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An Unrecognizable America?

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The year 2020 is one for the history books. We’ve seen several world-changing scenarios unfold—a frightful disease epidemic that quickly spread throughout the world, devastating economic consequences as nation after nation went into shutdowns to prevent the coronavirus spread, a worldwide travel collapse as many countries went into quarantines, and massive government intrusion into citizens’ lives.

And as millions of people were essentially sentenced to home confinement with no end date, thousands of prisoners were released from jails (ostensibly to prevent the spread of Covid-19) and hordes of thousands rampaged through America’s streets, looting and burning. Though many were arrested, sympathetic politicians typically refused to charge them and set them free to continue to wreak terror on others.

This doesn’t even begin to cover the “normal” background bad news of wars, famines, corrupt politicians and governments, brutal dictators, genocide, crop failures, natural disasters and the like.

And it’s far from over. Around the time many of you receive this issue, the United States will be holding elections that will determine the nation’s future. The stakes are high, because what is at play is the survival of the nation as we know it.

Why would I say that? We’re used to politicians making promises they know they can’t keep to try to persuade people to vote for them. Usually we can tune them out. But this year is different.

Over recent years we’ve seen tipping points where political parties gained enough leverage to wield total control over everything within their power. We’ve seen it in America’s big cities and states, which are overwhelmingly dominated by one political party. There the career politicians have been able to implement their platforms, policies and goals unhindered.

I live in one such state and have seen the process unfold.

What’s been the result? Huge tax burdens, rising homelessness, an epidemic of substance abuse, failing schools, crumbling infrastructure, enormous and unsustainable pension obligations, persistent crime and fed-up, overtaxed and over-regulated businesses and citizens fleeing by the thousands. 

If you’ve been paying attention over recent months, you may have noticed the radical ideas proposed by the leadership of one of the major U.S. parties. And I’m not talking about their presidential election platform, which calls for trillions of dollars of tax increases, the economy-crushing “Green New Deal,” reinstating Obamacare, rejoining the Paris Climate Accords, restricting school choice, restoring funding to pay Palestinian terrorists, federal funding of abortion and defunding police. 

This party’s presidential candidate tweeted on July 5 that if his party wins the presidency, “We won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it.” He didn’t say how that transformation will take place or what they will transform the nation into. That is why the proposals presented by other party leaders are important. They reveal the transformation they want to accomplish if they gain control of the presidency and Congress.

Their list of proposals reveals a well-thought-out plan for permanently altering government and a transformation of American society into something vastly different.

Here are the steps that have been openly presented:

• Abolish U.S. Senate filibuster rules that require a 60 percent vote for major legislation or decisions. This would abolish more than 200 years of history and tradition of cooperation and deliberation before making significant changes.

With those rules abolished, the party would then be free to:

• Give statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—giving this party a total of four more reliably liberal senators and additional liberal members of the House of Representatives.

• Expand the current nine-member Supreme Court to 15 or more—and pack those extra seats with liberal activist judges who make law rather than interpret law. This would make the Supreme Court permanently left-leaning and give them an unstoppable ability to create new law through judicial fiat rather than working through the constitutionally mandated requirement that Congress make laws.

• Open U.S. borders and change immigration policy and laws to import more unskilled or low-skilled immigrants who will be dependent on permanent government assistance and who’ll support those who promise more. Included would be a “path to citizenship” for 20 to 30 million illegal aliens, permanently changing the political balance throughout the nation as a whole.

• Further restrict free speech rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the right to bear arms as spelled out in the Second Amendment. This would permanently alter constitutionally guaranteed rights put in place specifically to help prevent such government power grabs and infringement of citizens’ rights.

With these steps in place, the America we know would soon be no more. And the entire world would permanently change.

Make no mistake: These exact proposals have been publicly presented and repeated in recent days as the political campaigns heat up. And this party’s many surrogates controlling social media outlets and in the mainstream media are hard at work marginalizing and removing the diminishing number of conservative and Bible-supporting voices.

These are dangerous times. The ground is shifting underneath our feet. Prophecies of a very different world—one in which the United States no longer exists as a viable nation—are lining up.

What should you do? Pray. Draw close to God. Prepare yourself spiritually for what lies ahead. Read this issue carefully, and continue reading and watching Beyond Today to understand what you need to be doing!

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  • druelas

    Very disappointed with the publisher of this article. We should not take sides in either party since both parties are both corrupt. For example, the Republican Party is the one who passed the abortion law in 1973. By reading this article, it seems like we should be involved in politics. Don’t get it.

  • Linda Keeney

    He isn’t taking sides. He is telling us what is going to happen if one of the parties is elected as they have been and the changes have already started.
    There were Republicans on the Supreme Court that decided that abortion should be legal, but that envelope has been pushed further and further until we are also at live births.
    The Republican platform is generally not for abortion and other ungodly things.
    Not saying that just because some one is Republican that they are godly but do tend to be more conservative and have a belief in God.

  • bobln54

    If one writes enough details by enumerating political agenda (in this case, 5 Democrat pet peeves) then the writer is obviously taking sides and perhaps hedging that a neutral stance will prevail for the article's position. People are not that stupid to know that Republicans are as corrupt as Democrats. These politicians of all stripes appear sufficiently conservative only when lining up their wallets and that's about it.

  • michael9776

    I appreciate the messages of both of Scott Ashley’s articles (“America At A Crossroads…” and “An Unrecognizable America”) in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue.

    These social issues are painful and difficult to talk about. The way I understand Mr. Ashley’s articles, they are not an expression of contempt or hostility toward people. Nor it is advocating support for political involvement in man’s society, but simply a warning message about the danger posed by the confused and unsound thinking that is becoming entrenched in our modern culture, as man’s societies drift farther and farther from God.

    While both major political parties are flawed, it has become evident that “one party” in particular seems to be embracing organizations with ideas and goals that are accelerating America’s decline. By pointing this out – it is not a call to embrace the Republican Party. It is simply a message to be aware, alert and to respond to God’s call to live a Christian life despite the confused culture whirling around us.

    The last paragraph of Mr. Ashley’s second article seems to sum up its intent: What should we do? “Pray. Draw close to God. Prepare yourself spiritually for what lies ahead.”

  • tcr4ever39

    As the title stated, America is at a crossroad and depending on the direction she chooses to turn in the days ahead will determine whether or not we recognize it as the America that once stood for freedom and the ideals of individual liberty or a nation that rejects those ideals and squanders the blessings of liberty by the siren call of socialism.

  • alexl

    It is sad when churches become political battlegrounds. Jesus' words ring solid: "MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD, if it were my servants would fight".

    Christians shouldn't take sides as this article does. The GOP is not God's party and neither is the Democratic Party. This is Satan's world and our citizenship is in heaven, from where we await our Savior who will crush the governments of this world and establish his righteous kingdom.

    May God lead you in obeying Jesus' teachings and example.

  • gwar12

    Although you do not specifically name anyone or state any party directly, I think your focus clearly states where your leanings are. If we are to embrace your concerns (which we all do) and look to the present administration to carry us where they have not been able to so far, then we are all in for a very unhappy ending. The entire world is in fact changing before our very eyes even today.
    Upon reading the article "The Handwriting Is On The Wall". Mr. McNeely quoted from scripture- "He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding". We are not dealing with people who can be considered "wise" from a biblical perspective and hardly from a worldly one! Republicans and Democrats fall sadly in the same downward spiral.
    I think rather than side with any party I will let Daniel 5:21 say what I feel:
    "The Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and appoints over it whomever He chooses"!!

  • alexl

    Couldn't agree more. We are fools if we place our trust in the parties and governments of this world. God will carry out his plan, regardless of who sits at the helm of any nation.

  • Helen - Gramy

    Scott: We live in a world that is subjugated by Satan the Devil. God has told us in no uncertain terms that all these things would come to pass. I have been trying to impress on the congregation I serve in that this is Satan's Juridiction for the time being. He is the master of this Earth at this time. His method of leadership should be evident to all. He controls Religions, Governments, and People worldwide. His playground is the World.. If everything he controls is corrupt, then why would we want to be involved in any facet of it? Jesus has overcome this world, when will we, as children of the Living Creator? Come out of her my people is the admonition of Jesus the Christ! It is evident by your article that you have strong Republican Leanings. Allegience to something that is crumblin around us. None of us should be trying to persuade God's children to consider any poliotical persuation. We are in this world because of necessity. For the purposes of the preparation of the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God, Our allegience, is to God., not some government of this world. We are to be Theocrats, not Republicans, or Democrats. Don;t push your political views.

  • alexl

    Absolutely agree with you. The politics of this world shouldn't taint the preaching of the Gospel. We have enough of that in this world. Our citizenship is in heaven, and our allegiance as Christians must not lie in the parties of Satan's world. Right, Left, Center, no ideology will solve this world's problems.

    May we seek God's kingdom daily and strive to be it's ambassadors everyday and not mouthpieces for the Democratic Party of the GOP, all of that will pass away when the Son of Man comes to this Earth.

  • Linda Keeney

    If the truth makes him sound like He has republican leaning then that is because the Republican Party still has some appearance of morals as they are not for abortion and other things destructive to our country.
    In no way is he pushing one party over another !

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