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The Shack And Real Christianity

The Shack, by William Young is an interesting work of fiction and may be very emotionally appealing to many readers.  It is currently a very popular book having sold over a million copies.

The problem I have with The Shack is that, even though it is an entertaining work of fiction, it communicates ideas about Christianity and God that are totally without relevance to the historic Christian faith and the teachings of Scripture.  I am concerned that many, who do not read their Bibles as they should, will accept The Shack’s view of God, the Trinity, and the Christian faith as the actual teachings God is trying to communicate to us.

“I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.” (Revelation 22:18-19)  Young not only misrepresents some important Biblical teachings, he adds to them.  In fact, he is actually downplaying the role of the Scripture in favor of personal experiences.

What Gospel message there is; is extremely watered down.  One disturbing comment by Papa (the female godhead) in the story illustrates this: “When we three spoke ourself into human existence as the Son of God, we became fully human.  We also chose to embrace all the limitations that this entailed. Even though we have always been present in this created universe, we now became flesh and blood.” The Bible clearly does not teach this.  The Bible teaches very specifically that it was only God the Son who came to this earth as the baby Jesus.  It was God the Son that embraced the limitations, died sinless on the cross, and then rose from the dead.  Jesus (God the Son) was the lamb slain for the forgiveness of sins.

This book is no Pilgrim’s Progress (not even close)!  I cannot recommend that you read it because, among other things, it communicates ideas that lead to a low view of God and a low view of Biblical authority.  This book could be very misleading to someone unfamiliar with Christianity.

Do You Really Want To Know God?

Oh how I love your law!  It is my meditation all the day.  Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me.  I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.  I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.  I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.  I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.  How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:97-104, ESV)

Charles Spurgeon once found an old Bible with a small hole.  A worm had eaten its way through the Bible from cover to cover.  Pondering the book, Spurgeon suddenly exclaimed, “Lord, make me a bookworm like that!”

Most of us need to pray like that too.  This is because we are poor Bible students.  We really do not want to be challenged to know God too well.  To be challenged, we must be willing to seek to know God with all our hearts and minds and to eagerly learn that which we do not understand.  Challenge is the difference between milk and meat.  Most Christians want just a little of God-lite. They are afraid to get too close to God because it might reveal too much about them.  Relationships require perseverance, openness, and nurture.  The author of Hebrews puts it this way: “. . . we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” (Hebrews 5:11-14, ESV)

The idea of “constant practice” is well know in sports.  Christians must understand that reading and studying the Bible – along with theology, commentaries, etc. – and spending time on our knees before God is to be our “constant practice.”  The things we do not do well, we have to constantly practice repetitiously in order to master the skill.  As Christians, we have to challenge ourselves.  This means the constant practice of reading and studying the Bible; even the areas that we do not understand well or think is over our heads.  This is a “challenge.”  We must read, study, or listen until we come to a true understanding of the concept being taught.  Thus, we learn more about God.

There is a phrase I love at the beginning of Luke 24:45.  It says, “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. . .” Jesus opened the minds of His disciples so that they could understand the Word of God.  Do you think he will not do the same for you?  As James, the half-brother of Jesus writes, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5, ESV)

Do the words “theology” or “doctrine” intimidate you?  Theology is simply the study of the nature of God and religious truth.  It is a rational inquiry into questions about God.  Doctrine is a body of teachings and principles.  They help us to become consistent and logical in our understanding of God.  John Owens reminds us, “The foundation of true holiness and true worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe.  So when Christian doctrine is neglected, forsaken, or corrupted, true holiness and worship will also be neglected, forsaken, and corrupted.”  Why?  Because we have failed to seek to know God.

Ronald Reagan’s 1964 Speech About National Leadership Is Still Relevant

Are You Satisfied With The Condition Of Your Heart?

“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” (Romans 3:10-12, ESV)

We do not use the word “wickedness” much anymore.  Surprisingly, we do not even say much about it in church.  We do talk about love a lot and the love of Christ is truly something worth talking about.  I am afraid sometimes, however, that the love we are so glibly speaking of denies the genuine necessity of forgiveness and salvation from sin.  Wickedness is a serious matter to God.

Roger R. Nicole speaks of Christ’s view of human evil in his lecture titled, “The Doctrines of Grace in Jesus’ Teaching.” This lecture may be read in the book, Our Sovereign God: Addresses Presented to the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, James M. Boice, editor.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, with all the concern, compassion and love which he showed to mankind, made some very vivid portrayals of man’s condition.  He did not mince words about the gravity of human sin.  He talked of man as salt that has lost its savor (Matt. 5:13) . . . as a corrupt tree which is bound to produce corrupt fruit (Matt. 7:7) . . . as being evil (Luke 11:13) . . . an “evil and adulterous generation (Matt. 12:39) . . . out of the heart proceed murders, adulteries, evil thoughts and things of that kind (Mark 7:21-23). . . .

He saw in man an unwillingness to respond to grace – “You will not come to God” (John 5:40), “You have not the love of God” (v. 42), “You receive me not” (v. 43), “You believe not” (v. 47) . . . “The world’s works are evil” (John 7:7); “None of you keeps the law” (v. 19).  “You shall die in your sins,” he says (John 8:21).  “You are from beneath” (v. 23); “Your father is the devil, who is a murderer and a liar” (vv. 38, 44); “You are not of God” (v. 47). . . .

The people who were most readily received by the Lord were those who . . . did not come to him with a sense of the sufficiency of their performance.  The people he received were those who came broken-hearted and bruised with the sense of their inadequacy.

We preach and teach the love of Christ through the Word of God.  The Holy Spirit uses preaching and teaching to save the wicked from their sins and sanctify the Christian believer.  Without the grace of God, you and I are not OK.  Without God’s grace, we are doomed to a life of selfish wickedness and an eternity in hell.  Our need for forgiveness and grace should be admitted with humility.  Repent and put your trust in Jesus Christ to escape the wrath to come.

The Politics Of Rising Gas Prices: Do You Really Want To Lower The Price Of Gas?

Now that gas is priced at more than $4 a gallon, it is beginning to cause wallet pain in many areas other than the gas pump.  Many businesses are also raising the prices of their various services and products because of rising fuel costs.  The entire transportation and airline industry are being impacted.  It is really no wonder that many people are complaining about the oil companies, especially when they hear reports of oil and gas companies making profits of $86.5 billion last year.

Oil companies are profitable, but are they unreasonably profitable considering the size of the business?  Some congressmen are now waving their socialist/fascist colors by calling for their nationalization – as if government control automatically solves any problem.  According to economist John Lott, the oil companies – over the last quarter of a century – have paid 300% more in taxes than they have made in profits.  Our elected representatives seem to have done their share to increase our prices at the pump.

Last year high-tech companies made $103.4 billion in profits and the financial services industry took in $498.5 billion.  Oil companies average making about 8.3 cents in gross profit per dollar of sales.  The electronics industry makes about 14.5 cents per dollar.  Microsoft makes 27.5 cents per dollar of sales.

Sixty per cent of U.S. oil is imported.  The governments in the Middle East, Venezuela, and elsewhere are receiving enormous financial rewards because of our dependency.  Expanding economic growth in China, India and other places has driven up the demand for oil.  Many industries fear that some future disaster may lead to an increased oil shortage, causing prices to rise even higher.  Over 700 Muslim terrorists have been arrested in the Middle East during the last six months who were planning to bomb oil installations.

Our troubling dependence upon foreign oil has been a wake-up call to the average American citizen.  How have our elected representatives responded?  We’ve heard Congressmen and Senators declare we can’t drill our way out of this oil crisis.  The secular progressive leadership of Congress has thus far refused to allow even a vote on lifting the ban on drilling.

Why isn’t finding more oil in the US and pumping it out of the ground going to provide us with greater supplies?  We are being told by our elected representatives, who are in the pockets of radical environmental groups, that pumping oil out of the ground in the US will not lower the price of gas.  It will take years they say for drilling to have any effect.  Have these guys ever heard of planning for the future?  Apparently not; Congress has taken a recess instead of taking action and opening more areas for drilling.

America’s dependence on energy from unfriendly foreign governments requires immediate action.  Yet, all we have heard from the secular progressives is that the oil companies have millions of leased acreage in the US that they are presently not drilling on.  Why is that?

Just as a farmer doesn’t try to grow potatoes on top of a boulder, the oil companies don’t drill once they believe that the needed resources are not there.  Our economic and national security is being held hostage by liberal politicians who have sold their souls to the environmental lobby.  As long as they can keep their office and power, they don’t worry about the price at the pump or grocery store.  Secular progressives from Carter to Gore to Kerry and now Obama actually want higher gas prices in order to reduce the amount of gas you use.

If this course of inaction and insanity continues, we will destroy America’s future for fear of increasing the planet’s temperature by one degree.  People have forgotten that thirty years ago the environmentalists and media told us that all the “scientific” evidence proved we were very near to a new ice age.  The inconvenient truth is that they were wrong in their pseudo-scientific predictions.  The inconvenient truth is that environmental mania has a track record of creating more disasters than preventing them.  The environmentalists have also learned that apocalyptic predictions improve their cash flow.

Will the America left behind by this generation, as a legacy to the next, be an economically strong, safe, and secure land for our descendants to flourish in?  Our current choices as a nation are making that decision now.  Radical environmentalism is now the rallying cry of elitist demagogues who once supported the failed Marxist ideology.  Short-sighted politicians must be voted out of office and replaced with statesmen who honor God, the American way of life, the Constitution, and the free enterprise system.  We need American patriots in Washington who will work to reduce the size of government – not increase its power.  Voting for candidates in the next election who oppose drilling for oil off our coasts and in the 0.01% of ANWR’s 19 million acres is like voting to commit national suicide.  Our children and their children will become the economic slaves of other nations whose political forces seek to wreak America’s destiny.

We need time to develop rational and economical alternatives to fossil fuels.  In the meantime, lifting the various bans off of drilling and changing the laws regarding the development of nuclear energy and building refineries will do much to enhance our national security and economic future.  We need to elect candidates to the US Senate and House who will ensure that future.  Even the Governor of Alaska and its citizens are calling for more drilling in their state.  Today – Friday, June 27th – the leaders of the House and Senate turned their backs on the needs of the American people in order to take a vacation.  Meanwhile, the price of oil continued to rise today and many American families will not be able to take their vacation trip this year.

A Defining Congressional Moment

A coalition of Republican and Democratic lawmakers have joined together to create the House’s first Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus.  52 House representatives signed on as members of the new caucus, including two Republicans.  The caucus’ purpose is said to be to extend “equal rights” to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.

Basically, after doing away with most laws that identify the practitioners of these sexually deviant practices in the past as criminals – this caucus wants to make it illegal to say these practices are immoral.  This would mean that if you called homosexuality a sin and immoral, you could be charged with a civil rights’ hate crime.  Immorality will be given rights.

Are You Waiting On The Lord?

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31, ESV)

Do you grow impatient with God sometimes?  I know I do.  After all, no one wishes to wait when they believe they have “important matters” that need to be taken care of.  We live in an “instant answer” culture.  What we expect, we expect immediately.  We live by our own self-centered priorities.

Waiting requires submission to God’s Word, God’s Will, and God’s Ways.  Murmuring, complaining, and impatience are contrary to this process. Our obsession with pleasing self results in weariness.  Waiting on God, however, results in a prosperous spirit – “renewed strength.”  Divine power overshadows our weakness as we “wait for the Lord.”

Waiting on the Lord requires self-discipline and dependence.  Patience is difficult but our own powers are insufficient to carry out God’s plan and purpose for our lives.  Paul writes, Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10, ESV)  We need to be strong enough to cast aside our own self-sufficiency in order to receive overcoming strength by our dependence on the Lord.  This is the only way to the real power we all need for living.  This strength comes only by waiting for the Lord.

How May We Live Holy Lives?

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1, ESV)

Christians are called to be a holy people; but what is holiness?  Holiness is the result of the work of the Holy Spirit in us.  Holiness is being transformed into a new creature through faith in Jesus Christ.  Holiness is also the fruit of the Spirit being expressed in our lives.  Holiness is expressed by us to God when we love Him more than all else.  Holiness is expressed by our obedience and delight in God’s Glory.

We demonstrate holiness in our lives by conforming to the example of Christ in the Scriptures.  Others must see our good works to know the holiness of our walk in Christ.  Holiness is the hatred of sin and endeavoring to eradicate it from our lives.  Holiness is self-control.  We must learn to consistently think Godly thoughts as we conform our minds to the mind of Christ.  We must be heavenly-minded if we are to be of any earthly good to our Savior.

Christians do sin and will often fail in the pursuit of holiness.  However, we have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us to help us pick ourselves up and continue moving toward the prize of His high calling.  We repent of our failures and hold on to the strong anchor of our hope.  We pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us as we continue to pursue holiness.  Let us pray that God would continue to bless us in this endeavor.  Let us pray that our lives would honor God for this great work He has done in our salvation.

Supreme Court Rules Americans May Cling To Their Guns

In spite of secular progressive pressure on the courts of this country to disarm American citizens, the Supreme Court ruled today that individual citizens do have the right to own guns.  This is the first major ruling on gun rights in the Supreme Court’s history.  The five to four decision struck down the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia.

Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms is supported by “the historical narrative” both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted.  The Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”  Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas agreed with Scalia.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote a meaningless dissent based on the argument that the Founding Fathers did not mean what they wrote in the Bill of Rights.  Stevens’ fellow secular progressive, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote there “is no constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns. . . .”  Secular progressives have repeated this so much that many actually believe it.  This is, of course, only one mantra of the radicals who want the courts to change the original meaning of words they don’t like.

Thank you Senator John McCain for supporting security guard Dick Anthony Heller who brought this case to the Supreme Court to secure his Second Amendment rights under the Constitution.

How Do You Develop Godly Character?

The descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of t...

Descent of the Holy Spirit

As I pointed out in my earlier article on “Success,” God is very concerned about your character development as a Christian.  James L. Christensen wrote, “The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes.  It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life.”  I can think of nothing more important in the development of character than the exposure to and reading of God’s word in order to find God’s Will.

Proverbs 11:3 tells us that, “The integrity of the upright guides them. . . .” Character is the result of a moral compass that determines how we think and act.  Intentional concern for the condition of that compass is also an important quality of character.  The psalmist expresses this when he prays, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (139:23-24)

God is not impressed by our reputations.  He has unlimited insight into the real quality of our character.  Have you ever been disappointed in the process of getting to know someone only to find they have real issues with integrity?  Think how disappointed God must be in His children, who are saved by grace, when they fail to repent and call on the power of the Holy Spirit to help them deal with character issues.  Too few of us understand, as did Teddy Roosevelt, that – “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.”

If we choose to develop personal godly character traits and wish to leave behind us a generation of godly children, who grow into men and women with the character traits we most desire, then we must certainly teach these traits to our children by lesson and example.  The Bible instructs us, “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)  If you want to teach godly character, it is important to have it around the home.

Wait Till You See Who’s Suing Al Gore!

Are You Walking The Ancient Paths?

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.’  But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'” (Jeremiah 6:16, ESV)

Have you ever been told to do something because it is good for you?  Did you verbally say “Yes,” while your heart was saying “No”?  I have done this many times in my life – even after becoming a Christian.  Therefore, you know that I am a sinner saved by the mercy of God’s grace.  We cannot, however, stop at this point and say, “That’s all there is to it.  Things are fine as they are.”  The Christian life calls us to more.  Christians are called to be “disciples” of Christ.

A disciple is a person who submits to the authority of another in order to receive instruction which encourages proper conduct and behavior.  Although Christian discipline is often frowned upon as legalistic, Christianity calls for a change that should be seen in our behavior.  This change is part of the process known as “progressive sanctification.”

Today, the philosophy of instant gratification has crept into the Church.  Hype and sensation are sought out.  There appears to be no concern about working “out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12, ESV)  Even less considered is Paul’s appeal “to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2, ESV)

Faith and good works are often misunderstood by Christians.  Good works add no merit to our faith in God, but if good works do not follow our profession of faith, it is clear that we do not have saving faith.  True justification always leads to the process of sanctification.

It is a terrible error to think that when you are justified, you are as sanctified as you ever will be.  This is absolutely contrary to the doctrine of “progressive sanctification.”  It is like saying “Yes” to Jesus, but refusing to do what He asks you to do (refusing His Lordship).

Progressive sanctification is the process in a Christian’s life by which he becomes more (holy) like Jesus. “Sanctify” means to “set apart, make holy.” It has three facets: (1) Positional sanctification, (2) Progressive sanctification, and (3) Ultimate sanctification.

Positional sanctification takes place the moment you believe in Christ.  God looks at the Christian, and sees the righteousness and holiness of Christ.  Ultimate sanctification occurs at death, when a Christian is absolutely perfected in God’s presence.  Progressive sanctification is the process of living what we are positionally, and what we will be ultimately – and progressively making it a reality in our own Christian lives.

The process of progressive sanctification is described in Galatians 5:19-23. Progressive sanctification is the life journey of producing less and less of the acts of the sinful nature (Galatians 5:19-21) and more and more of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). Progressive sanctification is a process empowered by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), prayer, and the study of God’s Word.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us, All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV)

Let us not be like the people of Jeremiah’s day.  We must learn to take the Biblical path where the good way is.  If we tread that narrow, ancient path, we will grow in holiness and find rest for our souls.  “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” (James 2:14, ESV)

The Gloucester Cuckoos by Gary DeMar

When I heard about the 17 students at Gloucester High School who are expecting babies, it reminded me of the movie Village of the Damned, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos, written by English author John Wyndham and published in 1957. The title of the novel refers to the way brood parasite cuckoo birds place their eggs in the nests of other birds that do not notice the “invasion.” Even after the alien eggs hatch, the surrogate mothers raise them as their own. In Village of the Damned, a small English town is immobilized by an unexplained alien force. Anyone breaching a well-defined but invisible perimeter around the village is immediately rendered unconscious. The villagers awaken after a time with seemingly no ill effects. But two months later, all the women of child-bearing age are pregnant and later give birth to children who look remarkably alike.

In time, as the children mature, something is different about them beyond their stark Aryan appearance. They are after control and domination at the expense of their chosen hosts. Their incarnation has led to the invasion of a foreign worldview that grows more sinister with each passing day. They have the ability to force their wills on the town by using a form of consolidated “group think.” The goal is to subvert the village from within.

A form of “group think” has invaded the public schools in America. Moral relativism has given birth to a new generation of young people whose collective will is more effective than that of their parents. Who’s to blame? “Families are broken,” says school superintendent Christopher Farmer. “Many of our young people are growing up directionless.” Oh? The public schools have these girls for 12 years, 10 months out of the year, six to eight hours each day, five days a week. They are more in contact with their teachers than their own parents. So if they are “directionless,” it seems that the lack of direction is coming from the public schools. Public schools, with their secular worldview, can’t offer real direction beyond career goals. These kids lack direction because they lack an identity. . . .

Continue reading here. . . .

Does Eckhart Tolle Really Exist?

Eckhart Tolle wants you to believe that Jesus taught a form of Buddhism.  The truth is that oil and water do not mix and the teachings of Christ are polar opposite to Buddhism.  In his article, “Get Your Enlightenment Here, Man,” Dr. Benjamin Wiker calls Tolle’s spirituality a form of “Buddhism-lite.”

The bottom line of Tolle’s teachings is that you can’t have any problems or worries if you simply accept that you do not exist.  Human beings are not real and problems begin to arise only when you see yourself as real.  Of course, this leads to the question of: “How can you think you are real if, in fact, you do not exist?”  On the other hand, Christianity teaches that God and His creation are very real.

Tolle wants to free you from your “personhood” so you can become one with the divine essence behind the illusion.  Once we make it behind the curtain, Tolle says we discover that “I Am.”  Here is the salesman’s pitch: “You can become God!”  If you are looking for common sense in Tolle’s explanations, you may give that up now.

Christianity teaches that reality is real, persons are real, and God is real.  Its logic confirms absolute truth that can be demonstrated in a real world.  Tolle wants to recreate Christianity by recreating Christ.  Tolle interprets the Bible according to his own inner feelings.  (Even though Tolle’s inner feelings must be an illusion, because to have inner feelings you must exist as a person – but if everything is an illusion, I suppose Tolle’s self-contradictions don’t matter.)  Tolle completely ignores the grammatical/historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures no matter how far his teachings wander from the essential doctrines of Christianity.

Paul wrote to Timothy: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4)  I recommend that you read Dr. Wiker’s article for an in-depth look at this topic.

The North American Union Is Just A Conspiracy Theory, Right?

There is a strong movement underway to create a new North American “framework” that links the U.S., Mexico and Canada in ways that are a direct threat to the sovereignty of the United States.  The centerpiece of current efforts is the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) — a trilateral arrangement made without Congressional approval to facilitate economic, legal and political integration in this new North American “framework.”

Grassfire.org is conducting a Citizen Petition opposing these developments to build a North American “framework” — including the SPP, the NAFTA superhighway and efforts to encourage open borders “migration” within the three countries.  Click here to sign.

Learn more from this report by Lou Dobbs.

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