If the Foundations be Destroyed…

If the Foundations Be Destroyed…

Written by Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas on Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in Opinion, Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas

If the Foundations Be Destroyed…

The title of this article comes from Psalms 11:3, which states, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Excellent question, especially, in our day. It seems our Biblical and Constitutional foundations are slowly, but surely, being destroyed with each passing day. Our ancient landmarks of Biblical morality, ethics and true Christianity are being removed from the public life of our nation.

American citizens are turning liberty into a license to sin, while the federal government increases its size, scope, and control. We are in a moral free fall and spinning out of control. Good has become evil and evil, good. In fact, evil has been codified into law. The sword of civil government that is to wield justice and punish evildoers is now being used to protect abominations, which compels our government to penalize the righteous.

Proverbs 23:10 warns, “Do not remove the ancient landmark, nor enter the fields of the fatherless.” We not only removed every moral boundary and entered the field of the fatherless, our nation for the last 42 years has murdered the fatherless. Of course, we do it all in the name of a woman’s so-called right to choose. What can the righteous do in such a time as this?

Jeremiah had a grand idea. He pointed the way out. The question is, “Does America have the courage, humility, and determination to follow his instructions?” Jeremiah 6:16 states, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.”

Isaiah concurs, “Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, and blessed him and increased him.”

It appears from God’s word that our answers do not lie in the future, they are discovered in the past. What can the righteous do, when foundations are destroyed? Perhaps, we can get back the blueprint and rebuild our sinking sand foundations. We can restructure our nation based upon the solid rock of God’s word (Matthew 7:24-27).

There are silver linings in our desperate condition. First, the church has faced greater challenges in our history. The church has gone from terror to triumph throughout redemptive history. Eventually, God arises to judge His enemies and rescue His people. This Biblical and historical pattern will remain true, though we may be in for a bumpy ride.

Second, some of God’s greatest treasures were forged in the furnace of affliction. Isaiah 48:10 affirms, “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Trials, tribulations, persecutions, and other assorted afflictions have and will test God’s people. Our faith will be put on trial. The prosecution, at times, will be intense. Once the authenticity of our faith rises to the top, however, God’s people comes forth as gold (1 Peter 1:7).

Third, according to Isaiah, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people.” Just like a fine jeweler, God has used the backdrop of darkness to highlight the jewels of his Kingdom and His great salvation. They shine forth to bless men and nations groping in the darkness.

Lastly, as our foundations are being destroyed, it has forced Christians back to the word of God and Americans back to our founding documents. It was this process that gave rise to the New Testament canon in 400 AD. It gave rise to the historical church creeds and statements of faith. Why? Because persecution, darkness, and heresies were attacking the church. It compelled God’s people to seek Him and His word for answers. Our time is no different.

In our Thomas Nation home school, the University of Righteousness, we not only study God’s word, but we study the English Magna Carta, the Scottish Declaration of Arbroath, Samuel Rutherford’s Lex Rex, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. This author would encourage all American families to emulate this discipline.

What are the lessons learned? If you do not know what you had, you cannot comprehend what you are losing. If you do not know where you came from, you have no idea where you are going. The rudder of the boat is in the rear. It helps steer the boat in the right direction.

In his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, Patrick Henry reminds us, “I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past.” In this, we must remember that history is His-story. God moves history forward through his covenant people according to His redemptive plan.

Three-Fold Plan to Reform the Church and Restore America

Just like in the time of Nehemiah, America’s walls are down and our gates are being burned under our watch. Walls and gates represent the security of our nation. We are vulnerable by traitors from within our own American household and foreign enemies from without. Together, they are conspiring to demoralize, undermine, and threaten our future. The roots of our sin are producing the fruits of tyranny, injustice, weakened economy, demoralized military, treason by our civil officials, and a host of other maladies. What can the righteous do? Well, most of these perilous situations are outside of our control. There are, however, some things within our control. This is where we need to concentrate. First, I would encourage every born-again child of God to pray globally, but act locally.

First Phase: Go to the Gates

Look around your city. Where is the enemy of your souls at work? Are there evil strongholds? Do you have abortion mills, porno shops, a gay community, or the threat of sharia law, etc? Go to the exposed areas with the blessed hope of the Gospel of the Kingdom. Do the things that you do in church, except come out of your buildings and engage the culture with the claims of Christ and the truth of His word.

The Gospel still has the power to save (Romans 1:16). Hold on to the promise of God that He will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail (Matthew 16:18). Go to the gates in your city in the name of Jesus. Pray that the gates be lifted up, so the King of glory may come marching back in to restore our gates in righteousness, justice, and mercy. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle (Psalms 24:7, 8). Go as the praying, praising, and proclaiming people of God. Being salt and light in our darkened, morally decayed culture is critical to secure a future and a hope for our nation.

If we remain silent and inactive, we only end up granting silent consent to the forces of darkness that are savaging our nation. God forbid we remain in this passive state as our nation is on the primrose path to destruction. This is part of what the righteous can do, when foundations are being destroyed.

Second Phase: Work to Restore Family

Theodore Roosevelt, in his famous Strenuous Life speech, had this to say about family life in America:

In the last analysis a healthy state can exist only when the men and women who make it up lead clean, vigorous, healthy lives; when the children are so trained that they shall endeavor, not to shirk difficulties, but to overcome them; not to seek ease, but to know how to wrest triumph from toil and risk. The man must be glad to do a man’s work, to dare and endure and to labor; to keep himself, and to keep those dependent upon him. The woman must be the housewife, the helpmeet of the homemaker, the wise and fearless mother of many healthy children. In one of Daudet’s powerful and melancholy books he speaks of “the fear of maternity, the haunting terror of the young wife of the present day.” When such words can be truthfully written of a nation, that nation is rotten to the heart’s core. When men fear work or fear righteous war, when women fear motherhood, they tremble on the brink of doom; and well it is that they should vanish from the earth, where they are fit subjects for the scorn of all men and women who are themselves strong and brave and high-minded.

This sounds so foreign to us today. Most consider it laughable and archaic, yet, most of what he warned of, has taken place in our modern age. It highlights an old adage, “As goes the man, so goes the family, as goes the family, so goes the church, and as goes the church, so goes your nation.”

Tragically, our nation is in the process of destroying the major building blocks that support a healthy society and a strong nation. We are currently redefining the God-ordained institution of marriage with the advent of the gay marriage debacle. We also continue to murder our sons and daughters through the sin and crime of abortion. We have become quite adept at turning moral wrongs into civil rights. We blindly seek to make straight what God has called crooked (Ecclesiastes 7:13). We violate God’s holy commandments and in a state of delusion, still expect to thrive as a people. The Bible and history prove this is a fool’s paradise that collapses under the weight of its own sin.

What can the righteous do? Get married (to a person of the opposite sex) and stay faithful in marriage till death do you part. God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). He knows the destruction that comes to families in its devastating wake. If you are divorced and remarried based upon unbiblical grounds, repent, and stay faithful to your current vows.

In times past, Americans did a lot better in keeping the marriage covenant. It is not because they were necessarily more righteous than us today. The same sins that afflict families today were present within American families in times past. They did, however, have a different value system. If family relations broke, their first instinct was not to throw it away and look for another. No, they attempted to fix it. They tried to work things out. Why? Because some things are worth the sacrifice. Our microwave generation that taps its toe at modern conveniences does not appear to have the same faith, patience, and grit as those who came before us. God help us to regain those values in our day in Jesus’ name.

Third, once you are married, trust God for the size of your family. The former mighty Christian West has adopted anti-child policies that has had a disastrous impact. While Europe and America pop birth control pills and place our children on conveyer belts that leads our sons and daughters to the slaughter through abortion, the adherents of the “religion of peace” are multiplying. What Islam could not accomplish through the sword, they are now accomplishing through immigration and population. Ideas have consequences and they are jumping up to bite us.

America is not in agreement with God’s assessment on children. Sex has become a recreational sport. He with the most conquests wins. One of the major reasons for the marriage covenant is found in the book of Malachi. God’s word states, “But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth” (Malachi 2:15).

Our human bodies and sexual design were created to reproduce. Though God made it pleasurable for his creatures to enjoy, there are huge consequences anytime man seeks to tinker and tamper with God’s creative order. Take the so called “Gay Marriage” debate from a purely physiological standpoint. Can two male ends of electrical plugs connect to produce electricity? Can two female outlets connect and produce electricity? No, only a male part and a female part can produce electricity.

The same holds true in human sexuality. Only those who support homosexuality think that they can take two male parts and two female parts and still expect to create a spark that leads to life. Tragically, they are gravely mistaken. It will lead them to death, both physical and spiritual (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). The average life span of practicing homosexuals are cut in half compared to those who practice sexuality as God designed.

Obviously, the practice of homosexuality cannot produce children and thus forfeits any future legacy. This is why the homosexual agenda must convince children of heterosexuals to join them to keep their agenda alive. The agenda acts as a pied piper that touts, “This is the new cool, the civil rights struggle of our age.” To this point, it appears to be working. Eventually, however, this burning out of man and civilization will convince the future to end this madness. Will it be too little, too late for America? Only God knows.

The wages of sin is indeed death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). I pray those enslaved by homosexual lust experience the latter rather than the former reality.

As it stands, America is in major disagreement with God’s design for marriage, family, and children. Marriage was to reflect the loving and holy relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:31, 32). God considers children blessings, gifts, heritage, and a reward (Psalms 127:3-5). Though the majority of Americans reject this revelation, it is vital to know that the future belongs to those who honor their marriage vows, have plenty of children, and raise them in the fear and admonishment of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). This is part of what the righteous can do as our foundations are being destroyed.

Third Phase: Godly Education

Moses gave Israel the meaning of life in the book of Deuteronomy. Note carefully his admonishment. Deuteronomy 32:45-47 states:

Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, and he said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe—all the words of this law. For it is not a futile thing for you, because it is your life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess.”

Education, in the Latin, means to pour in and to draw out. With our public schools’ secular agenda, what is being poured into our children? As a result, what is being drawn out? Before you answer, keep in mind that Jesus taught we would discern the nature of things by the fruit it produces (Matthew 7:20).

One just has to look at the condition of our public schools to realize there is a major problem. Our schools have become veritable war zones filled with gangs, violent behavior, sexual immorality, pagan philosophy, gross vulgarity, and incredible disrespect for parental authority. This begs the question. What are public schools pouring into our unsuspecting children and what is the fruit being produced?

There is a principle that nature abhors a vacuum. Whenever the knowledge of God is removed from the public life of a nation, violence and perversion always replaces it. This is the inescapable lesson that preceded Noah’s deluge (Genesis 6). America officially banished God from the classroom in the 1960s and into the void rushed every kind of evil to replace Him. Yet, Christians still insist on sending their lambs to be educated by wolves.

Potentially, many of their young suffer physical, mental, and worst of all, spiritual harm. Their bodies may still be in our Christian homes and churches, but their minds and hearts belong to another. Most Christian young people in public schools are walking in goose step with the spirit of the age. Their worldview is not being shaped by their faith or the Bible, it is being forged by the Anti-Christ, pagan, philosophies sponsored by our government, tax supported, indoctrination centers. They are being taught what to think, not how to think. This creates a passive citizenry that will gladly submit to tyranny as long as they can play with their social media gadgets.

Martin Luther warned:

I am very much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advice no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.

Look at the corruption of our nation. Has Luther’s warning come to pass? What can the righteous do? For one thing, we can quit feeding the federal beast our children that are being recruited to help promote its godless agendas. Part of getting back to the blueprint of God’s word is obeying the Lord in our children’s education.

This is not just a learning issue. It is a jurisdictional one. God has clearly laid out in His word the four main governments to glorify Him and benefit us, His creatures. These delegated authorities are self-government, which is the key to liberty, family government, church government, and civil government.  Each has its jurisdiction, authority, and sphere of influence.

There is nowhere in Scripture that God ordains the state to teach our children. Our children are not wards of the state to be educated by a government nanny. This violation of jurisdictions has promoted governmental idolatry, a dumbed down citizenry, and a generation of politically correct robots that actually grow up to hate their own nation. And do not forget, we are paying for this by our tax dollars.

The last phase to reform the church in the hopes of restoring America is for parents to remove their children from our corrupt government educational system and educate them at home. According to Moses, this is not a futile thing, “It is your life.” This is also what the righteous can do, when are foundations are being destroyed. May God grant us the grace and conviction to do it in Jesus’ name!

8 Comments

  1. Anon-e-moose says:

    “If the foundations be destroyed…”?

    My country, the UK.

    Abortion legalised in 1967. Several years ago, the leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron – in a Free Vote in Parliament – voted against lowering the time on abortions; at the same time, voting against a ban on Stem Cell research.

    Homosexuality legalised in 1967.

    The Church of England’s bishops & archbishops in the House of Lords dropping their opposition to Same-Sex Marriage a few years ago. S-SM legalised a year after. It’s now completely legal.

    The Church of England – our state religion: Protestant – is still here.

    The UK’s still here.

    Hosea 13:16. Romans 13:1-5.

    Your call.

    Oh, and ‘If.’ [/Spartan Laconic Wit]

    • admin says:

      I’m glad the UK is still there, but what is its current condition? We know historically and Biblically those nations that commit child sacrifice, the shedding of innocent blood and parade their sin like Sodom, do not prosper. If they continue to violate God’s Commandments in regards to these abominations, remedial judgments increased. Some nations never recovered and were annihilated.

      It would be a grave error on your part to assume that God’s delay in judgment means His approval. Many have made that mistake in times past and rued the day. The fact that you and I are still allowed to live in nations that murders babies and flaunts sexual immorality in the face of a Holy God is a testimony of God’s great patience and longsuffering with his sinful creatures. But do not be mistaken, eventually God does judge men and nations who commit these atrocities.

      If I were you, I would not tempt the Lord by believing that our nations can commit these kind of evil and still survive. I would encourage you to break your heart, cry out in repentance and plead with God to rescue your nation from the evil from within and the threat of attack from without.

      This leads to the increase of Islam in the UK. How does the future of UK look when you consider the Brits are killing their babies and through homosexuality breeding death and not life? The Muslims are breeding. They are having children. What they could not do with the sword in times past, they are now conquering Europe through immigration and population. How do you think this is going to end in the UK, if your nation does not repent and return to the Lord and obey His Commandments? The writing is on the wall. Do you have the courage to face it and make the necessary changes before it is too late? I pray you do my friend. I love the UK. I’m part English and Scottish.

      • Anon-e-moose says:

        UK’s current condition? Coming out of the George Dumbya Bush-created recession just fine, thanks. Norway: the only country to emerge out of such intact.

        The only grave error on your part is continuing the charade of the existence of a ‘God’. Prove otherwise, and to the satisfaction of we Atheists. Oh, and the wise man says in his brain that there is no ‘God’; the heart is just a blood-pump. Nothing more. Prove the existence of the ‘Soul’. Yes that’s right: you can’t. Ergo ‘God doesn’t exist.

        If I were you, I’d ‘tempt’ this non-existent ‘God’ of yours a lot more. Holland has been doing that for a long time: tolerance of soft drugs & legalised brothels. And same-sex marriage legal there. Nope, no ‘smiting by your ‘God’ there, therefore he doesn’t exist. Still there, still b eing the Protestant Christian country it is, with the lowest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe, if not the world; compared to the highest teen pregnancy rates in the US: the oh-so ‘religious’ Midwest & ‘Bible Belt’ states. Ergo Holland is superior to your so-called ‘country’. No disasters befalling that country, so your ‘God’ has his hand of protection on THAT country, not YOURS.

        Muslims have lived in the US since the mid-19th Century. This leads to demonization only when the ‘Communist’ threat no longer exists, and you need a new bogeyman. You lot didn’t care a jot for Muslims in your country up to a certain date in 2001. Did you.

        …oh, and no ‘Sharia Law’ here in the UK. PROTIP: Did you know that there are state-created & state-funded Sharia courts in Israel? Quite the paradox that represents for those fundies in the US who ‘Support Israel’, eh…?!

        And you haven’t answered the question: Hosea 13:16. There’s me thinking that abortion was supposed to be unjustifiable, whatever the circumstances, and performed by ANYONE…?!

        According to your own logic, you should be condemning (& sending to (the non-existent ‘Hell’; a mistranslation of the Hebrew word – and very UNhot – ‘Sheol’) your own ‘God’. As he breaks his own 6th Commandment, then by definition thanks for making abortion more-than moral, Goddy-boy…!

        …’if’ he existed, that is. [/Spartan Laconic Wit]

        Abortion is legal here in the UK. What are you personally going to do about it? But then, your ‘moral’ God ordered it in Hosea 13:16 (question; what had those Samaritan unborn done to warrant THEIR terminations, if abortion is unjustifiable under any & ALL circumstances; and by WHOEVER…!), so if the sauce is good for the oh so not hypocritical goose…!

        Despite all the ‘threats’, we’re still here. Your ‘God’… not so much. But you can always prove we Atheists wrong: but only to OUR satisfaction:

        [img]http://i.imgur.com/lW6BIBa.png[/img]

        Otherwise, thank you for proving your ‘God’ doesn’t exist, and goodnight.

        ‘Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear’

        -Thomas Jefferson

        • admin says:

          It is the fool, not the wise that has said in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalms 14:1) This is not a commentary on a person’s intelligence, but on their moral condition. You appear to be quite intelligent, but your reason has betrayed you.

          God’s Word let us know there are no such persons who are atheists. In fact, if God did not exist, there would be no need for atheism. Why fight something that is not there. Futile at best and delusional at worst.

          Romans 1:18-25 reveals your condition my friend. I pray you have eyes to see and you humble your pride, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

          24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

          Notice you know deep down inside He is there. Instead, of accepting that reality, you suppress the truth in unrighteousness. You are like a man in a pool that has a ball submerged between his legs. You proudly boast to the world, “There is no such thing as a ball.” You have contact with the ball, (You live in God’s Creation) but you refuse to humble yourself to release the ball that is submerged. if you did, the self-evident truth would be revealed.

          Finally, God’s Word tells us, “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

          One day, whether you do this out of love for your Savior our out of fear as a rebel, your knee will bow and your tongue will confess, JESUS IS LORD! My prayer, of course, is you do this on this side of death and not wait to you have to do it in eternity.

  2. Anon-e-moose says:

    I refer you to these:

    http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=101979&Page=1#1692959

    http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=102226&Page=1#1689075

    The Chaos war god Khorne in the scenario of the game “Warhammer 40000” forbids the slaughter of the defenceless. When a fictional deity (but then, prove yours actually exists; I refer you to Morgan Freeman’s role in the film “Bruce Almighty”) is morally superior to yours – which you claim to be one of ‘unconditional love’ – then no wonder so many have found your sort of be-lie-fs wanting. And they no longer want it.

    If abortion is unjustifiable under any & all circumstances, and by whom, then if your ‘God’ is an abortionist, then we have more than every right in the world to be pro-chpice: where the only one who has the right to decide what she does with her body is the individual woman; nobody has the right to so much as think of persuading her otherwise, least of all the likes of YOU. All those Samaritan unborn: what had they done to your ‘God’ personally, and at that point in time, to warrant their terminations? You tell me, o Mr. ‘Abortion is wrong under any & ALL circumstances, and by ANYONE’…?

    This is your third time in asking, concerning Hosea 13:16. Your very ’cause’s right to exist, certainly any & all credibility it claims to have, in light of it’s own moral arbiter’s own worse-than hypocrisy in the matter, rests on your next reply. The fact you’re argumentally cornered isn’t my problem. But then, your own ‘God’ is the problem, and in every conceivable way (his conceiving himself via Mary: an underage child bride, therefore your ‘God’ is a paedophile) too.

    …oh, and no amount of Bible BS will make me change my mind (But then, if this ‘God’ of yours wanted me to ‘convert’, all he’d have to do is do a Morgan Freeman in “Bruce Almighty” here and now, and I’d be convinced like a shot. His conspicuousness by his absence only serves to prove we Atheists right – your ‘God’ doesn’t exist, and never will – and you fundies wrong). Just ask Jonathan Edwards:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Edwards_(triple_jumper)#Religious_beliefs

    Former long-time Christian-turned-Atheist. Yet, he’s having his salvation cake, and eating it, via OSAS. Oh, and I’m similarly saved too:

    http://www.fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=102749&Page=4#1700396

    I gave my blood-pump to Jayzarse. And then I did a Jonathan Edwards. I’m saved, and you don’t have the right to think otherwise. And if your ‘God’ thought otherwise, he’d do a Morgan Freeman in “Bruce Almighty”, appear before me now, and tell me that I’m not saved: now. You’re not God, therefore you don’t have the right to so much as think otherwise. Remember: OSAS.

    …and don’t forget: Hosea 13:16. You seem to have trouble recognising that part of your ‘Word of God’ which proves your supposed ‘anti-abortion’ ‘God’ ordered abortions of those Samaritan women. Again: what had those Samaritan unborn done to your ‘God’ at that point in time, to warrant their terminations? And isn’t abortion unjustifiable under any & ALL circumstances, and by WHOEVER: No Exceptions…?!

    If you refuse to answer the point – re. Hosea 13:16, then you’ll admit your own ‘God’s hypocrisy, as he himself is an abortionist, thus he is proven to be morally inferior to we Atheists, and your ‘Pro-Life’ cause has no right to exist.

    Your call.

    • admin says:

      My friend, you are, if nothing else bodacious. To think as a creature of God you can stand in judgment of your Creator, you are taking rebellion to a whole new level. Are you more intelligent than your Creator? Are you wiser, more holy, righteous, just in your dealings, and merciful? Please do not answer that and dig a bigger pit.

      You search the Scriptures not to develop a relationship with your Creator, but to accuse the very God who has the power to save your soul. You have no fear or love of God in you. In fact, you love your sinful pleasures more than God. This is why you ignore, blaspheme, and accuse God. Jesus warned, “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:27-31).

      As far as Hosea 13 is concerned, I was not trying to duck your accusation against God, you took my breath away with the many other statements you made. Since that is the one that you found to prop your self up as a law and god to yourself, I’ll attempt to explain. I doubt, lest God does a miracle in your heart and mind, if anything I say can convince you to be reconciled to your Creator through the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ.

      It is important, if you are to truly understand Scripture to keep the text in context. Otherwise, text becomes pretext.

      Hosea 13:9-14 declares, “O Israel, you are destroyed, But your help is from Me. I will be your King; Where is any other, That he may save you in all your cities? And your judges to whom you said, ‘Give me a king and princes’? I gave you a king in My anger, And took him away in My wrath. “The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; His sin is stored up. The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him. He is an unwise son, For he should not stay long where children are born. “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death.

      Israel had rejected the Lord as their King. They desired to be like the other pagan nations around them. God pleaded with them that He alone was their help. They, like you, rebelled. Rebellion can come to the point, where people actually cry out to the true and living God and God will refer them back to their idols to see if they will save them in their distress. God did and still does judge idolatry. He did so with His chosen nation. The cause of “The sorrows of a woman in childbirth shall come upon him. He is an unwise son, For he should not stay long where children are born,” is due to “The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; His sin is stored up.” This is a consistent Biblical teaching, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

      King David, who is designated as a person who had a heart after God fell into this same scenario. He saw Bathsheba, lusted after her, committed adultery, and conceived a child. How did he respond to his sin. He compounded it by conspiring to have Bathsheba’s husband murdered. The modern day holocaust of abortion is based upon this same pattern. People commit fornication, adultery, pedophilia, or sex slave trafficking, and what do they do when women or in some cases girls, become pregnant. They march them down to their nearest death camp and exterminate the evidence of their sin and crime. They are choosing murder to atone for their sexual immorality. It did not work with King David and it will not work for us today.

      In my book Abortion Violation, I go to great lengths to demonstrate what God thinks of child sacrifice and the shedding of innocent blood. Here is a portion:

      “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. (Exodus 3:13–14)

      “I Am that I Am” speaks to the eternal present. It also covers the past. In other words, God was before there was. The great I Am needs no justification to exist. He is indeed in the eternal present and will be when there shall be.

      The God of the Bible created time and yet transcends it. He grants knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to his creatures from a storehouse of all knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. In fact, Proverbs reveals it was these three main ingredients utilized by God to create the heavens and earth. Notice the words wisdom, understanding, and knowledge in the following passage, “The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew” (Proverbs 3:19–20).

      You may be wondering at this point why the divine attribute of omniscience is critical when it comes to understanding how God views abortion. Pay close attention to the words uttered by Jeremiah the prophet. He stated:

      Thus saith the Lord, Go and get a potter’s earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests; and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee, and say, Hear ye the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind. (Jeremiah 19:1–5)

      Tophet in the valley of Hinnom, also known as the valley of slaughter, was the location in Israel where the altars of child sacrifice were set up. Some Old Testament references mention this place as Gehenna, which Jesus taught as a reference to hell, the eternal abode of the wicked. Taken together, the place of child sacrifice was literally hell on earth.

      The word Tophet derived its meaning from drum. While children were offered in sacrifice, drums beat to drown out their cries. The fire that consumed the helpless babes came roaring from the idol’s hollow belly. Homer W. Smith, author of Man and His Gods explains, “The custom of burning children long persisted at Jerusalem.” Smith describes how the young victims “were rolled from the hands of a bronze image of the god into a pit of fire.”

      Baal and Moloch, pagan deities, seduced the children of Israel to pass their children through the fire. Their lying message appealed to the basest nature of men. They convinced many in Israel to place their children upon these pagan altars so all would be well them. These false gods promised prosperity if people would shed the blood of their own children.

      Though thousands of years have passed and we no longer have many pagan altars, high places, and tree groves of idolatry today, the pagan ritual persists. These ancient rites continue through modern clinics established by organizations, such as Planned Parenthood in the abortion industry. The setting has indeed changed, but the lying message and brutal practice remains the same. Moloch and Baal still whisper, “Give your children to me and all with be well with you.” Can you hear it today? “You are too young.” “You have to think about your schooling and career.” “You cannot afford a baby.” “It will leave stretch marks,” ad nauseam.

      This grave evil is such an offense to the Lord that he said, “I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came into my mind [italics mine].” What does it mean when the all-knowing God admits this practice never entered his mind? I promise you that it is not due to the lack of knowledge. This would violate the omniscience of God. No, I believe this cruel act is so foreign to God’s commandments, character, and will that he refuses to acknowledge it. In other words, this despicable practice is so far off the charts, so beyond the pale, that God will not dignify it with any sense of rationality. For parents to sacrifice their own children in order to obtain a better life is unthinkable in the mind of God.”

      Getting back to Hosea, God’s Word concludes with this promise. This promise is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Hosea 13:14 states, ““I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death.” Jesus affirms this promise, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). Because Jesus Christ conquered death, he is the resurrection and the life. John 11:25, 26 affirms, ” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” This is why the Bible can boast, “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory” (1 Corinthians 15:55)? God’s word considers death an enemy and murder a sin and crime. And the Lord is not willing that any should perish in their sin or innocent children perish by the hand of their own parents (2 Peter 3:9).

      My friend, I plead with you to humble yourself before God, lay down your sword, quite falsely accusing your Creator, and kicking against the goads. It will not end well with you, if you persist in this. Sin brings alienation between us and God and when we sin against each other, it brings alienation between men.

      I’ll end with this appeal. It is from 2 Corinthians 5:17-21:

      Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
      Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

      Here is my plea. I pray you will come to the saving grace and knowledge of our wonderful Lord. As soon as you taste of his salvation and become filled with His Spirit, God will answer all your doubts and fears. He will also use your keen mind to advance His Kingdom and great salvation amongst men and nations. There is a whole new world waiting for you, if you call upon the name of the Lord.

  3. Anon-e-moose says:

    Still ‘Memory Hole’-ing my comments; as if they never existed, eh? Just to have the ‘last word’, eh? Don’t want to admit we Atheists are right & you’re wrong? Remember: I have the saved pages/screengrabs to prove otherwise.

    The world doesn’t bend to your will, you know.

    • admin says:

      OK, you are right and The Lord is wrong. That will work for the time being, at least, in your mind. But remember this, atheism is a temporary condition. Eternity will straighten out your misconceptions. I do pray you do not wait till then to find out who was right and who was wrong. Go in peace my friend and be reconciled to God through the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ.

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