Can You Be Both a Patriot and a Christian? :: By Bill Wilson

There is much debate within the Christian community about whether the Founding Fathers were Christian or if their legacy has been a carefully crafted lie.

Some now say that America was not formed by Christians and did not reflect a nation founded in the name of Christ. In 2011 for example, Filmmaker Chris Pinto appeared on radio and television shows lambasting David Barton of Wallbuilders for misleading Christian Americans about the foundation of Christ as the cornerstone of this nation. While I am not a historian, it is of interest to me.

It is a fact that this United States of America had predominantly Christian roots at its founding, and its laws are based on the laws of the Bible.

The land was claimed in covenant with God to advance the Christian faith over 150 years BEFORE the Declaration of Independence. In1565, the Protestant French Huguenots, who came to what is now Florida to escape persecution, were martyred by Catholic Spanish troops.

The 1606 Jamestown Charter from King James stated:

“…in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and may in time bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those Parts, to human Civility, and to a settled and quiet Government…”

The Mayflower Compact 16 years later proclaimed:

“Having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia…”

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America may not all have been Christians. They knew, however, that the Holy Scriptures contained in the Bible were the basis for all law. They unabashedly based the formation of the nation upon the laws of the God of the Bible. One can find Biblical principles throughout the Declaration and the Constitution.

On January 10, 1963, Florida Congressman A.S. Herlong, Jr. read into the Congressional Record the 45 stated goals of communism from “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen. Numbers 27-30 stated:

“27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

  1. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
  2. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  3. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

Those trying to say that, because the Founders were not necessarily Christian, our nation is inherently evil, are liars and deceivers. Rest assured that God was in control of forming this nation for His good purpose.

You can be both a patriot and a Christian—the freedom of one confirms the other.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

Racism vs Socialism :: By Bill Wilson

This is the account of Associated Press summing up the past few days of political demagoguery:

“In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: “racists” vs. “socialists.” Trump’s aggressive condemnation of women of color in Congress has allowed House Democrats to mend, for now, their own political divisions as they put the president on record with a resolution condemning his words as racist. But by pushing the House majority into the arms of the squad of liberal freshman women, Trump also adds to his narrative that Democrats have a “socialist” agenda, a storyline he started to bring into focus during his State of the Union address.”

Trouble is, this narrative is seeded in a tremendously flawed assumption.

That assumption is that if you disagree with a person of color, you are a racist. This is totally false. According to AP, and quite frankly the mainstream media, President Trump aggressively condemned women of color in Congress. This is not true because it is a blanket statement. Trump did not condemn women of color in Congress. To say so is to prove positive the socialist agenda which, in part, is to label anyone who disagrees with their nonsense as a racist, bigot, homophobe, bully, Islamophobe, misogynist, white supremacist or whatever other derogatory label they can conjure. This way, they take every issue and provide a label for those who disagree with it.

Although he could have articulated it better, Trump’s attack was against four communists in Congress who happened to be women of color.

Which brings us to the other assumption the press is making about socialism being a campaign issue. The fact is that the Democratic Party platform is socialist. That these four women in Congress are even slightly embraced by the Democratic leadership is a testimony to the socialist nature of the Democratic Party leadership. Anti-Semitic remarks, crazy allegations about illegal immigrants having to drink toilet water, support of Islamic extremism, bigotry against white males, and the list goes on and on from these four women in Congress. Lies, propaganda, hypocrisy, are their currency as they trade in political intolerance and ideological bigotry. The news media and social media tech giants, which generally support a socialist agenda, are their mouthpieces.

The Democrats are going to make racism or any other “ism” the center of their upcoming campaign. They will use the resolution condemning Trump as a racist to extend the notion that anyone who supports Trump is also a racist. This is a false narrative. The threat of communism/socialism, however, is very real. The Democrat leadership tries to downplay it, but their actions and words confirm it. The trouble is Americans of voting age have been dumbed down about the threat of communism so much that they may not take the threat seriously, while no one wants to be labeled a racist.

So, you can see that deception is the foundation of the political agenda ahead.

Let us be mindful of Ephesians 5:6, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson