Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One Nation Under God? - What's Wrong With Our Nation

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

These are not my words. In fact, these words were first proclaimed over 140 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln.1 If he were alive today, Abraham Lincoln would be shocked about how worse the situation has become in the United States of America.

The mere mention of God by a public official can bring an onslaught of complaint and derision by the liberal press.

In a nation where the freedom to murder unborn persons is a cherished "right," the freedom to express one's religious views is politically incorrect. Christians must not bow to political pressure to be silenced, since acquiescence to this censure will eventually lead to our loss of freedom to express religious convictions altogether.

Lest we think that we are the first generation to abandon God, a previous generation had the same problem:

I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation. Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you? (Deuteronomy 32:3-6)

Regardless of these transgressions, God is willing to forgive us. If we return to Him, He will return to us and be our God.

"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts." (Malachi 3:7)

God Bless America!


  1. So true! We do not fear men but God alone. We who claim the name of Christ should not go quietly into the night, but rather let our light shine in a nation that has grown dark.

  2. The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.
    -- Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Joseph Lewis in "Lincoln the Freethinker"

    The following quotations from the New Testament require the same belief and acceptance from Christians as does the resurrection of Christ.

    I quote Timothy, Chapter 1, Verse 6:

    "Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their masters worthy of all honor."

    And Titus, Chapter 2, Verse 9:

    "Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters."

    As proof that the emancipation of the Negro slaves was opposed by the Christian Church, I need but quote the testimony of the celebrated divines of that time.

    The Reverend Alexander Campbell said: "There is not one verse in the Bible inhibiting slavery, but many regulating it. It is not then, we conclude, immoral."

    The Reverend E.D. Simms, professor, Randolph-Macon College, wrote: "The extracts from Holy Writ unequivocally assert the right of property in slaves."

    The Reverend R. Furman, D.D., Baptist, of South Carolina, said: "The right of holding slaves is clearly established in the Holy Scriptures, both by precept and example."

    The Reverend Thomas Witherspoon, Presbyterian, of Alabama, said: "I draw my warrant from the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to hold the slave in bondage."

    It is utterly impossible for Abraham Lincoln to be a believer in the Bible, and be the author of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  3. Pleasedeleteme has a major failure in logic, as it is true the Bible did not condemn slavery, yet is wrong. It certainly has been recognized over a long period of time to not be God's best for people, but in the context of culture and civilization, God only put limitations on slavery, such as having the Year of Jubilee for freeing slaves. The USA has realized over time what God desires in this matter. Christians were on both sides of the slavery issue in the USA and both sides believed in the Bible. Same is true with many issues. If Lincoln said that there are many paths to Heaven, Jesus is not the only way, you would be making a better argument. Even then, Lincoln (or anyone) might believe many other parts. So, you are not being fully logical and honest with the facts To show the error in logic: The Bible does condemn tattoos, but it was under the Old Covenant and in relation to pagans who were showing their allegiance to their false gods made up by the enemy of God. But a Christian can get a tattoo and not be in error.

  4. if you want to talk bible logic, just make sure you use everything in the bible, and not just the part that gives you the upper hand.