Monday, July 08, 2019

Ungrateful Winners

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The American women's soccer team has won it's 4th World Cup.

Star player Megan Rapinoe and the team is being celebrated across our country and around the world.

Why does Megan Rapinoe hate America so much?

Be informed.

Yesterday's headlines read, "Megan Rapinoe broke a scoreless tie on a penalty kick in the 61st minute...leading the US women's soccer team to its fourth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon [France]."

President Trump, showing considerably more class than Rapinoe, has tweeted this:

"Congratulations to the US Women's Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!"

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was also tweeting yesterday, promising to give the US soccer team a parade down Broadway to honor their success---like NY did for the American astronauts.

A parade down Broadway is so famous that the parade route is called, "The Canyon of Heroes."

A while back, given the possibility of the US winning the women's world championship, Rapinoe was asked if she would go to the White House to celebrate, which winning sports teams have traditionally done.

She responded, "I'm not going to the f ***ing White House. No, I'm not going to the White House."

Why are some Americans so ungrateful...and hateful toward a country that has given them such great opportunity?

Dr. Jerry Newcombe, with the D. James Kennedy Ministries, is asking himself the same question.

He responded to Rapinoe's comments:

"Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I can't fathom the ingratitude of American soccer star Meghan Rapinoe's attitude toward America."

Rapinoe caught people's attention back in 2018 when she joined her brothers-in-hate in the NFL and took a knee during our National Anthem at a nationally televised pro-soccer game.

When asked about the new rules in 2019, which prohibits kneeling during the anthem, she said she will abide by them and not kneel during our Anthem, but she "will never, ever sing the 'Star Spangled Banner' again, nor would she place her hand over her heart because she hates America."

So, she not only hates Trump, but also hates America.

Sadly, she is not alone. There are millions of ungrateful Americans out there today. Most of them not as visible as these celebrated as millionaire athletes, but no less hateful.

Some are professional football players who earn as much as $150+ million dollars for playing their sport that Meghan joined in kneeling in protest during our National Anthem.

Recently Colin Kaepernick was back in the news, forcing Nike to pull what he called "offensive" sneakers from the world retail market.

We now know that when he told the world a couple of years ago he was not demonstrating against America, but merely the "injustices" in our country, was a lie. He was clearly taking a position on the very character and identity of America when he---one washed up former football player---influenced Nike, the world leader in sportswear, to nix a complete line of shoes because they carried the emblem of our first American flag.

Gold Star mom Amanda Jacobs unloaded on Kaepernick in a speech she gave this weekend. She said,
"When I look at this country today and I tell people...Colon Kaepernick was getting paid $14 million dollars to throw a ball...My son died for a $14 thousand a year and he's given more than any football player, any athlete has ever given."

Her son, a Marine, was killed in combat, "Fighting for our freedom."

Have these folks not heard the proverb, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you?"

Why are some migrants so hateful and ungrateful toward a country that has given them such opportunity?

Over the 4th of July, Democrat Minnesota Rep. IIhan Omar urged America to "celebrate the Fourth of July by reflecting on 'how much further we have to go,'" standing in contrast to her joyful celebration of Somali Independence Day 4 days before our "Fourth of July."

She was given the gift of America, yet she is one ungrateful and hateful woman.

It's so bad, Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrat Party, was trying to tamp down and minimize Ilhan's comments.

The cause of ungratefulness.

It's not political. It's spiritual.

On March 30, 1863, President Lincoln wrote,
"We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven...but we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own."

He continued:
"Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.":

In contrast to Lincoln's day, or even within my lifetime, today's ungrateful attitude is worse by far. If that generation forgot God and His many blessings, this generation has wondered if He even exists, and if so, many of them want to usurp His role as God.

They want to be God.

Before his rebellion against God, Satan (first named Lucifer) was a perfectly created archangel. The prophet Isaiah records this:
"How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the North. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will b e like the most High" (Is. 14:12-14).

Lucifer was so obsessed with himself, he was neither grateful nor even aware of God's blessings to him.

He chose to rebel against God, choosing to believe he was better than his Creator.

As the "prince of the power of the air" (Eph. 2:2), he broadcasts this same attitude to all of us.

Too many are tuning in. Narcissism and self-absorption are controlling too many of us.

If you doubt this---spend 5 minutes on Facebook or Instagram today.

Be Informed. Be Grateful. Be Vigilant. Be Humble. Be Prayerful.


  1. My son is in the military. Anyone who cannot support the flag, our country, does not support what the countless men and women have given to this country, for the freedoms of these people. Because of this I in turn cannot support these people or the things they represent.

  2. In Truth...

    Hate would like to become the new "American Standard", as evil will continue to advance in the absence of resistance or rejection. We have given silent approval and even encouragement to those who hate by not speaking truth openly about what they are doing. Haters are still the minority, yet they are growing because they have been given "permission" to hate, to slander, to demean, vent to the "name of self-serving righteousness". When we ignore them we are giving tacit approval and even encouragement because evil increases its advance when unopposed.

    If I love someone who is self-destructing by embracing hatred, by boldly embracing sexual sinful lifestyle, by arrogantly insisting that others are obligated to tell them that they are a woman...when they are clearly a man. When they attack those who disagree with them calling them "fascists", because they do not know that the mark of fascism is exactly what they do! They do not know that the NAZI party was the “Socialist Party”.

    These people are lost...they are pitiful victims in a spiritual battle where their spiritual health and ultimate salvation hang in the balance. If we love them... if we "truly" love them...we need to speak truth to compassion and gentleness. If we don't care about them then we should never warn them of the spiritual suicide they are committing by insisting that their "sincerity" is more important than their creator's invitation to repent and find His welcoming love for eternity.

    It matters not what they "think" of us, or what we think. What matters are what their creator thinks, and what He as made clear to them in many ways? When they arrogantly reject Him, they are asking Him to reject them for eternity. He wants them to succeed, but love cannot be forced upon He patiently waits for them to embrace truth and reject sin in repentance.

    We can tell them the truth...or we can hide behind our own self righteousness believing that "WE" are saved and have only to wait for our prize, as we watch 'THEM' self-destruct.
    Would Jesus love them...would Jesus warn them...can Jesus love them and warn them through you?

    Millions of Christians stand silent as cowards while an increasing number of their fellow countrymen are overcome by evil. When we pompously say "God is in control" and feel better about ourselves ... are we not saying "Its God's fault and there is nothing we can do because it is His will". If we believe that, we are liars looking for justification to avoid hardship and rejection. Did the early Christians take the "easy safe" road, or did they glorify Jesus by standing boldly for truth without fear of repercussions.

    Truth is a lonely warrior,


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