We are being told that the Bible has no place in the public arena; it is fine for you to read at home and address it within the church walls but leave that Bible stuff out of government. This is no accident. Humanist secularists have been attacking the Bible for decades because of its absolute truth and unwavering standard for living.
We look at our society today and we cannot for the life of us understand what is happening. It is quite simple actually; society is trying to fill a void left empty by the absence of Godâ€™s Holy Word. We the People are without our ownerâ€™s manual if we do not refer to the Bible, also known as Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
President John Quincy Adams knew the benefits of biblical teaching and rested the future of his family on them:
“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.”
Are the majority of Americans â€œuseful citizens of their country and respectable members of societyâ€? Or do we see the increase in public incivility and lack of manners becoming the common every day experience.
Instead of becoming more silent about biblical truth, pastors, lay leaders, and all Christians must proclaim Godâ€™s Word and show the world that the answers to lifeâ€™s problems are found in the precious 66 books of the Bible which all point to the Lord Jesus Christ. King David could look at the history of Israel and see that God always did what he said He would do and David wanted the world to know about it:
â€œThe Lord gave the word; great was the company of those who proclaimed itâ€¦â€ (Psalm 68:11)
So magnificent was the news of the birth of God Incarnate, the baby Jesus, God sent an army of angels to proclaim it!
â€œAnd suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: â€˜Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!â€™â€ (Luke 2:13-14)
Not so great is the company of those who proclaim Godâ€™s Word today. Are you part of the â€œsilent majorityâ€? Do you pass up opportunity after opportunity to share some biblical truth with a lost person(s) because of fear of violating some mythical wall of separation between church and state? For that matter do you even read your Bible? Is it sitting where you left it last Sunday?
I have been describing what I call the 3Râ€™s of rescuing our nation and I would like to amend the third R. Instead of our nation needing revolution what it really needs is restoration. We need to restore our national virtue, a virtue that was grounded on the Bible.
President Andrew Jackson said when referring to the Bible:
â€œThat book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.â€
Our first president George Washington said:
â€œIt is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.â€
And Ulysses S. Grant, civil war hero and our 18th president said:
â€œThe Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties.â€
Arguably our greatest president Abraham Lincoln proclaimed:
â€œI believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.â€
Some Americans believe that America was the greatest gift from God given to man on earth. Clearly this is not so. If our Founding Fathers and their predecessors in the first full century of our nationâ€™s existence acknowledge the foundational importance of the Bible to our country, who are we to act contrary?
The more I hear of Christians again reading their Bibles on a consistent basis, the more I hear of lost souls reading the Bible for the first time, the more I hear of preachers across the fruited plain preaching clearly and fearlessly from the Bible, the more confident will be my hope for America.
Until that time we are building a house on a foundation of sand.
â€œTherefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.â€ (Matthew 7:24-27)
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