Will anyone in the news media or congress recognize that the primary reason that america succeeded as a nation is because of the moral foundation established from biblical principles that were functioning in the majority of the early population of this nation?
What model will lead us into the future? The model that the founders use to establish this country, or the distorted model being formed in the minds of the public by the news media, predjudiced educators and hollywood? If it is the latter our fate is very uncertain.
A recent war story is an ironic example of the unmistakable need for high standards of character in the soldiers that represent America, especially in misguided endeavors such as building a u.s.-type democracy in Iraq.
Guideline for conduct
Even though legislating morality was determined, in biblical times, to be
impossible due to mankind's rebelious heart, the Founders of america still regarded the Ten commandments to be a basic model for behavior necessary to a successful government over the american public. They gave sway to the often repeated and mis-applied portion of a statement by Thomas Jefferson in which he assured a church group that the government would not interfere in the affairs of the church because of a wall of separation established by the constitution's The first ammendment;
The u.s. constitution declares clearly that our rights are not the result of governments or man's policies but are the intention of our creator and therefore are unalienable. With these rights we have a responsibility of respect for all people. In the absence of the influence from the bible and the resulitng ethics the founders held very little hope for the survival of this nation.
The ten commandments are mankinds guide to a civil society and are absolutely necessary in the absence of a guiding conscience in the individuals involved. A guiding conscience would be a normal part of the human experience had mankind not become corrupted by selfishness.
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David Barton, in a video titled America's Godly Heritage, goes into great detail on the subject of the Bible's influence upon the founders of the constitution and subsequent articles. This is a tremendous reference toward an understanding of this nation strong beginings and its recent deterioration.
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