Monday, February 15, 2010

Why Was America Great?

If you can find a history book that has not been edited by the far left progressives, you will find that the early colonists came to the shores of North America seeking religious and political freedom. These facts were taught when I was in school. Hopefully they are still being taught where you and/or your children are now going to school. Although the bounty of the land was a blessing, that is not why they came. They came for freedom.

Most of the early colonists were Christians. It was these early settlers who wrote our Declaration of Independence and framed our Constitution. As is evident by the words in these documents, our Nation was created upon the belief in a Supreme Creator who loves his Creation, including the people He created. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (Declaration of Independence.) Although certainly some of our founding fathers were less "Christian" than others, it is proved by the documents to which they signed their names that all of them agreed that our new Nation would be built on and guided by Christian principles.

Have the actions of our government always adhered to Christian principles? Certainly not! Just as Christians themselves are not perfect, neither is a country based on Christian principals. Must all citizens of a Christian country be Christian? Certainly not! Just as most religious groups welcome non-believers into the fellowship in hopes of showing them a better way to live, our country welcomes people of all beliefs. This is not just a matter of religion, it is a matter of Freedom. However, the freedom to not believe in our Christian principles does not give anyone the right to destroy the foundational beliefs upon which our country was built and our Constitution crafted. Does a non-believer have the right to destroy the church or mosque or synagogue of the group that he does not believe in? Certainly not! He can go elsewhere, but he does not have the right to destroy. So to, our Country.

I believe that our Country became the greatest country on earth because we were founded upon Christian principals. We honored God as a Nation, and the great majority of our people believed in Jesus and his teachings of love, kindness and charity. We were a moral Country that respected each life that God created, even those not Christian. Now we have leaned so far to the left that we are falling. We are not yet down, but we are close. The only way we will right ourselves is to reach up to God. I pray that we will not have to hit bottom before enough of us realize that we must not only turn our country back to its Christian roots, but we must also turn ourselves back into the loving hands of our Creator.

Pray that God will reveal our sins, both personal and national, accept our pleas for forgiveness as we turn away from our sin, and bring us all back into His grace and love.

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