THE AMERICAN DREAM: "NEVER HAVE SO FEW STOLEN SO MUCH FROM SO MANY"
Without approval of Congress or public opinion, a few unauthorized
individuals have blatantly changed the spiritual concept of our Nation’s legal
system and erased its’ religious heritage.
A few years ago a pastor and his wife visited Washington, D.C, and, among
other sites, visited the United States Supreme Court. Standing inside, they
gazed upward at the magnificent marble sculpture of Moses holding the Ten
Commandments. There is no mistaking the significance of this massive
artwork by Jewish artist-sculptor Adolph A. Weinman. The pastor knew the
sculpture’s history. As he and his wife stood admiring it, what startled them
was the guide’s explanation of its’ meaning. She said, "Between the images of
the people depicting the Majesty of the Law and Power of Government
(Moses), there is a tablet with ten Roman numerals, the first five down the left
side and the last five down the right (the Ten Commandments). She went on,
"This tablet represents the first ten amendments, or what we call "The Bill of
Rights." The pastor was shocked at her ignorance! The ten amendments?
What happened to the Ten Commandments?! He couldn’t believe his ears.
The Commandments were gone. Replaced by "amendments." Who authorized
such a sweeping change? When confronted about the alteration, the guide
knew nothing of Moses and the Law of God--or the carvings’ original
meaning. She was merely repeating what she had been told to say.
The substitution of "amendments" for Commandments was not implemented
by Congress and democratically-made choices of the American people but by
a small minority whose names remain hidden and faces unrecognized.
Hear this: The voice of the people had been silently replaced by an
unidentified few. Mentally, make a quick trip to Russia and the replacement of
government by a small mob. The same thing had happened in America. In
contrast, James Madison, a chief contributor to the Constitution, explained the
Document’s relationship to God: "We have staked the whole future of
American civilization, not upon the power of government but upon the
capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten
Commandments of God." In 1892, the United States Supreme Court declared,
"Our laws and institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the
Redeemer of mankind." Today that attitude has changed. A few private
individuals have taken it upon themselves to correct the Supreme Court and
Madison’s erroneous ideas.
This kind of political deceit is not new. Hear me: In parts of the old Soviet
Union less than 5% of the population were card-carrying Communists--but
they forced total control over the 95%. In the United States approximately 5%
of the population are atheist. Yet this 5% are aggressively forcing control over
the 95% and stripping the U.S. of its’ religious freedom and national heritage.
The ACLU–American Civil Liberties Union–is leader in that effort.
Instead of banning references to God in government, the writers of both the
Declaration Of Independence and the Constitution urgently encouraged the
people to call upon Divine Providence. The Constitutional Convention was
failing until Benjamin Franklin rose and urged the men to pray. Every
President since has sought the Nation’s prayers. This was the concept imbued
into both historic documents--the Declaration and Constitution--and was the
attitude the Founding Fathers expected of all future generations. To deny that
obvious truth is to resort to fraudulence and deceit. But, the 5% are doing that.
Our Founding Fathers did not leave us without guidance as to their intent for
the merging of civil and religious matters in American life. Today, these men
are being replaced by traitors to the cause of freedom. Our forefathers clearly
expressed their position in the Declaration of Independence when they said:
"And for the support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection
of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, and
Fortunes and our sacred Honor." When the U.S. Supreme Court building was
constructed with Moses and the Ten Commandments given the most
prominent position, it was with the full blessing of Congress.
President John Quincy Adams explained, "Our Constitution is designed only
for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government
of any other." He went on to say, "The highest glory of the American
Revolution was this: It connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of
civil government with the principles of Christianity." Of the Declaration of
Independence, he declared: "It laid the cornerstone of human government
upon the first precepts of Christianity." Note the expression "indissoluble
bond." Where do the 10% get support for their position? Not from the
Constitution or its authors. It comes from their self-centered deceitfulness to
ignore the will of the masses, to suppress the 90% majority and accommodate
their own egoistic ways. How is their tactic different from the tactic of
Communism’s 5%? There is no difference. Were the men alive today who
fought British tyranny and defeated the greatest army and navy of their day,
they would oppose today’s 10% with equal dread. Can I prove that statement?
Yes! When Patrick Henry said, "America was not founded by religionists, nor
on any religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!," he was not booed-down
by politicians. He was applauded by Statesmen. Were he now to return he
would find that his beloved America was being robbed by political bandits.
Case in point: America’s public education occupied the highest academic
standard in the world until atheist Madelyn Murray O’Hare (one of 5% in her
day) succeeded in removing prayer from public schools. Since that time
American educational standard has plummeted to the level of a Third World
Country. Whether the effect of prayer on individual students had been spiritual
or psychological is not the issue. The fact is, the benefit was there. At an
extremely high price America forfeited its educational accomplishment to
satisfy the 5%.
Michael Newdow, an atheist, filed suit in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals to remove the words "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance and
sued to remove our national motto, "In God We Trust," from all U.S.
currency. Replacing American coins and bills will cost the national treasury
billions of dollars. Newdow cares absolutely nothing about that or the rights of
the 95%. Our National Anthem, the "Star Spangled Banner", contains the
words "In God is our trust". Another beloved national hymn, "America" says
"God shed His grace on thee." Also at risk are "God Bless America." What
about "Our fathers’ God, to Thee, author of liberty, to Thee we sing. Long
may our land be bright with freedom’s holy light, Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King!"? The 10% tells the 90% they can no longer sing these in
public. What does the majority do about it? Cry in their pillows at night! With
little resistance from the masses, the 10% forbids displaying the Ten
Commandments or other references to God in Courts, classrooms, and
government property across the land. Washington, Madison, Jefferson,
Adams, Hancock, and other early American statesmen would react violently to
this destruction of our moral foundation.
Political freedom and spiritual strength are inseparable. This nation is
dependent on both. When the foundation of Godly truth is removed from
political life the nation will collapse. There is no other way.
The 10% has also targeted the Church. It is only a matter of time before
Churches and religious organizations will be stripped of their tax-exempt
status and forced into bankruptcy. You have been forewarned. This is
coming. When that happens thousands of congregations across the land will
lose their property, buildings will be seized and sold, and Christians will find
themselves on the streets. Don’t be fooled! This is the plan of the 10%.
Churches who own valuable mid-town property in high-tax areas cannot
afford the same assessment as Fortune 500 Companies, Banks, and major
Corporations. Here is what I am saying:
The failure of the Constitutional Convention was not in the Document they
composed. Failure lay in the fact that the authors could not anticipate that
centuries later devious minds would search for silent areas in the document
and then claim those silences were what the framers’ intended to be its’
strengths. For example: Since the Constitution says nothing forbidding
homosexual marriage, proponents argue that the Constitution’s lack of
prohibition grants liberty for such unions to take place. Another deception:
The oft-quoted "separation of Church and State" expression, which does not
even appear in the Constitution, came long after the drafting of the
Constitution and appeared in a personal letter Thomas Jefferson wrote a
Baptist Association in Virginia assuring them that the State would never
threaten the safety and well-being of the Church. The State would remain
separate from the Church’s operations.
Did Jefferson imply that all references to God would have to be removed from
American government and public life? Absolutely not! That was not the
consideration. Nor had it ever been. Instead, Jefferson stood with others whose
signature on the Declaration Of Independence told King George that with
"firm reliance" they depended on the "protection of divine providence." The
Cornerstone of American government was laid in the cement of patriotic
blood--and patriotic devotion to the Almighty. Today, in direct opposition to
the will of the Constitution's authors, the 5% forbids displaying the Ten
Commandments in class rooms and Courts of the land. The 90% doesn’t
count. Instead, the intent is to reduce America to a godless atheistic society.
Proof? The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the one that heard Michael
Newdow’s case, has already ruled that judges--not parents--have final say in
what 6 and 7 year old school children are taught about sex, homosexuality as
an alternate lifestyle, the use of condoms, etc.
Question: Why are American Churches and other believers spiritually and
politically powerless before enemies who, numerically, are so vastly inferior?
Before giving my opinion as to the Church’s spiritual inability to withstand
the 10% minority, let me first give an illustration from history: During
Colonial America’s "Great Awakening", 1740+, Jonathan Edward’s ministry
was opposed by Charles Chauncy, a prominent Boston pastor who encouraged
congregations to resist Edwards and the revival sweeping the nation. Even
though tens of thousands of people were converted and brought into deep
relationship with Jesus Christ, Chauncy insisted the unusual manifestations
accompanying the ministry of Edwards, George Whitfield, John Wesley,
others, were not the work of the Holy Spirit. To him, it was meaningless
As is true today, the manifestations Chauncy saw were shocking. People fell
under the power of God, vibrated for hours, lay seemingly dead for a full day
and night. The sight was alarming. But, in denying the work of the Holy
Spirit, Chauncy shoved New England into a pit of dark unbelief. Spiritual
lights went out across the land, ultimately hundreds of historic churches went
into Unitarianism: Denial of all miraculous manifestations became the public
norm. Overnight, congregations became overwhelmed by agnosticism and
ridicule of the miraculous. Without the Holy Spirit’s guidance, Christian
bodies that had once been fortresses of evangelical truth were swept into a
subtle lie of unbelief.
With more pastors than judges, more churches than courts, the God-believers,
like people hypnotized into inertia, passively watched the nation's moral
identity be stripped away. Never in political and church history had "so few
stolen so much from so many." Today, the 10% are "little foxes" that destroy
the vines and are capable of bringing America to crashing defeat. Read Song
of Solomon 2:15, that describes them. What can one do to help? First of all,
become fully acquainted with the Holy Spirit. He is your source of wisdom
and power. Accept Him as He is. Don’t try to re-cast Him into your
denominational image. If His manifestations challenge you, accept the
challenge. Don’t fight them. Your own survival and that of the nation depends
on it. If you are a pastor preaching a watered-down gospel, stop it! Stop it
now! America needs spiritual power! Don’t become another Charles
Chauncy. Be filled with the Holy Spirit as Jesus provided and be one of those-
-of whom the Lord said to Gideon--"Go in this your strength and you shall
save Israel" (and America.). It is unthinkable that the 90% of Americans can
be defeated by a paltry 10%.
That secular fact compels us to acknowledge the rampant unbelief and
Scripture-denial in today’s Church. In the same pattern of Chauncy and New
England’s congregations, modern Christians have been taught to reject the
Holy Spirit’s miraculous manifestations. A huge number of modern believers
have no concept of the Holy Spirit’s visible works. Like devout Jews on the
Day of Pentecost who were "confused ... amazed ... perplexed", Acts 2, these
too accuse those experiencing such manifestations of the Spirit as being "full
of new wine." Because of this, the uninformed ones miss a genuine encounter
Where there is limited relationship there is limited power.
Where there is limited power there is limited resistance.
Where there is limited resistance, there is maximized failure.
The enemy wins.
To miss any potential of the Holy Spirit is a loss of critical proportions. It
affects every area of one’s life. And the modern Church has missed much. As
New England Christians, who were scripturally powerful and strong, later
found themselves defenseless before demons of unbelief, so current Christians
find themselves weakened before politically-deceptive and faith-destroying
powers of darkness. In every case, the victim becomes easy prey to inferior
opponents. The difference between the American Church now and the 1776
Revolution is that the Church then was more spiritually united in its fight
against the enemy. Not so today. Much of the modern church has switched
A century ago, Charles Spurgeon shouted his warning about the Church’s
denial of the Holy Spirit. He said: "Death and condemnation to a church that is
not yearning after the Spirit, crying and groaning until the Spirit has wrought
mightily in her midst. He is here! He has never gone back since He descended
at Pentecost ... Brethren, if we do not have the Spirit of God, it were better to
shut the churches, nail up the doors, put on a black cross and say, ‘God have
mercy on us!’ If you ministers have not the Spirit of God, you better not
preach and you people had better stay at home. I think I speak not too strong
when I say that a church without the Spirit of God is rather a curse than a
blessing. This is the solemn word: ‘The Holy Spirit or nothing ... and worse
The day Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor the American flag flying above
the U.S. Naval base at Honolulu had a second flag beneath it: It was a simple
white banner containing the Cross of Christ. In full view, and with the
approval of every government office from Hawaii to the White House, the
Cross shared the same pole with Old Glory. No one dared challenge it. By
long precedent, it is the only flag allowed a higher position on the pole than
the Stars and Stripes. From the 1776 birth of this Nation onward, the Cross
protected believer and unbeliever alike, identifying, defending, fortifying, the
moral fabric, and heritage of this nation.
Moses and the Ten Commandments inject integrity, unity, character,
wholeness, ethics, principle, rationale, and moral fortitude, into every aspect
of American life. Our domestic foundation rests upon all of it. Without that
understructure, we fall. In that fall, the Nation will have surrendered its
greatness to inferior, low-level political demons. And America will become
only a memorable page in history. If the 10% succeed in their attack against
America, everyone–including the 10%–will lose. To counteract that loss, our
duty as Christians is to "mutually pledge to each other our lives, and fortunes,
and our sacred Honor," that, "this Nation, so conceived, and so dedicated,
may long endure."
Whether or not America continues to provide a safe haven for Christians and
others, the good news for believers is this: "Our citizenship is in Heaven from
which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will
transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." Philippians 3:20,21. Hallelujah! So ...
"Cheer up, ye saints, Fresh Courage take!,
The clouds you so much dread
Are rich with mercies
And shall break, in blessings on your head!"