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Living In Grace

A Christ inspired work dealing with American Christian Culture in the New Century.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

THE BLAME

George Washington: It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.



Who is to Blame? Just whose fault is it as to why this had to happen? Is this the America we want or the one envisioned by those who came before us?  Is this the place we want to raise our families, where they can and are being destroyed?  How can we live with ourselves if we sit idly by and do nothing to rectify what is transpiring?

Noah Webster: If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted.

Finger pointing, political grandstanding, self-righteous aggrandizement by our authorities, and the ever increasing vitriol and violent rhetoric by those in power are bombarding our senses daily but is this what we want?  Who are we as a people that we have allowed this to happen?  What is the nature of this once great melting pot of every creed and color?  Is this the same nation that once declared, " We find these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...."".  Is this the same United States that threw off the shackles of tyranny by defying the British Empire and earning its freedom by standing upon these truths now to be enslaved by a lack of principles and a Godly Morality?

James Madison:  We've staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten commandments with all our heart.

We are not perfect, we never have been, and we never will be: but our founders had a vision of a free land for a free people governing themselves with a strong self-determination whose foundation was and is Sacred Scripture.  We have often failed in our quest to build such a society with these ideals; they have often slipped through our grasp like an early morning mist fleeing before the Sun, but there has always bee the ideal.  The mountaintop, the thing to be sought for, and through much labor and growing pains we have ever strove to attain to that ideal.  The vision of freedom and goodness; A people coming together to make America a better place and a land to be proud of.  How and where have we gone wrong?

Noah Webster:  In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, out to be instructed....No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.

This is not about Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, but rather of fanning the embers of what once made this country great: courage, sacrifice, freedom, and the unshakable knowledge that a Biblical morality was and is essential to the governance of this democracy.  This is about knowing that judgment begins at the House of God and that, " If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, then I will forgive their sin and heal their land."  Evil men will do evil things and as C.S. Lewis said, "...educating them will only make them a more clever devil."  This is about knowing right is right and wrong is wrong and that it is God who determines both.

Charles Carroll: Without morals a republic cannot subsist and length of time; they therefore who are decrying the christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure,...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free government.

We need a revival, a renewal, another Great Awakening, and a move of God upon His people to stir us unto repentance and drive us towards holiness.  We need men and women of God to stand for what is right regardless the cost and reclaim their families, friends, and futures from the spiritual blindness that permeates this land.  WE need to stand together by the grace of God and proclaim His truths to a lost and dying world and to humble ourselves under the might hand of God and plead with our Creator for forgiveness and mercy.  There are no more excuses and the lines have been drawn; we cannot serve two masters and we are either for God or against Him.  There is no middle ground.  There is no lukewarm service.  There is no friendship with the world for it is enmity with God.

I asked who was to blame.  I have now come to a conclusion and it is a difficult one.  I could blame the perverseness of society or the decadence of western civilization but I honestly cannot.  I am to blame.  I and any one who has ever neglected our duty to elect principled men and women to office and let our government be ruled by the fringes of society.  I and anyone else who has ever relegated the commands of God to philosophical discussions or conducted the worship of the Almighty as a weekend social club.  I am to blame and it shames me to know that I am responsible, at least in part, for the the decline in the Christian morality of this country.  We as the people of God must stand up before the congregation of the saints and before the world and declare, " As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.."  Count the cost.  Look to the cross and remember upon what our lives as believers have been built; the sure foundation of Jesus Christ and recall that many of those who fashioned this country believed that was this country's  foundation also.

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