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America: At a Moral Crossroad

crossroadWe have a major moral issue brewing in America today. The issue is that the vast majority of people considered ‘leaders’ (i.e. political, social, educational and even religious leaders) in America have strayed a long way from the moral, personal responsibility teachings of the One true God of the Bible and have replaced the wisdom of God with the foolishness of man’s wisdom. The Founding Fathers who established this amazing country did not rely on their secular wisdom to establish America’s initial rules and laws. They were on their knees daily seeking the very face of their Creator God asking Him for His wisdom as they tried to establish this country.

Psalm 113:4 —-For the Lord is high above the nations;

His glory is far greater than the heavens.

Now this once great country has never been perfect. The wise people who worked night and day for years to initially establish this country’s rules and guidelines were imperfect sinners. And it was this personal understanding of their lack of inner imperfection and partial darkness that drove the Founding Fathers to understand that this nation could not be properly established (and maintained) if it was not grounded with biblically based moral laws. I am not going to list the hundreds of moral quotes and biblical convictions that these people had. However, I will list a few in order to help the ignorant. (I know a lot of you government educated people were deceived by anti-God, anti-American teachers who never taught you the truth about the biblical founding of this country.) I would encourage any of the rest of you anti-God, anti-American liberals who have more brains than a French fry to do a little research and see that our Founding Fathers clearly saw the absolute necessity of running their newly established government on biblical principles.

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever.”
–Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776.

The brilliant men who founded this nation clearly saw that if this Christian nation (i.e. her people) strayed from the absolute moral truths of the Bible (has it has today) and instead tries to establish its own nonbiblical ‘do whatever feels good or whatever the people want’ morals, it would not be long before the entire American governmental system would fail!

1st U.S. President George Washington

“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 addcornerstone foundiing fathers the more distinguished character of Christian.”
The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.

As I write this America is at a moral crossroad. Even though there is a group of genuine political patriots trying to resolve this nation’s economic problems it will not last without also re-establishing America’s moral compass. The leaders in this nation must once again publicly put the Divine One (who initially helped the Founding Fathers establish this country) back on His throne in America. Many in positions of leadership in America have kicked God out of the house. We have kicked Him out of the amoral and immoral, failing government school system. We have kicked the Lord out the same hallowed halls of our government’s political system where He was once publicly revered and honored.

Proverbs 12:2 —–The Lord approves of those who are good,

but He condemns those who plan wickedness.

If the fiscally conservative political leaders of this nation do not recognize that the All-Knowing, All-Powerful Creator God of this universe needs to have eminence in all we do in this nation even the plans of these political patriots will fail. Without the Lord being the head of this nation we will never be able to re-establish this once great country’s place of political and social superiority. So simply trying to re-establish economic responsibility in this country will not save America from falling! A balanced and fiscally responsible budget is great, but it will never succeed if we do not also re-establish this nation’s social and spiritual heritage.

Proverbs 16:25 —-There is a path before each person that seems right,

but it ends in death.

 We the people must stop listening to the promiscuous cries of a sinful people who desire nothing more than to live in their wanton pleasures when we try to establish biblically based moral laws and rules in this nation. If this nation is going to survive, American loving patriots needs to publicly rebuke the historically ignorant idiots who cry out, “Separation of church and state” every time biblically moral people try to establish moral accountability in our government. (P.S. There is nothing in our constitution which demands that our government keep religion out of its everyday practices. From day one our country’s governmental buildings were adorned with Bible verses and moral quotes. From day one the political leaders of this land constantly quoted the Bible as they talked to their people. It is only in recent times that human secularists (people who deem themselves smarter and wiser than our Founding Fathers) have tried to push God out of our government. It is only in recent times that anti-God atheists have tried to mislead people into believing that the Lord of the Bible does not belong in any aspects of our government.)

I would love to run these secular miscreants out of the country. I would love to silence their arrogant, deceiving amoral or immoral mouths. Unfortunately I cannot. This is the problem we run into when freedom and liberty have no moral basis. If these miscreants are American citizens they have to right to live here; they have the right to freedom of speech; have the right to their own opinions; they even have the right to thrust their views on others. And as a result when we allow amoral, immoral and unprincipled people to live and rule in a country (that is supposed to be running on God’s moral absolutes) they will always end up doing what is right (i.e. self-pleasing and self-satisfying) in their own eyes.

(Remember, the Lord told us that people who live only to satisfy their own desires love the darkness rather than the Light. Simply being religious does not make one right in God’s eyes!)

The God of the Bible does not play a part in the decision making process of an amoral or immoral secularists. Amoral or immoral people see no problem with murdering a baby that is still in its mother’s womb so they will push for legalization of just that. Amoral or immoral people have no sense of biblical morality so they will want to legalize self-satisfying things like: drugs, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, gay marriage, underage sex, polygamy, pornography etc. etc. And it will only be a matter of time before it these immoral behaviors become legal. After all, if God’s Word is not going to be used as the litmus test for what is moral what will be used? There is nothing else to use but the feelings and opinions of a sinful people. And if we humans are left to decide what feels right or wrong we will never have moral absolutes. (P.S. Again, Jesus said that people who reject God (i.e. God’s ways) and instead live for themselves seek the darkness rather than the Light.)

As the people in a nation become more and more immoral, it is plain to even see today in America, that our country’s laws will also become more and more immoral. Today in America, there are biblically immoral things being done that are now legal.  These same immoral behaviors would have put a person in prison a hundred years ago! If we are not going to use the absolute moral truths of God’s Word as our gauge, then it will be soon be anything goes because people will soon say, “Who are we to judge the morals of another?” If we as a nation are not going to use the perfectly designed, engineered and authored Word of God to determine right from wrong then who or what will decide what is right from wrong? Again, without the hindsight and knowledge of God’s Word there is nothing to stop amoral and immoral people from passing laws which make the most wicked and vile things imaginable ‘legal.’

John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, “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.”

Those of us who are truly concerned about this nation must see and agree to repair not only America’s economic issues but also her moral issues. America the nation needs to repent of her tolerance of sin. The God of the Bible tells us that not only are things like: lying, cheating, stealing and greed wrong, but so are socially acceptable things like: adultery, casual and flippant divorces, fornication, witchcraft, mind altering drug abuse and drunkenness, etc. If those who are trying to re-establish this nation politically are not willing to publically and privately re-establish this nation biblically, they will fail—no matter how good or sincere their intentions.

“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.”
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

 As I said before, this nation was not established out of a vacuum. This nation did not happen by accident. All true fundamental Christians believe that the hand of God played an incredible part in establishing America the Nation. And what was the reason God supernaturally intervened? The people trying to establish America were continually going to God in prayer as they sought His wisdom in establishing America’s rules and regulations. (Again, I am not going to debate the idea of how biblical and God-searching America’s Founding Fathers were. It is a ‘no-brainer’ historical fact. Research it yourself or keep your mouth shut!)

Patrick Henry
Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution

“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. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.

“The Bible … is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed.”
Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry, p. 402.

 A Bible based godly peer pressure needs to be re-established once again in America. People need to understand the freedom and liberty without biblical morality leads hedonism! If sinful people are given absolute freedom and liberty without moral absolutes anarchy and moral depravity will eventually lead to not only the individual destruction of people but also to national destruction of that country. We once again need to have people in America see that acts like adultery, fornicators, casual divorce and unwed pregnancies are shameful things. I am afraid that a large percentage of conservative, God-fearing Americans really do not want to go back to using the Bible as America’s moral compass. (I hope I am wrong!) I know many fiscally conservative patriotic people and politicians want to ‘right the economic ship’ in America. My concern (as a constitutional Christian), is do these same people also want to ‘right’ America’s moral ship using the absolute morals of God’s Word? Or are they going to continue to tolerate the foolish secular psycho-babble doctrines and philosophies of sinful humanists?

This country needs to stop ‘encouraging’ and/or promoting pornography as a freedom of speech. It is destroying the moral fiber of our children! How spiritually stupid and spiritually blind have ‘we the people’ become when we ‘see’ pornography as an American freedom or as a right to free speech? True patriotic Americans needs to shout from the streets that liberty and freedom are demoralizing and destructive in a society where the moral absolutes of God’s Word are not only ignored but ‘legally’ stifled! Patriotic Americans need to re-establish the idea that it is no longer going to be socially acceptable to use illegal or mind-altering drugs (which would include casually using illegal drugs for ‘medical’ reasons) and prescription drugs as tools of pleasure. In the Bible the Lord uses words like witchcraft, sorcery and drug usage synonymously. America has become a society of dope-heads. There are very few families in America these days that have not seen the devastating effects of mind altering illegal or legal drugs.

More Americans need to understand the absolute absurdity in pushing God out of our country. Who would have ever thought that there would be a day in America when God would be pushed out of our country’s government arena? Do these anti-religious idiots really comprehend how stupid they look in the eyes of God? These anti-Bible Americans think that things like the Bible and God are a joke or fairy-tale. These secular fools actually believe they are smarter than the One who created them!

 

Jesus-picJesus Himself asked, “Why do you call Me Lord and not do as I say?”

We have a lot of people in America who go to some type of church/religious service without any desire to worship the God of the Bible. We have church/religious people ‘worshiping’ (in one form or another) everything animals, trees and even angels.  The Mythical ‘Mother Nature’ or ‘Mother Earth’ has replaced the one True Creator God of the universe. And yet we wonder why America is failing. The God of the Bible will not help those who chose to worship (false) pagan gods or secular ways. Our God is a jealous God. And He has the right to be. After all, He is the One who created all this. God demands that we serve Him or else there is a consequence!  God will never bless a nation (or a people) when they reject Him for the ways of mythical or secular philosophies.

American loving citizens need to see that America is in a fight for her very survival! This once God-loving, Bible-preaching country is going the way of other once great Christian nations which went secular—into moral and economic decay! The Bible says that the nation which fears God will prosper in all that it does. God promises to honor those societies or nations that honor His moral code. On the other hand, the same Bible says that the Lord laughs at those societies and/or nations which fall to ruin because they devised ways that were not God’s ways. The Bible says that God is not mocked. Whatever a person/society/nation sows it what it will reap.

Look at the moral mess we have in America today! The sacred God-given act of marriage between one man and one woman is no longer considered sacred but an option. America has become a society where a large percentage of Americans see nothing wrong with ripping a living baby out of its mother’s womb and throwing it in the garbage like a piece of rotten meat. This one, vile, disgusting legalized baby killing practice gives God enough reason to wipe America off the map! It used to be in this nation that any woman who was willing to have sex with whatever came along was called a whore or prostitute. Today, ‘sleeping around’ is not only acceptable is it promoted, pushed and glorified! We have over fifty types of sexually transmitted diseases being passed around these days. Immoral behaviors that were for many years hidden in the dark closets (by those who practiced them) are now not only tolerated they are publically encouraged in the name of freedom and liberty! These behaviors are a result of amoral and immoral freedoms and liberties in a country that once used God’s Word as its moral compass!

 

Thomas Jefferson said

“The only foundation for useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion.”

As President, Thomas Jefferson not only signed bills which appropriated financial support for chaplains in Congress and in the armed services, but he also signed the Articles of War, April 10, 1806, in which he:

“Earnestly recommended to all officers and soldiers, diligently to attend divine services.”

 The bottom line is that if America the Nation continues to push the absolute morals of the one true God of the Bible out of its everyday governmental and everyday personal life practices, the Lord will leave us to our own demise.

Psalm 33:12 — Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…..

 Our American Constitution and our Bill of Rights are amazing documents. However, they do not even come close to the incredibly perfect Word of God! A lot of very wise and intelligent human beings worked night and day for years to establish these amazing documents. However, these wonderfully crafted humanistic documents do not come close to the unfathomable depth of the writings of the Bible. And from what our Founding Fathers have clearly said, neither of these documents will survive if they are not controlled by the laws of God’s Word.  Man, even at the highest secular levels of intelligence do not come close to the wisdom of God.

John Adams
2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence said

“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 Utopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”
Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

So again, freedom and liberty are wonderful blessings in any nation–when they are used in morally righteous ways. When people begin to use their freedoms and liberties to do whatever feels good or seems right in their own eyes (like same sex marriage) we will fall as a nation. And when ‘we the people’ begin to use our freedoms and liberties to sell, make or do whatever helps us to prosper financially (like legalized pornography) it will not be long before wickedness, corruption and debauchery will prevail in every part of that nation. Darkness and light cannot exist together. The Lord of the Bible tells us in Scriptures that because all humans are born sinful, with need the Lord’s guidance and wisdom in all that we do. When ‘we the people’ chose to walk away from the guidance and wisdom of the one who Created us–no matter how sincere we are and no matter how strong our convictions are about what we believe to be right and wrong we will walk in darkness. Americans, we need to walk back towards the Light! The ways of the All-Knowing, All-powerful Creator God of the universe are our only hope of survival.

Help Wanted: Conservative Statesmen

The Tea Party is getting larger and stronger all the time. It is now a force to be reckoned with in Congress, in state legislatures across the fruited plain, and in the daily news cycle. Yet it lacks one thing. One thing that if present would take it from a force to be reckoned with to an irresistible force. What the Tea Party lacks is the one thing the Founding Fathers had in abundance. And what is that? Statesmen. People like Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry were integral to the American Revolution and the establishment of the Constitution. The Tea Party lacks the latter-day equivalents of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and James Madison. Politicians the Tea Party has aplenty. Statesmen, though, are sorely lacking.

Using the Tea Parties analogy to the American Founding, I think you can fairly compare people like Palin and Bachmann to Henry and Sam Adams. That isn’t enough though. We need people like Paul Ryan, and yes, Chris Christie (even if I am not completely sold on him). People who are sensible and pragmatic and educated and experienced. If we want real change, I think the founding of our country is a good model to look at. Hopefully, we can avoid a physical revolution. I believe the founders died so we wouldn’t have to go there. But they do provide a good model for getting things back on the right track. We should look at the whole model. If things had ended in Boston Harbor, we would still be a protectorate of the United Kingdom right now. That isn’t good enough. – ALRMCoug

In response to ALARMCoug’s blog post, HighHorse came back with this bit of analysis concerning the Tea Party:

There is no Samuel Adams on the scene in America today. The centrist Republican establishment sees to it that a modern day Samuel Adams or Thomas Jefferson will not get anywhere in America.

Your example is interesting because Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were known radicals even in that day. The Tea Party of today is radical as were those guys mentioned. We can expect a watered down version that will never create real change in our country. Moderates will see to it that the true radicals never have representation.

It isn’t just bloggers that recognize the need for leaders of our nation who possess the qualities found in such abundance among those who brought forth the United States of America. Academics see it as well:

The raising up of that constellation of “wise” Founding Fathers to produce America’s remarkable Constitution, whose rights and protection belong to “every man,” was not a random thing…. One historian called our Founding Fathers “the most remarkable generation of public men in the history of the United States or perhaps of any other nation” (Arthur M. Schlesinger, The Birth of the Nation [1968], 245). Another historian added, “It would be invaluable if we could know what produced this burst of talent from a base of only two and a half million inhabitants” (Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam [1984], 18). – Neal A. Maxwell

Furthermore, the Founding Fathers recognized for themselves the remarkable nature of the founding of this nation. Describing the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. In a 1788 letter to Lafayette, he said:

“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the delegates from so many different states (which states you know are also different from each other in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices) should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well-founded objections.” 3

It was a miracle. Consider the setting.

The thirteen colonies and three and one-half million Americans who had won independence from the British crown a few years earlier were badly divided on many fundamental issues. Some thought the colonies should reaffiliate with the British crown. Among the majority who favored continued independence, the most divisive issue was whether the United States should have a strong central government to replace the weak “league of friendship” established by the Articles of Confederation. Under the Confederation of 1781, there was no executive or judicial authority, and the national Congress had no power to tax or to regulate commerce. The thirteen states retained all their sovereignty, and the national government could do nothing without their approval. The Articles of Confederation could not be amended without the unanimous approval of all the states, and every effort to strengthen this loose confederation had failed.

Congress could not even protect itself. In July 1783, an armed mob of former Revolutionary War soldiers seeking back wages threatened to take Congress hostage at its meeting in Philadelphia. When Pennsylvania declined to provide militia to protect them, the congressmen fled. Thereafter Congress was a laughingstock, wandering from city to city.

Unless America could adopt a central government with sufficient authority to function as a nation, the thirteen states would remain a group of insignificant, feuding little nations united by nothing more than geography and forever vulnerable to the impositions of aggressive foreign powers. No wonder the first purpose stated in the preamble of the new United States Constitution was “to form a more perfect union.”

The Constitution had its origin in a resolution by which the relatively powerless Congress called delegates to a convention to discuss amendments to the Articles of Confederation. This convention was promoted by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, two farsighted young statesmen still in their thirties, who favored a strong national government. They persuaded a reluctant George Washington to attend and then used his influence in a letter-writing campaign to encourage participation by all the states. The convention was held in Philadelphia, whose population of a little over 40,000 made it the largest city in the thirteen states.

As the delegates assembled, there were ominous signs of disunity. It was not until eleven days after the scheduled beginning of the convention that enough states were represented to form a quorum. New Hampshire’s delegation arrived more than two months late because the state had not provided them travel money. No delegates ever came from Rhode Island.

Economically and politically, the country was alarmingly weak. The states were in a paralyzing depression. Everyone was in debt. The national treasury was empty. Inflation was rampant. The various currencies were nearly worthless. The trade deficit was staggering. Rebelling against their inclusion in New York State, prominent citizens of Vermont had already entered into negotiations to rejoin the British crown. In the western territory, Kentucky leaders were speaking openly about turning from the union and forming alliances with the Old World.

Instead of reacting timidly because of disunity and weakness, the delegates boldly ignored the terms of their invitation to amend the Articles of Confederation and instead set out to write an entirely new constitution. They were conscious of their place in history. For millennia the world’s people had been ruled by kings or tyrants. Now a group of colonies had won independence from a king and their representatives had the unique opportunity of establishing a constitutional government Abraham Lincoln would later describe as “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

The delegates faced staggering obstacles. The leaders in the thirteen states were deeply divided on the extent to which the states would cede any power to a national government. If there was to be a strong central government, there were seemingly irresolvable differences on how to allocate the ingredients of national power between large and small states. As to the nature of the national executive, some wanted to copy the British parliamentary system. At least one delegate even favored the adoption of a monarchy. Divisions over slavery could well have prevented any agreement on other issues. There were 600,000 black slaves in the thirteen states, and slavery was essential in the view of some delegates and repulsive to many others.

Deeming secrecy essential to the success of their venture, the delegates spent over three months in secret sessions, faithfully observing their agreement that no one would speak outside the meeting room on the progress of their work. They were fearful that if their debates were reported to the people before the entire document was ready for submission, the opposition would unite to kill the effort before it was born. This type of proceeding would obviously be impossible today. There is irony in the fact that a constitution which protects the people’s “right to know” was written under a set of ground rules that its present beneficiaries would not tolerate.

It took the delegates seven weeks of debate to resolve the question of how the large and small states would be represented in the national congress. The Great Compromise provided a senate with equal representation for each state, and a lower house in which representation was apportioned according to the whole population of free persons in the state, plus three-fifths of the slaves. The vote on this pivotal issue was five states in favor and four against; other states did not vote, either because no delegates were present or because their delegation was divided. Upon that fragile base, the delegates went forward to consider other issues, including the nature of the executive and judicial branches, and whether the document should include a bill of rights.

It is remarkable that the delegates were able to put aside their narrow sectional loyalties to agree on a strong central government. Timely events were persuasive of the need: the delegates’ memories of the national humiliation when Congress was chased out of Philadelphia by a mob, the recent challenge of Shay’s rebellion against Massachusetts farm foreclosures, and the frightening prospect that northern and western areas would be drawn back into the orbit of European power.

The success of the convention was attributable in large part to the remarkable intelligence, wisdom, and unselfishness of the delegates. As James Madison wrote in the preface to his notes on the Constitutional Convention:

“There never was an assembly of men, charged with a great and arduous trust, who were more pure in their motives, or more exclusively or anxiously devoted to the object committed to them.” – Dallin H. Oaks

The Tea Party has its heroes to be sure:

  • Chris Christie is a fiscal genius who is reclaiming the State of New Jersey from the leftist teachers union in that state.
  • Governor Scott Walker made history as he disemboweled the public employee unions in Wisconsin.
  • Justice David Prosser of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court beat back a socialist candidate in dramatic fashion.
  • Sarah Palin is a continual thorn in Barack Obama’s side with her instantly classic Facebook posts.
  • Rush Limbaugh bedevils the progressives so much that he is their inspiration to attempt to take away our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press.
  • Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction bill is so powerful that the socialists are compelled to lie about it in order to try to convince independent voters that it is evil. And we all know that the independents are the block of voters who decide elections in this country.
  • Donald Trump has revived the argument about Obama’s missing birth certificate. Stay tuned, this issue isn’t over yet!
  • Michele Bachmann is such a powerful conservative voice that she has a real shot at the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

But still, the Tea Party is missing its statesmen. We are talking about leaders of the stature of Winston Churchill, Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, Benjamin Disraeli, and yes, Benjamin Franklin. Where are the leaders for our time? Surely we can do better than the RINO Jon Huntsman. Do we really think that Tim Pawlenty is in the same league as James Madison? Does the thought of Mitt Romney as president inspire comparisons to John Adams? Barack Obama Lite is not what this country needs. Obama is not less-filling and he sure doesn’t taste great, either.

The Tea Party needs leaders of unabashed conservatism. The Tea Party needs leaders with the courage of their convictions. The Tea Party needs leaders who respect the Constitution and who are willing to fight in defense of that inspired document of freedom. The Tea Party seeks God-fearing leaders who recognize that the State is subservient to Him who land this is. The Tea Party needs a charismatic, humble, yet strong leader who exudes confidence in the defense of liberty. The Tea Party needs the second coming of the Founding Fathers.

If Obama is to be defeated in the 2012 elections then the Tea Party must produce a leader who can rally the conservative troops. A divided conservative base will lose the election. An energized conservative base will sweep Obama into the ash heap of history. Let us pray we find our statesman before it is too late.