DREAM ABOUT A NEW PRAYER FOR AMERICA

Written by Irvin L. Rozier


A DREAM OF A NEW PRAYER FOR AMERICA

I dreamed this early this morning, 25 May 05. Inrepparttar first dream I was talking to four American veterans ofrepparttar 139855 Iraqi conflict. I was telling them I was a combat wounded veteran and I had spent two years in Iraq fighting for a great cause. These men were listening intently to me and believing everything I was telling them. I then gathered all four around me, looked them inrepparttar 139856 eyes, and told themrepparttar 139857 truth. I said I had fabricated my whole story, andrepparttar 139858 reasons forrepparttar 139859 war had been falsified. I sawrepparttar 139860 wounded look of betrayal in their eyes and on their faces. I then told themrepparttar 139861 purpose for my false story. I said,"You see, leaders in high places can tell you anything just to get you to follow them. Just likerepparttar 139862 blind leadingrepparttar 139863 blind, both will fall inrepparttar 139864 ditch."

I then dreamed this dream. I had parked my red Ford Crew Cab truck in a parking lot by a large city park. I walked away and when I returned to my truck, a saw that a thief had stolen my left(driver's) door, both left wheels and tires, and my radio was hanging by a few wires. I looked up and saw several other people who also had their vehicles vandalized by a thief. I then sawrepparttar 139865 thief surrounded by some of his stolen goods, in a small grove of trees in a city park. Other people, including police, politicians, and religious leaders began to chaserepparttar 139866 thief. The thief was too strong for

FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH FAILURES

Written by Jard DeVille


Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or religious or a combination thereof, begins withrepparttar determination of concerned men and women to make life better by resolving recurring human problems. The Renaissance andrepparttar 139777 Age of Reason occurred throughrepparttar 139778 efforts of talented people to endrepparttar 139779 brutal political, financial and religious abuses common within Medieval Europe. The Protestant Reformation andrepparttar 139780 revival of a personal redemptive relationship with God occurred because people rebelled against a corrupt Catholic hierarchy that was usingrepparttar 139781 Spanish Inquisition to maintain their dominance over society and burning thousands of reformers alive inrepparttar 139782 name of God. Evenrepparttar 139783 American Revolution of 1776 andrepparttar 139784 Mexican Revolution of 1917, erupted along fault lines between thoughtful people and a ruthless aristocracy that controlled virtually allrepparttar 139785 wealth. And whilerepparttar 139786 new nation wasnít perfect, we spentrepparttar 139787 next two centuries getting more and more things right inrepparttar 139788 service of a more equitable society. That desire to serve people is collapsing now for one major reason.

A wicked triad of narcissistic robber barons, fundamental preachers and reactionary politicians has seized power enough to cripple our beloved Republic and turn it into an anti-human killing machine. Their new American Empire has devoured many of our young men and women in a dozen preemptive wars against poor, dark skinned nations since World War Two and slain literally millions of peasants from Korea and Vietnam to Iraq twice now. Our wars profit a financial elite who support both fundamental religious and reactionary political abusers for their own benefit. They do this through a powerful propaganda system that confuses and seduces naÔve men and women into believing many wicked deceptions fromrepparttar 139789 halls of government,repparttar 139790 commercial media and fromrepparttar 139791 pulpits ofrepparttar 139792 fundamental church.

Reactionary politicians have always been suspect --repparttar 139793 Bible itself admonishes us not to place our trust in princes, for they always have narcissistic agendas that supercede our own. Naive persons who believe narcissistic abusers show as much judgment as chickens who elect foxes to managerepparttar 139794 hen house. The aristocrats who control almost ninety percent of American wealth paidrepparttar 139795 campaign bills forrepparttar 139796 first oil baron president, George H. W. Bush -- with Dubya now firmly inrepparttar 139797 saddle and Jeb waiting inrepparttar 139798 wings for his turn atrepparttar 139799 trough. Tom Delay and his scowling ventriloquist dummy Dennis Hestert, are considered honest politicians -- now that they sold outrepparttar 139800 American Republic, they remain bought and paid for by their financial masters. We all know this but some Americans supportrepparttar 139801 manipulators forrepparttar 139802 crumbs that fall from their table. The dishonesty of fundamental clergymen is a more recent phenomenon. The church that

began with Jesusí timeless spiritual revelation of faith, hope and love was once central torepparttar 139803 American democratic experience. Unfortunately,repparttar 139804 church is now being corrupted beyond all recognition byrepparttar 139805 wicked consortium of no more global financiers than could be carried in a single Boeing 747 and their eager henchmen.

The wicked triad of aristocrats, politicians and preachers, understands that with enough campaign money and their great media propaganda machine,repparttar 139806 betrayal of both thoughtless voters and fundamental true believers is a slam dunk. Men like Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell,repparttar 139807 leadership and most pastors ofrepparttar 139808 Southern Baptist Convention,repparttar 139809 Nazarene, Missouri Synod Lutheran and Assemblies of God denominations, yearn to be gathered into another Oliver Cromwell type theocratic state that uses police power andrepparttar 139810 courts to call their very own ideological tune for America to dance to. They are off to a good start and if history has taught us anything, we can already see thatrepparttar 139811 compassion of power players within finance, governance or religion is a weak reed on which to rely for support. Every organization that seizes complete power over others quickly turns evil. Or how do you get from Jesusí Sermon onrepparttar 139812 Mount torepparttar 139813 burning of theological challengers atrepparttar 139814 stake in Christianity? Or explainrepparttar 139815 many Southern Baptist preachers who cast out from their churchesrepparttar 139816 heretics that voted for John Kerry?

Neo-conservative financiers, politicians and preachers have come together to create a perfect storm inrepparttar 139817 collapse of democracy occurring in America today. The abusers donít need to cancel elections and appoint a dictator when they controlrepparttar 139818 vast media machine that persuades millions of naÔve men and women to commit financial, political and religious suicide at their bidding. But whilerepparttar 139819 aristocracy and their politician abusers are motivated by pure greed and a lust for power over people,repparttar 139820 fundamental politico/preachers pretend to themselves and others that obeyingrepparttar 139821 wishes ofrepparttar 139822 powerful abusers of society is an extension of biblical Truth and thus reflectsrepparttar 139823 wisdom of Jesus. They are engaging inrepparttar 139824 oldest form of psychological self-deception, of course. ďWhatís best for me is great for America andrepparttar 139825 Church.Ē

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