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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
"Liberty's Nails of Truth"
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
We must refresh ourselves from time to time with what our American freedoms are founded on. Here are just a few examples of what our forefathers had spoken concerning the American ideal. Rehearse these words with your children and grandchildren! Take the time to pass on the nails of truth upon which we hang our liberties. Here are just a few:
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!” —Patrick Henry.
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” —John Quincy Adams.
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” —John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of Supreme Court: one of the three men most responsible for the Constitution.
“Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics.”
—George Washington from his Farewell Address to the Nation.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” —First Amendment.
“The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and state, but that wall is a one directional wall; it keeps the government from running the church, but it makes sure that Christian principles will always stay in government.” —Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States January 1, 1802 in an address to the Danbury Baptists.
“Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” —George Washington.
“The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart.” —Thomas Jefferson.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people...it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” —John Adams.
“Everyone appointed to public office must say: "I do profess faith in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ his only Son, and in the Holy Ghost...one God and blessed forevermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.” —Delaware Constitution, 1776 (consistent with the First Amendment).
“Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.” —Thomas Jefferson, inside the Jefferson Memorial.
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God's side.” —Abraham Lincoln, when asked if he thought God was on our side.
“He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world.”
—Benjamin Franklin, 1774, Ambassador to France.
Please pray for our nation! Ask God to change you by His Spirit into the kind of Christian that He can pour out His blessings on! Be an agent of change in this wicked culture. Remember what God’s Word says in 2 Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is that Spirit:and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Be a real patriot and let God use you to salvage this land.