Thursday, October 9, 2008

A slap in the face!!!

As I conclude this short series of "food for thought" posts on Presidential politics, I wanted to be sure to post quotes by two of the most outstanding Presidents this nation has ever been privileged to have. It seems patently obvious to me, that the principles upon which this nation was founded are principles that espoused godliness and Biblical morality and integrity. The survival of this nation depends largely on how well we adhere to the original intent of the Founding Father's, irrespective of how politcally incorrect it may be in our ever shifting socio-political society. Read what President's George Washington and Roosevelt had to say about the political prosperity and development of our great nation:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness—these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”

– George Washington

“We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.”

I will end by putting my neck on the proverbial line and appearing overly simplistic with regard to my belief about the impact of spiritual things upon the temporal world. Yesterday I watched a documentary about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who are currently in the baseball post season for the first time in their history. They have never had a winning season in their over 10-year existence and have infact been the butt of jokes in the sporting world. The new owners came in with tremendous financial savvy, and instituted practices they learned from their success on Wall Street, into the successful running of the team. One of the first things they did though, was to eliminate the word "Devil" from the team name (among various other changes they made).

The franchise has been turned around in less than two years! I believe that there is a spiritual stronghold that hides behind things as simple as names, practices, and belief systems. If we advocate the legal killing of unborn babies by calling them something else, if we believe that prayer is okay as long as we keep it as far away from schools and public buildings as possible, if we believe that sanctioning the marriage of people of the same sex is acceptable practice, then we must be ready to deal with the consequences that result from such a blatant slap in the faces of our Founding Fathers, but more especially in the face of our Heavenly Father. What are your thoughts?


Gapper said...

Many people allow themselves to be deceived because they are complacent and comfortable letting others tell them what the truth is. But, it doesn't really matter what you THINK the truth is, what matters is what the TRUTH really IS. There will be MANY on Judgment day who will be surprised to find that what they thought was truth, was all a lie! I pray for God to open eyes to see and ears to hear. Before it's too late.

Bret said...

You know, Christians all over America have been praying for revival here in the United States. Maybe this is the start. We as Christians look for the demonstrative (aka Todd Bentley and the like) and call it revival. I believe God is up to something else. I know from my own experience when God has revived me it typically has been in times of pruning and suffering. So I challenge the Christian American Theology of prosperity and "miracles" as the sign of revival, pooh! I believe God does both but not when the "Church" doesn't look anything different than the world. America is Ninevah that hasn't heeded the warning to repent, Ninevah did but we haven't. You see Ninevah changed not at the hand of a politician to begin with but a prophet who gave a warning and the people believed it as well as the king and the people were spared. It all starts with the Church.