The average Independent Baptist in ‘Merica spends a lot of time on politics, preacher or not. It is commendable that they are 99% of the time right wing and conservative. But this is not an issue that the NT commands us to spend a lot of time on. Paul is our example (as he follows Christ). Paul and Christ never involved themselves in the political arena. Neither did anyone else of note in the NT. We are in a battle, but that battle is never described as a political battle in the NT. These are the FACTS, no matter what any ‘Merican, tea-party, moral majority moron in an Independent Baptist pulpit tells us. Our rights according to the NT are to die and be judged (Heb 9:27). Period. Fight for those rights if you insist. The other rights that we have as ‘Mericans are nice, but the NT never shows any Christian fighting for their “Constitutional” rights. There is nothing wrong with USING those rights, as Paul does, and being thankful for them, but it is a waste of time to FIGHT for those rights. Clearly, we are to obey Romans 13, but this will be true even after our so-called rights are taken away. Here is a newsflash: They have been taken away. My pastor has a good question that sums up the issue: Does God want you to save ‘Merica or save souls?
First, let me say that you need to realize that America is a drop in the bucket according to God. God stresses that the nations are not important to him. God loves Israel and he loves his Son. The only reason you or I have any importance is because we are connected to his beloved Son Jesus Christ. If you take the whole 350 million or so people that live in ‘Merica and the whole governmental system, they only make up a drop of water. They are also called less than nothing. When a man comes to Christ he is important but the country he comes from is worthless to God. Why spend time on something that God says is less than nothing? A Bible Believer should care about what God cares about and not care about what God does not care about. That should be simple. But the majority of Independent Baptists care a lot about politics in ‘Merica. They prove it by the amount of time they spend following primaries and demonstrating with Catholics and agnostics in the “tea party.” No godly man in the NT spent any time with any “tea party” demonstrating. They spent their time PREACHING THE BIBLE.
Second, Independent Baptists need to realize that ‘Merica is to be taken over by the Antichrist. Many would argue that the system is already in place for the Antichrist and that ‘Merica is at the forefront of the patsy governments that will quickly succumb to the Antichrist. They would be correct. ‘Merica falling into the grasp of the Antichrist and attacking Jerusalem is something that God wants (Zeph. 3:9). To fight against that is to fight against God himself. This is a serious matter. Yet the majority of Independent Baptists spend their time pushing moral majorities, tea parties, and Capitol Connections. Something no one in the Book of Acts (how to ACT as a Christian) would be found dead doing. The proof that ‘Merica is at the forefront of the Antichrist’s movement is seen in how ‘Merica pushes the homosexual agenda. God destroys countries that live like ‘Merica. See Sodom in Genesis 19. 2 Peter 2 says that story is an example for ‘Merica. But not only does ‘Merica live like Sodom, it is the world’s leader in trying to encourage that “lifestyle” throughout the world. Just ask Russia. When Obama went to Kenya, there were riots in the streets because people know what he and his country’s agenda are. Those men in Africa know what happens to societies like that. They look like spiritual giants compared to ‘Mericans. It is hard to understand how Independent Baptists can stand in their pulpits and say, “’Merica is worth fighting for.” Fighting for the queer agenda? Folks: this country is already given up according to Romans 1.
People who push to spend time fighting to “Save ‘Merica,” need to read up on their ‘Merican history. They intend to go back to the time of the “Founding Fathers.” They even say it; in spite of Matt 23. But these uninformed dupes need to realize who the founders were. They were Bible-rejecting deists and Masons who hated the NT, especially Romans 13. If they had any respect for Romans 13 they would never have taken up arms against the British government. This is uncomfortable, but it is true. Yes, God has used America to send out missionaries and be a blessing to the Jews, but the men who made this country the way it is hated the Bible and did not give a rip what it said about government. Yet, Independent Baptists want to go back to them? I also wonder: Do these “Baptists” not know what the founders did to Baptists? The black hats of New England whipped Baptists for 150 years and the gentlemen of Virginia threw Baptists in jail and exiled them. But “Baptists” want to go back to those men? This is foolishness to say the least.
People need to accept the FACT that the Constitution is no longer in effect. I am not going to go into great depths in this argument or I would be going against my own belief. I believe that a Biblical Christian should have nothing to do with “finding out the original intent of the authors of the Constitution.” But it needs to be said that our government only obeys the Constitution only when it suits their purposes. When the Constitution goes against their needs or desires, then it is not worth the paper it is written on. Independent Baptists should ignore what the media says (especially Fox [like Herod] News) and come to grips with reality. Voting is controlled by the government. The elections are determined beforehand (at least at the national level). Obama is not a US citizen. Constitutionally, he is required to be. September 11th was perpetrated by the government of “Merica. See “Loose Change.” ‘Merica has no business in any war outside of its own borders. Yet it has a military presence all over the world. Why? Because it is a tool of the Antichrist. All their reasons for being in those countries have been shown to be made up out of thin air. But that is beside the point. Needless to say, the Constitution has long been nothing more than ink and paper and has been ignored by this government just as the Bible has been.
As an experiment, I would like to take a transcribed sermon of a “rah-rah” ‘Merica guy and scratch out ‘Merica and write in Iran. My guess is that it would make no sense, even to the preacher. An Independent Baptist should have the sense to realize that the Bible is not a ‘Merican book. Good preaching in ‘Merica should be, with minor changes, good preaching in Iran and China. But would a good Independent Baptist pastor REALLY preach, “We need to pray and fast for our government” in Iran? They most certainly would not. They would not spend an ounce of energy or a minute of time praying for the Mullahs in Tehran. The counter argument would be that Iran is against Christ. Then the fact that ‘Merica is against Christ is even more important. These facts have been established in the preceding paragraphs. But the average Independent Baptist does not look at facts. They are perfectly content to let Fox (like Herod) News do their thinking for them. Again, they think ‘Merica is a special country. God says it is just a drop in the bucket, like Iran and China and everyone else except Israel.
Paul had freedoms in the Roman Empire. We have already pointed this out. The Roman Empire, at this point in history, was huge help to the Gospel. This becomes more clear when contrasted with the Parthian Empire which persecuted Christianity and, for whatever reason, the gospel never really took hold there. For some reason the Gospel flourished under the conditions of the rule of the Caesars and not the Shahs. But Paul never wanted to try and save Rome.
It has been argued that ‘Merica is an exception to the rules on nations and that it should be fought for because it is the “greatest country in the world.” What standard is being used? If the standard is the Bible, then it is most certainly not true. Israel is the greatest country. Many would say, “But Israel is backslidden.” But God never makes the statement that Israel is only the greatest when it is not backslidden. In fact quite the opposite (Deut 9:4-6). Then a man would say that ‘Merica is the greatest country because it is the most free. This is easily proven to be false. Look it up on Google. ‘Merica is anywhere from 6th to 20th based on what standard of “freedom” is used. Also, I would ask was Israel free under Moses? Or David? Clearly it was not, Israel was a Middle Eastern dictatorship, so why would any Bible Believer say that the standard to judge “World’s Greatest Country” was “freedom?” You have to throw out the Bible to think that “Saving ‘Merica” is something worth caring about.
This topic is of crucial importance for 2 reasons. First, trying to save ‘Merica goes against the direct will of God (Zeph 3:9). Second, men that spend their time in this stupid “battle” are getting ENTANGLED and the Bible says that he should not do so or he will not please God (2 Tim 2:4). The reason so many Independent Baptists want to “Save ‘Merica,” is because they are comfortable living their lives the way they are now. It is understandable, but it is not biblical. Christians: this world is NOT our home. We are strangers and pilgrims here. Or should I say, we are SUPPOSED to be strangers and pilgrims here. Our flesh knows what awaits when ‘Merica is destroyed. The remedy is not to fight to “Save ‘Merica,” it is to fight the good fight of faith. It is the faith of our Baptist forebearers who went to Massachusetts when it was illegal to be a Baptist there. They went to Virginia and Maryland and preached the whole counsel of God and they paid the price. Folks: they have gotten their rewards. Our time might be soon. Prepare! Not by going to Capitol Connections, but by preaching when and where you can, now. Soon our time will come to count the cost. Lord willing, it will be worth it enough for you to PREACH.