The Formula for Survival!
By Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr, A.U.S. Ret.
Evangelist, Author, Lecturer
Second Chronicles 15:12-"And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul."
In Hosea 4:6, we read these sobering words: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. I also reject thee, seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children." Notice this verse does not say we are "destroyed for lack of education," but from "lack of knowledge." There is a great difference. A former Prime Minister of Britain once said: "Education without God, turns men into clever devils." We seem to have our share of these in the United States.
Too often in this Christian age, we are confronted by leaders in our New Testament churches who say:
"We are living in the Age of Grace; all the old laws were done away with, when Christ died on Calvary; they do not apply to us." This of course, Is contrary to Biblical teaching. As a result of this unscriptural attitude, Christians by the millions have been led away into strange doctrines, such as that of the PreTribulation Rapture of the Saints. And as a result of these doctrines, the strength of the church has evaporated to the point where it is often non-existent. This has caused our Christian nation, once the envy of the world, to reach the stage where it can no more honestly be called Christian.
Recently, Dr. Jerry Falwell, leader of the Moral Majority, made a statement to the effect that they were working for a Christian America. He was instantly called on the carpet by the Zionist leader, Rabbi Tannenbaum. Under Jewish pressure, Falwell compromised, as he has always done where the Jews are concerned, and said that he wanted to see a "pluralistic society," in this country, where men could worship as they willed. Our Founding Fathers would have "turned over in their graves" at this statement, for they founded America to be a Christian nation.
Isn't it strange and sad to see one of our outstanding religious leaders as he caters to the worst enemies of Christ and is willing to compromise his Christian principles in order to be "bed partners" with them? The November 16, 1981 JERUSALEM POST, was jubilant over the fact that Falwell was a guest at a dinner given in honor of the Zionist terrorist Ze'ev Jabotinsky. This dinner was given when Menachem Begin was in New York to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the terrorist Hagana organization.
Dr. FaIwell received the Jabotinsky Centennial medal from Begin, a master terrorist himself. The late William Zukerman, who was editor of a Jewish Newsletter and a publisher of Non-Zionist books, authored an article "The Menace of Jewish Fascism," in which he called Jabotinsky ''the Jewish Hitler.'' He commented that many of the Zionist actions are reminiscent of Hitler and said: "Fascism is too glaring a fact of Jewish life for denials."
Falwell claims to abhor the tactics of Hitler, while adopting a double standard in regard to the Zionist Jews. These have applied racist standards in their dealings with both Arabs and Christians in Palestine. According to the thinking of Falwell, it was wrong for Christian Germany to persecute the Jews (and they had adequate reasons to hate them), but it is' all right for the Jews in Palestine to use "storm trooper'' tactics in their dealings with the Palestinians, since the Jew's are God's Chosen People and can do no wrong.
Recently, when a group of Arab Christian leaders came to America, they sought an audience with Dr. Falwell, so they could explain their side of the story. He refused to see them; according to well placed sources, on the advice of his Zionist advisors. How' could a Christian be more hypocritical?
What a change has taken place in America. Today, instead of having predominately Christian leaders, we see the country under the control of men who hate God and who are often foreigners who have a decidedly un-Christian attitude. Because of this, America is tottering on the verge of collapse. What went wrong? Why have we declined from "being the head, to becoming the tail?" (Deuteronomy 28:33, 34). This Scripture says: "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high: and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.'' This is the curse God pronounces against those who refuse to follow His commandments.
Today in America, we often see election results decided by, the vote of alien minorities who have flocked into this country like a consuming plague of locusts, since our Immigration Laws have for all intents and purposes been destroyed.
America is a Bible-based land, no matter how hard the atheists try, and prove differently. It can only be compared to ancient Israel. We began as a "hodgepodge'' of Western European nationalities, who were ''allured'' (This is a Biblical word meaning "enticed, or attracted.'') to the New World. In Hosea 2:14, the Prophet wrote of our forefathers, when he said: "Therefore, behold I will allure her (Israel, not the Jews) and bring her into the wilderness." Our forefathers were "enticed" into the wilderness of North America, to the Promised Land, where they dreamed the American Dream, united and built this great country for the glory of God. In fulfillment of what history most assuredly proves a God-given dream, America grew to become the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world's history.
But why? How could this be? Most modern day historians, philosophers, and Bible scholars.. those who search the pages of history, philosophy and Scripture, have failed to discover the secret of American unity in its diversity. They have failed to understand the driving force and spirit which made America great.
Today, as we are entering our Third Century as a nation: as we stand on the brink of national collapse; we see America's tremendous strength, failing at home and abroad. We see our churches filled with people who claim Christ as Savior, yet who have so little influence on our country, that year after year, crime, sin and moral corruption reaches new depths. It is time we back up and re-evaluate our national position in the light of God's Word.
If there are really 45-million "born again" Christians in America, as recent polls have declared, why is it that we do not have more influence on the affairs of America? Have we become the "salt which has lost its savor?" (It's ability to act as salt? This is the ability to hold back corruption.) For years, we have been told from the pulpits of our churches: "All that is really necessary in this life, is to get men and women saved. When they get right with God, they will automatically straighten things out." But it hasn't worked out that way.
Our great fundamental churches have concentrated on personal salvation and we have seen a great ingathering of souls, as these churches are crowded from Sunday to Sunday. But what has been happening out there in the world?
Conditions have become worse and worse! We are closer to "all-out" war now than at any time since 1945. We are in fact, living in the most dangerous period of American history. Crime is running rampant in our cities in spite of expenditures of billions of dollars to stop it. Disease is spreading, even though we spend billions each year on medical research. Unrest and violence stalk the land, as our minority people are being prepared by unscrupulous men, to become "cannon fodder," in a coming race war. America is like a man, sitting on an open keg of gun powder, smoking a cigar and knocking the ashes into the keg. All it will take is one live spark to hit the powder and we will experience the worst explosion this old world has ever seen.
Our problems with the vastly increased minority people have grown worse and worse, even though this generation has done more, and spent more money and effort on Civil Rights, than any other in the world's history. What went wrong?
In spite of every effort by the church, we seem to be fast approaching the time predicted by the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:1 A, when he said: "This know, that in the last days perilous times will come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection; trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof . . ."
We could stop right here and spend a hundred pages, pointing out the areas where this Scriptural prediction has come true. We could mention the professing Christians who are "lovers of their own selves," to the point where God takes second place in their lives. We could point to the youth rebellion which has effected millions of Christian homes and brought heart-ache and heart-break to millions. We could point our accusing finger at the plague of homosexuality, which is sweeping over America like a scourge and which is gaining respectability, even in the church.
We could spend hours, speaking about the treason which is so evident in high places; where government officials, who have taken an oath of loyalty to this country, with their hands on the Holy Bible, have been traitors according to the definition of our Constitution. (In Article Ill, Sec. 3, in words any Fifth Grader can understand, we read this definition: "Treason shall consist only in levying war against them (the U.S.), adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." This has been knowingly violated over again by the last seven Administrations in Washington.)
We could talk about the scourge of immorality, which has fastened its awful tentacles on this land, like some huge, malevolent octopus, as millions of professing Christians have become "lovers of pleasure, more than lovers of God." The evidence is all about us, as we see Christians flocking to Sunday ball games, to the beaches, and into the mountains to have a good time, rather than worship God.
Where are we headed? Are we going down the same road followed by the 21 civilizations which have preceded us and which have all left their bones to whiten on the sands of history? All these preceding civilizations were destroyed by internal moral and spiritual subversion, and succumbed, long before the barbarians poured over their walls, or battered down their gates.
Throughout history, America has possessed by an acute sense of divine election. We have fancied ourselves as a new; Israel; a people chosen for the awesome responsibility of serving as a light to other nations. We are merely fulfilling our Israelitish obligations. Certainly the people we know as Jews have never done this. This is why more Bibles have been printed, and more missionaries have been sent out from the Anglo-Saxon and related nations, than from any other source. There is an unspoken belief, based on the reality of the Scriptures, that America was providentially chosen for a special destiny. This belief which has been given up in this secular age.
A brochure published by the LAYMAN'S NATIONAL BIBLE COMMITTEE said: "The sermons of the Calvinist New Englander preachers likened their colonies to ancient Israel. They fused Locke's political covenant with the Biblical concept of a Covenant people. the people of Israel had groaned under the bondage and cried to God for help. God heard their cries. He remembered His covenant with Abraham. It was easy for the people of New England to identify with the ancient Biblical people of God. Indeed, their flight from the Old World to the New Land was comparable to the Exodus from Egypt and they felt they had entered a new land of Canaan."
I challenge you to read the Constitutions of every one of the original thirteen colonies. Notice how they mentioned the same major item. They were all formed for the glory of God and the furtherance of the Christian religion. They pledged themselves, and us their children, to God's service. They felt so strongly about this, that in many states, in order to hold a political office, you had to be not only a professing, but a practicing Christian. There were no atheists in government, who were hostile to Christianity. There was no Jewish led American Civil Liberties Union to take prayer and Bible reading out of the schools. There were no Jewish politicians who pushed to have nativity scenes removed from before the court house. No wonder God blessed us!
The religious writer for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, caught a vision of this when he wrote: "In the image of the ancient Israelites who broke free from the bondage of Egypt, the early settlers saw their venture as a divine liberation from the yoke of the Old World; they believed that they were to shape their lives in the New World in accordance to God's Laws, since He had given it to them.
"They fled the oppressive 'pharaohs' of Europe, crossed the 'Red Sea' of the Atlantic, braved its furies and entered an unknown 'wilderness,' to build what they called a new 'Zion' on earth. That high calling resounds in the documents, speeches, and sermons of that period, becoming etched on the very consciousness of our people.
''But most consistently, the colonists saw their experience as a re-enactment of the ancient deliverance of the children of Israel from thralldom-it was a pilgrimage into the 'wilderness, towards the goal of a Promised Land.
''Because of this belief, the Bible was regarded as the handbook for directing individual, family, economic and governmental affairs. Even the Quaker William Penn, the most liberal of all the Colonial governors, said: 'Government seems to me a part of religion itself, a sacred thing in its institution and end.'"
Did our forefathers know something we do not? How could they write and sing a song such as the old favorite:What has happened to this militant Christian spirit? Why is it that today we hear such a furor over "separation of church and state?" Why are Christians told from their pulpits that they are not to become involved in politics? Must we sit back in our comfortable, air-conditioned spiritual foxholes and let the anti-Christs take over the country? This is not only stupid. it is also fatal!
"Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
Ye ransomed from the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, Lord of all!"
The great British Philosopher, Edmund Burke, once said: ''All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is for good men to do nothing." We could paraphrase this by saving: "All that is necessary for Satan to succeed in his attempt to take over America, is for Christians to do nothing."
You see, my Christian friend, we will not lose our freedom some morning at 3 A.M. when we answer the door. to find a man with a star on his cap and a tommy gun in his arms, who says: ''Come with me to the concentration camp." That's not when we will lose it, We will lose it when good people see things happening in their local government, schools, and churches, which they know are wrong. When they sit back and twiddle their thumbs and say: "I'm only an individual you know and everyone knows you can't buck City Hall." When enough people feel this way; then we will lose America. In fact we will cart her away to the cemetery and bury her and over her grave we will erect a headstone with this epitaph: "American freedom died, because the Christian people in America didn't want to be bothered."
In 2 Corinthians 10:4. the Apostle Paul tells us about the weapons Christians have at their disposal for this battle: ''For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh; for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (that means fleshly), but mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds." We either fear and trust God above all-or we will succumb to the fear of man.
In Psalm 111:10. we are told: ''The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Not the fear of man! Not the fear of being labeled an "extremist," or an ''anti-semite.'' The fear of man is idolatry. Our people need to be brought into obedience to the will of God. When we obey God, He will give us whatever "counter-weapons" we need, which He guarantees will "pull down" the strongholds of wickedness.
Today America stands at the "jumping off point" in history. We desperately need a national reformation, a national revival, which will not only bring us back to God as individuals, but will return our country to following God's Law.
This revival is not coming through the church. If it comes, it will be like the revivals in ancient Israel, when the civil authorities got right with God.
One of these revivals is reported in 2 Chronicles 15. In verse 3 we learn "For a long season (time) Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without the Law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them."
I wonder if this isn't the major source of our trouble in America? Notice the results which came when Israel was without God's Law, verse 5: "And in those times, there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexation were upon all the inhabitants of the countries." this is an almost perfect word picture of America today.
Where did all this trouble come from? Was it due to the liberal preaching from her pupils? No! Was it due to the apostasy of the National Council of Churches? Oh No! Was it to be blamed on the Jewish conspiracy? No again! The Bible says it came because God's people, had forgotten His Law!
As a Christian nation, we are obligated to keep God's Law. Our Founding Fathers came very close to meeting God's requirements when they formed the Constitution, for in many major respects, it parallels the Law system ordained of God.
Had our Founding Fathers followed this completely, none of the penalties for disobedience, which are "bugging us" today, would have happened. All the things Paul mentioned in 2 Timothy 3, could have been avoided: "blasphemy, disobedience of our children, unholiness, homosexuality, treason, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God." All of these would have been handled under God's Law.
Since we partially obeyed and partially disobeyed, our history has been one of mixed blessings and cursings, since Divine Law, is the interpretation of God's will "done on earth, as it is in heaven."
Some of our lawmakers, economists and jurists have in seeking remedies for our national ills. taken their cues from the Jewish-Communist-Socialist ideology, which is the anti-thesis of God's Law. This action has resulted in more economic and social stress. For as we violate the Law, we increase the nation's sin. In I John 3:4, we learn that "Whatsoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the Law; for sin is a transgression of the Law."
According to the Bible, the penalties for transgression of God's Law are debt, poverty, crime, social unrest, youth rebellion, inflation, unemployment and all the other multitude of problems we face in the 1980's. If we persist in our rebellion, these could increase to famine, invasion by foreign forces, and eventual slavery. These are natural causes, when people transgress the Law.
The Bible indicates that these calamities are not brought about by our enemies. They are the rod of correction of God upon His people, used to bring us back to Him. In Hebrews 12:6, we read: "For whom the Lord loveth, He chastiseth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth."
Now I realize that many of you are going to disagree with me and say: "But the Law was donee oty with at Calvary. You are trying to legalize our religion." Nothing could be farther from the truth. In Matthew 5:17, Jesus speaking: "Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." In Matthew 22:37- 40, Jesus summed up all of God's Law in two basic commandments: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang ALL the law and prophets."
You who teach that the Law was done away at Calvary, need to read very carefully the words of our Lord in Matthew 5:19, where He stated that those who taught men to disregard God's Law, would be the least in the Kingdom.
In Romans 2:13, w'e have further confirmation of this, when Paul said: ''Not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." In other words, just because you are a "born again'' Christian, this does not release you from keeping God's Law'. Galatians 2:16 tells us: "know that a man is not justified by the works of the law', but by faith in Jesus Christ." You say: ''That's more like it. That's what my pastor says!" But go on and read Paul's words in Titus 3:7 - "That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." What were the "works of the Law" mentioned in Galatians 2:16? They were the blood sacrifices, the burnt offerings, and the rituals performed by the Levitical priesthood, which were done away when Christ became our "once for all sacrifice'' for sin. BUT THESE ARE NOT THE LAW!!!
Many of these rituals were man made. They had been handed down through tradition. These were the things Jesus criticized, when He berated the Pharisees in Matthew 15:3 - ''Why do ye also transgress the commandments of God, by your traditions?" Verse 6 - "Ye have made the commandments of God of non-effect by your traditions." God speaking to Israel in Jeremiah 7:22, said: "For I spoke not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices."
At that time, God's message to Israel was: "Obey My voice, walk in all the ways that I have commanded you." In Jeremiah 7:2 wite see the result of this kind of living: ''. . . that it may be well with you."
There are many examples of this in the Bible. In I Samuel 15:22, we see an incident which took place about 1079 B.C. King Saul disobeyed God and saved some of the spoils of war in his battle with the Amlekites, which God had told him to completely destroy. God spoke to the king through the Prophet Samuel: "Hath the Lord great delight in burnt offer ings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. FOR REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT AND STUBBORNNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND IDOLATRY." (Emphasis added.)
In Hosea 6:6, written almost 200 years later, we read: ''For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings."
So please don't show your ignorance of God's Word by saying that Jesus did away with the Law for Christians and that as we are now living under grace, we don't have to keep the Law. For confirmation of this, let's turn to Galatians 2:17 - "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves are also found sinners (this means transgressors of the Law' - I John 3:4), is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid!"
Paul teaches us that if we break the Law, because we are justified in Christ, then that makes Christ appear to be the minister of sin. Therefore when a man or woman, who claims to be a Christian, state that because they have been saved, they are free to transgress the Law, they are making our Lord to be a minister of sin. No wonder our Lord said in Matthew 7:21 - "Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but lie that DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN." (Emphasis added.) This is further confirmed in I John 2:4 - "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." So a Christian, or a professing Christian, who does not keep God's Law, according to this Scripture is not a Christian. Every transgression of God's Law by a Christian, brings reproach to Christ.
There is no question that now men and women are not saved by keeping the Law. The Bible is very clear about this. Ephesians 2:5, states so that no one can possibly, misunderstand: ''For by grace are ye saved, through faith: and this not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast."
Let me explain it this way. If a man is in a Federal penitentiary under sentence of death and the President forgives (pardons) him, he is set free and can never again be called to account for that crime. He has been cleansed of guilt before the law, by the favor (grace) of the President. Does this man now become immune from the Law? Of course not He cannot go out with impunity and break the law again. Even though he has been "saved by grace," the Law still stands and still applies to him and he will have to answer for any violation. The only difference, when we apply this to God's Law and grace is explained in I John 2:1, 2 - ". . . these things write unto you that ye sin (do not transgress the law) not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate (defense lawyer) with the Father; Jesus Christ the righteous: and He is the propitiation for our sins.
The only reason the Christian escapes the full penalty of the Law, is because the blood of Jesus Christ. has been applied. But hold on! In 2 Corinthians 5:10. we learn that even if we are saved, "We must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ: that every one may RECEIVE OF THE THINGS DONE IN HIS BODY, according to that he bath done. WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD." (Emphasis added.) So don't ever be naive enough that vou will believe vou are "free from the Law."
Does our faith in Christ make the Law void? The Apostle Paul says a resounding "NO!" In Romans 3:31 - "Do we make void the law through faith? God forbid yea we establish the Law.'' That word "void'' in Greek is "katarego,'' which means: "to abolish; destroy; put away; make of none effect. Paul tells us very clearly that we do not abolish the Law through faith. we establish it'.
Most of Paul's sermons as recorded in Acts and the Epistles came from the Law and the prophets. In Acts 28:23. when he preached in Rome, he "expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, (Notice very carefully now) both out of the law of Moses and out of the prophets. from morning to evening." That doesn't sound very much as though Paul believed the Law had been put away, now does it?
When Peter preached his mighty sermon on the Day of Pentecost, Acts 2, he preached from the "law and the prophets.'' Every great revival message recorded in the New' Testament came from the same source, so why do you believe your pastor when he contradicts them and says ''Christ did away with the Law?"
We have learned what the Apostle John thought about the Law in I John 3:4-''sin is thc transgression of the Law." How do we know what sin is? Paul tells us in Romans 7:7- ". . . is the law sin? God forbid! Nay, I had not known sin, but for the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, 'Thou shalt not covet!'" (The word "lust" comes from the Greek word "epithumia," which means: "a longing for forbidden things." It goes far beyond the sexual connotation.)
In Romans 7:12, we learn that the Law and the Commandments are "holy, just, and good." In 1 Timothy 1:7, Paul warned against teachers who wanted to teach the law, but did not understand it. This seems to be one of the biggest problems with our pastors today. A majority of them do not understand it, or its purpose. With some of them it is deliberate, because it is unpleasant; with many, I believe it is through ignorance. So they excuse their lack of scholarship by saying: "Christ did away with the Law." How foolish and how fatal!
You may be inclined to say: "A mere human can't keep the Law." But doesn't Paul tell Christians in Philippians 4:13, "1 can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me?''
Maybe you will come back with: "What if I break the Law'; what happens then?" Jesus answered that in John 8:11, when He spoke to the woman taken in adultery: "Go and sin no more!" You come back again and say: "How can this be? How' can He forgive me when I sin?" Well, the answer is simple and wonderful. Paul explains it in Romans 8:l-"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, (Listen very carefully now) WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT." (Emphasis added.)
Some may say: "Jesus freed me from the bondage of the Law," but the Apostle James contradicts this false thinking in James 1:25-"Whoso looketh into the PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." (Emphasis added.)
The Apostle John in 1 John 2:3, 4, said: "and hereby we do know that we know Him, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS (or Law's). He that saith I know' Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him." Pretty strong language. isn't it? But don't get mad at me; it's not my words. It says pretty clearly, that those who refuse to keep Christ's Laws and say they' love Him, are fakes!
You see my Christian-Israelite friend, we are living today under the New Commandment, or Covenant, if you will, the one Jeremiah spoke of in 31:33-"l (God) will put my laws in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God. and they shall be my people." (And by the way, this was not w'ritten to the people we call Jews.)
In Hebrews 10:16, we learn: "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord. I will PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS, AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more." (Emphasis added.)
Paul explains in Galatians 3:24, how "The law was our schoolmaster, to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith." We look at God's Law and immediately we see there is no way for us to keep it. We look at it more closely and see that "death is the penalty" for breaking the Law. (Romans 6:23) This should send us scurrying to look for a Savior, and when w'e look, we find only One, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has the power to save us from the results of sin. When we accept Him, He becomes our Advocate (defense lawyer) who pleads our case before God. The Righteous Judge, looking at us, does not see our sins, but the blood of His Son which ''cleanses us from all sin."
When we stumble, as we all will, being human, He has provided a ''safety valve" for us, which will bring us back into a proper relationship with Him. It is found in I John 1:9-''If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Why is God's Law so important to us in this period of ''grace?" It is because it effects each one of us and through us the nation. In I John 5:2, the Apostle tells us: ''B" this we know' that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we WALK IN HIS COMMANDMENTS; and His commandments are not grievous." (Emphasis added.) Then in 2 John 6-"and this is love, that we WALK AFTER HIS COMMANDMENTS. This is the commandment that ye have heard from the beginning. ye shall walk in it." (Emphasis added.) Does this sound to you as though the Law had been abolished? Of course not!
John 14:15, Christ speaking, says: ''If ye love me, keep my commandments." Does this refer to animal sacrifices? Of course not!
But why is it so important for America to keep God's Law'? As Christians, we are told in 1 John 3:22, that our prayers will be answered according to our obedience: "Whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him (and here's the reason); because we keep His commandments, those things which are pleasing in His sight."
In order for you to understand the Old Testament, you must read and study the Old. In one place in Paul's writings, in 90 verses, he quotes from the Old Testament 35 times. It is simply impossible for a Bible student to understand the teachings of Jesus and Paul, without referring back to Moses and the Old Testament Prophets.
In 1 Peter 2:22, we are told that Jesus was without sin-This was the reason He could become the perfect sacrifice for our sins. In 1 John 3:4, we are told that sin is the transgression, or breaking of the Law. In Deuteronomy 4:2, we are told that no one may add to, or take away from the Law. Therefore if Jesus did away with the Law, as some claim, He broke the law and became a sinner. This we know was impossible.
The Law was written for our protection against the wicked. According to it, the punishment for murder is death. The punishment for kidnapping is death. The punishment for homosexuality is death. Our judges and courts have no right to determine the penalty for a crime, when God has already decreed the p>
Did you ever sit down and attempt to analyze America's pressing problems? The big ones which are in the process of destroying us? They were all brought about through disobedience to God's Laws. We look at God's Law concerning rape and say: "The death penalty is too harsh; we should try and rehabilitate the poor fellow." Then our judges and Parole Boards, turn these criminals loose to rape again, and probably murder the next time. Statistics show that over 90% of all "rape-murders'' were committed by repeaters. You can see this in the daily evidence of crime in our newspapers.
We look at God's Law concerning the thief and see that he is required to replace from three to five times what he has stolen. If he can't pay, then he is put to work to pay the penalty (see Deuteronomist 17:12). A lot of ''bleeding hearts," including Christians who should know better will say: "The poor fellow really isn't to blame. He's one of those poor, unfortunate fellow's society has been mean to. Put him in a good environment: give him another chance and he will change."
So what do we do? We spend billions of dollars each year, building bigger and better jails, with color TV's and conjugal visiting rights, and then the Parole Board turns the criminal loose to commit another crime and we never learn from our stupidity.
We look at modern defense and realize that most of those problems would be taken care of if we followed God's plans for the defense of the nation, as given in Deuteronomy 20. This plan tells who is to get military training, who is to receive deferments, and who is to fight. And there's not one word about women in the military forces.
Our national debt rises higher every year, in spite of frantic efforts to control it, yet we refuse to follow God's Law, which condemns Usury, the thing which is strangling America economically. We allow the International Bankers to come into our country like a horde of hungry, bloodsucking leeches (which they are), to rape this country of its wealth and natural resources, and we wonder why it's happening to us.
By now, you may be wanting to ask: "Well then, who is to blame? Is it the Communists7 The Jews? The liberals? The minority people?" and my answer would have to be a resounding "No!" although all of these have a part in the destruction process. In the final analysis, America has gone down the drain, because the Christian people of this country, the white Israelite people, have refused to do what God requires of them. In the past, America was much more moral and Christian in her actions and God poured out His blessings on us. But in recent years, we have become "too big for our britches." We have tried to do things our way. As an example, we have allowed the terrible sin of homosexuality to become respectable, even though history adequately proves that this is a sign of national decay. Our pastors tell us: "They are people too, they have their rights: leave them alone and they won't bother us." So under this benevolent situation, this moral disease has spread like wildfire.We removed our immigration laws and have been flooded by millions of aliens, who have brought their heathen ideologies, and we wonder when our children are lured into the worship of some strange religion. This was the same sin which destroyed our fathers in Israel. We see these false religions spread by TV and they are allowed to spread their poison in our public buildings.
We produce over half of the world's goods and services, yet we owe the International Zionist bankers three times more than the value of our entire nation. Once you begin to practice usury, contrary to Biblical principles, there is no way vou can get out of their poisonous web.
God has said: "Thou shalt not commit murder!" Yet we legally murder 3-million or more unborn infants each year, under the guise of human rights. Many of these aborted babies go into garbage cans. What's done with the garbage? It's often fed to pigs. This fulfills the prediction of Leviticus 26:27: "If ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; then will I (God) walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise vou seven times for your sins." (NOW LISTEN VERY CLOSELY TO THIS NEXT GRUESOME PREDICTION.) "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters ye shall eat." Think about this the next time vou eat a slice of ham, or have a pork chop. Gross, indeed it is, but it is sadly true!
The wicked people who would like to destroy America know that the only solution to our problems lies in our obeying God's Laws. So they will do everything in their power to persuade us not to follow them. Let me give you one example: The bussing of children for the purpose of desegregation, or integration." Now you can parrot the liberal line if you so desire, which says: "God loves everyone; we are all brothers; God is Father to all, and besides I'm not a bigot." Being a bigot has nothing to do with this problem, for bussing is used to force "race mixing." It is the only reason for this practice. When a Christian school such as Bob Jones' University, in Greenville, S.C. comes along and says: "You can come to our school if you're black. But we do not allow interracial dating, because it's against God's Laws." The Federal Government comes along and backed by the Jewish led and controlled American Civil Liberties Union, they say: "If you don't allow more minority children in your school, you will lose your tax free status." This has nothing to do with "brotherly love," but is for the harassment of those who seek to follow God's Law.
It is all part of the program of the anti-Christ to destroy Christianity. The Social Planners of the One-World Government know that an integrated society is easier to control. They know from a study of history, that once a people begin to mongrelize, it is only a matter of time until they become weak. You may not want to accept this, but I didn't make it up. It's one of the immutable laws of God.
As America has broken her covenant with God, we have seen our Armed Forces humiliated on the battlefields of Vietnam and Korea, by countries smaller than most of our states. We have had our nose rubbed in the dirt by little Iran and we have knuckled down to a little Banana Republic call Panama. Why this humiliation? Because we have broken God's Law, and this is what He promised would follow. In Leviticus 26:19, we learn that the price of disobedience is: "I (God) will break the pride of your power . . .
It is possible that even the gasoline crisis is part of this malady, since we read in Leviticus 26:22-". . . your highways shall be desolate."
One of the more ticklish Laws is that of tithing and a lot of so-called Christian people get up on their "high horse" and screaming like wounded eagles say: "That was in the Old Testament. We don't tithe, we give God a love offering." Well bless your heart, honey, you can't give God a love offering, until you first pay what you owe, and that's a tithe, whether you want to accept it or not. In Malachi 3:9, God speaking to the Israelite people (not Jews by the way) said of them: "Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation." I'm not going to spend a lot of time showing you from the New Testament, that tithing has not been done away with. But I will say this. If you would honestly try tithing for six months, you would find that you cannot afford to use any other method. I know, because I have tested it for over fifteen years.
What have I been trying to tell you in this message? It is that God's Laws and commandments have not been changed, altered, or annulled, no matter what your pastor or anyone else says to the contrary. The entire body of National law remains in effect today. The only law which was put away was the "law of righteousness," (Romans 10:4). This was the Law which was added because of transgression until the "seed (Jesus Christ) should come, to whom the promise was made..." (Galatians 3:19). This law refers to the animal sacrifices and rituals, as I have already shown.
In the Christian, the Law should "come of age." We see the necessity of abidflesby it and realize it was written for our own good. We realize that obedience brings blessings, while disobedience brings only trouble.
So nowing this, we have the formula for survival of this country in our hands. We show' how much we love the Lord, not by the wonderful prayers we pray; not by our attendance at every church service; not by the fine testimonies we give in church; not by' telling others what the Lord has done for us. (All these things are fine, but they' are not the final criteria for obedience.) We show our love for the Lord, by the measure of our obedience. Jesus said.. "If you love me, keep my commandments," (John 14:15, 23). In John 15:l0-"If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept the Father's commandments, and abide in His love." 1 John 3:24-"He that keepeth His (Christ's) commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us." I John 5:3-"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments..."
When enough Christian people realize this and awaken to their responsibilities; when they realize they are the "true Israel'' of God, then we will see a mighty effort by our people to get back into a proper relationship with our God. Then and only then will the revival come that will save America. Then and only then can God's marvelous machinery go into operation for us.
So my white Christian friends, the solution is up to you. You have the solution to America's problems in your hand, if you are bold enough to follow it. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, a promise was made to our ancestors, which has as much relevancy today. Many of you know it by memory: "If my people, which are called by my name (the only people who qualify here, are the nations of Christendom), will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, (this means a return to God's Laws, to doing things His way) then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND." (Emphasis added.)
You want to see America healed? What will you do about returning yourself, and telling others about it?
THE SOLUTION IS IN YOUR HANDS!!!