“America’s Christian Founding” (Part 2)

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The Bible tells the story of Nehemiah, the civil leader who rebuilt Jerusalem after the Jews had been captive many years in Persia.  In a time when the enemies of God had been trying to discourage the Jews from finishing the work God had called them to, Nehemiah exhorted them:

“…Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and [awesome], and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” (Nehemiah 4:14)

America’s Christian Founding(Part 2) 1

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The spiritual and natural enemies of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ have been trying for a hundred years to discourage Americans from knowing their history.  They knew if they could disconnect us from our past, they could steal from us the reason God birthed this nation; which was to be a vessel of liberty by which to take that Gospel to the world.  It only Continue reading

“Man’s Hope—Being God’s Earthsuit” (Part 2)

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The last thing Jesus said to His followers was,

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Let’s pick up from the book Why God Birthed America what happened.  I quote:

“Over the next three hundred years, they became carriers of Jesus to others all over the world (2 Corinthians 6:16b).  So much so that it’s estimated that before the fifth century, half the known world had heard of Jesus.  Multiplied thousands were becoming what God had created them to be—a channel of His life.  The impact of this release of Christ’s life through believers affected every part of the culture.

Man’s Hope—Being God’s Earthsuit (Part 2) 1“The fraudulent Roman courts began to be replaced by a Christian court system, the decisions of which people voluntarily accepted because it was so much more just than the Roman courts.  Justice reigned among believers, which brought order to their subculture, in stark contrast to the growing anarchy in Roman society.

“Some Christians began to advance even in the government.  Their attitude that they were the people’s servants, instead of their masters, cast a new standard for government service.  A few were Continue reading

“America’s Christian Founding”

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The Bible says that God,

“…established a testimony in Jacob…which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:  That the generation to come might know them…who should arise and declare them to their children:  That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments…” (Psalm 78:5-7)

America's Christian Founding 1Why did God tell fathers to tell the stories of His workings in the past to their children?  Because hearing the stories of God showing up in history helps the next generation know that God is real; and that He cares about His creation, man.  That knowledge helps them not be deceived into thinking that “We’re on our own here in this world.”  Knowing how God has worked in previous generations encourages us to seek Him that we might know Him and His purpose for us, as an individual in the present generation.  This is also why satan does not want us to know of God’s workings in the past; not in Bible history, or in our nation’s history!

So was God at work in America’s founding?  Let’s consider this question.  Lawrence Cremlin, a Professor at Houston University, searched Continue reading

“Repeal, Not Replace!”

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Repeal, Not Replace 1One of the things I’ve learned about walking with the Lord is that, when we’re missing Him on something He’s leading us to do, He’ll let us try over and over until we finally give up, and listen to His plan.  This seems to be what He’s let the U.S. Senate do concerning a so-called “health care bill”.  After struggling for months trying to create a new government funded medical insurance law that would replace Obamacare, they’ve finally admitted they can’t.  And hopefully they are now willing to cancel entirely the law called Obamacare!  This would, presumably, return us to the form of socialized medicine we had in 2008; which wasn’t good, but was a lot less government control than we had with Obama’s communistic system.  Hopefully, we’re now on the road to rejecting ALL government funded health care (though I wouldn’t expect this anytime soon)!

How do we get out of this quicksand of socialized medicine?  We can only Continue reading

“John Adams: Example of Founders’ Thinking”

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The Bible says, “Remember those who led you…” (Hebrews 13:7)  Yet, in America we’ve forgotten what those who founded this nation were like.  We no longer know how they thought or what they did.  Someone has truthfully described us as having “national amnesia”.

John Adams: Example of Founders’ Thinking 1The great danger in a nation forgetting its past is that they will lose the foundational ideas that made that nation great.  We’re missing out on the inspiration provided by the stories of our ancestors who did amazing things to birth, grow, and protect America.  Worse still, we’re missing the interventions by God Himself so that we no longer credit Him with America’s existence.  Thus we lose the very Strength Who has brought the good to us which we now enjoy.

A renowned minister, A.W. Foljambe, spoke great wisdom when he said in 1876:

“The more thoroughly a nation deals with its history, the more decidedly will it recognize and own an over-ruling Providence [in it], and the more religious a nation [it will] become; while the more superficially it deals with its history, seeing only secondary causes and human agencies, the more irreligious will it be.”

One of the greatest ways to rediscover our past is simply Continue reading

“Why America Declared Independence”

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In declaring our Independence from England, were our Founders rebels, pushing against God-ordered government?  Or were they revolutionaries, re-establishing God-ordered civil government?  It’s way past time we again considered the twenty-seven reasons they listed for declaring Independence.  They stated:

Why America Declared Independence 1

King George III

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.  To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

“He has refused his Assent to Laws…wholesome and necessary for the public good.

“He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance…

“He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature…

“He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual…for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

“He has dissolved Continue reading

“Our Freedom Document”

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The Bible says, “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The following document is the reason you and I, in America, are free:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Our Freedom Document - Heritage Ministries of Kentucky“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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Continue reading

“Words Produce Life or Death!”

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Todd Starnes, a noted news commentator, was quoted the day following the shooting of U.S. Representative, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, while Republican House members were on a baseball field practicing for a charity game.  Starnes reported, I quote:

Yesterday was a bad day for America.  It was an ugly day.

Words Produce Life or Death 1“A former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who hated President Trump opened fire on Republicans during baseball practice Wednesday.  House Majority Whip Steve Scalise [was] in critical condition.  Two incredibly brave Capitol Police officers were also injured along with a House aide.

“Rep. Mark Walker told NBC News it appeared the “gunman was there to kill as many Republican members as possible.”  Rep. Rodney Davis blamed what he called “political rhetorical terrorism.”  This political discourse has led to gunfire,” the Illinois Republican said.

(Starnes goes on to state) “What I’m about to say is Continue reading

“The Scottish Covenant and American Liberty”

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This day in time we really need to look back and see the Hand of God in our history in this nation.  Let’s review a segment of our history that is not commonly known.

The Scottish Covenant and American Liberty 1While the Pilgrims and Puritans were establishing themselves in New England, a giant step toward human liberty was occurring in Scotland.  In 1638 the King of England was trying to force Roman Catholicism on the Scots.  For years the Scots had been more and more throwing off this yoke, and they were not about to submit to what they believed were satanic rituals that would plunge them back into the slavery of the “dark ages”.

Thus, they came together in a covenant (which means the meeting of minds) vowing to fight to the death to refuse Catholic tyranny in their churches and civil government.  Over 3,200 people signed the original document—many signing it in their own blood—saying we will die rather than live as slaves to a government that won’t submit to the moral law of God.

While the movement was far Continue reading

“God Showed Up at Normandy”

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On June 6, 1944 the beginning of the end for the satanic Nazi regime was ignited on the Normandy beaches in France.  An Allied force of three million men, over 5,000 ships, and 11,000 planes crossed the choppy waters and attacked the Nazi strongholds in the cliffs of Normandy.  Never, in the history of man, had such a force been amassed to attack an enemy.  Even so, it would not be easy.  More than 54,000 of those troops would die in that invasion.  Another 155,000 plus would have the rest of their lives altered from wounds incurred in those hours of the invasion.  But victory was achieved!  This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the price of liberty!

God Showed Up at Normandy 1General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of this joint force, wrote a letter which was read to the troops stirring them to trust God to help them achieve this victory.  It read, in part, as follows:

“You are about to embark on the great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.  The eyes of the world are upon you…you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

“…let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

(https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc_large_image.php?doc=75)

And God showed up with miracles on behalf of liberty in answer to those prayers.

For one thing, Continue reading