DISMANTELING OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
August 23, 2009
the days come, says the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land,
not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water but a FAMINE for hearing
the words of the Lord. And the people shall wander from sea to sea;
they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, but shall not
find it. By the life of your god (idolatrous golden calf) they shall
fall and rise no more.” (Amos 7:11-14)
George Washington, the Father of our Country, required all Officers and Soldiers, not engaged on actual duty, a punctual attendance of Divine Services, to implore the blessings of Heaven upon the means used for our safety and defense. “The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a “CHRISTIAN” Soldier, defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country.”
John Adams stated in his March 4, l797 Inaugural Address: “With humble reverence, I feel it to be my duty to add, if a veneration for the religion of a people who profess and call themselves “CHRISTIANS” among the best recommendations for the public service.” He also said: “The Declaration of Independence ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” The primary author of this Document mentioned God’s name four times within the Declaration.
On January 21, 1810, John Adams said: “The “CHRISTIAN” Religion, as I understand it, is the brightest of the glory and the express portrait of the eternal, self-evident, independent, benevolent, all-powerful and all merciful Creator.”
It is often stated that Thomas Jefferson was a Deists, however on April 21, 1803 he wrote the following: “My views are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the ANTI-CHRISTIAN system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinion. To the corruptions of Christianity, I am indeed opposed, but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus Himself, I am a “CHRISTIAN” in the only sense in which He wished any one to be - sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.” Jefferson, along with the majority of America’s founders knew that freedom was the gift of God, not the accomplishment of men.
James Madison (our 4th President) called for a National Day of Prayer: “If the public homage of a people can ever be worthy of the favorable regard of the Holy and Omniscient Being to whom it is addressed, it must be guided only by their free choice. By the impulse of their hearts and the dictates of their consciences; and such a spectacle must be interesting to all “CHRISTIAN” nations as proving that religion, that gift from Heaven for the good of man…”
John Quincy Adams wrote in his diary in 1810: “I have made it a practice for several years to read the Bible through in a course of every year.” December 24, 1814 after negotiating the TREATY OF GHENT he stated: “You ask me what Bible? I answer, the Bible containing the Sermon on the Mount – any Bible. The New Testament I have repeatedly read in the original Greek, in the Latin, in the Geneva Protestant, in Sacy’s Catholic French, in Luthur’s German, in the common English Protestant and in Douay Catholic translations. I take any one of them for my standard of faith. My hopes of a future life are all founded upon the Gospel of “CHRIST.”
Jackson wrote his wife Rachel: “I trust that the God of Isaac
and of Jacob will protect you and give you health in my absence…”
Jackson apparently knew that there were some people that worshipped
foreign gods, and wanted to make the point he worshipped the God of
the Holy Bible. In referring to God, our early politicians used other
descriptive terms, such as: “The unerring hand of Providence”
– “All-merciful Creator” – “Supreme Author
of All Good” – “Supreme Ruler of the Universe”.
Apparently President Barack Obama has not studied American History, because he recently said while in Turkey: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” “We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.” Whether Obama understands the early writings of those great men who founded this nation, or not, perhaps he is correct, because America has become a “post” Christian nation. Once was – not now! Liberalism and political correctness have successfully dismantled our Christian heritage. Our moral and spiritual foundation is practically gone. America no longer acknowledges the one true God of the Bible, the God of Isaac and Jacob.
Students at Bradley University found an anti-abortion display featuring a cross to be offensive to non-Christians, and it was removed. -- Small towns around the nation that once said prayers in the name of Jesus before holding city council meetings have abandoned the practice. -- A flyer promoting a YMCA basket ball camp in Bakersfield, California was not allowed to be distributed in public schools because the text mentioned Christian principles. -- The owners of an A & W Root Beer restaurant in Colorado were ordered to remove the Bible Scriptures from the sign in front of the store because the phrases offended some of the customers. -- Schools all across the land are changing to an all secular holiday calendar. -- The Christmas holiday has now been changed to “Winter Break.” -- A man on death row for murder and rape wants his conviction thrown out because some of the jurors cited Bible verses during their deliberation. -- The City Attorney in Sparks, Nevada took the words “God Bless America” out of the signs around city hall. -- Three plaques quoting Biblical Scriptures posted at lookout points at the Grand Canyon have been removed, following complaints from the ACLU. -- The National Park Service was forced to put a tarp over the 70 year old land mark cross at the Mojave Desert. -- A Bible enclosed in glass that sat in front of the Harris County Court House in Houston, Texas for 47 years was removed because it was offensive. -- Staffers of the Governor of Michigan removed the phrase “of the year of our Lord” because it was deemed insensitive to non-Christians. -- A district court judge in North Carolina said religious references including the oath that ends “SO HELP ME GOD” must be removed because not all court cases are for Christians. -- Officials in Stanislaus County, California removed a 40 year old memorial because the monument included a cross that might infringe on rules of the “Separation of Church and State.” If you read the Constitution from cover to cover you will find no mention of the “Separation of Church and State.” Those remarks were in a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson, responding to a letter sent him by a Baptist Association concerned that the Government was going to interfere with the free and open practice of the Christian religion. Jefferson wrote the letter to assure them that would not happen – that the government cannot do such a thing. Today that phrase is being interpreted to mean the exact opposite of its original intent.
Today our Universities, Hollywood, liberal politicians and homosexuals in the nation’s Capital are hostile to the Holy Bible. The Book cannot appear on a desk in a government office, nor can it be studied in our nation’s public schools. Every effort is being made to eradicate any public reference to the Bible, or the name of Jesus. To even mention the name of Jesus or quote Biblical scriptures in public is considered insensitive. This conspiracy is being promoted under the lie that it was the original intent of the founding fathers and the framers of the Constitution.
God once blessed America – from it’s founding for over 150 years. Since the early 1960’s God, Jesus and the Holy Bible have been kicked out of our government, our courts and our schools. When public school children can no longer sing God Bless America, how can God bless America?
Is there a possibility that God has already begun to withdraw His protection from the United States? God tells us in Deuteronomy 28:45, that curses shall come upon us until we are destroyed, because we did not hearken unto His voice and keep His statutes which he commanded. He tells us in very uncertain terms how we as a nation will be overcome. (1) The stranger shall rise above us and we shall come down very low. The stranger shall lend to us and we will not lend to the stranger. The stranger shall be the head and we shall be the tail. (Deuteronomy 28:43-44) (2) The Lord shall bring a nation against us from far; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young, which also shall leave us no corn, wine or oil. (Deuteronomy 28:49-51) (3) If you shall despise my statutes and abhor my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments, I will appoint TERROR over you, and your enemies that hate you shall reign over you. (Leviticus 26:11) (4) I shall break the pride of your power and your strength shall be spent in vain. (Leviticus 26:19-20)
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As our nation’s sins have become many, so are God’s judgments many. These are just a few that I can see taking place as each day goes by. These judgments didn’t start coming upon us prior to the Supreme Court’s deciding that the God of Isaac and Jacob was no longer welcome in America. Will God reconsider and return to us our once free nation? YES! But only if we totally submit ourselves to Him, impeach the Supreme Court judges that voted Him out of our lives, rescind their decisions and put the Bible back in our schools, courts and lives of our politicians, administrators, judges, teachers and the general public. I don’t believe it is going to happen!
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