Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Believer’s DECLARATION of DEPENDENCE















As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and based on the facts of God’s Word, I DECLARE myself to be FREE INDEED (John 8:36).

My liberty is seen in three realms: First, concerning the god of this age, to whom I once belonged, I have been DELIVERED from the power of darkness and have been translated into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son (Col. 1:13), turned from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

Secondly, concerning my relationship to this world system, my Saviour gave Himself for me that He might deliver and rescue me from this present evil world (age), according to the will of God my Father (Gal. 1:4).

Thirdly, concerning the terrible slavery of sin, the Scriptures declare that though I once was the slave of sin, I am now the slave of God (Rom. 6:17-22) and the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).

The source of my liberty is found in the cross of my Lord Jesus Christ in which I truly boast (Gal. 6:14). The cross is my Statue of Liberty, as it were. It was there that my soul was set free. In Christ’s death I died, and in Christ’s life I now live (Rom. 6:4).

Based on the unchanging facts of God’s Word, I joyfully declare myself to be dead indeed unto sin and alive unto God in Jesus Christ my Lord (Rom. 6:11). I am not free to live as I please or do as I want. I am free to serve Christ and do as He pleases, living unto the One who died and rose again for me (2 Cor. 5:15).

My Declaration was not written by men, but written by the living God. It was not signed by men, but signed by the Lord Himself and sealed with the blood of Christ. God has declared me to be FREE INDEED and I am to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made me free (Gal. 5:1).

My Declaration is not a Declaration of Independence, but rather a "Declaration of Dependence." I declare myself to be totally DEPENDENT upon my God. Of myself I cannot keep the law. I cannot measure up to God’s righteous standards. "How to perform that which is good I FIND NOT" (Rom. 7:18). The more I try in and of myself, the more I seem to fail, "for the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do" (Rom. 7:19). I thus acknowledge that Jesus Christ is my only deliverance from my wretched self (Rom. 7:24-25).

The Lord Jesus Christ is MY VINE (John 15). He is my LIFE SOURCE. Apart from Him I can do nothing, because HE IS MY LIFE (Col. 3:3-4). The battle is the Lord’s! He shall fight for me. The life is the Lord’s! He shall live in me. "Christ liveth in me" (Gal. 2:20). "For to me to live is Christ" (Phil. 1:21). I can’t, but He can. Whenever I try, I fail; but whenever I trust, He succeeds. Thus, with a firm reliance upon my God I will claim the victory which He won and which He gives to me: "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:5-7).

The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!

GWZ I.F.


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Friday, July 1, 2016

Obama the Lawless and the Coming Day of the Lord!













Just in the last eight years we have seen the Obama “regime” rejected and lawlessly over ride unnumbered constitutional and moral laws, while promoting and advocating godlessness and lawlessness in such policies as national gay marriage, moral relativism, political correctness, anti police policies, pro lawless anti American hate groups, anti Christian and anti Israeli policies, anti conservative group bullying, not balancing the budget, establishing crony czars, Obama Care, anti drilling for oil policies, global warming, the destruction of marriage, advancing and advocating abortion, advocating and establishing gays and transgenders in the military,  seeking to destroy the military and its leaders at every turn, promoting and advancing illegal immigration, overriding state laws, keeping the U.S. economy down, anti  the 2nd amendment right, separation of powers issues, subtly supporting ISIS and Islam, seeking to eliminate our borders and the list goes on and on etc... etc...  Oh the hate and vindictive heart of a sold out godless man (Psalm 14, Rom. 1:18-32). Who can stand before such a one as history has testified to us for the last 6000 years (Prov. 14:30, 27:4, Rom. 1:19). This man's full blown anti American zeal along with the godless main stream media and his godless progressive allies have fulfilled all the  dreams an aspirations of the lawless and godless American Left since the early days of the Frankfurt School and Fabian Society.

This man's full blown anti American zeal along with the godless main stream media and his godless progressive allies have fulfilled all the  dreams an aspirations of the lawless and godless American Left since the early days of the Frankfurt School and Fabian Society.

President Obama sees himself “above” the law and outside of its healthy restrictions much as the god of this world (John 8:44). This addiction for power and control from this “pee-wee potentate” is absolutely plain to see for who have a mind, but truly how many do today in moral relative America? In the name of Obama's subtle and deceiving concerns and personal causes, he has rapidly transformed our republic democracy into a tyrannical lawless state. Just as our founding fathers sternly warned us of what would be - when morality and sound biblical absolutes and principles are out right rejected by our leaders and the people - so has it become here in America today. We are no longer the "Land of the Free" but the "Land of Lawlessness and Tyranny".

 My friends, when an American president is leading the world against Almighty God's chosen nation Israel and is leading an outright rebellion against America's godly founding seeking to violate the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God; be afraid be very afraid.

After eight years into his presidency, Obama's agenda has been an absolute success and is an open book for all to see if one wants to be objective. Obama's anti-Semite upbringing has been solidly on display also for these last eight years and has become the subtle global leader in seeking Israel's demise as he continues to radicalize the Middle East. My friends, Almighty God has zero patience for such behavior and even as Israel dwells in unbelief they remain the apple of His eye (Deut 32:10; Jer. 12:14, Zech. 2:8).  My friends, when an American president is presently leading the world against Almighty God's chosen nation Israel and is leading an outright rebellion against America's godly founding; seeking to violate the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God; be afraid... be very afraid (Zech. 14:14)! Obama unknowingly has given over his mind unto his idol Alinsky's master (aka. Lucifer) and is presently one of his key tools in setting the table for Day of the Lord and man's final showdown with their Creator (Psalm 2, Rev. 6-19).
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President Obama see’s himself “above” the law and outside of its healthy restrictions.
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As Chancellor Palpatine (from the fictional Star Wars Saga) slowly and aggressively manipulated the masses, created straw men, manufactured crisis upon crisis, taking power, demonized the good with the end to destroy all opposition to his lawless designs and eventually seized absolute power and instituted himself as savior and emperor; so also can we see these traits in America’s “street organizer” and chief and his lawless minions on the Left.

It is this writer’s sound opinion that Obama and his leftist cohorts WILL fully succeed in their efforts, for in these last eight years they fully have! These "tools" of the Devil (John 8:44) will succeed in putting the final nails into the coffin of this once great Judeo/Christian society and nation, which was established and founded on the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, while blinded to the REALITY that they are single handedly setting the stage for the Four Horsemen's apocalyptic ride (Rev. 6). We as a nation are already far past the POINT OF NO RETURN; fiscally, socially, morally and spiritually and no "Tea Party" or 2016 election will save her from sinking to the bottom of the sea. The Day of the Lord is at the very door! Be NOT deceived!! See Chart

America is already far past the point of no return; fiscally, socially, morally and spiritually and no Tea Party will save her from sinking to the bottom of the sea.

Obama, like the countless others (Pharaoh, Cesar, Hitler, Stalin Mao, Mussolini, Castro etc.) of world's history who choose to out work a vain, godless and lawless ideology (Rom. 1:18-32) have all been Lucifer's pawns and tools for setting the stage for his lawless masterpiece, the "Anti Christ" (Eph. 6:12, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev.13). Once America is removed and rendered useless on the world scene by our ever growing lawless nation and leadership, what will ever contain and stop mankind’s ever growing spirit of lawlessness from permeating through out the entire world and enslaving the inhabitants of planet earth to the despotic fascist reign of godless and lawless men? Nothing at all, for that is exactly where we are heading as a world today; straight into the "Day of the Lord" and "His Day of Wrath" upon the lawless designs and institutions of the world’s leaders and their inhabitants (Isa. 24:4-6, Mal. 4:1). – SEE Chart
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 All Roads Today Lead to “The” Lawless One


Lucifer is “at present” setting the final global stage for the world’s reception and worship of “the” Lawless One (Eph. 6:12, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13). This man will be the lawless pinnacle of human depravity and will be exalted far above all the lawless ones that have ever existed before him - in the history of man - by Satan (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13). Only one event, the Rapture of the Church of Christ and the covenant agreement in Daniel 9:26 prevents his unmasking and manifestation to a godless Christ rejecting world (2 Thess. 2:5-8, Rev. 6:1-2).

This masterpiece of Satan will absolutely despise ALL that is Almighty God; His ETERNAL Person, His ETERNAL sovereignty, His established ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, His OMNIPOTENT creative design, and His ordained and established laws and absolutes for time and ETERNITY (Dan. 7:25, Rev. 13: 5-6). Most of all, it will be this man’s burning passion to tyrannically oppose - lock stock and barrel during this seven year period - Almighty God’s Divine and angelic revelation, His signs and wonders, His godly messengers of the glorious gospel of Jesus Messiah and chiefly - Almighty God’s Christ “the Lamb of Almighty God” (Dan. 7: 25, 9:27, 11:36-39, Rev.17:12-14; Rev. 6-19).

This man will be the lawless pinnacle of human depravity and will be exalted far above all the lawless ones that have ever existed before him - in the history of man - by Satan.

This seven year period will be the junction station of the last 4300 years of the godless and lawless rebellion of Noah’s descendants (Gen. 9:1-19, 10, 11). The horrific devastation and global tribulation at this time will bring to the forefront man’s godless rebellion and rejection of Almighty God’s saving grace (2 Thess. 2:10-12). There is nothing like intense tribulation, oppression, and anarchy to bring out that which is in the heart of fallen man (Gen. 6:3, 5, Jer.17:9, Matt. 15:17-20, Gal. 5:19-21). These conditions will either open the eyes of sinful man to the realities and saving grace and love of Almighty God (Rom. 7:24-25, Eph. 2:1-10), or it will harden the lawless heart of fallen man solid as a diamond (2 Thess. 2:10-12, Heb. 3:15, Rev. 9:20-21, 14:9-11, 16:9). It will be at this time that one’s personal choice will be made abundantly clear. There will be absolutely no confusion or misunderstanding about the choice that one will make at this time. One will either choose to follow Almighty God and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 5:1, 10:2-4) or one will follow the godless insanity of the fallen angel Lucifer and his delusional make believe that will lead all that follow him to ETERNAL damnation and desolation (Matt. 24:15, 25:41, 2 Thess. 2:10-12, Rev. 14:9-11, 20:10-15).

There will be absolutely no confusion or misunderstanding about the choice that one is to make at this time.

All that side with Lucifer (i.e., Satan) and his Anti Christ’s lawless rebellion at this time will indeed be doing so against the ETERNAL ESTABLISHED RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 14:9-11). These “hater’s of reality” will FOREVER share and align themselves with Lucifer’s godless lawless rebellion. These lovers of lawlessness will seal their fate in perdition and ETERNAL Fire (Matt. 25:41, Rev. 14:9-11, 20:10-15), for the anti Christ (the man of lawlessness) IS the abomination that will make all who follow him ETERNALLY desolate (Matt. 24:15, 25:41, 2 Thess. 2:10-12, Rev. 14:9-11, 20:10-15).

In this lawless one’s 3 ½ year autocratic despotic totalitarian fascist global reign, he will be absolutely invincible (Dan. 11:36-39, Rev. 13). He will seek the global worship not just of himself, but for his tyrannical angelic master Lucifer, the father and progenitor of all that is lawless (Isa. 14: 12-16, Ezek 28:13-18, Dan. 11:36-39, John 8:44, 1 John 3:8, Rev. 13). Those that will worship him – at this time – will worship him in a vile state of lawlessness.
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The Righteous One

There is ONLY One who is RIGHTEOUS and gave himself for the sins and transgressions of the whole world. That One is the Son of Almighty God Jesus Christ. The Bible states;

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17).

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" (1 Peter 3:18).

As we see lawlessness abounding in these present days with no end in sight, may your heart be looking to the Savior of mankind.

Do you have a personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ in spirit and truth as the Bible clearly teaches (John 4:24)? If not, be sure to place your trust in Him today. It is absolutely crucial for your ETERNITY. He will deliver you from ALL of your transgressions against the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS absolutes of Almighty God and the lawlessness of your heart (Jer 17:9). May you place your trust in Him today! You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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A "Note" to our readers:

It is our sincere desire that President Obama and the greedy oppressing elites and ruling class of this world would see the big picture and see their desperate need for Almighty God's saving grace which is found in the Savior of the world (the Lord Jesus Christ), Who is KING of kings and LORD of lords (John 3:16-17, Rom. 10:2-4). Indeed a great Day is coming in which great and small will stand before the Son and give a full account for their deeds in the flesh and their rejection and rebellion against the Savior of the world (Rev. 20:11-15). While there is yet time and breath left in their nostrils, may these cry out to the Savior in repentance and with a contrite heart! The Day of Slaughter is at hand, just as James warned of and great it will be (James 5:5, Rev. 19:15-21. 20:11-15)!

America's Rejection of Almighty God and Our Founding Fathers






















If this 4th of July George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Rush and the rest of our Founding Fathers were to come back from the grave and testified against America for her national departure from our founding, the majority of American’s would NOT hear them and would fully reject them. I truly believe Americans would be fully enraged  by their words of condemnation and rebuke and seek to destroy and slander them 24/7 on all the media news outlets and then have them stoned. We as a nation are too far gone morally to restore this nation and the majority of Americans do not have an ear to hear the moral and social conservatism which our founders stood for and believed. This is the sobering reality of our hour and one must ask himself, “Am I strong enough to look into the eyes of this horrific beast of reality and by faith put ALL my trust in Almighty God and in His Word, promises and ETERNAL saving solution (Mark 11:22, Heb. 11:6)."

We as a nation are too far gone morally to restore this nation and the majority of Americans do not have an ear to hear the moral and social conservatism which our founders stood for and believed.

Many TRUE conservatives are scared and truly frightened to death about what lies ahead for our once great nation. They are trapped in a subjective world view without any ETERNAL or Heavenly objective perspective, which is based on Almighty God and His infallible Word. My dear friend, fear not about what is at hand for our doomed nation and the current over whelming crises of this temporal fallen world, for all these things MUST come to pass as the Lord Jesus said (Matt. 24).

Put NOT your trust in any man or woman in these final hours.

Put NOT your trust in any man or woman in these days, even in the conservative talk radio voices of the right for they are oblivious to the ETERNAL realities and only present a subjective world view for their listeners (Psalm 118:8, 146:3-5, Jer. 17:5, 1 John 2:17). May we always be doing our part for our nation, but never trusting in it in such days. May our focus and strength come ONLY from Almighty God and from His precious promises which are for us in His Holy Word (Rom. 8:28-39, 2 Cor. 1:20). From Heaven's ETERNAL perspective the future is always bright.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand my beloved! May your trust be in the Lord of hosts and this reality be seen ever clearer as we head forth to that very hour?

DJP I.F.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stop Playing "Christian" and Start Playing Real!

Today, if you do not know the risen Lord Jesus as the Holy Scriptures truly teach then stop playing "christian" and start playing real! And if you do know the risen Lord and Savior of your soul, may you by faith be trusting in ALL of the wondrous promises that He has given us that can NEVER be taken away (2 Cor. 1:20, Titus 1:2, Heb. 6:18)! Who can hinder the child of Almighty God who understands and exercises by faith the ETERNAL POWER of an endless LIFE (2 Cor. 2:14, Phil 4:13 1 John 5:4)!

 We ALWAYS have the VICTORY in Jesus the RISEN ETERNAL Son of God!

Again, we ALWAYS have the VICTORY in Jesus the RISEN ETERNAL Son of God! This world and its lust is quickly passing away FOREVER, but for those in Christ our lives have only ETERNALLY just begun!!! (1 John 2:15-17, Rev. 22:1-5)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

Just Look At What We Have Become…


















In our Founding Father’s day, the practice of VIRTUE was a crown of honor, not a bigot’s badge of shame. My beloved, just look what we as a nation have become today! We are a nation of godless, narcissistic, self-gratifying, infanticidal murderers - pornographic, sexually deviant, perverse, callous, adulterous, drug addicts and drunks, using the First Amendment as a license to transgress natural laws and moral absolutes in the name of secular human rights. Our American families have been truly decimated and ravished beyond remedy!
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In our Founding Father’s day, the practice of VIRTUE was a crown of honor, not a bigot’s badge of shame.

Our children are godless, desensitized, brain-washed and dumbed-down nimrods corrupted by Hollywood, the godless music industry, the delusional "make-believe worlds" of video games, text messaging and various forms of electronic wizardry. They have become Facebook addicts in publishing their private little lives. They have become desensitized to the violent world in which they live. They see all things through the prism of narcissism, pluralism and relativism, and they are oblivious to basic truths of absolutes and natural laws required for a healthy society and Almighty God's solution for fallen man. They are ever-growing in knowledge but ignorant to the core regarding common sense, and "dumb as a rock" in simple social skills. The remnant of our children who do not possess these reprobate qualities of our secular American culture are labeled as “bigots,” “squares” and “haters” by the masses of America’s reprobate society (1 Peter 3:16; 4:4).

Even Sodom and Gomorrah practiced somewhat sound fiscal policies and their land prospered but they were wicked, violent and godless to the core.

All of this talk today of saving our economy without any sound moral solutions for the ravished family unit is the height of insanity. My dear friend, can't you not see that we are at the end and are presently living the "jungle" lifestyle and existence? Even Sodom and Gomorrah practiced somewhat sound fiscal policies and their land prospered (Gen 3:10-12, 21-23), but they were wicked, violent and godless to the core and were destroyed (Gen.13:13; Jude 1:7)! Almighty God set these as an example and warning to all who follow in their godless steps of blatant and willful violation of His divinely ordained Natural Laws and Moral Absolutes. Almighty God’s wrath is on all such immorality and the base cultures and societies who practice such. How then can we as a nation ever escape (Rom. 1:18-32; Gal. 6:7; Jude, 1:7).

How can any nation survive when ALL sound judgment, morality, personal responsibility and the healthy fear of the coming judgment of Almighty God is scoffed at.

How can any nation survive when ALL sound judgment, morality, personal responsibility and the healthy fear of the coming judgment of Almighty God is scoffed at (1 Peter 4:4; 2 Peter 3:3-4)? My friends, all proclaimers of this message are labeled as "evil" and "haters" by those who are governed by their unbridled passions, i.e., Fallen man (Rom. 5:12-19).
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Today as we see the light dwindling out of America’s torch of freedom, may our hope NOT be found in vain (empty), man-made “solutions of the hour” and hollow promises and solutions like "fiscal conservatism will save or nation". That straw man can NEVER provide a remedy for the desperate needs and dire ills of humanity (Isa. 53:6; 64:6, Jer. 17:5-7, 9-10; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:12; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4).

May your attention be focused - as a laser - on Almighty God, His Word and His saving remedies which are ONLY found in Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:30).

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior according to God’s Holy Word? My friend, may you be sure to know Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24), for ALL your ETERNAL destiny is staked upon it.

The Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!

DJP I.F.

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America, Just Look At What We Have Become…


















In our Founding Father’s day, the practice of VIRTUE was a crown of honor, not a bigot’s badge of shame. My beloved, just look what we as a nation have become today! We are a nation of godless, narcissistic, self-gratifying, infanticidal murderers - pornographic, sexually deviant, perverse, callous, adulterous, drug addicts and drunks, using the First Amendment as a license to transgress natural laws and moral absolutes in the name of secular human rights. Our American families have been truly decimated and ravished beyond remedy!
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In our Founding Father’s day, the practice of VIRTUE was a crown of honor, not a bigot’s badge of shame.

Our children are godless, desensitized, brain-washed and dumbed-down nimrods corrupted by Hollywood, the godless music industry, the delusional "make-believe worlds" of video games, text messaging and various forms of electronic wizardry. They have become Facebook addicts in publishing their private little lives. They have become desensitized to the violent world in which they live. They see all things through the prism of narcissism, pluralism and relativism, and they are oblivious to basic truths of absolutes and natural laws required for a healthy society and Almighty God's solution for fallen man. They are ever-growing in knowledge but ignorant to the core regarding common sense, and "dumb as a rock" in simple social skills. The remnant of our children who do not possess these reprobate qualities of our secular American culture are labeled as “bigots,” “squares” and “haters” by the masses of America’s reprobate society (1 Peter 3:16; 4:4).

Even Sodom and Gomorrah practiced somewhat sound fiscal policies and their land prospered but they were wicked, violent and godless to the core.

All of this talk today of saving our economy without any sound moral solutions for the ravished family unit is the height of insanity. My dear friend, can't you not see that we are at the end and are presently living the "jungle" lifestyle and existence? Even Sodom and Gomorrah practiced somewhat sound fiscal policies and their land prospered (Gen 3:10-12, 21-23), but they were wicked, violent and godless to the core and were destroyed (Gen.13:13; Jude 1:7)! Almighty God set these as an example and warning to all who follow in their godless steps of blatant and willful violation of His divinely ordained Natural Laws and Moral Absolutes. Almighty God’s wrath is on all such immorality and the base cultures and societies who practice such. How then can we as a nation ever escape (Rom. 1:18-32; Gal. 6:7; Jude, 1:7).

How can any nation survive when ALL sound judgment, morality, personal responsibility and the healthy fear of the coming judgment of Almighty God is scoffed at.

How can any nation survive when ALL sound judgment, morality, personal responsibility and the healthy fear of the coming judgment of Almighty God is scoffed at (1 Peter 4:4; 2 Peter 3:3-4)? My friends, all proclaimers of this message are labeled as "evil" and "haters" by those who are governed by their unbridled passions, i.e., Fallen man (Rom. 5:12-19).
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Today as we see the light dwindling out of America’s torch of freedom, may our hope NOT be found in vain (empty), man-made “solutions of the hour” and hollow promises and solutions like "fiscal conservatism will save or nation". That straw man can NEVER provide a remedy for the desperate needs and dire ills of humanity (Isa. 53:6; 64:6, Jer. 17:5-7, 9-10; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:12; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4).

May your attention be focused - as a laser - on Almighty God, His Word and His saving remedies which are ONLY found in Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:30).

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior according to God’s Holy Word? My friend, may you be sure to know Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24), for ALL your ETERNAL destiny is staked upon it.

The Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders for America

















Dear Friends,

One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established.
Moses gave the children of Israel the most sublime principles of government and human behavior, which would have led them to the most prosperous society ever. But he seemed to know that after his departure it would be difficult to hold. No doubt he knew from personal experiences that the Israelites would soon depart from his inspired counsel. He said: "For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?" (Deuteronomy 31:27) He even predicted that they would eventually fall from being the most prosperous and blessed nation on earth into a state of slavery, devoured by other nations, and losing the great blessings of freedom.

The Savior's Sermon on the Mount contained principles of human behavior which, if followed, would have created the highest level of prosperity and freedom ever seen on the face of the earth. But before His ministry was concluded, He gave direct warnings concerning the fate of those who would reject His teachings. As a result, few groups have seen more persecution in the history of the world than those who turned from His true gospel.

When the American Founders set up the first free people in modern times they knew it was risky business. They all realized that any man-made institution -- even under the inspiration of the Almighty -- would be subject to foibles and human weaknesses of those who worked under its canopy. Nevertheless, these men who master-minded the United States of America had the highest aspirations for the great nation they were founding. It was only in their quiet, more somber moments that their apprehensions concerning the future of America came out in concrete phrases and words.

Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders

Many state constitutions include words similar to what is contained in the Arizona Constitution: "A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government." ( Arizona State Constitution , Art. II, Sec. 1) Just as we need to periodically review the principles the Founders gave us so should we periodically review the warnings they uttered about the temptation of a free people to use this freedom to give license to human weaknesses and thus pulling down a great civilization.

In Dr. Skousen's The Majesty of God's Law, he includes a whole chapter outlining some of the most powerful warnings of the American Founders. The rest of this letter is drawn from Chapter 32 of this book giving the Founders' quotes and Dr. Skousen's comments.

The Warnings of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin served as one of the foremost architects in structuring the Constitution, and while most of the Founders were congratulating one another on their remarkable charter of liberty, Benjamin Franklin injected this note of prophetic insight.

"I agree to this Constitution ... and I believe, further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."

All of this went along with Franklin's basic philosophy of sound government; namely, that no people can remain free if they become wicked and immoral.

When a society decays to the point where people begin to fear for their lives and their property, the demands for a police state have always been inevitable.

The Warnings of George Washington

One of the most significant doctrines set forth in the Farewell Address was Washington's extremely insightful warning concerning the peril of allowing candidates to be nominated and national policies to be promoted by competing political parties. In fact, he prophesied exactly what would happen if the American leaders ever fell into the seductive trap of trying to run the nation with opposing parties. He said:

"They serve to organize factions ... to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority....

"Let me ... warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party...."
Almost prophetically he anticipated the encroachment of one branch of government over the others.

He said:"It is important ... that ... those entrusted with its administration ... confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department any encroachment upon another.... The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create ... a real despotism."

Nothing aroused the wrath of Washington more than arrogant bureaucrats actually changing the fundamental structure of government by sheer despotic assertion of administrative power. He said:
"If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpations; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

The Warning of John Adams

Among the warning voices of the Founders none was more forceful in proclaiming the need for a virtuous people to make the Constitution function than John Adams. He said:
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

The Warnings of Thomas Jefferson

During his two terms as President, Jefferson detected some evil and subversive trends which were luring the American people away from the original Constitution. Notice how direct he was in pointing the finger of accusation at the judiciary for corrupting the original constitutional plan:
"Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit, by consolidation first, and then corruption.... The engine of consolidation will be the federal judiciary; the two other branches the corrupting and corrupted instruments."

In other words, the Supreme Court uses its judicial mandates to draw more and more power to Washington; then the Congress and the Executive use this new power to shatter the Constitution and corrupt the dual federalism which was designed to balance the political powers between the government and the states.

Once Jefferson's distant cousin, John Marshall, became chief justice of the Supreme Court, Marshall set himself and his associates up as the "final arbiter" on all constitutional issues. Nowhere in the Constitution was the federal judiciary given the power to enforce its will on the states or the other two federal departments. Jefferson had the Supreme Court in his gun sights when he wrote:
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the [state] governments into the jaws of that [federal government] which feeds them."

The Warnings of James Madison

Madison was known to be the philosophical soul-mate of Thomas Jefferson, but sometimes his contemporaries considered him somewhat paranoid and suffering from fears for the nation that would never happen. But the passing of time was to prove him more insightful than many of his contemporaries had thought. He said:

"If Congress can employ money indefinitely, for the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of the public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, the establishing in like manner schools throughout the union; they may assume the provision of the poor.... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."

The Warnings of Abraham Lincoln

At the age of twenty-eight, Abraham Lincoln gave one of the great speeches of his life. He had been asked to speak at the Young Men's Lyceum at Springfield, the capital city of Illinois. He chose as his subject, "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions." The date was January 27, 1837. Lincoln deplored the spirit of lawlessness that was increasing among the people. He said:

"There is even now something of ill omen amongst us. I mean that increasing disregard for law which pervades the country -- the growing disposition to substitute the wild and furious passion in lieu of the sober judgment of courts, and the worse than savage mobs for the executive ministers of justice. The disposition is awfully fearful in any community; and that it now exists in ours ... it would be a violation of truth to deny."

He was not afraid of invasion from without, but he saw the ominous possibility of self-destruction from within. He said:

"At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us, it must spring up among us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide."

The Warnings of Alex De Tocqueville

In 1830 a young judge from France arrived in America. His name was Alexis de Tocqueville. He came to study the American system. He and his friend soaked up more information about the great American experiment in ten months than most scholars absorb in a lifetime.

Returning to France, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a two-volume work entitled, Democracy in America . De Tocqueville saw the people of the United States passing through several distinct stages.
First of all, he saw the strength of character and moral integrity that would make them prosperous. But as they became self-sufficient he saw that they would be less concerned about each other and much less concerned about the principles that made them a great people. This would leave them vulnerable to the manipulation of clever politicians who would begin to promise them perpetual security if they accepted certain schemes contrived by some of their leaders. He then described what modern students have been led to identify as "democratic socialism.":

"That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks on the contrary to keep them in perpetual childhood; it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing.

"For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances -- what remains, to spare them all the care of thinking and the trouble of living."

"After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned them at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd.
"The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided -- men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till [the] nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

Are not these warnings sobering? Can we not see every one of them in fulfillment today? Yet in spite of all these dire predictions, the Founders assured us there is a manifest destiny for America that would cause her to rise from the ashes. It is this prophecy that keeps us going.

Is each of us doing all we can to help? Have you had a seminar for your friends in your area yet? Can you spare a little of your resources to help us continue?

Thank you for all you do or will do.

Sincerely,

Earl Taylor, Jr.

From the National Institute for Constitutional Studies