Shining City on a Hill Under Assault; My response to Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel #EndTimes #Maranatha

My response to Mat Staver's letter to me.  Please read Mat's entire letter below my response.

Dear Mat,

Thank you for your letter, Shining City on a Hill Under Assault. The scriptures of Matthew 5 were not referring to today's apostate church. The Puritans of 1601 would not recognize America today.   My Bible tells me that "true Christians" will be persecuted and suffer as did our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The True Church is being driven out of these 501C3 building operations and has nothing to do with these apostate operations being operated by heretical CEOs calling themselves Pastors.  My Bible also tells me that we're in the last days and we're not going to improve this but it will wax worse and worse until our Redemption (Rapture) and the final judgment of the world.  My Bible also tells me we are not Jewish and the term Judeo Christian values have no merit. 

Please read the following Blogs that support my statements:

Why the Brick and Mortar 501C3 Church operations run by apostate trained CEOs calling themselves pastors are not biblical:

Matt's letter to me:  (Please note the send me money plug)

It has been 40 years - a biblical generation - since President Ronald Reagan gave his famous "Shining City on a Hill" speech on November 3, 1980, the eve of the election. It famously referred to the words of Jesus in the "Sermon on the Mount." (Matt. 5:14-16)

But today, dark forces are working to extinguish the light of freedom in America by quenching the light of Christ. We the People, God's people, must now stand in unity to preserve the Light of the world in our nation. – Mat

President Ronald Reagan frequently referred to America as a "Shining City on a Hill." In his election-eve speech entitled, "A Vision for America," he used this powerful imagery. Beginning with the early settlers, and moving to the present, he said that people come to America not "as white or black, red or yellow; they are not Jews or Christians; conservatives or liberals; or Democrats or Republicans. They are Americans awed by what has gone before, proud of what for them is still ...  a shining city on a hill."

Reagan's reference was both biblical and historical. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us, "You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden." Reagan's 1980 speech was a powerful exhortation that reminded us of America's Judeo-Christian founding and purpose. He also reminded us that America is to be a light to the world.

Reagan pointed to Puritan leader John Winthrop, who, in 1630, delivered a powerful message to those embarking on the ship Arbella to settle Boston.

"As a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world."

Winthrop believed if the Puritans failed in their covenant with God concerning this new land that the eyes of the world would judge harshly and make a spectacle of their failure.

Nearly 400 years later, we are on the precipice of that which Winthrop tried to warn us.

The facts in the five federal lawsuits against unconstitutional restrictions on pastors and churches that Liberty Counsel is handling tell the tale of tyranny all too well...
  • Pastors are being criminally charged and arrested for holding church.
  • Churchgoers were confined to their houses against their will for attending parking lot Easter services.
  • Churches are being threatened with government seizure and bulldozing for daring to open their doors to more than 10-people.
  • Singing is banned, and then ALL worship is banned, including Bible studies and fellowship in private homes.
  • And a chain of tyrannical governors and local officials stretching across the U.S.A. from Maine, to Virginia, to Kentucky, to Illinois to California have determined themselves to be our new "high priests." In their arrogance, they are telling God's people how they must worship, or, that they cannot worship at all.
Each of the above examples are actual incidents experienced by the churches we represent in the five federal lawsuits. And this doesn't even begin to touch upon the many stories we are hearing from the thousands of pastors in 44 different states whom Liberty Counsel has been assisting during this time of assault on our unalienable religious liberty.

Don't let the Marxists Extinguish America's Light unto the World – SAVE OUR CHURCHES – select here

From sea to shining sea, our churches are under attack… by governors, mayors, local officials, and oppressive and illegal edicts; from the media to the BLM and Antifa rioters that are burning churches and the Bible laid upon the American flag, tearing down religious statues, and fomenting a Marxist revolution.

Perhaps it is no accident that about HALF of the pastors we are now representing in federal lawsuits against these tyrannical governors are immigrants who adopted America because they saw it as a "Shining City on a Hill." Having lived through the very worst of anti-church and anti-God oppression in their former countries, many of our clients know firsthand what happens when tyrants can attack the church and go unquestioned.

These pastors/clients have witnessed revolution in their own lifetimes and they see the signs developing here. For every Marxist revolution in history has begun with attacks on, and eventually the destruction of, the churches.

In every one of our church cases, the governors with one hand suppress the church and with the other hand encourage the rioters to "Keep it up."

The future of America's shining city on a hill lies with YOU.

Liberty Counsel is defending the churches and pastors oppressed by the anti-God governors of Maine, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and California. We have five federal lawsuits pending in Courts of Appeal and we anticipate at least one of these cases will go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

For our part, we will fight to the end to keep America free. But we can't do this without YOU.

Liberty Counsel never charges for our legal work. We know most people, especially humble pastors, could never afford the type of legal services necessary to fight the vast resources available to elected officials.

YOUR generous donations not only provide the legal representation these pastors and churches need, but your donations also keep religious freedom for everyone free! And, thanks to a challenge grant, your gift will be doubled in impact. Please, don't let this amazing opportunity pass you by!
We are at a critical juncture in history. I pray you will stand with us on the side of His victory for the next generation of Americans and beyond.

"You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can't be hidden Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand: and it shines to all who are in the house. Even so, let your light shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:14-16

In Christ,
Mat Staver,
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel


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