Jesus, The Last Boat Leaving…

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12)

Yet another wicked shooter, this time in Roseburg, Oregon, has further corroborated the TRUTH of Jesus’ prophecy. How much more can we take?

“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

And Jesus continued …

“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:38-39)

In those words, spoken just about 2000 years ago, Jesus was detailing what things would be like when He returns. It will be ‘business as usual,’ and his sudden appearance will come as a shock to most people. In several passages in Scripture, our Lord points out the fact that, in the last days of this planet, most everything will be OUT OF CONTROL – where we now find ourselves.

Because God made no robots but created only freethinking people equipped with hearts and wills entirely their own, He will never violate our liberty to decide things for ourselves. We will therefore be doing whatever we please, right up until His return. He will allow that because that’s His nature – the nature of real love. Love never forces anyone into anything their heart doesn’t desire.

Now, for a moment, let’s imagine what it was like for Noah in those days, thousands of years ago. He and his family were living in a place probably much like a hot and dry Arizona desert. And yet they were building a wooden ship the size of several gymnasiums. It’s easy to envision the locals daily making fun of them as they worked on that huge boat. After all, the nearest lake, of any size, was probably several days travel from them. They didn’t have a trailer large enough for it – and they certainly didn’t own a truck powerful enough to pull it there. All the same, God had told Noah to build an ark. He’d told him he was about to flood the entire earth. And why? It was because people then had become as determinedly sick as they are fast becoming today.

But according to a richly subsidized, modern science, that whole story is phony.

Proponents of evolution have been hard at work for years in attempting to discredit the Bible’s account of the flood. They claim that Moses’ narrative (Genesis, chapters 6-9) is just mythology made up by stupid men fumbling to explain away that immense cataclysm (which the geological record perfectly documents). And evolutionists, in their own desperation, attempt to explain it away as – ‘maybe,’ ‘perhaps,’ ‘possibly’ – a comet strike (or other non-sequitur suppositions).

Since science, in the late nineteenth century, was diabolically infected with Darwinian fantasy, it has allowed itself to be prostituted as a handy tool in the effort to discredit God’s word. Even though the Bible had fully informed us of the flood – long before we were displaying bits of its evidences in museums – Satan couldn’t afford to allow man’s knowledge of God to gain any additional momentum from all the natural proof which is still lying around. And so, the facts had to be rearranged and obscured.

All sorts of dizzying, impressive-sounding ‘scientific’ fables have been invented in accommodating fallen mankind’s battle to essentially silence his conscience. If the Bible can be made to appear as merely a politically incorrect collection of superstitious fairy tales, then man will throw it (and God) out the window. And that strategy is working like a clock. Now, people are content to dismiss the truths of creation, the flood, the miracles and warnings of God and His Son’s resurrection, confidently leaning upon the presumptuous guesses of a viciously biased and unscientific ‘scientific’ community.

Nevertheless, just as Paul said, “… since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20) So, for an introductory lesson in creationism, the next time you’re on a daytime flight to Vegas or the west coast, look out your window to the desert below, and see for yourself what God’s receding flood did to the dirt down there. Seeing is believing. And corroborating the Bible’s flood is just that simple. The whole world, as Paul just said, testifies to the truth of God – because it is the Truth.

But aside from keeping Noah and his livestock dry for more than a half year on that water, the ark was also intended as a living allegory of the covenant God would one day give the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Both achievements have much in common – but, principally, like Noah’s watertight ark, Jesus Christ is the only safe conveyance God has prepared for anyone who wants to stay alive – this time, forever. All those who will come aboard by repentance and faith into Jesus WILL BE SAVED. Once truly inside that ‘ark,’ you are guaranteed safe passage to the eternal life for which we were all originally created.

Beyond that, just like unique Noah and his family, outspoken Christians today are commonly despised and regarded as laughingstock due to their persistence in heralding and actually living out the express desires of their Heavenly Father (which is just what Jesus did). Like their ark-building predecessors, twenty-first century believers are dismissed as nuts because they are living in readiness for something that hasn’t yet appeared. It’s no more mysterious or difficult than heeding a weather forecast. All the foretold conditions are in place, and recognizing them is a no-brainer.

One day, probably sooner than we expect, that ‘storm’ will arrive. Just like the mocking crowd whose laughter turned into tears as they were treading water around that formerly motionless ark, modern-day people will be horrified when the reality of the return of the glorified King Jesus hits home in that final hour. Thousands of years ago, as the sky began to darken, the Bible says, GOD closed the door of the ark, and sealed Noah and his charge securely inside. As that ridiculous-looking monstrosity began to float and move, doubtless, those left outside were horrified – desperate and clawing for passage. But it was too late.

When the One who made us all comes back to claim His own, every excuse will fall on deaf ears. The scoffers will be just as desperate then as were the hopeless swimmers in Noah’s day.

I often wonder about all the ‘scientists’ who’ve helped the unsaved feel so justified in their unbelief and autonomy. Will those same experts be available to reassure, and field questions from, their disillusioned following when the fires of hell are lit? I wonder how the abortionist will console himself when he finally admits that the babies he killed were not just wriggling lumps of protoplasm but precious little ones for whom Christ died? I wonder what jurist the reprobate, cocky liberal activists will then hire to reverse the decisions of God’s final and supreme court? They may as well appeal to a brick.

Soon, this world – for each individual, at least – will expire. Tomorrow (as we have heard before) is guaranteed to no one. TODAY is the opportunity to take the time to prayerfully listen to your heart. Give God the opportunity to prepare you for the coming storm. The GOOD NEWS is that, while there is still time, there is still hope!

“Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” (Hebrews 3:15) And, again, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

Jesus, The Last Boat Leaving…

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12)

Yet another wicked shooter, this time in Roseburg, Oregon, has further corroborated the TRUTH of Jesus’ prophecy. How much more can we take?

“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

And Jesus continued …

“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:38-39)

In those words, spoken just about 2000 years ago, Jesus was detailing what things would be like when He returns. It will be ‘business as usual,’ and his sudden appearance will come as a shock to most people. In several passage in Scripture, our Lord points out the fact that, in the last days of this planet, most everything will be OUT OF CONTROL – where we now find ourselves.

Because God made no robots but created only freethinking people equipped with hearts and wills entirely their own, He will never violate our liberty to decide things for ourselves. We will therefore be doing whatever we please, right up until His return. He will allow that because that’s His nature – the nature of real love. Love never forces anyone into anything their heart doesn’t desire.

Now, for a moment, let’s imagine what it was like for Noah in those days, thousands of years ago. He and his family were living in a place probably much like a hot and dry Arizona desert. And yet they were building a wooden ship the size of several gymnasiums. It’s easy to envision the locals daily making fun of them as they worked on that huge boat. After all, the nearest lake, of any size, was probably several days travel from them. They didn’t have a trailer large enough for it – and they certainly didn’t own a truck powerful enough to pull it there. All the same, God had told Noah to build an ark. He’d told him he was about to flood the entire earth. And why? It was because people then had become as determinedly sick as they are fast becoming today.

But according to a richly subsidized, modern science, that whole story is phony.

Proponents of evolution have been hard at work for years in attempting to discredit the Bible’s account of the flood. They claim that Moses’ narrative (Genesis, chapters 6-9) is just mythology made up by stupid men fumbling to explain away that immense cataclysm (which the geological record perfectly documents). And evolutionists, in their own desperation, attempt to explain it away as – ‘maybe,’ ‘perhaps,’ ‘possibly’ – a comet strike (or other non-sequitur suppositions).

Since science, in the late nineteenth century, was diabolically infected with Darwinian fantasy, it has allowed itself to be prostituted as a handy tool in the effort to discredit God’s word. Even though the Bible had fully informed us of the flood – long before we were displaying bits of its evidences in museums – Satan couldn’t afford to allow man’s knowledge of God to gain any additional momentum from all the natural proof which is still lying around. And so, the facts had to be rearranged and obscured.

All sorts of dizzying, impressive-sounding ‘scientific’ fables have been invented in accommodating fallen mankind’s battle to essentially silence his conscience. If the Bible can be made to appear as merely a politically incorrect collection of superstitious fairy tales, then man will throw it (and God) out the window. And that strategy is working like a clock. Now, people are content to dismiss the truths of creation, the flood, the miracles and warnings of God and His Son’s resurrection, confidently leaning upon the presumptuous guesses of a viciously biased and unscientific ‘scientific’ community.

Nevertheless, just as Paul said, “… since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20) So, for an introductory lesson in creationism, the next time you’re on a daytime flight to Vegas or the west coast, look out your window to the desert below, and see for yourself what God’s receding flood did to the dirt down there. Seeing is believing. And corroborating the Bible’s flood is just that simple. The whole world, as Paul just said, testifies to the truth of God – because it is the Truth.]

But aside from keeping Noah and his livestock dry for more than a half year on that water, the ark was also intended as a living allegory of the covenant God would one day give the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Both achievements have much in common – but, principally, like Noah’s watertight ark, Jesus Christ is the only safe conveyance God has prepared for anyone who wants to stay alive – this time, forever. All those who will come aboard by repentance and faith into Jesus WILL BE SAVED. Once truly inside that ‘ark,’ you are guaranteed safe passage to the eternal life for which we were all originally created.

Beyond that, just like unique Noah and his family, outspoken Christians today are commonly despised and regarded as laughingstock due to their persistence in heralding and actually living out the express desires of their Heavenly Father (which is just what Jesus did). Like their ark-building predecessors, twenty-first century believers are dismissed as nuts because they are living in readiness for something that hasn’t yet appeared. It’s no more mysterious or difficult than heeding a weather forecast. All the foretold conditions are in place, and recognizing them is a no-brainer.

One day, probably sooner than we expect, that ‘storm’ will arrive. Just like the mocking crowd whose laughter turned into tears as they were treading water around that formerly motionless ark, modern-day people will be horrified when the reality of the return of the glorified King Jesus hits home in that final hour. Thousands of years ago, as the sky began to darken, the Bible says, GOD closed the door of the ark, and sealed Noah and his charge securely inside. As that ridiculous-looking monstrosity began to float and move, doubtless, those left outside were horrified – desperate and clawing for passage. But it was too late.

When the One who made us all comes back to claim His own, every excuse will fall on deaf ears. The scoffers will be just as desperate then as were the hopeless swimmers in Noah’s day.

I often wonder about all the ‘scientists’ who’ve helped the unsaved feel so justified in their unbelief and autonomy. Will those same experts be available to reassure, and field questions from, their disillusioned following when the fires of hell are lit? I wonder how the abortionist will console himself when he finally admits that the babies he killed were not just wriggling lumps of protoplasm but precious little ones for whom Christ died? I wonder what jurist the reprobate, cocky liberal activists will then hire to reverse the decisions of God’s final and supreme court? They may as well appeal to a brick.

Soon, this world – for each individual, at least – will expire. Tomorrow (as we have heard before) is guaranteed to no one. TODAY is the opportunity to take the time to prayerfully listen to your heart. Give God the opportunity to prepare you for the coming storm. The GOOD NEWS is that, while there is still time, there is still hope!

“Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” (Hebrews 3:15) And, again, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

It’s The New ‘Pope Light!’ Less Abrasive And Easy On The Conscience!

Unlike anything Jesus was ever about, Pope Francis III is winning the heart of ‘the world.’ Anyone who is at all familiar with Scripture knows there will be spiritual counterfeits immediately preceding Christ’s return. They will be telling appealing lies and deceiving many. (Matthew 24) Francis’ powerfully authoritative image before a generally Bible-ignorant world is allowing him to preach a gospel and a christ that never existed. And there are indeed, whether you are aware of it or not, other gospels and other jesuses – counterfeits that have no basis in holy Scripture. (2 Corinthians 11:4, Galatians 1:8)

The ‘world’ I refer to is fallen, unregenerate mankind.

The current pope, with all his lavish wealth – and flying around in a church jet the size of the Titanic – bears no resemblance to the formerly impoverished Jesus for whom he claims to speak. How could that ever work?

The Bible, both Old and New Testament, fully documents the FACT that God’s real servants never, in the course of faithfully representing him, win any popularity contests . But because most of our world today knows nothing about the Bible or the hard, uncompromising lives of the men and women mentioned in its pages, we have lost our ability to see as God sees – to be able to discern what is true and what is false.

Jesus never made any effort to make people feel better about themselves, nor did he ever appeal to any government on behalf of the oppressed or underprivileged. His FIRST priority is ALWAYS the salvation of every individual who will hear His message. The threat of a person’s eternal damnation far outweighs the importance of paid bills, regular meals, or even whether the White House is lit up like a gay brothel.

If the world were ever to change, it would have to start in the complete renewal of each individual. But Jesus wasn’t here to change the world. And governments, no matter how powerful or seemingly humane, are in no way involved with the dire conversation GOD – and not some man-made organization – is begging to have with the lost and needy. But because we are, in the scope of eternity, only here for a second, Jesus preached to any crowd before He ever fed them. He didn’t want his listeners physically comfortable. He wanted them primed and on edge in order to receive a sermon that could save their eternal souls.

The touring pope has no agenda even similar to that.

And I find it fascinating that Jesus stated, without equivocation, that the world would eventually HATE his true followers – simply because of everything he is and represents. He further indicated that if your heart is truly at home in this dying world, this world will indeed love you. But about those who would be his followers, he spoke these sobering words: “If you belonged to the world, it would LOVE you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world HATES you.” (John 5:19 NIV)

Nevertheless, the world absolutely LOVES the latest Pope Francis. He’s the ‘cool guy,’ the ‘hip-hop pope’! He FINALLY understands and accepts that people just have to be who they are! We LOVE him because he’s a kindly old TOLERANT and ACCEPTING dude who is even telling his own people to ‘lay off.’ But, given our Lord’s qualifying words above, what SHOULD that tell us about him?

There are a lot of Catholics out there who are recoiling at this juncture. Please give me a fair hearing.

In my criticism, I am not discounting the fact that there is and always has been, enveloped within the organization of giant Catholicism, a true family of Christian believers. In fact, some of the most dedicated and spiritually alive Christians have made up a significant portion of its movement and effect throughout history. The Catholic Church’s Christology is still enough intact that it remains possible to know the real Lord, even with all the doctrinal excess baggage that has clouded the simplicity of the true Gospel.

While Pope Francis should be preaching solid, Bible-based wisdom to a spiritually desolate and dying world, he is instead spouting what amounts to fable and conjecture concerning some of the most crucial issues facing mankind. And – THINK ABOUT IT – career politicians LOVE him because he is generally AGREEING with them – aiding and abetting their every cause. HOW DOES THAT COMPARE WITH CAESAR’S RECEPTION OF JESUS?

Francis, regardless of how carefully his church steps in trying to interpret and defend his words, has as much as told the world that: all religions worship the same God, Islam and Christianity hold monotheism in common, global warming and evolution are fact, homosexuality is okay, faith (as the Bible defines it) is optional, Islam is indeed a religion of peace, and other blatant heresy and hypocrisy. And, by making such statements, he suggests that God, over time, actually changes His mind or is somehow different than what the Bible represents. But, despite all this church’s political power, their vast wealth, and their current pope’s doddering, grandfatherly demeanor and splendorous raiment, those ideas are just lies. Period.

No matter how dedicated you may be to the Catholic Church, the fact remains that Pope Francis III is fast becoming everybody’s buddy. It’s because he’s good at not offending people. It’s because he’s presenting a gospel that absolves the sinful – at no cost or obligation to them. It feels good because it appears to open a way for some fast, easy peace, prosperity and security for our perpetually troubled and bankrupt world. But, if you can clear your mind of all the hooplah and flash of the big plane, jeweled crosses and white robes – long enough for reality to sink back in … he is wasting precious time with more empty words.

As it pertains to your salvation, don’t EVER expect the Almighty to say: “Who am I to judge?”

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Stock Up! The End Is Near! Or So Say Mormons…

There are some Mormons currently preparing for the world to end, on or around the close of this month. While the Mormon church officially does not endorse that idea, some of that ‘faith’ are stocking up on food and other necessities so as to have something to eat, clothing to wear, and a place to sleep … when the end comes. (Why exactly would anyone need supplies if it’s really the end, anyway? Skip it.)

Nevertheless, the idea now is that a full moon, scheduled for September 28, 2015, is a final precursor heralding the apocalypse. This particular speculation (this time around) is based upon conclusions derived from some recently published books by an otherwise unknown Mormon mom of three, Julie Rowe. And though this latest prognostication may itself be unique, the resultant panic-stricken scenario is certainly not a new one.

Before we go any further, I can assure you that the earth, and life as we know it, will be rolling along, business as usual, until God closes the curtain on things. And, while we all should be able to see and sense the immediacy of the end of days (Matthew 16:3, Luke 12:56), NO ONE can predict a precise moment for that finale to happen. And, that being the case, it’s very safe to say that this latest prediction is more complete bunk.

The cults and assorted nutcases who want to sell their books, or to simply hold power over people, have for centuries been predicting dates for the world’s end and/or Christ’s return. And so long as people remain ignorant of the word of God, crafty deceivers will be making merchandise out of a constant supply of pitifully vulnerable victims.

Cults quite commonly use made-up prophecy to bolster their membership. For example, beginning around 1918, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society – today commonly known as ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ – began teaching that the Old Testament saints–Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and King David, etc.–would all be returning from the dead in 1925! They were so ‘convinced’ of this happening that they built a big, expensive mansion in San Diego where those guys were all to live (prior to traveling to Jerusalem, where they would oversee the establishment of the new world).

That house was named “Beth Sarim” – which is Hebrew for ‘house of the princes.’ And while I don’t recall Abraham or any of his family ever showing up at that time, conveniently enough, their second president (the man who dreamed up all that stuff) lived quite comfortably in that beautiful mansion – built with contributions from his membership – until his death in 1941.

Later on, after the embarrassment of that false prophecy (one of their many, through the years) had subsided, the house was quietly sold. But in all the years leading up to 1925, the Watchtower had ‘baptized’ (signed up) a lot of gullible, intimidated people who were fearful of the false prophecy (lie) they had been sold. And, regardless of how they were enlisted, more members equated to more working bodies who marched out and further sold the organization’s material. And even today, such sheep work at no cost to the organization–because they believe they are thereby pleasing God.

The Mormon church as well is responsible for having made several very obviously false prophecies, and similarly benefiting from the hold they’ve had over their adherents.

But most dangerous and damaging is how the adversary of Christ (the devil himself) uses false prophecy and the shenanigans of deceitful charlatans in order to vilify true Christianity and discredit the truth of God’s message. Today, most of the unbelieving world has been convinced – through a recurring series of these fraudulent false alarms – that the entire message of the Bible (and certainly the return of Christ) is simply a contemptible and superstitious ruse. The fact is that our Lord has instructed his children to ‘occupy’ (by patience and faith, living a normal and productive life) until his return.

But Jesus himself warned us that the last days of this world would be rife with false teachers and false prophets. He specifically said that “many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:11) And, precisely because of false prophecy and the misplaced expectations of the uninformed, the apostle Peter’s prediction in his second letter is also now coming to pass:
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts … And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep (died), all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation … For this they willingly are ignorant …” (2 Peter, 2)

Despite anyone’s prophecies, or this world’s popular opinions, though, Jesus will return, and – given the undeniable, current fulfillment of his words regarding this time – quite soon.

As for the complete unpredictability of the moment of his return, the Bible warns: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night …” (2 Peter:3) And also, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:42-44) (Notice there’s no mention of canned goods.)

Bottom line, and put quite simply, Jesus told us that, in the end times, apart from a person’s complete reliance upon the Holy Spirit of God (that small, righteous voice you occasionally feel tugging at your heart) in conjunction with the reliable litmus of God’s word, people will be blind as bats as the final battle is waged for the souls of mankind. (1 Corinthians 2-14, Matthew 24:24, etc.)

This most recent false prophecy – which, mark my word, will not come to pass – amounts to only one more tiny piece of eternally fatal, dark trickery sprouting in the building storm of deception coming upon the world. The Jesus of the Bible, like the ancient unsinkable Ark of Noah, remains the only chance for anyone to safely navigate the unprecedented evil that is now and will increasingly be unfolding in the days to come.

Stockpiling noodles and canned goods won’t prepare you for eternity.

“But [rather] store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”–Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:20,21)

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A Final Cry From 9/11

It’s 9/11, and there will doubtless be plenty of verbiage today regarding the 14th anniversary of something that should have scared America straight – but didn’t.

That morning, a close friend called and woke me out of a really sound sleep. She was hysterical and crying, “America’s under attack! New York is being destroyed!” I spent the first two or three minutes of the conversation assuring her that she was exaggerating things. But she wasn’t.

The first tower had been hit, and I made it to a tv just before the second plane came in. By the end of that day, the two buildings had been destroyed. The Pentagon was really messed up. And a fourth plane that had apparently been headed for DC had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania. Just like my friend, most of the country was in hysterics.

By the end of the day, there remained a smoking ‘ground zero’ and the new, radically remodeled New York City skyline. We were left shocked by the loss of thousands of innocent people in those towers, and the several superhero firefighters, police and city workers who had been faithful unto death. I heard some of the most beautiful and articulately expressed commentaries from all sorts of news people that day. We were, all of us, severely wounded. And we had no clue of the long-range devastation that morning had initiated.

But for me, the two most memorable events of that day, following the vicious felling of those New York buildings: was first, watching the jubilant faces of Muslims, in America and around the world, partying in the streets – celebrating what they believed was the beginning of the destruction of “America the Great Satan!” And, secondly, I vividly remember the news video of a bunch of people standing on the steps of an entrance of the ruined Pentagon. They were all holding hands and tearfully singing “God Bless America.”

Quite honestly, when I saw that tender and heartbroken, impromptu choir of Pentagon personnel singing together, I was deeply touched and somewhat encouraged.

By the next morning, most everyone in front of a camera or microphone was heralding the new catchphrase on so many people’s lips: “NEVER FORGET!” Almost like the “WE CAN DO IT!” spirit that the second world war kindled in America, this unbelievable airstrike on our homeland seemed to be igniting a bold indignation in people of all colors and backgrounds. Suddenly, again, we were at least acting like ‘Americans all.’ I was cautiously optimistic.

But, just as I had feared, it didn’t stick. And we very obviously have forgotten every lesson that day should have taught us.

In hindsight, for much of our relentlessly indulgent, godless and spoiled rotten nation, that momentary burst of prayer, patriotism and resolve ‘9/11’ sparked turned out to be little more than ‘jailhouse religion.’ And when I saw what appeared to be a strong, fresh determination from so many Americans who then seemed adamantly committed to solidarity, I had to ask myself, “how long is this going to last?”

And, today, it only takes a cursory evaluation of current events to answer that question:

Our nation is currently under a different kind of islamic attack, largely invited in by our Allah-loving president. The muslim haters of the ‘Great Satan, America’ are making all sorts of inroads here in our homeland, and insisting – with the full encouragement of certain liberal politicians – that their sharia law be instituted, even taking rein over our established Constitutional law.

Our chief executive (who denies any connection between it and terrorism) spends tens of millions of our yet-to-be-earned dollars on his running entertainment tab. Generally breaking our economy with spending we cannot aford, the goals of Osama bin Laden are being realized. Our efforts at getting to the bottom of Islam’s 9/11-commemorative Benghazi attack has of course taken a backseat to everything from Obama’s campaign fun to his ongoing golf game. America’s racial disharmony is now at an all-time high – again, much thanks to his exacerbation of that delicate problem.

And in declaring that we would ‘NEVER FORGET,’ what exactly were we supposed to remember? Were we only to rehearse and nurture the outrage we had because our enemies had the affront to attack our shores? Were we supposed to remember our unity as Americans (of all colors) who have been forced to deal with the raging racial and class hatred that our president has totally inflamed during his two terms?

I think a MAJOR portion of our ‘remembering 911,’ should be a penitential revival of our commitment to reclaim the good things we’ve abandoned as Americans in the last fourteen years. Why not take Islam-appreciation programs out of our schools? How about insisting that our laws and respect for the right and dignity of women and children be given priority over the evil sharia’s darkness?

While there is still an opportunity, could we rally as Americans in support of the things that have made America strong? In the same spirit as that indignant choir that held hands and sang “God Bless America” on the steps of a shattered America landmark, might we again vow to remain AMERICANS in the face of all that threatens to undue our unique character? Can we all fight to stand apart from and above the wicked culture that insists upon, like a cancer, establishing the laws of its vengeful dark Mohammed?

Can we not do anything, anymore, other than cooperating with the enemy in finding more reasons to HATE America? Through the remembrance of this tragedy and others since, can we begin to revive the failing hearts of those patriots who are yearning to breathe free – before that hope is forever crushed?

In the end, it is a shame that the tragedy of 9/11 only sobered us up for a fleeting moment. As soon as the dust settled and the rubble was cleared away from ground zero, we once again found our remotes, smart phones and game controllers and returned to our contemporary love affair with sloth and ignorance. And instead of electing strong leadership that might help us to remember our vigilance, strengths and precious independence, we now hire only placating babysitters who can ensure that our imagined ‘security’ and pleasures remain seamless.

The real and pricey two hundred-plus year-old investment that had given us our fine life on this continent effectively collapsed in the destruction of that morning. What should have been seen as a final warning to keep us from the total FOOLISHNESS that so many of our countrymen have been promoting over the last decade-and-a-half, turned out to be just a pile of horrific, YouTube video footage and more distraction for armchair conspiracy theorists.

Oh, that we might soon recall and attempt to revive all that we have lost over these years since September 11, 2001! Oh, that we would truly grasp the ominous WISDOM and TRUTH George Washington crystallized in this painfully earned and inspired caution: “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

And the warning of a former, wise District Court Justice for New York State, Billings Learned Hand …

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women, when it dies there, no constitution, no court can save it.

Americans, rise up, NOW, before it is entirely too late.

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