Yesterday was a dark day for America. President Obama stood before the assembly at the United Nations and defended radical Islamists who wish to kill us. He rebuked any who would speak ill of a prophet of Islam. Why would any American president use such language? What about defending religious liberties here? What about protecting the right of Christians to proclaim Jesus is Lord and the only path to salvation for man? It seems it is no longer fashionable to be Christian according to our leaders. Obama wants Christians to be tolerant of those who want to destroy us, but what about being tolerant of the faith held by the vast majority of Americans?
The recent developments in the middle east are troubling on many levels, but most significantly, they highlight just how far our nation’s leadership has drifted away from the principles upon which this nation was built. Our founders were religious men who opened each meeting of the Constitutional convention with prayer to our Lord. Perhaps it is time for us to revisit the words of our founders and understand that our belief in God is not just a fact of history, but it is the bedrock upon which this nation stands. We need to repent as a nation. God have mercy on us.
George Washington: “While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
James Madison: “The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.“
John Adams: “Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System.”
Thomas Jefferson: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.”
John Hancock: “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. … Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.”
Benjamin Franklin: “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.”Follow @conservativesue