COMMENTARY – “I went down to the sacred store where I’d heard the music years before, but the man there said the music wouldn’t play. And, in the streets the children screamed, the lover’s cried, and the poets dreamed, but not a word was spoken – the church bells all were broken. And the three Men I admire most: the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast…the day the music died.” (Bye Bye Miss American Pie, Don McClean 1972)
“Will this be the convention that we will now remember as the time that God was nay’d and boo’d by the Democratic National Convention?”
This question was put to Jesse Jackson, activist/shakedown artist and self proclaimed savior to all disenfranchised humanists of color by Fox political pundit Sean Hannity just hours after DNC Committee Chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa literally overrode the all too obvious and unfortunately for the Democratic Party, too well documented, will of a majority of the DNC delegation in North Carolina regarding blasphemous changes to the DNC platform.
I admit I was stunned. Not so much by Villaraigosa’s confused reaction to the raucous crowd (liberal leaders are not use to their sheep thinking for themselves) or even Jackson’s apostate response to Hannity’s question (apparently the name of God is a cultural problem exuberated by the Christian right when we pronounce God’s Name exclusively in regard to His begotten Son Jesus). I was stunned by the initial actions taken by the delegation that had prompted Hannity’s question in the first place.
Up until this very moment I had always held the belief the Godlessness that exists within the Democrat Party was primarily at the leadership level, an alliance between humanistic progressive atheists that attempt to justify their claim God is a crutch that enslaves the intellectually weak and morally timid and Black Liberation activists like Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who deceptively use a false Gospel Message to perpetuate these same perceived weaknesses among the black community.
Humanists and atheists use their arguments to advance their agenda of legalizing sin without civil accountability and consequence by claiming everything is a right rather than a choice, while those like Wright, Jackson and Sharpton seek power and profit through exploitation of the flocks they claim to serve, revealing they are not wolves among sheep like their apostate comrades, but wolves disguised as shepherds. Liberal leadership uses both factions to raise money and garner votes that advance their own agenda with is usually a combination of the two.
As I watched this remarkable DNC episode unfold another event (though not as public) immediately came to mind, a prediction I made back in November 2008, just days before the last Presidential election when I stated on my radio show it might be good if Obama was elected as it would to a degree never before witnessed expose the extreme ideology that has evolved among the leadership of today’s Democrat Party.
So it was in somewhat stunning shock and awe I realized I was witnessing just the opposite, a Godless coupe by the masses rather than the party heads calling for the removal of God and refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel from the DNC platform while the leadership of the DNC attempted to appear they were trying to salvage what little decency and respect for our national heritage remains among liberals, forcibly overriding the will of the people just weeks before it will be decided if their anointed messiah will be immaculated for another term. Of course we know in reality they were simply trying to salvage votes. Votes that now hang in the balance.
I have been fortunate over the last 15 years to have been allowed from church pulpits, radio shows and political forums to preach, teach and commentate as to the state of faith in God and America. I can attest there are prophetic elements, some real, some fabricated that exist within them both, whether insight that imparts truth on events that shape our spiritual lives from the pulpit or the lies and spin that pave the paths of deception we too often must eventually commentate on in the political arena.
But this event at the DNC convention has a much deeper historical aspect to it than others, an aspect that is forever etched intellectually in my mind and soul, its implication embedded deep in my heart much more than past experiences. I can only describe it as the sad realization of a paradigm shift that carries with it an especially eerie prophetic aura as the future plays out in real time through media driven cyberspace.
This realization has driven me to my keyboard not as a prophet that predicts the future for that future is now upon us, nor as a commentator who desires to educate and entertain but as a citizen of both this world and the next who believes he has been blessed by God with a gift of discernment and a tongue by which to articulate cause and effect regarding events that occur in our society. And as it now stands a command by my God to do so.
With every command comes a desired objective, a warning regarding the failure to achieve that objective and the necessity of a response. Our objective as a nation is clear. If we of this nation do not address this situation now, if we do not repent and humbly seek God’s forgiveness and return to the Biblical principles on which we were founded than all that remains for us to be experienced as a nation and people is the dust we shall find heaped upon us, shaken off by the feet of a jealous God in this world and His eventual righteous judgment in the world to come when He declares He will share His glory with no one. Knowing that almost half of this country can listen to Obama and still believe him after 4 years of lies and deceit makes me wonder if we indeed are already in that age of judgment
As I pen this we are just a few weeks away from the 2012 Presidential election and our nation stands at a crossroad that will determine our direction not only as a nation but more important as a people of God. I hope those of us who are fighting to keep our Republic are not fighting in vain for God tells us that those who labor without God do indeed do so. So let us pray heaven’s Trinity has not deserted us. For if He has then surely we will mourn the day the music died.
Jon Matthews is Host and Producer of “Right & Wrong Radio” a conservative talk show that streams on the internet. You can visit his site at rightandwrongradio.com or email him at [email protected]