Will the Truth march on?

July 5, 2012 04:45

The world is looking, watching to see how we are going to deal with the problems we face in the 21st Century. Why? Because America is the last hope of multitudes, still longing to be free.


Rev. Bill Bathman, Chairman Frontline Fellowship

Cape Town South Africa


I believe wholeheartedly in American exceptionalism. In the course of 60+ years of missionary work I have traveled to over 110 countries. Harriett and I served extensively in 30 or more. Travel is a broadening experience. You can learn a new language and understand some aspects of their culture, but the only way to really know a country is to purchase private property and actually live there. During those overseas years the Lord enabled us to purchase a home to live in while serving over five successive decades in four specific locations on three different continents, in two hemispheres, all with one objective — to proclaim the Gospel and win souls to Christ in restricted-access countries.


Having seen many other lands and cultures we know that America is unique among the nations. In his seminal historic record The Light and the Glory, Peter Marshal asked the question, “Did God Have a Plan for America?” His answer is a resounding “Yes!”


Yet, in our lifetime, America has lost more of its freedoms than most of the nations we worked in ever had to begin with! And the tragedy is, most of our fellow-Americans haven’t even noticed the loss. Folks, it’s high time to wake up.


Since the 1950s, Americans have been increasingly tied down by bureaucratic rules and regulations, that have the ‘effect’ of laws, thus gradually binding us with a multitude of Lilliputian cords, many in the form of environmental prohibitions. We cannot move freely. In the Garden, God put man in control of all animals, fish and birds. (Genesis 1:26-28) The humanists have turned things upside down with the Spotted Owl and Snail Darter taking precedent over human beings. It’s utter madness!


Our Founding Fathers knew that BIG government was the problem. So they severely limited the size and power of government, by giving control to “We the People.”


Without question, Barack Hussein Obama is woefully unqualified to be President. It is very likely that he is ineligible as well, but that is another matter. I have the highest respect for the ‘office’ of the Presidency, but perhaps I may be forgiven for not addressing Obama as “Mr. President,” but rather as “Mr. Present Resident.”


Obama has more than doubled our national debt in less than 3 years. He has point-blank lied to the American people on multiple occasions, he has appointed over 20 Czars, some of whom are self-confessed communists and unrepentant terrorists, and anointed them with powers unrecognized, or approved, by Congress. He declared a “Gay Pride Month” to honor homosexuals, inviting them to ‘party’ at the White House, where some posed for a picture under a portrait of President Ronald Reagan – giving him the “finger.” This is Sodom on steroids, folks. We must pray for America.


Governor Mike Huckabee has dubbed the Attorney General, “Eric with-Holder” for failing to provide the documents Congress has requested on the ATF gun-smuggling scandal “Fast and Furious.” This botched bureaucratic overreach was a thinly disguised attempt to scuttle our 2nd Amendment. “Gun control” isn’t about guns, it’s about “control.”


In recent weeks there have been repeated leaks to the press of highly sensitive classified information that has seriously compromised our nation’s military strategy and decimated our intelligence sources. “Watergate” pales by comparison. The very nature of these detailed leaks, each of which made the President look strong and competent, suggests they came from very near the top in his administration. When asked about this at a press conference, the Present Resident responded: “The notion that someone in ‘my White House’ has leaked secret classified information is offensive.”


Mr. Present Resident — it is not your White House. Your arrogance is both offensive and unbecoming — and your lease is up in November.


After years of ministering in communist and other restricted-access countries, where there is no freedom and Christians are severely persecuted, I am possibly in a unique position to better appreciate the United States of America and the blessings of God which we enjoy here. I also understand the extent of what we have to lose. The world is looking, watching to see how we are going to deal with the problems we face in the 21st Century. Why? Because America is the last hope of multitudes, still longing to be free.


We must look beyond the fruited plain, beyond the majestic purple mountains and fix our eyes once again on Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. On our 236th Birthday we must rededicate our lives to the One who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.” We must reclaim the Faith of our Fathers. We must ask the Lord to once again, “loose the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,” as we declare to the world, “His truth is marching on.”


America is the greatest mission-sending nation on earth. The world is waiting, perhaps unknowingly, for the life-giving Message we are commissioned to deliver. Failure to fulfill the Great Commission is not an option. Jesus Christ, our Commander-in-Chief, has given us His marching orders: “Go!”


We are grateful to God for your faithful prayers and practical support, enabling Frontline Fellowship to continue to “…preach the Word,” and “…disciple nations.”

Yours in His grip,


Rev. Bill Bathman

Chairman of the Board


Frontline Fellowship

P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725

Cape Town South Africa


Also Consider:

Paul Harvey’s “If I were the devil”…


A prophetic description of where America was heading in 1965.  Harvey’s description of how  to transform (destroy) America seems to be unfolding before our eyes.


If I were the devil…


If I were the prince of darkness I’d want to engulf the whole world in darkness, and I’d have a third of its real estate and four fifths of its population. But I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree: thee.


So I’d set about however necessary, to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first. I’d begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.” To the young I would whisper that the Bible is a myth. I would convince them that man created God, instead of the other way around. I would confide that what’s bad is good, and what’s good is square. And the old I would teach to pray after me, “our father which art in Washington…”


And then I’d get organized: I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and visa versa. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.


If I were the devil I’d soon have families at war with themselves; churches at war with themselves; and nations at war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings, I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames.


If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellect, but neglect to discipline emotions; just let those run wild, until before you knew it you’d have to have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.


Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing; I’d have judges promoting pornography. Soon I could evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls—and church money.


If I were the devil I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.


If I were the devil I’d take from those who have, and give to those who want it, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And what’ll you bet I couldn’t get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich.


I would caution against extremes, and hard work, and patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old fashioned—that swinging is more fun. That what you see on TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure.


In other words, if I were the devil I would just keep on doing what he is doing.


Paul Harvey, April 3, 1965

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