Coach Dave Daubenmire
April 30, 2009
“As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127
Americans had better start having babies and we better start having them fast. The “battle for the culture” is in danger of being lost for lack of ammunition. Apart from absolute Truth, the greatest weapon or asset any civilization will ever have is children. They are the guarantor of our American heritage.
But somewhere along the line, children became a commodity, a luxury if you will, similar to a plasma TV, or a hot tub. Instead of appreciating them as a gift from God, (the first purpose of our existence was to “be fruitful and multiply”) we have treated them as a burden. When President Obama referred to his potential future grandchildren as “punishment” he was merely reflecting the humanistic view that children were not really “an heritage of the Lord,” but rather a burden to be borne as a duty to marriage.
We have become so hedonistic in America…not so much in an intentionally sinful way…but in a selfish, humanistic way so prevalent in our society. We have become what Paul warned us about in II Timothy “lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.” Next to salvation, God’s greatest gift to us is the ability to procreate, to replicate the image of God through our children who will, in turn, “speak with the enemies in the gate.” Our children are the weapon God has given us to “replenish and subdue the earth.”
We love to blame all of America’s problems on the liberals, the Democrats, the homosexuals, or if that fails, the Devil. Blaming someone else makes us feel better. We learned that one from Adam, “The woman YOU gave me…” Let me help us all out here. For the most part our problems are self-generated, “those who oppose themselves” Paul called us. Our rejection of Truth has led to the multiplicity of moral issues we face today and the abandonment of our children by God.
Come on now, you can handle the Truth; we have turned marriage into the legal means by which adults can enjoy sex. God created marriage for the production of arrows. Remove the potential for conception and the marriage bed becomes nothing more than a playpen where fleshly urges can be satisfied. God created sex; He created it to be enjoyed in the marriage bed, but His obvious purpose was procreation, not pleasure. Biblically, marriage legalizes sex. Sex, without the possibility of conception, makes the act pleasure-driven and hedonistic. Pleasure is a wonderful gift of the sexual union but not the exclusive or sole purpose for it. I believe God made the sexual union pleasurable so that a couple would bond together, stay together, and produce many children.
Homosexuals cannot reproduce and neither can women on “the Pill.” If the purpose of marriage is to legitimize sex, then why shouldn’t “sodomite marriage” be legal? Sexual intercourse is about reproduction, not merely copulation. Neither homosexuals nor women on the Pill are capable of being fruitful and multiplying.
In the past couple of months I have had several discussions with our recently married daughter and son-in-law. I have been encouraging them to start a family. My advice flies in the face of all the conventional wisdom that these two wonderful, Christian, college graduates have been taught. What is the message that the ‘enlightened” world of education has been spreading?
Wait. Wait until you are financially secure. Wait until you own a home. Wait until you can afford them. Wait until you are sure the marriage will last. Wait until you know each other better. Wait until you have lived a little. Plan your family. Be responsible. Wait…
The Lord says multiply; the world says wait. The Lord says children are a blessing, the president says they are punishment, and the secular world says they are a burden on society and even to the earth! The Lord says a man is blessed when his quiver is full; the world says no more than two. The fruit of marriage should transform the world but worldly philosophies and vain deceit has destroyed the marriage fruit.
We have bought the lie that God will not provide for the blessings He bequeaths. We look accusingly at those with large families, laughing at their trading of material possessions for more kiddos. Because we have “rejected life” our culture is dying.
Please watch this video. It is seven minutes long. It shows the consequences of our spiritual barrenness and why we must begin to have children and have them now!
For those of you who will not take the time to view the video allow me to scare you with information included on it. I cannot verify the facts, but they are sobering, if true.
• It takes a fertility rate of 2.11 children per family to maintain a culture.
• No culture has ever reversed the decline once it reached 1.9.
• A rate of 1.3 is impossible to reverse.
• As population decreases so does the cultural influence.
Europe is on her last breath. As of 2007 the European fertility rate was 1.38. France has a rate of 1.8, England 1.6, Greece 1.3, Germany 1.3, Italy 1.2 and Spain 1.1. These numbers are IMPOSSIBLE to reverse. European culture is toast.
But Europe’s population is NOT decreasing, thanks to immigration. But consider this: 90% of all European immigration since 1990 is Islamic.
The Islamic fertility rate in France is 8.1. Thirty percent of those under age 20 are Islamic. In southern France there are now more mosques than churches. In 39 years France will be an Islamic Republic. Well, with that high Islamic population, I doubt it would continue as a Republic!
In the last 30 years the Muslim population of Great Britain has increased from 82,000 to 2.5 million! A thirty-fold increase! There are over 1,000 mosques in that nation.
In the Netherlands, 50% of all newborns are Muslim and in 15 years half of the population will be Islamic. Russia’s Muslim population is now 23 million. One in five Russians is a Muslim. In just a few years 40 % of the Russian army will be Muslim.
The Belgian government has estimated that by 2025 one third of all European families will be Muslim….a mere 17 years away. The German government estimates that there are currently 52 million Muslims in Europe and that the population will double to 104 million in 20 years.
Closer to home, Canada’s fertility rate is 1.6 (remember 2.11 is required). Between 2001-2006 Canada’s population increased by 1.6 million; 1.2 million of which was through immigration. Muslims are the fastest growing population in Canada.
In “Christian” America, the fertility rate is 1.6. Because of Latino immigration, our fertility rate rises to the breaking point of 2.11. In 1970 there were 100,000 Muslims in America. Today, there are 9 million! Islamic sources estimate that by 2040 there will be 50 million Muslims living in America.
As mathematicians love to say, the numbers don’t lie. A few weeks ago President Obama declared that America is not at war with Islam. If anyone gets the chance to speak with him, perhaps you could ask him this question for me: “Is Islam at war with America?”
It turns out that while Americans were laughing at the primitive culture that Islam produced, the joke was ultimately on us. While we drove Pontiacs and took birth control, the Muslims rode camels and had babies. Their “choice” preserved their culture. America’s “choice” has killed ours. We have aborted more than 50 million arrows.
Want to get booed out of your church? Start preaching against birth control. It flies in the face of the prosperity gospel. Children ARE prosperity. We have not valued the birth right. Our pulpits have been complicit in the de-population of Christianity.
Momar Kadafi is reported to have said, “There are signs that Allah will grant victory to Islam in Europe without swords, without guns, without conquest. We don’t need terrorists, we don’t need homicide bombers. The 50 million Muslims will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”
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Our nation is under an invasion and there is no one standing at the gate with whom they must speak. We must encourage Christian couples to start having babies. The future of our nation depends on them. At some point, as the war intensifies, Christians will reach for arrows to shoot at the enemy. What will we do when we find our quiver is empty?
Maybe, we can throw a plasma TV at them.
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen United www.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.
In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.
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