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WORDS OF THE LATTER RAIN

Volume 1, Issue 8, December 2008

1/12/2009

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End Time Update

Ken Nix

Monday, 1/12/2009

 

Neil Gardner

 

In the August issue of Words of the Latter Rain we introduced a new focus section of the End Time Update called Wars and Rumors of Wars.  In this month’s issue, we are introducing another new focus section called America the Dying which will focus on incidents and issues in American government and American culture which display the erosion of traditional American and moral-based values.  We are all familiar with stories of the Ten Commandments being taken down from court rooms and city halls all across the nation; evolution being taught in our schools, but no mention of creation; and with judicial rulings on rights such as the first amendment free speech issues that give very broad interpretations of this amendment that include “actions” (not just speech) such as lewd and lascivious behavior being protected as a right.  When we look closely at these incidents and events, we see the rejection of God’s ways as a nation and people and the embracing of Satan’s ways.  Remember light gives power to light, and darkness feeds the darkness.

America the Dying

On December 2, 2008 the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. opened its doors to the public.  The three story underground museum opened three years late and with a price tag of $621 million up from an estimated $256 million which was just a little over budget, and nine times what Republicans at the time in the early Nineties felt was too expensive at $71 million.

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In the House of Representatives, carved in stone above the speaker’s rostrum is the national motto, “In God We Trust,” which became the national motto enacted by Congress in 1956.  Within the new Capitol Visitor Center is a replica display of the speaker’s chair.  But above this chair reads E Pluribus Unum, Latin for “Out of Many, One.  This motto from the Seal of the United States and most coinage originally referred to the colonies forming into states and joining as one nation.  It has taken the connotation of out of many diverse peoples, one people emerge, i.e., the melting pot.

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint became aware of what was described as an error and called for the erroneous wording to be corrected before the grand opening of the center.  Those responsible for the creation of the center argued it would be too expensive to correct.  DeMint withheld funding the opening until the error was covered.  John J. Miller of National Review Online reports the following:

When Sen. Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, explored the hall, he wasn’t pleased. “There was an obvious absence of any accurate historical reference to our religious heritage,” he says. He noticed the misidentification of the national motto, but the problem went much deeper — and he took it to the floor of the Senate. “In touring the CVC, I found the exhibits to be politically correct, left-leaning, and secular in nature,” he said on September 27. “There seems to be a trend of whitewashing God out of our history.” He noted that although the hall displayed a couple of Bibles, a replica of the House chamber didn’t include “In God We Trust” above the speaker’s rostrum. There were other questionable omissions. One display, for instance, quotes from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787: “The authors of the Northwest Ordinance believed educated citizens were critical to the success of self-government. Article 3 declared, ‘. . . education shall forever be encouraged.’” But that’s a highly selective excerpt that secularizes the document. Here’s the full quote from Article 3: “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

Confusion about the motto is the type of innocent blunder a person might make while playing a casual game of Trivial Pursuit, but not the kind of error you’d expect to see chiseled into the hallowed halls of the Capitol. And some conservatives worry that this is more than a routine case of federal incompetence. “There’s a terrible movement to rewrite our history and obscure our faith,” says J. Randy Forbes, a Republican congressman from Virginia who chairs the Congressional Prayer Caucus.
In September, Forbes and more than a hundred members of the House, from both parties, released a letter to Stephen T. Ayers, the acting Architect of the Capitol: “We have been troubled to learn in recent weeks that some aspects of the new CVC . . . [may] reflect an apathetic disposition toward our nation’s religious history.” Their efforts have led to improvements, but it’s a fight that shouldn’t have needed waging in the first place — and even in its aftermath, plenty of problems remain unaddressed.

The following is from Jim DeMint’s senatorial web page:  “The Capitol Visitor Center is designed to tell the history and purpose of our nation's Capitol, but it fails to appropriately honor our religious heritage that has been critical to America’s success,” said Senator DeMint. “While the Architect of the Capitol has pledged to include some references to faith, more needs to be done. You cannot accurately tell the history of America or its Capitol by ignoring the religious heritage of our Founders and the generations since who relied on their faith for strength and guidance. The millions of visitors that will visit the CVC each year should get a true portrayal of the motivations and inspirations of those who have served in Congress since its establishment.

“The current CVC displays are left-leaning and in some cases distort our true history. Exhibits portray the federal government as the fulfillment of human ambition and the answer to all of society’s problems. This is a clear departure from acknowledging that Americans’ rights ‘are endowed by their Creator’ and stem from ‘
a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.’ Instead, the CVC’s most prominent display proclaims faith not in God, but in government. Visitors will enter reading a large engraving that states, ‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.’ This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation’s real history, and an offensive refusal to honor America's God-given blessings.

“The fundamental principles of the freedom we enjoy in this country stem from our Founding Fathers’ beliefs in a higher power, beliefs put forth in the Declaration of Independence and manifest throughout our Constitution,” said Senator DeMint. “If we cease to acknowledge this fact, we may cease to enjoy some of the freedoms we take for granted. We must not censor historical references to God for the sake of political correctness. And we must truthfully represent the limited form of government the Constitution lays out so that our ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’ So help us God.”  

 

Is this issue of the new Capitol Visitor Center being remiss with proper references to the historical role and influence of The Almighty in our nation and culture a simple oversight or something which required forethought?  Many, many historians worked towards the creation of this new center.  ETU believes that these omissions were purposeful and of great forethought.  When we look at any issue of culture the question has to be asked, does this serve God or Satan?  Pornography – God or Satan?  Abortion – God or Satan?  As we know, there are no gray areas with The Almighty.  Light gives power to light, and darkness feeds the darkness.  Does the removal of references to God by our Founding Fathers and other historical leaders such as Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower in a center such as this, or the class rooms where our children learn history, serve The Almighty or Satan?  The answer is clear.  Powers and principalities which seek to suppress and reduce the living God serve Satan in his attempts to thwart God’s plan for humanity.

We were told the following in the 59th Parable - Salvation Is Nigh:  “…..the power of darkness grow in number, and grow in strength.  Your presidential election in 2008 will become a turning point, and the darkness will control the power within all three branches of your government.  You will see a rise in dictatorships in other lands, and people will seek rulers who are strong, to guard and protect.  ….Natural disasters will increase, and the people of your nation will tire of helping so many, for when disaster hits your land, no other nation will help.  There will be a death in the seat of power, and turmoil shall prevail for a season.  A leader will step forward in your land, but he is of the darkness, and is more powerful than the one removed.  He will enter into alliance with the evil prince of darkness.  The latter days are upon the people of this earth, and there are cracks in the foundations of democracy.  Look for the rise of evil to repeat within the nations of Europe as racial war and strife leads to marshal law and control.”

Jesus tells us above that all three branches of our government will be controlled by darkness (evil).  These events and the resulting wrath of God do not have to come upon this nation.  However, to stay the wrath of The Almighty requires repentance; repentance for us as individuals and repentance as a nation. 

We should continue to pray for our nation's leaders. It is right and proper to ask God to guide and direct those with the courage to speak out against such actions and policies that are clearly not of The Almighty and are designed to work contrary to His ways.

With regards to the opening of the new center in D.C. the AP reports James Billington the librarian of Congress as stating, "It provides a splendidly presented civics lesson……(and) will make the Capitol, the icon of our republic, more accessible to all of us than ever before." 

Apparently Mr. Billington failed to see that although splendidly presented how lacking and flawed in the area of truth and accuracy this civics lesson was prior to its opening.  And not to mention that it is God in whom we trust and not any icon we produce with our hands.

 

 

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