If my people, who are called by my name...
Hate, Hate Speech, Free Speech, Revival
Earlier this month, as I was driving through the Soo (Sault Ste. Marie, MI), I was confronted by a group of protestors holding signs that read “Stop Hate.” How could anyone argue with that? I thought. Of course, we are all opposed to hating.
But then I thought, Or are we? It all depends on what we consider to be Hate. And, there’s even more to it than that. Hate is often a shortened form meaning Hate Speech. I believe that’s intended in this case, because no one can control what another person thinks. So, unless Hate some how seeps out in speech, it cannot be banned.
What, then, constitutes Hate Speech? I believe that, to a large number of people today, Hate Speech is anything that they do not agree with. I’m not sure if this applies to the majority of people, but certainly to a very significant number of them.
To a critic of President Trump, anything remotely supportive of the President is met with derision, and termed Hate. But to a supporter of the President, threats to assassinate him, or theatrical productions picturing protestors cutting off his head, are regarded as Hate Speech. One man’s politics are another man’s Hate Speech.
Free Speech is rapidly disappearing from the American scene. It is becoming synonymous with Hate Speech in many sectors of our society, including (quite surprisingly) academia. What once was considered Free Speech is now often regarded as Hate Speech, and it needs to be controlled by applying censorship. Safe places are replacing debate forums.
What will the end be? Some believe that we are inevitably headed down the road to revolution. I think that’s entirely possible, if not yet actually likely. In fact, without a correction I think revolution is almost a foregone conclusion, given the prevailing Zeitgeist. And, it will be very messy. Even more than that, we have no guarantees as to how it will all turn out.
I believe one thing is for certain, a new
American Revolution will result in the precipitous decline
of this country. This, in turn, will almost certainly
produce a power vacuum not known in the history of the
modern world. For the past century only the
What could stop this calamity? Only one thing. And it is very simple. Only a spiritual awakening on a national scale can do the job. God’s people must do II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
As suggested above, it’s pretty simple. Not easy, but simple. All we have to do is follow II Chronicles 7:14, and God will do the rest. It won’t be accomplished by politics. I think we’re almost at the point of realizing that. No leader, elected or otherwise, has the power to fix what we have created. It will take an act of God. And that can occur only through revival.Or, we can choose to remain stiff-necked, and watch this wonderful country go away. Our choice.
God, revive America, again. Restore righteousness to our land.
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Some thinkers have already written America off. For instance, in 2008 Fareed Zakaria wrote a New York Times Best Seller entitled The Post-American Worldin which he outlined just such a scenario.
According to many academics and philosophers (such as Mr. Zakaria), America’s role as a leader in the world is on the wane. Even some of our current political leaders are looking to the rest of the world for guidance through our tough times. They are speaking as though America’s best days are long gone.
Well, perhaps they are right. Maybe it is time to give up and bow down to what the world wants us to do; to surrender our liberties, and our leadership. Perhaps it is time for capitulation.
But, we do have a choice. And the choice is clear and real. In earlier times, when faced with similar circumstances, America (and other God-centric countries) simply heeded the imperative stated in the Old Testament: "If . . . My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chron. 7:13-14).
Nothing could be more clear, or more simple. Within that short statement resides all that is required of us to find our way back. It has worked before, and it will work again.
This book explains in clear terminology how you can do your part to help bring about the restoration of our country through a Third Great Awakening.
WINDis a call for national revival—a clarion call.
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