The Military Didn’t Ask, But He Still Told

“Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock (Nahum 3:5, 6).

John Winthrop, the great Puritan leader who helped to lead 20,000 Puritans from England to migrate to the Massachusetts colony gave America this profound warning, “If we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.” Of course, Mr. Winthrop was Biblical in his view and was merely paraphrasing a prophetic warning rooted in Scripture. Deuteronomy 28:37 states, “And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.”

As you may recall, Deuteronomy 28 addresses God’s dealings with nations. Those that fear Him, keep His commandments, and obey His voice are blessed. Those nations who refuse fall under a profound curse. They end up becoming “an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword” amongst the nations of the earth.

The Hebrew word for astonishment carries various meanings. See if any of them describes the vexation of soul one feels as our beloved nation goes from being the envy of the world to a laughing stock or as Nahum states, “a gazingstock.” Though far from exhaustive, here is a brief list of terms that reveal the meaning of the word astonishment. They are as follows: ruination, consternation, stupefy, trembling, destitute, waste, and destroy. Probably the best term that describes my state of mind is stupefied. It is absolutely stunning watching the “inmates running the asylum” in the Obama administration, being used to promote moral rot from within and enabling our enemies from without. America is facing the “perfect storm” under his governance.

America is at war on many fronts. It is not a “war against terror.” Terror is a tactic. It is not a war being conducted against “man-caused disasters.” A cute phrase drummed up by Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, lest we offend “The Religion of Peace,” otherwise known as Islam. We are at war against a totalitarian ideology that is even more dangerous than what America faced in World War Two. The source of this conflict began in 622 AD with Muhammad and it has been raging through the pages of history ever since. Our war is against Islam, the Koran, Sira and the Hadith. If anyone in our nation says otherwise, they are a part of a national suicide pact.

What is America’s astonishing response to this clear and present danger? Draft more Muslims and place them in positions of authority in our government and military. Recruit more Imams and make them chaplains in our military. Get rid of the phrase “enemy combatants.” If Muslims from other nations are caught conspiring to kill us on the battle field, read them their Miranda rights and treat them as American citizens protected by the Constitution. Defy history, which called for military tribunals and grant them civilian trials instead. If this doesn’t work, tell the world that America’s greatest terroristic threat to Obama’s Marxist agenda is our returning vets who put themselves in harm’s way. Are you astonished yet?

What about the Marxist agenda disguised as junk science, which promotes the religion of environmentalism, otherwise known as “Global Warming?” Our Lord surely had a sense of humor as he lifted the world’s skirts to expose this folly. As an American contingency went to Copenhagen to defeat this environmental boogey-man, God sent a snow storm. Coincidence? It gets better or worse, depending if you are delusional or not. About the same time, the lid blew off the entire Global Warming scam. Classified emails revealed how the so-called climate experts manipulated evidence, fudged the data, and fabricated charts to further their religion of earth worship. Once again the conspiracies of men bow to the providence of God. Global warming is yet another idol fit for destruction.

This brings us to the heart of the matter. America is embroiled in a moral civil war. The homosexual agenda has made great gains and stands poised to undermine and destroy every vestige of virtue left in America. Gay marriage, civil unions, gay adoptions, and other oxymoronic phraseology increases the delusion ill-affecting the American mind.

Since America removed the knowledge of God from the public life of our nation, we have gone from “slouching towards Gomorrah” to include sodomy as American as mom, Chevrolet, baseball and apple pie. Tragically, it is not just the evil leftist, progressives that embrace this phenomenon with demonic glee. Increasingly, conservative stars are beginning to bow to the idol of tolerance promoted by the sin and abominations associated with homosexuality. In their view, the economy is the most important issue facing the future of America. So, let us tone it down when it comes to the social issues like abortion and homosexuality. They are periphery issues that have no bearing upon America’s ability to prosper or protect ourselves. They are living in a fool’s paradise. There is a direct connection between our spiritual and moral state and the litany of woe harming America.

Another example of this tragic betrayal against our future, concerns the lame duck session in Congress. America sent a powerful rebuke to Washington DC in the recent election. Did the ruling elite get the memo? It appears they have not. Instead of changing course, the Democrats have decided to double down on their efforts to promote the gay agenda and every other leftist, utopian ideal. The next objective to be conquered by homosexuality is our military. Once again, they seek to repeal the infamous “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” compromise formulated by the Clinton presidency.

Coincidentally, the timing of recent events displays God’s providence once again. As they are pushing their radical social engineering experiment with our military, we find to our chagrin a homosexual, Pfc. Bradley Manning, committed high treason. He was the one responsible for disclosing more than 90,000 intelligence reports and more than 150,000 diplomatic cables to the Wikileaks website. This constitutes the greatest security breech in US history and has reportedly endangered the lives of US personnel around the world. The poster child for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” publicly pulled down the pants of America and exposed us to the world. One paper declared, “Never before in history has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of such sensitive information.”

How is our government and military handling this? Are they going to execute him or give him a medal? One never knows in the Alice in American Wonderland world we find ourselves in today. One can only hope that it does not follow the same politically correct response that came in the wake of the Ft. Hood tragedy. As you may recall, General Casey sent an e-mail to soldiers following Major Nidal Hassan’s jihadist massacre at Fort Hood last year. He said that he was “. . . concerned about the potential for this speculation to cause a backlash against our Muslim Soldiers and civilians. We need to be vigilant to ensure this does not occur.”

General Casey did not stop there. He went on Meet the Press and said of the massacre, “Our diversity not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” American soldiers lay dead in garrison and what is the greater concern, DIVERSITY!!! A buzz word for America’s forced surrender to Islam, homosexuality and every other abomination intent on destroying us from the inside out.

The military didn’t ask about Manning’s sexual orientation, but he told the world in a massive way that he was a proud, angry, and tormented homosexual. Will this be the wakeup call our government and military needs to preserve moral sanity or will we continue to suffer astonishment as a people? C. S Lewis put America’s dilemma best, “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful.”

Our Colonial fathers took seriously the charge given by Mr. Winthrop. They desired to live truly unto God in the hopes that it would secure a future and a hope for their posterity. The result of this godly commitment created the most blessed nation on the face of the earth. John Quincy Adams commenting on this topic in his day stated, “Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”

What have we done with this freedom? We turned it into licentiousness and Oh how the mighty have fallen! Our skirts have been lifted up over our heads and the world sees our illicit love affairs with every abomination under the sun. Do we renounce these things and turn back to the God of the Holy Bible for the healing of our land or are we determined to promote that which destroys us as a people?

Moses gave this admonishment to Israel in their time of apostasy. Perhaps, America needs to heed this message today.

Deuteronomy 4:25-31 declares:

When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to anger:I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you.And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;(For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.