Remembering our founding leaders

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021

America is considered a young county. In fact, on July  4 it will only be 245 years old. It’s shocking to see how far we’ve allowed this once-great nation to drift from God in such a short time.

Yes, we are still considered the most powerful nation when we war against other countries, but we are losing the battle from within our boundaries. Drugs, illicit sex, crime, violence, materialism and the entertainment industry are among our worst enemies.

According to an anonymous statement I read years ago, the things that are destroying this once-great country, and I agree, are politics without principle, pleasure without conscience, wealth without work, knowledge without character, business without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.

Maybe our leaders of today should learn a lesson from God-fearing men of the past, such as, George Washington and Dr. Benjamin Franklin, who prayed daily and relied on the Bible for wisdom and direction.

The men who wrote the Declaration of Independence were God-fearing, Christian men who sacrificed everything for the sake of freedom. Their intentions were unselfish and honorable, wanting only the best for every human being. I wonder what our founding fathers would think of the conditions that now exist in our society.

God, family and country are what they fought and died for. God has been mocked as we profess to be a Christian nation and act otherwise. Immorality and divorce have destroyed the family. Our country is being defeated from within.

On June 28, 1787, the Constitutional Convention was on the verge of complete rupture. For over a month, the delegates wrestled with the issue of representation with no breakthroughs, and now patience was wearing thin, emotions were on edge.

A somber George Washington, presiding over this assembly, began to despair of seeing success in the Convention. But the oldest delegate in attendance, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, asked permission to speak.

He shared, “Have we forgotten this powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?

“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God governs in the affair of man.”

Today, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin would be labeled: “The Religious Right.”

It would be refreshing to now have God-fearing men like these serving in our government. Happy Birthday, America!

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