Friday, February 16, 2018

We The People

We Were One Nation Under God

What did our founding fathers base the laws of this country on?

We The People, in the beginning, our country, was founded by men, who loved God with all of their hearts. The following quote is from God and the Americans," Commentary, January 1995, p. 31). “From its beginning, the United States has found its core values in the pages of the Bible. British historian Paul Johnson explained: "Hence, though the Constitution and the Bill of Rights made no provision for a state church—quite the contrary—there was an implied and unchallenged understanding that America was a religious country, that the republic was religious not necessarily in its forms but in its bones, that it was inconceivable that it could have come into existence, or could continue and flourish, without an overriding religious sentiment pervading every nook and cranny of its society. This religious sentiment was based on the Scriptures and the Decalogue, was embodied in the moral consensus of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and manifested itself in countless forms of mainly Christian worship"

When we the people prayed in schools, based our morals on Biblical principles and had a sincere love for God, our country prospered. We created main colleges like John Jay and Harvard to raise up missionaries to preach the Gospel in other countries. We became financially secure. Our children did well in school. Their grades were up, the only problems the teaches had was

1) Talking
2) Chewing gum
3) Making noise
4) Running in the halls
5) Getting out of turn in line
6) Wearing improper clothing
7) Not putting paper in wastebaskets

The following are some of the quotes from our Founding Fathers and Presidents prior to 1962.

In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.” He also said, "Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be." John Quincy Adams, 6th President

As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion as He left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see.”
Benjamin Franklin, signer of The Declaration Of Independence

While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
George Washington, 1st President

My ancestor, Benjamin Harrison (the 23rd President) wrote to Russel Harrison, "I hope you will renew your Christian faith and duties. It is a great comfort to trust God -- even if His providence is unfavorable. Prayer steadies one when he is walking in slippery places -- even if things asked for are not given." In another place, he said,I do invite the people, upon that day to cease from their labors, to meet in their accustomed houses of worship and to join in rendering gratitude and praise to our beneficent Creator for the rich blessings He has granted to us as a nation, and in invoking the continuance of His protection and grace for the future.”
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President

PBS gives us the following about Benjamin Harrison, “Upon moving to Indianapolis in 1854, Harrison joined the First Presbyterian Church, and, according to a church memorial: "He was constant in his attendance on church meetings; his voice was heard in prayer meetings. ... And in whatever way opened, whether public or private, he gave testimony for his faith and the lordship of his Master."

I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law … There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations.”
Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, Harvard Speech, 1829

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed… No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people…”
Noah Webster

We The People Have A Moral Decline In America

Things began to change after 1962. A group of citizens from New Hyde Park, NY, claimed it was unconstitutional to have voluntary prayer in school. They felt it violated their religious beliefs. It is important to note that first of all it was voluntary. No one was ever forced to pray. If someone did not want to pray, they did not have to. Second of all, the constitution was based on our founding fathers beliefs. They believed that we as a nation needed to pray. They also believed that it was important that our school children prayed. When they created the constitution, they wanted to make sure that no law would be made that would violate a persons right to pray, read their Bibles and practice their religion in public or in private. So they gave us the first amendment,

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

When the Bible was taught in schools, and when the class was started in prayer, the crime rate in our nation was at the lowest. Our schools and streets were safe. However, that all changed after 1962. According to Wikipedia, the free Encylopedia,

Violent crime has risen by 350%

Criminal arrest is up by 150%

Teen Suicides are up 450%

Illegal drug activity is up 6000%

Child Abuse is up 2300%

Divorce is up 350%

SAT scores fell 10%

68% of Americans believe it is ok to have sex outside of marriage

61% of Americans claim it is ok to have a baby outside of marriage

63% of Americans claim there is nothing morally wrong with being gay or lesbian

59% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal

Mass Shootings Are The Result Of A Moral Decline

The United States has more mass shootings than any other country. A mass shooting is usually defined as a shooting resulting in at least four victims, excluding the perpetrator. When the definition is restricted to four or more people dead, data shows 146 mass shootings between 1967 and 2017, with an average of eight people dead including the perpetrator. The perpetrator generally either commits suicide, is killed by law enforcement, or is restrained by unarmed civilians.”

We The People Need To Return To God

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

What do we Need to do Personally to be Forgiven and Saved?

1. We are saved by faith and not works.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

2. Believe that Jesus died for your sins
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

3. Believe that Jesus died rose from the dead
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9

What do we Need to do as a Nation?

1. Obey God’s commandments

Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15

2. Pray, read the Bible and attend a Bible-believing church.

You are welcome to visit the church of the person who handed you this message.

Take the First Step

If you are ready to turn from your way to God’s way and put your trust in Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness of sins, do it now! You can talk to God, expressing your heart to Him. It might sound like this:

Dear Jesus: I believe you died on the cross for my sin and then rose again. Forgive me for everything I have done wrong. Come live inside of me. I choose to make you Lord and Savior of my life. In Jesus name. Amen

Written by Rev. John A. Harrison
4th Great Grandson of Benjamin Harrison
(23rd President of The United States)
6th Great Grandson of William Henry Harrison
(9th President of The United States)
7th Great Grandson of Benjamin Harrison V
(One of the signers of The Declaration Of Independence)

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