Direction in an Age of Confusion
20 Years of Prophecy Fulfilled
Chapter 2 (A)
As the author of this work, there is a great amount of trepidation for me, setting forth a prescient turned documentary narrative with a plot that weaves its way into a chronicle, a ‘study’ guide for everyone (who reads it) to consider, appraise, examine, sift evidence, inspect, and decide its ‘Truth’.
At the end of each chapter is a Syllabus Structure:
1) Subject Area, 2) Basis, 3) Methods of Change, and 4) Intended Results
Part I. IDEAS
Our America as Established by Our Founders: ‘The Declaration of Independence’
WE ARE A REPUBLIC, NOT A DEMOCRACY
REPUBLIC: A group of people working equally and freely for the same cause, a constitutional form of government, who may elect representatives to implement it
DEMOCRACY: Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives, a political or social unit based upon this form of rule by capitalism or individual equal interests
*Definitions derived from Webster's Concise English Dictionary, New College Edition American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language and Webster's New Pocket Thesaurus Editors "New World" Dictionary
Area: SOCIAL & RELIGION
Declaration of Independence
“Dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires…All men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,- that to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Principles, Moral & Religion Foundational Intent of Governments presented by John Adams:
To the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts
Quincy MA October 11. 1798
I have received from Major General Hull and Brigadier General Walker your unanimous Address from Lexington, animated with a martial Spirit and expressed with a military Dignity, becoming your Characters and the Place, memorable Plains, in which it was adopted.
While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned Us by Providence. But should the People of America, once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World. Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by Morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“An Address so unanimous and firm from the officers commanding two thousand Eight hundred Men, consisting of such substantial Citizens as are able and willing at their own Expense, completely to arm, And clothe themselves in handsome Uniforms does honor to that Division of the Militia which has done so much honor to their Country. Oaths, in this Country, are as yet universally considered as Sacred Obligations. That which you have taken and so solemnly repeated on that venerable Spot is an ample Pledge of your sincerity, and devotion to your Country and its Government.”
Freedom Legal Rights
Shared Values Integrity
Method of Change
From: Original Principle, Intent, & Integrity
To: Tool of Coercion, Manipulation & Confusion/Transient Social & Political Expediency
Rights vs Obligations
Behavior issues turn into Social vs Religion then turn into Political Issues
Focus on negatives of any ‘spiritual belief system’ to any ‘faith’ labeling (conservative or liberal) proposes to divide unity of people
Influencing their guaranteed ‘Rights’ being violated when they are not upheld equally protected under the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court (Example: Ten Commandments removed from public (Behavior Rules), or ALL Prayer is banned from schools, and no ‘Moral Code’ is observed for overall society’s benefit
History, Cultural Heritage and ALL faiths or spiritual practices selectively relegated to ‘iniquitous’ (unfair) so even historical artifacts are destroyed and we experience revisionist history losing valuable lessons learned
Reference: James Chapter 2 (Faith, Deeds & Purpose)
(14) What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? (15) Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. (16) If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? (17) In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (18) But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. (19) You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. (20) You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless[d]? (21) Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? (22) You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. (23) And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. (24) You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
Welfare systems support become a Government Agency with less individual and church or religious organizations responsibility
Faith moral code of providence, provisioning, and social stewardship fades instead of increasing cooperation and commitment of organizations (all faiths) equally sharing the responsibility of public welfare as 'stake-holders' in the overall good of 'human beings' inclusive of rights and freedoms, conduct and leadership
Separation of society as a whole (Moral Code) responsibility shifts to Government Responsibility
Spiritual Results Prophecy:
Book of Jeremiah (the Prophet) Chapter 26
Say to them, "This is what the Lord says: If you do not listen to me and follow my law, which I have set before you, and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened), then I will make this house like Shiloh and this city an object of cursing among all the nations of the earth."
Beginning July 4, 1776, -- 244 Years establishing a country of social, cultural and religious inclusion 'A Republic' One Nation Under God, Indivisible with Liberty & Justice for ALL
Now, it is time to decide for your answers to these four questions:
What was your life like twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Five?
Is your life better or worse? Quality of life, peace, stability, health, in what ways….?
Is society and community around you is as a whole, better or worse?
If your life and the lives of your children or family, in the future is to be determined by your decisions and actions of ‘today’, what are you going to change? Or do?
“It’s September 27, 2020 we are in a national crisis
"It doesn’t have to be this way…..”