It will soon be dark here in N E Louisiana and in a few hours the fireworks will begin to light the sky with a myriad of colors. Americans all across the land of the free are celebrating the day of our nations birth with the adoption of the Deceleration of Independence. After the U.S. Congress adopted the Declaration John Adams, one of the writers of the document, wrote to his wife:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
This expressed the sentiment of most of those who believed in our independence from the throne of Britain. They believed it enough to fight and die. I especially note the phrase in Adam’s letter, “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty“.
Today, history revisionists insist that all the good men involved were atheists, agnostics, and deists. Of course their recorded statements and writing testify against that notion.
George Washington, a prayer. “Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of Thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in Thy fear, and dying in Thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy son, Jesus Christ.”
Samuel Adams, again. “The rights of the colonists as Christians…may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.”
The U.S. Congress, in 1782 passed this resolution. ““The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”
John Jay, First Chief-Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty – as well as privilege and interest – of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
John Hancock, While Governor of Massachusetts 1791. “…that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the whole Earth may be filled with his glory.”
I could go on, and need I mention the inscriptions on the several monuments in our nation’s capitol?
To deny that the Christian faith played a great part in our nation’s birth, and helped to shape it, especially in the early years is, in the kindest terms, foolishness.
In 2013, the mere mention of Jesus Christ is appalling to many of our nation’s elected officials and is even in many cases unlawful. Yet, men who are devils stand in frot of microphones and TV cameras and implore, “God bless America!” What utter hypocrisy and wickedness to make such a statement and then try to govern God out of existence!
Today, I am a Christian man, saved by the grace and mercy of the God of heaven through no merit of my own, and I am grateful. And, I am an American citizen, again, through nothing I have done. It is the blessing of Providence that I was born in the land of the free, founded by good, godly men who wanted to be free men who could worship without bowing the knee to the British throne and the state church.
Some of my friends insist that to honor our America is to dishonor Jesus Christ. They claim you can’t be loyal to Jesus Christ and his kingdom and to the United States at the same time. Such thinking is warped and wrong. My whole identity is in Jesus Christ. But, in God’s wisdom, I am living today in the most blessed country in world history and I purpose to never forget that and I hope as long as my mind is good I will continue to be thankful he allowed me to be here.
As a nation, we would do well to go back to our founding principals and to hell with political correctness, the new god of most of our leaders.
I am an American. Thank you God for the United States of America.
July 4, 2013