THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS FLED THE BATTLEFIELD
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
June 9, 2006
I want to begin this column with one of my all-time favorite quotes. It comes from the great German reformer Martin Luther. He said, "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."
Luther's trenchant statement reminds us that today's Christians, especially our Christian leaders, are not confessing Christ. Oh, they may host large crowds in their worship services; they may deposit multiplied millions of dollars in their financial accounts; they may receive thunderous applause from politicians, but they are not confessing Christ! Why? Because they are totally absent from the field of battle where the devil is attacking! I mean totally absent!
For the record, the real battlefield today is not abortion. It is not homosexual marriage. It is not Social Security. It is not al Qaeda. It is not taxes. It is not inflation. It is not electing conservatives. It is not posting the Ten Commandments. That is not to say that those issues are not important and not deserving of our best efforts and attention. We have fought and continue to fight for those issues. But those issues do not represent the major battlefield today.
The battlefield where the devil has amassed his greatest forces and is thrusting his deadliest armies is the surrender of our national sovereignty and independence, and the creation of global government! Yes, Martha, the devil has targeted the United States for destruction, and he is using our own political leaders to do his diabolical work! Furthermore, unless God awakens His people, especially His preachers, America's fall will be swift, and few will even notice that it happened-until it's too late.
Obviously, the surrender of our independence has been ongoing for some time. However, under Bill Clinton and especially under G.W. Bush, the pace has quickened exponentially! Doubtless, the biggest reason President Bush has more aggressively hastened the pace of America's merger into supranational government is because he enjoys widespread support among evangelical Christians. Absent opposition from Christian leaders, G.W. Bush has virtually had a free hand. And please know this: before Bush was a Republican, before he was a "conservative," before he was a Christian, he was and is a globalist, as was his father and grandfather before him!
Of course, the other reason Bush has been free to behave lawlessly is due to the fact that the GOP controls both houses of Congress. Absent political opposition from the legislature (or the national media, for that matter), Bush has virtually no impediment to his actions. For all intents and purposes, President Bush has been able to conduct business as a de facto dictator. There are no checks and balances at work today.
Because our national Christian leaders are content to revel in the lap of political cronyism with President Bush, they have abandoned their positions as watchmen on the wall. Instead of being watchmen and heralds of truth, they have become political lackeys and toadies for Bush. As a result, the message of truth must be carried by others. At the moment, I don't know anyone who is more faithfully engaged in the real battle for America than Jerome Corsi.
Many of you know Corsi as the man who co-authored the Number 1 New York Times best-seller, "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry." Corsi recently wrote two columns that every American should read. One was carried by Human Events Online and the other one was carried by World Net Daily. I urge my readers to read both of these columns.
Jerome Corsi holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in political science. He is not some fringe-radical. (Not that Harvard hasn't produced its own radicals!) Furthermore, it doesn't appear that he embraces any particular religious persuasion. If he does, I haven't heard about it. However, Corsi is doing what our religious leaders should be doing, but aren't: he is sounding the trumpet of truth for the real battlefield.
In a nutshell, Corsi warns us that President Bush is secretly working to merge the United States into a trilateral government with Canada and Mexico. Corsi maintains that back in March of 2005, Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and (then) Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin entered into an agreement which binds the three countries into a regional or hemispheric government. Corsi insists that this is one of the central reasons why Bush is so adamant about granting amnesty to Mexico's illegal aliens. Bush is simply following through with his commitment to Fox and Martin. (This is also why Bush will doubtless issue a "guest worker" Executive Order or Signing Statement should the House of Representatives refuse to accept the Senate's amnesty bill. Bush has repeatedly demonstrated his willingness to circumvent Congress by issuing executive directives to get his way. [Read]
Corsi also notes that this new hemispheric country already has a name. It is called the North American Union, and it is being created without any input (or even knowledge) from our legislative or judicial branches of government. The official name of the agreement made between the three leaders is the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP). Obviously, the new North American Union is modeled after the already established European Union (EU).
The SPP (North American Union) already has headship. Three top cabinet level officers from each country have been selected. Corsi writes, "Representing the United States are Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Representing Mexico are Secretario de Economia Fernando Canales, Secretario de Gobernacion Carlos Abascal, and Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Luis Ernesto Derbez. Representing Canada are Minister of Industry David L. Emerson, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety, Anne McLellan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pierre Stewart Pettigrew."
Corsi further writes, "According to the signed 'Memorandum of Understanding,' the only borders or tariffs which would remain would be those around the continent, not those between the countries within." Then quoting from the Memorandum he writes, "Its (the North American Community's) boundaries will be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter within which the movement of PEOPLE [emphasis mine], products, and capital will be legal [that's why Bush wants to legalize illegal aliens in the U.S.], orderly and safe. Its goal will be to guarantee a free, secure, just, and prosperous North America." (page 3)
Folks, please notice, this Memorandum does not call for a free, secure, just, and prosperous United States, but a free, secure, just, and prosperous NORTH AMERICA! President Bush has already committed the United States to a regional or hemispheric government! When completed, this regional government will control everything relative to the "security" and "prosperity" of this new North American Union. That includes everything relating to travel, law enforcement, trade, education, military matters, etc. In other words, EVERYTHING!
Please remember, too, that all of this is being done without any input from the American people or their elected representatives at the state or federal level. I would even dare say that the vast majority of congressmen and senators are completely oblivious to the fact that this is even happening. With the attention of the American people (and Congress) focused on the Middle East, Bush and his cabal of elitists are moving forward with plans to surrender our national independence and merge our country into a regional government. Friends, this is the real war; this is the real battlefield!
When America loses its sovereignty and independence, we will lose all of our fundamental liberties. The Constitution will be meaningless and irrelevant. The Bill of Rights will be moot. The principles of religious liberty, the right to life, and the Christian foundation of our country will be passé. And, as I said at the outset of this column, our national leaders, especially our Christian leaders, are totally absent from this battlefield! And they should know better!
Any preacher worth his salt knows that world government (including regional or hemispheric government) is a history-long ambition of the Evil One. Ever since Babel, Satan has inspired power-hungry men to defy God's standard of independent nationalism set forth in His Word and seek global domination. True men of God also know that only Christ's kingdom can be justly universal and that any attempt to circumvent or steal His kingdom is devilish by definition! So, why do they sit back and say nothing as George W. Bush does the devil's bidding?
The surrender of our national sovereignty and independence is where the battle currently rages, it is where the devil is at this moment attacking. Where is the Religious Right? To use Luther's assessment, they are not confessing Christ, however boldly they may be professing Christ. They have flinched and fled in the face of battle. Their actions are truly disgraceful!
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Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
Any preacher worth his salt knows that world government (including regional or hemispheric government) is a history-long ambition of the Evil One. Ever since Babel, Satan has inspired power-hungry men to defy God's standard of independent nationalism set forth in His Word and seek global domination.