Why wouldn’t Putin think it is his time when he knows with certainty that it isn’t Obama’s time?
America seems to be in shock on how boldly Putin’s Russia has marched 15,000 thousand troops into the Ukraine with no markings on their uniforms. Let’s look at Putin and the reasons:
A. He knows it is socialisms time and he is a communist strong arm socialist re-establishing the old Soviet Union.
B. He knows that America prestige and power in the world has become a joke under Obama and that is no accident. Remember how embarrassed Obama was about America’s prestige and superpower status in the world when he came into office? He went around the world bowing to others leaders and apologizing for America’s strength and status.
C. The liberal’s of the world will soon forget because after all Putin is a fellow socialist. America seems to have already forgotten how Obama has lied to them on if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. In the meantime liberals will express regret and outrage!
D. The world did nothing when he reclaimed parts of Georgia.
America, how can this be? Remember how you rebelled against the things of Christ and you no longer wanted any semblance of Christ’s Christianity in government. What a tragedy it is that America no longer understands that Christianity, which is following Christ’s ways is where America’s strength and protection came from. Just like Israel, America would never have another nation pushing us around as long as we followed Christ who is the Great Governor and Creator of the World. As our founding fathers understood, that should be a given. America, please look at this scripture selection from Deuteronomy 28:
“Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God:
7 “The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.
. 13 The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Following Christ’s ways is why America was the world’s top nation until our rebellion against the Lord and no longer wanting Christianity in governance. America needs to understand that this scripture pertains to America and all nations just as Paul proclaims in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 11. Following this scripture is 53 verses on how nations will suffer in horrendous ways because of the Lord’s curses on nations that do not follow this scripture.
America, you voted for less of a role for America as a leader of the free world when you voted for Obama. Remember when he was sent to Europe to show he had status as a potential world leader when he had none? Do you remember the wild cheering in Germany when he announced now is our time. He was wildly cheered because the socialist of the world got it and America’s socialist (mass media, liberals and democrats) didn’t but the Tea Party did! Remember how after his election he signaled the same by bowing to world leaders no American president should bow to let alone these leaders. Remember how the socialist at the Noble prize honored Obama for this statement and evidently on how he fooled America to get elected as a socialist!
America failed to out Obama and gave him a pass. No other candidate for president has ever received a pass and Obama got his because he is a fellow socialist. It utterly dumbfounds me how America did not catch on to Obama before the election. John McCain, the conservative only at election time, who ran against Obama, selected Sarah Palin as a very conservative running mate to fool America into thinking he is a conservative and then forbade her to out Obama! Nor, did the rest of America out Obama! Some of us Reagan and Tea Party conservatives saw right through Obama and were highly alarmed. I was as shocked as Rush Limbo when Charles Krauthammer and George Will recently remarked they did not understand Obama until shortly after the election. Just before the election, Tom Brokaw, a leader in the liberal media, announced there was a lot about Obama they did not know but how could they when they never tried to know.
Obama is totally incapable of being a world leader of anything other than socialist politics. Why do think he put off and agonized for months on whether or not to decide to surge the troops in Afghanistan? It takes God fearing conservative leaders who are against big government to understand how to deal with communism and socialism as threats to our prosperity and peace. It took a conservative leader like Ronald Reagan to understand the threat to every ones peace and then defeat socialist communism in Russia and free a large portion of Europe. Have you ever wondered why only conservatives seem to have this vision? It is because that is also the vision of the Great Governor, Jesus Christ! Follow the Bible and you will see. The Bible has a lot of direction on governments but it never once suggest a big government should hand out benefits.
America, how in the world could you elect a socialist like Obama and then expect to keep the peace a conservative like Ronald Reagan gave us? This just doesn’t compute because liberal socialist are against everything that assures America’s peace.
America, Christ and the Bible have all the answers that you are looking for today. You cannot have security and peace without returning to Christ and following him instead of a self aggrandizing narcissist like Obama.
So we Americans and the world find ourselves in a much more dangerous world because the world needed the stabilizing influence America used to be. We conservatives saw all this coming and worried about defense cuts. It amazes us that in our gargantuan bloated federal government, the only thing they can find to cut is our military strength! The only people they want to give less benefits and pay is our military, which is already paid lower than federal workers! America’s defense used to one of the few federal government responsibilities. Now it is an unwanted burden!
It is tragic that America voted for this sad state of affairs while America’s churches refused to get involved in reminding America how we were blessed because we were founded on the government the Lord gave us and would not warn Americans about the destructive politics that are against what the Lord desires for his people.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com.
Why wouldn’t Putin think it is his time when he knows with certainty that it isn’t Obama’s time?
Sometimes I am amazed by some of the links on the internet. Last week I was looking at a new way of measuring the mass of electrons and a link led me to one of the most amazing articles I have ever read! I was at this site: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/20/tiny-electron-mass-more-precisely-measured/ which, at the time I read it, led me to this site Has Science Discovered God, at: http://jesusonline.com/truth/god/more/science-christianity/?gclid=CIT2u7z_2rwCFRQV7AodpTgAhg. This article is one of the most startling websites I have found and I urge you to read it if you are curious about whether creation leads to a young earth as in the Bible or an old earth as in most science.
As I read the article and read it again about how many in the scientific community are being overwhelmed by evidence of an intelligent creator and evidence of creation in a moment of time I thought of my old earth friends and it came to me if they are clinging to science, they better cling to science and stay on top of what is going on because an overwhelming capitulation to a creator God may come soon. The Bible assures all will capitulate to God sooner or later in Philippians 2:5-10 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. If this happens before Christ’s return, please consider this possible scenario: If most scientists capitulate to the Biblical account of creation and a young earth my old earth friends may be left alone with neither the scientific community or the Bible supporting their view.
Here is the text of Has Science Discovered Godod:
Albert Einstein on God
Einstein didn’t believe it was possible.
Stephen Hawking said it might be the greatest scientific discovery of all time.
What discovery baffled the greatest scientific minds of the past century, and what caused them to rethink the origin of our universe? New, more powerful, telescopes have revealed mysteries about our universe that have raised new questions about the origin of life.
Has science discovered God?
But wait a minute! Lightening, earthquakes and even babies used to be explained as acts of God. But now we know better. What is it about this discovery that is different, and that has stunned the scientific world?
This discovery and what molecular biologists have learned about the sophisticated coding within DNA have many scientists now admitting that the universe appears to be part of a grand design.
One cosmologist put it this way: “Many scientists, when they admit their views, incline toward the teleological or design argument.”
Surprisingly, many scientists who are talking about God have no religious belief whatsoever.
So, what are these stunning discoveries that have scientists suddenly speaking of God? Three revolutionary discoveries from the fields of astronomy and molecular biology stand out:
1. The universe had a beginning
2. The universe is just right for life
3. DNA coding reveals intelligence
The statements leading scientists have made about these discoveries may shock you. Let’s take a look.
Since the dawn of civilization man has gazed in awe at the stars, wondering what they are and how they got there. Although on a clear night the unaided human eye can see about 6,000 stars, Hubble and other powerful telescopes indicate there are trillions of them clustered in over 100 billion galaxies. Our sun is like one grain of sand amidst the world’s beaches.
However, prior to the 20th century, the majority of scientists believed our own Milky Way galaxy was the entire universe, and that only about 100 million stars existed.
Most scientists believed that our universe never had a beginning. They believed mass, space and energy had always existed.
But in the early 20th century, astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered the universe is expanding. Rewinding the process mathematically, he calculated that everything in the universe, including matter, energy, space and even time itself, actually had a beginning.
Shockwaves rang loudly throughout the scientific community. Many scientists, including Einstein, reacted negatively. In what Einstein later called “the biggest blunder of my life,” he fudged the equations to avoid the implication of a beginning. 
Perhaps the most vocal adversary of a beginning to the universe was British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle, who sarcastically nicknamed the creation event a “big bang.” He stubbornly held to his steady state theory that the universe has always existed. So did Einstein and other scientists until the evidence for a beginning became overwhelming. The “elephant in the room” implication of a beginning is that something or Someone beyond scientific investigation must have started it all.
Finally, in 1992, COBE satellite experiments proved that the universe really did have a one-time beginning in an incredible flash of light and energy.  Although some scientists called it the moment of creation, most preferred referring to it as the “big bang.”
Astronomer Robert Jastrow tries to help us imagine how it all began. “The picture suggests the explosion of a cosmic hydrogen bomb. The instant in which the cosmic bomb exploded marked the birth of the Universe.” 
Everything from Nothing
Science is unable to tell us what or who caused the universe to begin. But some believe it clearly points to a Creator. “British theorist, Edward Milne, wrote a mathematical treatise on relativity which concluded by saying, ‘As to the first cause of the Universe, in the context of expansion, that is left for the reader to insert, but our picture is incomplete without Him.’” 
Another British scientist, Edmund Whittaker attributed the beginning of our universe to“Divine will constituting Nature from nothingness.” 
Many scientists were struck by the parallel of a one-time creation event from nothing with the biblical creation account in Genesis 1:1.  Prior to this discovery, many scientists regarded the biblical account of creation from nothing as unscientific.
Although he called himself an agnostic, Jastrow was compelled by the evidence to admit,“Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world.” 
Another agnostic, George Smoot, the Nobel Prize winning scientist in charge of the COBE experiment, also admits to the parallel. “There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the big bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.”
Scientists who used to scoff at the Bible as a book of fairy tales, are now admitting that the biblical concept of creation from nothing has been right all along.
Cosmologists, who specialize in the study of the universe and its origins, soon realized that a chance cosmic explosion could never bring about life any more than a nuclear bomb would—unless it was precisely engineered to do so. And that meant a designer must have planned it. They began using words like, “Super-intellect,” “Creator,” and even “Supreme Being” to describe this designer. Let’s look at why.
Finely-Tuned for Life
Physicists calculated that for life to exist, gravity and the other forces of nature needed to be just right or our universe couldn’t exist. Had the expansion rate been slightly weaker, gravity would have pulled all matter back into a “big crunch.”
We’re not talking about merely a one or two percent reduction in the universe’s expansion rate. Stephen Hawking writes, “If the rate of expansion one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have re-collapsed before it ever reached its present size.” 
On the flip side, if the expansion rate had been a mere fraction greater than it was, galaxies, stars and planets could never have formed, and we wouldn’t be here.
And for life to exist, the conditions in our solar system and planet also need to be just right. For example, we all realize that without an atmosphere of oxygen, none of us would be able to breathe. And without oxygen, water couldn’t exist. Without water there would be no rainfall for our crops. Other elements such as hydrogen, nitrogen, sodium, carbon, calcium, and phosphorus are also essential for life.
But that alone is not all that is needed for life to exist. The size, temperature, relative proximity, and chemical makeup of our planet, sun, and moon also need to be just right. And there are dozens of other conditions that needed to be exquisitely fine-tuned or we wouldn’t be here to think about it. 
Scientists who believe in God may have expected such fine-tuning, but atheists and agnostics were unable to explain the remarkable “coincidences.” Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, an agnostic, writes, “The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.”
Accident or Miracle?
But couldn’t this fine-tuning be attributed to chance? After all, odds-makers know that even long shots can eventually win at the racetrack. And, against heavy odds, lotteries are eventually won by someone. So, what are the odds against human life existing by chance from a random explosion in cosmic history?
For human life to be possible from a big bang defies the laws of probability. One astronomer calculates the odds at less than 1 chance in a trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion.  It would be far easier for a blind-folded person—in one try— to discover one specially marked grain of sand out of all the beaches of the world.
Another example of how unlikely it would be for a random big bang to produce life is one person winning over a thousand consecutive mega-million dollar lotteries after purchasing only a single ticket for each.
What would be your reaction to such news? Impossible—unless it was fixed by someone behind the scenes, which is what everyone would think. And that is what many scientists are concluding—Someone behind the scenes designed and created the universe.
This new understanding of how miraculous human life is in our universe led the agnostic astronomer George Greenstein to ask, “Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon the scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being?”
However, as an agnostic, Greenstein maintains his faith in science, rather than a Creator, to ultimately explain our origins. 
Jastrow explains why some scientists are reluctant to accept a transcendent Creator,
“There is a kind of religion in science; it is the religion of a person who believes there is order and harmony in the Universe…This religious faith of the scientist is violated by the discovery that the world had a beginning under conditions in which the known laws of physics are not valid, and as a product of forces or circumstances we cannot discover. When that happens, the scientist has lost control. If he really examined the implications, he would be traumatized.” 
It is understandable why scientists like Greenstein and Hawking seek other explanations rather than attribute our finely-tuned universe to a Creator. Hawking speculates that other unseen (and unprovable) universes may exist, increasing the odds that one of them (ours) is perfectly fine-tuned for life. However, since his proposal is speculative, and outside of verification, it can hardly be called “scientific.” Although he is also an agnostic, British astrophysicist Paul Davies dismisses Hawking’s idea as too speculative. He writes, “Such a belief must rest on faith rather than observation.” 
Although Hawking continues leading the charge to explore purely scientific explanations for our origins, other scientists, including many agnostics, have acknowledged what appears to be overwhelming evidence for a Creator. Hoyle wrote,
“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature.”
Although Einstein wasn’t religious, and didn’t believe in a personal God, he called the genius behind the universe “an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.”
Atheist Christopher Hitchens, who spent much of his life writing and debating against God, was most perplexed by the fact that life couldn’t exist if things were different by just “one degree or one hair.” 
“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all. It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe…. The impression of design is overwhelming.” 
DNA: The Language of Life
Astronomy is not the only area where science has seen evidence for design. Molecular biologists have discovered intricately complex design in the microscopic world of DNA. In the past century, scientists learned that a tiny molecule called DNA is the “brains” behind each cell in our bodies as well as every other living thing. Yet the more they discover about DNA, the more amazed they are at the brilliance behind it.
Scientists who believe the material world is all that exists (materialists), like Richard Dawkins, argue DNA evolved by natural selection without a Creator. Yet even most ardent evolutionists admit that the origin of DNA’s intricate complexity is unexplainable.
DNA’s intricate complexity caused its co-discoverer, Francis Crick, to believe that it could never have originated on earth naturally. Crick, an evolutionist who believed life is too complex to have originated on earth, and must have come from outer space, wrote,
“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to almost be a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.”
The coding behind DNA reveals such intelligence that it staggers the imagination. A mere pinhead of DNA contains information equivalent to a stack of paperback books that would encircle the earth 5,000 times. And DNA operates like a language with its own extremely complex software code. Microsoft founder Bill Gates says that the software of DNA is “far, far more complex than any software we have ever developed.”
Dawkins and other materialists believe that all this complexity originated through natural selection. Yet, as Crick remarked, natural selection could never have produced the first molecule. Many scientists believe that the coding within the DNA molecule points to an intelligence far exceeding what could have occurred by natural causes.
As noted previously, leading atheist Antony Flew’s atheism came to an abrupt end when he studied the intelligence behind DNA. Flew explains what changed his opinion.
“What I think the DNA material has done is to show that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements together. The enormous complexity by which the results were achieved look to me like the work of intelligence…. It now seems to me that the finding of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”
Although Flew was not a Christian, he admitted that the “software” behind DNA is far too complex to have originated without a “designer.” The discovery of the incredible intelligence behind DNA has, in this former leading atheist’s words, “provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”
Fingerprints of a Creator
Are scientists now convinced that a Creator has left his “fingerprints” on the universe?
Although many scientists are still bent on squeezing God out of the universe, most recognize the religious implications of these new discoveries. In his book, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking, who doesn’t believe in a personal God, attempts to explain why the universe doesn’t need God. Yet when faced with the evidence, even Hawking, has also admitted, “There must be religious overtones. But I think most scientists prefer to shy away from the religious side of it.”
As an agnostic, Jastrow had no Christian agenda behind his conclusions. However, he freely acknowledges the compelling case for a Creator. Jastrow writes of the shock and despair experienced by scientists who thought they had squeezed God out of their world.
“For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” 
A Personal Creator?
If there is a superintelligent Creator, the question arises, what is he like? Is he just some Force like in Star Wars, or is he a personal Being like us? Since we are personal and relational beings, wouldn’t the one who created us also be personal and relational?
Many scientists like Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics at Stanford University, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, believe that these new discoveries provide compelling evidence for a personal God. He writes, “It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. The only possible answers are religious…. I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life.” If God is personal and since he has given us the ability to communicate, wouldn’t we expect him to communicate with us and let us know why we are here?
As we have seen, science is unable to answer questions about God and the purpose for life. However, since the Bible was right about creation from nothing, might it also be trustworthy regarding God, life and purpose?
Two thousand years ago a man set foot on our planet who claimed to have the answer to life. Although his time on earth was brief, his impact changed the world, and is still felt today. His name is Jesus Christ.
The eyewitnesses to Jesus Christ tell us that he continually demonstrated creative power over nature’s laws. They tell us he was wise, humble and compassionate. He healed the lame, deaf and blind. He stopped raging storms instantly, created food for the hungry on the spot, turned water into wine at a wedding, and even raised the dead. And they claimed after his brutal execution, he rose from the dead.
They also tell us that Jesus Christ is the one who flung the stars into space, fine-tuned our universe and created DNA. He is the one of whom Einstein unknowingly referred to as the “superintelligence” behind the universe. He is the one of whom Hoyle unknowingly referred to as having “monkeyed with physics, chemistry and biology.”
The mystery of who was behind the big bang and the intelligence of DNA has been revealed in the following account from the New Testament:
“Now Christ is the visible expression of the invisible God. He existed before creation began, for it was through him that everything was made, whether spiritual or material, seen or unseen. Through him, and for him, also, were created power and dominion, ownership and authority. In fact, every single thing was created through, and for him….Life from nothing began through him, and life from the dead began through him, and he is, therefore, justly called the Lord of all.” 
Jesus spoke with authority about God’s love for us and the reason he created us. He has a plan for our lives, and that plan centers on a relationship with himself. But for that relationship to be possible, Jesus had to die on the cross for our sins. And it was necessary for him to rise from the dead so that we too could have life after death. 
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Endnotes – Has Science Discovered God?
1. Harrison, E. 1985. Masks of the Universe. New York, Collier Books, Macmillan, pp. 252, 263.
2. An atheist believes God doesn’t exist. An agnostic believes we can’t know.
3. Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe (New York: Vintage, 2000), 81-82.
4. George Smoot and Keay Davidson, Wrinkles in Time (New York: Avon, 1993), 241.
5. Robert Jastrow, God and the Astronomers, (London: W. W. Norton, 1992), 13.
6. Ibid., 104.
7. Ibid., 103.
8. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
9. Jastrow, 14.
10. Smoot and Davidson, 17.
11. Stephen Hawking, The Illustrated A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1996), 156.
12. Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos (3rd ed.) (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 224.
13. Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1990), 125.
14. Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 198.
15. George Greenstein, The Symbiotic Universe (New York: William Morrow, 1988), 27.
16. Ibid., 189.
17. Jastrow, 105.
18. Paul Davies, God and the New Physics (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983), 174.
19. Fred Hoyle, “Let there be Light,” Engineering and Science (November 1981).
20. Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions—The World As I See It (New York: Bonanza, 1931), 40.
22. Paul Davies, The Cosmic Blueprint (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988), 203.
23. Francis Crick, Life Itself (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981), 88.
24. Quoted in William A. Dembski and James M. Kushiner, eds., Signs of Intelligence (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2001), 108.
25. Quoted in Gary Habermas, “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism”: Interview with Antony Flew, Philosophia Christi, (Winter, 2005).
26. John Boslough, Stephen Hawking’s Universe (New York: Avon, 1989), 109.
27. Jastrow, 107.
28. Margenau, H. and R. A. Varghese, eds. Cosmos, Bios, Theos: Scientists Reflect on Science, God, and the Origins of the Universe, Life, and Homo Sapiens (Open Court Pub. Co., La Salle, IL, 1992).
29. Colossians 1:15-17, J. B. Phillips.
30. John 3:16; John 14:19.
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Do you understand that God established the seventh day as a day of rest and worship to celebrate God’s creation of the universe in six days?
I love celebrating Sundays and I also love how completely I can trust God’s Word. In my worship, I remember an absolutely wonderful thing that happened to me when I made a couple of decisions about God’s Word all those years ago.
My wife and I were married 37 years ago and after being assured we had a secure marriage we decided that we needed to raise our baby as we had been raised and so we started looking for a church to attend. We then started attending a liberal church that we went to first because we already knew people there. Awhile after that, I decided I am not going to learn much here so I started to read the Bible. A devout friend at work noticed I was searching and he suggested I read 9 chapters a day; 2 Old Testament, 4 Psalms, 1 Proverb and 2 New Testament chapters every day. Reading the Bible at this level really gives a person the big picture of what God is telling us in His Word. I soon fell deeply in love with God’s Word.
With all that Bible reading, I soon came across something where I needed to decide whether or not, I was going to trust the Bible or not. After a few days, I decided I would trust God’s Word as the truth and I then knew I had made the right decision because the Holy Spirit lit up my life! Still later in my reading, I decided this Bible is not only all true, it is one big understatement after another and the Holy Spirit again lit up my life.
After a few years of reading the Bible I realized something marvelous had happened to me. I could no longer accept anything I became aware of that did not concur with the Bible. One of them was the evolution I had unconsciously accepted in college as plausible. After reading the Bible trough about thirty times or more, I realize what a tremendous blessing that was. Anything other than the six days of creation was now totally non acceptable to me spiritually. I recently watched Ken Ham use the Bible to debate Bob Nye, the Science Guy at the Creation Museum. When Bob Nye used unproven science to debate his side, I tried but just could not watch him and I consider that to also be from the Holy Spirit since it is the same as when I see other things I should not look at.
If some of you Christians consider the 6 days of creation in Genesis 1 to mean something other than 6 days, please consider what follows:
- Creations First Day
God’s Word explains in the first five verses of Genesis 1, on the very first day of creation, God created light and established that a day was an evening and a morning. Later in the Bible, God tells how he made a covenant with the 24 hour day in Jeremiah 33:25 where God informs us that he created the fixed patterns of the heavens which are physics(please also see Psalm 119:89-91 NIV if you desire physics as a law). Science is based on a 24 hour day.
- Creations 2nd and 3rd Days
Genesis 1:6-13 explains that God created the vault over the seas and separated the land from the seas and created plants and trees to cover the earth. This is marvelous because God did not create the sun and the moon until the fourth day when land and the vegetation on the land had already been created on the second and third day.
- On the fourth day, God created the heavens and the sun and moon as “let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years” and “God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night” in verses 14-16. Remember that he had already created light on the first day. Therefore a day cannot be more than 24 hours because God covenanted with that time period being a day. A day cannot be 24 thousand years or 24 million years or even 24 billion years. God has richly blessed man with a 24 day that we can base our lives, history and science on.
- Some of you will no doubt want to account for the age of dinosaurs. God told Job that he created dinosaurs the same time as man! Job 40:15 NIV.
Christians, please consider God’s fourth commandment where God explained we must hold the seventh day holy because He created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh day: Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. On the Sabbath, one of the things we worship is that God was mighty enough to create the universe in six 24 hour days.
Christians, would you also consider how many times the Bible mentions God’s mighty right hand and arm and things on the right. When you question creation being in six days, it appears that you are questioning if God is that mighty: Isaiah 63:12 Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name. While we are at it, please consider Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left because the flawed science of more than six days for creation is from the left where the things of the world are.
There are still bigger problems when the six days of creation are over looked. Christian, please consider whether you are slandering Moses and God’s Word when you cannot accept the literal six days of creation. Moses spent forty days on the Mountain top with God, brought down the Ten Commandments and all the rules and regulations on the way the Israelites should live and worship. He got all the details of the temple and worship exactly right as they had to be exact copies of what is in Heaven. Christian, please consider whether or not you are slandering God’s Holy Person Moses and God’s Word when you cannot accept the literal six days of creation. Do you think God lied to Moses? Do you think Moses wrote a fairy tale in Genesis 1? What about the six days of creation in Exodus 20:11 and 31:15-17 and God’s covenant with the 24 hour day in Jeremiah 33:25? Exodus 31:15-17 15 For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death. 16 So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’ 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased from labor, and was refreshed.”
Christian, please consider this also, the Bible’s six days are as a thousand years speaks to all our Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior and The Great Governor and Creator of the Universe does in a day such as keeping a record of every ones tears in Psalm 56:8 to tracking every persons every hair in Luke 12:7 and everything they do and say in Psalm 139.
Ron Madison at www.americaisafallennation.com
Pastors played a lead role in awaking Christians who came to America to escape religious persecution. They were instrumental in pointing out why King George of England and some of his subjects were un-Biblical in the way they were treating them. There would not have been a revolution without the work of these pastors who wanted America to have the kind of nation their Lord and Savior, The Great Creator and Governor of the Universe wanted His people to have. That these pastors and public schools taught the Bible so thoroughly is evidenced by how well almost everyone, including America’s leaders, followed the Bible. It has been said that America was about 99% Christian at America’s founding. It is amazing that it was still that way 168 years later, after the first settlement in America at Jamestown in 1607, when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord in 1775 and America was that way in about 1870 when Liberalism openly started their rebellion against Christianity (see last week’s 2-5-14 post at http://www.americaisafallennation.com).
America was so Christian that the rare unbeliever like Thomas Paine really stood out. Ben Franklin and some others warned Paine not to print his anti Christian The Age of Reason, but he insisted. At Paine’s death, no cemetery would take him and he was buried in an upstate New York pasture! In those days, Christians wanted no part of apostasy. Many areas had requirements that candidates for office declare their Christianity.
The involvement in government by pastors at America’s founding was really remarkable when compared with today when most of Christ’s churches steer clear of political involvement. I think Christ’s Church is at a point where if they do not soon call for repentance and revival for what our nation has become and become political and unite to demand that our Christian rights no longer be trampled on, the freedom Christ gave his church will be taken from us. When the youngest of our citizens are told in public schools that they cannot even appear to be praying or speak about their Jesus or their Bible; that is Satan and his followers terrorizing Christ’s church.
How I wished you readers had a NASB Founders Bible like I do. For years I had wished I had some of the knowledge of David Barton of Wall Builders. David is the signature historian of many of the articles in the Founders Bible. The writers of the other articles are also very informative. These articles add about 500 pages of awesome knowledge to this Bible.
In a Founders Bible article by David Barton titled America’s True Experts of the Law he tells us:
1. Because the Bible presents guidance on all areas of life, including government, citizens regularly went to their pastors instead of Attorneys for guidance on the laws.
2. 26 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were pastors. By signing the Declaration, they risked their lives, the lives of their families and their property. They were not afraid of getting involved in politics; they were the politics of the day!
3. Pastors were not only members of the Continental Congress, signers of the Declaration of Independence and fought in the Revolutionary War; they were later instrumental in the Constitutional convention. Historian Alice Baldwin confirmed the Constitutional Convention and the Constitution itself were children of the pulpit!
4. Later, four dozen clergy were elected as Ratification Delegates and they played key roles in getting the Constitution ratified by the states. Many of the ratification meetings were held in churches.
5. The leadership of these pastors was remarkable:
a. Dr Witherspoon, a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the declaration, was also President of Princeton and trained many of America’s leaders. (I found out elsewhere that President Madison, who was considered the father of the Constitution was also trained at Princeton). As a member of Congress, Dr. Witherspoon was on over 100 congressional committees.
b. Reverend Frederick Muhlenberg helped draft Pennsylvania’s Constitution (and other pastors the constitutions of their states). He became the first speaker of the federal Congress and he is one of the only two signers of the Bill of Rights.
c. Several pastors were instrumental in pointing out the faults of the Articles of the Confederation which governed after the signing of the declaration, during the Revolutionary War of Independence and the ratification of the constitution.
I found these websites by doing a simple search on Pastors and America’s Founding. Please click on these links for more awesome stories of America’s pastors at our founding: http://www.reclaimamericaforchrist.org/lettertopatriotpastors.htm
Christian, I promise that the Founders Bible and the above websites will light up your Christian life.
Ron at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
It struck me how people under Satan’s delusion always seek a simpler explanation than what God’s Holy Word proclaims; as in creation. God’s Word tells us that God created the universe through Christ in John 1:3 and Colossians 1:15-17 and in six days in Genesis 1. Every day man learns more and more about how complicated Christ’s creation is but liberals still cling to the belief it all just happened in the big bang which was then supposedly followed by millions of years of evolution by chance.
One of the reasons we Christians are surrounded by liberals is if God’s Word tells us man is basically wicked: Genesis 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually, then according to liberals, man is basically good. Satan’s liberals accept the opposite of God’s Word because they have a leader they are not aware of and it is Satan. Look at how evil liberalism is. Organized Liberalism’s nine demands that were anti-Christian and anti-Biblical at their 1877 founding are shown in Attachment A below.
If the Bible tells us few will find the path to Heaven: Luke 13: 23 And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. And Matthew 7:14: For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Liberals have it that just about everyone goes to Heaven. Remember all the emails after 911 where everyone in those collapsed towers was going to heaven?
America, please consider this, if the Bible tells us few will find the way, how could Satan’s liberals accept that? The answer is they cannot! I have had two pastors suggest I read this book or that book when they got uncomfortable when I mentioned hell but I found it interesting that they never mentioned I should look in the Bible!
If 1 Peter 5:8 warns us, Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour, then liberals would believe there is no Satan! Liberal seminaries are graduating many a pastor who no longer believes in Satan or Hell. This makes me wonder to what degree they ignored the Bible’s teaching while in seminary? Jesus Christ warned about Hell more than anyone in the Bible as in the above scripture from Luke and Matthew.
Liberals can accept things God’s Word tells us are abominable with a clear conscious because they are that deluded by Satan! The pastor on one gay website said we should not trust our interpretation of the Bible but we should instead trust his interpretation of the Bible because he understood the Bible better than us! God’s Word tells us that Sodom and Gomorrah and the tribe of Benjamin were destroyed because of the widespread acceptance of homosexuality in Genesis 13:13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the Lord and in Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. In the last three chapters of Judges, 19-21, we have the story of how the small, but precious to the Lord tribe of Benjamin, choosing to defend one homosexual incident led to the Lord’s insistence that the rest of the Israelites destroy the whole tribe of Benjamin! Thousands of Israelites died but the Lord kept insisting that all the Benjamites be destroyed. It should shock and amaze you how blind liberals are to what destroys nations or are they?
It was amazing to me of how much scripture liberals have to ignore to come to their erroneous interpretations! I marvel at how God’s Word is so insightful and well written that it seldom if ever needs interpretation. The world’s liberals are being misled by false prophets misinterpreting or ignoring God’s Word and they in turn are misleading the world.
America’s founders had an understanding that all freedom is from the Lord and they felt our constitution was a gift of the Lord. The world has marveled at the constitutions wisdom and several countries have adopted it for themselves. John 8:36 states, So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John Adams said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. James Madison, known as the father of the Constitution said, Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. Since America rebelled in 1963, liberals have desired a readily changeable “living Constitution” even as the world marvels at its wisdom and longevity. Our constitution has provided America the freest, most stable and prosperous government in the world and only liberals under Satan’s delusion would want to change it.
That America has liberal people who would want to change what set America free reminds me of this scripture in Galatians 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. After the Constitutional Convention someone asked Ben Franklin what kind of government do we have and he said “A republic, if you can keep it.” Our government is called a republic because it is based on Christianity and liberals very much want to change that by removing the Lord and His ways from everything. America will be unable to keep our treasured republic unless Christ’s Church gets involved in the political process and fights back.
God’s Word informs us in Deuteronomy 28:1-14 that a nation that adheres to the Lords ways will be blessed every possible way and be one of the Lord’s top nations. America’s history up to 1963, proves this to be true. Would liberals want to change that? The sad answer is absolutely and they have been trying to remove the Lord from every public arena, like government, ever since. Psalm 2 informs us the Lord is laughing at their effort in verses 1-4:
1 Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
My E book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen, contains three chapters on Satan’s delusion.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
Dopes it strike you that while the liberals first made these demands as early as 1872, they stuck with it and even though polls show 70% and more of Americans disagree with these liberal goals, many are now true and more are rapidly coming true? Does it also strike you that Christ’s Church has been so absent from the politico battle ground and that so many church members feel completely free to vote for these liberals?
I came across these in my Founders Bible and then found them at: http://progressingamerica.blogspot.com/2012/05/demands-of-liberalism-and-roots-of.html
“THE DEMANDS OF LIBERALISM of 1877
“1. We demand that churches and other ecclesiastical property shall no longer be exempt from just taxation.
“2. We demand that the employment of chaplains in Congress, in State legislatures, in the navy and militia, and in prisons, asylums, and all other institutions supported by public money, shall be discontinued.
“3. We demand that all public appropriations for educational and charitable institutions of a sectarian character shall cease.
“4. We demand that all religious services now sustained by the Government shall be abolished; and especially that the use of the Bible in the public schools, whether ostensibly as a text-book or avowedly as a book of religious worship, shall be prohibited.
“5. We demand that the appointment, by the President of the United States, or by the Governors of the various States, of all religious festivals and fasts shall wholly cease.
“6. We demand that the judicial oath in the courts and in all other departments of the Government shall be abolished, and that simple affirmation under the pains and penalties of perjury shall be established in its stead.
“7. We demand that all laws directly or indirectly enforcing the observance of Sunday as the Sabbath shall be repealed.
“8. We demand that all laws looking to the enforcement of “Christian” morality shall be abrogated, and that all laws shall be conformed to the requirements of natural morality, equal rights, and impartial liberty.
“9. We demand that not only in the Constitutions of the United States, and of the several States, but also in the practical administration of the same, no privilege or advantage shall be conceded to Christianity or any other special religion; that our entire political system shall be founded and administered on a purely secular basis; and that whatever changes shall prove necessary to this end shall be consistently, unflinchingly, and promptly made.”
In the early 1970’s there was a lot of talk about global cooling and slipping into a little ice age (do a search on the 70’s Global cooling or little ice age). Then along came the harsh winters of 76-77 and 77-78 which seemed to confirm mans thinking to some. One poor truck driver was stranded in a truck for six days by Mansfield (http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/1978_Ohio_Statewide_Blizzard?rec=1649) because the snow drifts were so deep they covered his truck, which I think was a semi. He lost track of what day it was but after six days, he dug upwards to the surface from his window. This really struck me as I was on the road a lot all around all of the Great Lakes, except Lake Superior, in the winter and I had driven past the site while he was buried under all that snow and I did not see the truck.
One of those severe winters found me up on an Alleghany mountain ridge deer hunting. It was so cold, I built a small fire in some rocks at the base of a tree. I was amazed when this Great White (also called a Snowy or Arctic) Owl landed in the tree about fifteen feet above the fire and stayed for hours. When the smoke would drift up to him, he would turn his head and close his eyes! This magnificent bird was completely unafraid of me. That year the news told how these big owls had come south from their normal home in the Canadian arctic to find warmer weather.
For years I have mentioned my concern that we might have to suffer through severe cold so the Lord can prove the global warming people wrong. If I remember correctly, back in the seventies, pollution caused global cooling unlike now when pollution causes global warming! One site explained this reversal on they didn’t understand their data back in those days but in these days of faked data the opposite conclusion is more easily justified.
The news this winter is full of speculation about how bad our current winter might be. This morning at 5:00 AM, it was -26 at the airport near me which is extremely rare. Guess what, this winter is going to be bad. This year the Great White Owls are now as far south as Jacksonville, Florida and are being seen all around Ohio. It is more amazing this time because it is not because of global cooling but global warming! It matters not what man thinks, these owls are led by the Lord.
This got me thinking about who really has the bird brain when someone uses this term to belittle someone. In more and more cases, it is us Christians who are being belittled for our beliefs. People like us doubt the Lord has lost control of the climate and do not think it is now man who controls it! So let us consider the intelligence of birds and even butterflies being led by the Great Governor, Jesus Christ, who cares deeply for his creation versus man’s refusal to acknowledge Christ’s Sovereignty.
Birds have the good sense to follow the Lord’s leading and man often does not. When we consider the Monarch butterfly this idea gets even more thought provoking. Monarchs born in a mountain area of Mexico, migrate as far north as Maine where their parents came from and die after laying eggs. The next year, those Monarchs born in Maine, migrate back to the same area in Mexico that their parents were born in. We must therefore conclude that even Monarch butterflies follow the Lord’s leading when man often does not.
Scientists have been trying to determine how animals know they need to migrate to even a new area or just get out of the way of a tsunami or some other disaster. For instance, in the days before Mount Saint Helens blew up, the elk herds moved out of the way. We Christians know the Lord leads animals because of what it states in the Bible. Let us look at some scripture:
1. It was the Lord that led pairs of animals to Noah: Genesis 6:19-20: And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
2. After telling how the swarms of nature are God’s in Psalm 104:24-26, verses 27-30 tell us how they all look to the Lord:
27 They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season.
28 You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.
There is much more scripture as in Psalm 145 and in Job, where the Lord talks about his creation in loving ways. The Bible tells us God is love and also tells us how the Lord rewards those of his creation who follow him. For instance in the first 14 verses of Deuteronomy 28, the Lord promises that he will do everything for and bless those nations who follow Him in every way and this came true for America at our founding. A sign of intelligence is following the Lord’s lead.
Let us consider some Biblical absolutes. Man does not control or determine the weather for the earth by following man made rules. Man’s rebellious nature can cause the Lord to bring bad weather. Man’s submission to the Lord’s leading can bring blessings in weather. Note that in both instances, the Lord controls the weather. So while man cannot control the weather, man does have something to do with the weather in that the Lord determines whether man deserves good or bad weather.
It is tragic that so much of America’s leadership no longer looks to the Lord for leadership like the animals do!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
All Scripture is NASB
Last Sunday my pastor’s sermon mentioned Christ is the answer, which is one of my favorite subjects, and that got me thinking. If Christ is the answer, then the Bible is also the answer because John 1:14 tells us, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. John 1:3 and Colossians 1:15-17 tells us that nothing came into being that came into being without coming into being thru Christ. John 1:4 tells us In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men or in other words, Christ, and God’s Word had all the answers man would need to live an abundant and fulfilling life in His creation!
All this gets more and more interesting. Consider this. There would be no questioners in the world if they had not been created by Christ. Doesn’t logic then lead us to conclude that a Loving Lord Creator would also leave man with all the answers man would need in His creation? Scripture like the following astounds me. Joel 2:12-13 tells us that even in the Lord’s long delayed day of wrath on the earth, the Lord offers love:
“Yet even now,” declares the LORD,
“Return to Me with all your heart,
And with fasting, weeping and mourning;
13 And rend your heart and not your garments.”
Now return to the LORD your God,
For He is gracious and compassionate,
Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness
And relenting of evil.
Man’s problem is that, for the most part, he has no clue of how loving his Creator Lord is and all the ways He shows his love. Know that your Lord and Savior, who knew you before He created the world for you, has kept track of your every tear (Psalm 56:8), every hair (Luke 12:7), every thought, every move and everything about you (Psalm 139)!
Paul tells us the history of Israel is there to instruct us who follow in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 11. For instance when Moses said to select men who fear God (Exodus 18:21) for leaders; that was absolutely life saving great advice. God’s Word tells us over and over why Fear of the Lord is necessary for the life our Great Governor wants us to have. For instance fear of The Lord is the beginning of all wisdom. Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
When I think about how Christ is the answer that comes with Fear of The Lord, I am drawn to a really neat Psalm that pretty much sums up the Old Testament teaching about all this. Here is Psalm 2:
Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’”
10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the LORD with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
Today, America is in an uproar because of devising vain things like trying to end poverty apart from Christ when the Lord advised Moses that poverty would not be a problem in the land the Lord was giving them because he would bless them. Failure in the war on poverty was guaranteed because man thought they could do it on their own when in fact America had just rebelled against the Lord.
America is now attempting to make one of God’s blessings, insurance, be something different and have it still work. The government is trying to put people who are already sick in health insurance. Insurance is meant to be a group of people who are not sick sharing funds to insure against not getting sick. Comparing this to auto insurance, it would be pretending that a wrecked car is as good as undamaged cars already insured. Of course what we now have is no longer insurance which is efficient but another overly expensive, inefficient government welfare program.
What a mess and the answer as usual is a return to Jesus Christ, The Great Governor. 2 Chronicles 7:14 promises if we will repent and return to Him, he will heal our nation and America is in such a mess, only Christ can now heal America. 2 Chronicles 7:14 promises if: My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. We can’t do this on our own, but He can!
Please see my E book, America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen available at Amazon and other E book sites.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
Fox News and others have been talking about the fiftieth anniversary of America’s hugely expensive and futile war on poverty started by liberal democrats under President Johnson in early 1964. The news is full of how that after as much as 20 trillion dollar*(note in attachment A) has been spent on the elimination of poverty; America now has the same number on poverty as when we started! It is equally amazing that after all this, America’s current leadership think we need to spend still more money. It is also shocking to see how the delusion behind this kind of failed thinking flourishes in our fallen nation without Christ’s church pointing out the error and the reason for failure! It is as if the Bible is not full of our Creators guidance on how we are to live and govern in His creation.
What happened in America just before the war on poverty began is key to why the war on poverty could not be won! The June 25, 1962 and June 17, 1963 decisions of America’s Supreme Court decreed that prayer and then Bible reading could no longer be in public schools and this began America’s rebellion against the rule of The Great Governor, Jesus Christ. Public schools were originally established by our founding fathers to teach Christianity as it was considered necessary for good government. Look up the Old Deluder Satan Act of 1647 and the New England Primer used to teach Americans right up into the early 20th Century by using a Bible verse for each letter of the alphabet! It was even a requirement that a state had to prove they were teaching Christianity before they could become a state beginning with the Northwest Ordinance.
That these Supreme Court decrees began America’s rebellion is a strong statement; but, please consider that the decrees they announced were in themselves a rebellion against the way America had been deciding law since our founding and even our predecessor’s centuries before that by relying on past decisions. They used to say lawyers were reading law instead of practicing law. These lawless Warren court justices merely made an announcement with no precedence in law! An easy search will show the charts and statistics available to all Americans on the internet that will prove America’s rebellion began at this time. You can also learn about America’s rebellion and the fall of America in my E Book, America, Christ’s Top Nation has Fallen; where the rebellion is clearly shown in statistics available to all in the last chapter.
Six months after the date of the last Supreme Court decision of June 17, 1963, and after the assassination of John Kennedy in November 1963, Lyndon Johnson called for a war on poverty in his January 8, 1964 State of the Union Speech which was only 6 months into America’s rebellion but America was already destined to fail! In America’s new found delusion and rebellion, America failed to understand that the Christianity that had always helped America solve her problems would no longer work in this war. Why is that? What does the Bible tell us?
A careful look at America’s founding shows that when Godly men followed Biblical concepts and implemented a Christian Republic, America thrived just like Israel did and when America turned from Jesus Christ, The Great Governor and his ways, America fell just like Israel had fallen. Paul had warned us in the latter days that what was written for Israel was intended to teach us who follow in 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 and 11. Ezekiel 5:5-8 tells how when a once righteous nations falls, they will fall below even the morals of the nations around them. There is much scripture, including Psalm 2, showing how The Great Governor, Jesus Christ, punishes fallen nations more than others, even up to two or even seven times more, because since Christ had blessed them and protected them more than other nations, they will now be punished more severely. Once again this scripture and the statistics and the history of Christ helping found America are in my book.
It would be really easy for Christ’s church to point out why the war on poverty was destined to fail. Let us look at a few bible verses that will show why it could not succeed without following Jesus Christ’s and the Word:
What did America expect as they had just thumbed their nose at The Great Governor of Colossians 1:15-17 and said we will no longer follow your ways:
A. Colossians 1:15-17 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
B. Christ warned us we can do nothing apart from him in John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. Hasn’t America spent enough to prove this time after time?
C. Leviticus 19:15 ‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. This scripture precludes using the poor for political purposes?
D. Deuteronomy 15:4 However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you. Look at this America: The way to less poor people is to return to the Christian nation America was at our founding when by following the Lord’s ways and including Him in America’s governance, we prospered like no other nation on earth!
E. John 12:8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me. If Christ tells us we will always have the poor it means the poor cannot be eliminated.
Please read my posts for the month of November 2013 and you will learn why neither the Bible nor our founding fathers thought government benefits were to come from the government and how blessings are to come directly from Jesus Christ, The Great Governor, to his people or if help is needed for the poor, it is to come from His church. The reason is that blessings are to come either directly from Jesus Christ or from His church because neither will award the hard won blessings of others to just anyone. Satan and his people want control of these blessings to award anyone and especially those who support those in big government and vote to keep them in power.
To get an idea of just how terribly wicked the liberals war on poverty has gotten, let us consider these things. About 2/3’s or more of the government money spent on poverty has stayed in the government with federal workers! Like I’ve said for years, if you really want to help poor people, the government should be your last choice. While this keeping most of the money for federal worker is terribly wicked and corrupt, consider this, the government workers also earn orders of magnitude more than those on poverty at an average salary of $81,704 for 2012 as shown in Attachment A! The level of a family of four in poverty is $23,550 or less than one third of what the average federal employee makes. Is it now readily apparent who the government is helping now? Do you now see who the government is helping the most and how special government workers are?
It turns out the war on poverty is mostly a big government program. Among the lies Obama told America about Obama care is that it will be a very efficient program and there will be big efficiencies’ in letting the federal government run the program. Is it any wonder people are now being quoted much more for the same insurance they were told they could keep if they liked it and that is just the start?
Look out America, the war on poverty people are now talking about fairness in income equality!
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com.
Federal Pay Advantage (From http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/overpaid-federal-workers)
In 2012 federal civilian workers had an average wage of $81,704, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. By comparison, the average wage of the nation’s 104 million private-sector workers was $54,995. Figure 1 (Click on link below to see chart) shows average federal- and private-sector wages since 2000.
- See more at: http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/overpaid-federal-workers#sthash.uc1Qcsqu.dpuf
Mighty Father, our Creator and Governor, forgive us for thoroughly trashing the nation your faithful followers gave us at our founding. We have taken the freedoms you so freely bestowed upon us, until in our ignorance; we rebelled against you and your ways as if the Bible and its truths that transformed us never existed in our past. We have turned from you and sought people who do not know your ways to lead us. We have chosen wicked leaders who covet the blessings you gave us and confiscate them to buy votes to keep themselves in power. Have mercy on our nation for putting our trust in people who have little honor and regard for the truth and electing them over us. Forgive us for our almost total ignorance of how you can bless us if only we would return to you.
We understand how powerful the ideas of the tempter are when pastors see the poverty in America’s poorest areas. One otherwise conservative pastor in one of Appalachia’s poorest areas, Allegheny County New York, told me he was for the social contract and another liberal pastor in the same area said we should get behind these federal programs if we really cared for these poor people. Have mercy for your church people helping to enslave people to these ideas which are foreign to both Your Word and our founders and for the federal government blessing federal workers more than the poor by keeping two thirds of the money meant for the poor.
Lord, you promised that if we would turn to you, you would heal our nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. America seems to have forgotten this promise of yours as we stumble from one failed political idea to another while feeling hopeless! Forgive us for these feelings of hopelessness that come from being so far from you and the truth of how you can bless us. Help America understand the simple truth that it is you that will heal our nation and we in no way can do it apart from you. Forgive those among us who want to keep approving the sins that enslave us and somehow think you will bless that effort.
Lord I pray that this year you will bring America and your church to repentance. I pray that this will be the year America will see how hopeless any political effort to heal our nation is and surrender to you in humiliation for our sins and seek the healing of our nation that can only come through you.
Ron at http://www.americaisafallennation.com
I will be back about January, 6th, 2014