There is a Spiritual Nation governed by God himself. This spiritual nation exists both now, in this present world, and in the heavenly realm, in the life to come.
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD." -Psalm 33:12
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"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." -George Orwell
America in True Perspective "Whereas the mindset of Jesus was deeply trenched in the culture of peace, the mindset of most of our US government officials is deeply ingrained in the culture of war." -Charles Mercieca, Ph.D. President International Association of Educators for World Peace Dedicated to United Nations Goals of Peace Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights & Disarmament
"Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share in the guilt of the dead." -General Omar N. Bradley (U.S., World War II; Born 1893-?); History Book Club 2005 Desk Calendar
It is written: "COME NEAR, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it! The LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath is upon their armies. He will totally destroy them; he will give them over to slaughter.” -Isaiah 32:1-2
"All soldiers die for some version of the kingdom of heaven. IF the soldiers only knew that God has no interest in the sacrifices they make to 'bring in the kingdom.'" -Eight Kingdoms, Michael Pearl ©2006 The cost of a pacifist
The first world war...of hatred. “Clergymen were unable, and for the most part unwilling, to place Christian faith before nationality,” observes A History of Christianity. 'Most took the easy way out and equated Christianity with patriotism. Christian soldiers of all denominations were exhorted to kill each other in the name of their Saviour.' But reality soon dawned on the soldiers in the trenches. They discovered that their statesmen had failed them, their clergy had deceived them, and their generals had betrayed them. How so?" -Jehovah's Witnesses, The War That Changed the World, Watchtower 2-1-2014
Quick View of Religious Voice (Appeal to President George Bush)
"... In fact, violence merely increases hate. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr. The Problem | The Locust Effect
Tom in Israel with IDF Soldier
"Kill or be killed" is a catchy phrase and certainly has a lot of justification when armed aggression is manifesting itself for real. One must do what one must do to the extent of ones training and outlook at life. Do know, however, that all wars ought to be ending because Jesus came to earth to teach us humans how to think and live rightly in love. In fact, ignorance of God's laws and commandments will not be an excuse when you face eternity and you must stand before Him to give account of your life. So, take the grace and mercy afforded you right now as you read this and be reconciled to God through the shed blood of Christ- only His sacrifice gives men and women eternal life and true individual freedom. Remain where you are for now, but learn to hear and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit to lead you from here on. Politicians and corporate America are out of control! Human Rights Violations in the USA ... and there's a reason these "leaders" desire young blood to fight their agendas. You might gain valuable insight from this Hitler Youth, now aged.
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"The aim- understood by presidents, overlooked by many voters- is eternal mastery and control, which, naturally has a high price. Bacevich's (*1) cool, balanced analysis is compelling, and recalls chilling words penned by James Madison in 1795: 'Of all the dreaded enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. war is the parent of armies. From these proceed debt and taxes. And armies, debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.'" -Geoffrey Wawro, Professor of strategic studies at the U.S. Naval War college
(*1) Andrew J. Bacevich, Author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are. Seduced by War
"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." -Romans 12:19
A Christian's View Toward Military Service
"Scatter the people that delight in war." -Psalm 68:30
"No King is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength." -Psalm 33:16
"Prior to the UN's creation, armed aggression was not regulated by international law. But with the UN countries agreed, in article 2(4), that "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or the use of force against any state." If taken literally, that outlaws war." -History Book Club review: War Law, Michael Byersl
Blessed are the Peace Makers (Matt. 5:9)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Israel
"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living." -General Omar N. Bradley (U.S., World War II; Born 1893-?) -History Book Club 2005 Desk Calendar
"Many of the two million American troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 will suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)- and these diagnosis often overlap. A think tank at Rand Corporation estimates that more than 26% of troops will return with mental health issues." -Report, Fall 2011, page 13
"You may have heard the news about the number of military suicides in 2012. A record 349 American troops took their own lives last year." -Campus Crusade for Christ (March 14, 2013)
War on Terrorism, War and Terrorism
Jesus in the public square:
Jesus, Who Do Say That I Am , is a full color magazine sold in public stores until 2-28-2014 published by Life/Time Inc. Specials. This is a great read for those distrustful of Christianity or are not desiring to read the Holy Scriptures! It can be an aid to help all understand the thinking of our day. Newsweek also had a special coverage on Jesus.
It's black and white: Higher education starts with knowing Jesus.
It is written: "From one man he [God] made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us." -Acts 17:26- 27 Mission Finder
"God [is] the most urgent business we’ll ever undertake. Souls are at stake, communities are up for grabs, and the nation’s survival depends on our prevailing with God to pour out his Spirit in tidal waves of sweeping conviction for sin and glorious outpourings of faith in Jesus Christ as the only way, the truth and the life! ... It is this writers considered opinion that our [American] nation has reached the dreadful point of moral insanity." -James W. Tharp, former prayer support to Billy Graham Crusades Spring 2013, Volume 31, Issue 2 Christian Renewal
"The decision to follow Jesus has profound consequences- it is not child's play. Indeed it could even cost you your life." -Christian History & Biography; Issue 84 Fall 2004.
Overview of U.S.A.
"It is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand." -John Adams, 2nd U.S. President
“The framers of the Constitution firmly believed in government under law. They wanted to protect the country from tyranny in any form. They believed that a misguided majority might be as dangerous to good government under law as a privileged minority or a power mad dictator.” -Rise of the American Nation, HBJ; (Retired High School Book, Vermont)
America under siege: America, the noble experiment, is under siege. The tidal wave of evil is sweeping over our nation- the self-injuring, spirit-destroying, conscious-searing practices of greed, pornography, abortion, homosexuality, and drug and alcohol abuse are being supported as they never have been before. There is a vicious moral and spiritual war raging in the hearts and minds of Americans.
The need for repentance
and prayer- both individual and corporate- has never been more obvious.
America's future rests on the willingness of its people to sincerely seek the
Lord's protection, providence and blessing! Vermont Article 3rd. [Freedom of
religion; right and duty (moral or legal obligation) of religious
worship] ... "That all men have a natural and unalienable right,
to worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own
consciences and understandings, as in their opinion shall be regulated
by the word of God." <
Vermont de facto government Congress declares the Bible ...
is hard to find today...'Rational, free and responsible citizens'- on whose
existence our whole system depends- 'are in short supply.'"
Issue: The Presidency
July 5, 1968. ...And our human condition in 2014? In all reality, the
hope for America and the world lies not within government, but within
who are advancing God's
love and not more law!
"Cursed is the
one who trusts in man, who who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart
turns away from the Lord."
Vermont Article 3rd. [Freedom of religion; right and duty (moral or legal obligation) of religious worship] ... "That all men have a natural and unalienable right, to worship Almighty God, according to the dictates of their own consciences and understandings, as in their opinion shall be regulated by the word of God." < Read more Vermont de facto government
Congress declares the Bible ...
"Faith is hard to find today...'Rational, free and responsible citizens'- on whose existence our whole system depends- 'are in short supply.'" -The Editor, LIFE Special Issue: The Presidency July 5, 1968. ...And our human condition in 2014? In all reality, the hope for America and the world lies not within government, but within Spirit-filled Believers who are advancing God's Kingdom in love and not more law! "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord." -Jeremiah
"No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you. They are all senseless and foolish; ... But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. ... Tell them this: 'These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.'" -Jeremiah 10:6-8a, 10a, 11
Holy Nation -A Holy Spirit filled People living according to the doctrines of Jesus Christ/Yeshua. A nation within nations. Pluralism The entire nation from bottom to top (least to the greatest; youngest to oldest) must understand straightforwardly The Greatest Commandment-Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. -Matthew 22:37-39 "And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?" -Deuteronomy 4:8
"...how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right." -Acts 10:34,35
"For the Lord your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath." -Deuteronomy 4:31
Jesus Holy Nation - the ONLY Nation not politically controlled by man! Jesus' kingdom is not for "vote", but, rather, a kingdom established upon His laws of truth and love! "God calls people freely to offer him their obedience. Nothing is gained by imposing patterns of 'Christian' behavior on human beings whose hearts have not been turned to the Lord." -Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920); Christian History & Biography Issue 94
"...the mind of the flesh- with its carnal thoughts and purposes- is hostile to God; for it does not submit itself to God's Law, indeed it cannot." -Romans 8:7 Amplified Bible
"God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: 'The Lord knows those whose are His," -2 Timothy 2:19a Christian
"This is what the LORD says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” -Zechariah 8:3
“There is hardly a family who hasn’t, at one time or another, dreamed of coming away from the cares and pressures of life and the sinful world around them to settle down on some peaceful homestead… there to enjoy the Lord, His Creation, and to raise and enjoy their family in an atmosphere that promotes Godliness and wholesome cooperation, kind attitudes, and valuable character for life.” -Barth Family Ministries; Vermont