The Enemy Within: Atheistic in Character, Ruthless in Purpose

Atheism in America

Conflicts are not a new phenomenon in America. They were active in, and between, the early British colonies that became our first thirteen states. In general, rivalries were along the lines of doctrinal differences between Protestant denominations and Catholic-vs-Protestant practices. However, the common point of agreement was the divinity of Jesus Christ and the redemption of mankind by grace through faith in the omnipotent God.

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We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method. Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely, and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex struggle – with liberty the stake.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

Although the majority of early colonialists were Christian in profession and practice, there were atheists in the population. Thomas Paine, one of our Founding Fathers, contributed to uniting our forbears in rebellion against Great Britain through the publication of pamphlets like the famous Common Sense that advocated independence.

Full-time, militant atheistic organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the ACLU, the American Atheists, and the Communist Party USA strive to blot out the free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment.

The irony? Atheism is a religion by definition: a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.

There are two atheistic camps: the avowed atheists, like those listed above, and the practical atheists, the people who claim to be Christian while living lives wholly contrary to the tenets of God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures.

Atheism and Christianity at the Cross-Road

Over my seven decades of life on this planet, I have witnessed atheism – avowed and practical – throughout American society, but atheists now coalesce as socialists and Democrats.

The hallmark of atheists is a pro-death stance that manifests in the promotion of unlimited murder of children in the womb along with the spirit of anti-Christ and a penchant for an all-powerful government.

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God mercifully raises up Christian leaders like Mike Pence, Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Greg Abbott, and Ted Cruz to stand against atheism and to stand for righteousness.

At this time, President Donald Trump draws the ire of a broad spectrum of atheists, including Jorge Ramos, Rosie O’Donnell, and Richard Dawkins. Add to these, the principal leaders of the Democratic Party.

What should be our response, speaking on behalf of fellow Christians? Should we devote our time to name-calling, public criticism of atheists, or perhaps outlaw atheism?

Norma McCorvey was the infamous Jane Roe of the Rov-v-Wade case in which a liberal Supreme Court created new ‘rights’ out of thin air, notably the right of a woman to kill her child in the womb.

Although Norma never had the abortion, she labored alongside the pro-abortionwon-by-love-norma-mccorvey movement until her encounter with a gentleman named Flip Benham. You can read her story in a book she wrote, titled: Won By Love, available from Amazon.com.

Flip Benham labored for many years in the pro-life movement. In her book, Norma reveals her interactions with Flip and he never condemned her nor berated her, but simply loved her.

It was love that won the soul of Norma McCorvey. Norma died at age 69 and is now in the presence of our Lord.

Is atheism the enemy? Well, not exactly. Satan, the Devil, Lucifer, has forever been the enemy that kills, steals and destroys. From the beginning of recorded history, he has sought to make himself lord of the universe. His demonic spirits have moved into the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, deceiving them by leading them to believe lies are truth and to kill unwanted children is good for mother earth.

For now, I believe we have a reprieve from Heaven and our role among nations is the protector of Israel, the apple of God’s eye. As evidenced by the recent UN vote, America and Israel stand against all the nations of the world.

The charitable track record of the USA is one of generosity and kindness. We do not treat our enemies as they treat us. I point to post-WW2 Japan as a prime example. Another example is our country’s response to the devastating 2004 earthquake that devastated the Banda Aceh province of Indonesia.

Satan has caused a lot of damage and he continues through the agency of liberal universities that teach how terrible a country America is. Students are taught false history and fed godless dogmas to the point almost half of young Americans prefer socialism, fascism, and communism over our hard-won freedoms and free-market economics.

All is not lost. “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.’”

A lot of angry things are said during political campaigns and I am not guiltless in this matter. But, I purpose to love my enemies, to do good to them, and to pray for those who come against me. I choose to follow Flip Benham’s example.

We truly have an enemy within our borders that is atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose. That said, we also have spiritual weapons to assure our side wins.

In this season, we celebrate the virgin birth of Jesus. Shortly, we will commemorate his crucifixion and resurrection. Be ever mindful of the empty tomb.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Militant Atheism – A Peek Into The Future

Atheism isn’t a new phenomenon. Atheism is an ongoing war by Satan against God. God describes atheists in the Bible – “Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God. They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!”

A leading characteristic of militant atheism is reprobation: calling good evil and calling evil good. While claiming to support First Amendment freedoms of Religion and Speech, atheists stridently war against Christians to silence us.

Atheism is a religion.

Here’s a peek into the future: We win. They lose.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Will the last Christian in the Democrat Party please turn off the lights when you leave?

Franklin Graham characterizes Bernie Sanders’ berating of OMB nominee Russell Vought as “opposition to Trump”.

 

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I disagree.

Sanders violated the Article VI prohibition of religious tests and he trampled the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause.

Sanders isn’t a loner. He articulates what is in the hearts of many contemporary Democrats: virulent hatred of anyone and anything associated with Jesus Christ.

Consider the prophetic words written in 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are a few snippets – “in the last days…people will [be] scoffing at God. They will consider nothing sacred… They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!…These teachers oppose the truth…They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are…”

That last line, verse 9, leaves hope for all who love liberty. There will come a time – soon – when traditional Democrats (as I once was) will experience a divine epiphany.

For those who don’t know the meaning of ‘epiphany’, I quote a dictionary definition: “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”

A divine ‘suddenly’ is the hallmark of God’s interventions.

There is nothing I can say or do that will convert an atheist. Only a divine revelation can turn the heart of a God hater.

The bad news is, it will get worse before it gets better.

The good news is, it will get better.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

The Evidence is Self-Evident

eric metaxasThe rumors of God’s death back in 1966 were premature. Eric Metaxas, a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York City, discusses the basics of the universe in the context of intelligent design, all within a five-minute time frame.

Atheistic scientists argue there is no center to the universe. Is this rational?

In a NASA podcast in which Diane Fisher of the New Millennium Program interviews Dr. Marc Rayman, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the question of the center of the universe is the discussion topic. Rayman states, “Now we know that not only are we humans not at the center of the universe, but there is no center of the universe!”

Dr. Rayman uses an analogy of an inflatable balloon to support his theory. I forego quoting him. You can read the transcript yourself. If you can accept his analogy and believe there is no center to an inflatable balloon, it’s probably best you search for something else to read.

Rayman’s interesting unscientific belief that there is no center to the universe we shall now compare to other science that offers rational thoughts on our topic of the center of the universe.

From the Institute for Creation Research: “In contrast, creation cosmologies explain the data better by starting from biblically-based axioms: the cosmos has a unique center and a boundary for its matter, beyond which there is at least some empty space; and on a cosmic scale of distances, the earth is near the center.”

A movie titled IS GENESIS HISTORY features notable scientists who address the issues of creation, evolution and the age of the earth. View the official trailer. From the movie’s website, “Is Genesis History? features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world.”

The movie can be viewed on demand, purchase a DVD, or view it on Netflix.

As someone who believes there is a definite center to an inflatable balloon, I personally recommend viewing the movie.

Soli Deo Gloria

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Call to Action – Why you should contact the Texas Board of Education

 

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What was Darwin’s motivation for writing this book?

 

Read the full text of The Origin of Species, first published on 24 November 1859, in PDF format: 1861_origin-of-the-species.What was Darwin’s motivation for his research and subsequent writings? In a word: eugenics. The untold story of the Great Civil War was the belief that African-American slaves were inferior beings who should be eliminated. Imagine how his writings reinforced the position of the slave owners.

The following text was transmitted via email to me from The Discovery Institute. I quote verbatim.

You are receiving this email because you are a Texas resident and a subscriber to one of Discovery Institute’s email newsletters. Texas is in the process of streamlining its 2009 science standards. Its current biology standards strongly support objective evolution-education, asking students to “analyze and evaluate” major tenets of evolutionary theory and to think critically about the scientific claims for evolution.

However, the biology streamlining committee has recommended the removal of language from four standards promoting objective evolution education:

3A – amended to remove key language “in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing;, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student”.

7B – which asks students to “analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record” has been deleted.

7G – “analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning the complexity of the cell” has also been removed.

9D – which discusses chemical evolution, has been deleted.

We are urging Texas residents who support teaching the scientific controversy over evolution to weigh in.

The Board of Education will be considering the standards at its meeting beginning January 31 and then voting on the streamlining at the next meeting.

We believe that board members Keven Ellis, Tom Maynard, Marty Rowley, and Sue Melton-Malone are under intense pressure from the Darwin lobby, and they need to hear from concerned Texans who support the existing standards. Please call them to encourage them to stand up for critical analysis of evolution in the current standards.

Could you tell them that you support students learning about both the scientific evidence for and against Darwin’s theory, and you hope they will oppose watering down the current Texas science standards that encourage this? One phone call can really make a difference here.

Marty Rowley (806) 374-4600, marty@martyrowley.com

Sue Melton Malone (254) 749-0415, smelton51@gmail.com

Tom Maynard (512) 763-2801, tom@maynardfortexas.com

Keven Ellis (512) 710-7915, ellisSBOE@gmail.com

Please call before the January 31 meeting; and then if time, send an email to these individuals.

Thank you for your consideration and help. Please contact me if there are any questions I can answer.

Sincerely,

Sarah Chaffee
Program Officer in Education and Public Policy
Discovery Institute, Center for Science and Culture
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206-292-0401 ext. 120

Catalog of Subversive Organizations

The below-named organizations are subversive in every sense of the word.

Subversion is the act of overthrowing or attempting to overthrow a government, or some power or authority. Our republic was built upon the principle of the rule of law which is the principle that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced; the principle of government by law. Any person or persons who undermine this principle are inherently subversive.

A republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Mark Potok says of organizations that oppose illegal immigration, “I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them…”. [Source link]

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)

Find them on Facebook.

The FFRF claims to uphold “Free Thought” the [people] first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women’s right to vote, for death with dignity for the terminally ill, and for the right to choose contraception, sterilization and abortion have been freethinkers. The about section of the FFRF website falsely claims it was ‘free thinkers’ who were “the first to call for an end to slavery”. Well, not exactly. The anti-slavery movement has it roots in English Christianity, not atheism. Slave merchants were generally not religious people.

The FFRF pushes for free thought for everyone who is an atheist, supporter of abortion and homosexuality, and those who would revise our common history.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)

Find them on Facebook.

The ‘about’ section of the foundation’s website says:

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

The above is true if your religion is atheism.

IS IT POSSIBLE?

1 – Is it possible to know the history of mankind and continue as an atheist? Historical revisionists wishing to erase all references to our Risen Savior Jesus Christ relabel time from BC (Before Christ) to BCE (Before Common Era). Regardless how they monkey with mnemonics, there He is, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. Now deceased Carl Sagan was certain astrophysicists and astronomers would find life on other Earth-like planets. Hasn’t happened. In fact, a growing number of genuine scientists now call into question their atheism, saying science appears to disprove evolutionary theories on the origins of the universe.

2 – Is it possible to continue homosexual activities knowing the consequences of aberrant sexual behavior? The cost to care for homosexuals is higher than for caring for our the elderly. Did you know this? Is it possible for a homosexual to continue his or her unhealthy behavior knowing they will suffer higher incidences of domestic violence than any other population group? I remember how G. Gordon Liddy of White House Plumbers fame answered a caller to his radio show asking how the G-Man can definitively say homosexuality is wrong. His answer: “It doesn’t go there!”

3 – Is it possible to remain a Muslim after a personal visitation by Jesus Christ himself? No. Annually, millions of Muslims cast off the idolatry of Islam following dreams and visions in which Jesus Christ appears to them. Is it possible for Muslims to continue worshiping a false god after learning the history of their religion? Is it possible for Muslims to clamor against Christian Crusaders after learning how Muslims ransacked and dominated most of the civilized world, murdering, raping, enslaving, robbing and depriving people of precious liberty? No.

Truth. The most powerful weapon against tyranny and oppression continues to be the answer to liberating people from the bondage of sin.

Winston Churchill said, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

What is truth? A preacher I knew would say, “Truth is the way things really are.”

What does God say about it? Jesus taught his disciples, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the way things really are.

The effect of Truth is liberty, genuine liberty. Again, Jesus teaching, he said “…you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Is it possible to forever resist the grace of God, to resist the gift of the power and desire to do the will of God, the very definition of grace? In a word, no.

Things are said by government and others wearing rose-colored glasses to be getting better all the time. No offense to the Beatles, but things aren’t getting better all the time. A day of reckoning lies before us. I expect that day to come upon us this year. I could be wrong, because I’m neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I am a student of the Bible and history. I will tell you, it is FEMA that encourages all Americans to have “go bags” and a plan of escape from unspecified disaster. FEMA is the granddaddy of all ‘preppers’. What do they know that you don’t know?

Having a president who adores all things Muslim in the White House, a president who forces military personnel and government contractors to accept homosexuality as the new normal, a president who sides with the enemies of Israel isn’t the problem. The problem is pervasive public ignorance and a nationwide process of reprobation. Or, as cartoonist Walt Kelly’s character Pogo famously said, “We is met the enemy and he is us.” Yes, we the people own all the problems that come upon us. We shall be individually and collectively held accountable for the sin we commit and for failing to warn others of the consequences of their sin. Obama is just a symptom of a sin problem in our great country.

For the record, God isn’t dead.

John White