We the People of the United States
By David R. Barnhart
Volume 30 Midwinter 2015 Issue 1
MAKE 2015 A YEAR OF PRAYER PRIORITY FOR AMERICA!
Millions of people in America are being deceived into believing that Christians should not try to influence political issues. Instead, they are being told to sit on the sidelines and leave politics to the nonreligious and politicians. Nothing will destroy America more quickly than believing this lie. Most so-called political issues concern moral principles that are addressed in the Bible. Keeping silent about these matters violates both conscience and Scripture. It is my belief that the silence of Christians in America is largely responsible for our nation’s moral and spiritual decline.
Surely the silence of Christians today on moral and social issues plays into the hands of those whose ultimate goal is to transform the United States into a godless, socialistic nation. These disciples of America’s destruction appear to be winning in their efforts to intimidate and silence Christians. The only way out of the gigantic hole that we have dug for ourselves is for us to refuse to allow our First Amendment rights to be trampled! For God’s sake, for the sake of our country, and for your own sake, stand up for your rights and your personal liberties guaranteed by the Constitution!
It is an undeniable fact that our country’s founding fathers established this nation on Christian principles, starting with the Declaration of Independence which declares that the Author of freedom is the Creator God. Here are the exact words:
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them...
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men 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; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it....
James Madison, known as the “Chief Architect of the Constitution,” stated:
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, and to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
If America continues to turn its back on the Creator God, who “hath made and preserved us a nation,” we cannot and will not survive. Thus, it is incumbent on every Christian to boldly stand for truth by calling our nation back to the principles that were drafted into this nation’s founding documents. Above all, we must humble ourselves before God and earnestly pray for the spiritual restoration of America.
We call on every true Christian to make 2015 a year of prayer priority for America by offering up prayers for the restoration of this great land. We urge every Christian and every Bible-believing church to become involved in the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, 2015. We encourage churches that will be participating in the National Day of Prayer on May 7 to contact us with the location and time of your service. We will publish such a list in the April edition of The Vine and Branches, in order that our readers may participate.
If your church is not observing the National Day of Prayer, consider holding a prayer gathering in your home and invite your friends and neighbors to join you.