The following is an extensive quote from the book “The Little Red (white and blue) Book of the 2nd American Revolution”—-Copyright 2020 The Little Red, White & Blue Book Publishing Company. (Pages 15-19)
In these couple of short pages quoted below—–it pretty much sums up the problem of these past Hundred Plus years, especially after the Second World War and into the 60’s with President Johnson and the decade of Hippies in the 60’s. We had this happening in conjunction with the churches failing. What had happen was the “Law” here in America had converted plunder into a “Right” thereby protecting the plunder and plunderer. This simple perversion of the morals and ethics—making plunder a “Right” is and will destroy the social fabric of a Christian Nation. Keep that in mind has you read the quoted below.
Quoting from pages 15-19:
“However, again with rare exceptions, what can be said is that the modern Church has failed in its responsibility to be both the repository and expositor of eternal truth. It fails in this responsibility because for decades the church has feared man more than God. It suffers from a cowardice that paralyzes and hinders righteousness in word and deed.”
“This cowardice is most easily observed in the continuous narrowing of truths accepted and taught, and the narrowing of application of biblical teaching. It was once believed Christians that the scriptures contained truth pertaining to every aspect of human life. The idea that God was sovereign over all affairs of men was commonly accepted among believers. This is sadly no longer the case.”
“It is now common among virtually every denomination and creed that professes to be followers of Christ to narrow the scope of Christianity as far as possible. Instead of the pulpits aflame with righteousness found by Aleis de Tocqueville our pulpits are more likely to be soaked with dulcet tones and vacuous platitudes bereft of spiritual sustenance. Sermons against sin and wickedness are few and far between. Sermons challenging wickedness in high places even more rare and a sermon that would call you to actually fight against evil is virtually unheard of.”
“Instead of calls to spiritual, let alone physical arms, we are endlessly told to turn the other check and judge not that we be not judged. This we are taught as if Samson never fought the Philistines, as if David never slew Goliath, and as if Christ himself did not declare that he would return with a sword. Instead of how we judge we are more likely to be taught not to judge in any case whatever. We are taught to tolerate evil and call such tolerance virtue.”
“Instead of being taught that the Church must be protected from the State we are taught the secular humanist doctrine of “Separation of Church and State.” The Satanic inversion that it is State that must be protected from the Church. We are taught that Romans Chapter 13 exhorts us to complete submission to government. We are not taught that all authority in heaven and on earth is delegated from God and the criterion for submission to all authority, Church and State is justice. The unjust decree, whether from clergy or the magistrate, lacks any moral authority that would demand Christian submission. Were it not so, the Apostle Paul, the auther of the Epistle to the Romans, would have submitted to Caesar instead of suffering martyrdom at the hands of the Roman state.”
“Gone are the days of the American Revolution when it was the pastor who called the men to arms in defense of their freedom and traded the sermon for the sword and the minister’s cloth for the officer’s uniform. Today, the bulk of our clergy would cringe in disgust or tremble in fear at the prospect of leading their parishioners in such as grisly task as actually fighting evil on the battlefield. The mass of our clergy are weak men, often chosen more for their congeniality than their courage and boldness. Most of our men of religious letters are academicians who ponder intricacies of the word, but possess no power to wield the double-edged sword of the Lord. Our shepherds are sheep themselves, powerless to fend off the wolves.”
“The Church now is largely an effeminate organization. It no longer fosters the manly virtues of courage, honor, and sacrifice. Instead we teach that Christ has done all the suffering required and our task is merely to bask in his grace and glory. We teach a one-dimensional Jesus, the moral teacher with children bouncing on his knee. We ignore the Jesus who cleared the temple with a whip and dismembered the arguments of the enemies of truth in public debate. We teach a gospel of passivity instead of the gospel of the kingdom that burned in the hearts of the missionaries, soldiers, and explorers that Christianized continents.”
“This failure of the Church to promote and defend truth and righteousness has been the decisive blow to the American order. John Adams famously said that “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the of any other.” The great social task of the church in America was to ensure that the people remained spiritually fit for self-government. Out of fear of internal dissent, external pressure, and with a watchful eye on membership rolls and tithing receipts the church retreated from the public square. The cowardice of the Church, as an institution, has done more damage to the Republic and the spiritual foundation of America civic order than any other factor.”
I put this out there because it says it better than I could have said it and in a lot fewer words.