Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ben Franklin on prayer

In light of the judge's recent ruling against the "National Day of Prayer",
I was thinking how in our country today the liberals, socialists, and other non-believers in education, politics, law, the media, etc. are trying to re-write American History.

The Communist Karl Marx himself declared: “The first battlefield is the rewriting of history.”

They are attempting to tear down our founding father's faith, and their dependence on God, and on prayer to God. They are trying to dismiss or discredit any ties to God and prayer which they alluded to in our Original Documents. Yes, they were sinful men as we are, with many faults that can be pointed out. I'm sure some were actually born-again believers in Christ, and some were not. I know some were deists, some may have believed in God but not in the Divinity of Jesus, etc., but that's not my point.

My point is that the God to whom they prayed, and incorporated into the Documents and founding of our country was the Sovereign Almighty Creator of the Universe! Even as the men in the Bible were sinful and flawed, and scripture clearly points out many of their flaws, it was never about the men themselves. It was about the God they served. That's because it's not about them, it's about the God who made them and Jesus who redeemed them! The Bible, as well as all of history, is actually "HIS-STORY".

Benjamin Franklin, talked about prayer in the following address to the
Constitutional Convention:
"In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard; and they were graciously answered. All of us, who were engaged in the struggle, must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need its assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, That God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?"

Sure, you can bring up things about Ben Franklin and other "Founding Fathers" to discredit their character or their relationship with Jesus, but again, it's not about the men, it's about the GOD who guided them!

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