No more prayers in schools...the mass murder of unborn babies is deemed acceptable...the ten Commandments aren't allowed to be displayed on a memorial in a public place! It has often been wondered by many, "What is happening to America?" But the answer is all too clear...and frighteningly so...God is not, at this moment in time, the cornerstone of of the nation. For a great number of American citizens...And, most importantly, for a great number of American children being brought up in America right now, God is considered an abomination and a lie and God's Word considered null and void.
Prayer and trust in God are now being viewed as a sin and an obstruction of justice toward American citizens, rather than as a necessity to keep the country strong and in tact...It isn't "politically correct" to utter God's name. America is becoming a nation of greed...Her people being driven by lack of moral conscience and Christian ethics. The argument has even been brought up that, within the speeches of America's Founding Fathers...And indeed, within the very writing of the Constitution itself, there is proof that what was written was not really meant in the light it seemed to be taken in...that George Washington was, in all actuality an atheist!!
The long and short, and the stark reality of the truth is, is that unless God be put back into place as the head of the nation, America will fall and fall hard. Unless Americans unite under the canopy and protection of God, the future is bleak. Abraham Lincoln was one of the wisest and noblest of America's leaders. He spoke many wise and wonderful things in his lifetime...As a nation, American citizens would be wise to heed his wisdom and take note that the root of his wisdom was his unshakable belief in God.
In a speech he gave in 1885, President Lincoln said this, “A house divided against itself can not stand. I believe this government can not endure permanently half slave and half free." He rose from his chair, and, after alluding to the careful study and intense thought he had given the question, he answered all the objections substantially as follows: "The time has come when these sentiments should be uttered, and if it is decreed that I should go down because of this speech, then let me go down linked to the truth—let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right.’”
The words of Abraham Lincoln had far greater meaning than they even did all those years ago, during the fight to abolish physical slavery. America is once again divided because of slavery; Not physical slavery, but slavery of the conscience and of the soul. America is waging a dark and ominous battle from within her very core...It is a battle of good and evil, and, "it will not endure permanently half slave of good, and half slave of evil."
On this Fourth of July, I pray that the eyes of America will be opened and that a flood of God's Grace will sweep over the minds and hearts of every citizen. I pray that God will bless the country that I love with a renewing of spirit and an awakening of the conscience.
I leave everyone with this indisputable thought:
THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."