During the dark days of World War II when history now shows that the victory over the Nazi terror was not so certain, Winston Churchill rallied his nation behind the sobering challenge that all he had to offer them was “blood, sweat, toil and tears.”
We are still in a spiritual battle for the survival of our nation. We have not yet declined to the point of civil war with physical weapons nor to the persecution and killing of Christians as in other nations. But the decline of our nation, our freedoms and our prosperity plummets in direct proportion to the rising hatred of the God of the Bible and His children.
Speaking before the Harvard Law School Forum in 1999, Charlton Heston addressed the rise of irrational and dangerous norms that have broadly and correctly been labeled “political correctness.” Heston quoted Martin Gross from his book “The End of Sanity,” who wrote that “blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly foisted on us from every direction. Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don’t like it.”
Heston cited a several instances of politically correct madness being foisted on our culture by the social elites — and the incidences of such have only increased since the time of Heston’s speech. . Just recently for example, in a Texas school of all places, an American student was punished for refusing to recite the pledge to the Mexican flag
Therefore it is high time for those who love our nation, especially we who reckon ourselves as followers of Jesus, to wake up, pray up, rise up and take a stand. But if we are not willing to make the sacrifice spiritually that Churchill required of his nation physically, then we may descend into a very dark and dangerous time for our physical survival. And that sacrifice now required for us is a call to battle-on our knees and in our prayers first of all. And secondly, in being a light and a representative witness of Christ’s love and truth to the persons we meet each day. I too am concerned that too many of God’s children don’t realize what a critical time we are in-both in terms of danger of loss of our freedoms and even our very nation, as well as positively our time in history and in destiny for advancing God’s Kingdom and bringing the revival and new reformation that can alone turn our nation around.
With regards to the political correctness that is infecting our nation with its insanity, Heston, who marched with Martin Luther King for civil rights in 1963, charged those of us who love America: “I learned it 36 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, standing with Dr. Martin Luther King and two hundred thousand people. You simply … disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don’t. We disobey social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom. I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King … who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau, and Jesus, and every other great men who led those in the right against those with the might.”
No party or candidate can save America. Scripture makes clear that the God’s people can be lulled into a spiritual sleep in which we are unable to arise and oppose the enemies attacks on our nation. Our only hope is if we, God’s people, awake spiritually and cry out to Him who alone can heal our land. (II Chron 7:14) Blessings, Van