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Get Jesus outa here! WHAT? Where’s America heading?

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What’s this country coming to and even more so, what’s up with North Carolina? The state, with the city of Chapel Hill, has gotten into more than it’s share of anti-Christian junk and now this comes out, where chaplains have to steer clear of Jesus. Pastor Terry Sartain, a police chaplain, is told by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept he can’t invoke the name of Jesus when he prays at public ceremonies. When he asks what he should pray, then, he’s told to pray something secular.

STOP

A while back when this secular movement was gaining traction and the words religion and religious kept being tossed about I got to thinking about those words. You’d hear statements of he/she did that religiously, a scientist/researcher did his work religiously so I did an English dictionary look up. To say someone got religion because he came to know the Christ Jesus has been terribly wrong, in reality, he’s simply changed his religion. I found it amusing to note that even we Preppers are religious, by definition.

To check Merriam-Webster you’ll find:

SECULAR
1
a : of or relating to the worldly or temporal

SECULARISM

:  indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations
HUMANISM
1
a :  devotion to the humanities :  literary culture

b :  the revival of classical letters, individualistic and critical spirit, and emphasis on secular concerns characteristic of the Renaissance

3
:  a doctrine, attitude, or way of life centered on human interests or values; especially :  a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual’s dignity and worth and capacity for self-realization through reason
RELIGIOUS
1
relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity
2
of, relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances
3
a : scrupulously and conscientiously faithful b : fervent, zealous

ZEALOUS
: marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal : filled with or characterized by zeal

FERVENT
1
very hot : glowing
2
exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling

ATHEIST

1
archaic :  ungodliness, wickedness
2
a :  a disbelief in the existence of deity

b :  the doctrine that there is no deity

And now the biggy:
RELIGION
1
a : the state of a religious <a nun in her 20th year of religion b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2
: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3
archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4
a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

So by these definitions, the Atheist is religious about his religion which is,  in fact, merely, not believing in a Deity, secular, a religion by definition. So in North Carolina ( all 50 states actually), officials are telling, demanding, Christian chaplains speak in the name of a state endorsed or established religion. This position is in violation of the 1st Amendment on so many levels. Not only are they being denied free exercise of religion, but by being told to speak secularly, the state is endorsing and establishing a religion, violating the establishment clause. No where does the Constitution state or imply freedom FROM religion, that would be impossible. The atheists along with the ACLU have long pushed, wrongfully, that the Constitution gives a guarantee of freedom from Christianity. This putting God in the closet has been going on for decades, but has been gaining traction as more and more “christian” churches join the Apostasy (see churches that support Americans United for Separation of church and state).

Our faith is under attack, it has been, but it is growing exponentially now. More and more people or institutions are being put out or forced out of the public eye and replaced with the government approved religious representation. The result is a country in apostasy. A treading near or even having crossed the line for its ultimate judgement and destruction. God has been slow to act in judgement, but it is coming and even now at hand. The country is worshiping images of wood and stone and electrons. Time is of the essence in being prepared or spared for that fateful day of God’s judgement.

Are you prepared? Is your life in order? I think of the flight instructions you sometimes get when flying. When talking about the oxygen mask sometimes the instructions are given, if you are traveling with a friend, put yours on first. Similarly, Jesus said to get the plank out of your own eye, then you can see to get the speck out of someone else’s. Don’t wait to see how it goes with someone else, get your life with God fixed first, then help theirs. There is no better time than now because you may not have tomorrow. Surrender your will, and religion, to Jesus Christ and the freedom He brings you. Salvation from Hell, and hell on earth, is just a breath away. Do it now!

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Author: godsfingers

I'm a musician and worship leader, intent on following wherever God leads and directs me, with His leading's in the Spirit and others bonking me on the head ( hopefully not much of the latter). My life experiences are in blue collar and white collar (engineering) employment, political office, lay ministries, national competition in track and cross country and most importantly marriage and raising a family. God has given me a unique set of skills and character to serve Him and a passion for doing it.

5 thoughts on “Get Jesus outa here! WHAT? Where’s America heading?

  1. Reblogged this on iam1blogger and commented:
    I always figured there was something else going on. This is great!

  2. We’ve been studying creationism vs. evolution/big bang ‘science’, and have found that evolution is actually a religion. (There are several things in their theories that one must simply ‘accept’, by faith, without any proof at all. For example, where’s the stuff that created the big bang? One can’t create something out of nothing…unless they’re God…) Your posting of the definition of religion really highlighted this for me! Thanks for posting…
    Blessings,
    C. Dunamis

    • How true. I remember when the kids were in High School the evolution curriculum continually qualified the gray areas by saying “scientists believe” as if because someone “way smarter than you” believes then you should too because it’s more like fact, then.

  3. Reblogged this on godsfingers – Watchman on the Wall and commented:

    More and more occasions are coming, even more lame than ever of trying to quash any mention of God or His Christ. In this present push of “tolerance” ( don’t get me going on that) the fact that we are offended by those “offended” and what they impose on us is totally ignored. They, in their various groups, can heap hate language on us yet are allowed to tie us up in court on some twisted interpretation of a verb or noun. I thought I would bring up again just what religion is and the impossibility of removing it.

  4. state approved religion, state approved portions of the bible even, hey china has that, north korea allows some of the bible to be read at a state built church over there, select state approved portions only. Also interesting that the RCC is state approved in some of the more darker countries. I imagine here well have them along with the prosperity preachers and the ecumenical’s as state approved.

    Just shows america is of the world, just another nation of worldly men, will run with the world, they are america, america is them etc etc.
    The word of God will be fulfilled, the world will run it’s way, can’t change it, but some might be pulled out from the darkness of a perishing world and into Christ, to have a better kingdom, one not made by the hands of men !

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