Looking Back to Learn

Posted in Work by Benham Brothers | May 23rd, 2014

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“Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.”

Abraham Lincoln

2nd Inaugural Address

 

It seems to me that we have a serious divide in our country today, that has entrenched itself in every sphere of culture.  Intellectual progress is made with differing viewpoints politically & spiritually, when two ideas/thoughts clash against each other. The divide we are experiencing today demands silence from one particular group which is what destroys intellectual progress and ultimately destroys the nation.

Today, cultural elitists have made war against America using an agenda to silence dissenters, especially those of the Christian faith. They would rather make war than let the nation survive. On the other hand, there is an overwhelming majority of Americans that are being forced to accept war, rather than let the nation perish. The problem today is that very few are willing to accept this war.

I can’t imagine the thought of having to leave my wife & kids to look down the barrel of a musket against my own countrymen.  The Civil War must’ve been an awful war. No one in their right mind would want to do that. Yet today we are not shooting each other, we are silencing each other. It’s a bit of an easier pill to swallow, but it’s a pill nonetheless that we should not HAVE to swallow.

So how did we get here again?  Why this silent war that is ripping our nation?

Looking back to learn we can see why President Lincoln believed the Civil War came…as a judgment of God from the sin of slavery.

      “Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

I firmly believe that what we are experiencing today is largely due to the shedding of innocent blood through abortion.  Yet, if this judgment has come, then let us seek the One who can forgive & heal our land.

I’m encouraged today as I read Isaiah 1 – at a time when Israel’s “hands were covered with blood” yet God said, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool. If you consent and obey, you will eat the best of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword, truly the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

To see what we are doing about abortion in our hometown visit www.Cities4Life.org

 

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