One Nation Under GOD!
Note: If Jack was still living today he would be 100 years old (born 1 January, 1916)! God give you your great reward, Jack.
By Col. Jack Mohr U.S. Army, Ret.
“Proclaim liberty’ throughout the land, unto the inhabitants thereof,”(Leviticus 25:10)
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.”
“Our Father’s God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
GREAT GOD, OUR KING.”
With the ending of our first 200 years of national history, America needs to look back over these years to realize that their beginning was in a little believing church. We should marvel, as we see the guiding defending hand of our God, which despite kings, Popes, and wicked men, allowed this little church to be gathered in America for a special purpose.
First, our forefathers sought religious freedom in Holland. These were not the rude, unlettered peasants, our history books would have us believe. Many of them were graduates of the top Universities of England and Europe. Many could read their Bibles in Hebrew and Greek. But being men of peace, they lacked the one element which was necessary for their survival on the hostile shores of the New World-military expertise.
So we behold another wonder of God’s love and guidance. There was a man in England whose home was in Lancashire – the same area George Washington’s forebearers came from – his name was Miles Standish. He had been disinherited by the authorities and left without property. Not because of criminal activities, but because he showed sympathy for the Puritans. When his wealth was confiscated, Standish fled to Holland, where he offered his services in their flight to remain free from the tyranny of the Roman Church and Spain. There he rose to the rank of captain.
When the war ended, Standish wandered from city to city, wherever Puritans settled. Finally he stopped in Leyden. When the Puritans found after ten years of frustration, that religious freedom can not exist side by side with appalling religious indifference; when they saw how the very religious Dutch people disregarded the Lord’s Day and were lax on moral issues, they decided to move on again.
These Puritans were Christian men and women. They were not the “narrow minded” religious bigots our modern history has painted, but men and women who were concerned with the effect Continental life was having on the morals of their boys and girls. For these reasons and many more, which are written down in their records, they decided to move to the New World. There they would strive to raise their families in a way which would be pleasing to God. Miles Standish went with them.
The marks of God’s providence on that little band of exiles is known by everyone familiar with America’s history. They were as clear as those which marked their forefathers of Israel, when they fled from Egyptian captivity.
As they sailed west, they carried patents for lands in Virginia. They would not have been happy in Virginia, for already that colony was beset by the same problems which plagued Holland. Most of those who first went to Virginia, were adventurers, interested only in furs and gold. They are what we now refer to as “soldiers of fortune.”
But once again, God’s intervening hand can be seen, as a winter storm drove their little ship, far to the North, where they finally made land in the Cape Cod Area. The Master Mariner did not take them to Dutch New York, or to the English in Virginia. Instead, they settled on the bleak shores of New England. They were ill-equipped for strife and found the new land denuded of all inhabitants, since the local Indians had been decimated by a plague, a few years earlier.
Not long after they landed, ignorant of the ways necessary for preservation of life in this new and terrible land – after having lost almost half of their number during that first awful winter – the hand of God was seen again.
Who should appear at the little settlement, but the Indian Squanto. It was his old home grounds. It was his people who had died from the plague. He remembered the kindness of the English who had rescued him from Spanish slavery and he repaid his debt, by teaching the new immigrants how to plant corn and fertilize it with fish. He showed them a score of things which were necessary for their survival, and then became their ambassador to powerful Indian tribes to the West.
Who were these Pilgrim fathers? They called themselves: “the seed of Abraham, God’s servant, and the children of Jacob, His chosen.” This can be found in their records. These were their words. They used the old Israelite word “led;” they were not “driven.” They believed that God had brought them to these shores for a special purpose.
Their passage to the New World was speeded by the great Israelite texts and they braced themselves for trouble from the unknown, with the great Israelite promises. They kept their new colony free from blood and crime, by following the counsel of Moses, the “law giver” of Israel. They allotted their land as Israel had done.
The same mighty acts of God which occurred when He took Israel out of Egypt, occurred in different ways, when the American nation was taken out of England.
We need to remember, in spite of all the critics say, that the “planting of America”, the hereditary strain which determined our country’s characteristics, was a spiritual planting.
Unfortunately, instead of maintaining a Christian land, we, their offspring, have allowed evil aliens to lead us into a society, where God is forced to live side by side with Baal. No wonder we are in such deep trouble. Today, we insist that all of our people must have equal part in our government, even evil men. It was not so at first!
The forefathers who planted this nation were predominately Christian and they came to this land with the specific purpose of making it a Christian nation.
Get it straight in your mind, beyond the power of any false history to erase. The planting of America was by the Church. It was not for political reasons, not for trading, but for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If the drama behind the making of America tells us anything it is that a minority of dedicated Christians can make a tremendous impact on society.
There were so many close parallels between the history of ancient Israel and the United States; too many to explain away as mere coincidence. When old Israel came out of Egypt, they moved from the Continent of Africa to Asia. In a free Parliment of their rulers and a free convention of their people, held at Mt. Sinai, they elected Jehovah God, to be their head of State. It was a distinct, solemn, national act. Exodus 24:3 tells us: “And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgements, and ALL the people answered with one voice (it was a unanimous decision) and said: ALL THE WORDS WHICH THE LORD SAITH, WE WILL DO!” (Emphasis added.)
When our ancestors came out of the continent of Europe, they moved to the new continent of North America. They came from the slavery of religious persecution. They too made a covenant with God, as surely as ancient Israel did, and we, you and I, and every citizen of this great nation is bound by that agreement, as surely as if we signed it ourselves.
Listen in if you will, to the convocation held in the stuffy cabin of a little ship called the Mayflower, anchored off what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts. It was November 21, 1620. “In the name of God, Amen! We whose names are underwritten, having undertaken for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith, a voyage to plant the first colony – do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, combine ourselves into a civil body politic.” This was the act which began America.
When the Colonies had grown to four and a Federation became desirable, a man of God drew up the Articles of Confederation. These began: “Whereas we all came to these parts of America with one and the same end: namely the advancement of the Kingdom of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity, we therefore conceive it our bounden duty. that, as in nation, and religion, so in other respects, we be and continue one.” This Declaration made us a People.
The Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4, 1776, made us a Nation. How many of you have ever recognized the three great acknowledgments of God, which are clearly stated in this Declaration?
First – “The separate and equal station to which the laws of nature, and of nature’s God entitle them.”
Second – “We, therefore, the representatives of the United States in General Congress assembled, appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.” (That word ”rectitude,” means. ”moral integrity or righteousness.”) In this passage, our founding fathers acknowledged God as the Moral Governor of the Universe, beneath whose awful hand, we hold dominion over the land.
Three – “For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Like ancient Israel, some of our people refused to revolt against the Mother Land and fled to Canada, where they built that Great Christian Dominion. Today, we have two great Christian nations, made up essentially of the same type of people, living side by side in the best and most peaceful arrangement to be found anywhere in the world. In spite of every effort to split us asunder, our heritage always comes shining through.
Did George Washington know something about this nation our pastor’s refuse to accept when he called it “the second land of Promise?”
When the American People made him their first President, he said in his inaugural address: “No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step by which we have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.”
During Colonial times, ministers preached from their pulpits that the Bible was written for Presidents, Advisors, and Legislators; for Magistrates, Mayors, and Ambassadors. They thundered the source from which came the establishment of righteous government. This kind of preaching, made the Bible not only the Book of the individual, and of the family, but also the Book on which America was fotinded.
It is interesting to note, that in the Old Testament, every incidence of National revival was begun by civil leaders. There were three major revivals in Israel. The first was in 941 B.C. (2 Chronicles 15:1-16) under the leadership of King Asa. Verse 5 of that chapter pretty well sums up America’s condition now: “And in those times, there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in; but great vexation were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of.city: for God did vex them with adversity.”
Then in 726 B.C. under a King named Hezekiah, we read in 2 Kings 18:1-6 about another great revival. He didn’t call the priests and tell them to “clean up the church,” he called the nation to repentance.
The final revival came in 634 B.C. under King Josiah and it is interesting to note in 2 Chronicles 15:13 that the people entered into a Covenant with the King: “That those who do not seek the Lord.. should be put to death.” Can you imagine the furor in the present church, if such a thing were even to be mentioned? I’ll tell you one thing which would happen, there would be a mass exodus of the criminal element from America, and the heathen who are trying to destroy our Constitutional system, would leave for other parts. I believe we are going to have to return to a Biblical concept, if America is to remain free.
Today, in many of our fundamental and evangelical churches, we have been taught that Christ fulfilled and therefore abolished all the Old Testament Law. This inconsistent and un-Scriptural teaching is at the root of most of our economic, military, financial, social, moral and spiritual problems.
A “strong statement,” you say. Yes, but the Law of God, as given to Israel through Moses, in the Ten Commandments, is the revelation of God’s will for the conduct of men and nations. lt is the only thing which will bring peace and healthy relationships between people-nothing else will ever do the job. The Apostle Paul recognized this when he stated in 2 Timothy 2:2, that it was God’s will “That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” This law will finally be obeyed, when Christ returns to set up His rule on earth and some of the Christians who are so afraid of the Law today, will be forced to abide by it then. This will be the peaceable fulfillment of the Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:l0 – “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
The law of God is the full body of national law as found in the commandments, statutes and ordinances. The Laws of Sacrifice, were the ones which were done away at Calvary, when Christ became the “once for all time sacrifice,” for our sins. This was what Paul referred to in Colossians 2:14, when he spoke about: “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, an4 took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.” The Christians of Colossae knew what he meant. In Roman jurisprudence, when a man was sentenced for a crime, a parchment called a “libellus” was nailed to the door of his cell. It listed the crimes for which he was incarcerated. But when he had served his sentence, the presiding judge wrote across the face of this parchment PAID IN FULL! and he could never be charged again for that crime.
This is what happened when Christ died for us. He took the penalty for our sins on his shoulders and when we accept Him, He becomes our Advocate (defense lawyer) and writes across our life, in His precious blood, the words PAID IN FULL! and God will remember these sins against us no more. Thank God for His grace!
But the Laws for the Nation. The Laws for righteous living have never been changed or abolished. Some of you may question this and say that I have become “legalistic.” But any honest, analytical study of the New Testament will show that while “justification” for sins (forgiveness) in the Old Testament Covenant came through animal sacrifices,; these were merely a “type” of the sacrifice Christ would make for us on Calvary. The saved people of the Old Testament looked forward to the final sacrifice of Christ, while we today look back on it. They were saved in the Old Testament by “faith,” the same as we are today. The entire eleventh Chapter of Hebrews testifies to this. Now that Jesus Christ has fulfilled the “ritual sacrifices,” there is rio more need for them.
The word used for “law” in the King James Version of the Bible should have been more clearly translated “ritual,” since it comes from the Hebrew word “towrah” which means “precept.” In the New Testament Greek, the word is “nomos,” which means “regulation.” It deals with the “ritual,” rather than the ”law” itself.
The Law, commandments, the statutes and judgements of God remain firmly established even in the New Testament dispensation of ”grace.” These are all Divinely established “guide lines,” for a happy, God-pleasing Christian life and a righteous, prosperous, peaceful nation. Paul said: (Galatians 3:24) “The law was our schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ.” When you read the requirements of the Law, you immediately are brought face to face with the fact that in your own strength you cannot keep it. Then knowing that “The wages of sin is death,” and that “sin is the transgression of the law,” man must look for some force which can deliver him from the death penalty. This brings us face to face with Christ as the only Savior. Jesus Himself inferred that the Law was still in effect, when He clearly stated in Matthew 5:17 – “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law and the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”
Now who do you intend to believe. The Son of God who says the Law is still in effect, or some preacher man who says: “Christ did away with the Law.” In effect any man who so states, is making a liar out of our Lord
Unless you are one of those who say you have no sin and the Word of God indicates that if you do this you are untruthful. Then since anyone who sins, transgresses the Law, 1 John 3:4 and “sin is a transgression of the Law.” It only makes sense if the Law is still in effect. Paul went on to clarify this by telling us in Romans 3:31 – “Do we make void the Law through faith? God forbid! yea, we establish the Law.” Is that what you have been taught in your church? When you hear any preacher say: “We are no longer under the Law, but now we live in grace: all you need to do is love God and your fellow man, “then you know he is contradicting both John and Paul and you are either listening to a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” who is deliberately trying to destroy the flock; or you are unfortunate enough to be listening to someone who is “intellectually dishonest” in his handling of the Word of God.
Love as wonderful as it is needs direction and guidance,f tht it becomes debased and misdirected. This has been one of the major problems in our modern church. We hear so much about the love of God for sinning mankind, that we sort of develop the picture of some smiling, grey bearded grandfather figure, sitting on a fluffy white cloud, watching with indulgence as His children keep right on sinning. Then according to them, He says: “I know they are a bunch of naughty little devils, but I love them so much, that in the end, I’m going to let all of them into my kingdom.” This of course is contrary to everything the Word of God teaches.
It is this kind of muddled religious thinking which has confused the minds of our youth concerning sexual promiscuity, fornication, prostitution, and yes, shocking enough to some of you, inter-racial sex. The “New Morality,” which is nothing less than “Talmudic Humanitarianism” in disguise, is a heathen religion which teaches that all evils must be tolerated under the guise of “love.”
The Apostle John, who was known as the Apostle of Love, clarified this in I John 5:2, 3, when he said: “By this we know that we love God, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. For this is the love of God, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.” So when you see some preacher saying: “We must be tolerant of homosexuality,” you automatically know he is on the enemy side.
Too many professing Christians in this Age fill the description of Isaiah 29:13-“…this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear towards me is taught by the precepts of men.” (Traditions).
The keeping of Divine Law is a reasonable exercise in human conduct. In Romans 12:1, we read; THAT we should “present our bodies unto Christ, which is our reasonable service.” The word “reasonable” comes from the Greek word “logikos;” we get our English word “logical” from it. In the same manner, it is “logical,” or “reasonable” for a Christian to want to live by the law, rather than try and see how much of it they can forget.
There is a cumulative result of keeping God’s Law. It is found in 1 Corinthians 2:9 – “Eye hath not seen, neither ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” Since we show our love for Him by keeping His law, 1 John 2:4, then these things are not waiting for us in some far-off distant heaven. They are prepared for His people right now and are reiterated over and over in the Old Testament promises. Wermonw our love for God, not by the wonderful testimonies we give in church; not by our beautiful prayers, but as John clearly states by the “keeping of His commandments.”
Our country began as a small nation of thirteen colonies. They joined together in the task of furthering the Kingdom of God in freedom and liberty. Five years after the ratification of our Constitution, order had come out of chaos; confidence returned to our disillusioned people; our new nation had credit around the world and our growth was assured. Why? Because that is what God promised to us if we would follow Him.
Today, our government gives “lip service” to the supremacy of God; but we have degenerated from a Republic into a Democracy and are well on our way into Socialism and Dictatorship. We started off well; on the basis of following God’s Laws. Even though we often did it imperfectly, God blessed this nation above any other on the face of the earth. Our founding fathers came close to meeting the requirements of God, since our Constitution in many respects parallels the Divine system.
I believe if we had followed God’s Law “in toto,” the penalties for disobedience we are now experiencing, would have been taken away. But since we partially obeyed and partially disobeyed, we have experienced mixed blessings and mixed cursings.
There were three major things the founding fathers left out of the Constitution, which accounted for the major share of our social problems in the Twentieth Century.
First-the failure to prohibit slavery;
Second-the failure to prohibit the use of usury (putting out money for interest); and,
Third-the failure to set a tax base and rate.
Most of you who have studied the Civil War, are familiar with the loss of life and property which accompanied that war. Many of us know that hatreds still linger from that “fratricidal conflict”. (Killing of brothers and sisters). But I am going to say something which is exceedingly controversial, but which is clearly stated in the Word of God. Many of our present social problems, hatred between black and white; has come about because we refused to maintain God’s Laws against race mixing.
Now regardless of how you feel about this, you will have to admit that it is unnatural and violates the commandments of God in Genesis, that everything must produce “after its own kind.” This is as much a natural law as the law of Gravity. Both “black” and “white” people know race mixing is unnatural and the offspring of mongrel families is seldom accepted by either group. It has always led to crime and violence, during the Sixty Centuries of written history which confirm this.
Have you ever been honest enough to ask yourself this question: “Why is it that the Anglo-Saxon and related peoples have kept a progressive culture for over 2,000 years, while other countries, such as Rome, Greece, India, Portugal and Spain; after a glorious history, filled with great achievements, have decayed and fallen from their high places in history?”
Don’t try and argue about this, because history proves it. But why? When a nation which produces original thought, breeds with a race that produces little or no original thought, the resulting offspring is always a failure. This is a Law of Nature. Let me give you an interesting example:
The Nordic Lombards conquered and ruled Northern Italy. They gave the world such men as Dante, Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, and a host of others. PracticaUy all the major lights of the Renaissance, were Nordics.
But today’s Italy is a “multi-racial” nation. While most of that nation’s scientists, politicians and high ranking military officers are from the Northern part of Italy and are of Nordic descent, the large part of the south and Sicily are mixed-breeds. They are a combination of part-Nordics, Asiatics, Africans and people of ancient Mediterranean ancestry. In other words, they are a “mongrelized stock.” The criminal tendencies of these people are recognized by any person who has visited Italy and spent some time in the two sections.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to tell you that one group is superior over another. What I’m trying to convey, is a Biblical truth, this nation better learn fast and that is that racial mixing is a sin in the eyes of God and will always cause trouble. A majority of the troubles of ancient Israel came from this source.
You may remember the story of King Solomon, as told in 1 Kings 11, how he married heathen wives. Verse 1 tells us: “But Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh; women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonites and Hittites.” In verse 4 we see the results of this race mixing:
“For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other Gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God…”
The word “strange”, as used in verse 1 comes from the Hebrew word “nakray” which means: “foreign; alien; non-relative.” In Proverbs 2:16 and 7:5, where we read: “to deliver thee from the strange woman.. .” it does not refer to a harlot, as we have usually been taught, but from the “alien woman.” In Deuteronomy 23:2, we read again: “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even unto his tenth generation.” I have had many people tell me: “What a horrible restriction that is to put on a child, who through no fault of his own is illegitimate.” But this is not what it means. This common word “bastard,” does not refer to an illegitimate child, but comes from the Hebrew word “mamser,” which means: “of mongrel or mixed blood.”
So please don’t get angry with me when I tell you what the Bible says about race mixing; it’s not something I made up!
God’s Law requires that all men and women receive equal consideration before the law and that all conform to the Law. But here’s an interesting thing about this Law, it does not allow foreigners to hold office in the land. My, oh my, how we have broken this one to our sorrow. I could go on and on, and on, concerning the foreign leaders and advisors who have harmed America; men like Henry Kissinger, Sol Linowitz; Zgnibew Brzezinski and others. Then read Jeremiah 30:21-“and their nobles (leaders) shall be of themselves; and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them.” Our leaders should be Americans, of our own race, and religion. This Christian nation should not allow “non-Christians” to be our leaders. Some of you may say: “Isn’t that being awful narrow minded?” I’m sorry about that! But it’s the Word of the Lord and makes common sense.
Either America is a Christian nation, or we are not. Do you honestly believe that an atheist, or even an agnostic is going to make and keep laws and regulations which will be beneficial to Christians? Do you believe a Moslem, Hindu, or even Jewish President would do things which were pro-Christian? You know the answer to this! The end result of our stupid actions in allowing un-Christian aliens to govern us can be seen in Lamentations 5:2 – “Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.” Isaiah 1:7 – “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it iti your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.”
Many of America’s problems increased when we lowered our immigration standards and today we are literally being smothered under an avalanche of legal and illegal aliens, who have brought in heathen philosophies which are completely at odds with our Christian heritage.
There was a time, in our original colonies, when one of the main requirements for holding public offices was that a man be a Christian. Then we were a “Godfearing” nation, on the road to greatness.
I could take you into the fields of capitalism, taxes, those who belong to True Israel, who refuse to accept their identity and the responsibility which goes with it. monopolies, farming, criminal law, military planning, health,~ foreign policy and many others. In every area of our nation, the problems which are slowly strangling us and our freedom, have come because of our disregard of God’s Laws. When we break these Laws, either as an individual or a nation, then the “rod of God’s discipline” falls on us. It brings us to the realization that God still sits on the throne of the universe and His Word is still Law.
Today in America, there are over 2,000 groups which have been organized to save us The motives of most of them are commendable, although occasionally charlatans creep in who have ulterior motives. But most of these groups have never discovered the source of our problems. They have been “picking fleas off the back of the dog” for fifty years, and today, the poor dog has more than at any time before. Most of these organizations have forgotten Christ’s admonition: “Without me, ye can do nothing!”
They have fought Communism and liberalism. They have taken stands against Supreme Court decisions. They have lambasted the Tn-Lateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Many have fought the good fight against abortion and the E.R.A. They have stood for decent textbooks in our schools. All these things. are good, but they have not done the job. There must be a reason for this.
Only one thing will work! We must return to God’s way of doing things. The remedy is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, it says: “If my people, which are called by My name (and He was not speaking to the Jews, but to His Israel people), shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SINS, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND! (Emphasis added.) The answer to America’s problems is as plain as the nose on your face. The answer is so simple, that our intellectuals ever refuse to look at it.
I’ve heard preachers say: “If all the Christians in America would bombard God in a season of intense prayer, we could have the revival which would save America.” But God’s Word contradicts this. In Isaiah 59:1 we read: “The arm of the Lord is not shortened, that He cannot save: neither is His ear heavy, that He cannot hear: (but notice closely now) BUT YOUR SINS HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR!” (Emphasis added.)
Listen to me my Christian friend, God will not hear your prayer, even if you pray until you are “blue in the face,” unless your life is in harmony with His Laws. Remember: “Sin is transgression of the Law.” It is not the Communists. or the Jews, or the atheists who are destroying America, it is the sin of God’s people. It is the apathy of those who call themselves Christians and We are like Pogo of the comic strip: “We have met the enemy and they is us!”
How much more of the wrath of God must be poured out on America before we “turn from our wicked ways and seek His face?” Will it be necessary for us to be driven to our knees before the terror of Jewish-Communism, as happened to our Christian brethren in Russia and China? Will we need to see our cities destroyed and American blood running in our streets, before we wake up?
Now there is no doubt that some of you who read this will be saying to yourself: “This will never happen to me, because I’m saved, and Jesus is coming back to Rapture me out of this mess before it gets that bad.” How do you know this? Is it something your pastor has told you? Jesus never said anything about coming back to Rapture His people out of tribulation. Speaking to Christians in Matthew 24, He said: Speaking about wars, rumors of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes: “All these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then shall THEY deliver you up, to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all men for my name sake.” Who do you think the “THEY” is? The answer can be found in Luke 21: 12 – “But before all these, THEY (there’s that word again) shall lay hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the SYNAGOGUES, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.”
You thought those words were about Jews, now didn’t you? But there is only one group of people in the entire world who worship in SYNAGOGUES, you know who they are. These are the one’s who murdered our Christian brethren in the Communist countries. Tell a Russian Christian about the Rapture and see what he says. Shame on you, if you are leaning on the Rapture to dampen your witness and ruin your stand as a Christian soldier.
Your Lord told you “Occupy until I come!” Nowhere did He say: “Occupy until you think I’m coming back next week, or next month.” You can’t occupy, hiding in a foxhole, waiting for Him to rescue you. Having been in the Rapture Movement for 45 years, I believe I can speak with authority about them. By their actions, the majority who preach this “false doctrine,” show that they really don’t believe in it. I have known many pastors who are “big on” the Rapture preaching; they say: “I believe the Lord will come back within the next year.” If this is true, then why are they saving up for their children’s education fund? Why do they increase their life insurance? Why do they go on vacation if the return of their Lord is just around the corner? It doesn’t make very much sense, now does it? I believe the Rapture teaching has been used by the enemies of the Church, to keep Christians from becoming involved in the battle against evil.
Then just maybe, some of you who read this message may be thinking: “I don’t need God in my plans. I’m strong enough to handle anything which comes along. I’ve got enough food stored to last two years; I’ve got plenty of guns and ammunition to protect it; I can handle anything that comes my way.” Oh you poor fool! You haven’t learned very much from the lessons of history!
What then is the answer? What will keep the blight away from our cities? What will stop the erosion of our land? What will halt the birth defects, and the disease? What will cause violence, crime and fear to disappear from our city streets? What will end our military stalemate and allow our armies to be victorious on the field of battle? What will cure our broken homes? What will turn our mis-directed government around and head them back to greatness? What will end the immorality, and the blasphemy which has become so much a part of our everyday life? What will stop the hatred, and the war which accompanies it?
The Apostle Peter said in 1 Peter 4:17 – “The time has come when judgment MUST begin in the house of God.” What did he mean? The word “judgment,” comes from the Greek word “krina,” and means: “a decision for or against crime or evil.” When Christians make the proper decision, then America will be saved. When we love the Lord enough to follow His way of domg things, instead of hiding behind the milquetoast preaching which says: “You are free from God’s Laws.” We become more concerned with pleasing Him, than “doing our own thing;” then and only then will we see the revival that will save America.
It will come when men and women, boys and girls, see Jesus Christ as the answer to their problems. It will come when we finally open our eyes and see who we are and then become willing to fulfill our obligations to God and our fellow men. THERE IS NO OTHER ANSWER!
So I challenge you, those of you who really care. I dare you tonight, to go into the room where your children lay asleep. Don’t turn on a light or disturb them. You say you love them and I hope you really do. Remind yourself that all the good things you have and the things they have, did not come automatically. Your freedoms were not “bought and paid for at Valley Forge.” That was only the “down payment” on your freedom. Every generation must make “payment on the account,” if they are to remain free.
Think about this for a little while. Then if you dare, I challenge you to go to a room with a mirror; turn on the brightest light in that room and stand and look yourself in the face and ask yourself this question: “Before God, what have I done in the past year to make this a better country for my children? What have I sacrificed? Have I tried to live as God would have me live?” If you can answer in the affirmative, God bless you! But if you are like Jack Mohr, if you are like most Christians I know, you should fall on your knees, and before God make a vow, that in the year that lies ahead, you will do everything within your power to see that God’s will is done “on earth as it is in heaven.”
The path to national recovery MUST BEGIN WITH YOU!!!
Col. Jack Mohr
For Christ and Country