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"Lest we forget," Clarified!

Woe is you oh Nation who remembers their going down of the sun, But fails to remember The cause?

"Lest we Forget" is a well-known slogan in Canada, especially around Remembrance day. Yet most Canadians have NOT the foggiest clue as to what the saying is referring to?

Instead, "lest we forget" has been turned into an Idolatrous symbol for the Government cause, as we have seen this past year. A cause that Soldiers never fought for.

The Government cause:
Forced Vax-Mandates?
Government passport system?
Never-ending Covid Restrictions
Apartheid for a minority group ( Un vaccinated)
The Government Response:
"Be proud as this is what you fought for."

Unfortunately, it appears that even veterans Are now believing that Your service is Define by the state.

I had one Vet tell me the following:

"We serve Canada before self - sometimes that means we follow lawful orders (like health regulations) even if we don't agree;"

Another Vet told me:

"Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for all who died in service to their country PERIOD. The other 364 days of the year are the days to observe the freedoms they died for."

It's in this context that I think it's critical that the slogan "lest we forget" is made crystal clear to both veterans and civilians alike.

Soldier better not be fighting for subjective Moral; principles, while ignoring the objective standard of Good Which is only found in one source (God).

If you disagree with this statement? Then you're going to have to wrestle With your conscience throughout the rest of this blog:

"Do I now remember the SS Nazi soldier who, like the Canadian soldier, fought for his country's causes?"
IF? "Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for all who died in service to their country PERIOD." - Means, to only remember the fallen without a just or Morally objective cause? Then By what standard are you NOT remembering the Nazi soldier by?

Lest we forget? Clarified.

Deuteronomy 16:9

"then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery."

"Lest we forget" Originated out of Scripture. This means a contexts comes with the Phrase, that is biblical in it's Nature.

If this makes you feel Uneasy or uncomfortable that the term lest we forget is Christian?

Well, then I encourage you to find a Charles Darwin quote that would be fitting for remembrance Day?

Perhaps "survival of the fittest" would work?


How about the Star Trek saying. Humans are "Ugly Bags of Mostly Water".

But! Until your unbelieving quote is etched onto our poppies?

You will just have to deal with the Christian context. And if you wish not to?

Then the next Remembrance Day service you attend? Be sure to Remember the Einsatzgruppen Brigade that fought so Courageous for their government cause, of Exterminating the Jewish problem.

"Lest we forget", Specifically, comes out of the book of Deuteronomy. Precisely in two spots of Deuteronomy. Det 4:2-9 and det 6:9

Deuteronomy 4:2-9

"For what great Nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, [Jews] whenever we call upon him?
And what great Nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as all this Law that I set before you today?
"Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children—

Deuteronomy 6,12:

"then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. "

"These are the words" is the Hebrew translation of the English word Deuteronomy which comes out of the Greek Septuagint.

The book of Deuteronomy was written by Moses, which covers the Law for the Jewish people. Leviticus, also written by Moses, tends to be more Priestly oriented.

Moses Primary Goal was to instruct the new Generation of Israelites, who were on the verge of taking the promised land in Canaan.

Moses was clear to the Israelites; you must obey the Lord or Fear the consequences. (See judges)

Moses Uses the history of the Young Jewish Nation to remind Israel of her Cause (Serving God).

Reminding Israel of her Military defeats at Horeb (Det 9:7-10:11) and at Kadesh (1:26-46), for Disobeying God.

Also, reminding Israel of her victories! (Det 2:24, 3:11, 29:2) when she (Israel) listens to God.

Moses was using "remembrance" for the people to, First and foremost, remember God's cause. Secondly, to remind Israel of the great Sacrifice of life, when a Nation doesn't obey God.

Like it or not, the reason we in the west take our remembrance day Service, Serious!, has to do with the Christian context of life being worth remembering.

And this symbol of life being valued is most displayed by the ultimate Sacrifice of Christ Jesus Being Crushed on the cross for his children's sins.

But if you don't understand the reason/cause for why Jesus died on the cross in the first place? Then you will either reject his Sacrifice? Or you will Redefine the parameters of the sacrifice.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling lived in a time where the Sacrifice of Christ Jesus still meant something?... Even though people who lived in the 1800s were just as much God Haters, as our Generation are/is.


A Christian tradition was Presence, in Western countries as Kipling would Display in his recessional poem written for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

The Poem:
"God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine —
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Far-called, our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And, guarding, calls not Thee to guard;
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!"

""Lest we Forget" is a well-known slogan in Canada, Especially around remembrance day. Yet most Canadians have NOT the foggiest clue as to what the saying is Referring to?"

In the Christian context of "lest we forget," the Cause/Reason is just as crucial as the Sacrifice.

Jesus death on the cross means nothing if God Doesn't provide us with the Cause; Which is why he dose, Genesis 3:15 Is the start of providing us a reason why Jesus comes. The Old Testament is filled with the cause/reason why Jesus will come to die the way he dies. Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22. No point remembering Jesus death if you don't remember the reason why he came in the first place.

God also makes it clear, that for those who do forget there WILL be consequences;

Lest we forget comes with a Very! Strong warning that implies judgment to a Nation and people who Become arrogant, who pervert the reasons for the Sacrifice.

If we as a nation wish to stop pursuing personal holiness defined by God for mere subjectiveness, and Arbitrary government standards? Then we, As a nation, reap what we have, Sowed.

And IF you still disagree with this? Then be sure to put down a Poppy reef for the Nazi soldier who Fought for his country, While you Remember the Sacrifice of the Canadian soldier who fought for his.

John 15:13

"Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Isaiah 60:12

For the Nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.

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