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The Gates Are Over Run! (A Bible perspective on American freedom)


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

 

The American citizenry is being battered from multiple attacks and from multiple directions. It is overwhelming. The rapid fire onslaught of domestic and foreign crises seems to be pressing our national capacities and resolve. Our country’s lungs are burning from exertions and it’s muscles are aching from last efforts. Our existence is in the balance. Citizens are frozen with inability and fear. Some are blind with apathy and indulgence. The gates are being overrun by the barbarians of globalism and self interest. The national gatekeepers of every branch of government have and continue to fail us. Is there a hope of renewal and national survival?

The answer is an astounding “YES!”. Bible advocates, though much maligned are and will continue to be the reason for such optimism. While most Americans ‘twitter’ away their thoughts on who is ‘dancing with the stars’, or ‘facebook’ their picks for Sunday’s ‘NFL’ match ups, a real chasm of destruction widens. This week alone, congress will vote to control Americans, cradle to grave, with “healthcare reform.” Afghanistan “flare ups” threaten to critically “break” our military. The dollar is dying, the deficit is raging, and the banks continue to go unaccountable for any of it. The Supreme Court takes on the gun rights issue yet again. The Federal government is consolidating power, loosening immigration policy, and supporting homosexual rights.  These domestic issues pale in comparison to the increasing threat of nuclear proliferation and foreign conflicts.

World War Three is having it’s opening salvos as we pen these words as North and South Korea, China and Taiwan, India and Pakistan all “test” fire missiles on a daily basis. Of course, the rhetoric and scope of calamity between Israel and Iran is truly apocalyptic. Certain media figures cast blame and expose error, but where is the fix? What are the answers? Can anything be done? Does Obama hold our salvation is his hands?

The Scriptures reveal the source of our hope. “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of   the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” -Isaiah 59:19. It is now His battle and in His hands. Our rest is in the calm assurance that God is right, fights for the right and therefore that the right prevails . . . always! It then behooves us to be right and do right. The analogy is this, we put up our resistance, we stand up for the right. When the gates are overrun, and the enemies are on top of us . . . listen for the trumpet of the cavalry.  Yes, God uses human instruments, but sometimes He Himself does a divine coup d’ tat for His own people, His own will, and in accordance with His own Word. Let us stand, let us fight, but above all, let us be right!  Claim Isaiah 59:19, and be willing to be His standard.

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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 Koran, Congress, and the King James Bible


Three iconic symbols compete for national influence on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2011, — While free speech is being debated near Detroit over whether Reverend Terry Jones, the Koran burner, has the right to protest outside America’s largest mosque, Congress readies to debate debt ceilings and budget cuts.  Both debates are important to the country’s future.  They both have an existential tone to the rhetoric.  Passionate voices attempt to convince each other of the righteousness of their respective causes.  There is yet another cause.  Interconnected, perhaps more than we realize, is the steady cadence of another familiar voice offering a tried and true channel of safe passage through the country’s woes. It is from a guidebook of nations, one that has already seen the United States of America through every single crises of its existence.   In every war, every civil disturbance, every fiscal emergency, the King James Bible has been “the rock upon which our republic rests.”

Since before Lexington Green through the current enduring of extreme spring weather events, the King James Bible has been and continues to be the reassuring prose of our national psyche.  Of all philosophies, it has been the scaffolding upon which all other ideas must build upon, and has been the most fortuitous in constantly “delivering us from evil.”  While the Koran demands submission, and Congress pleads for patience and expediency, it is the voice of the King James Bible upon its quadricentennial that reminds us of liberty.

A National Expo will be held celebrating the 400th birthday of the KJV just as Congress steps back into business.  On May 2-3rd on the national mall just outside of the Capitol building, the Expo tent will display a 1st edition 1611 King James Bible along with other Bibles representing the history of its publication.  A working replica of a Gutenberg press will be printing copies of Exodus 20 (the ten commandments) from plates of the old 1611.  The printing and distribution of this chiefest book in all the English speaking world will enter it’s 400th year with a number of celebratory events around Washington D.C.

On Monday, May 2nd, at George Washington University, a series of five lectures will be held from 11am to 4pm.  This is free to the public.  Then at 7pm a fine arts drama and musical presentation will be performed highlighting the making of and American influence of the KJV.  On Tuesday, May 3rd, a rally will be held at 5pm communicating the incredible past impact and commending a future influence of the KJV upon our nation.  A Congressional resolution, H.R. Conc. 38 will be read and multiple presentations made.  More information concerning the event and resolution can be found at www.KingJames400.com.

The Society and culture that the King James Bible has fostered is much different than the one the Koran has fostered.  Congress debates endlessly while the executive branch is accused of offering confusion as a course of action.  Maybe America needs to pause and remember from ‘whence’ she came. Perhaps this anniversary is a Godsend, and the existential debates of personal freedom and national prosperity are right before us.

Contact Mr. Jason Georges

For information:  www.kingjames400.com
Phone: 989-720-2267
Email:  jgeorges@biblenation.org

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Congressional Resolution on the King James Bible


Congress will vote on House Concurrent Resolution 38 recognizing the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.

Contact: Jason Georges, Bible Nation Society Executive Director, 989-720-2267, www.KingJames400.com

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2011 — The ‘Old King James’ is turning 400 years old in May of this year.  This popular translation of the Bible has endured for centuries now and is still gaining strength. A national expo will be held in the Nation’s Capitol on May 2-3, 2011 to honor the influential book that some believe to be the Word of God to the English speaking world. A concurrent resolution has been entered into the House of Representatives by the bipartisan team of Republican Representative Aderholt, from Alabama, and  Democrat Representative Rahall, from West Virginia.

“The King James Bible deserves to be recognized for its contribution to American society,” says Doug Levesque, of the Bible Nation Society, a sponsor of the event.

“It really has been the vehicle that formulated our language and programmed our thinking for centuries.  There is no equivalent piece of English literature.”

This particular translation of Scripture is the best selling, most purchased, and most distributed book of all time.  All but one President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, is believed to have placed his hand on this version of the Bible while taking the oath of office. Its well known prose has instilled itself into the every day vernacular even in the 21st century.

An excerpt of the resolution reads:

“Whereas many national leaders, have paid tribute to the surpassing influence of the Bible in the United States development, among them the words of Democratic President Andrew Jackson, calling it ‘the rock upon which our republic rests’;

Whereas Republican President Ronald Reagan also said of the King James Bible, ‘Indeed, it is an incontrovertible fact that all the complex and horrendous questions confronting us at home and worldwide have their answer in that single book’; “

The entire resolution and information about the King James Bible Expo can be found at KingJames400.com. The Resolution will be read on May 3 from the Capitol Building at a rally at 5 p.m., along with an historical ceremony.  This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Mr. Jason Georges

For information: www.kingjames400.com

Phone:  989-720-2267

Email: jgeorges@biblenation.org

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


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British Lord Monckton Warns of UN Power Play for US Sovereignty


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The following video has gone viral on the internet, with millions of viewers outraged.  With stealth and audacity, the UN climate treaty advocates are attempting to drain every last vestige of life from the American Constitution and every last penny from her citizens.  Beware the Copenhagen Treaty!  “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:  but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” -Proverbs 29:2.

Note:  Apparently, Monckton’s recent appearance on the Glenn Beck program has rallied true American voices.  “Copenhagen” may now have to wait until 2010.  Let us pray, and claim the promises of Scripture,“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying], Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh:  the Lord shall have them in derision.” -Psalm 2:2-4.

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Spiritual Wickedness In High Places

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Spiritual Wickedness In High Places


By Chuck Baldwin
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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
never-ending.

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
Constitution.

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!

*If you appreciate this column and want to help me distribute these
editorial opinions to an ever-growing audience, donations may now be made by
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C Chuck Baldwin

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Is the United States a Christian Nation?

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Is the United States a Christian Nation?


by Noel Burton, BNS Supporter

Is the United States a Christian Nation?  While much has been made about our own Presidents comments to the contrary, the bigger question would have to be have Christians lost their influence? Sadly we would have to say yes. In my own lifetime prayer has been removed from school, abortion has been legalized,  same sex marriages promoted and the moral fiber of the nation has eroded to new lows. As a young boy I can remember stores closed on Sundays, school and businesses closed for Good Friday, and even a local network TV station that started and finished its broadcasting days with “Blessed is the Nation who God is the Lord – Psalms 33:12”.

Unfortunately Christians have allowed political correctness, liberalism and general indifference to push us to the back seat. While our nation may not have been established as a Christian nation, no one can argue that it was not influenced by Christian principles and ideas. The very basis of law stems from the Ten Commandments and many of our prestigious universities were established as religious institutions. Even outsiders recognized religion’s effect on the nation. The French Historian/Philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville while visiting the United States in the earlier 1800′s has been attributed to saying “American is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”.

Is it just coincidence that our nation’s prosperity sinks lower and lower as does our moral compass? I think not. This is why more than even the Bible needs to be an influence in our society. God’s word gives us the blueprint to living a successful life. Honoring our parents, recognizing  the sanctity of life, obeying leadership, giving our best – how can these things not be relevant in today’s world? With so much information at our fingertips, we have lost the connection to the most important source of information – the Bible. I recently saw a church sign that summarized it best, “get off of Facebook and get into the Faithbook!”.  Support Bible Nation Society and its mission to return the Bible to its rightful place in our nation.

Noel Burton
Bible Nation Society Supporter

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Pastors Take the Lead to Preserve Bible Freedoms Against Hate Crimes Legislation

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Pastors Take the Lead to Preserve Bible Freedoms Against Hate Crimes Legislation


By:  Dr. Douglas F. Levesque, Founder of the Levesque Institute

Three Michigan pastors launched a Federal lawsuit challenging recent ‘hate crime’ legislation as unconstitutional.   If any references denouncing homosexuality or condemning it as ‘deadly’ behavior  fall under this so-called crime definition, then reading certain portions of the Bible would make criminals out of preachers and Sunday school teachers.  These courageous pastors have decided to take the lead in fighting this foolishness in the courts.  One well known pastor is Bridgeport preacher, Renee Oullette.  We applaud and support men and women, churches and institutions that are striving to keep this nation a Bible nation!  Below are related artlicles.


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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

View live video from the Congress athttp://www.biblenation.org/resources/event-live-streaming/

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