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Dear Public Servant: AN OPEN LETTER

Dear Public Servant,

What is happening to our America? With receipt of Obamacare passing in the Supreme Court surely, the majority of Americans hearts have sunk. How could this happen? Where is Justice? Was Justice John Roberts purchased with cash, with longevity, with healthcare for all?

As an American Soldier and pastor of troops, I took an hoath to defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies both foreign and domestic. This Obamacare bill is a domestic enemy against the Constitution. The Supreme Court knows it does not comport with the Constitution and they wriggled their way around it. They have said ‘penalty’ should be changed to ‘tax’ and thus stamped it constitutional. But what a word game; what a leap! What happened to ‘taxation with representation?’ Indeed our constitution is at stake with this ruling. This ruling has opened the door to anarchy or at worst, dictatorial rule by one. What is more, the President, in order to argue for its passage, told the public Obamacare was not a tax.

But something else is at work here, public servant – something underhanded, something sly and pervasive. We are seeing direct attacks against in the public highways and byways, such as against anything not islam. It will seduce the weak and erode the Constitution until it is the supreme law of the land, starting in Dearborn, Michigan. Freedom of religion never intended for the enemy to encamp itself in our midst. Freedom of Religion was written into the Constitution to be interpreted within the constraints of the One True God being worshipped in Spirit and in Truth, not freedom to worship idols, and not to forbid or confine this worship in anyway. Let me be clear, the people of Islam are not the enemy it is the ideology of Islam.

Dear Sir, yet something else is happening – the majority of America’s population are not being represented. Conservatives are voting on liberal issues; liberals are siding with conservative issues. The whole head is upside down. Republican is the new Democrat, it seems. I’m not writing parody here, Ma’am, but fact that the majority, unrepresented, unheard citizens of this once great country would agree upon. The problem is the political system.

With these thoughts, i call upon the majority of the citizens of these once great United States, as another pastor has just suggested, to Nullification. Yes, "it is time for the American people to exercise nullification. We simply will not participate in this tryanny. We will not buy it. We will not pay the fines, and we will be willing to suffer the consequences by the grace of God!"

I also call upon every public servant, from the President to the lowest magistrate, who has not represented the people but have had their own agenda and/or have been purchased by cash or power, to resign and repent. Repent to the majority, the citizens you are called upon by God to represent. Repent to God who has called you to public service and turn to Him fully and He will restore you. Resign, you profligates. Yield your responsibilities to the better man. Be courageous and say that you are not capable to continue in the job you have used for your own gain. You have broken down the walls of this country all the while building your own kingdom with a lust for power and money. Is that you, dear reader? Don’t you know that "the love of money is the root of all evil?" You are our servants! You work for us! Yet, you are proving yourselves to be the actual terrorist to freedom. You who have voted on and signed your name to laws legislating immorality thereby protecting the wicked – resign and REPENT before it is too late.

And, dear citizens, ALL, i implore you by the mercies of God, to seek the Lord and plead with Him to rescue this nation before we all fall into His hands for judgment and destruction. The prophet Jeremiah says, "You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart," and Isaiah the prophet says, "let the wicked forsake his ways…and I [the One, True God] will have mercy." Cry unto Him until He comes and rains righteousness upon us. This kind of seeking is our only hope; !

"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)

;<;

Richard C. Hagen

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A REPROOF TO THE UNFAITHFUL

(This letter was written in 1600’s in a very clear language.  I find it to be ‘relevant’ for us Americans at large today)

Ruins of the William Penn Hotel

 

How long shall the Spirit of the Lord strive with you, O ye careless and unfaithful who are convinced of the truth of God and come to meetings, confess to the testimony and profess it in the world and are yet unsanctified and unregenerated and so have no part nor lot in the blessed word of life eternal. What can ye hope for from the hand of the Lord at the hour of your death and day of your judgment? Will not God remember unto you the day of your visitation his strivings his waitings his long suffering; how often he would have gathered you that ye might have inherited substance. Awake, awake ye sensual, ye earthly minded professors of the truth, that Christ Jesus may give you life.  For I may say with the apostle and that weeping too, there are too many unworthy of the great favour and mercy of God, who under all their pretences to religion walk in the way of those whose god is their belly, who glory in their shame and who mind earthly things pursuing uncertain riches and trusting in their store; if redeemed from scandalous things, yet abounding too much in more hidden evils – envy, covetousness, high mindedness, meddling in other folks matters, out of the watch, out of the cross that crucifies the flesh and delivers the spirit to serve God in the newness of life. O, knowing the terrors of the Lord, let me persuade you while it is today to hear his voice, his living word that cleanseth the young man’s way; and believe in the light whilst ye have the light, that ye also maybe the children of light in which the nations of them that are saved must walk; lest it pass away from you and the night overtake you in which the works of peace cannot be wrought. O friends, your doom will be the most dismal, and your end the most horrible of all others that are called, and would not do it. Will not he make such Jews of the synagogue of Satan, who are not Jews inward, neither your circumcision that of the heart.

Be assured that in the day of his winnowing, ye shall go to the chaff, and the wind of his fury shall drive you from the joy of his presence for ever. Therefore receive my counsel in the love of God, be faithful to his truth, wait and watch in it that ye may be delivered in the hour of temptation. It will try your limit, your desires, bound your affections, it will make you humble so God will teach you and so will He guide you in judgment and clothe you with salvation. I have a trouble upon my soul and my spirit is pained for you. I would have nothing lost but the son of perdition. I would have you all gathered and nothing cast away that is called of God. I would have all come to the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus and be saved. This I send you as a farewell to you in the name and power of the God of my salvation and in so doing am clear of you all.

Your true friend,

WILLIAM PENN

Posted in The Friend, Twelfth month, 1, 1827, pg. 54 as found here digitized by google

Reformation, not halloween

So, not a fan of Halloween at all.  If I had a cool laser pointer that could burn small holes through thin plastic I would put on my ghillie suit, paint my face and crawl down the neighborhood burning holes in all the blow-up plastic Halloween characters.  That would be unlawful, I’m sure, which is why i will not do it.  however, the problem isn’t just halloween but that churched folks are loving it as well.  My bible has said, “be not conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2) and halloween observance with all its trappings, costumes and fear-based approaches are a conforming to this world.  Many churches are touting ‘trunk or treat’ on their signs which is not a better or lesser evil option.  I really don’t get it.  There is also a growing move and emphasis on Hell Halls, Judgment Halls, or scaring-hell-into-you themed tours.  This society, nation and world need the profound reality, weight and seriousness of hell made plain to them but not as entertainment at the cost of theatrical productions.  What has happened to the preaching of the cross alone?

Here, I recommend an alternative to the observance of halloween.  There are two:

1) Martin Luther and the historical nailing of his 95 Theses occured on October 31st, 1517.  It is a remarkable and must-read!  It would be more beneficial to sit down, in a quiet house and read this to yourself and/or your family.

2) Hold a soup supper or potluck at your local church or homeless shelter and gather for fellowship.  Incorporate the reading of the Holy Scriptures, sing and have preaching.  Well…read the 95 theses as well, while your’e at it.  Here is a church that has a similar idea.  Halloween should be changed to Luther day or Fall Festival day – DOWN with halloween!  No more halloween.  No more halloween.  I usurp sereptitiously and demand boycott everywhere and a redress of grievances and all that Tea Party stuff…

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