Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Nothing Beside Remains"

            America was founded on Christian principles that have been important since the creation of the world. Gods laws never change and he will enforce them. God and his perfect Word is the rock by which our founding father's knew they must build upon. It is the rock which modern leaders think unimportant. They prefer sand which can harden for a season but inevitably melts and sinks to despair. If we continue abandoning our Christian heritage we are ruining the lives of our prosperity, ruining the nation in which they will have to live, giving them the very tyranny the first american's sought to rid from their new land
            America was founded on men and families rock solid in their faith. The Colonist's viewed God as their creator and law giver. As did the founding fathers of America. They knew that as Benjamin Franklin said in 1787 "...If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable an empire can rise without His aid?..." They understood that to succeed they must follow God's divine laws and not presume to take away the rights which only He can give. The United States was founded on the Rock and when the british rains of tyranny came pouring down they remembered their almighty friend and that He would fight for them.
            Is this Christian foundation that our founding father's chose even important? Well, God is like unto a loving parent who when their child does something wrong disciplines them to teach them what is right and that their actions have consequences. The child learns pretty soon that being bad is not fun or easier. They live a happier life. If this parent chose not to discipline and disciple his or her child and he grew up to be a rotten selfish brat, how can that be nicer to him? In the same way God must punish those who do not obey the safe guards he puts out for us. We must trust and obey God's rules and stand firm in our Christian foundation, for there is no other way to be happy with Jesus and to have a successful nation for long.
            A Mighty Nation once filled with men of integrity and grit. Boys were willing to stand up for their sisters. Men were conquering evil and injustice and willing to die for their freedom. Women were teaching Christian values to the leaders of tomorrow. It was people who said "Give me liberty or give me death." This happy story of a foundation in the Rock of our Salvation is sinking fast. We now have absentee men who think it is okay for their wives or not precious girlfriends to provide for them. Women are not being their husbands true helpmeet. The goal of young men is to conquer the next video game rather than fight with the wrong influences taking over their generation. Our school's, daily life activities and government continuously omit references to God, His law and Word. A whole mass of people don't even care that their rights are diminishing fast because they allow those to rule who do not think the Holy Word and Law of God nor the Constitution by which this country was founded valuable. They are simply ancient documents and rules which do not apply to today. When the storm comes this once mighty nation, whose foundation is on the feeble sand of human knowledge, will sink.
            Fossilization and Forgoten-ness  is the inevitable outcome if the United States continues to abandon its Christian foundation. Unless we want this once free nation to fall we must be bold with our Christian foundation. We must dare to stand with whats right no matter what the costs. We must, using our founding fathers as examples look to the scriptures. I pray that america will come to its senses and choose to found their decisions on God's almighty word lest they should fall and be left to cry out:
"Look on my works ye mighty and despair.'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, 
The lone and level sands stretch far away."