Is a new Reformation happening right before our eyes?

By Dennis Petersen

As the battle for the outcome of the most revolutionary election in American history concludes, the sharply divided ideologies couldn’t be more obvious. Will secular ideals increase or will Biblical principles be restored?

The last day of October is Reformation Day, obscured in our misguided culture by ‘Halloween.’  But election day is just a few days later. So, I’ve prayed for God’s timely insight on the wisdom He would have me share with you today.  I trust you’ll be encouraged and refreshed by what you hear.

Western history after the early 16th Century Reformation – for which we celebrate its 503rd anniversary this Reformation Day – threw Europe into a fierce and bloody conflict. It lasted a hundred years, costing over a hundred thousand lives.  It all happened over a political war that got out of hand because of competing ideologies. The eventual outcome of the Reformation

brought much needed correction to the corrupted, high church that ruled the Holy Roman Empire. It was the only “church” in town. There was no other. The empire itself ultimately fell apart. A secularized and polarized Europe has now become the ‘new normal.’ City-states before the Reformation, were ruled by a centralized, Roman-church-run government. But new nations arose, with clearer national identities, languages and official religions.  Some were Catholic. Others were Protestant. Ultimately, the new world of the Western hemisphere swung the pendulum of Western Civilization in a completely different direction because of the Reformation. Whole new nations, societies, and most importantly, the spread of the Christian gospel and Biblical ideology, transformed the power structures of the planet. Departing from organized state religions of England and Europe, America became the first world super-power, and with no official ties to formal Catholic or Protestant churches. Unquestionably guided by Biblical principles that were rediscovered during the Reformation period, America became far more influential than the great Roman Empire.  Remember that the strength of that empire was what God prepared and used when the Holy Spirit birthed the Ekklesia – the church.  And remember the assignment Jesus gave to His church – to disciple all nations and overpower the very gates – the influencing powers – of hell itself.

Four hundred years has now passed since Virginia’s Jamestown settlers vowed “to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth.”

Another product of the Reformation was our Pilgrim forefathers. They also declared a similar vision in their founding documents: “Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith…” their elected leader, William Bradford wrote of “The great hope, and for the propagating and advancing the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world.”

See: https://plimoth.org/explore/17th-century-english-village/faith-pilgrims

Have you heard of “The Five ‘Solas’ of the Reformation?” – Expressed in Latin, they are:

Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.

Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.

Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.

Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.

These Five Solas emerged from the Reformation. They capture the spiritual convictions of the Reformers on the essentials of Christian belief. These plain Biblical facts call Christians back to the unique truths of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His early Church. They challenge our motivations. They call us to be Bible-based, Christ-centered, faithful and grateful.  As we dare to stand for Christ, we can fight the good fight of Faith and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness with a pure heart.  If we cringe in cowardice, we deny our faith and provoke God’s justice for complicity in the evil works of darkness.

Is your conscience captive to the Word of God? Are you building your life on the solid rock foundation of the Word of God? “…blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it!” Jesus said in Luke 11:28.

What did the discovery of personal salvation do to Awaken changing Western ideas about Tyrants?

The Reformation started from the Biblical insights discovered and expounded about the transformation of personal salvation by men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and William Tyndale. It was all about personal salvation.  But the Reformation also resulted in a virtually global cultural revolution that affected every sphere of human society. Why? Because the society in Europe was so oppressed by the corrupted organized church leaders of the time that the common people finally began to discover from the Bible that they could think for themselves. Before the Reformation the idea of personal liberty was completely foreign to their thinking. They were subjects of their king, who owned everything. That’s

why the American constitutional principle of “We the People” having the liberty to be accountable to our society at large, enabled our nation to become the most exceptional nation to ever exist on earth. It is also what led to the battle cry of the soldiers of the Revolutionary War: “No king but Jesus.”

On April 18, 1775 John Adams and John Hancock were at the home of Rev. Jonas Clarke, a Lexington pastor and militia leader. That same night Paul Revere arrived to warn them of the approaching Redcoats. The next morning British Major Pitcairn shouted to an assembled regiment of Minutemen; “Disperse, ye villains, lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England.” The immediate response of Rev. Jonas Clarke or one of his company was: “We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus.” 

     The Committees of Correspondence sounded the cry across the Colonies: “NO KING but KING JESUS”. Jonathan Trumbull, a crown-appointed governor, wrote back to England: “If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ.”

That battle cry soon rang throughout the colonies making this not just a battle for rights, but for religious freedom as well. That explains why the first amendment of our Constitution deals with our freedoms of religious expression and the right to life.

So now we are facing an entrenched bureaucratic government, corrupted by a secular, increasingly progressive ideology. That’s exactly why citizens have called on our leaders to “drain the swamp.”  Centralized authorities on both state and federal levels have over-ruled personal liberty in many ways. They act as if they were the crowned sovereign, passing regulations and unconstitutional laws that were never approved by citizens.  How dare they dictate that healthy people be quarantined and prevented from their personal pursuits of productive labor.  The choices before us are clear. Will we choose unbridled, progressive, bigger government, serving the religion of secularism, winking at open anarchy?  Or will we dare to reclaim the role of courageous men, willing to stand in defense of life from conception. Will we boldly resist tyrants by peacefully gathering with fellow believers to worship God? Will we selflessly accept our responsibility to obey our own constitution by displacing treasonous domestic enemies vowed to a Marxist ideology?

Dr. Archie P. Jones wrote: “[The American Founders] did not turn civil government, the making, enforcement, and adjudication of laws, over to Satan and those who serve him. They did not surrender the ministry of civil government to those who are in rebellion against God. Instead, they sought to base civil government and law upon the truth. They knew that our nation’s civil government and law must be based upon God’s laws and principles of justice if we are to enjoy His blessings upon our land and people.”

From the new Foreword to Benjamin F. Morris’ monumental history of early America, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States [1864], Dr. Archie P. Jones.

It’s obvious to even a pagan today that God’s blessings on our land and people are in serious decline. The recent calls by some of our national Christian leaders to public gatherings expressly to pray are commendable.  We need to revive regular local prayer and fasting as part of our community spiritual service.  Revival isn’t enough.  We need another heaven-sent, nation-wide Awakening that results in nothing less than a generation-shaking Reformation. Let’s not cease praying for it.

Even a casual observer can see a stark contrast between the modern common expressions of American Christianity and the clear Biblical truths of what Jesus said He would build.  While Christ’s kingdom is remarkably advancing in some other parts of the world like Africa, China and South America, what’s happening in America? What changed as history advanced past the greatest century of world missionary expansion, into the greatest century of world-wide deliberate death and decline into secularism – a national culture with no perceptible ‘fear of God?’

The ruling ideology of our culture has become ‘Secular Humanism’ – simply called ‘Secularism’

Secularism is supreme – not just in entertainment and education, but in business and medicine. The high regard for the folly of naturally carnal humans casts a darkness over society making us wonder where IS the light that Jesus proclaimed exposes darkness, causing darkness to flee with its evil deeds?

There is no neutrality when it comes to religion.  Not believing in God is every bit as much a religious belief as it is to believe in God. To exclude the Bible from public education is a religious decision just as much as it is to include the Bible. It’s called Secular Humanism.  And since Christians in America largely abdicated their responsibility for their local public schools decades ago, the leadership and policy-making void has been filled by the Godless dark ideologies of Marx, Dewey and Horace Mann. When you refuse to fear God, you inevitably fear man and serve idols of convenience, arrogant academia, and ego. That’s humanism. It’s the core of our national culture, education, and even much of what we call ‘the church’ in America. Christians have been conned into believing that government-run bureaucrats are “neutral” in educating our children. This is surrender to a colossal lie of the Devil.

Have we given up the good fight of faith to disciple our nation?

We dare not blame the devil for all the destruction around us.  Believers have surrendered to secularists. And that includes Big Tech social media, network media’s violation of free speech, religious liberty and our right to assemble with our peers. Are we going to continue to sit on the sidelines while wholesale disaster is already in process for our children and grandchildren?

We Christians, and no others, are responsible for the loss of the Biblically based culture laid down by America’s Christian Founders. Over the last 200 years Christians have increasingly abandoned Jesus’ Kingdom assignment from Matthew 16:18 – His Ekklesia assigned to the public square. Compounding the grievance, we’ve embraced a modern idolatry requiring huge budgets, big buildings, and crowds of half-hearted seat-warmers to give an appearance of the biggest influence in the community.  We have forfeited our key role of developing an assembly of wise and faithful cultural leaders and counselors. Now we’re shepherding flocks of sheep with virtually zero impact on the culture. Our success is supposedly measured by how many are in attendance, or how much money is collected, instead of how our city or region is overcoming the works of darkness. How can this be pleasing to God? We are found wanting, aren’t we?

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Are you a Christian? Are you a true disciple of Jesus Christ? Shouldn’t we all consider what is our assignment as we pray for the outcome of electing our nation’s leaders? Why should you equip every voter you can with guidance to avoid their contribution to a potential disaster? 

The answer should be obvious. It’s no different that stepping in to prevent a child from eating rat poison.  And, for starters let’s be clear about how we are allowing our thinking to be poisoned.

Who are you listening to?

If you are spending any time listening to the mainstream media’s evening news shows, you are drinking poison. It’s nearly all corrupted and distorted according to the anti-God, leftist delusions of the elitist owners of those networks. The few good apples left in modern TV journalism’s rotting barrel, are people like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson. By now, most of us law-abiding, God-fearing, freedom-loving Americans have figured out that we have to seek out cable, and online channels with brilliant reporters like Mike Huckabee (on TBN), Glen Beck (Blaze TV), the Next News Network (Gary Franchi), and Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA).  If you want to be updated on what’s actually going on in the world of policy-making and civic events in our nation, you’re not going to be able to know anything close to the truth unless you are listening regularly to conservative talk radio, with brilliant people like Dennis Prager, Sebastian Gorka, and Larry Elder. Pastors and evangelists have their job to do, of course. But if you’re spending any time listening to secular news sources and educators, just switch channels. See how refreshing and positively transforming it can be, drinking truth-filled water from a well that hasn’t been poisoned by Godless immorality and religious humanism.

James exhorts us that, “faith without works is dead.” The meaning is clear. Faith without corresponding action is impotent. – powerless… without effect.  If we are going to fight for the destiny of our nation in prayer, then we must begin by taking responsible spiritual action.  If you’re not serving God with a pure heart – a clean heart – you better take care of that first. Then your responsibility as an American member of ‘We the People’ is to do your part. Vote.  It’s a simple action. And for us believers, it must be manifested by voting for candidates that honor the policies that honor God.

Political issues are faith issues

The reality is political issues affect your freedom to live peaceably, to be able to worship freely, and have a society where you won’t be thrown in jail for bringing the gospel to those in darkness. Political choices are profoundly spiritual issues. Political issues are faith issues. Be sure your vote is never based on a party or a personality. That’s what makes it partisan. That’s what makes it dirty. It is remarkable how many Christians fail to discern political and cultural issues from a Biblical perspective. Your vote is your “amen” and agreement in the earth. Never give your support to anyone based on looks, ethnicity, personality, or party. God says, “Do not judge by appearances.” You’re not voting for your savior. You’re voting for one who can best do the job of CEO of the largest economy and protector of God-given human rights on earth. It is shameful to hear Christians fumbling around, saying they don’t like the tone or tweets of a candidate whose policy actions are undeniably supportive to Biblical values like the sanctity of life, respect for personal property, and law and order. Go beneath personality, gender, skin color or looks. Go deeper than following the herd and voting for the same political party as your family and friends. Don’t be controlled by popular distorted news. It’s known for its leftist propaganda. Guard yourself from the poisonous power of social media manipulation, and media broadcasts.

KFIA has posted America’s Townhall 2020

I like what Dennis Prager said so well. In essence, he said the notion of voting against a candidate regardless of your agreement with his policies, his performance in office, and his support for Biblical values, just because you don’t like him, is “a form of deep-seated narcissism.”  It means your subjective emotional “feelings trump your society’s future.”  Dennis said that when you are “repulsed by a man’s personality” more than you care about the “fate of America… there is something deeply, morally wrong with that kind of thinking.” 

Further, Dennis made clear that because the extreme radical, Marxist Left, has now dominated the Democrat party, if you vote for their candidate “you are voting for the Left… and the suppression of liberty for the first time in American history.” That’s because, “everything the Left has touched, it has destroyed.”

A destructive agenda against the rule of law, against liberty, and against Constitutional rights has laid siege in cities across the country. Now, more than ever before, those who love this nation have a choice. Will we allow socialism, illegal immigration, racial divides, and social in-fighting to destroy this country from the inside? Or will we rise and protect the Biblical/constitutional ideals that our founders intended citizens to enjoy?

If you’re able to visit our website reclaimyourlegacy.com, and if you want more Biblical insights, links to trustworthy, God-honoring sources of information, and transcripts and recordings from past programs, put into your internet browser www.ReclaimYourLegacy.com and look at the recent program posts.

Particularly, look for the program titled: Why must Christians engage with the culture by influencing voting in America? http://reclaimyourlegacy.com/2020/10/06/why-must-christians-engage-with-the-culture-by-influencing-voting-in-america/

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

The biggest censorship push in history is taking place today, which means that the biggest propaganda push is also underway.  Those who are complying with ridiculous bureaucratic mandates affecting your personal choices must be strongly and courteously challenged.  I’ve referred to trustworthy voices who have done the research for us. Take the time to know the talking points and defend the truth.  One of the challenges of our time is not only that we haven’t been coached how to think, but many of us haven’t been shown how to speak the truth in love.

The Reformation period of Europe’s past (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).

Don’t miss your opportunity to exercise your God-given abilities and influence to do your part and leave the rest to God.

  Our radio station, KFIA in Sacramento, with the Salem network, has sponsored an excellent townhall recording for you to watch online at https://salemnow.com/americas-townhall-2020/ Watch Dennis Prager, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Charlie Kirk, and Larry Elder discuss honestly why our Democracy is under attack, and how individuals can reclaim the country. America’s Townhall 2020 is an event designed for this pivotal time in the country!

To get non-partisan voter guides, they are freely available online everywhere

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What do we want for the course of our nation’s economy?

If you’re interested in some of the economic impacts of candidate Biden’s proposed changes see the non-partisan taxfoundation.org.  Included is the campaign proposal to expand the estate and gift tax by reducing the exemption amount to $3.5 million and increasing the top rate for the estate tax to 45 percent, which has impacted our economic, revenue, and distributional estimates. Also added is a discussion of the effects of Biden’s plan on Gross National Product (GNP), which allows you to examine how it would reduce American incomes. You can see all the updates here.

Details of Biden Tax Plan includes the following payroll tax, individual income tax, and estate and gift tax changes:

  • Imposes a 12.4 percent Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (Social Security) payroll tax on income earned above $400,000, evenly split between employers and employees. This would create a “donut hole” in the current Social Security payroll tax, where wages between $137,700, the current wage cap, and $400,000 are not taxed.[1]
  • Reverts the top individual income tax rate for taxable incomes above $400,000 from 37 percent under current law to the pre-Tax Cuts and Jobs Act level of 39.6 percent.
  • Taxes long-term capital gains and qualified dividends at the ordinary income tax rate of 39.6 percent on income above $1 million and eliminates step-up in basis for capital gains taxation.[2]
  • Caps the tax benefit of itemized deductions to 28 percent of value for those earning more than $400,000, which means that taxpayers earning above that income threshold with tax rates higher than 28 percent would face limited itemized deductions.
  • Restores the Pease limitation on itemized deductions for taxable incomes above $400,000.
  • Phases out the qualified business income deduction (Section 199A) for filers with taxable income above $400,000.
  • Expands the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers aged 65+; provides renewable-energy-related tax credits to individuals.
  • Expands the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) from a maximum of $3,000 in qualified expenses to $8,000 ($16,000 for multiple dependents) and increases the maximum reimbursement rate from 35 percent to 50 percent.
  • For 2021 and as long as economic conditions require, increases the Child Tax Credit (CTC) from a maximum value of $2,000 to $3,000 for children 17 or younger, while providing a $600 bonus credit for children under 6. The CTC would also be made fully refundable, removing the $2,500 reimbursement threshold and 15 percent phase-in rate.[3]
  • Reestablishes the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit, which was originally created during the Great Recession to help the housing market. Biden’s homebuyers’ credit would provide up to $15,000 for first-time homebuyers.[4]
  • Expands the estate and gift tax by restoring the rate and exemption to 2009 levels.

Can it be even worse?

Anne Trimble, a Christian financial advisor, has pointed out the top 7 ways that the super progressive vice-presidential contender’s (Kamala Harris) misguided economic vision would sink the U.S. economy.

1.    Like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris has called for a full repeal of President Trump’s biggest legislative accomplishment, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  That means Americans will be saddled with more taxes.

2.    Kamala Harris wants new taxes to fund her Medicare for All scheme.  Currently, the government takes 31% of our paychecks.  Under Harris’ “Medicare for All”, Uncle Sam would take 50%!

3.    Kamala Harris tax plan would cost $2.8 trillion within 10 years. The federal government is already $27 trillion in debt. And that does not include Medicare and Social Security which are unfunded. Harris’ plan would:

•         Increase the payroll tax on employers by 7.5% which would slash wages for middle-class workers.

•         Raise the payroll tax by 4% on households making more than $100,000 per year (This will directly hit 29.2 percent of American households).

•   Harris uses dishonest terminology to hide the fact that she is raising the payroll tax: she uses the term “premium” instead of “payroll tax.”

•         Increase the top tax bracket to 70% for ordinary income and capital gains income

•         Implement a 77% death rate tax, 1 percent “wealth” tax.

4.    Kamala Harris wants to give a refundable tax credit of up to $3,000. But the credit would begin to phase out for married taxpayers earning more than $60,000. That’s a very low income amount for middle class Americans.

5.    Kamala Harris’ “Medicare for All”, the Leftist power grab that she co-sponsored with Senator Bernie Sanders, would cost $32 trillion over 10 years, according to the Heritage Foundation.

6.    Kamala Harris would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. With unemployment at 11.1% in June and likely to remain elevated for some time, minimum-wage hikes are a recipe for disaster.  This would be a tax on small business owners. After the COVID pandemic, small business owners don’t need any more economic liability.

7.    Kamala Harris wants to forgive the $1.5 trillion of student debt. That’s a bad idea. (It was $250 billion in 2004.)  42 million Americans — about one in every eight — have student loans. Student loans are now the second largest slice of household debt after mortgages, bigger than credit card debt. Can we afford more federal government debt?

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/

Why Halloween Reformation Day was a Transforming Day in History

By Dennis Petersen

Do you know what October 31st is besides Halloween?  Hint: it’s one of the most important days in the history of the Christian church and it affects everything about your life today.  Everything!

It was on the 31st of October 1517 that a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. By God’s grace, Luther’s courageous act of challenging corruption and unbiblical heresies launched the Great Reformation.  But why is this legacy worth recalling and how does it affect us today?

On Reformation Days – October 31st   – most American Christians seem more conscious of Halloween than of the Reformation. It appears that more of the children in our churches are celebrating pagan and dark, grotesque symbols for Halloween than the great spiritual Revival that led to the birth of the Protestant Reformation.

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated by millions on October 31st each year with costumes and candy. Despite its Christianized name, Halloween stems from an ancient pagan Celtic religion that started nearly two centuries before the birth of Christ.  The tribal Druids of Ireland and Europe offered end-of-harvest sacrifices at this beginning of winter to appease a Celtic demon they called Samhain (SOW-in), the lord of death, and of evil spirits. The early Gaelic Celts apparently believed that Samhain sent evil spirits into the world to attack humans, who could escape only by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves.  Catholic Christians tried to form an alternative tradition by moving the celebration of “All Hallows’ Day” that celebrated the lives of Christian martyred saints from May to November 1st.  So November 1st is referred to as “All Saints’ Day.” In medieval England that Catholic festival was known as All Hallows.  The evening before (October 31st) was thus named “All Hallows’ eve” which became Hallow-een.

Reformation Day

Reformation Day (October 31) commemorates Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. This one act triggered the Protestant Reformation because Luther’s challenges to the church’s practices were immediately translated and distributed all across Germany in a matter of weeks. The Protestant Reformation was the rediscovery of the doctrine of justification—that is, salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, like we read in Ephesians 2:8 and 9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one should boast.”  It was also the protest against the corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. The century before the Reformation was marked by widespread dissatisfaction with the corruption of the leaders in the Roman Catholic Church and with its false doctrines, biblical illiteracy, and superstition. Monks, priests, bishops, and popes in Rome taught unbiblical doctrines like the selling of indulgences, the treasury of merit, purgatory, and salvation through good works.

All Souls’ Day

All Souls’ Day or the Day of the Dead is normally celebrated, primarily by Roman Catholics, on November 2. This is a day dedicated to prayer and almsgiving in memory of ancestors who have died. People pray for the souls of the dead, in their hopeful belief to hasten their release from purgatory to heaven by being purged and cleansed from their sins.

Treasury of Merit

Spiritually sincere people were taught to redeem themselves by charitable works, pilgrimages, and all kinds of religious rituals. They were persuaded to acquire this “merit,” which was at the disposal of the church, by purchasing “certificates of indulgence.”  This left them wondering if they ever did enough or paid enough to appease God’s righteous anger and escape his judgment. That was the popular mindset that prompted Luther’s desire to refocus the church on salvation by grace through faith on account of Christ by imputation of Christ’s righteousness to us.

Think of it.  Almost 98% of medieval people couldn’t read.  They were spiritually oppressed by indulgences.  They had no assurance of God’s grace.  Doctor Luther proclaimed the grace of God’s acceptance for true saints.

Instead of the treasury of merit that was for sale, Luther protested, “The true treasure of the Church is the Most Holy Gospel of the glory and the grace of God”

Life in Europe and England (not to mention the rest of the world) has changed drastically since 500 years ago.  For both Christians and unbelievers, the time of the early 16th Century when Martin Luther lived was radically different and desperate.  It’s obvious that modern technology’s conveniences were absent, but even common things we take for granted like clean water and comfortable housing were unknown.

Think of Productive Prosperity

Western civilization has been blessed with the greatest freedoms, productivity and prosperity ever known in history.  The liberty, standards of justice and creativity enjoyed in Western civilization are direct results of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century.  Don’t miss why these amazing results occurred.

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

Think of Peace with God.

 Martin Luther was passionate about finding peace with God.  He studied the Bible so intently that it led him to challenge the unethical fund-raising tactics of the papacy.  That’s what ignited the Protestant Reformation.  Luther’s love for the Word of God and his dedication to truth led him to challenge the entire ecclesiastical and political authority of the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire.

Can we imagine a society without Freedom of Conscience?

Sometimes I think we miss the huge gravity of some things.  Luther’s courage to stand against the political and religious might of Europe was one of the most incredible acts of conscientious defiance in the history of the world.  He argued for freedom of conscience based upon the authority of Scripture.  Until then the fear of man was preeminent.  Luther feared God.   All religions and cultures on earth bowed to a monarchy, aristocracy and authoritarianism.  The formal Roman Catholic institution was corrupt.  Luther and the Reformers were convinced that man without God is hopelessly depraved and no human authority could be trusted as absolute.  He rejected ecclesiastical totalitarianism and championed the principle of Sola Scriptura – the Bible alone is our ultimate authority.

Education for All

Luther translated the Bible from the original Greek and Hebrew into the common tongue.   Everybody could now have access to it; both nobles and peasants.  Luther championed education and literacy for everyone.  He defended the Priesthood of all Believers.  And what Revolutionary concept did that one biblical principle lead to?

Constitutional Authority

Jesus Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  Everyone is under God’s Law.  The reformer’s principle of Sola Scriptura broke down ecclesiastical and political totalitarianism.  The Protestant emphasis on the Priesthood of all Believers led to the concept of representative government and constitutional authority as the supreme law of the land.

What results from convincing society of the truth of Religious Liberty?

By emphasizing the Biblical doctrine of Faith as a gift of God, Luther undermined the Catholic Inquisition and provided the theological foundations for religious liberty and freedom of conscience.  Religious liberty and freedom of conscience led to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association and all the other out-workings of political and social freedom.

The Reformation gave us the Bible – available in our own languages.

Few people today realize that the first Bibles printed in English had to be printed in Germany and smuggled into England in bales of cotton from Holland.  The first Bible translator, William Tyndale, was executed by strangulation and his body burned at the stake for the crime of translating the Bible into English.  Seven mothers and fathers were burned alive at Coventry for teaching their own children The Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostles Creed – in English.

Courage and Sacrifice for Believers today?

The sacrifices made by the Reformers and the far-reaching impact of their courageous application of the Word of God to every area of life, needs to be rediscovered.  The Christian Church has made more positive changes on earth than any other force or cause in History.

Blessing the Nations

Most of the languages of the world were developed into a written system by Christian missionaries.  More schools and universities have been started by Christians than any other religion, nation or group.  Christian Reformers and missionaries have succeeded in bringing about the abolition of slavery, cannibalism, child sacrifice and widow burning.  Those countries that enjoy the most civil liberties, are those lands where the Gospel of Christ has penetrated the most.

Transforming Nations

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is life-changing, history making and nation transforming.  If it doesn’t change your life and the lives of those around you, then it’s not the Biblical Gospel.

Checks and Balances

The Reformers understood God’s Sovereignty. They courageously proclaimed that Scripture alone is our final authority.  Christ alone is the Head of the Church.  Justification is by God’s Grace alone, on the basis of the finished work of Christ, received by Faith alone.  The Reformers’ teaching on the depravity of man, the New Covenant in Christ, and church government, have influenced positive political and social developments in liberty throughout the Western world and beyond, establishing checks and balances, the separation of powers and constitutional authority.

Faith and Freedom

All of us are beneficiaries of this tremendous movement for Faith and Freedom.  If you love liberty, you need to re-examine the history and principles of the Reformation.

The Reformation took the Church out of gross ignorance and spiritual darkness.

Before the Reformation the church had no Bible. And a church without a Bible is as useless as a lighthouse without light, or a car without an engine. The priests and people knew scarcely anything about God’s Word or the way of salvation in Christ.

Now think of this:  Our current generation of believers… not to mention the world learning corrupted revisionist history … is in danger of losing the profound legacy of courage that preserved Bible truths that are much forgotten.

The 16th Century was the pivotal generation of martyrs who willingly laid down their lives to preserve the scripture for us.  That was providential!  Why?  Because the truths in the Bible are eternal and essential for communicating the heart of God and regenerating lost souls to gain eternal life.

Deuteronomy 7:9 says: “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.”

The second commandment contains both a severe threat and a most incredibly gracious promise.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in Heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to thousands who love Me and keep My commandments.”

Deuteronomy 5:8-10

A Solemn Responsibility

Parents have an awesome responsibility. We are to bring up our children “in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)  We are to “train a child in the way he should go …” (Proverbs 22:6)  According to 1 Timothy 3:4, we are to manage our own family well and see that our children learn to obey with proper respect.

Psalm 78:4-8 tells us to…

 “tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the wonders He has done … so that the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds, but would keep His commands. They would not be … stubborn and rebellious … (like previous generations) whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him.”

The Bible tells us to not just raise God-fearing sons, but sons who will become God-fearing fathers, who in turn will raise God-fearing sons to become fathers who will love, honor, trust and obey God. We are to raise disciples who raise disciples so that God’s generational blessing is passed down and the chain unbroken.

Invitation

I invite you to visit our website www.ReclaimYourLegacy.com and share our resources with your family and friends.  And if your church or group would like to have us minister in person, just contact me.  I truly trust we can help you and your friends strengthen your life’s purpose and reclaim your legacy.

Martin Luther said:

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God’s Word, except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, then I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefront besides is mere flight and disgrace – if he flinches at that point.

Compromise and cowardice hurts everyone It’s short-sighted.  The Word of God commands us not to be afraid of any man (Deuteronomy 1:17). We are warned that the fear of man will prove to be a snare (Proverbs 29:25).  It is cowardice for us to remain silent when we should speak up. To be passive and inactive when we should fight for what is right. Isaiah 51:12-13 says:

“Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die, and of a son of man, who will be made like grass? You forget the Lord your maker, who stretched out the Heavens and laid the foundations of the earth…” 

The Bible tells us that God seeks “Godly offspring…” Malachi 2:15. It is the first priority of parents and teachers to ensure that children are taught to love God and His Word. Secular humanist education is attempting to kill God by eradicating Him from the classroom and from the minds of the next generation. By eliminating the Bible as the basis for all knowledge, humanists are removing the very foundation of truth. They are prohibiting the only objective standard by which reality can be evaluated.

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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…)