Glad to see you are semi-active in commenting on political stuff, again.
My latest news from Hubbard City is Billy Mack Waller told me if the police find fingerprints of the match that set his cafe on fire that he thought it would be his wife's prints. Seems she may have been ready for retirement. This was good news for the owner of the Hubbard City Cafe (just across the street from Billy's Mack's burned down cafe) since most folks in Hubbard thought the HBC owner had set the fire. Those of of in the know did know this wasn't true since she really didn't want nor need the extra business.
Also my news is the Methodists got their previous minister back, and this is great news. He did a really good job before, and I am sure the church and community will prosper with his return.
Here on the 4th of July I have some thoughts about this whole “religion” thing in our country. For some time in my Bible Study Group I have tried to find examples where God encouraged His people to create democratic forms of government and to rule based on the “will of the people”. Current turmoil in Egypt, Syria, Libya, and these United States make this an interesting topic today. SEEMS TO ME GOD ENCOURAGED (SOMETIMES IN VERY FORCEFUL WAYS) HIS RULERS AND PEOPLE TO FOLLOW HIS WILL. When they didn’t, they seemed to have been punished. When they did they seemed to have prospered. I am thinking of examples from Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the Jews in the time of Christ, and right up until modern history.
Well that brings me to those founding fathers of these United States who many today proclaim these founders fought to separate religion from government (a pursuit currently relished by Liberals, educators, and their handpicked Judges).
I am not going to interpret these founding fathers here on the celebration of our nation's Declaration of Independence. I will let them speak for themselves:
“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 favor.”
-George Washington, First President of the United States
“I’ve lived a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: That God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We’ve been assured in the sacred writings that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. I firmly believe this, and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.”
-Benjamin Franklyn: Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
“Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government-and all blessings which flow from them- must fall with them.”
-Jedediah Morse: Patriot and Educator,called the “Father of American Geography”
BM, I could quote many other founders, former Supreme Court Justices, former Congress-people, and former Educators who would be terrified at the way our country has stayed from the Will of God.
The singular reason for this nation’s prosperity has been our Christian foundation. The singular reason for our downfall will be the erosion of that Christian foundation which is occurring at a very rapid pace.
Let's celebrate our nation's Christian independence while we can,
P.S. Do we even know how our President is celebrating this National Holiday that he despises?