On July 14, 1789, an anarchist mob went through the streets of Paris and stormed the Bastille Fortress which had been used as the police prison.
The king, endeavoring to be an enlightened monarch, did not forcibly respond.
Sadly, the more he showed benevolence to the unruly rioters the more they were emboldened to commit violence.
The French Revolution initiated an intentional campaign to separate French society from its Judeo-Christian past and replace it with a civic religion of state worship.
American Faith as a coalition of Faith-based individuals in the United States focused on educating and empowering individuals to understand and exercise their constitutional rights.
Psalm 46:1-6 “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains are carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most-High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.”
THE CHURCH IS THE CONSCIENCE OF THE STATE
“The church must be reminded that it is … the conscience of the state … It must be the guide and the critic of the state …
If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court,
“It is the right and duty of our pastors to press the observance of all moral and religious duties.”
Russell Amos Clark, “all culture arises out of religion. When religious faith decays, culture must decline…”
“Our society is built on the values of free speech and mutual respect, but cancel culture rejects both. In place of free speech, it demands conformity. Instead of mutual respect, it tears people down. It basically says there’s no point talking through the difficult questions or trying to work them out through democracy and legislation. All that matters is some people forcing their views on all of society, telling the rest of us how to live, work, and think.”
Nikki Haley, former Governor & Ambassador to United Nations
THE BATTLE LINES ARE BEING DRAWN
“What is happening in America has little or nothing to do with Republican vs Democrat. America’s war is spiritual, as two distinct religions are vying for control of the public square: transient and mutable secularism versus eternal and immutable Christianity. These two distinct religions cannot coexist, as one will ultimately go down as a consequence of the elevation of the other.” David Lane
Socialism, Marxism & Communism final goal: The State Is God
Hegel. A professor at the University of Berlin
The state is god walking on earth … We must worship the state …
· All The Worth Which The Human Being Possesses … He Possesses Only Through The State
· The State … Recognizes No Authority but Its Own … Acknowledges No Abstract Rules Of Good And Bad
· The State Is … The Ultimate End Which Has The Highest Right Against The Individual, Whose Highest Duty Is To Be A Member Of The State …
· The Nation-State … Is Therefore The Absolute Power On Earth
· The Important Aspect Lies In Self- Subordination To The Universal Cause.
IT’S TIME TO STAND
Daniel 3:14-18 “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the gold image which I have set up? …if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. And WHO IS THE GOD who will deliver you from my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, OUR GOD WHOM WE SERVE IS ABLE TO DELIVER US from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
Daniel 3:24-25 King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?”
They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
They Would Not Bow
They Would Not Bend
They Would Not Burn
It’s Time to Stand Up
· TEMPTED TO SIT DOWN – STAND UP
· WANT TO QUIT – STAND UP
· ASHAMED – STAND UP
· TIRED – STAND UP
· AFRAID – STAND UP
· FEEL INADEQUATE – STAND UP
· ALL ALONE – STAND UP