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By Keith Boutte    “…and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among... Living in a dying society 

By Keith Boutte 

  “…and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)—then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority.”  ~ 2 Peter 2:7-9 

   Are you feeling oppressed by our current national Administration? Are there anomalies in the treatment of citizens of America? Are those unalienable rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” seemingly beginning to be removed from citizens of America? Does it look like the absent-minded fox is in the White House and the appointed minions are running roughshod over American Citizens, while raising taxes on these same citizens to give to our enemies? Is America a Christian nation or has God become irrelevant to this nation founded on Christianity? Is America just like Sodom and Gomorrah? 

Turning our backs 

   These questions are on my mind daily, and evidence is being piled up to convict this United States of America of unbridled intentional sin. It seems like this Administration is hell-bent on destroying America by giving every offensive and defensive weapon secret we have to those who seek to destroy our way of life. Winning elections by cheating and then appointing the people’s enemies into high levels of government offices, making dictions to destroy America? For me this is the short list of a tyrant government. The removal of freedom of individual rights, religious belief or freedom to publicly worship God and enjoy liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But the main atrocity on America is the citizens who turned their backs to the God of Creation. 

   No historical data exists that gives evidence of mutilating a child “in its mother’s womb” for the pursuit of the mother’s choice to murder her child. There is, however, evidence that every nation which started out as or that became a “Christian Nation,” and then turned its back on God, became irrelevant and/or conquered. 

   Jesus is the only way to Heaven. His obedience paid the price for sinners to become saints. We know America doesn’t last until the end, but falls into bondage of a fallen angel. Is there any nation that has risen to such great power in such a short period of time? In my lifetime God has been removed from being America’s only God, to being no God at all. 

Coming to prevail 

   But hope prevails, grace saves and God gives us a future and a hope! We must choose to run the race to save souls, to stand for God and to die promoting Jesus our salvation. The signs are overwhelming that God has had enough of man’s rejection. Soon Jesus will return to claim his bride and begin his judgment.  

 “For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.” ~ 2 Peter 2:21. 

   The division has happened—the lie of separation of church and state is being used to dissipate the wealth of individuals to support the enemies of the state. The foxes are destroying not only the chickens, but the hen house as well. Citizens are walking around like a chicken with their heads cut off while wearing masks. The enemy demands tribute, and many chickens believe we must follow no matter the cost. 

   So—Biden didn’t win legally, and Republicans are not and have not supported “The People” in the House and Senate for decades. How wise were those Founding Fathers? Benjamin Franklin was asked after meeting to establish a national government, “what kind of government do we have?” Mr. Franklin answered, “a Republic if you can keep it.” How prophetic those words are today! 

 “Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” ~ Mark 13:35-37 

    A few last words…“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10 

    “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” Ephesians 6:13 

   “He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” ~ Revelation 22:20 


Keith Boutte resides in Lafayette with his lovely wife Christy, and they have four children and five grandchildren. He has a passion for people, our city, and seeing the Lord lifted up as a light and hope to others.