[Note: Our guest author is Don McGee, an evangelist formerly with Crown & Sickle Ministries and frequent guest on our ministry’s television program, Christ in Prophecy. This devotional is from Don’s newest writing series, “Oh, One More Thing…”]
Unfortunately, there are any number of Christians in our country who take great pride in being known as spiritual and political progressives. So, what was it that caused these people to trade their spiritual birthright for a bowl of red beans?
It was the fact that they foolishly bought into the propaganda that was dumped on the American public by what I call spiritually depraved leaders. These “leaders” decided God wants them to not only try socialism but to support the black Nazi party (BLM) along with ANTIFA and other Marxist groups hell-bent on destroying our constitutional republic in the process. Before the cold weather had arrived, one had only to turn on the television on any given morning to vividly see just how these racist street thugs demonstrated their version of justice the night before.
This sort of reminds me of something that happened nearly a century ago. Consider some information from Holocaust Encyclopedia that describes that event.1 It was called Kristallnacht — the Night of Broken Glass.
It was on the nights of November 9-10 of 1938 that Nazi violence broke out against Jews in Germany. The Nazis wanted it to appear to be unplanned, but Joseph Goebbels and others had organized the pogroms. Within 48 hours, over 7,000 businesses were destroyed and looted, over 250 synagogues were burned, dozens of Jews were murdered, while Jewish cemeteries, schools, hospitals, and private homes were looted as local Nazi leaders just watched. They had their orders from the powers-that-be.
This is being repeated in our country today. The cold weather of late has become something of a hindrance to it, but many believe the spring will bring a resurgence.
Added to the fuel that will reignite the volatile situation is the 2020 election results. The thugs are pleased with two things: one, that with the support of George Soros and others of his ilk Biden was able to fraudulently take the election, and two, they know his administration appointees along with local Democrat officials will shield their crimes to the greatest degree possible.
The liberal socialists demanded that proof of an election theft be presented. But, once it was presented, the legislative and judicial authorities either shrugged it off with flippant denials or they found judicial or legislative paths that allowed them to take a hands-off stance. This was all done with straight faces, of course. The frustrating thing is that there is no recourse. At least, not yet.
The Democrat Party of today has nothing in common with the DP of Harry Truman. It has become a foul, putrid, cesspool of God-haters whose agenda is to see just how fast they can socialize our country and silence those with the Judeo-Christian worldview, all while exploiting the process for personal gain.Don McGee: The #DemocratParty of today has become a cesspool of God-haters whose agenda is to see just how fast they can socialize our country and silence those with the Judeo-Christian worldview, all while exploiting the process… Click To Tweet
That this happened does not surprise thinking people. Highly questionable companies, such as Dominion Voting Systems that placed voting machines in 28 states including the two critical swing states of Wisconsin and Georgia, along with the flagrant illegalities committed by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, give powerful reasons for declaring Biden illegitimate.2 Additionally, it looks to many people like there is probable cause for arrests to be made and trials to be held.
These criminals have had four years to put their plan together. Their plan was directly copied from Joseph Stalin’s own guide to stealing elections. Stalin, the bloody Soviet communist, said: “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”3 The Soros/Biden team grabbed Stalin’s election policy and ran hard with it.
But, a real investigation is probably not going to happen. It has become obvious since November 3rd that the Deep State has sufficiently intimidated, threatened, or blackmailed certain powerful leaders among the nation’s judiciaries and legislatures so that they and the bodies of government in which they serve must refuse to allow the truth to be brought to light.
Perhaps judges, lawmakers, and civil service workers understand from recent history that doing the right thing would cost them their careers, great embarrassment, or even their lives.
But, the real question has to do with professing Christians having roles in supporting this disgrace. Many of us know this is a matter of fact, because we personally know a number who have been so deceived by their newfound progressive social gospel that they have thrown their spiritual and moral integrity overboard.
Some years ago, an article was published in the CSM Newsletter having to do with the social gospel lie. What was pointed out then needs to be pointed out now — there is no such thing as a social gospel. Salvation does not come through social welfare, humanities directed behavior modification efforts, so-called “free” government stuff, or any other humanist inspired effort.
If a professing Christian chooses to march in a parade with or to otherwise support violent racists, Marxists, pro-death activists, virulent anti-Semites, and other wicked entitlement-minded parasites — that is between that person and the Lord. But, they should never attempt to put a good face upon it, or try to justify their choices by claiming godly motives. By this they embarrass themselves, but they are too shallow to see it.
Could they be trying to salve their already ailing spiritual condition by attaching the Christian label to actions that are anything but godly? What they stand for has nothing to do with the religion of Jesus Christ and is thus not the Good News our Lord wants to be brought to this rotting society.
Christianity is NOT Socialism
Contrary to what spiritual pygmies might suppose, Christianity is NOT socialism. Take note of the actions of the early church and see that government had absolutely nothing to do with its benevolence. And, while mulling that over, re-read what Peter said to Ananias in Acts 5:4 about control of one’s personal material possessions.Don McGee: #Christianity is NOT #socialism. Take note of the actions of the early church and see that #government had absolutely nothing to do with its benevolence. Click To Tweet
I do not believe God is a Republican nor do I believe He is a Democrat. But, I do believe, as did our Founders, that government is to be kept on an extremely short and limited leash without regard to the political party in office. To give broad power to any government is to destroy our Constitutional Republic while ushering in a totalitarian oligarchy.
Without question human government as Paul described it in Romans 13:4 as being “a minister of God to you for good” is not what we are seeing today. Should Christians obey such a godless government when it demands we compromise our biblical worldview? More pointedly, should Christians support candidates who make that same demand? Many did just that last November.
Professing Christians who supported Biden/Harris voted for two people who are morally unqualified to take the oath of office. It states, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President/Vice President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” (emphasis mine). This they will not do.
These people hate the Constitution. Chuck Schumer explicitly stated that they are going to change the face of America when he said on November 7, 2020, regarding the Democrat Party, “Now we take Georgia, then we change the world.” Do these Christians understand what he meant, or is their collective head in the sand?
Think that is too severe an accusation? Well, for one thing, what plans do you think they have for our freedom to practice Christianity? Already California Governor Newsome has ordered Christians in California to no longer practice their religion. What person of sane mind thinks Biden would not do the same?
It might be good to refresh our memory on the difference between freedom of religion and freedom to practice religion.
Biden and Harris are both secular Democrat politicians. All would agree to that. But, what does that mean?
Their secular constituents want them to consider Christianity as a national threat calling it “Christian nationalism” and to rip apart the Trump administration’s actions to advance and secure our right to practice Christianity. Further, their PAC sent Biden a 28-page letter listing their agenda which includes getting rid of “In God We Trust” as our country’s motto.4
Is there any difference between Biden/Harris and their secular constituents? What is your best guess?
Should Christians support candidates who approve and encourage the practice of abortion, or who approve of a government that judicially declares that homosexuality, homosexual marriage, so-called transgenderism, and other abominations are to be not only tolerated by everyone but that everyone must endorse them as normal and acceptable? To speak biblically about those practices is now called “hate speech” by government and big tech.
What about candidates whose party officially booed and denied God three times from the floor of the DNC in 2012?5 I ask professing Christians; how can you even be remotely associated with this kind of thing?
Many voters in November were young and were educated all their lives in government schools by liberal humanist teachers. They know nothing regarding free enterprise and Capitalism, and they know nothing of the truth regarding American history. In fact, most current university history chairs are people who were taught revisionism themselves.
Such voters included Christians who, due to their having what they consider to be high levels of education along with membership in progressive urban or suburban congregations, see themselves as more in-the-know than those whom they consider to be their less knowledgeable hayseed brethren. Do not forget that these same insolent people actually believe they know what we “regular” people need better than we know what we need. And now, they have taken such insolence to the point where they think they know what is spiritually right and just, whereas we lower echelon Christians do not.
Some of these people are remarkably close to being spiritually and emotionally brain-dead. Let me give you an example.
In the early 2000s, I was in a graduate class at a biblically conservative school in the Midwest. The class had about 15 students, most being young preachers. The discussion one day was about urban congregations.
Suddenly, a young assistant preacher who served a congregation in a large city in Ohio took the floor and announced to all of us that the problem is that white Christians are offensive to urbanites, black people especially.
He then said to all present that he would immediately instruct his wife to no longer lock the doors on her van when she and their children had to drive through high-crime areas of their city. His reason? The residents might be offended if they knew she locked the van as she drove through their neighborhood.
I had never heard such insanity in all my life, and by that time I had heard a lot of it!
You can be certain those residents knew her van was locked because they locked their own cars. Many of them probably had bars on the doors and windows of their own houses and did not venture out after dark.
Incidentally, this moron was quite a bit on the elitist side also. He took a lot of pride in his influential staff position at his church and enjoyed being recognized for it. In retrospect, I wonder what happened to this man’s family. And to his congregation. Is he in a position of influence somewhere today?
Unfortunately, elitism is part of the fabric of progressive people and their churches. They would never admit it, but as this young man, they think of themselves as being on the cutting edge of ecclesiasticism and must, therefore, condescend to discuss issues with those brethren of a less sophisticated background. In fact, some of them bask in their newfound notoriety when their posts on social media are challenged by friends.
Perhaps this is why so many of them felt obligated to vote according to the elitist secular standard instead of voting as close to God’s standard as possible.
What the Future Holds
The election of socialists back in November 2020 will cause us to return to the Obama-era anti-Israel Middle East policy. Scripture shows clearly this places our nation in direct opposition to God’s foreign policy as stated in Genesis 12.
Because Biden is militarily weak as day-old dishwater, and because he is effectively on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s payroll, we should expect him to directly appease the Chi-Coms. I wonder what Biden will do when Xi invades Taiwan?
We will no doubt soon see another Obama-era appeasement of Iran and other Muslim countries by allowing them (in some cases giving to them) technology that they will use against Israel whose destruction they have publicly called for.
I ask, does Genesis 12:3 mean anything at all to these Christians anymore? Did it ever? Or, do they simply choose to ignore or reject what God has said about Jesus’ blood relatives?
An uptick in the barbarism of infanticide is on the near horizon. The ripping apart of babies in their mother’s womb and the postpartum murder of living helpless babies is too inhuman to describe. Yet, any number of professing Christians sold their aforementioned spiritual birthrights for the absurd idea that liberals have a better plan for the progress of America. And, it did not matter to them at all that the murder of innocents is part of that plan.Don McGee: Any number of professing Christians sold their aforementioned spiritual birthrights for the absurd idea that liberals have a better plan for the progress of America. Click To Tweet
To those whom we personally know who made such choices, we want you to understand something. We wish for you no harm of any kind. But, you need to understand that many of us who loved, taught, and mentored you are sorely disappointed in what you have become.
Not because you have tried to better yourself educationally, because we all want to do that. It is because you have given that which is evil carte blanche access to your heads, minds, and hearts. Your spiritual discernment is critically lacking, or maybe it no longer exists.
It is all too obvious you have rejected what you know to be the truth, and you have done so, it seems, because you have an insatiable need to be considered spiritually progressive, whatever in the world that really means. The Gnostics thought the same, and the aged John had some pointed things to say to those Christians who were allowing such reprobates to have influence among them.
You are certainly welcome among us, but you will no longer be offered leadership positions in our efforts. You will no longer be asked to take any measure of responsibility in those activities of which you were historically an important part.
In the words of Paul, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ for a different gospel which is really not another gospel” (Galatians 1:6ff).
Jim Jones would be impressed by your actions.
As something of a side note, many who voted for the socialist are already having severe cases of buyer’s remorse. I offer just one example of, “Oh my, what have we done?!”
On his first day of office, Biden killed thousands of jobs with an Executive Order that halted work on the Keystone XL pipeline. Labor unions that strongly supported him are now ranting at his job-killing decisions.
Just one of the labor unions that is angry with their newly elected U.S. president is the United Association of Union Plumbers. After Biden’s EO, they released a statement that said, “Sadly the Biden administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work.”6
Uh huh! These union members just think things are bad. Just wait! The real impact of Biden’s socialist agenda is nowhere near being fully reached.
Maybe those wailing from gut-wrenching remorse are remembering a billboard that was seen soon after Obama replaced Bush. Bush is pictured smiling with the caption, “Miss me yet?”
The choice we had in November was not the best, but it is what we had. God-given common sense should have led His people to select the best of the two. In context of what is best for our people, there is no moral equivalency between the Trump, Pence, Cruz, Scalise camp and the Biden, Harris, Schumer, Pelosi camp.
Some said Trump is a reprobate and thus could not vote for him. So, Biden and his cabal are not reprobates?!
Though a pagan gentile, God referred to King Cyrus as His anointed 175 years before he was born because He knew Cyrus would allow the Jews to return to Jerusalem in Judea (Isaiah 45:1). King David was an adulterer, a murderer, a miserable failure as a father, and at times filled with pride, and he paid dearly for his choices. Still, God said he was His man and Saul was not (1 Samuel 15:28).
Is God giving to America what she has politically insisted upon; that is, a nation without God? Maybe so. Will Christians suffer in this country? They already are, but not like they will. God’s people are suffering and dying for their faith in other places in the world, so why should we expect to be treated differently because we live here?Don McGee: Is God giving to America what she has politically insisted upon; that is, a nation without God? Maybe so. Will Christians suffer in this country? They already are, but not like they will. Click To Tweet
Should our Lord prolong the taking of His church out of this world and our country, including God’s people who live in it, we will see a horrific kind of America most of us believed was impossible just 50 years ago. At least most of us my age with similar life experiences.
But, remember that all is not gloom and doom. Not because some great righteous political leader will be raised up to deliver us from the political Philistines as during the days of the judges. Rather, it is because God has not abdicated His throne. He is allowing evil to do as it pleases all the while using it to bring His eternal plan to fruition.
The next part of that plan, by the way, is Jesus’ coming for His church. It could happen before you finish reading this sentence. This is our Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13).
2. https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/dick-morris-georgia-brad-raffensperger- election/2020/12/28/id/1003369/
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