A Prayer for the 114th Congress of the United States of America

Once, in “another” Georgia, in a time well before the Age of Millennials, there existed a righteous culture whose people lived under the Rule of Laws, first, God’s Law, and then under those Laws of their own making; who expected that the neighbors they sent to Congress would abide always and absolutely by His Laws, and would work diligently to craft their Laws so to reflect and apply His Laws in the general cause of Justice, Equality and Liberty for all. They spoke not of Freedom from Religion, but Freedom of Religion; not of Separation of Church and State, but of Separate Church and State; not of removing God from Schools, but of seeking His protection for Schools, to allow teachers, parents, administrators and students to seek wisdom in peace and harmony with each other. Men and women educated in such schools volunteered to seek office not for personal gain, or to promote Party ideology, but to seek to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

Such were the obedient and righteous people of Protestant and Catholic America, as yet untarnished by rapacious materialism, egregious consumerism and the spawn of social engineering, and its companion, unfettered sexual narcissism. These men and women would fall upon knees calloused in prayerful pose to give thanks to their Creator, and praise to their Savior, and to entreat Grace from the Holy Ghost.

These Americans believed in God, read His word, sought His counsel, and lived, albeit imperfectly, in obedience to His will, and in all things just and moral sought moderation, understanding and holiness.

Can you imagine telling your neighbors today that you seek holiness? That you seek to live a godly life, that you desire to discern God’s Will, and obey it? Would you even dare tell them that you believe in God, and can you, for no particular reason at all, confess to them that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God?

Once, in that other Georgia, people gathered on Sunday to do just that, to proclaim His glory and promote a just and lasting Nation, led by men and women of Faith. No not everybody voted, but everybody had a voice, and on Sundays those voices, man and woman and child, rose in joyful harmony to Heaven, where prayers are heard and answered, where all men and women are equal, where innocent children await their parents, where husbands cherish their wives and mothers smile at their child’s delights.

This prayer below, in some like form, is as old as this Nation. Such was said by our first President, George Washington, in whose church pew I have sat, and whose Anglican denomination I share. This text dates from the early 19th Century, but remains in use today for worship in the 1928 Prayer Book of the Protestant Episcopal Church and many Contemporary American Anglican and Anglo-Catholic Congregations.

I would call to your attention that the Prayer for Congress implies a Judeo-Christian constituted Congress, and implores God to “direct and prosper” members of Congress, acting in concert with their Faith and respective denominations, so to benefit themselves and all of us in actions and ways peculiarly absent from a majority of those who currently serve us in the Congress of these United States of America.

You may conclude, as I have, that we have broken trust with those who came before us, with those who sought to form a more perfect Union, with those whose blood consecrated that Union and with those whose sacrifices continue to be offered in the name of all humanity; and further, that we have broken Faith with God and abandoned the very source of strength that enlightened and animated our Founding Fathers and propelled us to our place in history. Finally, let me plead with you to pray for our Congress and our President, if not with these words, then with your own. For only God can Bless America, indeed, only God can Save America, and only God can make America “Great Again.”   + + +

A Prayer for Congress.
To be used during their Session.

MOST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for the people of these United States in general, so especially for their Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled; that thou would be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations, to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of thy people; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name and mediation of Jesus Christ, our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, Page 35, The Seabury Press, New York A.D. MDCCCCLIII

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Did we just vote to abstain from Christmas?

My Sermon for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016

What is unclean can not be Righteous, nor can a Nation whose people serve Lucifer…

Today, in the Security Council of the United Nations we voted to abstain in the matter of Israel’s hegemony over all of Canaan, an act which mocks the spoken Word of God and glorifies the Anti-Christ, whose way we prepare, whose world order we appear to desire.

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

And each of us, who brought the Serpent to rule us, Repent as well, for his mark is upon us.

Revelation 13:16-18
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads…

Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the MARK of his name.

Revelation 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the MARK of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Now, I don’t want to alarm you, most especially as we celebrate the Birth of the Son of God, but the timing of this blasphemy, this treachery is not mine, but my President’s, Barrack Hussein Obama.

You may declaim, I did not vote for him, It is not me to blame.. but it is you, and me, it is all of us. Somewhere along the way, we lost sight of what our father’s treasured, we forgot why patriots fell, we ignored the precious blood, the stream of which ran from pools at the foot of His Cross, and coursed through lands and time and history. We washed innocent blood from our hands, as did Pilate, we threw out the crimson water, and blinded ourselves to the stain. We took life not to save our own, or our wives and children’s lives, but to enrich ourselves, to raise ourselves up as all-knowing demigods, to dominate and dictate world order. We played right into the deceiver’s hands, and then, even when we could stop, we turned on our own innocent and sanctioned the murder of the inconvenient, the unwanted, the accidents and mistakes of our own foolish acts, gifts of God ripped from the womb and poured down the sewers of our great cities.

And with every drop of innocent blood, and every vengeful death of every criminal adjudged not fit to live among civilized people, we glorified ourselves as gods, and called to Lucifer, Come! We all did this, every one of us who voted for any politician since 1964, every one of us who have read the Bible, and yet not understood a word.

It is I, Lord, I would not die for you, so you let other’s die for me, beginning with your own Son. I know all to well the end is near for me, Judgment awaits, and I pray, mercy on my soul. It may be that I will miss the end of the battle between good and evil, but let me say that I know that the battle is joined for the soul of humanity. The Bible: God’s revelation, and the teachings of Jesus Christ, His Son, must struggle against the influence of the Koran, the teachings of a false prophet and its insidious and satanic verses.

We are no longer confronted with the mere choice of Evil, that is, the absence of obedience to God’s will, we now face the presence of Evil Incarnate, the Beast, present among us, in the flesh of all those who choose to follow and worship him.

We will overcome the minions of Lucifer, those who preach violence and seek to despoil the innocent,  only by following the teaching of Jesus; first by attaining righteousness in our own lives, through loving God and living in obedience to His Will, and then by loving others with the same sense of righteousness and reverence for life that we feel for ourselves.

I am certain the End is near, but not necessarily in that Apocalypse we read of in Revelation, but rather the “end” of the Age of National Self-Delusion. We have not become that new “Shining City on the Hill” that our Founding Fathers thought possible, we are not a New Jerusalem; rather we have come perilously close to being that ancient City on the Plain, Sodom.

The Anti-Christ is an inevitability, but shouldn’t we be that last to fall? Can we not delay, can we not raise up an army of Christians spreading the “Good News” around America and the Globe? Can we not feed, cloth, shelter and convert the weak, the downtrodden, the least of God’s Children?  At the least, can not each of us pray for a true change of heart, a change of National purpose, and  certainly pray for the soul of our President, Barrack Obama and for the God’s strengthening grace upon the soul, mind and heart of our President Elect, Donald Trump?

The Son of God, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, will judge us all. Let us be sure that we are judged for seeking perfection of the soul and failing, rather than seeking perfection of the flesh and succeeding. When the righteous soul rules, flesh becomes the servant, and the world will then be truly full of Joy, not just in this Holiday Season, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, but through-out the year in each and every one of us.

Praise God, Merry Christmas, Amen + + +

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George “Cassius” Will

George Will was a William F. Buckley wannabee…

Now he has become a Cassius to the Republic, he would “kill-off” the only man that can save it. Yes, than man is a Yankee Blowhard, one Donald Trump, and yes so much of Will’s criticism of him is spot on. But please, Will two days ago was excoriating British Prime Minister David Cameron’s for orchestrating “Project Fear” in his campaign for the UK to remain in the EU. And every criticism of Will about Cameron’s action, his fear mongering, was on point. While Will supported the UK leaving the EU, it is significant that he completely misunderstood the root cause of the election result, just as he fails to understand why America must and will elect Trump.

The vote to leave was not a rejection of Europe, for as one Englishman put it, ‘There’s always a bit of sunshine somewhere in Europe,” rather it was an affirmation of culture, of English Culture, of our Founding Father’s motherland’s culture, of our Southern Anglophile heritage. The voters who have chosen Donald Trump as the prospective nominee of the GOP have not done so, as is so often assumed and said, out of anger, nor out of spite, but as an affirmative act to preserve what remains of authentic American Culture.

And that culture is not the culture of recent immigrants, nor is it the culture of progressives, or liberals, or democratic socialists, or even a surprising large plurality of American Citizens. It is the culture that was nurtured by generations of Freemen, of Englishmen, it is the culture of Liberty and the Individual Rights of Men to live free of fear and tyranny. It is the culture first “codified” by Englishmen in 1215 at Runnymede when, for the first time in the history of mankind, a monarch, King John, relinquished powers to those who opposed him, and which, in 1297 became English Statutory Law, a code we now know as the Magna Carta.

It is remarkable how so few American’s fail to understand that the only Freeman in Medieval Europe were Englishmen! Every other common man, every other Prince in Europe was a vassal, a serf, a fawn of a monarch, ruled by a “ruler.” No Italian, German, Frenchman, no Spaniard, no Pole, no Austrian, no Greek, no one else on Earth, other than Englishman, were free to travel, or marry, or even speak up in public, and half the countries listed by immigrants to America, since 1789 to this day, did not even exist as Nation States until the mid to late 19th century.

Our White Anglo-Saxon Founding Fathers, everyone born a loyal subject of the Crown, did not create Liberty, but as Englishmen enjoyed liberties far in excess of 99 percent of all humans living in the world at that time. Even our “Revolution” was less that and more a Civil War, fought against Parliamentary powers who, through taxation, sought to limit liberty, not extinguish it.

The American dream of our Founding Fathers was not that which is espoused today by the cynical, immature and materialist progeny of European immigrants, it was not a dream of two cars, summer houses, leisure vacations, and serial entertainment. The authentic, original American Dream was that each man could seek a life of fulfillment and honor pursuing his own vision of Liberty, and do so with the respect and support of other citizens. That was and is the purpose of the Constitution and the First Eleven Amendments.

Frankly, it is the belief and teaching of Euroamerican “immigrants” that threatens our society and corrupts our culture, a reflection of their collective experiences as impoverished wards of the states of Europe. The influence of European thought is pervasive in our society today. No Founding Father was a Communist, a Socialist, or a Progressive, all with the exception of  several Roman Catholics, were Protestant Christians who actually believed and practiced, as best as circumstances allowed, both the Scriptural spiritual and practical exegesis of God’s teaching.

And it is that fellowship, that communion, that comity, that helpfulness, that neighborliness, that sense of community which is most missed in the life of modern Americans. Common men are seldom greedy and righteous men know that wealth is in the faces of their family; they wish only to be rewarded for the work they do, and do so well, on a just and equitable basis. The reward they seek, and are so often denied, is to provide comfort and security for their spouse and children, and leave the world a better, kinder place than was left to them.

George Will, and so many other pseudo-intellectuals and effete snobs fail to grasp just what makes common people, English speaking common people, content.

I don’t suffer Yankees well, but I’ll state this without reservation, the children of Donald Trump are well mannered, hard working, and of apparent high moral character. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

If Donald Trump is a hypocrite, than his hypocrisy would appear to be far more virtuous in execution than any other politician of whom I have knowledge. I judge a man not by what he speaks, nor by sound bites or tweets, nor media ambushes, but by his fruits. Trump has decent hard working children, he has treated arguably too many wives well in marriage and divorce, he has built a successful business, be does not use drugs and is only mildly eccentric. Cincinnatus might well have been such a man. Cassius was not.

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