Skip to comments.How do we stop Communism? Pray!
Posted on 06/26/2009 6:26:28 PM PDT by Graybeard58
Many clear-thinking Americans believe that Marxists are in control of our country and that there is no reason to believe they will ever give up their power.
The question at hand is what can be done to remedy the situation we as a nation find ourselves in?
Dare to be a Daniel
The answer is clear. The strategy for survival of any society is repeated throughout the Holy Scriptures and must be applied today. We need to enlist this vital strategy to preserve America's freedom and strength. People of faith need to persuade decent, patriotic, God-fearing Americans to turn their hearts to God and live in a manner worthy of His intervention.
Christians must dare to be a Daniel.
Daniel stood firm when facing what seemed to be insurmountable challenges and circumstances. Believe in your heart that America is still reclaimable. Like Daniel, we must set a godly example, and give primary emphasis to seeking God's will in our own lives.
"We The People" must also take every opportunity to encourage others to do the same.
Because America was established by God to be a beacon of freedom, we must also promote peaceful, law-abiding citizen activism on an individual level. As our forefathers were ready to take on the responsibilities of "participatory" citizenship, so should those of us who demand nothing less than the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe God will hear the prayers and pleas of the humble and righteous who are willing to get on their knees and ask Him to spare our country.
Whole armor of God
If you are attending a church that does not have a daily Bible study guide to feed your soul, then it's your responsibly to buy one. Make sure you purchase a study plan that is age-appropriate for your family.
We can no longer be complacent and unaware of our spiritual condition. Rededicate and revive your faith. Don't become like the church of Laodicea. Listen to words of The Almighty. (See Revelation 3:14-21.) He offers you both praise and rebuke.
Many of God's people feel worn and weary because they are not wearing the whole armor of God. Every day, we see our cherished liberties disappear. They are being stolen from us as we tremble unnecessarily. We know that eventually, our pastors and the churches will be muzzled and undermined with unjust laws. Prepare yourself. Have a prayer on your lips to offer up to heaven.
Public hate and disdain for people of faith have been allowed to fester since this administration swept into Washington. In fact, it is promoted by the "progressive" ideologues within our legislative halls, public institutions, and the biased liberal media.
Excerpts from "Top 7 Marxist communist policies being implemented by Obama today," by Hal Licino
"Throughout history, communist leaders have seized power by promoting themselves as populists, and often completely hiding their own ideology. Indeed, in a poll taken after communist Hugo Chavez' first election victory in Venezuela, only 3% of the electors believed Chavez to be a socialist, let alone a communist. Currently 32% of Americans believe Obama to be a socialist.
"The initial stages of communization of a country invariably begin with seven basic steps:
"1. Seizing control over the free flow of the nation's money
"Obama has stated that he wants to convert the stock the U.S. government now owns in the nation's banks from preferred stock, which is the case currently, to common stock. This modification in type of stock may seem irrelevant at first glance, but under further analysis it is the single greatest communist policy the U.S. government has ever adopted: It means that the federal government will control all of the currently publicly traded major banks and financial institutions in the nation which are currently in the hands of individual shareholders. Not only will the current shareholders' rights be trampled, but the control of the nation's flow of money is the first keystone of communism.
"2. Stripping capitalists of their assets
"According to U.S. bankruptcy code, secured creditors such as the ones who have outstanding debt against Chrysler and GM have to be paid before unsecured creditors. That is the law. Obama has ignored this law, and seized the vast majority (89% in GM's case) of all "asset value" of the automakers and taken direct control or given it away for free to the unions. Karl Marx's theses were all based on the workers owning the means of production, and thus communism takes hold in America.
"3. Changing the structures of government to suit
"Obama has given the GOP until October to approve his health care plan, which many experts have shown would be as socialized as Cuba's. If the Republican Party does not meet his demands, the Democratic Party will simply change the very rules of the United States Senate to pass their legislation through simple majority, instead of the 60% which has been required by the Senate through history. Changing legislation to suit the leader is another common tactic of communist leaders from Chavez to Castro.
"4. Taking advantage of a crisis to impose communism
"Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel published a book entitled The Plan which would require (yes, require) young Americans regardless of their political stripe to serve in a direct copy of Hugo Chavez' red-beret local militias. The Plan also promotes massive taxpayer funded programs as universally-free university tuition and health care, as well as tax reform to ensure that the middle and upper classes are crushed by the enormous new government expenditures. Obama has already admitted such a 'soak anyone making over $250,000/year' punitive tax policy. Emanuel is famous for his quote 'you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.... [it's] an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before,' which is the prototypical process whereby communists seize power witness Lenin, Mao, Castro, Tito, et al. (Full Article)
"Thy will be done"
The man in the White House is being unfaithful to his country and to God. President Barack Hussein Obama thinks only of his own earthly ambitions and pernicious ideology Marxism. We are admonished to pray for our leaders. Please place the president and his full cabinet on the top of your prayer list, and pray for God's will to be done. (See Matt. 6:9-13.)
It is time for every born-again, traditional Christian to network. All churches should plan a day to bus into Washington D.C. for a full day of prayer and repentance before the Lord. Ask Him to once again set the "captives free" and "heal and restore our land":
"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" (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Prayer is always good but we also need to act for ourselves. Personally I’m going the black market route for a start.
and righteous who are willing to get on their knees and ask Him to spare our country.
I do this every day. The threat is very great.
I pray that God will raise up righteous, capable, and honest leaders who will **defend** the Constitution!
We need to pray fervently that the eyes of the blind will be opened. Also, note my tagline:
Prayer is good.
but the lord helps those who help themselves.....we need to do more than pray.
We have to get up close and personal and fight for what we believe in....and sometimes a war of words is not enough.
Is this “Pingworthy?”
If they are truly repentant they will remove their children from the atheistic government schools and give their children a thoroughly Christian God-centered education!
Shame on the churches for having allowed this for so many decades!
A Christian's **most** important mission field is his **own** children! The children of his congregation are his second most important mission field.
You betcha! (See my tagline)
God almighty is the only one who can get us out of this mess.
The Lord does not help those who help themselves. That’s not scriptural. We need to ask the Lord what HE wants us to do, to submit ourselves into His care. He and He alone knows what’s best in each situation and for each person. I believe He will show you what to do when you ask Him.
I’m sorry to say this, but we’re on our own on this one. The Communists showed God the door.
I don’t expect anybody to be able to refute me on that one.
This what we are fight against...we can beat them because we are on the right side!
In the original edition of Saul D. Alinsky’s, Rules for Radicals.... the preface states the following:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdomLucifer.”
AND... “Current editions of the book lack this controversial preface.
Alinsky wrote in the book’s prologue:
“What I have to say in this book is not the arrogance of unsolicited advice. It is the experience and counsel that so many young people have questioned me about through all-night sessions on hundreds of campuses in America. It is for those young radicals who are committed to the fight, committed to life.” In the first chapter, opening paragraph Alinsky writes, “What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away”.
Outlining his strategy in organizing Alinksy writes:
“There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don’t encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let’s not let it happen by default.”
Alinsky codified and wrote a clear set of rules for community organizing. His rules for radicals are now used as key tactics to learn in the training of new community organizers.
That perennial question, “Does the end justify the means?” is meaningless as it stands: the real and only question regarding the ethics of means and ends is, and always has been, “Does this particular end justify this particular means?”
The second rule of the ethics of means and ends is that the judgment of the ethics of means is dependent upon the political position of those sitting in judgment.
The third rule of the ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means.
The fourth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that judgment must be made in the context of the times in which the action occurred and not from any other chronological vantage point.
The fifth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that concern with ethics increases with the number of means available and vice versa.
The sixth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that the less important the end to be desired, the more one can afford to engage in ethical evaluations of means.
The seventh rule of the ethics of means and ends is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics.
The eighth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that the morality of a means depends upon whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.
The ninth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that any effective means is automatically judged by the opposition as being unethical.
The tenth rule of the ethics of means and ends is that you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments.
The eleventh rule of the ethics of means and ends is that goals must be phrased in general terms like “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” “Of the Common Welfare,” “Pursuit of Happiness,” or “Bread and Peace.”
The strategy for survival of any society is repeated throughout the Holy Scriptures and must be applied today. We need to enlist this vital strategy to preserve America's freedom and strength. People of faith need to persuade decent, patriotic, God-fearing Americans to turn their hearts to God and live in a manner worthy of His intervention.
Because America was established by God to be a beacon of freedom,
I'm guessing that the doctrine of the two kingdoms isn't much appreciated by these folks.
Don't become like the church of Laodicea.
Evangelicalism already is. "For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked."
I’m sure the Israelites prayed while being invaded by the Babylonians.
Psalms 106:35-43 But they mingled with the nations, And learned their practices (works), And served their idols, Which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood. Thus they became unclean in their practices (works), And played the harlot in their deeds. Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against His people, And He abhorred His inheritance (people). Then He
gave them into the hand of the nations (gentiles); And hose who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, And they were subdued under their power (hand). Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their
The first is abortion. This is the first and most heinous way the people of our nation are sacrificing their children.
Those children who survive abortion are send into government school temples that are **committed** to preaching a godless worldview. The children are slowly stewed in atheism for 35 to 40 hours and week and then are given more homework that is an extension of this godless worldview. Our nation's children essentially have a FULL-TIME job learning how to evaluate everything in their educational lives from a godless perspective.
well ok, but he taught me this
” ... and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” Jesus
that tells me what I need to know
Ben Franklin, Poor Richards Almanac
thats good enough for me......
Well, when you reference the Lord, you need to use scripture. It’s a nice saying but not a true one. The Lord HELPS us when we can’t help ourselves.
Sorry, but as a R.C. it is not critical to take everything as ‘rote’. As an example, we can believe in a 4.5 billion year old earth and evolution.
You can believe whatever you want. Doesn’t mean it’s true though.
I could say the same about you. But variety is a good thing.....
Yes, you could. But what I believe is Biblical. I hope you feel the same.
I believe in God. I believe Jesus is the Son of God. After that its up to conjecture....
I am. You, too.