8-11-2016

Scriptural Truth – Evil & Good

 

The first president of the United States, George Washington, made the following statement, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the bible.” There will be those who try to distort our nation’s first leader’s beliefs. History doesn’t lie in the fact that God must be part of it for a nation to be great. The are men who served this country in the role of the presidency who understood very well the concept of governing properly and effectively meant laws needed to be based upon biblical teachings and authority. Despite the chaos our country is in there are still national monuments which preserve the inscriptions upon on them adhering to our founding fathers beliefs. We have gone from a country which once used text books with biblical based teachings to one teaching tolerance and abominations to God. The prophet Isaiah wrote the following “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Is. 5:20). A warning given years ago, even before Christ entered the world, to try to make man understand there is a distinct difference in man’s ways and God’s ways. In God We Trust” first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957. A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956.The first paper currency bearing the phrase entered circulation on October 1, 1957. Why the history lesson? Simply put we had a nation which was faltering and as we were on our knees we were able to look up and looking up opened our eyes to the supremacy of God. Our trust can’t be within ourselves but must be in the one who created us. President Woodrow Wilson our 28th president stated “The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and the spiritual nature and needs of men.” We can’t substitute evil for good and call it good; evil will always be an abomination to God and evil will always be the downfall of any nation. In closing may we all be reminded from the scripture the one simple fact which history repeats, Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Until next week this is ScripturalTruth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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