Prudence and Silence in Evil Times
Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke (12 January, 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries
My opinion is that silence in the Church has led to unnecessary ignorance and inaction of good Americans and Christians and inability to discern proper voting patterns and being ineffective in raising of our own families. But lately there are those who are suddenly speaking up from the pulpits and being applauded for it, but my thinking is that they are being forced to as they are seeing their silence as un conducive and a tragedy on the Church, American family and social challenges facing our nation. My call for silence is not this kind of silence. It is a wisdom and call for CALM, patience and productive forward activity.
Aside from events in Syria, Israel, Egypt (N. Africa,) and the Middle East, lets look at just our own nation.
I am calling on Americans and churches to exercise a manner of silence and CALM, in light of the many events transpiring around the world and in our country. There are many things designed to provoke good, hardworking Americans to violence, unrest and civil disobedience, with intended results being arrests, imprisonment and re-writing of our laws originally designed to maintain our sovereignty and inalienable rights listed in our Constitution, Bill of Rights and amendments.
We know of things such as attempts to turn our military into anti-Christian persecution fields with threats of imprisonment, arrest, etc..., NSA whistleblower leaks of communications surveillance on all and any American and other nations, Islamic murders in American churches, cities and even in England, France, Spain and around the world, as well as our nation's and allies war on terrorism and many, many more things all the way from our children's first days in public schools into university and college, abortion on demand, and all aspects of government and non government organizations regulating skyrocketing taxes and regulations causing goods prices to cost more than the actual product itself, money devaluations and much more.
More specifically, we know of the hundreds of millions of rounds of firearms ammunition purchases by our government for Dept. of Forestry, Social Security Administration, Homeland Security, etc...
My point here is that we have received total assault on nearly all of our Constitutional and bill of Rights and Amendments, including our human rights of self defense.
Most recently, a few firearms producers, bloggers, and newspaper reporters have suffered tragic accidents and killings here in the U.S., all of whom were outspoken individuals of illegal government practices and activities. And in light of our president's legal "kill list," these events are extremely questionable, as well as the questionable activities prior to and following the Boston bombings at the yearly running Boston Marathon.
And now today, there's news reported by San Diego's NBC of a man in San Diego yelling murderous and hateful threats inside a Mosque during their morning prayers. Just the shear audacity and words reported which he spoke and his name, Larry Rodgers? I bet nobody knows this man. This is the kind of thing government agencies put people up to who work with them. I hope these people realize it. Gov. is bent on a reason to use all their ammo they're stockpiling. And NBC and the rest are behind any cover-up. And our present Whitehouse Administration, in my opinion, is in a hurry to create riots, civil disobedience and maybe even the worst mass killings of American citizens in the name of "homegrown terrorism" our nation has ever seen, before the end of the current Presidential term is over; hence my call for silence and calm during this remainder of the current term.
Along with my point is to take serious consideration to apply Biblical scriptures from the times they were written, and apply them today, at least for the duration of our current nation's presidency, because as I said above, certain aspects of our government seem to be deliberately geared to national unrest, especially in the manner that was hoped and planned for regarding last week's Treyvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial verdict.
Definition of PRUDENCE. 1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason . 2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs
Luke 1:20 And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time."
Luke 1:22 Luke 1:22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.