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If the foundations be destroyed, What Can the Righteous Do?

Gary Kelly

EarsToHear.net

June 28, 2015

 

Progressives have no foundation for how they selectively choose to accept their carnal “moral” boundaries because they love their sin and hate God’s law of Nature. Christian conservatives on the other hand are solid in their foundation as defined by Biblical moral virtue and "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." An example of this difference is "Why does America love Justice Ginsburg and Loathe Clarence Thomas?"

 

Progressives are quick to lay claim to this second phrase in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness."

 

However, the premise for this phrase is purposely excluded, ignored, avoided, and boycotted by progressives, which lays out the foundation for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" in the preceding opening first phrase: "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."

 

The questions therefore, that has yet to be asked and satisfactorily answered by many of the pundits on both sides of the marriage issue is this: How can the premise for how "Rights" are to be "entitled" be excluded from the edict itself? What do "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" imply? What "truth" is "self-evident? What are "certain unalienable Rights" that are not to be violated? Is the definition of unalienable not important? Meaning prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, infringement, or desecration, incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable. Are not those “certain unalienable Rights” predicated on “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God?” If not, what then is the supposed progressive foundation for “Rights?”

 

Perhaps the five despotic justices who are bent on imposing this progressive politically correct carnal dogma of promoting sin possess a wisdom that supersedes that of the founders who established the legal system they swore to uphold? Perhaps also, "We the People" have capitulated and surrendered to this Marxist-like tyranny that has hijacked the Republic. The last two rulings by the court are yet more indicators that the "experiment" is over and the warnings from the founders and others such as Abraham Lincoln, are seeing their fears come to fruition: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

 

It is now up to “We the people” to elect Constitutionalists in order to replace these despots. Yet who is going to provide the necessary inspiration to “illuminate the minds” of “We the People?” Will Americas follow the same destructive path of the Israelites in the Old Testament for defying God, which was written for “our example?” (1 Corinthians 10:5-8).

 

“If the foundations be destroyed, what Can The Righteous Do?” (Psalms 11):  “In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily (secretly, in the dark) shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. For the righteous LORD loves righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.”

 

2 Chronicles 7:14
o "If my people..." Citizens of the Kingdom of God

o  "...which are called by My Name,..." Christians

o  "...shall humble themselves,..." Worthy?

o  "...and pray, and seek my face,..." Power of God required

o  "and turn from their wicked ways;..." Repent (choose this day whom you will serve, self & flesh or God & Spirit?)

o  "...then will I hear from heaven,..." If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

o  "...and will forgive their sin,..." And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

o  "...and will heal their land." Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.


Thomas Jefferson: “Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves." 

 

“The most effectual means of preventing the perversion of power into tyranny are to illuminate …the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts which history exhibits, that …they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes.”

If Christians, possessing Biblical moral virtue, do not become more aggressive in confronting progressive political correctness and illuminating the minds of "We the people," then like Israel, can we not expect God to "turn His face" from America?

 

Gary Kelly's web site is EarsToHear.net and the author of Lessons of The Holy Spirit: A Guide for Entering the Kingdom of God and Discover Why It Pleased God to Hide His Kingdom from the Wise.