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“Judicial Blindness”
by Art Sadlier   
May 24th, 2009

Our society is changing with lightening speed, the environment of the tribulation period where the saints are targeted, tormented and martyred is quickly taking shape.The following is an item from the current news.

A  San Diego pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a county official and warned they will face escalating fines if they continue to hold Bible studies in their home.

The couple, whose names are being withheld until a demand letter can be filed on their behalf, told their attorney a county government employee knocked on their door on Good Friday, asking a litany of questions about their Tuesday night Bible studies, which are attended by approximately 15 people.

"Do you have a regular weekly meeting in your home? Do you sing? Do you say 'amen'?" the official reportedly asked. "Do you say, 'Praise the Lord'?"

The pastor's wife answered yes.

She says she was then told, however, that she must stop holding "religious assemblies" until she and her husband obtain a Major Use Permit from the county, a permit that often involves traffic and environmental studies, compliance with parking and sidewalk regulations and costs that top tens of thousands of dollars.

And if they fail to pay for the MUP, the county official reportedly warned, the couple will be charged escalating fines beginning at $100, then $200, $500, $1000, "and then it will get ugly."

It seemed that the freedom we enjoyed would last forever, then one day we turned around and it was gone.

Hate crimes legislation has taken away the Pastor’s freedom to declare God’s Word. Legislation has made it possible to go to prison for resisting aggression from sexual perverts.

In the confines of that which pretends to be Evangelical,  we note the following statement.

In an April 2009 article in Sojourner's magazine by emerging church leader, Brian McLaren, McLaren clearly has targeted Christians. But not just any Christians. McLaren is talking about Christians who believe Jesus Christ is coming back again, suggesting that these type of Christians are the reason there is no peace in the Middle East. He says what these end-time believing Christians are doing is "terrible," "deadly," and "distorted."McLaren says that he grew up with a dispensational view (the belief that Jesus Christ will return and establish his kingdom on earth) but has come to realize this view is "morally and ethically harmful." He likens this belief system to racism in the 50s and 60s and says: "These doctrinal formulations often use a bogus end-of-the-world scenario to create a kind of death-wish for World War III, which--unless it is confronted more robustly by the rest of us--could too easily create a self-fulfilling prophecy."

How can such a dramatic change take place so quickly?

I believe the answer to that question is to be found in the fact that men who continue in rebellion against God and His Word will ultimately find themselves under the curse of judicial blindness. It seems that America has closed its eyes to much of what is happening during these days, or has God closed the eyes of America?

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