July 4th. Independence Day 2010. When they had enough of British oppression, 56 men, representing the 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence. This courageous act launched the greatest experiment in human liberty in all of history: the United States of America.
The Declaration contains the thinking that has become the base on which our nation was built. It says “Men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.” That truth is immediately followed by “To secure these rights, governments are instituted. these two short statements are presented as “self evident… truths,” and not as mere speculation or opinion,and they form the backbone of the United States of America.
Our Founders proclaimed that there is a God who gave us our rights. Those 56 men then used those God given rights to form a government, who’s sole purpose was to protect those rights. They would of never dreamed that in the year of our Lord 2010 that government would have become the controlling power behind those rights, and that more and more of Americans liberties would be in peril due to government infringement! All 56 signers of the Constitution had a belief in God or Christian heritage. They came to these shores to escape religious persecution and were devout men with integrity and high moral standards. Four of the original signers were current or former full time pastors, and many more were sons of clergymen. Others were lawyers, doctors, merchants, and educators. They too were active in their churches, and many served as lay leaders. You will not find out about their religious affiliations from a public text book, nor will you find the many Bible based quotes attributed to these great men. The Bible, the 10 Commandments, and prayer, no longer have a hallowed place in our governments affairs.
I for one am feed up with the political correctness and special interest groups determining (along with our career politicians) the direction of this once great country. What ever happened to government “Of the people, by the people, and for the people?” Majority used to rule, but liberal judges time and time again overrule the majority in favor of their own ideologies. If your satisfied with the direction America has been headed in then you better strap on your seat belt, cause your in for downward spiraling ride. We used to be the envy of the world, not because of what government did, but because of what government was prevented from doing! Scripture says “Blessed is the nation who’s God is the Lord.” That is our true heritage, and therein does the blessing of the Almighty lie. If God is not the basis of our rights, then many will falsly believe that we get our rights from the government. If government grants them than government can take them away. Once those rights start eroding taxation, government controls, regulations, and Big Brother will dictate every facet of our lives.
Even just a causal glance over the past couple decades shows the advance of governments intrusion in to our Constitutional freedoms. Prayer removed from schools, Pledge of Allegiance being challenged in court, Bibles not allowed in the public arena, 10 Commandments removed from government buildings, Nativity scenes removed, any mention of Christianity, God or Jesus not allowed in public schools, and the list goes on. Just last week I read that a school system in California would not allow a student to read a portion of our Constitution because there was a reference to God in it! That should get your blood boiling. Revisionist have been busy rewriting the history of this country, and revising the original intent of our Founding Fathers, to suit their own ideologies and Godless vision.
Second Chronicles 7:14 states “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Let us join in one accord to earnestly seek Gods face for the restoration of this once great nation and its founding Bibical principles. God Bless America.