By Angela Wittman
"Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."
Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
As I reflect upon the words of Founding Father Patrick Henry, I cannot help but be compelled with a sense of urgency to lay all aside to warn the citizens of this nation that time is short and we must take action to save our Republic.
The recent following example of free speech being denied will alert you that our First Amendment Right is under attack like never before. A group of Christians with Repent America, who preach repentance from the Holy Word of God, were arrested on October 10th and charged with "Hate Crimes" by authorities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while sharing the Gospel at a homosexual "OutFest." You may remember an article I recently wrote about Michael Marcavage, a field preacher, who was arrested in Pennsylvania at the Lansdowne Borough Council meeting for reading his Bible during public participation. Mr. Marcavage was simply telling the borough council what God's Word says about homosexuality -- that it is sin and an abomination to a Holy God! The council president did not want to hear this and termed it as hate speech. I say his attitude is one of intolerance and religious bigotry.
Some of you may have read about the Pentecostal pastor in Sweden who has been sentenced to a month in prison for preaching a sermon that offended homosexuals. Can America be far behind as those who dare to preach the Word of God without compromise are arrested?
I am reminded of these words of Frances Schaeffer in his book How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture, published in 1976, chapter 1, page 26:
...No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians [living in Ancient Rome] had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were thrown to the beasts.
Dear Friends, if these words written by theologian Frances Schaeffer in 1976 do not open your eyes to the danger the Church of America is in, then you are truly blinded by the false illusions of hope.
We are living in a time of danger to liberty and freedom. We have been lulled to sleep by believing we have a Christian man as President. We have looked the other way as reports of his infidelity to Christ have been brought to light; please see: www.bushrevealed.com for documented proof that President Bush is not following Christ.
Will we carry the torch of freedom and liberty our Founding Fathers have passed on to us or will we quench the flame in the still waters of apathy and negligence? Let us take heed of these words of our LORD and turn from our wicked ways:
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
(Revelation, chapter 3, verses 14 - 20, KJV)
Dear Friends, it is time for the church in America to arise from her slumber and once more triumphantly carry the banner which proclaims Jesus Christ as King and Lord over all nations -- including America. We must rally to defend our freedom to worship and proclaim the truth of God. We must teach others the glorious Christian heritage of our nation. We must vote Biblical principle in this Presidential election and for the candidate who God has raised up to carry His Name: (see www.peroutka2004.com for such a man).
There is an old saying that goes like this: "Actions speak louder than words." Dear Friends, is there really any difference in the actions between the two popular candidates for president?
It is time to for us to "know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it." The two party system has betrayed us; the time to leave their sinking ship is now.