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My mailbox is often inundated with rebuke and criticism from
Christian brethren. They accuse me of being out of God’s will, wasting
God’s time and money, violating the “separation of church and state,”
among other things. A recent e-mail is a case in point.

A preacher writes, “When we ought to be jumping for joy and praising
the Lord at the unfoldment (sic: his word) of his prophesies concerning
the one world government … you want to fight against God and try and
prevent the world from obeying the dictates of his word.” He continues,
“This country has never been a ‘Christian nation’. …”

That such an opinion could be held by Christian leaders in our
country today is incredible, to say the least. No wonder we cannot stir
the pews to Christian activism. They are being sedated and lulled to
sleep by blind and callused pulpits!

Our Lord told us that we are the “salt of the earth.” Salt is a
preservative that prevents decay. When Christians refuse to stand boldly
and courageously against evil and wickedness (in any form), they have
lost their savor and are declared to be “good for nothing.”

God’s Word foretold Christ’s crucifixion, but Jesus pronounced
judgment upon the man who fulfilled the prediction. Most assuredly,
Judas Iscariot fulfilled prophecy. Does this mean that he can claim no
personal responsibility for his treason? Of course not.

That God’s Word warns of coming evil and wickedness provides no
excuse for Christians to cowardly shirk their responsibility to stand
against evil and wickedness wherever and however it appears! And make no
mistake about it: the effort to steal our nation’s sovereignty is
wicked! God established nationhood. It is a devilish notion to sacrifice
our independence to any global institution. Christians who refuse to
stand against this satanic system are traitors to their country and to
their Creator!

Would the good minister take the same approach to a maniacal home
invader? Would he suggest that to stand against a rapist or murderer
would be tantamount to fighting against God? Is he suggesting that we
should simply praise the Lord and do nothing when evil men attempt to
kidnap our children, rape our wives, or murder our sons? How ludicrous
can one get?

That God will accomplish His sovereign plan is understood. God has a
job to do, and so do we. John Quincy Adams said succinctly, “Duty is
ours; results are God’s.” If our Christian forefathers had held the kind
of fatalistic beliefs that many preachers today hold, we would still be
a slave colony of Great Britain.

As to America not being a Christian nation: it is obvious that there
is a serious lack of knowledge regarding the kind of men who carved out
this nation, and their philosophy of government. Samuel Chase is a prime
example. As a member of the Continental Congress and as an Associate
Supreme Court justice from 1796-1811, he certainly understood America’s
founding principles. Chase said, “By our form of government, the
Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and
denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and
are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.”

Perhaps no name is more associated with America’s fight for
independence than that of Patrick Henry. He emphatically stated, “It
cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions,
but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

America’s first Supreme Court Chief Justice and co-author of the
Federalist Papers, John Jay, agreed. He said, “Providence has given to
our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as
the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer
Christians for their rulers.”

The writer of our National Anthem, Francis Scott Key, was no less
convinced. He proclaimed, “The patriot who feels himself in the service
of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of
Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, ‘a
lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his paths.’ He will, therefore, seek
to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character
as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation.”

There is one more thing: Christ warned that when believers lose their
resistance to decay it will not be long and they will be “cast out and
trodden under the foot of men.” This, my friend, means that tyranny and
oppression are not far behind.

Fatalistic Christians are laying the groundwork for the enslavement
and persecution of their children. This is nothing to rejoice about!

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