Quincy Adams said, “The glory of the Revolution was the bonding of government and Christianity.” (ibid. Pg. 10)
In the year 1811, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to remove the Bible from school curriculums. At that time the court sentenced a man who tried to remove it to three months in jail! (ibid. Pg. 197)
In 1878, in Reynolds vs. the United States Government, the Supreme Court ruled that Christianity and government could not be separated, since government is built upon the Bible and Christian beliefs. (ibid. Pg. 11)
John Jay, the first chief justice and one of the three authors of the Constitution asserted, “It is the duty of the nation to see that it has Christian Leaders.” (ibid. Pg. 197)
Murray vs. Curlett was the case brought to the Supreme Court by Madalyn Murray O’Hair in 1962. This landmark case instigated the removal of prayer from the schools within the first year and the removal of Bible reading the next year. Schools across the nation showed an immediate decline in academics and morality. Teen pregnancy has risen over 500% since 1963. S.A.T. scores stayed constant until 1963, then plummeted. (ibid. Pg. 11)
The national averages for public school students continue to fall. The average Christian school student still has scores comparable to the pre-1963 student. (ibid. Pg. 198)
In 1970 the no-fault divorce law was passed. There was an immediate 80% increase in divorce the very next year, with a 740% increase in couples living together over the next ten years. (ibid. Pg. 11) (Emphasis mine)
Before 1960 only 1 in 1000 marriages ended in divorce, but now 65%-70% end in divorce. Even in the church the divorce rate is roughly 52%, which shows how much society has affected the church instead of the church affecting society. I believe the statistics concerning the divorce rate in the church are a direct result of a lack of leadership in the church. Televangelists and others twist the gospel for personal gain, fearing politicians and businessmen more than God. Pastors want to be accepted rather than being willing to pick up their cross for Jesus Christ and be criticized. Most pastors today have become CEOs, and the members of their congregations are their clientele. I call it the business-oriented church syndrome when pastors are more concerned over their bellies than nurturing their congregations. A faithful pastor needs to be concerned over the souls of their members. They need to be involved in developing, correcting, and equipping the saints to do real evangelism in society, thus influencing the nation for Jesus Christ. They should hold their people accountable for sin and pursue restoration of relationships within the church instead of turning their problems over to the courts. A faithful pastor should raise up congregations to be salt in a nation, protecting America’s Christian heritage from deceitful politicians being elected into office and take away America’s traditional family values.
Yes, we are in a cultural and spiritual battle in the United States of America today! Agnostics, atheists, various religions, abortionists, homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, eugenicists, racists, humanists, evolutionists, feminists, socialists, communists and others are all collectively assaulting America’s Christian foundation and biblical traditional family values. We are in a direct battle between Jesus Christ vs. Lucifer, which translates into paganism vs. Christianity. The cultural battle is raging on with the Christians mostly on the sidelines, in the chow line, or as cowards with an ostrich mentality, keeping their heads in the sand to avoid confrontation. Today’s church leaders have not been raising Jeremiahs, Elijahs, Elishas, Daniels, Joshuas, John the Baptists, or Lion of Judah warriors. Instead they are raising an ignorant, selfish church which compromises instead of being thrown into the fiery furnace or daring to cut off the head of Goliath in victory. They believe it is better to use “wisdom”, which I believe is usually nothing more than an excuse to avoid defending our Lord’s name, His glory, and His teachings on values, morality and truths. These teachings coming under siege daily through the public schools, universities, movies, liberal media, congress, and the Supreme Court. Jesus said that if Christians are not the salt of their culture, then they are good for nothing but to be trampled under the feet of men because their purpose in the earth has been removed and now the enemy is ravaging the land and conquering the people. In this scenario most Christians are responsible for allowing America to become a pagan nation run by evolutionists and homosexuals who are constantly attacking and removing our Christian morality and laws while many Christians sheepishly say nothing.
Luke 14:32-36 (NKJV): "Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple. 'Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!'”
Mark 9:49-50 (NKJV): "For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”
In "Confrontational Politics", Senator H. L. Richardson, Ret. writes: “America is now suffering from a conflict flowing from two diametrically opposite beliefs. It is a deadly war of immense consequences, affecting the moral fiber of our country. The two combatants are radical humanism and those of us who adhere to traditional American values. Paradoxically, both stem from opposite sides of the same coin. The fundamental concept that under girds each belief is God. One believes He exists and the other, that He does not.”
President Theodore Roosevelt said, “I believe the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.”
President Theodore Roosevelt also said, “There are those who believe that a new modernity demands a new morality. What they fail to consider is the harsh reality that there is no such thing as a new morality. There is only one morality. There is only true Christian ethics over against which stands the whole of paganism. If we are to fulfill our great destiny as a people, then we must return to the old morality, the sole morality.”
President Roosevelt’s scathing comments continued. “All these blatant sham reformers, in the name of a new morality, preach the old, old vice and self-indulgence which rotted out first the moral fiber and then even the eternal greatness of Greece and Rome.”
Humanism is just paganism which justifies every form of immorality and amorality, as well as all ideologies, including communism. Socialism forces men to depend on the government to supply all their needs instead of God. Communism produces men who look at the government as their God. In communism they exterminate all people who dare to challenge the spirit of the beast’s ideology to which they have all become servants. In socialism they rehabilitate, indoctrinate and brainwash any individual who resists the government’s anti-Christ agenda and goals. Humanism, which is another word for atheism, was already manifesting itself at the tower of Babel where man wanted to reach his god potential without Jesus. In socialism the beast spirit, operating through the government, attempts to re-educate or brainwash any citizen who does not follow its wishes. In communism, Stalin and other leaders killed off the population which did not look to them as their god.
What each one of us in America needs to understand is that this cultural battle is really a spiritual battle of good vs. evil, morality vs. immorality, liberal paganism vs. Christian conservatism, freedom vs. tyranny, socialism/communism vs. capitalism, the United Nations New World Order agenda with their immorality vs. America’s Christian Heritage with their traditional values and beliefs, heaven vs. hell, Jesus vs. Lucifer...leading to the climactic Battle of Armageddon. What freedoms we as Americans will continue to enjoy will depend on whether Christians will get into this gigantic spiritual and cultural battle with all their might, as they are commanded, and begin to serve the Lord.
Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV): "Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
My definition of selfishness is doing the will of man vs. righteousness which is doing the will of God. When people reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, their character becomes that of a beast. When a person accepts Jesus as their God, they develop the fruit of the Holy Spirit as mentioned earlier.
Today in government the politically liberal like to talk about love, but in reality they are the most hateful people in society. They lie, cheat, and steal to accomplish their goals because to them "the end justifies the means". They are motivated by the animal conscience of "the survival of the fittest", as Charles Darwin would explain it. To them lying is an acceptable behavior as they have no fear of facing God when they die. They make hate crime laws, taking away a Christian's freedom of speech because they do not want to listen to words quoted from a moral Jesus. Yet, they want to be able to voice their own conscience. The liberal politician is one of the most hypocritical people living in America today. In their definition of love they make laws to kill the most innocent of people...the baby in the mother's womb. They have no concern for the rights of that baby, but selfishly care only about their own rights.
The verses below continue to explain the Science of Judgment and why Lucifer’s seed (those that reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior) are against Christians; sometimes with sheer demonic hatred. This explains why Hitler, Stalin and other dictators who practiced socialism or communism controlled, tortured, and killed Christians.
Genesis 3:15 (NKJV): "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
When Christians fail to be salt in their community, the beast spirit in a nation becomes stronger and stronger until it rules the nation with its humanistic laws. Christians are then persecuted for their faith if they dare to express it. There are ramifications for Christians who do not get involved in evangelism in society, representing the morality of the kingdom of Jesus, as well as ramifications for sin as recorded in Genesis 3:14, 16-19.
Genesis 3:14 (NKJV): "So the LORD God said to the serpent: 'Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.'"
Genesis 3:16-19 (NKJV): "To the woman He said: 'I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.' Then to Adam He said, 'Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: 'Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.'”
When Adam and Eve sinned, the ramifications according to the Science of Judgment were instant because they had been living a life full of total grace and mercy. They had no excuse for rebelling against God. As mentioned in Genesis 3:14, Satan hates the seed of Jesus Christ, meaning he hates all Christians who are serving Jesus instead of themselves through his demonic temptations. He will cause all men who do not serve Jesus to criticize and attack sincere believers for not compromising their views on sin and being politically correct.
Matthew 10:34-39 (NKJV): “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it."
John 15:18-20 (NKJV): “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also."
James 4:4 (NKJV): "Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God." (Please read also 1 Peter 4:12-19; 1 John 2:22-23; 1 John 3:10-13; 1 John 4:1-6)
If a pastor preaches the word of God faithfully, he will warn that God labels a couple having an affair as adulterers, and two people engaged in premarital sex as fornicators, not lovers. These behaviors, along with homosexuality, lesbianism, and abortion, are sin and separate a person from God unless they repent. This type of preaching causes liberals to get very angry. This explains why liberals today who believe in socialism are frantically trying to remove America’s Christian heritage with its traditional values and beliefs, forcing Americans to accept homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexualism, abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and legal medical suicide. This is why they want to force their immoral, anti-Jesus lifestyle in America by law, preventing Christians from being able to mention these lifestyles as sin according to the Bible. This is sheer tyranny and the very reason we experienced the American Revolution over 200 years ago. Christians fled England because of a king who acted like a tyrant, and they fled the English state church which tried to control their freedom of worship, violating their conscience. Tyranny prevails, fellow Americans, when Christians fail to be salt in a nation.
There can be no compromise with evil, or with liberal politicians who want to control everything. Their agenda is total control and a world governed by the laws of the animal kingdom, as Darwin propagated. According to evolution, only the strongest survive. That is the agenda of liberal atheists...and why Hitler, Stalin, and others created laws to kill the weak and the disabled who, in their eyes, did not have a quality of life worthy to live. Today our liberal politicians continue to make laws such as assisted suicide for the sick or abortion for a baby they think will be born with Downs syndrome. Our beast court system allowed Terri Schiavo to die because of the value system of the animal kingdom which is sweeping America today. It is the reason why abortion was legalized in 1973, as well as homosexuality. When we reject the absolute values and morality which Jesus taught, we come under the value system of the animal kingdom. Man becomes the most intelligent animal or beast, which truly defines humanism.
Humanism is manifested because the liberals want to control their own lives instead of allowing God's control. They are ready to attack and eat (slander) anyone who gets in their way. If we as Christians fail to get involved in this cultural/spiritual battle that we find ourselves in as citizens of the United States of America, then we will be ruled by the humanistic liberals whose laws and values are that of the beast. As a result, Christians will come under judgment by the animals they allowed to be in power because they sat back and refused to be salt in their nation. Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations; not to sit back, enjoy the good life, eat, drink and be merry, make lots of money at the expense of evangelism, and wait for the pre-tribulation rapture. Church, we must obey the words of Jesus!
Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV): "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
The animal world does not want to be reminded of their need for a Savior, and they will ferociously attack any Christian who reminds them that their behavior is sin. They will make hate laws to penalize anyone who dares to repeat the words of Jesus in labeling behaviors that constitute sin. We will surely suffer under the Science of Judgment because we will become victims of a beast government which changes Christian morality laws and forces the law of the jungle upon all who live in America.
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