Pastor Bankens lived in Louisiana until he was forty years old, attended church at Apostolic Temple Pentecostal Church, pastored by Dr. M. D and Dr. R.D. Treece. He was an evangelist about twelve years, pastored in Rome, Georgia five years, pastored New Chapel UPC, Collins, Mississippi, for almost twelve years. Pastor Bankens is now living in Sulphur, Louisiana and is preaching out as he is again attending Apostolic Temple under his Pastor Rick Treece, Pastor Bankens is ordained by UPCI..
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As Christian Conservatives we see the society that we have known has suddenly been changed, even with us in it. While we were minding our own business allowing our politicians in Washington DC to run the affairs of our country, our Christian values have been reclassified. Even our wholesome values have been reclassified as hate and ugly prejudices and we have now become the problem.
We believe in One God, but Washington has said there are many gods. We believe in free speech, now we are told everything we say and preach is hate speech. We are now listed as the main source of trouble for this nation and we are classed among criminals and terrorist.
We believe in democratic sovereignty, we are now called a Zena fob and a fascist there is no longer a platform for us. We believe in a free secular society, and stand for both God and Country, we are now call Islamophobic and racist because of our Christian faith. We stand when our nations flag is paraded before us and place our hand over our heart as we say the pledge of allegiance. For this we are considered to be bigoted and racists.
Because we desire safe borders and desire that all people follow the law to come into our country we are called hate mongers. We had best be careful as to what we say and how we speak of others and we best use the proper pronoun’s, or we will face further exclusions.
In short, there is no place for “We The People” with wholesome Christian values in the USA today. There has been a shift in this nation as the younger generations are trying to develop their own utopia without wholesome values, without Jesus in it.
The minds of our younger adult generation has been saturated with a one world mindset. Our secular education has removed any resemblance of truth, no prayer, no Bible, no Jesus. Our children have been indoctrinated against our western culture and glamorized the cultures of the middle east. Our secularized, public schools, colleges and Universities refuse to allow any biblical teachings including the Bible and Jesus while they teach Islam as a great way of life.
While we as Christians in America have been keeping ourselves separated and doing our own thing. The secular world has snuck in and changed everything around us. Our religious rights are being taken away and now we wake up to find that we are no longer welcome and actually no longer needed.
The best way to defeat a people, is by destroying the foundational truths they are built on. Our secular society started teaching our young ones not to respect our laws, our values and our God. We have a generation of young adults that have been taught no values. Now we wonder why they are against free speech, against our second amendment rights and our sacred Christian rights. They literally have no respect. They openly rebel in our streets, destroying properties even taking lives as they protest our conservative Christian rights.
This nation has turned her back on God, His Word and Truth. We are privileged at this time to have a window opened to help us to reach, teach and propagate the things of God and change some lives. But we must realize the evil secular society is doing everything they can to shut that window. We have a problem with both Political Parties. The Democrats are now so far left that in their secular thinking that they will never be for anything that is Christian. But the Republican Party also has so many members that refuse to fight for our conservative Christian values. Both parties are allowing our nation to be destroyed as the foundational teachings and beliefs of our forefathers are being destroyed. This is the reason we must awaken ourselves and stir up the gifts of God within and shake this secular society around us. Jesus is coming soon saints of God, we must be about His business while we have time and while He is moving in us and giving us this one last chance.