Saturday, July 4, 2015

Religion, Morality, and Politics

Happy Fourth of July!  One of the books I'm currently reading is 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas.  The first chapter is about George Washington, and I thought it would be fitting on July 4 to remember the words of his Farewell Address in 1796:

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports."  He went on to warn that "reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
The only hope for the USA is to return to God.  I'm not seeking a theocracy.  I mean we need pastors to fearlessly preach the truth, we need Christians to faithfully live it, and we need those in power, both in business, the media, and in government, to stop fighting against religion and follow the example of the founding fathers by promoting it.

Promoting religion is not a violation of the First Amendment.  Otherwise the founding fathers were all violators of the very law they authored. The founding fathers did much to promote religion, knowing that religion leads to morality, and morality leads to freedom.

God bless America!

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