Thursday, July 7, 2011

Destroying A New Generation

"And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel."
Judges 2:10

He is a master at deception isn't he?  He has been in the deceiving business for a long time and is so convincing that he even drew one third of the angels in a foolhardy rebellion against the Almighty.  Any human that thinks he/she can outwit Satan is foolish.  We only overcome his deception and lies by casting ourselves on Christ and His blood bought atonement, professing our allegiance to the Savior, dedicating ourselves to pursuing God's word, and by the constant direction of the Holy Spirit (who, by the way, never directs or teaches anything outside of the word He inspired).  One of the devil's oldest tricks is to infect the minds of children with godless philosophies and wickedness.  Once done, these young people grow to become tools in his arsenal of destruction, hate, and evil.

God also understands this as well.  He has pleaded with humanity repeatedly to teach children His word and His ways. He yearned for Israel to train their children with any and every available means. Consider the following scriptures which are a small sampling of the many dealing with the instruction of children: 

"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."  Deuteronomy 6:6-7

"Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 11:18-19

God did not hide the judgment of Sodom from Abraham because He knew Abraham was responsible to teach his children the ways of God.  "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him." Genesis 18:19

New Testament Christians are also instructed to train their children as well."And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."  Ephesians 6:4

The forefathers of this nation understood this concept much more than most understand.  Any who teaches that Christianity had nothing to do with the rise of the American education system is a liar!  Let me bluntly say it again, the precepts of God were so thoroughly ingrained in the youth of early America that liberal professors who counter-claim this are purposefully lying to promote their godless and sordid agenda with the aim of currently unhinging America from the God whose blessings we have enjoyed for over two centuries. One of the earliest pieces of legislation calling for the compulsory education of all children was written in Massachusetts being known as Ye  Olde Deluder Satan Act of 1647.  Along with other early American legislation from and the statements of the founding fathers and leaders, we can see they understood the enemy that seeks to destroy a new generation. Deluder Satan Law(1647)p.pdf

Here are a few quotes to consider as evidence:
"Education is useless without the Bible." and "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed....No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." Noah Webster

“Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ” ~James Madison

“I speak as a man of the world to men of the world; and I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day and never to be intermitted, unless by some overruling necessity.”  ~John Adams

It seems that many have forgotten the ways of the Old Deluder!  A short history lesson reveals that this is a strategy he has employed over and over!

He is currently working overtime to deceive the minds of children with godless foolishness worldwide.  In Muslim countries he is seeking to fill children with hate for any who denies Islam especially if they are Jews or Christians.

Consider this video!  Don't you think the enemy understands Judges 2:10?  

In Europe and America, there are those that now believe that teaching Christianity is actually evil.  No wonder God warned us that in the last day good would be evil and evil would be good!

For the sake of time, we will go back to America.  We started with a nation that was taught to fear God and run from evil.  Today they are taught to deny the Bible, ignore the roots of Christianity in the formation of the land and to espouse any teaching that contradicts scripture.  Just this week, California's legislature has passed a bill that calls for godless indoctrination of children about homosexuality.

This issue also shows the formation of  a deepening chasm in America that is growing every day

Tennessee Senate OKs Ban on Teaching of Homosexuality |

This is an issue that is too broad and too universal to attempt to cover in one post.  Yet, its worldwide pervasiveness points to one conclusion.  The Old Deluder is again attempting to destroy a new generation universally.  This is another great sign of the closeness of Christ's return!  Surely, Jesus Christ is Soon 2 Come again!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Where Is The US In Bible Prophecy?

It is a topic of great interest but little evidence.  Many have written books about it; furthermore,  many prophecy teachers are asked to give their best guess repeatedly.  Where is America in the Bible, or, more specifically, where is America during the Tribulation?  While some see symbolic interpretations in obscure verses that might suggest that the nation exists, it certainly is not a major player after the rapture and into Daniel's Seventieth Week.  How could a nation with such power just disappear from the world scene as it relates to the return of Jesus Christ? What makes this more puzzling is that America has been used as a vessel for the gospel for over two hundred years.  (Our Congress in September of 1782 paid for the printing and distribution of the Bible which earned it the nickname the Bible Congress!)   So what has happened?  Catastrophe?  Judgment? Collapse?  Civil War?  That's just it, the Bible gives us no clue!  We are left to surmise that something has happened causing the nation to loose its status as a world superpower.

For some time we have been informed that we are slowly losing that superpower status as one would expect if we suddenly vanish from the attention of the world in the last days before Jesus' physical return.  Consider the following articles:
America's Superpower Status Coming to an End 
An Obama Foreign Policy
US risks losing superpower status unless it tackles the deficit, Henry Paulson warns - Telegraph
It seems that the writing is on the wall and that there could be another government collapse as equally quick as that of the Babylonians to the Medo-Persians.

It is also certain that the hand of the Lord has pulled away to the place that we are seeing chaos in the same three areas ancient Judah did.  God promised that He would judge the government, the economy, and the religious life of ancient Judah and we currently are seeing this same trend in the US.  Let's consider these three areas for just a few moments.

As an example of this chaos in the political realm, let's consider the President's recent statements about Israel, Jerusalem, and the '67 borders.  It has led to events that show a wide gap in how the administration and other government leaders view the situation. Earlier this month, in response to Obama's statement, the South Carolina State House of Representatives unanimously endorsed a resolution of support for Israel which alluded to the Israeli's maintaining control of the West Bank and Jerusalem by God given right. 
2011-2012 Bill 4339: Israel - South Carolina Legislature Online  
S. Carolina Legislature Unanimously Endorses 'United Israel' - Politics & Gov't - Israel News - Israel National News  

Furthermore, the US Senate warned that funding for the Palestinian Authority would be cut if they pursued a vote in the UN for statehood thus bypassing the peace talks. US Senators warn of aid cutoff if... JPost - Diplomacy & Politics Many Jewish and Christian groups across the nation spoke up with great disdain at the President's remarks.  Jewish Americans ponder support for Obam... JPost - International

In an effort to save face and protect his position, the President has apparently decided to counter those who oppose his treatment of Israel.   
Obama campaign to go on the offensive against conservative critics of Israel stance - The Plum Line - The Washington Post
» Obama Forming an ‘I Really Love Israel’ PR Squad To Try and Rescue Jewish Vote - Big Government  

If the administration is fighting to show its support, then why did it allow Israel to be listed as a terrorist harboring nation?
United States puts Israel on its terror ... JPost - International
Also, why is there an attempt to court the Muslim Brotherhood at the same time?
Obama welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood
U.S. to expand relations with Muslim Brotherhood - The Washington Post
This has led to more strain on our relationship with Israel and to statements from the Muslim brotherhood that they will not talk as long as there is any American support for  Israel.  What a mess!
Wiesenthal Center slams US ... JPost - Jewish World - Jewish News
Muslim Brotherhood to U.S.: Stop Backing Israel and We'll Talk - Defense/Middle East - Israel News - Israel National News

There are also voices beginning to arise in protest of the organized liberal attack on Christianity in America.  This gap is ever widening as well.  It seems that our servicemen can't even have a Christian burial anymore. Houston Veterans Claim Censorship of Prayers, Including Ban on 'God' and 'Jesus' -
Why should they, some contend, since we have a wall of separation between church and state? (That statement is not found in the US Constitution but in a letter from Jefferson assuring a Baptist group that no single denomination would be endorsed as the national denomination.) We are not nor ever have been a Christian nation in their view. At least this author below thinks so (as well as many others across the land).  Notice that this article ran on Independence Day.  No bias there!
My Take: Why the U.S. is not a Christian nation – CNN Belief Blog - Blogs
Now consider the other side of this gulf.  The Governor of Texas has called his state to repent and seek God's guidance in Christ's name.  Surely, this will bring a liberal fire fall!
Republic Heritage: Texas Governor Calls America to Fast, Pray and Repent

Finally, there was also talk this week of a split in the state of California. Southern California Pushes for Secession - ABC News While it may seem ludicrous to some, this is a serious sign that there are grave problems in our nation.  It has been about 150 years since the nation faced such a polarization of beliefs and values.  We all know what that led to don't we? 

It appears that there are some serious concerns about the health of this nation. Such fragmentation points to a our need for a new Great Awakening with severe contrition.  It may also point to the dissolving of a great nation as it fades from the world scene to make way for the major players of the Tribulation.  These may be signs that the event or events that cause a reduction to America's involvement in the End of Days is near. That would be a further sign that the Lord is about to recall His ambassadors and open the way for a tough seven years. Either way, call on the Lord while it is still called today.  Surely Jesus Christ is Soon2Come!