One more thought.
Do we all live in the USA? Do all who live here in the USA, are they born again Christians? So, my neighbor may not believe like I do. Yet we share the same country.
If we as Christians are not to be unequally yoked, how is it that many of us work for secular companies? How many of us work for owners of companies that may be of a different faith than ours?
If we really truly follow the unequally yoked command, why is it that many of us Christians are working for a nonbeliever and not only that, we accept payment from that nonbeliever? We have entered into a contract with a nonbeliever making us yoked to that nonbeliever. Well, we have to live in the world and we have to work. Yes, and we live in this nation amongst others who do not share our faith.
I think the boat has been missed on this one. Glenn Beck, although a Mormon, is not out to convert you or I but to bring clarity to the fact that Socialist elites have used the mantle of "Christianity" specifically regarding Barack Obama to bring about confusion with the intent to turn our nation into a Socialist nation that eventually will lead into a dictatorship.
He is not about proselytizing, conversion, and he makes no bones about his Mormonism, but he does respect and HONOR others of differing faiths as relating to our Constitutional right to have freedom of religion. He is about trying to bring the truth of our real history, not revisionist history so that our nation can return to its original intent. He has not even brought on his platform regarding Faith Hope and Charity his Mormon Elders or hierarchy to dissuade you from your faith. He is reaching out to all of us who live here in our great nation who may not share our faith to get engaged in the dialogue of our country, to protect our dignity, history and Constitution.
From what I am observing, where are the Christian leaders?? Who amongst us has picked up the mantle to fight for our nation and has the clarion call that is able to speak to the nation? Jerry Falwell is gone from us. Billy Graham is too old. And.. if we as Christians are going to sit once again on the sidelines and point fingers, well I guess we get what we deserve.
Folks, Glenn knows he risks the possibility that he could be killed on Saturday. Also, Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, Alveta King who will also be present also has death threats that follow her. I know that if I had the money, I would be there for this is not about eschatology, not about preaching the Gospel at this time, but it is about saving our nation. This is about reading our Founding Pastors pastoral papers who had under their wings our Founding Fathers that penned our Constitution. All of this is about reading what they wrote that God used historically that eventually won our freedom to become the United States of America.
Our nation is in deep trouble and talk of not only depression but new currencies to use that will completely take down the dollar bill and financially collapse this nation leading us into bondage. The premise is by Glenn and others is if we forget our history we will not have our future.
"Dietrich Bonhoeffer attended Tübingen University for a year and visited Rome, where he became conscious of the universality of the church, before he enrolled at the University of Berlin in 1924, then a center of liberal theology under theologians such as Adolf von Harnack. Around this time, he discovered the writings of Karl Barth, an eminent Swiss theologian whose pioneering work in neo-orthodoxy was a reaction against liberal theology. Barth believed that "liberal theology" (understood as emphasizing personal experience and societal development) minimized Scripture, reducing it to a mere textbook of metaphysics while sanctioning the deification of human culture. "
It was Karl Barth who exhorted and truly influenced Dietrich Boenhoffer. Dietrich Boenhoffer was integral to the Church in Germany from the 1920's to his death April 9, 1945 at the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. As you read, Liberal Theology is not new but also was dealt with as it infiltrated the Church. It was Karl Barth who persuaded Boenhoffer away from the liberal thought. And as time marched on the Church became weak and heavily influenced by the State so much so, it fell under its influence and control. Boenhoffer was part of what was called the Confessing Church and it was very small. It was that singular light speaking out to the Nation. It finally fell silent. By in large, the church fell silent and weak in a time when it needed to lead and bring light into a very dark world.
I find it strange that we are now seemingly in that same place as Germany was, a weak economy, declining in world leadership. Just as Dietrich Boenhoffer needed his doctrine challenged, we find a Mormon now in the limelight of the great challenge of our culture, political and economic and even religious thought in the life of our nation. Dietrich was contemplating going to India to learn from Ghandi about how to do non-violent revolutions. Once again, if it were not for a strong Christian friend, Karl Barth, to encourage not to leave when the church was aflame and needing help.
The church fell into complacency and timidity and had infighting. And you know the rest of the history of Germany as it went from Socialism to a Dictatorship. Even in a more recent time in our country, Jerry Falwell was not only attacked, though not surprisingly by the left, but the heartbreak was that because he associated with others from differing faiths the "church" went after him. The attempt by the Moral Majority to rescue, doing that very same thing that Glenn has begun, regarding our nation became under attack much by the Church. There were so much infighting and bickering because he reached out to others not like himself, that eventually the life and light of the Moral Majority faded into non-relevance and ineffectiveness.
You have a choice, as my "Christian" mother would often tell me. You can complain, deliberate all the reasons why you should not become involved, or you can take action. Since this is not a platform to find the best way we can to evangelize the lost, or merge our doctrinal differences into one, but rather a platform to join forces to salvage our nation, I do have a choice.
I can choose to sit this one out because they don't believe like me
and complain, or I can become a team of people who love our nation and want it protected. I guess I have a question for us all and that is do you write our Congressmen and women, write our Senators, write to the White House, vote, engage friends, neighbors and co-workers, sign petitions? Or do we not do any of the above? Do we faithfully pray for our nation, our local, state and federal leadership? And should the worst happen to Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Alveta King and all those who will be speaking are killed, or arrested and silenced, then we who are Christians will be folded into the fold of the State, no voice, no message, no life and light of the Gospel of Christ.
It is a sad day in this country that there is silence on ALL media outlets on Cable and TV regarding 08/27. I was not able to even watch it on the Internet on Glenn's website. It had been shut down and even trying to upgrade Adobe, it was also prevented from the upgrade process so that there were no sights to go to and watch the speakers. The only thing I saw was the "attacking tone of voice by Nightline's interviewer towards Alveta King. PTL she responded in love and diffused this interviewer.
I ask each of you to pray for Glenn that the Gospel that has been explained to him, our true Gospel of Christ, the God-man, 2nd person of the Trinity, the only way, truth and life, and the only way to heaven, and not a created "god", that the Holy Spirit brings home to his heart his need to accept that true gift of Salvation in the real Jesus. The soul of this nation and the soul of Glenn is at the door of choosing.
In His Service,
P.S. I have put out our Stars N Stripes flag in front of my home as this is about celebrating becoming Honorable people like you, like me, like those who serve in the military whose sole badge is one about Honor, being honorable people.