Prince of Darkness

Satan Visits God

Those of you who do not believe in Satan and his demons can still enjoy this story, since I know many of you flocked to see (or read) the Da Vinci Code and other conspiracy theory films (or books).

One day, around 50 years ago, Satan came to visit with God. God said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered God, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it. I have been quite successful in Europe. I know you see all of those magnificent cathedrals that your servants spent hundreds of years building. You see they are nearly empty now except for tourists.

Do you see how I took control of those three men named Darwin, Marx, and Freud? And after they saturated the world with my ideas, deceiving men that there is no God, I worked through Stalin, Mao and Hitler to kill 100 million people."

Then God said to Satan, "Have you considered my nation, America? There is no nation on earth like it. No nation on earth has built more churches; none has more believers in my Word who love, worship and serve me. The Americans have my Name in their founding documents; their most famous universities have my Name in their charters; their political leaders invoke my Name regularly; they open their political and civic meetings with petitions to me in prayer; their public buildings have my Commandments displayed, including their schools—where they lead the students in prayer to me and read my Word to give the children a solid foundation in life. The Americans have performed missionary work, fed the poor, drilled wells for the thirsty, given clothes to naked, provided medical care for the sick, ministered to those in prison, and defended the oppressed worldwide more than any other nation—all in my Name."

Satan replied, "America does not serve you for nothing. Have you not put a hedge around it to protect it from me and my minions? Have you not blessed the work of their hands to make them the mightiest, wealthiest nation in the history of the earth? Remove your hedge and I will make them curse you to your face!"

God said, "Very well then, I will give you free reign for a time, and we shall see if my nation, America, maintains its uprightness."


PRINCE OF DARKNESS
PRINCE OF DARKNESS
CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN REMOVED GOD FROM SCHOOL
CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN REMOVED GOD FROM SCHOOL

Conspiracy Against America

Satan called a council of his chief demons to draw up a plan. Some in that meeting scoffed at the new strategy. "The belief in and love of God is just too strong there to pull this off," the dissenters said. "Look at how blessed America has been by God. You think these people will forget that somehow?" Satan replied, "I do. Because I know human beings very well. I know their weak spots."

One of those weak spots was the Supreme Court. Knowing he could never get his plans approved by the American People or its elected Representatives, Satan eyed the Supreme Court, which had only nine humans—all unelected and serving for life. He only needed five of them to fall under his influence. Sure enough, over the howls of the citizenry, they banned any mention of God from the public schools, including any display of His Commandments, any reading of His Bible, and any prayers to Him.

But Satan's greatest coup was to influence the court that the killing of babies should be legalized because it is a good thing, a 'liberating' thing for women who are 'unfairly' burdened with childbirth--by God, of course--and nurturing the next generation. Satan promoted the wanton killing of the greatest gift God had granted to mankind—the gift to create new life, just like themselves.

SUPREME COURT JUDGE HARRY BLACKMUN WROTE ABORTION INTO LAW
SUPREME COURT JUDGE HARRY BLACKMUN WROTE ABORTION INTO LAW

Satan and Demons

Then Satan and his demons went into high gear. They influenced the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

They influenced film makers to include rampant violence, promiscuous sex, and filthy language in their movies—because Satan (as well as Madison Avenue) knows the power of images taken in through the eyes of human beings.

His demons whispered in the ear of the people that the birth control pill had made them free to have sex with anyone at anytime, including hooking up with strangers. People had a right to unlimited pleasure---a perversion of God's plan for humanity.

The demons whispered to young women that aborting their babies was just fine—just a clump of tissue anyway! Think about yourself! Life is all about YOU! This will make you happy.

They influenced married men and women that adultery is not so bad—nobody will find out. And marriage? If you see someone more attractive just divorce your spouse. Your kids will be fine in broken homes. Why get married at all? Let's remove that stigma of out-of-wedlock births. It's all about YOU!


GENE ROBINSON: AVOWED HOMOSEXUAL WHO AS ORDAINED AN EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP
GENE ROBINSON: AVOWED HOMOSEXUAL WHO AS ORDAINED AN EPISCOPALIAN BISHOP
JESUS WEPT
JESUS WEPT

Prince of Darkness

To make all of these sinister plans work, the Devil would have to persuade tens of millions of people not to go to church; and influence churches to stop mentioning sin, hell and most of all--him.

The Devil came up with one of his best ideas with the promulgation of pornography. He got it into most family hotels in America and made it into the most profitable business on the Internet.

The Devil had to make sure the people had a multitude of distractions from the real meaning and purpose of life.

To keep the people in perpetual adolescence, they would have to be taught that there is no God, there is no afterlife, there is no day of judgment, there is no responsibility for one's own life—newer and newer programs from the government will take care of your needs. Women: stop being women. Be like men!

Let's revise the history of the United States to obscure the great blessings God has granted to this nation. Teach the people while they are young that America has a bad past that they should be ashamed of. The Founding Fathers are just a bunch a dead white men—YOU have life really figured out.

All of this involved a massive deception of human minds. It could only be accomplished through demonic control of the universities, public schools, film, and television. In a particularly audacious move—unprecedented— Satan took control of actual churches, such as the Episcopalians, and other "main line" churches.

An amazing victory for the Prince of Darkness. He will have plenty of company in the burning lake of fire.

Jesus Wept.


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

James, I see where you are coming from, you certainly have a unique way of getting your point across.


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Born Again 05 7 years ago from Honesdale

Great hub James and so true. People don't want to believe it's a spiritual battle when it really is. Without God, America is a nation going down under.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Hawkesdream— So, I am an original?  I'll take that as a compliment!  Thank you for being my first reader and commenter on this Hub.  I do appreciate it!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Born Again 05— I love your Hub Name, by the way. I love America and you hit the nail on the head. We are in trouble and need revival. Thanks for your comments.


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Wow that picture of the baby is sad, but I get the point.  I was always pro-abortion until I got pregnant.  That all changed for me then. I think young women that have abortions end up regretting it later.

There definitely have been some Soddom and Gomorrah type occurences in the past few years in the US.

Beautiful hub, yet again.  You must have done a lot of research! You deserve a nomination for hubnuggets!


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HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

You got it right there, expose darkness.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

advisor4qb— 2 of my five sisters had abortions in the late 1970s—when they were definitely in vogue. The mental torment that has resulted—marking the birthdays of these never born children—is heart wrenching. I come here not to condemn but to edify. Thank you for visiting. Oddly enough, most of Hubs I spend hours researching, but this one I wrote freehand from my own heart.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

HOOWANTSTONO— Thank you for reading and leaving word.


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womanNshadows 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." (Kint, "The Usual Suspects"; derived from C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters"). very interesting way of presenting this topic. thank you for the research you put into it.


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msorensson 7 years ago

Certainly a very thought provoking view of the subject, James. Thank you for this. I will forward the link to some family.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

womanNshadows— You are welcome and thank you for taking the time to read it and leave word.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

msorensson— You are welcome. Thank you for visiting and I very much appreciate your forwarding my article to others.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Poignant and very powerful James!


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

PS - an interesting feed on what propaganda we choose to believe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psdgRH_p3XI or do we recognize it as propaganda?


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Carrie Bradshaw 7 years ago from Manhattan

This is extremely Spirit-led. I had thoughts along the same line, not about the "Job" experience, but rather that God gave nations the chance to repent in order to remove His impending wrath. Already we see four prophesies fulfilled this year of 2009 1) we are borrower and not the lender; 2) foreigners are rising to power in the U.S.; 3) terrorist attacks and 4) plagues and natural disasters ~ just look at the news! We are living in troubled times and America truly needs to repent. Let's get this message out everywhere!


SirDent 7 years ago

I love this article not because it brings me joy, but because it is sobering and makes me look at things in the right spirit. Thumbs up for sure.

I wrote a hub about abortion a few months ago and would like to link it here and link this hub on it also.

http://hubpages.com/hub/whydidntigetachance

If you don't want the link here just delete it. I understand totally.


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ethel smith 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

James I do not agree with everything you say but applaud your style and honesty. I do though agree with some of what you have written.


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DGMischSr 7 years ago from Maricopa, AZ

Hey Bro, I hope your membership to your hubs skyrockets. Great writings as usual. I always send out your latest to all on my email list. We can't let too much time go by until we get together again.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

You are a master hubber, James. Maybe you should write a book?


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

You know what, James. This is what faith is all about. None of the ph Iony stuff. Just the hardcore everyday truth. A fiery spirited approach to issues, bereft of none hypocritical crap! I LOVE THIS HUB!


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eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Great Hub.

You mention that "SUPREME COURT JUDGE HARRY BLACKMUN WROTE ABORTION INTO LAW" I know this happened, but when did the Supreme court get permission to write laws. I thought that congress could only write laws, and the Supreme could only decided if it was constitutional or not. When and where did it become that they wrote laws? The same thing happened here in Iowa on the law that the Iowa Supreme court overruled and said it was unconstitutional. In results gay can now get married here in Iowa. I did not see congress passing a law that they could.

Keep on Hubbing !


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

Bold, biblically sound, well written and timely. One can either just read through it, dismiss it's value, or let it sink in, deep. I found the Light in 1980 and my spiritual eyes have been opened. Great hub James!


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thinking out loud 7 years ago

Excellent as usual james. good stuff.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SEM Pro— Thank you very much.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SEM Pro— Is that JayZ? If so, TheMindlessBrute is an authority about that guy and can break it down for you better than I can.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Carrie Bradshaw— You always bring a deep spiritual perspective to the Community. Thank you for your wise commentary.


Sciantel 7 years ago

Thank you so much for letting the truth reign inside you and letting the Holy Ghost speak. America is in trouble and won't be a nation much longer, te book of revelation will come to the Earth soon I believe, but us Christians must cheer up because it just means that Jesus will soon return to this old wretched earth to bring His Father's Kingdom which He promised He'd do!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SirDent— I appreciate your discerning point of view. That link is just fine right there. Thank you for it. I bookmarked it and will read it shortly.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

ethel smith— It is gracious of you to read and leave a courteous comment even if you don't agree.  You are a nice lady.  I like you.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

DGMischSr— My old band mate!  A pleasure to see you here, brother.  I really appreciate you spreading my links around.  I didn't know you were doing that.  Thanks!  We are only three hours apart—let's visit soon.  You missed the reunion!  We were going to get you up there for a few tunes, dude!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Gypsy Willow— What a wonderful compliment! Thank you very much. I have a book on the back burner. :D


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

fierycj— I love your comments! You have the gift of discernment, my friend. It is a pleasure to have you in the Community. Thank you!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

eovery— Thank you! 

You nailed it, my friend.  The Supreme Court is not supposed to make law—ever.  The said they found "emanations from penumbras"  when they struck down the laws prohibiting abortion that existed in 49 states at the time as legislated by the legal Representatives of the People—you know, those pesky people mentioned in "Of the People, by the People and for the People."  Those People.  :-)

Isn't that sick?  Sounds just like the Devil talking.  Penumbra meaning "from the shadows."  I'll say! 


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

IslandVoice— Thank you for your wise words. Dismiss it or let it sink in. That's the choice all right. I appreciate you for visiting.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

thinking out loud— Thanks for the visit and the compliment.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Powerful and well written, as always! Great message about what is happening here and now.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Sciantel— You are very welcome.  Thank you for adding more Truth to the conversation.  I don't view myself as the Author of this piece; just the word processor.  :D


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

k@ri— I humbly accept your compliments and I am pleased for your visit.


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braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

You know, the most clever thing satan ever pulled off is when he convinced so many that he was not even real. That he was just a fairy tale and a myth that could be ridiculed and not taken seriously. It is in that context, that he has ruled an manipulated the masses into following him as they declare that he does not even exist. Good hub. I could have done without that abortion picture but it sure drives the point home.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

braudboy— I agree with you. That is his greatest weapon; the disbelief that he AND his demons exists. That picture is sick. At least I didn't post 55 million of them. Just one sample. Sorry!

Thanks for your fine commentary.


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oscarwms 7 years ago from PA

I like that. If such a conversation ever ever took place between God a Satan it would not be unfounded. We are heading to the final round of the battle for America. I'm glad I won't be here when it happens. Bible prophacy must be fullfilled. Oh, God won't have to apologize to Sodom and Gomara.


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Alexander Mark 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Right on! You were on the dot with this one - as you always are, but this is a piece of art. I was concerned when you started with a challenge from the Devil much like the one concerning Job. I think in these times especially, we will see the entire world decline into Satanism as described above, including America. No nation has ever lasted with the exception of Israel, which has returned time and time again. America is just another nation, and without revival it will fall into moral decay and the same troubles that plague all the nations of the world.

Beautifully written, you can write more of these, I especially love the unapologetic, truthful, logical and holy perspective. You truly were a word processor on this one ;-)


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

oscarwms— Thank you for reading and leaving your affirmation. I appreciate it.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Alexander Mark— I had Job in mind for sure when I thought this up. Good call. I see no need to apologize for the Truth. :D

I am always glad when you come by with praise and encouragement. It helps. Thanks.


Justcallmeleroy 7 years ago

James, Thank you for the story of what Evil had done in Europe and than to add God saying look this way. Man this is a way of showing how and why this world is going down fast I mean real fast people who think they have time to think about what they should do about there lives need to think again this is a realistic story . And the way things have gone we are way past the time as it was before the flood. We are way way past that point the Lord could already be on his way! Praise God for your work on this hub a Great Theory that has so much Truth! Amen


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Justcallmeleroy— You are welcome and thank you for the encouragement. I am humbled by your wonderful remarks. God Bless You!


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Steve Rensch 7 years ago

James: After reading the uniform support you receive from all your commentators, I had no choice but to stop for a moment to leave a pebble in your shoe. I, like you, find my contrarian in these moments.

First, I want you to know how much I respect you and your voice. Agreement and disagreement ultimately mean nothing. I appreciate that you speak always with integrity. I hope the people around you appreciate that they have a spokesperson like you.

My only complaint is that I would like to hear you speak personally one time as to how you got to this point. I'm not saying your hubs are not heartfelt. They are. But there has obviously been a significant trip from the life of your youth to this point, and I would love to hear about it, in the language of the common man rather than those who have already decided what life is about.

I could not agree more that life is a spiritual battle. I would like to think it is not as humorless as Christians often make it sound. But it is a battle. The only difference for me is that the battle is not conceptual, it is personal. I want to know where you're coming from, but sometimes the concepts obscure things.

Am I being obscure?


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Steve Rensch— This particular piece was a concept I had been ruminating for quite some time.  I was reflecting on the Book of Job and the Holy Spirit spoke to me directly that the experience of Job was somehow related to the experience of modern America.  I sat down at my keyboard and these words came out.  I kind of marvel at them myself.  That said, I will be happy to be more personal in the future.  I thought I had been rather transparent.

Perhaps my personal testimony is what would be useful.  I am writing that in a book but it seems a bit large for a Hub.  I will try to come up with a condensed version.  But I am far from humorless—though I may come off that way.  I am happy personally.  I feel like Paul Revere.

Thanks for your ideas and I will make an attempt to respond properly. 


Hxprof 7 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

You did well to use the conversation between God and Satan from the book of Job to represent what is soon to come in America.  I have heard it prophesied (I didn't personally hear it-another I'm well acquainted with did) that the 'cry of Job' will be heard coming from Americans in the not too distant future.  What was the cry of Job?  It was the cry of a servant who'd become self-righteous asking God "why am I suffering"?, Many of us are in that position today,and God wants to break His people of that self-righteousness, so firery trials will be visited upon His people.  God's judgement begins with His church.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof— Amen! You see clearly, my friend. God will not be mocked. He is patient. He is hoping that America will prove to be a Prodigal Son and come home to him. Thank you for your wise words.


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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Hi,James

I must say the supreme court justices do wear black robes as do all judges .I never really understood why the rulings of the supreme court justices have never really been challanged by the people,or congress,If congress really wanted to they could change the law to make abortion illegal.But those who want population control ,some of them conservatives ,don't want to pay for abortions ,for moral as well as monetary reasons and yet ,if those babies do get born and they become welfare recipients,those very same conservatives will complain all the same.Although the conservative businessman might not as, they may benefit from the government paying for those welfare recipients.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

someonewhoknows— Some Presidents have ignored the Court, notably Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln.  If legislatures or referendums voted the legalization of abortion I would accept it as the law of the land but the fact is what the Court did was Unconstitutional.  Thanks for chiming in.  It's nice to hear from you again.


Joseph Hirniak 7 years ago

James: There's a reason I will not watch the Exorcist again. I saw it fifteen years ago and to call it 'creepy' doesn't begin to explain the forces that exist out there. Many people do not realize it's based on truth and I, for one, believe it. good hub. Joseph


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Great story telling.


Roger Mitchell 7 years ago

I strongly dissagree with this Hub's ending. The end is not Jesus wept.

JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL AND HAS TAKEN DOMINION OVER DEATH HELL AND THE GRAVE, AND AS CHRISTIANS IF WE STAND ON THE COVENANT WE HAVE WITH HIM, WE WOULDN'T BE WALKING AROUND TALKING ABOUT WOE IS ME......TRUE WITHOUT JESUS WE CAN DO NOTHING, BUT WITH HIM WE CAN DO ALL THINGS INCLUDING THE SALVATION OF AMERICA.....ARE THERE NO PROFITS IN THE LAND....SATAN DOES NOT WIN, WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET IT.....SO IN THE NAME OF JESUS I REBUKE ALL YOU CRYBABY CHRISTIANS, AND BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS I SPEAK DELIVERANCE FROM SATANS INFLUENCE OVER AMERICA FOR GODS PURPOSES OF FREEING THE REST OF THE WORLD UNTIL ALL TRUE BELIVERS ARE PULLED OUT OF HERE.........AMEN!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Joseph Hirniak— Yes, many are unaware of the spiritual forces at work in the world, especially those that are malevolent.  Thanks for reading and commenting.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Paper Moon— Thank you very much. Nice to hear from you.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Roger Mitchell— I hear you, Brother. You are coming through loud and clear. I have always found the passage in my Bible very moving to me personally where Jesus looks down at Jerusalem, the city He loves so, that has rejected Him and He wept. I was making a metaphorical analogy there. Am I whining? Gosh, thanks for the reproove. I had no idea I was whining. I thought I was lamenting, along the lines of Jeremiah.

Hey, I appreciate your bold stance and let there be no doubt I am assured of the outcome for this world. For the United States, not so sure.


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Darrell Roberts 7 years ago

I loved this hub. I do not agree with everything, but I have to admit it kept my interest from start to finish.

Best wishes


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Darrell Roberts— I am glad you liked it and found it interesting. Thanks for the visit and best wishes to you.


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Kebennett1 7 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

Thank You for putting it right out there! I pray this message reaches the unsaved masses and those who are being led away with the lies that satan has let loose on this world. God Bless You.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Kebennett1— You are welcome and I humbly accept your appreciation. I will join you in that prayer. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. I look forward to reading your work.


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Tigermadstanley 7 years ago from Canterbury, Kent, UK

James, I love your work. What a powerful message you have portrayed through your well chosen words. So many truths are contained within your hub. I find your message relevant to the UK as well as the US. Thank you.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Tigermadstanley— Why, you have uplifted my spirits with your affirmation. Thank you very much for letting me know.


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Staci-Barbo7 7 years ago from North Carolina

According to 2 Chronicles 7:  13. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

James, the ball is squarely in our court - those who call themselves by the name of the Lord.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Staci-Barbo7— Beautiful Scripture. And it is the truth. These are the verses for America today. Thank you so much for adding them here. Let them be a testimony.


iamqweenbee 7 years ago

Nice story! Very well written! My heart fluttered when I saw the picture of the aborted baby.

I'll bet if Jesus came back, he will climb back on the cross and start over after seeing that picture.


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Galaxy Gazer 7 years ago

Hi James - What a great hub!  God is a gentleman and won't go where he is not wanted and it would seem both America and Britain want to remove God and Christianity completely.  As Christians we need to rise up and fight the polically correct views that now hinder Christians to speak the word and spread the gospel!

Satan has also paved the way for Islam to have a more prominent focus and have alot more freedom  in both countries rather than christianity being a priority!  We are becoming an ever increasing minority in the leaders eyes of both countries.

Im going to forward this link to my father who is a Pastor of a Pentecostal Church here in England!

Thanks again!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

iamqueenbee— Thank you for your kind words.  He just might. 

I was reading a couple days ago that a university banned pictures of aborted fetuses from display on campus.  One week earlier they voted that pornography had a Constitutional right to be displayed.  hmmm . . .


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Galaxy Gazer— Why, thank you so much!  God is indeed a gentleman.  I appreciate you forwarding my humble article to your father, a pastor. 

You are right.  Strange things are happening over here.  In one case, a Christian woman was told she would be fired if she wore a simple cross on a necklace to work; while a Muslim woman was told she had a right to work in a Hajib or whatever that religious clothing is called.  A University here is savagely critical of the "myth" of Christianity while building foot washing stations because "Islam" must be respected. 

I very much appreciate your wisdom.  I bookmarked your Hubs to read later today.  For now, Welcome to HubPages!


goodfriendiam 7 years ago

I read your article, very informative. But I have a question what was Christ death for? Nothing? Or was it for all the heart renching people out there trieing to find the way. Those that have made mistakes in there life time. Was it not for freedom, for healing? Or was it to chain down, shackle people to more rules? Thanks goodfriendiam


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

goodfriendiam— Definitely not to shackle people or chain them down.  The things Jesus says for us to do are for our own good, or He would not have commanded them.  So, it's not to take away our fun.  It is to free us from hurting ourselves through sin.  He says, "Come to me all ye who are heavy laden"  "For my burden is light." 

Christ death was to reconcile mankind to God.  It is for freedom and healing.  But it is obvious, that it doesn't do anybody any good if they reject the message. 

Try my other Hub "Life of Jesus"  It is much more positive than this one. 

Thank you for reading and for your profound questions.  I can hear the wheels turning. :D


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rosariomontenegro 7 years ago from NEW YORK

Dear James,

I do not wish to comment on the whole of your hub, only on a fraction of it, that I am quoting right now:

"His demons whispered in the ear of the people that the birth control pill had made them free to have sex with anyone at anytime, including hooking up with strangers, and they had a right to unlimited pleasure, and perversion of God's plan for humanity. The demons whispered to young women that aborting their babies was just fine—just a clump of tissue anyway!"

I want to call your attention to the fact that you appear to condemn, as if they were on the same moral level, abortion and the use of the contraceptive pill, that in this case seems to be a symbol of all contraceptive methods. From an ethical point of view this is a tremendous mistake. These are two entirely different actions: one destroys a life, the other prevents conception.

Preventatives of conception cannot in any case be compared with the destruction of life for obvious reasons. A human being start its existence at the moment of conception. Before that, humans have the right to regulate their fertility according to their needs. To prevent conception you can use several methods: the pill, the preservative, abstinence, that as preventatives of conception stand on the same ethical level.

The active condemnation of contraceptive methods and even the passive lack of their dissemination through education has been one of the worst promoters of abortion and infanticide in the world. Abortion takes the life of the human being while in the womb, infanticide after birth. Both have been historically used everywhere and most tragically continue to be used around the world.

If you want to prevent abortion and infanticide forget the law. The legalisation of abortion has only brought to light what was there before. Women did not wait for a law legalising abortion to terminate life in their wombs. If you want to prevent abortion there are many things to do, and I suggest that we reflect together about them. One of them is certainly not the condemnation of contraceptive methods, on the contrary.

I do understand your anguish, that I share, when thinking of all the tiny human beings whose lives are extinguished before having a chance to breath in open air, to see the light, to see their mothers.

So please, let's think in a rational way and not mix the problem with part of the solution.

 

 

 


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Onusonus 7 years ago from washington

Nice Job spin on America, too bad it didn't work out as well for our nation. I once Heard somone say that if it gets any worse the Lord will owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. Imagine how bad it must have been.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

rosariomontenegro— I did not mean to condemn contraception.  I am not against the pill per se.  The use of the pill was originally restricted to married couples, for "family planning." I see nothing wrong with that.

The Supreme Court ruled this Unconstitutional in Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972)— a ruling that is in itself a violation of the Constitution, but that is another story.  What the demons said was that the pill made it possible for unfettered sexuality of all people at all times, completely unharnessing the sexual act from family and marriage; from procreation to hedonism.  And this has had disastrous effects on our society, that I hope do not require any explanation.

BTW—the Austrian doctor who invented the pill, thought he was doing a great thing for married couples to plan the timing of their children.  HE never meant for his invention to be used by the unmarried.  In fact, 20 years later, viewing the wreckage of the "sexual revolution" he lamented that he had ever invented it.

So, what we have is just a  misunderstanding.  I did not mean, in any way, to compare killing a baby with wearing a condom.  Thanks for your your wise words and for reading my article. It is merely fiction, you know. :D


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Onusonus— That is funny! HA! There is still time for us to come to our senses. There have been Great Awakenings before, such as the one that led to our American Revolution, and the one that ended slavery. We'll see what the Lord's plan is, Brother. Thanks for reading and leaving your fine comments.


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Great Hub. It was a v unique and esoteric way of writing. Enjoyed it completely. cheers to a wonderful hub


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

jayb23— Thank you for saying so, sir. I appreciate your readership and I look forward to checking out some of your work as well.


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Ana Louis 7 years ago from Louisiana

This was a very moving and inspiring hub.  There are so many "leaders" who are being led by an evil they deny.  I have stopped questioning the why of things and accepted that nothing happens by accident and God has left us to our pursuit of SELF.  The world is HELL bent on "having it my way" and so it will be.  But prayer is a powerfull force, and I believe that God is working in ways that we cannot see or understand at this very moment. 

I wrote a poem some years ago that addresses spiritual blindness and apathy, and is part of a Hub I wrote titled, "Tribal Lessons" - in many ways I think that the world has spiritually fallen asleep, and are allowing themselves to be led by the Piper to a place of desolation.

"The eyes are the windows to the soul"

When Obama announced that he was running for president, he seemed likeable, had a nice smile, and spoke eloquently; but there was something in his eyes that frightened me.  I told my family that he was a pawn and could not be trusted.  I have not changed my mind. But who am I to say that Obama, and others are not part of Gods plan to bring this nation to its knees....the only place that it will find redemption, and regain its standing in the world.

Thank you for publishing the picture of the aborted baby.  I cried for a long time after seeing it, but the world needs to see the truth, and the truth needs to break every heart.

God Bless You.

 


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Ana Louis— Love the avatar!  Thank you so much for reading and leaving your wise and moving comments.

I am going to go and read your Hub "Tribal Lessons." 

God could be using Obama to bring the nation to its knees.  He has been known to use Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, etc.  for His purposes. 

I am sorry I made you cry.  But that is one of the saddest sights one could see.  And many people who are very concerned about satyr butterflies, snail darters and flies brush this dead baby off as it it were nothing.  There is something wrong with this picture.


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Alissa1985 7 years ago from Arkansas

This is a really powerful hub! I believe that it spoke to me.  You are very right about it also. I believe that we need God back in everything that we do.

I agree with you. There is something very wrong with an aborted baby. I can't believe that someone could just get "rid" of something as precious as a baby. They are the most wonderful gifts that God can give us.


christianesk 7 years ago

No apologies, Dude! Fight the good fight. Expose the lies and let the truth be shouted from the rooftops. Gonna send you a poem I wrote years ago. i think you'll dig it. Powerful hub!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Alissa1985— If we miss God we miss the point of life.  We are off the mark.  I can't believe anyone would abort a baby either.  It is an appalling transgression of our human nature.  Thank you for your comments.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

christianesk— "I will not back down.  I will not go quietly." 

Thank you for reading and your encouraging words.


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spiderpam 7 years ago from USA

Haunting and so true, Keep it up James.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

spiderpam— I am blessed to have someone as discerning and wise as yourself leave these words of encouragement in my comments section. Thank you.


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

Whenever you turn on the light switch, darkness scampers. Enlightened by your hub James. I just joined HubPages this week and am inspired by your work. Keep up the good fight!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Gicky Soriano— Any relation to Alphonso? :-)

Just like roaches!

Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. I look forward to reading your work. Thank you for your gracious remarks.


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Cher Anne 7 years ago from Earth

!Speechless.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Cher Anne— I hope, in a good way! Thank you for letting me know you read my work. I am appreciative.


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Waw, James, how did I missed this one?


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Vladimir! I don't know—but it is one of my favorites. I had a picture of an aborted baby on here for a month but someone complained and Hub Pages made me take it off. They said it was adult content. Thanks for visiting.


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Evan Hutchinson 7 years ago from The Dirty South

satan's greatest weapon is not disbelief in him - it's the right-wingers who, up until the past few years, completely took over the evangelical Christian church in America, getting Americans to focus more on homosexuals, guns and money than poverty, starvation, oppression and unsustainable living that slowly destroy God's earth. Our job as God's people is to use the gifts God gave us to try to make the earth more like heaven.

As for Christianity dying in America, bring it on - real Christians thrive when culture-Christians fade off - see also Christianity in China and India, and Africa.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Evan Hutchinson— I forgive you for this screed without repentance because you are 24 years old and probably a product of the public school system. Listen: Evangelicals have always been on the right. There have never been leftist Evangelicals. May I recommend "The Rise of Evangelicalism" by Mark Noll?

The issue of homosexuals is being pushed by them, not Evangelicals. Until 1973 the American Psychiatric Association considered homosexual tendencies to be a mental illness. Homosexuals were stoned to death in Jesus' day. Homosexual acts have been anathema for 2000 years. It is the homosexual movement that has stirred up this pot.

I have been to a lot of church services, sir, and never have heard the word "gun" mentioned. Gun rights are guaranteed in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and have been since 1789. Those who want to void the 2nd Amendment are pushing for change not the Right. The citizenry is armed for three reasons: to hunt for food; to protect its families against criminals; to guard against tyranny.

Now as to your other idiotic charge, who do you think feeds more hungry people, puts more clothes on the backs of naked people, and shelters more homeless people around the world than anybody else? Christians! Damn, son. I'm going to have to teach you everything.

Christianity is thriving in Africa, China and India. I agree with you. But you're not going to like this: they are far more Conservative than American Evangelicals! Who do you think is leading the fight against homosexual ministers in the Episcopalian and Anglican Church? Africans!

I do appreciate your comments. And I am sorry if I handled you roughly. But when you equate Evangelicals with Satan you need to be rebuked.


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SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

Thanks for sharing this with me. It really is bone-chilling. I don't care what "they" say- in my opinion, until we start hearing more support from the supposed millions of "peaceful" muslims, I don't buy that it IS a peaceful religion. Talk about preaching intolerance.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp— You are welcome. Thank you for reading. I enjoyed writing this piece. It was on my mind for quite a while. :)

The Muslims do have some 'splainin' to do, if you ask me. I saw an awful lot of them celebrating 9-11 by whooping it up and ululating. And what they teach in their schools is worse than Hitler.

Thanks for your comments.


Rick Marlow 7 years ago

James,This hub, certainly more than any other I have read since joining Hubpages has lit a fire within my spirit. The issues discussed here have eaten at me like a cancer for years. My writings thus far on the hubs have been been towards lightheartedness and reminiscent.But this night I realized that I have a far greater responsibility to be vocal in this venue and corroborate the unchanging truth of GODS word. My writing henceforth will be of a different nature.Thank you as usual for allowing yourself to be used of God to encourage others and edify Christ.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Rick Marlow— I had a huge picture of an aborted fetus as the last image on this page for over a month and then there were complaints by Atheists to Hub Pages and they removed this entire Hub for a month at the peak of its popularity without telling me why and stonewalling when I asked, Where'd it go?"

Finally they told me the Hub was removed because of pornography.

I am well pleased that you liked this one as it is one of my personal favorites. If it lit a fire then brother, I've done my job! :D

Thank you so much for your support.


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Abe Normal 7 years ago from Gigantic Ocean Seaboard

Blaming America's shortcomings on Satan is retrograde, mumbo-jumbo, superstitious tripe. Sorry. "The devil [and God] may dwell in the details." Pay more attention to them, connect the dots, realize there are sound, logical reasons for nearly everything, none of which involve supernatural entities. And if the Supreme Court had not upheld the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, there'd be no religious freedom. Once one understands details, one might graduate to caring enough to overcome them.

In what appears now to be a bit of theological irony, given that the doctrine of separation between church and state is often viewed as a secular product, Thomas Jefferson rooted his ideas about that doctrine in the religious belief “that Almighty God has created the mind free . . . [and, therefore] the Holy Author . . . chose not to propagate [religion] by coercion . . . as was in his Almighty power to do . . . .” See Virginia Religious Freedom Act, 1786, in The Complete Bill of Rights: The Drafts, Debates, Sources, & Origins 51 (Neil H. Cogan ed., 1997).

An Obama shortcoming is what FoxNews's Red Eye describes as the "Elitist snob" one, a characteristic not permanent, not too serious; his manner of speaking may be annoying, phony, pompous and hypnotic however he's young and has plenty of time to become normal (SEE any "Intro to Psychology" textbook for a definition of normal).

-Abe Normal

"Good works spring from faith; they do not produce it." (Luther, Wartburg, 1522)


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Abe Normal— I think you are confused by the meaning of the word "coercion." A creche on the village green, a football coach leading the team in a pregame prayer, having a Bible in a classroom—that is not coercion. Coercion is, "Declare yourself a Christian or we'll cut your head off."

I like your quotes from Red Eye and from Luther. Thank you for your contribution. I appreciate you coming by and sharing your thoughts.


Monarkman 7 years ago

Fantastic writing!!!! This tells it the way it is. I really like how you explained how satan influenced the churches to stop mentioning hell, wrath, sin, judgement, etc. and how going after the supreme court allowed the flood gates to open.

Bless you Brother,

WM


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Monarkman— Thank you! Thank you very much. Your comments have brought me joy today. I appreciate the affirmation. God Bless You!


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Great Hub!!! Great analogy, and yes satan and his minions have been extremely busy wreaking havoc on America!! It was Americans who allowed this as we as a nation became apathetic to our country's blessed freedom and democracy. Prayer was taken out of schools, and I believe one of satan's earliest minions was Madalyn Murray O'Hair. The atheist who made it her mission to remove prayer from public schools.

Remarkably, the National Council of Churches and several Jewish organizations favored Madalyn O'Hair's case! Not a single Christian organization filed a brief in support of school prayer. The Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in favor of abolishing school prayer and Bible reading in the public schools. Justice Tom Clark wrote, "Religious freedom, it has long been recognized that government must be neutral and, while protecting all, must prefer none and disparage none." The federal government considers atheism to be a religion, and this Supreme Court ruling favored atheism, at the expense of the Christian majority. Thanks for you message James!!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Kim Garcia— Thank you and Greetings to the Lady from the Low Country. O'Hair certainly worked for the Devil. I don't understand why Jews line up on the Left. Maybe I'll write about that someday. You are right about these atrocious Supreme Court rulings. They booted Christianity out and welcomed Secular Humanism—self described as a religion—in. We've been paying for it ever since.

You are welcome. Thank you for your excellent commentary. Always an honor to receive you.


opinion duck 6 years ago

James

Interesting hub.

However, I still object to the use of the word pornography. It is too ambiguous while at the same time too conclusive. Using the word makes the conclusion on its face and not in its deed.

As for religion, where is God's word on gay and lesbian run churches such as the LA Episcopalians? Is this God's wish or Satan?


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

opinion duck— Thank you for saying so. I appreciate that. That would be Satan's wish, of course. God has made Himself clear on homosexual acts. They are an abomination in His sight.


opinion duck 6 years ago

James,

We have another accord.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

opinion duck— Shall we hold a joint press conference?

:D


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HOOWANTSTONO 6 years ago

Howdy JAW

I was just going through this hub and thought about my own country RSA, and notice the Parallel that is taking place, and, one comes to the conclusion that it is a Satanic conspiracy on all nations, not just the USA. The amount of disinformation and lies that the world believes is beyond measure.

Fortunately if it was not for meeting up with Jesus Christ many years ago, I would most likely be a deceived member of the world.

Peace


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

HOOWANTSTONO— Ah! I didn't know where you were from. That's interesting. You and I are surely blessed to know Jesus and have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside of us. If not, as you say, we'd be lost.

It's always a pleasure to hear from you, brother. I'm going to come read some of your work tomorrow.


rainstreet 6 years ago

interesting slant on the book of Job.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

rainstreet--- Thank you. Thank you very much!


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ALL4JESUS 6 years ago from USA

Very well written and researched you left out one of the most controversial - alcohol. Satan loves when we dull our senses by drugs or alcohol. Blessing to you and your family!


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

It is not just in the US UK etc that our civil rights are being taken away James. It is here in Aus also. Since the atrocities of 9-11 and on it seems all Governments are running scared. Not only have they taken away our rights to worship God freely, this year our local city would not allow Christmas decorations to be put in the street because in the last couple of years the Shire has allowed about 50 muslims into our 4000 people town and don't want to risk offending them. At the same time they allowed the first lesbian marriage to take place in the same part of town. I do not blame the local muslims but the City Shire and town Council who want to appear to be caring for and respecting the rights of the new Immigrants. What about our countries rights? Keep up the great work, I'm with you. Blessings.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

ALL4JESUS— You have added a good point. Thank you for that. I greatly appreciate you for reading this piece and leaving your words.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Loves To Read— I am sorry to hear that Australia is in the same boat. I have always had the greatest admiration for your country and its people. Yes, the tyranny of the minority. That is sad. Thank you for the education about what's going on over there. I appreciate it. And thank you for your support and encouragement.


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Alexander Mark 6 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Oh man, this rocked my heart. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were an independent fundamental Baptist. So grateful to you for saying it how it is.

I just had a small Facebook war with a homosexual friend who posted that we should all stand up against violence against homosexuals AND ACCEPT that they are "born this way". I couldn't keep my mouth shut and two of his friends showed their true intolerant colors.

The point of this little story is that when you replaced the challenge of Job's dedication with America's situation, it became clear to me that there are very few of us left who believe the way you do, and those of us who do need to shout all the louder when called to speak, and show more of God's love than ever before. Jesus was often surrounded by huge masses of people who hated him and abused him, today is quickly becoming the same.

I think that even though America has failed the test, our trials are polishing the faithful to shine brighter than ever before. This is the time to learn to love and bless the unlovable and those that despise us.


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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

It is not too late. Our actions now can make a difference, but apathy will kill us. We need to wake up and look at history, because history does repeat itself.

This short story reminds me of C S Lewis's book The Screwtape Letters.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Alexander Mark— I am blown away by the perceptiveness of your comments, my brother. I am non-demoninational but my grandma was a fundamental Baptist.

I just love your insightful words, especially this:

"I think that even though America has failed the test, our trials are polishing the faithful to shine brighter than ever before. This is the time to learn to love and bless the unlovable and those that despise us."

AMEN!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

HealthyHanna— Any comparison made of my humble writings with the awesome Screwtape Letters is quite flattering. Thank you very much for reading this Hub. I am reminded of the quote from Edmund Burke:

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I think Reagan summed it up best..."If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."

I have yet to find a hub of yours that was not interesting to me, but this one, I particuarly like very well. I have stong feelings pertaining to this.

Thanks again James.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

CMerritt— I agree with Ronald Reagan, perhaps the greatest American since George Washington. I am well pleased that you appreciate my story here. Thank you for the lovely compliments. You are quite welcome. :-)


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Patterns and cycles ... as you can see from some of my other comments, I'm currently reading Bonhoeffer's biography. One of the patterns I saw in Europe was how Satan infiltrated and corrupted the German church and leadership the same way he corrupted the Sanhedrin in the first century.

As with Europe, we are being shaken, so that which is unshakable will stand. It will be interesting to see what's left.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

BDazzler— Are you reading Bonhoeffer by Eric Mextaxas!? He is a friend of mine!

I surely agree with your assessment. Satan can be seen at many points in history. And the one you pointed out is certainly one.

I always enjoy your comments. You encourage and inspire me. Thank you.


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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Yep, that's the one I'm reading. I have only said this about a handful of people ... I believe that his work is truly Inspired by God.

I gave that book to my dad for Christmas and he read it twice. Then he gave it to the woman next door who is from Germany. She was a very young girl who's family helped the Allies .. she married one of our GIs and came back to live in the states.

She didn't know a lot of the stuff that was there. It was like giving her a piece of herself back after all these years.

Tell him thank you.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

BDazzler— That's amazing! I agree wholeheartedly that his work is inspired by God. He is a godly man. Check out this organization Eric Metaxas co-founded, that I am a part of:

http://www.newcanaansociety.org/

Thanks for getting back to me. I will tell him about you. God Bless You!


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

James, I just re read this, and it made me think and ponder. I am an eternal optimist. The analogy of Job, makes me wonder, IF, there is a correlation between those who still value our Forefathers plan and intent, with regards of placing God first and foremost, as did Job?

I may be all wet with this one, and I am rambling.

just a thought though...


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

CMerritt— Thanks for coming back and giving it another shot. I appreciate it. You're not all wet. There could well be some correlation. It would not surprise me now. The very suggestion would have shocked me thirty years ago.


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docbruin 5 years ago from USA

This is an awesome hub that everyone should read! The path that America, and the rest of the world, is on cannot be pleasing to God. I really like the way you wrote this. The message couldn't be more clear. If only more people would listen. Great hub!


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MercyGrace 5 years ago from USA

What a fantastic hub! It's so scary and true. Look at what we've become.

I have friends in Europe that actually think my faith is funny. They tell me they look at the US as young and naïve to believe so much. Your story says that very well.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

docbruin— Thank you very much for the accolades! I sincerely appreciate you reading my article and letting me know how much you like it. Why, you have made my day! :)

I will come by to see what you've been writing soon. Welcome to the HubPages Community!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

MercyGrace— Love the name!

Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. I look forward to reading some of your writings soon.

Some people do think faith is funny. I don't think they will laugh last. :-)

Thank you for reading my Hub. I am grateful to have received your gracious compliments.


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Michael-Milec 4 years ago

Michael-Milec

James A Watkins, this is God speaking to us directly through you.

The truth you've presenting is a message needed to be republished so often until the most of the readers

will know about it, talk about it and do with it whatever is needed to exposed the invasion of the evil into every part of our social structure.

The core of the morality is being destroyed by this evil- marxistic program pushed upon the children in public educational institutions, likewise other "preaching" -- like institution go along with the government agenda; what left are the voices of godly parents and grandparents to be vocal of this articles message to prevent further decay of formerly godly country.

May you be blessed continually and also a blessing , as you already are.

With much respect, MichaEL


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Michael-Milec— Welcome to the HubPages Community! Please let me know if you publish any Hubs of your own and I will gladly come over to read them.

You have made my day with your gracious laudations. I could not be happier at your response to my article. Of the Hubs I have published, I think this is one of the most important but it did not get near the readership that the majority of my work did.

I totally agree with your analysis of the situation and your remarks show wisdom that can only be discerned by a Spirit filled Soul. God Bless You Brother!

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I sincerely appreciate the compliments, affirmation, encouragement, and your blessings.

James


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Jen Card 4 years ago

Greetings James, I am still in study mode of these hub pages and articles before I write something of my own. This write up was powerful and left me with many things to ponder. I would like to mention this: "As dark as it may seem, we can never lose faith, for that is the only force that keeps darker days from victory" Mr. Watkins you have a gift and inspire. It is fellow human beings with true hearts (such as yours) that will bring back the balance of God's light. I don't believe there is any war, just harder and harder tests of our faiths. I make the choice to live by the belief that there is no power to vanish the light of our Creator where love lives in the human experience. I am not talking some hippy free love, what I speak of is a moral true love of God and mankind in all its creations. Thank you very much for sharing your gift and this article. I am inspired.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Jen Card— Greetings! Thank you so much for finding this old Hub of mine and letting me know you enjoyed reading it. At the time I wrote it I was quite proud of it—in a good way, not as in a 'pride goeth before the fall' way— but it never got the level of readership that many of my other articles did.

I am looking forward to reading your first Hub. By the way, I love that quote you posted for me in your excellent comments. And I am moved by this that you wrote, too: "there is no power to vanish the light of our Creator where love lives in the human experience."

Well said!

Hey! I used to be a hippy! :-)

I am well pleased to have provided a little spark of inspiration. I am grateful to you for the lovely laudations as well. And you are quite welcome.

God Bless You!

James


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Kaie Arwen 3 years ago

JJRBJ- Too sad, too true............... you nailed it! Thank you for drawing my attention back here. It was an excellent Sunday morning read........ the next message beings in two hours........ YF ~ Kaie


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago Author

Kaie Arwen--- I KNOW you! SHB; MST!

You are most welcome, my dear. Your comments have made my day. Just to know that you have visited one of my Hubs again brings me much joy.

ILYTTEOT!

You're the best, Kaie!

Faithfully Yours,

JJRBJ


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hello, James again.

For past five months ( since my visit here) , evidently a bold promotion of evil served under mean-spirited camouflage by " authorities" has been on increase .

Course of repression upon law abiding citizens successfully resulting in passivity, marching towards its goal.

Need for change , calls upon the righteous one, besides living righteously , also to speak loudly all the time, everywhere ( you mean market place, churches, family gatherings , some like this) ...

James brother you are in leading role even by reposing your meaningful hub articles . A hunger for positive impact ought to be satisfied.

Voted Up & useful.

May the God Almighty bless you and yours.

Shalom, brother


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago Author

Michael-Milec— Hello again, My Brother. Oh yes, I agree with you that a bold promotion of evil is on the increase. And getting more emboldened by the day, my friend. Repression, yes. It is here and it is coming.

We do need to witness to the Truth everywhere, yes we do indeed. Amen.

I hope my little articles have some meaning to some people. Thank you for taking the time to read my work and encourage me so. I surely appreciate the "Voted Up & Useful " as well as your blessings.

Shalom,

James :-)

ps Where are your first Hubs?


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Thank you brother James for your kind and always encouraging words. To answer your question, ' where are your...' isn't so simple. This far somehove I've figured it out what and how to. The rest , well , trying to obtain more knowledge what to do next...

May God richly bless you. . .


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago Author

Michael-Milec---You are most welcome. I pray that God will bless you richly and that the Holy Spirit will guide you in the days to come. Thank you for your blessings and friendship. I value them as something precious.


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andromida 3 years ago

James, the presence of evil is visible everywhere and those(people) who have the real power to bring about the change are living in the dark, not interested in what is going on around them, knowingly or unknowingly.The dark prince has taken the easiest path to get control over the mass.


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago Author

andromida— I surely agree with your wise comments, my friend. Yes indeed, as you said, "the presence of evil is visible everywhere." It is not hidden. It is out in the open. But now, good is called evil and evil is called good. People hear only what their itching ears want to hear. We are in serious trouble.

Thank you for reading my article. Spread the word.

James


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Betty J Murphy 20 months ago from Richmond, Indiana, USA

James, I truly enjoyed this article written off the top with no research! As always, you are concise and succinct providing an understanding on a simplistic level. Satan surely hated reading what you wrote about him and he hates the truth.


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James A Watkins 20 months ago from Chicago Author

Betty J Murphy~ Thank you ever much for your encouraging words! You have made my day!! I am so glad you enjoyed my short story. I don't think Satan liked it and he wasn't the only one. His fans got this story thrown off the air for a while. :-)


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Betty J Murphy 20 months ago from Richmond, Indiana, USA

James, we should not give the evil one too much thought or time. I am sorry you were 'off' a short time and now back.

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