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Monday, May 31, 2010


“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything” (Alexander Hamilton). And I would add, “Those who stand for nothing fall.” If we are not a Christian nation anymore, our country will be hijacked by other philosophies and religions. We may gradually become an Islamic nation or a nation with no heart at all.

The United States of America was forged and molded by patriots whose hearts belonged to the living Lord our God. They fought in sweltering heat with no modern comforts and tromped through icy fields with no shoes. They knew they were on a Holy mission. They knew what they stood for.

Our minds abhor a vacuum. If our thoughts are not full of God, they will be filled by something else. That is the nature of Cognitive/Behavioral Psychology. The mind is taught to dwell on positive thoughts in order to stop the harmful, negative ones. Many people these days choose to dwell on nothing more than hypnotic, digital magic. The battle for our minds has never stopped.

The news has been full of discussions about a mosque to be built near Ground Zero in Manhattan. We know that mosques are always built on conquered ground. Yet, we say, “They are just building a center for tolerance, a center for peace.” Whose peace, based on what philosophy? Whose wording and conditions will be placed on the peace accords? If we are not a Christian nation, we are a ___________ nation. Just fill in the blank with the current politically correct ideology that knows who they are.

Who are we? Do we live we are a Christian nation or one defined by others, other ideologies, other countries, other gods? Let us straighten our backs and fix our eyes like flint on the continuing prize before us, the security, maintenance, and growth of the beautiful, shining city on the hill (Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount), given to us by those who went before. They are a great cloud of witnesses to our efforts, strong or weak, to keeping it going. All we have to do is believe in who we are and whose we are, a Christian nation, dedicated to the principles that all people are created equal and each has the opportunity to pursue their own happiness within a country of God’s peace and grace. If we are not God’s, under the lordship of Jesus Christ, then we have chosen a different god by default. Let us pray:

“God of our fathers and Lord of our lives, we come before you, remembering all those who fell that we might stand. Holy is your name. Holy was their cause. And, Holy is the mission that is still before us. Give us your strength, your focus, and your grace to continue the vigilance for it is our privilege to be in your service. Forgive us when we have been lazy and turned our eyes to the newest, flashiest ideas that have been allowed to steal our hearts. We confess that we may have surrendered already. We seem to have abdicated our royal task of preserving the nation given to us and dedicated in your name. We humbly ask for your protection again. Together we pray, rededicating ourselves to the preservation of the Christian nation you formed in the hearts of patriots over two-hundred years ago. We cannot put our country back on track by ourselves, but you, oh mighty God, can. You can, and only then and therefore, we can. With one voice we pray, ‘Glory to God in the highest for giving us this Christian nation. We believe we belong to you. We rededicate ourselves to the Holy mission of this great Christian nation and we stand in the gap between our beloved country and those who would deny that we are yours.’ In the name of Jesus Christ, your son, our Lord and Savior we pray. Amen”
Copyright 2010 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”

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