Are we a God fearing nation?

31 Jan

I don’t think we are.  We give a lot of lip service that we are, but it really doesn’t matter what we say we believe if we don’t pass laws that support what we say.

Our forefathers placed the Constitution on the wall and wrote the Ten Commandments on the walls of the Supreme Court of the land.  Let’s just see what we believe.   

You shall have no other gods before me.

Well what is a god?  Maybe a god is something that you believe in enough to worship it above most or all things. 

Christians believe in God the omnipotent. 

We believe that he created the universe.  God can do anything with a thought.

The question is; do we put God before money, the devil, possessions, status, or many other things that seem to be important.

You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Carved images are everywhere symbolizing what is as important or more important that the God we profess to believe in.

Do we keep these commandments?

 

  You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

This is common amount people who profess to be Christian.  If you say God’s name without a purpose, that is saying God’s name in vain.  Jesus said say simple yes or no.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Our Constitution refers to this commandment.  It is not counted as a work day.

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Dishonoring parents is evident to many.  We have laws that say we must spare the rod.  Children to not have to be beaten, but it is our responsibility as Christian Parents that we must discipline our Children.

You shall not murder.

This one is talked about a lot, but not taken seriously.  Our Supreme Court says a baby is not a human being until they are in the second trimester.  I think it is about four days after the fertilization when the organizer shows up.

You shall not commit adultery.

Many of us are guilty of that.  Marriage is not important enough to us to respect the holy union.  This again is a parental management problem that should be solved.  Children are shown every day in life and in the media that marriage is just not important enough to take seriously.  In addition many states are passing laws that allow homosexuals to unit in marriage which cheapens the holy union on marriage even more.  I don’t have a problem with homosexuals uniting in some sort of legal contract to make themselves a legal union in the site of the law, but to call it marriage is blasphemy and unconstitutional.

You shall not steal.

This is simple, but in this country we seem to put degrees of stealing.  Cheating on your taxes, not taking overpayment back to the clerk if you receive too much change back, or anytime you cause a lose to someone that causes them financial difficulty to benefit you, you have just stolen something.  In turn we are teaching our children that it is okay to steal if you can get away with it.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Have we ever heard someone lie?  Of course we have.  The politicians do it all the time.  They even get caught and still insist they didn’t lie.  By example that lead the way for others to lie.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

We have all be envious of someone.  Everyone is guilty of this, but the Christian should clear his mind and be content with what God gives him.

Since we have all broken one or all of these commandments from time to time, it seems that we should be reminded of them often.  That was the idea behind displaying them in the first place, or holding church in the Capital Building which was done for many years. 

In order to be good citizens of the United States we must become good Christians or abide by the spirit of these Ten Commandments.  Again I say we have to revisit this idea of impeding worship as stated in the Constitution.

Nine men and women cannot decide when a fetus becomes a child.  If it must be decided let the Congress pass a law that states clearly when that happens based on House and Senate hears from experts in that field.  Supreme Court Justices cannot do that because they go with the best argument and not the facts.

If we want to keep this nation we have to begin acting like we believe we have been put here for a reason, or God will simply take it away from us.

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