Obituary of a very well known and famous great Lady
By John W. Koletas
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8



This Lady was born amidst hardship and war over 200 years ago. There were no hospitals or doctor's visits to insure her healthy arrival into this world. There were no modern conveniences to lavish on this newest arrival. She was born at home. Her parents and forefathers came over from the Old World in Europe. She did not inherit wealth, finances, or gold. Rather, what was handed down to her was more valuable than earthly riches. Her forefathers were God-fearing people who lived off the land, rugged mountain dwellers, and some of the brightest minds ever chronicled in a genealogy. This Lady was born into a godly heritage of daily Scripture reading from the Holy Bible, along with daily prayers and daily devotionals. Her birth was during a time of great upheaval and most even questioned if she would live much past her birth without the necessary nourishment and protection that newborns need to thrive. The necessary home supplies were very scarce. Many homes and businesses were burned as a result of the war. Many had died during the war. Many more lived the rest of their lives wounded and crippled as a result of the war. She was not expected to live after her birth at home. But, alas, she survived. Not only did she survive, but she excelled to the amazement of her friends and shocked those who in disbelief thought she would never live. To the astonishment of those who predicted her infant death, she even began to grow. And as she continued to grow, her beauty became apparent to most everyone. Word had spread that this young Lady had not only been born healthy, but was surviving and growing by leaps and bounds. Others wanted to get a glimpse of her beauty and marveled with what grace the God of Heaven had bestowed upon her. Even at a young age, she was polite and courteous with ladylike manners. As she grew older, she was a picture of graciousness and yet hard-working, tender yet strong. She lived in godly righteousness, but yet was merciful and forgiving. She knew her Bible. The Word of God was hidden in her heart. She quoted Scripture at every opportunity and even published Scriptures and made sure Scripture verses adorned her halls and buildings inside and out. She was not ashamed to tell others of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. All who met her wondered at her spirit and compared her to queens and princesses. She was destined to be a Lady that would spend her life caring for the poor and tirelessly protecting those who needed help and proclaiming to all she came in contact with about the virtues of freedom and liberty. As this young Lady grew to maturity, her unparalleled wisdom and knowledge of things godly and holy were as sacred to her as the God Who created her and formed her and the One Who was gracious enough to allow her to live. She quickly became the beacon of oppressed people, a light to those dwelling in darkness, and a nurse who cared for those sick and dying far and near.

After she entered that holy union with God, as most ladies did back then during their marriages, she bore many children. Her children became world-renown, strong, hard workers, honest, diligent, godly, and courageous. Her children became mayors and governors and presidents and preachers. Other youngsters living in faraway lands who had read about her birth and her righteousness dreamed one day of becoming just like her and yearning for the taste of freedom and liberty, to live in a land where God's Word was preached uncompromisingly and where missionaries were sent to every foreign land to tell of the same merciful God Who would save sinners if they would only believe and trust Jesus as their God and Saviour. As I said, her story is matchless and unparalleled among all her peers. She stood apart. All eyes were on her when she came into a room. All stood to attention when she passed by. Her spiritual strength demanded the respect of friend and foe alike. She was undaunted, unmoved, and held strong convictions for truth and honesty.

Her obituary is quite rare and even distinctive. For contrary to most obituaries of folks born long ago, and although her birth has been recorded as being in July of 1776, the date of her death is often debated and even questioned as to the timing of her passing away. She was born during the famous War of Independence. But many scholars and even theologians contest the exact time of her passing. Some, even incredulously, will insist that she is still alive. It may be that her spirit lives on in the hearts of her descendants and those unrelated to her who wish to emulate her. But to those who remember her well, we can affirmatively attest that she died many years ago.

For instance, some will say that she died this past week when the Supreme Court ruled that queers and Sodomites have the same and more protection than godly citizens. We do know that her own father, the famous General George Washington, ordered someone who was suspected of being a Sodomite in his camp drummed out of camp never to be heard from again.
Some will say she died when the dwellers in the same land she used to live in voted for the Socialist-Marxist most anti-Christian pro-Muslim president Barak Hussein Obama.
Some will say she died when the Supreme Court ruled that the government can, for whatever reason, choose to take away any person's land through eminent domain.
A few will point to the time when the majority of the Supreme Court were no longer Protestants for the first time in this land's history or even when now there are no Protestants on the Supreme Court, which is now filled with Catholic and Jewish traitors.
Others will argue that she died when the smiling, kind and friendly president George W. Bush and his Republican-controlled Senate and House of Representatives lacked the courage to do what was right when they had the opportunity and plundered the surplus that was handed to them and wanted everyone to like them instead of standing for truth uncompromisingly.
Some point to the Patriot Act being passed and being used against those living in this land.
Some will point to September 11, 2001, as the day that her final chapter closed.
Many others will articulate that this great Lady died when the inhabitants who took over her land voted for a president who, for the first time, was known to have smoked marijuana, loathed the military, lied under oath, committed perjury, defamed the Oval Office, and was impeached.
There are the brave few who will point to the so-called conservative radio and television talk-show hosts for the past 20-30 years who have proposed 'free' trade with unfair communist countries where the state supports the government-run businesses at a much lower cost than the independent businesses in this land can compete with so that their stocks will increase in value.
Still others, with good reason, can argue she died when that noble man Ronald Reagan appointed an ambassador to the Vatican for the very first time to appease his conservative Catholic supporters as a show of bipartisanship and making the tent of wickedness bigger.
Many others point to the ill-fated immigration bill passed in the 1980's that allowed millions and millions of anti-American illegal immigrants to come to this land (or, better stated, stay in this land) without securing the border as the final nail in her coffin.
Of course, many will point to the time when the vulgar-cussing Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace because of his abuse of power that he had become so addicted to.
Others will look to the day when the voters were fooled by all the dead people voting in Chicago to make John F. Kennedy the first Catholic president and the then more humble and more ethical Richard Nixon refused to have a recount because he didn't want to put his country through that.
Still others will point to 1961 when the Bible and prayer were removed from schools.
Many people will point to the time when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was ushered in as a hero to save the dwellers of this land by giving them government instead of God, physical food instead of spiritual truths, socialism instead of individual responsibility, unbridled liberty, and capitalism. The age of social security where everyone is given a number so you can be tracked from cradle to grave thus began because the people chose government instead Jesus Christ and the Word of God.
A few will point to the end of prohibition as the downfall of this once great people.
Others will point to the day that the feminist movement pressured Congress and the President to give women the right to vote.
Again, some of the wisest of her descendants will point to the time when the inhabitants of the land she used to occupy voted to create the private bank complex known as the Federal Reserve and for the first time tax the dwellers of this once great land on their income to fill the coffers of the private and wealthy internationalist bankers of the Federal Reserve who have then used the same monies to destroy her people and descendants.
Very few will point to the time when the wrong side won the War Between the States and the federal government was able to crush the sovereignty of these independent states as clearly outlined in her grand Constitution.
Still fewer would point to the start of government schooling, albeit infused with the King James Bible and spiritual truths being taught, but at the cost of separating their children from the parents' responsibility of teaching and rearing their own children.

Of course, there are many, many other time-specific moments and decisions and elections that the enemies of her forefathers (who had infiltrated this land and) persuaded the sleeping and deluded occupants to accept that are too many to mention in this very brief obituary. From the innumerable rules and regulations that constrict a man from being the king of his castle to the rearing of his children, to the forced compulsion of ungodly medical treatment, the enactment of laws against so-called hate speech as this, to the criminalization of killing animals and birds, to the support of killing innocent babies in the wombs, to the emasculating of the men, to the societal unbridled support of effeminate males, to the destruction of our society by teaching the acceptance of Sodom and Gomorrah as not only an alternative lifestyle, but the preferred and protected lifestyle, to the incrementally chipping away of our freedoms and liberties, this is no longer the land of the free and home of the brave. The brave are now the enemies of the state. Christians are no longer afforded asylum to these shores for teaching their children at home in foreign lands that hate God, but yet this land invites the antichristian people from whatever ethnicity and whatever other dogma that conforms to its humanistic goals of a one-world government and a one-world religion.

I am not minimizing any of the above-stated historical moments as truly sad nails in the coffin that holds the remains of the already-deceased great Lady. Many good and wise people still argue about when her death occurred and the exact timing of it. Albeit there are still those few who believe she is still breathing and in surgery, hoping and praying that somehow some miracle may befall her and those who had looked to her for some shelter and protection from the world which lieth in wickedness.

But I believe it could very well be the day in 1901 when many of the foxes of religious leaders of the great people of this once-great land came in sheep's clothing and deceived the simple-minded that were not daily reading the Scriptures and daily praying for power and wisdom. For had it been the Catholics or the ungodly or the atheists who proposed to change the Word of God delivered to our forefathers, there would have arisen a huge storm of protest all across her land. But it was traitors and deceivers amongst them with their friendly smiles and kind and courteous manners that let their guard down as seemingly polite and sincere pastors and theologians. I dare say that it was the likes of Billy Graham who have caused more harm to this once great nation than any of our supposed and clear enemies. Billy Graham has done more damage to Bible Christianity than the pope and his followers could ever dream of doing to destroy this once great nation. If a Catholic or atheist or Grand Witch or Warlock were to ever say that the 1611 Authorized Version had 22,000 mistakes, we would laugh at him and run him out of our circles. But because it came from our friend, our church, our college, our alma mater, our fellowship, our circle of friends, our hero, our pastor, our chancellor, our leader, GOD'S PEOPLE defend it and attack others who attack that heretic. And now, with the dust having settled, but the issue not resolved, there comes no word of apology, no word of retraction, no embarrassment, no 'please forgive us for being wrong, deceived, stubborn, rebellious, etc.'

When religious leaders stand before their people or teach in their semitaries and openly reject the AV 1611 as the inspired Word of God that brought this nation into being and caused the very birth of this glorious Lady, that institution has died. You can put whatever name you want on the sign, whatever denomination your banner flies under, and whatever other religious dogmas you choose to live by. All once-great congregations, schools, colleges, organizations that once believed and preached that the AV 1611 was the inspired Word of God died when they decided to play smarter and holier than God and the godly men who laboured to bring us the Word of God in our own tongue. It will be a sad day when those who thought they were standing against evil and unrighteousness and those same people who decry ungodly Supreme Court decisions or the people's elections for those same ones to have been found guilty of treason when they stand before the holy bar of God's Judgment and will be found guilty of supporting 'ministries' that died many, many years ago, but are still functioning and having activities and still going through the motions of their founders and predecessors.

"AND unto the angel of the church in Sardis write. I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead." -
Revelation 3:1

Yes, many religious groups and organizations are going through the motions and may seem to be alive at times, but it is much like a corpse that is capable of making gurgling noises because of the gases moving about inside or passing through various organs and intestines, or even upon examination during an autopsy. If the Lord tarries and if there is liberty left anywhere on this planet to the degree where one is able, autopsy reports shall be written, discussed, and argued over the exact time of this Lady's death.

And so I close this obituary, dear friend, with moistened eyes and tear-stained cheeks. But before I close, I would be amiss if I did not mention at least some of this great Lady's accomplishments and descendants This Lady gave birth to the men and boys that went halfway across the globe and scaled the impossible cliffs of Normandy to stop a Catholic maniac who wanted to bring in 1,000 years of a religious order because he did not believe the AV 1611.
Even when third-world Islamists who hate the AV 1611 flew the planes into our buildings on September 11, 2001, we were almost relentless in our pursuit of those responsible and supportive of their actions.
The men and boys who fought and died in the Great War in trenches and those buried at sea are an almost unfortunate forgotten footnote in history books.
The courageous men who went to Vietnam and Korea, whether slain there or who were fortunate enough to have survived and who have lived with the scars of those battles are men ravaged mentally and suffer constantly while those of us selfishly enjoy our freedoms and liberties.
The Memorial Day parades and Veterans Day commemorations do what they can to remind us of the great sacrifice this Lady's descendants have made. From Bunker Hill to the War of 1812 to the Appomattox Courthouse and beyond, those bones of generations of bygone heroes lie silently still beneath her soil while this newer occupied force revels in their alcohol, their ungodliness in dress and dance, and their new golden calves of gods that they have hoisted in and over the church houses and state houses and proclaim unashamedly that these be thy gods, O Amerika!
There once was a great Lady who was admired the world over. She was not only admired, but loved and respected. She was not only loved and respected, she was feared by her enemies. She produced the men that charged San Juan Hill. She produced the hundreds of thousands of missionaries that stormed the coastlines of all countries liberating people who were bound in their sin and on their way to Hell and were finally loosed from their spiritual chains of darkness with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What a glorious past! What a glorious history! For even Rome and Greece cannot compare to the short span of time with which this Lady rose to prominence the world over. While others may have taken hundreds or even thousands of years to attain their greatness, this Lady rose to her heights in the shortest period of time in all recorded history. She remains the only nation in recorded history outside Israel who fell prostrate and uninhibited before the throne of Heaven and pled for Heaven's guidance and protection and blessings on her people. Gone are the days when this land was filled with John Paul Jones, James Madisons, John Adamses, Paul Reveres, Nathan Hales, Patrick Henrys and Robert E. Lees. Gone are the days when the pulpits of this once great land were filled with men who had courage and could not be bought with money, friendships, or accolades. Gone are the days when this land was filled with those who profess to be God's people being concerned about the unsaved and their lost condition and their eternity in Hell. Gone, gone, gone, gone, yes, my country's gone! Our brave forefathers are now being mocked and ridiculed as nothing but greedy slave owners. The time fails me to mention all the great progress that these Christians living in her land brought the world over through their thinking and inventions. From the industrial revolution to electricity to the telegraph and telephone and computers, et cetera, this Lady allowed these her descendants to live freely in a society that was unmatched and unleashed and unbridled the imagination of the greatest minds on earth to come here and live out their dreams and aspirations. Until the time comes when the King of Heaven shall call His humble ambassadors home to be with Him, we shall endeavour, as best we are able, and by God's grace, to proclaim to those living here in a faraway land that our King Jesus is coming!

"[Alexis de Tocqueville was the famous 19th century French statesman, historian and social philosopher. He traveled to America in the 1830s to discover the reasons for the incredible success of this new nation. He published his observations in his classic two-volume work, Democracy in America. He was especially impressed by America's religious character. Here are some startling excerpts from Tocqueville's great work:
Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things.

In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country. Religion in America...must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief.

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion -- for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious...there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.

In the United States, the influence of religion is not confined to the manners, but it extends to the intelligence of the people...

Christianity, therefore, reigns without obstacle, by universal consent...

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors..; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts -- the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

Tocqueville gives this account of a court case in New York:

While I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes of the county of Chester (state of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God or in the immortality of the soul. The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all confidence of the court in what he was about to say. The newspapers related the fact without any further comment. The New York Spectator of August 23rd, 1831, relates the fact in the following terms:
"The court of common pleas of Chester county (New York), a few days since rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked, that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice: and that he knew of no case in a Christian country, where a witness had been permitted to testify without such belief."]
"For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water" - Lamentations 1:16
"Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD. Mine eyes do fail with tears... because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment. All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth? All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it. The LORD hath done that which he had devised: he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries. Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. Arise, cry out in the night; in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? Shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied. Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so that in the day of the LORD'S anger none escaped nor remained: those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy consumed."
Lamentations 2:9-22

"Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people."
Lamentations 3:49

"They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills. For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her. Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire: Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people. The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem. For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her. The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders. As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come."
Lamentations 4:5-18

"REMEMBER, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us. Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest. We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread. Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities. Servants have ruled over us; there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand. We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the sword of the wilderness. Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine. They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities of Judah. Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were not honoured. They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under the wood. The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their musick. The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning. The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation to generation. Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time? Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us."
Lamentations 5:1-22

"THE hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD."
Ezekiel 37:1-14

"Jesus saith unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?.. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go."
John 11:25-44

"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."
John 6:63

"With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." - Matthew 19:26

"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." - Mark 9:23

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?"
Luke 14:28



Written with no apologies.

John W. Koletas
Grace Baptist Church
612 Fourth Avenue
Troy, New York 12182
(518) 233-1334