I begin this blog today with a direct quote from one of the most loved and famous Americans in all of American history. As you read this quote I want you to consider the thoughts and emotions that begin to rise up and roll around inside you. Then, ask yourself why? The answer may shock you, but read on please …..
“Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection. O heavenly Father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to Thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before Thee all the days of my life. Let me remember, O Lord, the time will come when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise and stand before the judgment seat, and give an account of whatever they have done in the body, and let me so prepare my soul, that I may do it with joy and not with grief…. I beseech thee for the sake of my dear Redeemer in whose most holy words, I farther pray….”
Do you find these words disturbing? Do they make you feel somewhat uncomfortable or uneasy because they are so passionately religious? Do you have a feeling in the pit of your stomach that somehow these words have no place in American government, or on the lips of anyone genuinely considering a career in public office? If so, then you have bought a bold-faced lie, and been sold a false bill of goods by those who have rewritten American history and redirected the very essence of what America was designed to be…. One Nation Under God!
Who wrote these soul-searching, humble words? Was it a fire and brimstone preacher of the 1700’s who was trying to snatch souls from the poisonous touch of the devil? Perhaps it was a monk who was hidden away in a monastery seeking to live a penitent, simple life away from the corruption of a sinful world. No… it was a twenty year old soldier who in 1752, was wanting to live his life in perfect alignment and harmony with the God of his Salvation. That twenty year old was none other than the one who would one day become the father of our nation, and our first president. It was George Washington! Does that shock you??
These words were penned by Washington’s own hand in a prayer journal that he kept. That journal was sold at auction several years ago and has been authenticated as having come directly from Washington himself. Imagine if you will, any of our current politicians writing or speaking such a thing. Imagine this being included in every history book in America since it is a true reflection of the heart of our founding fathers, and the core beliefs that established our form of government. Does that seem impossible, unthinkable and illegal to you???
If you answered yes to the above then you now know just how far we as a nation have fallen. This divine experiment we call “American Democracy”, was all designed by Christians. In fact, our own history records that it was Benjamin Franklin who convinced that first assembly of patriots to stop and pray, and ask for God’s help when they were deadlocked in drawing up our founding documents. Our foundation was anchored upon the truths of Scripture, and our founding Fathers knew that America could not work and would not last outside of the moral, ethical and spiritual structure provided only by biblical truth.
I am convinced that we are running out of time. The godless leaders we have elected to public office, have in turn enacted godless laws that are fundamentally changing the core, the vision, the hope and the future of our nation. If you doubt this then consider what John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson on June 28th 1813. “The general principles on which the Fathers achieved independence were the only principles in which that beautiful assembly of young men could unite…And what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity”.
The upcoming elections this November, and the presidential election that follows in 2016, will determine a great deal. I dare say, they will determine more than most of us could ever imagine. The outcome of these will define whether we even exist as a Christian nation, or remain a stronghold of freedom and a beacon of hope in an increasingly dangerous world. As we have become systematically secularized, and believed the lie that Christianity has no place in government, even the most uneducated can see that we have also declined morally, socially and economically. Pick up any newspaper on any given day, and you will see the truth of this splashed across the headlines.
The question I am forced to ask, and the one we all must ask ourselves before the next elections come, is quite simple. How far down into this mud-hole of godless self-destruction can we go before the blessing and guidance of God is lifted off our nation? History has numerous examples of societies who chose to forget God and reject His design for their existence. The end results have never been good. When a nation fails to fulfill it’s God-given purpose, then it has no purpose, no vision and no reason to exist. Without a vision, or reason to exist, a nation begins to devour itself and soon becomes another footnote in the history books of other nations. Is this what we want for America? How much you pray and how well you vote will determine the answer!
The above quotes came from “George Washington:The Christian”, by William J. Johnson, Christian Liberty Press, publisher, & “In God We Still Trust:, by Dr. Richard G. Lee, Countryman Publishing, Page 185