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TITLE: The Latter Reign II Please disregard previous entry
By Paul Alden
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different than those enjoyed by our American
comrades of the past. I’m not simply speaking of
technology per say, the legitimate freedoms that we
enjoy or even our lifestyle but a combination of
all of them and more. Yes we have come a long way
but how did we get this far? By never forgetting
the past. By looking forward with a clear
understanding of where we’d been.
It is now time for Christian America to retrace
our steps and interpolate new policies showing
ourselves to be approved having learned something
from the mistakes of the past 50 years.
We can see so much now in retrospect that we did
wrong. Seasons of ignorance and hatred. Hatred for
war (Peace at any price) and absolute contempt for
authority. Hatred for rules (the 10 commandments)
and disdain for those who followed them. Hatred for
those of a different color, etc. however surely
indifference must reign supreme among all of our
nations sins, past present and undoubtedly the
future. The only thing needed for evil to prosper
and prevail is for good men to do nothing.
We live in a (for all intents and purposes)
completely unimpeded society but the human
condition hasn’t changed. We are still walking dead
men without the Light of Christ. Who do we think
we’re fooling? God? We’re fooling ourselves.
We are literally at this very moment, even as you
read this, walking the edge. fighting tooth and
nail on a daily basis just to keep the freedom to
legitimately recognize the true Christian Heritage
of the United States of America...God help us.
We are in a new season now. May we all take refuge
in Him and learn to walk uprightly before it’s too
late. I’ll end with the words of George W. Bush.
The man I believe to be Gods man for the hour.
To pray for someone else is an act of generosity. We set our
own cares aside and look to strengthen another. Prayer
teaches humility. We find that the plan of the Creator is
sometimes very different from our own. Yet, we learn to
depend on His loving will, bowing to purposes we don't
always understand. Prayer can lead to a grateful heart,
turning our minds to all the gifts of life and to the great
works of God.
Prayer can also contribute to the life of our nation.
America is a strong nation, in part because we know the
limits of human strength. All strength must be guided by
wisdom and justice and humility. We pray that God will grant
us that wisdom, that sense of justice and that humility in
our current challenges, and in the years ahead.
I thank you all for helping to keep prayer an integral part
of our national life. May God bless each one of you, and may
God continue to bless the United States of America.