Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Reality of God in America by Steve Duignan

Everyone who comes to God has a Burning Bush experience – they must turn aside to see Him. Becoming a Christian is not an intellectual experience in which we accept the existence of God because He has been proven to exist. As it says in Hebrews 11:6 - “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

It was only after Great Awakening in the 1730’s – 40’s that the idea of the United States emerged. People could see a nation birthed in freedom because they had personally met God – the author and giver of freedom.

Only after a Second Great Awakening from 1800-1840 that America could purge itself of slavery – proof that all men could be free in a nation founded on liberty.

It will take a third Great Awakening to return us to the truth that individuals with freedoms and responsibilities are greater than a ruling class of godless elites who claim to know better how to run our lives than we do.

Ultimately, the way each American sees reality - our world-view – will determine whether our nation returns to its Christian roots or descends into yet another grey failed socialist experiment.

Before meeting Jesus personally, all other possibilities seem real. After meeting Him, there is no other door possible. (Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death)

Many Christian leaders first examined Liberal, Progressive, Marxist ideals – which seem right to the natural mind. After meeting Jesus, only His Kingdom is right – unshakable, meeting every need of the human heart.

Our understanding of America can only come through the Kingdom of God – through the Biblical Worldview. Others can study and observe the “rightness” of a nation based on individual freedom and responsibility, but they must ultimately return to their own logic – their own logical worldview:

  • All truth must be supported by science
  • Evolution is the natural order of things – Creation sounds good, but it’s a myth
  • It is unfair for God to bless some people while leaving others without.
  • No one religion can be pre-eminent - it isn’t fair - therefore government (the ultimate judge of fairness) cannot allow any single religion to be expressed in the public square.

Only “Awakening” can reverse the course away from the founding wisdom of America – when our Fathers told us that only a nation of Christian people can make freedom work. Only those with the inner-regulation of the Holy Spirit can see how it works and live peaceably in it.

John Adams (2nd US President, Signer of the Declaration of Independence) said: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

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