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CHRISTIANITY AND AMERICA

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If we accept the notion that America should not be or is not a Christian national we fail to see the consequences that could have been and will be.
The founding framers attempted to design the constitution with the adaptation of natural law. They were of course a few ticks off but still maintained the importance of the need of The God of the Bible essence to be an integral part of the framework.

A strong percentage of our framers belonged to one church denomination or another, whether they were truly saved is not ours to judge but we have to know this affiliation to a Judeo-Christian church had to influence their judgment when creating a country such as America.
If we take Christianity away then we need only to take away some of our founding fathers like George Washington wondering would we have won the revolution without him and his Christian influence. Would a country full of atheist, Islamism, Buddhist and Hindus could have challenged the crown.

Would we still have a two party political system with the democrats and the Wigs parties? One could argue there would be no need for a man like Abraham Lincoln and how long would America continue slavery without the objection of the Christians.

In 1821 Benjamin Lunday, a Quaker from Ohio, started an anti-slavery newspaper “The Genius of Universal Emancipation.” 1830: The Plantation Mission Movement began. Methodist chapels were constructed on many plantations. 1959 John Brown raid on Haper’s ferry are just a few of the many Christian movements that combated slavery in America.

Christian missionaries moved in to helping the Native Americans, Christianizing many tribes over the years one notable being the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

As America became more prosperous missionary work flourished, one can easily criticize America’s greed but one cannot take away from prosperous people that gave and continue to give for and to missionaries to help the poor and disadvantaged in this country and abroad with privet contributions.

Much of our colleges we have today started out as Christian based education, Harvard, Yale, Princeton to name a few.

Civil rights movement of the 1960’s was heavily Christian with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and seminary students like John Lewis

We can argue and debate on this issue but it’s fairly easy to see the Christian influences in this country are huge. Can we say we are not a Christian nation well I guess one can make the case but we have to say we are a nation of Christian’s and a nation that has been impacted by Christianity. Can you make a case that our government should be secular, yes you can but we must then demand or statesmen and women to be Godly?

Our government functionality should be unbiased to everyone but the people that fill those positions in government should be Godly good statesmen.

If we have bad statesmen then we have bad government, ungodly statesmen ungodly government. In past it was important that anyone serving the public have some ties to a Judeo-Christian believing church of some kind. You can argue this is not fair for a county that embraces all religions all faiths but I’m not sure your argument would be valid.

Go back to the founding framers and their original intentions of natural law, this requires a statesman to know and understand moral law to govern. Can men and women of other faith know and understand good and bad and how morality plays out in a society; to an extent they can but they will fail to grasp why and who set these laws in motion thus the slow migration from a good and moral set of rules to a mixture of moral relativism.

I suspect the last few sentences will enrage some people, we can say America was not intended to be a Christian only nation but we have to admit it is a nation of Christians that have impacted society and helped design country based on a rule and law held on a notion of a creator and one God. A country based on a God with a moral law to protect and govern all that live in this great nation.

 

 

 

PERSPECTIVES

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In Kenya 150 students lost lives while here in America our president plays games with the decision to give or not give a known agent of terrorism Iran nukes.

150 lives snuffed out while a Pizzeria in Indiana is forced to shut down over death threats and harassment for just answering a question a TV reporter asked.

Is it because America has two ocean on each side of her and the two neighboring countries connected are peaceful that we loose perspective on others hurting.

In the Middle East people that refuse to except Islam are inprisioned or killed. People shout how bad states like Indiana and Arkansas are but give a pass at Saudi Arabia for wiping a woman and sending her to jail for 6th month for speaking to the media for being gang raped, in America we call that free speech.

A Jehovah’s Witnesses gets a pass for not saluting our flag its called Religious Liberty but never tell someone why you won’t cater their wedding.

Are we all loosing our perspective on what is really important, I hope not I’m pretty sure most of my family knows what is right from wrong and the people that I call my friend feel the same as well. God I pray Americans can see beyond all this.

 

NO RESPECT FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

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NO RESPECT FOR GOD AND COUNTRY BURNED FERGUSON DOWN

So the elephant in the room is Ferguson, what happened and why. Regardless of if you believe whether the grand jury made a good or bad decision matters not what followed was not deserved by the good people that had to deal with malice destruction of their property.

I dealt with this 22 years ago with the Rodney King incident, then it was the white man’s fault for keeping the black man down and the Korean man’s fault for taking all the jobs away regardless the reason it was wrong morally and ethically regardless if you thought the police were justified or not the people of South Central Los Angeles did not deserve the malice of destruction of their property.

I believe the reason why Ferguson went up in a blaze was a concept learned by the people and taught by the state and federal government and that is you do not need to respect God or your country, you have us the government to rely on. Now mind you the government is made up of people so the lessons taught are on those people that have done nothing by instill the thought that government is first and God and country takes a back seat in the home of the American.

The lack of respect of God and Country by people ends up being a destruction of people’s faith, property and country three things Americans use to hold very near and dear to their heart and minds even so much as to go to war over it.

The leaders of our government no longer condone and promote God as the center piece of respect and responsibility. Our government no longer promotes our country as a place of virtue and respectability instead government tries to convince people that government is our god and government runs our country. How do we expect people that rely on government to behave in such a way that they don’t respect moral authority and live in a place that was bought and paid for by the blood of their ancestors?

Leaders that teach people that when an outcome does not go your way you should destroy things are leaders that disrespect their country and lack morality and ethics. The step father of Mike Brown was shouting “burn this bitch down” what respect does a man like this have for God and his country.

Another sad day in America when our leaders and  religious leaders instead of trying to calm down people only incite them. These are supposed to be men of God, they are supposed to respect God but they disrespect both God and their county.

When we respect God we respect the rule of law and people’s needs when we respect our country we respect other people’s property and we allow the rule of law to run its course.