The preamble to the Constitution states:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Old Testament tells many stories of how the Israelites would turn away from God — every man doing what was right in his own eyes — and suffer the ultimate consequences of such foolishness. America is experiencing the same type of decline. To simplify, obedience to God results in showered blessings including liberty (self-government) and prosperity, whereas rebellion against God results in bondage (to tyranny) and destruction.
Those of us who know God and understand these basic principles are being severely challenged as we watch our government become more and more like the one our Founders escaped from when founding America. The Declaration of Independence could easily describe the kind of offenses our own government is committing against its citizens on a regular basis.
It is not an easy process — as Christians who are taught in scripture to obey the civil authorities — to come to the realization that your government no longer honors God and is gradually demanding, by statute, obeisance to laws against nature and laws that violate our God-given rights.
I’m not sure how all of this is going to play out, but as we are faced with less and less confidence in our government’s ability to protect and secure our liberties, it is good to remember that ultimately, our Founders set up our government so that We The People — not the Supreme Court — are the ultimate sovereigns. The government has no legitimate authority to force us to disobey God. Those of us who will refuse to obey a government in rebellion against God when it tries to force us to acknowledge homosexual marriages or pay for abortifacients, for example, will be honoring God and will have to trust in His ultimate vindication.
My prayer is that God is preparing a people who love God enough to fight until we win this nation back from the ungodly tyrants who are trying to rule us. We The People are the only people we can turn to to save this nation.
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