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Happy Fourth of July! It is clear from the various passages in both the Old and in the New Testaments that it is the will of God that believers should also pray for their government and for the citizens of the land in which they live. With that in mind the Christian residing in America could and should pray for his country. Pray this prayer, then! In fact, the whole purpose of prayer is to exercise your trust in God’s promises!Dear God of our Christian forefathers, the unseen yet all-powerful creator and director of our Union’s destiny, who raises up nations and casts them down:On this Fourth of July, the day on which our Continental Congress formally signed the “Declaration of Independence”, make our souls surge upward to you in thanks for your divine mercy in that you used such events to form a new nation! Indeed, as one historian has praised you, “God never showed more visibly his gracious providence and love” than when he blessed our Union with a successful birth (George Bancroft).To be sure, that “Declaration” was also a declaration of war, in which the peace would be broken, and that death, destruction, and the devil would begin their reign of misery. Indeed, teach us that this war, as any other, comes down on the unrepentant evils of the people as your punishment for their gospel unbelief, yet as a divine wake up call to their repentance and faith! Awaken our generation today to this realization!Remind us also that in this War for Independence, when the end of our new nation was in sight multiple times because the colonies could no longer sustain their war of resistance, you kept your biblical promise ultimately to listen to the cries of your people for help (1st Peter 3:12), no matter how deep their guilt, and how dark their sin, and, by the miracle of your might, you formed this nation out of the ashes of war, and gave it a subsequent golden age of gospel belief with great spiritual blessings, along with material prosperity and peace! Thank you for all of your past, magnificent mercies!Just the same, over time our nation fell away from a love of your priceless gospel pledge, which delivers us from sin’s guilt and punishment, and stubbornly has refused to hear your warning calls to repent and to return to this gospel faith on a nation-wide basis. Keeping your threat to destroy any nation that would reject your gospel, our land currently is subject to your unrelenting anger which you have been pouring out on our land through spiritual and political enemies both foreign and domestic. Yet we deserve it. We have no excuses to offer.To this end, keep our citizens from a false sense of national security without you, and by the divine power of your almighty Word, assure our hearts of your promised favor after we would confess our national sins, sorrow over them, and apply to you for full pardon and mercy to spare our land from the punishment which it so justly deserves in your holy eyes! Reassure us in praying thusly for the peace of our land (Jeremiah 29:7), that such prayer could and should avert your punishment in the form of a devastating, third, internal war (Psalm 10:17; Ezekiel 22:30-31)!Thank you for all of your past mercies!We pray this prayer with confidence and conviction, heavenly Father, because we pray it according to your will, according to your promise, and in the blessed name of Jesus, our Savior. Therefore, hear us! Keep your pledges! Act on them! Amen!
A reminder for this Fourth of July:God had kept North America unsettled until rather late in the history of the world.What was God’s purpose in keeping North America unsettled? It was what his providence has always been in regards to man: it was in view of man’s afterlife: That the Lord of heaven and earth wants all those born in time to recognize their sins, to be sorry for them, and to receive from him his promised gift of salvation, obtaining it by an act of faith. After that the Lord will take all those who have believed in his promised salvation home to be with him. In this case God kept North America unsettled in order to provide a home, a nursery, if you will, for those followers of his recent Reformation in Europe. That is, he had reserved a promised land in which his gospel could grow and spread, indeed, to become one more westward stepping stone from where the gospel could proceed full circle around the globe before the end of time.After the handful of explorers of the 1500’s and 1600’s, settlers started to come to North America with the intent to establish a permanent home. Just the same, of these initial settlements some were disastrous failures; others barely survived. Of those that did survive, even these amounted to little more than tiny outposts which clung to the shores of the Atlantic. Hence it appeared that nothing much would ever become of these homesteads. At this time, 130 years after Columbus, immigrants came in only as a trickle as compared to the waves of immigrants from northern Europe and Scandinavia in the latter third of the 1800’s which poured into this country in the hundreds of thousands. Thus America was settled in the beginning in various places sparingly, in fact, in human estimate, randomly and haphazardly, with no unified intent or purpose with a view toward any future consolidation.Yet, unknown to these settlers, God had a different plan in mind. In his providence he kept his sheltering arms over the infant years of our land, and supported it with his hand as it labored to take its first steps.As it is the will of God, according to his Ten Commandments, that men should live peacefully, and accomplish their goals and projects accordingly, as when Canada, for instance, became an independent nation in the 1800’s in a peaceful manner, so America could have done the same. Nevertheless, certain men refused to have it so, and plunged this land into desperate war in 1775, not one against foreign invaders, but of brother against brother. Far from meeting up with a quick success, the rebels paid a heavy price for their rebelling. In fact, things looked so hopeless for their cause that in late 1780 Alexander Hamilton admitted that if they could not get yet another loan from France, the rebel army would have to be disbanded, and they would have to “make terms with Great Britain.” Despite this, the Lord listened to the cries of his believers to deliver them, kept his biblical pledge to do so, and, with an intent unknown to the colonists, by his marvelous might raised up an American Union out of the ashes of war.Therefore, realize that in his fathomless plan of mercy, the true and triune God of heaven had kept this continent as a trackless wilderness so that, as it is obvious from its subsequent history, he could provide a home for his followers of the Reformation, which had restored the biblical gospel, to be guided by him from inception to form a Christian nation, and to be blessed by him with a golden age of gospel believers, who could and should be a soul-saving beacon to the rest of the world! This is exactly what transpired.
How about Happy Independence Day? That's what we're celebrating. We don't say Happy 1st of January. We don't say Merry 25th of December. Why have we almost completely stopped naming the event we are celebrating? HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
I don't know, but resting that shotgun stock on your privates when you fire it might turn your piss red or blue...just sayin'.
Happy Independence Day! Celebrate the resistance and secession that created our country. 4th of July is for weenies.
Mr Urtel: Thank you for your correct perspective on praying for your enemies and the unaware and unmotivated.However being a lesser man than you, I am afraid that my praying is to the effect that the government clan might pass through my domain singularly and inconspicuously from others view and that my back hoe is fueled up, running well, and the chosen ground in thawed for good digging. Soapweed
Gene, The population estimates of the Americas in 1491 are 9-112M people. I know it's a broad range, but Europe's population estimate at the same time was 60M. Yes, Europe has always been more densely populated than America....but it's an insult to the Native peoples (and disingenuous) to imply it was "unsettled" and therefore, uninhabited. Vast city complexes existed in Meso and South America as well as well established trade routes....hardly something one would characterize as "trackless".I also don't think it fair to make the claim that Canada broke from Britain peacefully so we could have too.....if we hadn't broken from Britain through violent revolution, it is unlikely Canada or the US would have been emancipated as a British colony any more quickly than Hong Kong was. All that said, I whole-heartedly believe that the God of the Bible had plans for the foundation of our nation as you do. I also believe that the Protestant/Catholic schism, European persecution, the creation of the Church of England, etc. were likely all part of His plan to start a new nation founded upon His principles and precepts, so I appreciate your post, though some may simply not agree since neither of our opinions/beliefs about God can be proven. Regardless, Happy Independence Day to all Americans!
Happy Independence day to my fellow treasonous colonials.
Mr. Urtel states: "It is clear from the various passages in both the Old and in the New Testaments that it is the will of God that believers should also pray for their government and for the citizens of the land in which they live. With that in mind the Christian residing in America could and should pray for his country. "Here is the most important part of the Bible, Romans 13 1-7, which your Rulers want you to know by heart and who will enforce it upon the People to include confiscation of property, imprisonment, and death. The translation below is from the New Living Translation, it replaces the Old English found in the King James Version:“1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience. 6 Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.”It’s always the litle guy who does physical labor who gets squeezed by the unacountable Banksters, who are a special protected class (by Law) and backed by the State Authorities at all levels with deadly weapons.Only 10 years later (1786) the property confiscation began as an UNGRATEFUL NATION failed to pay the soldiers of the Continental Army who had fought to gain Independence from England.“A violent insurrection in the Massachusetts countryside during 1786 and 1787, Shays’ Rebellion was brought about by a monetary debt crisis at the end of the American Revolutionary War. Although Massachusetts was the focal point of the crisis, other states experienced similar economic hardships. In particular, Continental Army and state militia veterans struggled, as many received little in the way of pay or reimbursement for their military service. Among these disgruntled former soldiers was the Continental Army Captain Daniel Shays, who led a violent uprising against debt collection in Massachusetts. The rebellion set the stage for George Washington’s return to political life and highlighted weaknesses inherent within the Articles of Confederation. The United States emerged after Shays’ Rebellion a stronger nation, with a new Constitution and George Washington as its first President.Following the Revolutionary War, merchants in Europe and America felt a need to reign in the enormous debts they were owed, refusing further loans while also demanding payment in cash for any future goods and services. This demand for hard-currency caused a chain reaction, eventually placing the average American borrower under unrealistic schedules of payment given the small amount of cash in circulation. As rural farmers began to lose land and property to debt collectors, hostile sentiments boiled over, especially among those owed payment for military service. In September 1786, Henry Lee wrote to Washington that the restlessness was “not confined to one state or to one part of a state,” but rather affected “the whole.”1 Washington wrote to friends such as David Humphreys and Henry Knox, conveying his alarm at the turn of events in the states, and in response received reports that confirmed his fears.
Continued:Protests in western Massachusetts grew more tumultuous in August 1786 after the convening of the state legislature failed to address any of the numerous petitions it had received concerning debt relief. Daniel Shays quickly rose among the ranks of the dissidents, having participated in the protest at Northampton courthouse in late August. Shays’ followers called themselves “Regulators,” in reference to a reform movement in North Carolina that occurred two decades earlier. After the state legislature failed to address the group’s petitions, Shays led organized protests at county court hearings, effectively blocking the work of debt collectors. In response to the growing crisis, Washington wrote desperately to Humphreys, worried that “commotions of this sort, like snow-balls, gather strength as they roll, if there is no opposition in the way to divide and crumble them.”2”Read the whole thing @http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/shays-rebellion/
From Lysander Spooner – 1808 – 1887:NO TREASON.No. VI.The Constitution of No Authority.The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. And it can be supposed to have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know, historically, that only a small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on the subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or dissent in any formal manner. Those persons, if any, who did give their consent formally, are all dead now. Most of them have been dead forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. And the Constitution, so far as it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or right to make it obligatory upon their children. It is not only plainly impossible, in the nature of things, that they could bind their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is to say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any body but “the people” then existing; nor does it, either expressly or impliedly, assert any right, power, or disposition, on their part, to bind anybody but themselves. Let us see. Its language is:We, the people of the United States (that is, the people then existing in the United States), in order to form a more perfect union, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.It is plain, in the first place, that this language, as an agreement, purports to be only what it at most really was, viz., a contract between the people then existing; and, of necessity, binding, as a contract, only upon those then existing. In the second place, the language neither expresses nor implies that they had any intention or desire, nor that they imagined they had any right or power, to bind their “posterity” to live under it. It does not say that their “posterity” will, shall, or must live under it. It only says, in effect, that their hopes and motives in adopting it were that it might prove useful to their posterity, as well as to themselves, by promoting their union, safety, tranquility, liberty, etc.The ostensible supporters of the Constitution, like the ostensible supporters of most other governments, are made up of three classes, viz.: 1. Knaves, a numerous and active class, who see in the government an instrument which they can use for their own aggrandizement or wealth. 2. Dupes—a large class, no doubt—each of whom, because he is allowed one voice out of millions in deciding what he may do with his own person and his own property, and because he is permitted to have the same voice in robbing, enslaving, and murdering others, that others have in robbing, enslaving, and murdering himself, is stupid enough to imagine that he is a “free man,” a “sovereign”; that this is “a free government”; “a government of equal rights,” “the best government on earth,”2 and such like absurdities. 3. A class who have some appreciation of the evils of government, but either do not see how to get rid of them, or do not choose to so far sacrifice their private interests as to give themselves seriously and earnestly to the work of making a change.https://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/spooner/NoTreason/
This government is rife with treason everywhere you look. As far as a contract "man to man"how about a contract with the States ALLOWING the federal government to act as THEIR agent? Federal Reserve Act,NFA,hell even the department of education and numerous other agencies that popped into being and called federal.What's up with that? " --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,"What happened to the consent?. So the FRA,NFA and department of education and the numerous others have no right to exist they were just accepted by the people because they kinda sounded like good ideas.Not to mention that some of those were passed before there was any widespread form of communications (internet,cable t.v. or t.v. period). Kinda like Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which meant nothing since it ONLY freed the slaves in the states IN rebellion. The first real PR for our glorious government to whip up support from the Abolitionist.
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