…and if I perish, I perish. ~ Esther 4:16

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Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers and called “the Father of the American Revolution,” stated:

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.  We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence.  It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

Kelly Monroe Kullberg – Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration

Kelly Monroe Kullberg will be speaking to us this coming Monday, September 9, 2013 concerning her work as the founder of Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration.

http://evangelicalsforbiblicalimmigration.com/read-the-letter/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evangelicals-for-Biblical-Immigration-EBI/208457102639014

Kelly will share her journey of faith outside the relative safety of the ivory towers and into the battle for our nation. David, her novelist husband, is to blame for Kelly’s wake-up call. He will join her.

In 2000, David wrote the novel, The War Against God which, years later, catalyzed the Kullberg’s interest in the funding streams and rhetorical strategies of “evangelicals” behind the Obama administration and its policies. They’ll be telling this story of life imitating art. Of truth even stranger than fiction.

Conversation will include the whole counsel of Scripture in relation to the immigration bill and the “evangelical leaders” promoting it. While we all may agree that reform is necessary, we do not all agree that the 1,200-page Gang of Eight bill is the needed reform.

Kelly founded The Veritas Forum now in 130 universities around the world contending for the truth, Veritas, of Jesus Christ. She edited/co-authored bestseller Finding God at Harvard and authored the sequel, Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas. Together the Kullbergs co-authored A Faith and Culture Devotional.

UALC – The Church at Mill Run, Room 2031 or 3002 (check lobby sign – room could change)
3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH

Constitutional Convention – Benjamin Franklin, July 28, 1787

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benjamin-franklin“In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.  Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered.  All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor.

“And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend?  Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?  I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God Governs in the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?

To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity.  We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.”  I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

“I therefore beg leave to move – that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.”

Warning from Forgotten Inaugural

whhThe 20th Amendment changed Presidential Inaugurations to JANUARY 20th. Prior to 1933, Inauguration Day was March 4th.

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, MARCH 4, 1841, INAUGURAL:

“Limited as are the powers which have been granted, still enough have been granted to constitute a despotism if concentrated in…the Executive branch…
The tendency of power to increase itself, particularly when exercised by a single individual… would terminate in virtual monarchy…

The tendencies of… governments in their decline is to monarchy…

The spirit of faction… in times of great excitement imposes itself upon the people as the genuine spirit of freedom, and, like the false christs whose coming was foretold by the Savior… impose upon the true and most faithful disciples of liberty.

It is in periods like this that it behooves the people to be most watchful of those to whom they have intrusted power.”

Edmund Burke, Genius

Source: American Minute (http://www.americanminute.com/index.php?date=01-12&view=View)

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

This famous quote was from British statesman Edmund Burke, who was born JANUARY 12, 1729. He was considered the most influential orator in the House of Commons.  Burke stands out in history for, as a member of the British Parliament, he defended the rights of the American colonies and strongly opposed the slave trade.

Edmund Burke wrote in his Will:  “First, according to the ancient, good, and laudable custom, of which my heart and understanding recognize the propriety, I bequeath my soul to God, hoping for His mercy through the only merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

When America’s Revolutionary War began, Edmund Burke addressed Parliament with a Second Speech on the Conciliation with America, March 22, 1775:

“The people are Protestants; and of that kind which is the most adverse to all implicit submission of mind and opinion. This is a persuasion not only favorable to liberty, but built upon it…”

Edmund Burke continued:

“All Protestantism…is a sort of dissent. But the religion most prevalent in our Northern Colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance; it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.”

Edmund Burke is quoted in The Works and Correspondence of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Volume VI:

“The Scripture…is a most remarkable, but most multifarious, collection of the records of the Divine economy; a collection of an infinite variety of theology, history, prophecy, psalmody, morality, allegory, legislation, carried through different books, by different authors, at different ages, for different ends and purposes.”

In 1789, the French Revolution started with the motto “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.”

Robespierre, who led France’s “Committee of Public Safety,” gave a Speech to the National Convention, February 5, 1794, titled “Terror Justified.”Robespierre stated he would:  “…lead the people by means of reason and…by terror…  Terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice; it flows, then, from virtue.”Talleyrand, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, demanded the U.S. pay millions in bribes to stop France from raiding American ships. He stated: “Speech was given to man to conceal his thought.”Over 40,000 were beheaded in Paris’ Reign of Terror and over 250,000 were massacred in the Vendée, a Catholic area of northwest France. All churches were closed; religious monuments destroyed; graves desecrated; crosses forbidden; public and private worship and education were outlawed. It was an intentional campaign to dechristianize French society, replacing it with a civic religion of state worship.  Robespierre placed a prostitute in Notre Dame Cathedral, covered her with a sheet, and called her the goddess of reason.


First to be beheaded were King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, but when the country’s situation did not improve, Robespierre accused all the royalty, who were then beheaded.  When the situation did not improve, the next to be beheaded were the wealthy, followed by business owners, farmers and those who hoarded food.


When the situation did not improve, the religious clergy were beheaded, being accused of holding the nation back from achieving a secular secular society. Priests and ministers, along with those who harbored them, were executed on sight.  When the situation did not improve, they beheaded those disloyal to the revolution – those who had grown tired of the beheadings.

Finally Robespierre himself was beheaded, and Napoleon began his rise toward dictatorship.


In “A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly,” 1791, Edmund Burke wrote:


“What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?  It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without restraint.

Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as they are disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good in preference to the flattery of knaves…”

Edmund Burke continued: “Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

In Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790, Edmund Burke wrote:  “People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.”

On January 9, 1795, in a letter to William Smith, Edmund Burke stated:  “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”