Monday, April 02, 2012

"If The Foundations are Destroyed, What Can The Righteous Do?"

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This past week, the Supreme Court listened to the arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare. The outcome of this case will define our nation for generations to come.

Should it be allowed to stand, it will mandate all employers, including religious organizations, to provide certain drugs that cause early abortions---a violation of belief and conscience for many people of faith. And it will also push our country toward a form of socialism we have not previously known.

It will, as President Obama promised to do on his 100th day in office, "remake America."

Atheists held their first ever atheist's rally at Fort Bragg Military Base this past Saturday.

It was modeled after a Billy Graham crusade, with a different message. One of the spokespeople said, "This just might be the turning point in the foxhole atheist community's struggle for acceptance, tolerance and respect. It's an amazing time to be a nonbeliever in the U.S." And, "The military is on the cusp of a major breakthrough."

Marriage hangs in the balance here in Washington State, and elsewhere.

When the campaign to redefine marriage in Washington State kicked off in Bellevue on November 14, 2011, Associated Press reporter Gene Johnson asked the activists why, when they already had essentially all the rights of marriage, were they now demanding "marriage".

The answer? "The effort is about erasing the stigma..." they told him.

The foundations are crumbling. David was experiencing a similar time when he wrote in Psalms 11:3, "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

He asked, should we "flee as a bird to your mountain" because "the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart?"

Every Christian truth and principle is targeted by the "drawn bows and ready arrow." And often the messengers themselves are targeted.

This is a time when every biblical believer must not flee to the mountain or elsewhere, but stand firm and strong for righteousness. Be bold. Be active. Be prayerful. Be very discerning. Be vigilant.

And thanks to all of you who are doing just that. I am blessed and encouraged by the personal email I receive from many of you every day, sharing your experiences while you are circulating petitions for both R-74 and I-1192. You are a model of the answer to David's question.

What should the righteous do if the foundations are destroyed?

First, address the immediate assaults on biblical principles and values. And we are. And will continue to do so with your help and support. We can be effective as we stand together.

Secondly, I feel that while we address the immediate, we must also take a longer look at how to address the "failing foundations" as we go forward. We must provide a trusted stream of information and message that educates, informs and inspires people to action.

I am personally praying about something that I feel would significantly address the longer look, rather than only being on the defense regarding life, marriage, family and education.

I have shared my thoughts with a couple of trusted friends. I would appreciate your prayers, asking that God give us wisdom and clarity.

I know you know that we are circulating thousands of petitions across the state because many of you are involved in this effort. You also know that we only continue with your financial support. We need your help this month.

We feel we have a sense of what we should do in response to the failing foundations of our culture. If you believe our efforts are worthy, I ask that you support this ministry, click here to contribute online or mail a check to Faith and Freedom, Box 399, Bellevue, WA. 98009.

Thank you and God bless you.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.