Anyone with an ounce of common sense and the perspective of biblical history can’t help but see the political and economic turmoil of the day here in America as the consequences of the religion of moral relativism.
While I am not a theologian, pastor, or a prognosticator, I am highly concerned with what I see in America, culturally, politically and economically speaking, in light of what I know from the Bible. It’s difficult when reading the Old Testament to not come to the conclusion that Israel — a nation favored and selected by God Himself — could go the direction it did after experiencing a host of breathtaking miracles. Put in context of our American founding, I’m not the only one who can see the parallels.
I think much the same can be said for America today. The America that was founded more than 200 years ago on the premise of religious freedom was formed by those with the knowledge of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His providential care for those who earnestly sought to follow His teaching. An excellent resource and library of information on America’s founding can be found online at Wallbuilders.com.
Nevertheless, One need look no farther than our own Declaration of Independence and many of the various state constitutions to find that the people who sought liberty and independence here in America did so on the grounds that they knew the source of that liberty and independence, and relied upon the same for their lives and sustenance.
“We, the people of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings, do establish this Constitution.” ~ Preamble of the California State Constitution
“Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship GOD according to the dictates of his own conscience, and reason; and no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained in his person, liberty or estate for worshipping GOD, in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his religious profession, sentiments or persuasion; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or disturb others, in their religious worship.” ~ Article 1, Paragraph V of the New Hampshire Constitution
“To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.” ~ Preamble of the Georgia State Constitution
“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.” ~ From paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence
I added the bold lettering simply to highlight within the various public documents that many of our founding documents (I believe that 38 of the 50 state constitutions directly reference God in their preambles or elsewhere in their constitutions) verify that at one time America was truly a nation founded on biblical principles and upon the knowledge of and trust in Almighty God. That knowledge alone can’t be a mere coincidence to the political and economic success this nation has enjoyed for more than two centuries.
Reading through Dr. James Dobson’s book Bringing up Girls, I’m likewise struck with the idea that many of our cultural, political and economic ills of today are the result of a conscience effort to remove God from the public square and every other aspect of our lives. Again, one need only read the historical accounts of Israel in the Old Testament to see where life went well and where life didn’t go so well for the early nation, and the activities and attitudes that preceded these times.
While prayer is certainly paramount in seeking God’s wisdom and direction, it’s incumbent on good Christians to stand up and speak out against the various ideologies and practices here in America that violate God’s direction for our lives. It’s either that or we continue to allow the rot and decay resulting from our continued ambivalence to and acceptance of such things as moral relativism, the continued political attacks against the Christian church in America, militant homosexuality, gay marriage, sexual slavery, and the political ambivalence that continues to allow millions of babies a year to be massacred on the altar of convenience here in America.
- Happy Declaration of Independence Day (littlebytesnews.blogspot.com)
- Obama Didn’t Build This Country, We The People Did (theroycroftreport.com)
- Morning Bell: Does the Declaration of Independence Still Matter? (foundry.org)