Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Rant from the Radical Right

The radical right? You know,  the people who used to be solid church-going folks who raise families in two parent homes, were veterans, were in the PTA and voted and participated in their government. These people still exist, only now we are the radical right.

This country used to be a Christian nation, but not so much any more. How was it taken from us? It wasn't, we gave it up. Slowly but surely Satan has been taking our religious freedoms away from us and changing the fabric of our country and we have been doing nothing about it.

One of his biggest tools is separation of church and state. I can't believe the number of people that buy into that garbage. Separation of church and state is not in our constitution, not in our bill of rights, not even a law. It is a concept expressed by our forefathers, and a good one. But it has nothing to do with Christians not being involved in government. It has to do with the government not being able to establish a 'state religion' or to be able to mandate things to churches (like we're seeing them try to do more and more).

Satan's second tool is good Christians with powerful faith. WHAT? How could that be? I know too many who have massive faith but who are not going to bother to vote or speak up because they know God is in control and they are just going to trust Him to handle it. God can do that, and one day is going to return to earth and IS going to do that but in the meantime He expects to work as He always has, through His people. I've read the back of the book, I know how things are going to turn out, but God doesn't expect his people to just sit back and wait. Satan's troops are in the field and God's troops need to be there too.

A third strong tool that Satan has is apathy. "I can't affect the way things are going so I won't bother to try." Are you kidding me? When did that become the American way? That's not the kind of attitude that built this nation. Depending on what study you listen to over 80% of people in this country believe in God. Not that many are Christians, of course, and practicing Christians even fewer. But that's enough votes to turn this country around, so why hasn't it? It hasn't because the Devil's front line troops,  those little minorities we are so familiar with, sold us on 'political correctness' which is another of his really strong tools. We are so afraid somebody will whine that they are not being treated fairly that we allow ourselves to be spoon-fed change after change after change that we do not agree with, but we are Christians and we don't want to make trouble for anybody. Really? Read the old testament, do you see people there that were not afraid to take it to their enemies?

We have two weapons to use, our voice and our vote. When we with-hold either we take God's team off the field. If meeting the definition in the first paragraph makes me a member of the radical right, then give me a badge to wear and I'll wear it with honor. In November we will probably be facing the most important election this country has ever had. It is literally about what this country is going to be. Maybe we don't think we have the right person to back, but we need to get behind the one that is the closest we can get to what we want. Then we need to send a bunch of people to Congress to help. Chances are they won't be the right people either, but if our voices are loud and our instructions are clear, we can make a difference.

This is a sad old world and getting worse all the time. But when the Lord comes back wouldn't you like to see America a bright spot that is resisting all of the sin and corruption that is rampant? America has always been that and could be again. It would not be inconsistent with the predictions of the Book of Revelation for our country to still be holding out against evil when that time comes, wouldn't you like to see that? The only people who can do it are us terrible people on the radical right.

God's people.


Linda Glaz said...

Terry, an absolutely fabulous post. And so "right" pardon the pun. Why did we allow ourselves to be caught up in the apathy. You go. This is a great post!!!

Deborah Dee Harper said...

Way to go, Terry! We have allowed those who don't agree with us (or who are afraid of us and our votes)to label us the "far right." If we're the far right, it's because there are so many others hanging around at the far left. We need to grab hold of our country and our freedoms and put things back the way our forefathers meant them to be. Great post!

Loyd Jenkins said...

Good post. It convicted me that I don't do as much I could and should. Keep thinking and speaking.