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Topic: Power (05/10/04)
By Eric Christopher Jackson
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The problem with the world, especially with the United States of America, is we think we're doing everything ourselves. We are strong, mighty, and powerful. No matter what the challenge is, we can conquer it...without God.
How many times have you heard people press for separation of church and state? How many times have you heard that the United States has never been a Christian nation? How often are goldly principles put aside because people say you're trying to take away my freedom? No prayer in schools; we are not "one nation under God"; the Ten Commandments are pushed behind closed doors; God did not create us with the universe we live in; and some yearn for gay marriage to be legal while boldly arguing it's a God-given right.
We use "God" while we're trying to get something we want or when devastating tragedy strikes. All of a sudden, God, or "the man up-stairs," exists after all. Very few are sincere about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Which is why I don't understand our currency. From the penny to the $100 bill you will read, "In God We Trust." Why would a nation that supposedly began not believing in God make sure this statement is printed on every piece of currency that we make? The fact of the matter is, our founding fathers understood that in order to be a successful, prosperous nation, they needed to be under God. Human beings have limits, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses. For us to stand and succeed againt the enemy it will take a power that we just don't have. The Lord didn't make us invincible so we would know that no matter how strong, rich, and intelligent we get...situations will always come up that we can't handle without Him. Otherwise, we will perish from ignorance and pride.
If you haven't noticed...we're not making it very far without God. You look at the news and things are getting worse. Children aren't as safe in schools; thousands have lost their jobs; oil prices are at an all-time high; the war in Iraq, against terrorism...Jesus help us; the stock market is fragile; the costs for medical prescriptions is out of control; very few can look forward to their social security they've worked all their life for; and the sadest thing...people are having serious trouble figuring out the difference between right and wrong.
It's time to give the power and authority over our lives back to God because we are destroying ourselves and everything else He created. Jesus loves you. Peace...