What a nation looks like under the wrath of God

Is America under the wrath of God?  I think it is.

I might be wrong and loathe being presumptuous against God’s nature, intentions and will.  If I’m wrong, and those who argue that God loves America and this is why Americans continue being “blessed beyond measure” are correct, I don’t want to be known as a false teacher.

The reasons why I believe that America is under the wrath of God could fill a 400 page book without exhausting my evidence; I would just be “getting going,” so to speak.

One of the reasons I believe America is under the wrath of God is because this country is going backwards instead of forwards in many areas.  

For example—and this might seem trivial, but I believe it speaks volumes and helps lay a foundation for my premise—the inane fixation that government has on outlawing certain restaurant items they consider harmful to the environment…like plastic drinking straws.  Yes, drinking straws, the almost necessary items we all use to enjoy drinks.

You might be laughing, shaking your head and muttering, “The guy writing this post needs to get a hobby; he has far too much time on his hands.”  Please read on, but first read this article.

There may be legitimate reasons why the government wishes to outlaw the common plastic drinking straw.  No doubt they clog up landfills and are responsible for untold amounts of money damages due to the havoc they wreck on plumbing pipes when they are carelessly flushed down toilets.  I understand this.

But why target an item that all of us use and enjoy countless number of times every single day?   An argument can be made that these straws are almost essential to drinking cups filled with soft drinks (another target of government’s wrath, but this is for another post), especially if those cups are filled with ice cubes.  How else is someone able to easily drink out of such a cup without picking it up and throwing your head back with the very real risk of accidentally choking on a piece of ice?

With this latest government law forcing fast food places and other restaurants to get rid of their straws, customers are being penalized and our dining experience is being lessened, becoming more of an irritant than a pleasure.

My second piece of evidence for America traveling backwards instead of forward is what is happening to the airline industry with their new “pet friendly”  and so-called “emotional support animal” policies.

This is a problem with multiple lines of abuse streaming into the situation, all adding up to a disaster in the making.  To mention one:  we all understand and are sympathetic to an individual with an actual need for a service animal, like a blind person (a real blind person and not simply one who has problems seeing) who has a trained, seeing-eye dog.   Nobody would complain about this person needing to have this animal on the plane.

But what always happens in cases like these, when the government steps in and begins to mandate laws, adding to the list of “service animals”?   Soon, we have new categories—emotional support animals, for example—that includes all kinds of pets:  fish, birds, cats, ducks, hamsters, ferrets, etc.

Then, human nature being what it is—, lawless, selfish and self-centered to the core—pet owners who worship their animals see they can now travel with their pets on airplanes for free…as long as their pets are “emotional support animals.”  And any number of websites will provide you all the necessary documentation for the required “fee.”

But no one likes your pet as much as you do.  You may think that chihuahua you are holding on your lap is the cutest, most lovable thing in the universe, but I don’t.  And I don’t want to sit next to a smelly, defecating, urinating, salivating, barking, shedding animal next to me for the next four hours while I pick out its dog hair out of my Coke.

And I shouldn’t have to, and neither should anyone else.  And for almost a hundred years, air travelers never had to worry about this nonsense until a few years ago; now, it is turning the ever increasing stressful air travel industry into an even more stressful and miserable situation.

These two examples are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg proving that we, the people of the United States of America, are going backwards in countless situations than surging forward, evidence to support my assertion that America is under the wrath of God.

 

 

Will Christians ever stop making excuses?

A Facebook friend of mine recently posted this article.  After quickly glancing through it, I had to disagree almost in its entirety.  Here is what I wrote in my friend’s comment section:
“Clint, I have to disagree with this article, almost in its entirety. Why? I’ve been thinking about this same thing for decades and have come to vastly different conclusions.
 
“First, there are unfounded suppositions in this article. For example, in the beginning of the piece he (the author) seems to make the argument that parents with large families (eight or nine kids) don’t have time or the energy to be ‘activists.’
 
“While this may be true, what Christians today have eight or nine kids? Precious few, as all will acknowledge. If Christians have just as many children, on average, as their lost counterparts who are activists, this theory falls flat.
 
“I could go on, but this is a FB post so one must be brief. My take is this: Christians have lost the culture war because we are disobedient to the Lord who commanded us to be ‘salt and light’ to a dying world. 1 John 2:15 reads, ‘Do not love the world or the things in the world…’ We Christians LOVE the world: our money, our comforts, traveling, watching t.v. and sports programs, endlessly decorating our homes, our pets, etc. We are not activists because we are so worldly minded we are no heavenly good.
 
“Certainly there is always a faithful remnant among Christians who do all they can do be the required ‘salt and light.’ I have lived virtually my entire life striving to be a good, bold and public witness for the Lord and I will testify from personal, decades long experience that the vast majority of Christians REFUSE to get off their couches and fight our cultural battles. We are far too busy enjoying ‘the good life.’
 
“But I will agree with the author in this respect: ‘The traditionalists and conservatives have been thoroughly beaten in the war for the culture. For the most part, we never even showed up.’ And why didn’t we show up, because we all have such huge families that we are simply too busy to get involved in the things that matter?
 
“Certainly not; this is simply a poor attempt at a failed excuse. We have lost the cultural war because we were outfought, simple as that. We were, and are, lazy to a fault. Christians will never win this war because we have become so sinful and disobedient to our Lord that He has given us almost completely over to our enemies. And it is only a matter of time before the tiny amount of light Christians still have in this culture will soon be completely extinguished…and we have only ourselves to blame.”
Harsh, I understand, but I cannot bring myself to change a single word; in fact, I could write volumes more on why every single problem we face in America today is, in my opinion, the direct cause of America’s Christians.
I do not believe there is a country in existence today that is as wicked as the United States of America.  Allow me to cite just two examples:
First, what country on Earth murders more unborn children than the USA via our liberal “abortion on demand” policy?  Probably none other than perhaps China.  But each country will be judged on the “light” that has been given it, and no one can say that China has had more “gospel light” poured out upon them as America has been blessed with.  No comparison.
Does China sell their aborted babies parts like Planned Parenthood has, making an entire industry out of such a grisly trade?  I’m not certain, but again, China has not been blessed with the revelation of God’s grace like America has; we have sinned to a much greater degree than China has due to our rejection of this abundant revelation so graciously poured out amongst us.
My second example:  Drag Queen Story Hour.  Have you heard of this unthinkable abomination that is right now going on across the United States?   Briefly, Drag Queen Story Hour is an organized group of homosexual/transgendered men dressed up in garish “drag” who then read “queer” stories to preschoolers.  You can’t make this up.  Here is photographic proof:
In a just world, it would only take one time for something this disgusting to occur in a nation before the outrage of the citizenry would insure it would never happen twice.  But not in apostate America where even this act of open child abuse is revered by who knows how many members in this sick, perverted and twisted society.
What other country allows these kinds of perversions to happen?  Russia?  China?  ISIS held countries?  I don’t think so; only in the “good ole’ USA” is such degeneracy allowed and even applauded.
These are only a few reasons why I believe it is the direct result of Christian America as to why our country has sunk into such deep and irreversible depravity.   The very salt and light that was once the defining characteristic of America has become utterly worthless, good for nothing.
And perhaps the most frightening aspect of the salt losing its preserving effect on a society comes from these additional words from Jesus:
“But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”  Matthew 15:13b-15 (NIV)
America is in such deep and irretrievable trouble that few understand the complete calamity we face as a nation.  May God have mercy on us…we will certainly need it.

“First They Came” Poem

“First They Came” with respect to Martin Niemoller

by Roy E. Spears © 2018

First they came for the Christian bakers, and I did not speak out—

because I was not a Christian baker.

Then they came for the Christian florists and photographers, and I did not speak out—

because I was not a Christian florist or photographer.

Then they came for the Christians who opposed same-sex marriage, and I did not speak out—

because I was not married.

Then they came for the Christians who believed that “God created them male and female,” and I did not speak out—

because by now I was becoming afraid.

Then they came for the Christian students, and I did not speak out—

because I was no longer a student.

Then they came for the Christian pastors, and I still did not speak out—

because I was not a pastor.

Then they came for all the Christians, and I did not speak out—

because I was now terrified.

Then they came for me—but there was no one left to speak for me.

Advice for Christians who share their faith in public

Conventional financial advice for those individuals with an abundance of financial resources is that they have three people on their financial team:  an experienced and knowledgeable banker, an attorney who is an expert in financial legal affairs and documents, and a savvy CPA (Certified Public Accountant).  Each of these professionals brings separate and vitally needed information and protection that will ensure one’s hard-earned wealth is not foolishly squandered away in frivolous, unwise or even illegal means.

The Bible tacitly teaches this in Proverbs 11:14:  “Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.” (NASB)

Christian evangelists, open-air preachers, and other believers who witness in the public areas of the United States also need an experienced team of experts on their side; one of the most helpful and needed are attorneys: those who practice civil law and those who practice criminal law.

But both civil and criminal lawyers should be experts in First Amendment law because this area is a vast and complicated one, much like the rest of the law.  I have found that even among practicing civil lawyers, few are trained and have extensive experience in dealing with the intricacies and nuances of free speech rights.

I cannot overstate the importance of having both types of attorneys on board for your evangelistic efforts.  From my experience, and any honest attorney will agree, a civil attorney is not well versed in criminal law and a criminal attorney is not well versed in civil law.  Neither law specialists, whether they are criminal or civil, have much desire in taking on cases not in their speciality because they understand how much knowledge and experience is required to be an expert in each.

In my almost 40 years of street evangelism, and particularly since I began open-air preaching approximately 25 years ago, I have been in countless situations where the police have been called due to our evangelistic efforts.  For example, the most common interaction with the police has been over the issue of using amplification while preaching outdoors.  Of all the issues facing evangelists, this rates at the top for police involvement due to complaints from the public.

Then there is the often contested issue of whether or not we can hand out Gospel literature in various public venues.  For example, can we hand out tracts in an event in a typical city or town that has closed off various public streets to host a special event where the public has been invited, say at a large, outdoor street fair?

Or can someone preach directly outside, with or without amplification, at a Jehovah’s Witness Convention hosted by a city’s public conference center?  Does the fact that the JW’s rented the arena preclude someone from witnessing on the convention’s grounds?

These few examples are rarely cut and dry.  In fact, each separate event you wish to witness and evangelize at usually brings a host of unique circumstances and legalities that require legal experts to scrutinize to determine whether or not the particular form of evangelism you wish to do is allowed by that city’s statutes.

Even this presents another unique and challenging situation.  Take a typical city noise ordinance that, on its face, makes amplification in certain locations in the city illegal.   The city might not have any issue with you for wanting to preach using just your natural voice, but they have a city ordinance that forbids you speaking using amplification.

Is their law constitutional?  Has that law been written specifically targeting the preaching of the Gospel via amplification?  Sometimes the answer is “yes.”  Now, you have a law on the books, enforceable by the police.  What do you do?

These are all reasons why we need to be at least somewhat knowledgeable on first amendment and criminal law.  I have seen over and over again that most Christians are bullied by both the police and the public over their witnessing efforts for the main reason of silencing their public witness.  All kinds of reasons, excuses and quasi-legal arguments are offered, some persuasive and legal and others pure nonsense.  But how do you know?  This is where experienced, knowledgeable attorneys come into play and are an invaluable tool in your evangelism toolbox.  And because Christians have little knowledge in these areas, their default mode is to obey the police and end their outreach at that location, even if they have a first amendment right to be there doing what they are doing.

But attorneys are prohibitively expensive, charging hundreds of dollars an hour for their time in counseling you.  This is why you need to find attorneys who are Christians who will give you advice on a “pro-bono” basis.  In other words, for free.  Ideally, they will understand the need to assist the Body of Christ in these kind of situations without charging them and consider it part of their ministry and service to the Lord to help out a brother and sister in need of their valuable advice.

Let me warn you:  these kind of attorneys are rare.  I have discovered through personal experience time and again that even attorneys who drop hints they are Christians will not spend more than the briefest amount of time with you unless you pay them substantial retainers.

But there are some, albeit few, who wish to serve the Lord by providing expert legal advice for free.  I hope to write more about this in another post, but suffice to say, my desire in writing this is to convince you that the time to look for attorneys is today, before you find yourself in a situation where you might get arrested.

I have a list of law firms I’ve accumulated over the years that might be able to help you.  Please drop me a note in the comments section if you need legal assistance due to your witnessing/evangelistic efforts and I will get in contact with you.  You can also email me at:  adobemastr@gmail.com.

 

Spiritual darkness deepens upon UC Berkeley

I’m going to minister and preach on the campus of UC Berkeley starting this Monday, December 26, 2018, for one full week (Lord willing). I was there in 2014 ago for about three months for what was called the “Berkeley Blitz.” This will be the “Berkeley Blitz #2.”

UC Berkeley has become a hotbed of LGBTQ extremism, hate and intolerance for Christians. As this video from Fox News details, Christian UC Berkeley Senator Isabella Chow has been under assault by “Big Gay” and it is only getting worse for this brave Christian.  Pay particular attention to how Ms. Chow answered the question posed to her by Laura Ingram beginning at 5:16.

My hope is to make a public and BOLD show of support for her and use this national issue as a springboard for the preaching and teaching of the Lord’s ways and to give the Gospel to those who are willing and ready to hear.

If you live in the Berkeley area, I want to invite you to join the team being developed to minister with me. And please, if you feel so led, keep the outreach in your prayers. I expect to face violence and a huge pushback from the campus at large.

“Big Gay” strikes again at UC Berkeley

“Big Gay” strikes again: this time targeting a Christian UC Berkeley student Senator who dared speak up for her beliefs.

I know I’ve written this incessantly but I’m compelled to write it again: among the greatest hypocrites and deceivers in all of America are the members and allies of the LGBTQ community.

Why? They demand tolerance, acceptance and inclusion from everyone for their sexual deviancies but refuse to return the favor to anyone—especially Christians—who believe differently. Disagree with Big Gay and you become targets of their wrath, hatred and violence.

The irony of this situation is so pronounced that it necessitates pointing out:  the very people (LGBTQ community) that demand and preach “tolerance,” “acceptance” and “inclusion” are the exact ones that deny it to anyone—especially Christians—who fail to  believe precisely like they do.

Their hypocrisy and double standards are legendary, yet they lack the necessary self-awareness to realize this glaring flaw.   Consider the following statements and quotes form the linked article above:

“In addition to BPR, Student Action — the party Chow ran with — disaffiliated with Chow after her anti-LGBTQ+ comments.”

Notice carefully what is written here:  the BPR, a UC Berkeley student group who espouses “that the publication strives to serve as an ‘inclusive platform for the totality of our membership,'” evidently denies to Chow the very “platform” they supposedly provide to all their members.  And why?  Her Christian beliefs do not comport with their left-leaning, progressive, LGBTQ ones.

Further down in the article:

“’While BPR strongly affirms non-partisanship, any view that denies the validity of a community does not fall within the spectrum of political discourse that our guiding mission allows for,’” the editorial states.”

In the above statement, their lack of necessary self-awareness that should reveal their hypocritical and double-standards toward Chow is evidently lost upon them.  “Strongly affirm non-partisanship” yet simultaneously denying it to Chow?  How is this strongly affirming their so-called non-partisanship if Chow’s views are vehemently rejected?   Their hypocrisy, bigotry and hateful intolerance against Christianity is nothing short of astounding.

Notice this picture and the caption below from the article:

The “Queer Alliance Resource Center” calls for the resignation of Ms. Chow.  But is this not the same group that incessantly preaches “tolerance,” acceptance,” and “inclusion” from other towards themselves?  Why don’t they “practice what they preach”?

In another article about Chow’s sincerely held religious beliefs and how they are clashing with those of the LGBTQ community, the intolerance directed at her Christian beliefs are even more pronounced and which reveals one major part of the true agenda of the gay community:  the protection of abortion rights.

The following quote from the article listed in the paragraph above proves this:

“…While we respect Senator Chow’s leadership and community work, we cannot allow the actions of our elected officials to oppose what in our assessment is inviolable —reproductive health and wellness resources, legal protections for survivors of sexual violence, and community space for vulnerable members of our student body.” (Emphasis mine.)

Inviolable is defined as “never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored.”  And, of course, thinking people understand that the term “reproductive health and wellness resources” refers to abortion and all things related to abortion.

To emphasize and repeat:  the LGBTQ community is only interested in the message of tolerance on two main planes:  that the world tolerate their sexual perversions and leftist, progressive ideas and that they will only be tolerant toward those who march lock-step in perfect alignment with their fascist boot tracks.

I’m fascinated by this glaring fault in the LGBTQ community and their supporters, being continually stupefied by their cognitive dissonance.   Are they truly this blind to such an obvious defect in their belief system?  Or do they actually know they are behaving in this irrational manner but refuse to acknowledge it?

 

 

 

 

 

Abortion and Evangelism

There is an unfortunate reluctance among many Christians to use the volatile issue of abortion as a springboard for the Gospel.

They think “mixing” abortion and the Gospel is distracting to the Gospel message, believing that any other topic which doesn’t directly address the Bible is ungodly and/or distracting.

Though I understand such concerns, I could not disagree more because I have used the topic of abortion innumerable times to realize such concerns are blown out of proportion.  In fact, not using a hot-button topic like abortion is throwing away a perfectly legitimate subject to help draw large crowds with the end result of weaving a biblical message into the conversation.

Though the abortion issue can cause intense and even violent reactions in people, handled correctly with a great amount of wisdom, it can be used to great effectiveness in drawing an interested crowd that can then be turned into an opportunity of bringing a biblical message into the conversation.

This is easier said than done, of course, but in the video below, I give one example of how I was able to do this on the campus of the University of AZ:

Don’t mess with “Big Gay”: you may lose everything

Disagree with “Big Gay” and you may lose everything, including your business. And pay huge fines that could well bankrupt you: just ask Aaron and Melissa Klein, one time owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa.”

Their great crime that caused them to pay $135,000 in fines and shut down their bakery business? They declined to bake a wedding cake for two lesbians because of their sincerely held religious beliefs against so-called “same sex marriage.” And this brought down the full wrath of the LGBTQ Nazi/Fascist’s wrath upon their lives. You know, the “tolerant” ones that demand acceptance from everyone for their beliefs and lifestyles but refuse to return the favor:

Bakers Fined $135K Over Wedding Cake Appeal to Supreme Court

Where was the “tolerance” for this Christian couple for their religious beliefs?  Why did these two lesbians bring this action against them that resulted in the loss of their business and debilitating fines?  Aren’t members of the LGBTQ community “tolerant” and “accepting” of others?  Isn’t tolerance and acceptance what they preach?  You know, the rainbow flag…all colors are united in one big “love wins,” right?

Oh, well, not if you are a Christian or hold to such antiquated and “hateful” beliefs like “marriage is between a man and a woman.”  Heaven forbid!  Such ilk are haters and bigots and should be driven into the same closet that the LGBTQ Nazi/Fascists just recently exited in all their perverse glory.

The hypocrisy and nauseating standards of these hypocrites are legendary, but few, if any, speak out against them because of the understandable fear that getting on the bad side of “Big Gay” may just ruin your life.

Just ask the Kleins.

The hypocrisy of Democrats and their LGBTQ allies

I do not believe I’m being controversial when I write that the Democratic Party considers themselves champions of LGBTQ issues and everything they believe.

For example, “tolerance” and “inclusion” are two main prongs of the LGBTQ ideology, correct? Certainly.

But this is all a lie, a smokescreen they hide behind to dupe the American people into accepting their myriads of perversions and anti-Christ beliefs and teachings. In reality—and this is critical—the new Democrats and their LGBTQ support system are among the greatest hypocrites operating on the world scene.

No further evidence of this is needed than what is happening with the Kavanaugh nomination and the circus swirling around it. Where is the “tolerance” for Judge Kavanaugh’s beliefs? Where is the appeal to “fairness” while these allegations are steamrolling over him?

In truth, we are witnessing what the very core of so-called LGBTQ “rights” truly represent: “tolerance,” “acceptance,” and “inclusion” ONLY if you walk in lock-step with their perverse ideology. Any whiff of disagreement or dissent will be met with a crushing stomp of the totalitarian, fascist boots these people wear.

It is the Nazi Party resurrected and wrapped in the rainbow flag.

Everyone should read the “Pink Swastika,” an eye-opening book which details the unmistakeable link between Hitler’s Third Reich and homosexuality:

http://www.thepinkswastika.com/