THE BIBLE, NOT PANTHEISM
The USA was founded as one nation under one God, the God of the Bible. As citizens of the USA, people can believe in just about anything they want, as long as they recognize that the government of this country is based on the belief system given by the Bible, the words and principles of the Judeo-Christian God, who we believe is the One True God. He is Elohim: The one and only divine creator of all of us. And there are inalienable rights under His system of love, and rules for life. He is El Elyon: The Most High God, higher and wiser than any other god. We are not one nation governed by pantheism, under many gods.
Before the Revolutionary War in America, Bibles written in English came exclusively from England. But with the war, importation stopped. Congress resolved to import 20,000 Bibles from Holland, Scotland and elsewhere, into the different parts of the States of the Union. Becoming a new country without the reliance on the precepts of the Bible was unthinkable.
What makes the United States a Christian nation? Many people think it’s because of the forefathers of our nation, but that’s not it. Not all of them were even born-again Christians. Some think it’s because the people of our nation are primarily Christian, but that’s not it either.
Our country is a Christian nation because of its form of government. The ideas embodied in the constitution stem primarily from the Bible. At one point in modern history this was challenged.
Consequently, a ten-year research study was done of the political documents of the Founder’s Era (1760-1805), and every quote or reference to a source outside the Bible was documented. The research was published in 1983, which showed that 94% of the ideas in our Constitution are based directly or indirectly on the Bible.
What we believe as Christians are the words of our God, the God of the Bible. He has been challenged in the past, both the far reaching past and the past that is still lingering on our breath. I have to admit that in some categories I’ve been lulled into complacency, not even realizing it’s happened.
It’s like the story of the frog. If he’s put into a pot of boiling water, he will immediately jump out. If he’s put into a pot of cool water and the heat gradually is turned up, he will cook and die. (Horrible story, I know, but it gets the point across).
The deterioration of truth is slow and calculated perfectly to the human condition, to a person’s mental, emotional and social state. Scientists probably know exactly how long it takes and the conditions for a carefully placed erroneous idea to infiltrate and begin to infect the mind of a normally sound person.
This infiltration happened to the Israelites of the Old Testament over and over, as well as to those who walked with Jesus on earth and those believers of the first century church. The twisting of truth by the Leviathan spirit talked about in the Bible, has not stopped. That’s why we must continually refresh ourselves with the truth from God’s Word.
God’s will is to “have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2: 4-5). God formed our bodies.
Isaiah 44:24 tells us: “Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”
He gave us the amazing brains we have. It’s the Most High God who placed the nearly incredulous gamut of emotions within us and the triggers that set them on fire. (Love, passion, grief, anger, jealousy, power).
Only the God of the Bible created us as everlasting spirit beings, with the ability to speak and the will to make choices. Numbers 16:22 tells us that the God of the Bible is “the God of the spirits of all flesh.”
Nebuchadnezzar knew and worshipped many gods, but when he witnessed the three men walking in the fire, he recognized that their God was greater than his.
“Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, ‘Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither.’ Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
“And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them” (Dan. 3: 26-27).
The God of the Bible is greater than any other god, in so many ways. Do we know Him? Not just His acts, but His ways? And what about His First begotten son, Jesus Christ. We have read and studied many great men and women and many great teachers, but there’s only One First begotten son of the One and only Creator of everything we know and don’t know. Do we know Him? I mean, really know Him?
We can know Jesus Christ better if we want to. There’s only one legitimate Lord of Lords, sent from the Most High God and that’s Jesus. Yesterday I saw a marquee in front of a local church that says, “God sent His only begotten son, not a committee.”
The principles taught in the Bible are the ones that have been put in place as a contractual agreement for the government of the people of the United States of America. And there’s good reason for that. As Christians, let’s get better acquainted with the principles and more importantly, with the God who authored them and the son who showed us how to apply them.
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