A Greater Threat

Woe unto them that call evil good, and
good evil; that put darkness for light
and light for darkness; that put bitter
for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Is. 5:20

Our nation is still in a dazed, disbeliving state of shock over Tuesday's terrible attack on America. We just cannot believe that this has happened here. We all feel a deep, tremendous sense of outrage and a strong desire to see the perpetrators of this senseless act punished. We also feel just a little insecure, a little less safe.

However, there is a much bigger threat to our country than suicidal terrorists. It is a threat from within, and has been gaining in strength and popularity for a few decades. It is a threat to the American way of life, to all those things we cherish, to the principles this country was founded on and has always stood for.

Many, many years ago, a communist leader said that America would not have to be taken by force, that it would fall from within. And he was right! We are at this very moment on the path that will ultimately lead to our downfall.

This threat to our country isn't an obvious one. It disguises itself in a cloak of "freedom'. It appears to be something good for all Americans, while in fact, it will be the ruination of every American, of America itself. It is a three-fold threat, whose ultimate goal is to destroy our children, our families, and our country. Wise men through the ages have said it: to destroy a country, destroy the family.

This threat from within consists of Godless, Bible-bashing, self-serving groups who proclaim personal freedom to all, when they actually mean freedom only to those like themselves. Groups such as Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization of Women, who have been abortion advocates since their beginnings, resulting in the deaths of more than 1.5 million babies each year in the United States alone. Groups like the Gay and Lesbian Coalition, which tear at the very fabric of our society by claiming theirs is only an "alternate lifestyle", instead of an abberation and an abomination. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which claims to uphold the Constitution of the United States, but is actually destroying it in their ever-increasing zealousness over the so-called "separation of church and state".

Groups such as Planned Parenthood and NOW claim that every woman has the right to choose what happens within her own body. I agree; she has the right not to bear a child if she doesn't choose to---- until she becomes pregnant. Once pregnancy occurs, one can't simply choose NOT to be pregnant! Once pregnancy occurs, she IS pregnant, and if she chooses to end that pregnancy, she is committing murder, plain and simple. If we're going to be honest, let's call a spade a spade. She is not ridding her body of a "product of conception", she is killing a baby. Spare me all the hypothetical questions of rape and incest, or fetal defects. Statistics show that fewer than 3% of all abortions are performed for such instances. On the other hand, as many as 40% are repeat abortions; this fact alone indicates that abortion is being used as a form of birth control by many.

And let's not forget the fact that abortion is a big money maker for these abortionists. Not only do the women pay to have the pregnancy terminated, but then the abortionist often turns around and sells--- that's right, SELLS---the fetus for research and product development. We're talking big money here. Do you have any idea of how many babies we're talking about here? Most people cannot visualize 1.5 million; it is too great a number for us to imagine. So let's break it down into a number we CAN imagine, shall we? 1.5 million babies aborted per year means there is a baby killed every 20 seconds! THREE PER MINUTE!!!! And that's in the United States alone!

As for the Gay and Lesbian Coalition, they have an agenda, and it's time we all woke up and smelled the coffee. They are not going to rest until they have utterly destroyed the concept of marriage, which is one of the sacraments ordained by God Almighty. Up until a few years ago, homosexuality was against the law in every state of this country, and in many others as well. It was classified as a mental illness, not an alternative lifestyle. Why was that? Because when our country was founded, our laws were based on the principles of the Bible, God's own word. Our nation's leaders were God- fearing men. They knew that God himself declared homosexuality "an abomination". It was not normal then, and it is not normal now. Morality cannot be decided by popular vote; God has already settled the issue, and He is not going to change!

That brings us up to the ACLU. They are strong believers in our constitution, or so they claim. But isn't it strange that all the things they claim to be against our constitution are actually against God, and against Christians? Isn't it strange that they uphold everyone else's rights, but deny Christians those same rights? The ACLU believes in freedom for gays and lesbians, but not for Christians. Homosexuals can have rallies in the town square, but Christians can't have a nativity scene. They can have an all-gay cable television channel, but want to eliminate Christian broadcasting. Gays can call us homophobic, intolerant, hate-mongers, but we can't call them queer. Child pornographers are protected under "freedom of expression" laws, but that same freedom of expression doesn't apply to school-children who may want to have a Bible study at lunchtime, or prayer in the morning before school starts.

It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who said, "Freedom of speech does not grant one the right to yell 'FIRE' in a crowded theater." In other words, one person's freedom, or that of any group, cannot endanger or curtail the freedoms of others. Our rights as Christians are being eroded more and more each day, while the rights of the enemy within grow more and more outrageous. They endanger all that we hold dear-- our lives, our children, our families.

The problem with all sin is that it keeps spreading and growing. What is considered acceptable behavior today was detested twenty or thirty years ago, and punishable by law. You have to wonder where all this will end up? What is not permissable by today's standards that will be acceptable twenty years from now? Pedophilia? Beastiality? Do we even want to know?

The threat of terrorists is a horrifying one. Yet these groups, and others like them, pose a far greater threat to this country. Edmund Burke said "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." We as Christians have done nothing for far too long already, and evil is poised to triumph. Let us wake up to the real threat to America. Let us stand up and be counted. Let us face the enemy within, and boldly uphold the word of God. Call your congressmen. Write letters to the newspapers. Let's make our country once again what it was originally: one nation, UNDER GOD, with liberty and justice for all.