Op-Ed: Our Nation Is in Peril, And It Will Only Get Worse if We Don't Act


“The wicked shall be turned into hell – and all the nations that forget God.” – Psalm 9:17

Our nation has forgotten God. And God’s judgment is upon us. The Lord has brought a strong delusion upon this nation.

We know two things: 1) The Lord sends delusion to those in rebellion against him; and 2) Our nation is in rebellion against him (Isaiah 66:3-4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).

And this is the first hard thing.

The coronavirus situation is a molehill made into a mountain, yet the vast majority continue to go along with the fiction. It is seen in how they walk around with their masks.

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Understand: Tyranny is built plank by plank.

You must guard the liberty you possess. Men fought, bled and died to establish the freedom and liberty we possess. We have no right to glibly give it away.

The noted British statesman William Pitt once said, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.”

And the tyrants of our day have learned that a virus is the perfect narrative to impose tyranny on the citizenry.

And this tyranny is evil. It is a pernicious evil. Citizens against one another.

Governments have put up numbers to call and websites to visit in order to tell on your neighbors for not complying. The media has put out countless articles and videos teaching citizens how to shame those not wearing masks. Now you routinely see posts and editorials saying that people who will not participate in the coming vaccination should have their children seized from them by the state.

Understand that as this climate of fear and authoritarianism continues to build, people will more and more ingratiate themselves to the ruling authorities by turning on their fellow citizens, reporting them, even making up stories and lies about them — in order to make things better for themselves. History teaches these things time and again. These are matters of human nature.

Americans have been indifferent and compliant with the slaughter of the preborn. They have been indifferent and compliant with every evil that has come along which impugns the law and word of God.

And now, they are indifferent and compliant with the evil actions of their government regarding COVID. Those very two traits – indifference and compliance – will be their undoing!

We have forgotten God. We tolerate evil in our midst. We think nothing of when the government impugns the law and word of God. We are a rebellious, wicked, deluded nation.

The second hard thing is that the nation is breaking apart — and has been for a long time.

Leftists are destabilizing the nation. You must understand the two Americas are irreconcilable. There is no union to maintain. Christianity held it together in the past.

Do you think America has forgotten God?

Begin to think geographically. Focus more on state, county and local politics. Think geographically regarding both states and counties. We need geographical areas that will resist this all-consuming push by the state to rule every aspect of our lives.

What do geographical areas such as states or counties standing in defiance of evil offer men? 1) They provide a place for people to rally; and 2) They provide a mechanism strong enough to confront the tyrants.

Look to the states or counties resisting this evil. You must teach your magistrates what their duty is in the sight of Christ according to God’s Word regarding their office. That they are not to just unquestioningly do whatever the person above them tells them to do.

The third hard thing is that your own government is at war with you.

All levels of government — federal, state, county and local — are at war with you. Americans no longer have the convenience of being indifferent toward the unjust and immoral actions of their government. Contact tracing is a tyrant’s paradise.

America’s Founding Fathers always pointed to the people as the ones who would ultimately have to preserve their Constitution and their freedom.

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Understand this is going to come to blows. If you think you can always correct things peacefully, you are ignorant of two things — human nature and history.

Understand that you must speak out. The biggest enabler of tyranny is silence.

Patrick Henry once said that which every Christian man must embrace in our day: “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.”

When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn made it to America after fleeing Soviet Russia which had been obliterated by the Marxists, he was asked by the press, “How did things get so bad in Russia?” He replied: “We have forgotten God.”

America has forgotten God.

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Matt Trewhella is pastor of Mercy Seat Church, founder of Missionaries to the Preborn and a teacher of the lesser magistrate doctrine. He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and reside in the Milwaukee area.