By Mrs. Rachel Pendergraft

Pastor Robb has always taught that we must be careful not to become the victim of fear propaganda. You know, the propaganda put out by our enemies to cause our people to become fearful.

Someone is always spreading stories about how powerful the government is. They see black helicopters darting around in the night sky. They see agents, spies and provocateurs hiding behind every lamp post and bush. They think every telephone call is “bugged,” and every letter is scanned. Many think every change in the weather is caused by government control.

These people have become the victims of fear, they are members of the cult of paranoia.

I know they will say we are naive. But the fact is, they have become the victim of the oldest strategy of war – psychological warfare.

If you keep people fearful, they will be more easily controlled. And it’s sad to say, but we see this paranoia of fear – taking hold in our movement. Therefore it is important to help those who are aware of the dangers that we as a people and a nation face,to become more courageous.

Although we are aware that the enemies of our nation have great power, they are not all powerful! Only God is all powerful. We must have faith in our ultimate victory and the power of God that is aligned with us.

It may be hard to maintain a positive attitude during these dark hours upon our nation. I know it is difficult to keep the faith when we see illegal aliens flooding over our borders, when we see politicians selling out the sovereignty of our nation, when we see those who sit in power strive with total commitment to turn America into a multiracial nation and abandon the faith of our forefathers.

Yet we all need to keep one thing in mind. We need to seal this into our memory. We are the sons and daughters of the living God. Do we honestly believe that those that rise up in protest, in anger, in hatred against the people of God, will be victorious?

We are a Christian people and we must have the faith that He will not forsake us. We must overcome the attempt to make us fearful. If we allow fear to overcome us we become violators of the first commandment which says not to have any other gods but the Lord. We need to remember that our forefathers fought a great and arduous struggle to buy our freedom from the tyranny of King George. And many of them paid the ultimate price that freedom demanded – their lives. No doubt they had much to be fearful of – after all they were going against the most powerful nation in the world. Today. They speak to us out of the heavens, asking us if we are worthy to be called their children.

They had faith that their cause was right and just. No amount of mushy liberal double-talk could have convinced them that they were not on the side of right. They took faith in the formation of this new nation.

James Madison, the chief architect of the constitution said, “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, no upon the power of the government, far from it. We have staked the future upon the capacity of each and everyone of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

Patrick Henry who is best known for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded,not by religionist, but by Christians/ not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

John Jay, first chief justice of the Supreme Court said, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians as their rulers.”

America was not a nation for many gods. America was founded as a Christian nation to worship only ONE God – Jesus Christ.

Other religions may have had a degree of protection in civil matters – but America in it’s faith, it’s culture and it’s institutions was Christian!

If we want to survive as a nation, then we must not only understand our Christian roots, but must understand that we are indeed the sons and daughters of God. It is this knowledge of who we are that should give us tremendous hope and propel us to have courage.

As Christians we need to recommit ourselves to the task and mission that is before us. And remember that if our fear of our enemies causes us to shrink from duty, we are breaking the first commandment. Our fear should only come from NOT doing our duty and from Not obeying God’s word to witness to our brothers and sisters. Don’t become a victim of fear propaganda. We must keep our sight on the Lord and our faith in Him and we will be victorious!