Grassroots Commentary

I Believe, I Believe

By George Rogers Clark · Nov. 30, 2012

The best pastor that I ever had once instructed me, “George, faith is not being able to say, 'I believe'. The Lord is the Author and Finisher of your faith. It is not what you do, George, but what He does. If you will trust in Him, He is faithful to build in you the faith you need for every circumstance.”

To one who believes in Grace most of all, it made perfect sense. And, considering the tumultuous journey my life has been, I am so glad the pastor was right.

This is not my affirmation, written for myself. This is written for you. It is meant to inspire you. Or, as we say in church, it is meant to “edify” you. I am an old man. I have learned a few things. One of the things I have learned about communicating ideas to others is this:

If you want to entertain someone with your words or ideas, lead them down several paths and let them get whatever they want from it. Give them all the fancy footwork and poetic prose you desire. But if you have a message to convey that is meant to convince or inspire them, “I believe, I believe” is a powerful way to embrace the topic and the reader/hearer of the message. I found that I can speak with far greater conviction about important topics if I just cut to the chase and open my inner-self up with, “I believe.”

Yes, revealing such deep introspection to others is sometimes emotionally difficult. And yes, to do so will certainly invite criticism. Accordingly, I only use the “I believe” expressive device when the message is urgent and my compulsion to serve makes the risks acceptable.

*Since you have read this far, I know you now want me to say it. Here it is:

I believe that I believe. I believe a patient and loving God performed many miracles in the lives of George and Barbara Clark. They were not all instant and magical miracles, but a few were. I believe He chose to prepare us for the coming storms; to stand firm with us as the storms lashed about; and to strengthen and comfort us until the storms subsided and moved away to find other shores to batter. I believe the Lord has remained with us, because He knew the storms would return.

I believe America is the greatest nation to ever exist, and yet, we are on a downward spiral. But I believe it is not too late to save America. I believe we need new, responsible and conservative government. I believe the evident corruption in politics is a symbol of what is wrong with the rest of America; a clear case of the blind leading the blind.

To reduce deficits and debt, I believe our federal government must cut spending and concurrently increase tax revenue, not tax rates. I believe a higher taxation of the rich is a path to reduction in overall tax revenue, as the wealthy will certainly pull back on investment, causing a further economic decline. The idea of “redistribution of wealth” is bait to deceive suckers and fools.

I believe the current focus on welfare and race is a diversion from the more central causes of America's deficits and debt. I believe that focus is divisive at a time when all liberty-loving Americans should be united.

I believe that, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” –Ephesians 6:12

I believe America, even the whole world, needs a new Great Awakening, a spiritual revival beyond any before in history. How will we conquer the awesome challenges before us without the blessing and help of our awesome God? Why would we want to try?

I believe the answer for America was delivered in past millennia. I believe America has never needed it as much as we do today. The answer is in the Bible, 2 Chronicles 7:14. It is God's own word for the healing of a nation. You may already know the passage. But, if you do not, please look it up. Its worth is immeasurable.

I believe America is a Christian nation. Those who first came to these shores were Christians seeking to escape tyranny so that they might prosper in material and spiritual bounty. I believe that the momentum toward a secular society that we have seen for several decades is an affront to the Lord. I believe that secularism is a rejection of God's gift of grace. I believe a turn back to God is the only hope we have; a much needed revival the only path that will secure our future.

I believe the religious pluralism established by our Constitution has become the foundation of the new, undesirable, secular society; a society that was not intended by the founders of the nation and writers of the Constitution. Still, I believe America can be saved without alteration to our Constitution. I believe the burden lies on the Christians who desire to “take back America.” I believe we must do our part to achieve a revival, win converts, and lead by example with acts of courage.

I believe the American spirit, born of a love for true liberty, and lifted on the wings of faith, once made us a great nation. I believe the liberty American patriots still honor is of a special and unique nature. I believe the unique quality of our liberty has caused many Americans to hold fast to the understanding that “freedom is not free.”

I believe the faithful, proud and pugnacious remnant of true American patriots will be the engineers driving the freedom train of tomorrow. I believe the freedom train will be striving to reach a place called, “Liberty and Justice for All.” I believe the train will not be destined for a utopia created by man's efforts. I believe the Lord will deliver those He has chosen to His utopia, according to His plan, and in His time.

I believe the “sword of the spirit” is more powerful than the cannon of the confused. I believe the “deceiver” is the enemy, not our friends and neighbors who have been deceived. The deceiver's promises of utopia will not be fulfilled. He tempts us to surrender liberty, piece by piece, in return for promises that he has no power to fulfill. I believe we must have the courage of faith and stand firm against the deceiver, whether he appears as man, or as devil.

I believe the brave and faithful acts of patriots must begin in earnest, now. Deficits and debt could crush America in a very short time. No longer can we wait for the next election. Politicians elected by the deceived have deceived themselves. They are no longer useful. We, the people, the proud and pugnacious American patriots, must pick up our swords and fight. With the sword of the spirit, let us seek to engage the enemy on all fronts. When a new majority of freedom-loving Americans are united in purpose, then perhaps the politicians will listen.

God bless America.

George Rogers Clark blogs at myFreeBlogs.us: http://www.myfreeblogs.us

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23 Comments

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska said:

George Rogers Clark: "I believe the religious pluralism established by our Constitution has become the foundation of the new, undesirable, secular society; a society that was not intended by the founders of the nation and writers of the Constitution. Still, I believe America can be saved without alteration to our Constitution."

Thank you for pointing out the seditious nature against Yahweh of Amendment 1's provision for the freedom of religion. That said and the fact that there is hardly an article or amendment that is not antithetical, if not hostile, to Yahweh's sovereignty and morality, HOW can America be saved without alteration to our Constitution.

“How long halt ye between two opinions? If Yahweh be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” This was Elijah’s challenge to the double-minded Israelites on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings 18:21. Every age has their own Mount Carmel. So what’s today’s Mount Carmel? As individuals, we may have several personal Mount Carmels during our lifetime that must be scaled and conquered. However, as a nation, America’s Mount Carmel is unequivocally: Yahweh or We the People (a modern form of Baal).

I can understand that humanists would choose We the People. After all, We the People is just a collective form of a majority doing what is right in their own eyes (Judges 21:25). What I cannot understand is that alleged Christians would choose to serve Yahweh as god on one hand and We the People on the other. What’s even more paradoxical, on the whole, “conservative” Christians are the greatest advocates of We the People and its humanistic government of, by, and for the people, based upon the whimsical edicts of a fickle people in rebellion to their God.

George, please, please read your copy of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective." Anyone else can receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of this same book by taking our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

It is a pleasant surprise to hear from you, Ted. Thank you for your comments. I agree with your points entirely. I suppose I should have said that we did not have to alter the Constitution RIGHT NOW. Here is part of the paragraph above the one you quoted:

"I believe that the momentum toward a secular society that we have seen for several decades is an affront to the Lord. I believe that secularism is a rejection of God's gift of grace. I believe a turn back to God is the only hope we have; a much needed revival the only path that will secure our future."

Ted, I still believe that we need a revival, first and foremost. I do not believe America will be restored unless we turn back to the Lord. In other words, the debt, deficits, arguments on taxes, etc.... it is all wasted breath until (and if) this nation, as a large majority, obeys the Lord per 2 Chronicles, 7:14 and I know you can quote it better than I, my friend.

My hope is that a new spirit in our people (after revival) will then open them up to accepting any change to any of man's laws, or perhaps just throwing them out in favor of a singular adherence to God's Law.

Ted, I did read the book, and thank you again. In fact, while bedridden with a serious back injury for a few months, I read and reread several of your books.

I realize that your hope and mine of a better America as a result of obedience to the Lord, in the face of our rampant disobedience, is a stretch. But I am one who still believes that the miracles I have seen and experienced prove that God is still in the miracle business.

"Lord send a revival, and let it begin in me."

Thanks again, Ted.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska replied:

George, I'm pleased you're "back in the saddle again"!

I agree with you regarding revival. However, don't forget that according to Matthew 7:13-14, it will only occur with a remnant. From that remnant we must raise up some biblically qualified leaders who will uncompromisingly promote Yahweh as God, King, Judge, and Lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22, etc.) and His morality as the standard for society.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, Ted. And again, I agree. Trying to do my part. Glad I am on your team.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Ted R. Weiland in Nebraska replied:

Likewise! Blessings!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

T. Edward Price in Missouri said:

George, thank you for a very thoughtful and heartfelt post. It indicates years of wisdom and a true love for the spiritual welfare of this nation. That having been said, I must concur with Mr. Weiland. I believe it is immaterial whether or not the Constitution is altered. Just the very fact that it CAN be altered makes it flawed at its very core. We are confronted with the dilemna of "reform versus restore". Just as today's Christianity always seeks to reform what Yahweh established, so do we as a society always seek to reform what our Constitutional authors established. The problem is, only a god can establish a system of law. In the case of the Constitution, that god is WE THE PEOPLE. Just as Christendom has been reduced to merely Christianity by man's constant efforts to reform what God made PERFECT. so too has America become merely a non- remarkable member of the "community of nations" by the constant effort to reform what WE THE PEOPLE made FLAWED. The solution seems radical, but is brilliantly simple. Just as the church needs to RESTORE God to His rightful place, thus once again becoming Christendom, America needs to restore God and His laws, and instituting a government of Yahweh, by Yahweh, and for Yahweh, thereby becoming, once again, a "shining city on a hill".

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:26 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, Mr. Price for your comments. And I must say "well said" and "agreed and agreed."

Please read my response to Pastor, teacher, and author, Ted Weiland, which I posted before your comments came up. I hope it is an appropriate response to you, also. As an addendum, let me say that I love my country. That is evident. I agree the Constitution has some flaws and God's law is superior. But I question how many Americans, even Christians would give up their constitution without first experiencing a new relationship with the Lord.

To me, religion is religion, but Christianity is relationship. We need a massive, majority, spiritual revival, or whatever is done or not done with the constitution will not matter. All attempts to "fix" America without revival will fail. Law is important, but wow, we need some "relationship."

Well, just my opinion.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

The first thing as Christians we have to do is stand up for our beliefs. As my Pastor says we must spread the good news of Jesus Christ. That is hard in this day and age but there were many who came before who were willing to take the abuse and critizism to stand and fight for their faith. We must all band together, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalians, Catholics, Lutherans, etc. and say enough is enough. We have a right to our religion and you can't take it away from us not matter how hard you try. God bless all good Christians and Patriots!

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Amen, Sarge. We can praise Him without the government's permission. And is it ever too late to try to reach people?

In the Garden -- "And He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own."

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Robert in Texas said:

Back to the Basics we should have been all along:

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Oh yes, Robert. There you go! Abiding is so basic, and so beautifully simple. But right now, some do not have eyes to see or ears to hear. All the evidence says to me, we need a revival to surpass all others. "Lord, send a revival, and let it begin in me."

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 5:04 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Robert, in my excitement I forgot to say a "basic, thank you." Your short and sweet comment hit right to the heart of the matter.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM

John Englehutt in Canada said:

Mr. Clark, I must echo what has already been expressed by Weiland, Price, Miller, and Robert, and of course yourself: nothing will change without a massive turning in repentance to the Lord God Almighty, with His people fully embracing and being willing to live by His Word and Law. Barrack Obama and the politicans in general love to speak of "hope and change", but there is no hope for any man but in the Lord our God, and there can be no positive, long-term change in men or nations without a renewal of the heart, which only Christ Jesus can accomplish. Bottom line: we must all dig in and labor diligently for the Lord, obeying His commands, and doing His will no matter what the rest of the world throws at us. I don't know if you've read any of Rushdoony's works, but he expresses powerfully the need for us Christians to bring every area of life and thought under the dominion of Christ Jesus through faithful, from-the-heart obedience to God's Law. When the rest of the world falls apart, we the people of Christ our King must stand ready to rebuild it for His glory
May God bless you.

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:14 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, John. The "sword of the spirit" is indeed more powerful than the cannon of confusion. Sometimes I am certain I do not know the entire battle plan, but I trust His grace is sufficient for our cause. Unless the day of His coming is near, we can have confidence in His faithfulness. "To live is Christ, to die is gain."

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Cowboy in San Antonio said:

God has been very good to me, and NOT granting some of my prayers has kept me out of a peck of trouble. I believe that America will be put in the forge soon, and what will come out will be strong, much purer, and put this nation back into the cradle of grace. The grain will be winnowed, however. While America was once a great nation, I do not see it as such now, but I see far worse in the rest of the world. We bawl to God when things like 9/11 happen, the the next week or month, we are back to the old games, ignoring God, and believing that we will never be held accountable for our sins. I dread the day that God calls me to account, for I am sure my list of foibles will be long and interesting. I do not see another election in this country resulting in any really God fearing candidate being elected Chief Executive. We have some in Congress, but they are somewhat powerless to affect the deeds done at the head of the street. We must continue the fight, despite the bleakness of the appearance of the future. We cannot acquiesce to the devil and his efforts to corrupt God's creation. We must fight for what is righteous, and that must be the litmus test for every act done by us, and by our representatives.

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, Bo, for your honest and inspiring comments. Into the forge and back out as something new is something to hope for.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

These blogs here, cause me to think about Saint Onesimus, who was a slave, and knew first-hand about OPPRESSION! Onesimus became "USEFUL" in God's Kingdom. Lord, make us USEFUL in your Holy Kingdom TODAY! Your Brother, in CHRIST-Our Lord and SAVIOR, FOREVER!

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:20 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Lord, I second Tod's motion. Thank you Lord for the remnant that still believe in Your grace and still hold hope for America.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

George, We just have to remember that God's grace, mercy, and love is never-ending and that belief in Jesus Christ is our surety of a better world. God bless those who believe in God and in the goodness of the United States.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Murray Bass in California said:

George, I usually don't respond to commentaries. But in this case your "I believe" is worthy of a response..
We have been conditioned by the politicians and other crooks to belive that there is really nothing we can as a people do. My own life experience ha taught me that most of the time that is false. I have done on many occasions what others have said was impossible. That's happening now in our own growup . We have nests of people who "don't believe'."I am ne of those guys who BELIEVES tht it isn't enough to recognize eveil. We have to believe we can do something about it. Find a way. If we believe we can find a way, we almost certainly will. My question is, "What are we going to do about it?. .Bythe way, thank you for your positive comments on my last commentary.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Woohoooo! Yes, Murray, I agree: the people, you and I, all of us can do something about it. We can, and are, encouraging each other. We can, and are, holding up the power, grace, and mercy of God as a first solution. We can, and we are, spreading hope and courage to some others who may be deceived. If we work and pray for revival, if we share Truth where it needs to be shared, the revival just may come, and the healing of America soon to follow. THANK YOU, MURRAY.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Chris in Wisconsin said:

The constitution, which has been dead for years, is most certainly not the answer. One need only ask this question: What are we "free" to do without getting permits, licenses, etc. ?? How's that constitutionally correct Obamanation wasn't born here challenge been working out so far ??

Because of this nation's idolatry of "We The People" forming a Constitutional Republic in lieu of His Will/Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven, our enemies were able to turn us into a Communist Republic. If you've ever read "The Communist Manifesto" and The Ten Planks contained therein (written by our enemies), you'd see this to be so.

Here's just a few examples, but they're all in full force and effect in the U.S.S.A.:
1st. Plank: Property tax (Abolition of the right to property - land rent)
2nd.: Graduated Income tax.
3rd.: Inheritance tax. (Abolition of the right to inheritance)
5th.: Central Bank in control of credit & currency (Federal Reserve Bank)
10th. Free compulsory education (indoctrination via the public fool system)

And now it's morphed into Corporate Fascism, as well as all the depravity and vile wickedness this nation as a whole has become.

Most people, including the vast majority of so called "Christians", hate the truth and the truth of the matter is this: For the most part, this nation has turned it's back on and, in essence, "flipped the bird" to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us; telling Him: "We will decide what is 'good and evil', not you 'like all the nations around us'" And because this nation as a whole hates the truth, here's what's happened to it: Because they do not have a love of the truth, God has sent them a strong delusion, so that they will believe what is false in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in lawlessness. 2 Thessalonians 2: 10 - 12. That admonition above regarding the love of truth, includes ALL truth, not just the ones we agree with.

The Almighty told us that His Laws, Statutes and Judgments are perfect and "Thou shalt not add or subtract therefrom." Yet, this nation continually "votes" for legislative and presidential offices to do just that, i.e., "add or subtract therefrom." The making of Law is a power that belongs to Him and Him alone!

The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth. Seek Him while He may yet be found.

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio said:

Chris: Powerful and helpful comments. Thank you. This definitely adds value to the conversation.

It is pure coincidence, but see my most recent ideas on the Constitution, just posted here: http://patriotpost.us/commentary/15745. It is basically saying that I think two of the Amendments may still help.

Also, for further support of your ideas here, see: http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/
This is a brand new site put up by Pastor, Teacher, and Author, Ted Weiland.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM