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IN RESPONSE TO GAY MARRIAGE
I have been pondering the recent Supreme Court Rulings and their ramifications (along with tens of millions of other Americans [and no doubt people all over the world]). My thoughts follow:
1. In response to the ruling on gay marriage, it was reported (Washington Post) that more than millions of people (presumably worldwide) slapped a rainbow flag over their Facebook photos to “celebrate pride.” In my personal experience, this great number included people who are close to me -- people who I love and care about. I personally was shocked and horrified. I knew things were bad, and I tend toward pessimism, but it would appear that large portions of society have drank and digested the kool aid of gradualism/ incrementalism/ radical egalitarianism (and the vast majority don't even know what those "isms" are). Things are worse than I thought.
The homosexual movement is not just about policy change. It’s also, crucially, about changing social attitudes. Our social attitudes are informed largely by what we believe is standard or acceptable in our social group as a whole. And every day, whether we realize it or not, we receive lots of different messages on these norms. The overall American "message," as represented by the left, has changed and is still changing. That message is now hostile to Christianity.
2. The homosexual movement is a symptom of a MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM. The problem, as I see it, is the general societal failure of the church of Jesus Christ of America (as a whole) to exert any real and substantial influence on the greater American culture. (This observation is NOT intended to finger point, but it is an observation, and I believe it to be valid. I am a Christian and I love the church of Jesus Christ.)
3. We are in UNPRECEDENTED, UNPRECEDENTED, UNPRECEDENTED TIMES [redundancy mine] in human history. People of faith NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF THE ZEITGEIST. American Heritage Dictionary defines it as: "THE TASTE AND OUTLOOK CHARACTERISTIC OF A PERIOD OR GENERATION." Webster says: "THE GENERAL INTELLECTUAL, MORAL, AND CULTURAL CLIMATE OF AN ERA." (GERMAN / GREEK - ZEIT, TIME + GEIST, SPIRIT.) THE ZEITGEIST IS SIMPLY THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE, THE PREVAILING PHILOSOPHY OF THE TIME. The zeitgeist of America 2015 is now seriously altered. Why? Because five elitists who went to Ivy League schools and got law degrees said it should be, and because the "education" they received at said schools helped to shape and mold their anti-Christian beliefs.
4. The institution of the family is seriously undermined. Fatherlessness is now rampant and the nuclear family is falling apart. The media is corrupt. The powers of darkness have been unleashed on this God Blessed America. And evil, it would seem, has never had so many weapons at it's disposal.
"But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive. You can feel their pressure, yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?"
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Commencement Address (A World Split Apart), 8 June 1978
5. The true church of Jesus Christ does NOT reside in a building (or buildings), and people of faith everywhere are going to HAVE TO COME TOGETHER UNDER THE BANNER OF GOD, CHRIST and HIS TRUTH (as revealed in Sacred Scripture). It is now essential to our mutual survival. AND BECAUSE OF THIS FACTOR ALONE, I DO BELIEVE THAT GOOD THINGS (EVEN VERY GOOD THINGS) WILL EVENTUALLY COME. IT WILL BECOME A NECESSITY. It always has been, but now it will become clear that Christianity, in its pure form, is the only and final refuge of man. The judgment upon Christianity is really the judgment upon the betrayal of Christianity. The last days are now here, and it is time to for people of faith to COME TOGETHER under the banners of love and truth.
-- Posted by Ted Baccich, 1 July 2015
In 1982, Ronald Reagan said, "Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle that's now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas, a trial of spiritual resolve, the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish, the ideals to which we are dedicated." CCA asks the question: Are we losing the test of wills, the battleground for character? <<READ MORE>>
THE WAR IIThis will be the shortest blog CCA will ever write, sort of. The following videos are an absolute must view for anyone who wants to understand more about the direction our country is headed. Why call this blog, "The War II?" Watch the videos. These are the only videos CCA has ever embedded. <<SEE VIDEOS>>
Ronald Reagan once said, "Our military strength is a prerequisite to peace, but let it be clear we maintain this strength in the hope it will never be used, for the ultimate determinant in the struggle that's now going on in the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas, a trial of spiritual resolve, the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish, the ideals to which we are dedicated."What does one think about when one hears the word, “war”? <<READ MORE>>
Recently, over the Christmas holidays, I was driving home happily and listening to the Sean Hannity radio show. Because we were in the heart of the Christmas season and I was listening to an iconic conservative talk show, I expected to hear cogent, logical, and perhaps even inspirational conservative thought. This particular show was being led by a guest host (not Sean Hannity, but presumably a colleague). A caller was speaking to this host about the recent repeal of the Military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Policy (DADT), and the show’s host mocked him by saying, “What’s wrong with Sodomy?” The host went on to dismiss the caller’s concerns as “silly.” <<READ MORE>>
Where were you when the world stopped turning? That is the question of the day. It is also the name of an Alan Jackson song about that terrible day, nine years ago. There are a few events that are so significant and impactful in world history, whereas, when they happen, almost any given person can tell where they were and what they were doing when it happened. The assassination of JFK (if you are old enough to remember), the attempted assassination of
Madelline McCann, Jaycee Lee Duggard, Jessica Lunsford, Natascha Kampusch, Jessyca Mullenberg, Elizabeth Smart – If you are reading this and you do not recognize these names, you need to read further, because these precious children all have something in common. They are, in a way, every man’s/ every woman’s children. These children are the victims of a society that has run amok in touchy feely, perverted, cowardly justice. These children are the victims of a society that coddles criminals, exalts egalitarianism, and increasingly despises moral absolutes. These are the children who are victims of what is today a global horror called abduction and pedophilia. <<READ MORE>>
In 1927, an American socialist named Norman Thomas, who was six times candidate for President on the Socialist Party ticket, said that the American people would never vote for socialism, but he said under the name of liberalism the American people would adopt every fragment of the socialist program (reference Wikipedia). His observation has proven tragically prophetic. As of this writing, our great nation is on the brink of implementing Socialism by sheer political will. What is government run health care really all about? <<READ MORE>>
We live in a haunted world. Never before in the history of the Republic have so many with so much in their power felt so threatened. The world and its power centers are more tightly coupled than ever before. The future is uncertain and the collective unconscious of America feels it keenly. The economy is erratic and unstable. Pornography streams into our homes like crack cocaine via the internet and cable TV. Homosexuality and its myriad of predatorial perversions are more militant than ever before and it threatens our children directly. The traditional nuclear family is rapidly becoming a relic. <<READ MORE>>
Abortion. The mere mention of the word causes almost instant polarization. It is the quiet holocaust of our time. On January 22, 1973, The US Supreme Court legalized, and in many ways societally legitimized abortion. Stating that a woman may abort her pregnancy for any reason, up until the "point at which the fetus becomes 'viable,'" the “Justices” ignored and usurped the foundations of our Constitution. Volumes could be – and have been – written about the atrocious Roe v. Wade decision. This post asks a simple question: Where is the voice of the American church in legalized abortion? <<READ MORE>>
Please Join Us As We Fight. Take a Stand Today:
1. Call your elected representative and get involved now. Take a few minutes and let them know what you think about the issues you care about today. Let them hear your voice about illegal immigration, government run healthcare and the many other issues that we all currently face. The Capitol Hill switchboard number is: (202) 224-3121, or toll free at 1-877-851-6437. It only takes a few minutes to make a call, and your vote does matter. Remember in the year 2000, that the President of the United States was elected by 537 votes in Florida. The margin of victory was 0.0092%. For every one person who actually calls or writes their elected leaders, there are generally hundreds, if not thousands that he or she is speaking for. Remember to always be polite, respectful and to the point when calling.
2. If you have not already done so, REGISTER, click on link and take advantage
privilege. Stay informed of the issues and carefully consider who and what you are voting for.
3. Get yourself and your family involved in a decent church. There are no perfect churches, but there are decent ones out there. Find one and remember that God requires us to keep holy the Sabbath Day. Church attendance is a benefit and blessing of a free society, and it is a basic human need. Do not take this freedom lightly or one day it may be gone.
4. Support your local candidate or run for office yourself. Want change for the better? Make it happen. Take time to visit your local party headquarters when it matters most – immediately prior to an important election.
5. Watch out for your neighbors, and help them when there in genuine need. Like it or not, we are our brother’s keeper, and that implies moral obligation to those in need.
6. Get involved in worthwhile causes and para-church organizations such as the
Manhattan Declaration and so many others that are fighting for liberty
and the common good of humanity. Getting involved can be a lot easier that it seems and with the internet at your fingertips, one can "get involved" in about 5 minutes. Your voice counts!
7. Speak out whenever an opportunity presents itself. Let your voice be heard; be salt and light. Comment on news stories; write letters to the editor. We are convinced there is a quiet multitude in this country who will not speak because of the fear of ridicule. Speak out boldly anyway; and especially if you know in your heart that you are right, and you might just wind up turning a few heads in the right direction.
8. Live your life like your influence matters. It does. You cannot change the entire world, but you definitely can change your little corner of it.
9. Pray and believe in God. Make a conscious decision to have faith in His eventual triumph over all powers of darkness (both personally and corporately).
10. If you are married, love your mate; stay faithful in word and deed. If single, love your Creator, and seek a mate if you wish. Live a life of integrity.
11. Love your children. Raise them up with godly wisdom and discipline. Keep them from the horrible influences that are now so pervasive in the culture. They truly are the future.
12. Live for God first and foremost. Live for a purpose that is greater than yourself. As Saint Francis of Assisi once said, “Preach the Gospel always – if necessary use words.” Remember that there are no small rolls in God’s Kingdom. As