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The Big BAD Christian Influence - In God We Betrayed
by Pete Grasso   
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Last edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006

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In the minds of these modern revisionists, Religion is BAD and Secular Humanism is GOOD. Yet, who are the ones on the front lines making a difference?

During the past few weeks, I have witnessed a number of articles and postings that focus on religion as being the root cause of all wars.  In the minds of these modern revisionists, Religion is BAD and Secular Humanism is GOOD and the enlightenment mindset is the solution for the world.  Alas, how pathetic and misinformed we have become as a society.  The bible is correct when it states.

John 3:17-20 (NIV)

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

The Bible also States in Ephesians 5:11

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.


So, in an effort to shine the light of truth within this dark world, consider the following few facts before lashing out in your attacks to the faithful:

1)      The majority of the wars and lives that have been lost occurred within the 20th century by leaders who were influenced by Darwinism, secular humanism, and socialism.  Please refer to my last article: The Deadly Plague of Secular Humanism - In God We Betrayed

2)      Based on a recent ABC article, there is significant evidence to suggest that those with strong moral values and religious beliefs are more generous and more giving. Christian charities alone account of tens of billions of dollars to feed the poor, to respond to disasters, and are responsible for contributing to the needs of the helpless in the areas of medical research such as “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital”.  I find it ironic that religion is doing more to save the lives of the innocent contrary to the secular humanists that considers it a “wise choice” to eradicate over 126,000 unborn babies world-wide, on a daily basis. Yet, it is the Judeo Christian community that has been identified as the root cause of this world's problems?

3)      Since the “Separation of Church and State” ruling of 1947, this country’s moral values have significantly decreased, while violent and sexual crimes, teenage pregnancy, indifference on protecting the weak has reigned on high within this nation.  Thank you secular humanism, atheism, and Darwinism for your enlightened views.  If you want to get a sense of how messed up we have become as a nation, check out the streaming audio on the “ACLU & U”.

In closing, there seems to be such staunch criticism about Judeo Christian values, yet it is these same forces that preach tolerance.  This is the time of the year where I for one celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Which begs the question, couldn’t your criticisms on religion have waited until after the holidays?  It is my hope and prayer that the good Lord would fill your heart during this holiday season with the truth of his understanding.  I have strong emotions about these past articles and attacks and yet I am also grieved by such callousness of human spirit.  It is no wonder this country is so divided.

Maybe you should consider the following music video in terms of relevance to the Spirit of America, while taking time to reflect that the glass is truly half full vs. half empty – if we allow it to be.  Furthermore, religion plays a vital role within our society irrespective of common belief and should be embraced.

God Bless,
Pete Grasso
Author: In God We Betrayed
 


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Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen
EXCELLENT!! Keep strong, my brother! Remember, we do not fight flesh and blood. The sad, immoral state of the world today is a reflection of the principalities against which we Christians battle.

I'd love your review of my article, "I Am A Christian - DEAL With It!" when you get a chance. I so revere and respect your opinion, Peter.

God bless,
Julie

Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
Excellent article, Peter. If there is a problem, it is in the fact that we are preaching to our own choir, while the "other side" is having effect on a much wider scale. There are so many organizations like the ACLU whose "divide and conquer" tactics have undermined our efforts to keep alive the teachings of God. I have been witness to the faltering of our churches and our congregations for fifty years. I remember when church congregations were dynamic in addressing and solving problems in their communities. Now, they will only throw money at the problem (their sleeves do not roll up any more). Recently, I addressed a church congregation with a sermon on Matthew 25:36-46, specifically about the issue of visiting the prisoners, since this pertains to my own M-2 mission, and I was asking for them to stand up and obey this scriptural mandate. Well, they took up a donation for M-2, but it was only the minister and his wife who volunteered to help with the work. In itself, this is not different from what Jesus confronted (in all of His travels, He only collected twelve working followers). What is different is that, in the Western world, our many millions of people are so individualized that they stand apart from each other (even apart from their families) so that it has become impossible for them to sustain any concerted activity for any length of time. So, we find that there are precious few of us on the front lines -- with no army behind us. In the 21st century, being a Warrior is lonely work. In the Holy Name of God, we stride forward.

Ted
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
This is an amazing write my friend, I am glad to read your work, people keep thinking the Seperation of Church and State was meant to protect the state from the influeneces of the church, when in reality it was added to protect the state from relegating the church, lest we end up with a one church nation
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Pete Grasso
Amen Brother...
Reviewed by John Martin
Let's see...In secular humanists we trust..or...In God we trust..Hummmm. I'm going to go with God Peter.
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