MISTAKES OF OUR
By Dale P. Kruse
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Jesus said "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and
acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house
upon the rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall,
for it had been founded upon the rock. And everyone who hears these
words of Mine, and does not act upon them, will be like a foolish
man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and
the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house;
and it fell, and great was its fall."
Why is America turning away from its foundation
and away from God? Today (June 18, 2009) on the 700 Club they
conducted some surveys among people in America, especially college age
students. They asked them questions about the Bible: "What is the
first book in the Bible?" The answer: "New Testament." They went on
to ask several other people who gave more wrong answers. The survey
showed that this generation has
no knowledge of the
Word. Why has America turned its back on God? Why are young
people so ignorant about what the Bible teaches? What is the
problem? There are many.
Before our Country became a Nation, there were
thirteen colonies. These colonies were started by Christians fleeing
persecution in Europe. They came to America to be able to freely
Worship and serve God and raise their children in the Christian faith. At first in
trying to get established and to survive they tried working together
in community, rationing food, etcetera. However, they found this did
not work. This was because some worked very hard and the rest
lived off of those who worked hard. Paul wrote:
3:10-12 "If anyone will not work, neither let him eat. For we
hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no
work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command
and exhort in Adonai-Jesus-Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat
their own bread."
in order to solve this problem, decided to give each family of the community a
piece of land to farm and develop and live off of for themselves. Suddenly out of self pride
and survival everyone was
working hard, farming there own land and before they knew it they
had more food than the community needed. Thus Capitalism was formed.
Because of this new development of Capitalism and
individualism, the leadership was concerned to keep people close to
God, in Church and close to the community and to keep the community
and politics in God's will for them as a community. What did they
do? They made a law that only people who were members of a Church
could vote. That encouraged people to weekly attend services and
that meant Christian principles and virtues stayed in politics and
in our law making. When you read the first laws of our land, you
find next to them Bible verses which justify the law. This was a
good plan that worked.
What happened then? Where did America go wrong?
Why do we not still have this in force today? For a long time
I complained that our founding fathers did not put enough checks and
balances in our laws and foundation to keep us Christian and in
God's will for America. As you can see from what I just shared the
colonies did. What went wrong then? The people who wrote our
were not Bornagain and did not have the heart, mind and
conviction the colonists had. They were politicians,
ideologists. Some were religious, but they were not committed to Jesus Christ, His Word and
His cause of the Gospel as the colonies were. After the
Declaration of Independence,
when our founding fathers wrote the
Constitution they did not include
these important points: that we were a Christian Nation, that
freedom of religion was meant only within the Christian Faith and not any other
faith or religion, and
that only Church members could vote. This oversight was no accident.
These were not stupid people. These were the educated
intellectuals of America. When the
was presented to the colonies they did not demand
these continued standards before they agreed to and signed the
compromised. The colonies
came up with the
Bill of Rights
to add to the
Constitution which guaranteed freedom of speech, press and religion, but
again they did
not specify meaning only within the Christian faith and that only
Church members could vote. This
left the door open for any religion and ideology to get a foothold in our country and
say and influence our communities and national politics. As a
result, America quickly moved away from serving Jesus' and His intended purpose and
goals for her which was to
exalt Him and spread the Gospel. Instead,
Idolatry quickly took hold of
everyone's daily life. Seeking Jesus' will and what He wanted
for the country was no longer in the forefront.
One might note that the Islamic
countries do uphold not only these standards within their own
religion but even more stringent laws to keep their religion and
politics from being compromised. I am not suggesting other
religions be treated the way Christians are treated in Muslim countries, but
at least they understand the importance of not having compromise
within their religion and politics.
What do I mean by idolatry? Most people
when they think of idolatry they think of the Old Testament and
people making figurines and then bowing down and worshiping these
idols. That is one form of idolatry, the kind of idolatry
talked about a lot in the Old Testament. Idolatry, however, is
also anything we put first before our relationship with God
and His will and plan for our lives. For example Paul the
"Therefore put to death your members that are on earth to
fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil lust, and covetousness which
is idolatry. For it is on account of these things that the wrath of
God will come."
Ephesians 5:5-6 "For this you know with
certainty, that no fornicator or impure person or covetous man, who
is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things
the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience."
Jesus has a purpose and
plan for every individual and we are commanded and obligated in Scripture to seek
Jesus out to know that will and plan and to walk in it:
Ephesians 5:15-17 "Therefore be careful
how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of
your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but
understand what the will of the Lord is."
Matthew 6:33 "But seek-continually first
His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be
added to you."
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in Yehovah; and
He will give you the desires of your heart."
Jeremiah 29:11-13 "‘For I know
the plans that I have for you,’ declares Yehovah, ‘plans for welfare
and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will
call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And
you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your
Psalm 16:11 "You will make known to me the
path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand
there are pleasures forever."
This is also Jesus will for us as
a City, State and Country. To do otherwise is to ruler over
and worship oneself which amounts to idolatry.
Rights we did not declare that
Jesus is King and that we were a Christian Nation and, therefore,
that our laws and decisions had to come into submission to the Bible
to be valid and lawful, and that, as was
before, that only members of the Church could vote to keep us
Christian and in submission to God's will for us as laid out in the
Bible. That led
to idolatry and opened the door for every kind of religion and
political ideology to come and influence our politics and law
At first in America there were only private
Christian schools and colleges. They existed, first, to teach people how
to read so they could read the Bible, so they would be influenced by
it and its teachings for us in every day life and politics. The colleges like
Harvard, Yale, and Princeton existed to train Ministers to teach
and preach the Gospel. The TV and Radio was the local pulpit.
The Ministers brought the current news events and political
happenings that were taking place in society to the people in Church and explained from the
Word of God what was right or wrong with a person's position and
Because in the Constitution and
Bill of Rights no conditions were
put on freedom of religion, meaning what religion, which also
effected the freedom of the press, current events moved from the
pulpits to the News Papers. The News Papers, however, were not
necessarily run or influenced by godly men who reported based on the
teachings of the Bible, but instead were taken over by ungodly men
who expressed their own opinions whether the Bible supported it or
not. This resulted in idolatry now in
Later still in the 1840s Secular men who hated the Christian religion and wanted to remove its
influence from society, pushed for passage of a bill in congress for
the financing of Public Education for the masses. They pushed for Public Education to rid
education and society of Christian and religious influence. If they were alive today,
would be ecstatic at the progress Public Education has made in
eradicating any teaching or mention of the Bible in the Public Schools and
in the Courts, at the elimination of prayer in schools and the public display of
the Ten Commandments.
President Ronald Reagan, a dedicated Christian, understood the evils
of Public Education and its danger to the Nation of America and
sought to have it removed when he was in office.
Unfortunately, he had a Democratic dominated House and Senate and
strong teacher's union to deal with and could not
push it through during his terms in office.
Today all around us we see the fruit of Public
Education: Christianity and God stripped from our political
process and education, gay and lesbian marriage legalized in one
state after another which the Bible teaches is evidence of the beginning of
God's judgment upon a nation (Romans Chapter 1). What do I
mean by that? Paul wrote in Romans 1:28
just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave
them up to a mind void of judgment, to do those things which are not
proper." Paul then goes on to give a list of items
related (See 2 Timothy Chapter 3 also). Now we are under the control of a
fascist socialist government who is quickly demolishing our inadequately
foundation. Soon, if something is not done, we will look like
Why is this happening?
Because only where the Holy Spirit of God is, is there liberty.
Without the Bible as the foundation of our society and Jesus as our
King, study your history, there is no liberty, there is only
oppression, poverty and bondage. Paul wrote in
2 Corinthians 3:17 "Now the Lord
is the Spirit; and where the
Spirit-of-the-Lord is, there is
liberty." Right now
you can move around America free, but I lived in Canada for a year
and a half where socialism is in control. Because socialists do
not believe in God and God's love and provision in the earth to take
care of us, therefore Socialists have to control every detail of your
daily life because
they see themselves as God (As the liberal media declared Obama to
be). My wife was trying to get her driver's license there.
Their road code is so complicated that I told her, as I studied it
with her, "I do not think I could pass this the first time."
She had to take the test three times to pass it. They have
social medicine where the Government controls medicine. When
you go to the hospital you wait 8 to 24 hours just to be looked at.
Depending on what your problem is, you could die before they see you
and some have. When man is
king he must control everything and the people are oppressed and in
bondage. But where Jesus is King everyone is free and common
sense is the order of the day.
What can we do? Is it
possible to bring America back to God and to a constitution that is
adequate? Is there a solution to
this? Yes! How do we get rid of our idols, regain America and put
Jesus back on the throne? First, the
problem is that this generation is completely ignorant and without
any knowledge of God's Word the Bible, which is where our knowledge
and freedoms came from in America in the first place. God speaking through
the Prophet Hosea in Hosea 4:6 states
"My people are
destroyed for lack of knowledge." Therefore,
first, we (and by we I mean anyone who claims to be a bornagain
follower of Jesus Christ) need to go out and educate the public
one-on-one about the Gospel and the teachings of the Bible.
Jesus said in John 8:32
"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Only where the knowledge of God's Word is, is there true liberty
because "where the Spirit-of-the-Lord is,
liberty" (2 Cor 3:17).
I saw on a Christian TV show
today that they, aware of this problem in America, want to raise
millions of dollars to make movies to reach America with the Word of
God. I commend them for what they are doing. However,
the godless in our society do not attend church. they do not watch
religious programs on TV. Obama's regime (June 19, 2009)
announced that religious programming will no longer be allowed on Public TV. They are doing everything
they can to eliminate Christianity from the public arena because
they know it is the enemy of what they are trying to do. In
doing so, they have declared war against God and Christianity, and
therefore every Christian in this country, and the intent
of our first 13 colonies. Because this is true, this is not
a time for Christians to stand on the side lines. How then Do
we bring America back to God, back to a Christian based society and
in our law making? We as Christians must put aside our
selfishness and start obeying the Lord for the reason He has not
already taken us home and that is to use our free time and resources to go out and
share the love of Jesus Christ, the Gospel, the Word of God with men. Paul wrote in
Romans 10:17 "So faith
comes from hearing, and
hearing by the word of Christ."
In order for people to have faith in the Gospel and come to saving
faith in Jesus,
they have to hear God's Word the Bible. This is because the
Bible is God's Truth! Because it is, God backs up His Word
with the presence, power and conviction of the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
"All Scripture is given-by-inspiration-of-God and is profitable for
teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in
righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for
every good work."
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is
and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the
division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to
judge the conscious-reasonings and intentions of the heart."
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God"
Since godless men are not going to read
the Bible or go to Church or watch religious programs, the only way
they are going to hear God's Word the Bible is when all Christians
go out and in love share God's Word with men and women one-on-one no matter
what the laws are.
Peter and John said when told not to preach the gospel any further
by the governing authorities of the land in
Acts 5:29 "We must obey God
rather than men."
Paul said in Romans
"‘For whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.’
How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed?
And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how
shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless
they are sent? Just as it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of
those who bring glad tidings of good things!’"
We as Christians do
not need to go out and share our faith weekly temporarily,
we all need to make a commitment to do it
weekly the rest of our lives (Luke
14:15-24). Why? There are
several reasons why we need to go out and share the Gospel the rest
of our lives: One, to educate and bring society back to a
Biblical consciousness and to Jesus as Savior, Lord, and King of
America, not the government (see 1 Samuel
Second, because even Christians need to be constantly reminded about
what the Bible teaches on any subject at any given time and
encouraged to repent and return to Jesus and daily read God's Word and
get involved in the battle of the soul's of men. In fact, this
is the main reason why America is where it is at today:
because there is a
famine of the knowledge of God's word because Christians would
rather chase the world then use there free time and resources to reach men with
the Gospel. They would rather see America go down in flames
and millions of people go to an eternal hell then walk across the
street to share Jesus love and forgiveness with Americans. It is
the Church's fault that America has come to the place it is.
Brothers and Sisters, we are in a spiritual battle and no one can
afford to stand on the side lines. We all must do our part or
lose our nation to godless fascist socialism, communism and Marxism.
These, in fact, are all counterfeits of the Gospel, they are a
Gospel without God, Christ and the Bible. Russia pursued this Christless Gospel and destroyed their country and its economy and
killed more than 70 million of their own countrymen trying to
enforce it. The same will happen in America if those in America who
claim to be followers of Jesus Christ do not start serving Christ
and spreading God's Word to every man and woman in America.
America now is the mission field that needs to be evangelized. Paul wrote
about those Christians who were not involving themselves in the
battle of the souls of men:
3:18-20 "For many walk of whom I often told you, and now tell
you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,
whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose
glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.
our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a
Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ."
Paul taught that a
Christian's goal is not this world, not this life, but that he or
she is a citizen of Heaven!
"If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the
things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set
your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God."
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust
destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your
treasure is, there will your heart be also."
minded and lay up your treasures in Heaven, not Earthly minded.
Brothers and Sisters,
you can no longer stand on the side line, you must get involved in
the battle or prepare yourself to suffer persecution and worse as a
Christian. We now have a godless government and they are
moving swiftly to take your freedoms away and make sure you have no
say in life and politics or anything else. You no longer have
a choice to be passive and non-involved. Why are not millions
of Christians in the streets shouting "Jesus is Lord & King!" "Jesus
is Lord & King!". . . Why is there not a greater demonstration here
than we currently see in Iran?
Paul wrote in:
Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is
the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew
first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God
is revealed from faith to faith as it is written, ‘But the
righteous man shall live by faith.’"
It is not enough for people to just hear the
Gospel to come to Christ. Men and women are steeped with sin
and guilt and, therefore, even if they hear the gospel through a TV
show or even in Church over and
over, they feel they are not worthy to be saved. How are they
going to be convinced otherwise? When you and I go out and
share with them one-on-one Jesus' love and forgiveness. At first they do not have the courage
to turn to Christ because of guilt and sin. However, as you
share your testimony with them and encourage them that if they too turn
to Jesus that yes He will forgive and cleanse them with His blood
just as He did you,
suddenly that person has the faith and courage,
through your faith and courage, to
believe and turn
to Jesus and receive Him as their Savior and Lord and be saved. As Paul
stated "From Faith to
What does Jesus want you to do? You might
say "But I just cannot go out and share my faith with total
strangers. I am
afraid." The first step
to sharing the Gospel is submitting Yourself to the
Evangelism so you can learn how to lovingly present the Gospel
to men, how to lead them into saving faith in Jesus Christ
through prayer, and then
how to disciple them so that they will succeed in their
new walk with
What is the
Ephesians 4:11-12 "And He gave some as. .
. evangelists for the equipping of the saints for the work of
service, to the building up of the body of Christ"
I have the
Evangelism. The purpose of the
Evangelism is to
motivate, train and equip you, the Christian Layman, so you can go out and successfully
share the Gospel with men and woman and bring them to saving faith
in Jesus Christ. That is the whole purpose
Layman Evangelism Ministry Book Series
and this website. On this website we have a
Advanced Evangelism Training Program which will teach
you all you need to know to get started and successfully and in love
share Jesus with others. All you have to do is go to
and begin the training. I suggest also reading the Following
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sisters, we can win this battle, fix our Constitution, and bring
America back to God,
but only if all of us get involved in the battle. If we do not
get involved in the battle, America
WILL be destroyed. Heed
this warning of God in Jeremiah 48:10,
"Cursed is he who does Yehovah’s work negligently
(ramiah) carlessly, inattentively),
and cursed is he who restrains his sword from blood."
America is under a
curse and will remain so until American Christians repent of their
come back to Jesus and get back involved in the battle
of the soul's of men with there free time. Please! brothers
and sister, please! Please get involved in the battle by using
your free time to share Jesus love and forgiveness with others. It is the only hope
that America has and is the only thing which will bring America back
to God. None of us can afford to do otherwise.
For a Nation to Trust
in God is for it to
trust in His
John17:17 "Sanctify them in the
truth, Your word is truth."
Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God"
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is
spiritually-alive and energetically-affective and sharper than any
two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and
spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the conscious-reasonings
and intentions of the heart."
John 8:47 Jesus said "He who is of God hears the
words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are
not of God."
Isaiah 8:19-20 "And when they say to you,
‘Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,’
should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead
on behalf of the living? To the
law and to the
testimony! If they do not speak
according to this word, it is because they have no dawn."
Psalm 119:89 "Your word is settled in Heaven forever Yehovah."
Proverbs 9:10 "The
fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the
Holy One is understanding."
Proverbs 16:20 "He who gives attention to the
word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in Yehovah."
(Note that trusting in God is trusting in His Word
Proverbs 13:13 "The one who despises the word
will be in debt to it, but the one who fears the commandment will be
Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our-Elohim stands forever."
1 Peter 1:23 "For you-have-been-born-again not of
seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the
living and abiding word of God"
Second, we need to, not do away
with the original constitution as it stands, but fix the
inadequacies that are in it: declare freedom of religion only
within the Christian faith and the Bible as the basis for judging
the rightness and wrongness of the laws we have on the books;
that only members, faithful attendants of a church can vote and run
term limits for all politicians, judges, especially the
Supreme court Judges, and public servants.
They are there to protect the constitution and our borders through a
more than adequate military, not to be career politicians and thus
favor special interest groups in order to get reelected.
The Bible states in
Psalm 11:3 "If
are destroyed, what can the righteous
do?" We need to
return not to our founding fathers, but to the model of the colonies
and put Jesus not only back on the throne of our lives individually,
but also in our homes, in our city governments, in our State
governments, and especially within our federal government.
Anything else is
idolatry. Until we do that, things will not get better because we are then only
exchanging one bad politician for another. We are in confusion
and chaos in America because everyone is doing what is right in
their own eyes, not what is right in God's eyes, and now those who
think they know better than you are forcing themselves on America
and ruling out of the imaginations of their own heart, not out of the pages of
the Bible and the leading of God's Holy Spirit. The Bible
"‘Woe to the rebellious children,’ declares Yehovah, ‘who execute a
plan, but not Mine, and make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, in
order to add sin to sin.’"
What is the outcome
of self-rule instead of King Jesus' Rule? God speaking through
Isaiah the Prophet warns in Isaiah 30:12-14,
"Therefore thus says the Holy-One-of-Israel,
"Since you have rejected this word, and have put your trust in
oppression and perversion, and have relied on them, therefore this
iniquity will be to you like a breach about to fall, a bulge in a
high wall, whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant, and whose
collapse is like the smashing of a potter's jar; so ruthlessly
shattered that a sherd will not be found among its pieces to take
fire from a hearth, or to scoop water from a cistern."
Jesus said John 6:63 "It is the
Note these further passages:
Jude 19 "These are the ones who cause
divisions, motivated-and-controlled-through-their-soul, devoid of
2 Corinthians 3:5-6 "Not that we are
adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves,
but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants
of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the
letter kills, but the Spirit creates-life."
Galatians 5:16 "But I say, walk by the
Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh."
Galatians 5:17 "For the flesh
with-strong-passion-fights against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so
that you may not do the things that you please."
James 3:14-16 "But if you have bitter
jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and
so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down
from above, but is earthly, from-the-soul, demonic. For where
jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every
2 Corinthians 3:17 "Now
the Spirit; and
where the Spirit-of-the-Lord
is, there is
There is no freedom, no liberty where God's Holy
Spirit does not reign. America's answer is returning to the
God of their Fathers: the Bible as the basis for our law and
Jesus as our only Savior & King, not the government.
Anything else is
Idolatry. Only Jesus is King, only Jesus is
Savior. Only Jesus can save us, but only when He is on the
John 14:6 "I-AM the way, and the truth,
and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me."
John 10:1, 9 "Truly, truly, I say to you,
he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but
climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. . . .
I am the door;
if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and
out, and find pasture."
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