And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Nehemiah 4:14, King James Version
The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
Exodus 15:3, King James Version
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:34, King James Version
Few could argue today that we are living in an age of decadence in the United States. We, as a nation, have forgotten our covenant with the Lord going back to the Mayflower Compact and the Inauguration of George Washington, indeed even in the Declaration of Independence our founding fathers acknowledged divine providence in the actions they were taking. We now live in a nation that kills the most defenseless and innocent out of convenience and for profit, ridicules the faithful and teaches debasement within popular culture, seeks to place deviancy above morality, and is moving to replace God’s greatest gift to man – the gift of liberty and freewill – with regulation and authoritative overreach. As a counter to the rising tide of discontent, this nation’s ‘leaders’ move to remove the capability to defend one’s self and family from the coming wave of evil. So what is a Christian to do in these dark days?