Rabbi’s Reflections – Sunday, July 17, 2022
Shavuah Tov,

The Enemy at Our Gates – Goodbye, America? (Part 1)
by Dr. Raymond Finney

A NATION CANNOT SURVIVE TREASON FROM WITHIN: “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.” Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman (106 BC – 43 BC)

A DIVIDED NATION IS DESTROYED: Knowing [the Pharisees’] thoughts, Yeshua said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Yeshua HaMashiach (Matthew 12:25)

EXPLANATION: After writing the July 3 RR, I felt a patriotic wave compelling me to write future RRs about what I fear could lead to the fall of the United States. Some prophecy students have opined that America must fall or be greatly weakened to make way for the future rise of the Antichrist.

True American Constitutional precepts are incompatible with the rule of the Antichrist’s regime during the Tribulation. Satan and his minions are at work even now and even within American institutions to destroy the guarantees of liberty in our Constitution. These evil men and women populate our government, the media, academic institutions, big businesses, churches, and other sites of power and influence to destroy the American way of life. Collectively, they form the enemy at our gates. Collectively, they divide our nation.

Having quoted others, I add two more quotations for your consideration:

President Ronald Reagan, who probably loved America more than most presidents, delivered a Farewell Address to the Nation (January, 1989), saying  about America: “In my mind [America] was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here…. For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”

Reagan predicted– accurately– that most (all?) nations would permit the shining light of liberty to be extinguished, but he hoped that the United States’ beacon of liberty’s light would shine “forever.” Reagan was correct. Liberty among the world’s nations has been or is being extinguished. The last great hope for liberty rests in the United States, but our “enemies at the gate” are working hard to extinguish the light of liberty.

Read Reagan’s Farewell Address at: Microsoft Word – 01-11-89 Farewell Address to the Nation.doc (reaganfoundation.org) .

Popularly attributed to Edmund Burke (Anglo-Irish statesman, 1729-1797), is a quotation, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” There is no evidence Burke actually said these words. The closest he came was a less memorable, more difficult-to-remember quotation in a 1770 writing: “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” The first phrase– whoever said it– spoke the truth. Bad things happen when God’s people fail to speak up for truth.

Several Bible verses implore a Believer to stand up and speak for truth: What Does the Bible Say About Stand For Truth? (openbible.info) . God expects those who believe in Him to represent Him on Earth. Sitting back and meekly taking anything His enemies throw at us is not speaking for truth.

CAN AMERICA FALL? I do not have space in this RR to record Scriptures suggesting the dire possibility of America’s fall. I will discuss this topic in a future RR. However, I can see several scenarios how such a fall can occur, and you probably can, too, if you think about where America is in history and how we Americans are failing God. Godless politicians and bureaucrats control America and America’s destiny. This lack of national leadership is partly to be blamed on far too many feckless leaders and congregants in the Body of Messiah, who refuse to step up and infuse Godly principles into the lives of Americans.

Yeshua taught a general principle, which could apply to present-day America (Luke 12:48b): [Yeshua said] “… From everyone given much, much will be required; and from the one for whom more is provided, all the more they will ask of him.” America has been given more from God than most nations in history, but we are giving too little in return to Him. In other words, God expects more from richly blessed America than He expects from, say, Bangladesh.

SIDELIGHT: If you read the RRs I write, you may question why I write so much about the last days. You may question the “doom and gloom” tenor in my RRs. You may think there are so many “happy” things in the Bible, why not write about them? Yes, RRs about Yeshua playing with little children and lambs would be so very nice. I can “do nice,” but at this point in history, the fig tree has leafed out and the end may occur during the present generation’s lifetime (Matthew 24:32-35). Yeshua commanded us to stay vigilant and strong, watching for the end, spreading the Gospel, and warning others of impending danger.

I see Yeshua not so much as our “Pal” (yes, I am aware of Scriptures calling Yeshua our Friend), but I am more focused on seeing Yeshua as our Judge. Judgment will be horrifying for many Believers who are now certain there is a mansion awaiting them in Heaven. After teaching that there are two roads leading to eternity– the broad, easy road leading to Hell, traveled by most, and the narrow, difficult road leading to Heaven, traveled by few (Luke 13:23-27), we have this sobering thought (Luke 13:28): [Yeshua said] “There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.” Here, Yeshua spoke as our no-nonsense, stern Judge, not as our Good Buddy. His appearance at His Second Coming (Revelation 19:11-16) further adds to this conclusion of Yeshua as a stern Judge and Ruler.

There are multiple Scriptures telling us to consider the consequences of sin, rather than just being awed by the gentleness of Yeshua. Many persons apparently do not grasp that there are two Messiahs in One Person (based on Isaiah, chapter 53), appearing on Earth at two, separate times. One Messiah– called by traditional rabbis HaMashiach ben Yoseph (The Messiah, Son of Joseph) – has come, suffered, and died on a cross, we believe. The second Messiah– called by rabbis HaMashiach ben David (The Messiah, Son of David) – will come at the end of time and rule eternally as King of kings and Lord of lords, we believe. END sidelight.

I plan to start my RR series today, which will be scattered irregularly over coming weeks, by documenting plans for the overthrow of the United States’  government.

● Today, July 17, I present published Goals of the American Communist Party;

● Next Sunday, July 24, I plan to present the Cloward-Piven Strategy; and

● Then, I will see where we go from there, possibly presenting other plans and strategies.

GOALS OF THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY TO DESTROY AMERICA: The following 45 goals of the American Communist Party were published in 1958 and read into the Congressional Record, Appendix, pp. A34-A35, on January 10, 1963. See: THE 45 COMMUNIST GOALS AS READ INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, 1963 – Watchwoman on the Wall (beliefnet.com) .

American Communist Party goals (1958) are:

● 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
● 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
● 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

● 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
● 5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
● 6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
● 7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
● 8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
● 9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
● 10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
● 11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
● 12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
● 13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

● 14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
● 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
● 16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
● 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
● 18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
● 19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
● 20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
● 21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
● 22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. [An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”]
● 23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
● 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
● 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
● 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
● 27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
● 28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
● 29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
● 30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
● 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
● 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture– education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
● 33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
● 34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
● 35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
● 36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
● 37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
● 38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
● 39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
● 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
● 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
● 42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
● 43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
● 44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
● 45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court.

QUESTIONS: Remember, these goals of the American Communist Party were published approximately sixty-four years ago. The goals have not been repealed. Presumably, there are American Communists who still seek to achieve these goals. After reading these goals, ask yourself such questions as:

● Does America have enemies at her gates? Do her enemies include Socialists and Communists? Do you know of or suspect Socialists and Communists in the federal government, the media, big businesses, educational institutions (government indoctrination centers), and other “American” institutions– people who are working to destroy America’s government and replace it with a socialistic or communistic government?

● After reading these forty-five goals, how many goals have been implemented? How many goals are in the process of being implemented? How many goals have been defeated to the point they will never be brought forward again?

● Are powerful people wishing to replace any worship of God with an atheistic society? After reading the Communists’ attacks on religion, churches, and the Bible (see goals 27 and 28), would a Communist America have freedom of religion? Will a “free America” in the future continue to support the First Amendment and permit the free exercise of religion?

● Should you spend more time in a Meta (Facebook) site or in current news, the Bible, and prayer? HINT: In a Meta (Facebook) site, you will find Mark Zuckerberg and the Metaverse. In the Bible, you will find God and Heaven. Hmmm. Zuckerberg versus God. Metaverse versus Heaven. This choice seems a “no-brainer” for me.

Until next Sunday, Shalom and Maranatha.

Daily Bread, reading plan by Lars Enarson (https://www.thewatchman.org/)
Sun 17-Jul-2022 18th of Tamuz, 5782 Tzom Tammuz
Nu 25:10-26:4 Eze 17 Ne 4 (Lk 12:35-59) Php 2:1-13