Dear America, Time to Wake Up!

July 3, 2021

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Those words were written 245 years ago, but they might as well have been written today. We live in a divided land, and the division is much like that which our forefathers experienced. The men who penned the Declaration of Independence and the men and women who fought as Patriots in a variety of capacities were in the minority, and they lived among Loyalists; they were misunderstood, maligned, mistreated, and martyred. They were called extremists. They were accused of ill intent and slandered as sinful. Yet they persisted, they persevered, and they prayed. Even though many thought they were wrong, and even used Scripture against them, the Patriots were not dissuaded from their God-given mission — to secure their rights, and the rights of their posterity, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Most Americans don’t question that our founders were heroes, but many of their contemporaries considered them criminals, even traitors.

Today many Patriots face a similar situation. We live among many who push the idea that it is extreme to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, that it is intolerant (i.e. bigoted) to believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, that it is hate speech to say that there are two genders, that marriage is between one man and one woman, preferably for life, that it is insensitive to call someone by pronouns related to their God-ordained biological sex, that it is cruel to say that a woman (if we are even allowed to identify gender) can’t allow a “doctor” to murder her preborn child. On the other hand, it is considered by many to be heroic to medically morph into having the appearance of the opposite sex, or to dress up as a drag queen and read kids a story, or to turn in a neighbor for being “extreme” by not wearing a mask when told, having too many guns, talking too much about America, or having voted for Donald Trump.

We live in a land of feelings-based morality. If I feel like I have some male quality, I must be transgender. If I feel like a baby would be a burden, I must need to have an abortion. If I feel like I’ve fallen out of love, I must need a divorce. If I feel like my great-grandparents’ oppression is the source of my lack of opportunity, I must need reparations. If I feel like all cops are bad, I must need to destroy people’s businesses and take over entire portions of cities as autonomous zones. If I feel like it’s not fair that others have more money, I must need socialism to save me.

But that only goes one way. If instead, I feel like the Bible is true, or that America is the greatest nation in the history of the world, that hard work is generally rewarded, then I’m an extremist, I’m intolerant, I’m downright evil and wrong.

So there are two groups, those who are in line with Biblical principles and those who are not, those who believe that our founders created an excellent, God-ordained blueprint for government, and those who do not, those who believe in the U.S. Constitution, and those who follow Karl Marx, those who believe in absolute truth, and those who trust in their own feelings.

America, it’s time to wake up! Our founders weren’t perfect; they allowed slavery, they wronged the Native Americans, and they didn’t allow women to vote. Yet they did design a Godly form of government — one created in response to injustice and to prevent it. Even those who considered themselves deists held to Biblical principles.

Today forces of evil — elitists — are trampling everything our founders stood for, and frankly, everything the Bible stands for, and most ordinary Americans are going along with the narrative. Many, like hatchlings, simply accept the predigested morsels provided by Mother Media. Others know something is wrong, but either don’t want to expend the effort required for critical analysis, or they allow themselves to be lulled to sleep because of apathy or discouragement. Most would prefer not to be bothered; they just want to go to work and raise their families in “peace.” In the back of their minds, they reason that they’ll do something when trouble comes to their door; unfortunately, history tells us that it will be too late then.

America, it’s time to stand up for the values upon which this great nation was founded. Like our forefathers, we have legitimate grievances, yet if we allow our current prosperity to lull us to apathy, or if we submit to the fear pandemic propagated by the leftist media and the anti-Christian elite, we will lose what those brave men and women secured for our benefit. We must no longer crave luxury at the expense of liberty! We must no longer give up essential freedoms to keep people from criticizing or cancelling us. If the founders would have given in to opposition, we would not be a free nation today. And we won’t be a free nation tomorrow if we don’t resist tyranny.

We would do well to analyze the prophet Isaiah’s ancient warning to Jerusalem:

“And I will make boys their princes,

    and infants shall rule over them.

And the people will oppress one another,

    every one his fellow

    and every one his neighbor;

the youth will be insolent to the elder,

    and the despised to the honorable… Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him,

    for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

My people—infants are their oppressors,

    and women rule over them.

O my people, your guides mislead you

    and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.”

Isaiah 3:4-5, 11-12 ESV

We have allowed our society to be governed by obstinate children and deceived women. We have allowed ourselves to be guided by media, educational philosophers, and politicians bent on destroying every semblance of Christianity. Where are the patriots? Where are the pastors? Where is the Church? Where is the voice of reason? Who will stand up for Biblical truth? Who will defend the oppressed? Who will rescue those being led to the slaughter? Who will speak up against the emperor’s new clothes?

” … whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” 

The Declaration of Independence

Yes, this is in our founding document, and it is no less true today than when it was so eloquently penned. I am not suggesting we overthrow the government, but we need to hold it accountable. It is our right, it is our duty, it is our privilege. Our founders risked their livelihoods, their sacred honor, and their very lives, to secure our liberties; we should not so easily give up what they so graciously provided. Today we have the ability to take what they willed to us, and build on it an even greater government, one that truly delivers what it promised, not by silencing free speech, but by encouraging open dialogue, not by disarming the populace, but by defending those who can’t defend themselves, not by elevating anti-Christian ideals, but by boldly proclaiming the Gospel and living its principles, not by elevating any mere human or human institution, but by lifting up the name of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, to whom one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. That day is coming soon. Our founders knew that. The day is closer now than it was then. If we forfeit our freedoms on the altar of peace, safety, convenience, or anything else, we also forfeit our ability to share the eternal truth of God’s Word — the truth of the Gospel — with the perishing.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”

Galatians 5:1 ESV

UFOs: Deception of Biblical proportions?

By Heather Walton

The Pentagon is allegedly releasing documents this month (any day now) that will declassify major findings regarding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). In a 60 Minutes interview, Luis Elizondo, former military intelligence head, stated that the government has acknowledged that UFO/UAP sightings are credible. He described what is being reported:

Imagine a technology that can do 6-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space. And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.

Luis Elizondo, Former Military Intelligence Head, UFOs regularly spotted in restricted U.S. airspace, report on the phenomena due next month – 60 Minutes – CBS News

In the same article, former Navy Pilot Ryan Graves, who claims to have witnessed such phenomena first hand, said pilots are seeing UAPs daily, posits the objects are U.S. or foreign technology, or they are from another world.

Here is one such sighting:

Recently Barak Obama was interviewed about his take on the UFOs:

But the truth is that when I came into office, I asked, right, I was like alright, is there the lab somewhere where we’re keeping the alien specimens and space ship? And you know, they did a little bit of research and the answer was no. But what is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are, we can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern. And so, you know I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is. But I have nothing to report to you today.

Barak Obama, “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” CBS, May 17, 2021

Following that, a reporter questioned President Biden about those comments:

“President Obama says there is footage and records of objects in the sky — these unidentified aerial phenomena — and he says we don’t know exactly what they are. What do you think?” a reporter asked Biden near the end of a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.

Biden smiled and responded, “I would ask him again,” before thanking everyone and exiting so quickly he didn’t take his translation earpiece out.

UFOs? Ask Obama, Biden quips when questioned about unidentified aerial phenomenon (nbcnews.com)

Lest this appear to solely be a Leftist tactic, Marco Rubio and Tucker Carlson have sounded alarms regarding the findings. In fact, in December 2020, Rubio authored the request which will make decades of findings public.

As a Christian, I do not believe in the traditional explanation of aliens, but I do believe this declassification may real phenomena that originated out of this world.

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ESV

I believe that the phenomena people have reported is generally demonic in nature. Scripture tells us that Satan masquerades as an angel of light and that he is a master of deception. We are in a time when the Antichrist, inhabited by Satan himself, is primed to enter the global scene. In order to get everyone to follow him, he will likely need a global threat to humanity. We have already seen the power of a virus; can you imagine what perceived aliens could do to create a unified world under a charismatic antichrist leader? It would definitely qualify as a powerful delusion.

We need to be on alert, not because of aliens, but because of the chaos and deception that could result from declassification of documents that point to the possibility of such creatures. In my opinion, there are a few possible scenarios that could unfold. Likely none of them is completely accurate or exhaustive, but I believe they are worth considering:

  1. The report will “prove” that aliens are real and a clear and present danger. If the world bowed in submission over a virus, imagine what they will do if threatened by so-called aliens.
  2. There will be a supposed threat of aliens among us, and perhaps there won’t be any way to tell who they are. This would be hugely divisive and cause people to suspect everyone around them.
  3. However it’s spun, someone could emerge as the protector against the alien threat, and would present something that would protect us against it, and those who take this protection might also take a mark.
  4. Perhaps those who don’t take that protection would be suspected of being aliens themselves, or of being compromised by the aliens.
  5. One day a lot of people will suddenly disappear from the planet at the rapture of the Church, and it could be explained either that they were the aliens who went back to their home planet, or that they were abducted by the aliens, thus increasing the fear and compelling more people to follow this false savior and take his mark.

Regardless of whether this becomes a pervasive threat to possibly unify the world, there is a threat coming, accompanied by a powerful delusion that will deceive even possibly the church. We need to be prepared for such a scenario, one which I believe will make the COVID pandemic look like a fire drill.

The only way to be prepared is to be a follower of Jesus Christ, a true follower who understands that we are sinners who can’t save ourselves, and who can’t be saved by anyone other than Jesus Himself. There is life beyond this earth, and all of us will experience it, either in heaven with the Lord or in hell, apart from Him and anything good.

Scripture says that Christ-followers are strangers and aliens in this world awaiting our true heavenly home (Philippians 3:20-21; Hebrews 11:13-16). I am looking forward to that day when I enter my heavenly home. If you are not prepared for that day, here are the basics you need to understand and accept:

  1. All have sinned. Because of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, we have all been born with a sin nature.
  2. Once we understand the concept of sin, we are accountable to God for it. God can have nothing unholy in His presence.
  3. God made a way for us to be right with Him by sending His only begotten Son, Jesus, who is God and was with God from the beginning, to live a perfect life and die an atoning death to pay the penalty for sin in our place.
  4. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead, by the power of the Holy Spirit, demonstrating that He conquered death and that He is God.
  5. To receive the salvation that Jesus provided through His death and resurrection, we must admit we have sinned, repent (meaning we choose to walk the other direction, following Christ’s way instead of our own way), accept that He alone can provide us with salvation, and submit to his authority in our life.
  6. Once we have made this decision, we receive the Holy Spirit, who is God, who lives in us, enabling us to live according to Christ’s commands, and intercedes on our behalf, empowering us to live as children of light, rather than children of darkness.

If you make this decision, you will need to be baptized in obedience to Christ, and you will need to grow through reading the Bible, praying, and joining with a community of Bible-believing Christ followers. None of those saves you, but they are necessary to the Christian life as we navigate our earthly journey as we await our eternal home with Christ.

Dear America …

By Heather Walton

Photo by Daniel Bendig on Pexels.com

Dear America,

I grew up loving you, believing you were a shining city on a hill, the beacon of freedom to the world. I grew up with faith that you were the land of the free and the home of the brave. I grew up believing that the flag was to be honored, the anthem was to be stood for, and that the country was to be defended. I grew up believing that I was privileged to be “born in the U.S.A.”

In sixth grade, I decided that I was going to be the first woman president of the United States. Midway through my senior year of high school, just after turning 17, I joined the Army, taking a sacred oath to “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” never dreaming that the latter would become necessary.

Four years later, I developed a higher allegiance, when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Even though I still loved my country, I came to understand that my true citizenship is in heaven. Yet, like Joseph, Daniel, Nehemiah, and Esther, I believe that I must also work at making a difference in the earthly nation where He determined I would reside until I go to be with Him.

In the past couple years it has become abundantly clear that the socialism we feared when I was growing up has become desirable to those who don’t understand its poison, and to those who embrace its atheistic ideology. The goal of socialism is communism, and the root and the goal of both is atheism.

What is a Christian’s responsibility? Of course we need to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Changing hearts is key to reclaiming the culture. Realistically, we also know that many will reject the Gospel. And sharing the way of salvation isn’t necessarily enough to win people; they must see the power of the Gospel fleshed out in our lives, in every aspect of our lives, in every facet of life, in every respectable sphere of influence.

Yes, even in government.

We have been lulled to sleep. We have believed the lie that faith is a private thing, not to be voiced in the public square. We have agreed to keep quiet about morality, and in doing so, we have consented to a substitute gospel, one that promotes humanism and moralism in the form of cultural Marxism. We have gone along with the flow, satisfied with the illusion that the government and the culture have left the church to do its thing. Because it hasn’t seemed to affect us directly, we were content to allow the culture around the cathedral to crumble to the ground.

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Because it hadn’t seemed to affect us directly, we were content to allow the culture around the cathedral to crumble to the ground.

Now that the devastation is becoming evident, what ought we to do? It may be too late, some say. Therefore, We just need to submit to the inevitable and protect ourselves and our families the best we can. Others posit that we are under judgment and just need to let things naturally unfold.

I believe we are reaping what we’ve sown, yet I disagree with the course of action most recommend.

I believe we need to do what we can to rescue the perishing, to expose the deeds of darkness, and to apply the light of the Gospel to the problems that plague our culture. We need to actively defend the liberty our founders secured at the risk of their lives, their health, their families, and their sacred honor.

We need to engage in government, in civil discourse, and in sharing uncomfortable truths with family, friends, neighbors, government officials, and everyone who will listen.

America, I want you to reclaim your rightful place as a model of Christian virtue in the world. I know it’s unpopular for me to say this, but I also know that we won’t get anywhere by simply saying what’s popular. The church has largely failed you by sitting in silence, watching you trade the truth for lies, and allowing the demise of morality within your borders. We have accepted the gag-order of the humanists, the post-modernists, and the cultural Marxists who have pushed their ungodly agenda. We have been complicit in the watering down of truth. We allowed the Bible to be removed from public schools and the unborn to be removed from the wombs of mothers. We have allowed women to call themselves men and vice versa. We have sacrificed our children to an education system that conspires to turn them against our founders’ ideals. We have shuttled our infants to institutions to be raised so we could get money, make names for ourselves, and do “important” work. We have destroyed the God-given institution of marriage by allowing atheists to determine its meaning. We have transgressed the covenant our Fathers made with the Lord, and we are reaping the consequences.

My beloved country, you have ceased to be good, and therefore will cease to be great, unless you repent and seek your First Love once again. I urge you to call upon the Lord before its too late.

There is hope for your light of liberty to shine forth once more, but only if you refuse to allow it to be extinguished.

What happened to ethical journalism?

I was interviewed last fall by Cal Perry of MSNBC.

By Heather Walton

At 17 years old, I entered Defense Information School (DINFOS) which is the military journalism training program; the preparation I received there was the best available. I learned early on that journalism must be ethical; as a novice reporter, I internalized that we were not even to flip a negative of a photo to improve its layout on the page. Nor were we to try to remember quotes; we were to take them down word-for-word, or else we would have to use an indirect quote. I often meticulously read quotes back to my interviewees to ensure accuracy.

The Journalist’s Creed and the SPJ Code of Ethics were integral to my profession and my professionalism. When writing a news story, I knew my job was to report the 5Ws and the H, “just the facts, ma’am,” without inserting bias. If I wanted to give an opinion, it had better come from someone else’s mouth in the form of a quote, and if possible and realistic, I needed to find other perspectives to highlight as well.

Today, I am dismayed at what passes for journalism. Consider the final plank of the Journalist’s Creed:

I believe that the journalism which succeeds best — and best deserves success — fears God and honors Man; is stoutly independent, unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power, constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance and, as far as law and honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship; is a journalism of humanity, of and for today’s world.

The Journalist’s Creed, Walter Williams, First Dean of Missouri School of Journalism

As far as I can tell, the mainstream media does the opposite of everything in this statement. In the past thirty or so years, journalism has evolved from being somewhat biased, but mostly delivering factual news, to shaping our opinions covertly and overtly. Today it seems that everything an op-ed piece. Peruse the stories of the major news outlets for more than five seconds and you’ll find language aimed at interpretation in every political article. Predigested news is the expectation in our drive-thru, 1000 mpbs-paced society. Apparently the powers that be at CNN, MSNBC, and yes, even Fox News think we are incapable of independent thought. Of maybe, on the contrary, they are afraid that we are.

It’s downright deplorable that the media is directing a political agenda designed to usher in socialism. They no longer report news; instead they manufacture it and suppress anything that gets in their way. According to the Journalist’s Code of Ethics, reporters are to “support the open and civil exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.” Today, we see a largely liberal agenda being pushed, and alternative views being demonized and “cancelled.” Rand Paul recently made this point in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, in which the interviewer practically interrogated the senator regarding whether he believed the presidential election was won by fraudulent means. Clinton’s former press secretary would not allow for the fact that “there are two sides to every story;” in fact, he would hardly allow Paul to answer the question he had posed.

“Where you make a mistake is that people coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything’s a lie instead of saying there are two sides to everything. Historically what would happen is if said that I thought that there was fraud, you would interview someone else who said there wasn’t. But now you insert yourself in the middle and say that the absolute … fact is that everything that I’m saying is a lie . . . That’s the problem with the media today is they say all Republicans are liars, and everything we say is a lie. There are two sides to every story. Interview somebody on the other side, but don’t insert yourself into the story to say we’re all liars, because we do think there’s some fraud and the election needs to be fixed.”

Rand Paul to George Stephanopoulos, ABC’s “This Week,” January 24, 2021

Senator Paul said under fire what I’ve been articulating to friends for months: The media bias defies journalistic ethics. It’s like the modern media is completely ignorant of true journalism. Of course, this is part of a greater agenda. The 45 Communist Goals laid out in 1963 include infiltration of the press (See number 20.), and this one has been accomplished.

According to the Journalist’s Creed, “journalism which succeeds best … is profoundly patriotic.” I would submit that our modern media is anti-American, salivating over the soon demise of our democracy, riding in the Trojan Horse of social justice ideology. They compound the injury by eagerly ushering in an anti-Christian era, which is an affront to the Journalist’s Creed and an abomination to the ideals of our republic’s founders.

Where are the honest journalists? Where are those who uphold truth, democracy, and the right of free speech? Perhaps it’s time for us old-school reporters to return to our post for the good of our democracy and of the future generations who stand to benefit from our legacy.

If you have any interest in joining me on this quest, please respond. I’m interested in interviewing people about truth, and in joining with fellow writers in order to chronicle our true history in real time. Here is information on a journalism class.

No hurry and nothing to fear!

By Heather Walton

In a day where fear abounds, and where Christians see certain persecution looming on the horizon of history, in a day where people seek manmade solutions and develop timelines and deadlines, the Lord encourages us to be steadfast and to trust Him, no matter how deceptive the narrative and how dark the winter.

There is but one man in whom we should place our ultimate trust. One man who sits on the throne. One who knows truth. One who ultimately orchestrates.

His name is Jesus, and He never fails, never disappoints, never abandons, never lies, and never surrenders. He is the only one worthy of our praise, our adoration, and our worship.

For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon his shoulder,

    and his name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and of peace

    there will be no end,

on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

    to establish it and to uphold it

with justice and with righteousness

    from this time forth and forevermore.

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV

When we place our hope in human governors and governments, or in media, or in authorities, we misplace our trust. Jesus rules over all, and someday that will be evident to all, but today, on this side of eternity, that is not yet apparent. For many, all appeared lost on Jan. 20. For others, all appeared gained. Yet only the King of Kings and Lord of Lords knows the full truth, and only He can redeem humanity from the curse brought on by sinful men who do the devil’s bidding.

There are some who await President Trump’s return on a white horse to set all things right. He is not going to. Whether he reappears in the pages of our human chronicle of history remains to be seen. Whether he will rescue our Constitution or rise up as the personification of evil also remains as yet history unwritten. The point is that too many have put too much hope in this man, and those who have need to repent and let God show Himself to be our only Savior. While Trump may yet return and do great things, he is not God. He can not ultimately rescue humanity from what ails us most — sin! It is not even fair to expect the things many have expected from this man.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I believe we are coming into a time of intense, worldwide persecution of Christians. We need to be ready. We will be cancelled, demonized, misrepresented, falsely accused, imprisoned, and perhaps even killed. The church is currently being refined and many are walking away. Perhaps you think I’m going a little overboard, but did you ever think churches would close, here in America, as a result of government orders? Did you ever think Christians and Christian textbook publishers would be blamed for a Capitol “insurrection?” Worse is coming. But ultimately, this should not worry us.

“Nothing is hurried. There is no confusion, no disturbance. The enemy is at the door, yet God prepares a table, and the Christian sits and eats as if everything were in perfect peace. Oh the peace that Jehovah gives His people, even in the midst of the most trying circumstances.”

Charles Spurgeon, Treasury of David

When we know our eternity is settled, and we are right with our Creator, we can experience peace that passes all understanding, and even if we are called to face a martyr’s death, we can be at perfect peace. Take courage, redemption is just around the corner!

The Covid Chronicles: An experienced perspective

By Heather Walton

Several weeks ago I was chastened by a friend who thought my stance on Covid lockdowns and mandates was flippant.

“You would see it differently if you’d been personally affected,” she’d said. At the time, I responded that I don’t think anyone on the planet has been left unaffected, but I also knew what she meant. Even so, I asserted in my own mind that, even if I got the virus myself, or had a loved one die with it, I still wouldn’t support the kinds of measures that have been mandated — not saying that I don’t think people should wear masks or stay home, but rather that I don’t support those things being forced by the government.

My beliefs have now been tried in the court of experience.

Now that I have “recovered” from the virus myself, I can conclusively say that I remain true to my stance that the government has overreached its bounds in handling this virus.

Is the virus real? Yes.

Is it highly unpleasant? Yes.

Would I recommend getting it intentionally? Absolutely not.

Should people take reasonable precautions to avoid passing it along? Of course.

Should we wear masks everywhere, social distance, close down schools, churches and businesses, or limit capacity? That should be left to the individual, NOT the government.

I continue to assert that maintaining liberty is more important than avoiding illness. Our founders risked everything to secure our freedom. We surely don’t want to look back through the annals of time and say, “You all didn’t consider pandemics when you wrote our founding documents. If you had, you would have allowed for massive government control in such situations.”

We walk a thin line when we allow for these kinds of measures at the hands of the government.

My personal experiences never negate truth, nor should they color my interpretation of it. As much as I desire to keep myself and others healthy, I’d much rather we all be free from tyranny. Health precautions should be at our discretion, not at the whim of any government official or agency.

In the end, I advocate true living over mere survival.

Mourning The Anniversary of Death

Photo by Viktoria Slowikowska on Pexels.com

By Heather Walton

She sat nervously in the little office, watching a video and awaiting test result. The video was called The Silent Scream. She dismissively watched the video, which showed an abortion through ultrasound, because it was easier to remove herself emotionally from the subject, than to consider the truth it contained. Once the video concluded, an older woman walked in and told the girl that she was, indeed, not pregnant. Thank God! she exhaled, more as an exclamation than a prayer. She went on about her life, pushing all of it into the back of her mind, yet it lingered.

That girl was 16. Scared. Seeking worth. Ashamed.

That girl was me.

Fast forward almost 30 years.

This time I wasn’t at a crisis pregnancy center. This time I had purchased a cheap test at a pharmacy. I sat there in absolute shock as not one, but two blue lines appeared. I was 43 years old. How could I be pregnant? Don’t misunderstand: I love kids. When I became a Christian at 21 years old, God changed me from someone who didn’t care for children and was unapologetically pro-choice to someone who worked at a crisis pregnancy center and later became a teacher. Yet, I was 43 years old and I had thought my family was complete. This wasn’t in my plan.

After about a week I recovered from my shock and started to get excited about this precious baby growing inside. However, it wasn’t long before I learned that this child was not in the right place. This was an ectopic pregnancy. The doctor told me I would have to terminate the pregnancy; otherwise I could die. He prescribed me a medication and scheduled a procedure. There was no discussion. This was not optional.

Yet in my mind, maybe it was. I begged God to save my child. I fervently researched to find out if there was a way. I prayed I wouldn’t have to take that medicine. I didn’t know if I could do it, yet I knew I would have to.

The day before I was to take the medicine, the Lord answered my prayer, not in the way I would have liked, but by taking the choice completely out of my hands. I began bleeding and having so much pain that I went to the hospital, where they performed emergency, “life-saving” surgery. “Life-saving” for me, yet life-ending for my baby, but not before mentioning that the baby had a heartbeat.

This experience plummeted me into a season of grief like none other. In fact, I have several earlier blog posts chronicling my journey.

I share this because there are indeed situations where mothers must make difficult choices, where they may have to choose to terminate a pregnancy in order to save their own life. When this happens, it is tragic.

However, these instances are rare.

It is a national tragedy that we have allowed more than 62.5 million abortions since January 22, 1973. It is an indictment on the church that we haven’t done more to prevent this. Instead, we have gone about our business, mostly unaware and perhaps even avoiding considering what goes on in the abortion mills, operated by an idolatrous, money-hungry industry with an agenda from the pit of hell.

Two days ago we saw the inauguration of an administration that champions abortion rights. This is to our shame as a nation, and especially as a church.

If you call yourself a Christ-follower and consider yourself pro-life, I challenge you to prayerfully consider how you can become a greater champion of life.

However, if you call yourself a Christ-follower and you consider yourself pro-choice, or if you think it’s not a major issue, or if you celebrate the Biden/Harris administration for other reasons but discount their abortion stance, would you prayerfully consider this question: How can you endorse those who do what God hates? Is this an option for a believer?

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”

Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV

I would respectfully submit to you that this administration and all who promote and endorse abortion practice every single hated thing mentioned in this passage. How can believers celebrate that which the Lord abhors?

Instead we are to

“Rescue those who are being taken away to death;

    hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.

 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”

    does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?

Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,

    and will he not repay man according to his work?”

Proverbs 24:11-12 ESV

Church, there is no option for us to turn our backs on the plight of the unborn, or the women who are being deceived into thinking they can participate in the murder of the precious children being formed within their wombs. We need to operate crisis pregnancy centers. We need to participate in foster care and adoption. We need to lobby our representatives and vote pro-life.

We also need to speak up boldly about sin and its consequences. See, when I was 15 years old and sexually active, that was sin. Yet nobody was speaking that into my life. I was seeking worth in the wrong places; yet I didn’t have believers shining the truth into my life that my true worth came from a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Instead of being challenged to have self-control, I was offered birth control. Instead of being told the truth about sin, my behavior was glossed over and even expected.

Church, we abdicated our responsibility to speak into the culture long ago, but it’s not too late to pour into relationships today. Saving one unborn life is worth it. Saving one eternal life is worth it. What we have to say isn’t popular. Some even say it’s hateful. God’s truth is often marginalized, twisted, targeted, or cancelled; yet we must not relent.

“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Ezekiel 33:7-9 ESV

Church, we have failed this country. We must repent, and we must declare the truth that our country has gone astray, that we have allowed our children to be sacrificed on Molech’s altars, and that we must not continue; that instead we need to turn to Jesus Christ for forgiveness of our sins, that we need to recognize Him as Lord, and that without Him, we are lost. Until we do this, we cannot expect His favor to return to our land.

Not my president?

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By Heather Walton

I have heard many people say that “Insert Person’s Name I Didn’t Vote For Here” isn’t my president! I have a simple question: Is that an option? And, if so, what are the potential repercussions?

So, if you’re an American, especially if you’re a Christian, and your candidate didn’t win, and even if the candidate that is inaugurated is diametrically opposed to your most closely held beliefs, do you get to say that that person isn’t your president? I would submit that, in this case, you have some choices:

  1. Move to another country. This is impractical for most of us, and truth be told, you would be hard-pressed to find a better one, even in these dark times.
  2. Join or start a movement to overthrow the government. This one is provided for in our Constitution. I find this option difficult to weigh, because, as the saying goes, “Often the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” Would a civil war, or an insurrection, return our government to the ideals of our founding fathers? Probably not. It would probably hasten our downward spiral into socialism and the accomplishment of the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a lofty-sounding cover for elite management of the entire world.
  3. Work as a responsible citizen to try to enact change at the local level, perhaps joining with grassroots supporters of a return to Biblical values. Pray, raise your family well, and serve your neighbors.

I believe that America’s days are numbered, and like those Hebrew exiles to ancient Babylon, we are called to be good citizens who support the valid aspects of our government while choosing not to participate in those that go against God’s will. Consider Daniel and his three young friends who petitioned their supervisor not to be required to eat the meat and drink the wine sacrificed to the Babylonian idols. Consider Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who refused to bow to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue. Consider Daniel, who continued to pray openly, in spite of being ordered to only pray to the king. These acts all had the potential to carry the death penalty, yet these brave young men stood against the culture and the government. Consider Esther, who risked her life to go to the king without being called; this act saved her people from certain death. Consider Nehemiah, who dared to appear mournful in front of the king, and who boldly petitioned for leave to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In each case, the exiles risked everything, and brought deliverance to their people and glory to the one true God.

While there are obvious parallels, there is a major difference between us and the exiled Hebrews: We are exiles in our own land. That is difficult to accept. It is heartbreaking to watch the overturning of Biblical values. For example, in less than an hour, we will have an administration that is willing to sacrifice so many precious unborn American lives on the altars of sexual revolution, power, and money. This is tragic, yet we, the church, have allowed this to transpire over time. How can we expect a nation with Molech’s altars, soaked with the blood of so many innocent babies, to prosper and enjoy freedom?

“Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways. The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.”

Isaiah 59:7-8 ESV

And that is just one example of how America has gone astray, and how the church has failed to constrain iniquity.

Church, we have earned this president, and it honestly doesn’t matter who actually won this election — because at noon, Joe Biden will be sworn in, and he will be our president, whether or not we agree. We might as well use our energy to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, because though we don’t know what’s ahead for our nation, we do know what’s ahead for those who neglect to place their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord, and the consequences are eternal. In the process, we might deliver our nation as well. But even if we don’t, like those three who defied the king in Babylon, we must choose not to serve the false gods of the culture, even as we remain citizens of this land.

Why should socialism scare us?

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By Heather Walton

As a veteran of the military and of the public school system, I know that the government does few things well and that it needs to “stay in its lane.” But what exactly is the government’s role, and why should we be concerned when it tries to expand its influence?

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in his own image,

    in the image of God he created him;

    male and female he created them.

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 

“Creation Mandate,” Genesis 1:26-28 ESV

The first form of government was “self-government,” which gave humans the authority to work in collaboration with God, the Creator, to improve upon the world He provided, using the materials he had given. In fact, the creation mandate didn’t just allow us to work and create — it required us to do so.

We don’t know how long Adam and Eve dwelt in a sinless state, but at some point, Satan entered the scene and asked the fateful question:

“Did God really say … ?”

This question was the hinge on the door to humanism, and our first parents opened that door, at first tentatively, and then enthusiastically; yet the horror was only evident as the monster pushed its way through the gates of hell into the bliss of the garden.

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:4-5 ESV

In other words, “God is holding out on you! He wants to be in charge. He’s a tyrant. True freedom is yours if you’ll just take control.” This is the age-old cry of the religion of humanism.

Socialism is the economic manifestation of humanism. Socialism says that we can do it ourselves, that if we just work hard enough, we can create a government that will take care of all of our troubles.

Perhaps the first socialist experiment took place when a bunch of people whom God had again admonished to fill the earth (rather than to stay put) and subdue it, answered that same question, “Did God really say … ?” in the negative. The tower builders purposed that, indeed, they would not expand their horizons, but instead would create a tall structure, so that they could stay in sight of it and remain “united.” God decided, however, that the Tower of Babel would not see completion, and he confused their language (Genesis 11:1-9).

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A friend recently asked me this question: “Can you explain to me why you think the country is headed for communism, or why a little more socialism scares you so?”

First, I believe we are headed for communism, because, in an expert’s words,

“The goal of socialism is communism.”

Vladmir Lenin

We are actively welcoming socialism, almost begging for it. Yet the economic system of socialism cannot, in the end, be separated from the political system of communism. And why not? Because the fundamental premise of both is that, instead of work being a good thing, a freeing thing, a thing that makes us like our Creator, socialism and communism, which are based on evolutionary thinking and humanism, presuppose that work creates an individualism that separates us from one another, and that this is a fundamental evil.

In Chapter 9 of the introduction to The Communist Manifesto, Gareth Stedman Jones recounted Karl Marx’s position that man’s labor actually made him more like an animal, and it estranged him from other people. This contradicts the creation mandate, in which work gives us dignity as we share in the image of our Creator.

Marx misunderstood the nature of work, because he misunderstood the nature of the Creator. He believed that the fulfillment of the creation mandate made man the “extension of a machine.” He posited that man did not need to continually produce and refine production, because that turned him into a mere factory of things for the rich. Yet his flawed conclusions followed his erroneous theology, which was lain upon the shattered foundation of Darwinian evolution.

“Darwin’s work is most important and suits my purpose in that it provides a basis in natural science for the historical class struggle… Despite all shortcomings, it is here that, for the first time, “teleology” in natural science is not only dealt a mortal blow but its rational meaning is empirically explained.”

Karl Marx, quoted at Marx and Engels…and Darwin? | International Socialist Review (isreview.org)

Since teleology is the manifestation of intelligent design, Marxism (the ideology behind socialism and communism) is based on atheism. When you take God out of the foundation, the result is a house built on sand. It will not work, and much destruction will result.

America was built by valiant, yet flawed, men. These men were radicals who believed in self-government and individual opportunity. While Marxists believe in equality of outcome, our founders championed equality of opportunity, a concept that gave rise to the greatest nation in history, one with more opportunity for people of all social classes than any other has offered. Why? Simply and solely because this nation’s foundation was Biblical. People were unconstrained by a king or government that would impede their abilities to pursue life, liberty, happiness, and personal property, and therefore could fulfill the creation mandate largely unhindered.

Socialism seeks to take away personal property, and ultimately will destroy the very liberty and justice it purports to champion, because it denies the Creator who authored liberty and justice. It puts the government in the role of God, and therefore is antithetical to Christianity. We cannot serve both God and money, and we must not give to Caesar what rightfully belongs to God. Doing so will be the death of America, and will cause great harm to the world. Therefore I must oppose it entirely and unapologetically.

What is the true cost of liberty?

From thenation.com

By Heather Walton

What does liberty cost? And if you knew how to get it, what would you be willing to give for it?

Many today mistakenly put their trust in countries, governments, leaders, organizations, or other human entities. People all over the world have joined the ranks of Q-anon and other groups that believe President Trump has the solutions for the world’s problems. Many worry that if he is not in power, the whole world will cave in to the New World Order, democracy will be lost, that socialism will overtake us, and that all will be lost. I do believe we are headed for socialism, as well as the end times. I do believe that we are moving toward one world government and the rise of the antichrist and the beast system. While we are likely going to lose many freedoms, our republic, and perhaps even our lives, that doesn’t mean we will lose our liberty.

Does that sound ludicrous?

Look at it this way:

No matter who is in the White House, God is on His throne. No matter what goes on in Washington, heaven’s purposes will be fulfilled. Sometimes things seem really bad, and sometimes they truly are, but keep in mind that, for the Christ-follower, our heavenly citizenship overrides our national citizenship. Jesus is preparing a place for us that is so much better than anything here on earth. Our Savior has already come and will return one day. No mere man can save us. No mere man can save America or the world. No kingdom can rise or fall without God’s permission. If America falls, and I believe it will, it will be because God has allowed it, and perhaps even purposed it. Things are not always as they appear. If your hope has been in any man but Christ, perhaps today is the day for that to change. If you do not yet know Jesus as Lord, today could be the best day to become part of His family.


One thing 2020 did for me was to loosen my grip on this world and its grip on me. I am a patriot, but I have become deeply aware that my true citizenship is in heaven, and I have come to long for the day I arrive there.


There is much in this world to grieve us, but it’s time to let go, to go through the grief process, and to accept that no man can be our savior and that no country is invincible.


Without a personal relationship with Jesus, we have no hope. This life is but a blink of an eye compared to eternity, so we need to be sure our eternity is secure. Nothing matters otherwise.


For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses his soul? Nothing — nothing is worth spending an eternity of regret.


None of us know what the future will hold or how much time we have on this earth. If you don’t know the Lord, please put your trust in Him today. If you do know Him, please spend every last breath and ounce of energy urging others to repent and put their trust in Christ. There is nothing more vital.


Persecution is coming to the church. Whether we have a week or ten years to openly worship and to share the Gospel, we need to use that time to the fullest.


And if you’re putting off a decision for Christ, you may find yourself suddenly standing before God and realizing that it’s too late. We all are sinners. Hell is real. Heaven is too. Jesus wants to forgive your sins and be in charge of your life, but you need to acknowledge your sinfulness, accept him as Lord (Master), agree that you want to change, and put all your trust in Him. Otherwise, you remain lost in your sins and on the road to hell.

True liberty comes from finding freedom in Christ. When your sins are forgiven, and you have a relationship with the living God, no matter what griefs come in this lifetime, the assurance of eternity with God in heaven is enough.

Perhaps America must fall in order for Christ to be lifted up in the world, or even in our lives. Perhaps men need to be brought down off their pedestals, that those who have put their hope in them may give up their idolatry and turn their eyes on Jesus, the author of liberty and our only true hope. If the “Land of the Free” must fall in order for us to understand true liberty, so be it.

Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

Today perhaps we should say, “Give me death (to my hopes and desires), that I may understand and enjoy true liberty.”