The Emmaus Walk Presents:

Part I, "An Open Letter to President Barak Obama," by Pastor Ron Jones, concluded by Part II, "Burden of America,"

a Prophetic Word by Eben

Part I:

(NOTE from the Emmaus Walk and Lamplighter Magazine: This Letter appeared in Lamplighter Magazine, March-April 2009, and was written by Dr. Ron Jones, Senior Pastor of Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia. It was sent to Obama before he was sworn in the 44th president. The church's website can be found at

Dear Mr. President-Elect:

As the leader of a church with more than 5,000 attendees located just a short drive from the White House, I join millions of Americans in honoring your inauguration as our forty-fourth President...

This occasion markes a monumental civil rights achievement for our nation [I can not and do not agree that this campaign waged by Obama was a legitimate process, due to the fraudulent methods of the Democrat Party's registrations in their tax money-funded ACORN--practices that were never investigated though there were numerous reports of shocking irregularities. The funding of Democrat candidate Obama by overseas rulers and even terrorists to the tune of hundreds of millions, that too is record but was not investigated, though it is unlawful to receive those funds from foreigners.--Ed]. I rejoice in the fact that an African-American has been elected, a true affirmation of our nation's fundamental premise that all persons are created equal by the hand of God.

Holy Scripture exhorts us to pray for kings and all those who are in authority (I Timothy 2:1-2). Please know, we the people of Immanuel Bible Church pledge to pray for you, your family and your Administration. These are difficult times to lead our nation. No President has ever done so without acknowledging the need for divine guidance.

We will pray that God grant you Solomon-like wisdom in all of the decisions you make, knowing that King Solomon himself wrote, "The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes" (Proverbs 21:1).

You assume the Presidency during a time of economic crisis at home and conflict abroad. Yet as these great challenges loom ahead, I ask you to "defend the cause of the weak" and "maintain the rights of the oppressed" (Psalm 82:3-4).

In 2005, America aborted 1.2 million unborn children who are precious to their Creator. Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973 legalized abortion, the total number of dead has exceeded 45 million. That's more than seven times the number of Jews killed during the Nazi Holocaust. Abortion is a human tragedy, and it is something we believe breaks our Lord's heart as he created each of these unborn children in His image.

Mr. President-Elect, you talked a great deal in your campaign about "the little guy," who is often mistreated in our society. Surely you understand that the smallest and most vulnerable Americans in 2009 are those in the womb, whose lives are unprotected by the law, and thus dependent upon the decisions of others. Surely America is better than this.

Fundamentally, does the unborn child have value independent of his mother? Clearly, the answer from science is yes. From the moment of conception, the life forming within the womb has all the same DNA as a fully-matured adult person. John the Baptizer leapt in his mother's womb when she met her pregnant cousin Mary, the mother of Jesus. Even so our hearts respond to the sanctity of unborn life.

I pray that you will reconsider your views on this moral issue. I raise my voice on behalf of the voiceless, pleading with you to take the lead in building an America where all of our children, whatever their race or family income, are welcomed into the world, protected by the law and havge a seat at the table with the rest of the American family.

These precious unborn children have been deprived of life without due process of law. More than 3,300 abortions per day, or 138 per hour, happen in clear violation of the Constitution and the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which makes it plan that our liberty comes straight from God and that our first right is the sacred right to life.

Furthermore, think of what those parents have missed because of abortion--a baby's smile, a child's first steps. Thank of what the world has missed--a gifted teacher, a doting father, a dedicated missionary, a talented artist or entrepreneur, a future President.

During your campaign you spoke much about hope. You inspired a nation. You have written about "The Audacity of Hope." And yet, your past support for abortion is a hope-stealer. Abortion robs our nation of a tiny bit of tomorrow's hope found in every unborn child.

Specifically, it is my hope and prayer that you will consider your support for the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), even though you promised Planned Parenthood that signing the FOCA is the "first thing I'd do as President." FOCA is by far the most radical piece of abortion legislation ever introduced into the Congress. My concerns with the bill are many, but chiefly they are:

*According to pro-choice advocates, FOCA would overturn the ban on partial-birth abortion, again allowing this barbaric procedure described as "near infanticide" by pro-choice senator [Democrat] Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

**FOCA may invalidate scores of pro-life laws passed by dozens of states.

***According to the pro-choice National Organization for Women, FOCA would eliminate existing laws against tax-payer funded abortions.

The Freedom of Choice Act is inconsistent with the Christian ethic of compassion for the least among us. King David's heartfelt lyrics in Psalm 139 remind lus that God is the author of life: "You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

It is my sincere hope that you will join me in a celebration of God's gift of life, and resist those who would allow another generation of Americans to disappear.

I welcome you and your family to join us for worship at Immanuel. May God bless you, your family and our great country.

With sincere respects in Christ, DR. RON JONES, Senior Pastor of Immanuel Bible Church

End Note: I do not have much hope statesman-like regard by Barak Obama for Dr. Ron Jones and his congregation, if they think this letter will be received kindly and given any respect, and the views expressed therein accorded anything but extreme contempt and anger. I have no doubt this man and his church were put on a list of targets for IRS audits and harassment after it was reviewed by the White House Staff members, his chief advisors, dealing with White House mail directed to Barak Obama, if it was not trashed before that time by his campaign advisors. We know from his Democrat prdecessor, that any church and pastor that dare speak against William Clinton's mishandlings of his office and his immoralities committed in the White House was put on the IRS "hit list," as we know from official record. How is Obama any different? He has shown that he always moves to silence and villify his opponents or anyone who objects to his policies, which is the classic behavior of any authoritarian who cares nothing really for personal and civil liberties. By his past unflagging support for abortion, partial-birth abortion, and even infanticide in his votes and in his speeches and books, he has proven that he eschews Christian compassion as he pursues a strict, radical, leftist party line and ideology that is characteristic of political secular humanists.--Ed.

Part II:

"America, you exalt what is evil. You call evil good and good evil. I have not allowed you to be destroyed utterly before this time. I held back your judgment. Even the destruction of the Twin Towers was a mercy, for your enemies planned far worse than attacking them and also burning your five-sided temple of war in your capital. They planned to sever your head from your body, but I have held them back on a leash too. You think it is your own hand that is saving you from destruction, but it is Mine alone. Continue to boast, you proud nation, it will come back to haunt your ears when you are fleeing to any dirty hole in the rocks that you can find, but you will find no refuge then.

"Before then I will send a last repentance before the Lawless One comes to rule the earth for a time. I do that to honor the remnant of my faithful ones that still live in your midst, and also to honor the ones who founded your nation with a covenant I sealed. The Lawless One and his beast will be a savage oppressor, and take away your vaunted freedoms, even the freedom to do your former evils. You will be made righteous at the edge of his sword. Even he will be disgusted by your abominations and will punish you severely for continuing in them. Slay your unborn and call it good, lay with your daughters and praise yourselves, ruin the widow with high priced medicines and health care she cannot afford, reward the criminal, punish the victim, encourage the evil-doer--you do this and more, and have no shame. You should have your head put in a stock in every public square, but there are not enough stocks, nor enough squares, to hold you all!

"Instead, I will make you a horror to hiss at before the whole world. The world will see your downfall, and rejoice in the streets, even as the Palestinians rejoiced to see your New York towers fall and crumble into dust. You hate my holy Word, your courts outlaw my Commandments, and you teach your children to mock My holiness and wallow in your own depravity without shame. You dress in solemn black robes and levy verdicts against the helpless, who cannot speak for themselves. You put them to death, with cruelty you would not use even on animals, which are protected above human beings in your nation. What wild beasts you are! You are lawless, while priding yourself on the "rule of law" that has formerly governed only the jungle. Now you have applied that "law" to your entire land, so that you are free to do anything and commit any crime except the crime of naming a sin for what it is--an offense to Me. You have lost all fear of Me and your coming judgment--that is how mighty you think you are. You think you can supplant Me on the throne. You think you now rule instead of Me--and it will always continue that way, because you follow the boasting of your serpent-clefted tongue and think by that serpent tongue you will always prevail. I will reach and tear your serpent's tongue out, by the root! I will cast it into hell, into everlasting fire. Take care you are not attached to that tongue! Sever yourself now from it before it is too late.

"I am coming with a sword. I have My Word on one edge of it, and My judgment on the other. Choose, for you worship Choice, do you not? I give you what you worship. Choose! You have already chosen judgment. Why not choose life instead? Why not choose to return to your senses? Why not choose to escape utter destruction, America? My hand is letting go of the fury that strains to destroy you, root and branch. You will fare worse than Babylon, Assyria, and Rome, I can assure you. Over forty five million unborn, slaughtered by your choice for convenience while you attack the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage! I will require those forty five million among your living--that means you, and you, and you! You will be made a smoking ruin, coast to coast! Only the heartlands will escape the worst that comes--since they have not turned completely harlot as you have done. I take no pleasure in destroying a nation. You have destroyed yourself, if you do not repent quickly, and turn from your violence, blasphemy, pornography, oppression of the poor, pride, lying, stealing, cheating, divorcing, traffiking in the sexual Gulag with women and children, lawlessness, judicial homicide, judicial persecution of the innocent and Christians working with wayward youth, robberies in corporations and all areas of business and society, abortion, immorality, sodomy, murder, rape, abduction and abuse of children, and neglect, abuse, and even murder of helpless or sick elderly men and women, and all the other abominations you condone and propagate, which are so many that libraries could not contain all the books that would list them.

"You pride yourself on your universities and shrines to intellect which fill your land, yet you have enthroned Stupidity and Imbecility. They wear the robes of great scholarship, and you parade them up and down in majestic ceremonies that impress you but make Me want to vomit. The most unmannerly, senseless, filthy-tongued beast is accorded your highest credentials and degrees and honorariums. Criminals who smile at the rape of children waltz hand in hand with your college and university presidents to the podiums of your meeting places, where they receive your thunderous applause for every ignorant ranting attack such creatures can think to make on virtue, decency, order, and law. You pervert your own history, warp your own minds and intelligence, and then turn to make your children worse than yourselves! That is your legacy--bestiality and sodomy and blasphemy and murder. I thought you would be shocked some when your children rose up to murder dozens of other children in schools. But no! You took away all means for the schools to protect themselves against the animals you yourselves created by removing my Commandments and all moral teaching, as well as the Bible. You accepted the killings in the schools, just as you accepted abortion and made it a virtue. You sanctioned genocide in your midst, though you condemned its practice among the nations. What a hypocrite you are! The world looked at you as a laughing-stock when your presidents, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and William Clinton, used their palace and throneroom for sexual assignations, but you thought you were still praiseworthy. To this your press agreed among themselves to turn a blind eye! But I the Lord God saw it! You hid nothing from Me! You send armies and set some nations free, overthrowing bloody tyrants that threaten you in various ways; you even defended Israel and My chosen people, and I blessed you for that; but that is not enough to cover your own transgressions. You continued right on in your evil-doing, did you not? You even grew worse and more brazen at it!

"Who is worse than you? You say there are no standards, no absolutes, that can be used to judge you--but your own deeds judge you. I can stand aside, and let your own deeds judge and cast you into hell and the lake of fire! I offer salvation and restoration, not judgment and destruction. I am a Savior and Lord, not a Shiva the so-called, the false destroying god of the East. Mock on, and Assyria, Babylon, Rome, and Tyre will rise up and condemn you for greater sins than theirs--for you were given the Gospel of Christ, from the beginning of your nation, but you chose darkness and evil-doing over My Kingdom and My Holy Commandments. I never ceased to offer you salvation and goodness, but you mocked them and pushed them away. I will not let you continue in your rebellion and unrighteousness. Turn back quickly from the abyss! I have enough forgiveness, even for your great sins against Me.

"You crucified Me again when you crucified the poor, the elderly, and the disabled and unborn! You filled the whole land with blood and the graves of your victims. I have heard their cries, voice and unvoiced. Run back to Me now, as fast as you can, and I will reach out and save you, like a throwing of a life-saver to a drowning sailor in the water. I am your only Hope. Lately, when you slew most cruelly My child in Florida, using unjust courts and impious, lawless judges to sentence the innocent woman to a cruel death you would not think to impose upon one of your serial killers or child rapists, you wrote your own verdict. Preferring the law of the jungle to My grace and New Covenant, you will perish by that law if you do not heed the fate of the great and proud ship called Titanic, that arrogantly ran herself against my angel's sharp sword in 1912.

The Burden of America is ended."

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