Is External Terrorism Really The Biggest Threat To Our Security?

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We were told last week that the greatest threat to our well-being today is some new Mohamedean group ISIS, which is ravaging the Middle East. We have also been advised that the best security is for us to go to war against this new threat. So last Wednesday, the impostor essentially declared war against ISIS.

We have been told that we will lead a sustained bombing campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Administration officials acknowledge that this could last several years. The impostor requested Congressional approval for hundreds of millions of dollars to train and equip “moderate” Syrian rebels; and although he promised no boots on the ground, he actually committed to send U.S. troops to “advise” Iraqi security forces. How is that no boots on the ground? He made all kinds of promises in that speech that I consider doubtful of fulfillment given his record of mendacity.

It seems to me that the same old song and dance is being played before us as we are being told our greatest security lies in fomenting another war with another group of people half way around the world. Is that really the case? Is the greatest threat to our security another group of idolaters who worship the moon? You heard correctly: Allah is the moon idol, the only one Mohamed preserved of the 300-plus idols of Mecca. That is why the crescent moon is their symbol.

I contend that the greatest threat to our security is not these idolaters who worship the moon idol; it is the One True God. The great concern with external terrorism is a slight of hand. There is a greater threat from within, a terror threat resulting from our assault against a Holy and Omnipotent God, the Only One True God, the God of the Bible. We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our very eyes. We have become one nation against God, rather than one nation under God.

Our good friend, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore, wrote: “While truth and law were founded on the God of all creation, man now, through law, denies the truth and calls it ‘separation.’ No longer does man see a need for God when he’s in full control, for the only truth self-evident is in the latest poll. But with man as his own master we fail to count the cost, our precious freedoms vanish and our liberty is lost. Children are told they can’t pray in school and they teach them evolution, when will they see the fear of God is the only true solution?”

The roots of the demise in America lie in our understanding and belief about the One True God. A loss of understanding of His Greatness, His Power, and above all His Holiness is at the bottom of what has gone wrong with America.  That fact alone presents the greatest threat to our security and our liberty.

John Brown, Nineteenth-century Scottish theologian, said that “Holiness does not consist in mystic speculations, enthusiastic fervors, or uncommanded austerities; it consists in thinking as God thinks, and willing as God wills.”* In other words, it means to have a Biblical worldview, especially in what we understand about the One True God.  Now this encounter of the Children of Israel with God at Mount Sinai has a practical message for us.

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Rethinking Citizenship

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Perhaps you remember as I do a tradition of immigration to this land. My first ancestors came to these shores in the first waves of migration following the deluge.  They ultimately became known as the Penobscot Indians. Then those bearing my surname came here in 1635 Anno Domini. I am the descendant of immigrants.

Here in this land, there is no one who can claim to be original.  We are all descendants of immigrants to these shores. But I recall hearing about the immigrants that came through Ellis Island.  They wanted to learn English. They wanted to breathe free. They wanted to become Americans and did not want to make America in the image of the decrepit land they were leaving.

Now it appears too many immigrants come here with demands.  They demand a handout, a welfare check, free medical care, and government housing. They demand to be taught in their own language. They demand special privileges such as affirmative action. They demand ethnic studies that glorify their culture. In fact, they even go further. Consider this statement made by Augustin Cebada of the Brown Berets de Aztlán, a paramilitary offshoot of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), delivered during a Fourth of July rally held outside the Federal Building in Westwood, California, in 1996: “Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die. Even their own ethicists say that they should die; that they have a duty to die. They’re taking up too much space, too much air…. Through love of having children, we are going to take over.” That statement was made 18 years ago.

The question of immigration is a very real and very volatile one. As Disciples of Jesus Christ, we cannot respond to this question by following whatever might be popular, or considered politically correct, or even where our own desires might lead us; we must follow the commands of God’s Word. Jesus taught us in Mark 12:31 “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

Here is the important principle we saw last week.  Because there is only One True God, there is only One True Law. That Law is therefore universal; it applies to all humans no matter what his condition.  So those outside the Covenant are not committed to the legal system of the One True God. Nonetheless, that legal system is just, righteous, and true; and therefore, it applies to them whether they like it or not. Let us continue from last week’s study by turning to Exodus 12:49, which provides: “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.”

Strangers in the land do not have the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Here is where I think we have the hardest time given our indoctrination in the unbiblical ideas of civil government in our day. Basically, most Americans believe that if you can put a mirror to the nose of an individual over the age of 18, and they can fog the glass, then they should be allowed to vote. But why do we believe that? Just consider what that means today.

As a country, we are at that tipping point.  More people are taking from the system than producing. That is a sure recipe for disaster. Currently, I understand some 47% of American households receive some form of welfare.  If those persons are allowed to vote, what will happen?  Welfare recipients vote more money for themselves, and you see the plundering of the productive work force take place.

Loving thy neighbor means protecting their God-given rights as Exodus 12:49 commands. That means preserving the structure of civil government from all who would pervert the civil government into an agency of legalized plunder, whereby the God-given rights of no one would be safe and secure. This means, as we have seen in the commands of Scripture, that we restrict citizenship to those who, because they are committed to the Covenant of Disciples of Jesus Christ, are willing to submit themselves to serve in the roles of responsibility in choosing leaders who will preserve God ordained order.  Those who will serve as Jurors, committed to do justice in judging the law by the eternal standard of God’s Law.  Those who will serve when called up as Representatives to serve in civil government to do justice by God’s Law, and those who will put themselves in harms way serving in the Militia – only in just wars as defined by God’s Law.


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One God, One Law

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The past week, I had to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew my driver’s license.  As I stood in that first line, a rather long line itself, I had the distinct impression I was in a foreign country. The language I heard all around was not English. The greatest jab was as the announcements were made regarding the next available agent, some of those were not in English either. I don’t know how it was determined that there was someone who could not speak a lick of English, but nonetheless was being granted a drivers license.

Then, the final jolt was in the process itself. You are repeatedly asked if you would like to register to vote. Never any question about whether you are a citizen of this country, never a question regarding whether you are legally in this country. In fact, I noticed the way the procedures were structured – the easy route – the default mode was to register to vote. I had to repeatedly decline the invitation because I am already registered to vote. This illustrated to me that Maryland has set up a process to sweep in countless numbers of illegal aliens to the voting rolls – which no doubt will increase the ongoing theft from the producing citizens of Maryland. That theft currently transfers $1.5 billion each year to illegals in Maryland.

When it comes to the subject of illegal immigration to our land, there are a large number of Christians standing on opposite sides of debate. There are those who would tell us what Jesus would have us do is welcome illegals with open arms. In fact, we should help them navigate the bureaucracy so they can obtain a green card status and move on the rolls towards citizenship. This includes showing them all the welfare benefits they can obtain in that process of obtaining their green card and beyond. They would say this is the best way to be able to share the gospel of our Lord and Savior with them. This argument no doubt proves very attractive to many believers.

On the opposite bank stands what some would characterize as the “Law and Order” Christians, who say we should communicate the gospel to the lost, which requires us to point out their sins. This would include the sin of breaking into a country in violation of the law and using a system of legalized plunder known as welfare, all of which God’s Law clearly spells out as sin. Then we should call them to repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ. That repentance, by the way, is demonstrated in the actions of making restitution to those whom you have broken in and stolen from.

As you can see, the divide between these two camps is sharp and steep. Does the Word of God have anything to say to this issue? Are there any guidelines that could help in the formulation of a just immigration policy? Turn to Exodus 12:43 – 48 to learn about the question of who is a Foreigner?

And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.

We see that the question regarding who was native-born and circumcised or became a member of the covenanted community through circumcision had a special status, the privilege of partaking of Passover. We find in the Old Testament that there is a sharp distinction between the native-born (what we might call a citizen) and those who were outside the covenant. The former had many responsibilities the latter did not have. Only citizens were able to participate in the congregation of the assembly – which meant all the political functions of society, such as voting, serving on a jury, being elected to hold public office, serving as a member of the militia, and so on. Though we haven’t answered the immigration question, we have laid the foundation to answer the question. There is One God, the God of the Bible. There is One Law, His Law given to us in His Word.


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