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The Heart Of America’s Political Problems is….

Judges 17:6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.
Sounds like America does it not? Everyone both liberals and conservatives, police vs citizens, blacks vs whites, rich vs poor, women against men and people in this group or that group, here and there its seems are engaged in a verbal blood bath with one another. Left to our own devices and pathetic desires to be in complete control we will kill each other in rage. Can we all admit we all are despicable when we are left to ourselves? I’d say we are! Left to myself I am a monster and am not going to deny the reality of that.

James 4:1-4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

Our problems are not political but internal. In every single soul there is a desire to be king, dictator, chief and god of our worlds we egotistically construct. We pick friends who agree with us and seldom do people in general like being told they are wrong, even if deep down they know it. No rather we all have the inward deceptive trickery to accumulate for ourselves people who will support our lordship and agenda.

Yet, we face the sobering reality that we are not gods, and there is only one God who can command us how to live! In our human pride we writhe at such a thought and wish it away.

Was not Satan’s demise his desire to ascend and rule as God?

Isaiah 14:14-15 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.

Yet if a once holy angel fell for such corruption then how much more could unholy men and women by nature also fall prey to such error.

The root of every sin is pride and selfishness, every covetous, lewd, filthy, depraved desire springs out of such –

-People steal out of desiring what others have with no regard to anyone but self.

-People who murder kill out of selfish pride and disregard for anyone’s life but their own.

-People oppose eachother will hearts filled with prideful swollen notions that they are better, smarter, and more worthy of respect then others.

-People disregard God’s moral guidelines because they see themselves as having no need to be told what to do, how to live, act or think.

-People explode in anger because their pride and self righteousness are challenged

-People slam eachother with insults because “how dare anyone get in my way? – “Oppose my opinion?” -“Think they know better then I!”

-People cause harm to others without the slightest care “because it does not matter how it affects them and its about my pleasures and happiness”

Every sin, crime, and immoral or underhanded thing is rooted in mankind’s self absorbed wicked heart. The heart is the throne of man’s sinfulness. Every human is born with a heart hell bent on himself/herself.

Yet we are not without hope, no, we have found that yes “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

But “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whosoever shall believe in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16)

For God so loved who? The world! Did Christ come to save sinners? Yes. Did Christ come to save liberals? Yes. Did he come to save conservatives? Yes. Men? Yes! Women? Yes? Blacks? Yes! Whites? Yes? Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Rich and Poor as well? Yes! What about Jews or Muslims or Buddhists, Atheists and Agnostics? Yes!

Romans 10:9-15 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

The good news is God loves humanity at its very worst to die for the sins of all mankind. All who in faith turn to Christ in repentance are completely forgiven and will become the children of God. He does not save any of us because we deserve it or earn it but because we accept this gift in faith! I was saved out of my life of sin not because I deserved it, no, I, Austin George, was saved because I was drowning in my sin.

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America that ignores life’s road signs.

American’s are very conditioned individualistically. Not many in this country like being told how to live or what to do, and I would venture to suggest that real freedom we actually enjoy cannot truly exist without some proper order, law or moral code.

When your stopped at a busy street and the light turns red, how will it turn out for you if you say, “Im free to do what I want so I do not care what color the light is! Im free to do whatever I want!” But plow through that stop light and be prepared to be in a wreck. There are consequences to choices. The red light does not prevent you from driving wherever you wish, yet it dictates when you can proceed through that intersection.

Morality and freedom go hand in hand if properly functioning in sync with one another. We have laws in place to prevent certain things from occurring. Can a person truly live in freedom if they have to fear about no legal prosecution of those who break laws, can a person feel truly free if no law and order exist? After all, the thieves, murderers and perverts will prey on you. You will not be free with no laws but rather in fear of your life.
The problem arises when man separates national laws from moral God given laws. If their is indeed a natural order of how things work in the order of the world we live then defying the laws of natural order are as hazardous as running through a stop sign or a red light on a busy intersection.

Many people are infected with STD’s, mental health issues are on the rise and I would not be slightly surprised if drug usage contributed to this, consider also how many tragedies could be avoided if people would not get behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, not only does that endanger lives and often result in deaths of innocent people but also every person put in jail and prison costs taxpayers money. Seemingly small choices are not solitary dominos but many times trigger chain reactions far greater then imagined. We see sex crazed men go after women in attempts to get a “good time” and imagine how many women in our society have a spoiled and tainted view of what manhood is all about. We see girls and young men from an early age see the ways their father treats their own mother and that molds a worldview whether good or bad, and many times it is not a good one. So young men go around often trying to get in bed with women and “score first base” and often young women see “all men” as disgusting pigs that care nothing about women’s feelings but just want a cheap hook up. Some women resign themselves to say, “Oh thats just how it is so I might as well get used to it” and they in a misconceived notion think that the only way to get a man to love them is to dress provocatively and or accommodate men. Others get bitter I’m sure and in an act of retaliation may just reject all men together and pass up even nice ones because they carry the preconceived notion all men are liars and swine.

Another prime example is Alcohol addiction. How many families are destroyed over an alcoholic parent? A man in a drunken stupor beats his wife and kids, or ruins the family and brings them to poverty because he cannot let loose of the bottle.

Take for another example a child molester, how many adults in our time still carry with them the scars of childhood abuse?

Or a crack head mother strung out on drugs, how many parents have in the name of their addictions caused life long struggles for their children.

The thing is people can say, “My body my choice all they like” but what you do with your body affects more then your self centered little bubble you live in. Whether you be a mass shooter, terrorist, drunk or druggie.

Some think their choices do not “concern anyone but themselves” – How many children are affected by divorce because their parents could not work things out? How many people are scarred and feel rejected when their father leaves their mother for another woman? Or maybe he just becomes only the cheap donator of sperm and ditches his creation there after. These “individualistic freedoms” affect people, it affects society, and its not just one person’s business when it drags everyone else down!

Many Americans reject moral principles and God given values and label these as the source of “evil in the world”- yet maybe if people decided to actually follow these principles correctly then maybe you would see less evil in the world. And in the pretense of personal freedom people sacrifice their descendants on the altar of their own selfishness.

Your not as free as you think folks, your either a slave to what is good and right or a slave to your own deceiving appetites.

America, One Nation Truly Under God.

One Nation Truly Under God.
Many would like to argue these days that the United States of America does not have Christian roots, or principles it was built on. However, many people forget to mention the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence which

says,

(IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America)

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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.–”

How can you miss that? “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” and “endowed by their creator”? It cannot be any more black and white in an actual historical document.

There is no “anti God” mindset here like so many have today. And although it is unconstitutional to establish a mandated religion, it is not absurd to remember the principles we are actually built upon.
One may say, “You cannot legislate morality!” well let me ask you this, “Is stealing a moral issue?” We have laws to protect our property from would be thieves. We have laws against murder, which we know is obviously a moral matter.

Over the years though people have fudged on so many moral issues that some can no longer distinguish between a decent and beneficial law and what they would call governmental oppression. I do not think many in our government themselves can even differentiate a good law from corrupt.

Many of the people running this country are as corrupt as those who vote them in. Not mentioning names, its not necessary, however, our current state as a country is lightyears from where it really ought to be. We can all agree probably that we have seen time and time again a judge pervert justice and render a worthless judgement. Or a politician in pretense act as though he or she has the citizen’s interests at heart yet be more moved by their own agenda.

How can we be shocked by where we are at? Mass shootings, and one bad news story after the other. I will tell you how, You wanted God out of every facet of your life so how on earth are enjoying it now? Angry protestors say we ought to take “One nation under God” out of the pledge, and take the “In God we trust” off the dollar bill, and then these people cry and moan, “Why did God not intervene in those shootings?” Well friends you all do not want him around and as Reagan would say “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” -Ronald Reagan

How about Abraham Lincoln’s second Inaugural address?

http://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historyculture/secondinaugural.htm

He quotes: “Fondly do we hope—fervently do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-men’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn by the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.”
The speech in conclusion finishes this way, “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”

These words were not penned by some unreligious man, undoubtedly there are various biblical references in these words. He mentions, “and for his widow, and his orphan”
“the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.” In which he quoted Psalm 19:9

SEE IDENTICAL REF ALSO https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt053.html

The Library of Congress gives us more insight into incidences and quotes that point to Abraham Lincoln’s deeply held faith.

“Chief Justice Roger B. Taney administered the oath of office to Abraham Lincoln using the Bible shown here. With the brief words, “I, Abraham Lincoln, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” Lincoln was sworn in as the sixteenth president. The ceremony was witnessed by Clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, who recorded the occasion in the back of this Bible.”
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt040.html

Lincoln says, “Imploring the assistance of Divine Providence, and with due regard to the views and feelings of all who were represented in the convention, to the rights of all the states, and territories, and people of the nation; to the inviolability of the constitution, and the perpetual union, harmony and prosperity for all, I am most happy to cooperate for the practical success of the principles, declared by the convention–” ( https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt042.html )

Many like to blame Christians and say slavery is promoted by Christian people. One cannot really say that when they consider how President Lincoln was instrumental when it came to abolishing slavery.

YES America was a Judeo-Christian nation until those who disliked God asked him to leave. A word of caution, do not ask a good God to leave unless you truly want evil to come in and replace him. America is still “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”

Or it should be, but what justice can you expect out of judges who willingly apply to themselves the blind folds of bias? A country full of authorities that make up laws to suit themselves and they who only enforce the laws that best satisfy their appetites.

It is very easy to let patriotism get in the way of our commitment to Christ as Christians, but our ultimate allegiance is first to Christ and then country. Love for Jesus should over shadow any political stance we may have! After all we have a country we are looking forward to where he rules as supreme.

Hebrews 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

The Constitution prohibits an establishment of religion, not morals. Morals are a part of any good law. Laws protect people from eachother and set safe boundaries. We live in a time where people want to be free from reasonable restrictions and push so hard to legalize a decriminalize behavior that really is not real freedom but just wants, wishes and whims of a generation that doesn’t take no for an answer. There is a huge difference between rights and obsurd wishes. 

Is America mentioned in End time prophesy?

  
Is America ever mentioned in end time prophecy? I can’t out right say it is for a certain fact, however in the book of Revelation it talks in vivid symbology about something we call “Babylon the Great.”

Revelation 17:15-18 Revelation 16:1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

The most interesting verse in this passage is the one saying “they will bring her to ruin” and “the woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth” the United States itself at the present is the leading “super power” and all these nations, or most, around us look to us before they do anything. It goes on to elaborate about this “great city” who I’m not 100% sure who it is. However, things are beginning to sound all too familiar.

Revelation 18:1-3 After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted:“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’She has become a dwelling for demon and a haunt for every impure spirit,a haunt for every unclean bird,a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. For all the nations have drunkthe maddening wine of her adulteries.The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.

Revelation 18:6-19 Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done.Pour her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torment and griefas the glory and luxury she gave herself.In her heart she boasts,‘I sit enthroned as queen.I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her:death, mourning and famine.She will be consumed by fire,for mighty is the Lord God who judges her. “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,you mighty city of Babylon!In one hour your doom has come!’ “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore— cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves. “They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you. All your luxury and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’ The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out:“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’“Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great city?’ They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out:“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,where all who had ships on the seabecame rich through her wealth!In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’

Truth be told, would you not say, there are similarities? We embrace every godless idea like it’s a fact and we dare not say anymore “that’s wrong!” Cause after all “your truth is yours, and mine is mine” so in a way like a whore embraces every man she can, as a nation we embrace the godless ways of everyone who has come to us. If she can avoid it a woman for example won’t just allow every man to throw himself on her and do whatever they please to her, will she? However, America has raped by ever idea and every evil practice to avoid being labeled “intolerant”

These very people whom we embrace with “tolerance” are the very same people who say “death to America” or “long live Allah” but we mustn’t call them terrorists, after all, “we might upset them” and “we shouldn’t discriminate.”

This is not the only example, another is that Biblical marriage is under attack and the beautiful gift that God has given to a man and his wife has been redefined into whatever the hell people want it to mean. When people object to this and say they don’t believe in this, even respectfully and kindly, they are labelled “hateful,” “intolerant,”or a “homophobe,” and get dragged of to court and are sued, losing their business and livelihoods, and have no other choice but to file bankruptcy. For the record, before anyone tries to label me this, let me just tell you- I did not come up with this idea and I wouldn’t even bring it up if it were not already in scripture. I’m not hating anyone by telling them how I feel about something and I have not called anybody any names or said “you terrible piece of ….” No, I’m merely stating the Biblical view of such behavior as the Bible calls it and God will judge both Heterosexual and Homosexual offenses alike.

However, moving on from this I might transition to another huge problem of this nation that’s not to different then “Babylon The Great, ” she was filled with “excessive luxury” and she boasts “I will never mourn” Does not take much to realize how over indulgent we are as Americans are also this way and boastful about it. You can see it, people boast and brag about how powerful we are here, bragging about our #1 status and the power we have to “wipe everyone out,” but I must call into reason the fact that this country became great very fast and was establish quickly, and it’s because many of our founding fathers were men of faith and integrity. They were not perfect at all but many of them did trust God and acknowledge their success came from Him. How could such a small nation and just a group of pilgrims, as well as the founding fathers do so much to withstand the British forces which were obviously more powerful at the time and better equipped? I tell you, I do not think it was our superior armies or weapons.

Look at ancient Israel as good example: Deuteronomy 28:63-64 Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess. Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known.

Did not Israel in time of prosperity and easy forsake God, who made them who they were, by adapting to and embracing the godless nations around them, therefore committing one idolatry after the other? If it can happen to them of all people, we can’t in our outrageous arrogance say “This won’t happen to us” and we brag about our army, weapons, nukes, and fighter jets!

Deuteronomy 32:30 How could one man chase a thousand,or two put ten thousand to flight,unless their Rock had sold them,unless the Lord had given them up?

Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house,the builders labor in vain.Unless the Lord watches over the city,the guards stand watch in vain.

Psalm 33:17-19 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from deathand keep them alive in famine.

Proverbs 21:30-31 There is no wisdom, no insight, no planthat can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle,but victory rests with the Lord.

Deuteronomy 32:39 “See now that I myself am he!There is no god besides me.I put to death and I bring to life,I have wounded and I will heal,and no one can deliver out of my hand.

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, and from ancient days I am he.No one can deliver out of my hand.When I act, who can reverse it?”

Basic message is, don’t get too cocky people. I honestly, hope nothing bad does happen here but it’s our choice, and individually we can choose whether or not we bring destruction on ourselves. Remember the Roman empire for the most part disintegrated from within itself.