The foundation, on which anything stands upon, is the key to its stability. In the United States of America we chose as a nation to be called “one nation, under God”. This statement of our intent shows the character of the individuals that fought and died for the cause of freedom. The foundation that was laid was a foundation of faith, and a trust in a God that declared that men would have free will to decide and choose their own path of life. Born with the inherit right of freedom, we based our choices of governing and living off the same characteristics found in the Christian faith. I pose this thought to all Americans. Could the reason we see the rise in things such the divorce rates, murder, suicides, homelessness, hunger and even out of control spending be a direct effect of our choices to change or lessen the balance of faith in our country?
If the foundation on which we stand, changes would that not also cause a shift in all other areas as well, creating an undeniable difference from the original? I believe The USA’s strength comes from the direct hand of God. A nation blessed for making its choice in giving reverence and honor to God. However, when we find ourselves making choices that are opposite of our original foundation, have we not compromised that which made us what we are today and risk what that change might just create us to be later?
In Psalm 82; 5-7 (NIV) we read- “The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler” The term “god’s here refers to the individuals in leadership positions within our system of governing. They in their high offices are given the power and authority to make decisions that should reflect the direct will of God in society. But what happens when those in office choose to change what would be seen as God’s will?
The next question would be, have we as the church allowed such change, simply from a failure to get involved? Note, I am not speaking of intertwining church and state, but what I speak of is simply the church’s involvement in the declaration of one solid doctrine? I am speaking again of a Body of believers that shows unity not only in spirit but in all areas. Have we as the church in our many disagreements and in our visible divisions caused unstableness in the moral standards that follow the leaders in which govern us today? If we as the moral compass of society are divided, how can we properly show others anything concerning unity? If those moving into leadership positions do not have a solid understanding of the true and original foundation that created such a strong nation, perhaps this, is partially to blame for the problems we face today?
For the church, I point to, 1Corinthians 1:10 it reads - Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Today is a call not only to Christian Americans, but of all Americans. Remember what made us strong enough to make our enemies tremble in battle. Remember why we came here to begin with, and remember who at one time we choose to honor in our schools and in our homes. I pray for a nation that will once again choose to honor him again. Is this your prayer as well?