OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS CHRISTIAN MEN
In my visits to Christian Churches around America I observed the congregations of many churches becoming more and more composed of women and elderly men. This decline in the percentage of younger vital men who profess to be Christians attending Church regularly is remarkable.
Where have all the Christian men gone? Perhaps more important is why they have left. The decline has been persistent over the past fifty (50) years. During that same time span, America, the only Nation in the world formed as a Christian Nation, by Christians, for Christians, has undergone the most radical changes in it's history.
I, as a young man attending a public school, each day the class was begun with a prayer. Today you can be jailed for praying to Christ in a public school. Yes, jailed.
The principal of Pace High School in Pace, Florida, Frank Lay, who was charged with violation of an order entered by Federal Judge Margaret C. "Casey" Rodgers, prohibiting him, the teachers and the staff of Pace High from praying or holding any religious ceremonies at school or at school functions, which originated out of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. Lay had a prayer conducted at a Pace High staff function (a building dedication with no students present). This was deemed a violation of the court's order and Lay was charged with contempt of court. A brazen unconstitutional act such as that could not have occurred in America before 1960.
Let me expand upon the statement above that America was formed as a Christian Nation, by Christians, for Christians. All things have a root, a genesis. America's genesis was when the first pilgrims arrived in this the new world. What they agreed upon became the first foundation for written law in the new world.
This writing is known as "THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT", dated November 11, 1620. Here is what 41 of the ships passengers agreed to be their Constitution, their foundation. 39 of those 41 were the "Separatists" fleeing religious persecution in Europe. Read what they signed;
"Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly in the Presence of God and one of another,covenant and combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact,constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as such shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience".
In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod on the eleventh of November 1620.
This document is the very genesis of America. For the Glory of God, and the Advancement of the Christian Faith. This document preceded our Declaration of Independence by 156 years. Note that this document that was the governing statement for the foundation of America was one (1) paragraph long. Your Congress now has a bill being pushed through comically called "Health Care Reform", when it really is a tax and spend bill requiring the redistribution of wealth from those who work to those who do not, that is over 2000 pages long. Why so many words? To confuse you, that is why. You can bury the truth in an avalanche of words. Thomas Jefferson said with great foresight over 233 years ago, "Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now".
I asked above, where have all the Christian men gone? How is it possible that this Christian Nation of over 307 million people, with the latest statistics showing that 76.5% of the population profess to be Christians, are ruled by despots? How can 224,437,959, almost 225 million people calling themselves Christians, allow a small minority to take subject the one Nation in the world founded for the Glory of God and the Advancement of the Christian Faith?
What is progressing in our Nation is blasphemy to God The Father, and Jesus Christ. Those in power are marching forward to remove all vestiges of God and Jesus Christ from your life. It is now forbidden to pray in public. It is forbidden to publicly display the Commandments of God. It is forbidden to place a Cross on your land. The United Nations has a resolution brought by The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Under the resolutions that have been proposed by the OIC, a Christian pastor who claims Jesus is the only way to salvation could be charged criminally, under a UN human rights resolution, for defaming Islam.
Sacred marriage is made a mockery of. Churches are now marrying same sex couples. Millions of babies are butchered each year here in America. Your liberty is threatened. The Natural rights conferred by God and declared in our Constitution are being eroded and will soon be lost. How long will God continue to bless this Country when He sees these abominations flourish? We cannot know that answer, but we do have The Word of God.
"Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me".
Who is responsible for the iniquities being imposed upon us all? You, and I, as Christian men are responsible. We have not met our duty or responsibility to God and Country. Thomas Jefferson, the author of The Declaration of American Independence once said, "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty". Are we as Christian men timid? Unfortunately most are. However even timid Christians are still Christians and only need leadership and a reasonable way to regain their strength and find courage.
WHAT IS OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY AS CHRISTIANS ?
We must first understand what is meant by the word Duty
Duty (from "due," that which is owing, O. Fr. deu, did, past participle of devoir; Lat. debere, debitum; cf. "debt") is a term that conveys a sense of moral commitment to someone or something. The moral commitment is the sort that results in action and it is not a matter of passive feeling or mere recognition. When someone recognizes a duty, that person commits himself/herself to the cause involved without considering the self-interested courses of actions that may have been relevant previously. This is not to suggest that living a life of duty precludes one from the best sort of life, but duty does involve some sacrifice of immediate self-interest.
1 Our first duty (moral commitment) is to God and Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
How do we do this? The Word of God guides us.
Jesus said to her, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, although he may die, yet he shall live". John 11:25
The word BELIEVE is mentioned 131 times in the Bible. This repetition underscores the importance of this word. What is meant by this phrase, BELIEVE IN? Many Christians think that if they really believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God they are saved Christians. Even the Devil and demons believe in Jesus. So we must dig into what is meant by BELIEVE IN, to see what is meant for us to do.
To fully understand the importance of what "believe in" means, we must first go to the root of the word. The New Testament was written in Greek. The Greek word for believe is Pistevo which means;
A. To Adhere; to give support or maintain loyalty. B. To hold fast or stick by, as if by gluing or fusing.
With this understanding, now look at what Our Lord Jesus Christ, is saying in John 11:25
"I am the Resurrection and the Life. whoever Adheres, Remains Loyal, Holds Fast to Me, although he may die, yet shall he live".
Jesus said in John 14:15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command".
What did Jesus Christ command of His followers? To have no other Gods but God The Father, and to Love each other as you Love yourself.
To Love one another is probably the most misunderstood phrase in the Bible. What does Love mean? A simple but very concise meaning of Love is "DON'T HATE".
In the Greek, love has several precise meanings, we can infer from what Jesus said, that His meaning was "Philia" or friendship. It is a natural affection, like that felt by parents for an offspring. Used to describe relationships within the family.
In our daily lives as Christian men we must understand His command to Love each other as yourself. Love also is correction. We must correct our own faults before we may correct others. How can the dutiful father correct his child if he himself does the very thing he demands his child not? That would be taken as hypocrisy and create resentment, not love. Resentment is the foundation for all rebellion and discord within the family.
When Jesus said we must Do unto others as we do unto ourselves. When we understand that CORRECTION is a key part of that command. We as Christian men must correct ourselves, our Family, our Neighbors, which includes our Community and Our Nation.
Herein lies our Duty to God. We must Hold Fast, Stick With Him, and Correct (love) ourselves as we Correct (love) those around us.
If we as Christian men would truly Adhere to Jesus and obey His Commands, the wolves would be driven from power over the Lambs of God. Do you accept this responsibility?
2. The second duty (moral commitment) we Christian men have is to our family.
Before we can accept our Christian duty to family we must know Who Our Family is.
Christ has told us the answer, "For whosoever shall do the will of God, The same is my brother and my mother". Mark 3:35.
Our duty is to all the members of the Family of Christ. When Christian men understand this command and work in unity with their Christian brothers, those that are of the family of the Devil will not be over any of us
The Christian family must be headed by men with virtue, Noble in character and deed. When the family is led by a Noble Man the family will follow him out of sincere respect To be Noble is defined as , possessing, characterized by, or arising from superiority of mind or character, or ideals, or morals. If we are to be sincere men of Christ we must be Noble. Sarah, the wife of Abraham, addressed him as "My Lord", because Abraham was a noble man of God. How many of our wives would address us so?
We are living a very special time of Spiritual Warfare. Christ has told us essentially those not with Him, are of the family of the Devil. John 8:42-47 (New King James Version)
42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
We today, most certainly live in a time when most of those who have power over us are not of God. They do not hear His words, nor do they have any desire to do so. They want what their Father wants and do what their Father does. You know them by their deeds. Now! Christian men must do what our Father in Heaven wants of us and be not deceived.
We as men of God know that we must protect and provide for our wife's and children. How can you do that when your freedom is being eroded? How many men are now unemployed? Millions is the answer. Why are they, is the best question to ask. The reason millions of jobs are moving to China and other Nations is the product of a plan by those that oppose God, to reduce God's Nation, to that of a third world Godless country. You all know or must have a very good idea that what is happening to our economy is not by chance. It was planned. It is our job not to outline the many problems facing America, your State, your City, or your Family, you are aware of those. It is our job to solve those problems and with Christian men working in unity of purpose WE WILL.
Only committed Christian men working as a family should, can, and WILL restore Gods Nation. It is not to late to gain or regain that nobility within you. Just Adhere to Christ Jesus. It is time we together Stand up for Jesus. Stand up for your Family, Stand up for America. Let us today resolve to be Christian Soldiers marching as to war. This is a Spiritual War. We Will Win, for Christ is our Head.
"Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generations of them that hate me". Exodus 20.5
I invite all who will take a Stand Today, to send me an email at MESSENGERTogether WE WILL restore this One Nation Under God.
In the name of He who I serve, Jesus Christ Our Lord
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