Sunday, July 14, 2013
False Premise = False Conclusion
"But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
--John Adams, To the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, 1798
I believe we were created to worship, commune, and show reverence to our creator, God. We were created, not only to access our physical and mental assets in dealing with others, but also to include our regenerated spiritual resources. Our relationship with God the Father can only be restored by the acceptance of the universal and eternal sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ who came to this earth as a man to show us how to live, and to give his life to pay for our selfish failures.
The United States of America was founded on these very principles by a majority of its citizens who believed this. The early writings of our founding fathers confirmed this. Christian principles made the United States of America unique among all others who had attempted a representative republic. The lead quote in this piece clearly spells out what will happen when the populace and its elected representatives ignore the keystone of our ability to survive.
If we bow to the loud protestations of those who refuse to believe this, we will fall. Pray for wisdom. Pray for those who are lost and blinded by human wisdom. Their arguments fail when they are examined closely. Hold fast to the scriptures and give thanks to God for his mercy and kindness. Jesus died for us all. Pray that all will chose to accept His sacrifice.