Politics Can Push People Out the Church Door

Ouch!  As a pastor I stand guilty as charged.  I often lack sensitivity to those of different political persuasions, and ramrod my own beliefs in a sanctimonious fashion.  I appreciate this article and need to learn from it.  By the way, if you disagree with material within this blogsite, it will most likely be under the category of “Current Events,” which often has political overtones.

Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

 

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By Bob Smietana   ~   May 9, 2018
Paul Djupe, a political scientist at Denison University, has a word of caution for church leaders.
Be careful when you get involved in politics—or you may drive some people away.
Political victories often come with costs, says Djupe—especially when conservative Christians are involved.
A new study in Political Research Quarterly, co-authored by Djupe, looks at the rate of so-called “nones”—Americans who claim no religious identity—in states where conservative Christians supported bans on same-sex marriage or laws that affected gay rights.
In those states, the rate of nones went up.
“Our findings suggest that Christian Right influence in state politics seems to negatively affect religion, such that religious attachments fade in the face of visible Christian Right policy victories,” Djupe and his coauthors wrote.
Djupe told Facts & Trends that politics can have unintended consequences for churches. Political debates don’t drive away core churchgoers, he says. But they can cause some people to swear off religion altogether.
“When churches take political stands,” he says, “people are going to start to evaluate them based on those political criteria and not religious criteria.”
A similar study Djupe was involved in showed that people on the edges of church life are more likely to leave over politics.
“We found that it was marginal attenders in churches who were exposed to disagreement that were likely to leave,” he says. “If you were a frequent attender who is engaged in church activities outside of worship, these disagreements didn’t make much difference.”
For the study published in Political Research Quarterly, researchers examined how the percentage of nones increased from 2000 to 2010. They found even in so-called red states, which tend to be more religious, the number of nones increased.
“One of the more remarkable things is that the rate of nones is really catching up across the country,” he says. “There are still some pretty sizable gaps if you compare Oregon or Vermont to Alabama, but on average, it’s close.”
Churches can’t swear off any involvement with politics, says Djupe. But he is concerned that churches can become too identified with either political party.
Instead of evaluating a church on religious or spiritual terms, people may begin to judge a church solely on its politics.
And pastors should know that political involvement has a cost.
“It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s going to have implications for the extent of their ministry outreach,” he says. “There are people that are just going to reject that and walk away. So they may segment the possible reach of their ministry (to only certain groups).”
A New York Times story earlier this year found a “quiet exodus” of African-American worshipers from evangelical churches after the 2016 president election. The Wall Street Journal reported last week on mainline Protestant churches that had seen church members leave—and some newcomers show up—due to political activism.
Writing in Christianity Today, Djupe and co-author Ryan Burge from Eastern Illinois University say their previous research showed Clinton voters were most likely to leave evangelical churches after the 2016 election. But churches at their best should be able to overcome partisan divides.
“The study results also indicate that American churches could benefit from being a place that welcomes, tolerates, or charitably engages voters of either party,” they wrote.
“As research has shown again and again, churches tend to be diverse places where people have the chance to work with others around a shared mission and shared faith.”
Related:
Church as Unifier: In Today’s Fragmented Culture, Could the Church Be an Oasis of Unity?
Room to Listen: We Reach Others by Truly Hearing Them
Pulpit No Place for Political Endorsements, Say Most Americans
Evangelicals Divided Over 2016 Election
BOB SMIETANA (@BobSmietana) is senior writer at Facts & Trends.

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The Clinton Body Count…

…the gift that keeps on giving and growing.  Murder, Quid Pro Quo, Sexual Affairs/Adultery, Lies And Scandals Galore all go hand in hand.  In comparison to the Clinton Machine, Al Capone looks like the kid who took your lunch money.  Their corruption, and our nations’ lack of indictments in response to it, is a referendum on our countries’ moral and judicial ineptitude.  The Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department, and the Attorney General have all insulated the Clinton criminal culture.  Pray for this huge swamp to be drained, and for justice to once again prevail.   Pastor Steve

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The Bill and Hillary Clinton Complete Body Count (Full Documentary).  As a student of history, I find the Clinton regime’s actions result in murders analogous to that of the Roman Empire, whereas killings always happened in order for the emperor to attain his position and then to solidify and secure his power base.  What is fascinating about the mysterious fatalities that surround the Clintons, are the many deaths of their bodyguards.  Their household pets live longer than their bodyguards, because their bodyguards are around them constantly, and learn of their nefarious actions and contacts:

Bill Clinton is laughing at Ron Brown’s funeral.  Bill then sees the camera on him, and launches into fake crying.

It should cause great consternation to anyone born from above (John 3:3), that this evil woman missed the presidency of the United States of America (POTUS) in 2016 by a gnat’s eyelash.  Her loss was truly a gift from God Almighty.  The millennial generation does not believe in moral absolutes.  The leftists, elitists, and Hollywood celebrities totally reject Judeo Christian values, hence Hillary Clinton’s tremendous success in California.

Pray For Revival In America!

American Renewal Project / Billy Graham

Dr. Billy Graham will “Lie in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda” on Wednesday, February 28, and Thursday, March 1.

Former President Barack Obama found himself in hot water with his progressive constituency last week by a tweet honoring the late Reverend Billy Graham. Headline:

“Obama faces progressive backlash for tweet honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham,” the Washington Times headlined.

Retweeting Obama, Christian Carter appeared to think that the former president was swimming against the tide: “Wasn’t really feeling the love and guidance… He may have done well by many people, but the man also hurt countless individuals in the LGBT and other communities. We don’t need to celebrate his death, the same as we don’t need to celebrate his life.”

Kaylara, a self-professed pagan, had some more inept sagacity to share on Obama’s tweet: “Nope. He spent decades demonizing my religion and directing hatred at us as well as the LGBTQ community. He gave hope and guidance to horrible people on how to be more horrible and bilked poor people to enrich himself, and taught his kids that too.”

The ‘progressive backlash’ aimed at former homosexual marriage and transgender bathroom champion President Barack Obama is that homosexuals transitioned from a ‘libertarian’ position in 2008 – framed as “Do us a favor, and let us live our lives in the privacy of our homes” – to a ‘totalitarian’ stance during Obama’s American experiment, 2009-2017, resulting in “Christian bakers, Christian photographers, and Christian retreat centers will take part in our weddings or be bankrupted.” Prayerfully, this was their last gasp.

If not for Divine Intervention in 2016, in the unwonted form of Donald J. Trump, fascism would well be on its way to a centurial run under the tutelage of a Hillary Clinton presidential victory. The dog whistle sent from her predicted electoral triumph promised that “Christians will sanction and ceremonialize same-sex weddings or spend time in jail.” Boy, did we dodge a bullet.

Progressive liberals are relentless, and brazen. Bolstered by their ‘Amen Corner’ – the cultural mountains of influence of America: public education, higher learning, newsrooms, sports, the Courts, the Fortune 500, Big business, Hollywood, and medicine – these Leftist crusaders do still live to fight another day.

A telling example, Juan Williams authored an opinion piece in The Hill, “Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump.” [February 19, 2018]

My friend Rev. Dr. Laurence White’s response should be planted deep into the soil of the about 65M-80M Evangelical, and 40M Pro-Life Catholic, Christian constituency:

“Mr. Williams misses the point, although I was pleasantly surprised by his righteous indignation over sexual faithfulness between husband and wife in marriage. A political candidate is chosen for his position on the issues not his/her personal piety. Neither Donald nor Hillary are practicing Christians. Their professions of faith are superficial at best and consistently inconsistent with their lifestyles. To assert the moral superiority of Hillary over Donald is ridiculous and irrelevant. Moral indignation in politics is almost always selective – my guy is a saint and your guy is the devil. Williams is guilty of the same hypocrisy that he is attacking in his article. An election is not a canonization. The most consistent Christian in the oval office in modern times was Jimmy Carter. His presidency was a disaster. At the same time, despite his commitment to the Lord of Life who established the family, he supported abortion and the destruction of marriage. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has proven to be the most pro-life, pro-family president since Ronald Reagan. I hope and pray that more authentic Christians will run for office. But even then there will still be no perfect candidates. In the meantime our God has a remarkable way of using flawed instruments to accomplish His purpose.”

Joseph Boot comes through with the gist of the issue: “First, culture is the public manifestation of the religious faith commitment of a people (be it Islamic, Christian, humanistic, etc…) so in fact there is no avoiding religious ‘civilization’ and ‘culture’ where any given worldview predominates. That is to say, there is no such thing as a neutral culture. ‘Multiculturalism’ is therefore just a contemporary term for polytheism (many gods). But no society can be governed by more than one ultimate source of authority without provoking civil conflict and social chaos. This is for the simple reason that Sharia law is not equal to English Common Law; nor is the Hindu caste system equal to the Western legal tradition of equality before the law. Each system has a different source of sovereignty and thereby a different God or ‘god’ behind them.”[1]

America cannot function when both Secularism and Christianity “are perceived and treated as equally ultimate – the result of such irrationality can only be social suicide and judicial chaos.”[2]

“Clearly someone’s vision of law and justice is going to be legislated and someone’s vision of ‘love’ endorsed by the state – an ‘establishment orthodoxy’ that opposes rival orders is inescapable.”[3]

About 250 pastors are running for local office in 2018: city council, school board, parks and recreation, etc. Thank God that Gideons and Rahabs are now taking up a place in the front ranks of the battle for the Soul of America.

David Lane
American Renewal Project

[1-3] Joseph Boot, The Mission of God, A Manifesto Of Hope For Society.

http://www.americanrenewalproject.org

Is Hillary Clinton an ‘enemy’ of religious liberty?

Thankful For…. Brigitte Gabriel

Thankful For….Brigitte Gabriel <brigitte@act4america.net>

Today at 7:13 AM

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to make sure I took the time to personally write my ACT for America family, and share with them that which I am most thankful for.

1. I’m thankful for our military heroes. With so much attention and praise given to ungrateful athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, I’m thankful for true heroes who risk their lives, leave their families, and in some cases, pay the ultimate price for my freedom. Their sacrifice is one I will never forget, nor take for granted.

2. I’m thankful for our law enforcement officers. The Thin Blue Line is under attack from the mainstream media on a daily basis. Imagine risking your life for someone, only to have them turn around and blame you for almost all of society’s ills. Imagine being tasked with protecting your community from terrorists, only to have some leftist politician like Bill DeBlasio tie your arms behind your back in the name of political correctness. I respect and honor those who serve and protect, unlike the NFL.

3. I’m thankful for you, my fellow grassroots patriot, who prefaces country above self, and volunteers their time and energy to make America a safer place to call home. It is selfless citizens like you, now more than 800,000 of which make up this organization, who are saving this country from self-destruction. ANTIFA, CAIR, the SPLC, etc. none of them stand a chance against our unified grassroots machine. We are too strong, too determined, and love this country far too much to let them succeed.

4. I’m thankful Barack Obama is no longer President. This is one that certainly cannot be overstated. How refreshing it is not to have to listen to our President lecture America about tolerance and “Islamophobia,” after an Islamic terrorist attack. No more James Taylor playing “You’ve Got A Friend,” to combat ISIS. No more praising America’s enemies, or attacking our allies like Israel. I could go on about why I’m so thankful for this, but you’d still be reading this in 2018 if I did.

5. I’m thankful for the fact that I am an American citizen. I dreamed of coming to America when I was living in a bomb shelter as a little girl, but never in a million years ever thought my dream would one day become a reality. I owe more to this country than I can ever repay, but it is through this organization that I can certainly try to repay that debt.

I sincerely wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, and can’t wait to share with you what we at ACT for America have in store for you in the very near future.

Always Devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel

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I would like to add one more to Brigitte’s list.  I am thankful that Hillary Clinton was not elected as our president.  The next time that you feel negative towards our nation, envision where we would be RIGHT NOW if she were elected.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Strategy Of The Shadow Government When Their Nefarious Deeds Are Exposed

If you remember the Sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” from a generation ago, then you remember the character played by John Banner:  Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz.  His legendary retort about ANYTHING that came up was:  “I see nothing, I hear nothing, I know nothing.”  Later in the show it was changed to “Nothing, NOTHING!”  That is precisely the reply we always hear from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her supporters, The Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder, the rogue element within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice and the State Department, about all of their alleged scandals.  Whether it is the Benghazi scandal, or that of the Internal Revenue Service, Gunrunner, Fast and Furious, Quid Pro Quo, the Trump Dossier, the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One sale to Russia, and a host of others, the Deep State response is always as follows:

Admit Nothing

Deny Everything

Make Counter Allegations

They have the strategy down pat.  Hillary Clinton lies like an Afghan carpet, and it comes so natural to her, that one would truly suspect that she could lie and pass the polygraph test while doing so.  The rigged system already had her “in” as president of our nation prior to November 8, 2016.  Hillary Clinton will find that there is a price to pay on Judgment Day.  What Crooked Hillary Clinton does not seem to understand, is that the one true Triune God of the universe is much, much stronger than her despicable agenda and those who attempt to promote it.  If Christians will submit to II Chronicles 7:14, and continue to pray for this sin sick nation, then perhaps the Lord of the universe will continue to intervene in our favor.

I truly believe that every person involved in selling uranium (Uranium One) to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars (Quid Pro Quo) should be rightly accused of treason and promptly executed.  They make Benedict Arnold look like a “choir boy” in comparison.

Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

Let not your heart be troubled.  If you are like me, and occasionally feel that the wicked are skating past justice, you will be blessed by the 37th Psalm.  Enjoy…

Psalm 37
David urges men to patience and confidence in God, by contrasting the condition of the godly and the wicked
1 Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against them that work unrighteousness. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. 4 Delight thyself also in Jehovah; And he will give thee the desires of thy heart. 5 Commit thy way unto Jehovah; Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass. 6 And he will make thy righteousness to go forth as the light, And thy justice as the noon-day.

7 Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: Fret not thyself, it tendeth only to evil-doing. 9 For evil-doers shall be cut off; But those that wait for Jehovah, they shall inherit the land. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and he shall not be. 11 But the meek shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The Lord will laugh at him; For he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay such as are upright in the way. 15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, And their bows shall be broken. 16 Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken; But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous. 18 Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; And their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish, And the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: They shall consume; In smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth. 22 For such as are blessed of him shall inherit the land; And they that are cursed of him shall be cut off. 23 A man’s goings are established of Jehovah; And he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For Jehovah upholdeth him with his hand. 25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread. 26 All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed. 27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore. 28 For Jehovah loveth justice, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell therein for ever. 30 The mouth of the righteous talketh of wisdom, And his tongue speaketh justice. 31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him. 33 Jehovah will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.

34 Wait for Jehovah, and keep his way, And he will exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. 35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil. 36 But one passed by, and, lo, he was not: Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. 37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; For there is a happy end to the man of peace. 38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; The end of the wicked shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of Jehovah; He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 40 And Jehovah helpeth them, and rescueth them; He rescueth them from the wicked, and saveth them, Because they have taken refuge in him.

Psalms 37:1-40 (ASV)

 

Pray For Revival In America!

“Watergate: modern age”

It appears that the “Russian collusion, delusion, confusion and illusion” which focused on President Donald Trump for the last year plus, was a smokescreen, intended to deflect the attention from the REAL Russian collusion which is centered upon the sale of 20% of our supply of uranium to Russia.   [Remember, absolutely no proof of this surmised collusion involving Russia and President Donald Trump has ever been offered].  In cahoots were the former Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department and others.  The boomerang has come back and slammed the Democrats right in the face, and the entire time, the Russian connection was with the Democratic National Convention and the Clinton campaign.  Keep an eye on the news, and pray for justice to prevail with this issue.

I ask myself, what do the corrupt Russian leaders, Vladimir Putin and others, think about our leadership in the United States of America?

Pastor Steve  <><

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President Trump called the investigation into a uranium deal with Russia that is linked to Hillary Clinton “Watergate: modern age.”
“The uranium sale to Russia and the way it was done was so underhanded. With tremendous amounts of money being passed, I actually think that’s Watergate: modern age,” Trump told a media scrum as he left the White House on Wednesday to head to Texas.
Republican congressmen announced they would begin investigating a controversial uranium deal approved during the Obama administration when Clinton was the secretary of state.
Groups backing the Uranium One sale reportedly donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

New York Post

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Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House:  “Is there any end to the scandal throughout our government?  The swamp is huge.  The Clinton Foundation accrued money through selling uranium to Russia, so the Russians could build nuclear armaments to threaten us with.  Then there is also the Trump dossier which is Fake News collected by the Democratic Party against Donald Trump.”

 

The REAL Russian Collusion ~ Totally Ignored By The Mainstream Media

Mainstream media and the left ignore the real Russian collusion story involving Hillary Clinton, Obama, and the FBI in the Uranium One deal. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here.

Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/19/uranium-one-smoking-guns/#TbiHwp7R2ZCJGCZA.99

Hypocrite Hillary likes to throw stones at President Trump from her house made of the Uranium One Russia collusion deal. Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/24/toxic/#dztgc4SXQfZeecc5.99

Hillary, Obama, and the FBI are all involved in the only real Russia Collusion bombshell, the Uranium One deal. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/25/red-handed/#KSM2JKs1Irw253WP.99

The Mainstream media is silent and doesn’t have the same appetite for the real Russia collusion story involving Hillary. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/26/extra-extra-stop-the-presses/#dHcLeD1GIFrpfUWg.99

A Hot Mess!  The Russian Trump Dossier of fabricated salacious material designed to destroy Trump has blown up in Hillary’s Face. Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/27/phony-russian-trump-dossier/#j7rFsqae6geEXfyZ.99

 Trick Or Treat?   Funny, just when more about Hillary Russia collusion, Trump dossier, and calls for Mueller resignation we get a Manafort Indictment. Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/10/31/manafort-indictment-distraction/#H0EB8Tvvg97kYIve.99

What Difference Would It Have Made  ~  How would have Hillary and Obama conducted themselves as leaders in other historical situations? Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/11/01/what-difference-would-it-have-made/#twYcu2GHyJpZH3ET.99

Another Exciting Episode Of The Trump Russia Collusion Illusion And Delusion

Democrats are wandering the desert with their only hope of survival being some evidence of a Russia Trump collusion. Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017

Read more at http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/07/17/illusive-dreams/#Kcf3ww8RlwqzhS3V.99

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The liberals have skated over Benghazi, Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac, the corrupt Clinton Foundation, tens of thousands of Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails, and on and on and on…  They even ignore the real Russian collusion when the Clinton foundation sold uranium to the Russians.  But leave it to the folks with the tin foil hats to feast on the above mirage.  That seems to be the centerpiece of their platform that they have camped out on for the past year.

It is truly hard to believe that this corruption is so “in your face” obvious with the double standard of injustice, yet nothing ever becomes of it.

Pastor Steve

The Old Left Contrasted With The New Left

The Old Left peaked at Woodstock, New York and at Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco; endorsing George McGovern for president.  (When Richard Nixon resigned following the Watergate incident, they boasted bumper stickers that said:  “Don’t blame me, I voted for McGovern”).  They protested the Viet Nam War.  They progressed from the counterculture groups of Beatniks and Hippies.  They espoused peace, love and dope.  LSD was taken by many of their more famous proponents.  When I was in high school in the early 70’s, I started hearing the  war cry against the “establishment,” not even knowing what it was.  As a young man, I thought they were aimless and clueless, viewing life without any real understanding.  They seemed like rebels without a cause.  They were however peaceful, and accepted differences of opinion.  They were often given to communal living, bypassing the institution of marriage.  (“Marriage is just a piece of paper.”  Remember?)   Their “families” were loose knit groups, bearing names like Roadrunner or Moon Rocket.  They were morally liberal, and a lot of their ethics, or lack thereof, went directly against the grain of our Judeo Christian heritage and the Ten Commandments.  At this time, it did not seem that our entire culture was threatened but it was.  Babies were aborted in great numbers; commencing this onslaught was the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade.  Nearly sixty million babies were murdered since this infamous ruling.  Now we have violent illegal immigrants replacing them – I ask who is to blame?  (Hosea 8:7 King James Version)  “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”  The Old Left was the base for the New Left, who share the same values but have taken their ideology several steps further.

Consider the New Left.  They are Hippies on steroids, with a violent and relentless agenda.  Other beliefs are not respected, and even allowed.  They cannot accept “no” for an answer.  They desire a nanny state resembling socialized Europe.  Cradle to grave entitlement programs are on their agenda.  Their poster children are Barack Obama, the Clinton machine and Bernie Sanders.  Suffice it to say that these extreme leftists are not your daddy’s Democrats.  Their endless meltdown since the November 8, 2016 election loss is indeed a microcosm of their ideology.  Let us review the past seven months following Hillary Clinton’s incredible defeat:  “Let us cuddle and drink hot cocoa.  Let me lie in the street in the fetal position as I hold my teddy bear.  May we break some windows, overturn cars and start fires downtown because our candidate lost.  Cancel college classes and exams, and have group sessions of crying and pouting.  The election was rigged.  Let us have innumerable recounts!  We need to challenge, change or even eliminate the electoral college and overturn the results.  Trump’s victory is not at all legitimate.  Trump was in collusion with Russia – (The never ending Russian collusion illusion and delusion).  Impeach Trump!  Donald Trump Jr.’s e-mails disqualify our president.  Etc., etc., etc.  Yes, it is the gift that keeps on giving, and giving and giving.”  A congressman from New England just threatened our president on Facebook.  A comedian revealed a beheaded facsimile of our president for humor.  In a recent play on Julius Caesar’s assassination, the cast decided instead to act out President Trump’s assassination.  When the New Left does not get their way, there is no end to their plethora of infantile meltdowns.  They desire the New World Order RIGHT NOW!  The immanent danger of radical Islam on our nation is not even on their radar.  Sanctuary cities for criminals are welcome, and there is no respect for American distinctiveness.   People who disagree with them are homophobic or Islamaphobic.  They have no desire of a peaceful protest, and want to shut down the entire voice of opposition.  Their constituents are the Muslim Brotherhood, the Deep State, nearly all of the media, Black Lives Matter, Progressives, college students, a great many Democrats, and the leadership in Washington, D.C. that Donald Trump refers to as the swamp.  This is a massive radical left wing movement that is on a mission to forever change the complexion of America.  They do not like the Christian foundation upon which this nation was built.  The left has always screamed “tolerance,” yet ironically they are totally intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them.  The new left has torn down statues of Robert E. Lee and Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson.  They desire to pursue the destruction of the statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson next.  The current leftist movement constantly refers to “white privilege,” and this term has now morphed to “white supremacy.”  They have taken over college campuses and will not even allow for freedom of speech.

  As a boy and young man, I thought the Old Left were people out of touch with the values of America.  The New Left however, bears little resemblance to the Old Left.  They are on a mission to forever destroy our submission to the Ten Commandments, take away our freedoms, erase American distinctiveness, not allow American patriotism, nor celebrate our blessings and success.  Any discerning Christian can feel the vice rapidly enclosing on us and threatening our freedoms and our way of life.  If we survive as a nation, it will be the result of the Lord’s intervention.  Pray without ceasing for our federal, state and local governments, our nation’s law makers and court systems, our schools, and for our president, but mostly…

Pray For Revival In America!

Blessings, Pastor Steve

 

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 56

Paul McGuire    ~    Interview/Hagmann & Hagmann

Paul is a prolific author and speaker.  Paul’s interests are the world’s monetary system, and who is controlling this world and what power source they are using to control this world.  These are fascinating subjects, but can often lead to dark research, and it can also be very burdensome on your mind and on your heart.  Paul prays as he writes.  His book “Mass Awakening,” reveals a third great awakening.  Paul is interested in everything in Bible prophecy.  Many people discouraged Paul from writing or speaking on the radio, and God called him to do both.  It does not matter what others think of you or what you think of yourself.  All that matters is what God thinks of you.  When you look to God, you will have power.  Paul is fascinated how politicians create wars and power struggles.  “Communism” is simply an artificial name that represents dictatorial control of leaders over people, to subjugate them and rape a nation.  When you understand this, you will understand history.  The free government and economic system in the United States of America is being attacked by those who desire to overthrow it.  The big bankers want total control.  Hitler and Lenin both used the fear of terrorism to gain control of a nation.  People will give up all of their rights in order to protect themselves.  Paul expects to see mass events and manufactured crisis.  “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Crisis is used to create revolution and social change.  There will be more manufactured crisis and more chaos.  Obama and Hillary Clinton are both disciples of Saul Alinsky and his rules for radicals- manufactured crisis and never let a crisis go to waste.  It is a strategy to replace the current system with a new system by overwhelming the system with problems in every area.  (immigration, healthcare, economy, etc.)  Paul said Fox News is not conservative at all, they just like to get people into an emotional frenzy in order to support the Republicans.  It is a dog and pony show.  Fox News blames liberals for our problems which is a lie.  The real problem is that the game is rigged.  Paul said the most important thing he shares is the gospel message of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  Once we are saved and born again, we need to learn how to think supernaturally and act supernaturally.  God will empower us to conquer our problems in every arena in life if we truly appropriate our faith in Christ.