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America – always plunging

While it isn’t a “done deal”, the State Bar of California has proposed lowering—yes, that’s right—lowering—the minimum score needed to pass the licensing exam.  Why not?  Schools have lowered their requirements, passing students to higher problems with lesser skills.  Churches have lowered their admission requirement from self-denial to being a good guy, and from immersion for the forgiveness of sin to whatever WE decide brings us to God.  San Diego U-T, 8/1/17

But the State Bar lowering its requirements to become a practicing lawyer?  Will the American Medical Association decide their schools don’t need to stress diagnosis?  Next thing you know, “The Few, The Proud, The Marines”, will eliminate the rifle range to keep poor-shooting recruits from feeling inferior.

Back to the Bar’s suggestion.  We have over 70% of the world’s lawyers; why reduce requirements so we can have more?  We have more litigation than ever by having law schools and lawyers advertising for business; why clog court schedules more?

One certainty exists in all the changes.  Whoever else reduces qualifications to enter schools or professions, count on it:  Jesus insists on self-denial as the basis of discipleship.  If we don’t pass that entrance requirement, we don’t enter the kingdom of God, whatever assembly we enter as a substitute.  Understand?

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America – welcomes all to become Americans

The following quote from President Theodore Roosevelt is taken from The Paper, a give-away paper in North San Diego County.  It reflects what Americans expected from immigrants in the early part of the 20th century, as opposed to what our national government allows in immigrants in 2016.  America is weaker by the changes made since Roosevelt’s time.

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all.  We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”

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America – ready for burial

This blog excerpts the message I preached June 28.  If you don’t consider it rational, disregard it.  If you consider it rational, THINK about it.

Historical events of the past 50 years have spiritual meanings applicable to our day.  In June, 1967, Israeli armed forces entered and occupied the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Temple area.  No unbeliever, and few believers understood that as a fulfillment of Luke 21:24.

In 1989 and ensuring months, a delirium of freedom filled Eastern Europe.  The Berlin Wall fell, Soviet puppets vanished and nations whose identity had been buried for 70 years resurrected from the chaos.  Few Americans understood that God cast his judgment on Bolshevism.  Fewer still understood that America’s condemnation wouldn’t be far behind.  It’s been 26 years, and God’s judgment will soon fall on America.  That certainty looms in the decision of the Supreme Court that no state in the Union can prevent same-sex marriages.

That flagrant violation of God’s word is the final nail in America’s coffin.  All that awaits is our burial.  For the Supreme Court has shouted to God, “We, not You, rule.”  And that 61% of Americans support the Court’s decision proves that they shout to God, “Culture, not You, rules.”

The mental influence Christianity had over American morals for 170 years weakened in the years after WWII until, in the 1950’s, a nascent but powerful spiritual rebellion began.  It became clear in the early 1960’s and has since become a blizzard, a tsunami, a tornado, a hurricane of destructive humanism filling the land.

In 1857, the Dred Scott case offered the Supreme Court the last chance to peacefully put slavery into confinement, on its way to oblivion.  Under Chief Justice Taney, himself a member of a Maryland slave-owning family, decided “once a slave, always a slave.”  It took 600,000 soldiers’ lives to correct his moral mistake.

1918, God’s people worked on another moral crusade to help save America from drowning in liquor.  Prohibition failed.  We are still drowning in liquor.  In the 1970’s the Moral Majority tried a Political crusade to elect Christian legislators.  That failed.

What the liberal judges of the Supreme Court decided in June, 2015, is neither a moral nor a political mistake.  It is a spiritual catastrophe of the worst kind because it’s Satan’s effort to overthrow God’s eternal word!  It aims to obliterate every statement God made throughout the Bible about what constitutes acceptable sexuality and acceptable marriage.  It says that no Bible truth is sacrosanct and untouchable and permanent.  From this point on humanists will automatically think that WHATEVER they decide is right IS RIGHT, even if it’s WRONG.

In the past two weeks, the killing of worshipers in a South Carolina church has led to steps to remove a Confederate flag from the Charleston, South Carolina state house.  That corrects a Racist wrong.  But do not be deceived.  That isn’t the equivalent of the Supreme Court’s blasphemy of God’s Word.  For what the Court said is that God’s Word is Wrong and the Court’s decision is Right.

That is a first cousin to the unpardonable sin because it sees no difference between God’s eternal truth and humanity’s conclusions on morality.

The homosexuals have triumphed—short as their victory will be.  They claim that WRONG has RIGHTS, which collides with God’s warning that WRONG has only condemnation!

Christians, as God told Jeremiah in 7:16, 11:14, 14:11-12 and 15:1-2, do not pray for America.  God has determined our condemnation, and will judge this nation. We are too proud in our intellectual skills to consider how sinful we are:  an intellectual hubris exceeded only by our spiritual depravity.   Let God’s Judgment fall on America, including the church.  Revival may come then.  It will not come until judgment has fallen.

Let’s God’s judgment fall.  THAT is our only hope for revival.

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