Monday, June 27, 2011

Restoring the Nation

I thought I had posted this Saturday. It seems I did not. Therefore, I’m posting it today. Today’s post has already been posted. This is the second post and should have been posted Saturday the 25th. There are two posts for today!

If you read this blog regularly, you may have noticed that I sometimes use material from That’s because I worship at an area church of Christ. The desire of members of the church is to restore Christianity to the original Christianity of the New Testament. To restore the church back to the practices and beliefs of the church as originally established by GOD and HIS ONE and ONLY SON—JESUS, The CHRIST—and the HOLY SPIRIT.

Yesterday, I posted an article entitled “The Restoration Plea” and entitled on my blog as “Restoring the Church.” Today, I’m going to use some of the comments from that article to reinforce my position that to change the direction of this nation from its continual slide into moral decay it is important to restore the Constitution of the United States as the guiding law for the nation. That is, restore the Constitution as written by the founding fathers and as Amended rather than misinterpreting and misapplying the Constitution, or, in some cases, ignoring the Constitution completely to suit the whims and believes of people who want to implement their goals extra-Constitutionally.

Some of the framers of the Constitution expressed their belief that GOD had HIS hand in the formation of the Constitution,

“I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution] … should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent, and beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“For my part, I sincerely esteem it a system which, without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”
—Alexander Hamilton

“[The adoption of the Constitution] will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.”
—George Washington

Some of the early leaders also recognized the importance of we the people being obedient to GOD’S will in order to preserve and protect our democratic government.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
—John Adams

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens …. Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?”
—George Washington

From “Restoring the Church”: “Going back to the Bible is necessary to true Christianity.”

Restoring the nation: Returning to the Constitution as written and as Constitutionally Amended is necessary to continue the republic as founded and continuing the nation as a force for good rather than a force for evil—evil such as MURDERING our unborn children.

From “Restoring the Church”: “Christianity has changed dramatically through the centuries. Many of these changes were departures from the stated will of God in the New Testament. Some changes came as innovations that were never considered in Scripture; other changes came as edits to make the church more up-to-date with culture; and still other changes caused Christianity to be blended with other religions. Well, in the end, the pure Christianity of the New Testament, as God willed it to be, was corrupted. It desperately needed to be brought back to its original condition in order to be what God desired.”

Restoring the nation: In many ways, the nation has change drastically through our 200 plus years. Many of these changes are the result of departures from the Constitution as written by the founding fathers. Many of these changes occurred not by Amending the Constitution as provided by the Constitution. But rather by corrupt judges imposing their will over the principles established by and within the Constitution. In many ways, we have become a nation governed not by law but by corrupt people perverting the law to suit their purposes.

From the 1856 court case of Dred Scott v. Sandford:

“When a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is according to their own views of what it ought to mean.” (Quoted from: Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America; page 15; Mark R. Levin; Regnery Publishing, Inc.; One Massachusetts Avenue, NW; Washington D.C., © 2005.)

From “Restoring the Church”: “The concept of ‘restoration’ grew out of the conviction that the Bible is the complete and final authority. Now, just as a seed will produce only after its own kind, so the seed of God’s word will only produce the same Christianity today that it did in the first century. Now, in Luke chapter 8 and verse 11 the Lord Jesus says, ‘Now the parable is this: that the seed is the word of God.’ You remember that parable of the sower. Now, as long as you keep a pure seed, you will have a pure Christianity. If you corrupt the seed, the teaching of the Word of God, then what you will have is a corrupt Christianity.”

Restoring the nation: Our concept of restoring the nation must grow out of the conviction that the Constitution as written is the complete and finally author on how the nation must operate and be governed. Not the Constitution as interpreted by a small group of people who want to impose their own will upon the nation. But rather, the Constitution as written and as Constitutionally Amended.

The founding fathers knew there might be a need to change the Constitution. That’s why they established a process for Amending the Constitution. However, that process did not include amending the Constitution by judicial interpretation. It was rather a process that would require the overwhelming approval of a majority of we the people as established by our representatives. The nation was never intended to be controlled by a handful of people writing law through judicial fiat.

We had just fought a war and won independence from a tyrannical monarchy. Do you really believe the writers of the Constitution intended to replace one tyrant with another tyrannical group who imposes their will over the will of the people?

Just as Christians restore the church by returning to the Bible and being obedient to the will of GOD as given in the Bible, so will we the people restore the nation by returning to the Constitution as written by the founding fathers and as Amended by we the people through our representatives.

It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!