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The Way to Save America
Ben D. Kennedy
There is a very simple answer for the problems in America and that is to turn back to the God on which this nation was founded and learn how to fight for Him. Anyone wanting to debate whether this nation was founded as a Christian nation by Christians can take their revisionist history elsewhere because there is no debate. The words of Patrick Henry exemplify what all the founders of this nation believed: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
The way to turn back to God is by loving Him. "If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15) And Jesus made it clear that the way to love God is by keeping His commandments.
The greatest commandments according to Jesus. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:37-40).
The proper way to fight is out of love of your neighbor and not out of revenge. The teaching of Jesus on not seeking revenge has been grossly misinterpreted in many commonly used bibles as a command by Jesus to not resist evil. This is absurd and not only distorts what Jesus taught about not seeking revenge but is inconsistent with the teachings of the rest of the Bible. The specific scripture Matthew 5:38-39 should be translated as follows:
"You have heard that it has been said: an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say that you have not resisted evil: instead if someone shall strike you on
your right cheek then turn to him the other as well."
The "resist evil" that Jesus is talking about here relates to resisting the desire to seek revenge which is evil. In regard to "turning the other cheek," Jesus shows the proper example in John 18:22-23 by not turning the other cheek when he is struck by a corrupt official and instead demands to know why he has been unjustly struck. Clearly the teaching of Jesus is against taking personal revenge but is never a command preventing us from protecting ourselves or our neighbors. In the book The Broken Soldier and the Maid of France a Priest explains this to a soldier in the following way: "The Gospel tells us, if we are smitten on one cheek we must turn the other. But it does not tell us to turn the cheek of a little child, of the woman we love, of the country we belong to. No! that would be disgraceful, wicked, un-Christian. It would be to betray the innocent!'
Do you love your neighbor when you allow them to live under tyranny? No, absolutely you do not. Did Jesus show His love for us by allowing us to continue to live under the bondage of sin? No absolutely not, He came here and totally defeated sin on the cross and freed us all from the bonds of sin forever. "If the Son therefore shall make you free, you are free indeed." (John 8:36) What if Jesus was the person you saw in chains? Would you try to free Him or would you just tell him to not resist evil and go on your way. When you really love someone as Jesus loves us, then you want them to be free and will lay down your life in order that they be free.
Is America a tyranny? Wake up people! When your own government will not allow you to worship the same God that this nation was founded upon in public buildings that you are forced to pay for with your own taxes then yes it is a tyranny. This is just one of the great offenses your government commits, but make no mistake, it is an illegal government that routinely violates the basic laws of our country in order to oppress our people.
America is doomed if our people do not turn back to God. I was lead to a very specific scripture by God that I believe is a message and a warning for our country. Isaiah 10 describes what happens to a nation when the people become apostate. God will do whatever is necessary to bring His people back to Him including foreign invasion and tyrannical rule. Many, including myself, already feel that our own federal government is essentially a foreign power since it does not obey our most basic laws. Just as in this scripture, there are many Americans collaborating with the federal government to make "unjust laws" and "issue oppressive decrees to deprive the poor of their rights." God is most certainly already using our corrupt federal government to punish our people for their apostasy. I fear, however, that this scripture not only relates to our present condition but is also a warning from God that we will ultimately be invaded and completely controlled by foreigners if our people do not fully repent and turn back to our God.
"Stop praying and get the people moving" is what God told Moses in Exodus 14:15. I am not against prayer, on the contrary, I believe that we should "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) but God expects His people to also take action and trust Him for victory. Does a farmer only pray for a bountiful harvest but do nothing else? Of course not. The farmer does all the hard work like preparing the ground and planting the seeds but still prays because they know that even with all their hard work they need God to deliver the bountiful harvest. It will take more than prayer to save America and it is time for American Christians to get moving.
Reclaim America in God's Name! Even if our nation is being punished like His people were punished in Isaiah 10 there is still hope because God is a loving and merciful God. Once there was a time when the nation of France was in a much worse condition than our country is now having been invaded by a foreign power and very close to being completely colonized and enslaved. Most of the people had given up hope but there was one young girl who heard God's call to action and ended up leading her people back to God and freedom. That young girl was Saint Joan of Arc and she reclaimed her nation in God's Name. This is YOUR COUNTRY American Christians and NOW is the time to answer God's call and fight for freedom as your forefathers once fought.