Don’t Let Any Man Take Away Your Hope
In my Thanksgiving Sunday message last Lord’s Day, I brought a message entitled Thank You, Lord, For Showing Me Truth.
The points of that message are:
- Thank you, Lord, for showing me the truth about Salvation.
- Thank you, Lord, for showing me the truth about the New Covenant.
- Thank you, Lord, for showing me the truth about the Sovereignty of God.
I opened point number three by quoting Benjamin Franklin during the Constitutional Convention, when the delegates were at a total impasse to adopt a constitution. At that moment, it looked like the victory of our War of Independence that had come at such great cost would all be for naught. The divisions among the thirteen colonies seemed insurmountable.
It was then that Benjamin Franklin stood and said these words:
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God Governs in the affairs of men. [Emphasis added] And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?
We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel.
I therefore beg leave to move—that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.
And that’s exactly what was done; and the result was our Constitution and Bill of Rights—and the birth of the American republic.
America today is at a seemingly insurmountable impasse. We are a house divided.
Furthermore, everywhere I turn, I hear conservatives talking about stolen elections and acting as if this is all happening outside the sovereignty and omniscience of our Great God.
To be sure, it is the job of the citizenry of each county and State to do everything they can to ensure that our elections are honest. To this end, maintaining paper ballots is a necessity.
But the fact is, examples of election fraud have been with us almost forever. If you doubt that, you haven’t lived in Chicago or Boston.
I remember my good friend Howard Phillips telling me in a private conversation about the ubiquitous voter fraud he saw by BOTH parties that took place in Boston back in the 1970s. And the dead have been voting in Chicago almost forever.
Of course, corrupt people in BOTH parties will attempt to corrupt the election process if they are able. There is absolutely nothing new about that.
But ever since Donald Trump lost in 2020, conservatives everywhere are screaming “stolen elections!” And more than that, some of them are even saying that we can never have honest elections again. All is lost! Conservatives can’t win, because the Deep State has rigged—and will continue to rig—the elections.
(By the way, we just elected a bunch of dependable conservative constitutionalists to public office here in Montana—and, no, I’m not including Ryan Zinke. And Florida didn’t do too badly either.)
The truth is, these so-called conservative experts have no idea as to how much or how little election fraud has actually taken place. It’s all conjecture and speculation. They do NOT know. Suspicion does not make fact.
But what these conservatives are doing is planting the seeds of hopelessness and despair in the hearts of the very people we need to help win this fight. By doing so, they become self-fulfilling prophecies.
What good is it to vote if you truly believe the elections are all fixed? What good is it to “get involved” to help restore Liberty and Freedom in our nation if the elections are all fixed?
If you truly believe the election box is totally fixed, you only have one box left: the cartridge box. So, why aren’t these prophets of doom reaching for that box? There can be only two reasons: 1) They really don’t believe elections are a totally lost cause themselves, which makes them hypocrites for saying they are, or 2) They do believe what they are saying, but they are too cowardly to do anything about it.
In reality, these conservative pundits are doing what the Deep State only wishes it could do: They are demoralizing and defeating Christians and conservatives all over America with their fatalism.
They owe America a sincere, heartfelt apology!
It was not hopelessness and despair that put those Patriots on Lexington Green; it was not hopelessness and despair that put those Patriots on Concord Bridge. It was not hopelessness and despair that put those Patriots on Bunker Hill. It was not hopelessness and despair that put those Patriots at Valley Forge.
It was courage, conviction, faith and HOPE.
Away with fatalism! There is a God in Heaven that “governs in the affairs of men.”
Men today who are promoting all of this fatalistic doom and gloom are either void of Christian faith or they are Christians who are still hanging on to parts and pieces of the rotting corpse of the Old Covenant, men who have been duped by Scofield Futurism’s fatalistic theology of an imminent “antichrist tribulation.”
As New Testament Christians, we are instructed to watch for the appearance of Christ, NOT antichrist. We are to anticipate entrance into New Jerusalem, NOT “great tribulation.”
(I have an entire message on the errant teaching of Scofield Futurists regarding “the antichrist.” Find it here.)
Do these conservative prognosticators of doom fancy themselves prophets? Have they received divine revelation that they can say what the Sovereign God will do or not do tomorrow?
If our Founding Fathers believed the nonsensical Old Covenant doctrines of Scofield Futurism, they would have said what we are hearing today. The Colonial Committees of Correspondence and writings of James Otis and Thomas Paine would have been filled with defeatism, fatalism and woe—and America would not exist.
But our founders had not been propagandized with Scofieldism, because it wasn’t even invented yet. They believed the Word of God and God’s Natural Law. They were filled with faith, hope and love—which gave them COURAGE.
Listen to Samuel Adams:
The rights of the colonists as Christians . . . may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institution of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.
The word “Testament” is a synonym for “Covenant.” Adams was fully acquainted with the New Covenant. Notice that Adams asserts that our Natural rights and liberties are predicated upon the New Covenant. And indeed they are.
After the Declaration of Independence was signed, Samuel Adams declared:
We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.
That is not a political statement; that is a theological statement.
Instead of destroying the faith and spirit of our people, conservative Christian leaders should be reminding them to put their faith, NOT in political parties, but in the Lord God of Heaven and to fight the battles we face with HOPE, as the Word of God instructs us.
Our problem is not corrupt politicians, for they are but a reflection of the corruption in our own hearts. Our problem is we have forgotten the sage counsel of our founders and the divine instructions of God’s Holy Word.
If some of our elections are stolen, they are stolen with the notice and permissive will of Almighty God. And if so, this is a sign of God’s judgment on the CHURCH. God’s judgment on evil, unredeemed men is future; God’s judgment on the Church is now.
Instead of blaming the Deep State, we need to be putting the blame where it really belongs: on the doorstep of the Church and at the foot of the Pulpit.
Plus, conservatives just can’t seem to get it through their thick skulls that Donald Trump is a curse, not a blessing. Everything he touches turns to dung. He bankrupted his business SEVEN times. If the Zionist bankers didn’t own him and weren’t there to bail him out every time he failed—and failed, and failed, and failed, and failed, and failed and failed again—no one would even know his name. Successful businessman? Are you kidding?
The only reason Trump won in 2016—and I’ve said this repeatedly—is because he was running against the most hated politician in America at the time: Hillary Clinton. Had Bozo the Clown been the Republican nominee in 2016, HE would have won.
And conservatives can get mad at what I’m saying all they want to; it doesn’t change the truth of what I’m saying: Today, Trump is the most hated politician in America. Get outside the Trump fan base among conservatives and evangelicals, and Trump is despised. Every time he opens his mouth, more people hate him.
As long as Donald Trump is perceived as being the de facto (or literal) head of the Republican Party, they will continue to lose. They can blame stolen elections until the cows come home, but Trump is their albatross.
Stewart Rhodes and his companions would not be facing serious jail time today had Trump not led them to believe that he was something he’s not. Trump is good at that.
In this column during November of last year, I wrote:
I see only one way for the GOP to lose the White House in 2024: If they nominate Donald Trump. So, if you Republicans have a death wish, go ahead and nominate this con man. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
With Trump at the helm, the GOP blew a golden opportunity to take both chambers of Congress, and barely eked out a win in the House. If they nominate Trump for president in 2024, it will be more of the same.
Don’t yell at me; save your curses for Trump.
The only light that is going to lead our nation out of this darkness is the light of the glorious New Covenant Gospel and the divine Liberty principles, which are the fruit of that great Root.
As did our Founding Fathers, in order to restore Liberty, we must “restore the Sovereign.”
And in that pursuit, don’t let any man take away your hope!
Have a Happy and Hopeful Thanksgiving!
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Article posted with permission from Chuck Baldwin