How Satan Destroyed America

I am a flag waver.  I blink back the tears at the sounding of the national anthem, my heart swells with pride when hearing the stories of my country's history.  I believe America is a nation blessed by God and has been used by God to do more for the cause of Christ than any other nation.

She's come a long way, baby.

According to Revelation 13, there will come a day in the future when the world will submit to one man who is indwelt by Satan himself.  The world will operate on one currency, one socialist-communist political system with nations having little to no individual sovereignty in of themselves, and the only accountability will be to the State government run by the antichrist.  Over the first couple hundred years of its existence, the United States of America has epitomized the exact opposite of what is necessary to accomplish the Enemy's final plan of total world supremacy.

It would be reasonable to conclude that the Enemy has done everything he can to destroy America, and in this article we will look at some of the ways in which Satan tried to destroy America, and what strategy he is successfully employing today.  This article isn't meant to be all-inclusive.  I'm sure the one who is wiser than Daniel has several other strategies that he's employed that I'm not aware of.  This article is meant to be realistic, not pessimistic.  I believe in my heart that there is still hope for our country.
 

First Tactic: Military Force

George Washington at Valley Forge
The most obvious one, destroy and enslave by military force.  Upon declaring its independence from the tyrannical English throne, the colonies were locked in war with the strongest nation on the planet.  The colonies represented religious freedom, freedom from the state religions to be found all throughout Europe.

They also represented economic freedom.  Under William Bradshaw, the colonies learned the hard way that Socialism does not work.  Before the War for Independence ever happened, back in 1620, the settlers of the Plymouth colony had entered into a merchant-sponsor contract with London that called for all the goods and resources gathered to be collected into a common store, with each member being owed a common share.

What resulted was a disaster.  Half of the pilgrims died, including Bradford's wife.  There was no motivation.  Bradford wrote, "For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense...that was thought injustice."

The next year he tried something different.  He tried implementing the principles of freedom and personal responsibility.  He gave every man a plot of ground to work, and individuals were responsible for what happened to them and their families.

The colony thrived.  According to Bradford, "This had very good success, for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been." Free trade with the Indians blossomed, there was more than enough food for everyone. This was just one principle that was instilled early in the hearts of our nation's founders.  Freedom and individual responsibility.

Under the antichrist's rule during the Tribulation, there will be no such thing.  All the world will be enslaved to a one world system that will destroy the idea of individuality, personal freedom and responsibility, and most importantly the fear of God.  Satan wants the people of the world to view their "god" as the State.  If the State is the supreme authority above all else, then all Satan has to do is rule the State and then he'll rule the hearts and consciences of the masses.

Obviously this idea of personal freedom was an affront to Satan, so he moved the most powerful nation in the world to destroy the tiny group of rebels on the North American continent.  History is replete with stories of the narrow escapes and amazing resilience of the American revolutionary soldiers.  Under the leadership of George Washington, and the protecting hand of God, America won its independence. 

Hitler and Arch-Bishop Orsenigo, 1939.
The next most notable attempt to destroy America by military force was during World War II by Nazi Germany.  It is a well known fact that Hitler was a practicing Catholic, and that he had signed a concordat with Rome.  If the Nazis had won, the world would have been plunged into another dark ages where Bibles would be burnt and the State church would have ruled the hearts and consciences of men.  

Thank God that He didn't allow that to happen.


Second Tactic: Divide and Conquer


The worst war ever occurred in 1861. In it America saw 620,000 of its fathers and sons die.  Regardless of who you think was right or wrong, there's no doubt this war was a tragic thing, and no doubt Satan wanted to use it to divide our country up to be destroyed.
No one knows for sure what would have happened if the South had won, but regardless God's hand of protection was over our nation during and after this war.  We're very fortunate that we still have a country after the devastation that was left.

In Charles Chinquy's book, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, he quotes Abraham Lincoln's recounting of the influence that the Catholic Jesuits had in this war:

"This war would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits. We owe it to popery that we now see our land reddened with the blood of her noblest sons. Though there were great differences of opinion between the South and the North of the question of slavery, neither Jeff Davis nor anyone of the leading men of the Confederacy would have dared to attack the North, had they not relied on the promises of the Jesuits, that, under the mask of Democracy, the money and arms of the Roman Catholic, even the arms of France would be at their disposal if they would attack us. I pity the priests, the bishops and the monks of Rome in the United States, when the people realize that they are, in great part, responsible for the tears and the blood shed in this war. I conceal what I know, on that subject, from the knowledge of the nation; for if the people knew the whole truth, this war would turn into a religious war, and it would at once, take a tenfold more savage and bloody character.”

Once again, God saved America.  Regardless of who was right or wrong, Satan wanted this war to happen, and he wanted to use it to destroy America.


Third Tactic: Economic Slavery


Our nation’s founders warned us about a central banking system in America, and twice the attempt to enslave America to a central bank was shut down. The third attempt stuck, and we now know it as The Federal Reserve, the bank that prints money for our treasury and sells us the paper. They charge us the interest on the paper they give us, and the only way we can pay off the interest is by printing more paper, going deeper into debt. There is no limit to the amount of money drunk politicians can spend because they can always print more – and the Fed is always happy to charge us the interest.

That is only half of it, our government relies on other nations loaning it money to keep it afloat. The last president who got us out of debt, Andrew Jackson, also abolished the second attempt at a central bank in America. He knew that debt was evil and it was the one sure way to control a man or a government. Now there is no going back. The financial system of our nation is now built on a system that God hates. God’s way is freedom and personal responsibility, Satan’s way is debt and enslavement.

The media will try and teach you that Communism is on the far left, Fascism is on the far right, and Socialism is somewhere in the middle. This is a lie. They are all big government, all designed to control you as much as possible. The truth is that there is big government on the far left and no government on the far right, also known as anarchy. The more government you have, the less freedom you have. No one is saying you can’t have any government, but every time we add more we lose more.

Ironically, regardless of what “ism” it wears at the time, big government has never been guilty of what it has commonly been accused of: sharing and redistributing the wealth. Freedom lovers are interested in sharing the wealth as they see fit without the interference of the government. What big government wants to do (and will always do) is consolidate and control the wealth. The antichrist’s future financial grip of the world has its foundations in people giving up their freedoms in the name of peace and safety.

Our country was built as a Constitutional Republic, towards the right side of the bar with limited government. States acted independently with limited federal government interference and there was no central banking system. We are a far cry from that now. States rely on federal money for survival and bailouts, and the federal government relies on the Fed and other nations to keep it afloat. All the while our money becomes less and less reliable. The groundwork was laid a long time ago for our nation to be as the other nations.

Bloated government, debt, and the central banking system has put our nation on a crash course to be on the same socialist level as all the other nations of the world.  

Sadly, this tactic has worked.  It will eventually destroy our nation's economic system to the point that it will need the man of sin to bail it out.  It's only a matter of time and a matter of God's mercy and grace on us.  This is the third tactic, and though successful, it is not nearly as diabolical and as the last tactic that has been employed for at least fifty years.


Fourth Tactic: Infiltrate and Dismantle


George Washington said, "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."

Here's what American's don't realize: You can't have freedom without morality. When you have complete freedom without a sense of morality to restrain it, you have anarchy.  The more Americans become lax in the areas of what is right and wrong, the more laws have to be created to keep the populace in check.  The more laws you have, the less freedom you have.  It's very simple.

Satan knows this, and after failing at militarily destroying America he tried something else.  He tried corrupting it.  He knew that if he could corrupt the building block of the nation, he could destroy the nation from the inside out.  The less God and the less Bible you have in a nation, the more government you have.  It's plain and simple, something must take the void.  If man is not to be restrained by the law of his own conscience in submission to the principles of God, he must be retained by the law of the State.  At that point, the State has become the ultimate authority, the state has become "god".

This is the goal of Communism, to destroy the Bible and make the government "god".

    
I'm not interested in debating with you whether or not Communism is dead, but what I will do is point out to you some of the actual documented and stated goals of Communism dating back to 1963 as listed in The Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

These goals have been realized, or at least are in the process of being realized.  The person behind these goals was none other then Satan, the god of this world.  Many of these goals are aimed directly at the family unit to destroy it.  Satan wants the State to raise your children, not you.  All of this is aimed at discrediting God and removing Him our society.  Like I said, if he can do that the State will become "god."

Wait, that hasn't happened yet though, at least not completely!


HOPE

 
I've got news for you, any hope we have for this nation is NOT going to be found in the so called conservative movement, Tea Party movement, talk radio, and certainly not in the Republican Party.  

Our hope is found in the pages of the Bible.  Christians need to live their lives in submission to God's word, and allow the influence of the Holy Ghost to spread throughout our nation forcing blatant sin and wickedness back into the shadows.  Only that will create a moral populace.  You can keep trying to change our political system, and keep trying to throw your vote against the wall for your favorite Constitutionalists, but if you have an immoral populace you will ALWAYS have an immoral government.  

The best verse I've found on revival for a nation is this one:

II Chronicles 7:14  "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

I understand the context is Solomon praying over the temple and talking about the nation of Israel, but if you're going to find a verse in the Bible that will tell you how to get a nation healed - this is the best one there is.

Very simply put, this is the formula:

1. God's people must humble themselves.  This has to do with the heart attitude.  Many Christians today have a heart of rebellion towards God and the clear cut principles in the Bible.  God doesn't expect you to be able to do an instant 180 degree change in your life, but He does expect that your heart be turned towards Him in an attitude of repentance.  You can't repent until you've come to a mental accent that the way you are living is in violation of clear cut scriptural commands and principles. 

2. God's people must pray and seek His face.  This means prayer.  I will admit, this is the weakest area in my walk with the Lord.  It seems like it is the weakest part in many Christian's walk.  Prayer is so important and yet we neglect it for other things.  It's really a matter of priority.  For the power of the Holy Ghost to spread across our land there must be Christians seeking God in earnest prayer.  Seeking Him isn't a quick prayer before lunch and bed time, it is earnest prayer, fervent prayer.

3. God's people must turn from their wicked ways.  Once you've humbled yourself, and once you've begun earnestly seeking God in prayer, the next step is to act upon what God has revealed in your life.  Stop tolerating wickedness!  It has been said over and over again, that the last virtue of a completly depraved society is tolerance.  Why do many Christians tolerate so much wickedness and never lift a finger in protest, but get bent out of shape so easily at a preacher who just trying his best to preach righteousness?  Why is there so much grace for illicit sex, profanity, and out and out blasphemy on the TV and in music, but no grace at all for the preacher?  God's people need to support their preachers, even if they make mistakes now and then!  


We need Bible thumping preachers across our land preaching against sin with a two foot flame coming out of their mouths!  In the 1800s, if you went into a Baptist church, you got told you were a wicked sinner and deserved to split hell open and your only hope was in Jesus Christ. If you happened to stumble into a Catholic church, you were told you were wicked at that you had better repent and join the Holy Mother Church.  If you found yourself in a Presbyterian church, you were told you were wicked, totally depraved, and that if you weren't part of the elect you were predetermined by eternal decrees unto damnation!  Talk about hard preaching!

Now days, you walk into just about any church and salvation is boiled down to you needing help in your life for self fulfillment, and that God is some sort of cosmic psychologist here to help you overcome all your difficulties in life.  What people need to hear across the pulpits in America is that sin is offensive and repulsive to a thrice holy God, and that their only hope is in Jesus Christ.

If you are a Christian, this is where our hope is.  Our hope is in Christ.  America as we know it will be destroyed one day, either before the Rapture or during the Tribulation.  The responsibility to maintain our nation is not in the hands of the politicians, it is solely in the hands of God's people.  If God's people as a whole follow these principles, preachers rain down fire like they did over a hundred years ago, and saved Christians focus on winning souls instead of stuffing ballot boxes there is hope that America will last at least until the Christians are gone.

There are many other things as well, such as stop letting the State raise your kids in public schools so they can indoctrinate them.  There's the fact that what is still somehow keeping America under the protection of God today is that is still the most active country involved in world wide missions.  Do not stop supporting missions!  Moms, find a way to stay at home with your kids so you can train them, that's God's perfect will!  If you have to sacrifice some things, then do it for your kids!  Don't you want what's best for them?

We may lose America, we may lose our freedoms, we may lose everything, but we won't lose our souls.  That's one thing the Enemy can't touch.  Suffice it to say, Christians, hold the line.  Follow course.  Run the race, with no remorse.  Fight the fight, keep marching on.  Our hope is Christ and the victory's won.

1 comment:

Jessica S. said...

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