Rusty has written a great article about the battle that is unfolding in Columbus, Ohio, over the outrageous and blasphemous lies issued by the Muslim community concerning our Lord Jesus.  The saints in Columbus gave ‘em heaven as the theology of heaven became biography in the streets.  The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church of Jesus Christ!


Here is a 10 minute video from our friends Dan and Donna Holman of Doc Johnston confronting the lie of Islam and its false prophet Mohammed:  “Ten Things You Do Not Know About Islam!”

It appears that the Muslim community in Columbus, Ohio, is becoming increasingly arrogant in spreading its monstrous religion, with its false book, and its false prophet, right in the face of the Church of Jesus Christ in Columbus.  It has purchased space on three billboards around the city spreading lies about the Gospel of Christ. 

Saints from across the nation responded to a call by Coach Dave Daubenmire to allow the theology of heaven to become biography in the streets of Columbus right in front of these abominable billboards.

We pray that the Church in Columbus, Ohio, will not be silent or ashamed but will rise up in Jesus’ Name as these have and proclaim the truth of the Gospel of Christ from the roof tops.  We were born for a time such as this! ~ Flip


Behind abortion and the homosexual agenda comes Islam.  Judgments all, from the hand of Almighty God, upon a nation that has been so richly blessed by Him yet turned her back on Him.  America, once so free because God shed His grace upon thee, has become a harlot of the worst sort.  “This is the way of the adulteress: she eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”  Proverbs 31:20.

Failure to acknowledge the fact that the salt has lost it saltiness and is presently being trampled under the feet of men rests squarely upon the shoulders of the one who proclaims  herself to be the salt of the earth – the Church of Jesus Christ!  Judgment begins here.

These judgments from God are meant to turn us back to Him – Jesus!

God bless, encourage, and strengthen the arms, of the brothers that will allow the theology of the church house to become biography in the streets of Columbus, Ohio, March 27-30.

Give ‘em heaven boys!      

Jesus is Muslim

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber” (John 10:1).

The hits keep coming. Next up, Muslims go on a campaign of deceit. Like all false religions and cults, to add legitimacy to their falsehoods, they incorporate their own version of Jesus. It is, however, not the Jesus of the Bible, but a Jesus of their imagination.

God’s Word warns of another Gospel, a different spirit, and another Jesus (Galatians 1:7, 2 Corinthians 11:14). This billboard is the poster child promoting this deception in America today. This lie cannot go unchallenged.

Coach Dave Daubenmire became aware of this defamation of character against our Lord perpetrated by Islam in America. He sent out a Macedonia call to come help. I, for one, have responded. God willing, I’ll be flying in next Thursday, March 27, and leaving out on Sunday afternoon to return home to my family.

On Friday, we will be taking the Gospel of the Kingdom to the gates of hell at the local abortion mill in Columbus, Ohio. On Saturday, we will deal directly with this deception, set the record, straight, contend for the faith, and preach the true Jesus, who is forever revealed in God’s Holy Word.

I know this is a short notice, but if some of you can make it, we can sure use the support. Abortion and homosexuality are the dangerous roots that is producing the dangerous fruit of Islam in America. While it is day in America, we must labor and uphold the truth in the midst of our perverse and crooked nation (John 9:4). If you can make it, please contact Coach at 704-507-3211 to make arrangements. We need boots on the ground, intercessors, and preachers to converge in Columbus, Ohio for such a time as this.

If you cannot make it, please cover us in prayer that we speak the truth in love, expose the lie, lift high the name of Jesus, and preach as we ought in His name! Love ya!

Brandon and Michelle Stewart are surely starting some Gospel fires in Houston at the gates of hell.  The devil and his minions are none too pleased.  But the “Church Triumphant” is shouting Hallelujah!  While the “Church Militant” in Houston is just beginning to awaken from her long, almost comatose, sleep.

Pray for God’s church in Houston, Texas.



Remember the old hand exercise we did as kids that said “This is the church. This is the steeple.  Open the doors and see all the people.”

I made a new poem up:
“This is the Church
It needs no steeple
Open the doors and
Go love all the people!”

Awesome day today in Houston.  We brought Malachi and witnessed some amazing things.  We believe in so much more to come.  We had church on the street from sun up to sun down.

A wreck blocked the one way street entrance to Houston Women’s Clinic for over an hour and we were able to minister to the family involved in the wreck.  The woman driving totaled her car on the way home from visiting her husband in the hospital for back surgery.  At the end of the day 8 Christians got to visit this man, Eduardo, and minister with his family in his hospital room.  No one in the car accident was hurt, praise HIS name!

Police removed David our frequent demon possessed atheist from the premises for harassing one of the young ladies with explicit language caught on video.  She is filing a restraining order against him so he can no longer
visit the clinic while she is there.  Pray for favor with the judge who signs the order.

We gave out maybe 40 or 50 Abortion violation pamphlets to cars in the street passing by the clinic after the gates closed.

One carful of people asked if we could come speak to their church about abortion.  Elder Shelby Luke from a baptist church south of Houston is having 500 Sing a Little Louder brochures made to take with him as he visits
churches he goes to while he is traveling for his job!  Wow his whole family x 3 generations were street preaching today with us!

We are in the middle of Word in Warfare Houston.  Saves and more saves are preventing us from accomplishing it sprint style so we are running the WIW marathon style.  Revival!

Neighborhood of Dr Rosenfeld (who was informed today – Brandon said to him as he left the clinic “We’re coming to a neighborhood near you.”). We will be adopting this abortionist next Saturday.  Appreciate prayer.

Got to talking about high school outreach with co laborers in Houston, who are seeming to multiply every week HALLELUJAH.  We will pick a location and go soon.

We are thinking about having a big event again in spring break time so more people can come out and help us.  We hope to have overpasses, as well as the clinics covered.  This is so exciting!


Urgent Update on College Station:

New Islamic Community Center opened up 0.9 miles from my church and 5.4 miles from my house.  They had a sort of grand opening yesterday and there were at least 200 of them in full dress on the streets passing out
literature and giving away free food.  Please pray for my pastor as he leads our congregation and hopefully our community to battle this.  Abortion left our city and Islam slid in.  We did not properly give God recognition
corporately for what happened at Planned Parenthood and our community is now overrun with an equally big evil.  Flip, we really need direction and counsel here.  And LOTS of prayer.  Texas A&M is the 5th largest university in the country and has the biggest international student base of those 5.  I believe there is a “cell” here alive and growing, and getting educated, involved, and taking dominion over properties.  I have felt a stirring about Islam as you may remember for a while but I was not expecting it to pop up this way.  Please pray!  My pastor’s name is Tommy Thompson.  Please pray for him and maybe even call and encourage him if you think about it.  Thank him for allowing Brandon and I to be so free to be effective for the kingdom without judgment from our church authority.  He is an amazing pastor.  Our church phone number is 979-846-0777.  He would be encouraged to hear from the likes of you:).

We love you so much.

Heading to bed very exhausted but in a blessed way!

King Jesus reigns (even at 4820 San Jacinto Houston Tx)!


This piece of news encouraged my heart greatly to witness a very brave Christian woman in Germany give an Islamic Imam “heaven” during his blasphemous Islamic prayer.   It happened on November 10, 2013, at the Memorial Church of the Reformation in the Rhineland city of Speyer, built to honor Martin Luther.

 May her tribe increase.



Here is a small taste of what happens at our weeklong National Event.  This video was filmed at the National Event in Charlotte, North Carolina, last July, 2013.  Our good and very talented friend Neil, president of Iron Kite films shot this video for us.  He had never been to an OSA event before.  This article is one that he wrote while being with us for only one day.


“Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of.  Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends determined to be free.  And heaven and earth will aid the resolution.  On you depend the fortunes of America.  You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.”   –Joseph Warren, Boston Massacre Oration, 1775

“If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idol remains still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that, ‘It is not by might, but by My Spirit.’” – Jonathan Goforth (February 10, 1859 – October 8, 1936, (Missionary to China)

Here’s the newsletter!  ~ Flip


Invitation to OSA National Event, July 24th -31st, Rochester,NY 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Jerry Crawford and I are delighted to extend an invitation to you and yours to join us in contending for the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and for Life in Rochester, NY this July 24-31st. For forty years the American Church has wandered in the wilderness, seeing a rise of Godlessness and 55 million children destroyed as a result of the United States forsaking our Biblical heritage and foundations.  Yet the promise of Isaiah 60: 1-3 rings true.  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”

Could it be that OSA Rochester, NY will mark our passing through the Jordan and into the promised land of renewed hope, renewed righteousness and restoration?  Come and be a part of what God will do!  Rochester has been the site of historic revival during the C. G. Finney’s ministry in the mid 1800’s.  Rochester was a vital station on the Underground Railroad and the home of former slave, freedman, abolitionist leader, and Christian, Fredrick Douglass.  It’s time for the church to arise and contend again! It’s our turn now!

Mike Warren and Jerry Crawford, Rescue Rochester


Michelle Sochia took this picture of a bumper sticker she saw in New Orleans. Incredible, yet so typical of Islam to desire to be ChrIslam and prostrate Christianity to the level of all other false religions including itself. The “jesus” of Islam and the “gospel” of Islam is a heteros (different) gospel which is really no Gospel at all. 2 Corinthians 11:1-4; Galatians 1:6-9.

Jesus in the Quran

The “jesus” talked about in the Qur’an is not the Jesus of the Bible. There is no way that Christians should tolerate this nonsense. The Qur’an states that Jesus did not die on a cross, that He is not raised from the dead, and that He is not God. The Apostle Paul tells us that if Christ is not raised from the dead then our preaching is in vain and our faith is futile. 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.

Surprise for all searching Muslims! Jesus did die on an old rugged cross for your sins and mine. He was raised from the dead. He is seated at the right hand of the Father. And He is (let the reader understand) Almighty God Himself. Apart from Him there is no other – this includes allah.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! ~ Flip

Here is a little bit more information that may help you on your way to the polls…

Election 2012 – Some Answers to Difficult Questions

Rev. Flip Benham   October 30, 2012

This is not a new teaching – It is a truth found throughout Scripture.  God will use His enemies to discipline us and bring us to repentance.  He, Himself, will become our enemy to bring us to repentance (Isa 63:10).  LOVE!

To vote for the lesser of two evils is to vote for evil still.  This is absolutely true.  Nothing has changed.  The fact that we are presently under the judgment of God for the shedding of innocent blood, and that we have two people running for president who do not acknowledge the true God of Scripture is plain evidence of this.  We have been found guilty!  The salt has lost its saltiness!  We are being trampled under the feet of men.  So what do we do?  Who do we vote for?

First, we must recall that God is looking for the repentance of His church – not the repentance of the Republican Party.  After all, “…judgment begins in the house of God.” 1 Peter 4:17.

Those who are running in third parties that acknowledge the true God of Scripture; Tom Hoeffling, Virgil Goode, et al., have not done their “due diligence” to plead the case of the fatherless to win it.  They are simply pleading it to plead it.  Every four years the Constitution Party or America’s Party, do the easy thing to just run someone for president without doing the hard work of running and working for those down ballot candidates.  There is no way that they will ever have my vote again.

The Church of Jesus Christ is nowhere near repentance for the shedding of innocent blood in America.  We do not see it as our responsibility.  We have, by and large, left it up to the Republican Party to fight this battle for us.  We just give our vote and expect Republicans to fix it.  In the same way,Israel(the southernkingdomofJudah) was in no way ready to repent of sacrificing her children in the valley of Ben Hinnom, even though she was overcome by Nebuchadnezzar and taken into captivity in Babylon.  God made it very clear through His prophet Jeremiah that the people in captivity were to work for the peace of that pagan nation while they were in it for seventy years.  He was looking for their repentance.  It was going to take awhile.

We need to be working for the peace of our nation.  Our nation is worth saving.  We were once the most powerful, free, and prosperous nation on this planet.  We were, in John Winthrop’s words, “…A shining city set on a hill,” that the whole world might see the glory of Almighty God.  This was and is our mission.  But we have become the world’s sewer – pumping out drugs, porn, sexual slavery, violence, and every imaginable evil.  We are dragging God’s name through the mud, the blood, and the beer, of our own sin, and slaughtering His children along the way.

Spiritually, we find ourselves in a strange land (Babylon).  God’s judgment is upon us.  Our enemies are ruling over us.  But, just as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were true to their God, they were also called to work for the peace of that pagan nation –Babylon.

Queen Esther and her uncle Mordecai worshipped the One True God, but they also worked for the peace of the pagan nation Babylon.  How could they reconcile working for the “lesser of two evils?”  Why didn’t they rebel and declare the God of the Torah the only true God?  Because God told them to work for the peace of that nation, for if that nation had peace they too would have peace and multiply.  God knew the plans He had for them (Jer 29:11-12), and He, Himself, would bring them back to Jerusalem.  Please read Jeremiah 29-31 again and then put it in context of the entire book (note that the book itself is not in chronological order).

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Mordecai, Esther, and Ezra were all true to Almighty God, yet they worked for the peace of a pagan nation and rose (God lifts up one and brings down another) to power in that nation.  How about Joseph in Egypt?  All were a true light into the lives of pagan kings and rulers.  They were not rebels.  They were in the truest sense submitted to Almighty God first, and to pagan kings second.  They were lights in dark nations.  As that nation was blessed, God’s people were blessed and became a nation once again, that the whole world might know that there is another King – One called Jesus!

America’s history can be traced to this.  We are one link in the chain of the westward movement of the Gospel of Christ.  We must have eyes to see (John 5:19-20) what God is doing in our nation.  Remember, we will serve the kingdom we see, and we will become like the god we worship, Jeremiah 2:5.

Our latest writing, Election 2012: A Different Point of View, has spurred some very interesting questions and many “Amen’s!”  Here are a couple of attempts by one of our Pastors and Ante Pavkovic to further clarify and rightly divide, through the grid of Scripture, what God is doing in our nation today and what He would have us do. 

Remember, we will serve the Kingdom we see (John 5:19-20), and become like the god we worship (Jeremiah 2:5).  What is God doing in our nation today, and what is He asking us, as His children, to do? ~ Flip

Here is Ante Pavkovic’s write-up:

The Election – Is Voting for Romney a Sin?

After much contemplation about Mitt Romney, I have submitted my thoughts about this election to Flip.  I will try to be as brief and clear as possible.

Is it Biblical and proper to say that since Mitt Romney is a Mormon, we should not vote for him…no matter what?  Is it proper not to vote for a man who clearly loves this country, our Constitution, way of life, freedoms, and free enterprise system… because of his religious beliefs?

Saints, may I also ask you that say with morbidity that voting for Romney is wrong—why?  What is he going to do to us?  What evil is he going to do against the United States and our Constitution?

So far, I have not heard good answers from people I have asked.

But let me tell you what Obama intends to do:

Since he is a communist, since he follows the RULES FOR RADICALS written by that wicked man Saul Alinsky many years ago, a book dedicated to Lucifer, we can be sure that Obama and all those with him intend to conquer the United States and overthrow our form of government WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT.  How so?  Well the plan is; when they are in power, to deliberately do things to cause prolonged suffering and chaos so that the people will finally say they have had enough, and will go along with whoever promises them a better future.

For example, we are warned over and over that early next year, we are going to go over the fiscal cliff.  Why?  Well the Bush tax cuts will expire, thereby immediately significantly raising taxes on everyone.  A number of others serious cuts will take place because Congress hasn’t passed a budget AGAIN!  And Obamacare will begin to kick in, which is yet another massive tax hike and illegal overthrow of the Constitution.

This will create far more chaos and suffering than the last 4 years, if you can believe it.  What is coming is FAR WORSE.  This is all part of the plan.  So when we have suffered a good bit under this destruction that has come, Obama-the-Marxist-Traitor-Who-Belongs-in-Jail  will speak to the nation and say something like this:

He will say that our Constitution was a great document that has served us well for centuries.  And I’m sure he will wax eloquent about it and about our history as he reads from the teleprompter.  And then he will tell us that things have changed.  The world has changed.  The Constitution has served us well all this time, but it is time for a change.  It doesn’t work anymore.  In order to go “Forward”(his Marxist slogan), we need to “change” our government to better serve our people and the world.  And this con-job, this pack of lies, will work simply because economic suffering gets old, and people WILL SELL OUT IF THEY SUFFER LONG ENOUGH, especially dumbed-down, selfish, hedonistic and godless Americans that the Left has created via the Public School System, Hellavision, and now the internet, iPhones, IPads, videogames, etc.  All these idols have not only mesmerized the nation, but are often nothing but items with which people corrupt themselves with sinful entertainment and filth.  The plan is working.  They have debased this nation, brainwashed us, distracted us, made us ignorant, silly, selfish, and idolaters.

Such a nation is ripe for a communist overthrow without a shot being fired.  That is the plan.  They wrote of it decades ago and have implemented it.

So then, do we let Obama get re-elected when we know it will mean THE END OF THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNOW IT?  How moral and righteous is it to allow such an evil to take place?

You see, one thing I know is that Mitt Romney won’t do that, and wants the opposite to happen.

Did not God call Cyrus, a pagan King “Mine anointed” in Isaiah 45:1?  Was he not used by God to help the Jews back to their land and to rebuild the Temple?  Yes.  Has not God used pagans to further his purposes?  Is it not truly God’s wisdom to REBUKE THE CHURCH IN AMERICA by giving us a reprieve from Obama through a Mormon, and not a solid Christian man?  Should we not be grateful God would even grant us a reprieve from Obama, and be humbled that the reprieve comes in the form of a man and a religion whose image and good family lives in America have outdone our own?

Mitt may be the answer to our prayer to deliver us from evil, but it may also be a rebuke to us, because we, just like Israel should not be in a position of needing the help of a pagan king to do the right thing.  Israel was in bondage because of generations of sin and idolatry.  That was not God’s will or plan.  We are in the state we are in because of our sin and idolatry, and we ought not to have a devil like Obama in the White House, nor should we need the help of a Mormon to grant a reprieve.

If you are expecting a Christian leader, from whom we will have trickle-down-righteousness and a return to the Constitution, FORGET IT.    We don’t deserve that, and that is not how it will work anyway.  What we need are leaders who will ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION, LEAVE US ALONE so that we can live and do what we are supposed to do.  Paul said to pray for leaders so that WE could lead quiet and peaceable lives-1Tim 2:1-4.  It is for our benefit.

Our Founders envisioned that—men that would abide by the law and LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE.  Is Romney such a man?  If He is, then WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?  Some of you have voted, and would vote for Catholics, who are every bit the idolatrous, paganized, another-gospel-false religion that Mormonism is, except that Rome has murdered hundreds of thousands of our brethren over the centuries, whereas Mormons have not.  How do you justify such hypocrisy?

May I also ask, if our selections were Adolf Hitler and the Nazi power taking over, or Romney, would you still say you won’t vote for an America-loving, Constitution-loving Mormon and let Hitler take over?

My example is not extreme.  Obama thinks babies that survive abortions should be left for dead, or another doctor should come in and finish the job.  Three times as Senator this wicked man opposed legislation that would demand life-saving care to these little ones.  HOW IS HE NOT AS EVIL AS HITLER???  Hitler hated homosexuals and had a number of them murdered, but Obama promotes their sin and wants to OVERTHROW the institution of marriage as well!  Who is really more malignant?  Who defies God and His created order of things more?

Where I am with all of this is that Romney will win.  I have been telling people for many months that Obama will lose.  His arrogance is a stench in the nostrils of God.  Yes Obama is a judgment of God upon us.  The Assyrian, Sennacherib   was a judgment from God upon Israel, but he was so arrogant and merciless, that the Lord then judged him and removed him.  I believe Obama is an Isaiah 10 scenario, where he and all those with him are an affront to God.  I have reminded the Lord of this in my prayers over and over and plead for mercy upon us.

Romney will be a reprieve from heaven and an answer to our prayers, BUT HE IS A REBUKE TO THE CHURCH.  If the church won’t be the church in America, if we won’t be salt and light, then He might just give it to the Mormons!  If we don’t care about the unborn, and do what we must to end abortion, then how can we complain if God gives us mercy in a form that is also a rebuke???

I can promise you that God will be watching His people during Romney’s presidency.  Things will get better.  Will the church, with our freedoms sustained awhile longer, BE THE CHURCH AND GO AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT?  Or will we go right back to sleep, right back to sin, right back to all our technological idols and time-wasters, rather than prayer, fasting, self-denial, our daily cross, evangelism, discipleship and pro-life work?

My friends, Obama must lose and will lose.  Don’t be confused.  Romney loves our country, will try to do good, but THE CHURCH is the conscience of our nation, and we better BE the church during his presidency or someone worse than Obama may come.  Also, with the Tea party rising and the overthrow of not only many democrats, but moderate republicans from office in 2010, we must CONTINUE to see this as an opportunity to clean up the republican party and get our kind of people into office.  We can still do this, and there has been a groundswell of support for better candidates than what we have been forced to accept from the Republican Party.  Things are changing.  We have worthy men waiting in the wings for 2016 and 2020, should the Lord tarry and sustain us until then.

Lastly and ultimately, our kingdom is not of this world.  Righteousness will fully come when our Lord comes in glory and establishes His Kingdom in Jerusalem, as promised.  The grace of God teaches us to LOOK FOR, LONG FOR AND BE READY FOR CHRIST’S GLORIOUS APPEARING-Titus 2:11-13.  Don’t let your hearts be too settled here.  This world will pass away.  Our Lord’s return draws near.  That is what I truly long for, groan for, and pray for.  Until then let us occupy til He comes.  Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!

And here is a Kansas Pastor who has serve with us:

Re: Upcoming Election: A Different View – (Attempt at some clarification)

Hello Saints of the Lord,

Godspeed to you.  Recently Flip; with Rusty’s help sent the message: A Different Point of View.  This teaching is significantly new and different from what our views in these areas have been in recent years.  It has raised some questions for a number of us, in particular with respect to the teaching that to vote for the lesser of two evils is evil.

I am going to make an “attempt” at some clarification.  This clarification is not a suggestion that I or anyone else accepts this view.  The ideas are being put forth as an explanation on the “new” position.

Position: Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV) that we should – Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

Current Position: most of us have been using – A vote for the lesser of two evils is still evil.

New Position: We vote for the candidate(s) that we believe will most likely contribute to the “peace and prosperity” ofAmerica. This would include voting for a candidate that has a reasonable chance to win, (even if they are evil, i.e., Islamist/Socialist or Cultist/Mormon).


In order for one to be able to understand the new position, there are a few foundational beliefs that would need to be understood.  Stated another way, these would need to be beliefs that one holds as currently relevant and true for us in America today.  Most of these have to do with our current situation in America and where we are spiritually right now.  I will not take time to establish those beliefs in this writing but if you would like to look into further explanation see Rusty Thomas’ writing, A Different Point of View.

          1.  America is currently under the judgment of the Lord

2. That neither America or the Church in America as a whole  are repentant for the sins of our nation: the shedding of innocent blood, abortion/homicide, idolatry, Islam, homosexuality, etc.

3.  America has already been carried away captive into Babylon

4.  That the timing of Jeremiah 29 is applicable to America today

The Lesser Of Two Evils (LOTE) – If one is to accept the new position then what does that mean with the “lesser of two evils” teaching most of us have been operating with of late?

1.      Is (LOTE) still true?  Is (LOTE) now wrong?

2.      Is this “new” teaching only true if in “Babylon?”

3.      Why the change now?

The belief that the (LOTE) is still evil would still be true, but with this caveat, things are handled differently in some cases (i.e. possibly voting) when you are living inBabylonthen when you are living in Jerusalem/Christian America.

Some of our best examples are Daniel, who helped the pagan king with visions; Mordeci, who foiled an assassination plot against the king; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and Ezra, who were employees of the pagan state.  Yet all of them also had to stand up for justice or righteousness when the state was acting unjustly or unrighteously.  In other words they did both.  They could work towards the “peace and prosperity” of Babylon but they also fought injustice when necessary.  They did not attempt to start a revolution against the pagan state; they worked within it as much as they possibly could.

Likely, one would argue that voting for an Islamist or Mormon is itself an unrighteous act.  Maybe, or maybe since they are the only ones with a chance of winning, if we are in Babylon, then we should vote for the one most likely to allow the propagation of the Gospel so that the much needed repentance can come?  You decide.

As to when the change occurred, (if it has), I don’t know.  Was it 911, choice between an Islamist or Mormon for President, rise of Islam in America, Roe v. Wade, prayer and Bible forbidden in schools, or some other moment, or – are we not there yet?  I don’t know.  This is a decision that each of us will have to make on our own, particularly in relation to this new position.

In addition, I am sure all of us can relate that sometimes it takes certain truths time to “sink in.”  Of course most any idea that is a paradigm shift from what we previously held will take some time.

With respect to this “new” teaching, does it only apply while inBabylon?  Yes, that would be correct.

As a nation is blessed, the Lord’s people will be blessed, thus the opportunities for the Gospel to be preached are enhanced and the chance for repentance is heightened.

One final note: There is no doubt that if this teaching is true, that there would then be many other broader applications to the way we live and function as Christians.  Also, there would be many other questions in other areas that this would give rise to.  In order to keep this short I have made no attempt in this writing to address them, though they no doubt exist.