“For the Word of God is alive and powerful.” Hebrews 4:12 NLT
There was a time in this country when the Word of God was a part of daily life; when His Word provided guidance and inspiration in our schools; when our civic leaders turned to His Word for wisdom; when it wasn’t offensive to believe that God meant something in this country and publicly professing a belief in Him and His Word was not an impingement on someone’s rights.
In fact, there was a time in this country when it was considered a good thing to know God’s Word and to look to it for help in navigating the stormy seas of daily life.
Somewhere along the line, a few people who didn’t know God and didn’t believe in Him or His Word, exercised their right to speak – and everyone else fell silent. The Supreme Court listened, though, and over time has ruled repeatedly to remove the single best source of moral guidance the world has ever known from public buildings, schools, courthouses – all public places where the love of God and the guidance and wisdom found in His Word is needed the most.
The Supreme Court of this great land has forced the removal of God’s Word from all public places where someONE might be offended by the humility it should bring to man and the inspiration it is capable of providing. This has all gone on while that same court tries to insist that a nation NOT guided by the Word of God was what the founding fathers of this country intended from the very beginning.
Somehow this country has allowed our government, and the Supreme Court, to make laws and put forth legal rulings that favor the rights of one over the country as a whole, and it is simply not possible to govern effectively – or fairly – in that manner. We have allowed a few misguided, disgruntled voices to insist that their rights somehow supersede all others’. We have allowed the vast majority to be silenced so the few can be heard. In doing, we have tried to ignore and deny that which simply can NOT be ignored or denied no matter how high the court is or the reasons it gives for its ill-advised rulings:
That this country was fought for, and founded, by men who had GOD in mind and his WORD in hand.
But don’t take my word for it. Read the words of those who founded, fought for, and have led this country as they offer THEIR words on HIS Word:
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” George Washington
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected in one indissoluble bond, the principals of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” John Quincy Adams
“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” Thomas Jefferson
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“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.” Benjamin Franklin
“Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christian.” Thomas Jefferson
“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.” Patrick Henry
“The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.” Thomas Jefferson
“I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” Benjamin Franklin
“Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.” attributed to William Penn
“I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” T. Jefferson
“There is no solid basis for civilization but in the Word of God. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will continue to prosper.” Daniel Webster
“This is a book worth more than all other books which were ever printed.” Patrick Henry
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.” A. Lincoln
“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in.” A. Lincoln
“I have only to say that it is the best gift God has given to man.” A. Lincoln
“I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming and I know His hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me – and I think He has – I believe I am ready.” A. Lincoln
“This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, that government of the people, for the people, and by the people shall not perish from this earth.” A. Lincoln
“The Bible is the Rock on which this republic rests.” Andrew Jackson
“Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.” Ulysses S. Grant
“Conscience is the authentic voice of God to you.” Rutherford B. Hayes
“”The more profoundly we study this wonderful book, and the more closely we observe its divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher we will see the destiny of our nation.” William McKinley
“A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world, who has deprived himself of this: Knowledge of the Bible. When you have read the Bible, you will know the Word of God because you have found the key to your own heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.” Woodrow Wilson
“Our doctrine of equality and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man through the Fatherhood of God.” Calvin Coolidge
“The sum of the whole matter is this: That one civilization cannot survive materially unless it is redeemed spiritually.” Woodrow Wilson
“With a good conscience our only sure reward, and with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must surely be our own.” J.F.K.
“Inspiration has been the keynote of America’s phenomenal growth. Inspiration has been the backbone of America’s greatness. Inspiration has been the difference between defeat and victory in America’s wars. And the inspiration has come from faith in God, faith in the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, and faith in the belief that the Bible is the Holy Word of God.” J. Edgar Hoover
“This country can not afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.” J.F.K.
All of the men quoted here were very different from one another in many ways, as most people are, but they were very much alike in their love of this country and their love of God. There also seems to be agreement among them that in order to have decency, respect, morality, kindness, truth and freedom, the Word of God must be a part of this country and the lives of the people in it.
Like it or not.
Agree with it or not.
I am just sharing with you THEIR words on His Word.