God & Country–Freedom

On this 4th of July I feel compelled to say something about our country. I love to hear the stirring words of our Declaration of Independence. I marvel at the insight of mere men to construct the document we call the Constitution. No surprise, the contributors were heavily influenced by the Bible as can be seen in both writings. Yet as I write these words the powerful concepts of both the Declaration and Constitution are undermined at every turn. Our leaders seem to have developed an allergic reaction to anything based on Christian principles including these works of the founding fathers.

As a result our country is cascading into every kind of moral depravity. I lament the Sodom and Gomorrah style fall of this previously great nation. Our only solution is the same one offered to the church at Ephesus in Revelation chapter 2. “Remember the height from which (we) have fallen. “Repent and do the things (we) did at first.”

Can I broach a touchy subject? Do we really want to remain free? Let me be blunt. In the last election it didn’t seem like it. Part of the electorate was disillusioned, the rest appeared to be under a delusion. Christians, in this next round of elections let’s not behave like little children. What I mean by that is to not take our unused vote and go home. If this last election has taught us anything, it has taught of the necessity of voting for the lesser of two evils. I’m sure some people, even friends, disagree with this, but I needed to get it off my chest.

No matter how you feel this last thought, disconnecting ourselves from the process is not the answer. To all citizens of the United States, I implore you. Get involved. Let’s steer our country back to the ideals that made it great.

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