THE BLINDERS AND ACCEPT THE TRUTH
By Dr. Carl Parnell,
September 22, 2012
Six possible plagues directed by God toward America for its rebellion against Him were discussed in Part I and Part II of “Remove the Blinders and Accept the Truth.” Now, in Part III, possible plagues 7-10 will be discussed.
Plague 7: Dark Side Mentality of America’s Youth: The youth of America have always had different types of entertainment to occupy their leisure time. Sixty years ago, America’s youth spent much of their leisure time playing outdoors with their friends and relatives. As a result, they played baseball, football, basketball, and other sports that challenged their physical and mental abilities. Their outdoor activities also gave them many opportunities for plenty of physical exercise. But, today, America’s youth spend much of their time indoors playing video games and watch movies that emphasize murder, torture, sexual immorality, and many other godless actions of people that have put God on the back burner of their lives. In fact, many teenagers dress in all black, which is symbolic of their living by a dark side mentality. God is totally left out of their lives. Unfortunately, at the same time, many of America’s youth have given their lives over to satanic influences.
Of course, the U.S. government and the public school system is to blame for the chaos caused by young people in America. When God was evicted from America’s public school system in the early 1960s by the mandates of a secular humanist federal government, He left, except for the HOLY SPIRIT that resides in the hearts of those Christian students who still attend public schools. Prior to the 1960s, all students took part in religious devotions each day at school. This actually gave those students who did not go to church an opportunity to hear about God’s Saving Grace. Now, many public school students leave school with very little academic knowledge, but they know almost all there is to know about the dark side of life. Therefore, it is time for Americans to take the blinders off their eyes and accept the truth that God has permitted America’s bright minds to leave public school without His Light, but with satan’s darkness.
Plague 8: Mass Murder: As a result of some Americans being turned over to a reprobate mind and, at the same time, living by a dark side mentality and attending godless, humanistic, public schools, mass murders have been on the rise at different venues throughout the United States. Unfortunately, though, many of these mass murders have occurred at different public high schools and public colleges and universities. Hence, could it be that God has placed a plague of death, just like He did in ancient Egypt with the death of all the first born males in the country, on the very government institution that asked Him to leave? Of course, only God knows for sure the rationale for so many murders in the public middle school, public high school, and public college and university settings. But, regardless of the rationale, too many teenagers have murdered dozens of students at random for no apparent reason. However, the reason is obvious; they have permitted a satanic spirit to guide their actions. As a result, innocent teenagers and adults are murdered at random in the very schools that these disturbed gunmen attended. Therefore, it is time for Americans to take the blinders off their faces and accept the truth that when sin controls a person’s life he or she is likely to do all kinds of vicious things that they never would have thought that they could do, including the mass murder of hundreds of people who just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Plague 9: Terrorism/Continuous Warfare: Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, America has been fighting terrorism around the world and attempting to prevent it from happening in America again. As a result, America has become involved in two wars, one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. Of course, many Americans have lost their lives in this ongoing cause to prevent terrorism in the world. Also, since it is difficult to determine who might be a terrorist; it makes it even more difficult to win the war on terrorism throughout the world. Unfortunately, the battle against terrorism will be a continuous campaign that will never really be won. In fact, the battle against terrorism will be a never ending battle unless America as a nation returns to the God of the statesmen who created a nation grounded in faith in the Lord God Jehovah. However, the atheistic, secular humanist leaders of the United States will work untiringly to see that this never happens. But, their ungodliness will be the reason God continues the plague of terrorism in America that will be responsible for many more deaths of America’s finest and bravest servicemen and possibly civilians, too. Therefore, it is time for Americans to take their blinders off their faces and accept the truth that America is a cursed nation and that it will take a great spiritual awakening to get God to bless America again and to remove all His plagues.
Plague 10: Authoritarian Leadership: After the U. S. Constitution was signed in September 1787, America now had a written plan of government to follow. This newly written Constitution provided for three branches of government in order to prevent any one branch from obtaining too much tyrannical power. This protective system was called Checks and Balances. Of course, the purpose of Checks and Balances was to insure that two of the branches working together would prevent the third branch from controlling the government with dictatorial powers. Unfortunately, since America has turned its back on God, He has permitted the executive branch to usurp and circumvent the authority of the Constitution without the legislative and judicial branches attempting to check the powers of President Obama. This is the reason that President Obama has used his executive order privileges entirely too much. As a result, he is enacting laws just by recording what he wants to be a law in the Federal Registry. According to the Oxford Guide of U.S. Government,
Executive orders are regulations issued by the President. Provided that they are based either on his constitutional powers or laws passed by Congress, they have the force of law. Federal courts will enforce them just as if they had been enacted by Congress, provided that they do not conflict with federal laws. An executive order that carries out a law may later be revoked by new legislation. An executive order can be nullified, or canceled, if the Supreme Court or lower federal courts find that it is unconstitutional.
However, Congress and the Supreme Court are failing to perform their duties in relation to the system of Checks and Balances. They just sit back and let President Obama do exactly what he said he would do if Congress would not meet his dictates: he would circumvent congressional power and use executive orders to carry out his destructive agenda. According to Mike Brownfield in his December 14, 2011 article entitled “Constitution, Anyone? Obama Promises to Rule… Without Congress,” President Obama made the following two statements in relation to making decisions without congressional approval. President Obama said,
Well, what we’re going to have to do is continue to make progress on the economy over the next several months. And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves. But it would be nice if we could get a little bit of help from Capitol Hill.
If I have anything to do about it, absolutely. We’re gonna keep on pushing to get things done. I want to work with Congress. I want to work with both parties in Congress. I think that we can still make progress on a balanced approach to deficit reduction. What I’m not gonna do is wait for Congress. So wherever we have an opportunity and I have the executive authority to go ahead and get some things done, we’re just gonna go ahead and do ‘em.
Therefore, Americans of all political persuasions need to take off their blinders and accept the truth that President Obama is attempting to become an authoritarian leader and, if he is elected for a second term, he may just become America’s first authoritarian leader who rules completely without Congress or the Supreme Court. Of course, an authoritarian leader in America would be the worst curse or plague that God would permit to happen to a nation that has always had democratic leaders, instead of tyrannical, dictatorial leaders like many countries in the world have had or still have today.
In the end, only God knows if the ten possible plagues discussed in this article are truly plagues. Maybe they are just natural and man-made occurrences. However, it is uncanny that they are all happening so close together. Therefore, Americans should finally accept the truth that God is angry with the nation that was established by the providence of God to lead the world to Jesus Christ. However, America cannot lead the world to the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ when it has abandoned its own relationship with Him. As a result, God is doing what He normally does when His people reject Him; He leads them into some form of captivity. Will Americans have to be cursed by God and persecuted and controlled by their own government in order to get them to return to their Judeo-Christian roots? Sadly, only time will be able to answer this question.
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P.S. Although the plagues discussed in this article were speculative, one thing that America is doing will definitely bring a curse from God. Since the current administration is attempting to distance itself from Israel, God will curse America. According to Genesis 12:3, God told Abraham that “I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you.” Therefore, America is destined to reap curses from God for its current attitude toward Israel. Also, America should expect to reap curses from God for the promotion of Islam over Christianity, as is evident in the rhetoric that came out of the Democratic National Convention.
© 2012 Dr. Carl Parnell - All Rights Reserved
Carl Parnell retired from public school teaching in 1999. He taught history and other social science courses for over forty years. He taught middle school, high school, and college level. Carl was a Lead Teacher and Principal of the On-Campus School at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in central Georgia. Presently, he's teaching at a private, Christian high school.
Carl served in the United States Army from 1968-1971. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1983-1986, was chosen Teacher of the Year in 1991. Carl was included in the 1993, 1994 and 2007 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He was selected Star Teacher at hes present school in 2007 and published his first book, "From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: Exposing America’s New Terror from Within" (ISBN: 1-58736-613-4) in July 2006.
Carl has completed his second book, which is in an eBook format, entitled "A Brewing Pot of Christian Persecution: America's Postmodern Anti-Christian Crusade." My eBook, as well as over 60 of my articles, can be viewed at FaithWriters. Com