The Formula for the Success of a Nation is No Secret, because the Answer is Faith in God
What Happened to Thinking?
Psalm 46:10 says: "Be still and know that I am God."
What happens if we can't be still? Then it is harder to know God. Your God could very well be your electronic device: your smartphone, your tablet computer, your labtop, etc.
Introduction to the Success of a Nation
Is there such a thing as a formula for a dying nation?
Many readers may not even realize that our nation has been going downhill. But it is and has been for some time now. Perhaps it is not as obvious because it has been eroding away slowly.
Before we even go there, it is not because of the Democrats or the Republicans, per se, as much as it is a moral decline of our nation in each individual household.
Sin creeps in through our back door, one household at a time, and takes place one small concession at a time. Our televisions are constantly turned on, and our children no longer can think for themselves. There are no longer quiet peacefulness available, because our iPhones and smartphones keep us from being alone with God.
Most people from Generation Y & Z think that doing nothing is the worst thing possible. They assume that slowing down to think is a curse of boredom. This Hub is not to say that Gen Y & Z-ers are the problem. They are not. This thinking of instant gratification and constant entertainment is a product of our culture and rapidly advancing technology. This mentality only lends to the downfall of a nation under God.
Hub author's note: I personally believe that for one to say he or she is "bored" is to essentially spit in the face of God. He gave you a chance at life on this Earth. If you have free time, spend it seeking God, not declaring: "I'm so bored. Somebody please entertain me!"
John Adams Quote
Do You Want to be Forever in Debt?
Proverbs 22:7 says: "Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender."
When is Murder Okay?
Hitler declared that Jews were non-humans. In the same way, some Americans believe that unborn babies are non-humans. Hitler legally killed Jews and Americans are legally killing unborn babies. Saying that it is not a baby until x period of time is a subjective statement.
The 6th Commandment is pretty clear: "You shall not murder."
Answer: Murder is never okay.
For more, watch: 180 Movie by Ray Comfort.
What's Wrong with Our Nation?
For those of you that think our nation is doing great, it is time for an eye-opener.
Moral Decline Taking Place in the U.S.:
- Borrowing money that is not ours. The obvious point about our slow economy is not even worth bringing up. The U.S. national public debt (as of 12/13/12) is: $16.370 trillion. Approximately 48% of the debt held by the public is owned by foreign investors, the largest of which were China and Japan at just over $1.1 trillion each.
- All life is not created equal? Abortion is a present-day holocaust taking place in America that is sanctioned by our government. American tax money is used to support Planned Parenthood, and you have no choice in the matter. In the first 37 years since Roe v. Wade, there have been 53,310,843 unborn babies killed in the American Holocaust. For comparison, Wikipedia estimates that the Nazi regime under Hitler murdered between 10 to 11 million Jews.
- The Separation of Church and State Fallacy (see below)
- The Secularization of American Universities. See section on Harvard (below)
III. The Separation of Church and State Fallacy
One of the biggest misunderstood things in history has to do with our Founding Fathers.
The majority Founding Fathers of the U.S. were not athiests, agnostics, or deists. The majority of the Founding Fathers were Christians, and understood the importance of Bibles in every home.
Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, 29 of them held Christian Seminary degrees.
According to Wikipedia, Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestants, and two were Roman Catholics. Historian Gregg L. Frazer states that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were clearly not Deists.
The Slavery Issue:
A few Declaration signers that did own slaves, had a change of heart. William Whipple freed his slave. Benjamin Franklin later freed his slaves and was a key founder of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society.
According to Wikipedia, "Thomas Jefferson and slavery refers to the role and relationship Thomas Jefferson had with slavery. He owned plantations totaling thousands of acres and owned hundreds of slaves during his lifetime. His record on slavery was mixed and contradictory. He was an opponent of the slave trade and disliked the effects of slavery on society and believed slavery harmful to both slave and master."
Declaration of Independence Signers
The Family Bible Funded by Declaration Signers
In 1782, the Bible of the Revolution was commissioned to be printed by Congress of the U.S.
Congress stated that this Bible was "a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for use in our schools." (This is a direct quote from inside the Bible of the Revolution)
Wait a second...I thought that our Founding Fathers wanted God to be separate from public schools?
If you have heard this, it is a complete and total lie. It is perpetuated by intentional cause of atheists, or in a cycle of ignorance (that's what I learned in school, therefore it must be true).
History Lesson: The Bible was put in schools in 1647, and stayed in schools until 1963, when the court ruled to take them out (roughly 320 years). This could be marked as a milestone in the decline of America.
The Family Bible of 1798 was funded by a dozen of Declaration signers, including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (pictured to the right).
Our Founding Fathers wanted every family to have a Bible because faith produces people of character, with morals. The inverse is: A nation without faith produces people that lack integrity and moral character.
We have politicians filling Congress today that want to borrow more money because they lack moral integrity with no faith in God.
Revisionists still attempt to take God out of history, such as in the book: The Godless Constitution by Kramnick and Moore. This book is so incorrect that they don't even bother to cite their sources. Instead they state that we all know they are correct, therefore sources are not needed. You've gotta be kidding me!
IV. The Secularization of American Universities
Harvard is a Good Example of the Nation's Decline
Harvard University was founded in 1636 as a school to train Christian ministers.
Today, Harvard is regarded as one of the most prestigious of American Ivy League Universities, but has developed a reputation as being secular, and no longer a school that publicly honors God.
Inscription on Front Gate
Original Harvard Seal
Inscription on Harvard's Front Gate
The front gate at Harvard reads:
"After God had carried us safe to New England and wee had builded our houses provided necessaries for our liveli hood reard convenient places for God’s worship and settled the civil government one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers shall lie in the dust"
-New England’s First Fruits
If you are going to have a civil government that has justice and law, it has to be based on a moral foundation -- which comes from Christ and the church.
Harvard Changed Motto?
Harvard's original school seal & motto is still posted outside on the school's gate, despite the official motto was changed by school President Charles William Eliot.
Harvard Presidents Quote
President Charles Eliot wrote in 1886, “A university cannot be built upon a sect”—unless that sect includes all the “educated portion of the nation.”
Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers said in his 2002 commencement speech, from Harvard’s beginning, “Veritas meant divine truth, truth reached ultimately not through reason but through faith.”
Harvard's Evolving Motto
The Original Harvard Motto was: "Christ and the Church"
It then changed to: "Christ and the Church and Truth"
It then was then changed to: "Truth" by Charles William Eliot
Note the irony that you cannot have truth without Christ and the Church. The truth will be skewed, and is evident by Harvard's secular shift in most recent times.
The National Monument to the Forefathers
The Formula for the Restoration of America
Good news! There is a formula to turn this nation around.
Let me give you a hint: It is found on a public monument in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
The largest granite monument in the world is also one of the least known monuments, weighing 160 tons, and sitting in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
The National Monument to the Forefathers has one main figure on the main pedestal, with four buttresses, and a figure on each.
Wikipedia decribes the monument as follows:
"On the main pedestal stands the heroic figure of "Faith" with her right hand pointing toward heaven and her left hand clutching the Bible. Upon the four buttresses also are seated figures emblematical of the principles upon which the Pilgrims founded their Commonwealth, each having a symbol referring to the Bible that "Faith" possesses; counter-clockwise from the east are Liberty, Morality, Law and Education. Each was carved from a solid block of granite, posed in the sitting position upon chairs with a high relief on either side of minor characteristics. Under "Liberty" stand "Tyranny Overthrown" and "Peace;" under "Morality" stand "Prophet" and "Evangelist;" under "Law" stand "Justice" and "Mercy;" and under "Education" are "Youth" and "Wisdom." On the face of the buttresses, beneath these figures are high reliefs in marble, representing scenes from Pilgrim history. Under "Freedom" is "Landing;" under "Morality" is "Embarcation;" under "Law" is "Treaty;" and under "Education" is "Compact."
The Monument to the Forefathers can be summed up with these words:
This nation was founded on a faith in God. All aspects of life function under a faith and reverence in God. A nation without God will fall.
We must restore this nation's morality with Godly leaders and Godly teachers.
The Founders of this nation knew the importance of God in our lives. Some people in control of our country and teachers of our children want to erase God from all aspects of life. The formula to restore our country is for every person to turn back to God with faith in Jesus Christ.
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