Love you all, praying for you,
I really do love America. The greatest nation that has ever been on the earth, with the exception of God’s Chosen People, the nation of Israel. For over 200 years, America had a common theme – liberty. We even have a Statue for it, and a Bell for it. Freedom. We valued each person’s rights, and opinions, although fervent debate has always been a part of this country. However this generation has evolved, it no longer holds the freedoms that our founders held, in the same light, or with the same value. We don’t agree to disagree, we have been deceived by those who hate America - to hate one another, and segment ourselves into groups, by race, class, and opinion. And the powerful have become bent on silencing anyone who disagrees with their views. But hating a different perspective and therefore those who hold it, because it differs from yours, and trying to squelch it, or silence it instead of considering it with humility, and an interest in gaining understanding– doesn’t result in your perspective winning in the marketplace of ideas… Instead it actually works against you. Like telling a child, don’t open that cabinet… They start thinking that that’s where you hid the good cookies… and they will surely open it when you’re not looking. Truth defends itself. It always wins in fair and equal discussion. And when silenced, it still finds its way to the top. Because people long for truth, it’s part of the image of God you were created in. He is the God of truth. Now, people can be deceived. God says when they reject His Word and His commands, when they insist on calling evil good, and good evil… He eventually gives them over to their delusion. That’s why deception is so effective – if you can convince people that a lie is the truth, it becomes quite a weapon, and holds great power, it could even destroy a nation, and enslave people for generations. If you can convince people of the irrational, there is no evil they will not eventually condone. How did the Nazi’s in Germany murder millions of innocent people without public outcry?. By blaming one race, outlawing opposing viewpoints, and fear of imprisonment and torture. That will do it. History is littered with the corpses of people that thought – “That could never happen here.” Abraham Lincoln warned of it. He said, “Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a (Napoleon) Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio (River) or make a track on the Blue Ridge (Mountains of Tennessee) in a trial (war) of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all of time, or die by suicide. – Abraham Lincoln (before the Young Men’s Lyceum, Springfield Illinois, Jan 27, 1838). Now do you understand why there are huge forces within this country that are trying to convince people, and teach an entire generation of children that our country is inherently evil? And based on oppression – when in truth it has stood the test of almost 250 years as the most free, fair, and prosperous self-governing experiment for every citizen in all of human history? If you can convince from within, it’s own people, that the free-est nation ever is founded on corruption, you can actually tear it down – from within. A former NFL player tweeted this week. “We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terrorist acts of a white supremacist.” (This comment is absurd, entirely without evidence)… But his next statement is revealing. “This only further validates the need to abolish our current system, White Supremacy cannot be reformed.” That is what they are after, the destruction of this country. And they are gaining a following among the deceived. If the Constitution is replaced what will they replace it with? The Marxist, Communist Manifesto? We have over one hundred of years of clear evidence as to the life and liberty that results under both world views. One leads to death, shortages, poverty, imprisonment and misery in every example in history. The other, the United States of America – is still the beacon of freedom that refugees from around the world risk their lives to come to. This is what Abraham Lincoln warned about – the approach of danger to be expected – from within. Abraham Lincoln was right, His warning was for our time, not just twenty years after he first spoke it. So what do we do? If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and heal their land. May God save America. Don’t doubt, pray. Don’t blame, turn. Don’t hate, love. Don’t falter, stand firm. And we will see what the LORD of all creation, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of these United States of America – will do. Let us not lose this nation on our watch. It is for us to get on our knees and pray for God to preserve freedom, restore truth, bring justice, establish unity, and show mercy on our land. May God Save America.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!