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Today, September 2, 2006, in Cal Miller’s column he wrote of Al Gore’s trip to Scotland. Mr. Gore spoke of his fear that democracy is under attack. He claims that the media’s number one job is to allow the conversation of democracy to have free reign and that no one should try and explain it so as to keep its voice in a narrow channel to the people. Well, democracy has been in trouble for a very long time. Remember, America is not a democracy but a republic, as in “and for the republic for which it stands,” in the pledge of allegiance. Our founding fathers had much to say in opposition too making America a democracy. Check David Barton’s web site for multiple references to this issue at Wallbuilders.com.

Please read the copied letter I just today received from a close friend.

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage”

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul,

Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:

Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million

Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000

States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.  Gore’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”  Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

Pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Well, what do you think? I’m assuming that you take the time to do so. America is in serious trouble. At the root is moral decay and disregard for law and justice. I have spoken to some very wise spiritual leaders over the past few years and each feels that America is soon to feel the hand of God in judgment. All the signs are in place and friends, wherever you stand on the gay movement, this, in my opinion will be the determining factor. Look at history and see how allowing homosexuality to spread unchecked and encouraged and you will see a long list of nations that have collapsed into anarchy and total loss of freedom.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.”

Psalm 33:12

Once a nation turns from its regard for the God of the Bible, we see God remove his hand from protecting that nation and setting it free like a ship without a rudder. Judge Robert Bork refers to America as a nation that has lost its moral compass.

I know that many of you reading this article are unswerving God fearers and lovers of this great nation. Think soberly for a moment of the world consequences of seeing America collapse.

How would the rest of the world fare without the help of this great nation? Can you imagine how quickly the United Nations would go for the world jugular vein and bring the one world government into place that is now waiting in the wings? Have you heard of the world court, world bank, world police etc.?

Think carefully about what you have just read. I pray that Christians will wake up before it is too late. The church is seriously slumbering at the present time. Pray that God will wake this sleeping giant. Fact: the church is the only hope of the world.

I love you, Pastor Ike

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