As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this week which of course is Christmas we must remember for the people who might have forgotten, is that Jesus is our Lord. Jesus is God. Philippians 2:7 when He became a man, He “emptied Himself,” or laid aside the symbols of His glory; now, when a man, He humbled Himself. That is, though he was God appearing in the form of man – a divine person on earth – yet he did not assume and assert the dignity and prerogatives appropriate to a divine being, but put Himself in a condition of obedience. For such a being to obey law, implied voluntary humiliation; and the greatness of His humiliation was shown by His becoming entirely obedient, even until He died on the cross.
Jesus as we know came to die for our sins. He came and changed the Old Covenant(Testament) to the New Covenant (Testament). Naturally we can’t go through the whole Bible here but lets pick the main descriptive so as to get the general idea of the main change. The Old Testament stressed “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.” Jesus revised this to be “turn the other cheek.” Surprisingly some people get the wrong interpretation on what this means. It definitely does not mean that you cannot defend yourself and your family if it came upon harm. It definitely does not mean that you cannot defend your country from enemy attack. What it means is to accept goodness, forgiveness, if badness has been placed on you. If you are insulted, hurt, angered, annoyed at someone, “turn the other cheek,” let God make the consequential decision on that person.
This brings us to the different religious groups in the United States today. 73% of Americans identify themselves as being Christian in the United States.This means that there are 23% that are not Christian; they practice some other form of religion. Our Forefathers who wrote the Constitution, the greatest document the world has ever known, gave us freedom of religion. I understand as quoted in the Bible there are various conditions that are sinful. This is not for me or anyone else to make judgment or serve consequences on these acts, or make judgments on these other religions. This is our Maker’s decision, it is God’s. What I do expect considering that this is still a Christian Nation I don’t want God to be taken out of our schools or out of our government. Here it is Christmas time and in various school systems across our land educators have instructed staff members to take out the word Jesus out of Christmas Carols. You can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools because it has the word God in it that was passed by Congress under the Eisenhower Administration to include it. During Christmas some Government buildings have been told not to put out an observance of Jesus. The list goes on. Our country does not put limitations on other religions and we should expect the same from them.
I want to tell the Christian community we cannot allow this to continue. We are 73% strong, we have to make our voices heard. The same way these other religious groups want to be looked on, we should expect the same. Why are we allowing this to happen in our country? I am just one person writing; there are tens of thousands writing on this topic as I am, but we write alone. I am not an organization with thousands of people behind me, but you large Christian organization groups with a big Christian following, what are you doing? Why are you not acting to preserve the name of Jesus the God Almighty in our country, the United States of America. By you not acting is a sin in itself. Are you going to allow these socialists who you know as well as I do could care less about our religion or any others religion for that matter just to go on as they are doing? Jesus as I have mentioned before wants us to stay concerned about ourselves and allow Him to worry about the rest. He wants our main emphasis to be on Him. But I must remind you that God has destroyed whole civilizations in the past who have done a lot less than us. We have to revive our Christian movement again in America or America might be going to the path as those other civilizations that God has destroyed. I have written this before, my mother use to tell me as a youngster that God has blessed America, the question that should be asked, is God still blessing America? The only way our country is to survive is to put God back in it otherwise I doubt very much about our survival.
You big Christian organizations out there, I’m just don’t want you to sit around and talk about this issue, I want you to get involved. Who am I to give you such an order, I am a believer in Jesus Christ our Lord, that’s who I am, and believe me He is watching to see what you will do. “Onward Christian Soldiers.”