Monday, July 4, 2011

"Our Founding Fathers were men of religious conviction. Thomas Jefferson was a Christian Deist and believed that God created the universe, but as a clockmaker - once set in motion, it would run itself on the rational laws of nature. He believed the highest moral code for man existed in the Ten Commandments of God and the Beatitudes of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson believed that man received natural rights from God our Creator. "All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights, among them Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"

We the people. How amazing that this American experiment is still going on. There are those who believe we are in a season of scrubbing the constitution...I don't know. There are days, as an American, I feel completely hopeless over where we are. But I think it was in a correspondence between Adams and Jefferson where one said to the other that this experiment would fail. The other responded that it most surely would...but it will be okay. The people will know what to do.

...and the truth is, we do know what to do. We stand on the truth that we are in Christ if we are believers and no government can take that away from us. As Americans we stand on the truth written by our founders. Those truths were based on the Word. No one can take that away from us. We are the first nation in the history of man that has "we the people" in charge of our own government. But with that charge, comes a mighty cost. It is dependant on self self control and governing. We are expected to be in control of not just our own moral character but as such, able to govern the elected officials as well.

Today we celebrate our independence from tyranny. By the power of prayer and our votes, with wisdom and knowledge we stand on the wall with a trowel and the sword of Truth.

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