Welcome to the Newheart Commentary of the Lifting Us Up In Liberty Program.
Our school children are in the midst of being desensitized academically, spiritually, culturally & politically. Media even suggests recent terrorist attacks are the ” new normal.” More desensitization for all!
Matthew 11:5 says “Let him who has ears, let him hear.” So, hear this: John Adams said our U.S. Constitution was made only for a religious & moral people. It is wholly inadequate of the government of any other.” Benjamin Franklin said “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt & vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Who’s your Master? Is it God Almighty? In 1782 Congress passed a resolution that recommended and approved Bibles be in all schools. In 1787 Article 3 of the NW Ordinance established schools to teach religion & morality, and to use the Bible as the basis for their teachings & for states thereafter to use the same.
But not anymore. In 1962, God Almighty was taken from the classroom. The US Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to have prayer in school. Since then, teen pregnancy soared, abortion is now law of the land, drug use has skyrocketed, crime is up, prison population is up, suicide has increased. A book called the “Naked Communist” set 45 goals to undermine the morality of American culture so it would crumble within. Goal 17 was achieved: to soften the curriculum. Then Goal 28 was achieved: to eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools.
We have a challenge ahead of us. We can take back control through God’s power. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Wisdom is calling: Proverbs 8:6-7 says “….I open my lips to speak what is right, my mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.” Proverbs 8:13 says “To fear the Lord is to hate evil.”
Let’s use these biblical words of wisdom to speak the truth and pray and seek God’s face in these days of growing evil. 2 Corinthians 3:1-7 summarizes a familiar phrase that “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called!” Our adequacy is from God (v5). God uses His inadequate people to do great things.
At Liberty Christian Fellowship, we are aware of the cost of discipleship in an ungodly world. Jesus said in Matthew 10:22 “All men will hate you because of me…but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Take a stand for Christian values. Go to our website and listen to our pod casts. We welcome everyone to come to Liberty Christian Fellowship & be a part God’s liberating blessings.