Why is our nation so troubled?
Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways. The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel. Psalm 128:1, 5-6
Right now our nation is sick unto death because she has forgotten God. But listen to this and let it burn into your soul. In 1821 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States, said,
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. From the day of the Declaration, the American people were bound by the laws of God.”
The principles of civil government and Christianity were linked together in an unbreakable bond. Nearly all citizens acknowledged Christian, biblical principles as the rules of their conduct.
In 1913 President Woodrow Wilson said,
“America was born to exemplify the devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from Holy Scriptures.”
In March, 1931, Congress adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem. Do you know what the fourth stanza says? “Blessed with victory and peace, may this Heaven-rescued land praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must when our cause it is just. And this be our motto, ‘In God is our trust.’”
God blessed America because she was rooted in spiritual principles and truths. Praise God that the Christian and Judaic heritage was written into our very fabric. And pray for your nation according to 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If My people who are called by My name shall humble themselves and pray, seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.”
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