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“The Biblical worldview says there is a God—One who is personal, powerful and caring—who created the world and everything in it. It states unequivocally that man is created in God’s image, living in essence as God’s co-regent over creation. Mankind—born and unborn, rich and poor, able and disabled—has intrinsic worth. Almighty God is a sovereign God, ruler over nations, states, empires, and governments. He is to be worshiped and obeyed through the precepts and principles revealed in His infallible Word. He not only exists, but He is sovereign over all of history according to His wisdom and purposes, and He is intimately involved in every aspect of life.”
“The Bill of Rights”
Take a moment and asked yourself this question, “What is liberty – what does it mean to you? And is liberty worth striving and fighting for?”
Well, according to Webster’s Dictionary, one definition of liberty is “the condition of being free and independent”. But the best definition I’ve read is this one – “liberty is having the right or power to act; to express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing”.
When it came to our Founding Fathers and, quite frankly, as it comes to us today, liberty was “freedom from unjust or undue government control”; and understand, the actions of the British government against the colonists worked contrary to this ideal of liberty – so the colonist were forced to act.
But here’s one you may not know – after our American Revolution was fought and won, when the delegates from each new state met at the Constitutional Congress in 1791, after they spent all that time and effort to draw up our U.S. Constitution, after all that, they refused to sign it.
How was it that the delegates who wrote the Constitution refused to sign? They said that something else needed to be added. What was that something else? It was our Bill of Rights, our 10 amendments to our Constitution. They believed that without the Bill of Rights attached, the Constitution was not complete. That certainly says a lot about our Bill of Rights, doesn’t it? And we can only imagine that the order they applied to the various points, the order had something, a lot of something to do with their order of importance. Let’s look at a few.
The First Amendment – establishing our right to freely practice our religion. It was not meant to allow our government to infringe on this right, but to tell the government to back off from controlling this right. Today, how backwards has it become; instead of a Right, this First Amendment has become a Wall – a wall to keep God out of our schools, a wall to push Him out of our government buildings – and if some had it their way, God would be out of our country altogether – our greatest Ally gone. It was President Ronald Reagan who said, “When we are no longer one nation under God, that is the day we will become a nation gone under”.
Another important part of the First Amendment is giving citizens the right to gather peaceably, to ask our government to listen to our grievances, and to correct the problems. Oh how we desperately need this today.
The Second Amendment, second only to our basic right to speak and worship, the second right is to keep and bear arms. Now you might be saying, “Why would this right to bear arms be so important that they would refuse to sign the Constitution if this Amendment was not passed? Ask those who were there; ask the men and boys who had just fought that War; ask them how they could have protected their community, their homes, their families, how they could have placed themselves up against the most powerful military force in the world, if they did not have the right to bear arms? Not just as an Army, but as individuals. It was important then and it’s important now.
But don’t forget with rights, before Rights, comes responsibility. And where is the place where the greatest weight of responsibility in America is today? This is a tough one, tough for the men of America to swallow, but we must face this truth – It is this – America will not survive if the men of America don’t stand up and lead us. Sorry ladies, but it’s true. God made men to be the leaders of our families, but sadly, so often the women have had to step up and take that position because the men of America have failed their job.
Men – I know that hurts – it hurts me to say it, but it’s true. It’s time for all men in America to put down the TV remote or the newspaper or their phones, whatever else is distracting you and, instead, study what this Nation was built upon. We men must become teachers ourselves and accept the responsibility to lead our families in Truth, and to teach our children who we are as Americans. We must let everyone know what is good, and to stand up for right even if no one else does. This is a huge lesson which our Founding Fathers have taught us, and we must carry it forward, we must not allow ourselves to forget.
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Pastor Dewey Moede: Did you think you would ever live in an America where just 4% have a Biblical Worldview? Just 37% of Pastors have a Biblical Worldview. Barna Research. The American I grew up in, is long gone, never to return. I weep at what we have handed down to our children. We are all responsible for this failure. Sadly, the Church in America has lost its influence.
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