March 21, 2009

Our Nation under GOD

The American Heritage and the Bible
The declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution all reflect the religious beliefs as well as the moral stance of the founding Fathers.
These early documents heralded "one nation under God."  It is this concept which has defined the very tapestry of the United States.  It is this reality which has helped the nation achieve unity and strength.
For 200 years this country has been blessed with leaders who filled the specific needs of their time with honor and wisdom.  Each of them were guided by their unconditional love of God and their study of Scriptures.   The remarkable expression of that faith is found in their documents of government, their public speeches and their private correspondence.
"It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.  And it is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme being."  
-   George Washington
"This higher law under which all men are free, comes from God."  
-   Thomas Jefferson
"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth:  that God governs in the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is unlikely Sir, that an empire can rise without His aid." 
-Ben Franklin
"The Bible is the best book in the world.   It contains more of my little philosophy than all the libraries I have seen;  and such parts of it as I cannot reconcile to my little philosophy, I postpone for future investigation."
-  John Adams
"The Bible is the Rock on which our republic rests."
Andrew Jackson
"Nothing but the kind providence of our Heavenly Father could have saved me."
-John Tyler
"...this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom---and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln
"Hold fast to the Bible as the author of your liberty;write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives."
-  Ulysses S. Grant
"If a man is not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered the loss which he had better make all possible haste to correct."
Theodore Roosevelt
"The Bible is endorsed by the ages.  Our civilization is built upon its words.  The Biblical story of the Promised Land inspired the Founders of America.  It continues to inspire us, and we are privileged to hand it down, bright and strong, to every generation."
-  Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The moral precepts and phrases of the Bible are woven into the fabric of our national life."
John F. Kennedy
Of the many influences that have shaped the United States of America into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring that the Bible.  These shared beliefs helped forge a sense of common purpose among the widely dispersed colonies--a sense of community which laid the foundation for the spirit of nationhood that was to develop in later decades.
For centuries, the Bible's emphasis on compassion and love for our neighbor has inspired institutional and governmental expressions of benevolent outreach.
In recognition of the contributions and influence of the Bible on our Republic and our People, I encourage all citizens, each in his or her own way, to reexamine and rediscover its priceless and timeless message.
"My experience in this office I hold has only deepened a belief I've held for many years:  Within the covers of this single Book are the answers to the problems that face us today--if we'd only read and believe."
Ronald Reagan
President of the United States of America
Folks, these words of our past leaders ring very true and if we do not heed to them, our future is not in Freedom and liberty. 
There is not one action that is not determined by a moral attribute to some value or foundation.  No, the Founding Fathers did not say you must be a Christian to be an American and that freedom is for you to worship as you wish, but yes our Nation is built upon the moral precepts of the Bible, formed by prayer over every word and tittle in the Constitution.  The Republic for which we stand provides for the influence of the people by the election of those who hold true to their values. 
To this end, in our present list of leaders in this Nation, Governor Huckabee stands as one of our Founding Fathers in Attitude and Character.  His election will bring a historical marker in the Country's Hall of Time;  Mike will be known as the Second Father of our Nation, second to George Washington!  Pray it so!!!
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