on a program called Religion and Ethics
it was reported that currently
there is an exhibit at the Library of Congress called:
"Religion and America's Founding"
Significant in that it has become a national dogma
that there must be an absolute separation between church and state,
so much so, that some people want to ban from our coins
the motto: In God We Trust.
They certainly did not believe any such thing
and the original documents of their day
make that abundantly clear.
I would love to spend some days there at the Library of Congress
Take pictures, take notes,
better still take a tape recorder and read on tape
the things that I see there of interest.
that got this together.
The Library of Congress that considers itself
the memory of our nation.
They make it overwhelmingly clear
that ALL of our nations founding fathers
believed that Religion had a vital role to play
in the new nation.
Government was not to make laws about religion,
But, that religious faith was essential
to the survival of the new nation,
everyone was in agreement.
"The greatest question of our time
... is whether men can bear to live without God"
Further sharpening his focus, Durant wrote,
"Can civilization hold together,
if man abandons his faith in God?"
But our greatest need as a nation
is for faith in God
and faith in the Word of God.
Because God exists,
because God has spoken
because God is holy righteous and good
because God is love
there does exist an absolute standard
of what's right and what's wrong
of good and evil.
There is an absolute reason for
respect for authority
and that reason is God Himself.
Is it possible to run back the clock?
Is it possible to go back to
the old virtues that have been lost?
Yes it is,
through faith in God
respect for God
love for God.
that we will ever as a nation
be able to lift ourselves up
by our own efforts alone.
The future of our nation
really depends on
of our faith in God.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
“If you abide in My word,
then you are truly disciples of Mine;
32 and you shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.”
Not by every individual,
but at least in a public sense,
certainly in the media like television
where religion is frequently laughed at
sin is glorified
and treated as shear entertainment.
Then some began to call our times
the "post Christian era"
How's that for a slap in the face.
and all the people in church.
But there is another question we ought to ask:
What are the churches doing?
Much of what is done in the name of religion
is really just another form of entertainment.
It was in the auditorium of a large denomination
on their stage was every kind of musical instrument
all kinds of fancy amplifiers
all the equipment needed
to put on a major entertainment production.
Are churches just in the business of entertainment
Or do we have a truth to tell
Or do we have God's word that must be preached
that must be taught,
believed and obeyed.
Is it enough if we just make people feel good
in the name of Jesus.
O do we have a Lord to believe in
A Lord not only to live for,
but also to die for.
that the Bible is the word of God
Humanism has become it's own religion.
It's more accurate to call it atheism
but it would rather be known as humanism
It teaches that there is no higher being than man
There is no God to answer to
no supernatural realm
"there is no resurrection,
nor an angel,
nor a spirit; "
Faith in the righteous,
holy and loving God
Faith in the Bible
as God's infallible word.
Many have an unannounced adgenda
to do away with the old fashioned notion of God
If we just look around and see what's happening
I think you have to be concerned
that it's working.
now accepted widely as the sexual revolution
the new morality
Honesty and integrity are sadly missing
Can we trust what our government leaders say?
Can we trust the media is broadcasting?