Stand Your Ground

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    Stand Your Ground

 

by

Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.

 

 

 

 

It’s the undeniable truth: 

America was founded by Christians and for Christians.

 

America was not founded by Muslims.

 

America was not founded by Buddhists. 

 

America was not founded by Hindus. 

 

America was not founded by pagans. 

 

America was founded by Christians and for Christians.

 

Go back to the beginning of American history,

year after year and document after document

proves the intent of our forefathers

for America

 to be a Christian nation.

 

 

Stand your ground.  America was founded by Christians and for Christians. And we must never forget.

However, religious humanists (secular humanists) and some Christians want us to forget that America was founded by men and women who built this new nation on a Christian foundation.  Even fundamentalist church leaders have backed down from standing their ground and defending our Christian heritage and culture. Shame on the religious leaders who now preach a new false gospel - the gospel of multiculturalism, or the gospel of diversity.  

Religious leaders have been deceived into believing that multiculturalism is based on the Biblical principle that we are all one global family. The doctrine of multiculturalism sounds good:  We should respect each other and each other’s culture because we are all part of the human family. Multiculturalism pretends it loves all cultures around the world.  This is a lie.  Multiculturalists hate American culture.  Specifically, multiculturalists hate our American culture because it is rooted in Christianity.

Now, before I go any further, let me say that we should love our brothers and sisters around the world. Heaven is home for Christians of all races.  And that's why we obey Jesus' commission: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 28:19).   We love men, women, and children of all cultures; so we send missionaries to all nations. However, this is where multiculturalism and Christian evangelism differ: The hidden agenda behind multiculturalism is to get Christians to honor other religions – to honor false gods

You see, the true purpose of multiculturalism is to convert America from a monotheistic nation to a polytheistic nation. Multiculturalism preaches that all cultures are equal, and no culture is superior to another; therefore, Western civilization is not superior to Eastern civilization.  Now, what multiculturalists are really preaching is that all religions are equal. They want to deceive us into believing that all religions are true. Specifically, Christianity is not the true religion.

Multiculturalism is not just another name for anti-American.  Multiculturalism is another name for anti-Christian.  Multiculturalism is another name for multiple gods, or polytheism. We are in danger of becoming a polytheistic nation, and religious leaders are ignorantly joining hand in hand with the enemy.

The false prophets of the gospel of multiculturalism are trying to convert America from a monotheistic nation - one nation under the Christian God - to a polytheistic nation – one nation under many gods. The cunning strategy of the false prophets of multiculturalism is for Americans to honor false gods along with the Christian God; and deny that Jesus Christ is Lord. The false prophets of multiculturalism deny the divinity of Christ; therefore, multiculturalism is anti-Christ; or opposed to Christ.

We know that Satan is a deceiver and liar. And the real agenda behind multiculturalism is to divide and destroy America by encouraging the invasion of false religions so that Christianity will be oppressed and suppressed in the diversity of religions, and eventually lose its power and influence in American culture. 

Listen, secular humanists, atheists, and all others who are anti-Christ don’t have power enough to drown out the influence of Christian culture, so they’re attempting to oppress and suppress it.  They plan to submerge Christian culture in the rising tide of diverse and rival cultures and religions. In other words, multiculturalists introduce rival cultures and false religions to cunningly and gradually lessen Christian culture’s influence, and eventually suppress it.  And the most important part of their strategy is to deceive us so we will join in destroying Christian culture by accepting the false gospel of multiculturalism.

 

 

And multiculturalists have deceived many Christians into believing that we all serve the same God.  For example, some Christians argue that we serve the same God as Muslims.  Well, do Muslims believe that Allah is the same as the Christian God?  No.  Islam believes that Christians are infidels that should be converted or killed.  Muslims believe it is their duty to conquer the world by force. 

Briefly, Islam rejects the divinity of Jesus Christ.  Muslims believe Muhammad was the last true prophet, so the Quran supersedes the Bible and the Torah. And given that Muhammad’s message is God’s last word, everyone should convert to Islam, the most perfect revelation of God’s will.  Again, Islam believes that Christians are infidels that should be converted or killed.  So, Islam is against Christ, or anti-Christ.

Any person, any movement, and any religion that denies Jesus is the Christ, is the spirit of anti-christ.  And multiculturalism is a movement denying that Christianity is the only true religion; therefore, they deny Jesus is the Christ.  So, multiculturalism is anti-Christ.

Read Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians warning that the second coming of Christ is to be preceded by apostasy:

2:1-17

[1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
[12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
[13] But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
[14] Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[15] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
[16] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
[17] Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/2thessalonians-kjv.html

The apostasy is a movement begun by those who once were within the Church and have been led astray.  Or the apostasy is a movement away from Christ by those who still remain within the Church, but have lost faith in the distinctive teachings of Christ.  In other words, they don't believe that Christianity is the only true religion; that Jesus is the Christ.

Beware! Don’t be deceived by the false prophets of multiculturalism, the spirit of anti-Christ. The Bible warns us to try the spirits in I John 4:

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not the Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of anti-christ, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

The apostle John warns us in verse three that the spirit of anti-Christ is now already in the world.  And John warns us that anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ is anti-Christ: “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?  He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22).

And John warns us in his second epistle:

7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.  This is a deceiver and an anti-christ

8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.  He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

11  For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Look, verse 10 says that we are to be on our guard and not welcome into our home those who intend to lead us away from the truth that Jesus is the Christ. No, we must not welcome them or help them or encourage them. Why?  Because if we wish false prophets success, we partake of their evil deeds.  So, if John exhorts us not to welcome into our home those who want to lead us astray from the truth of the gospel, why do religious leaders today welcome and embrace false prophets who preach that all religions are true?  

Unquestionably, every false prophet that deceives Christians into joining hands with false religions is the spirit of anti-Christ.  If we join in the spirit of multiculturalism, we join in the spirit of anti-Christ.  We are anti-Christ.  

In a second letter to the Corinthians (II Corinthians 6:14-18), the apostle Paul warns Christians to separate from unbelievers:   

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?  and what communion hath light with darkness? 

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial?  or what part that he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?  for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;  and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  

The false prophets of multiculturalism preach that we should unite hand in hand with unclean idolaters. On the contrary, the Bible commands us to remain pure: “Be ye separate.”

And our Christian nation was built on the warning “Be ye separate.” Our forefathers, the Separatists, separated from the Church of England because they believed the Church was corrupt and beyond hope of purification. 

Go back to the 16th century. . . England was feeling the impact of the Protestant Reformation.  Added to this, Henry VIII of England declared that the Pope would have no more power in England because the papacy refused to annul Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon so that he could marry Anne Boleyn. So, Henry declared that the English Church would be independent, and compelled the clergy to acknowledge him as the supreme head of the Church in England.  Consequently, the state religion of England was changed from Catholic to Protestant. This led to the establishment of the Anglican Church, or the Church of England.  English law required everyone to attend the Church of England upheld by the government, and compelled all persons to support that church, which maintained the Protestant Episcopal form of worship. But some of the people did not think that the changes went far enough. 

For example, the Puritans believed in the doctrines of the Church of England, but believed English worship should be purified. There were others who went further. The Separatists, like the Puritans, accepted the religious teachings of the Church of England, but withdrew from it because they did not like its form of worship. The Separatists wanted to form a separate church. They believed they had a right to form congregations and manage their religious affairs undisturbed by the government. The Separatists were persecuted by the king because he felt the preaching of their doctrines might lead to the overthrow of the government. When Separatists tried to organize small independent churches, where they could worship in their own way, royal officials hunted them out and punished them by fines and imprisonment.

In order to escape persecution, in 1608, one small group of Separatists left their home in England and fled to Holland to enjoy religious liberty.  However, they were soon dissatisfied because Holland was not a land where they could carry on their English customs.  They decided to leave Holland for the new world . . .

One stormy day in the autumn of 1620, the Mayflower, with a band of a hundred pilgrims, anchored in Cape Cod harbor. Men, women, and children crowded along the vessel’s rail and stared at the strange new world.  They came to America in search of a home where they could worship God as they pleased; not forced to use the prescribed form of worship established by the state religion of England, the Church of England.  They faced an uncertain future. . .

It’s the undeniable truth:  America was founded by Christians and for Christians.

America was not founded by Muslims.

America was not founded by Buddhists. 

America was not founded by Hindus. 

America was not founded by pagans. 

America was founded by Christians and for Christians.

Go back to the beginning of American history, year after year and document after document proves the intent of our forefathers for America to be a Christian nation:

Go back to the First Charter of Virginia, 1606: 

We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and may in time bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those parts, to human Civility, and to a settled and quiet Government: DO, by these our Letters Patents, graciously accept of, and agree to, their humble and well-intended Desires; http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/va01.htm

 

And go back to the Mayflower Compact, 1620:

Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia;  http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/revolution/mayflower.htm

 

And go back to the Charter of Massachusetts Bay, 1629:

 

and for the directing, ruling, and disposeing of all other Matters and Thinges, whereby our said People, Inhabitants there, may be soe religiously, peaceablie, and civilly governed, as their good Life and orderlie Conversacon, maie wynn and incite the Natives of Country, to the KnowIedg and Obedience of the onlie true God and Saulor of Mankinde, and the Christian Fayth, which in our Royall Intencon, and the Adventurers free Profession, is the principall Ende of this Plantacion.

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/mass03.htm

 

And go back to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, 1639:

and well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people at all seasons as occasion shall require; do therefore associate and conjoin ourselves to be as one Public State or Commonwealth; and do for ourselves and our successors and such as shall be adjoined to us at any time hereafter, enter into Combination and Confederation together, to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess, as also, the discipline of the Churches, which according to the truth of the said Gospel is now practiced amongst us;

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/order.htm

 

And go back to the Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England, 1643:

Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity with peace;

http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/sacred/colonies_of_ne_1643.html

 

 

And go back to the Constitution of Virginia, 1776:

 

SEC. 16. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other. 

http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/states/va05.htm

 

 

And go back to the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776:

 

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

http://www.archives.gov/national-archivesexperience/charters/declaration_transcript.html

 

 

And go back to the Delaware Declaration of Rights, September 1776:

 

SECT. 3. That all persons professing the Christian religion ought forever to enjoy equal rights and privileges in this state, unless, under colour of religion, any man disturb the peace, the happiness or safety of society.

http://www.lonang.com/exlibris/organic/1776-ddr.htm

 

 

And go back to the Constitution of Maryland, 1776:

 

XXXIII. That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty; wherefore no person ought by any law to be molested in his person or estate on account of his religious persuasion or profession, or for his religious practice; unless, under colour of religion, any man shall disturb the good order, peace or safety of the State, or shall infringe the laws of morality, or injure others, in their natural, civil, or religious rights; nor ought any person to be compelled to frequent or maintain, or contribute, unless on contract, to maintain any particular place of worship, or any particular ministry; yet the Legislature may, in their discretion, lay a general and equal tax for the support of the Christian religion; leaving to each individual the power of appointing the payment over of the money, collected from him, to the support of any particular place of worship or minister, or for the benefit of the poor of his own denomination, or the poor in general of any particular county: but the churches, chapels, glebes, and all other property now belonging to the church of England, ought to remain to the church of England forever.

http://www.nhinet.org/ccs/docs/md-1776.htm

 

And when the Constitution of the United States went into operation in 1789, political leaders did not exclude Christianity from government. Those who believe that our government became secular because the word “God” is not in the Constitution should read the 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation by President George Washington: 

 

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God---to obey his will---to be grateful for his benefits---and humbly to implore his protection and favour:  And whereas both Houses have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States, a DAY of PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness . . . .”

Clearly, Article 1 of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States (1791) prohibits the establishment of a state religion, such as the Church of England.  In other words, the law may not establish a national church and demand mandatory attendance or mandatory tithes.  American colonists were not forced to be members of the Church of England or any other state religion; and could freely worship in the Christian church of their choice. 

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/funddocs/consteng.htm

Unquestionably, America was founded by Christians and for Christians.  Of course, there are countless other documents providing evidence that America was founded by Christians for Christians.  But here are excerpts from documents ranging from the years 1606 -1791, almost a 200 year span, providing irrefutable evidence that our founding fathers intended America to be a Christian nation.

And continuing through the decades of American history, we find in the inaugural addresses and speeches of the Presidents, and in the original Constitution of all of our fifty states, references to the Christian God – the Creator of our Christian liberty.

Our Founding Fathers never envisioned that in time Americans would betray Christ and abandon the pure gospel; and bring into America the unclean spirit of multiculturalism – the spirit of anti-Christ.

The false prophets of the gospel of multiculturalism are trying to convert America from a monotheistic nation, one nation under God – the Christian God - to a polytheistic nation – one nation under many gods.  Multiculturalism is another name for the spirit of anti-Christ. 

Don’t back down.  Don’t retreat.  Don’t surrender. We must be rooted and grounded in the Christian faith.  "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."

Stand your ground.  America was founded by Christians and for Christians.  And we must never forget.

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