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I was once shown an email that went viral shortly after Obama was elected to his second term. Some claimed it was written by Franklin Graham, but that seems to not be true. The emails, if I read correctly, was actually anonymous. It says the following:

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Written by a USMC Vet. (I can’t argue with any of it. Passing it along as it was received.)

He wrote:

The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio . The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.

A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell ‘s America . The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch… The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky ‘s “Rules for Radicals” and Chicago shyster, DavidAxelrod , along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.

Our side ran two candidates who couldn’t even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing “post Sandy ” tribute that elevated the “Commander-in-Chief” to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn’t need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to “white guilt” and political correctness. [1]

Christians seem to habitually claim that we are under attack from the “liberal left.” However, I don’t find this to be the case. Those Christians who are “shamed” by society normally act in ways such that they bring it upon themselves. Kim Davis would be an example. Another one could possibly be the Christians who expect preferential treatment in matters of religious freedom, but refuse to give those same freedoms to other religions. A democratic and pluralistic society will understandably react negatively toward anyone who threatens the rights of personal liberty as established by the Constitution. Look at the negative reactions toward Donald Trump’s campaign. He does not promote himself as a Christian, and yet many have reacted in strong condemnation for promoting ideologies that contradict the principles guiding the social discourse of our country.

I think Bill Maher rightly pointed out the falsity of the “Christianity is under attack” movement (warning: a few points of crude language): ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybH66U72xd0

Let’s imagine for a moment that what many concerned Christians proclaim is correct. Say the “Obama Spell” jinxed us all and the liberals have actually gathered in their underground, rainbow-colored cults to oppress the Sunday-school attending, white Christians of America. What do we then do?

Some argue that we need to take “our country” back. The problem is that America doesn’t belong to us. Nobody “owns” this country. That’s the point of Democracy. And personally, I believe Donald Trump’s campaign was about as extreme of a reaction against the Obama doctrine as could possibly come about. “Make America Great Again” is most likely the last attack from a dying “take our country back” philosophy. By the time this election is over, even if Trump takes the White House, such sociological movements will have cashed in all of their chips. From now on, the American people will fear anything resembling another Trump campaign. The movement of white, Christian Americans to “take back their country” has, in my estimation, lost, and I see little hope for a consolation round.

Jesus gave quite clear instruction that if someone strikes us on one cheek, we must turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-39). We are to walk through life with a humble spirit, free from a vengeful nature. I find the “your country is being taken away from you” rhetoric of some contemporary Christian circles to be damaging and blind-sighted. While we focus on breaking the “Obama spell,” our Church lies bleeding to death. We’ve become more concerned with keeping Hillary Clinton out of office than we are concerned with the mass exodus of Millennials from the church and the ineffectiveness of our methods of presenting the Gospel.

Is Christianity under attack? No. Maybe we are just prideful and think we should be worshipped. But until we find ourselves thrown into a colosseum of ravenous lions or our congregations are being hacked to death with hatches (as has been the case throughout history or even in other countries), crying about “persecution” sounds pathetic.

We must feed the hungry, help the poor, be parents to orphans, take care of the earth and its creatures, and proclaim a Gospel of God’s mercy and redemption of the world through Christ. In persecution or not, these are the things we are called to do as Christians, and we must not allow any boys crying “wolf” to distract us.

[1] ttps://www.truthorfiction.com/franklin-graham-says-america-will-not-come-back-in-jacksonville/

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