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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
Pastor Robert M., Bob, Celeste ACP
Wednesday October 20th, 2004
I think that throughout the true Christian community of these United States, there are three men, three Presidents, whom most believe to be Born Again Christians. Those three would be Presidents Washington, Regan and George Bush #43. But what about their wives?
The simple answer would be, If they had accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour and given their lives to Him unconditionally, repented of their sins and proclaimed Jesus as Lord and Master with their mouths and hearts, then they are Saved. And that is the absolute truth throughout the last 1,974 years especially for adult men . But with women and children there are some variables that we need to look at. For remember, with children there is a commandment by God the Father in Exodus chapter twenty verse twelve and then repeated and reinforced by God the Son in Matthew chapter fifteen verse four, Honor thy father and thy mother! No exceptions. And as we get into Scripture, concerning Cecily's question about Nancy Regan, I think you'll see the answer concerning children as well.
Now, let me start by saying this, I have never listened to Martha Washington, I have never read any writings about her or by her. But, I believe she is Saved. I have heard Nancy Regan and I have heard Laura Bush, I do not think either of them is saved. Let me explain.
Genesis chapter three
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, 'Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'" 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he (Adam) said, "I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." 11 And He said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; It (Jesus) shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His (Jesus) heel.
16 Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. (Genesis 3:1-19 ACP/KJV)
Look at verse 16, notice the ...thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. A woman has this little thing in her, not a thing like a splinter, but a thing like a little invisible spark, that causes her to want to obey her husband. It was put in her by God before she was even conceived. 200 years ago, before political correctness, women were subject unto their husbands, they were literally property, owned and controlled by their husbands. That is no longer the case. Keep that in mind. Keep in mind that Martha Washington was under the thumb and control of President George Washington. Not so with Nancy Regan and Laura Bush.
Now, let us go to John:
46 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto Him, and besought Him that He would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. 49 The nobleman saith unto him, "Sir, come down ere my child die." 50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, "Thy son liveth". 52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. 53 So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. (John 4:46-53 AP/KJV)
Now here I want you to notice in verse 53, ... himself believed, and his whole house. The man whose son was healed and his entire house, everyone in it believed, became Born Again Christians.
Now stay with me here. Women up until the last hundred years or so were literally bond servants of their husbands, up until around two hundred yeas ago, servants in a household and slaves in a household were much the same as wives, maybe a little lower, but they lived at the pleasure of the man of the house. There was still the chance that a wife or a slave could get Saved on his or her own, but, if caught they could be killed. That is still the way in some parts of the world.
Back in the time of John 4 and even into the time of George Washington, if a man were a Christian, by his command no other religion was tolerated. So, children, wives, servants and slaves obeyed without question, a Christian household opened the day with prayer, they treated one another as Christians. They closed the day with a nightly service, so even though Christianity was mandated, the simple living of it, was convincing of it, and therefore the chances were great that all would become Born Again Christians in the household. So, when a man became a believer, literally everyone in the household did also. Those who refused were sold. Therefore, I can not imagine how Martha Washington could not have been a Christian living in the household of George Washington.
But, as for today, children are encouraged to be independent as are wives. Husbands no longer rule the roost, except in solid Born Again washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian families and even in them there is much more independent thought and action allowed than in times past. There is no way President Reagan could insist Nancy study Christ and raise her children, adopted, step and natural in a Christian manner. The same with President Bush, there is no way he can insist that Laura raise the girls as Christians, that she study her bible and join him in prayer. We know the President prays, but has anyone ever seen or heard of Laura or the girls praying? Do his daughters display a Christian attitude and behavior with their actions and dress?
So, no as I listen to Nancy Regan supporting the slaughter of babies in the womb so that stem cells can be harvested, there are not many ways that I can think of her as Saved. And while I am sure many women applaud their new found freedoms and independence, let me assure you, that because of it, there will be far fewer women in heaven.
I used one more example in the Bible with Cec, and I would like to do it here as well, might as well get really controversial.
In 1Timothy 2:15 God tells us through the Apostle Paul: Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. In essence that verse is reinforcing what I said above. That women are saved by being good honest, Bible believing and obeying wives. Not looking for independence in this world, but instead obeying God and her husband. If Nancy and Laura had done that instead of wanting to enjoy this life on earth, enjoy this earthly independence, then their chances of their being saved, by their husbands becoming Born Again Christians, would have been much better. And we would find a lot more families described as ... himself believed, and his whole house.
The Lord be with you all, and may the Lord be with the President.
May the Lord understand the importance of Mac and Cecily to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in 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.
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