America is changing fast!

Banned: Free Thanksgiving Meals for the Poor

Yet, we thank You, Lord! 




"Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines...
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength...."
Habakkuk 3:17-18

America is changing fast. The Christian kindness and compassion that characterized our nation in the past has been fading from sight. One reason is the gathering storm against uncompromising Christianity. It's expressions of Truth, kindness and morality in the public square simply doesn't fit the new multicultural world we live in. 

More specific reasons include today's moral decline, our nation's countless spiritual options, and the nearly irresistible allure of media-inspired myths and occult fantasies.  On the personal level, such seductive snares lead to self-centeredness, sexual license, broken marriages and rebellious children. On the public or political level, it fuels heartlessness, corruption, rage and riots.  This lack of mercy is illustrated in a recent article by The Wall Street Journal:

This Thursday, in a parish hall not far from the New Jersey town green where George Washington once made his winter headquarters, as many as 300 people will gather for their Thanksgiving meal. Some will be homeless, some will be mentally ill, some will be old, and some will be folks and families who have just hit a hard patch.

For all of them, Morristown's Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center is one of the few blessings they can count on. ...a hot meal to anyone who comes to the door each noon, no questions asked.

Now comes a challenge greater than any snowstorm or power outage. Earlier this year, the Morristown Division of Health ruled that henceforth the soup kitchen would be considered a 'retail' food establishment under New Jersey law....

Ray Friant, a volunteer... called the rule 'crazy.' ...Most obvious is the
higher cost: at least $150,000 more a year. To meet this increase, the kitchen is asking each participating church to up its own contribution. Some congregations don't have the money. For those that do, it will mean less for some other need.

Much of this cost results from a
new prohibition on people donating food they've prepared at home. For those on the giving end, often this was the only way they could participate, so eliminating their contributions means eliminating volunteers. For those on the receiving end, it means no more homemade meat loaf, lasagna, cakes and so forth.

All, of course, in the name of food safety. Still, one suspects that when a co-worker brings a tin of Christmas cookies to a friend inside Morristown's Division of Health, those cookies are not forbidden because they do not come wrapped from a supermarket or approved restaurant. Yet this is precisely the restriction these officials have imposed on men, women and children whose only hope for a home-baked cookie might be at the soup kitchen.

Finally, there's the
utter soullessness of the thing. For example, many of the women would bring their own aprons from home. No more. Now it's all latex gloves, throw-away aprons, and a ban on food servers even entering the kitchen. In short, more institutional cafeteria than Grandma's house..."

The old values that defined our pioneer nation no longer fit. God's truth and history have being rewritten, re-imagined and redefined to fit the new evolving culture.  Public expressions of God-given agape love are fast being replaced by heart-less rules and irrational laws.


One sad example brings us back to Plymouth Rock, the landing place for the faithful Pilgrims who left the hostile and corrupt environment of 17th century England to establish a colony where they would be free to worship God:


A digital book titled, Our_Fathers_Rock, illustrates a hatred that can only be understood in the context of spiritual warfare. (See The Invisible War) Ponder the following  example of historical revisionism:

"Once considered the cradle of American democracy, Plymouth is slowly but surely being transformed into a city ashamed of its past.... If you find yourself standing in front of Plymouth Rock this Thanksgiving Day, do not expect to hear stories of pious Pilgrims in search of religious freedom. Before you go, prepare your children and family for a slightly different vision of America's past.


"If you walk fewer than a hundred yards from Plymouth Rock and ascend to Cole's Hill, the magnificent burial ground of the 50 Pilgrims who perished during the first cold winter of 1620, you not only will encounter hundreds of demonstrators who gather on the last Thursday of every November to disabuse the memory of the Pilgrim fathers; but you also can read the new    monument plaque that describes

   ~ the devastating effect of Christianity on North America,

  ~ the 'genocide' of Native Americans by the Pilgrims (They were friends!) and

  ~ the importance of treating Thanksgiving as a 'National Day of Mourning....'


"Once viewed by poets and politicians as the cradle of American democracy, Plymouth is gradually being transformed—a stunning example of how a few revisionist historians and a small cadre of well-organized political activists can pressure a community into renouncing its heritage." [Read the chapter here]

The revisionists have come a long way.  Ponder this example:

Students Free to Thank Anybody, Except God: "Young students... read stories about the Pilgrims and Native Americans, simulate Mayflower voyages, hold mock feasts and learn about the famous meal that temporarily allied two very different groups. But what teachers don't mention when they describe the feast is that the Pilgrims not only thanked the Native Americans for their peaceful three-day indulgence, but repeatedly thanked God.


"'We teach about Thanksgiving from a purely historical perspective, not from a religious perspective,' said Charles Ridgell....


"Teaching about a secular Thanksgiving counters the holiday's original premise as stated by George Washington in his Thanksgiving Proclamation:

"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.' ... According to the Web site the Pilgrims 'fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean.'" See Charts: Total transformation


"Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

1 Corinthians 15:56-58

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