Monday, June 22, 2015

The Reason America is Such a Different Nation

The reason America is such a different nation than it was 50 years ago is simple, we were different people then than we are now. We just were not the kind of people 50 years ago that we are today.

Find out what has changed and you will discover what has changed the people.

It's not guns, we had plenty of guns then.

It's not poverty, we had more poverty 50 years ago than we do today.

It's not the environment, we had more smog, and as many hot days then as we have today.

What has changed is evident.

Then we had the Bible and prayer in every classroom.

Then we as a society honored the Bible as the Word of God.

Then we tolerated all Faiths, but we only recognized the Christian Faith as true.

Then we believed that the wicked should be shunned and the righteous alone honored.

Then we believed that Government should be limited and the people free to rule their own lives.

Then we believed in personal responsibility and saw no need to feed the lazy.

Then we had self pride and thought it was a disgrace for an able man to live off of the fruit of another's labor.

Then we honored life.

Then we honored God, Family and Country.

Then we believed America was exceptional and patriotism was taught to every child.

Then we revered the Constitution and demanded our leaders did the same.

Then we thought it was the American way to attend Church weekly and a necessity for every child to be in Sunday School and receive Biblical training.

Then the only family we knew and recognized was the Biblical model of one man and one woman for a lifetime.

Then we saw the great need of a free Church in our free society.

Then we demanded our politicians be trustworthy and friendly to the Church of the living God.

Then our people couldn't even imagine the vile evils that are now such a part of the makeup of our people.

Then we were really a good people that would have never thought of committing the evils that today's society are so comfortable with.

Then our society believed that a man could fall no lower than to abandon his family and leave them for the government to care for.

These are the differences between then and now. These differences are what made America of yesterday a much better place to live and raise a family that it is today.

Sadly, the people of today are so fallen that they outright reject the values of yesterday. We would rather wallow in our cesspool of sin as we watch our freedoms and our nation slip away than to repent and return to the God of our forefathers.

We are now a people hardened in sin, who will only be broken by a cataclysmic catastrophe.
~Jack Woodard

Jack Woodard is a Facebook friend of mine whom I have yet to meet; but I trust what he writes because is founded upon the Word of God.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Presidents and Patriots

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


“I consider a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for public service.” ~ John Adams


“The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart.”
~ Thomas Jefferson



“All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship.” ~ Grover Cleveland

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Blessed Independence Day United States of America - 2014

I was born on July 4, 1776, and the declaration of independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am the United States of America.

I am 300 plus million living souls and the ghosts of millions who have lived and fought and died for me.

I am Nathan Hale and Paul Revere, I stood at Lexington and fired the shot heard round the world. I am John Paul Jones, the Green Mountain Boys and Davy Crockett. I am Lee, Grant and Abe Lincoln. I remember the Alamo, the Maine and Pearl Harbor. When freedom called, I answered and stayed until it was over. I left my heroic dead on the bleak shores of Korea and Viet Nam, in Flanders Field, the Rock of Corregidor and the desert sands of Kuwait.

I am the Brooklyn Bridge. The wheat fields of Kansas the granite hills of Vermont. I am the coal mines of the Virginians and Pennsylvania, the fertile lands of the west, the Golden Gate and the Grand Canyon. I am Independence Hall, the Monitor, the Merrimac and the Challenger.

Oh, yes - I am big. I sprawl from the Atlantic to the Pacific, three million square miles of land, throbbing with industry. I am more than two million farms, I am forest, field, mountain and desert. I am quiet villages and cities that never sleep. You can look at me and see Ben Franklin walking down the streets of Philadelphia with his loaf of bread under his arm. You can see Betsy Ross with her needle, You can see the lights of Christmas and hear the strains of "Auld Lang Syne" as the calendar turns.

I am Babe Ruth and the World Series, 170,000 schools and colleges and more than 300,000 churches, where my people worship God as they choose. I am a ballot dropped into a box, the roar of a crowd in a stadium, the voice of a choir in a cathedral. I am an editorial in a newspaper and a letter to congress.

I am John Glenn and Neil Armstrong and the fellow astronauts who whirl through space above my head. I am Eli Whitney and Stephen Foster, Tom Edison, Albert Einstein, Billy Graham and Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, I am the nation and these are the things that I am. I was conceived in freedom and, god willing, in freedom I shall spend the rest of my days. May I always possess the integrity, the courage and the strength to keep myself unshackled, to remain a citadel of freedom, and a beacon of hope for all the world?

I am the United States

-Author Unknown

Monday, June 30, 2014

America?

More and more people use the name "America" referring to the nation of the United States of America.  I may be in error, but I believe we need to be more specific.

Canada is America.  Mexico is America, Brazil is America.  Do you get what I am saying?  I am proud of my Country - the United States of America.  I will clarify though, I am not proud of what she has approved of recently.  Beginning with sexual immorality, to abortion, to all forms of godless, perverse behaviors; of that I am ashamed.  However, there is no better place, right now, to live other than the good old U. S. of A.

Since the Supreme Court's decision today in favor of Religious freedom I am particularly happy, and proud to be a citizen of this Country.

When our manufacturers make their merchandise and they put on it "Made in America" that makes me wonder, "What part?"  Folks, we live on the continent of America.  There is South America, Central America, and North America.  When things are produced in our Country let's make it plain where it is made.  Let us say or put in print, or stamp on the product - "Made in the United States of America" or at least "Made in the U. S. of A."

Yes!  I am proud to be an American, and to be a citizen;  I am, however, blessed to be a citizen of a Better Land, a far Better Land; and that is Glory Land where Jesus my Lord and Saviour lives.  I look forward to that day when He will reign Supreme as King of Jerusalem and the world in which we live.

May God Bless the U. S. A. again.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dr. Benjamin Carson

When our forefathers knelt and prayed for wisdom at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, then stood up and together assembled a seventeen-page document known as the Constitution of the United States of America, they were clearly guided by the hand of God.

Today the forces of political correctness would expel God from every public sphere in American life, and the hearts and minds of every man, woman, and child in America are up for grabs in this cataclysmic battle between the lovers of men and the lovers of God. Some would rather never choose between the two, but life is full of choices, and our individual and collective choices determine the quality of our existence.

I believe it is time for us to stand up and be counted. We can no longer be passive because the Judeo-Christian way of life in America is at stake. We need not be ashamed of our faith, and we certainly should not allow those who believe differently to change who we are in order to be politically correct.

Yes, we should accept them with brotherly love as we have been taught, but we should never compromise our belief system. We do believe in God, and we do believe in the right of everyone to have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We do believe in an orderly government that facilitates these goals rather than impedes them.

It is time to set aside political correctness and replace it with the bold values and principles that founded our nation and caused it to race to the pinnacle of the world faster than any other nation in history. It is time to stop apologizing and to start leading, because the world is desperately in need of fair and ethical leadership. If that leader is not America, then who will it be, and where will they lead?

If we apply logic to solving our problems and add the godly principles of loving our fellow man, caring about our neighbors, and developing our God-given talents to the utmost so we become valuable to those around us - allowing these values and principles to govern our lives - then not only will we remain a pinnacle nation, we will truly be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

It is my prayer, America, that God will continue to shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. I pray that with his blessings our past will be but a stepping stone to a bright future and that our best days will truly lie ahead of us - a beautiful new beginning! -- Dr. Ben Carson, M.D., America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, 2012.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quote Samuel Adams

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands [boots] which feed [stomp] you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.— Samuel Adams

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Quote Benjamin Franklin

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Franklin

Monday, July 1, 2013

Quote Patrick Henry

“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. For this reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.” - Patrick Henry

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quote Thomas Jefferson

"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."  -Thomas Jefferson