These kind of people who greatly desired “to cleave to God with full purpose of heart” is a big part of why America became what she did. Yes, it took bold courage. Yes, it took stout people. Yes, they were imperfect but YES they loved God and He blessed them and thus us. Pondering this!
The only separation of State was to keep the government out of religion, to prevent the government from having a State based religion like the Church of England, it was certainly NOT meant to get religious people and the principles of the Bible out of government.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
Friends, Satan and his minions have been duping people since the beginning of time. Literally the beginning; remember Eve and the fruit with Adam apparently there doing nothing to stop it?
Its never stopped. If it wasn’t for the Helper, the wheels would have come off long ago.
Thankfully, God is more than able to overcome all these lies, duplicity, arrogant pride and downright evil. When its dark, the light shines even brighter as does God’s glory.
If you look at today’s and yesterday’s current event with the revelation lens of this passage, it explains a lot.
The majority of the founders were well acquainted with God’s Word and saw the world with this perspective. More importantly, they were also men of action. They of course were not perfect but had the desire and will to make it better. They were indeed inspired men of God who promoted liberty, the pursuit of happiness while revering the Creator.
When people lose sight of God, bad things, evil things happen all the more. Thats a fact so what are we going to do about it?
Yes, lets ‘consider that we shall be a City Upon a Hill’ because God allowed that to happen and good people did something good, not perfect but good.
Lets take heart. God hasnt changed, they had great (arguably greater) than we BUT they exercised great faith and kept reverence for the Almighty. Certainly not all but Winthrop and the majority of the Pilgrims sure did.
“A City upon a Hill” is a phrase derived from the parable of Salt and Light in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. In a modern context, it is used in United States politics to refer to America acting as a “beacon of hope” for the world.
We can take advantage of our great history and consider it a blessing or we can pick it apart as if that will help. Learn from it yes to make us better not to act like animals destroying it.
It getting starting to go off the deep end.
Revisionist censorship…what happened to ‘if you don’t like, dont watch or buy it’…like they (the extreme left) want to ram all their agenda down out throats.
Enough already. It is what it was in regard to history. If we don’t learn from it, what?
Yeah, we are bound to repeat it.
I am disappointed about a lot of things our society / country has done but I am convinced this is still the greatest country in the world and worth support her principles and understanding her history, warts and all.
We are at war, a cultural one for sure.
Snowflakes go melt.
BLM. ALL lives matter. And since YOUR life matters, make something of it, lead positive changes starting with YOURSELF and STOP shaming, bullying, and creating havoc. What many are doing is NOT peacefully protesting.
Indeed your life matters and were created for a fine purpose. We all were. That being the case, something about it that’s positive. There are plenty fine examples.
Stupid people get stupid prizes whether they be hate filled cops or drug filled thieves.
It really is not a black vs white thing, its a right vs wrong.
BLM does matter. #1 on that list are not hate filled white cops but abortion and planned parenthood. So let’s stop both.
Abortion kills tons more blacks each and every day than all the bad cops in a year combined. Think about that.
Since black lives matter so much then stop committing so much crime, particularly black on black.
Do you know the 2018 stats from the FBI/Justice department shows the male black population commits 44% of ALL the violent crime in America but makes up only 14% of the population. That isnt due to bad cops but bad ‘stinken thinken’.
Hate, stealing and rioting are all wrong. Can we agree on that?
Do the crime, do the time. What goes around, comes around.
I am NOT for white privilege but American privilege. Our diversity is our strength. Let’s not the polar extremist tear us up.
Its wasn’t fair African-Americans where brought to this country as slaves. Lot’s of others things are fair either. But each person should make the best of his or her life. If Africa is a better place, go there. If you like America better, then its fine peacefully work to reform and improve her but don’t destroy her.
The good book says, the top two commands are about love. Love God (that encompasses a lot) and love others the best we can. We don’t have to like everyone but rather love everyone for we all bleed red and all need help and hope.
Love God, Love others.