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Sun, Dec. 08

'Take back America' seeks return to God

It is rare for any politician today to profess his faith openly and to speak out against the evil destroying our Republic.

Dr. D. James Kennedy, pastor of Coral Ridge Ministry in "A Nation in Need of Prayer' says, "Public schools have become godless institutions. The Supreme Court has given us an era of ungodliness. God forgive us for our failure to save our country from ungodliness and to save the Godly heritage of our founding fathers. Too many pastors fail to take a stand for America. This nation is in desperate need of prayer and revival."

Pastor Kennedy is submitting petitions with millions of signatures to the Supreme Court to stop ruling against God in our country. If you would like to be a part of this effort, write for a petition to D. James Kennedy, P.O. Box 40, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302. The Bible in Acts 10:1 refers to our Supreme Court, "Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, who write misfortune, which they prescribe."

The ACLU tries to convince Americans that religion has no place in the public square. Very few pastors of Christian churches today are standing up to shape our nation toward God and our Christian heritage. Every pastor should read the 1,600-page "Political Sermons of the American Founding Era, 1730 to 1805" to see how our first churches and pastors affected the creation of our Republic.

Colonial Pastor John Wingate Thornton wrote, "To the pulpit, the Puritan Pulpit, we owe the moral force which won our independence." Fifth President John Quincy Adams stated, "This principle, that a whole nation has a right to do whatever it pleases, cannot in any sense whatever be admitted as true. The eternal and immutable laws of justice and morality are paramount to all human legislation. The violations of those laws is certainly within the power of a nation, but it is not among the rights of nations."

Liberals and the godless have promoted the lie of "separation of church and state" into an issue that the founding fathers never dreamed of. The founders never intended to remove religion from government. They did specify in the First Amendment of the Constitution that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Bible bashing and trashing is taking place across America, especially in many of our public schools by some godless liberal administrators and teachers. Old and New Testament believers should protect the word of God. Proverbs 14:34, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." The scriptures also tell us that it is God's will that "If my people will turn to my ways I will heal Thy nation."

Historian David Barton's newest film, "Our Spiritual Heritage," which notes that 53 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christian fundamentalist evangelicals, will be part of the program at the Take Back America 1776 Prescott Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Pete's Family Restaurant, 1355 Iron Springs Road, Prescott.

Immigrants fleeing religious persecution settled the United States of America; the founders were God-believing Judeo-Christian patriots. Our fourth President, James Madison, said that "We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." God save our Republic.

(Thom Strawn, a political activist for 30 years, now is a TV and radio talk show host in Prescott.)

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