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America is a Christian nation no doubt, and our founding fathers encapsulated Christian ideology in the founding documents. It is true there are occultist overtones, surrounding the inception of Washington DC especially, but this is not a true representation of the glorious nation God intended America to be. Alexis de Tocqueville, a French judge, and social philosopher, set on a quest to explore America’s virtuous society in 1830.  He documented his findings in the classic publication entitled, “The Democracy of the United States.” His discoveries revealed why America was unique amongst nations. Join Carl now to find out what makes America, ‘Great’…

Here is a complete transcript of the broadcast (below)…

Friend I will begin this broadcast with the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Western Europe during WWII and the 34th President when he said, “Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.”

Contrary to the words of ex President Barrack Hussein Obama, America has and always will be a Christian nation, or at least as long as we allow it to remain so. President Harry Truman once said, “This is a Christian nation.” And it certainly is friend, a nation founded on the bible and a sincere love for Christ himself. America, sweet America, God shed his grace on thee…you know how the song goes…

Those are some of the lyrics from the late Ray Charles and I dare not sing them…lol… for breaking glass or scaring the cat. But his lyrics tell the story of a love that it’s people have for this nation; a nation that is truly great. But notice that God is mentioned, as shedding His grace on America. But why? What makes America so great exactly and why should God shed even consider shedding His grace upon her in the first place?

Now, coming from the UK and growing up overseas, I used to admire the United States from afar knowing deep down I knew there was something intrinsically different about this nation despite exports like the six-million-dollar man, the A team, and Dukes of Hazard which I must admit were just awesome! And how come no-one ever got shot in the A team with a thousand rounds fired each episode, these are the mysteries I need to know…Anyway, I was aware that Americans were truly patriotic, who sang their anthem with pride and loved their flag. And yes, friend I must admit America has the hands down the coolest looking flag of any nation bar none. I like the Union Jack don’t get me wrong but those stars and stripes sure look cool shimmering in the summer breeze. But again, what makes America so great in the first place?

Indeed, it was in the 1830’s that this very question was asked by a Frenchman. At the time, the French Government was under an unprecedented crime wave and prisons were overflowing in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Well France duh, this is what happens when you eradicate religion from society, anarchy inevitably ensues. Anyway, based on this societal breakdown, the French authorities sent a well-respected judge and social philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville to the United States to investigate our society, beliefs and even prisons within the US. His aim was to find out exactly why there were so few prisons and crime in this new vibrant nation that had barely got out of its diapers. Tocqueville eventually spent several years of careful study and wrote his findings in his classic publication entitled, “The Democracy of the United States” in 1840.

His work was so well received, that it was called, “the most comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the relationship between character and society in America that has ever been written.” So, after visiting America in 1831, Tocqueville said the following and I quote, “I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests—and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning—and it was not there.  I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did, I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!”

Friend as de Tocqueville mentioned, it was not until he ventured into the churches of America and heard the preaching of uncompromising ministers, who spoke of God’s righteousness upon a nation did he finally become aware of the secret to Americas genius and power. But can the same be said of America today? If the temperature of the pulpit is the means by which we rightly gauge America’s true power, then perhaps it is waning of late. In fact, we are currently in fear of become a post Christian nation if we’re not careful. And that friend depends entirely upon us and no-one else. Europe embraced the tenets of Calvinism long ago and the fires in its pulpits were extinguished as a result. But it is the Arminianistic Gospel of choosing to become ‘born again’ that causes a response in the hearer and a strong desire to share that same burning passion with others.

However, except for a faithful remnant, we are in dire need of revival within these borders. So, what has happened to America since the visit of this famous French judge centuries ago? Well America has eliminated the Bible from its schools and taught its children there are no absolute rights and wrongs, and as a consequence, there’s a rapid decay in the moral fabric of this nation. Truth for some, has become relative, fleeting, subjective and based upon the emotions of the beholder rather than found within the pages of the Holy Writ.

The founding fathers knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Holy Bible was the foundation of the Republic and as the nation embraced or refused its teachings and ordinances, so its moral compass would point, either toward God or away from Him. This nation’s laws were founded upon the torah, (i.e. the first five books of the Bible), the Book of Isaiah, and the New Testament primarily. Some Christians think we believers should have nothing to do with politics but friend if we don’t, the thief will only move in to steal, kill and destroy within this forum. God does not honor the passivity of an apathetic heart. The system that the early founding fathers created with its checks and balances allows for the three branches of government i.e. the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial to operate without one branch rising to superiority. Friend, what’s amazing is that in the Book of Isaiah, these three branches of government are outlined in chapter 33, verse 22, when it says, and I quote,” 22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, The Lord is our king; he will save us.” In place of King of course, there is President as you know. This was the genius of the founding fathers to prevent the rise of a tyrannical ruler within their nation, having witnessed first-hand the indecency and fateful rule of King George at the time of America’s inception. Regarding this ever-present threat of tyranny, Benjamin Franklin once stated, “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

So, think about this for a minute. If the legislative branch of government makes laws that are bad, the executive can refuse them, right? And if the executive branch, represented by the President doesn’t do the right thing consistently, then the judicial branch will judge accordingly. And finally, if the judicial branch makes errors in judgment, then the legislature can make new laws. And to go one step further, if the legislature becomes belligerent in their law-making endeavors, or introduce ungodly laws…we the people, whom the government is meant to serve, can invoke Article V and do it for ourselves. If and heaven forbid, the government becomes oppressive in nature, falls apart or even becomes tyrannical, then the people can create a new government if it so desires.

Don’t forget, the declaration of Independence was a dire warning against and in response to the history of repeated injuries and usurpation’s demonstrated by this ruthless monarch of King George from which the founding fathers desired absolute liberty. King George like many ruling monarchs before him saw himself as a god above the people. The Greeks and Romans like other pagans created false gods out of their kings and queens and this is strictly forbidden in scripture.

The purpose of any law is to prevent evil from rising, to protect the innocent and righteous from the sinful nature of man, gaining the upper hand in society. America is a republic, not a democracy and we should never forget that. When President Eisenhower added the words “under God” to the pledge of allegiance in 1956, many atheist groups wanted it removed, and that desire has not waned from these groups who are offended at the mere mention of the God they know exists, but refuse to acknowledge.

And it’s within the pages of the Declaration of Independence that it acknowledges man as being created with ‘unalienable rights’ and if any form of Government became destructive to alter or abolish these rights of Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it’s the right of the people to abolish that government. Don’t forget friend, it’s not the government’s job to help people achieve this happiness but only to assure that no one interferes with the right to pursue that happiness. It’s not the governments job to create a government workforce that overloads the taxation of its people in order to pay for that workforce of meddle with every facet of a citizen’s life, or monitor everyone’s movements. These unalienable rights are God given, not government given, they are innate, and therefore cannot be taken away by any government…Or can they? It can be taken away if the people allow it. You see, Governments only exist in order to maintain liberty, but if it fails to retain liberty or infringes upon it, then governments very existence can be called into question.

And that friend is why we have a 2nd amendment to the constitution in the first place. In other words, we the people have the right to bear arms which shall not be infringed upon. The 2nd amendment is not meant for duck hunting, but to ensure government cannot take advantage of its people. This amendment was based partially on the English Bill of Rights of 1689 which allowed every Englishmen to bear arms in English common law. In its raw essence the second amendment is the physical means to prevent tyranny from ever raising its ugly head within these United States. Tyranny you see is a form if idolatry. It places the government above God and the people whom God gave those intrinsic rights. So, we as the people are going to honor government as we Basque in our liberty but concurrently being careful never to worship it.

But what is this liberty that we so readily desire? And what does liberty mean exactly? Liberty is defined as personal freedom governed by personal morality. Anarchy in contrast is defined as personal freedom without personal morality. But friend notice there can be no freedom whatsoever unless the individual takes up his responsibility for leading a moral life. And where exactly are the most reputable places within the nation to learn of the morality that God so desires? That would be the local church and so we have come full circle, back to the Frenchman’s observation. You see, without knowledge of God’s law that defines moral living then the moral boundaries become blurred and you end up with a people in fear of losing their freedoms all together.

As President Jackson lay on his deathbed, he pointed to the Bible and said, “That Book, Sir, is the rock upon which our Republic stands.” From Jackson’s observation we can conclude that right now our very republic stands upon shifting sand as biblical illiteracy is sky rocketing like never before.

America is the light friend. It has served as a shining light to a dark world, particularly since World War II as Great Britain faded into obscurity having abandoned its Christian roots. As Europe embraced secularism and the vestiges of the enlightenment, America held tightly to its Bible. But friend, I fear it may be losing its grip. It’s up to us to educate our children with the 10 commandments, to show them right from wrong, to make them aware of a Holy and loving god. To love God and love people above all endeavors. If we do this friend in the sphere of influence god has granted us, we the people will ensure America stays great as it will only remains so, as long as we hold on to the beliefs upon which this nation was founded.

In closing, what if I was to tell you, that at least 13 of the original 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were in fact Freemasons? Would that make you think a little bit about an alternative plan that the enemy had for this nation from the very beginning? Friend, I’ve opened up a can of worms right here and will save the rest of the story for another broadcast.

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