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Breaking News – Our Nation Under Attack

By Doug Harrell

Mitchell CountyBreaking News - Our Nation Under Attack


Looking to the New year for some of us is concerning. The direction that our country is heading worries me greatly.  I don’t want to go into politics with this Life Lesson but we are facing an administration that has already made several claims in their direction that are very concerning.  Opening the flood gates to virtually unlimited abortions is the totally wrong direction that our nation needs to be traveling.  As the scripture reads, every child born or unborn was knitted in their mother’s womb by the very hand of God.

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”  Psalms 139:13-14 KJV

I don’t think God will cover a nation that blatantly sacrifices the unborn for the convenience of the mother or anyone else.  As is stated so plainly in Proverbs, the fear of the Lord is the very beginning of wisdom, and accepting this as okay is definitely not okay!  Be much in prayer that this situation will turn and that we will have a reunion and a return to the values that this nation was founded on.

Another issue that we are facing just blows me away. There have been comments from those that appear to take the reins of leadership that they are going to push to let transgender, I despise the very thought, men compete openly in all women sports!  I don’t care if you want to have your penis removed and breasts implanted, if you were born a male, you will always be a male.  Men and women are made men or women. It is not our choice. God decides that and you don’t really have a vote.  These folks that say they are for women’s rights should be up in total arms over this.  A man’s body is created with different strengths than a woman’s.  Women have a unique strength of their own.  I would like to see a transgender man give birth to a child, I bet they would want to go back to being a male real quickly!!

Let’s open our borders to all and provide free everything and see how long that lasts!  Provide free medical service and free college to all comers, pay off all the college debt of those who owe it.  How crazy can we get?  What happened to being willing to work and sacrifice, being rewarded for delayed gratification, winning the race not just participating!  How about rewards for a job well done, not just showing up.  If we want to just give it all away, leave your debit cards at the ATM with your pin printed on it for all to use. Leave your car unlocked with the keys in it and leave your wallet with plenty of money in it on the seat so those that need it can buy gas when they run out.  Oh, by the way, take all the locks off your doors and be sure and leave your safe open so folks won’t damage their fingernails trying to get it open!

Another thing let’s buyback or take all the guns from private citizens so no one can shoot anyone except the crooks who would not obey the laws anyway.  Oh, and if you happened to have been born a different color, expect to be paid grievance money for something that may, just may, have happened in the past because of someone that lived hundreds of years ago.

Folks, wake up!  I have grandchildren that are white, black, and brown and I sat down with some of them a few days ago and we talked about this.  To begin with, all our blood is red, the skin color is only a VERY thin layer, it is what is underneath that counts.  We are all entitled to what we are willing to work for, nothing more, nothing less.  It is our attitude and our work ethic that makes the difference in what we receive out of life, not what someone gives us. You are not entitled to anything except the opportunity to go to work and achieve, to make a difference for yourself in this old world!

What about telling all our churches that they must hire non-Christians for their staff, welcome the LBGT to their pulpits, face fines if we don’t agree to do this. May God help us all. The very foundation of our families, our churches, our very nation, is on the line.  As each of us goes into the New Year, be in much prayer!

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

Have a blessed and prosperous New Year.


Doug Harrell is a life-long resident of Mitchell County, Owner of Harrell Hill Farms, a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and former publisher of Blue Ridge Christian News. You can find him on Facebook at

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