“The Voice of the Common Man”
Issue #249 April 20, 2021

Have We Learned Nothing?

The Jewish people are God’s chosen people – and God will rule and reign from Jerusalem when He returns.

It is not for us to ponder why God made that choice. God is God, and there is no other. God created the universe and every living thing therein – God is in control of all things – God can do whatever He wants.

God told the Jews they would be blessed more than any other people. That’s why Satan has always tried to destroy the Jewish people – and – destroy Christians, because they believe in God’s only son, Jesus Christ.

God promised the Jewish people that He would take away all diseases from them – they would not have the terrible diseases that were in Egypt when the Jews were being held captive. God also said He would give those diseases to all the people who hate the Jewish people (see Deuteronomy 7:14-15).

In Genesis 12:3, God said He would bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse Israel. That is why it is so important for the United States to always Stand with Israel. Surely no one in their right mind would want to be cursed by God. And yet, the Biden/Harris administration seems to be siding with Iran and the Arab Palestinians who are committed to wiping Israel and America off the face of the map.

You may be thinking, “If I’m not Jewish, how can I receive that same favor and protection from God?” And the answer is this: God made a New Covenant that applies to all people regardless of race, color, or nationality. That New Covenant is described in Jeremiah 34:31; 1 Corinthians 11:25; Hebrews 8:8; 9:15; 12:24.

All you have to do to be included in that New Covenant is to believe and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior (see John 3:16-21). God’s Word tells us there is only One Way to receive eternal life and to spend eternity with Almighty God – that One Way is to believe and follow Jesus Christ (see John 14:1-6).

When you make that commitment to Jesus, you are born again (see John 3:3-7), and you are grafted into the root of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (see Romans 11:13-16). Galatians 3:26 says, “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

That is why we must always Stand with Israel. And we must vigorously voice our objections to any plans our nation’s leaders might be making towards entering into any alliance with a nation, or nations, that are in opposition to Israel.

But we must also pay attention to what is taking place right here on our own soil.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God said, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

I know that God will do his part, but I’m concerned that we, as American citizens, are not doing our part. Instead of turning to God, it appears that we are turning away from God, and our wickedness is increasing day by day.

For example: Here in the “Bible Belt” two of Tulsa’s largest United Methodist churches are meeting once again to discuss the total acceptance of same-sex marriage, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) homosexual lifestyle.

These very same issues have already split Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, and advocates for this Sodom and Gomorrah “anything goes” lifestyle have, for some time, been applying extreme pressure on other Christian denominations, such as the Southern Baptist and Roman Catholic Church, in an effort to divide and destroy those churches as well.

Sadly, too many church pastors and TV evangelists are compromising God’s Word in order to appease the pro-abortion, homosexual LGBTQ+ crowd. Too many church leaders and “Christian” talking heads on TV, are being eerily quiet on homosexual/transgender issues – and – they’ve been totally silent on abortion, even though abortion is the number one cause of death in America!

In the first three and one-half months of 2021, we have already aborted 259,338 babies in the USA . . . That’s 2,401 abortions each day. And as of this writing, the USA has aborted 62.8 million babies since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. And now these same “Christians” remain silent as the advocates for same-sex marriage and the LGBTQ+ homosexual lifestyle are working to destroy the church (God’s people) and this nation.

And to make matters worse, the socialist/progressive Democrat Party is now trying to force everyone to embrace and participate in the sins of abortion, same-sex marriage and homosexuality. The Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Equality Act” on February 25, 2021 by a vote of 224 to 206, with three Republicans joining all the Democrats to vote yes.

The Republicans who voted for the bill are Tom Reed and John Katko (both from NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA).

This so-called “Equality Act” gives special treatment to any person who claims to be LGBTQ+. That preferred status applies to employment, education, healthcare, housing, athletic competition, public restroom accommodations, etc. And any person who refuses to go along with the demands of the people who claim to be LGBTQ+, can be prosecuted, fined, and even imprisoned in a federal penal institution.

Keep in mind, claiming to be LGBTQ+ is purely subjective . . . it’s a state of mind. Before this “woke” generation, the medical profession called it “Dysphoria” and described it as “an emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression or unease” and medical treatment (psychiatric or psychological) was recommended. But not today!

This “Equality Act” is now being considered by the U.S. Senate – and if the Senate passes this bill – President Joe Biden has already promised to sign it into U.S. Law. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have both personally performed same-sex marriages for their homosexual friends – and – President Biden, in his first 90 days in office, has demonstrated a propensity to sign anything that is put in front of him. Let us pray that the Senate rejects this bill.

What are these people thinking? Do they not understand that the sins of abortion, same-sex marriage, and the LGBTQ+ homosexual lifestyle are an abomination to Almighty God? And if left un-repented and unforgiven, will lead them straight to Hell (see Revelation 2:14, 20, 22; 21:8, 27: 22:15).

Does any reasonable-thinking person believe that God will bless you, and bring healing to this land, while you continue to invent new ways to sin against God? God’s Word says, “He will not!” (see Deuteronomy 28:15-45)

Jesus himself said we should stop fearing what man can do to us, and instead, fear the One who has the authority to throw you into Hell. Yes, God is the one you should fear (see Luke 12:4-5). Wake up America. The return of Jesus is closer than you might think. Sorrowful repentance and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior is the only thing that will save you from Hell.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9 KJV).
Pray This Prayer for Salvation
“Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry. Please forgive my sins and come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I repent (turn away) from sin and I commit my life to you. I will study your word, follow your teachings, and obey your commands. And Lord, show me what you want me to do; what part I can play in furthering your kingdom. Thank you, Lord, for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Duane Collins