ACP Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Are we civilized? Wednesday August 20th, 2003
On last night's news, we heard about the attack on the UN Iraq headquarters' building. In that attack many were killed and hundreds wounded. President Bush in his remarks condemning the attack, said something to the effect that what those who attacked the UN building were doing was attacking civilization. He was, to a degree, saying that we and the UN are civilized and those who blew up the UN building and have been attacking us in Iraq and here at home are uncivilized.
I don't have a problem with his calling those who are responsible for the attacks against us and our troops uncivilized, but I do have a problem with his referring to us as civilized. I'm not at all sure that we as a nation and people are at all civilized. Let me ask some questions.
Do civilized people parade their daughters around in bathing suits that require the trimming or shaving of pubic hairs?
Do civilized people pierce and put things through their nipples, noses, lips, belly buttons, and tongues?
Do civilized people applaud and make religious leaders out of men who sodomize boys?
Do civilized people kill the elderly to get them out of the way so that others can have their property?
Do civilized people reach up into a mother's womb, and rip out her baby?
Do civilized people speak profanely?
Do civilized people lie and reward liars with high public office?
No, unlike President Bush, I don't think we are civilized. I think that civilized people love their parents, love their children, get married and love one another, speak without being profane and don't mark their bodies up with tattoos and scar them with body piercing.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD. (Leviticus 19:28)
Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane My holy name. (Leviticus 20:1-3)
And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not: Then I will set My face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people. (Leviticus 20:4&5)
Do men in a civilized nation make tramps out of women they claim to love by shacking up with them? Or do they live separately till he marries the woman he loves and makes her his wife, his lawfully married wife and mother of his children?
President Bush claims to be a Christian and who am I to disagree with him, but, Jesus said: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:15-20)
Sometimes the fruits of President Bush scare and confuse me, but the fruits of this country and her people have me terrified. Civilized? I dare say that we are no more civilized than those who blew up the UN building in Iraq, attacked the US on 9-11-2001, and continue to attack our troops in Iraq while they work to restore the infrastructure of that country. We are not the same as them, but I am not at all convinced that a nation that treats young girls virginity the way we do, a nation that slaughters millions of babies a year while they are trapped in the womb, a nation that stands by and laughs while our young children burn up their minds with drugs and scars their bodies with tattoos and piercings, is fit to be called civilized either.
Lord, help us. Help us Lord to get back to being a civilized nation and people. Help us to go back to being a nation that respected parents, that respected and protected young women, that respected the institution of family enough to get married first and then have children. Help us Lord to go back to being a nation that loves the baby in the womb and learns from and loves older parents. Lord, help us, please. Amen.
Lord God Creator of all things, we give Thee thanks for giving us the second chance we do not deserve. We thank Thee Lord for our brave troops who are at this very instant freeing and liberating people through out the kingdom of satan. Lord we beseech Thee that Thou would send to our men a Paul, to preach Your word to them while they go to free those held captive by the forces of evil. Touch the Presidents heart Lord, lead him in a direction to send evangelist to our troops, give him the strength Lord to serve You, to use his office, that You have entrusted him with, as Commander in Chief to authorize and send solid evangelical Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian preachers to bring the Word of God to our troops, giving them both reason to fight and the Lord's plan of salvation. And put the end of abortion at the top of his agenda.
Lord Jesus, it is in Thy Sacred and Holy Name I pray, Amen.
red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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