A Nation at War

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: Wayne D. Leeper – A Land Called America

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual host of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Today America is engaged in a war which will determine the nation that we will be in the future. It is a war that must be won if our children and grandchildren are going to continue to enjoy the freedom and liberty of the America that we grew up in. Yet it is also a war that can very easily be lost if the forces of good do not take to the field of battle in greater numbers than the forces of evil. The stakes have never been higher, the battle has never been fiercer and the outcome has never been more crucial. The war is not the “war in Iraq” or the “war against terror.” It is a war for the very heart and soul of our nation.

There are two forces vying for control of the hearts and minds of the people of America. The battle is not new for it has been fought the world over from time immemorial. There is a call going out in our nation for a “new morality” which is neither new nor moral. It wears the cloak of tolerance which is designed to disguise the true purpose which is to accommodate every form of immorality and ungodliness ever conceived in the hearts of man. The “celebration of our diversity” is an underhanded attempt to undermine our unity. We are being told that to oppose these evil trends is a failure to recognize that tolerance and diversity are the strengths of America. Yet history has proven over and over that tolerance has it’s limits and that true strength comes from unity, not diversity. There can be no compromise or accommodation between good and evil. They cannot live side by side; one will prevail and in prevailing, destroy the other.

This nation enjoyed an inspired birth and for well over two hundred years has enjoyed the blessing and protection of Jehovah, the one and only God. Our forefathers understood this and made a firm recognition of God and the authority of the Bible a part of our founding documents. Those warriors on the side of evil disdain the thought of a moral code having been set forth in the irrefutable word of God and claim that the founders were not Christians, but were “deist,” recognizing a higher power but unable and unwilling to give that power a specific identity. They are provably wrong in their attitude, their understanding and their desired results. The founders’ own words remove any doubt as to their understanding of both the God of heaven and the strength of a nation built on his design as outlined in the Bible.

There is an underlying ulterior motive to the claims of those who bestow the label of deist on our founders. If they were to accept the fact that these men were Christians, as indeed they were, they would also have to accept the fact that the Bible is the revealed, incarnate and infallible word of God. They would, therefore, be forced to constrain their conduct to conform to the moral codes set forth in the Holy Scriptures. This they are unwilling to do; so by claiming that the founders were deist and not Christians they are able to set their own standards of conduct because there has never been a code of conduct set forth by the imagined deist. It is not difficult to put the lie to their argument.

The early pilgrims who came to these shores seeking freedom to practice their religion separate and apart from that espoused by the Church of England, brought with them the Bible as the document which would govern their lives, and envisioned a nation built upon Christian principals. The pilgrim leader and Governor, John Winthrop, delivered a sermon while aboard the Arbella in route to “New England in the North America,” in 1630. As part of his sermon, with regard to the land to which they were headed, Winthrop said:

“The Lord shall be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as His own people, and will command a blessing upon us in all our ways. So that we shall see much more of His wisdom, power, goodness and truth, than formerly we have been acquainted with. We shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies; when He shall make us a praise and glory that men shall say of succeeding plantations, ‘the Lord make it like that of New England.’ For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us.”

While Winthrop stated it beautifully, the concept is actually taken from a passage in the Bible.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set upon a hill cannot be hidden…. Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 [Emphases Added]

The signers of the Declaration of Independence attested to the fact that the purpose of government was to protect those unalienable rights granted by the God of the universe, Jehovah God. To claim that they recognized any other is a demonstrable lie. All but two of the fifty-seven signers of the Declaration of Independence were professed and practicing Christians. Who do you think they were referring to when they signed their name to a document stating that:

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights Governments are established among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
July 4, 1776

Recognizing the importance of freedom of religion to be practiced publicly, the same founding fathers in 1887 drafted the Constitution of the Unites States of America. In the first Amendment thereto they stated that:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

In his farewell address to the nation George Washington, a practicing Christian said:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these finest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserts the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge in the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on the minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in the exclusion of religious principle.”

George Washington
Farewell Address to the Nation
September 17, 1796

Christianity can and has endured and prospered under every form of government known to man. It survived the onslaught of imperial Rome in the first century, to abusive middle age kings and to immoral dictators of the past several hundred years. The ability of Christianity to survive and prosper under any form of government is and never has been the question. The question is, “Can a nation continue to prosper without the protection of Jehovah God?” The founders of this nation wisely decided to make it a republic, rather than a democracy. It is and has been from the beginning a nation governed by representatives chosen by the people. “We The People” hold the ultimate power in the United States of America. Those who occupy the highest positions of power in this nation do so at the pleasure of the people. Our constitution is not designed to empower the rulers of the land, but to protect the people of the land from the rulers. It guarantees rights and freedoms, not to government, but to “We the People.”

Our founders were truly a unique group of men. Never before in history has such a group of men come together at a particular time and a particular place; men who would change the course of human history. They have been aptly described as “enlightened geniuses touched by divine intervention.” They gave us a nation where every person, through the ballot box, had the right to choose the kind of men and women who would hold the positions of power. Christians are not excluded from the process, but the fact is that far too many, Christians have either excluded themselves or failed to vote in accordance with the beliefs they proclaim to hold. The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for the good people to remain silent. Evil prevails more and more in our nation because for too long Christians have remained silent. The forces of evil have an agenda which they have actively pursued for the last thirty to forty years while Christians have remained silent. As a result we have retreated from the public square and from the marketplace of ideas. This can and must change.

The upcoming election will be the most decisive and critical in our history. It is essential that this election be won by the forces of righteousness. The men and women elected in November will establish a judiciary that will determine the future of America for the next 20 years. They will appoint and confirm three or four Supreme Court justices besides numerous federal and appeals judges. If the judges appointed do not respect God or his Word, they will not respect the national morals that have guided us for the past two hundred and twenty-eight years. It is nothing less than the lives of our children and grandchildren that are at stake. We as voters will make the decisions, but they will be the ones who will have to live with our decisions for generations to come.

It is impossible to turn a person or a nation 180 degrees at one time. But it is entirely possible to turn both a person and a nation one degree at a time 180 times. Notice how both the people of America and the nation have been turned one degree at a time since 1960.

During the ensuing decade, we were introduced to the “sexual revolution” and the “new morality,” which was neither new nor moral. The “pill” liberated women from the fear of pregnancy, which had until then been the main reason for sexual abstinence prior to marriage. We were also introduced to terms such as “situational ethics.” The idea was put forth that there were no absolutes by which human conduct could be judged, but right or wrong must be determined in light of the situation. Subtle changes with profound implications and the good people remained silent.

In the seventies, a liberal Supreme Court ruled that under the “privacy clause” of the Constitution a woman had the “right to choose.” The fact is that there is no “privacy clause” in the constitution and the right she was given under this ruling was the right to kill her own unborn children. For the first time in our history, murder had been legalized in the United States. Over forty-three million babies have since been slaughtered and the good people have remained silent.

Also in the sixties and the seventies, we began to see the breakdown of the family. No longer was a family to be comprised of “mom, pop and the kids,” but we were instead told that the nuclear family was outdated. Modern society demanded that terms such as broken family, mixed family and dysfunctional family be dropped as being “politically incorrect.” The idea of unwed motherhood became socially acceptable. Fathers were allowed to sire children, then desert them and their mother with impunity. Shotgun weddings became a thing of the past. The new morality was becoming embedded in our society and the good people remained silent.

The eighties brought about a proliferation of pornography and Hollywood, along with HBO and Cinimax TV, brought a level of filth into our homes as never seen before. Sex education became standard curriculum in the schools while references to God and Christianity became taboo. Homosexuals began “coming out” and gay pride parades became a norm in the big cities. Businesses were forbidden by law from choosing their employees based on moral standards and were forced to ignore morality and lifestyle considerations in the hiring process.

The ninety’s saw the election of the most immoral man ever to occupy the White House. Bill Clinton proclaimed himself the first “black president,” while in reality he was the first “homosexual president,” in-as-much as he did more to protect and promote the homosexual agenda than any president in history. He, with the help of Hillary, brought a level of public immorality to the Oval Office unmatched by any of his predecessors. Aside from his affair with an intern, he snubbed his nose at the judicial system, lied under oath and was protected by a Senate without any more morals than the President himself. Under his example the level of morality in this nation reached an all time low.

When this nation was attacked on 9/11, people flooded into the churches and our hypocritical congress stood on the steps of the capital singing “God Bless America.” By what wild stretch of the imagination did they believe that they had any right to petition God for anything? These were the same legislators who had advocated abortion, gay rights, exclusion of God from the public square and the redefinition of the family. In their pursuit of personal power they were, and remain, supportive of everything that is ungodly, immoral and profane.

May God bless our nation and give us the courage to stand against the forces of evil in high places.


The Grey-Haired Brigade

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: Wayne D. Leeper – A Land Called America

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “baby boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshipped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill and that is probably true.

But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. In school we studied English, history, math and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, ten cent gasoline and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old-fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II and fought in Korea and Vietnam. We can quote the pledge of allegiance and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America, we fought for the “land of the free and home of the brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangle Banner, America and America the Beautiful by heart and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent. It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change,” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.” You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face and have found you don’t like it after all.

You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers and “Climbing the social ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. It appears that we care more about our grandchildren than some care about their children. Many of those who fell for the “great lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the kool-aid. Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here and in two months we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like, but we get where we’re going and in November we’re going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the Muslim in the White House or to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to We the People and We the People plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren.

So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country and thank God for the old geezers of the Grey-Haired Brigade.

“The silver haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31