JUDGMENT NOW OR JUDGMENT LATER
By Betty Freauf
November 22, 2007
About the time I was reading I Tim. 5:24: “Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before in judgment, and some men they follow after,” Duane “Dog” Chapman, the renowned T.V bounty hunter on A & E was tearfully repenting on many cable shows about his use of the “n” word in a private conversation with his son, Tucker, who was recording the conversation. Duane’s family wins the prize for a dysfunctional family. Duane and both of his sons have served time in prisons. The oldest, Christopher, went to prison on a robbery charge and the National Enquirer offered him money for dirt about his dad, which he accepted but now regrets. Now Tucker has sold his father’s inappropriate language private conversation about Tucker’s black girlfriend to the National Enquirer. “Dog” says none of his Anglo-Saxon boys have Anglo-Saxon girlfriends and he’s not racist. Both boys, like Judas, sold their father out for money and yet a sign of a Christian is forgiveness, which “Dog” says he has done. He said “Forgive them, for they know not what they do” – what Jesus said as he hung from the cross.
When the true gospel is preached and men come to Christ, they all become brothers. We don’t need all this hype about better race relations. Let’s be honest. We cannot create better relationships by forcing people together. Only the gospel of the grace of God will make a man into a brother. When that happens the color of a man’s skin makes no difference at all.
J. Vernon McGee’s commentary on I Tim. 5:24 says sometimes God will judge a Christian’s sin right here and now but if He doesn’t judge him immediately, it does not mean that He is not going to eventually judge. It seems that prominent personalities who claim Christianity are being judged now. Even TV evangelists have been exposed. “Dog”, a biker, an ex-con and now bounty hunter claims to be a Christian and his black pastor confirms this but had been cautioning him about his careless language. Obviously “Dog” has not attended any required sensitive training programs. However, like so many people who claim to be a Christian but refuse to change their lifestyles and language, he was definitely a Christian who needed a wake up call. His early childhood environment carried over into his persona on his T.V. show as a tough guy, so his habitual bad language is a part of his character. But God has said to him through his pastor and counselor, “If you don’t voluntarily change, I’ll force you to do so.” I believe “Dog” has learned his lesson the hard way as so many Christians do.
Sean Hannity from FOX was the first to have an interview with “Dog” followed by Larry King on CNN. In both instances, he seemed like a truly repentant sinner and whom God can now mightily use and the overwhelming consensus seemed to be that he should not have his livelihood destroyed over this private conversation. Even Dr. Phil agreed “Dog” should not lose his livelihood; however, he seemed disappointed that “Dog” wouldn’t appear on his show to be questioned by the likes of Al Sharpton, who has been a notorious name caller and habitual agitator. Also to appear on Dr. Phil’s show was a black rapper who frequently uses the “n” word and Tucker’s girlfriend’s mother. I didn’t see that show so I don’t know the actual outcome. I personally believe the “n” word had pretty much disappeared from the vocabulary of the majority of Americans until the black rappers came along resurrecting it so what we see as evil, God will use as good and hopefully the black rappers will begin to clean up their foul language and it would be my wish that programs on TV would follow. It’s a step in the right direction. If we aren’t judged now, we’ll be judged later.
Polarization seems to be the name of the game. Liberals would have trouble expressing themselves if they were deprived of words and phrases such as “racist, bigot, White supremacist, anti-Semite, McCarthyism, Fascist, Birchites, isolationist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, atheist, red neck, conservative, heartless, greedy, discriminate, religious fanatics on the fringe of society, Nazis and other hateful words. Our President has been called scumbag and compared to Hitler. Militia leaders have been described as a group of free-lance malcontents with Constitutions in their hands. A whole series of loaded epithets have been invented for the purpose of dividing us. “Right wing extremist” is the automatic catchword applied to any person who seeks to expose or oppose the Socialist advance and even to persons expressing the mildest sort of patriotic sentiments. One undecided voter in a focus group following a recent Republican debate said Ron Paul was “certifiably insane” for being a Constitutionalist. [Read] Liberal talk show host Bernie Ward out of KGO in San Francisco has said “a law should be passed making Christianity a felony.” This type of toxic language, like chickenpox, can be highly contagious.
For many of us to see God using someone like “Dog” in the future may seem hard to believe until we remember how God used Apostle Paul, who enjoyed killing Christians until he met God himself in human form (resurrected Jesus) on the road to Damascus. God can take the worst of the worst and use them for His glory. But perhaps what is much worse than “Dog’s” foul mouth is how collectively in America we have fallen far from God’s grace that we once enjoyed. Anyone who watches the news can see our unrepentant sins on a daily basis and more violence than ever before, as we become a fractured America controlled by opposition front groups being used to destroy us.
In Isaiah chapters 12-13, we can read how God brought down judgment on a society. “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.” (Isa. 13:9) I personally believe that America has been on sinking sand since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 and the killing of millions of babies but God is patient. He waits to see some sign of repentance from our collective society but it seems to continually get worse. How long will it be before “hate” crimes include being a Constitutionalist, a Christian and perhaps even a homophobe who will be sacrificed on the altar of the almighty dollar for their organs?
A recent National Geographic documentary was about organ transplants and how it is becoming a huge lucrative industry. There are even Tourist Travel Agencies who handle the whole procedure from start to finish. Poor people in India are exploited and offered money for an organ but the brokers never pay the victims. In China, it’s been reported that Chinese prisoners are being used to supply organs. One body can provide many different organs. The bottom line for the documentary was to encourage people to sign up to donate. Many years ago I had an organ transplant symbol on my driver’s license but it didn’t take long before I realized how barbaric this technology could become. The love of money is the root of all evil and I’ll probably go to my grave as an insensitive, selfish person with all my body parts intact unless someone steals them after I’m dead.
How do we destroy a nation? We have politics without principle. The only principled presidential candidate running thus far is Ron Paul and you’ll notice the biased media and the GOP is doing everything it can to thwart his being recognized as a viable candidate even though he raised between $4 and $4.5 million in a 24-hour period earlier this month and primarily from $100 or less donors, a feat never before heard of in an election cycle, thanks to the Internet. Remember, the only poll that counts is on Election Day and please disregard all the silly attacks.
We have a government without morality. We have pleasure without conscience. We have laws without justice. Check out Charlotte Isbebyt’s article “The Devil’s Seven-Prong Fork” or Why Don’t We Blush Any More? The downfall of a nation is the result of apostasy, immorality and political anarchy. I fear if Ron Paul continues to be ignored by the GOP hierarchy, a type of anarchy could result. While some paid agitators may turn to unlawful practices that genuine Ron Paul supporters would condemn, others say they’ll vote for Hillary in the general election or they simply won’t vote at all. Bob Murphy a professor in economics from New York University and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism says at some point, the GOP will need to explain why the party of limited government couldn’t possibly nominate a man who would actually limit government. (And the only GOP candidate who can beat Hillary.) What are they going to say, he asks? Ron Paul’s opponents are gambling and the GOP is going to lose big time if they continue ignoring him. Are you listening Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, who owns FOX and the “conservative” New York Post?
America is coming to a boiling point. Houses are being foreclosed. In a letter from the Rothschild Brothers of London with fellow conspirators discussing their new banking scheme, June 25, 1863, they stated: The few who understand the system, will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors that there will be no opposition from that class. The great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage will bear its burden without complaint.”
Ron Paul understands our problems started with the creation of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve using the unconstitutional I.R.S. as tax collectors. “The Banker’s Manifesto” taken from the Civil Servants’ Year book, “The Organizer” Jan. 1934 said “Capital must protect itself in every way… debts must be collected and loans and mortgage foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law (Cops) applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By DIVIDING the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd.” A caller to a San Francisco talk show recently said he’s been in the car repossession business for 12 years and he’s never been this busy. He often finds the cars in front of deserted houses with the keys in the ignitions and he repossesses as many as five every evening. Jobs have gone overseas in our global economy, Wall Street is worried and another Boston Tea Party may be in the making. I don’t know in what form it will take but I fear it’s going to be real ugly!
So will America, like Duane “Dog” Chapman repent and be judged now…or later? I believe the 2008 presidential election will decide the final outcome. America is in the final phase of freedom, as we’ve known it in the past. Have readers ever considered our National Anthem ends with a question? Does our flag still fly ‘oer the land of the free and the home of the brave? No, it’s been trampled and spit on and burned all in the name of “free speech.”
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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004 and joined the Constitutional Party.
America is coming to a boiling point. Houses are being foreclosed.