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Lea does an amazing job putting together an air tight case for our founding as a nation.  It has always amazed me how much spin and so many lies are out there about our founding.  But just like everything, if you go directly to the source, our founding fathers letters and sayings and match up their written works with older text that influenced them, you will find the Truth.  It is out there, it is just most of us are too busy, distracted, or lazy to search.  Not all of this is our fault, it is the way our modern society has transformed, more is certainly not better in all cases, and that is one of our serious problems: more-itis.  We need to simplify our lives and return to our distant roots.

Some of my favorite tidbits from the article:

Political Science Professors at the University of Houston wanted to know the source of the Founding Father’s ideas. After assembling over 15,000 documents, quotes and writings from them this is what they learned:

Direct quotes (3,154) showed that 7.9% were from William Blackstone. Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law/span>, 1758 was the textbook for American lawyers and it contained direct Bible quotes referencing sources of laws; 8.3% were from Charles Montesquieu, a political philosopher; 2.9% were from John Locke, theologian and political philosopher; 94% were quotes from The BIBLE, of which 34% were direct quotes, and 60% were quotes from men who quoted the Bible in their writings. 

The Word: “In the beginning was the Word…” John 1:1.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason, people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here.” ─Patrick Henry’s, May 1765 Speech before the House of Burgesses

Take some time to read Lea’s full article below, you will certainly not be disappointed.

Maranatha, Lord come quickly!

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People are strange. And it seems that Christians can be the strangest. True freedom can only come through God. Our nation was founded upon God-given rights, or what is called Natural Law. These are rights that are given by our Creator and, not by any person or governmental body. They cannot be taken away.

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).

It is unfortunate, then, that most of today’s Christians (at least in the Western world, particularly America) are as much in bondage as those who are not Christians. They are in bondage to traditions of men, liturgy and doctrine. They are enslaved much as the Pharisees enslaved Judaism from accounts we read in the Bible. Jesus spoke with passion and was “in-your-face” with the Pharisees about their “oral law.” These were their additional “rules” which they took upon themselves to add to that which was given by God to guide Israel.

This is very unfortunate, especially considering what we see unfolding not only across the world but here in America. This is a nation that was founded upon biblical principles and laws. Our founding fathers took these very seriously and crafted documents that reflect this. Despite what some “progressives” try to say in order to rewrite history, the facts are facts. History cannot be changed. But as we see from history, when a nation does not honor God, it is not blessed.

All Christians, particularly in America and especially pastors, should then be keenly interested in this and in being proactive by doing everything within their power to see that our nation isn’t tolerating the things God has told us not to tolerate. To call that which is good, good and that which is evil, evil─and not to care what the world thinks at all. That was Jesus’ philosophy.

One of the founding fathers was a minister. All of these brave men laid everything they had; even their very lives on the line in order to do what they did. They were, after all, committing a treasonous act. They were taking action against King George. They were standing in defiance against a tyrannical government. And Christians and ministers stood with them. Churches were a significant force in keeping communities informed of what was happening. Today, this is unheard of. The pulpits have fallen silent, with the exception of a very few.

Instead of teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ (which includes how to be a good citizen, if these teachings are taken seriously and followed), the Baptists are teaching how to be “good Baptists.” Methodists are teaching how to be “good Methodists” and so forth. Instead of understanding and teaching the great blessing and significant role God has played in this nation and therefore, how being a good citizen is also acknowledging what God has done for us, they are actually denigrating this. How? By teaching that Christians are “citizens of heaven” and therefore have no responsibility to their nation, state or community.

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