Duck and Cover

I have been exposed to a training technique referred to as “duck and cover.” Part of the training involves placing your hand over a fake knife to “cover” it before exposing it long enough to assimilate taking a stab or a slice from an opponent. 

I think of this technique when I look at the strides anti-Christian and anti-decent people have taken against what was once held as appropriate Christian behavior, conduct and practice. The prevailing emotion of fear seems to ooze from individuals who do not wish to conform to God-like character. Venom trickles from their lips against any attempt to place their conduct beside God’s Standard. It is as though they fear God or at the very least dislike Him! 

Therein lies the problem. The Standard of God has been attacked by the duck and cover. The LGBTI community has removed their knives from the cover and taken a slice out of Christian principles only to duck back for a later assault. After numerous years of this war on appropriateness and Christian behavior, the unthinkable is now acceptable. Freedom to do and live as one pleases without the guidelines of holy scripture is the apparent intent.

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the USA to make same-sex marriages the legal law of the land does not negate the Law of God. Therefore I will obey God’s Word where it conflicts with man’s law. I believe with all my heart that Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and intersex individuals ought to be able to see the love of God in me as a disciple of Jesus Christ. I should and am taught in God’s Word to love one another. While my love and respect is offered, it should not be regarded as acceptance. I am just as called to be true to God’s Word as I am to share God’s love

The destruction of the Holy Bible as the “Single” standard for conduct, worship and love has greatly influenced the decay of good morals and conduct. The United State of America is far from “United.” Someone placed a pic of the United States flag on my social media page with a call to ‘like’ and ‘share’ the picture if you are proud to be an American. I saw no one take up the call. 

Can a Christian really find much to be proud of when they look at the state of affairs the USA is in? Respect is lost when members of the LGBTI community goes into the White House and raises the middle finger to a picture of a former president. 

A vast number of American citizens see the legalization of same-sex marriages, the current squabble and pending removal of the Confederate Flag from the state capital in South Carolina, the nurturing and embracing of illegal immigrants in America as slaps in the face of decency, heritage, and honest ethics. 

As mentioned earlier, one of the reasons the Unites State of America is no longer unitied and an embarrassment is the removal of the holy and just standard which helped form this nation. A second reason the USA is in a disgraceful and deplorable condition is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Christian churches sending conflicting messages. 

The Christian community is taking daily slaps in the face with rainbow colors lighting the White House to honor Gay Pride. The freedom to hold religious convictions and the free exercise of those convictions are avenues for lawsuits and I would suggest are governmental hate crimes against Christians. 

I’m embarrassed to see my country and my state move further and further away from God. It shames me. It convicts me. While I hear others point out the wrongs amidst few rights, I don’t hear any remedies from them. I have voiced what I’m convicted to be a major step which must be taken to bring America back to God. 

  • Families, (presumedly lead by Christian fathers), teach your children the biblical definition of marriage and acceptable sexual activity. Denounce adultery, fornication with the same fervor you decry homosexuality. 
  • Families teach your home the true meaning of love and the absence of hate for your fellow mankind. 
  • Families promote honesty and integrity and noble living against lying, wicked and disloyal lives. 
  • Families strengthen your home with the resolve to know God’s Word and to live according to His precepts.

In closing I’ll say this, I fear America is moving towards socialism. When that happens America will self-desruct. Then perhaps the question as to why America is not mentioned in the last days of the rapture, etc will be answered. 

This world is not my home. I do not like it. I am a stranger who journeys through with little desire to remain in it. 

Until next time,



About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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