Faith in God, though Jesus Christ, is America’s ONLY hope!!!
As a Christian, and I’m sure many of you are doing the same thing I’m doing, as I’m sitting here collating in my mind the aftermath of yesterday’s election, and what it means for America’s future.
I have to admit there isn’t much that is positive to look to, at least in the natural, to give us reason for hope.
Even if Romney were to be elected, he would not have been the answer to what ails our country.
No we have a very serious problem here in America today, not unlike the problem the nation of Israel had at one time, which we can read about in the Bible.
There are ONLY two nations in the history of the world who has had a covenant with God be the foundation upon which they build their nation… and those two nations are Israel and the Republic for the united states of America. .
Are you not aware that our Founding Fathers were men of faith, and by that I mean the Christian faith?
Many of them warned us of the necessity of our having and maintaining our Judaic/Christian values in our Republic form of Government; and the necessity of our electing people to office who represent those values?
- James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: “We have staked the whole future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”
Patrick Henry: “An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”
Shortly before his death: “I have disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give to them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that and I had not given them one cent, they would be rich. If they have not that, and I had given them the world, they would be poor.”
Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well-worn Bible: “I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.”
George Washington, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796: “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
Words from his personal prayer book: “Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.”
John Adams, who served as chairman of the American Bible Society: “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Our first Court Justice, John Jay: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President, Chairman of the American Bible Society. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States, “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”
In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: “The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”
William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold. President Lincoln called him the “Schoolmaster of the Nation.”
“The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.”
Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first. Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures:
“Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).”
We have not had that choice for a very long time, to vote for a man or woman of God, who is of the same mindset as were our Founding Fathers.
I maintain that choice was not given to us on purpose, because the powers that be who run our political system in America, will not allow that to happen under this UNITED STATES CORPORTION; because the Christian principles that built this nation, as is our U.S. Constitution, are a major hindrance to them being able to accomplishing their goal of a “New World Order.”
We have elected men and women in the past who have talked the talk, but who in actuality were (I believe) wolves in sheep’s clothing, which is something our Lord warned us to look out for.
You can always tell them, whether they are Christian or not, by their fruit; as to whether they are truly committed to the God of the Bible and to Christian values, or not.
One of the first signs I look for is to see the commitment of these politicians to actually keep their oath of office, to preserve, defend, and to protect our Constitutional Liberties, as they ALL swear an oath to do; but I have to say we haven’t had an elected politician, including a president in years, who have done little more than to give lip service to Christian values; and the fact is the result of their time in office, and I’m talking as recently as when George W was in office, they have only served to weakened, and I have to say also that George W. Bush, as have others, have only taken away more of our Constitutional Liberties, with his signing of the Patriot Act.
This has been going on, here in America, for so very long time; for it has been over 140 years now, since we have ceased to be a Constitutional Republic and have instead operated as the UNITED STATES CORPORATION.
It has even gotten to the point where the American people are much like that allegorical frog who after having been steeped for so long in a pot of water, whose temperature has increased slowly over the years, by the time they realize what’s going on, it’s too late.
That has been the strategy and the plan behind what has been going on in America for a very long time; and as it was illustrated in the results of yesterday’s election, that plan has thus far been very successful.
I dare say that today, in America, we have the “government” that we deserve; because so many people today, and I have to say this also applies to many Christians today as well, that they have been looking for a substitute savior; someone with a plan to turn our economy around, as though that were all there is to be concerned about.
The attitude seems to be, “As long as we all have a job and lots of money in the bank, then all is well and we are blessed!”
Is that not the thinking of the World? Well it should not be the way we as Christians think; and I thank God that He won’t let us get away with it either.
Well for most Christians, they thought that Romney, a Mormon, because he is a successful businessman, even though his god is not the God of our forefathers, that somehow he would be the answer, because they figure he could turn our economy around. But still as Christians, because of the difference in our belief in God of the Bible, would we not have been unequally yoked?
Are we not told in the Bible to avoid such entanglements with the world; and is it not just as wrong for us to assume that we can elected a Mormon or a Muslim to office, as I believe we have done with Obama, is it not wrong for us to assume that God will save him once he is in office?
Isn’t that just as wrong as when one marries an unbeliever and says the same thing?
In either case we are presuming an awful lot, are we not, and all the while we are in an unequally yoked relationship.
The dangers and problems arise, in all of these types of relationships, when disagreements and problems occur, because when they do, and they will, then we each will have a different compass that we look to, based on our belief system, and therein is where all the problems begin.
When you look at Romney’s record in the past you see that he has flipped flopped on every major issue, depending on the election he was running in at the time; until even the media in the past has made an issue out of it.
He and Obama, as far as I’m concerned, are two sides of the very same coin; but it is obvious that today people see and believe only what they want.
The Bible makes it very clear that this very tendency of man looking to other men, and not to God, will be exactly the reason why the Antichrist (the ultimate substitute savior) will be given power to rule in the last days; and that’s exactly what you see happening today, as people everywhere are looking everywhere else, except to God, for their salvation.
It’s all about the economy and our comfort level to be able to maintain the status quo.
History shows that we are exactly where the Children of Israel were, when they rebelled and turned against the covenant that their forefathers had made with God; and so have we, because our nation today is doing the exact same thing.
The truth is America today is looking to some man, any man, to give them what only God can provide, because in actuality ONLY God can give to man the power to gain wealth; and I’m sad to say that for many people in America today, Mammon has become their only god!
Jesus gave us warning:
13 “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”
Listen also to this warning from God, that even though it was given to the nation of Israel, it still applies to us today as Americans, because like Israel of old, our Founding Fathers, who also served and believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, they too entered into a Covenant relationship with God at our beginning as a new Republic; and as I mentioned before, the fact is America is only the second nation in history, besides the nation of Israel, to do that.
This is what God first said would happen if they kept their covenant:
Blessings for Obeying
1 You must completely obey the Lord your God, and you must carefully follow all his commands I am giving you today. Then the Lord your God will make you greater than any other nation on earth.2 Obey theLord your God so that all these blessings will come and stay with you:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 Your children will be blessed, as well as your crops; your herds will be blessed with calves and your flocks with lambs.
5 Your basket and your kitchen will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and when you go out.
7 The Lord will help you defeat the enemies that come to fight you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will run from you in seven directions.
8 The Lord your God will bless you with full barns, and he will bless everything you do. He will bless the land he is giving you.
9 The Lord will make you his holy people, as he promised. But you must obey his commands and do what he wants you to do.10 Then everyone on earth will see that you are the Lord’s people, and they will be afraid of you.11 The Lord will make you rich: You will have many children, your animals will have many young, and your land will give good crops. It is the land that the Lord promised your ancestors he would give to you.
12 The Lord will open up his heavenly storehouse so that the skies send rain on your land at the right time, and he will bless everything you do. You will lend to other nations, but you will not need to borrow from them.13 The Lord will make you like the head and not like the tail; you will be on top and not on bottom. But you must obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, being careful to keep them.14 Do not disobey anything I command you today. Do exactly as I command, and do not follow other gods or serve them.
This is what the Bible says would happen to Israel if they reneged on keeping their covenant with God:
Curses for Disobeying
15 But if you do not obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands and laws I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and stay:
16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.
17 Your basket and your kitchen will be cursed.
18 Your children will be cursed, as well as your crops; the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks will be cursed.
19 You will be cursed when you go in and when you go out.
20 The Lord will send you curses, confusion, and punishment in everything you do. You will be destroyed and suddenly ruined because you did wrong when you left him.21 The Lord will give you terrible diseases and destroy you from the land you are going to take.22 The Lord will punish you with disease, fever, swelling, heat, lack of rain, plant diseases, and mildew until you die. 23 The sky above will be like bronze, and the ground below will be like iron.[a] 24 The Lord will turn the rain into dust and sand, which will fall from the skies until you are destroyed.
25 The Lord will help your enemies defeat you. You will attack them from one direction, but you will run from them in seven directions. And you will become a thing of horror among all the kingdoms on earth.26Your dead bodies will be food for all the birds and wild animals, and there will be no one to scare them away.27 The Lord will punish you with boils like those the Egyptians had. You will have bad growths, sores, and itches that can’t be cured.28 The Lord will give you madness, blindness, and a confused mind.29You will have to feel around in the daylight like a blind person. You will fail in everything you do. People will hurt you and steal from you every day, and no one will save you.
30 You will be engaged to a woman, but another man will force her to have sexual relations with him. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not get its grapes.31Your ox will be killed before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you, and it will not be brought back. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will save you.32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will grow tired looking for them every day, but there will be nothing you can do.33 People you don’t know will eat the crops your land and hard work have produced. You will be mistreated and abused all your life.34 The things you see will cause you to go mad.35 The Lord will give you sore boils on your knees and legs that cannot be cured, and they will go from the soles of your feet to the tops of your heads.
36 The Lord will send you and your king away to a nation neither you nor your ancestors know, where you will serve other gods made of wood and stone.37 You will become a hated thing to the nations where theLord sends you; they will laugh at you and make fun of you.
38 You will plant much seed in your field, but your harvest will be small, because locusts will eat the crop.39 You will plant vineyards and work hard in them, but you will not pick the grapes or drink the wine, because the worms will eat them.40 You will have olive trees in all your land, but you will not get any olive oil, because the olives will drop off the trees.41 You will have sons and daughters, but you will not be able to keep them, because they will be taken captive.42 Locusts will destroy all your trees and crops.
43 The foreigners who live among you will get stronger and stronger, and you will get weaker and weaker.44 Foreigners will lend money to you, but you will not be able to lend to them. They will be like the head, and you will be like the tail.
45 All these curses will come upon you. They will chase you and catch you and destroy you, because you did not obey the Lord your God and keep the commands and laws he gave you.46 The curses will be signs and miracles to you and your descendants forever.47 You had plenty of everything, but you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a pure heart,48 so you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. You will be hungry, thirsty, naked, and poor, and the Lord will put a load on you until he has destroyed you.
Now I ask you, is this not where America is today, as our morality as a nation has been on the decline for years; our economy is on the decline; and it seems that even nature itself is against us, with all the natural disasters we have had of late, and are still having today?
Folks I can tell you it’s not going to get any better unless we change, and unless Christians in our nation lead the way and repent!
Like Israel, America started out blessed, but then somewhere along the line we got off track; and here is exactly the position we are in today, as was the case with Israel, when in comes to our relationship with God:
6 Obey the commands of the Lord your God, living as he has commanded you and respecting him.
7 The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with rivers and pools of water, with springs that flow in the valleys and hills,8 a land that has wheat and barley, vines, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil, and honey.9 It is a land where you will have plenty of food, where you will have everything you need, where the rocks are iron, and where you can dig copper out of the hills.
10 When you have all you want to eat, then praise the Lord your God for giving you a good land.
11 Be careful not to forget the Lord your God so that you fail to obey his commands, laws, and rules that I am giving to you today.
12 When you eat all you want and build nice houses and live in them,13 when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase, when you have more of everything,14 then your heart will become proud.
You will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you were slaves.15 He led you through the large and terrible desert that was dry and had no water, and that had poisonous snakes and stinging insects. He gave you water from a solid rock16 and manna to eat in the desert.
Manna was something your ancestors had never seen. He did this to take away your pride and to test you, so things would go well for you in the end.17
You might say to yourself, “I am rich because of my own power and strength,”18 but remember the Lord your God! It is he who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement he promised to your ancestors, as it is today.
19 If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship them and bow down to them, I warn you today that you will be destroyed.
I’ve said this before and I want to keep repeating it until people pay attention, that JESUS is our ONLY hope!
He’s the only hope for us as individuals, and He’s also the only for our nation today.
Don’t be discouraged tough; because if God could spare Nineveh of old form their judgment, after Jonah warned them of God’s pending Judgment that was to come upon them, then there is certainly hope for us.
Besides if you truly are a Christian, and are a covenant child of God, then you will NEVER find yourself in a hopeless situation.
It is for Christians in America to get this message out; and I dare say, along that line, that it was probably a good thing that Obama has been reelected; because I believe it will cause the Christians in America to pray harder.
The truth is, Romney was NOT the answer, no more than Obama is!
They were and are two sides of the same coin; and they both are committed, by their own admission, to taking our country down this same path towards a “New World Order;” and that cannot happen unless they further undermine our Constitution, and strip more of our liberties from us.
If we want to see our nation changed, and put back on track with God again, then we had better start by doing what God has instructed us to do, in situations like this.
Our nation needs to obey 2 Chronicles 7:14, where God gives us His plan for turning our nation around:
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 Then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, if they will pray and seek me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.
This is our ONLY hope folks, that our nation repents and turns back to God again; because as we read happened to King Belshazzar, in Daniel 5, the handwriting for America is also on the wall; as we too have been weighed in the balances of heaven and have been found wanting!
Pray for our nation; pray also that this ongoing movement to re inhabit our Republic is successful; because we won’t change a thing, unless we first rid our government of these compromised and corrupt politicians; and get our nation back on its de jure (lawful) foundation again, which is a Constitutional Republic, that we can once again be one nation under God!
It won’t happen any other way!