Why must Christians Engage with the Culture by Influencing voting in America?

By Dennis Petersen

The fact that the battle to preserve our society of liberty is a spiritual war against demonic principalities in high places is more evident now than ever before in our lifetime.  The question is – will God’s people who are called by His name not only humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, but will they be the preserving salt of influence on our society or will they continue to be ‘trampled’ by society’s mountains of influence?

The Power of Keeping People in Darkness (ignorant)

The gross darkness of ignorance that prevails in today’s world results from one thing. The historic disciples of Marx, Lenin and Mao know very well that society-wide ignorance depends on deliberate re-education, perversion of the knowledge of true history, and the censoring of moral truth and God’s Word.  Paul insisted that Christ followers “prove all things.” Why?  Faith (in God, the Bible or all truth) comes by hearing the Word of God! Without a clear declaration of relevant, Christ glorifying Rhema (spoken) words of God’s timeless truth, people are lost in confusion, deception, and pop culture entertainment, devoid of substance that challenges us to seek God.

We Americans are facing an imminent presidential election more crucial to our freedom and well-being than perhaps any election in our nation’s history. Yet, the mountainous influence of the main stream media, big tech and big pharma have effectively divided us politically by a total charade, a farce, a completely corrupt series of schemes to confuse and divide many of us from our ability to see that we’ve been cut loose from our anchors of morality, historic roots and God’s truth.

Only 6% of Americans hold to a Biblical worldview

Only 6% of American adults, and only 2% of American millennials actually hold to the very basics of a Biblical worldview, reports the Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center.  Disturbing news indeed since 61% still claim to be Christian.

The definition of a biblical worldview included affirmation of the following doctrines.

  • First, the existence of absolute morals communicated through Scripture.
  • Second, Jesus Christ lived a sinless life.
  • Third, God is the all-powerful, all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today.
  • Fourth, salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned.
  • Fifth, Satan is real.
  • Sixth, Christians have a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people.
  • And seventh, the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

The 6% of Americans who have a Biblical worldview represents a drop-off from 9% in 2009, reports Barna.

After seeing recent statistics reporting the dismal record low of citizens in USA who embrace Biblical Christianity, it’s appropriate to recognize how our culture has created such a shallow approach to whole truth.  This is notably seen in the misconceptions that many Christians have about Scripture. They establish premises about truth based on misquoted verses without full context, because they’ve been taught by preachers who miss the balance of God’s righteous requirements with the amazing mercy of His grace.

Examples of misguided beliefs

** “in Him we live and move and have our being” Acts 17:28  It’s focused on “me” – personal fuzzy feeling about God’s care.  But what happens when we read the whole context?  Acts 17:23b-28…

What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.  The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.  And he made from one man every nation (ethnos) of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’” as even some of your own poets have said, For we are indeed his offspring.”

** “if my people humble themselves and pray and seek my face… then will I hear from heaven and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.  Repentance directed by our humble free will is a noble principle we are encouraged by here… but read the whole context starting at verse 13 and then on to verse 19-22.

When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence (plague) among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules, then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to rule Israel.’

 “But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments that I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will pluck you up from my land that I have given you, and this house that I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’ Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore, he has brought all this disaster on them.’”

** “the truth shall make you free…” John 8:32. We must read the whole statement of Jesus starting at verse 31.

So, Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The Deranged Strategy of Exalted Demonic Powers in High Places

Virtually the entire “mainstream media” despises the amazingly energetic and uncompromisingly fearless incumbent Donald Trump.  But why?  He resurrected the U.S. economy.  He made America energy-independent.  He destroyed the ISIS caliphate.  He kept his campaign promises.  All this, while fighting off a never-ending coup against him. That same media fiercely supports – and actually pretends to idolize – the challenger Joe Biden.  He’s a feeble, constantly lying, unprincipled, corrupt career politician.  His mental disintegration is now so apparent and advanced that he can barely speak coherently.  They all recognize, of course, that Biden is simply a smiling and soon-to-be-discarded Trojan horse.  Hidden behind the curtain, impatiently waiting, are the radicals, the socialists and the Marxist revolutionaries who plan to burst out and rule America if the shell of the Democrat platform prevails.

Today’s Democrat Party is, for all practical purposes, insane – or as President Trump put it, ‘totally, stone-cold crazy.’

“Democrats demonize and ‘defund’ the police that protects them and then complain when crime skyrockets. They encourage violent communist-anarchist mobs to burn down our cities.  They insist they can change the earth’s weather by adopting a bizarre totalitarian-socialist program that would destroy our economy and annihilate individual rights. They believe convicted terrorists should be allowed to vote from prison. They believe a beautiful, full-term human baby about to be born, can be slaughtered at will. They disagree with God, insisting that there are dozens of different genders – and that men can get pregnant. That is insane.”

What’s happening in the Party of Derangement

World Net Daily editor, David Kupelian, writes in his essay about the Trojan horse of our time:

 “Today’s Democrat Party has become possessed by the dark revolutionary spirit of Marxism, which in reality is based on hatred and rebellion against God, against His commandments, against His morality, against the very idea of objective truth. Marxists want their own truth, their own laws, their own morality, their own biology, their own science, their own heaven … on earth. They want nothing to do with the Judeo-Christian values that have long served as the moral foundation of America – which they openly hate.  And yet, these are the very people who believe they’re much more intelligent and moral than you, and who, in just a few weeks, fully intend to take over America forever.”

Forever?

Rush Limbaugh puts it starkly: “If the Democrats win, that’s the end of democracy. It’s the end of the two-party system. We’re going to have a one-party government that is going to devote itself to eliminating all opposition. That’s what’s at stake. If they win, I think the Republican Party essentially ceases to exist.”

How is that even possible, seeing as America has been a two-party system for centuries?

“One of the first things they will do,” explains Limbaugh, “is grant statehood to D.C. and Puerto Rico, and that will give them four Democrat senators. They will never lose control of the Senate. They will never lose control of the House. They will pack the Supreme Court with who knows how many new justices, and they’ll all be left-leaning justices. And it won’t take them long to do any of this. And after they’ve done it, there will be a one-party state. The United States will be a one-party government.”

A Clear Prayer for God to Rise Up Against the Wicked!

If we American Christians do not persistently petition our Lord for His mercy, guidance, and protection for our nation, and do everything in our strength to use our God given abilities and influence to urge fellow citizens to actively vote, the influential ‘gates of hell’ will corruptly steal this election. … And if we do not get more serious about being the beacons of light to our communities – ongoing from here on – our feeble testimony will be squelched by tyrants who hate God and hate you.

Psalm 94:16-17 “Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands up for me against evildoers?  If the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence.”

Tyranny requires that the truth be silenced, that real history be erased and rewritten, that speech be restricted, and that individual thought be silenced.

In this time of constant turmoil, false flags, wars, civil unrest, and now internal bio-terrorism and manufactured pandemics, a major agenda of the demonically influenced state’s ruling class is to silence all dissent, and mandate conformity.  And remember, the reason many of us live in denial about the reality of that, is because of the natural human inclination toward “normalcy bias.” Our brains are wired to resist change. But there is a globalist ruling class, whether we want to believe it or not. But, what many of us miss is that Jesus IS King of all earthly kings. He is the one who sets up kings and brings kings down. And Jesus has all authority in heaven and earth. And He has delegated spiritual authority to His disciples. Not to use randomly but to exercise on behalf of the direction of the Holy Spirit who lives in us and will never leave us or forsake us.

It is imperative, considering a tyranny’s plan for total control, that it stifles criticism and retains the power to control the mainstream narrative, while aggressively eliminating all other resistance and questioning.

This is the state of the world that we live in today. As things continue to deteriorate, nonconformity cannot be allowed if global governance and a global reset are to be successful.

Current censorship has reached levels not seen in the past

… and with all the advanced technology available, this despicable plot to silence thinkers and hide the truth could affect all forms of speech.

It is getting much more difficult to find truthful information, as those like Google, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and many other venues are eliminating content and access to content at a blistering pace.  A day rarely goes by without something we are reading or researching on these sites is taken down or hidden.

This can only lead to a world consumed by propaganda alone, thus guaranteeing that only the state narrative will be presented in any mainstream or easily accessible format.

A Change in our listening habits must be Top Priority

You Must reset your inputs.  Turn off network media channels and learn to regularly – daily if possible – listen to trustworthy voices reporting what God is doing and prophetically inspiring His servants to speak into our culture.  Access not only conservative voices like Dennis Prager, and secular news commentary from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham, but find Christ honoring voices you can resonate with.  I’ve appreciated Charlie Kirk, Mario Murillo, Lance Wallnau, Scott Lively, Jeremiah Johnson, and Pastors Jack Hibbs and Rob McCoy.  Look up their posts and channels on YouTube and spend serious time catching up with truth filled insights that will inspire you, equip you, and inform you with God’s perspective on what’s going on in your world and how to navigate it.

This is our real and dangerous situation because doctrines of demons are out to destroy mankind

It’s especially ominous, considering the likelihood that through vaccination or other methods, much of the population could soon become subject to transhuman experimentation where injectable nanoparticles and chips could be used to alter human behavior.

Corrupted Power is always troubled by any that dare to think and dare to question

This is not a new phenomenon, as tyrants throughout human history have censored writing and speech in order to protect their power structure.

In ancient times and not so ancient times, books were forcibly burned to keep the populace from having access to any material that was not acceptable by the throne or by the current political authority.

In cases of resistance to ‘high’ authority, many were also killed by the state, and in many cases these ‘cleansings’ were targeted to the educated class, because they had the capability to think critically and express their ideas publicly. If you’re not informed about the historic period of the Reformation, start watching the historic dramas on RedeemTV.com. The period of European history beginning in the 1300s with John Huss and John Wycliffe going into the 1500s with Martin Luther and William Tyndale is one of the most heroic episodes of God’s providential guidance of human history. It makes you realize more powerfully the fact of the hand of God in human society’s experience as recorded in Acts 17 when Paul spoke about God determining the times of nations and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26).

Those that held power by force of arms would never allow criticism and dissent, because that could lead to hostility and insurrection by the people.

In this time of Covid and this fake virus pandemic, things have changed in part, but much is as it has always been throughout history.

Money, power, and control have always been the key concerns of the ruling class. But the methods to keep that power and control have changed. Instead of the sword and guillotine, propaganda and fear have become the primary tools used to fool the people into compliance. In order for propaganda to work, elimination of dissent is imperative.

Censorship plays a huge role in any effort to gain support of the masses, because without the possibility to reach the bulk of the people, the truth tellers become marginalized, and are shunned and ridiculed as troublemakers and conspiracy theorists.

The Broadest Mind Control Effort in Planet Earth’s History

The biggest censorship push in history is taking place today, which means that the biggest propaganda push is also underway.

This false flag event called the coronavirus pandemic is not about one king seeking control over his subjects, but is about the few globalist elitists attempting to take over the entire planet. There is no question that they are demonically inspired.

This is a global effort that is run by the few top claimed elites, with their tentacles of power reaching almost every country on earth through control of the banks, corporations, foundations, and the entire political class system.

Many have fought and died in order to protect free speech, but all speech is now under attack by the forces of evil.

If the globalists were to have their way, free speech would be lost forever.

This is the world of the Internet and computerized system saturation. Censorship today takes on a new sophisticated look through so called “fact checkers” and compliance to “community standards” but it’s meant to accomplish the same goals as in the past.

Blacklisting users, blocking content, and algorithmic manipulation allow for the state to control information, and with that control of information, it stands to reason that the general public will then be easier to manipulate and keep in check.

The acceptance of tracking and tracing technology, continued isolation, vaccines capable of altering the DNA structure of individuals, chips and dyes mimicking the mark of the beast, and a continued state of fear will lead to an end of what our society has long considered the state of normalcy.

The result sought is a new order, a “new normal,” that will be totally controlled by ruling ‘experts’ claiming to be able to sustain you, protect you, appease you, meet all your needs, and eliminate your worries.

This system is called technocracy, and is dependent on a societal class fully controlled by an upper class.

Does this sound familiar? It should, as that is what all tyrants want, but in this day and age, it will look much different.

All of this relies on a willing public

And in order to achieve that total compliance on a scale this large, the human spirit must be broken, and love, family, emotion, responsibility, open communication, mass gatherings, and debate must be squelched.

Once the pathetic masses accept this ruse, and acquiesce to the mandates coming, they will be transformed into a machine-like state through technological manipulation claiming to make life easier, safer, and more convenient.

A totally digitized system is necessary in order to retain constant control. This may sound outlandish, like a dystopian science fiction novel.  But it is exactly what is happening right in front of all of us.

Will Christ’s Faithful Followers Do What Past Faithful Heroes Did?

A completely new world is coming upon us for a limited time.  It happens by eliminating truth, eliminating our historical roots, and hiding all that is real and honest.  What is left is a fantasy, but this fantasy will be deadly.  Only those who, like the Pilgrims of Plymouth, are willing to form local bonds of true Ekklesia fellowship community and educate their children according to God’s Biblical truth will avoid the fate of Lot’s wife. She was consumed by her own longing for the shiny objects of this world rather than follow God’s escape route into the unknown. Abram followed God to a destination unknown that was predetermined by God alone.  And we have been given Abraham’s faith to trust God for our destination, no matter what happens in the world around us.

Seek the truth, seek honesty, ask questions, and believe nothing unless it can be personally verified. Do not allow the takeover of your lives by these monsters claiming to be your saviors.

We now know the plans of the enemies of freedom – the enemies of God.  It is absolutely foolish for Christians (the 50% who don’t vote in elections because doing their civic, constitutional duty is somehow beneath their dignity) to think they can continue their worldly guided behavior and not be accountable to God for it. They are assigned by Jesus to be preservative ‘salt’ to their culture. That takes deliberate effort. They are modern day equivalents to Ezekiel’s watchman on the wall.  They will be judged for their inaction when they could have prevented the destruction of their peers.

They have failed to think…

What would their family’s life be like IF BLM, Inc invaded their neighborhoods?

What will they do when tyrannical bureaucrats marginalize honest citizens who conscientiously choose to opt out of arguably dangerous public health mandates?

In controversial times, we must prayerfully think! And think extra hard before we act.

You and I can’t force someone to adopt an opinion against their will. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still!”  Don’t even try to do it. Refuse to argue with fools who embrace death over life, license over responsibility, and promised safety over daring to risk our temporal comforts.

Only God’s Spirit Can Open Our Spiritual Eyes that have been blinded by Deception

We are seeing publicly the open expression of ‘doctrines of demons’ – hellish teachings popularly accepted as correct for the masses. But you are a chosen generation; a distinct people for God’s own possession; to shine forth His redeeming and purifying light in the midst of darkness. Focus on truth and share it with those willing to receive it.

Just ask yourself; what is the chief aim of following Jesus?  Abundant life and knowing God intimately.

Ask; what is the chief aim of the devil?  To steal, kill and destroy.

What is the genius of the US constitution?  God is our King.  We have freedom of thought to be citizens – we the people – free to pursue a life of God’s order under a Biblically inspired nation of written laws – God’s 10 commandments. Righteous truths are eternally self-evident, teaching people to learn self-restraint. The unrighteous require external controls that can’t be enforced without draconian, anti-God restraints.

The mask and personal physical distancing rules by human governors do not recognize “natural laws of God’s creation.” Those natural laws are so obvious, that to ignore them, becomes absurdly stupid.  Not only do such foolish restraints endanger humans physically amid a sea of constantly changing opinions, they dehumanize personal relationships, leading to all manner of social and mental disorders.  If you doubt the fallacies of such conclusions, take the time to watch censored research reporters like those featured on TheHighWire.com, NaturalNews.com, and HealthImpactNews.com. Be informed by honest dissenters from the mainstream.

God is giving all of us an opportunity to influence the outcome of our nation because He commanded His disciples to actually disciple the nations of the world.  And that is possible because He proclaimed that all authority had been given to Him. Do you honestly believe that? Then why not make every effort to participate in the process of determining the leadership of your own nation under God?  Vote for freedom of conscience and the liberty to proclaim the truth of God.  You’re voting for a platform of principles, not for a personality. This is a rare opportunity in our generation. We now have a crossroads before us where every vote counts. Who, in their right mind, wants to throw their vote away by either not voting or voting for a platform determined to enslave all humanity by a globalist agenda? 

Only by constant intercession for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven… for His Kingdom to invade our earthly community… for His enablement to guide us to speak the truth to enlighten the darkness… these must be our priorities in each day God gives us breath. 

 Psalm 95:10b-15 promises us with consolation:

“He who teaches man knowledge—the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath. Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.  For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.”

Ref. https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/many-have-fought-and-died-in-order-to-protect-free-speech-but-the-biggest-censorship-push-in-history-is-taking-place-today/

How To Obey God Honorably in a world full of corruption and dishonesty

By Dennis Petersen

compass over mapToday’s world is filled with all sorts of deception.  Sharp discernment is required for those who really want to discover the things that are true.  If we don’t want truth we won’t search for it.  That’s why we need to be discerning. That takes a special level of heart and acuity to be able to do that in an honest way.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires…”

How far does that spread?  It’s in every sector of society, isn’t it?  It’s in education.  It’s in religion.  It’s in the business world.  It’s in politics.  They will find teachers according to their own desires.  It’s natural to the human condition, isn’t it?  We want to hear what we want to hear and we don’t want to hear anything that we don’t want to hear.  So Paul goes on to forecast in the letter to Timothy what to expect: “…and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”

You may wonder: “Why would people believe in a myth?”  Yet, it is so common today that many people will treat you as sort of an outcast if you don’t believe in their popular myths.

What are some myths that dominate the landscape of our world today?

Evolution, Universalism, Socialism…

What could be more of a myth than the idea of evolutionism – that everything ultimately came from nothing with no designer?  Yet people believe it.  It’s a commonly held myth.  And, of course, very intellectual scientists get behind it, those whose hearts are darkened.  They do not desire to have discernment to know what is true.

I make no apology about this.  Think. It goes for other areas of human thinking and understanding.

Think about universalism.  That’s the idea that everyone will eventually get to heaven no matter how evil and hateful to God they are. They wrongly think that God certainly can’t be unforgiving to everyone so all must be acceptable to God.  Think.  God is forgiving to those who humbly acknowledge their utter lost condition and their need for His mercy.  God does forgive them.  He’s just not going to force them to turn to Him in their need.

Socialism – there’s another myth – the idea that we can all have everything, even if none of us do anything.  Let’s face it.  That doesn’t work, does it?

So here we have these dominant myths in our society today. 

First is Mother Nature – that’s the primary icon for evolution.  It just happened by itself.

Next is Universalism – God is too loving to send good people to hell.

And the inevitable outcome of the first two is the promotion of socialism.  The socialistic state will take care of you.

They are all frauds.

The basic Biblical Principle Needing our attention?

God created man to thrive in the world that God made by working to make it into something – using his God-given creativity, ingenuity and initiative to make it more than it started out.

God is the one who orchestrates the entire universe from the very beginning.  He is the one who created it all.  He is the one who created man.  He is the One who gave man initiative, creativity, abilities and skills.  God is the awesome genius Who gives us all that is needed to achieve the purpose He has designed.  And we do it by work.

Work isn’t a curse. God gave man work to do in the garden before the curse.

When people come into our Bible-believing churches with compromised views, how should we encourage them to evaluate the truths of the Bible?

Do you really believe that we should prove all things?  That’s a good way to start a conversation with anyone.  It’s a simple way to get them thinking about God and His purposes for all of us.  And use the basic qualifying question if you find they are open. (more…)

95 Reforms for Reformation, Then and Now

Does the number 95 mean anything special to you… Especially in the light of the month of October?

When you think about what happened just 500 years ago in Germany – 95 points of discussion were posted on the community bulletin board, a church door – a lowly monk unintentionally set in motion a sequence of events that changed the world more than any other single action by a human being since the resurrection of Christ. 

 My missionary friend in South Africa, Dr. Peter Hammond, has provided for us profound insights that can impact our priorities for generations to come if we’ll take them to heart. 

Unprecedented

Western civilization has been blessed with the greatest freedom, productivity and prosperity ever known in history. The liberty, standards of justice and creativity enjoyed in Western civilization is a direct result of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.

First Things First

Our Lord Jesus Christ taught:

“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.”

Matthew 6:33

The Question of Authority (more…)