Faith of Our Fathers

      America’s founding fathers were mostly devout, Christian men, who informed our new nation that they relied on God and his Word to shape the founding documents. They were careful and prayerful about the task they had under taken.

      Sadly, today, our nation though predominately Christian in the claims of a vast majority, for the most part, their actions speak differently.

      We are now in another election year and political rhetoric is flying. Everyone is blaming everyone else about the “state of our nation”. Politicians blame politicians. “Have-nots” blame the “haves”. The president blames George Bush, the rich and anyone he can conjure up to blame. But, in my candid opinion, those of us who profess to be Christian, all we have to do is look in the mirror. In fact, why don’t we look in that Mirror now:

     “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”.

         II Samuel 7:14 (NKJV)

      A careful second reading of this verse will cause it to soberly sink in that we have seen the enemy, and he is US! Political correctness has become a pseudo-religion being forced on Americans by anti-God forces. Even many Christian pastors preach a diluted version of God’s Word in an attempt to not “offend” anyone. Consequently, many people began to acquiesce, not wanting to be mean, thinking they should be more “accepting” and “tolerant". Unfortunately, tolerance has played a major role in the steady unraveling of our nation.

      There was a time in our nation when stuff like pornography, promiscuous sex, abortions, adultery, a couple living together outside Holy Matrimony, homosexuality, man marrying man, woman marrying woman, etc. was called sin. Now it has  become commonplace to “tolerate” the once unthinkable. Our Founding Fathers would have never fathomed fellow Americans killing unborn children, or that government would legalize it. The unthinkable has become so common that it is no longer “sin”! In fact we are not supposed to even use that word – because we can’t make people “feel bad”

      But, we must not forget there is a day of reckoning coming. Christ is coming back, and we all will meet Him in the air. II Thess. 4:13-18. And when that happens, Christ will move the unrighteous to His left, and the righteous to His right. Matt. 25:31-34. Then eternal destinies will be proclaimed.

      Our Founders knew that America would work only if people remained faithful to God. In 1798 Samuel Adams said: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

      We were cautioned long before America was conceived in the mind of anyone:

      "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalms 33:12 (NKJV)

      "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." 

                                                                                        Proverbs 14:34 (NKJV)

    America's first Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay, stated: "Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved Son. He has been pleased to bless me with excellent parents, with a virtuous wife and with worthy children. His protection has accompanied me through many eventful years, faithfully employed in the service of my country; His providence has not only conducted me to this tranquil situation but also given me abundant reason to be contented and thankful. Blessed be His holy name.

               Thank you - Don Brown aka Parson Don

               Just a thought across the Garden Gate by Parson Don.



Updated September 1, 2014
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