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    I Repeat: America’s Problems Are Not Political

    Published: Thursday, October 29, 2020

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    As readers should know by now, I adamantly refuse to get sucked into the phony left-right paradigm. I also refuse to get on board the Trump Train. I made a vow to God in 1996 that I would never again support a presidential candidate that I knew would be unfaithful to the Constitution and Natural liberties given us by our Creator. 

    As I see it, there are two basic groups of Christians who are voting for Donald Trump this year. 1) Those who have a god-like vision of Trump. They truly believe him to be some sort of a messiah-figure. They believe he is an American Moses. In many respects, Trump has a religious cult following. These people believe everything he says is gospel. They believe everything he does is by divine miracle. 2) Those who are good conservative, freedom-oriented believers, who recognize Trump’s wickedness, but who are willing to overlook those evils, believing, a) Trump is doing enough good things to tolerate those evils and, b) The alternative (Joe Biden) is so repugnant that there is no choice but to support Trump.

    Sound familiar?

    The first group is composed of seriously deluded people. The second group could be defined as political pragmatists. Of course, a host of non-believers, conservative in politics, would embrace the philosophy of political pragmatism. But so do many Christians. To them, a vote for the “lesser of two evils” is not a violation of their moral convictions. In fact, they would see such an act as necessary—and even righteous.

    Obviously, the power-elite manipulate political pragmatists during every election cycle—especially at the national level. By stacking the deck in the general election with controlled candidates from both political parties, they ensure that no matter who wins, the establishment’s agenda moves forward unabated, while rank-and-file voters on both sides of the aisle believe they have voted for a difference. It is a masterful strategy.

    I firmly believe that two things are required to see through the above. 1) A studied understanding that there IS a cabal of very powerful people who not only conspire against the Liberty principles of America and Christianity but who are also wealthy and influential enough to actually manipulate—and even control—the major levels of leadership within countries, including their news media, educational, entertainment, medical and religious institutions. 2) A spiritual understanding that America’s strength lies in the moral courage of its pulpits.

    In other words, America’s problems are not political; they are spiritual.

    The forces of evil have hated this country from its inception. From the beginning, America’s core principles—enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights—were rooted in our Creator’s Natural and Revealed Laws. Christian faith and practice are at the heart of America’s heritage.

    The quote commonly attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville may have said it best:

    I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her fertile fields and boundless forests, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her public school system and her institutions of learning, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good America will cease to be great.

    That’s it! Goodness precedes greatness. Likewise, evil precedes extinction.

    As I brought out in my message last Sunday at Liberty Fellowship (taken from Micah 6:1 – 8), the national crises that Old Testament Israel and Judah faced were due to the way that God’s people—especially the kings and priests—throughout the two nations had offended God with their vile and wicked conduct.

    This, my friends, is the crux of America’s problems.

    But Jerry Falwell Jr. seemed to speak for most evangelicals when he said, “You don’t choose a president based on how good they are.” I guess not. But we used to.

    There was a time in America when we expected our grocery clerks, our gas station attendants, our school teachers, our mailmen, our business managers, our repairmen, our physicians, our mechanics, our neighbors, and, yes, our civil magistrates, to be good. Does anyone remember Gary Hart? And he was a Democrat.

    Today, not only are pastors and Christians willing to enthusiastically support an immoral reprobate like Donald Trump but they actually believe that this immoral reprobate is America’s only hope. He is America’s only answer. He is God’s salvation for our country. 

    Are we not able to stop and see what is happening?

    To a vast number of evangelical Christians, America’s hope rests with politicians—their preferred politicians, of course. To these believers, politicians are far more important to the future of America than preachers. Acts of Congress are more important than Acts of God. Fidelity to a political party is more important than fidelity to Holy Scripture. Salvation comes in the form of Executive Order and Supreme Court decision, not Holy Spirit conviction and God’s immutable truth.

    And in the case of Donald Trump, which came first: A corrupt president who is corrupting the Church or a corrupt Church that created a corrupt president?

    Susan Wright tries to sort it out:

    Others who deemed him [Trump] unfit and a danger to the soul of the nation in those prayer calls have laid their moral objections down at the altar of Trump, for the sake of partisanship.

    It is heartbreaking to see, and with the exception of a very few from those calls, it is a sickness of spirit that has apparently taken deep root.

    Is the evangelical church in America so lost? Is their faith only skin deep? Is there no remnant of faithful believers, ready to stand on God’s holy Word, above any temporal, worldly kingdom?

    At this point let me plainly assert: Ever since Trump was elected in 2016, Christians have been saying that God put Him in office. If that’s true, then God is certainly able to keep Trump in office. But if Biden is elected next week, then it must mean that God wants Biden in office. 

    No matter who wins the election next Tuesday, America’s problems will not be solved, because, again, America’s problems are not political. And as long as evangelical Christians continue to put their faith and trust in politicians, our problems will only worsen.

    God eventually destroyed Israel and Judah due to their wickedness. Why should He spare an unrepentant America? And that’s exactly what we have right now: An unrepentant nation and an unrepentant Church.

    For example, I hear Christians constantly say the reason they vote for Donald Trump (or for any other Republican presidential nominee) is because he is “pro-life.” Really?

    As I have pointed out several times: Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans controlled the entire federal government—including the Supreme Court—for the first two years of his administration. G.W. Bush and Republicans controlled the entire federal government for 4.6 years. Did either of them overturn Roe? No, they did not. They did not even try to overturn Roe. Please try telling the 3.5 million babies who were surgically aborted and the 56 million babies who were chemically aborted since Trump took office how “pro-life” he is.

    And never forget that Republican-appointed judges have been a majority on the Supreme Court since before Roe v Wade was decided in 1973. That’s 50 consecutive years of a Republican-dominated Court. That’s right: A Republican-majority court gave us Roe, and 50 years of Republican-majority courts have kept Roe intact. Since when have we ever needed Democrats to legalize abortion-on-demand or keep it legal?

    Our family physician, Dr. Annie Bukacek, gave an excellent presentation pointing out that, as much as anything, support for phony pro-life legislation has been a major impediment to reversing Roe v Wade. 

    Furthermore, under Trump’s presidency, more federal tax dollars have been given to Planned Parenthood than when Barack Obama was president. And speaking of federal spending, do we even dare to broach the subject of the national debt and deficit spending? No, because Trump has shattered all the records.

    But here’s what evangelicals never want to talk about: Donald Trump has extended America’s foreign wars beyond that of Obama or GW Bush. Donald Trump drops a bomb somewhere in the world every 12 minutes. You read that right: Every 12 minutes.

    Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles on Middle Eastern countries in a comparable period of time than any modern U.S. President. Presidents Bush, Obama and now Trump have dropped over 300,000 bombs and missiles on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Trump’s rate of bombing eclipses both Bush and Obama. Trump has dropped almost 200,000 bombs and missiles on Middle Eastern countries in just his first term of office—which surpasses the number of bombs and missiles dropped by Obama during his entire eight-year presidency and is two-thirds of all of the bombs dropped since 9/11.

    Trump began his presidency in a flurry of war, but as the 2020 elections drew nearer, he again started acting like a peace candidate. But why do I even point that out? It matters to almost no one.  

    In addition, Trump has escalated the financial and military support for the warmongering Zionist State of Israel, which has murdered untold thousands of innocent Palestinians—both Christians and Muslims—throughout the Middle East.

    I am weary—and I think most of the rest of the world is too—with hearing evangelicals talk about how pro-life they are while at the same time supporting the wanton mass killing of innocent people all over the world via America’s Zionist-controlled military-industrial complex.

    Reading the Old Testament prophets, one will quickly observe that Israel’s perpetual shedding of innocent blood was one of God’s chief indictments against that nation—indictments that eventually led to the nation’s divine execution.

    Why should America be an exception?

    If the evangelical church would lose its misplaced infatuation with and unbiblical enthusiasm for the Zionist State of Israel and use its very powerful collective voice to call for an end to these wars for Israel and slaughter of innocent people, maybe—just maybe—God’s anger against us would be assuaged.

    Trump talks a lot about ending America’s endless wars, but in reality, he’s done nothing about it. And the truth is, most evangelicals would be angry if he actually did end the wars for Israel. As Trump recently told us, the only reason we are fighting in the Middle East is to protect Israel (a nation that is fully capable of defending itself and who’s Arab neighbors—including Iran—pose NO serious threat to it). And much of the impetus for these unconstitutional and immoral wars for Israel is the pressure exerted on the White House and Congress by AIPAC and the rest of the Israeli lobby in Washington, D.C., including the vast majority of evangelical churches.

    When Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to pray for her father’s re-election, she went to the grave of the Chabadist cult leader Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Yet, many evangelicals are salivating over the idea that Ivanka might be president in 2024. PLEASE! Doesn’t anyone see what has happened to the Church?

    To understand the terroristic and aggressive history of Zionist Israel—a violent, bloodthirsty history meticulously planned for decades before being implemented—it is imperative that you read the book The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine by Ilan Pappe.

    With all of this said, I am not advocating for people to not vote for Donald Trump. I have many friends (at least, I hope they are still friends) and family members who voted for Trump and will vote for him again. I wouldn’t even be upset with evangelicals who voted for Trump four years ago had they made a sincere effort to hold Trump accountable to the principles of constitutional government during his first term in office. But they didn’t. Instead, they covered up, made excuses for, overlooked, justified and condoned the very things that they screamed about when Obama was doing them—and the very things they will scream about again should Biden be elected and he repeats them.

    No! I am not advocating for people to not vote for Donald Trump. Voting is not our problem.

    I am advocating for Christian people to snap out of their idolatrous worship of politics in general and of Republican presidents in particular. I am advocating for Christians to return to the love of the truth of God’s Word. I am advocating for Christians to start putting principle before party. I am advocating for Christians to understand that until the Church gets right with God’s Word, all of the Republican politicians in the world will not be able to solve our problems. I am advocating for Christians to cast off their unbiblical support for the warmongering, antichrist State of Israel. I am advocating for pastors to collect themselves and begin preaching with the courage and convictions of the prophets of old—the kind of preaching that created this country to begin with.

    Remember the words of de Tocqueville: “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.”

    If evangelicals were as excited about their pastors proclaiming truth as they are about their politicians pandering lies, we might see something besides an oncoming train at the end of the tunnel.

    I repeat: America’s problems are not political. And that means neither are the solutions.

    P.S. Once again, I am excited to distribute an amazing book about the creation of the State of Israel from an objective historical perspective, written by one of Israel’s most renowned historians.

    The book is entitled The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe

    This is the true story of how Israel became a state off the blood, rape and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.

    The State of Israel loves to play the role of victim on the world stage, but the truth is, since WWII, Israel is one of the most murderous aggressor/terror states in the world. Had any other nation on earth committed the atrocities you will find documented in this book, the entire world—especially the United States—would hold it up to global condemnation. But you have likely read or heard absolutely nothing about it. The truth of Israel's murderous conquest of Palestine is even hidden from the people of Israel themselves.

    Evangelical Christians who are enamored with the modern State of Israel, believing it to be a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, need to take a close, hard look at the brutal history of the Zionist state. Reading this book is the best place to begin.

    Order The Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine by Ilan Pappe here. 

    © Chuck Baldwin

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