A Biblical Expose on Memorial Day

Another Memorial Day has come and gone with the usual, heartfelt “remembrance” for those who have suffered and died “for our great country.” It is the obligatory test of patriotism to pay tribute to “the fallen heroes” who made the sacrifices so we could have “our freedom.” Platitudes abound as ceremonies commence “to honor those who gave their live in service to their country.” But like so many areas of life in America, such staged events paste over the truth about all the wars and other unlawful military adventures and occupations “to fight the war on terrorism.”

A Patriot

But before I go on, and least I be tarred and feathered as un-American, let me say that I am an ardent patriot. My ancestors came to America in the early 1600s. My roots go back a long time ago, so my patriotism extends back to the early fathers of this nation who helped form this nation.

A true patriot is one who cares enough to remain loyal and yet tell the truth about all those so-called “righteous” wars and other military conflicts.

Our People Died For Our Freedom?

Except perhaps for the Revolutionary War, there is not a war or “police action” I can think of that was not contrived by the global banking cartel so that they could accumulate our wealth and enslave Americans. They were staged and we were induced to fight needless wars – many against our own racial brethren. Millions suffered and died due to the propaganda of liars who got us to believe that participating in these wars was our patriotic duty to “preserve our freedom” or “stop communism” or “win the war on terror.”

One of the most valuable books I have in my library is A Century of War by F. William Engdahl. The sub-title is “Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order.” In his book, the author gives a detailed account of the behind-the-scenes of the global banking cartel to “control the world’s reserves of petroleum” and manipulate our Saxon nations into wars – specifically in this case, World War I and World War II. If it were not for political traitors in America and Britain, the foreign “money power” would have never been able to carry out their evil schemes.

So, no. All these past wars going back to at least the War Between the States up to the present-day military expeditions have nothing to do with protecting our freedom at all. The purpose of these wars is to line the pockets of the enemies of Jesus Christ and destroy His People.

The Bible Condemns

Does the Bible expose the likes of Memorial Day? Yes.  In Matthew 23:13-36, Jesus condemns the religious leaders:

29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 30 and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?” – Matthew 23:29-33

Of course, this was a different context, but the principle remains the same. If the truth about all these monuments that are glorified for the disabled and sacrificed in all these wars is denied, then we “testify” against ourselves that we participated in false patriotism that glorify these wars and the destruction of our people.  Our indictment before God is denying the truth about who is behind these unrighteous “wars.”

Righteous blood has been shed for our freedom and righteous causes? No. We must say “no more” lest we be guilty of lying by pretending along with the rest of the deluded that Memorial Day should be observed.

I am not dishonoring those who “served,” but I am deeply saddened that so many suffered needlessly because they were lied to by the enemies of God.

We may be rejected and excluded for not going along with the unwitting crowd. But before the God of our fathers, we will stand for what patriots should stand for. The truth!

Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv

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