When we started our outreach at the Vineyard in Columbus, Ohio we knew that we would be stirring satan’s hornets nest. We have been bullied and harassed, arrested, served subpoenas by public enforcers, flipped the bird by a few of the locals, physically and morally assailed, our signs have been stolen, run over or removed and our vehicles have been broken into as well as having been peppered with animal feces. But in it all, we have remained faithfully at our post with our hand to the plow and not looking back – For the few of you “across these fruited plains” who have stepped outside the lines and the safety of the church pews into “where the battle rages”, you know exactly what we are talking about.
It is for those aforementioned brave and faithful souls and those current Minutemen that are on the front lines with us physically and spirtually that we offer and share a most recent letter from a Christian brother named Jeff and his wife. The letter is as follows:
Oh My Lord!, Praise Jesus!
Thank you for BEING THERE!
Thank you for existing!
God Bless You All!
Dear Lord, God Bless the Minutemen!!!!!
Amen and Amen!!!!
I see on your web site that you have been around since 2002, and yet, I have never heard of you until now ???!!!! (i.e., the Vineyard Church Protest was reported on WCRF) Thumbs up – Bravo on that!
Why hasn’t (at least!) the Christian Media ever mentioned you before?!!! I can’t believe that in all the years since 2002, the Vineyard Protest, is the first time I heard the word “Minutemen” on Christian radio airwaves. ??!!!! Why?!!!
Same reason — (I suspect) — that all the churches, and all the preachers completely ignore the serious, grave, pertinent, pressing, issues of abortion and same-sex marriage, and same-sex adoption, etc. They (the pastors and churches) are sticking their heads in the sand and pretending it’s not happening. But why??!!! Why the (absolute) silence?!!!
We are “playing church” and looking the other way, while Satan — i.e., moral depravity and spiritual-bankruptcy — are taking over the USA (and the world). Probably taking over the church too. Satan has them totally “shut down”. Why???!!! How???!!! The church is having zero impact on the culture — and they don’t seem to (even) care ???!!!
As if it’s not bad enough that everyone: — the politicians, the government, Hollywood, the media, the American people at large — are turning a blind eye to the decay rotting the very foundation of our society — i.e., abortion, same-sex marriage, schools and media that champion and promote promiscuity and immorality, the disintegration of the family, etc., etc., — I know I’m preaching to the choir here –, but THE CHURCH TOO???!!! The Christians??!!! The people that can SEE IT clearly happening and know where it’s all going — aren’t saying a word!!! What Gives???!!!!
I just don’t understand it??!! Not a peep???!!!Shame on all the preachers. Shame on all the churches. Shame on all of us.
I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear that there is some God Fearing Good Christian Men out there that have the guts and the wherewithal to stand up and speak out — against the madness — against the advancing evil. i.e., All evil needs to advance is for good people to remain silent.
Lord Have Mercy — America is in trouble.
Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves.
As we (the USA) continue to turn our backs on God, God is going to turn His back on us and withdraw His blessings, His good favor, and His protection. We are NOT waking up and America is going to pay the price.
Our leaders are trusting in their horses and chariots. And their money. Fools — Blind Guides — without God on our side we are doomed. Without God in our corner we have NO security. Do you want Homeland Security?!! — it’s all about God!!!!! Your nation’s relationship with God (Jesus Christ!!!) is where your security comes from! You need God’s Wisdom — God’s Guidance! — God’s Protection. Amen!!!
You guys are right — the “Silence” is killing me — (us).
Where are the preachers?! Where are the churches?!! Why the Silence. Why? !!!Granted the topics are ugly (unsettling) and are hard to talk about, but how can we just (completely) ignore what’s going on?! We are losing by default. Spiritual-wickedness is winning by default. Moral-depravity is winning by default. Satan is winning by default. Absolutely no resistance.
To keep the people coming back every week and the pews (and coffers) filled, the preachers and the churches concentrate on projecting and maintaining an uplifting and positive church experience. So hence, most sermons today are predominately focused on evoking the warm and fuzzy feeling. Unfortunately, in light of what’s happening in the world today, I (too) have to admit, the church I attend is basically a coffee shop social club.
The distasteful nature of the subject matter makes everyone avoid (ever) bringing any of it up. Words and terms like “sin, abortion, same-sex marriage, gay rights agenda, divorce” are words that make everyone immediately uncomfortable, so you won’t find any preachers — or congregation members for that matter, ever using those words.– even amongst themselves — i.e., in small (home) Bible groups — anywhere outside of church, and/or around the coffee pot at work. Everyone’s afraid to even discuss any of it. Afraid to even talk about it. Political Correctness is Satan’s favorite and most powerful weapon.
And yet, in the meantime — while silence is the status quo — the USA is turning into the United States of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Reminds you of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Germany. Shame on us all…Except you guys!!! God Bless You Guys!!!!
Just knowing your organization exists gives me hope. Please put me on your mailing list. And again — sincerely — Thank You for Being There! Thank You for your courage. I will be praying for you — please pray me back — Thanks.
Num 6: 24-27 – Isaiah 54:17 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Psalm 91
EXTRA STUFF: ———————————————————————————————
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams: Second President of the United States, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. — Source: http://www.free2pray.info/5founderquotes.html
“The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.” — Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence — Source: http://www.free2pray.info/5founderquotes.html
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. — George Washington
“All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” –– Edmund Burke. (British Statesman and Philosopher, 1729-1797)
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein
Should we fear men? No, instead we should fear God. — The Holy Bible (The Living Word of God)