Two of the greatest curses in our land today are "organized religion" and "organized lawyers." This article points out a third curse, much larger than the sum of the other two; "organized religion united with organized lawyers."

It compels citizens to financially support churches and other institutions that are offensive to their spiritual convictions. Religious institutions are once again using the power and force of civil government to subjugate men to its tenets.

By accepting federal Faith-Based Initiative monies, religious leaders show that they have lost all understanding of what freedom truly means and are willing to sacrifice the sacred principles of liberty upon the altar of their own selfish interests.

The Beast of Revelation is a SYSTEM more than it is any one person. A system that does "not care if one is Republican or Democrat, because at the national level, both major parties are marching in the same beastly direction. They do not care if one is conservative or liberal, because the leaders of both camps are, likewise, marching in lockstep to the tune being played by The Beast. They do not care if one is Jewish, Catholic, or Protestant, because at the highest levels, these religions are committing whoredom with The Beast.

"If a pastor or preacher is going to be true to his calling today, he must be willing to adopt the philosophy of the late, great Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who said, "The more prominent you are in Christ's service, the more certain are you to be the butt of calumny [slander]. I have long ago said farewell to my character. I lost it in the earlier days of my ministry by being a little more zealous than suited a slumbering age. And I have never been able to regain it except in the sight of Him who judges all the earth, and in the hearts of those who love me for my work's sake."

"The fight for independence was as much for the freedom of the heart and mind as it was for the freedom of a State or nation. In fact, one cannot enslave the latter until he first enslaves the former. And this is what is currently at stake: the freedom of the heart and soul to be governed by God and no other!"

Read the full article by Pastor Charles Baldwin