Mar 15

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If we knew all there is to know of the things of this world, but if we did not know what the Bible teaches, our learning would be incomplete! Our “founding fathers” understood the importance of the Bible; Noah Webster (1758-1843) said this: “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” Webster stated it well and his words help us understand what is wrong with today’s America! If only the greater part of our nation understood this simple truth!
When “the moral principles and precepts” of the New Testament are removed, as they have been through the years, America is on a downward free fall. If only the greater part of our nation understood this simple truth! But it has been the case, that in the United States of America, that “the moral principles and precepts” of the New Testament have systematically been removed from our conscience!
The Bible has been under attack for years, and the more we as a nation, move away from “the moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures,” the more our nation is like other nations who have long ago moved away from “the moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures!” With the speed of today’s informational world, where in a moment information, a mere thought is spread around the earth, as in what takes place in one nation is found in several nations! The old song, “Give Me The Bible,” is largely lost on today’s world. It would be good for our nation to hear and heed the words of this old song; “Give me the Bible, holy message shining; Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way; Precept and promise, law and love combining; Till night shall vanish in eternal day.” Compare these words with those of the Psalm: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and light unto my path.” (Psa. 119:105). The world of today does not seek the “lamp” to guide them through their sojourn upon this earth; therefore, the moral downward spiral!
Give thought to the words of Rep. Randy Forbes on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives: “Biblical absolutes enshrined into law offered a consensus that meant freedom without chaos. One aspect of this is that, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, there exists ‘unalienable rights’ of men. Rights were unalienable because they were given by God. This is very significant because in most societies up until that time (and indeed even today), rights are only conferred by whoever is in power at the time.” It is good, is it not, to know that some still are not ashamed to read the Bible; even in such a place as the House of Representatives? (Faith Facts, Biblical principles for America’s Laws, June 22, 2009)). If only our schools of higher learning would study the subject of our “unalienable right!”
Without the Bible, we are a nation adrift, without foundation; hear the words of Forbes once more: “So it was natural for the early Americans to turn to the Bible for guidance as to how to make civil law. This was the standard for law beginning with the Mayflower Compact all the way through the constitutions of all 50 states. By the way, what was the stated purpose of the Pilgrims as expressed in the Mayflower Compact? Contrary to revisionist history, their purpose was not to find religious freedom – they already had found religious freedom in Holland. Their purpose is clearly stated as being for the “Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith.” The Pilgrims were missionaries.”
Here is a question: just how far down into the depth of debauchery and the justifying of death of the most innocent will this nation go? We have moved from putting to death the unborn, to nearly born, to being willing to murder the new born who is not put into the arms of the mother but is put upon a cold table until the mother determines to keep or kill her child! When are we as a nation going to stop our downward spiral into the pit of spiritual darkness? Are we as a nation too far gone to come back?
The framers of this once great nation desired that every aspect of it be based on the Bible! (See DeMar’s book listed below, America’s Christian History, pgs. 57-58). For example, the first state constitution was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639) This document was a model for other constitutions, including the U.S. Constitution which followed. The Bible was not unknown but very known!

Frank R. Williams
(DeMar, Gary, America’s Christian History: The Untold Story; and God and Government: A Biblical and Historical Study (3 volumes). These books and other excellent resources available from American Vision)

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