“The most essential duty of citizenship is to keep the country worthy of the last full measure of devotion.”[…]
Many of our fellow Americans – especially the younger ones, say 30 and under – have little concept of how our country became the envy of the world. And it all stems from our Christian roots…
This is why FULL VETTING must happen BEFORE the Afghan refugees can be allowed access to America. Sharia Law ( which would encourage and overlook this act) and our Law is not compatible.
An Afghan national has been arrested in connection with a stabbing after officials said the man did not approve of a woman working as a gardener…
CONTEXT: The book of Joel was the telling of God’s judgment upon His chosen people (Israel), the pagan nations that surrounded them, and the eventual outpouring of the Holy Spirit (restoration of God’s people) Acts 2. Matthew Henry breaks chapter 2 down as follows: God’s judgments. (1-14) Exhortations to fasting and prayer; blessings promised. (15-27) A promise of the Holy Spirit, and of future mercies. (28-32)
I want to look at just v.1 this morning because I think they are applicable to all of us today.
Blow the trumpet in Zion [warning of impending judgment], Sound an alarm on My holy mountain [Zion]! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble and shudder in fear, For the [judgment] day of the Lord is coming; It is close at hand,(AMP)
Judgment by way of the “Day of the Lord” is the predominant theme of the book of Joel. Israel (1:15; 2:1–2) and all the nations (3:2–3) are subject to this judgment. While most associate the “Day of the Lord” with wrath and judgments it can also be a day of salvation and restoration.
Here in chapter 2 v.1, the context is definitely judgment and wrath that Joel is warning against. Israel had become complacent AGAIN, it had fallen back into the sins of its surrounding neighbors and Joel sires out a warning Blow the trumpet in Zion, (any temple, pulpit, or corner will do) Sound an alarm on My holy mountain, we too must be able, ready and willing at every moment to speak out against the anti-Christ. For the [judgment] day of the Lord is coming, God cannot abide sin, nor sinners. The old saying God Loves the Sinner But Hates the Sin? is far from true and He must and will pass judgment on everyone.
Of course, no one knows when the final judgment “day of the Lord” will come but we must (All True Believers) act like it is today. Spiritual Complacency has plagued the “church” for far too long in America. Oh, we are good at giving, missions, and feeding the poor. We respond well to national disasters and the like but do not ask us to get involved in the BIG PICTURE, the moral issues of today.
It is time we, All True Believers, Shout is from the Blogs, Corners, and Pulpits; that we demand that the core values America was founded upon, the Judeo-Christian principles be returned before the Wrath of God, the final judgment, the “day of the Lord” is poured out upon this nation and people.
A family activist dedicated to electing conservative candidates to Congress is warning Christians that if they continue to refuse to get involved in politics, then they will be partly responsible when the world sinks “into another dark age.”
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore welcome Dr. Everett Piper into the studio to discuss the recent inaugural convocation for The Institute of Public Theology and the need for Christians to grow a spine and step courageously into the public square.
School Investigates Teacher Who Said She Told Students to Pledge Allegiance to Pride Flag
In a video, a teacher shared that she took down the American flag in her classroom because it made her “uncomfortable.”
SOURCE: School Investigates Teacher
CONTEXT: Most Bibles have a heading that says something like “Song of Moses” at the beginning of this Chapter. That is simple to understand as the first two verses are a direct appeal by Mosses to heaven. Matthew Henry breaks down the Chapter in this way: The song of Moses. (1,2) The character of God, The character of Israel. (3-6) The great things God had done for Israel. (7-14) The wickedness of Israel. (19-25) The judgments which would come upon them for their sins. (15-18) Deserved vengeance withheld. (26-38) God’s deliverance for his people. (39-43) The exhortation with which the song was delivered. (44-47) Moses to go up mount Nebo to die. (48-52)
We recently had another Great Grandchild and as usual, it got me thinking about what kind of nation and world we would be leaving him to grow up in. I was saddened by the thought of how messed up things are in America today compared to when I was a child.
In our text Mosses is speaking about the nation of Israel and its rebellion against the Laws and precepts upon which it was founded can easily be applied to America today. As I have repeated many times unlike Israel which was a Theocracy, America is NOT a Theocracy or “Christian Nation” but was CLEARLY founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.
So as Moses prayed, pleaded, and WARNED,
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!v.29
we too, that is all who identify as Christians in America, need to take up the fight and do the same to reclaim the Judeo-Christian principles that made America great. I am speaking about America’s Core Values; common courtesy, decency, and morals we can all agree are sorely lacking.
I think history shows what the later end for any nation has been that abandons all morality. Ultimate and total destruction, is this to be America’s fate?
America is a Great nation, founded upon Great principles, sure we have had issues during our history but until recently we have always been able (at least in my lifetime) civilly discuss them and reason with each other. This is no longer the America we live in today and I fear it is on the slippery slope to self-destruction.
For the first time in their lives, Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that threatens their family’s safety and the American way of life…
Americans come from every corner of the globe. We represent every race, every ethnicity, and every religion. So what brings us all together? Bobby Jindal, former governor of Louisiana, answers this key question.