If you believe Jesus Christ is King over all the nations of the world—including the United States of America—you are the thing that keeps Christ’s enemies up at night…Pastor Andrew Iskor
Folks, these actions by the left and the so-called news organizations in our area speak volumes, and let’s be honest; we have no legitimate fearless news organizations in our area. Below is a story from yesterday on what truly happened on the Madison County courthouse steps this week. See below:
They claim there needs to be is a separation of Church and State. These poorly educated radicals have no idea what “Can of Worms” they are opening.
You Can’t Be A Christian Without Being A Christian Nationalist
JULY 13, 2022
Every propaganda outlet for the globalist regime is at DEFCON1 over Christian Nationalism. The multi-billion dollar propaganda machine that forms the alternative reality tens of millions live in has to have a public enemy number one. Sometimes it has been Russians “hacking” the 2016 election or “racist” police. Usually, the regime’s chosen public enemy has to do with whatever the current thing is. Now, after the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion issue to the states, and with the uni-party’s desperate and transparent attempt to make Donald Trump ineligible to run in 2024 with their absurd January 6 hearings, the regime has now chosen a new bogeyman: Christian Nationalism.
What is Christian Nationalism? The phrase started to come into use midway through Donald Trump’s first term when “White Nationalism” became the current thing bogeyman after the Charlottesville Protests. It was a very obvious linguistic trick, to try to insinuate that “White Nationalism” and “Christian Nationalism” are interchangeable. It is a pathetic attempt to smear as a racist anyone who believes that Jesus Christ is King over all the world, including America.
But if you are a Christian, there is no way of getting around Jesus’s Great Commission to the church. As He was about to ascend into heaven to rule this world, in light of that authority over heaven and earth, He commanded His apostles to baptize the nations and teach them to do as He commanded. If you are a Christian you believe this. And since America is a nation, America needs to be baptized and discipled into obeying Jesus.
The Great Commission means that if you are a Christian you are axiomatically a Christian Nationalist. If you say you are a Christian and you reject “Christian Nationalism,” you are just a disobedient Christian. To be part of Christ’s Kingdom is to bring the kingdoms of this world into submission to Christ’s Kingship.
That is what Christendom was. As the gospel transformed the hearts of men, eventually some men with political power would bend the knee to Jesus Christ. What do you do then? You rule as a Christian in submission to Jesus Christ. That is how continents full of Christian nations were formed. Eventually, Christians from those explicitly Christian nations traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to found new Christian nations, either explicitly or implicitly.
Anyone with even the most facile knowledge of the history of the American founding knows that the people who came and settled the North American continent were Christians who settled these lands explicitly as new Christian nations. From the Puritans who founded New England, the Anglicans who founded Virginia, the Catholics who founded Maryland, and even the heretical Christian sects like the Quakers founded Pennsylvania, the American colonies were established as Christian nations.
You can read their original charters saying so. America was a Christian nation. There is absolutely no getting around that. Even the much-misunderstood Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution has to be seen in the light of America’s explicitly Christian founding.
The reason the newly founded United States Federal Government was forbidden from establishing a national state church was that the majority of the individual states already had their own established churches. It was not because the framers of the U.S. Constitution were mid-wit agnostic Redditors, as the American public education system desperately tries to present them, but rather because the Baptists in Georgia and Congregationalists in New England and Catholics in Maryland did not want the Episcopalians in Virginia to set up Anglicanism as the established church in the US. The point of the Establishment Clause was to retain the distinctive Christian heritage of the American nation not to destroy it.
Naturally, over the next four hundred years of Christendom on North American soil, American Christianity developed in unique ways. After the Second Great Awakening, the Established Protestant churches largely gave way to low church theology and ecclesiology that emphasized individualistic, personal conversion to the exclusion of membership in Christ’s Kingdom.
If you are an American, evangelical Christian today (as I am), you have lived in light of this significant change, and have probably thought nothing of it. It is simply the water you swim in. To the American evangelical, the pietistic vision of “this world is not my home”, and, “all that matters is whether you have a personal relationship with Jesus” is the only thing you have ever known.
But the ancestors of yours who founded and settled this land through much pain, suffering, toil, sweat, tears, disease, violence, and death did not view the Christian life this way at all. Whether they could clearly articulate it or not, they were part of Christ’s kingdom, and the nation they founded and built was under His authority. There was no room for pietistic gnosticism. Every square inch of the Old World and the New World belonged to Jesus Christ. This is something the founding generations of Americans knew in their bones.
But when you are made aware of the history of Christian theology prior to the Second Great Awakening, and the history of the American founding, you begin to realize that evangelical political engagement leaves something to be desired. After the ruling allowing half a century of legal infanticide was overturned, largely because of the work of millions of faithful evangelical Christians, the most important and influential evangelical leaders remained silent, or if they said anything, told their parishioners to not celebrate.
As our nation is surrounded by the mandatory celebration of sodomy for an entire month, the mainstreaming of child genital mutilation, and every perversion in between, Christians are desperate for leaders who will fight such things. The craven, cowardly leaders of American churches will say they don’t “want to be political” or “fight the culture wars” but refusing to fight utter abominations is being political and is fighting the culture wars, but for those on the side of those abominations.
Because of the onslaught of godless leftism in our culture, the pietism of Second Great Awakening evangelicalism (which is largely responsible for allowing this cancer to take root) is just not going to cut it. For American Christians to fight back against these things, we have to be willing to say, “not only is this world indeed our home, this world belongs to Jesus Christ.”
We need to be willing to say “Yes, I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and He has invited me into His Kingdom which is conquering all the kingdoms of this world.” The enemies of Jesus Christ in America believe they have more power and authority than King Jesus. They think making His people the scary bogeyman is going to be our defeat. What they do not realize is they are forcing American Christians to a point of decision.
Will I continue to hold to the faulty pietistic theology which has led us to the point where drag queen shows for pre-schoolers are commonplace? Or will I gladly accept the title of “Christian Nationalist” and obey Christ’s command to disciple the American nation into obeying what He has commanded?
What will Christ’s enemies do when tens of millions of American Christians choose the latter? What will happen to America when tens of millions of American Christians band together to take back their towns, cities, counties, states, and nation? What will the enemies of Christ do when America is no longer an apostate Christian nation but a faithful Christian nation once again? If you believe Jesus Christ is King over all the nations of the world—including the United States of America—you are the thing that keeps Christ’s enemies up at night.
Keep up the fight. The very fact that they are setting their sights on us means they know we are a threat. They know that the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ is the threat. They will submit. They will bend the knee, either now or at the Final Judgment. Christ is King! Amen!
All three commissioners up for election- Matt Wechtel-Tommy Justice and various others who support homosexuality -homeless encampments- transgender filth in our area signed this while supporting freedom of speech. It is an illusion because they only support the speech they approve of.
They don’t want this in their backyard; they want it in yours.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
By Johnny Casey, Asheville Citizen Times
MARSHALL – Who said healthy activities can’t be fun?
Local immigrant outreach organization La Esperanza will host a Health, Wellness and Fun Day from noon-4 p.m. Julyat the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Marshall.
For children, there will be a bouncy house and slide, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and snow cones for attendees.
The event will also offer health services and info, such as diabetes education, blood pressure checks and mammogram information. COVID boosters and free home-test kits will also be available at the event, which will be co-hosted by Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the county health department, Mars Hill Baptist Church and Kepro.
Holly Norton is a community health worker with Kepro, a clinical health care organization that partners with government sponsored health care programs
“As community health workers for Madison County, our hope is to bring the community resources, health information and services directly to the people where they’re at and meeting specific needs that have been expressed within the community,” Norton said. “Kepro is happy to collaborate with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Health Department, Mars Hill Baptist Church and La Esperanza and The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit to bring fun, as well as the needed services and information.”
In its 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment released this month, the county health department identified obesity/pre-diabetes as one of its top priorities, along with substance use and mental health.
According to Jodi Brazil, the Madison Community Health Consortium’s coordinator, 80% of Madison County key informants selected pre-diabetes/diabetes as a major problem in the community.
Roughly 400 people were surveyed, Brazil said.
According to La Esperanza’s founder and director, Rebecca Sharp, a host of other organizations will be on hand to assist residents with health questions.
“We’re getting people from Friends of Madison County Animals, from Providence Imaging for mammography stuff, as well as people from the health department talking about colorectal screening,” Sharp said. “The Hot Springs Health Program will be heading the diabetes awareness discussions.”
Tommy Justus from Mars Hill Baptist Church will be grilling hot dogs, and representatives from Pisgah Legal Services, Community Housing Coalition and the Madison County Center – North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be in attendance.
Recent grant, programming updates
According to Sharp, La Esperanza recently received a $45,000 grant from WNC Bridge Foundation , a community-based charitable organization that works to provide funds to support and assist in meeting the many health challenges that face the people of WNC, according to its website.
“We’re still working off grants we got from COVID, too, but we got a grant we received from the WNC Bridge Foundation for $45,000 for three years,” Sharp said. “It’s for focusing on health and wellness, which, really, just about everything we do is health and wellness.”
The grant will help to cover salaries for Sharp and Paula White, La Esperanza’s co-director, as well as help support programs for the organization, such as its family field trips, fitness dance classes, meditation sessions and its summer camp.
“I want to focus more on doing some nutrition, as well as mindfulness/meditation classes with the women (sometimes referred to as Las Mujeres),” said Sharp, who studied nutrition in college and serves as a translator at local health clinics.
“I have a lot of women, who when I interpret at clinics, they’ll be diagnosed with high blood pressure, or diabetes, or high cholesterol, and told to change their diet, and that’s the end of the conversation. How do you do that? So, I want to do some culturally competent, culturally sensitive diet. I had this one guy say, ‘Tell me, how many tortillas can I eat?’ He looks at me and he says, ‘Rebecca, can you just write out what I need to eat every day?’ So, I’d like to do more on that because that’s my area. I grew up with a mom who’s a nurse and is really into health and nutrition. It’s an area I know a lot about, and I really enjoy.”
Sharp said the organization also hopes to start English language classes in August.
According to the director, the organization is beginning to pick up momentum again after experiencing a slight lull during COVID.
“We’re definitely gaining momentum,” Sharp said. “We’re doing a couple field trips a week. We went up to Paint Creek (in late June). We’re trying to just get them out. The women, I think, are feeling more and more like they’ve gotten known in the community. Mars Hill University, whether it’s the Bonners Scholar Program or other programs call me and ask if La Esperanza has any women to cater an event. Rotary has called and asked the same. So, we have a lot of groups now that ask the women to cater.”
La Esperanza issued more than $20,000 to families in need during the pandemic, Sharp said.
“Sometimes funds are raised for the operating funds of La Esperanza, and sometimes it’s raised for community aid,” Sharp said. “We gave away more than $20,000 to undocumented families. Part of that, $7,000 was from WNC Bridge Foundation, and $13,000 was from personal donations.”
Sharp said she hopes to keep that momentum rolling with the July 16 event.
“With the Latina community, it’s a family. The whole family comes,” Sharp said. “Anyone who wants to come is invited. I call it La Esperanza Immigrant Outreach because the name sounds more inclusive.”
The Health, Wellness and Fun Day will take place July 16 at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 433 Bone Camp Road in Marshall.