I have often wondered what our founding fathers would have thought about our obsession with political correctness when some think that God should never be mentioned in the political arena.
The following article is reprinted from The Double Eagle:
They (the founding fathers), left us with numerous warnings about what would happen if we violated the principles that they had put in place. Our forefathers admonished us to continue to seek God’s direction in the affairs of our nation. They warned us that to do otherwise would bring confusion, division, and doom our country.
Our founding fathers believed that a constitutional government was inadequate to control an immoral people. They warned that a nations morality was conditional on its citizens acknowledging God and submitting to his principles. To do
otherwise would result in a divided nation that would experience a deteriorating political prosperity , leading ultimately to the national denial of God’s headship and authority. This final act would bring
God’s judgment on America and her people.
Consider the following warnings from our founding fathers:
Thomas Jefferson:” 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 a gift from 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.”
George Washington: “And let us indulge with caution the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle.”
James Madison: ” We’ve staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future.. upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandants of God. The future and success of America is not in this constitution, but in the laws of
God upon which this constitution is founded.”
John Adams ” Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Clearly, our nation’s heritage is deeply rooted in religious principles. This was at the core of our founding father’s beliefs. Our forefathers took God’s Word seriously and they established a nation founded on biblical principles that publicly acknowledge God’s headship and providential protection.
These thoughts should give you something to consider during this election year.
(Quotes courtesy of www.wakeupamericans.org.)
There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.