Where but in America can you freely worship in public, pray before meals at restaurants and speak your mind without fear of imprisonment?
How much longer will we be able to enjoy these special freedoms bestowed on us by God and recognized and penned by our founding fathers in the Bill of Rights? The climate of America is changing quickly, and if you are not a Christian you may not find cause to shudder at the thought of America no longer being a Christian nation, but people, listen carefully, whether you are an atheist, an agnostic, a jew or a buddhist, you have the freedom to worship or not as you wish without fear of persecution because this has always been a Christian nation premised on a biblical worldview.
If you are a Christian and you find my assertions baseless, then please oh please, wake up! We will lose our freedoms if we do not begin to openly exercise them.
When was the last time you told someone about what Jesus has done for you? When was the last time you prayed with your family before a meal at a restaurant? When was the last time you opened your bible or went to church? When was the last time you got on your knees and begged God for forgiveness for chasing after worldly ambitions, all the while teaching your children to do the same by your example?
Why did the Pilgrims come to America? Contrary to a newly-evolved popularly held belief by our youth of this nation -it was to escape a tyrannical government bent on controlling every facet of man's life and to worship their God without being persecuted for it.
Tell me, can you see our government usurping Its control over the masses while the church sleeps? Do you know anything about Obamacare, for instance, and the far-reaching implications to enslave our children and the generations that follow?
Perhaps you are thinking it's enough to just vote Obama out at this point? Or perhaps you are thinking Mitt Romney is a guy for the people? Do you? Do you naively think he is going to honor and uphold your right to religious freedom, for instance? Really? What does he even know about your Christian religion?!!!!!
I am a Christian. You don't need to take my word for it. If you get to know me well enough I will show you. And I find it more than a little unsettling that so many Christians are so naive and willing to take it at face value when someone claims to be a Christian. "Well if they say it is so, then it must be so. Their word is good enough for me."
We as a nation have voted our interests for far too long, while failing to vote for the candidates who uphold biblical worldviews and can show us by their fruits. Now we will be faced with a non-Christian president either way we vote, although one may or may not pose less of a threat to our Christian ideals than the other. Still, how did we get here? Can we blame it on our parents or on our parents' parents? If they are partly at fault for the rise of the duldrums and ignorance that has slowly and methodically lulled this great nation to sleep, then why oh why are we now choosing to take up the same banner and walk with it?!
Only God at this point can save our nation, that is if we are willing to get to know Him through His written word, pull our collective head out of the sand and get right with Jesus.
Oh...did I just ruin your fourth of July celebration while you eagerly await the fireworks while sipping on a tall, cold glass of iced tea or beer? I'm sorry, but then again, maybe I'm not...
Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" Psalms 94:16
Oh please, body of Christ, to everyone who loves Jesus and who is proud to declare His name before all men, pray with me now, your sister in Christ and in bondage to Him! Pray that our Father in Heaven will hear our prayers through our spiritual works done in His name! Pray that He holds back His wrath on this nation while we take a good, hard look at ourselves and determine from this point out to turn away from this world and live as Christians truly! Oh please, body of Christ, wake up and don't be satisfied with celebrating one more fourth of July without recognizing Him in the middle of it! Don't do it! Don't do it! Don't do it!
And please oh please, determine with me that you will share Jesus with others! Do not be ashamed of the one who saved you! AND WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU WHAT IS THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU, DECLARE IT IS JESUS CHRIST:
THE ONE WHO SET YOU FREE FROM A SIN-FILLED AND DESPERATE LIFE!
THE ONE WHO MADE YOU A CHILD OF GOD AND KEPT YOU FROM REMAINING AN ORPHAN!
THE ONE WHO WALKS WITH YOU IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND REJOICES WITH YOU IN TIMES OF TRIUMPH AND COVERS YOU WITH A HEALING BALM IN TIMES OF HUMAN DESPAIR!
THE ONE WHO PROMISED TO NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE YOU WHEN YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO HIM!
THE ONE WHO DIED, WHO WAS BURIED AND WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD SO THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE AN ETERNITY IN HEAVEN!
Jesus is alive! Jesus is alive! Jesus is alive! Say it with me, "Jesus is alive! Jesus is alive! Jesus is alive!"
There, now go and enjoy the rest of your fourth of July, at least what is left of it!