Thursday, November 13, 2008

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Liberty

2 Corinthians 3:17 states that "...where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

We can also read in Proverbs 14:34 that "Righteousness exalteth a nation."

Try telling that to certaian factions in this great country. Like the Ninth Circuit Court where they wanted to take God off the currency and out of the Pledge of the Allegiance last December.

What a contrast to the First Prayer in Congress September 1774. Where members of Congress prayed on their kness with our frist President.

Contrast what we see in our nation and in our media today with George Washington praying in Valle Forge. A rag tag, underfunded, undertrained, out numbered, group of Revolutionaries took on the most powerful nation on the earth. Our forefathers believed it was God's will and power that made that happen.

George Washington stated. "It is impossible to govern the world without the Bible."

In his Farewell Address Washington said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports... Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

Lincoln stated, " I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that i had nowhere else to go."

He also said, "God rules this world - It is the duty of nations as well as men to own their dependence upon tge overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow... and to recognize the sublime truth that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord."

This is the First Prayer of Congress:

"Lord our Heavenly Father, High and Mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy, we beseech thee, on these our American States, who have fled to thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring to be henceforth dependent on Thee, to Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give; take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their Cause and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, of own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle! Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. That the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst Thy people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. all this we ask In the Name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Savior.

September 7th, 1774 by Jacob Duche in Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia

This is the artist depiction of that occasion

Where have we strayed as a nation?

J Edgar Hoover said, "Today as never before, America has need for men and women who possess the moral strength and courage of our forefathers - modern-day patriots, with pride in our country and faith in freedom..."

J Reuben Clark spoke out against Socialism and Communism - both Godless beliefs in October 1941 at General Conference.
I have been preaching against Communism for twenty years. I still warn you against it, and I tell you that we are drifting toward it more rapidly than some of us understand, and I tell you that when Communism comes, the ownership of the things which are necessary to feed your families is going to be taken away from us. I tell you freedom of speech will go, freedom of the press will go, and freedom of religion will go.

I have warn you against propaganda and hate. we are in the midst of the greatest exhibition of propaganda that the world has ever seen, and all directed toward one end. Just do not believe all you read."

Fight for liberty and freedom it is God's plan. Fight for God.


Armed US Citizen said...

Dan, I have missed your posts! But you never dissapoint! I love the congresses first prayer. People want us to forget that this country WAS founded and created by and with GOD every step of the way. Anything that went astray was due to the fallacy of man!

We all need to be wary of communism, socialism, marxism and all the other isms.

"so this is how the country thunderous applause....."

in time out said...

thanks for the wonderful reminder that we need to pay attention to our history. love your posts.