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Revival of the Black Robe Regiment

I just watched a documentary about the “Black Robe Regiment” covering the role ministers played in the American Revolution. It was inspiring and depressing at the same time.

Pastors in colonial days spoke out against the tyranny of King George III and many pastors led the men of their congregation into battle to win the freedom God intended for them to live under. It was inspiring to see the courage and conviction of those men but depressing when compared to the clergy of today, most bowing to government tyranny and political correctness because they are not courageous enough to stand up and espouse what they claim to believe.   I have recently read a story where a major denomination, Methodist I think it was, came out and implored the government to continue to fund the murder factory called planned parenthood. Abortion is the murder of unborn children of The Most High Almighty God, Creator of all things and God will not bless a nation that spits in His face for convenience. I don’t understand how the “leaders” of a group claiming to represent Jesus Christ can support abortion, and homosexuality as they have stated in the recent past, without an uprising among their members. The members of any denomination that so goes against God’s Word have a moral obligation to either revolt and effect a policy change or leave that denomination.

The notion of “the separation of church and state” is a satanic doctrine pushed by people who either deny the existence of or despise the thought of God and do all they can to push morality out of the nation. That phrase does not appear in the Constitution as people ignorant of our founding document claim. These same people, the abortion on demand paid for with tax dollars confiscated from people like myself crowd, are the ones who decry the death penalty for murderers and rapists as “cruel” punishment. The people who support abortion are also promoters of homosexuality and Islam, two more subjects that fly in the face of God. Too many Christians remain silent in the face of evil because they want to be accepted by the world more than they want to be accepted by Jesus. The Holy Bible, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 is the story of a battle between two opposing kingdoms, one ruled by Jesus Christ and the other ruled by His adversary, the devil. Everything we do advance one kingdom at the expense of the other, there are no exceptions.

This nation was once described by John Winthrop as “a shining city on a hill” but has become a cesspool of sin and debauchery in the last 50 years, an abomination before Almighty God. He destroyed the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of the wickedness practiced by their citizens and I see our nation headed down the same path at a gallop. I pray every day for repentance of its people and the mercy of God to keep us going until we can turn this nation around. 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people who are called by my name, will pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”, is a verse that this nation needs to heed strictly and quickly. I believe there are enough Christians praying, and living, this that God has held His wrath in answer to our prayers but I don’t know how much more He will tolerate before He obliterates America for its evil ways. The election of Donald Trump was, I believe, an answer to prayer and a respite from God’s wrath to give us more time to turn things around. It is up to We the People to let our pastors know that we expect them to be as bold as the pastors of colonial times and to stand up for the Gospel and for the freedoms God gave us. As long as ministers fear losing congregation members, and the money they give, they will not speak out. I once thought they feared arrest and prosecution but the movie showed that today’s pastors are more fearful of people abandoning them if they speak boldly.

There are a few bold enough and secure enough to speak out. I have heard John Hagee speak out several times about the importance of morality and adhering to Biblical principles. Franklin Graham has also been very upfront about issues but what has the pastor of your church done to stand against the tyranny and evil of political correctness? I hear about “separation of church and state” any time Christianity is the topic but the government promotes and pushes Islam, the satanic cult of murder. As they do this the “separation of church and state” yappers are silent, as are most Christians. We must speak up or we will find ourselves under the same oppression we see in the 3rd world Islamic toilets and communist countries like China, North Korea, Cuba, and many others.

I will never bow down to nor cower before any kind of tyranny. I am a proud follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and there is nothing short of death that will silence me. The satanic minions can kill my mortal body but they can’t harm my immortal soul because it belongs to Jesus alone and they can’t change that. I have written in the past and will continue to write about the responsibility we Christians have to stand up and proclaim the Word of God and to fight and die if necessary, to bring our nation back to the “shining city on a hill” status our founders earned. Those brave men and women gave us a heritage to be proud of, one we have an obligation to pass on to future generations. When I stand before Almighty God to give an accounting of myself I will be able to hold my head high and tell Him I fought the best I could and I know He will know I at least tried. Will those who read this also stand up and be counted or will you stay behind the lines where a false sense of security awaits?

If we lose this battle there will be no safety anywhere because the forces of evil will find you and eventually the decision of do you lose your mortal life or lose your immortal soul will have to be made. Just as many Germans followed Hitler only to find out they had only delayed their suffering for a short time, Christians today will face the inevitable decision. I choose to be on the front of the battlefield and die with honor if necessary rather than to try to hide hoping they won’t get to me. There is no neutral ground, we are in a battle of good vs. evil and each of us must either serve Jesus or serve Satan. Sitting on the fence isn’t an option because the fence belongs to Satan and fence sitters die the 2nd death, the eternal death of their soul because we can’t compromise with evil and save our souls. Any who find this judgmental need to wake up and get a dose of reality because I am not but Jesus will be on Judgment Day. I don’t believe whining and making lame excuses will do any good then. I have made my decision to Honor and follow Jesus Christ, what are you going to do?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

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Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

July 11, 2017

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I just watched a documentary about the "Black Robe Regiment" covering the role ministers played in the American Revolution. It was inspiring and depressing at the same time. Pastors in colonial days spoke out against the tyranny of King George III and many pastors led the men of their congregation into battle to win the freedom God intended for them to live under. It was inspiring to see the courage and conviction of those men but depressing when compared to the clergy of today, most bowing to government tyranny and political correctness because they are not courageous enough to stand…

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About Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. Excellent, Bob! I believe that our Forefathers were led here much as Moses led his people to “The promised land”. I also believe “What HE has given, can be taken away.” In Hosea it speaks of times such as we are in….It also gives “the” solution. This requires that those of faith value this nation enough to come together , don the armor of Christ and fight for it…If enough stand and ask…sanity will return. That means we need to clear the naysayers and those that covet evil deeds from the Temple….or as some say “Drain the Swamp”

    In Prayer for our Nation

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