Tuesday, September 15, 2015
WILL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALLOW AMERICA TO PERISH?
By Ron Edwards
Will America Glean From Her Glorious Past Or Crash In The Present?
If you move your feet, you lose your seat. Almost everyone has experienced sitting in a chair in a public setting such as a doctor’s office waiting room. But you had to get up to go to the rest room or sign a document at the desk. However, when you returned to your seat, someone came in the office and sat there, so there you stand until you are called in to see the doctor because you no longer have a claim on the seat.
Similarly, the church in America has given up her seat at the table of influence¬ and authority in the United States of America.
In the beginning there was the influence of the Christian church. The first permanent settlement was the English colony of Jamestown in 1607, in what is now Virginia. Just like the other twelve original colonies, Virginia was governed according to a Christian oriented charter called the First Charter of Virginia. It like the charters of the other twelve colonies emphasized the Christian character of their purpose.
When the Colonial settlers arrived in America, the influence of the Bible on their lives came with them. For many, their Christian faith was as much a part of who they were as their brave spirit, and it touched all that they touched. This stands out boldly as one observes the goal government based on scripture being affirmed over and over by individual colonies, such as in the Rhode Island Charter of 1683, which begins: “We submit our person, lives and estates unto the Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and absolute laws He has given us in His Holy Word.”
Later, as the colonists became disenchanted with the tyranny of British rule under King George, the leaders in that fight for liberty and the recognition of the unalienable rights of individuals, leaned heavily upon who they called God for his Providential guidance. Thus the seeds were planted, that grew and matured into the greatest nation in the history of the world.
Such luminaries like John Adams, George Washington, Samuel Adams and the lion of Liberty Patrick Henry along with the overwhelming majority of the great men and women who fought to establish the United States of America all expressed in their conversations, numerous actions and many writings their love for and faith in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.
The founding fathers were also endowed with immense insight, discernment, and wisdom, not only about the adventurous times in which they lived, but also in regards to the future. For they plainly understood that in order for America to become and remain a nation of true liberty for all men, she had to be good. Not perfect mind you, but good. To the point where individuals would govern themselves according to the principles of God I every facet of life, thus eliminating the need or excuse for an intrusive big government to dictate the lives of sovereign citizens from cradle to grave.
In fact it was Samuel Adams who wrote in a letter to James Warren in 1779 a general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. How necessary then is it for those who are determined to transmit the blessings of liberty and a fair inheritance to posterity, to associate or public principles in support of public virtue.” It is most unfortunate that the Christian church seemingly got up from the table of authority in America and lost her seat.
Either many Christians are waiting to fly out of here via the fly away doctrine or they have a stubborn disinterest in the well-being of our country, or both. Still, many others declare their unwillingness to learn about the issues of the day and stupidly act if it is a sin to care about and know about politics and what it takes to reestablish the United States as a great nation under God. If the Founding Fathers had that attitude, the United States would never come to fruition. I guess based upon the actions, desires and mission of today’s Alinsky inspired progressives, they want to rid the earth of the United States as a constitutional republic and replace with an evil new world order dictatorship.
If the majority or Christians maintain their present stubborn posture, they will rue the day they helped America to die because they as good people, chose to do nothing.
Please!!! Wake up America before it is much too late.Because of the wimpy posture of far too many of today’s Christians, in many circles Christianity and even God himself is continuously kicked to the curb. Meanwhile the federal government has gone rogue and is working against our society to the point of making deals with enemies like Iran who daily declare death to Israel and America. Such unwise actions and stupid thinking is the result of not seeking the wisdom of he who shed his grace upon our republic.
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