The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America:
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence seems to make it very clear that there is a God of Nature, and that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights. These rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness cannot be altered or taken away by any government or group of men. When this was written the world had never envisioned a country like The United States of America. For centuries, the ruling class of kings or the catholic church had ruled over Europe, often creating burdensome taxes and in some cases presiding over the right to marry – think the movie Braveheart here. The common man had little or no rights. The right and rule of Kings was finally turned over when the rule of law was upheld over the rule of the king. This was called, Lex Rex, and I believe it was the starting point of the American revolution.
This document is the foundation of our country. It points to a God who is there, and it announces that there is a Creator. Take this distinction away and you have no basis, nothing that the common man can stand on that validates him. Essentially, take the God-given, inalienable rights away and you wind up with the French Revolution, which killed half the population of France. Take those rights away and the state will fill the gap. Russia declared that there was no God and the atheistic regime of the former Soviet Union murdered 60 million of its own citizens. Take God away and you have the Germany of WWII which decided that one race, the Jewish people were somehow vermin. Take the God of the Bible away and you have the god of the Muslims, which declares that Jews are the descendants of pigs and apes. Take the God of the Bible out of our schools and you will see abortions, crime, drug use and every other form of depravity consume our young people. (The statistics prove this)
In closing today’s Bun. It is important to realize that the Judeo/Christian God of the Bible, Yashua/Jesus, is the provider of our rights. We must never forget that once we abandon that position, then we leave our fate to the state, and the whims of tyrants.
Never forget that our freedom was not free. Men and women died for the rights that we take for granted today. Pray for our country and those who risk life and limb to defend it….
Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Let Freedom Reign!