THE MAIN THING
Trump. Putin. Russia. Oligarchs. Exxon/Oil. Tillerson. Bannon. Manafort. Cohen. Flynn. N. Korea. China. Iran. Saudi Arabia. Iraq. Mueller. Barr. Sessions. McConnell. Lindasy Graham. Fox “News”. The Rise of Nationalism. White Nationalism. New (FAUX) “Conservatism”. Liberalism. Democrat(s). Progressivism…
The news comes hard and fast. It’s a blur. A LOT of busy-ness, noise…DISTRATION(S). BUT….distractions from…WHAT?
Just The Facts…
Back at America’s founding 98% were Protestant Christian, 1% was Catholic, the other 1% was Jewish or “other”. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestant/Christian, 2 were Catholics, 28 of the 55 delegates were Seminary trained and educated ministers, though not all went on into the ministry. 75-80% were active in their local church.
Even today 80% believe in God (not all based on a Biblical understanding). Of that 80% that do believe in God 70-78% still claim to be Christian, but only 37-44% are active on a regular basis in their local church, with only 25% of homes claiming to be “Spiritually Vibrant Christian Homes”.
Where The Rubber Hits The Road…
The more we were focused/united as a Nation upon our (once shared) Christian faith the more we were able to fight through distractions, and focus on defeating our enemy(ies) or achieving a goal. The more fractured we have become, the more we depart from The Lord God and The Christian faith, the more we succumb to our worst impulses, are incapable of defeating our enemy(ies), and see wide spread increase in crime, corruption, and depravity.
Psalm 12:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
Proverbs 14:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
This can, has been, and will be argued against because of it’s clear and overt Christian and Biblical view. BUT…facts are stubborn things…
The MAIN Fact.
A CLOSER LOOK AT TWO THINGS.
“THING ONE”: Distractions.
America has had a Boom in Distractions since 1913. America foolishly elected her first Globalist and Socialist President, who was also a raging racist, Woodrow Wilson. America had her share of ups and downs. Twice fighting THE world power, and winning (England), fighting to end slavery, the settling of a vast continent, and the keeping foreign powers out of our affairs and off our land…then distractions. Wilson embroiled us in WWI. What was the threat to America? to American interests? Yes, we had treaties. We had allies. BUT America’s Founders to a man warned AGAINST entangling treaties that would ensnare us into endless and needless wars. Wilson’s embroiling us in WWI was a distraction from HIS instituting the Federal Reserve Bank, The IRS, and The Income Tax…ALL which utterly violate and trample our Constitution/Bill of Rights, particularly Article 1, Sections 8 & 9, and the Amendments 9, 10, & 11.
From 1913 onward we have moved FROM a Constitutional Republic that honored God and Christianity, TOWARD ever encroaching Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Tyranny, Chaos, and utter collapse. Distractions that took place that turned our national focus away from our national decline were:
THE KOREAN WAR
THE COLD WAR
THE VIETNAM WAR
THE FIRST GULF WAR
THE RISE OF ENTERTAINMENT TO MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR A MOVIE EVENT (FROM SUPER BOWL, TO THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR, TO THE WORLD SERIES, TO THE MCU…)
GLOBAL UNREST AND ECONOMIC TURMOIL
IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN…
For each of the above there are scores more distractions taking place. Each nation having their own issues/distractions. Each one is important, big, even calamitous…BUT there ARE are things going on that these distract us from, that so embroil our attention that we are not seeing what IS “The Main Thing” anymore.
Before moving on to WHAT it is that we are being distracted from let me post some links that highlight the rapid fire pace of these distractions.
One of the most infuriating Trump rationalization cycles is…
1) “We don’t know that this allegation is really true because it hasn’t been fully proven and he denies it.”
2) It gets proven.
3) “This is irrelevant because it’s old news that everyone already knew about.”
IN RESPONSE TO:
Donald Trump lost more money than any American.
Jerry Falwell Jr. has dick picks floating out there.
Jacob Wohl created a protest against Jacob Wohl.
The Attorney General, Treasury Secretary and former White House counsel openly breaking the law.
America is so f*cking stupid.
Donald Trump’s day so far –
New York Times has a decade of Trump’s tax returns –
There goes the neighborhood –
Michael Cohen sells out Jerry Falwell Jr –
Chris Wray sells out William Barr –
Impeachment is coming –
Trump is going to prison –
It’s still only 7:15pm
“THING TWO”: The MAIN Thing
BUT WHAT ARE THEY DISTRACTING FROM???
Psalm 24:1 King James Version (KJV)
24 The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
The Lord God created ALL.
Mankind was created for fellowship, relationship with Elohim, The Lord God.
Simply put: WE GET WHAT WE CHOOSE.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.