Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Struggle of America: Authoritarian Secular Socialism vs. Christian Free Society

The Withdrawal from Dunkirk, 1940 by Charles Cundall

We are the last hope of western civilization.  And for America.  We are the light of the world.  Don't hide your light, but let it shine.  Shine brightly because we are the people of the promise.  We are the chosen of God in the world.  Jesus lives in us.  We have the power to shape the world. There is great danger lurking in the darkness, along the quiet streets, and in the noise of the great cities. Wicked forces hatch their schemes, darkness prevails.  Yet there is great light, lingering among the people triumphing in their hearts, standing firmly against the dark.  The great struggle continues.  We are the carriers of the sacred fire.  We are the people of the light.

"Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins." -Isaiah 58:1

Across the eastern world, across Africa and the middle east Christianity is growing by leaps and bounds.  More than half of Africa is believing in Jesus today.  The underground church in China is the fastest growing in the world.  South Korea is a haven of Christianity, while North Korea is a dark orwellian nightmare society.  Russia has enacted anti-evangelizing laws, but the church there is now going under ground, continuing to grow.  The gospel is moving steadily through India.  Christ is moving through the Muslim world through dreams and visions.  It's true.  

"All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." -2 Timothy 3:12

There are those who fight that battle everyday.  Many are indigenous missionaries, some are foreign missionaries.  It's an exciting prospect.  But my concern, my calling is upon the home front.  My calling is focused on western civilization, on America and Europe.  Because western man, brainwashed, and a bit drunk on modernity, and the technologies and the sciences, moved in arrogance away from God.  Such is leading to chaos.  Ironic that the 3rd world is turning to Christianity in such a massive way, while at the same time the 1st world is arrogantly embracing a lifeless secularism.

The world is divided along different lines, in conflict between the United States, Israel, and a few allies in Europe facing down China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and other middle eastern nations.  World wars are common in our day and age.  We've had two already.  Wars are common, though some on the left seem to think humanity has moved past such problems. Remember when President Obama rebuked Putin for invading the Ukraine?  He said this is the 21st century, this doesn't happen anymore.  But it was happening, right in front of him.  Leftist academic types, favor big government and total control because they believe they know best and that humanity is just so good, there is no need for checks and balances any longer.  If everyone would just shut up, they'd fix everything with the government.  Of course, the facts don't match that analysis.  It's a naive worldview that fails to take into account the facts.  They think humanity has "evolved" to be so great today.  It's not true.  Human nature hasn't changed.  

The world has relied on America, the good guys, to be around the corner in battles like World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  The world needs good guys, to protect Israel, to protect 3rd world nations, and to stand against evil regimes.  

America today is in danger.  America is facing an inward socialist insurgency. That's not a conspiracy theory, just a fact of life.  They announce it openly.  They use alinsky tactics to push it forward.  They gathered around socialists like Bernie Sanders; but the goals are the same throughout the whole leftist movement.  They seek domination, to transform America into their idea of a government controlled utopia.  

I want there to always be an America around the corner to sweep in for the rescue.  If America falls into chaos and disrepair, then the world will quickly be at the whim of China and Russia.  These are corrupt regimes, set on self interest and total control of their populations.  If America fades from strength and international influence, when these corrupt regimes invade countries, quietly taking control of places like the Philippines and Australia, there will be no overpowering force to set things right. 

Somehow narcissists and cynics have managed to take control of the United States.  They say stupid things like America is no different than the rest of the world.  They fail to realize that freedom is rare in Europe.  They fail to realize the good of America.  They say America is solely to blame for slavery, though dozens of other countries had it before us and after us.  They ignore the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of Americans who set the slaves free during the civil war.  These cynics are never satisfied, never happy with things.  They seek to change things.  They seek to enforce equality by taking away freedoms, like freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and freedom of choice.  They seek to silence and force Christianity from the public square.  They seek to force pastors to do what they say, or else.  They are corrupt and power hungry, but they control the media, so they are good at appearing righteous as they steal our freedoms and make war on religious freedom.  

The gospel of Jesus Christ made America great.  It wasn't us.  It was God.  He still loves us, the remnant in America.  But he wants us to take a stand and fight.  The gospel has cost many a great deal.  Think of the thousands upon thousands of martyrs that lost their lives for the gospel.  We are called to the same.  But we've gotten lazy in the United States.  We've allowed our enemies to take over.  So now is the time to stand.  Otherwise we deserve the fate we receive.  

Listen to me, very carefully, because this is certainly a fair projection: The ones who tweet to #DisarmHate, and rally to murder cops, and beat up people at anti-Trump rallies, are the kind of people, who in time wouldn't blink at the prospect of jailing or killing "hateful" Christians who refuse their equality orthodoxy.  First disarm hate, then kill hate?  It seems that way.  That's a controversial opinion to some, but to people who understand human nature, it's self evident.  These people are stupid, useful idiots, violent authoritarian types, increasingly outraged, and dissatisfied.  Thankfully there seems to be a growing counter-culture rejecting the ideological worldview of these equality nazis.

The forces arrayed against us are many.  Perhaps the greatest difficulty is those who pose to be us, but are not us.  Think of Westboro Baptist Church and their horrible witness. Think of the endless stream of false teachers on cable television turning off millions to the true living gospel.  Think of the RINOs and Neo-cons in the Republican party, in GOP leadership constantly surrendering to the socialist left, enabling the socialist left, and apologizing to the leftist media complex.  Think of the traitorous self-serving leadership of the GOP who attack conservatives more than democrats.  Think of how the leadership of the GOP constantly hike up spending, throwing away the future of our nation.  Think of the corruption, the insider trading, and the crony-capitalism.  It's reviling. 

The leftists, well, they are terrible.  But the immediate problem is the enablers in our own ranks that shoot us in the back as we try to storm the battlements of our ideological enemies.  They are the real trouble.  

Perhaps our ancestors, the greatest generation, that fought World War II offered up a greater sacrifice than we could ever know.  Perhaps on the world stage, before the throne of God, they offered up themselves to save the free world from the horror of the Nazi Socialist party.  Yet with so many of them dead, who was left in the United States?  Perhaps, too much evil was left over and not enough good remained.  And perhaps our academic institutions, Columbia University, and others were too open to the "new ideas" of the Frankfurt School fleeing the Nazis.  Perhaps they should've been less accommodating to the bizarre ideas of these communists.  It's wonderful to be open, but when one apprehends truth, the whole idea is to close the mind around it, and reject that which is inherently destructive.  The greatest generation is an example to us of true heroism, of doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing.  So, there is great reason for hope.  

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" -Psalm 27:1

This is a war, a spiritual war.  The kingdom of Satan has taken many hits across the centuries.  The kingdom of God is moving out in all directions.  We are on the frontlines today.  We must continue the struggle against our enemy, the evil spiritual enemy of God.  

"The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds." -2 Corinthians 10:4

Jesus Christ is alive.  He resurrected from the dead to give us victory over our true enemy, the king of this world, the evil one who presides over all evil.  Satan is our enemy.  Satan presides over the human trafficking industry, he presides over genocides, he presides over the millions of abortions every year, and he presides over atheistic socialist regimes that have nearly toppled western society time and again. We have to take them on.  We have to fight. And we can.  

I see the beginnings of hope forming today.  I see a movement of Christians rising up to stand for hope in America.  I see a movement of conservatives set on restoring the Constitution.  I see a generation of young people who realize they've been lied to and betrayed by the socialist left, who will become the front line warriors of a new great awakening.  

This movement will not be televised, unless to be attacked by the fascist media complex.  This movement will exist within churches, within political action groups, within student groups, and within the hearts and minds of everyday Americans.  It is my hope that this fire of freedom and faith will spread into Europe through the interwebs to inflame the hearts of Europeans and Russians with the flames of liberty and the unmatched zeal of Christ.  God willing, the truth will spread like wildfire, like brushfires in the hearts of men, to stand against this big government atheistic socialist agenda across Europe and the Americas; to stand for freedom, liberty, limited government, free markets, and most importantly of all: the living gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.  We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim?

I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, “come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.” -Winston Churchill, 1st speech as Prime Minister, May 13th 1940, to the House of Commons.

"Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in this evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." -Ephesians 6:13 
George Washington crossing the Delaware
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