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All Hail the King James! Hundreds of Celebrations Mark the King James Bibles’ 400th Year

From princes to professors, parchments to smart phones, and from readings to rejoicings, the world wide phenomenon that is the King James Version of the Bible is being hailed as a cornerstone of society.

Washington D.C.,April 29, 2011 – The King James Bible is coming!  The ‘National’ celebration of the ‘Majestic Legacy’ of the King James Bible will be held May 2-3rd in the nation’s capitol.  In fact, an expo tent housing ancient bibles including a first edition 1611 Authorized ‘King James’ will be on display in front of the Capitol building upon the National Mall.

A series of lectures by a variety of authors and experts will be free and open to the public at the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University on Monday from 11am to 3pm.

A fine arts drama and music presentation celebrating this anniversary will be performed at 7pm Monday, at GWU as well.  Tickets are available online or at the expo tent.

On Tuesday, May 3rd, at 5pm a rally will be held near the expo tent, that will include the reading of a bipartisan congressional resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 38, recognizing the anniversary and influence of the KJV.  Expo event details can be found at www.kingjames400.com.

Multiple events have already been staged in the U.S. and England.  Many more celebrations are being planned all year long and around the English speaking world.  One of the more modern manifestations of the noteworthiness of the KJV is how quickly it gets adapted, and available for new technology.  In honor of the great book, the ‘you version’ application for smart phones will have a flash mob read the Bible in just seconds from all around the world.

Recent attention has garnered the pens of many a journalist, capturing even the attention of notable atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, among others.  Countless books, videos and news stories are also remembering this amazing books story and prominence.  Even Prince Charles has added his reading of John chapter 14 to a global Youtube reading.

“To ignore it, is to ignore the very sun.  It has enlightened our souls about Jesus Christ, and enriched our lives by paving a way of thinking.”, says Doug Levesque of the Bible Nation Society, sponsor of the national event. “In its pages are the answers to our current dilemmas including, the economy, the middle east, and even political gridlock.”

If Americas four hundred years have been artfully influenced by the flowing cadence of the King James Bible, then what help might its confident prose offer us now?

Contact:  Jason Georges, 989-494-3195, jgeorges@biblenation.org, Executive Director, The Bible Nation Society, King James Bible 2011 EXPO May 2-3, 2011, www.KingJames400.com

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The Bible’s Influence Upon the Founding Fathers: Dr. Daniel Dreisbach – Part One

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Spiritual Wickedness In High Places

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Spiritual Wickedness In High Places

By Chuck Baldwin

chuck2Almost immediately after Adam’s fall, Lucifer and his minions collaborated
with evil men to usurp God’s authority and sovereignty. And nowhere is God
more sovereign than in the heart and conscience of man. In the spirit world,
the First Commandment (“Thou shalt have no other gods before me”) is the
battleground that is most fought over. The war for man’s heart and soul is

Nimrod was the first would-be tyrant to try and bring the world into a
global “New World Order.” His handiwork produced the Tower of Babel, which
brought about a cataclysmic judgment from Jehovah. However, while Nimrod was
the first globalist to try and unify the nations against God, he was
certainly not the last. The Pharaohs, Darius, Artaxerxes, Cyrus, Alexander,
Nebuchadnezzar, the Caesars, and hundreds like them have all brought their
tyrannical rule over the hearts of men. And their ideas and passions are as
alive and active in the world today as ever.

With every would-be world tyrant, there is one constant: the unholy marriage
between a supranational government and Big Religion. If Jehovah God made
anything clear in the Mosaic model of government, it was the fact
that–until Christ Himself comes to occupy both offices–the offices of
Priest and King were to be eternally separate. At least one Old Testament
Jewish king learned that lesson the hard way.

Yet, Big Government and Big Religion have always come together for the
purpose of enslaving the masses. The devilish duo of Big Government and Big
Religion killed the Old Testament prophets. They hung Jesus on the cross and
persecuted the early Church. They murdered masses during the Dark Ages; they
managed the Holocaust; and their obnoxious offspring are still at work
today. This criminal cabal has been the bane of genuine faith and personal
liberty since the beginning of time.

When Colonial America fired that shot heard around the world and fought
their way to independence, they broke free, not only from the political
domination of the Crown, but also from the religious domination of a State
Church. No longer would citizens be required to join a particular church in
order to hold public office. No longer would citizens be required to
financially support churches and institutions they deemed to be offensive to
their spiritual convictions. No longer could a religious institution use the
power and force of civil government to subjugate men to its tenets and, yes,
tentacles. Indeed, the apostate kingdom created by Constantine’s spiritual
whoredom ended at the eastern shore of America!

And dare I say that I am proud of my Anabaptist forebears for helping to
embed the principle of religious liberty into American law and
jurisprudence? Indeed, I am! What many Americans do not know (and what many
militant secularists refuse to acknowledge) is that it was the influence of
the Colonial Baptists–most notably, the Baptist minister John Leland–that
was most responsible for the First Amendment being added to the US

Therefore, it is more than disturbing when I see evangelical Christians
being seduced by the ancient Big Government/Big Religion whorish union
today. How can any true Gospel preacher accept federal Faith-Based
Initiative monies, except that he has either lost all understanding of what
freedom truly means, or is willing to sacrifice the sacred principles of
liberty upon the altar of his own selfish interests? How can any true Gospel
preacher not realize that Big Religion has always conspired with tyrannical
governmental forces against the true Gospel message? Why are they so blind
to these devilish conspiracies? At the highest levels of virtually every
major religion, the conspiracy to hijack truth and enslave the masses is
constantly at work.

This is what the Apostle Paul warned about in Ephesians 6:12. “For we
wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.”

Of course, the “rulers of the darkness of this world” are demonic. But it is
also an absolute certainty that these demonic forces accomplish their
devilish deeds through evil men who are given to “spiritual wickedness in
high places.”

Was not the spiritual netherworld complicit in helping to construct Nimrod’s
Tower of Babel? Was not spiritual wickedness at work when Pharaoh murdered
the little children of the Hebrews? Were not dark principalities at work
when Nebuchadnezzar ordered everyone to bow to the image of the Babylonian
leader? When the Lord Jesus called Jewish King Herod a “fox,” was not He
acknowledging Herod’s complicity with evil? Were not spiritual powers aiding
and abetting the Jewish Sanhedrin when they moved the crowd to crucify the
Son of God? When the early Church was being persecuted, was not spiritual
wickedness at work? When nonconforming Christians were thrown to the lions
and sawn asunder, were not their tormentors influenced by these same rulers
of darkness? Of course they were!

Then, why is it so difficult for modern Christians–especially our pastors
and preachers–to understand that this unholy union of Big Government and
Big Religion is as evil and sinful today as it ever was? Why are they
unwilling to recognize that the same devilish system that plagued the Church
throughout the ages–suspended only temporarily by the successful revolution
for American independence–is rearing its ugly head again? Why are they
unwilling to believe that many of America’s leaders (from both parties)
routinely give themselves to luciferian rituals, such as those annual dances
around the fire at the Bohemian Grove? Why is it so hard to believe that we
have leaders (from both parties) who have given themselves to dark, secret
societies, such as Skull and Bones? Why are they not suspicious when certain
religious schools and institutions repeatedly produce many of the leaders
(from both parties) who seem to universally take America down the same path
of globalism?

As most Christians should know, The Beast of Revelation is as much a SYSTEM
as it is a person. As the Apostle John warned, the “spirit of antichrist . .
. even now already is it in the world.” (I John 4:3) He also warned, “Even
now are there many antichrists.” (I John 2:18)

Any Big Government/Big Religion system that seeks to bring nations into
global unity, enshrine a politically correct theology of universalism,
establish Church/State uniformity, and marginalize independent,
nonconformist ideology is nothing more than the emergence of another Tower
of Babel or Beast-like system! And, dear Christian friend, has it occurred
to you that our central government in Washington, D.C., is currently engaged
in all of the above?

Both political parties–including most of our national leaders and news
media–actively promote globalism; universalism is, without a doubt, the
unofficial–but clearly understood–national religion; and anyone who holds
nonconformist views (i.e., pro-life, Jesus-only theology, anti-UN,
anti-illegal immigration, questioning official government explanations of
national tragedies, etc.) is being viciously ridiculed, impugned, and
marginalized by virtually everyone in the national press corps and central
government. Yes, I am saying it, THE BEAST IS EMERGING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.!

The powers that be in both Big Government and Big Religion want to control
both our hearts and our minds. They cannot tolerate dissent. Mind you: they
do not care if one is Republican or Democrat, because at the national level,
both major parties are marching in the same beastly direction. They do not
care if one is conservative or liberal, because the leaders of both camps
are, likewise, marching in lockstep to the tune being played by The Beast.
They do not care if one is Jewish, Catholic, or Protestant, because at the
highest levels, these religions are committing whoredom with The Beast.

If a pastor or preacher is going to be true to his calling today, he must be
willing to adopt the philosophy of the late, great Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
who said, “The more prominent you are in Christ’s service, the more certain
are you to be the butt of calumny [slander]. I have long ago said farewell
to my character. I lost it in the earlier days of my ministry by being a
little more zealous than suited a slumbering age. And I have never been able
to regain it except in the sight of Him who judges all the earth, and in the
hearts of those who love me for my work’s sake.”

Any desire for promotion, pleasure, riches, or fame will quickly make one a
servant of The Beast. And, I’m afraid, that is exactly what many of today’s
pastors and preachers have become.

The fight for independence was as much for the freedom of the heart and mind
as it was for the freedom of a State or nation. In fact, one cannot enslave
the latter until he first enslaves the former. And this is what is currently
at stake: the freedom of the heart and soul to be governed by God and no
other! And this battle will never be won–at least not nationally–as long
as Christians and pastors are unwilling to recognize the enemy for what it
is: “spiritual wickedness in high places.”

P.S. We will start printing THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS next week. This printing
will absolutely be the last printing at the current price. We have not
raised the cost for FREEDOM DOCUMENTS since we started printing them many
years ago. Hence, if you want to get a copy of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS for
yourself or a friend before the price goes up, order now! Plus, if you order
now, you will be among the first to receive a copy of this special Christmas
printing. As you know, these printings sell out fast, so order now!

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2009 Continental Congress, Day 3, Josh Levesque

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Join 16 year old Joshua Levesque as he covers the 2009 Continental Congress in St. Charles, IL

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Historic Continental Congress 2009 Convenes

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Historic Continental Congress 2009 Convenes

Original article posted at the We The People Foundation website.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 may one day be known as the day the American People convened, for the first time in over two centuries, an Assembly of representatives of the People in order to fully exercise of the “Capstone Right” — i.e., the Petition clause of the First Amendment.

At approximately 3:00 pm Wednesday, WTP Chairman Bob Schulz convened the Assembly to begin the selection of Congress officers from the ranks of elected Delegates who will preside over the 11-day long Assembly.  Constitutional scholar and former Presidential candidate Michael Badnarik was selected as the presiding officer of the Congress while Delegate .

Following the ceremonial Liberty Banquet dinner at the St. Charles, Illinois Pheasant Run venue, the Delegates gathered in the main deliberation hall for the Opening Ceremony which wasbroadcast live.  The song-centered ceremony featured presentation of the fifty state flags by the Delegates, as well as several patriotic group songs and inspirational prayers.

For over a decade, WTP Foundation has championed an intensive, well-researched and coherent effort to hold the Government accountable for its escalating violations of fundamental Rights and the Constitution through use of the Right of the People to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  Those ongoing abuses include violations of the Constitution’s tax, money, war, general welfare, privacy and other clauses that are at the heart of the conditions that now plague our nation.  (See our Petitions for Redress)

Although the public has known little about the history or nature of the Right to Petition, scholarly and historical research has established without argument, that the Right, first articulated as the cornerstone of Western Law in Magna Carta (1215), provides the People an individual Right to hold Government peacefully accountable for its abuses.

Far beyond the right to merely send “complaints” to the government (which are virtually ignored by all officials), the Right of Petition embodies the profound Right to enforce the Right to Petition by withdrawing support from the Government until Redress is secured.

Summaries of this important research can be reviewed as part of the legal pleadings of the 2004 landmark WTP lawsuit, We The People vs. United States, which sought to have the Judiciary declare – for the first time in history – the legal and constitutional meaning of the last ten words of the First Amendment. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear this controversial case involving the essence of Popular Sovereignty.

Continental Congress 2009 will take the process of holding Government accountable and restoring the Constitution to the next level by first creating a formal record of the vast violations of the Constitution and Individual Rights now suffered by the People.  Next, the Congress will debate and decide upon a series of practical but strong “Civic Actions” the People may take in order to restore their Liberty.

The agenda for the CC2009 Assembly also provides for the development and adoption of formal “Remedial Instructions” to be served upon federal and state officials, in essence ordering them to cease and desist their official abuses and giving them formal Notice as to the “Civic Actions” of (peaceful) resistance the People may take, en masse, if those officials, yet again, choose to ignore the People’s Petitions for Redress.

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2009 Continental Congress Day 2, Josh Levesque

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A New Continental Congress

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A New Continental Congress

By: Jason Georges, Executive Director, Bible Nation Society

On September 5, 1774, the likes of George Washington, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Jay, John Adams, and fifty other delegates representing twelve of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia to begin the formal discussions that would eventually lead to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.  These men,  who today are considered patriots and founders, risked wealth, liberty, and even life to appeal to a higher authority (the God of the Bible) to separate from a repressive government.  In an attempt to form a better government, they created documents birthed from a view of a world whose ultimate judge was the God who revealed himself in the Bible.

Today, again, Americans find themselves unwilling subjects of yet another repressive government.  And, like our founders, citizens today have begun discussions of a return to the original intents of the Constitution.  In St. Charles, Illinois from November 11-22, 2009 a new Continental Congress of selected delegates from all fifty states will meet to determine a legal and peaceful means to stop the violations of The Constitution of The United States of America and to restore Constitutional governance.” (More information about this meeting can be found at http://www.cc2009.us.)  Many today speak of reform, but to abandon one godless philosophy only to replace it with another godless philosophy regardless of how “conservative” will only lead to repression once again.  The founders appealed to the freedoms bestowed by “Nature’s God” and the “Creator” as justification to revolt.  Talk of change outside of the influence of the “Creator’s” revelation, the Bible, brings as much hope as the change promised by the current administration.  The Bible advocate understands that the only hope for meaningful reform is not simply a return to founding documents, but a return to original reliance on the Word of God.  Will these modern day dissenters recognize that the not so secret reason for our national success has been a reliance on the Scriptures?

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These Are Not Negotiable by Chuck Baldwin (A Bible perspective of American freedoms)

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These Are Not Negotiable by Chuck Baldwin (A Bible perspective of American freedoms)

By: Chuck Baldwin, former Presidential Candidate

This column is archived at

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed
for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn,
that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than
to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the
same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, is
their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide
new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance
of these Colonies.”

I would argue that we, like our patriot forebears, have also endured
“patient sufferance.” For at least a half-century, we have patiently endured
the erosion and abridgment of our freedoms and liberties.  We have watched
the federal government become an overbearing and meddlesome Nanny State that
pokes its nose and sticks its fingers in virtually everything we do. We
cannot drive a car, buy a gun, or even flush a toilet without Big Brother’s
permission. We are taxed, regulated, and snooped-on from the time we are
born to the day we die. And then after we are dead, we are taxed again.

In the same way that Jefferson and Company patiently suffered up until that
shot was fired that was heard around the world, we who love freedom today
are likewise patiently suffering “a long train of abuses and usurpations.”
In fact, I would even dare say that these States United have become a
boiling caldron of justifiable frustration and even anger.

Accordingly, it is incumbent upon us to very seriously and thoughtfully
examine those principles that we absolutely will never cede or surrender. We
have already surrendered much of the freedom that was bequeathed to us by
our forefathers. We are now to the point that we must define those
principles that form our “line in the sand” and that we will not surrender
under any circumstance. Either that, or we must admit to ourselves that
there is nothing–no principle, no freedom, no matter how sacred–that we
will not surrender to Big Government.

Here, then, are those principles that, to me, must never be surrendered. To
surrender these liberties to Big Government would mean to commit idolatry.
It would be sacrilege. It would reduce us to slavery. It would destroy our
humanity. To surrender these freedoms would mean “absolute Despotism” and
would provide moral justification to the proposition that such tyranny be
“thrown off.”

*The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Men without guns are not free men; they are slaves. Men without guns are not
citizens; they are subjects. Men without guns have lost the right of
self-defense. They have lost the power to defend their families and protect
their properties. Men without guns are reduced to the animal kingdom,
becoming prey to the Machiavellians among them who would kill them for sport
or for their own personal pursuits. As King Jesus plainly ordered, “He that
hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) This we
will do–at all costs.

*The Right to Own Private Property

Like the right of self-defense, the private ownership of property is a
God-given right that is rooted in the Sacred Text. As God told Moses, “Thou
shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set
in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy
God giveth thee to possess it.” (Deut. 19:14)

In fact, the history of Western Civilization is replete with the examples of
free men who were determined (even at the cost of their very lives) to
defend the right to own property. Without private property rights, men are
reduced to serfs and servants. Like chattel, they feed themselves by
another’s leave. This we will not do.

*The Right to Train and Educate Our Children

Education has never been the responsibility of the State. From time
immemorial, education has been the right and responsibility of the family.
This, too, has its foundation in the Sacred Volume. “And, ye fathers,
provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and
admonition of the Lord.” (Eph. 6:4)

Therefore, the absolute right of homeshooling or private/parochial/Christian
schooling must never be surrendered. Homeschooling, especially, is
fundamental to freedom. It is not a coincidence that throughout history,
most totalitarian governments forbade parents homeschooling their children.
Any government–federal, State, or local–that forbids, or even restricts,
the right of parents to homeschool their children has taken upon itself the
uniform of a tyrant.

*The Freedom of Speech and Worship

Speech and worship are matters of the heart and conscience (Luke 6:45;
John 4:24). Only tyrants seek authority over matters of the heart. But, of
course, that is what tyrants do: they seek to control men’s thoughts and

Hence, the alternative media is essential to liberty: the Internet, short
wave radio, as well as independent magazines and periodicals. It is almost
superfluous to say that there is no such thing as a free and independent
press among the mainstream news media today. In fact, the major media more
resembles a propaganda machine than it does a free press.

The same can be said for most of the mainstream churches in America today.
They more resemble havens for politically correct, Big-Government ideology
than they do bastions of Bible truth. Therefore, home-churches and
non-establishment churches are increasingly requisite to a free people.

*The Right to Determine One’s Own Healthcare

The marriage of Big Government and Big Medicine has created a healthcare
monster. Already, the dispensing of medical treatment is micromanaged by Big
Brother in a way that has resulted in skyrocketing costs and inferior care
(and in some cases, even death). President Obama’s universal health care
initiatives that are sure to come (in one form or another) will only
exacerbate an already untenable situation.

Free men and women absolutely have the right to refuse vaccinations for
themselves and their children. Forced vaccinations (of any kind) are an
assault against the very foundation of freedom. Free men have the right to
choose their own physicians, their own hospitals, their own insurance
programs, etc. They also have the right to refuse any and all of the above.

God is Creator. He is also Healer (Exodus 15:26). Therefore, how men choose
to seek God’s healing is a private matter between them and God. Alternative
medicine is a right. Already, our military personnel are used as human
guinea pigs to test a variety of drugs and chemicals. Public schools also
require forced vaccinations. And now the push is on to force the general
population to take the Swine Flu vaccine. At the current pace, it won’t be
long until all alternative medicines and treatments will be illegal and the
federal government will be America’s doctor. This is not acceptable.

*The Right to Life

2000 years of Western Civilization have perpetually reconfirmed that life is
a gift of God. Both Biblical and American history repeatedly honor God as
the Source and Sustainer of man’s existence. Therefore, evils such as
abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia must be vehemently resisted. It is bad
enough that any government (especially one such as ours) would legalize
abortion, but the concept of FORCED abortion, infanticide, or euthanasia
could only be regarded as a despotic attack on life and liberty of the
gravest proportion. In fact, under Natural Law, such an attack would remove
said government from the protection of Heaven and would place it in a state
of war.

*The Right to Live as a Free and Independent People

God separated the Nations (Genesis 11). Therefore, it is absolutely
necessary that we Americans maintain our independence and national
sovereignty. We simply cannot (and will not) allow ourselves to become part
of any hemispheric or global union.

There they are: seven freedom-principles that are not negotiable. As
Jefferson said, we are “disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable.” But
cross these lines and free men must do what free men must do: “throw off
such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

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Domestic Enemies

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Domestic Enemies

By Dr. Douglas F. Levesque, Founder of The Levesque Institute

Every soldier and public servant covenants by solemn oath to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, “foreign and domestic.”  We sing, “land of the free and the home of the brave”, thousands of times a day across this country.  We pledge allegiance, “to the republic”, in countless venues, and a myriad of times in our life.  Are such commitments poppycock?  Is our rhetoric without understanding or truth?  I have personally preached a score of sermons related to the commitment of good citizenship and the uniqueness of our heritage, charging good Christians to be good Americans.  I have weighed the times and the seasons, the costs and the ramifications.  It is time to stand up and be counted for right, and align clearly against wrong in our National life.

Wrong War

The examples in Scripture are there for our wisdom.  Consider Judges chapter twelve.

Jephthah and the Gileadites had no difficulty of conscience in fighting against the Ammonites and Amorites when invaded.  The decision to war against such enemies was clear cut, and to fight a defensive war, dependent upon Almighty God was just, even right.  But when confronted by their own countrymen, the Ephraimites, a plea and dialogue was put forth by Jepthah as to his rightness, but to no avail.  Ultimately, the men of Gilead responded to the threats of Ephraim in order to keep themselves from enslavement by their own kin.  A battle ensued.  The tragic deaths of war bloodied the Jordan river.  Jephthah emerges victorious.  We do not want to rally against our own country men, but their incessant threats of enslavement are becoming real chains and rapidly.

Brother Against Brother

With the death of national sovereignty will no doubt come an attack upon personal liberties.  Bible preachers will become “hate mongers”, Christian educators will be labeled “child abusers”, and Christians will be pushed into a deepening silence.  What will we do about it?  What can we do?  I return to the Biblical account for help.

Ephraim, by pride and jealousy, initiated a war of enslavement and conquest.  It was the wrong war to fight.  They should have joined Jephthah against Ammon, but missed out for unknown reasons.  Why did Gilead seem like more of a threat to Ephraim than the Ammonites?  And so it is in America today.  Liberals count Bible advocates as a greater threat than Taliban terrorists, and conservatives do nothing to stop the bashing because their eye is upon the waxing and waning of their ever precious stock reports.  Christians are fighting moral corruption but will not be joined by Democrats or Republicans.  Instead, both parties struggle to free themselves of the “fundamentalist” Christians in their ranks like a leper seeks to be free of his spots.  Do we have a principled or historical leg to stand on?  Who are the real keepers of the Constitution?

A Dark Decision

The men of Gilead were forced to fight, and some day so might we.  Let us refrain from foolish bravado or untaunted saber rattling.  However, let us pledge the flag and the republic with truth.  Let us sing about our land bravely.  Quote the Constitution, herald the Declaration.  Repent of wrong.  Commit to right.  Humbly pray and seek God’s face and miraculous reform, but . . .prepare for the dark decision that faces every Bible believer.  What will you do when your child’s education is no longer your choice, or Biblical truth is considered criminal, or faithful churches are litigated against for “treason” when all thy really do is declare the Scriptures, and hold to the founding fathers own sentiments? The fight is being brought to us.  May God help us and the dark decisions we face as he aided Jephthah and the men of Gilead.

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Independence Now And Forever by Chuck Baldwin

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Independence Now And Forever by Chuck Baldwin

By Chuck Baldwin, former Presidential Candidate

As we approach Independence Day, it behooves us to recall the principles of
America’s founding, especially in light of the ongoing attempt by today’s
political and commercial leaders to merge the United States into a
hemispheric government. In fact, the clarion call for independence is just
as fundamental, just as revolutionary as it was 233 years ago.

Regarding the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams said,
“[Independence Day] will be the most memorable epoch in the history of
America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding
generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated
as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It
ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports,
guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to
the other, from this time forward forevermore.”

Adams went on to say, “You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I
am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost
us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet
through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory; I can
see that the end is more than worth all the means, that posterity will
triumph in that day’s transaction, even though we should rue it, which I
trust in God we shall not.”

Indeed, the signers of America’s Declaration of Independence endured the
sacrifice of both toil and blood. Pertaining to the lives of the signers,
David Limbaugh writes, “Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of
Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were
captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost
wives, sons or entire families. One lost his thirteen children. Two wives
were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of
manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes
completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned.”

Yes, America’s Declaration of Independence, which is our nation’s birth
certificate, was purchased at a very high price. Rightly did its primary
author, Thomas Jefferson, invoke God’s name no less than four times in the
Declaration. Without God, our struggle for independence and freedom would
surely have failed.

Jefferson, along with the vast majority of America’s founders, knew that
freedom was, first, the gift of God, not the accomplishment of men. He
further understood that man’s law must be subordinate to the natural laws of

Therefore, with an appeal to Heaven for the “rectitude of [their]
intentions,” America’s Founding Fathers courageously forged a document that
would put their own lives at risk, but would also change the course of

The question now is, “How long can we maintain our nation’s independence?”
The forces of global government seem to dominate both major parties in
Washington, D.C., most corporate boardrooms, and most newsrooms.

In fact, hemispheric or regional government never had more powerful and
committed allies than former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton,
George W. Bush and now President Barack Obama. Mark my words: if and when
America loses its independence, it will have been these Presidents that led
the way in making it happen.

If the United States is going to maintain its independence and freedom much
beyond the year 2010, it will only be because millions of freedom-loving
Americans (and the governments of the States in which they reside) are
willing to fight for it.

Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826. Daniel Webster
gave the eulogy for both men on August 2 of that year. Included in his
remarks on that notable day were these words: “It [the Declaration of
Independence] is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God, it shall
be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and independence forever.”

To Webster’s words, I say a hearty AMEN! I promise no loyalty to the North
American Union, the United Nations, or any other brand of global government.
When the day comes that I am required to submit to any form of global
authority, I will be an outlaw. There is no freedom without independence,
and there is no independence without eternal vigilance. To my dying breath I
will say with Daniel Webster, “Independence now, and independence forever!”

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