THE CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST
Coach Dave Daubenmire
September 10, 2009
Although that phrase has been around for a long time it gained new popularity in the last election thanks to the comments of Barack Obama’s pastor and mentor Jeremiah Wright. In case you have forgotten, here is the famous clip.
Although I don’t agree with Wright’s white-hating venom spewed in the name of Jesus, I do agree with the validity of his premise. “Chickens coming home to roost” is, in fact, a principle spelled out in the Gospel. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galations 6:7
This will be hard one for some of you to read. I hope to shed the light of Truth on some issues that will penetrate your heart. Although you may not want to face up to the fact that “sowing and reaping” is a natural, immutable law, God’s laws cannot be broken without consequences. Many are about to pay the piper.
In 2005 I was arrested in Pinellas County, Florida for trying to take water to Teri Schiavo. To the best of my abilities, to whoever would listen, I warned that euthanasia and mercy killings were coming to a city near you. I was pilloried by the “church” as a lawbreaker, a headline grabbing ego-maniac, and was told I would serve Jesus much better by staying home and praying.
But I couldn’t get away from the words of our Lord. “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me….And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
“Call your congressman…call President Bush…call your senator…” was the impotent response of most Christians to the government-murder of a helpless, handicapped woman. Dr Jack Kervorkian was sentenced to prison for what the Sheriff of Pinellas County permitted to happen under his watch.
“Call your congressman, my butt,” was my salt-filled response. “Call your Pastor! Tell him to get his cowardly hind-end out to Woodside Hospice.” The pastors whined and complained about my “harsh language” directed towards them. (It is hard to lead men while sucking on one’s thumb.) Instead of standing against Teri’s murder they “courageously” encouraged their flock to “get a living will” to protect themselves from government homicide. Well, the chickens are coming home to roost.
“But Coach, you wouldn’t want to live in a vegetative state, would you? Certainly we must respect her right to die.” (“Christians” with a secular worldview.)
“Are you asking me if I want to trade the condition I am in now for the condition she is in? Of course not.” I responded. “But if you are asking me if I were ever in her condition would I want the government to starve me to death, the answer is I don’t know...I’ve never been in her condition. But if killing her is such a good idea why don’t they just shoot her? They’d throw you in jail if you starved a dog to death in America.” Do-good Christians hate logic.
Which brings me to Obama’s Deathcare. For the life of me I cannot understand why “Christians” are so lacking in discernment. Perhaps it is all of the years in a public school indoctrination center that has inculcated them with a humanist worldview. Even today, not a pastor in ten will tell his flock to get their children out of the government schools. No wonder Christians can’t recognize when our government does immoral things when our pastors can’t see the evil in sending Christian children to the enemy to be trained in a godless education.
We are in a Spiritual war in America. Some call it a “cultural” war, others say it is a “political” war, but the commanders in this war have never changed since Adam’s snack in the Garden. The seed of the Serpent and the seed of the Woman are locked in an eternal struggle for the souls of men. Republic/Democrat, Liberal/Conservative, Left/Right are merely military encampments for the soldiers in that war.
The battle is over Truth and it is too bad that followers of Jesus can’t understand more clearly how they are being deceived. How about if they merely focused on this verse:
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” Deut. 30:19.
Jesus loves life. Satan loves death. It isn’t that hard to figure out whom our elected officials are serving for “all they that hate me love death.”
If you are a Christian, a servant of our Lord, a follower of Jesus, you will naturally defend life. Life will not be just something you are FOR; it is something you will defend. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and THE LIFE. Jesus IS life. No wonder the God-haters love death so much. They hate Jesus and all He stands for.
Take a moment and look at the positions of the current administration. They are pro-abortion, pro-death panels, and pro-homosexuality all positions that lead to death. But it is merely a physical manifestation of their spiritual condition. They’re real goal is spiritual death. Not intentionally, mind you. But they "are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44 Do you trust anything the government says? Like father, like son.
They are spiritually blind, lovers of death, just like their daddy, and blind to the real Truth, that they cannot understand. They are not bad people, just blind and dead to the things of the Spirit. And, unfortunately, Christians have voted them into power because life does not matter to Christians as much as the economy, stupid. Many self-deceived “Christians” are as spiritually dead from drinking only the milk of the Word, unable to discern good from evil.
So, what does this have to do with roosting chickens? Plenty. Over the past 36 years Christians have turned a blind eye to the plight of the unborn. Oh, they have spoken against abortion, and in many cases are “personally” opposed to the killing of little baby girls and baby boys, but have done little to end the slaughter of the innocents being perpetrated by those who love death.
The pulpits, and by natural progression the pews, have given little more than lip-service in the defense of life. Perhaps an eighty-four year old man would not be so concerned about the loss of his medical coverage today had he not spent the last three decades deaf to the cry of the child in the womb. Perhaps he wouldn’t be so blind if the pulpit had done more to rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death.
Fifty million aborted babies could be coming to the rescue of Grandpa today if he had done his duty. Social security would be solvent today if grandfathers had defended the lives of yesterday’s unborn children. America is out of money because we have killed our children who were the goose that laid the golden egg.
So, they open the borders because we have killed our future workers. They want amnesty so that they can tax strangers to pay for the Medicare of aborted babies’ grandparents. Just in case, they will set up “universal” healthcare to insure that Grandma’s “end of life care” doesn’t become too burdensome on those who by the grace of God survived the abortion holocaust.
The Greatest Generation failed to do their Christian duty to plead the cause of the widows and orphans. Because of their indifference towards the “least of their brethren”, little grandchildren in the womb, there is no one left to plead their cause when Obamacare comes a calling.
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First they legalized the killing of the unborn, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t the unborn. Then they came to kill the infirm, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t infirm. Then they came for the embryos, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t an embryo. Then they came for me, and by that time there was only Obamacare left to save me.
What goes around comes around and you do reap what you sow. How’s that hope and change working out for you Grandpa?
The chickens have come home to roost.
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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.