That memorable phrase from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade can perhaps be no more relevant than it is in this day.
Like many others, I watched Donald Trump’s recent speech (in which he announced that he’s running in 2024) and like many others- I didn’t see that it contributed to making the day “one of the most important days in the history of our Country” like he mentioned. Personally, I thought it was one of his better speeches because it briefly and pointedly addressed many key problems in our country.
...except there was no mention of God.
I’ve been saying for some time now (to a mostly-empty room) that this is a time that goes far beyond Red vs. Blue; it is a fight for the planet as well as the country- and it is a fight between Good versus Evil. Rarely is anyone within earshot convinced, which I find to be remarkable, because how else would one frame the argument that we should be able to kill a baby up to the day of its birth? What type of person allows the promiscuity of a woman to be placed higher than a life? In what context is teaching youngsters how to put a dollar bill into a drag queen’s thong appropriate? In what universe, exactly, do we need to teach grammar school children about sexuality, and support changing their gender without a parent’s consent, or even knowledge?
I beg that these times represent that of the most open and flagrant abominations in our history, and the most open attack on the family, the person, and the soul that we have seen in some time. These attacks are by no means the first, but in our times they are the most open and aggressive.
And nothing- NOTHING- will save this country aside from repentance and a turning back towards the faith and morals of our Founding Fathers.
Now, I understand freedom of religion and such, BUT there was an assumption of a basic set of morals, honor, and integrity, that I find sorely lacking today. I’m fairly certain that Ben Franklin didn’t think that he needed to consider the local library’s drag queen story hour when he was considering the future of the country….
In short: I wish the best for President Trump, but I believe that whatever anointing he had in the past- unless he shifts towards repentance, though he may win (doubtful!), the country will continue to lose, and with that- the world.
God will not bless the murder and mutilation of children.
Well, today is Election Day (chuckle), and watching the Twitter feed I can't help but think that it's quite honestly for nothing- that we're witnessing two sides of one coin, to be spent by its holder as he chooses.
"<GASP> You're Un-American! This is what makes our democracy great! What- you're just going to complain, and not vote?!?"
First of all: the United States is a constitutional republic. Search engines are your friend.
Secondly: I am absolutely voting; that's never in question.
Color me snarky, but did we not JUST witness (and can prove, if I have my facts straight) voter fraud in the 2020 election? ...and what, exactly, was the result of that? Some states may have changed voter laws since then- and that is great; however, are we not going to fix the crimes of the past, especially when we have truths as easy as "dead people voted" and "there are more votes than registered voters"?
It's not rocket science, people.
I believe that this country WILL see a short-lived rise in patriotism and pride, but the problem is far deeper than a senseless mayor or a corrupt governor; it is that these problems are widespread, and speaks to the state of our hearts and souls. Keep in mind that we DID have conservatives in charge at a few points in history- yet here we are. What does that tell you?
It tells me that the natural state of man is that of sin and evil. Hmm, where have we heard that before....
This country- despite a person's best effort to prove the contrary- was founded on godly principles which are facing extinction today. I know that I've said this before, but when we chase God out of every public building, venue, and motto- what else do we expect to happen? It is a given that the Christian fights an uphill battle, but I think that we're seeing what happens when that Christian stops fighting, stops paying attention, and gets lulled to sleep by prosperity. We have stopped paying attention to what is being taught to our children, trusting that they will be attended to properly. We have become isolated by technology and the daily grind, and have stopped appreciating the joy and benefits of small communities and businesses. And we have stopped holding businesses and government accountable.
Why? Laziness, greed, becoming too attached to this world- you name it. The bottom line is that we have lost our focus on godly matters, while the enemy has not. They understand who God is, and how He operates, and have used their god to lull the people into a false sense of security, and keep them focused on themselves, their possessions, and their little lives. They have ceased to look up, and look to the spiritual first, rather than the material.
What we need are the Sons of Thunder, the strong and vocal men who protect their families and their principles, and the women who, as their ezer kenegdo (look that up, too. You may be surprised at what it means), complete the perfect godly family unit. We need to believe, and to witness to others what we believe. We need to stand strong, shed light, and defeat evil where it is, every day and at every opportunity.