Summary: I ask all of us the question…Does the prophet Amos speak prophetically describing America in another 25 years? The battle for the soul of America is on the line!

Proverbs 29: 18 “Where there is no revelation (prophetic vision), the people cast off restraint.”

Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will send a famine, not of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord…They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.”

Now I want you to compare this statement by Solomon and Amos to this… “…faith in the prayer - hearing God is outmoded faith. There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion like Christmas and Easter

…immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law – or moral absolutes.”

Who is this speaking? John Dewey - one of the 6 men I said rule the world from their graves. Dewey was the first president of the American Humanist Association. This man has had a huge impact on the academic world – especially our teacher’s unions!

I ask all of us the question…Does Solomon, Amos and John Dewey speak prophetically describing America in another 25 years?

John 8:31, 32 “And Jesus said, if you abide in My word, you are My disciples. And you shall know the truth and truth shall make you free.”

Proverbs 8:32-35 “Listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise and do not distain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me…for whoever finds me finds life.”

Christmas is a time to remember the birth of Messiah and the life He brought us! Don’t let anyone including the ACLU and the Secular Humanist take this message away from us!

If they succeed, that’s just one more nail in America’s coffin – I assure you!

Last Sunday after church Jill and I were sitting in Burger King with Doug and Jessica and I just happen to pick up the Sacramento Bee and it had an article with this title…“Merry Holiday to all and to some a Christmas fight.”

What’s amazing about this fight is, it’s not the Jews and Muslims that are all bent out of shape with Christmas…it’s the meddling mental midgets and the looney liberal lawyers! Folks, the Jews and Muslims know that…so goes Christianity and so goes their religious freedoms also!

Would you believe that in Eugene Oregon (a very liberal state); there’s a popular bumper sticker that actually says, “So Many Christians, So Few Lions.”

What do you think would happen if that said…“So Many Jews…” or “So Many Muslims…”

Dennis Prager recently wrote an article, "A Jew Defends The Cross", where he eloquently states why he led a fight this past year against the ACLU… he said:

· “I fear those who rewrite history”.

· "I have found over and over that most Christians who preach faith are more tolerant than most leftists who preach tolerance."

· And most important, he states: "I fear the removal of the Judeo-Christian foundation of our society. This is the real battle of our time, indeed the civil war of our time…The left wants America to become secular like Western Europe, not remain the Judeo-Christian country that it has always been…It is not about separation of church and state. It is about separation of a country from its history. And it is about separation of America from its moral foundation."

Thank God for Jewish thinkers like this!

What do all these cities have in common?

· Covington, Georgia

· Mustang, Oklahoma

· Baldwin City, Kansas

· Plano, Texas

· Eugene, Oregon

· Indianapolis, Indiana

· Maplewood, New Jersey

They have all been attacked in different ways by the Meddling Mental Midgets and the Looney Liberal Lawyers for their being pro Christmas!

Everyone of thses cities have or are battling the courts over the expression of Christmas and prayfully they will prefail!

Get theses facts; the Supreme Court has never declaredunconstitutional:

· Singing Christmas carols (even Silent Night) in public schools.

· Students reciting the Christmas story from the Bible.

· Teachers saying or using the words, “Merry Christmas” in public schools.

· To teach about the birth of Jesus Christ.

· A public official using the words, “Merry Christmas” on a government document.

· For a child to give presents to her schoolmates that have written on them, “Jesus Is The Reason For The Season”.

· The use of red and green in public schools.

· Displaying a Christmas tree on government property.

(In fact, the Supreme Court recently said that the Christmas tree is a secular symbol, not a religious symbol!)

What’s happened over the last 10 years is that we’ve been bullied by the ACLU lawyers that crossed this country looking to sound the alarm, “In the name of separation of Church and State, we’ll sue you!” In the name of diversity, we’ll sue you” or “In the name of tolerance, we’ll sue you!”

What cash strapped school or city government can afford to fight these highly skilled lawyers? John Gibson’s new book, has a whole section about the bullying, intimidation and blackmail approach the ACLU practices on a regular basis!

Folk, when the minority speaks for the majority something’s backwards in America! When the minority thinks for the majority in the law schools, something’s wrong in America! When the minority controls the majority, something sticks in America!

Richard Thompson, founder of The Thomas More Law Center in Michigan. He is a Christian lawyer who fights for Christians and churches across this country. The Law school was started in 1999 with seed money from the owner Domino’s Pizza and Detroit Tigers franchise and others. He says it well, “The cultural elite of our society is antireligious, anti-Christian, and they control the mode of expression of most people. And so they are able to push the politicians around, push the school system around, despite the fact that the parents of students and the vast majority of Americans consider themselves Christian.”

Think about this…America in 1990 was 86% Christian and in 2000 America was 77% Christian. But here’s a clue…The American Religious Identification Survey of 2001 done by the University of New York shows something fascinating...

The greatest increase was those adults who do not claim any religious connection (atheistic philosophy). Their numbers more than doubled from 14.3 million in 1990 to 29.4 million in 2001! That’s about 14% of our current population.

This group is growing faster that Christianity? And watch, as these numbers continue to grow, so will the attack on Christmas!

Why are these numbers growing? I believe that it’s a sign of our times. As Paul warns us…

1 Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

2 Timothy 3:13 “…evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

2 Timothy 3:14-17 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of...All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Folks I’m convinced that this debate about Christmas in the public square is the will of God and if we all get in there and voice our opinion to the letter to the editor, our public officials, and friends and family we can stay on top and promote and protect our rights!

The revolution against Christianity has been well on it way for many years now, so now it’s time for a counter revolution to rise up and take its place.