By Pastor Butch Paugh
March 17, 2013
"And I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." -Ezekiel 22:30
As the quality of manhood declines, so too does society and nation. "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." -Proverbs 14:34. There was a time in this nation when real men lead their families in righteousness. As Joshua said in Joshua 24:15, (paraphrased), you can choose for your house who you want to serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! He didn't put it to a vote. He didn't ask his wife's permission. He didn't consult with his children to seek their input or "feelings" on the matter. He didn't fear what others may think! He was not politically correct by today's standards. His decision was made and it was final! The people also agreed and took an oath before God. Unfortunately it only lasted about a generation and a half. As the people prospered and grew they forgot God and His righteous laws that blessed and protected them, and eventually destroyed themselves. Hosea 4:6-7.
The lack of righteous men has been the root cause of the downfall of all nations throughout history. Just because a "male" has a good physique, six pack abs and a zipper does not qualify him as a man. Ninety five percent of the men in America, in my opinion, should be classified as mistakes with zippers! They have the right physical parts but are lacking the only true aspect that would make them real men! Spiritual, righteous backbones, like a saw log that will not bend, break or yield to popular opinion or politically correct nonsense. They are not in touch with their feminine side because they do not have one. You can believe this, real women want real men! It is in the God given nature for a lady to desire a strong, righteous man to be a spiritual leader, guide, teacher and protector! I am certain that there will be some females that will bear their claws on that statement, but it's not their fault. The "women's rights" movement and the rebellion involved in that issue is due to the fact that men quit being real men and the women have rejected them as their leaders, providers and protectors! This is caused by witchcraft from both sexes! (I Sam. 14:23) And the fact that both sexes will deny this is idolatry! (I Sam 15:23)
Because of this witchcraft and idolatry all matter of perversion "rules" in America (Babylon). Good has been declared evil and evil is now declared good. (Is. 5:20) What happened? Who lead the war against evil in early America? Who were the motivators and the instigators of seeing that righteousness and justice were the rule of the land? Anyone with a decent and factual education on the founding of our nation knows that the answer is obvious. It was the clergy! (See book offered "The Chaplain and Clergy of the Revolution") As stated in II Chronicles 19:8-11 the priests (pastors) were appointed to see that all the people, including the king, obeyed all the law of God. So it was for a brief period of the history of our nation. The parliaments of the colonies did not meet to form new laws. They met only to be sure that God's law and the Scriptures were being justly obeyed. Thieves, adulterers, fornicators, rapists, pedophiles, murderers, sodomites and lesbians and others were righteously judged and Godly justice was swift and sure.
Let's look at a statement made by a French historian concerning an observation made while visiting early America. "I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields and boundless forest; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic congress and her matchless Constitution.
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of genius and power.
America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Folks, she is no longer good and she is no longer great!
Clergymen and true pastors like Samuel West, Samuel Webster, Jonas Clark, Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, Charles Turner, John Tucker and many more righteous men who preached as a flaming fire, set the good men of their times on fire for righteousness! You have probably never heard any of these names. More is the pity! They became so feared and hated by the King of England that called them the Black Robed Regiment. For the want of such men today our nation is damned. America has sinned beyond redemption, and the fault and blame lies squarely at the foot of the pulpits in America! The blessing on and of America are because of these Godly real men of God leading other real men in the battle for truth and freedom! The men scripturally taught there was to be no king (sovereign leader) but Jesus, and that resistance to tyrants (ungodly and unjust rulers) is obedience to God! Obedience is worship! We worship whom we obey! (II Tim. 6:15-Acts 5:29)
What happened? How did we become such an evil and corrupt world evil empire? Simple. For the lack of a few good men. Good is not defined here as an individual just being morally correct in his personal life. It goes far beyond that! A truly good man is not only a righteous man personally! He demands the same from all society! Including, and especially of all leaders religious (Christian) and civil! We have very few such men today. Don't believe me? Look who "rules" America today! Don't blame the White House, the court house or the state house! The blame is the church house! And the pastors are completely responsible for the flocks he oversees! If he is a man of righteousness, his flock will endeavor to live righteously. If they will not conform to the Word of God, he will shake the dust off his feet when he departs! (Rom. 12:1-2-Acts 13:50-51)
The righteous men a nation must have to remain moral and righteous in order to enjoy the blessings of Almighty God, must be taught, trained and motivated by Godly men behind the pulpits! Society, whether it's moral or evil, are a direct reflection of and from the pulpits of a nation.
Knowing that this statement is indeed a fact, please take a look at society in America today! We have effeminate men, masculine women, legal murders, sexual perversion, government fraud, and a police state mentally. All of these "symptoms" and "fruits" are a direct result of the 501c3 (IRS controlled) preachers, who have become compromising, feel good teachers that will not "bark" against sin and condemn evil in society! They have become so soft and spiritually castrated that sin has evolved into a "tolerable" issue! These effeminate, panty waisted, pulpit pimps don't even have the courage to call an abomination by its correct name! Sodomy has become "gay"! What a perversion of a good word! "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priest bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so; and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jer. 5:30-31
The pulpits being filled with ungodly and non spirit filled men and even women who, contrary to God's Word, call themselves pastors, preachers and evangelists, and in direct rebellion against God and real men have destroyed our nation and our children's futures! (I Tim. 3:1-13, II Tim. 2:12)
When the pulpits are silent on sin which in the transgression of God's laws, (I John 3:4), a society dies! The pastors have become dumb dogs who cannot or will not bark! They have scattered the flocks! (Is. 56:10-Jer. 10:21) There is no clear trumpet sounding out to the nation from the vast majority of the pulpits today to warn the people of eminent and severe judgment! (Is. 58:1)
Righteous living taught in God's Word is challenged, scoffed at and mocked on every hand and the pulpits are silent! Public schools corrupt our children's minds, and not only are the pulpits silent, but the perverted pulpits allow their children to attend them! Babies are being slaughtered every day (4000) and the pulpits condone it by silence! Truth has fallen in the streets, and "tolerance" for evil is proclaimed from the pulpit! Sodomy, lesbianism, adultery, fornication, and divorce are not only common today, but accepted as "normal." The pulpits are silent! Scriptures are twisted and perverted. Such has "Obamanation" saying that the Sermon on the Mount justifies perverted marriage, and the pulpits are silent! Our European Christian culture is being destroyed by an invasion of mostly heathen aliens that is condoned and supported by our damnable civil "leaders," and the pulpits are silent! Yes, the churches, i.e. pulpits are the only reason our nation has died and is damned! (My four hour teaching, "America the Damned" proves this.) We cannot "save" America today! It is far too late! (II Kings 24:4) We crossed the line into being a reprobate nation in 1973! However, it is not too late for truly righteous men to step up and stand up for God's Holy Word, for His glory and for the sake of our families to the saving of their souls! As David asked, "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" Ps. 9: 6-16
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