Are we losing it?
On the Road to ForeverApril 4, 2012 | 14,537 views | 2 comments
I have nothing personal against judges and lawyers; in fact, without them we would be in a worse mess than we find ourselves today. But, they can be some of the most counterproductive people on the face of the planet when it comes to mandating a law or setting a precedent to lean upon for all of time. The agenda is the fight.
Well, the Supreme Court has a real hot potato on its hands with the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” aka, the “Obama Healthcare Act.” Insurance has grown from a gangland bullying tactic to a multi-billion dollar “legal” business we simply can’t do without. Protection has always come at a high cost, but let’s face it, folks, you cannot find a better return on your investment anywhere. If everyone in America gets health insurance, will my monthly cost go down? Ha! If all of a sudden our automobiles all start making 70 mpg, do you think gas will drop to $1 per gallon again? Well, the rub about this whole thing is this. If you don’t get health insurance, is it legal for the government to penalize your income earnings, forcing you to participate in a federal government-sponsored health-insurance plan? The plan is to squeeze this round peg into the square hole of Commerce Regulation and is the penalty to be treated as a tax or not a tax.
Can the feds get away with this? Every television in America is new, isn’t it? America is in the throes of a full-scale cultural war. The moral and spiritual underpinnings of American civilization are collapsing. Did the Founding Fathers of this great country advocate “separation of church and state”? Did the Founding Fathers reject expressions of Christianity in government and public schools? Did the Founding Fathers intend for federal institutions to be religiously neutral? I invite you to attend a seminar, “The Silencing of God,” Saturday, April 7, Church of Christ Annex Building, 1206 Third St. in Floresville. Take a trip back to the now-withered roots and vanishing values of America’s past. You will not believe what you see and what you hear. I will go out on a limb and say, if you were born in the ’60s, or later, you were never taught these lessons of American history. I will also add, there are people today who do not want you to witness this DVD presentation. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues until about 2 p.m. A continental breakfast will be served and a free lunch will also be available.
America’s greatness flourished with its “Trust in God.” [Acts of the Apostles 2: 36-47] Those who directly and indirectly witness the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus were in total awe when they realized the personal impact of these events. Jesus left one very important directive behind, “Remember Me.” As we participate in the “Lord’s Supper,” we are to remember what Jesus has done for us. He lovingly gave His own life as a redeeming ransom for the sins of the world: past, present, and future. The church flourished in God’s love. The Founding Fathers of America based a new nation and government around the premise of God’s Word.
As the years pass and we get farther away from our roots, the church and America alike are forgetting the great sacrifices of our beginnings. We must revisit and rehearse the now-simple beginnings of our faith and national pride, lest we completely forget the God of heaven who has made it all possible. The neutral me-ism being propagated today is totally counterproductive to the saving of souls, and the securing of freedoms for the common man. We’re losing on all fronts without a strong faith in God.
Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. His email is email@example.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
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