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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 26, 2014

America founded on Christian principles

By James Lee Elliott | Apr 03, 2014

To the editor:

“You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.”

If what this nation considers to be great minds such as scientists, scholars, gurus, theologians, world leaders, politicians, judges, etc. have a problem knowing truth, then how did shepherds, tentmakers, fishermen, tax collectors and a homeless carpenter know from which truth came?

Any hope founded upon faith in man-made philosophy, institutions, ideals, values and interpretations becomes misguided, unreliable and unaccountable as right becomes wrong and wrong becomes right.

Our nation is on a downward spiral in the acceptance of the fact that this nation was founded on Christian principles, as this nation enters into a moral, economic and spiritual abyss that is coming out of the heart of this nation.

Along Pennsylvania Avenue there are those in our executive, legislative and judicial branches of government that desire to change the original intent of our Constitution to fit their vision of a new, more progressive liberal socialist America. These self-appointed prophets of change, instead of protecting constitutional rights and our Judeo-Christian traditions, are mandating their own ideals, values and interpretations on our foundational documents.

Many of these history-changers have been educated and influenced by professors and individuals dominated by Marxist/socialist mindsets.

Our 44th president, in a meeting with President [Abdullah] Gul of Turkey in 2009, said, “One of the greatest strengths of the United States is … although we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation … we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

It is time this nation stopped seeking and accepting common ground and started demanding a higher ground from our nation’s capital and our Christian churches. If we don’t, then we play truth or consequences and we will suffer the consequences of our complacency and shallow optimism in man.

We must return to sound principles that can rule our lives and lead us through tough times as was the original intent of our Founding Fathers, who took their bearings, ideals and set of values from the Word of God.

We have to have an understanding of the very fragile and unprecedented times of this nation so that, like people in scripture, we will know what to do as it is high time we wake up from sleep. Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

We must remain vigilant and not make concessions to political and societal pressures that compromise truth in order to align ourselves with cultural political correctness in an effort to strengthen our worldly sense of immediate security. True hope does not depend on the shifting sands of politics, economics or promises of change from false messiahs.

 

– James Lee Elliott, Fairfield

 

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