Holding on to our convictions...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

I have to believe that libs of all ages are doing the Hokey Pokey, the Hully Gully, Achy Breaky Heart, the Electric Slide, the Right Foot/Left Foot, the Cupid Shuffle, the Biker’s Shuffle, the Curly Shuffle, the Happy Line Dance, and a whole bunch more dancing over this.  I’m talking about the huge division on the 'right’ and the poisonous rhetoric, childish, and often vitriolic name calling of late, which is not only appalling, it helps the left.  

I have many friends that share my world viewpoint as a follower of Christ and I can safely say that while none of us are prepared to watch our nation fall without a fight, we will not and should not be forced to compromise on our core values while we are waiting on what we believe, in light of current accelerated prophetic events, to be the imminent return of our Lord, much less be shunned for it. Especially not by fellow conservative people who for the most part we agree with.

I’m not even asking our detractors in the blogosphere to come along side and agree with us, but it would sure be nice of them to show us the same common courtesy and respect that we exhibit when we don’t line up with their platform of "…we can’t win if we concentrate on issues and values.”  I for one don’t understand what any of us are winning if we don’t stand up for what we believe, and if that gets me or any of the rest of us labelled as "holy rollers" or anything else, I guess I can live with it because my mission and ministry is to sound the alarm, not only of what ails America and the world, but also how it ties into the bigger picture of the spiritual warfare that is going on all around us.  

I am reminded of the story in Daniel 3:16-21 when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow to the graven image Nebuchadnezzar had made and decreed all subjects to worship and they were tossed into a blazing furnace for their faith.  Not only did they survive, Nebuchadnezzar realized the truth they revealed and changed his ways.  And just as they would not bow to a graven image, many of my friends and I are willing to face the furnace of the taunts, innuendos, and veiled demands of those willing to believe the empty words of power hungry men to ‘win.’  

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I never get that warm fuzzy feeling anymore!

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

So let me ask a question.  Where do you feel safe?  I mean really safe!  At home, at work, at your church/synagogue, shopping at the mall, on vacation in the Bahamas, taking a cruise anywhere, seeing a movie, sunning yourself down at the beach, maybe fishing on a secluded lake or stream, or driving along in your car?  Name your spot and then follow along with me.

The reality is that you and me, and none of our neighbors are safe anywhere and haven’t been for a long time, and probably never will be again.  

In a recent article, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell said he "would not be surprised if ISIS shows up at a mall somewhere with an AK-47."  Personally, I'll be surprised if they don't.  

And it could occur anywhere, be it Palm Beach Gardens, FL; Tuscaloosa, AL; Des Moines, IA; Butte, MT; Salt Lake City, UT, Passaic, NJ, Toad Suck, AR; or Winslow, AZ for that matter. Those that are intent on doing us harm are not fussy as to the place; even the big body counts aren’t as important as simply creating an air of anyplace, anytime terror.  

What's to stop them from hitting any theme park they wish in Orlando, a Six Flags, or the Vegas Strip?  Which hospital/clinic protects itself properly from such an attack?  How vulnerable is any professional or local school sporting event?  How protected does anyone living in a gated community really think they are with the normal half dozen or so minimally trained/armed rent a cops?  They’ve already seen how vulnerable those ‘gun free zone' signs have left our schools.

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Will taking the Senate really make a difference?

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

So as always, I was listening to Moody Radio on the way to work the other morning, and I heard a guest say something along the lines of "….I’m proud to be an American, but I’m a Christian first.”  The guy was doing a back and forth with Dinesh D’Souza and I have to say, except for that one line, I didn’t agree with much of anything he had to say.  But the theme of that comment made a lot of sense to me, and got me to thinking.

As my readers know, I am a Christian; a follower of Christ, or whatever other term one might care to use to define that faith.  That is and always will be first and foremost in my life.  I am also a very proud American; I believe in what this nation stands for, the vision of the founders, what they modeled it on, and why it has lasted as long as it has.

Sadly, I also believe that we as a nation are on the way out for a lot of reasons, the most important of which is that we have lost sight of our heritage, and have completely changed direction and lost our moral compass.  I might add, we in America have by no means cornered the market on this.  

In case you haven’t noticed lately:

Whether one looks to the constant and mounting crisis in the mid-east.

•The impending crash of the US Dollar and global economy.

•The moral decay and increased sexual depravity on every level of society.

•The savagery of the MB and their spawn ISIS beheading, raping, and otherwise destroying      Christians and Jews.

•The threat of nuclear proliferation and massive military build-up by the likes of No. Korea, China, and Russia.

•The situation in Ferguson, MO, and so much more, the world is a massive, chaotic, man-made mess.  

Those last three words, "man-made mess” are the most important so far to my main point which I’ll discuss below.  Mankind excels at only one thing really, and that is making a colossal mess of things. Mankind is also very, very bad at fixing things.  We suck at it in fact.

Look at the history of mankind for a minute to see what we’ve done with creation.  Sure, there have been some good moments, some positive achievements, and advances in science and culture. However the over-all legacy of mankind is one of destruction and corruption.

In America, against all evidence to the contrary, a lot of people have come believe that all we have to do is get the ‘right’ people in office and everything will somehow be all honky dory.  This is especially so of the upcoming elections.  With few exceptions, all I’m hearing from my fellow conservatives is that the Republicans must take back the Senate in November, and of course maintain the House.  My questions lately are and have been….why?  What difference will it make?  

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Social Issues are God's issues

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

I am deeply troubled lately by a subject of grave concern to America.  The problem has been brewing for a long time and not nearly enough people really grasp it.  

I don’t think any clear thinking person would disagree that America has a problem with leadership at all levels of government; and despite what many think, it’s not really a party issue.  The lack of leadership, and specifically the lack of leadership by God fearing men and women has brought us to our knees and we are facing judgment for it; yes the kind of judgment that comes from above.  If anyone doubts this, I would suggest they read 'The Harbinger' by Jonathan Cahn.  

Before anyone scoffs at that, look at what we’ve done and become.  Since the early sixties when the culture started working on our youth by removing prayer from schools, we have been removing the name and mention of God from all public venues.  We have turned our backs on our roots and the very real place God held in our founding; we have forgotten that there was a time when our children were taught to read via the Bible; that so many of our 'figures of speech’ are squarely rooted in Scripture.  In the name of 'tolerance’ we have allowed good things to be called bad, and vice versa.  Over 50 million babies have been destroyed, sexual depravity and immorality, as well as corruption at every level of government is rampant.

Every election cycle brings out the rising empty suits, the new or repackaged darlings of the elites in both parties, who dance around the real issues, spew the same broken promises to rebuild, be stronger, and try to sell us the lie that we can rely upon this or that party’s weak answers to our problems.  As a culture, we refuse to recognize the real problem is that we’ve allowed special interests to completely erode our foundation, and as a result, we refuse to demand God honoring, God fearing leaders that will embrace the 'social issues’ that should be foremost in our thoughts.  You can bet that the 'social issues’ of abortion, same sex marriage, the sexualization of our children, drug and alcohol abuse, the rise in the occult, and a whole host of other 'social issues’ are foremost on God’s mind, and that’s why I believe, nay, I know, we are being judged.  An analogy I often use when discussing this is the repair of a building.  When it gets damaged, it must be fixed with the same materials it was built with.  You don’t fix steel and concrete with anything less than steel and concrete.  Our nation was built on a Godly foundation, and must be restored in the same fashion.

Without a doubt, throughout history there have always been devious men and women that have committed heinous acts.  However, as a culture, we have been steadily returning to ways that have wrought the very judgment I mentioned above many times in the past.  Examples include in the days leading up to the time of Noah, mankind had become completely corrupted and debased in every way imaginable.  There was demon and idol worship, sexual depravity of every kind, murder, rape, and so much more; and mankind incurred God’s wrath.  Only a handful of centuries later, mankind had once again become totally depraved and corrupted in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and once again God brought down His wrath and destroyed those cities and everyone within.

I mention this because we have not learned from those examples or any others, and maybe in His planning, we aren’t meant to.  I don’t know.  However, if we are ever to regain the favor of God that our nation once enjoyed, we must find and elect men and woman who are not afraid to boldly proclaim faith in Him, and be willing to lay out and set in motion a plan that reverses the set-backs on our 'social issues.’  As a nation and as a culture, we must have leaders that will lead us in a much needed revival.  If we don’t, we will continue to face judgment after judgment until we become merely a footnote in whatever history is left.  What good is winning elections if we lose the favor of our King?

For quite a while, my friend, Wild Bill for America, has been ending his excellent daily videos which tackle every social issue we face with the message, "America, bless God again.”  I couldn’t agree with him more, and it’s time we as a nation elected some leaders who will do just that.

 

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"Inciter of hate and violence...extremist"...me?!

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

As the publisher of a patriotic, conservative website, I keep a close ear to what is happening in our country and on the world stage in the arenas of the culture at large, faith/religious issues, politics, and much more. When and where I see things that are counter to our civilization, I do my very best to distill it in easy to understand language and bring it to the attention of my readers.  

My style is very much no holds barred and I am not afraid to tackle any topic.  Be it the constant open attacks on Christianity and Judaism, the shredding of our Constitution and the many other forms of treason that have become rampant in our government, the shoddy treatment of our troops and veterans, the spreading islamization of our country, the horror of abortion, the increasing sexualization of our children and the never ending sexual depravity that we are constantly bombarded with, same sex marriage, the emerging evil in places like Oklahoma, and any number of issues that are fraying the fabric of our society. 

Sometimes the truth of my brutally direct, honest opinions is questioned by the occasional detractor, of which I have my share.  I might add, I am very excited to have them, because it means that while people may not always agree with me, they are reading and thinking about what I have to say; and that is critical.

Which brings me to the subject of today’s monologue.  Normally I am unfazed by negative comments; however, on Thursday, my day started with a message from a 'reader,’ which stated among other things that, "…your periodical, while you stand behind your freedom of press, insights hate and violence.”  It went on say, "…your column posts half-truths and young impressionable people unfortunately get caught up in it.”

Being confused, I politely questioned this, and the response was merely a repeat of the original with some added comments, "…you insight hate, post false information…you are a right wing extremist and your type is dangerous.”  "You remind of the KKK.”  

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