THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

BIG DOG DAMN IT, THIS GUY IS RIGHT ABOUT AMERICAN MILITARY AGGRESSION!


No “Christian Evangelical” am I. But Christ Yeshua (“Jesus”) is absolutely my Savior and my Best Friend. He has appeared to me; He has spoken to me. I love Him. I disappoint Him. I’m going to do better.

Nevertheless, no “Christian Evangelical” am I but, Big Dog damn it, Chuck Baldwin is right!

[My thanks to Br’er Marc for sending me the following Email.]

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014
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CHRISTIAN  MINISTER  CHUCK  BALDWIN
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When Will Evangelical Christians Start To See Through This Charade?

Ever since the George W. Bush administration, evangelical pastors and churches have been America’s loudest cheerleaders for virtually every act of war the U.S. has waged against foreign countries. For pastors such as John Hagee, wars of aggression in the Middle East are predicated upon the notion of protecting Israel--even though military meddling by the United States has only served to make life more dangerous for Israel. But leaving Israel out of the equation, evangelicals are the first to trumpet U.S. wars of aggression. I would even suggest that the favorite hymn of most evangelical churches these days is no longer John Newton’s “Amazing Grace,” but John McCain’s “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran.”

I would go even further to say that evangelical churches have become the very best friend that the military/industrial complex has ever had. It is congressmen and senators from districts and states heavily-laden with evangelical churches that continue to pump unlimited tax-dollars into the Warfare State. One could even make the argument that in most evangelical churches, Jesus’ adage “Blessed are the peacemakers” has been changed to “Blessed are the warmongers.”

Let’s set the record straight: perpetual war is a tool of elitists and globalists to enslave the U.S. citizenry. While we are killing thousands of people abroad (most of whom are innocents)--all in the name of “liberating” them--we are tightening the tyrannical noose around the necks of the American people. In the name of the “War on Terror,” the most sophisticated surveillance society in the history of mankind has been created right here in the continental United States. With the advent of the Patriot Act and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under G.W. Bush, Washington, D.C., has constructed (and is continuing to construct) a burgeoning police state the likes of which Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Adolf Hitler could have only dreamed about. And for the most part, evangelicals are fine with it.

But what is really happening in those countries that these endless wars are supposedly “liberating?” And specifically, what is happening to the thousands and millions of Christians within those countries after having been “liberated” by Uncle Sam? After all, America’s evangelical churches of every denomination spend millions of dollars every year sending missionaries around the globe to evangelize folks. How many missionary slides have we seen? How many passionate, tearful sermons have we heard imploring us to get a burden for missions? One of the most sacred elements of any Christian church is its missions program.

So, on the one hand, evangelicals are weeping, praying, and giving millions of dollars to make Christians out of the peoples of the world and on the other hand, they are leading the charge for America’s efforts to rain death and destruction down upon those same people.

Aside from the utter inconsistency of the above, what are all of these endless wars accomplishing for the Christians who live inside the countries that we are “liberating?” What is all of these Christian-endorsed wars doing to the people of God around the world? The answer will shock most believers.

According to an Infowars.com report, “In areas where we spent hundreds of billions of dollars and where thousands of precious American lives were sacrificed, churches are regularly being bombed, Christians are being brutally beheaded, and laws have been passed to make it illegal for a Muslim to convert to Christianity.  If we were not even able to provide the most basic of liberties and freedoms to the people living in those nations, what in the world did we actually accomplish by ‘liberating’ them?

“Just look at what has happened in Afghanistan.  We have been at war in Afghanistan for more than a dozen years, and yet things are so bad for Christians in that country at this point that there is not a single church left . . .”

The report goes on to say, “We find a similar story in Iraq. It is estimated that before the invasion, there were up to 2 million Christians living in Iraq. Now that number is down to less than 450,000, and it is falling fast.

“In fact, things are so dire for Iraq’s Christian community that some Iraqi Christian leaders are warning that Christians may soon become ‘extinct’ in that nation…”

The report continues, “In Syria, the Obama administration is shamelessly allying with radical al-Qaeda jihadists in a desperate attempt to overthrow the Assad regime.

“As these jihadists torture, behead and even crucify Christian believers, the mainstream media in the United States is virtually silent about it.

“Why is the media being so quiet?

“Well, because exposing what is going on would make the Obama administration look bad.

Those carrying out this persecution of Christians in Syria are being directly funded and aided by the governments of the United States and Saudi Arabia.”

See the report at:

Why Does Christian Persecution Get Worse In Every Country The U.S. “Liberates”?

The same could be said for Christians in the country of Libya.

But remember that these wars of aggression began in earnest under the “Christian” George W. Bush administration and have been ongoing throughout the Barack Obama administration. In fact, Obama’s continuation of the Bush preemptive war policy is the one thing about the Obama administration that most evangelical Christians actually support.

And please understand that what has happened to Christians in Middle Eastern countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria has happened in every other country that U.S. government has chosen to pressure--either by military intervention or economic sanction--including Nigeria and The Sudan.

A report in National Review Online states, “Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today.

“According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Afghanistan fifth, and Libya 13th. All four countries receive the strongest designation, ‘extreme persecution’ (other designations are ‘severe,’ ‘moderate,’ and ‘sparse’ persecution). 

“Aside from being so closely and harshly ranked, these four nations have something else in common: heavy U.S. involvement. Three--Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya--were ‘liberated’ thanks to U.S. forces, while in the fourth, Syria, the U.S. is actively sponsoring ‘freedom fighters’ against the regime, many of whom would be better labeled ‘terrorists.’”

The author of this report, Raymond Ibrahim, concludes by saying, “I am often asked, ‘How can we help persecuted Christians?’ At this point, one must respond: ‘How about starting with getting the U.S. government to stop being the chief facilitator of Christian persecution?’ Altruism aside, it would be in the interests of all freedom-loving people--and especially their descendants.”
See the report at:

The U.S. and Christian Persecution

I wonder what the vast majority of evangelical Christians would think if they realized that their support for all of these preemptive wars around the world--especially in the Middle East--are actually the major cause of much of the persecutions against their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I shudder to think what America’s Christians will say to their fellow-believers in Heaven who were savagely martyred due to the wars of aggression that they, America’s Christians, so enthusiastically supported.

America’s Warfare State, complete with the military/industrial complex, is facilitating the most egregious persecution of Christians since the days of Stalin, Hitler, and Chairman Mao and is turning the land of the free into a giant police state. When will the American people start to see through this charade? When will America’s pastors and Christians start to see through this charade?

If America’s evangelical pastors and churches would end their constant support for all of these foreign wars, if they would recognize the danger--globally and domestically--that the military/industrial complex poses, and if they would start putting the interests of this country above their parochial preoccupations with favored foreign states and personal eschatological opinions and interpretations, the Warfare State would collapse.

The Church has always been the compass of the country; and right now, the compass is broken, and the ship of state is way off course.

© Chuck Baldwin

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

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8 comments:

  1. Commie bastige.

    How dare you not support the troops!

    Even if all of the implications for Christianity were not true, there is a simple fact remains.

    The fact that our country is waging war as a distraction to the American sheep to misdirect their attention from the atrocities being heaped upon them at home.

    Yep-innocent people (I know-people in turbans don't count, right?) are being SLAUGHTERED as a political tool.

    And Americans are buying magnets and waving flags and feeling their jingoistic urges because our troops are KICKING BUTT.

    At what cost?

    Forget the Church being the compass of the country...the American people used to have a compass...and we are wandering the desert.

    Good bit, but very depressing.

    LC

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  2. Back again to the old misconception by American Christians that secular government should be theirs, or at least work for them. There are a lot of things that "evangelical voters" get involved in because they think they should, without ever consulting their WWJD wristbands.

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  3. Do you think we have forty years to wander around in the desert? (I say this with my tongue only slightly in my cheek.)

    That is an excellent article. I wish that every pastor in America would read it, print it, and put it in the Sunday bulletin. That would actually be NEWS.

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  4. Can't argue much with the sentiments expressed here. A big part of the deception is that we are led to believe there is a "war" going on. The United States has not been officially engaged in war since WWII. Everything after that has been political intrusion, dalliances by those in power, and warlike manipulation by the vast invisible machine of the powers that rule. Our soldiers are policing the world and right here at home.

    If we're going to fight wars then we need to set goals and follow a plan. If we're just changing governments then we are merely creating new enemies with more experience to fight us later down the road.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  5. Thanks, Blog Buddies, for reading and commenting. My replies will have to wait until tomorrow as work calls me now.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. Come now, we all know if Jesus was around now he'd help fund a $10 million dollar megachurch, he'd make people pay $328 a month for his miracles (unless they want to pay a $95 Miracle Penalty to forego all miracles) and he'd say God bless the troops that strike down innocent men, women, and children in my holy name!

    Amen.

    ~6B

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  7. So in short what Mr. Baldwin is reminding us is that 'The Book' is all true. Asti is written, so it shall be.

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  8. ALL Y'ALL ~
    Thanks a whole big bunch for reading and commenting.

    As every one of you knows, I usually respond to every comment individually. This one time, however, I am going to take the "slacker's" way out and just thank y'all en masse.

    I'm not feeling too great and I need to get my arse to bed. Not sure what's wrong but... I hear Someone calling my name.

    Nah! That's exactly what I would LIKE to hear... which means I'll probably live long enough to beat Methuselah's record.

    Anyway, keep watching because I hope to get my Part 2 of 'OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE: WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?' (Or, 'STEPHEN T. McCARTHY: “ONE OF THE 3 REMAINING KLANNERS [sic] IN AMERICA”?') posted in the next few days.

    Yes, I'm wrapping this blog up with the exception of 'Battle Of The Band' installments which I intend to continue for quite awhile.

    And, by the way, my NEXT 'Battle Of The Bands' installment on June 15th is going to be... GR-RRR-EAT! So be sure to return for it. (I've been looking forward to this Classic 'BOTB' for some time now!)

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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