Last week’s post had this 1950’s quote from General MacArthur: “In this day of gathering storm, as the moral deterioration of political power spreads it’s growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation was founded. For it is that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth. History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” The Post then asked Church, where are you? Are you not an essential force in preserving the Christian base this nation was founded upon? This week I thought it would be helpful in answering that question if we looked at where the Church used to be concerning politics. I have previously informed you that the American Revolution would never have occurred without the Black Robed Regiment.
If you go to this website http://www.blackrobereg.org/ you will find this great asset:
Welcome to The Black Robe Regiment
The Black Robe Regiment is a resource and networking entity where church leaders and laypeople can network and educate themselves as to our biblical responsibility to stand up for our Lord and Savior and to protect the freedoms and liberties granted to a moral people in the divinely inspired US Constitution. The Regiment had its historical beginnings during the Revolutionary War when Pastors from across the colonies arose and lead their congregations into the battle for freedom. Unlike today, the church during this time served as the center-point for political debate and discussion on the relevant news of the day. Today’s church leaders have all but lost that concept of leading their congregations in a Godly manner in all aspects of their worldly existence and are afraid to speak out against the progressive agenda that has dominated our political system for the past century. Through this time the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists. The false wall of separation of church and state has been constructed in such a manner that most are unaware of its limited boundaries. The church and the body of Christ has been attacked on all fronts and challenged by the progressive courts and groups such as the ACLU while we have sat idle in consent.
The time has come that we must now arise and awaken to the danger of this hyper-progressive agenda that so permeates every aspect of our political, legal, and educational systems. It is time now to educate ourselves and push back against the erosion of our freedoms and liberties and restore the constitutional authority back to all aspects of our governance. It will take the leaders of our churches to shepherd their flocks as did their predecessors during our first fight for liberty.
It is in this spirit that we have created this site. It is to serve as a resource and reference for church leaders and laypeople alike. It is to be a portal for Christians to communicate and network in order to restore the body of Christ to its rightful position of tolerant leadership in all aspects of our government.
Since our Christian founders considered the constitutional government that came after the revolution to be a gift of Christ, why are we Christians letting it be taken from us so easily?
In closing, we have this quote from Charles Finney, a leader in America’s Second Great Awakening:
<em>“Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians (and citizens) must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics (emphasis mine).
Other Charles Finney quotes are available from numerous sites. The following are from this site:
No man can possibly be benevolent or religious, to the full extent of his obligations, without concerning himself, to a greater or less extent, with the affairs of human government.
A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God.
America desperately needs to understand our rebellion before repentance and revival can bring a new beginning of obedience to God.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com and author of the E book: America, Christ Top Nation Has Fallen which is available at Amazon and other sites.