We have come to a place in the history of America that Benjamin Franklin clearly warned about in his speech at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Here is an excerpt from Franklin’s famous speech which seems very prophetic at this time in history:
“In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” (emphasis added)
Some readers might say “But Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were not truly born again – they were Deists. This is very true. Deism is the belief that there is a God who created all we see, but He is not involved in the affairs of men and women.
To that I would say that if our Eternal God who IS involved in the affairs of all of mankind could speak through a donkey, then He can certainly speak through people who have not yet been saved.
Refer to Numbers 22 beginning at verse 22 to read about Balaam, the donkey and the Angel of the Lord. Whenever we see “the Angel” (with “the” preceding it in the Old Testament, that is referred to as a Christophany; or an appearance of Christ in the OT.
God never winks at sin. America is riddled with sin. The blood of the innocent babies slaughtered in the womb is on our hands. But you say “I am against Abortion.” There are many in the body of Christ who have not stood against the Holocaust of almost 62 million aborted babies since 1973.
God says this:
“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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles: 7: 14).
Clearly, the Lord is speaking of and to His people. He is not expecting those who have rejected Him to understand the great sin of turning a blind eye to Abortion.
Although we do not ordinarily see members of the body of Christ marching for Abortion, we do see members of churches voting for those who uphold a woman’s right to kill the unborn. My husband and I have seen this first hand in churches through the years. We have seen people who cheer on Hillary Clinton and have voted for her repeatedly.
Now we could have the discussion about whether these are truly Christians or not. I have called these people fake Christians in the past. This is a question I have pondered for many years.
We have heard numerous excuses from church members saying that although they personally hate abortion, they do not feel that a woman’s choice should be impeded if she wants an abortion.
Brethren – that IS supporting Abortion on demand, whether the person loudly defends their stand – it IS hypocritical and evil.
Homosexuality and Gay Marriage
We have witnessed many churches and denominations who openly defend the practice of homosexuality and welcome these people into membership of their churches. They also place these people in positions of authority and attempt to disparage other churches who defend the Word of God concerning homosexuality.
Our Holy God could not be more clear about homosexuality in His Word. He calls this lifestyle an abomination.
“If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 20:13).
Since we are under Grace since our Lord Jesus died on the Cross to pay our sin debt, being put to death is not seen in the New Testament. But let’s look at how Jesus deals with sexual sin during His time on the earth:
“Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.
“So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more” (John 8: 2-11).
I firmly believe that when Jesus was writing on the ground with His finger, he was very likely writing down the sins of the scribes and Pharisees standing before Him – condemning this woman to death.
One by one, these leaders of the “religious” community departed, knowing that they had sin, most likely hidden.
But Jesus clearly told the woman that He forgave her but to “Go and sin no more.”
Therefore, how can churches welcome in people who defend their sinful way of life – refusing to acknowledge that the Bible calls homosexuality SIN?
But brethren, there is a vast difference between a former homosexual who has repented and agreed with God about homosexuality, who may still struggle with same sex attraction – and the homosexual who believes that he/she is right with God even though they are boldly practicing what God abhors.
There is a vast difference between falling into sin, and practicing sin as a lifestyle. The Lord know that His children can stumble and fall into sin. This is why He says in the Word:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
The leaders of the churches who welcome in those who are willfully practicing homosexuals have that persons’ blood on their hands. I am not speaking of a pastor who welcomes these people in to “hear” the Word of God. This should always happen. Jesus would speak Words of life to these people. But I am speaking of bringing homosexuals into membership and placing them in positions of authority. Brethren – this should never be.
“So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul” (Ezekiel 33: 7-9).
Marxism: A godless form of governance
America was founded as a Constitutional Republic Under GOD. It is not a Democracy as many will tell you. It has been called a Democratic Republic, but my preference has always been “Constitutional Republic” because we are a Nation of Laws.
Our First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion and freedom of speech. The so-called “Separation of Church and State” is NO WHERE to be found in our Constitution.
It was coined as the result of a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to a group of Danbury CT Baptist pastors who were fearful of the state mandating a certain religion or denomination. They wrote to Jefferson about this and he comforted them with his response which said that the state would never force a religion upon anyone in our nation, and spoke of a distinct separation between the state the church. But Jefferson had the good of the pastors at heart – he was never saying to keep any form of religion or talk of God out of government.
The haters of God have used this for their narrative which claims that government should be completely separate from religion. If one reads the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, it is clear that our Founding Fathers looked to God for all direction and called our Nation One Nation Under God.
We are now at a pivotal point in our history
The coming presidential election of 2020 is quite possibly the most important election in the history of America.
Will Benjamin Franklin’s words be realized when a despotic (Democrats) government would be formed because of the corruption of the people?
Or will our Constitutional Republic Stand, at least for a few more years?
And brethren, never forget that no matter what happens in November, God will reward you for standing for Biblical Truth in these very dark days.
GET OUT AND VOTE!!
I cannot stress the importance of all Conservative Christians to vote in the upcoming election. It is hard to see how this will unfold, especially with the Democrats pushing for a “Vote by mail.” It does seem that the only way these people can possibly prevail is through cheating.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2).
Brethren, no matter what happens in this election, we MUST know that God allowed it to happen to further fulfill Bible Prophecy. Keep your eyes on the Lord, and keep looking up, for our Redemption does draw nigh.