The United States has been blessed by God because this country, since it’s Founding, was taught to praise the Lord. Our Founding Fathers put their full faith in God as they fought for freedom, read God’s Word and trusted completely in His Divine Providence. Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord. Psalms 102:18 (NLT)
God’s Word was their inspiration, their source of hope and gave them the wisdom they needed to craft The Declaration of Independence which emphasizes self-evident eternal truths, that all citizens are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
After studying other world governments and with a firm reliance upon God, the Constitution of the United States was presented for ratification. But debate demanded that ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, be added before the several States would accept the document for ratification.
The First Amendment established a broad range of rights granting freedom to every American citizen, rights unheard of throughout the rest of the world. However, there is a limitation mentioned by John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Without that internal moral compass, a strong external force is required to maintain order for the citizens.
A constant struggle dominates the public square. Will it be the external force of government that prevails, through laws, regulations, taxes and threats of lawsuits that result in lost liberty? Or, will it an individual internal compass for each person through the name of Jesus Christ and the peace He grants for those who have embraced Him as their personal Savior?
If citizens can’t learn about God, that internal compass is never set in their hearts. The booklet America, Land That I Love, in the Devotional Series BIBLE BITES, examines God’s Word in light of His Laws and Rules to instill that internal compass.
For America to remain America, we must retain our First Amendment rights of religion, free speech, the press, the right to peaceful assembly, and the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. (C. S. Lewis) Christians are learning that they must put their faith in Christ and not government programs which are costly, do not solve problems, are endless, and impose real consequences on citizens everywhere. They must challenge and confront any authority contrary to God’s Word, which is the first source for our all our Freedoms and the reference for our Founding documents.
To remain true to the Founder’s intent, we must remember that we aren’t America without the Biblical foundations for our Constitution.
BIO: Shirley Kufeldt is a wife, mother, grandmother and tea party activist who helped raise their two daughters with prayers that ended by Thanking God for giving us our daughters. She now searches for Bible verses for her BIBLE BITES Legacy Series so others will easily find the one verse that will cause them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for salvation. Check out her posts at www.BibleBites.net and on Facebook.