Good morning. We hope this finds everyone doing very well, and in good health and spirits.
I thought I’d speak a little this morning on not our, or any other all natural products, but the challenges of our faith in regards to the political agendas today in our Country, and the world in general, or better known as….
The “C” word.
We here in Isaiah Garden are firm believers in our faith…Our Christian faith.
I’m not here to beat you over the head in regards to our faith, but simply to express some thoughts of mine in its regard…and they’re exactly that, thoughts of mine.
If you happen to believe along my lines of thought, that’s great, and God Bless.
If you don’t, then that’s great too. That IS your right as an American, but in the same breath, it seems anyone who doesn’t feel the same way I do, does in fact get to beat me over the head with their opinion.
The world is filled with believers such as I, nonbelievers, and other religious based faiths.
I’m fine with your beliefs, although it seems today the Christian faith is getting slammed simply on account of “what,” we believe.
Much of our problem today stems simply from political correctness and its, “not offend anyone,” or to basically make everyone…feel nice.
First off, to anyone with a brain, you should immediately recognize the true intent of this political correctness as simply being …restricting speech, and undermining your right to free speech.
Secondly, it’s pretty easily seen that this “PC thing” isn’t restricting the progressive rights to free speech at all.
Only the people in our Country who believe in “their God and their guns” is this really being applied to, as our President has proclaimed.
If you believe in our liberties, morals, and what our Country was indeed founded upon, which is enforced in our Constitution, you’ve been branded today as racist, right wing extremists, anti-government, terrorists, and even teabaggers.
Between us, my son had to inform me to the true meaning behind such a statement.
Seems somewhere, somehow, the world simply passed me by, but regardless of my own ignorance of much of today’s lingo, I do understand right from wrong, but even that’s becoming confused if listening to a progressive speak.
Ever hear of spending your way out of debt as our President declares?
If you passed elementary arithmetic, you see the futility in such a statement.
Now…stealing your way out of debt is another matter entirely!
It’s pretty evident that political correctness involving people that believe as I and other likeminded individuals do isn’t the same at all when being applied to the political left.
I’ve also heard our President declare…”America is not a Christian Nation.”
This in a nutshell is my reasoning for today’s post.
We ACTUALLY WERE Founded Upon Our Judeo-Christian Beliefs
Personally, I feel that Louisiana governor, Bobby Jindal was right on the money when he stated, “Now is the time for our Nation to turn back to God.”
The media, and many Republicans as well, thought his statement as anything but a simple declaration of his belief, and totally about as politically incorrect as you can get…
After all, far too many today believe as our President states, once again, “We are not a Christian Nation.”
A poll in 2012, did anything but affirm this belief. Its findings were that in fact 75% of Americans today do consider Christianity as their religion of choice.
I’d like to share a few examples, through quotations, that yes, America was indeed founded upon our Christian belief.
I stumbled across this website just a few days ago.
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
– George Washington –
“The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”
– United States Congress 1782 –
“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.”
– John Adams –
Here’s a quote that I find to be so descriptive of our government today, in its blatant attempts to not only convince people our Constitution is out dated, but to totally ignore it.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
– John Adams –
“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”
– Benjamin Franklin –
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Memorial –
“I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law … There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations.”
– Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, Harvard Speech, 1829 –
“[The Bible] is the rock on which our Republic rests.”- Andrew Jackson
“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian…This is a Christian nation”
– United States Supreme Court Decision in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 1892 –
Ending up today’s post with these final three…
“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, President
“This is a Christian nation.”
– Harry Truman, President
To all the naysayers who don’t believe as I do, that’s your option, and once more by being so, I condone your opinion, but, have you ever considered my simply being right in my own belief?
If I and the great many others who believe just as I believe are wrong, I’d venture to say that we really haven’t lost a thing, but if we’re right, eternity is an awful long time, wouldn’t you think?
Thank you for dropping in to see us today and God Bless you and yours!