ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – What you won’t be hearing in Christmas sermons this season:
The existential threat posed by militant Islam on the Christian West.
The Obama Regime’s serial assaults on religious liberty.
China’s new Credit Scoring System being the beta test for the Mark of the Beast. The collection of metadata by the government, the collection of everything you post online, the surveillance of your emails, the push for a cashless society, the government moving to shut down lemonade stands, flea markets, garage sales, and private gardens. All the pieces are falling into place such that in the very near future “no man shall be able to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast”.
The Omnibus Spending Bill just passed in Congress fully funding Planned Parenthood (or is that Butcherhood?).
What you probably will hear about: You will probably hear that Joseph and Mary were immigrants, maybe even illegal immigrants, even though such a contention is utter nonsense. Joseph and Mary were travelers in their own country (Kingdom of Israel, which at the time was a province in the much larger political unit of the Roman Empire). The modern parallel would be a couple traveling inside their own state, say Connecticut, from New Haven to Hartford (about the actual distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem).
Let’s not forget why Joseph and Mary were travelling in the first place: Government Regulations! A government edict of the Roman Empire that stipulated that families had to submit to an empire wide census, and that they had to respond to the census by going back to the town of birth of the head of the household! Even 2000 years ago, government regulations were unnecessarily burdensome. Why the Empire did not simply take a census of the people where they currently lived, but required them to go to their hometowns, is a reason lost to antiquity. If I had to guess, however, I would bet it had something to do with making government officials, or their friends, richer. Probably the owners of Inns.
So, the passage in the New Testament about the birth of Jesus occurring in a lowly manger says more about insane government regulations than it does about the level of kindness or charity of Jewry in Ancient Israel. Imagine the pandemonium if YOU had to return to the town of your birth to take part in a national census. I shouldn’t give Lord Barry the Destroyer of Jobs and Liberty any ideas.
But the meme of being kind to illegal immigrants will persist in sermons across the country this Christmas Season. The churches are engaged in an endless exhortation to throw open your arms, your wallet, and your borders to an equally endless tide of illegal immigration, and are happy to use the false image of Joseph and Mary as immigrants to guilt you into doing what your mind is telling you is dangerous. This year the updated meme will be to compare Joseph and Mary to Syrian “refugees”. You know, the kind that will rape your daughter at the drop of a hat, and who want to make America a part of the Caliphate. That’s just SO much like Joseph and Mary it’s like looking in a mirror!
Why are the mainline Protestant and Catholic Churches doing this? Why are they acting as propagandists for Obama’s agenda to permanently change the demographics of this country, and make white Christian males a permanent minority? Money. Money just as dirty as the 30 pieces of silver paid by the Pharisees to Judas to betray Jesus.
Catholic Charities is being paid huge sums by the Federal government to find “foster parents” to host children illegally entering the country, and in some cases adults as well. Catholic Charities is paying foster families $40.00 a day for each immigrant they are willing to house. A family that can house 6 immigrants can make more than $7,400.00 a month. Catholic Charities, of course, skims its own share of the Federal money gravy train off the top for itself.
The race to betray American sovereignty, displace American workers, and disenfranchise their votes, is an ecumenical one. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that the Obama Regime paid Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) $182,129,786 to provide “basic shelter care” to 2,400 “unaccompanied alien children” (UAC) for four months. $182 million for four months of breaking the immigration laws of our country. Not a bad haul. Who says crime doesn’t pay? It pays very well, if you are willing to betray your country to the Traitor in Chief.
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service reported total income of $41.7 million in 2012, and government grants accounted for $40.4 million, or 96.8 percent of that amount, according to the nonprofit’s most recently reported Form 990, for “fostering”, a.k.a. harboring, illegals streaming into our country. Yes, you read that right, 2012. This racket has been going on for years. The Protestant Reformation started by Martin Luther has come full circle. Protestantism has been coopted into financial dealings just as corrupt as the Catholic Church’s scandalous over-selling of indulgences in the Middle Ages.
So when you hear your Priest or your Minister guilting you this year into feeling like you have to treat all seven billion of Earth’s human inhabitants as your next door neighbor, know that it is a propaganda campaign for the Church to line its pockets while Obama turns America into a Third World country where YOU are the foreigner.
How did the government so thoroughly coopt America’s mainline churches? Two reasons: First, the Tax Code that threatens Churches with financial ruin if your Pastor gives a sermon on political issues that the government doesn’t like (Black Churches that shill for the Democrat Party are just fine and dandy, of course), and, secondly, a little known covert government program known as the Clergy Response Team.
What are Clergy Response Teams? FEMA has been training pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation. Clergy Response Teams are being trained by the federal government to “quell dissent” and pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law.
They were used by the Obama Regime to hard sell Obamacare to their flocks. I witnessed this happen in my own church first hand when, before the passage of Obamacare, my church had a “guest priest” say mass and give a sermon telling us that our health, and by extension our healthcare, was something that God expects us to share with others. Well, no, my personal health is a combination of a gift from God to me, bodily, and how well I have stewarded that gift. I can’t really share my health with anyone else any more than I can share my deathbed with someone else either. As for insurance, I don’t believe that word can be found anywhere in the bible, but hey, maybe I missed that being buried somewhere in Deuteronomy. Insurance is a contract, and as such is not structurally conducive to be shared, as a legal matter.
I will note in passing that Obamacare isn’t a contract, it is a collectivist government program consisting of vague, unenforceable promises that change daily, taxation, and a lack of participating doctors. It’s a lot like Social Security. It is a Ponzi Scheme that is already bankrupt. It is a scheme that our government elites were sure to exempt themselves from. So much for sharing.
The future looks bleak. Rather than celebrate the New Year, most Americans look to 2016 with fear and loathing. This Christmas Season, remember to put Christ in your Christmas. If you are looking for Hope, look to God and the meaning of the Birth of Christ. Do not trust the unctuous reassurances of your government officials, nor your Church Pastor or Minister.
A time of great Trial and Tribulation is coming, and now is the time to prepare. Prepare yourself not only for physical calamity, but prepare yourself, as a believing Christian, for the day when you will have to give up comfort and security to bear witness to Christ. Prepare for the day when you will be faced with the stark choice of being a Martyr for Christ, or to take the quick and easy path of denying Him. These are the words The Church should be disseminating to its flock, but it is not.
(note: Romney Wordsworth’s column will be on hiatus for the rest of the week but will return on Monday, December 28th)