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Monday, May 2, 2016

Are You Silent?

Silence gives consent.”
--Thomas Fuller, British writer (1654-1734)

Our society was founded on values grounded in divinely related commandments. By sticking to those values, we Americans placed self-imposed restrictions on ourselves. Fundamental American liberties were based on a faith in God. Today society has not only banned many of those values but has embraced others that directly oppose biblical principles.

In today’s America, residents can no longer leave their doors unlocked when they go to bed at night. No longer is it wise to let children out of our sight in shopping malls. We’re now a country known around the world for our drive-by shootings and random crime on our highways.

In this great country’s infancy the writers of the constitution mixed biblical principles into their daily life. Scripture remains engraved in the hallways of Washington, D.C. buildings. Our money still declares our founding fathers’ declaration, “In God We Trust.”

Signing of the America Declaration of Independence
 Someone said to President Abraham Lincoln, “We trust, Sir, that God is on our side.” Lincoln answered, “It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.” Lincoln’s sentiments agree with the biblical promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Today our nation has stretched ethical and biblical boundaries to the breaking point. Our land needs healing. We need a way out of the maze. Could the pendulum use a helping push toward a return to our country’s founding principles? Or shall we not take part in our country’s destiny?

Before deciding, we would well remember the words of Thomas Fuller from the quotation above: “Silence gives consent.”

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