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“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” Exodus 9:1 KJV

This was the battle cry of the first recorded revolution to secure a nation’s freedom of religious and civil rights.

As far back as the time of Moses there has been an ongoing revolution to secure the freedom of religious and civil rights.

This is a demand that could have been and may have been shouted from the pulpits in the British churches as ministers brought sermons demanding freedom of religious and civil rights, boldly preparing the country for a Revolutionary war.

Sermon topics that would later serve as the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence –  Topics that had been preached from the pulpit in the two decades leading up to the American Revolution.

How often did the ministers cry to the King, “Let my People Go!”

Years before the Martin Luther King march for civil rights, how often did this bold and brave minister and pastor of a church cry out to his own government leaders, “Let my People Go!”

Today we are in the beginning of the last revolution to secure our freedom of religious and civil rights. — A war that must be fought, not with guns or violence, but through knowledge and activism.

Throughout history every successful attempt to secure freedom of religious and civil rights in society has been lead by men of the cloth, boldly preaching the Word of God and applying it to the civil affairs of their time.

It’s time for the church to come out of hiding and demand, Obama! Let my People Go!

The Obama army has secured willing warriors in powerful government agencies such as the IRS, EPA, NSA, the regulatory system, and PRISM engaging in data mining, securing private information on all American citizens, etc., that is being used to suppress politicians and citizens that are fighting to bring our country back to a free and moral society.

And a corrupt media partner, willing to hide and cover up for this administration as they “Lie and Deny” in an attempt to outlast the many scandals in hope that people will forget.

There are three areas that must be attacked when attempting to subdue religious and civil rights

FAMILY

A nation is free, prospers, and is strong when the majority of it’s people have a “socially moral” worldview.

The first step to the breakdown of a nation is to divide and separate the traditional family unit and it’s moral Christian values. – The family unit is also critical to the strength of the church.

The start of the hippie movement and their cry, “If it Feels Good do it”, was the catalyst that prompted the social moral decay that is now dominating our society.

Young women began having babies out of wedlock, and the fathers refused to assume their fatherly responsibilities. More than half of the nation’s families today is headed by one parent.

Breakdown of the traditional two parent family unit bred the scourge of poverty, which in turn, breeds ignorance and adds to additional moral corruptness, and produces a viscous circle that seems to have no end.

As time went on, women’s right to choose was introduced leading to the atrocity of abortion.

Today gay marriage is gaining momentum, further threatening the traditional two parent family unit of one father and one mother.

It is time to say, Obama! Let my People Go!

EDUCATION

The second area that must be attacked when attempting to subdue religious and civil rights is to gain control of the educational system.

The original intent of our Founding Fathers was to teach our children reading, writing and arithmetic. Also to respect God, family, and country, to work hard and understand that we are all accountable for our actions.

The schools have been taken over by the Progressives and turned into “institutions of indoctrination” and used to reverse all of those virtues. I’m sorry that this generation has had that stolen from them.

However, control can be recovered if the churches throughout the land will actively appoint, campaign for, and elect Christian School Board Members.

It is time to say, Obama! Let my Children Go!

CIVIL ACTIVISM

The third area that must be attacked when attempting to subdue religious and civil rights is to suppress free speech by activist that are a threat to the Progressive corrupt agenda.

One of the most dishonest yet powerful tools to suppress religious and civil rights was the passage of “Separation of Church and State,’ which has been and is still being used to eliminate the mention of God or even godly symbols from the public arena including our schools, and attempts to eliminate parts of the Word from the pulpit, labeling it “hate speech”, thereby making it illegal.

The liberals have successfully played the race card since the death of Martin Luther King.

Today, race baiting has become one of the most effectively used tactics in the Democratic Party.

If you’re for closing the Mexican border before confronting the illegal immigrant problems, again you’re labeled a racist.

If you oppose gay marriage you are called a Homophobe.

If you are opposed to abortion, you are conducting a war on women.

If you demand lower taxes and smaller government, you are mean spirited and are against the poor.

And since the election of Obama, powerful government agencies mentioned above  are being used to suppress politicians and citizens that are fighting to bring our country back to a free and moral society.

It is time to say, Obama! Let my People Go!

Understanding the role of clergy and the pulpit, the Rev. Charles Finney (a leading figure of the national revival known as the Second Great Awakening) reminded the ministers in his day of their historic influence in these areas:

Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation. [ The Christian Treasury Containing Contributions from Ministers and Members of Various Evangelical Denominations (Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter and Co., 1877), p. 203.

Maybe It’s time for the Third Great Awakening

America needs help today – she needs courageous and patriotic ministers who will provide leadership and speak out from the pulpit on the pressing issues of the day, whether spiritual or temporal.

Even if you’re not a minister, or regular churchgoer, if you are patriotic, or simply want to see our nation return to a moral society:

It is time to adopt the command that Moses was demanded to deliver to Pharaoh . Obama! Let my People Go!

Editors Note: I published this post a few months ago, but oddly it has been removed from the site. Recently I heard Pastor David Barton make the following statement and decided to revise and re-post this article.

“There is no disputing, America has been the most successful most prosperous, and long lasting nation in the world. [This success can be traced back to the beginning where the Founding Fathers negotiated and implemented the constitution and six principles of the Declaration that were founded on Judeo Christian principles.] (added for emphases)

We have to go back to those original principles or we will never rebuild the nation.

Six principles of the Declaration– There is a God — God gives rights — government exist to protect the rights that God gives – If we don’t get those three things right then you won’t have liberty.

Then you have to thrown in the fourth that there is a moral law, and the fifth is below the moral law, the people get to govern, because it is below the moral law, and sixth is if the government doesn’t do the right thing then they have a right to get a new government.

That’s the whole philosophy of the declaration, encapsulating the constitution, and that’s what we have to rally around if we want to recover our nation.”

Our nation has become so corrupt that it is on the edge of destruction.

There are many Christians in today’s churches that believe church and politics should be kept separate. But politics is part of our Christian spiritual responsibility.

Following is a biblical historical event, based on one short scripture that parallels today’s State of affairs.

With so much information both true and false, available through the news media, talk shows and the internet, how is a person to know how God would choose leaders for His nation?

Following is a short scripture in the bible that teaches us everything we need to know.

“They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.  Hosea 8:4

When we study Hosea 8:4 and understand God’s motive for a brutal judgment that was brought on Israel for choosing leaders which did not meet with His approval, we can realize God’s simple formula for choosing leaders for His nation.

This scripture shows us three absolutes when a nation and it’s leaders reach a certain level of corruption.

1. “They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not . . .” Hosea 8:4

In this scripture God is speaking in anger. “Against me and without my approval you’ve appointed unholy people to lead my nation”. The nation of Israel had become morally corrupt to the point that even those that claimed to follow Him no longer followed His command to appoint Christians to lead the nation.

It was too late to change because God had already brought a brutal judgment against them.

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED WHEN CHRISTIANS REFUSED TO STAND UP FOR GODS LAWS AND MORAL ISSUES IN THE 50′s & 60′s -

Abortion was legalized resulting in over fifty-five million babies’ deaths to date. God had a purpose for every one of them. How many would have been preachers or faithful servants telling others of Christ?

Separation of church and state was redefined and made law. It is now being used to fight any public display of God in our society. Not one Christian organization opposed it.

It was used to eliminate school prayer, and strip the Ten Commandments from their walls, resulting in a sharp rise in violent crime, the divorce rate and teen suicides.

Those laws were passed because there were more non-Christians than there were Christians that were passing the laws and appointing the judges at that time. How sad God must feel, and angry He must be with America whom He has so abundantly blessed.

The appointing of Supreme Court Judges in this administration may well be the most important decision in this generation. If liberal politicians and judges gain control of our nation, hate crime bills will punish our preachers for teaching the true Word, same sex marriage will and is already becoming  legal, and we will lose everything we have worked for in the last three and a half decades.

Charles Finney (1792 – 1875), explained the importance of Christian political involvement and is more relevant today than before – “Politics are part of a religion in such a country as this and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they (Christians) take.”

2. ” . . .of their silver and their gold have they made them idols. . .” Hosea 8:4 (your money was more important to you than your moral beliefs)

Anything that you put ahead of God is considered idolatry. It is so easy to put your SPECIAL INTEREST ahead of the commandments of the Bible without even realizing it.

SENIOR CITIZENS: My Mother voted for Bill Clinton for his second term for fear that she would lose her social security check (idolatry – her special interest). Ads flooded the airways warning that if she voted against him, her SS checks would be taken from her. Even one of her children joined in on this campaign of fear. She was very old and very afraid.

However, she had spent most of her 90 years as a devoted and practicing Christian and should have known that any candidate that supported abortion, homosexuality and “separation of church and state” that was used to eliminate God and Christian values in public and society in general, would not meet God’s approval. And should have known to vote for the Christian candidate and trusted God to guide him.

LABOR UNION MEMBERS: It amazes me how many very good Christian friends that I know for a fact live their lives every day committed to practice the knowledge they receive from the Word, but have allowed the labor unions to convince them to vote for candidates which they must know does not meet God’s approval. This makes them guilty of putting their money ahead of Christian values and is considered idolatry according to this scripture.

RACIAL ETHNIC GROUPS: African Americans and Hispanics will be the two largest minority-voting blocks in the 2014 election. A Christian Hispanic may be a devoted and practicing saint, yet vote for a politician that is for amnesty, or a American Indian may vote for a candidate running on a platform to legalize gambling that they know would not meet God’s approval.

Pamela G. Wilson, former black journalist and author of the new book “Finding Soul Brothers: Dismantling Black Christian Racialism,” spoke to The Christian Post to give her input on black unity versus faith in the African American community.

She was asked, why do black Christians vote against their values? Her reply is as follows:

“Wilson: Here’s why. It all goes back to black unity. If you go back to things that are most important to a particular voting demographic, like African Americans, the things that are most important to them are issues of affirmative action, civil rights, equality in the United States and all these different things that they believe they have fought for so many years. . .

. . . People just jump on the black bandwagon at the expense of their faith. Civil rights is an important issue but I think people need to look past that, particularly if you are a Christian and espouse the belief that God will help you overcome all your obstacles.”

Many black preachers have allowed their emotion of love for their people to deceive them into leading their flock in the ways of the world, giving material possessions precedence over the teaching of the Word of God, and eagerly sends them to the polls to vote against the teaching of the Bible, which has brought us where we are today. A society weak in moral standards, content to accept abortion, homosexuality and separation of God from our schools and civil affairs, as a trade off for material and financial security, and because of it the generations that follow will suffer.

THE CHURCH: One of the great sins of many of today’s churches is their implementation of the 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in their ministry.

Though their intentions were to be good stewards of the Lord’s money, many have allowed it to stifle the command of Gods Word to teach their people to appoint Godly leaders to lead his nations.

The bible teaches us that when we put our money above God it is considered a form of idolatry. This includes the church.

The first step to freedom to teach the true Word is to relinquish the 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the church (IRS rules restrict political endorsements and other partisan speech from the pulpit).

Freedom is more important than “financial benefit.”

It was implemented into legislation to shut down the voices of churches.

Freedom is more important than to choose a deduction where the government gives the church permission to say what God wants said.

And giving isn’t about getting the governments permission about what to preach but instead, it is God’s.

It’s not the responsibility or right of any government official or agency to tell the church what they can or can’t preach in their church.

Most churches use their money for staff, overhead, and ministries, so there is little left over to pay taxes on, so it’s really not worth giving up our religious freedom for the tax breaks.

What we say and do in our churches should be based on our faith and not by the government’s limits on our freedom.

One day those preachers will be held accountable. — In Hosea 4:6 we find God admonishing the preachers for not teaching the true word. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

3. “. . .that they may be cut off.” Hosea 8:4

Cut off from what? — From God’s protection. When we appoint non-Christians to lead us we literally bring about our own destruction. The more we fall into social moral decay, the less protection we receive from God.

Every civilization that has fallen in the past was eliminated when they reached a certain level of social corruption.

Why would we think God would treat us any different?

However, as in Hosea, Israel fell numerous times when they allowed their culture to become corrupt. But each time God restored and blessed them when they decided to put Him first, choosing to do the things that met with His approval.

HOW DO I DECIDE?

· Know your candidate. Choose the candidate most likely to vote a Christian moral agenda.

· Don’t let candidates, the news media, or friends and relatives confuse you with rhetoric, even if it promotes your special interest.

All you need to know is,” does the candidate promote a Christian moral agenda?” How does he vote on abortion issues? How does he feel about homosexual behavior? What’s his perspective on the relationship between God and government?

· Be careful. Many talk show host are social conservatives, not Christian conservatives. Though they profess to be Christians, they will promote their special interest like the economy and national security over Christian values and will promote a moderate Christian over a fundamental Christian. They trust themselves instead of scripture.

· Don’t be afraid to vote your Christian morals. Trust God. Matthew 6:33 says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (everything else will fall into place).

“I think it’s very important that 2014 is a pivotal year in American history — and pastors and churches will play a significant role in the direction of America,”

This scripture makes it clear that if we don’t return to a moral society, our nation will fall.

That can happen if we don’t choose to get involved.

Every great and good change in society has been lead by men of the cloth, boldly preaching the Word of God and applying it to the civil affairs of their time.

If we are to win this war on religious freedom and civil order, it must start in the church.

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In 1947, in the case Everson v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court reinvented the definition of the phrase “Separation of church and state” and declared, “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state.

This “big lie” is the most damaging legislation ever passed since the beginning of the United States.

I was seven years of age when this law was enacted, and often find myself blaming the generation of my parents for allowing the passing of this damaging legislation. Not one Christian, or Christian organization opposed it passage.

And I have to wonder how many of our children will curse us for allowing the Progressives to destroy their lives because we didn’t get involved, and demand that our nations leaders return us to laws that will promote “social morality.” – If we don’t our nation will soon die.

“Separation of church and state” currently means almost exactly the opposite of what it originally meant, and has been used to delete the mention of God or any godly activities in any public display or government institutions.

This bogus law has been used by the Progressives to eliminate school prayer, posting of the Ten Commandments on the walls of schools and courtrooms, used to block Christmas displays, Easter and any other Christian sanctioned activities, or public comment.

The “separation of church and state” phrase, which they invoked, and which has today become so familiar, was taken from an exchange of letters between President Thomas Jefferson and the Baptist Association of Danbury, Connecticut, shortly after Jefferson became President.

The Association of Danbury was concerned that the federal government might one day – as in their former country, England – might attempt to establish a government-sanctioned church, and wrote these concerns to the newly elected President Thomas Jefferson

In his short and polite reply to the Danbury Baptists on January 1, 1802, he assured them that they need not fear; that the free exercise of religion would never be interfered with by the federal government. As he explained:

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.

So clearly did Jefferson understand the Source of America’s inalienable rights that he even doubted whether America could survive if we ever lost that knowledge. He queried:

And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?

Jefferson believed that God, not government, was the Author and Source of our rights and that the government, therefore, was to be prevented from interference with those rights. Very simply, the “fence” of the Webster letter and the “wall” of the Danbury letter were not to limit religious activities in public; rather they were to limit the power of the government to prohibit or interfere with those expressions.

Earlier courts long understood Jefferson’s intent. In fact, when Jefferson’s letter was invoked by the Supreme Court (only twice prior to the 1947 Everson case – the Reynolds v. United States case in 1878), unlike today’s Courts which publish only his eight-word separation phrase, that earlier Court published Jefferson’s entire letter and then concluded:

Coming as this does from an acknowledged leader of the advocates of the measure, it [Jefferson's letter] may be accepted almost as an authoritative declaration of the scope and effect of the Amendment thus secured. Congress was deprived of all legislative power over mere [religious] opinion, but was left free to reach actions which were in violation of social duties or subversive of good order. (emphasis added)

That Court then summarized Jefferson’s intent for “separation of church and state”:

[T]he rightful purposes of civil government are for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order. In th[is] . . . is found the true distinction between what properly belongs to the church and what to the State.

Actions into which – if perpetrated in the name of religion – the government did have legitimate reason to intrude. Those activities included human sacrifice, polygamy, bigamy, concubinage, incest, infanticide, parricide, advocation and promotion of immorality, etc.

Such acts, even if perpetrated in the name of religion, would be stopped by the government since, as the Court had explained, they were “subversive of good order” and were “overt acts against peace.”

However, the government was never to interfere with traditional religious practices outlined in “the Books of the Law and the Gospel” – whether public prayer, the use of the Scriptures, public acknowledgements of God, etc.

If Jefferson’s letter were used in 1947, letting its context be clearly given – as in previous years, it would never have been written into law.

Earlier Courts had always viewed Jefferson’s Danbury letter for just what it was: a personal, private letter to a specific group.

There is probably no other instance in America’s history where words spoken by a single individual in a private letter – words clearly divorced from their context – have become the sole authorization for a national policy.

Finally, Jefferson’s Danbury letter should never be invoked as a stand-alone document. A proper analysis of Jefferson’s views must include his numerous other statements on the First Amendment.

[N]o power over the freedom of religion . . . [is] delegated to the United States by the Constitution. — Kentucky Resolution, 1798

In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the general [federal] government.–  Second Inaugural Address, 1805

[O]ur excellent Constitution . . . has not placed our religious rights under the power of any public functionary. — Letter to the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1808

I consider the government of the United States as interdicted [prohibited] by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions . . . or exercises. — Letter to Samuel Millar, 1808

Jefferson believed that the government was to be powerless to interfere with religious expressions for a very simple reason: he had long witnessed the unhealthy tendency of government to encroach upon the free exercise of religion.

In addition to his other statements previously noted, Jefferson also declared that the “power to prescribe any religious exercise. . . . must rest with the States” (emphasis added).

Nevertheless, the federal courts ignore this succinct declaration and choose rather to misuse his separation phrase to strike down scores of State laws which encourage or facilitate public religious expressions.

Such rulings against State laws are a direct violation of the words and intent of the very one from whom the courts claim to derive their policy.

The Congressional Records from June 7 to September 25, 1789, record the months of discussions and debates of the ninety Founding Fathers who framed the First Amendment.

Significantly, not only was Thomas Jefferson not one of those ninety who framed the First Amendment, but also, during those debates not one of those ninety Framers ever mentioned the phrase “separation of church and state.”

It seems logical that if this had been the intent for the First Amendment – as is so frequently asserted-then at least one of those ninety who framed the Amendment would have mentioned that phrase; none did.

The “separation” phrase so frequently invoked today was rarely mentioned by any of the Founders; and even Jefferson’s explanation of his phrase is diametrically opposed to the manner in which courts apply it today.

“Separation of church and state” was passed simply because they were allowed to re-define the phrase, and was unopposed.

If the bill were challenged today, arguing the full context as was argued in previous challenges before the 1947 law, it would easily be revoked.

Why is it that a law that has been so damaging to the Christian faith, and used to destroy the moral values of our nation, why has it not been challenged?” Why?

Excerpts were taken from: Wallbuilders

Once again our President makes a move to fulfill his promise to fundamentally change America. – And if we don’t organize and stop him, that’s exactly what he will do.

DOD memo released May 2, 2013.

“RELIGIOUS PROSTELATION IS NOT PERMITTED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. COURT MARTIALS AND NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENTS ARE DECIDED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.”

Soldiers can be prosecuted for sharing their faith.

Obama administrative officials have met with anti-Christians extremist Mikey Weinstein to Develop court martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who expresses their faith.

Weinstein is the head of the military Religious Freedom Foundation, and he says Christians including Chaplains sharing the gospel are guilty of treason.

President Obama civilian appointees who lead the pentagon, confirmed on May 2, national prayer day, the military will make it a crime possibly resulting in imprisonment for those who share their faith.

The Family Research Council meantime has launched a petition calling on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to stop working with Weinstein and his organization when forming military policy on faith.

At this writing 131,028 signatures have already been received.

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This recent attack on Christian freedoms is just another wake up call and warning that our silence now, may result in our permanent silence in the future.

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