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Being an American is a blessing that people do not realize. Since writing the post “It is a matter of Principal” it has become clear over the years that people have not been educated on the principals that make America an exceptional nation. As Americans could it be that we have forgotten the foundational principals that made our nation, America, exceptional. In June of 2006 then Senator Obama was critical of a Christian America, and yet people elected him to the Office of the President of the United States twice with what may come to be known as a lack luster administration at best. It is odd that in America today many people are more concerned about themselves rather than being concerned about America remaining exceptional. It has become common place for people to turn away from God and Jesus Christ… it has become popular to be politically correct rather than to take a stand on moral principal. God’s Law is the Law of Nature and God is Natures God.

Benjamin Franklin had his doubts when he wrote to stiles but his thoughts should be taken to heart:

“Here is my Creed I believe in one God, Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That he ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable Service we render to him, is doing Good to his other Children. That the Soul of Man is immortal, and will be treated with Justice in another Life respecting its Conduct in this … As for Jesus of Nazareth … I think the system of Morals and Religion as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw … but I have … some Doubts to his Divinity; though’ it is a Question I do not dogmatism upon, having never studied it, and think it is needless to busy myself with it now, where I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble.”

Franklin’s question having never studied; is one all who question God and Jesus Christ should study alas this is a matter for each person to address for themselves. Disrespect for people is never a good thing. That which a person believes is a personal matter that said; changing the established principals of a moral society to those of the amoral who live in the society is detrimental to the society as a whole.

Many people have stated that Thomas Jefferson was not a believer in Christ, only God knows for sure; to state it as a fact would be less than genuine. Jefferson was raised an Anglican who became influenced by English Deism. Classic English Deism contains five articles they are:

1.Belief in the existence of a single supreme God

2. Humanity’s duty to revere God

3. Linkage of worship with practical morality

4. God will forgive us if we repent and abandon our sins

5. Good works will be rewarded (and punishment for evil) both in life and after death.

Jefferson who was influenced by people such as Bolingbroke with a French influence and Shaftsbury who opposed Locke were English Deist. Bolingbroke was quite clear on where he stood. “Despising all religions as the product of enthusiasm, fraud, and superstition, he nevertheless concedes to real Christianity the possession of moral and rational truth; an advocate of freedom of thought, he supports an established church in the interest of the State and of public morals”. Shaftsbury was a self-perfectionist believing in an autonomous moral code.

As for revealed law from the pulpit, when observing the condition of our society in America today, apparently there is not enough of it. Not all Christian, our Constitution guarantees freedom of Religion.

The principal is evident no matter what person’s personal belief The God of the Holy Bible is evident in the founding principals of America.

Blessings,

AV1

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Written by americanvoice1

October 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM

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