Thursday, December 19, 2013

A new nation is born while God watches it all

Look around you, don’t you notice how our nation’s culture is changing to be govern by our heart's desires rather than by the laws of God.  We are living in dangerous times, because a nation built without God is proclaiming that we don’t need him to govern our lives to survive.  However, it is just the opposite, we are in great need of God’s blessings.  As you can see, we are experiencing and witnessing things we never thought we would see in America.  I won’t go into the details since we hear about it in the news every single day.

As I briefly studied the former presidents of the United States, I found that this nation was built upon the laws of God.  That’s not the case today.  Today the laws are created and governed by the desires of the people.  In my opinion, the United States was once a blessed nation, blessed by God, but I think we are now experiencing the consequences of removing God from our schools, government, hearts, lives, and nation. 

Zechariah 1:1-6 A call to return to the LORD

The word of the Lord came to Zechariah, “The Lord was very angry with your forefathers.  Therefore tell them people:  This is what the Lord Almighty says: Return to me, declares the Lord Almighty, and I will return to you, says the Lord Almighty.  Do not be like your forefathers, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed:  This is what the Lord Almighty says, Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.  But they would not listen or pay attention to me.  Declares the Lord.  Where are your forefathers now?  And the prophets, do they live forever. But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your forefathers. Then they repented and said, the Lord almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.”

These Christian quotes of the founding fathers will give you an overview of their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the foundations of our nation and our government.
George Washington
1st U.S. President
"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." 
--The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.
John Adams
2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be." 
--Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event." 
--Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.
"I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ." 
--The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.
Benjamin Franklin
Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Unites States Constitution
"Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.
"That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them.
"As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see;
"But I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that belief has the good consequence, as probably it has, of making his doctrines more respected and more observed; especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing the unbelievers in his government of the world with any peculiar marks of his displeasure." 
--Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University on March 9, 1790.
What happened to this powerful nation, “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”?  Oh! I know, somewhere down the line we wanted to become like GOD!
Let's thank God for his MERCY and GRACE!  AMEN

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