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HE IS RISEN By Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Posted by soldierservant on March 27, 2008

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This article is good though I may not agree with all of it. But is shows
you that our forefathers were not hypocrites but dealt wth the tyranny
that directly affected them. The second ammendment is coming under
scrutiny now from the supreme court. The very reason for our right to
bear arms is because of our military being used against us. How do fools
think martial law will be established? It is always done through the
military. They will be betrayed by the very thing they worship. At least
Chuck is honoring the resurrection while most churches are having Easter
egg hunts.

 This column is archived at
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On this Good Friday, it behooves us to remind ourselves (Christians
should need no reminder) of the significance of this season. Along
with the virgin birth, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
forms the cornerstone of the Christian faith. Indeed, the resurrection
of Jesus separates Christianity from all the world’s religions.

Furthermore, the overwhelming number of America’s founders understood
the connection between the Christian faith and the rise of these
United States. John Quincy Adams said, “The highest glory of the
American revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond,
the principles of civil government with the principles of
Christianity.”

Adams also said, “From the day of the Declaration . . .they [the
American people] were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by
the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledge as the
rules of their conduct.”

Then, on July 4, 1837, Adams said these words, “Why is it that, next
to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most
venerated festival returns on this day? . . . Is it not that, in the
chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly
linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event
in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the
Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the
foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the
corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of
Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of
the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at
the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew
prophets six hundred years before?”

Daniel Webster also acknowledged the relationship between our
founders’ Christian faith and America’s creation. He said, “Finally,
let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers
were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian
religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They
sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their
society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions,
civil, political, or literary.”

Noah Webster, the man who is called the Father of American Education,
said, “Education is useless without the Bible.” He also said, “The
Bible was America’s basic textbook in all fields.”

Noah Webster went on to say, “In my view, the Christian religion is
the most important and one of the first things in which all children,
under a free government, ought to be instructed. . . . No truth is
more evident to my mind, than that the Christian religion must be the
basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges
of a free people.”

One more quotation from Noah Webster is necessary at this point. He
said, “The religion which has introduced civil liberty, is the
religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety,
and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a
sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity,
and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.”

These sentiments were the sentiments of America from the inception of
our great country. Remember, the voyagers of the Mayflower made a
covenant between themselves and Almighty God. It is called the
Mayflower Compact, and in it they said the reason they had made the
voyage and determined to plant a colony in the new world was “for the
glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith.”

It was only in the last half of the 20th Century that America began
trying to distance itself from our Christian heritage. Yet today,
educators, entertainers, chief executives, and politicians are in the
process of supplanting our Christian heritage with the pseudoreligions
of secularism and multiculturalism.

What many people do not understand is that when America abandons its
dependence upon the God of the Bible, it will–at the same
time–surrender the very foundation of our liberty and independence.
As Thomas Jefferson said, “And can the liberties of a nation be
thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a
conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the
gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?”

Patrick Henry agreed with Jefferson. He said, “It is when people
forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”

As we celebrate the vicarious death and victorious resurrection of
Jesus Christ, may each of us rededicate ourselves to preserving the
great Christian heritage of these United States for our posterity. And
this commitment involves much more than attending church once a week
or repeating an occasional catechism. It means we must seek to
incorporate the principles of liberty and independence into the very
fabric of our lives and work. It means we will offer eternal vigilance
to the fundamental principles upon which America was built; we will
not rest on our laurels. Liberty has no guarantees, no assurances.
Each generation must work to preserve, protect, and defend the
principles of constitutional government and Christian philosophy, or
else liberty is lost.

The angel spoke of Christ declaring, “He is risen.” And so He is. And
because Christ lives, liberty and freedom may also live. Why? Because
“where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

HAPPY EASTER!
 (c) Chuck Baldwin chuck@chuckbaldwinlive.com  http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com

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