John Adams: “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced,” by Kelly Gneiting
I attended a church service in Crystal, New Mexico some time ago. It wasn’t the meetinghouse I usually attend, but the same church organization. I was there to support my 73 year-old friend, who had been asked to speak.
I had no idea what he was going to speak on, but I knew the heart of my friend. I knew he was a patriot. I also knew that patriotic subjects were “taboo” within most Christian churches of America, and so I didn’t expect to have the experience that I witnessed. Conversing with my friend that morning on the way to Crystal, I was told simply that he was going to speak the words he truly felt inspired to say.
Little did I know as I sat in my seat that morning that I was to hear a stream of utterances that would have me in a nervous panic, because his words were so foreign and taboo in our church. I was concerned for my friend, that the contents of his speech may get him in trouble with church leadership.
The topic of my friend’s speech was “preparedness”, and specifically, preparing for the coming calamities that will soon unfold. My friend was frank, sincerely, and truthful. Usually a timid, soft-spoken man, gazing at him I woefully noticed that he had more than the usually amount of wrinkles in his forehead, with eyes that seemed penetrating. Words like “republican”, “democrat”, “political corruption”, “conspiracies”, “communism”, “financial collapse”, “Armageddon”, and “…are at our doors” came out of his mouth as freely and powerfully as I’ve ever heard.
As he spoke, I remembered the saying “When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty”, a modified version of a quote from Thomas Jefferson, and the theme of the Declaration of Independence.
About 15 minutes into my friend’s 40-minute sermon, church leaders behind the pulpit were in a nervous panic. They were looking down, and from time to time shaking their heads. I, at first, wondered if it was a united gesture of agreement, and a disapproval they shared concerning America’s awful situation. Then as my friend’s words became more piercing, the obviousness of his independent American stance more apparent, and the words more politically divisive, I knew those were nods of disapproval.
With 5 minutes before my friend concluded, I saw the leader of the congregation turn to his assistant and whisper something. Then at the conclusion of my friend’s speech, this assistant stood up, took the podium, and for the next minute made the announcement that it is the position of this church to become subject to not only the law, but those who are our “rulers”. It was a strong reminder, though somewhat opposite to the instructions the congregation had just heard.
Before leaving the chapel that morning, my friend received more than his fair share of odd glances. I even watched as a familiar acquaintance greeted him with, “Good to see you, do you think there’s a chance we’ll make it through the day?”
Part of a 1994 speech by G. Edward Griffin advise, “Whatever you’ve had planned to do for your country, do it now!”
It is God’s will that you should be free. But the seeds of your destruction were sown many years ago, and that destruction is coming. Learn from the words of the man who inspired this Party:
“…may I remind you that nations ofttimes sow the seeds of their own destruction even while enjoying unprecedented prosperity, even before reaching the zenith or the peak of their power… History clearly indicates this… When it appears that all is well, the very seeds of destruction are sown, sometimes unwittingly. Most of the great civilizations of the world have not been conquered from without until they have destroyed themselves from within by sowing these seeds of destruction.” –Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure, 1773)
These “seeds” have been growing steadily for the last 100 years, and the Independent American Party has to forge forward in finding solutions. Indeed, a re-occurrence of the events that led up to America’s independence is in full-swing, and as John Adams said in 1818, looking back upon these fantastic series of events:
“The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” –John Adams, 1818
Should you remain unconcerned, or unbelieving, I invite you to spend time on your knees, conversing and being instructed of the Lord. Then pick up a book and read about the Founding era. Their solutions will be our solutions.
Let’s not only brace ourselves for the impact, let’s fight back in the strength of the Lord. His words are true, and as we “knock,” our way of deliverance will be opened to us. God Himself will open the way. But He requires our faith, and “faith without works is dead.”.