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Jun 26

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OUR NATION (1)

Due to what has been taking place in “Our Nation,” it seemed right to address the subject. Let me say first, the best citizens of our nation should be Christians! The best fathers in this nation should be Christians; the best mothers of this nation should be Christians; and the best children of this nation should be Christians! Let us do a brief study of the “Our Nation!”
Our nation is founded upon the “Constitution of these United States of America” and the “Bill of Rights” These “founders” wrote far beyond their time, as things were not as they wrote! Here let us notice that Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of “The Declaration of Independence” but John Adams and Benjamin Franklin took Jefferson’s draft and edited it and incorporated what became the “The Declaration of Independence.” Their wisdom and knowledge reached for beyond their years!
Who has not thrilled as they read these words:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
The words “their Creator” refers to God, the God of the Bible! There are no greater words found in any document written by mankind! The wisdom that is demonstrated in this document shows that those who wrote the document were men of the Bible. No, I am not saying these men lived, or even believed in the Bible, or laid claim of being Christians, but that the Bible was in truth the word of God. What I am saying is that these men used the Bible as their guide in writing “The Declaration of Independence!” They attributed more than their own wisdom, as they wrote about the rights of men, that they came from God and not man! Notice once more their words: “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights;” Looking now at the words “their Creator.” What does the word “unalienable” mean?
Let us call attention to this word, unalienable.” It is not a word that is used every day. It is better understood by the word “inalienable.” First it means “ absolute” and infrangible, inviolable, and not capable of being violated or infringed.” But as we look at the word “inalienable,” maybe this will help our understanding: “Something that is yours forever, that can’t be taken away and given to your little brother instead? That something would be called “inalienable,” as the word refers to a natural right that cannot be revoked by an outside force.” Something that is a “natural right that cannot be revoked by an outside force” can only come from God!
Our nation was founded upon the idea that God was the real source of the power of our “natural right(s)” and not man! From time to time some elected person may give “lip service” to the idea but it is just that “lip service;” but we have those today who have this mind set.
Let us, as Christians, be the best citizens of the United States of America!

— Frank R. Williams

 

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