A Letter to All Members of Clergy in America

“THE SITUATION IS DIRE”

by Bob Russell, ©2012, blogging at Conservative Daily News

To all who read this, please share with your pastor, priest, or minister. They need to see this and understand their rights to speak as well as our rights to hear.

To all members of Clergy in America,

The moral, ethical, and societal situation in our nation today is dire to say the least. An out of control government that does not respond to the wishes of We the People is taking control of every aspect of our lives and implementing a dictatorial oligarchy. Freedom of speech/expression is all but gone unless that speech/expression espouses everything Godless, evil, and despicable.

What I am writing may or may not apply to you. If you are not one of the ones I write about don’t take offense but rather accept my thanks for standing for freedom and Christian values against an increasingly tyrannical government. If this does apply to you please take it to heart and think about what your position in society is, and how you are carrying out your calling from God. In writing this I am doing my best to fulfill my calling, my commission from God.

I find it disconcerting that members of the clergy are either on board with this governmental abuse of power or afraid to speak out against it. I don’t know where each of you stand on issues of government tyranny and the restrictions on preaching true biblical tenets but I do know too many either agree with what the government is doing or have been intimidated into silence on the most important issues facing America today.

I see history repeating itself in horrendous terms. I was born shortly after World War II and clearly remember the situation that led to the Holocaust. When Hitler took over in Germany there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 churches in that nation. When he started his pogrom against the Jews there were only 84 pastors who stood up to oppose what he was doing. Most of those 84 were executed outright and others died in concentration camps.

Those who stood for the Bible and the values of God were martyred for their beliefs. Sadly, almost all of those who should have led the charge against Hitler’s tyranny sat on the sidelines to save their own skins and denied their calling for their own safety. This is not God’s idea of a shepherd, at least not to my understanding.

I see this happening again, in America today. I wonder why the leaders of the Christian community are silent. Pastors John Hagee of San Antonio and Robert Jeffress of Dallas are a couple of the more outspoken critics of what is happening but I know of very few others who are standing for true Christianity. It seems very few other clergy members have the courage to defy the perversion of the 1st Amendment and are willing to exercise the most important freedom guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. I realize I only attend one church but I see and have contact with thousands of people through the internet and my impression is that I am right on the button with my comments.

I know that there are several reasons why pastors won’t speak out. I have heard it said that if they speak out against government overreach and truly preach on the more controversial biblical principles, such as that against homosexuality or pre-marital sexual activity, that people will leave because they don’t want to hear that message. The churches could collapse from lack of donations so they have to be careful what they say from the pulpit in order to keep the attendance and money flow coming. If this is the reason a pastor won’t speak out my sadness deepens. Some fear the possibility of “hate speech” charges being brought if they speak out against immorality. I have also heard it said that they can’t preach certain things because of the “separation of church and state”. If this last point is your concern, let me educate you a bit.

This quaint little phrase is not in the Constitution. The 1st Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…..”. It says freedom of RELIGION, not freedom of WORSHIP as has been the latest propaganda coming from the White House and Obama’s minions. The term “separation of church and state” came from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptist Association in 1802. The state government of Connecticut was trying to establish a denominational control over their state, trying to establish a Church of England style worship, and make it mandatory. The Danbury Baptist group asked Jefferson for help and he told them, in a two page letter, that no government entity can establish such a rule due to the separation of church and state. In 1947 Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black turned 8 words from that two page letter into a decision that totally perverted the meaning of the 1st Amendment. Freedom OF religion suddenly became freedom FROM religion, well freedom from public Christianity anyway.

The government and the courts have turned this perversion into a “no public expression of Christianity” edict. This position doesn’t carry over to Islam, atheism, or any of the many cults in existence today. Atheism has been acknowledged as a religion by the courts but only Christianity is held to the standards of no public displays of faith. When Christians see the clergy accepting this government position and doing nothing they assume the government and the courts are correct because they don’t know what the Constitution says. That Americans have no clue what their founding document says is sad enough in itself. The fact that their church leaders have no better understanding is even worse.

I am saddened when the activism I see from clergy is that of calling for government control of everything. “Ministers” and priests are out in the public eye decrying our freedom and demanding that the government give what doesn’t belong to them to those who refuse to help themselves. Jesus himself said that the man who does not work should not eat. These same clergy members preach hate from the pulpit but are excused because their message is politically correct, and against Christianity. Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton all stand out in public preaching hate, racism, divisiveness, and dependence on government. They need to be countered by true men and women of God who will preach the true message of the Bible, not the message of some pseudo-god they worship.

Our nation is going down the sewer of Godlessness and our clergy are allowing it to happen. Most of the members of your congregation are not going to be as outspoken and forward as I am. Most of them probably know very little, if anything, about their freedom or their heritage. They look to you not only for spiritual guidance but also for the courage to get out in the community and be seen, to stand up for their rights and the freedom given to all of us by Almighty God. It is up to you to teach them about the Christian heritage of our nation, and to be proud of that heritage instead of hiding it in the closet.

Freedom doesn’t come from government or from a document. The Declaration of Independence says; “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our founding fathers recognized God as our creator, our benefactor, and our ultimate judge. If we continue to turn our backs on God, our founding documents, and our responsibilities as American citizens we will soon find ourselves living under a brutal dictatorship that will not allow any public Christian worship at all.

It is your responsibility as leaders appointed by God Himself to stand up for the Christian heritage of the nation He designed with His own hand. We the People, Christian and non-Christian, need for you to take on the tough part of your commission from God and lead us back to the promised land, a proudly Christian America.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

5 Responses to "A Letter to All Members of Clergy in America"

  1. Sidesaddle   Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Possibly Nostrodamas meant this man; Superior General of the Jesuits known as The Black Pope Adolfo Nicolas who as of January the 19th, 2008 succeeded Peter-Hans Kolvenbach as the 30th Superior General of the Jesuit Order, even Pope Benedict, who is called the White Pope, answers to The Black Pope. The title has nothing to do with the color of his skin, he wears black robes.

    Nostrodamas was born in 1503 and died 1566. Ignatius Loyola, born 1491 and died 1556. He is known as the Founder of Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. In order to connect the dots, you have to study/read The Council of Trent. Pay close attention to Canons 9, 12, 14, 23, 30 and 33. This council declares that if anyone disagrees with it, they are damned.

    If 1517 marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, then 1540 (the founding of the Jesuit order) and 1545 (the opening of the Council of Trent) mark the beginning of the Catholic Reformation, also known as the Counter-Reformation. The Council of Trent defined what the church would be for four centuries. Not until Vatican II, in the 1960s, did a major reexamination take place.

    There is a hidden agenda behind the ecumenical movement. Official Catholic documents from the Second Vatican Council show that the purpose behind ecumenism is to bring Christians who are not Catholics (i.e., Protestants and Orthodox) back into the Catholic Church.

    The Council of Trent anathematized every Christian who disagrees with any detail of Catholic doctrine. It took every single doctrine that Protestants believe, one at a time, and declared that anybody who believes even one of them is “anathema” (officially and ritually cursed in an attempt to condemn them to hell).

    These anathemas have never been cancelled. An anathema means that the Pope has ritually placed someone under a solemn ecclesiastical curse, which is intended to send them to hell.

    The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) wrote 16 official documents. The Council’s “Decree on Ecumenism” states that ecumenical activity cannot result in changing any aspect of the Catholic faith. For example, Post Conciliar Document No. 42 says that the purpose of ecumenism is to transform the thinking and behavior of non-Catholics so that eventually all Christians will be united in one Church. It states, “This unity, we believe, dwells in the Catholic Church.”
    In other words, “unity” means that all Christians will become Roman Catholics.

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  2. meyerlm   Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    The “Nostrodamus Quatrains state: In the beginning of the 21st Century, there will appear a Man, Black in his Color, Muslim in his Faith, an Evil-Doer and Deciple~HE will indeed be; The Devil, Incarnate!!!”

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  3. Sidesaddle   Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Many people have TRIED to warn ministers of how the churches have been infiltrated, and were called/labeled “Heresy Hunters!” Seems the obots learned from the churches how to slander and label, eh?

    Eze.33:3-6 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
    4. Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.

    5. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.

    6. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.

    If you have noticed what is being preached today is not the Gospel, instead we have TQM=Total Quality Management such as the church growth movement. 1 Cor. 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. My explanation/definition is the Hirelings put Saddles on the Backs of the sheep to drive them as far away from God and his Word.

    1 Pet.4:18-19 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

    Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    Humbly submitted for your edification.

    Maranatha!

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  4. Norma Whiting   Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    check out what Finney wrote many years ago about the pulpit being responsible for what happens in our country. Look it up.

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  5. Bob1939   Monday, March 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Well stated Mr. Bob Russell – what you wrote is truly the message of the day and spot on too. That is exactly the same message as the author of Life On Planet Earth was trying to get across (top right of this same page). It’s as if everyone is in a coma or have been tranquilized into lethargy. You are also correct in that what happened in Germany is now happening here all over again. Take this week’s news for example … the mighty Supreme Court Of The United States (the court with NO Credibility at all Now) is studying Obama-care… so what do we have here? we have a make-believe-POTUS who appointed two like-minded Justices (illegitimately) to the Supreme Court which should have already recused themselves but so far have not – so with 70% of America against this and 26 out of 50 States filing suits against it, how do you think it will come out? Well it’s a power grab, there is lots of payola involved, dhimmitude, taqqiya will become familiar words to you and so the Socialists will definitely slam it through as usual, what do you expect??? America is sleeping… with her doors wide open. Obama in Korea was overheard (on an open mike) talking with the Russian President stating that there won’t be any more elections and in his NEXT term he is really going make things happen. (somehow I think we are going to come out worse than the Russian people in Russia when this is done; Venezuela, Cuba, Somalia and Greece combined come to mind. Why are we allowing evil take over in this Nation?????

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