Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm....utterly speechless and disturbed beyond all reason....

Finally I'm back. I've been so busy lately. In fact, I'm so tired I know the wisest decision would be to hit the sack but I...I can't. I'm so disturbed. I have been doing this civics curriculum and it has opened my eyes to the severity of an issue in our country. The issue of religious freedom.

Slowly our country has chipped away religious freedom. It all started with the whole idea of "separation of
church and state" which then lead to redefining of church, redefining of the first amendment, redefining of religion and eventually to freely declaring things unconstitutional.

Our leaders are trying/and have rewritten the history of our country by taking things out of context and twisting the meaning of it. Here is a quote.

William James (1842-1910) The father of modern Psychology "There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it."

People are claiming that our founding fathers were not Christians. They were actually atheists at BEST deists. I actually googled it "were our founding fathers Christians?" The articles I found were heart breaking. People have mis-quoted and taken our founding fathers words out of context. Don't ever buy into this lie!!! I am going to paste a few quotes for the great men and founders of this country.

Samuel Adams
Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.
Will of Samuel Adams

Patrick Henry
Governor of Virginia, Patriot
This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.
Will of Patrick Henry
(Oh yeah you guys, he was an atheist alllll the waaay.)

John Jay
First Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved son. He has been pleased to bless me with excellent parents, with a virtuous wife, and with worthy children. His protection has companied me through many eventful years, faithfully employed in the service of my country; His providence has not only conducted me to this tranquil situation but also given me abundant reason to be contented and thankful. Blessed be His holy name!
Will of John Jay

Benjamin Rush
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!
Benjamin Rush, The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, George Corner, editor (Princeton: Princeton University Press for the American Philosophical Society, 1948), p. 166, Travels Through Life, An Account of Sundry Incidents & Events in the Life of Benjamin Rush.

Richard Stockton
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I think it proper here not only to subscribe to the entire belief of the great and leading doctrines of the Christian religion, such as the Being of God, the universal defection and depravity of human nature, the divinity of the person and the completeness of the redemption purchased by the blessed Savior, the necessity of the operations of the Divine Spirit, of Divine Faith, accompanied with an habitual virtuous life, and the universality of the divine Providence, but also . . . that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom; that the way of life held up in the Christian system is calculated for the most complete happiness that can be enjoyed in this mortal state; that all occasions of vice and immorality is injurious either immediately or consequentially, even in this life; that as Almighty God hath not been pleased in the Holy Scriptures to prescribe any precise mode in which He is to be publicly worshiped, all contention about it generally arises from want of knowledge or want of virtue.
Will of Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I entreat you in the most earnest manner to believe in Jesus Christ, for there is no salvation in any other [Acts 4:12]. . . . [I]f you are not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, if you are not clothed with the spotless robe of His righteousness, you must forever perish.
John Witherspoon, The Works of John Witherspoon (Edinburgh: J. Ogle, 1815), Vol. V, pp. 276, 278, The Absolute Necessity of Salvation Through Christ, January 2, 1758.

These men were not deists. Deists believed that God created man and then left them to do what they please and doesn't have any bearing on our lives now. Clearly, by the men's wills alone we can tell that these men were men of faith that believed in a God who is very much alive and active in our lives and in the world. There are many more documents than these by our founding fathers that will only prove this further.

This hasn't even touched on the political problems in the "separation of church and state" lie. But our fathers dogmatically believed that government and religion and morals and Christ were all inseparable.

I am deeply burdened about this you guys. This will not be my last post on this subject. PLEASE give me some feed-back on what y'all think about this subject...or even good links you may find on the subject. I hope to spend more time researching this. I'm sick of just watching it happen. I'm gonna do something.

Please pray for our nation. We are a nation not under the Lord.


Miguel said...

Great quotes. This is something that I've been fighting with for a long time. So many mythical lies have been formed about our country, that it's hard to discern what is truth. This is why it's so important to go back to ~original~ sources and read things in their ~context~.

Ashley said...

CUZIN!!! Thanks for the comment. I know it's scary. I keep wishing there was something I can do to uncover the lies and stuff...but I just don't know what.

LoVizzle said...

I've pondered this question for a few years, and I've come to a conclusion that may be unorthodox. I actually want for America to persecute Christians. It would rock if the USA openly hated us. Why? The Holy Spirit works best under persecution. Look at Paul, Peter, the early church, even Jesus. None of them sat on church pews and that was it. They were beaten, whipped, and killed. It's incredible rare for an American Christian to die in America for Jesus. And notice the American church is practically dead. Why? No one is stirring it up. That's why Chinese, Russian, and other churches in persecuted countries are flourishing. Martin Luther said something along the lines of, "If Lucifer was smart, he would leave the church alone, because that is the best way to damage the church and discourage it." I think Lucifer figured this out in America.