Psalm 33:12a reads Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD… America is living proof this verse is true. However, it is also apparent we are reaping blessings today because of seeds our forefathers planted. When you take an honest look at the historical quotes, records, or even architecture in our nation’s capital, you are awestruck by the clear Godly and Christian values that shaped our country. (Yes, I know it’s P.C. to say our founding fathers were ‘neutral’ toward Christianity but that is jut intentionally blind hogwash.)
There are so many quotes to look at but a few of my favorites include:
- 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. -John Quincy Adams
- The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests. -Andrew Jackson
- It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. -Patrick Henry
Most historians would agree that the 1960’s was a time when rapid cultural change began to occur in our country. Some would say this was a good thing. And while some change is always needed, I would say look at the stats now compared to the pre-1960 time → huge increase in divorce, teen suicide, crime, single parents, etc. The more you look, the more distressed you can get. What should a Christ-follower do? Let me give you a couple of things:
1. Speak Up
– Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Be salt and light like David, Amos, John the Baptist. Always do so with grace and love.
– Vote for men and women with Biblical principles.
2. Look Up
– 1 Timothy 2:1-2) 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
– If we spent as much time praying for our government leaders as we do complaining about them, we’d be a lot better off.
Pastor Bruce Frank opened the House of Representatives in prayer- read it here
Have a great Independence Day weekend.