Whether we realize it or not, people, our country is being taken over. That sounds over the top, doesn't it? What am I talking about? There's nothing in the news about some country or terrorist group coming in and taking us over. You're right. There isn't. This isn't something that happened last night or last week. It's something that is going on now and has been going on for some time. And no, I'm not talking about the gay rights activists. Although you could make an argument about them as well.
Let me first refer you to this email I received. This is a portion of it:
Dhimmitude is the muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to islam.
So, this got my curiousity. I had seen things before where it appeared that Muslims were taking over. A little more on that in a minute. This email went on to explain more about how Obamacare is actually helping promote the system of dhimmitude. In the health care bill, there is an exemption for religious sects. On the surface, this might sound like a good thing for religion. It is stated like this:
(5) EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.—In the case of an individual who is seeking an exemption certificate under section 1311(d)(4)(H) from any requirement or penalty imposed by section 5000A, the following information: 24 (A) In the case of an individual seeking exemption based on the individual’s status as a member of an exempt religious sect or division, as a member of a health care sharing ministry, as an Indian, or as an individual eligible for a hardship exemption, such information as the Secretary shall prescribe.
It may sound like a good thing, but it isn't. To Ann Barnhardt, who writes a blog from which this email came, she has an idea that this bill ushers in a Marxist kind of legislation. She believes that as a Christian, it would be deplorable to exempt yourself from this bill on the basis of being part of a religious sect and then allow Marxism to run rampant throughout the rest of society. Essentially you would be sitting on the sidelines making everyone else pay for this destructive bill. She has more to say in regards to this matter and how some Christians and non-Christians would essentially have to outright lie to claim to be in an exempt status when you actually aren't and how the government would in a sense pretend to be God by the methods in which they exact taxes through this bill. So, either way, whether you pay or don't pay taxes, you would be violating one or more of the commandments. You can view her blog for yourself at: http://barnhardt.biz/. The date of this particular blog is on April 1 if you decide to look for yourself.
I think it may be a stretch to argue that it would be a violation of one of the commandments for either one of Ann's arguments. One, I believe that God is ultimately in control of our government, just as He was when Pharoah of Egypt enslaved the people of Israel, or when King Saul was trying to kill David (whom David by the way saw killing the king was a greater sin to God than it was for Saul to take his life), or even when Pontius Pilate when he had Jesus crucified. There are more examples to be sure. In a previous blog, Naive, I mentioned how God established certain authorities over us. There's a proper balance to be grasped here. Obey God's ordained authorities and pay for a health care bill that indirectly goes against God (i.e. paying for abortions). Or disobey the authority He established and risk going against God directly.
It is so important that right now we PRAY! We need God's guidance desparately. My understanding, and I'm not a pastor or a theologian, is that we submit to God and to His authority. We know that this health care bill is wrong. So we fight against it. We argue in court, we debate in the public square, we make our voices heard. But we do it legally and peacefully. However, just like our forefathers did after much deliberation and praying, there was a time when they saw a need to separate themselves from an oppressive government. I'm just not sure we're there yet. We still have freedoms and liberties. We can still vote and have representation. For now.
That is really where I am getting to in this particular point. The other side of this, the one that provides exemptions to religious sects, is that it also provides exemptions to Muslims. It actually ties in to the very idea of dhimmitude mentioned previously. How will Muslims accomplish jihad here in the United States? They will do it by the very means in which provide. We have freedoms and representation. By taking advantage of what is provided to all U.S. citizens, they can take advantage of our system toward their goals. As they populate our nation, as they have been doing throughout the world, they will begin to have majority control. Even now, they have representation in the administration. Essentially given to them by our president. All they need to do is to continue to penetrate our society little by little and we will essentially have been taken over. Think about the frog in the frying pan. It didn't know it was in trouble until it was too late, did he? Same thing here. Already, there are red flags going up, but no one is listening or paying attention. Watch this youtube video. It's speaks to what I'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU.
I don't know what the answer is. I truly believe we're living in the last days and that Jesus will be returning soon. There's probably a lot of things that have yet to happen and part of that from what I read about Revelations is some kind of one world government. Maybe some of my views have been shaped (right or wrong) by various pastors, theologians, and other people who have shared their opinions on the end times, but here's the thing: a one world government makes sense. There appears to be a time when the nations will rise up together as one power against Christ's kingdom. I think the antichrist or the demon will somehow have a great influence over these nations through demonic means. We're not there yet obviously, but the nations will come together. What better way than through the United Nations? And who's going to be in control of the United Nations? Won't it be the people that greatly populate the earth? And isn't that what the Muslims are trying to do? Aren't they the ones who are most fiercely opposed to Jesus Christ and Christianity?
The end times are coming. And we're going to continue to be faced with pressing issues. There are going to be fronts against Christianity from all sides. And while we're waging war with the issues that we can see, there's going to be one rising up from under our very noses.
Is it all doom and gloom? No, not at all. But as Christians we need to wake up. We need to be aware, just as the Bible tells us to be alert to Jesus' coming. We need to be focused on our part to the coming events. But most of all, we need to be prepared ourselves. Are we walking with God? Do we have a right relationship with Jesus Christ, who gives us faith to face the trials? If we don't have Jesus, we don't have anything. We need to make sure, examine ourselves to see if we really are in the faith. We need to pursue Jesus right now more than ever. I'm talking about having a Biblical worldview through the Holy Spirit so we can discern the times and all that is going on around us. We need to be faithful witnesses to Jesus and the cross, His life, death, and ressurection. People all around us need to know Him and if we feel inadequate and can't share the message of the gospel, which Paul says has the power unto salvation, how will people hear or know? How can they respond. They need to know that they are sinners in need of a Savior. And without Jesus, they will be completely unprepared to face the coming times.
Please, friends, though I feel very strongly about our Christian heritage here in the U.S. and respect the rights of true legal immigration, I am concerned about the Muslims and their strategy to take over. Believe me, if this happens, it will not be good. They do not care about non-muslims and will make life very difficult, if not impossible. They will hurt, kill, and destroy Christianity wherever it lurks. Is it fair to lump all Muslims into the same category? Maybe not. But to me, it's enough of a concern that we shouldn't take this lightly. If you have any doubts, check out the Voice of the Martyrs. It's very possible that within a matter of only a few years that the U.S. as we know it will be no more. And when the U.S. is no longer a superpower, I believe that's when things are going to get very interesting.