The Theft Of America’s Soul (book review)

Title: The Theft Of America’s Soul
Author: Phil Robertson
Publisher: Nelson Books
Date: 2019
Pages: 205

The Theft Of America’s Soul (book review)

Phil Robertson, from the show Duck Dynasty, takes a look at America and what has changed in America and what has caused that change to occur.

In this short book, each chapter takes a look at a lie that many Americans have chosen to buy into and believe. All of the lies begin with the lie that God is dead. The premise is that if God is dead, then everything else breaks down and can be changed.

Throughout the book he looks at ten different lies. A few of these lies are: truth is relative, sex is for self-gratification, God did not create life, and Christians should keep quiet.

Each chapter begins by looking at the lie and how it is promoted, then he shows what Scripture says and how it is a lie from the devil. Scripture is constantly used throughout the book. He also quotes many of the founding fathers of America, pointing out how America was built upon Biblical and Godly principles, but has walked away from them. Phil also uses a lot of examples in his own personal life on how he had once bought into the lies and how God changed his own life.

This book will make many of the woke people in America angry. It goes against the culture being promoted in America today. He challenges believers to see the truth and work to be a witness and bring America back to God.

I highly recommend you read this book. Open your heart to hear what God has to say and to see the truth of how America has had its soul stolen by the enemy and what can be done about it.

2 Samuel 11:15 Covering Up Sin

In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” 2 Samuel 11:15

Very few people want to be found guilty of doing something wrong, so it is common for them to work hard to cover it up. Most often the cover up is attempted with telling lies, though there are some that do not know any boundaries as to what they will do to cover up their wrong, to include murder. Their hope is that the distraction will be enough so that no one will see the wrong done.

David had slept with Bathsheba and got her pregnant. He tried to get her husband, Uriah, to sleep with her. When that did not work David had Uriah put into a battle to be killed.

Just as the world works to cover up crimes that have been done; many believers strive to cover up sins that they had committed against God. Very few will go to the level of murder as David had done, but many will harm others in the process with false accusations to change the focus off of themselves or to make themselves look better. Some will use their power and authority to remove another person to keep their sin from being exposed.

Covering sin up only delays when it will be dealt with. The more it is covered up, the greater the penalty will be. Ultimately the penalty will result in judgment of death for eternity by God.

Instead of covering up a sin, believers are to confess their sins and repent. God is always ready and willing to forgive what has been done wrong. Repenting will clean up a sin faster than any cover up will do.

You will make mistakes and fall into sin at different points in your life. Each time this occurs, you will have the option of dealing with that sin or attempting to cover it up. No matter how little or great your sin is, covering it up does nothing but delay judgment against you.

Own up to your sin and repent before God and anyone you have sinned against or that it involves. Allow for forgiveness and restoration to occur when repentance has been done. Whether another person will forgive you or not, God will, and He can work in the hearts of others.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of any sins you have committed against God or others; that God will give you strength to own any sins you have done; and that God will restore anything broken from any sin committed.

Christian Parents & Public Schools

As school is starting up again, I am seeing many parents posting pictures of their children on their first day of school for whatever grade they are in. Although some of these parents have their children being homeschooled and even fewer going to a private Christian school, the majority are going to a public school. These parents, including many Christian parents, are also showing excitement for their children going to public school.

While I would love to be excited for them, I cannot be so. My heart is breaking for any child that has to go to a public school, and this has absolutely nothing to do with the recent mass shootings in public schools. The mass shootings are the least of my concerns. It is extremely rare for a mass shooting to occur in a school and even less chance when considering how many thousands of schools there are around the nation.

To begin with explaining my concerns for going to public school I would ask if there is any parent that would willingly send their child into a war zone that has literal bombs and guns being shot day and night. I don’t think that there is a parent that would send any child into that war zone. Most parents would not even want their adult children to go into that war zone as part of the military. The main reason most would not send them into that war zone is that it is dangerous, and the chance of death is extremely high.

Now the question arises, what does a war zone have to do with Christian children and public schools? Everything!

Public schools are a war zone that is more dangerous than any bomb or gun being shot at a person. Bombs and guns only injure or kill the body of a person. The public schools destroy the soul of most children by what they teach.

To begin with, nearly every public school across the nation does not teach creation as a fact and often teach evolution as a fact. As a believer one cannot teach that creation is only a theory. Either the Bible is true or it is false. Either the world and everything was created by God or it is a lie and it was not.

Why would a Christian parent send a child into a war zone teaching this way?

Next, nearly every school teaches that gender can be whatever a person chooses or feels. This is a direct lie from the pits of hell.

God made man and woman, male and female and nothing else. As the Bible describes all the animals, they are described as male and female also. Mankind has chosen to ignore God’s creation and say that a person can be either and have changes made to their body to be either. Regardless of what a person feels or does with surgery, he/she is still the same gender as when he/she was born and cannot change that. All that is changing is the outward appearance.

Why would a Christian parent send a child into a war zone that teaches this?

Next is that nearly every public school teaches or allows for sex to be whatever a person determines it to be. This means it can be male/male, male/female, female/female or some other variation. The Bible teaches that a man is to leave his parents and cling to his wife (woman), not anyone else. This is taught in both the Old and New Testaments. Along with this is that the Bible teaches that anyone living in sexual immorality will not get into heaven. Yet, the world is pushing for marriage and sex outside of Biblical marriage and sex and is promoting it as good in the public schools.

Why would a Christian parent send a child into a war zone that teaches this?

Another point is that public schools teach that Jesus was just a good person, if they teach about Him at all. Most schools do not allow any teaching about Jesus at all with very few exceptions. The Christian parent must believe that Jesus is Lord and Savior or he is not a believer nor a Christian. Either the Bible is true about what it says about Jesus, or it is false.

Again, why would a Christian parent send a child into a war zone that teaches this?

This just gives a few major reasons what public schools teach that is against God. With all of this, many Christian parents send their children into the public schools to be a ‘witness’ of God to the other children.

With this action I would ask if a child that is six years old been trained enough to be a witness for Jesus when faced with the giant enemy?

Nowhere in the Bible is a child sent to do a man’s job. When the Bible says to go out into all the world, Jesus was talking to the disciples–grown men, not children. The Bible does talk about training up a child in the way to go, but it never says to send them out until they are grown.

Most Christian children under high school age have most likely not been trained enough to know how to combat the lies that are sometimes openly and sometimes subtly taught in the public schools.

Satan goes around masquerading as an angel of light seeking to deceive and devour everyone. One of his greatest assets is the public school system. There are individual teachers out there that are trying to teach truth, but as a whole the public school system will not allow it and does not teach truth.

I ask, if you are a Christian parent to prayerfully consider pulling them out of the public school system. The best choice is to homeschool them. Be willing to give up some of the luxuries of life to have one parent home to be able to school them in God’s ways and truth. There is a nearly an infinite number of sources available to help teach your child nearly anything and everything.

If you cannot homeschool, then strive to get them into a good private Christian school that will teach the truth.

I ask why would you, as a Christian believing parent, be happy to send your child into a war zone that is working hard to claim their soul for Satan? This loss will be for eternity, not just a physical, temporary death.

Joshua 9:14 Seek God’s Direction

The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord. Joshua 9:14

On the surface nearly anything can look and sound good. It is easy for people to think that they understand what they are walking into or dealing with when just looking at the surface of things. Instead of seeking advice from someone who is experienced, many will just jump into something that can be harmful.

Often the real truth is covered up with a disguised lie that appears to be a truth. Only a deep investigation will reveal the truth.

Some people from Gibeon had made it look like they were coming from a faraway place, though they were from nearby, to make a treaty with the Israelites. The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not ask God about it.

The world wants to make a treaty with believers. They want believers to compromise on their stand with God and His ways of living.

On the surface the world will talk about what appears to be love and care, which is what God is all about. Underneath the disguise is a deception to bring about death and destruction. Sin against God is the ultimate goal of the world.

Too many believers hear what the world is saying and quickly agree with them. They are willing to try out what the world offers without asking God about it. They make a treaty with the world causing a snare in their life.

Treaties with the world will often cause the believer to sin against God or at least slow them down from doing God’s will in their lives.

Before a believer makes an agreement with the world, he must first seek God’s direction. God’s Holy Spirit can open eyes up to the real truth, uncovering the deception and lies.

You will have times when the world will try to be friends with you and make a treaty with you. Do not allow yourself to be quick to agree with the ways of the world.

Seek God first to find out what He wants you to do and walk in that path. He can see the truth and the motives behind the treaties of the world. and is willing to reveal them to you.

In the end the world will only strive to kill and destroy you. God will only bring you life, abundant life that will extend into eternity.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God’s wisdom and direction for your life; that God will reveal the deception of the world being presented to you; that you will walk in the path God has for you; and that God will protect you from being deceived into sin.

Exodus 8:29 Don’t Act Deceitfully

Moses answered, “As soon as I leave you, I will pray to the Lord, and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and his officials and his people. Only let Pharaoh be sure that he does not act deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.” Exodus 8:29

No one really likes deceitful actions. When thinking about deceit, most people will automatically think of politicians and lawyers, yet many will act deceitfully who are not a politician or a lawyer.

Many promises are made daily with never intending to fulfill the promise, but only to get something.

After getting a plague of flies, Pharaoh promises to release the Israelites if the flies are removed. Moses said he would pray for God to remove the flies, but that Pharaoh should not act deceitfully and not let the Israelites go as he has already done.

Throughout the church most people are willing to say that deceit is something that is bad and speak out against it. They will turn away from friends who act deceitfully against them.

However, many of those same people will act deceitfully with God on a regular basis. People are very quick to promise God that they will do something, if God will take care of some bad situation in their life. As soon as God takes care of that situation, their promise is forgotten. They had ‘deceived’ God into getting what they want.

Not only do these people try to deceive God, but they also do the same types of actions to other people. Just as politicians and lawyers are accused of breaking promises, many believers break their promises both to man and God.

True believers will hold true to their word, both with man and God. They will never say one thing and do another.

How often do you make a promise to someone else or to God? Now with those promises, how often do you fulfill those promises, regardless of what it may cost you?

Every time that you seek God’s help and promise Him something, be willing to fulfill it at any cost.

Although man does not know your heart, God does and can see if there is any deceit in your words. Be the person of God whose word is good and true. That when you speak a promise, others will know it will be fulfilled.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will speak words of truth to man and God; that you will fulfill all of your promises to man and God; that you will never act or speak with deceit to man or God; and that you will trust God with every promise you make.