There is no peace along the way to safety

So I’m beginning to see articles written advising Christians on how to deal with a Hillary presidency. Some Christian writers are saying we should go quietly and accept Hillary and those who propelled her into office; they urge us not to be pessimistic, and pray for her and her Godless entourage.

The problem with that logic is that during the last debate she FINALLY clearly stated her position on abortion including advocating killing an innocent baby right before he or she is born. She states it should be the choice of the mother. What about the baby’s choice to live? Hillary stated she wants carte blanche acceptance of homosexuality in whatever form it manifests itself, amnesty for lawbreaking immigrants, and she stated that her choices for Supreme Court justices should render interpretations of law according to society’s whims and not be held to the constitution. She said she wants to continue a colossal welfare program, and will pursue another massive giveaway stimulus package similar to Obama’s failed attempt at stimulating the economy to be paid for by a massive tax increase. She said Obamacare should remain and the government will determine which doctors we see and what conditions will be covered.

So the Bible is clear about the sanctity of life, homosexuality being an abomination, lawlessness, that people should work and not amass debt, and that we should choose leaders who are honest and have integrity. Should we speak out against it, or go quietly as some Christian leaders are recommending?

Well we won’t have much of a choice to speak out, because religious freedom, particularly as it relates to the first amendment, is already under severe attack. The Alliance Defending Freedom sent me a letter just yesterday that details the latest case they have taken on whereby a Christian student has been told that school policies allow for punishment of “First Amendment protected speech activities . . . depending on the circumstances.” And student speech could be deemed “discriminatory harassment” if other students thought it was not a “legitimate topic,” “not necessary,” or lacks a “constructive purpose.” The punishment is that students cannot graduate until they sign a certificate of compliance thus foregoing their first amendment rights.

Early Christians were persecuted similarly and had to meet in secret in homes and caves and wherever they could. If caught they faced severe punishment. Today in China, most of the Middle East, and other continents all over the world Christians face similar circumstance. In Canada one can be jailed for a hate crime simply for reading the Bible from the pulpit if the passage mentions homosexuality being a sin. What should we do if that happens here in America?

I suspect that most Christians will continue to argue doctrine and theology and find some passage taken out of context to justify us “going along to get along”, and go we will, as lambs to the slaughter.

Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands out among the Christian leaders during the Nazi era, for he was one of the few to actively resist the anti-God actions of the Nazi regime. He wrote:

“There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe. Peace is the opposite of security. To demand guarantees is to want to protect oneself. Peace means giving oneself completely to God’s commandment, wanting no security, but in faith and obedience laying the destiny of the nations in the hand of Almighty God, not trying to direct it for selfish purposes. Battles are won, not with weapons, but with God. They are won when the way leads to the cross.”

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”

Bonhoeffer was hung using piano wire by Hitler because he stood up for what is right and he did it while the rest of the church acquiesced and caved in to doing as they were told. Today he sits with Jesus Christ and no doubt in an honored place.

A Hillary Clinton presidency will likely end free elections in this country. For those of you who are going to wait it out until the next election with better candidates, think again. WikiLeaks and others have exposed the corruption that is currently about to take place in our 2016 election. Votes will be changed, felons, illegal immigrants, dead people, and others will vote in this election. She will only enhance those practices as time goes on and by the next election . . . well, we might not have another free election.

Basically we are in one hell of a mess and I don’t know what I will do much less be in a position to offer advice to anyone else! I do know that this country is worth the effort. Bonhoeffer stated:

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”

Are we still a moral society? What are we leaving to our children and grandchildren? Continue to pray for a miracle of repentance and a healing of our land my friends.

II Chron. 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!

October 21 2016 – Click here to listen

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