A Call to Prayer


A house divided against itself cannot stand. — Abraham Lincoln

Today, I want to address the escalating tensions that are rocking America. To my brothers and sisters in Christ who are apolitical I only ask that you hear me out. I promise to conclude this post with a spiritually relevant observation.

Readers of this blog know that I am a conservative. The radical left hates people like me. They hate my faith and they hate my politics. One of their weapons — quite effective, actually — is to simply smear the opposition. One way they do this is by hurling insults. If you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth so they label their opponents as racist, sexist, homophobic, and misogynist until it sticks in people’s minds and becomes their reality.

As I’ve noted before these tactics are right out of the leftist playbook, Rules for Radicals. The author, Saul Alinsky, influenced the politics of people like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who wrote that conflict is the route to power.

This echoes Alinsky’s thoughts that a community organizer should be abrasive, inciting resentment and hostility, an agitator to the point of conflict.

The Democrat Party, at least in my lifetime, has adopted these principles in order to gain and hold power. They incite class warfare on a variety of fronts — sex, race, age, income and, more recently, gender identity. These tactics are intended to divide the country, and create a power base from which Democrats can rule in these Divided States of America.

A young woman, speaking on a university campus, said:

There will be casualties. Unfortunately, people must die in order to effect change.

I guess she took Obama’s change theme to the extreme. Christian, you can hide your head in the sand for so long, but this is the face of evil. This young woman is an Obama-baby who represents the base of the Democrat Party.

Have you heard of Antifa? DisruptJ20? DC Welcoming Committee?

Antifa (antifascist) is a worldwide movement that organizes protest marches against the establishment (Western, capitalist democracies). They are known for wearing masks and inciting violent resistance through a diversity of tactics. You saw them marching in front of the Trump hotel on Inauguration Day.

DisruptJ20 is an organization that pre-planned many of the nationwide marches against President Trump. (What appeared on the nightly news as spontaneous protests were events organized before Trump took the oath of office.)

DC Welcoming Committee is a branch of the national Welcoming Committee. With offices in cities across the country it is a LGBTQ activist organization that participated in the protest marches on Inauguration Day. That explains the gay protesters I saw kissing in front of the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave.

Antifa and DisruptJ20 were involved in the violent protests at Berkeley which resulted in the cancellation of speeches by conservative pundits such as Milo Yiannopoulos (senior editor at the conservative Breitbart News).

Yiannopoulos was especially targeted because he is homosexual. Aren’t liberals the defenders of gay people? This is the deception that lies at the core of liberalism. If you are a conservative member of any one of the designated oppressed classes you are an even greater threat to the liberal agenda, and must be silenced.

Ask yourself this: Who are the fascists?

Recall Madonna’s profanity-laced speech at the Women’s March where she blurted out that she often thought of blowing up the White House. It was an inciteful thing to say prompting an investigation by the Secret Service and FBI.

More recently, Kathy Griffin made headlines for posting that very disturbing photo. (No further comment is necessary.)

Conservatives (and Christians) are excoriated for the most innocent of offenses. The double-standard and hypocrisy is numbing to my soul. Then Griffin had the gall to stage a photo-op with her lawyer claiming that she was the victim.

At the pre-election debate, Donald Trump was asked if he would accept the results of the election, and was crucified for his uncommitted response. Democrats have refused to accept that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. They have behaved like temperamental infants, and will not be satisfied with anything less than impeachment.

For months the public has been fed a steady diet of anti-Trump rhetoric. It has become an obsession of the mainstream media to defame, belittle, libel, slander, malign, smear, vilify, besmirch, disparage, and discredit this President.

Hillary lost the election because of her policies, and in the end she resorted to mudslinging. The media picked up Clinton’s fumble, and has continued pushing the negative stereotype. Push the negative hard enough, taught Alinsky, and it becomes the reality.

Let’s stop here for a moment and consider these things in light of the shooting at the Republican softball practice. The shooter reportedly was a volunteer on the Bernie Sanders campaign. He posted anti-Trump propaganda on his Facebook page, and allegedly asked if the softball team was Democrat or Republican before opening fire.

There is a civil war (small letter “c”) raging in this nation. The Republicans didn’t start it, nor did the Christians. It is fueled and flamed by leftist activists who are intolerant of anyone who resists their imposition of an ideology that is anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, anti-capitalist, and anti-democratic.

The Democrat Party is complicit. The politics of division breeds discontent which is sometimes manifested in violent protest.

Young people, idealistic by nature, have been so indoctrinated by leftist ideology that they are emotionally incapable of even hearing contrary views. I fear for a nation where colleges and universities have to provide safe-rooms (stocked with Play-Doh, crayons, coloring books, and bubbles) to sooth the angst of students who panic whenever they hear the name Donald Trump.

The Spiritual Lesson

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

I did not vote for Barack Obama, and disagreed with his policies. He was wrong on health care, abortion, and gay marriage. I did, however, pray for President Obama (as I do for President Trump.) It is the Christian’s duty to pray for our leaders.

We are not like the zealots who expected Jesus Christ to take up arms against the Romans. We are non-violent and peacefully resist. We do not wear masks, throw bottles, break storefront windows, overturn cars, nor set fire to emergency vehicles. We respect the office of the President — as Kathy Griffin once lectured Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

And we pray.

LORD,

May you pour out your Holy Spirit upon this nation for restoration and revival.

May you strengthen our families, and protect our children.

May you heal this nation of its spiritual ills which are manifested in social strife, cultural malaise, moral decline, political violence, and financial bankruptcy.

May you lift up America unto Thy glory, and as a witness unto all the nations.

In the blessed name of Jesus.

Amen

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

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2 thoughts on “A Call to Prayer

  1. Back in olden times, when high school students were actually taught factual information about the real world (I graduated in 1963), I learned that fascism took its name not from Nazi Germany, but from Italy’s Benito Mussolini, who used the ancient Roman symbol, called a facses, as a symbol representing ultimate power. It is a bundle of sticks with an axe blade attached to it, making it a weapon.

    To Mussolini, the bundle of sticks strapped together represented the strength of a socialist union. And it is important to note that Mussolini was a socialist who wielded dictatorial powers. Similarly, the German Nazi regime was governed by their National Socialist party. Hitler, as the head of the party, also wielded dictatorial powers.

    In our so-called “modern” times, useful idiots keep repeating the lie that fascists are right-wing extremists. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fascists are left-wing extremists. And unlike honest communists who openly speak of “the dictatorship of the proletariat” fascism is not that much different from communism, the main differences being the controlled use of private industry. Its dictatorial powers reside in their heads of state.

    But the highly evolved know-it-alls who are busy gazing into their smart phone world don’t know this, and don’t care. Groups like Antifa and DisruptJ20 aren’t just content to live in their fantasy worlds. They want to force everyone else — you and me — to not only live in it, but support it. They want everyone to embrace same-sex marriage, abortion on demand, free health care and education (as long as it’s government approved, global climate control, and global control, period. And since control is so important to them, they seek to control freedom of speech and freedom of religion according to whatever is deemed politically correct. This is called Utilitarianism — whatever government says makes the most people “happy” (“the greater good”).

    If you are a Christian who is apolitical, you need to accept the fact that all these things are the product of politics. If you choose not to involve yourself in politics, you are not just forsaking your duty as a citizen, but you are lying down and waiting to be run over by a steam-roller. That’s not what martyrs do. Martyrs actually stand for something. If you refuse to represent the righteousness of Christ in our own self governance by at least taking part in voting, you must share the responsibility for how others will suffer under an unrighteous government.

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  2. I deleted a rather lengthy section of this article, but it addresses the very things that you discussed. As you noted, people just don’t care. They are disinterested, or believe that it is of no concern to Christians.

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    I frequently ask this question, who are the fascists? One thing I learned from my Marxist professors is that Fascism and Communism are two sides of the same coin. They are not in opposition, but competition for totalitarian dominance. Both are rooted in socialism. The Nazis were socialists as were their communist enemy in Russia. The only thing that stood between the National Socialists and world domination was the unlikely alliance between the Soviet socialists and western capitalists. Politics does make strange bedfellows.

    The European branch of Antifa (in Germany, and Italy in particular) aligns itself with the socialist parties. Rather than being anti-fascist they are, in fact, very much fascist. Socialism, whatever mask it wears — Antifa, DisruptJ20, Welcome Committee — is anti-Christian, anti-democratic and anti-capitalist.

    By the way, did you know that European socialism was the template for the American Progressive movement?  (See our post, The Progressive Deception.)

    Ayn Rand, the Russian-American novelist, wrote in her essay, ‘Extremism,’ or the Art of Smearing:

    “It is obvious what the fraudulent issue of fascism versus communism accomplishes: it sets up, as opposites, two variants of the same political system; it eliminates the possibility of considering capitalism; it switches the choice of “Freedom or dictatorship?” into “Which kind of dictatorship?” –thus establishing dictatorship as an inevitable fact and offering only a choice of rulers. The choice — according to the proponents of that fraud — is: a dictatorship of the rich (fascism) or a dictatorship of the poor (communism).”

    “That fraud collapsed in the 1940’s, in the aftermath of World War II. It is too obvious, too easily demonstrable that fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory — that both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state — that both are socialistic, in theory, in practice, and in the explicit statements of their leaders — that under both systems, the poor are enslaved and the rich are expropriated in favor of a ruling clique — that fascism is not the product of the political “right,” but of the “left” — that the basic issue is not “rich versus poor,” but man versus the state, or: individual rights versus totalitarian government — which means: capitalism versus socialism.”

    Liberalism is a BIG lie. It is like a cup of decaffeinated coffee — not full-blown fascism, but socialism just the same.

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