Sunday, January 3, 2010

Doing Hard Things concerning our country expanded

As we start the new year(and the new decade), we as Christians have a new mandate; to overcome the low expectations in our society and do strenuous things for the Kingdom of God and for His glory. One way we can do this is to get involved in the affairs of the United States of America and fight off the influences of Socialism, Communism, and Marxism that has been becoming increasingly evident in our government and society. There are four pillars in which this can be done; they are educate, elect Godly officials, be informed, and most importantly, prayer.

The first pillar of this new mandate is to educate others about the important truths of the Gospel and our country. The enemy has long understood that education is one way of promoting their ideology. In a list of goals Communists wished to achieve, one of them was “Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda.” Sadly, we have a new generation coming up who will have no idea what the Constitution actually says, are brainwashed into a Marxist ideology, and have never heard the Gospel. It is time we as Christians rise up and start reaching the young people with the Gospel and start teaching them the principles of Constitution. This can be done by starting groups on school campuses and even do social networking groups aimed at doing this (I am sure others have better ideas than I do). Education is a key in who wins the culture war.

The second pillar is to elect Godly men and women into public office. As one can see, our congress is attempting to pass laws that the majority of Americans do not want. For example, the healthcare reform bill that is being debated currently has an opposition of 55% (Rasmussen Reports). The American Congress even has self-avowed socialists who are creating our laws. One example is Representative Maxine Waters who said in a House hearing, “And guess what this member would be all about? This member would be all about socializing — er, uh. [Pauses for several moments] …. would be about … [pause] … basically … taking over, and the government running all of your companies.” It is time that the church wakes up from its slumber and put people in office that represent the American people and are salt and light to a culture that is in darkness. The legislative branch is the most important and central branch in our government because it is the branch closest to the people (Particularly the House of Representatives). By not voting, Christians have given this country over to Satan who is at work in destroying America and the church. It is an embarrassment to the Church of Jesus Christ that we did not stand up against the removal of prayer and bible study in the public schools, the teaching of Darwinism, and many other things. The voice of public opinion is being dominated by a very vocal minority and has silenced the majority. Let it not be so. Conservatives and Christians can make a difference if they did not stay home on Election Day and actually made a contribution to our society. Heed the words of Edmund Burke who said “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”

The third upholder of this order is to be informed about the issues. Everyday lies and rumors are spreading around like weeds in nearly every aspect of our lives including theology, politics, and our philosophy. This is mainly attributed to the mass media of our country. U.S. diplomat John Brady Keisling once said “Still, we have not seen such systematic distortion of intelligence, such manipulation of American opinion, since the War in Vietnam.” One of the greatest mass illusions today is one being reinforced by the mass media; that modern day Israel is evil and that the Arabs are the good guys. This is accomplished by establishing a Palestinian State in the middle of Israel. Its cause is a myth. It doesn’t want peace with the Israelis, it wants to destroy that country. Palestinian journalist Sami El Soudi said concerning the famous “martyrdom” of Mohammed al-Dura, “Our official press reported 300 wounded and dead at netzarim junction the day when Mohammed was supposedly killed. Most of the cameramen there were Palestinians…They willingly took part in the masquerade, filming fictional scenes, believing they were doing it out of patriotism.” Lessons we should learn from this is that the media is not to be trusted. That is why we need to connect with each other and primary sources to get the truth. If that can happen, than America will no longer need the mass media to feed them lies.

The final foundation is that the Church needs to be praying for our country. In the Bible, we, as Christians, are commanded to pray. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 that we should “Pray without ceasing.” In fact, the great revivals that have occurred in history were a result of prayer from ordinary people seeking the Lord’s will. So, why don’t we have a prayer army that consists of ordinary man and women from all walks of life start praying for this country?

In closing, the four layers of education, election, being informed, and prayer are ways that one can do for his country. It is time that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ to band together and impacting the world for Him. Doing Hard Things will build us up and it will pave the way for a hopeful future.

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