By Karen Connell
*All Scripture is from the KJV or NKJV unless otherwise specified—all numbers and definitions are from the Strong’s Concordance and the Complete Word Studies Dictionary (CWSD).
You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different …kind of gospel. (2 Corinthians 11:4)
Before challenging the popular “Pursuit of Happiness Gospel” to be discussed in this article, I would first of all like to state that as true and uncompromising followers of Jesus Christ – we are commissioned as His ambassadors and are duty bound by Him to fulfill certain appointed assignments while living on this earth. Those assignments include the following:
#1 Preaching the Gospel throughout the creation…
*(Mark 16:15) He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the Good News among the whole creation.
#2 Make disciples (true sanctified followers of Christ) in every nation…
*(Matthew 28:19-20) Therefore go, and make disciples among all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit … teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you.
#3 Live obedient, sanctified lives (separated, holy, consecrated lives) that honor God…
*(Philippians 3:20; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-4) For our citizenship is in heaven … Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord… For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places… You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ… No one engaged in this warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
As Christians our loyalty is not duty bound to support any earthly nation and its politics, but we are duty bound to support and propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. We are of course, to show respect for and pray for the leaders of nations (according to the mind of God) and honor their laws (as long as they do not dishonor God). Any serious Bible Student will not dispute the fact that the kingdoms or nations of this world are kingdoms of darkness, under the domain of Satan in this present age (1 Cor 4:4). We are not commissioned as God’s people to reform or save through our political activism, nations or their political man made systems, including those of the United States of America, Great Britain or any country for that matter. That was the very thing the disciples were expecting of Jesus while He was here on earth with them.
However, as Christians, we are duty bound to deliver the people from the power of darkness within their nation and translate them into the Holy Nation of God’s Son…
(Colossians 1:12-14) He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light… For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
Christians must realize that earthly “nations” are the result of man’s doing (as a result of the rebellion at the tower of Babel). Yes, God allows man to disband and erect nations, for as history shows, nations come and nations go, but God uses all of them to play a part in His providential and eternal plan. Here is what God says about “nations” and yes, this includes the United States of America…
(Isaiah 40:14-15, 17) Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does He need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach Him what is right or show him the path of justice? …No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in (His) bucket. They are nothing more than dust on (His) scales… The nations of the world are worth nothing to Him. In His eyes they count for less than nothing— mere emptiness and froth.
Why does God say this? Because once again, all nations of this world are under the rule of Satan, the god of this world. They lie in darkness, and will continue to do so until Jesus Christ returns and sets up His earthly Kingdom called “the Holy Nation.” Until then God’s people need to be about the business of their King, Jesus Christ – and the business of carrying out His agenda, as I described at the beginning of this newsletter.
God’s People are Being Deceived by a Politically Correct Gospel
I recently read an article on a well-known watchman’s website, whom I respect and have supported for many years. The article grieved my spirit, and as I sought the Lord as to why it bothered me, He revealed to me information I was not completely aware of that we as Christians, need to consider very seriously. The name of the article was entitled: “Time to Act: Debunking Christian Excuses for Inaction in the Face of Evil.” In it the author, Jim Hoft said the following …
“Our freedom to follow and obey God is actively being undermined and eroded before our eyes by the very authorities established to protect it. The freedom to speak the truth, preach the word of God, follow our convictions, and evangelize the lost is being aggressively challenged in the courts, in the public square, by the education system, and by the media. Yet, alarmingly, the governing authorities –- established to uphold (these) God-given rights enshrined in the Constitution and act as a bulwark between such an onslaught and our freedom — can no longer be trusted to do so.” (Bold emphasis mine).
Let me interject something here, which is—of course, preaching the Word, evangelizing and obeying God is going to be undermined by the god of this world and those who serve him! God has allowed Satan to place his people in power to do just that. I must also interject that speaking the truth— preaching the word of God— following our convictions and evangelizing the lost are not “God-given RIGHTS;” they are God-given commandments that are meant to be carried out and obeyed— despite whatever amount of opposition or persecution comes from the courts— the public square— education systems or the media! Our ability to obey God is the product of our faith in God and our desire to please Him above all else! Our faith must be in Him and Him alone and not in our governing authorities and our constitution to give us their “permission” to freely obey God. Hoft goes on to say…
“Thus, we have a decision to make. Will we remain spectators while our nation is under siege? Know this: If we choose to remain spectators, the United States of America — and the great principles she was founded on — will fall. This would be a terrible travesty not only for Americans, but for the world. Since its founding, the United States has been a beacon of hope and help to the lost and vulnerable around the globe. Through evangelism, aid, and protection, we (i.e. the American people) have helped lift whole nations out of poverty, injustice, and tyranny. This ability to help other nations is dependent on our nation remaining free and true to its founding principles. If America falls, our freedom and ability to preach the gospel to the nations falls with her. If America falls, our freedom and ability to provide aid to those in need falls with her. If America falls, our freedom and ability to provide protection to those who need it falls with her...
…Or, will we join our nation’s Founders and make the sacrifices necessary to keep and maintain the nation they secured for us? For, when great principles are at stake, great sacrifice is required. The Founders understood this and made that sacrifice. It is not right for us to celebrate their sacrifice and not be willing to make the same sacrifice (i.e. of rebelling against the present political system through fighting flesh and blood…that is oppressing our “rights and freedoms”) …when what they fought for is at risk of being destroyed. Know that whatever it is you are clinging to, whatever it is that keeps you from standing, will be lost in the end if you do not stand now. It is only a matter of time. You have a choice: Sacrifice it yourself willingly now for the sake of your country, or lose it in the not-too-distant-future by force. What Can You Do?” 1 (His answer to this question will be addressed later in this post… (*NOTE: Comments in parenthesis are mine)
In the above article, Jim Hoft labors upon the fact that this nation of the USA was founded upon “great principles.” Politically Conservative Christians believe these to be Christian principles and this is a common belief among large numbers of politically “Conservative Christians”– so they would heartily agree with Hoft that without these “great principles,” we do not have the “God-given rights” that gives us the freedom and the ability to preach the gospel to the nations, to provide aid to those in need or to provide protection to others. The great principles he is alluding to, are found in the Constitution and in the Bill of Rights second sentence of the Declaration of Independence that reads:
“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 instituted among (i.e. by) Men…”
All Men are Created Equal?
I would now like to comment on these unalienable (i.e. undeniable) Rights that are based upon two of the “great principles” mentioned above, which are (1) all men are created equal and (2) they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable (i.e. undeniable) “rights.”
First, I want to discuss the idea of all people being created equal. Equality is perfectly Biblical, and vital, because all human beings, simply due to the fact of being created by God in His image, is reason enough to be treated with the same or equal level of dignity, regardless of class, sex, race, or subgroup. As Christians we are told to “honor all people” (1 Peter 2:17). This doesn’t mean we have to honor the evil things they do, but we do have to honor the person, why? Because as stated, they are a creation of God, they are His masterpiece.
Just as a valuable artwork can be ruined by being subjected to a harmful environment of neglect and abuse, so that it becomes damaged and in the eyes of people, it is deemed worthless.
Yet, humanity is God’s master piece that has experienced just that. Many people we see, don’t seem worthy of being honored because they are so spoiled and defiled by sin. However, Jesus Christ died and paid the price to redeem all of God’s human masterpieces (the work of His hands), so they could be restored to their former glorious original state (as the Bible says God is going to do for ALL of His creation). It may take much restoration and time to complete these renovations that requires enduring God’s refining fire, but He has promised to “restore all of His creation” because as I just said, the death of Jesus on the cross purchased the redemption and restoration for all of God’s created beings—and it has been determined that…
…he (God) will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah… For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets. (Acts 3:20-21) NLT
“…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth … and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11)
Humanity as whole, despite our differences, are also equal, in the sense that all need to accept God’s gift of redemption and restoration. When you study the subject of equality, in the Scriptures, it reveals the principle of Biblical equality is associated with a corporate group that is diverse (e.g. through economics, social status, and gender etc.) and these individuals have different positions and functions in that corporate body, but not having the “same” or “equal” number or kinds of spiritual gifts and duties—but still experiencing oneness, unity, partnership and a joint-inheritance.
But, by defining “equality” as individual “sameness” as found in the language of the Declaration of Independence, which does not use the biblical principle for equality to express “corporate unity,” as was just explained … this founding document distorts the realities of true equality (as God defines it in the Bible), because it points to “individualism” and a “libertarian” view (based on the philosophy of enlightenment — held by most of the “Founding Fathers,” (this will be explained in more detail shortly), and upon “individual rights” and “individual freedom” (individualism-i.e. the “me , myself and I” Satanic philosophy). This view sees individual justice and fairness through the lens of “sameness” and sees diversity of individual, talents, opportunities, positions or amounts of possessions as unequal—meaning unjust. This destroys the concept of true “unity” (based on Biblical truth). Thus, the belief is that unity cannot be achieved unless there is “sameness”—which leads to perceived injustice and discrimination because there is not “sameness” (i.e. its not “fair” others have more or less than I do).
Sameness to achieve equality, is Satan’s idea, in his rebellion against God, he wanted to be like and have the “same” amount of honor and power. He also knows God created humans to thrive and enjoy diversity among themselves, and of course anything we enjoy that God has created, he wants to destroy.
As a result, the idea of individual sameness, distorts and destroys God’s definition of “Equality.” Again, God’s view of “equality” is based upon diversity within a corporate body or group, that is unified or joined together by believing and embracing the same standard for truth (i.e. the Bible), this then is the basis for true equality and justice. This nation was unified, when the Bible was the standard for truth and justice, but when it was replaced with the man-made standard of individual equality—the standard became a secular humanism standard and not God’s spiritually holy Biblical standard.
Tolerance Versus Persecution
Another secular (not Biblical) “principle” put forth in the Declaration of Independence is that of tolerance for every individual’s religion and beliefs. Freedom of religion means: ALL religions are viewed as “equal” (i.e. To be given the same “amount of honor” … INCLUDING SATANISM and all occult religions). No way should Christianity be viewed as “equal” in honor to satanism, or any other “religion” that is contrary to the Bible. God has given every human the “right” to choose right from wrong, but when wrong is chosen, it must be repudiated and exposed as dangerous and not to be tolerated.
The Establishment Clause in the First Amendment prohibits the government from establishing one religion for the nation (i.e. especially Biblical Christianity), it also prohibits favoring or disfavoring one religion over another in its dealings. This is the hidden agenda of Satan that most Christians don’t discern!
This clause alone makes it very clear that this nation is NOT founded upon “Christian Biblical principles.” To honor one religion above another is seen as INTOLERANT and UNFAIR and as a form of persecution. So, if for instance, if I do not tolerate the occult religions teaching their views and opinions in my children’s school, MY intolerance is labeled “discrimination” and again is viewed as a form of discrimination and “persecution” against the “occult religion.” These “grand principles” as Hoft called them in his article, are Satan’s means for creating divisiveness and disunity. Our form of “democracy” is based on these principles, and has been (Satan’s) set up for social unrest and chaos—Satan’s intent of course for these end-times.
God’s principle for true unity is based on ALL adhering to the same standard, which is the Bible. In past generations the courts and schools and all public arenas honored the Bible as God’s standard, and it was the basis for true unity and equality among the diversity of cultures in this country. Americans, back before the rebellious 1960’s, were generally of one mind, united in thought and purpose by their Biblical faith and Christian beliefs and the majority of Americans followed this Biblical principle that created unity within this nation …
(1 Corinthians 1:10) I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
Notice the Scripture above said let there be no “divisions” (disunity) IN THE CHURCH and did not say “let there be no diversity” (differences) in your nation. True Christianity is NOT based upon forcing people to OBEY the law, therefore, you cannot legislate holiness among rebellious people. Believe it or not, God’s true Christian Church is supposed to all believe the same thing and hold the same opinions concerning the truth, so there can be true equality (unity) among God’s Holy Nation!
I lived through the civil unrest and protests that began a whole new era of rebellion against God, home and country and the Biblical standard for morality, in the 1960’s. The cry of the day was, “it’s YOUR THING do what you want to do…” It suddenly became all about “ME” and no longer about “WE the people” as a corporate group of Americans. This 1960’s spirit of rebellion brought about the removal of teaching from the Bible and practicing prayer in the public schools of America and it became “unconstitutional” to do so. Why did professing Christians at that time allow this to happen? Because they were patriotically brainwashed in these public schools as children, to honor their founding Fathers and this nations founding documents, above God’s Word — because America’s Constitution said we cannot favor one religion over another! Thus, being patriotic and honoring the Constitution became more important than being obedient to God and His Word.
Satan used these “inspired” documents that were subtly crafted through his divine hand upon its framers and have since been used against many undiscerning American Christians who, as I stated, have been brainwashed by a “politically correct gospel,” to embrace these humanistic principles of the United States Constitution and of the Bill of Rights over the Bible. This subliminal brainwashing has been influential in leading Christians to believing they have the “right” to express their individual opinions, even on the interpretation of Scripture (God’s standard for truth) as an expression of their American “right to their freedom of religion,” and what’s more, they believe they the have the “right” for their opinion to be “tolerated”— and not be “discriminated” against. Because “intolerance,” for ones religious beliefs …is, as we shall see, not in accordance with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The pursuit of happiness
After all, as Americans, we have the “right” to our “pursuit of happiness,” which means we can support and pursue whatever activity, spiritual teacher or political leader “makes us happy” (pleases us). Any Scriptural rebuke or correction regarding ones choices for their pursuit of happiness, even brought against a professing “politically correct” Christian, who has been defiled by this political gospel, will simply answer a Scriptural rebuke with, “that’s your interpretation” (i.e. opinion). Many Christians have been deceived into believing we have no right to judge or impose a Biblical belief or standard upon anyone, because it is “unconstitutional.”
Thus, we have the “Constitutional foundation” for no longer imposing “consequences” (laws demanding punishments or penalties) for unbiblical “pursuits of happiness,” such as homosexual activity, occult practices, abortion etc. — for it is “UNCONSTITUTIONAL.” Because the politically correct Christian has allowed the political, secular humanistic standard of our “founding forefathers” to defile their perception and overshadow God’s Biblical standard, they have endorsed the “demoncratic” freedom to pursue whatever makes one feel happy, at the cost of disruption, disunity and the current total chaos that is now manifesting all around them. These “founding principles” have led us to the point where our “life” in America now means, no one (not even leadership authorities e.g. parents, pastors or police) have the right to oppose, punish or penalize people, for their “pursuit of happiness.” This is our “great American Way” called “life—liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — or more accurately …freedom from the law— called “lawlessness”). This kind of thinking is driven by demonic antichrist powers that have been part of this nations foundation from the very beginning.
Those preaching God’s warnings, restrictions, corrections and rebukes are labeled as intolerant discriminatory persecutors, filed with hate against those being “judged” guilty of wrong doing. Sadly, as a result, God’s warnings, restrictions, corrections and rebukes concerning sin are missing from the majority of sermons preached in our modern day pulpits … for fear of being accused of being politically incorrect, by those whose minds have been defiled by this American politically correct gospel, which most evangelical politically correct conservative Christians have been influenced by.
Those following this constitutional patriotic gospel are being influenced by “another spirit”— that has deceived those under its power to believe (consciously or unconsciously) that restrictions, corrections and rebukes are “hate speech” (harsh and unloving) and that it violates the “personal unalienable right” to freedom from religion and religious persecution. Again, because their standard is no longer the Word of God, which admonishes us to rebuke and correct our brothers and sisters in Christ when an ungodly standard is being embraced. Many are instead upholding this nations humanistic standard called the Constitution and Bill of Rights above God’s Word. This is why churches are complying to being forbidden to preach against gay rights (under the threat of losing their tax exempt status) and because they fear being viewed as unpatriotic.
Freedom from Persecution
The main reason the Puritan “Christians” left Europe, to become part of this “new nation”— was so they could be “free” from persecution, for believing and preaching the truth from the Bible. Jesus however, promised us that ALL who live a godly life and preach His truth would be persecuted:
(2 Timothy 3:12-13) Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution… But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived.
It is abundantly clear, that our nation has now been overtaken by the forces of darkness to the extent that it has led deceived, undiscerning Christians and godless Americans into honoring and pledging allegiance to a God forsaking lawless nation, now demanding a LIFE of FREEDOM from law enforcement, so they can PURSUE HAPPINESS in every imaginable evil way. The libertine spirit had its “divine hand” upon the founders of this nation, as they framed its constitution to make its declaration of independence to obtain individual freedoms.
I am sure that the founders of this nation did not foresee how this nations people would ultimately destroy this country through their noble sounding principle of a “life of liberty and the pursuit of happiness” that would lead to horrible judgments from God that will bring this nation down. Americans have been deceived, by the libertine spirit that influenced this nations founding framers of the constitution, into thinking that living a LIFE of LIBERTY means having the freedom to make humanistic laws or to abandon godly ones in order to allow the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by fulfilling every evil lust within the human carnal nature of its citizenry. Michael Austin, in an article he wrote entitled: “Our Bickering Founding Fathers and Their Messy, Flawed, Divinely Inspired Constitution,”2 said the following:
“We like to think that things were different back then, when our “political deities,” known as the “Founding Fathers” framed, what many consider to be a “God-given or inspired Constitution” for this nation. That is the common view of most Americans (including professing Christians) in this twenty-first century, but it is also—utter nonsense and completely false! These men, which Christians revere as “Founding Fathers” were not the sort of men who agreed with each other about much of anything (there was no godly unity among them). Nor were they shy about discussing their disagreements in public or — in their response to political mutual insults— nor were they opposed to occasionally spitting on or even shooting at each other in a duel, (as did two of the participants in the 1800 election—Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr). And what did these “revered” men fight about?
Well, as it turns out, they fought about many of the same things that our government officials fight about today (and have continually fought about all along) such as taxation, the national debt, federal power, states’ rights, military readiness, and religion in the public square.” (Parenthesis mine).
Yet, deceived Christians still cling to the myth that things were more “God honoring” back then. Because of this belief many, have erected an idolatrous false image of “the Founding Fathers” and “the Framers of the Constitution” – as being a group of men possessing a “God inspired unified mind” – which again is utter nonsense and completely false.
This mythical collective idolatrous image is nothing more than what Michael Austin calls a “Founderstein,” a monstrous creature made up of the bits and pieces of Libertarian Patriots, long and safely dead, as Austin puts it. He goes on to say…
“In our modern-day political debates, the “Founderstein Monster” is usually referred to as “the intention of the Framers.” Nobody, of course, wants to be on the wrong side of history by opposing the collective weight of all of our revered political deities. And those who invoke the sacred name of “The Framers” in their debates, in order to sway their listeners to their viewpoint, do so intentionally because they know that, in doing so, they are painting their opponents as bad (unpatriotic) Americans who are dishonoring this nations “political deities” – their “Founding Fathers.”
Keep in mind that the fifty-five men, “The Framers” who gathered in Philadelphia to draft the Constitution, were as mixed a group of human beings that could have ever been assembled. Among them were anarchists, monarchists, nationalists, anti-nation slave owners, abolitionists, Christians, atheists, and everything in between, (and many if not most were followers of the Enlightenment Movement and were also Masonic and Illuminati affiliated, how could such a body ever become unified?).
The Constitution that emerged out of this squabbling group was a deeply-flawed document. The government it created was clunky. The division of power between the states and the federal government was inconsistent. And, in order to produce a working constitution, it required compromise, the convention had to concede almost every contested point to the Southern slave states, embedding the protection of slavery into the Constitution and guaranteeing that this cancer could only be removed from the body politic by a lengthy and bloody civil war.” (Parenthesis are mine).
Yet, many groups of Christians believe that Christianity’s God’s divine hand guided the Framers of the Constitution, making it a document to be highly honored (and even worshipped by many) and being on par with the Bible. However, anything that is the product of “mixture” and “compromise” – as God tells us in His Word, is defiled and is flawed – such as this nation’s Constitution, produced by this “mixed bunch” of fallen carnal human minds.
In one sense I agree that a “divine hand” guided these framers. I say this because, God has allowed Satan to become the god of this world (1 Cor 4:4), and he surely “divinely” guides the minds of fallen people; and is allowed by God to do so, but only to further God’s eternal prophesied purposes. God’s divine hand also, has been involved in every nation that has ever existed upon the earth. His ultimate prophesied plan is that of the destruction of this world through Satan, because it will be the means to bring forth a NEW Heavens, and a NEW earth … free from the dominion of Satan, his followers and all sin! Thus, Satan’s wrath and destruction against humanity, is being used by God to draw souls unto Himself, and move the earth towards its intended glorious restored end.
(Isaiah 26:9-10) For only when you come to judge the earth will people learn what is right… Your kindness to the wicked does not make them do good. Although others do right (when judgment comes), the wicked (unrepentant) keep doing wrong and take no notice of the Lord’s majesty. NLT
Religion and politics have always been controversial topics of conversation among every generation. However, there seems to be a revival and blending of philosophies among religion and politics in this end time generation. As a result, many professing Christians are waning in their faith and in their fear of God, because they are deceived into following the sciences of these philosophies, which cause its followers to think that bringing social economic and social reforms through man made philosophies will cure the ills of the world, which in truth are caused by rebellion against God and His ways (i.e. sin) and not by a lack of societal reforms. Man cannot politically reform what sin has deformed.
America’s Origins of Humanistic Principles
Such were the beliefs of the original founders of this nation. Those inspired to become “Enlightenment thinkers,” who were followers of John Locke, the founder of the Libertarians and the Enlightenment Movement, wanted to improve human conditions on earth rather than concern themselves with religion and the afterlife. These thinkers abandoned conventional Biblical truth and replaced it with valued humanistic reason, science, religious tolerance, and what they called “natural rights”— such the right to a “life of liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” –a phrase that came out the writings of John Locke, which most scholars trace this phrase, as found in the American Declaration of Independence, to Locke’s philosophical theory of rights.
This distinctive social and political philosophy of the Enlightenment Movement, enshrined the concept of “liberty.” This system of thought, which “men developed,” supported and defended what became known as liberalism, which has as its primary tenet, tolerance, meaning the “right” to endure continued subjection to something (good or bad).
A “RIGHT” is defined as a legal entitlement (legal permission) conferred upon one to have or obtain something. The “founding fathers” believed every person had been granted the “natural right” by their creator (whoever they individually thought that to be — among this mixed bunch of founders) – this creator granted the “right’ to a life of “liberty,” (i.e. tolerance) meaning having freedom to individually choose and tolerate how one chooses to live their life in any way that produces “happiness”— without any interference from government or religion. However, God’s word describes this belief as “lasciviousness.”
(Galatians 2:4-5) “…some so-called Christians—false ones, really—who were secretly brought in. They sneaked in to spy on us and take away the freedom (i.e. true unity) we have in Christ Jesus. They wanted to enslave us and force us to follow their regulations (i.e. principles)… But we refused to give in to them for a single moment. We wanted to preserve the truth of the gospel message for you.
(Jude 1:4) For there are certain men who crept in secretly, even those who were long ago written about for this condemnation: ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ.
The original Greek word in the text translated as lasciviousness is Strong’s NT:766 aselgeia (as-elg’-i-a); it is defined as: disregarding accepted rules or conventions, shamelessness, insolent (rude, lack of respect) CWSD: absence of restraint, insatiable desire for pleasing ones self. This totally describes the spirit that is ruling the rioters from Antifa and BLM that are demanding the abolishing of law enforcement.
This nation’s founders opened the door for this spirit to control our nation by ascribing to this libertarian principle, that championed this nations “individual rights” (i.e. it’s all about me—what I choose to think and desire).
Giving place to the “libertine spirit” has opened the door to many horrible sins like abortion, homosexuality, child sex trafficking and on and on. Believing we have the right to the “freedom to do as one pleases” and abandoning God’s moral standard of self-control and restraint, has doomed this nation to God’s judgment that came by making “liberty” and the “pursuit of happiness” the founding up principles for this nation. This has led to creating the absence of repentance, because it would require the renunciation of what the founding fathers framed in their constitution, which does not allow for embracing the only ONE TRUE GOD and His standard for truth, true life, freedom and happiness.
Instead of embracing God’s Ten Commandments as the guiding principles for this nation, the framers of the Constitution made up their own Ten Amendments as guiding principles, called the Bill of Rights. The very first Amendment guarantees the right to protest against anything (including a “religion” that uses the Bible as its moral code) that is now seen as a hindrance to the individual’s right to “liberty” (freedom from restraint) that would greatly hinder their “pursuit of happiness.” The first Amendment states this very clearly…
The First Amendment text reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
As touched on previously, the First Amendment provides several “protections for individual rights”: These protections include the right to (1) express individual ideas and opinions through speech and through the press, (2) to assemble or gather with a group to protest (i.e. whatever is hindering the individuals life of freedom in their “pursuit of happiness”) or for other reasons, such as to ask (or demand) the government to fix problems (that again are hindering their life of liberty and pursuit of happiness). (3) It also protects the right to have religious beliefs and practices of all kinds (this means mixture is being promoted, which causes confusion and chaos within a society and prevents unity within the nation), and It prevents the government from creating or favoring any religion (especially that of true Christianity, in order to ensure the anti-Christian freedom for tolerating all religious practices that include Satanism and witchcraft and its beliefs to be practiced and propagated). These subtle deceptive undertones of Satan’s agenda for the practice of lasciviousness are clearly present in this very first Amendment in this nation’s Bill of Rights!
What a deceitful, subtle thing LASCIVIOUSNESS is!! It makes those practicing this think they are free, when they are really in bondage. It is a device of Satan, whereby he deceives people into thinking they are really free, when in fact – they are locked up by their own carnal self-indulgence and vices for pleasure (i.e. happiness), that have ultimately doomed this nation to God’s punishment because it has outlawed and refuses to promote and favor the only ONE TRUE religion that requires repentance and humility. The deception of the “pursuit of happiness gospel” is why there has been an absence of repentance, and holiness in God’s people and within the churches that have been influenced by and embraced this American false gospel!
I find it alarming and very sad to see so many deceived, undiscerning and compromising Christians putting their time, energy and valuable resources into an antichrist political and government system, because they have deceived into believing they are called to bring “restoration” and “reform” to a nation dedicated to and controlled by an antichrist Libertine spirit.
The article written by the professing Christian, Jim Hoft, who is embracing and preaching a Politically Correct Gospel –that is telling Christians that unless we take charge of this nations political system by getting involved by voting, or getting involved in the political system …this nation is going to fall.
However, the only chance this nation has for survival is to listen to (the very few) God appointed voices, warning of coming judgments and calling for true repentance among the people. Again, Hoft says … “If America falls, our freedom and ability to preach the gospel to the nations falls with her. If America falls, our freedom and ability to provide aid to those in need falls with her. If America falls, our freedom and ability to provide protection to those who need it falls with her.”
This belief is truly the epitome of idolatry! As Christians, we don’t get our freedom and ability from America to preach the Gospel, any more than we get our freedom and ability to be provided with or to provide the aid and protection for others… Americans were granted these things because of God’s mercy and grace upon His people, who did revere and honor Him above all else. America is NOT and never was the Christian’s source for these things! The true Christian has always deemed God as their source to provide both the freedom and the ability to do ALL OF THESE THINGS—AMERICA (i.e. the people and the government) ARE NOT OUR SOURCE FOR PROVISION NOR ARE THEY THE SAVIOR OF NATIONS! Jesus Christ and He alone holds that position of power!
In conclusion, as seen by what has been written here, America is a nation that was formed by a diverse group of men, who came up with their own founding principles for this nation based on their false beliefs and NOT BIBLICAL principles, as many falsely believe. The framers chose “right sounding words” but falsely defined them, which is how deception is used by Satan… “right word—wrong meaning.” Only those who have a sincere desire to know the truth will have the ability to discern the truth as it is revealed by the Holy Spirit of God, regarding this nation. True unbiased research into our history reveals the truth concerning this nation’s foundation. It is as stated, a foundation of mixture— some truth mixed with lot of hidden Satanically inspired philosophies and agendas, coming from his masquerading “servants of righteousness.”
Because of these things, the true prophets of God have been and are continuing to expose Satan’s endtime strategies and bring warnings of God’s impending judgments upon this nation. These judgments are for the purpose of awakening those of His people who have been blinded by the god of this world, to the reality of their need to repent of and be cleansed of their idolatrous beliefs and practices, and turn to God with their whole heart, so they can fulfill their King’s Great Commission, that we His people, have been given by our Lord and Savior –Jesus Christ!
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