To God or Not To God – The destruction of the foundation of our society, our governance
In America 2020, our history, our religions, our freedoms are under attack. While the foundation of our country, proclaimed and documented is clear, our roots are losing ground in the chaos of modern political division.
Is God by any other name still a god? Whether you call him Jesus Christ (Christianity), Ganesha, Shiva or Vishnu (Hinduism), HaShem (Judaism), Allah (Islam), Buddha (Buddhism), Krishna, or Gitche Manitou (Native American), the presence and influence is undeniable.
While in Turkey (Aug. 2009), President Obama casually, deliberately rebuked the concept that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation. “…we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”
How wrong and descriptively demeaning can one political leader be? Where do the best, most solid “ideals and set of values” come from if not a foundation of true inner and religious beliefs? Not in social justice ideology. And yes, the basis for our country was a belief and dependence on God and his own wisdom and guidance for us.
It’s been a constantly changing America, and we see it every day. Violent social issues, a more corrupt, lying, distrusted governmental presence in our daily lives. Many things contribute but the continual stripping of God and religion from our lives is propelling us toward a more unstable, untrusting, and ungodly America as evidenced in this coming election. Even in media discussions, God is NOT even to be discussed, as exhibited by this article of 9-17-20.
This video report from OANN shows exactly the arrogance of the left, their desire to remove God from our governing process, and dismiss God from his presence in our standard procedures that have existed for over 200 years.
We must, or should, admit that America is unique. Conceived in liberty – born out of revolution – based on forethought, reason and freedom. A country whose very essence and form of governance is like no other ever developed.
Early battles against the tyranny of taxation and oppression were a spark, the basis for change. It became clear that a separation from England was needed for many reasons. A new and better country based more on a sense of fairness, good, what’s right, strong religious principles, independence – and a desire for freedom; hence the foundation for our United States.
Our founding fathers were brilliant, thoughtful men of deep religious convictions based in the Bible and their Christian faith in Jesus Christ. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees.
Adams and Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton, and many of their colleagues were men of exceptional European learning. They immersed themselves in the Greek and Latin classics, in the history of medieval and modern Europe, in British and French constitutional theory and practice. And they were men of action. They understood the mistakes of the past and had a clear, intimate awareness of the special needs for a new America.
God has systematically been reduced, slighted, and eliminated from our culture more and moreover the last few years. The taking of the words “under God” from our pledge to our flag, the daily practice of even pledging allegiance to this flag and the country has been stripped from acceptance. And forget about prayers in school anymore.
“In God we trust” offends people who readily use our money and was recently removed from the democratic convention – twice. The mere presence of a nativity scene or “Christ”mas tree drives many to the local courthouse, the Ten Commandments are removed from view, and in 2007 (and with many maneuvering explanations) the monogram of “IHS” was covered from view behind the president during a speech at Georgetown University so as “not to offend.” When growing up, this was predominant in our church, standing for “In His Service” – or the service of God – even though it actually comes from the original Greek name for Jesu, being the first three letters of “ihsous.”
The following Christian quotes of the founding fathers stand as testament to their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the building blocks of our nation and our government. And these represent only a small sampling of their views, beliefs, and many writings.
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.”
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.”
And Adams wrote in 1813, a letter to Thomas Jefferson, excerpts being:
“The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the…general Principles of Christianity.” “Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature…”
Thomas Jefferson – 3rd U.S. President, Drafter & Signer of the Declaration of Independence
“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”
John Hancock – 1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence
“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”
HERE, In part 2 we reveal the words of Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, James Madison, and other patriots who established and wrote our founding ideals.
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