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And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
January 25, 2013
Inauguration 2013: A Time to Mourn
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn…
Scripture from Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 (KJV)
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. ~ Declaration of Independence
While the wicked danced in the streets of our nation’s capitol and celebrated the inauguration of Obama, the righteous in America mourned.
We mourned because the very things that made our nation great among others has been mocked and disregarded as worthless old rags good for nothing but to be tossed on a dung heap and burned. What are these things that once made America shine as a city on a hill? They are the God-given inalienable rights our Founding Fathers pledged their lives and sacred honor to protect, establish and pass on to future generations: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Four years ago I wrote an editorial called “Can you smell the strong stench of death blowing across this nation?” In it I compared the pro-death policies of the Obama administration to those of King Manasseh who Scripture tells us “made his son pass through the fire.” For those who might think I was a bit harsh with this comparison, I ask you to review our loss of liberties within the last four years and to read the “progressive” reconstruction agenda Obama outlined in his speech:
Those who are ignorant of our nation’s founding might think that what Obama is calling for is a movement toward righteousness, but if one reads our national founding documents in context and in the light of a Biblical worldview which was prevalent at the time they were written, we will see that Obama is not calling upon the Sovereign God of the Bible as many of the Founders did, but instead is seeking the blessing of an imaginary god who has no absolutes or standard for governing the nations. There is no reference to the Ten Commandments in his speech, nor does he cry out to God for forgiveness for the millions of preborn children slaughtered on his watch. There is no spirit of meekness or humbleness evident in this speech, but instead it’s one of prideful, self-arrogance which God hates.
Obama has disregarded the clear teachings of Scripture for the lies of the wicked one who seeks to kill and destroy. Instead of loving his preborn neighbors, he has sold his soul to the bloody abortionists who have poured millions of dollars of blood money into his campaigns. Instead of warning his constituents that immoral behavior destroys both body and soul, he seeks to make them more miserable in their sin by deceiving them into thinking there is no judgment or consequence for degrading and abusing one’s body.
And while God has given America many prophets/teachers/preachers who rightly divide His Word, Obama has rejected them for men akin to the Prophets of Baal who tickle their listeners’ ears with a false gospel and who twist Scripture to suit their fancy.
So, dear friends, while I mourn for our nation, I can still have hope, faith and trust in our Sovereign King, the Lord Jesus Christ, who said in His Sermon on the Mount:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
I would be remiss if I did not remind the reader that Scripture also tells us that while King Manasseh did much wickedness during his reign, “when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers And prayed unto Him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the Lord He was God.”
May the good LORD comfort His people and bring our nation and its leaders to repentance.
By Angela Wittman, January 22, 2013
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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