- Posted September 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
God -vs- Government
Founded by faithful and God-fearing men who despised government tyranny and sought religious freedom and individual liberty, America incorporated these universally true principles in its Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
These ideals eventually became the bedrock upon which all our laws, government, and institutions were originally built.
America’s Founding Fathers understood and proclaimed that all rights come from God alone, not governments. They insisted that government must always serve man and that man was created by God to be free. Their deep faith and reverence of the Almighty inspired and guided their actions and motivated their decisions. It is this belief and trust in God’s authority and wisdom that ultimately transformed America from a tiny British colony with a handful of refugees to the mighty economic and military superpower and an oasis of freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for tens of millions of immigrants.
The Founding Fathers understood the dependence of freedom on morality. A virtuous and faithful people who placed God at the center of their lives and the foundations of their institutions helped America become that shining city on a hill “whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere,” said President Ronald Reagan.
”We’ve staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government,” wrote James Madison, “far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which the Constitution is founded.”
Excerpts from: http://orthodoxnet.com/blog/
Obviously we as a nation have drifted far from the founding principles that made this the greatest nation in the history of mankind.
America is coming apart at the seams because of this, and there is no denying it.
Soon we will find ourselves beyond the point of no return.
The time has come for us as a people to returned to God and those founding principals that made us the great nation we once were.
Second Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
So what's it going to be America, God or Government?