Guest Post by Stephen Morrison
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”~ John Adams.
Over the past several months the press, social events, Facebook posts, and “tweets” have been littered with a proliferation of posturing politicians. It seems that the fate of our nation lies in the hands of six men currently vying for the Republican nomination.
What will it be that saves our country? Our national debt exceeds 15 trillion dollars (that looks like this $15,000,000,000,000.00), our expenditure exceeds revenue by 1.3 trillion dollars. 26 million Americans are without jobs, praying for work so that they can continue to live the “American Dream”. Each year in excess of 1 million children are slaughtered, before even taking their first breath. A man and women, joined together in the sight of God no longer constitutes the definition of a marriage. Hostile countries threaten the security of our homes and families, lead by insolent and dangerous men who wish to end everything for which we stand united. Heaven forbid that we should oppose them. Rather, according to the diplomats and leadership of our country, it’s all just an inter-cultural miscommunication. Wrong is no longer wrong, its just different.
So…according to many political pundits (especially those of a more…right wing extreme variety) this election is the hinging point for our nations future. This election cycle has experienced some good ol’ fashion apocalyptic politics.
But is the election of this one man truly the hope of America?
The American people have lost everything that set us apart as a nation. Our nation’s founding was a precedent for liberty, for the entire world. This is what I have heard, that this next election is going to be the most important election in American history. So what is to be done? Is there really hope for America, or have we finally descended into the long predicted spiral reminiscent of Roman Imperial demise? Our illustrious candidates for President have argued this very question in what seems like countless debates…currently, as the primary process proceeds; it is the conservative vote that has spotlighted much of the Presidential rhetoric. With the sweeping victories of the 2010 mid-term elections, and the rising of the Tea Party on a tide of near revolutionary passion, the Constitution has taken a front seat. But what of this document? Will a strict constructivist approach bring this Country back from the edge of collapse?
No. No. No, and again No.
John Adams knew this, a man that sacrificed his life and reputation for the cause of liberty. He did not do this because liberty can be won on its own. It can only be wielded by a people who regard themselves last, putting others interest before there own. In fact, only a fallen citizenship that first recognizes its fallen estate and accepts that gift of redemption given by the true Founding Father of our nation can hope to bring itself back from potential collapse.
It is the church, not the Federal Reserve that has caused the economic collapse. It is the church, not the Congress that has allowed for the butcher of millions of the unborn. The church has become irrelevant, divided, as our country is by denominations and confused by false teachers. There are no men to lead this country because the Church has stopped producing them, and its backbone has become frail. The Word of God is being set aside for loud and ecstatic worship, or withered teaching where the congregation feels it must first repent in sackcloth and ashes. The Church has lost the supremacy of Scripture and neglected the sovereignty of God.
There is hope, but its not in the process and its not in the election…the process is what got us into this mess, its definitely not going to take us back out.
There is only one recourse that can bring our America back, and restore our glorious constitution for which our Founding Fathers tediously labored and so many brave men and women gave their lives so that it might not be preserved.
When you pray, pray for revival. It has long be known that the family is the building block of our government, and a collapse of the family is a collapse of the nation. However, the government cannot produce, legislate, or litigate strong families. That is a power and responsibility that only the Body of Christ can fulfill.
Pray for our country, know your candidates, and for goodness sake please vote. But remember, we cannot have trickle down morality. Electing godly men and women to office is a great blessing, but it is of no avail if the Church remains in its current state. Arise Church, this valley of dry bones must hear the Word of God. There is hope for this nation, but it is not in any candidate or constitution. Let this be our prayer as we stand for what is right.
“May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.”
- Psalm 25:21
Stephen Morrison is a political activist, consultant, and a hardcore American. In his spare time (if he has any), he enjoys playing the bagpipes, eating shrimp, and solving the nation’s problems.