Communism & Islam – America, WAKE UP!

America was established as a Federal Republic, a type of nation whose strong supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by their elected officials, who are responsible to those citizens.  The basic working principle of our Federal Republic is it practices limited government, provides for a strong national defense, practices Free-Enterprise in all business transactions, promotes Freedom of Peaceful Religion, and supports a strong Education System guided by parents.  As time has gone on, however, our national government has taken on more and more of the affairs that our US Constitution does not assign to them (Article I, Section 8).  In short, it appears a Federal Republic is not immune from the natural consequence of men in office wanting more and more power.  Our Founding Fathers wrote our enviable Constitution the way they did because they had lived under the authoritarian rule of the King of England and were determined to prevent that form of government for America.

We are now (2021) at a place in America’s History where a growing number of people want to turn America into a Socialist/Communist nation – or worse.  The primary aspect of Socialism/Communism is that the national government is all powerful and reduces individual liberty, or freedom, to a minimum or eliminates it.  Citizens have no say in what is done to them.   In fact, citizens are no longer citizens but subjects.  The end game of Socialism is Communism which is a government in complete control of all aspects of life for its subjects.  It always becomes oppressive and increasingly exists solely to benefit the powerful officials in charge.  It always – ALWAYS – bankrupts the nation and reduces all but the elite officials to poverty.  And any rebellion against such oppression leads to more brutal oppression, incarceration, and often death.  Stalin and Hitler each murdered millions of people.

Now why is our Federal Government having increasing success in accelerating our political machinery toward Socialism/Communism?  Because they have, since about the 1960’s, totally compromised the government education system of America to the point that too many young people have been duped/educated into thinking that Communism is a desirable system of governance.  They have been lied to and too many have bought the lie.  And that’s the way they vote – in abject ignorance of the facts.

But there is yet another sinister player, or two, in this ongoing saga of attempting the death of America as we have known her.  Make no mistake, these are mortal enemies. 

One: Militant Muslims, many of whom are living among us, are of one mind that they are on earth to ensure Islam becomes the dominant Ruler of all the World.  They move slowly to eventually amass enough strength in a nation’s population to become the predominant force in elections.  Once installed in large numbers, they replace all laws with Shariah Law, and deny all religions but Islam under penalty of death.  In some of our larger cities their numbers are such that they have already  established No-Go Zones, where even the Police will not go.

Two:  Radicalism is the Base Strategy of liberalism/socialism/progressivism/communism.  David Horowitz in his booklet “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution – The Alinsky Model” lays out the strategy and threat of this poisonous element in our nation.  Quotes are with its page number.

“The essence of what it means to be a Radical is thus summed up in Alinsky’s praise for Satan: to be willing to destroy the values, structures and institutions that sustain the society in which we live.” 18   “Deception is the Radical’s most important weapon, and it has been a prominent one since the end of the sixties.” 23 “The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution.” 26 “…Radicals who are trying to impose socialism on a country whose people understand that socialism destroys freedom: Don’t sell it as socialism; sell it as ‘progressivism’, ‘economic democracy’, and ‘social justice’.” 28  “Until conservatives begin to understand exactly how dishonest Radicals are – and why – it will be hard to defend the system under attack.  For Radicals the noble end – creating a new world – justifies any means.  And if one actually believed, as they do, that it is possible to create heaven on earth, what institution would one not be justified in destroying to realize that future?” 34. “The idea that the world is divided into the Haves and Have-Nots, the exploiters and the exploited, the oppressors and the oppressed, leads directly to the idea that liberation lies in the elimination of the former and the dissolution of the conflict.  This, according to Radicals, will lead to the liberation of mankind.  In fact, it led directly to the deaths of 100 million people in the last century murdered by Radicals in power on the way to their dream.” 36.

The lie is that Radicalism is a beautiful system where everyone has a wonderful life.  Let me end this think-piece with some FACTs – meaning some TRUTHs.  Here’s a partial list of those nations that have succumbed to Radicalism in its guise as Communism:

Argentina: The second richest nation in the world in the 20th century.  By the early 21st century unbridled socialism had bankrupted them. America is on the same timeline and near its end, too.
Cuba: A fine island nation in the Caribbean taken over by Fidel Castro in 1959 and financially ruined within a decade.  It remains in economic ruin today.
Venezuela: This oil-rich South American nation in early 21st century went very quickly bankrupt under Communism.
Russia: Fell under Communist rule in the early 20th Century, ruining their economy and enslaving their people.  They have recovered to a degree but remain under destructive autocratic rule.
China: Radicalism arose after WWII, ruining their economy and enslaving their people; today it is resurging economically because they have adopted carefully controlled “Free”-Enterprise, though the majority of their people still live in poverty or squalor.
North Korea: Perhaps there is no better illustration of the diametric opposites of Free-Enterprise and Radical Communism than to observe two nations of one people on the same peninsula in the Far East.  South Korea is a thriving nation with a vibrant economy under the Free-Enterprise system, while North Korea is a destitute, enslaved Communist nation.  

How could a thinking person want any of the Radicalisms (Liberalism, Socialism, Progressivism, Communism)?  What should we do as citizens who love the Freedoms in our America – even  though some of them have already been severely eroded?  

First:   Commit this terrible issue to continuing Prayer for God to Deliver us from them! 

Second:  Send a copy of this paper to your Senators and your Congressman. 

Third:  Tell all your congressmen you want them to rescind all Social Give-Away Programs and allow no more Spending above Federal Revenues.  Tell them you want them to precisely follow Section 8, Article I and Amendment X of the US Constitution.  

Always Remember:  Faith & Freedom are America’s Foundation

October 6, 2021

Who is God?

God is the only sovereign eternal being without beginning or end.  He is the only god, there is no other.  His power is beyond knowing. He is magnificently creative.  He made all things seen and unseen.  He is present in His creation everywhere at the same time.  He is our maker, our provider, our redeemer, our righteousness, our teacher, our sustainer, our healer, our Shepherd, and our Peace.  He is perfect, holy, just, merciful, and desires our obedience more than sacrifice or gifts.  He is the Light of Life who vanquishes the darkness of evil and death.  His thoughts are above our thoughts.  He loves with an unchanging, boundless love those who follow and worship Him.  His great love impels Him to evidence to us the two great products of Love, Giving and Forgiving; He Gave His Only Son to Forgive our sin.  He wants man to attain to be like His Son, our Lord, Jesus the Christ.  He wants a deep growing personal relationship with each of us.  He wants man to be the very best and highest that he can be, even though saddled with the old sin nature…because He is ever present with us in the person of His Holy Spirit to aid us in our journey toward holy perfection. He jealously guards our covenant relationship with Him because He loves us more than words can express.  He will at some point end all time, space and matter as we know them.  At that time, He will forever remand evil and the doers of evil to their own eternity in Hell – and cause all followers of Christ Jesus to rejoice with Him as His people in His majestic, glorious and Holy Presence forever!  And to Him alone be all Glory!  Amen and Amen!

 

What’s Wrong With Us as a People?

I am a long-time citizen of the once-great and now-falling nation of America. I served in her military for almost thirty years proudly prepared to give my last full measure for her because she was worth it.  Later I was a businessman for some twelve more years doing business in America and overseas.  Now in my golden years I spend most of my productive time in various ministries for my local Christian church.  A singular joy was writing a book for teenaged boys (and their dads or single moms) to help them become men of Integrity and Godly Character.  I tell you this so that you know I am a man who has lived long and seen much, and am committed to defeating those who would tear America down.

Something dark and ugly has begun to creep across our land.  A bunch of angry leftists decided to hi-jack the Democrat Political Party. This new rabble is intent on getting into power to install their socialist, even communist, programs and policies to enslave us.  They think we don’t see them for what they are – Traitors!

They also think we don’t see how horrible the end results are of following such a plan – economic ruin, heartache, and loss of freedoms. They count on the idealism of youth to sway the masses of young people whose immaturity is ripe for manipulation. And many of them are buying in. They are oblivious to the agonizing experiences under autocratic socialism/communism of the people of the Soviet Union, Red China, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela and looming now, Nicaragua.

Public discourse used to be civil, even courteous.  Now it is strident and angry with large crowds of paid-demonstrators yelling and harassing, even injuring, citizens who mistakenly drive or walk into such demonstrations.

Some of these angry people have even begun to bring terrible public charges against another person knowing they have not one shred of evidence to support the charge.  For example, the way the US Senate has shamefully mishandled the confirmation hearing of Judge Kavanaugh.  There is no excuse for such a travesty and miscarriage of justice.

But why are the angry so hateful – our economy is the most healthy and robust it has been in decades?  That should be cause for rejoicing, not rage.

Here is what I want to see done with all deliberate speed by our US Congress.  Pass a bill for signature by our President that will label as a Seditionist anyone who advocates a form of government other than the one fully described in our US Constitution. Such person will/must be tried, and if found guilty, remanded to prison for a significant portion of the remainder of their life on earth.

It’s past time for our Legislative Branch to clean up its house and pass bills that make it a severely punishable offense to champion any behavior or activity that is contrary to our US Constitution.  It’s past time for the Executive Branch to act on behalf of all Americans.

It’s past time for the Judicial Branch to insist that all levels of governments in America follow precisely the prescribed actions and policies of our US Constitution; that will surely mean rescission of some Federal laws already on the books that are wholly out of step with the clear wording of our US Constitution.  And they should rescind decisions that are immoral and not addressed in the US Constitution.

At 85 years of age, I have seen Enough!  Justice and Government of, by and for the People are ALWAYS preferable to the Anarchy and Autocracy we seem to be running blindly toward.

Perhaps we are so far gone now that only God Himself can Restore us.  It would be advisable for all of us to Pray for God to Restore America to Righteousness!

God IS Pro-Choice

“God is Pro-Choice,” said the stick sign.  That photo in the news story about another of the many marches on the abortion issue stunned me.  My reaction was one of mixed indignation, and confused anger.  I stewed about it.  Something was not right.  What was it?  How could anyone say that God was for taking innocent life?

Then it hit me.  Yes, of course.  The sign was right.  God gave man “free will.”  God has been and is pro-choice.  ButHe made it abundantly clear there are consequences associated with every choice – for good or ill.  It’s our choice, yes!  But we must make all choices responsibly.  Responsibly means rightly, against a standard of rightness, as in the Bible.

Whether one believes the Bible or not is eternally important.  God says it is His word, so it is – no matter what man thinks about it.  Its absolute standards apply today as always.  Why?  Simply because man’s basic nature has not and will not change, therefore the standards governing his behavior need not change.  We ignore the teachings and proscriptions of the Bible at our personal and national peril.  One need only look around to see the cesspool we’ve made of almost all areas of our increasingly God-ignoring society.  We are reaping the penalty for our disobedience to God.

“It’s my body; I’ll do with it what I want,” defiantly shrill the militant pro-aborts.  The truth is, the baby is not part of the mother’s body.  It is totally different.  It is another human being.  It has another DNA make-up; and can have another blood type and another gender.  Even our own bodies are “on loan” while here on earth, as is everything else in this wisp of vapor called mortal life.  The mother’s body, and the one she carries, must be treated as though they belonged to Another.  They do.

How about the use of the term “Pro-Choice” for “Abortion?”  “Pro Choice” is meant to convey that a person has a choice, with the implication that either choice is “okay.”  But are they really?  Is the choice of killing an unborn child as equally responsible as letting it live?  Has the definition of murder ever been dependent on the location of the victim?  Is it any less murder if it’s for the mother’s convenience” – or more?

Murder is murder simply by the premeditated taking of the life of another.  Abortion is the “most premeditated” of murders because of the victim’s location.  God sought the safest place on earth for a new human being to develop toward birth; a mother’s womb.

What a horror for a nation to “legally” set about the grisly business of destroying its future citizens in the womb.  How we humans, women who abort and men who condone it, must tear the very heart of our loving Creator.  He gives us a new life and we literally rip it apart inside that “safest place.”  And the deed is done by doctors who are sworn to protect and save life, not take it.  Abortion is, in fact and deed, murder in the womb.  No amount of emotional rhetoric can or will change that fact. 

Some, in an attempt to rationalize their argument, would say that a baby is “not a human being,” or “not alive.”  God says human life begins at conception, and the medical profession knows that to be fact.  Killing (aborting) a fetus is murder, unambiguously!

God has given none of us authority to murder others including unborn children, the aged, or the infirm.  The female gender has not been given special rights by God for killing another human being.  It’s just not an option for them, their doctor or anyone else.  God has not changed His mind.  “Thou shalt not murder” stands and will stand forever.

Evil has fallen upon our nation, as it has on other once-great civilizations that became uncivil and ungodly.  We haven’t yet found the courage, as a truly united people, in the name of righteousness, to stand against this blight, this horror or murder in the womb.  If we did stand against it, God would undergird us and, perhaps, even stay His hand of impending judgement on our nation for our awful “holocaust in the womb.”

The God-fearing people of this land must demand moral leaders (executives, legislators, judges) who will put an end to abortion and other corrupt experiments in “legal” permissiveness, such as homosexuality, same-sex “marriage”, pornography, euthanasia, repressive taxation, deficit spending, etc.  We must defeat at the ballot box all who ascribe to ungodly (irresponsible, permissive, sinful, hurtful, etc.) approaches to solving the nation’s problems.  We must stand firm against the hysterical minorities hellbent on destroying themselves and, in mounting rage, insist they’ll take the rest of us with them.

Just as at the founding of our nation, we need men/women of character and integrity to stand unwaveringly on godly principle, to lead us against our internal enemies, and back to reverence for God and His way in every area of our lives .. government .. schools .. business .. and, above all, in our homes!  We must pray for and vote for men/women of character.  Godly character is the only elective dimension in man that offers any prospect for us to submit to God’s righteous way in every area of our lives.

Will we humble ourselves before our almighty God and pray that He will forgive our nation’s rampant sin and self-indulgence, and give us righteous leaders at all levels of government?

Our nation’s very survival is at stake – that’s all…..

By Tom McDonald – 9/1/92
Permission granted for use as is.

Parents – Did You Know?

“Listen, All Parents!  The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.  And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.  And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.  Repeat them again and again to your children.  Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”  (Deuteronomy 6:4-7; 11:18a-19). It is named “The Shema” in the Old Testament, but the same command is reflected in the New Testament in Ephesians 6:4.

These verses provide a central theme of Deuteronomy.  It sets a pattern that helps us relate the Word of God to our daily lives.  We are to love God, think constantly about His commandments, teach His commandments to our children, and live each day by the guidelines in His Word.  God emphasized the importance of parents teaching the Bible to their children. The church and Christian schools cannot be used by parents to escape from this responsibility.  Children’s Bible Lessons at church can be used to bolster what they are learning first from their parents at home; the home must provide the foundation. And because the church is to teach and equip its members to do the work of the church, each church must equip and mentor its parent members in how to lead and teach their children.  The Bible provides so many opportunities for object lessons and practical teaching that it is not enough to study it only one day a week.  Eternal truths are most effectively learned in the loving environment of a God-fearing home.  Then when the grown children leave home, they have a permanent tie of responsibility to their parents which they rarely will have with their church.

And what are these “commands” that God through Moses is giving us, even today?  They’re found in Deuteronomy 5:7-21 and Exodus 20:3-17. They’re the Ten Commandments.

  1. You must have no other god but Me.
  2. You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children, the entire family is affected – even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love Me and obey my commands.
  3. You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse His name.
  4. Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord our God. On that day no one in your household may do any work…..
  5. Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Then you will live a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
  6. You must not murder.
  7. You must not commit adultery.
  8. You must not steal.
  9. You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.
  10. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife. You must not covet your neighbor’s house or land, … or anything else that belongs to your neighbor. 

This issue is one of the two most critically important responsibilities of parents.  What’s that second critical issue?  Mothers are to manage their home to insure the first requirement is done thoroughly until their children are adults and leave home. *

Together, these two issues, done correctly according to God’s will in scripture, can virtually assure any nation or people group that their children will grow up to be God-fearing, strong, mature, responsible adults.  And those are precisely the adults who can build and maintain a strong, God-following nation.  Anything else will eventually fail and lead a people into evil behaviors and failure.  Just like we’re seeing today (2021) in America…

* Scripture strongly indicates that mothers are the managers of and co-teachers in their home (Dt 21:18; Pr 6:20, 29:15; SS 3:4, 8:2; Gn 24:28; Ru 1:8), so the obvious conclusion is that mothers’ are at home to run the household, as God intends.

The Church, The Culture and Politics

Had not scores of pastors and hundreds, even thousands, of
members of their churches in the 1700’s become vigilantly,
vocally, vibrantly, virulently, viably, even violently involved
in the politics of their day, there probably would not be a
United States of America today.

Many pastors were vigilant to know and tell their people what
the British were up to.  They did not think their only role was
to preach the vital Gospel. They were vivid and vibrant in
vocally using their pulpits to call out the British for their
oppressive rule of the colonies. Their virulent and viable
stances garnered them the name “The Black Robe Regiment”.
Some pastors became “violent” in their political involvement,
by taking off their Black Robe and donning a Continental
Army Officer’s uniform.  Several pastors proceeded to form
their own company, battalion or regiment.  The members of
such units were predominantly men of their own
congregations – and then their pastor led them into combat
against the British Army.

So, there is ample evidence in our history and in Scripture
that the Christian church, her leaders and members, are
to be ardently and winsomely involved in their culture and
in politics, especially when the existing government is going
counter to God’s Word and God’s Way.  To claim otherwise
is to deny the Christian Church’s proper, beneficial effect
upon the culture – to be Salt and Light…

There are two sides in this Battle between Good and Evil.
          If one side doesn’t show up for the fight,
              it is obvious who the Victor will be,
             unless the Lord Himself intervenes.

       So, now the Questions:  As a Christ-following
American Patriot…
Are you personally involved in bringing Goodness and
Light into our Culture?
Are you Vocal in Exposing Evil?
Are you Sharing the Gospel regularly?
Are you faithfully Praying for God’s Help
in all this (Proverbs 16:9)?

March 16, 2021

 

Divide & Conquer Politics

Divide & Conquer has been a successful strategy and tactic for the
military in fighting an enemy.  It is often a useful option to divide
an enemy’s forces into smaller elements – and then defeat or
neutralize each element in turn.  That strategy has been used by
the Democrat Party since the 1930s.  To implement that strategy,
their tactic has been to create and describe classes of citizens,
then create stories that cause one class or group of citizens to feel
underprivileged when compared to the other created class or
group of citizens.  Then the Dems suggest, to the class feeling
“shorted”, that by voting the Dems into office, the Dems will
correct this alleged terrible imbalance.

Over the years, these are the classes that the Dems have created:
Wealth, Race, Environment, Gender, Religion.  The classic division
by the Dems for decades is the rich versus the poor.  They
demonize the wealthy as though they should be ashamed of being
wealthy.  They completely ignore the inconvenient truth that most
of the wealthy worked hard and sacrificed early pleasure, leisure,
etc. – for their long-term goal of becoming wealthy enough to
become comfortable.  And the Dems always fail to mention that
the poor have the same opportunity as the wealthy, but that they
have to work for it also.  Instead, they lead the poor (some of
whom remain that way through sheer laziness or drug addiction)
to believe the right thing for the poor to do is to put the Dems in
public office so they can then “tax the rich” and give large gifts,
erroneously labelled “entitlements”, to the poor.  This tactic of
“rich vs poor” has been highly successful – bringing the nation to a
state of technical bankruptcy.

The latest use of this Anger-and-Divide tactic by Dems (some of
whom morphed into full-blown Socialist/Communists), with the
compliant help of the main-stream media, is the lie of widespread
Racism in the nation especially by cops on Black men.  The
Marxist, Anti-Liberty Antifa and BLM (Black Lives Matter) have
created another mythical great rift in America.  Pathetically, the
BLM folks fail to recognize their own lie about Black lives
mattering, because even though Blacks are 13% of our nation’s
population, Black Abortions are 34% of the nation’s total abortions
(source: Epoch Times, May 26, 2021).  So, one could ask “Do Black
lives really matter to Blacks?”

The Black Lives Matter movement is intent on creating/staging
Violent-Cops-on-Innocent-Blacks events.  By having the Main-
Stream Media firmly in hand, the BLM folks can spin almost every
tale of alleged wrong treatment of Blacks by Cops into a rush to
judgment of the Cop. A recent example is the Trial of Officer
Chauvin for the alleged murder of multiple-felon George Floyd.
The videos and the autopsy report, from a reliable source,
overwhelmingly suggest Floyd’s death was a self-inflicted overdose
of Fentanyl – a potent drug that, when overdosed, asphyxiates a
person by filling their lungs with liquid. Long before he was placed
on the ground, he was videoed saying he couldn’t breathe.  The
autopsy report showed no injury to his trachea or larynx. Absent
other evidnce, it appears Floyd killed himself.  Might it be a fearful
community felt, not thought, it had to find him guilty to prevent more
violence in the streets?

There is a Truth about the larger issue of black crime that must be
heard – here are some facts, some Truths, to ponder:
Of the 328 million people in the USA, 41.4 million are Black,
which is 12.6% of the US population.
Blacks commit over 50% of the Violent Crime in the USA.
Ninety-three percent of Black homicides are committed
by other Blacks.
Nine unarmed Black men were killed by Police in 2019.
(“Unarmed” does not mean “innocent” or “not a threat”)
The number of unarmed Black Men killed by Police
is down 23% since 2015.
A Police Officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed
by a Black Man than the other way around.
Above facts are from Brandon Straka of walkawaycampaign.com

The people of this nation know that there are occasional incidents
of bad behavior toward compliant apprehendees as well as bad
reactions by police officers to violent or disobedient arrested men
from time to time.  It is regrettable, of course, but from the
statistics, it may be in part due to the overwhelming amount of
violent crime by blacks, many on drugs, who refuse to obey the
instructions of the officers.  When a detained citizen starts running
away and is told to stop running or he will be shot, most people
would stop.  But some of the detained men apparently refuse to obey
and are shot, yes, in the back.  It’s sad, but there it is.

And one last word about our Police Departments.  To keep the
peace in any community, police are a necessity.  The Defund the
Police movement is absurd; actually it’s insane.  It should be
Refund, not Defund, the Police, meaning: increase funding and
training so that they can do an even better job of protecting the
law-abiding citizenry.

The Dems have almost mastered Divide & Conquer Politics to
cause unrest in the nation so that they can claim to the people
that the Dems can solve that issue if the citizens will just put them
into public office.  The truth is that the Dems never produce for
the country the rosy picture they paint during political campaigns.
Remember:  Divide & Conquer is a military strategy and tactic that
is used against an enemy.  The clear conclusion for many of us is
that the Dems since the 1930s have made war against their
enemy – yes, their enemy is the American people. Isn’t that
Sedition?  Again the proof of this regrettable truth is the
outrageous financial condition of our nation.  And, sad to see it,
the Dems have been joined by far too many Republicans who see
that we citizens have fallen prey to these socialist enticements
which put far too many of these anti-Americans into office.  Power
is what it’s about; not what’s best for a Faith, Freedom, and Free-
Market nation.

The Dems have formally identified their Divide & Conquer Strategy
as Identity Politics. Identity Politics is the Communist Left’s
constant attempt to Anger and Divide our Nation (Again, isn’t that
called Sedition?).  Communists always want us to believe that Full
Government Control and Central Planning is better for us than our
preferred Faith, Freedom and Free-Market Economy.  It is, of
course, a Myth and Lie, but for some reason (might the socialist
indoctrination of our young in schools have something to do with
it?) the young seem to believe Socialism/ Communism is the single
best way to be governed. History reveals that every Communist
nation has impoverished and enslaved its people.  Who in their
right mind wants that here?

In truth, none of us, regardless of skin color, wants violence in our
relations between us.  We should all, regardless of skin color,
stand strongly against all those who want to divide us and who fan
the flames of false narratives about some of us to others of us for
the evil purpose of keeping us stirred up against one another – to
divide us.  It’s time to say ENOUGH!

We have a way to go to get back to some semblance of good will
by each of us toward one another.  A good place to start is for
each of us to humble ourselves before our great God and begin to
daily pray fervently for God to Forgive us and to Revive the
Churches in America, to ask Him to give us another Great
Awakening – to bring us all back to the One who founded this
nation through our Founding Fathers some 245 years ago
.  We
need Him; He doesn’t need us.  So, we are the ones who must
bend our wills to His.  If enough of us really prayed with a
determined deep desire for Him to restore us to righteousness in
all we think, say, or do – God may just do it.  Worth a try,
wouldn’t you say?

In addition to concerted prayer, we must each always stand
against wrong-headed government proposals.  Every time you
read or hear of some wrong-headed, unrighteous thinking by one
of our elected officials, contact them right away by phone or in
writing, and tell them you stand against such a thing.  But we
must all commit to do this
.  Why?  Because most of the people in
government listen only to the mass response; it’s about power,
not necessarily what’s right.  So, a massive response by us to
them about something stupid will get them to act correctly.
Please commit to being one of the thousands who will stand up for
what is right by telling them so
.

Tom McDonald on July 4, 2021

America! A Total Reboot Is Possible!

This is a Vital Read for Every American and Worth Sharing, especially with the Young!  

America – Why Have You Gone So Far Astray?
You used to be noble, righteous, humble, though far from perfect, considering slavery.  We who now worship the God who made us a once-great nation, weep for you who have renounced God for the passing pleasures of unrighteous desires. To set America back on the right road to righteousness, we will need many millions of us Americans to come back to God – to put godly men and women into elected office at the national, state and local levels.  Those of us who love America, want to see her thrive once again as a nation under God, as stated in our Pledge of Allegiance.

What Is America’s Early History?
America was inaugurated in 1620 by the prophetic words of the Mayflower Compact, signed by every Pilgrim man before they left the Mayflower and set foot on the soil of their new nation.  They had been driven by religious persecution in the Old World (England and Holland) to establish a new nation on this continent “for the glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith” (quote: Mayflower Compact).

Then on July 4, 1776, Congress declared to the world that the American colonies would from that day forward be free and independent states, no longer under the authority of Great Britain.  Our national founding document clearly states some remarkable precepts that set America on its path to God-centered greatness.  It stands as a classic example of Christians and the Church becoming deeply involved in Politics, as is expected of 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 – That
 to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving
  their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

This was revolutionary thinking for our Founding Fathers.  To recognize that God would cause men to lead themselves by selecting leaders who were then accountable to them as a group to discharge that sacred duty and responsibility of governance, keeping always in mind to whom we are all ultimately responsible.

This new upstart of a nation had to fight a bloody war – our Revolutionary War – to make stick our resolve to be independent.  Our first President considered the father of our country, had this to say to all of us about “religion” in all of our affairs:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
  religion and morality are indispensable supports.  In vain would that
  man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these
  great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of
  men and citizens.  …Reason and experience both forbid us to expect
  that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
   Washington – Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

“Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
(Proverb 14:34) 

What Is America’s True Foundation?
When the majority of the citizens of America worshipped and followed the God of the Bible, as begun by the Pilgrims under their Mayflower Compact, and later formalized in our Declaration of Independence, we thrived as a people and became a great nation – perhaps the greatest nation ever on the earth.  However, after WWII we have seen a dramatic falling away of seemingly an entire nation from the solid virtues that made us once the envy of the world – our flourishing wealth; our honorable government; our excellent school & university system; our ingenious technologies; our strong military; our virtuous and generous people; our beautiful mountains, forests and lakes; our vast, rich farms and ranches; our hard-working people building wonderful new infrastructures and businesses.

It was the intangible, the spiritual in us that enabled that goodness, that foundation in Faith and Freedom which empowers us to build all that we see.  But when we, as a people began turning away from following and worshipping God, He began to take His hand of guidance and benevolence from us.  Left then to man’s wisdom, the Federal government began to control more and more of our lives, adopting socialistic systems of governance which have repeatedly destroyed other nations.*  The insatiable drive for power especially by the left is ruining the decent life that used to characterize America and our healthy personal relationships with each other.

What Is America’s Current Situation?
For the first two centuries we were a kind and gentle giver to, and defender of, the world, yet today we are not regarded well in the main, especially by countries dominated by dictators and Communism.  The not so strange thing about all this, is that many of these authoritarian governments* that opposed us have impoverished their own people, ruining their lives, while we have continued to thrive – until recently.

What Is Our Government’s Part in Our Decline?
Our US Supreme Court in 1962-63 stabbed the very heart of a moral America – they ruled that our young students could no longer pray to our God in schools. Social statistics reveal that decision set us on the slippery slope of sin and moral degradation as a nation.  Then in 1973 that same Supreme Court decided it was fine for us to murder babies in the womb, some 61 million so far.  Then in 2015, the same Court made another unthinkable decision.  They found that it was okay to allow same-sex marriage in America.  With that fateful decision, our Supreme Court challenged the very authority of the God of all Creation.  That same God gave us the Holy Bible to guide us away from such immorality and sin, so that by following its precepts, we could keep on the more narrow path of righteousness 

The insanity of telling God to “get lost” is now reaping us a whirlwind of calamities.  

What are Some of the Results?
Fewer of us now believe in God.  Fewer still are followers of Jesus Christ.  The
radical Left’s Humanistic-Secularization of several of our younger generations
in schools, universities and on social media is at the heart of why this has
happened.  Laws are being passed that restrict and even prohibit the
practices of moral activity.  Some laws and policies attempt to prevent
speech about morality – a growing antagonism toward anything Christian
or Biblical.  Our nation is technically in bankruptcy – hugely growing
liabilities grossly exceed total  assets. Our increasingly socialistic laws,
policies and regulations are driving America ever closer to the
bankruptcy that always – always – follows such incompetent governance.

Much of our industry and businesses are owned or controlled by
foreigners, Communist China in particular.  I use “particular”
because they have stated their goal is total world domination.
America is their greatest obstacle to accomplishing that Goal.

Many governments around the world, and at all levels in America,
are increasingly led by those whose personal and immoral interests
are placed above those of their citizens. (e.g. Marxists, Islamic
Supremists, and others with non-Biblical laws)

The events in late 2020 and early 2021 in America give many of us
a renewed foreboding of what is surely ahead for America – unless
we do a complete reversal of the way we manage our affairs at the
Federal level and other levels.

What Can Be Done To Return Our Nation to Biblical Righteousness?
It would do us well to remember that God allowed great calamity to fall upon His favored people of ancient Israel.  When immorality and sin became so bad in Israel that they would not listen to His prophets but insisted on becoming more evil – God brought terrible
calamities upon them to get their attention.  Later He would give them a leader who brought them back to God, for a time, until they strayed again, repeating the cycle. Perhaps we are in that spot now with God.  He demands righteousness and we have become increasingly immoral, even evil.  Worse yet, we have been in the business of exporting our immorality in music, movies, TV, books magazines, games, and the internet literally around the world.  According to some evidence just now being discovered, even the means of electing people in America’s political system may be compromised.  So the answer here is as clear for us today as it was for ancient Israel then – return to God and His ways of living righteously – or face an ugly end.

    “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness
that 
guards the land.  I searched for someone to stand in the gap
in the wall 
so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no
one.” 
Ezekiel 22:30
 

So let’s do three things:

  1. Pray Humbly but  Fervently to our nation-founding God, to
    confess, repent and ask forgiveness for our many sins personally and nationally.  Then Ask Him to Revive His churches in America from
    Coast to Coast, so all preachers will once again be faithful teachers of
    His Bible, and will again “Thunder from their Pulpits” against the Evil in our Land, as did the vaunted “Black Robe Regiment” of the 1700s.
    Ask Him to provide us a strong, Christ-following National Figure who
    will be stirred by God’s Holy Spirit to lead another “Great Awakening”
    from Border to Border.  Ask Him to restore our government to righteousness, so that we are led to become a God-fearing, God-following government once again.  Ask Him to intervene and bring down the immoral, the profane, and the evil in our land.  Ask Him to
    cause us all to lower the temperature of our speech against one
    another, and to help us to show the Love of God toward each other
    and not the prevalent hostile attitudes.  The last line of the
    Lord’s Prayer asks God to “Deliver us from Evil”.  Ask Him to
    do just that!
  2. Speak winsomely but forcefully in Public against Political Immorality and Attempts to change our US Constitution.
    A book entitled “Politics According to the Bible” by Dr. Wayne Grudem, supports and explains Jesus’ own call for us all to be Salt & Light in a Decaying and Dark world.  As part of this, we must find, encourage, and
    support candidates for office who believe in America as founded
    and want to see her return to that greatness – for God’s Glory,
    not ours.  We must also speak against and vote against immoral
    laws, and policies counter to our US Constitution that abridge our
    Faith & Freedom.
  1. Share the Grace of the Good News of Jesus Christ in a Winsome
    way with more and more people.Especially with our elected and
    appointed government officials, as well as judges.Let us double and
    redouble our best efforts.  Even those who are not yet Christ-followers
    can see there is a need for change, but many are unaware of how to
    make it happen. Let us show them. And we must hurry – the time
    is perhaps short.

    Closing Thought
    :  I was forty years a heathen, now forty-five years a
    Christ-follower.  I clearly see that America’s many problems like absurd
    economics, corrupt politics, lying officials, corrupt Judiciary, inferior
    education, drug-abuse, porous borders, immoral entertainment,
    hedonism, etc. are only symptoms.  The Problem in America is we have
    stopped following God – even in some segments of the Christian Church!

We Americans must Repent and Return to God in Christ – or – we are DONE…

February 5, 2021

Note: There are five papers that will help you in these three purposes. They
are posted on this BLOG.  Titles of papers: The True Meaning of Christmas;
Insights; Am I Going To Heaven?; Pray for God’s Church, Our People, and
Our America; and Watchfire.  In addition, for a more detailed look at some
of “America’s Issues that Need Urgent Redress” (especially Education, and
Federal Financial Management Reform) consider ordering the 74-page
document America 2020 – A Call For Action To Restore Our Nation,
written by the America 2020 Coalition and published by BookLogix.com
for $7.76.

* A partial list of those nations that have succumbed to Communism since the late 1800s:
Argentina: The richest nation in the world in the 19th century; by the early
20th century unbridled socialism had bankrupted them.
Cuba: A fine nation in the Caribbean taken over by Fidel Castro in 1959 and
financially ruined by Communism within a decade.
Venezuela: This oil-rich nation in South America went very quickly bankrupt
under Communism.
Russia: Fell under Communist rule in the early 20th Century, ruining their
economy and enslaving their people.
China: Communism arose after WWII, ruining their economy and enslaving
their people; today it is resurging economically because they have adopted
carefully controlled Free-Enterprise, though the majority of their people still
live in poverty or squalor.
North Korea: Perhaps there is no better illustration of the diametric opposites
that Free-Enterprise and Communism are to each other than to observe two
nations of one people on the same peninsula in the Far East.  South Korea is
a thriving nation with a vibrant economy under the Free-Enterprise system,
while North Korea is a destitute, enslaved Communist nation.

It is inconceivable how a thinking person can want Socialism, much less, Communism.

The True Meaning of Christmas

The coming of Jesus the Christ into the World as a humble Teacher

though He was and is Lord of Lords and King of Kings

is the single greatest example of God’s Love

for the people of this World, His Special Creation.

And why did He come? 

To provide us, sinners all, a Way Home to God, our Heavenly Father,

through Jesus’ Great Gift of Love on that Cross where He paid the

Penalty of Death we each owe for our sin here on earth.

You may not be able to avoid the evil that some say is soon coming,

but by praying to ask Jesus to Forgive you and be your Savior,

you will insure God’s Heaven and not Satan’s Hell

as your final destination.

Making this Decision gives you a special Relationship with Almighty God.

You will have become His child, and He invites you

to ask Him for your Needs and to Deliver you from all Evil.

He promises to hear such praying … and will answer.

Insights!

When what you believe collides with Truth, what you believe is revealed as False – a lie.  Reasonable men do not want to lie, we inherently know it to be wrong.  Some of us resolve to change our thinking to no longer believe the False.  So we need the Truth.  We need to know where to find the Truth.

What is Truth?  It is ultimate reality – what actually is, is Truth. A great man once said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Some other men did not like what he said, so they had him arrested, found him guilty in a rigged court trial, severely beat him, and then executed him in the presence of a large crowd.  But he proved he did speak the Truth by coming back to Life three days after being put in the grave.  In fact, he walked about on the earth for some forty days (seen by hundreds) and talked about the Way to Heaven before He was called up to sit at the right side of God on His throne in Heaven.

So – if you are tired of the Way things are going and want the Truth of eternity about the better life, then you simply tell God you’re sorry for your lies and sins and want His Son, Jesus the Christ (the “man” I mentioned earlier) to be your Redeemer.  God will forgive you and will regenerate you, transform you into someone who delights in the Truth and gives up the lies and sins.  If you do this, you will have become a Truth-seeker, a Christ-follower, which makes you a child of God.  And you will have secured your ultimate destination with Him in Heaven – when your time on earth is done.

If you don’t accept Jesus’ forgiveness of your sins, you’ll not go to Heaven when you die – you’ll go to a horrible place of eternal suffering in Hell, instead of the eternal joy in Heaven.  This may help: a clever sign on a message board in front of a church in the north Georgia mountains says it all:

Eternity.  Your Choice!
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