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What made America great to begin with?

By James Lee Elliott | May 03, 2018

To the editor:

If America is to be made “great again,” then we must understand what made America great to begin with.

Today in 21st century America, too many believe what they want to believe or were taught to believe and it isn’t what they ought to believe.

Mankind alone was never equipped to solve world problems and it is fake news to think that any man or woman can single-handedly resolve a nation’s problems.

Anytime we look to a president or any government official to do what only God can do, then we are asking for trouble, on a collision course for destruction, and our focus is on the wrong hope.

Socialism, liberalism, communism and all the other Godless “isms” throughout history were created by those who knew how to exploit the minds of the people. Lenin once said, “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes truth.”

The advocates of any managed welfare state want government to solve all perceived problems of society by controlling all life from the womb to the tomb and government takes the place of God.

Today, in America, many believe that if God does exist, and many believe that he doesn’t, that He has no role in the life of this nation. Therefore, we are witnessing the conflict between the two Americas as one America believes that there is no such thing as God-given rights as revealed by our Creator.

It is most difficult to drain the swamp when there are so many cesspools throughout this nation.

Human foolishness takes pride in human strength and intellect instead of God’s omnipotent power. We have to be able to say, “You are fired,” to those taking this nation down the path of destruction.

We must pray up, stand up and speak up unapologetically putting truth and principle above political correctness even if the environment of any given community, state or nation makes it difficult to do so.

Today, America would be a total secularized, hedonistic, Godless nation if it were not for the moving of the Holy Spirit, the obedience of millions of Christians that are followers of Jesus Christ and those who teach, lead and shepherd with courage and conviction the truth of the Bible.

Those that are depending upon the ministry of the Holy Spirit are growing dynamic congregations as apostate churches are dying.

“If’s” in the Bible have significant consequences if not followed. 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 

— James Lee Elliott, Fairfield

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