For those who study the early beginnings of this country, they will tell you that religious principles were its’ foundations. John Jay, the first Supreme Court justice had pointed out that it was the duty of our Christian nation to prefer Christians for their rulers. Up until 1961 a religious oath requiring a belief in God was still in several states. The Supreme Court overturned it in that year. And up until 1963 many classrooms across the country still had Bibles in them. The Supreme Court overturned that, too. This country has changed a lot in the past two hundred plus years.
Psalm 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” For a nation to be blessed their Lord needs to be God. Their God needs to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the supreme judge of the Universe. “The United States has been blessed because it has been one nation under God. We still have on the currency In God We Trust. I hope that it can stay that way.” said Pastor Josh.
“I’m not a terribly political person from the pulpit but I see things that don’t make much sense to me. I see things I don’t like. I see things that are of a personal nature, a family nature, and I get kind of concerned for my kids and I get concerned for myself. I’ll be honest with you. I’ve seen things I never thought would happen.” said Pastor Josh.
“Preachers years ago got up and said this would happen and I said, ‘Those guys are crazy.’ Look what’s happened in the last 30 years. What might happen in the next 30? Man would say, ‘Look how much we’ve progressed.’ But I tell you, you will never progress past ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.’ Why say that in a small country church? Because somebody needs to say it. Because if we don’t, pretty soon they’ll be coming in here to tell me what I can say and what I can’t say.” concluded our pastor.
The loss of religious freedom is awfully hard to get back. Blessed is the nation…not as the President says, or the Supreme Court says, or as the King says, or as some tyrant says, or as some dictator would say not at all…but blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. There isn’t anybody more for us than Jesus Christ.