Culture Wars: History Heroes, World Wars, and Faith in God

Culture Wars:

History Heroes, World Wars, and Faith in God

America and the Barbarian Hordes

2 major obstacles to winning the war with radical Islam

David Kupelian

keyWorld War III is at core a spiritual war, and therefore we cannot—and will not—win it without God.

This raging conflict between Islam and the West, this “clash of civilizations” is at root a spiritual war. The simple and sobering bottom-line answer is that there is no answer unless America finally awakens and gives up its insane rebellion against its own founding faith and values. ~David Kupelian

When it comes to World War III—the phrase many are evoking to characterize the battle of civilizations now exploding worldwide—America basically has two problems.

 obama-treason               One, its leader and commander-in-chief is delusional at best, and many believe he sides with America’s enemies. If a Democrat succeeds him in 2017, it will be Hillary Clinton, who recently proclaimed that Muslims “have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” That was the same week a Pew Research poll revealed that at least 63 million Muslims—and as many as 287 million—support ISIS. Another new poll shows that one in five British Muslims—that’s more than 500,000—support ISIS.

So problem No. 1 is our leadership, since America unquestionably has the ability to crush ISIS militarily, but Barack Obama insists his strategy of surgically containing but not destroying this cancer is working when the entire Western world sees otherwise.

However, there is a second problem, and it is runs much deeper.

barbarian-hordesIn the Old Testament of the Bible, God is shown time after time chastising the House of Israel, His chosen but often disobedient people, by allowing barbarians to invade and plunder their cities and put many of them to the sword.

That is what the Western World, including America, is experiencing today, having likewise turned away from God.

This raging conflict between Islam and the West, this “clash of civilizations” is at root a spiritual war.

It’s been said it takes a religion to fight a religion. But those in the West, including not only Europe and Britain, but increasingly America, have largely abandoned the faith of their fathers.

What is the answer to the exploding threat of Islamic jihad? The simple and sobering bottom-line answer is that there is no answer unless America finally awakens and gives up its insane rebellion against its own funding faith and values.

The World War II generation believed in God

We’re fond of praising our World War II-era forebears who won that terrible conflict with another form of demon-possessed, expansionist fascism. But the “Greatest Generation” was different from this generation. The World War II generation believed in God.

judeo-christian2-10-commandmentsThey believed that this God was the God of the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. They believed He created us in His image and that human life was therefore sacred, which meant we don’t slaughter our offspring in the womb nor kill off our parents when they get old and sick. They believed in biblical morality when it comes to sex, which meant homosexuality, adultery, “shacking up” and “hooking up” were sinful and wrong.

They also believed God had uniquely blessed the United States of America, something Alexis de Tocqueville called “American Exceptionalism”—the conviction that America’s enlightened Constitution, industrial and military might, unprecedented standard of living, and most of all its legendary liberty were the direct result of the Almighty’s blessing on this special nation. judeo-christian1Implicit in that belief was the understanding that, just as with ancient Israel, this divine spigot flowing with undeserved blessings could and would be turned off if we turned away from God. And a cup of divine wrath might well follow.

It was the “Greatest Generation’s” national unity and moral clarity, based on its widespread cultural and religious fidelity to those core truths—what we call “Judeo-Christian values”that gave them the confidence to fight and persevere and win the world war that confronted them, whatever sacrifices that effort demanded.

Today, America and Europe are being transformed by Islam because there is a spiritual vacuum in these once-Christian lands.

Especially in Britain and Europe, where the Islamic invasion is so advanced as to be almost irreversible, it’s simply a matter of time before some of these nations have Muslim majorities. Europe is being ravaged by large, unassimilated, radicalized, “no-go” areas that are—truth be told—essentially cancers on these European nations.

sharia-no-americaJust as in other Arab-Muslim countries currently under this strict Islamic legal system, European nations under Shariah would eventually see amputations—as prescribed in the Quran—as punishment for certain crimes; women publicly flogged and sometimes hanged or stoned to death for adultery or other so-called “crimes against chastity”; and death sentences for leaving the Muslim religion, or even for preaching Christianity, as occurs in Pakistan under its notorious “blasphemy laws.”

All the vain, prideful fantasies of the post-Christian, secular, multiculturalism-worshipping Europeans are crashing down around them. Having traded the Christian faith of their fathers for the smug, self-righteous ecstasy of the socialist welfare state, Europeans have no spiritual strength left with which to fight back the invading hordes.

What about America? Though the percentage of Muslims in this huge nation is lower than in Europe, radical Islam has a powerful and growing foothold in many parts of an increasingly aimless and clueless American society.

Will this nightmare ever end? It will only end, like all nightmares end, when we wake up.

quote-maynes-gospel-christ-centerWe need to wake up and remember who we really are. We need to realize the bottom-line reality that man is a spiritual creature, and that he will have faith, one way or the other. If he doesn’t embrace true faith, he will embrace false faith. It’s not only automatic—it’s God-ordained.

The most poignant scene I the film “United 93”—chronicling the events leading up to the September 11, 2001, crash of the ill-fated jetliner into a Pennsylvania field—came toward the end when both passengers and terrorists were depicted as praying. It was just before the courageous group of passengers launched their revolt against the hijackers, and several were seen quietly, fervently reciting the Lord’s Prayer, as though they were asking God for the superhuman strength and focus they would need to overpower the terrorists while facing almost-certain death.

At the same time, the terrorist pilot, having been warned that a passenger rebellion was imminent, was also praying to his god, begging Allah for help and strength to prevail against great odds. The image of these two mortal enemies, each praying to his god for victory, was electrifying—a perfect distillation of the conflict into which we have been plunged.

 by Carl Bloch

by Carl Bloch

World War III is at core a spiritual war, and therefore we cannot—and will not—win it without God.

Indeed, our national faithlessness, immorality and rebellion against Him, our abandonment of His wholesome laws of life, and the resulting self-doubt and self-loathing we experience and the perverse policies such self-hatred inspires—all this is literally drawing the barbarian hordes to us.

To truly turn the tide of battle and win the greater war, we need nothing less than a genuine national awakening, a rebirth of faith and trust in Almighty God, and a re-discovery of the core biblical values on which America’s founders confidently relied as the moral foundation of the republic.


One comment on “Culture Wars: History Heroes, World Wars, and Faith in God

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