By Leo Jaloszynski
You and I have begun to explore the beginnings of a new year, numbered 2021. Every new year can be anticipated, like the arrival at a shopping mall. We wisely find a map directory and discover our “red dot” location. Then we search through the many shops and food courts for where we want to go. Sometimes we know what we are looking for, and sometimes we have come, just to pass the time. As we walk through the early days of January, in this nation called America, what do we find in “the American Mall”?
The suggested “red dot” moment of our times comes from the ideas that can be read in a book authored by Rabbi Daniel Lapin in 1999. On August 23, 1984, President Reagan spoke these prophetic words…” If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Like the crew of the famous Titanic, we, like they, pridefully ignored the warnings and size of the iceberg that tore a hole in the steel hull of this mighty ship. Rabbi Lapin states that what was true of the mindset of the passengers aboard the “unsinkable” Titanic, i.e., “This ship will never sink” mindset, is now true of America. Also, in the book AMERICA’S REAL WAR, he reminds his readers, like “boiled frogs”, “we humans can accustom ourselves to almost anything, provided we are given a little time in which to do it. Things that change slowly become accepted as normal.”
Frogs thrown into boiling water will jump out but put a frog in water and slowly raise the temperature, the frog will stay. Hence comes the promised Biden’ reset’.
Rabbi Lapin proposes that our nation hit a cultural iceberg in the 1960’s and we have been dancing in the ballrooms of our denial since then. The idea upon which America was founded was not about ownership of land but that humans are primarily spiritual beings endowed by their CREATOR with inalienable rights. This foundation of spiritual idealism remained strong until the 1960’s. The iceberg for America was struck on June 16, 1963. On that day, our nation’s Supreme Court outlawed prayer in our public schools. On January 22, 1973, our nation’s Supreme Court unleashed lawful abortion upon our children in the womb. In 2015, our nation’s Supreme Court redefined God’s definition of marriage and the family. In December of the year 2020, our nation’s Supreme Court stiff-armed the attempt of Texas to protect our Constitution’s firewall of election laws.
We are passengers aboard a sinking Ship of State. And sadly, it is politically incorrect to dare ask who the women are… if there were any men brave enough to identify themselves as males and help the women board the lifeboats first. (Exception: Caprock Patriot readers)
Lastly, the Bible timelessly warns its readers, in the first chapter of the book of Romans, verse 28, “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. In verse 32, “Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” With the votes and silence of disobedient Christians, calling ourselves patriotic citizens, we dance foolishly as the icy waters of socialism wash over the sinking decks of the once-great idea called America. Like the disciple, Peter, dare to walk on the water while keeping your eyes focused on Jesus.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Submitted Courageously by Leo Jaloszynski (aka Pastor Ski), Re-fired Pastor (will never retire from serving the Lord), U.S. Marine – Semper Fi, Greensboro, NC (previous Pastor and friend of the Caprock Patriot Publisher).