‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

I loaded this hymn last night–The Son of God Goes Forth to War, sung by choir and congregation at Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho. It is war, and this hymn has some hard truths to tell us. It’s not just skipping through the tulips with a hippie named Jesus.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

I’m off to a terribly late start today; but it’s raining like crazy, it’s cold, and who even noticed?

I love this hymn–The Son of God Goes Forth to War, performed by Joe Stout. We are in a war of worlds today, and we had better wake up to that truth. Christ vs. Satan, world of life vs. world of death. And there’s no neutrality allowed.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

In case anyone out there is wondering where we’re coming from…

We proclaim the lordship and crown rights of Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Savior and our King, who alone has the right to rule His Father’s creation. All who rule, but not under God, are nothing but usurpers. The Lord has only set them up, for a little while, to cast them down.

We proclaim Christ’s Kingdom now and forever, world without end, Amen.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

The first time He came here was to shed His blood and be slain in atonement for our sins. The powerful, the wise, and the noble nailed Him to the cross. But when He comes again, it will be to judge the quick and the dead; and there are those who are high and mighty now will be like raw eggs thrown against the wall.

The Son of God Goes Forth to War, presented by Joe Stout: lest we forget that there’s another book to come.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This is a spirited hymn, and a spirited rendition of it by the congregation at Cornerstone Church in Carbondale, Illinois. The Son of God Goes Forth to War–I’d never heard it until I watched “The Man Who Would Be KIng.” This hymn sounds great even when Sean Connery sings it.

What’s at Stake This Year

The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ is at war with the kingdoms of this world–and none of us can be on both sides at once.

EXECUTION DELAYED SO KILLER CAN VOTE

We haven’t seen that headline yet; but if Democrats win this year’s elections, we will.

With their own mouths, and by their own actions, they tell us what we can expect from them:

More abortions, right up to and including the moment of birth.

Criminals rewarded instead of punished. Chaos in our streets. See what has happened to San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle, and other Democrat utopias.

“Transgender” as a “right” that everyone must recognize and “celebrate”–or else.

All kinds of draconian restrictions on our freedom, and assaults on our prosperity, all in the name of Saving The Planet from imaginary Man-Made Climate Change. And when nothing happens, they can smirk at us and say “See? It worked!”

Gradual abolition–or maybe faster than I think–of the right of self-defense. Even unarmed self-defense will be unlawful. Ask the Democrats in the Virginia legislature.

An end to all meaningful attempts to curb illegal immigration.

If you stay home on election day, or throw away your vote on some quixotic third-party nonentity, you will, for all practical purposes, be voting for all of the above and then some.

The Democrat Party must not just be defeated. It must be permanently defeated. Put out of business. Discarded forever. There is no time to spare for such inanities as “But the Republicans are just the same!” etc. The time to deal with the GOP’s offenses is later. They have a lot of rotten apples that need to be tossed out of the barrel.

In the long run Christ Himself will establish His Kingdom on the earth.

And He will know who was on His side, and who wasn’t.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This is the kind of hymn that makes simpering liberal go-along-to-get-along churchmen cringe: The Son of God Goes Forth to War: written in 1812 by Reginald Heber, sung here by Joe Stout. It can also be sung to the tune of The Minstrel Boy.

Let’s not forget that Jesus Christ is King of kings, whose right it is to rule. And the sooner He claims it and establishes His throne, the better.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This rousing hymn, sung by Joe Stout, was first published in 1827 and was in most English hymnals by the 1870s–The Son of God Goes Forth to War. It’s occasionally sung to the tune of The Minstrel Boy, which is how I first heard it.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This is a “Psalm Sing” at Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and the hymn is The Son of God Goes Forth to War. When I hear that, I want to be there!

The hymn can also be sung to the tune of The Minstrel Boy.

‘The Son of God Goes Forth to War’

This is from a psalm sing at Christ Church–The Son of God Goes Forth to War, with band, choir, and the whole congregation.

We are authorized and exhorted to make war on spiritual wickedness: but the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not fleshly. Believe in God. Testify for Jesus Christ. Speak the truth and never, never let the enemy compel you to speak lies. Pray harder. Sing louder. Our Lord is coming, and not all the devices of this fallen world will hold Him back.