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Fox News: Can God bless a Godless America?
Fox News ^ | May 06, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 05/07/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT by xzins

The White House is waging an all-out assault on religious liberty. Public schools are indoctrinating our children with the gospel of secularism. Hollywood is spewing toxins into our homes. The soundtrack of our lives is a pulsating mix of sex and violence and filth. The American family is in ruins. What was once wrong is now right and what was once right is now wrong.

Our nation stands on a precipice. Freedom hangs in the balance. We live in a postmodern and post-God nation. The perfect storm is brewing. Do not be deceived. There may be a war on religious liberty, but the true target is Christianity.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Kelly Shackelford, president of Liberty Institute, penned an open letter to the American people last year. Hostility against religious liberty has reached an all-time high, they warned. The freedom of religion is being pushed out of public life, schools and even churches.

The freedom of religion is being pushed out of public life, schools and even churches.

“Our Founding Fathers considered religious liberty our ‘first freedom,’ and the bedrock upon which all other freedoms rest,” the men wrote. “They understood that one’s right to worship God and follow his conscience according to the principles of his religious faith was foundational to civic tranquility. A man whose religious faith was repressed could never be a loyal citizen since the state was usurping his first allegiance and costing him his primary freedom. This is one of the most important distinctions that makes America an exceptional nation -- if not the most important.”

Both groups document more than 600 recent examples of religious hostility. Six hundred. American stories. Our stories. Their documentation included many stories I have covered during my career at Fox News Channel.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: america; freedom; god; religion
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This is an excellent article. Too bad I had to excerpt it. It is well worth going to the link and reading.
1 posted on 05/07/2014 2:53:03 PM PDT by xzins
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This is an excellent article. Too bad I had to excerpt it. It is well worth going to the link and reading.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 2:53:24 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Nope.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: xzins

yes , He can

Just as in Sodom , He spared a few .

It sure would be cool to see His wrath fall upon the others again ;^)

Then they might believe ( the survivors , if any )


4 posted on 05/07/2014 2:54:35 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: xzins

He did bless America.. before America crapped all over that blessing. I have no doubt He CAN bless it again.. my question is, would He want to?


5 posted on 05/07/2014 2:57:45 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: xzins

2 Chronicles 7:14

New King James Version (NKJV)

14 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: xzins; OneVike
"Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

but repays those who hate Him to their faces, to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates Him, He will repay him to his face.

"Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.

Deuteronomy 7:9-11

7 posted on 05/07/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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From the article:

“A while back Rev. Billy Graham penned a letter expressing his dismay over the moral decline of the nation, declaring that his “heart aches for America and its deceived people.”

“The farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control,” Graham wrote, noting that the nation seems to be going out of its way to remove God from the public arena. “Just a few weeks ago in a prominent city in the South, Christian chaplains who serve the police department were ordered to no longer mention the Name of Jesus in prayer,” he wrote, noting that officers were only allowed to pray to “the being in the room.”


8 posted on 05/07/2014 3:00:14 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Salvation; narses; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; onyx; RedMDer; Girlene; wmfights; ...

Ping to the above and the link. This is very well written.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 3:02:15 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Meanwhile, on the ad sidebars for foxnews.com, we find:

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10 posted on 05/07/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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The bible says: “Where iniquity doth abound, grace doth much more abound.”

IOW, it is great that they have this shining light article from one of their own writers in the midst of all that confusion.

The light shined in the darkness and the darkness could not overcome it.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 3:05:13 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Up Yours Marxists; Jim Robinson
Meanwhile, on the ad sidebars for foxnews.com, we find: * Best (and worst) beach bods

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12 posted on 05/07/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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"Et lux in tenebris lucet, et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt."

Just quoting the Unrevised God Version.

;)

13 posted on 05/07/2014 3:12:35 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: xzins

No, God does not bless a Godless country. Any more than he blesses an individual who rejects Him, and lives evil.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 3:15:13 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: LeoWindhorse
It sure would be cool to see His wrath fall upon the others again ;^)

You might think again. Read Matthew 25 from verse 31. Both the sheep and the goats are surprised.

15 posted on 05/07/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: lentulusgracchus; xzins
Or the Original Unrevised God Version:

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει, καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν.

16 posted on 05/07/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia! OF the B)
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To: xzins
This is not news. The only newsworthy aspect is the stupidity of the "Christian" world at large to think that Satan was going to leave us alone.

It's our own fault. We got fat, lazy and stupid. IMO it's too far gone to save.

We're like children who have autonomy, and we've gone FUBAR.

Can God bless a godless nation? Of course He can. He can do anything He chooses that is not against His nature. Will He? Again, yes. He's blessing us everyday that He doesn't allow us to be destroyed, raped and pillaged by infidels. But at some point, unless we repent, he's likely to turn His face against us. And it doesn't look like we're anywhere near repenting.

Faithful Christians are on an out-of-control bus and all that can be done is to pray and hold tight.

17 posted on 05/07/2014 3:26:47 PM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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God is not sinking America.
Socialism is sinking America.
Same as it did in every country where socialism was/is tried.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 3:36:14 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Et lux in tenebris lucet,
et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt

“and light shineth in the darkness
and the darkness did not comprehend it”

OK, I cheated and looked it up...

19 posted on 05/07/2014 3:47:06 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: xzins
I agree with your assessment of the article, but we've discussed this for years. We see what's happening and have fought it for a long time. Now the question we should be trying to answer is where is the high ground and how do we get there.

I'm one of those self employed people that obama decided shouldn't have the health insurance I liked. My policy was canceled and initially I thought my only choice was to go through one of the exchanges. If I did that I would end up paying for other peoples abortions, have the govt deciding what's good for me, and be limited to doctors and hospitals I don't want to go to.

I was told about a Christian Healthcare Co-Op (Medi-Share) by another Christian. My wife and I joined the Co-Op and found a Concierge Doctor. Having done this has opened my eyes. We don't have to just take it and complain.

We should be finding every way possible to separate ourselves from being connected to this secular world. I don't see things turning around. Eventually Christians will have to find a State, or group of States, that peacefully separate from the current USA. There will be no place for us here if we stay truthful to teachings we've been given by God in Scripture. In the meantime we should be segregating our financial dealings and most social activities from the anti-Christian institutions and people.

20 posted on 05/07/2014 3:49:56 PM PDT by wmfights
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