First line of the second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence: “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”. I find this line filled with meaning, primarily that the founders acknowledge we are endowed by our Creator with the rights we fight to hold on to today. This is interesting and exactly the topic I want to touch on today.
God installed Moses as the leader of His people who were held in captivity in Egypt to bring them out of slavery and gave His people their own land to call home just as He had promised Abraham. But before the Jews even reached the lands of Canaan, they began to turn their backs on their Savior and beg for a return to Egypt and captivity. Great leaders rose time and again for the people of Israel to set the people back on the pursuit of God and His blessings as they continued to seek other gods and stray from their faith. When they pursued God’s righteousness, they received great blessings such as they had under King David and the early years of King Solomon, when they abandoned their faith, their nation fell into decline and eventually returned to slavery and exile by the Babylonians.
When our nation was formed, just as we can see in the Declaration of Independence, as a nation, we pursued God’s blessings and held His word in high esteem. Where our nation may have been far from perfect and riddled with flaws, the hearts of the American people continued to seek His guidance the best way they knew how. Because of this, our people pulled through a horrific Civil War and two World Wars each time growing stronger and increasing in wealth. After WWII, the lifestyle of the average American greatly exceeded the people of the rest of the world, so greatly were we blessed that we still have the highest quality of life on the planet.
After Solomon died, he was replaced by his son Rehoboam; Judah’s spender was quickly diminishing due to the people turning from God and pursuing other gods. Their great wealth made them comfortable and arrogant. Their borders spanned from the Sinai Peninsula to the Euphrates River and even the Assyrian Empire was humbled by their might. But their increasing greed cause the nation to split in a civil war and both nations soon began to be picked apart by their enemies.
Now we have the first president in our nation’s history to declare we are no longer a Christian nation. He is correct. Even though the majority of Americans would identify themselves as Christians if asked, we certainly do not pursue Him. We pursue comforts, distractions and money. We have a nation-wide addiction to entertainment and an expectation that every problem should have a microwave solution.
Back to this line from our Declaration of Independence, if we do not acknowledge God as our creator in our newly formed secular society, do we still retain our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Think about what we are losing across the nation as our Constitution is torn apart bit by bit before our eyes. We are struggling to retain our rights, but the whole “god thing” not so much.
Look at television programs 60 years ago and then look at them today. What a horrific difference. Think about Miley Cyrus for a minute. Pretty girl, but I have seen more wholesome looking prostitutes in downtown Seattle. She stated recently in an article about the stupidity of American morals. She complained that if she dropped the F-bomb on television they would bleep her out, but she can watch an episode of Breaking Bad on television and learn how to cook meth, kill a man, and dissolve a body in acid. She is absolutely right. MTV basically filmed her having sex on stage at the MVAs, but they will quickly sensor the word ‘molly’.
And another entertainer by the name of M.I.A. is being sued by the NFL for 1.5 million dollars because she flipped off the camera during the 2012 halftime show, but complains that the same half time show featured Madonna’s young teenage backup dancers, with their “hips thrusted in the air, legs wide open,” None of this makes any sense.
All this confusion derives from the fact that the American people have completely lost their moral compass. We have allowed, accepted, and even celebrated the destruction of the Christian values that made America special, a beacon of light in a world of darkness and oppression. But here we are, just like the Jews, selling ourselves back into slavery. This is why we are losing our rights. If we did not allow the argument of socialism into the political arena to begin with, due to its stance against God, then they wouldn’t have a foundation from which to base their arguments.
People are going to put their faith into something, either government or God. Whichever we put our faith into, we will serve. God, our creator, give us “unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. The only right government will ever guarantee us is the right to ignore God. So, before you hit the streets to protest about the latest Amendment under assault, or even continue your fight as the “keyboard commando” posting cute little pictures berating the president, think about taking up the fight to put God back as the real leader of our nation and restoring the order we once had.
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