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Challenging Progressives by Gary Kelly, September 15, 2011

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Imagine if Jesus, His Apostles, and Paul were apathetic and did not "reprove the world of sin?" Yet this is what "Christians" are called to do. (2 Timothy 4:1-5) It is apathetic to preach only what our Lord said in John 3:16 and not include what He said in the same breath through verse 21.

Hebrews 5:12-14 – “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

As previous op-eds stated, but worth repeating, this is not 1776, when America was permeated with Biblical moral virtue. America is currently permeated with "progressive political correctness," which requires relinquishing Biblical moral virtue.

In order to restore the Republic as our Christian Founders intended, requires the core Biblical foundation which was the motivating factor in how America's Founders confronted every issue, whether social, fiscal, national, and international.

Restoring the "American Way of Life" for our descendants requires American citizens, those who are also citizens of the Kingdom of God, to begin to honor and obey their Lord's call to become the Salt & Light they are called to be. To be “ambassadors” for their King, by preaching not only John 3:16, but what Jesus admonished in the same breath through verse 21. “Preaching” not only 1 Timothy 2, but 2 Timothy 4 must also be proclaimed.

Charles Finney wrote: "The time has come for Christians to vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them...Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a part of their duty to God." ..."God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics."

Until "We the sheeple" once again become "We the people" government is going to continue to become god, mommy and daddy. Keep voting for Marxists (masking as Democrats and RINOs) and their wish will be our demise. Reminder: The Constitution is to limit government, not enslave the citizens with cradle to grave mandates. Until "We the sheeple" begin to vote for those politicians who express this, we will continue down this path of a "progressive" Declaration of Dependence, and forfeit our “liberty from God” and the Declaration of Independence.

The indicators of America’s restoration to its foundation will be reestablishing the boundaries for how “Rights” are to be “entitled,” according to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" and not the violation thereof (I.E. Abortion & Marriage). This means Christians, those called by His name, must refute those who say "don't talk religion and politics," because it only lets progressive political correctness fester and spread.

Progressives must be challenged by demanding an explanation of what new and improved wisdom is being employed to justify violating "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Jefferson purposely laid out this foundation in America's Founding Document for setting the boundaries on how "unalienable Rights" were to be "entitled." So what is the progressive foundation? How do secular progressives determine rules and boundaries, if not by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?”

Do not be foolishly conquered when deceptively confronted as being "intolerant," or a "hater," or told we "should not judge," as it is a ploy designed to silence the "babe" or unfounded Christian. See "Judging and Reproof" for "strong meat" at EarsToHear.net.

"We the People" or "We the sheeple?" It is the choice this generation will make?

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." --American writer Elmer Davis (1800-1858)

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." --Thucydides

"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson

"A people that values its privileges above its principles, soon loses both." --Dwight D. Eisenhower

"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." ..."In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." --Martin Luther King Jr.

(This item can also be viewed here: http://www.earstohear.net/Op-Eds/ChallengingProgressives.html

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