God Loves America

pexels_woman-women-united-states-of-america-flag-92730Dearly beloved:  May God’s peace, mercy, love, light, blessings and grace be upon you and may GOD bless America, land that I love.
My country has not always been good to me nor I to it, but I truly Love America and at least part of her loves me.  Any true blue U.S. citizen holds a special place in his or her heart for this great nation.  I must admit that I am very afraid for my beautiful country.  I do not normally get involved in politics on this site, but l feel compelled to speak my mind.  There is a menace who threatens every ideal, every value that we hold dear and his name is Donald Trump.  I am afraid because many right leaning Christians seem to be ready to vote for the Donald, as he is arrogantly referred to.  Having no other choice of republicans to choose from, there seems to be a growing contingent among Christians who are willing to vote for Trump.  Despite the fact that he is clearly not in line with Christian values, Trump teaches hate and discontent.  He is a step backwards not forward for us.  I’m not saying Hillary is the right choice either, but she does not scare me in the way Trump does.  This fourth of July, as I reflect on the majesty of this great nation, I cannot help but fear for her future.
There is one thing which also seriously frightens me.  We are in the midst of the most serious heroin epidemic that this country has ever seen.  What many fail to realize is that over 80% of the worlds heroin is grown and produced in Afghanistan.  Ask yourselves something, ladies and gentlemen, how is it that our military forces have been occupying Afghanistan for 15+ years and yet we have never destroyed a single poppy field?  How is it that the D.E.A. and the C.I.A. know exactly where the majority of the heroin comes from and yet they have not raided a single drug organization in Afghanistan?  Why is it that our soldiers are forbidden from touching the poppy fields and in some instances have been ordered to protect them?  Yet, none of the candidates have acknowledged that fact nor do they have a comprehensive plan to combat heroin.
Hear me, my beloved, OPEN YOUR EYES.  The Bible warns us about false prophets and snakes who pretend to be followers of Christ.  Matthew 7:15-16 says: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?”  Think about that folks, “you shall know them by their fruits.”  Pay attention.
You know, I struggled deeply with the decision to write this particular post.  I must stay on course and in line with the Gospel.  I am neither a political puppet nor a politician, but when I see something that is wrong, something that affects the entire Christian community as well as all human beings, I have to speak up just like my brother Martin Luther King did.  I am speaking neither hate nor rebellion.  I am just pointing out something that we all need to be aware of.  I am not a conspiracy theorist nor some crack pot.  I am not spitting false and misguided information to you.  See for yourselves, research.  Google it if you like.  Type in heroin and Afghanistan into your search engine and see what comes up.  Look into the rhetoric that Trump is spewing.  In the end, what will be must be, but let us walk this earth with our eyes open.  Stay focused on the Lord.  Trump says he want’s to make America great again (which to him means only white and racist).  Only GOD can make us great.  Only when we truly have a real believer in the white house and the majority of the senate and congress follow Jesus can we truly be great.  It is a well known fact that the corporations have sponsored the majority of all political candidates.  Trump has cut out the middle man.  He is himself a corporation and he represents his own interest, not ours.
I want you to know that I am not endorsing either candidate, nor am I trying to sway your votes.  Who you vote for is between yourself and GOD.  I just want you to be informed and to pay attention.  GOD LOVES US and He loves America.  The question is, do we love GOD and our country enough to want to stand up and be vocal.  I would never advocate violence.  What we need is peaceful organized activism.  We need to speak out and make our presence felt.  We need to stop being complacent and just going along to get along.  I love you all, my beautiful fellow human beings.  I pray for all of you and especially Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  I wish that they too would open their eyes.  I love you, America.  I love every nation on this planet.  More importantly, GOD loves America and the world.  Just read John 3:16-17.
Matthew 7:15-20
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?  Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.  Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
May GOD bless and keep you!  May your eyes be opened to the truth.  May GOD continue to LOVE America and the world!  Amen.
Love in Christ,
(A man who loves God, America and all of you)