Faith for the Christian is defined within the context of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. So it has been throughout history, the early history of the New Testament church, the faithful remnant in the middle ages, the Reformers who proclaimed justification by faith alone in Christ alone, and yes, even in the early colonies of the New America's, many of whom arrived on these shores to escape those who would persecute them for this very belief. It is this true faith we must cling to and defend against all else. It is a new day in America. A rubicon has been crossed. Presidents now speak of many faiths and national strength that comes from tolerance and diversity. America has become a beacon to the world, no longer because of the character of her people and her Christian heritage, but because of her syncretic paganism, her tolerance and openness to assimilate all manner of lies into the fabric of her culture. This is now our witness to the world? God Forbid. This is not our witness. This is not the light that shines in the darkness. (John 1:5) On this day, I hereby proclaim that I stand against this heresy. I reclaim the word 'faith', that it shall be used for 'faith in Christ alone'. That we shall not continue the moral confusion of words, where the world will grow to understand the message of the cross as foolishness. (1 Cor 1:18) That these deceptions are in direct contradiction to the successful execution of the Great Commission as commanded by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Mt 28:18-20) 'Faith' as any person chooses to understand it, will lead the world down the broad path to hell. Those who speak of such paths are false prophets and ravenous wolves. (Mt 7:13-20) Who will bear false witness to tell me otherwise? I shall not allow the words 'Faith-Based' to be used for 'Pagan-Based' government programs that embrace each person's faith as they shall come to understand it. Salvation comes from Christ alone. (1 Tim 2:5, John 14:6) It is only a pagan worldview that would allow such deceptions to continue in the name of charity and what is 'good'. (Isa 5:20-21) The subset of Christians who place themselves under this broad banner dishonor Christ to obtain funds from their state to do good works. If their hearts and minds are truly changed by Faith in Christ, were this not sufficient that they should love their neighbor and partake in charity? Surely they need not look to the state to find the means of charity within them. If the visible church will not confront this pagan-based heresy it is no longer salt and light. The invisible church will be left to fend for itself in an increasingly hostile world that includes their so-called 'brothers and sisters in Christ.' The spirit of Ichabod is here America. It is already here. Resist it and repent or your land will be devoured by evil. While your vision turns to wars in faroff lands the soul of your nation crumbles and rots and all the while you speak glowingly of the very men who would destroy you. If the scales come not soon from your eyes, the time will be too late. The clouds are gathering and the trumpets call is heard. These are my words. Here I stand. I shall not recant. Who will stand with me?