November 20, 2015

The “G”-Word in the Fight for Freedom’s Survival: A Review of ‘Be Spent’

For much of its history, America’s public policies were securely built upon Christian principles, the necessary bedrock for the nation’s freedoms to flourish. Recently, that blueprint has changed. Now a culture in decay stares back at the Christian citizen in America, waiting to pounce at any public mention of the “G”-Word.

God is the number one enemy of the state, says Mario Diaz, Esq., a Christian minister and legal counsel for Concerned Women for America (CWA). In his new book, Be Spent: Winning the Fight for Freedom’s Survival, Diaz argues that hope and change depend on a movement of spiritual renewal in America, starting with the Church.

“There is a clear disconnect between what some of us say we believe, the way we live, and the policies we support. We must therefore question whether we really believe what we say we believe,” Diaz wrote.

Be Spent offers a back-to-basics handbook for how to maintain a strong Christian witness as our culture attempts to suppress God and His principles. But as Diaz explained, “Suppressing those principles is suppressing freedom.”

Self-Evident Truths

Diaz began the book with the crux of the American Revolution. He paints the scene of a bitterly cold Northeast, perceived suicidal missions, and senseless military endeavors in the Continental Army battle against seemingly insurmountable odds. Despite the impossible, Diaz said God’s Providence shone bright.

“America’s Founders went to battle with a full understanding of the impossibility of their task. They knew they needed more than military might to achieve the freedom and liberty they sought,” Diaz wrote. “The Founders went into battle, largely on faith, believing that if they aligned themselves on God’s side, that Just, Supreme Being would come to their aid. And He did!”

Evidenced by the Founders’ personal letters and public speeches, Diaz recounts remarkable incidents displaying the hand of Providence, which ultimately led to victory and the birth of the United States of America.

Diaz, a constitutional lawyer, makes the case that “religious freedom is born out of religious soil” through careful examination of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Despite their personal faith, the Founders understood the necessity of building the new republic on the bedrock of Biblical principles including life, justice, equality, morality, and liberty.

“There would simply be no America without God’s principles – only those principles bring true freedom and liberty, for they come from He who created us in His image. Neither freedom nor liberty can survive, much less thrive, without God’s principles,” Diaz explained.

For Such a Task as This?

Diaz wrote his book to help Christian citizens understand how God’s Providence and His self-evident truths played the starring role in the birth of our nation. He also sought to equip Christian citizen to articulate the continued necessity of those truths for a broken, unstable society in desperate need of hope.

A breath of fresh air, Diaz avoids doleful handwringing in Be Spent. Instead, he focuses on practical ways Christian citizens can take up the task of influencing society.

For example, Diaz called on Christian citizens to faithfully apply the Ten Commandments to their lives. Christians’ lack of obedience to our own moral laws corrodes our own liberties.

“This exercise is incredibly profitable for our understanding of freedom’s survival,” he said. “[T]hese principles are just as relevant today as they were at the time of our founding. As relevant as they were from the beginning of time and as they shall be to the end.”

In Be Spent Diaz described exactly what sort of opposition Christian citizens will face in our era of moral decline. He explained while passionately defending freedom: “Moral relativism is a hopeless, dark, empty, enslaving, unreal, unworkable, incoherent philosophy that provides no answers, no structure and no help for life whatsoever.”

On top of this discussion, Diaz added humor to his serious subject matter by examining the inconsistencies between opponents to God and His principles. “The modern skeptic is actually willing to consider some alien form in order to explain the evidence pointing to God, yet it will never consider the idea of God. It will consider god-like creatures, but not a god-like god,” Diaz wrote.

Agents of Hope and Change

Throughout Be Spent, Diaz used historical and scriptural accounts to remind Christian citizens to avoid the temptation of coasting along awaiting others to usher in hope. The Christian citizen cannot rely on government or smooth-talking politicians to fix the nation’s problems. The task falls to followers of Christ.

“[W]e engage in civil society and government, not to look for hope, but to bring hope. We have the hope that this hurting world needs,” Diaz explained.

Diaz inspires Christian citizens through Be Spent to get up and speak up as they watch opponents of God attack small business owners, charitable nuns, and public service officials for their faith. He challenged Christians to go out and spend themselves as public witnesses for the sake of their fellow Believers, their American freedoms, and above all, for the glory of the Almighty. “Let us be agents of change for the glory of God and the good of the people,” Diaz wrote.

Be Spent serves as a powerful reminder of how God’s guidance and hope has and will spread when His followers are willing to “be spent” as a witness for His glory. It also offers a powerful warning about what will happen if we bend to the mounting pressures of secular culture.

Right now in America, Christians cannot afford to bend. We must be spent.

For more information on Mario Diaz, Esq., his writings and Be Spent, please visit www.BeSpent.com.


4 Responses to The “G”-Word in the Fight for Freedom’s Survival: A Review of ‘Be Spent’

  1. Kingdom Ambassador says:

    Chelsen Vicari: “Diaz, a constitutional lawyer, makes the case that ‘religious freedom is born out of religious soil'”

    Indeed, idolatrous religious soil!

    Christians wake up! Religious Freedom and Christian Liberty are NOT the same thing. Christian Liberty was sacrificed on the altar of Religious Freedom in 1789 when the late 18th-century Enlightenment and Masonic founders replaced the First Commandment (found intact in some of the 17th-century Colonial Constitutions) with the First Amendment’s First Commandment-violating Free Exercise Clause:

    “…Although the First Amendment does not allow for establishing one religion over another, by eliminating Christianity as the federal government’s religion of choice (achieved by Article 6’s
    interdiction against Christian test oaths), Amendment 1 authorized
    equality for all non-Christian and even antichristian religions. When
    the Constitution failed to recognize Christian monotheism, it allowed
    Amendment 1 to fill the void by authorizing pagan polytheism.

    “Amendment 1 did exactly what the framers proclaimed it could not do: it prohibited the exercise of monotheistic Christianity (except within the confines of its church buildings) and established polytheism in its place. This explains the government’s double standard regarding Christian and non-Christian religions. For example, court participants entering the United States District Court of Appeals for the Middle District of Alabama must walk by a statue of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice. And yet, on November 18, 2002, this very court ruled that Judge Roy Moore’s Ten
    Commandments Monument violated the First Amendment’s Establishment
    Clause. Despite many Christians’ protests against this hypocrisy, it was
    in keeping with the inevitable repercussions of the First Amendment.

    “…Christians hang their religious hat on Amendment 1, as if some great moral principle is carved therein. They have gotten so caught up in the battle over the misuse of the Establishment Clause – the freedom from religion – that they have overlooked the ungodliness intrinsic in the Free Exercise Clause – the freedom of religion….”

    For more, see online Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey by which you’ll receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

    • Grundune says:

      I am a Christian and I am awake, but you are full of malarkey, Ted. Your crusade to abolish the U.S. Constitution is failing. No one is listening to you except your four disciples who can’t accumulate 50 IQ points among them.

      The U.S. Constitution is a protection and has served Americans well for generations. Only a fool would voluntarily throw that away. Are you a fool or do you think there are enough fools out there to make your crusade profitable?

    • Grundune says:

      I think you posted this ad for your anti-U.S. Constitution crusade one too many times. It’s flaws literally fly off the page now.

  2. Gregory Alan of Johnson says:

    Since the term “God” is a position, not a name, I’ll bypass the enemy’s banning and use His names of Yahweh, Yehovah, Elohim, Yahushua, and Yeshua (shortened version). I have the freedom to speak His Hebrew/Aramaic names, and nobody can stop me.

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