Court Watchmen On the Wall

Virginia Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman, Eagle Forum’s Court Watch
President, Blackstone Institute
December 19, 2017

“Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arises. So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so judgment goes forth perverted” (Hab. 1: 3b.-4, ESV).

This dire description of a moribund nation could very well fill the headlines of America’s newspapers in 2017.  But the account was actually penned in the Seventh Century B.D. by the prophet Habakkuk, warning his people of certain doom unless they returned their law and culture to a righteous foundation.

At this most blessed season of the year, we who are God’s people in America today should remind ourselves anew of the perils facing us unless we fervently commit ourselves to the effort to return our nation to its righteous foundation. We learn more about these perils by consulting other Old Testament prophets. The prophet Ezekiel warns us that a people are under judgment when they are guilty of four specific sins: idolatry, immorality, inhumanity, and bloodshed (Ezek. 22). He further identifies those most responsible for these sins as “the princes of Israel.”

In contemporary America, “the princes” can be likened to anti-constitution Reconstructionist judges rendering Humanistic decisions that commit sins identical to Israel’s sins. If there is a continuation and expansion of court rulings such as those outlawing the Ten Commandments and Pledge of Allegiance in our public life, idolatry is the only “religious observance” allowed to us. In a culture where judges legalize homosexual conduct and marriage, immorality explodes. When courts give constitutional protection to the teaching and other public acknowledgments of only evolutionism to the exclusion of creationism, inhumanity abounds. Evolutionist reduction of man to an animal is an act of inhumanity opening a Pandora’s box to a smorgasbord of other evils. Where judges cast the mantle of constitutional protections over abortion, euthanasia, etc., bloodshed is rampant.

In the face of these egregious evils, we must ask, as did Ezekiel, “How should we then live?” (Ezek. 33:10). The Lord gives Ezekiel the answer in the first nine verses of Ezek. 33. Ezekiel sounds a clear “trumpet call” to God’s people to be watchmen on the wall to warn our nation of the swords we face. The Lord declares that we “shall give them [our people] a warning from me.” If we sound the warning to the wicked to turn from their ways, we “will have delivered [our] souls” regardless of the response of the wicked. But if we fail to sound the trumpet and the wicked “shall die in his iniquity, . . , his blood I [the Lord] will require at [our] hand”- of us, His people. Our disobedience to God’s call will bring judgment on the wicked and on us.

As we end 2017 and enter 2018, Court Watch urges you to be a  “Court Watchman” — a soldier committed to sounding the trumpet of truth and confronting the culture about our runaway Humanistic federal courts.  Join us in this vital venture!