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Date: Friday, 9-Apr-2010 14:36:
Chuck is considering running as Ron Paul's Running mate in 2012.
Saving Souls–Losing Freedom
One would have to be a blind man to not see that America is fast losing the fundamental principles of liberty upon which our once-great country was established. And, without a doubt, the single biggest reason for this decline is the lack of concern and effort on the part of today’s Christians and pastors to resist it.
All over America, when one approaches our pastors and church leaders with the obvious decay and ruination of constitutional government and Declaration principles taking place in our land today, the response flippantly comes back: “God hasn’t called me to do that; I’m supposed to win souls and that’s it.” (Or words to that effect.) As if the call to Gospel preaching, evangelism, and missionary endeavor negates our responsibility as citizens of a free land.
Of course, this call to “win souls” doesn’t interfere with these preachers’ golf games; it doesn’t interfere with their family vacations; it doesn’t interfere with their active membership in whatever local civic organization they happen to belong to; it doesn’t interfere with their hiring of a lawyer if they are falsely accused or defrauded; it doesn’t interfere with their invitations to celebrity politicians for special church recognition on patriotic holidays; it doesn’t interfere with them going to the polls to vote; it only seems to interfere when they are personally asked to take a stand in the gap for our country’s liberties. Then, all of a sudden, they haven’t been “called,” or “God will take care of it,” or “Jesus is coming soon,” or “Religion and politics don’t mix,” ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
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The only thing I can think of to add to this is a question.
What ever happened to the old dedication exhibited by priests and ministers that were not afraid to self-sacrifice their lives for God in a spirit of penance for the sins of men? Where is there any evidence of these men showing a likeness to Christ in their own lives? Where is there any imitation of Christ's virtues? It seems to me they are all too interested in the world and it's pleasures, and not in winning the souls of men to God. Until we all get that same spirit of penance and self-sacrifice and live by it, this country will never be restored.
God will continue to push mankind OFF THE FENCE. It's up to us which side of that fence we get off on. Remember that God does not tolerate the lukewarm. He told us he would "begin to vomit them out of his mouth". This is really a spiritual battle between good and evil, and until we recognize that and act accordingly we are doomed, at least as a country. Remember the bible story of Jonas. Once the king of Ninive understood what Jonas was saying, he caused all his countrymen to do penance for their sins, and God heard their prayers and saved their land. We need to imitate them.
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