Upon What Foundation Do You Wish to Build The Future of the U.S.A.?

May 23, 2011 4:36 am 0 comments

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Bill Kneer

As a nation we have a government that reflects the people of this nation. Our founding Fathers set up our nation based on simple Biblical truths and Biblical morality. Our laws are based on the nd 10 commandments. Don’t believe me? Well look at the top of the Supreme Court building and you will see Moses holding the Ten Commandments with the last 5 visible and in Hebrew.  Today many on the left and some on the far right “Libertarian Right” are fighting to change our nation from within and put out the light on our Shining City upon a hill and replace it with an decaying city upon a cesspool of iniquity.

Many today say that they want to bring our nation back to the intent of the founding fathers and in the same breath say we must take religion and morality out of our nation because government does not have the right to dictate personal behavior.

John Adams said it is “religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.”

I assume we can all agree that John Adams was one of our nation’s founding fathers and does this sound like someone who thought that we should not have a Biblically based moral government? No, he understood that for this nation to survive and prosper we needed to have a stable and moral society.

John Quincy Adams, our nation’s 6th President, said “The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contained many statutes . . . of universal application-laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which ever professed any code of laws.”

“There are three points of doctrine, the belief of which forms the foundation of all morality. The first is the existence of God; the second is the immortality of the human soul; and the third is a future state of rewards and punishments. Suppose it possible for a man to believe either of these three articles of faith and that man will have no conscience, he will have no other law than that of the tiger or the shark. The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.”

The Samuel Adams that signed the Declaration of Independence said “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”

Fisher Ames, framer of the First Amendment said “Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.”

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, another signer of the Declaration of Independence, said “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, and which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and which insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

Oliver Ellsworth, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court, said “The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential. Institutions for the promotion of good morals are therefore objects of legislative provision and support: and among these . . . religious institutions are eminently useful and important. . . . The legislature, charged with the great interests of the community, may, and ought to countenance, aid and protect religious institutions—institutions wisely calculated to direct men to the performance of all the duties arising from their connection with each other, and to prevent or repress those evils which flow from unrestrained passion.”

Benjamin Franklin, Signer of both the Declaration of Independence and our US Constitution, said “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.”

Now this sounds to me like our founding fathers were faithful followers of God, and wanted to be sure that our nation was built on the basis of God’s Biblical commandments and laws. Ben Franklin wanted to be sure that we started each day with prayer in public office. And now today you tell me we cannot even pray in public school? Those who say that are either fools or out right liars.

Let’s examine the life of Thomas Jefferson, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Third President of the United States. Now many say he was the one with the least faith in God. I am not so sure about that, but let’s see what he said. “Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you. Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise, as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual. From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.”

“The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of mankind.”

“I concur with the author in considering the moral precepts of Jesus as more pure, correct, and sublime than those of ancient philosophers.”

There are so many examples of what our founding fathers intended both in what they said and what they did. Do not be fooled into thinking that all aspects of religion and morality have no place in government. That’s a lie and will help bring the destruction of the very nation we all love and for which we fight.

Let’s close this by looking at the words of our nation’s founder himself, George Washington.

“While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.”

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of man and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice?

And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?”

How can anyone with a clear conscience say that we cannot have or promote Christian values in government? There are so many today that are blinded by their own personal hatred of Biblical morality that they continually support and promote anarchy as the American dream. Ron Paul for one is an anarchist and his beliefs go against the vary fabric upon which our nation was founded.

We will expound on some of the most common causes of this hatred of Biblical morality, but please allow me to provide just two Scriptures for your review:

Most of us are very familiar with John 3:16, but do you know what follows shortly after?

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”

Please especially note verse 19: “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”

The other passage that I would like you to review is found in the first chapter of the book of Romans:

Romans 1:18-32” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Please especially note verse 28: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge”

Did you ever wonder what motivates the A.C.L.U., all the leftist organizations and the Democrat Party to attempt to strip any and all references about God in our schools and society? Well, you don’t have to wonder any more. They do not like to retain the knowledge of God, and consequently they work feverishly to destroy those organizations and institutions where the knowledge of God is proclaimed. The first chapter of Romans gives great insight regarding what is going on in our society today.
It’s time we stop promoting evil and get back to what our founding fathers intended. A society rooted in Biblical morality that can be found in the teaching of the Christian Church.

Remember we are a nation with freedom “of” religion, NOT freedom “from” religion.

If you would like to learn more about our nation and its Christian founding visit David Barton and Rick Green at Wall Builders and listen Wall Builders Live on AFR.

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