This is the typical type of nonsense dominionists usually have to resort to. Two people died on the same day so that must mean God arranged it and formed America? What context is Mike Shreve not including however? How about the fact that many historians have John Adams in the "deist" column, meaning while he believed in a higher power, it is not Jesus and the God of the bible. The so called "pen" of the revolution was worse. Thomas Jefferson created his own bible by removing any reference to the divinity of Christ and all of His miracles. Jefferson is actually quoted in a letter to Adams in 1823 by saying,
"One day the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in the United States will tear down the artificial scaffolding of Christianity. And the day will come when the mythical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
Hardly a ringing endorsement of the Christianity we follow today. The scaffolding is artificial. The generation is mythical. The virgin birth is a mere fable. So, tell me again why these two men dying on the same day has anything at all to do with Jesus Christ? This was not a prophetic sign beloved. It is just another attempt to hijack history to prop up a failed and false theology. America may very well be the greatest secular experiment in the history of governance but it is not Israel. It is not under covenant. It was not founded as a Christian nation. Always remember it was founded in rebellion, where the primary issue was money. Greed and the sword have never left us.
"It is doubly amazing to see that the number 50 represents liberty in biblical symbolism. Why? Because every 50 years the Jewish people were commanded to celebrate a special year called the Year of Jubilee"a year when prisoners were set free, debts were forgiven, and land and homes were restored to the original owners. Great joy reigned over all of Israel. Interestingly, a phrase from the section of Scripture describing that recurring event is found on one of our most beloved national emblems, the Liberty Bell: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" (Lev. 25:10). In my opinion, this double-sign is double-proof that it was God and not just man who raised up this bastion of freedom for His purposes to be accomplished in the earth. Not only have we been the natural breadbasket of the world; we have also been the spiritual breadbasket of the world for many years. We cannot lose sight of this calling in the face of so much anti-American sentiment." - Mike Shreve
This is how twisted the mind of the dominionist proof-texter becomes. Shreve's rationale is that because two people who do not appear to view Christ as God died on the same day and the speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a new bell to have a bible verse inscribed in it, that secretly this is God's way of assuring us that He created America for His purposes to be accomplished in this world. What absolute gobbledygook. Note the NAR code speak. The NAR believes that God cannot accomplish His will by Himself. That He needs us to do things for Him, in order for His will to be done. This is of course unbiblical blasphemy. Note also the rewriting of history. America has been the spiritual breadbasket for the world? Are you serious? Invading nations to steal their natural resources while converting the inhabitants to Christianity is not really the point. All worldwide heresies have emanated from America. We exported the prosperity gospel to Africa and now five of the world's richest pastors come from the poorest continent. Many countries have begged us to stop sending missionaries to their countries because of the unbiblical doctrines they teach. This is not anti-American sentiment either. America has done a world of good throughout the globe but to pretend it has done only good is myopic and inaccurate. To proof-text history in order to sell a false doctrine is just wrong.
"Especially in the last few years, political ploys and corrupt corporate agendas have poisoned our country internally and fouled the waters of our influence among the nations. But there are still many rivers of living water flowing out of the bedrock of this republic. There are still righteous, God-fearing leaders fighting for truth, justice, morality and integrity in local, state and national arenas of influence, and there are multiplied thousands of ministries and Christian-run businesses that are continuing to change the world in significant ways. Together we are very strong, although our freedoms are being challenged in unprecedented ways. Globalist groups are ramping up their efforts to disintegrate any remaining biblical influence in our society"because that stands in the way of their socialist, communistic agenda." - Mike Shreve
Spoken like a deranged dominionist. The NAR is all about the victimization of the church. Suddenly everyone who does not lock step to their heresy is secretly out to destroy Christianity. What garbage. Real persecution exists in this world but not in America. This call to "influence" is straight from the seven mountains heresy that the NAR dominionist ascribes to. There is no secret cabal of communists and socialists looking to eradicate Christianity. They just want you to stop lying. They want you to stop pretending that our version of capitalism, where someone dies ever 12 minutes from poverty, is "God's way." That maybe while we hand out billions to corporate America in corporate welfare, we could also provide millions in funding to the poor so they might live above the poverty line. No one is trying to remove biblical influence, just stopping the institution of a theocracy in America. Let me give a very topical example. There was a high school assistant football coach in Washington state that liked to bring his team out to the fifty-yard lines after games to "pray." Never mind if the students actually shared his faith or not. The state warned him to stop, he refused so they suspended him. Did he follow Romans 13 and accept the decision from his prevailing authority? Nope. He sued them all the way to the Supreme Court. This is not some globalist plot to derail Christianity. This coach was still free to practice his faith, share his faith, and pray. He just couldn't do it after games where the impression was given that the state demanded it and kids felt coerced, as many admitted they did. The coach won of course with the new activist court but this is not victory for the cause of Christ, only for the NAR.
"More than ever, it is now time for the church to arise, on both a local and national level, and claim our nation and our world for true revival. For the sake of our heritage and the ones who sacrificed to pass it on to us, we must increase our efforts. For the sake of our children we must keep striving to purify our society and culture. For the sake of the kingdom of God we must keep preaching the good news and lifting up the name of Jesus. The biggest hindrance to the New World Order (and all its aliases and subgroups, including the World Economic Forum and the World Health Organization) is a tsunami wave of a spiritual visitation crashing over the seven continents"and inclining our hearts toward heaven." - Mike Shreve