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Who holds the future

July 9, 2012
The Daily News

EDITOR: The concluding words of our National Anthem summarize the fast that the United States of America was born out of commitment to God and his principles.

Blessed with victory and peace, may this heaven-rescued land, praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation, then conquer we must, when our cause is just and this be our motto: In God is our trust.

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave, over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Thomas Jefferson said, with tears, "My God, how little to my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of and which no other people on earth enjoy."

It has been said before, the goal of government based on scripture has further reaffirmed by individuals colonies such as the Rhode Island Charter of 1683 which begins: We submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to all those perfect and most absolute law of his given us in his Holy Word. Those absolute laws "become the basis of our Declaration of Independence, which includes in this first paragraph an appeal to the laws of nature and of nature God. Our national constitution established a republic upon the absolute laws of the Bible, not a democracy based on the changing whims of people.

We may not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.

Gordon Shewmaker

Kingsford

 
 

 

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