Ramon Arias | April 6, 2015
There is much anger against Republicans who do not have the backbone to support religious freedom in America. They constantly cave in to the Left and their allies, by doing so they are contributing to the death of our nation. If you know anything about history, then you are aware of the fact that great nations do die, period!
Do you know that the Preamble of all fifty State Constitutions acknowledge their gratitude to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties and reaffirm their faith and constant reliance upon God? Find out what your State Constitution Preamble is and be pleasantly shocked!
Americans have such a great past and it should not be wasted, lest they leave the nation in ruins for future generations and only memories of what previous generations lost for them.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” and “People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana (1863-1952)
The two dates to remember in order to understand America’s true foundation are November 1620 and July 1776. Both dates are related to the fight against tyranny and the pursuit of religious freedom. If Christian America does not win this fight now, it has no new horizons to migrate to, to re-establish once again its God-given right to live according to the full counsel of biblical principles. So, I call upon biblically based Christian America to firmly decide the future of the nation. The ball is in our court.
Those who are at war against Christian principles do not know they truly are at war not against the biblical believer but against the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent God; our heavenly Father!
The night Jesus ate the Passover supper with His disciples He warned them of what they could expect from God’s enemies; hours later, he was arrested:
“If the world hates you, understand that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would have loved its own. But because you do not belong to the world — on the contrary, I have picked you out of the world — therefore the world hates you. Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too; if they kept my word, they will keep yours too. But they will do all this to you on my account, because they don’t know the One who sent me.
“If I had not come and spoken to them, they wouldn’t be guilty of sin; but now, they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father also. If I had not done in their presence works which no one else ever did, they would not be guilty of sin; but now, they have seen them and have hated both me and my Father. But this has happened in order to fulfill the words in their Torah which read, ‘They hated me for no reason at all.’
“When the Counselor comes, whom I will send you from the Father — the Spirit of Truth, who keeps going out from the Father — he will testify on my behalf.” John 15:18-26 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
As we know, the followers of Christ were commissioned to disciple the nations, which is in itself a monumental task. Not only did they have to confront the Jewish people’s failure to understand the fulfillment of the Messiah’s mission, but they also had to introduce to the nations God’s plan of salvation and His absolutes in all areas of life. Those orders have not been rescinded. Christ’s commission remains in effect to all of his followers throughout all generations.
God’s people have been engaged in this battle between two types of human beings with all of its ups and downs, persecutions and marginalization. For over two thousand years, this battle has only intensified. Beginning with His supernatural conception, His public life, death at the cross, He was then raised from the dead, and for forty days He witnessed to the people that he was alive and well. Afterward, He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father interceding on our behalf. From God’s perspective, there is only one human race that is divided into two camps. In one camp you have those who are the children of obedience according to His precepts, and in the other camp you have the children of disobedience. This is the way the Apostles understood the Kingdom of God and they conveyed it through their letters to the early Christians:
“What is revealed is God’s anger from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people who in their wickedness keep suppressing the truth.” Romans 1:18 (CJB)
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6
“…in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.” Ephesians 2:2-3
“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible… Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:8-13, 15-16
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance.” 1 Peter 1:14
“…so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.” 1 Peter 4:2
Interestingly enough, the Founding Fathers understood the dichotomy of human nature: sinfulness and kindness. This is the reason they were having such a hard time putting together the documents to govern civil life. They also understood that no amount of human power and legislation could change the heart of a sinful person. They expressed this concept over and over in many of their writings.
Consider what Madison and Hamilton had to say about this. In Federalist Paper No. 55, James Madison wrote in 1788, “As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust, so there are other qualities in human nature which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form.”
In Federalist Paper No. 78, Alexander Hamilton wrote, “folly and wickedness of mankind, human nature as it is, without flattering its virtue or exaggerating its vices.’ ‘men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious.’”
George Washington, like the rest of the Founding Fathers, also understood the root of the problem and the solution to sinfulness, when he said, “The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes.”
If the heart of a person is not reformed there can never be a good outcome. This is the very reason people need to know how to rid themselves of the sinful nature by the redemptive work of Christ at the cross. If they accept the gift of a new life from God in Christ, the outcome can only be good.
During his public life, and at the cross, Jesus Christ destroyed the works of the devil. He sealed the victory for humanity with His resurrection. This is the very reason George Washington stated that the nations must accept this responsibility before God if they wanted to succeed: “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors,” and “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”
How do I know that the war against the God of the Bible will never succeed? History tells me so. As Christ’s followers, we have many battles going on at the same time on different fronts, however, we must never forget that just as we were given an opportunity to accept or reject Christ, we must also have compassion for those who are bound by their sin and in the grip of Satan. They deserve a chance to hear the Good News.
At the same time, we cannot turn a blind eye to the wickedness that is so predominate in our nation. Neither should we be apathetic, silent or cowardly run away from the intense heat of conflict raging in all areas of our cultural life. Jesus Christ conquered death and is Lord of all, not just of the church.