Friday, October 30, 2009

FEARS FROM THE RIGHT quotes from an Associated Press interview with the British singer Sting that he believes President Obama is sent from God to straighten out the world’s mess. He says of the opposition to Obama, "It's aggressive and violent and full of fear."

He is correct about one thing. The opposition to Obama is full of fear:
  • Fear that an oppressive one-world government is coagulating.
  • Fear that those of us who believe in Biblical Christianity will soon face Dark Age type persecution where opposition to the official church-state position is deemed heresy, and as such worthy of incarceration and/or death.
  • Fear that our children and grandchildren will not enjoy the freedom to develop their lives to their fullest potential.
  • Fear that our freedom to share our faith will be deemed “Hate Speech.”
  • Fear that American Exceptionalism will become American embarrassment at our accomplishments.
  • Fear that untold millions will continue to be slaughtered by the ruthless selfishness of contemporary liberal attitudes toward abortion.
  • Fear that our young men and young women will be encouraged to continue exploring sexual depravity until the natural God-given sexual appetites are extinguished.
  • Fear that familial relationships will continue to disintegrate as marriage is abandoned and short-term “relationships” flourish in a vain quest for the fulfillment which ironically only comes with genuine commitment.
  • Fear that the burden of caring for the elderly and infirm will be seen as too onerous to continue.

While this is by no means an exhaustive catalog of fears conservatives have, it is a starting point for discussion.

May God have mercy on our land, and may we soon cry out to Him as did the Children of Israel to be delivered from the oppressive hand of this heathen administration.

© 2009 Mike Rasberry

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

National Council of Churches--A leftist Group of Individual Denominations

I’m often asked why I don’t participate in ecumenical meetings with churches of other denominations. The following churches are members of the National Council of Churches (NCC). Their liberal political agenda is a reflection of their theological understanding of Scripture. The rare exception to this group is that the American Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly opposes abortion.

I cannot and will not participate with those churches which are a part of these communions. While the members of some of the local assemblies are extremely conservative they too, contribute numerically and financially to the national strength of these organizations, thereby giving them a greater voice in national affairs.

A recent move by the NCC has been to partner with the National Hispanic Media Coalition, which filed a petition in January demanding that the FCC collect data, seek public comment and "explore options" for combating "hate speech" from staunch critics of illegal immigration.

They call “hate speech” any attempt to criticize the “open borders” philosophy they espouse. Branding such as “hate speech would criminalize those who disagree with them.

Friends in Christ is nothing less than an attempt to silence those who disagree with the leftist policies and aims of these churchmen who quite often completely deny the authority of Scripture and believe that social activism is the path to right standing with God.

I would encourage you to refuse to support any of the following entities by your finances or your membership. Your participation emboldens them as they seemingly seek to destroy the country God has given.

* African Methodist Episcopal Church
* The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
* Alliance of Baptists
* American Baptist Churches in the USA
* American Conference of Catholic Bishops
* Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
* Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
* Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
* Church of the Brethren
* The Coptic Orthodox Church in North American
* The Episcopal Church
* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
* Friends United Meeting
* Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
* Hungarian Reformed Church in America
* International Council of Community Churches
* Korean Presbyterian Church in America
* Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
* Mar Thoma Church
* Moravian Church in America Northern Province and Southern Province
* National Baptist Convention of Americn
* National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.
* National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
* Orthodox Church in America
* Patriarchal Parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the USA
* Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
* Polish National Catholic Church of America
* Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
* Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
* Reformed Church in America
* Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. and Canada
* The Swedenborgian Church
* Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
* Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America
* United Church of Christ
* The United Methodist Church