Freedom, Liberty & Justice
Faith in God and reverence for God’s Word is at the foundation of the American republic. Individual liberty and freedoms given to us by our Creator where freedom to worship and praise God is at the cornerstone. America’s forefathers embraced these principles as the basis for a civilized nation and it shows in the writings of The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Our nation’s Founding Fathers had a common understanding of law, government, social order, and morality. It was a common acceptance of Judeo-Christian values and ethics originating in the Old and New Testaments that provided us the fabric and framework. Born a nation rooted in life, liberty and pursuit of happiness with unalienable rights.
Since our nations birth in 1776, America has drastically drifted away. We have rejected God and abandoned values and principles that was divinely inspired for our own good. Today we are in a great spiritual battle for the soul of our nation. America’s moral decline encompasses all aspects of our lives. Such depravity and decay is affecting freedoms provided by our Creator.
It will take the hand and intervention by Almighty God to return America to a solid footing by restoring a moral and righteous nation to its people. It is more than just words, it is actions. It is about repentance and humbly returning to God in forgiveness and prayer; to seek Him in restoring and healing our land.
Americans celebrate our Independence from Britain on July 4th. It was July 2, 1776, where delegates met at the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. It was that day that a motion was approved for independence officially separating the 13 American colonies from Britain.
As primary author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson went through an extensive revision process with fellow committee members and the Second Continental Congress. July 4th became Independence Day when members of the Continental Congress met adopting the Declaration of Independence.
Below is an educational video from The John Birch Society titled Overview of America.
“Overview shows a straightforward explanation of government systems, basic economics, and timeless moral principles. Because of following them, America became the most unique and prosperous country in history.”
America has been blessed. Our history of ancestors, America’s Founding Fathers, generations after have honored and obeyed God’s Word and the teachings of the Bible. Nations cannot prosper when denying our Creator for there is punishment.
What we are witnessing today is chaos, confusion, division and strife. As we decline morally we are allowing the enemy to disrupt the blessings that America has received.
For God to restore and heal our land we must repent and turn away from wickedness. Stay right and on God’s path. We must educate ourselves. Join us in prayer for Almighty God to extend His hand restoring our nation and once again being the shining light around the world.
Seven Principles of the Judeo-Christian Ethic
Dr. Richard Lee wrote “Seven Principles of the Judeo-Christian Ethic” which resonates as the foundation and fabric of a moral and prosperous nation.
1. Dignity of Life
The most fundamental right written by our nation’s Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence is that every man, woman and child are “created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Our morals and values of any civilized society is based on the protection of both the born and unborn.
“You shall not murder.” – Exodus 20:13
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:39
2. Traditional Monogamous Family
The backbone of a prosperous nation and moral social order is the biblical view of traditional marriage and family. It is the strength of the family unit and teachings of God’s Word to fear God and to love the LORD with all our heart, soul and mind. We are to be salt of the earth and light of the world.
In Genesis 2:21-24:
“And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He [a]made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
3. National Work Ethic
Our willingness and desire for personal responsibility is at the core of the American spirit. Hard work and diligence is at the moral benefit of one’s character and productivity. It is a spirit of an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay while not expecting handouts from the government nor to depend on the others for our own well-being.
“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:10
4. Right to a God-Centered Education
Our forefathers understood the principle from Proverbs 1:7, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge”. It is the basis for understanding creation by first knowing its Creator. George Washington, America’s first president, reminded us of this importance when he stated, “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle…it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4
5. The Abrahamic Covenant
It all started in the book of Genesis recording the story of a covenant of promises and blessings God made with Abraham based on obedience to His laws and commandments. Abraham would be blessed by God with generations of children that would outnumber the stars in the heavens (Genesis 15:5).
The concept of The Abrahamic Covenant is of either blessing or punishment. If a person or nations obeys God by observing moral Biblical truths, that person or nation will be blessed. If they disobey, then punishment will be brought to them and their land. Good deeds are produced when people fear God.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” – Proverbs 14:34
6. Common Decency
Decency is rooted in moral and righteous people; for people and nations to do good unto others. We as moral people and a nation are to be kind, generous, and helping others as ourselves. It is with decency and good character to shine.
“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” – Matthew 22:39
7. Our Personal Accountability to God
Every person and nation will give account for actions to Almighty God. All will be responsible and be held accountable. There is blessing in doing good which is right, noble, and just while there is penalty for committing wrongdoing.
“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12