II Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
Chief Justice Warren went on to proclaim the following (see the previous post for more context):
“I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people … I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country.”
While America was founded on God’s Word and God’s spirit, and while 60 years ago we were still living in the spirit of the Christian religion, it is difficult to see that foundation or that spirit in our nation today. It is not evident in our courthouses, our statehouses, or our schoolhouses. Though our nation’s rights and our nation’s structures were based on the Bible, we have steadily and at times quickly drifted astray since 1954. In doing so, we have removed ourselves from God’s protection and from the basis of our rights.
We began, as a nation, throughly furnished. We existed through the decades, as a nation, because we were throughly furnished. We endured the difficulties, as a nation, because we were throughly furnished. We thrived, as a nation, because we were throughly furnished. Yet, since 1954 we have found our furnishing in ourselves and this furnishing has been far from thorough. In doing so, our successes, our endurance, and even our existence are at risk. It is time to return to the spirit of the Christian religion, upon which our entire form of government is based.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AN AMERICAN RETURN TO THE THOROUGH FURNISHING OF THE WORD OF GOD. We have gone from a nation that is throughly furnished to one that is marginally furnished, and should all desperately yearn for the former.