There are certain times in the history of a nation that require nothing less than prayer. For those who do not understand the power or reason for prayer it is seen as weakness and inaction. For those who have a relationship with God, prayer is a vital link between people in distress and a faithful and capable friend during urgent times of need.
People often think of prayer as an attempt to change the mind or heart of God. In fact, prayer is only intended to change the heart of the one praying. God already wants to help, bless, and provide for people. All He is waiting for is for those who trust in Him to ask. We might wonder why, if God wants to do good, He doesn’t just do what needs to be done. It is important to God that we become involved in His plans for human life. He has made us like Him in that we also have caring hearts and a desire to see good in our world. He makes us co-workers with Him to accomplish His will. Continue reading “Prayer For America: For Such A Time As This”
It is inevitable during a national crisis that many people will question the goodness of God.
People have asked in times past how a God of love could permit such suffering. The idea is that God, having the power to stop these tragedies before they begin, appears to do nothing prevent the resulting suffering. Continue reading “A Good God and Hurricane Harvey”
What are the signs of Jesus’ return and the end of the age?
Jesus was very specific in telling us what to look for in determining the end of this present world. For the time being, God’s timeline is focused on the salvation of people. God is waiting to give time for people to find Jesus, receive Him and be saved. God’s Spirit will not always strive with us forever. He has appointed a time when His Grace will run out and the end will come. For 2,000 years we have all seen God’s Grace in action, being patient with a world that denies God, rejects Christ, and is increasingly becoming more violent and evil. Continue reading “Signs Of The End”
When the people of America came to the shores of this great land, it was their intention to ensure that all future generations would not have to endure the religious discrimination and the suppression of religious liberty that they were forced to endure in England. Continue reading “Religious Freedom Is The First Freedom”
An individual’s immutable biological sex is objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth. A person may determine that they wish to be known by an alternative gender, but this does not void their biological gender identity. Continue reading “Transgender Rights and the Constitution”
As we examine human life, we discover that every culture, every country, all people, and nations, have laws which order and direct human activity. Laws are necessary because the basic nature of the human species is towards evil. We are inherently selfish and often seek to look out for our own interests first. Without laws, evil would run rampant over peaceful people who are doing their best to live good and productive lives.
What is the origin of human laws? Where did the framers of the Constitution of the United States find the laws that allow the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans?
The Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans, as well as, many other great an powerful nations of the ancient world, worshipped many different gods. Not one before, ever possessed the laws that were given to the nation that originated from Abraham. When God gave Moses His law on Mount Sinai, these basic ten commandments changed, forever, the course of all human activity. No other nation in the history of the world had the code of moral laws, like those which governed the people of Israel. Every great nation since that time, has fashioned their own laws, from these basic ten laws that Moses received from God. Continue reading “The Bible As The Basis For All Human Laws”
Where did the laws of the United States originate? To what source did the framers of the Constitution draw their inferences in establishing the rights of citizens for America?
Before the founding of America; before the Constitution existed, there was a standard for all laws that was highly revered and looked upon as the only authoritative source for human law: “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.”
When the men who penned the words for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, were looking for a just basis for laws that would unite the colonies into one nation, one people, and government, they used the principles of Blackstone’s as the foundation for these laws.
We see evidence for the impact that Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law had on the framers of our Constitution when we examine the words of the Declaration of Independence:
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
This term: “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” came directly from the text of Blackstone’s and is specific in its description for the origin of valid law.*
In this article, we will explore the major precepts of Blackstone’s, in order to understand the mind-set of the framers of the Constitution, when they were seeking to institute the just laws which would convey liberty to all people who would inhabit this land. Continue reading “The United States Constitution And Gay Rights”
The debate: whether the founders of the United States intended that our country would be founded as a Christian Nation, deriving our laws from the Bible and the Laws of God, is settled by our discovery of who these men were. As we read through the actual statements of these men, we realize that their entire purpose for framing the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, was to allow those who believe in God, to worship freely, unencumbered by the newly formed government of America.
1. John Adams
SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; JUDGE; DIPLOMAT; ONE OF TWO SIGNERS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; SECOND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.1 Continue reading “The Words of 52 Christian Men Who Founded the United States of America”
The debate over evolution will never be settled amongst men and women who have no desire to know God. The institutions that convey titles, prestige, and fortunes to those who support the theory of evolution, will never allow those who view creationism as credible, based on the design and fine-tuning of the universe, to be equals amongst astute scientists.
For this reason, very few cosmologists and physicists, when confronted with the stunning facts of the universe—which support intelligence as its source, will publicly declare their belief that a super-intelligent Being is responsible for the cosmos.
Some evolutionists would have us believe that the entire discussion of evolution began with Charles Darwin. In fact, the evolutionary process was being discussed by Anaximander in the 6th century B.C., Descartes, from 1596-1650, Kant, 1724-1804, and Laplace, 1749-1827. Nearly 2,400 years before Darwin, men had considered evolution as a possible explanation for the existence of creation. In every generation, creationism was chosen by educated men as the most reasonable explanation for intelligent life and the universe itself.
The men who founded our great nation had frequently written and discussed the theory of evolution and determined that the existence of man, and the universe itself, made the possibility of evolution, an impossibility. It seems that the men who are responsible for the establishment of our United States, were much more intelligent and reasonable men than the leaders of government, education, and science, today. Continue reading “The Founding Fathers on Creation”
It is a common error amongst those who are uniformed, that the United States was founded as a secular nation. In fact, when we examine the founding documents of the nation, we find that the entire purpose of our break from Britain, was to become a Christian nation, under the God of the Bible.
King George III, of Britain had declared that when he spoke, it was with the voice of God. It was with this belief that he felt that Britain had the right to dictate to the people of the new land of America, that their obedience was to the king of England and his laws, only.
The motto of the American Revolution declared that they would have “No King but King Jesus.” Benjamin Franklin frequently stated during the revolution against Britain: “Rebellion to Tyrants, is Obedience to God.” Continue reading “The Founding of America as a Christian Nation”