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Dear Editor,

It seems to me that the clergy and Christians have been highly responsible for the betrayal of our founding, our Constitution, and the turning of our country toward socialism over the past one hundred years. When I say Christians I mean those who confess Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, and also know that He is the only way, the truth and the life. Why do I think this? Because, no matter how the left, progressives and liberals rewrite history, the fact is our nation and its laws are based on Judeo-Christian principles. There have been only two countries founded on a Covenant with God: ancient Israel and the United States of America starting with the Mayflower Compact. The clergy and their flock of Christians have been led to believe that turning the other cheek and being tolerant at ALL times have failed to defend the faith. There should have been outcries in the twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, and seventies while God was being removed from our families, schools, and public forums. They should have stopped this erosion of our faith and country. They do not vote! In most elections, anywhere from ten to thirty percent of the registered voters show up to vote. Of that number some are Christians. Also around fifty percent of all eligible voters are not registered to vote and a large number are Christians. That adds up to millions of Christians who do not vote at all! I read an article that compared the Ten Commandments to the liberal Progressive beliefs. In the following I try to do that comparison justice.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17):

1. Thou Shalt Have No Gods Before Me.

Progressivism denies the very existence of God in the forms of atheism and secularism, while it adopts “inclusive” blasphemy called religious pluralism. Pluralism presumes to give the false gods of false religions equal footing and denies Christ as He defined Himself: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

2. Thou Shalt Not Make Graven Images.

Progressivism is built on idolatry. Idolatry is the worship of man-made idols, animals or inanimate objects as practiced by the New Agers. There is pantheistic environmentalism, the idols of “reproductive freedom, and “sexual liberation”. Essentially, Progressives worship the created over the Creator.

3. Thou Shalt Not Take the Lord’s Name in Vain.

To deny God is to take the Lord’s name in vain. Progressives do this and also mock Christ, Christianity, and Christians.

4. Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath.

Progressives at large deny the Sabbath any significance whatsoever.

5. Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother.

Progressives seek to supplant parents with “Progressive” government. It diminishes parental rights and encourages children to rebel against the old-fashioned principles held by mom and dad. It denies that children even need a mother and father. The sin-centered, counter-Biblical notion of “gay marriage” insults God’s design for true marriage and family.

6. Thou Shalt Not Murder.

Progressives believe in abortion, euthanasia, “pro-choice,” “reproductive rights,” “death with dignity”, and the sacred liberal right for a mother to slaughter her own child in the womb. Fifty-five million dead babies later, liberals continue to worship at the pagan altar of “choice”.

7. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.

This means all sexual immorality as identified in the Scriptures, including marital infidelity, fornication, homosexuality, bestiality, and incest. Progressivism, it seems, embraces all perversions of God’s design for human sexuality.

8. Thou Shalt Not Steal.

With class warfare as its fuel, Progressivism embraces the redistribution philosophies of Marx and Engels. A Progressive thrives on theft. Liberal government steals from the middle class to give to the poor, thereby ensuring that liberal politicians remain in power and everyone else remains miserable.

9. Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness.

Saul Alinsky from his “Rules for Radicals”: “The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies any means.” For President Obama, that includes lying “you can keep your insurance”. Liberals lie. That’s what they do. The ends justify the means. Bearing false witness about critics of Progressives is par for the course.

10. Thou Shalt Not Covet.

Progressives use man’s inherent covetousness as the driving force behind all liberal economic policies. Creating a political climate of economic envy and class warfare gives liberal government the cover needed to take wealth from those who produce and redistribute it to those who don’t. Not only do Progressives disobey this commandment, Progressives do the exact opposite: “Thou shalt covet.” Progressives’ Liberalism Violates All Ten Commandments.

Progressives’ Liberalism Violates All Ten Commandments.

As Satan “masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14), so, too, do Progressives masquerade as good. It’s deceptively packaged in weasel word and feel-good promises of “equality,” “tolerance” and notions of “social justice.”

Yet, Progressives, in both idealistic and practical terms, simply “call evil good and good evil.”

Before the term “politically correct” there was “freedom of speech” and every American had it!

Nelson Hack, Mount Gilead

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