Christian Heritage

Speech at a Local Church, October 24th, 2010

Today, I want to speak to you about God’s relationship with America and how all Christians have responsibility to vote with wisdom in the upcoming mid-term election November 2nd.

Did God have a plan for America?  Our Lord is very much involved in human history.  The Creator of the universe is not only the God of man, but the God of nations.  God chose and anointed men who knew His heart.  They were righteous men from the prophets Noah, Abraham and Moses. 

He blesses and ordains key people and events at times when those nations can accomplish great things.

The Lord’s providence has been evident from the very beginning of America.  God had a divine and specific plan for our nation.  History books fail to tell us that in 1607 and again in 1620 that the Pilgrims planted a cross in the sand and fell to their knees to praise and glorify God.  “The Mayflower Compact” was the first record in history, which free and equal men made a covenant with God as they incorporated the Bible and the 10 Commandments into their own civil government.  These principles paved the way for our Founding Fathers as they formulated the U.S. Constitution.

In my opinion there were (2) men that were anointed by God to be disciples in America.  Our history books teach us that Christopher Columbus discovered the new world by accident while on his journey to find a trade route to the Indies.  Nothing is taught about his faith and that God gave him his mission to evangelize the World. 

Throughout history, great men in all walks of life have acknowledged that the Bible and the Holy Spirit as the foundation for their accomplishments.  Columbus was no exception.  He wanted to prove the prophecy of Isaiah 40:22,
“He who is enthroned above the circle of the earth”.  Columbus also wrote the “Book of Prophecies” while on his trips (which I quote from in my book) and stated that he used no instruments for navigation, but that the Holy Spirit directed his every move.

Our history books also do not teach us that George Washington wrote (24) pages of prayers called “Daily Sacrifices”.  The first entry was called Sunday Morning (also shown in my book). As an officer during the French and Indian War he was assigned to General Braddock of the British Army. While in battle Washington had (2) horses shot from under him and (4) bullet holes in his shirt, but no blood.  Later in a letter written to his brother Lawrence, he stated, “It was the providence of God that kept him safe during the battle”.  God did have a plan for America!!!

After the Revolutionary War, the French government wanted to know how a small nation as America had defeated the strongest Army in the world, the British.  The French sent Alexis De Tocqueville a famous historian and statesman to America to find the answer.  He studied our schools, our government and our natural resources.  It wasn’t until he visited the American churches that he found his answer.  Reporting back to France, he stated, “The pulpits were aflame with righteousness.  America is great, because America is good.  If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”.

God did sanction America.  The Lord blessed us with the founding fathers who were great students of history.  They realized one common truth: Freedom comes only from God.  Our founders established our government upon the principles of God’s Holy Word and that Christian values and teachings would carry our fragile government and nation.  These brilliant men and women incorporated God’s Word and the Ten Commandments into the Constitution when formulating our Republic form of government.

In my book, I dedicate one entire chapter to the difference between a Republic and a Democracy form of government.

The reason our founders called our new government a Republic is because a republic form of government believes that the Creator is greater than those He creates.  We have eroded to a Democracy where government of the people has lost its freedoms and power to elected officials (Congress) acting in the name of government.  Our founders looked at a democracy as another form of tyranny.  Democracy has always failed in past civilizations. 

Democracies are backed by the beliefs of secular humanism- that man can do everything.   The Roman Empire started as a Republic and ended with a failed democracy.
James Madison our 4th President stated, “Democracies have always been spectacles of turbulence and contention, have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property and have in general, been short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths”.

Since prayer was removed from our public schools in 1962 the following statistics have been recorded:

1) America is #1 in the world in crime with a prison population of over 2 million
2) Abortion has taken the lives of over 51 million innocent children (explain abortion per book stats)
3) Christian symbols and traditions are continually being removed from public buildings and monuments
4) We have gone from #1 in education in the world to 10th in graduation rates in high school and #24th in math and science graduates
5) Our industrial base has gone from #1 to #6th in the world
6) Moral values have continued to deteriorate
You cannot separate the wayward trends of a nation. We are definitely a nation that’s lost its way!!

Church, what have we done to America?  The nation that I have known is disappearing.  God gave us our freedoms and prosperity.  Yet, we have allowed His Word to be removed from the schoolhouse to the courthouse.  Instead of showing reverence and thankfulness, we have dishonored, blindsided and have been disobedient to the One who gave us everything.  The Lord cannot continue to tolerate our disobedience.

God has always been the main ingredient. In the early years of our nation, (27) of the (56) signers of The Declaration of Independence attended seminary schools. (23) of our first (26) universities were Christian schools. The people of our nation must be reminded what the Lord of the Universe did for America.  We must be reminded that our freedom and abundance comes from His graciousness.  It is the result of His magnificent workmanship that has made America the greatest nation in the world.

We need to reclaim America!  We need to take America back to the nation envisioned by our founding fathers, back for our children and grandchildren.

Out first duty is to show up at the voting booth on November 2nd, to be informed and vote for the candidates that best represent Godly values.

I believe the following quotation well describes the state of America today.  President James Garfield, also a Christian minister reminded Americans, “The American people are responsible for the character of Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in national legislature”.

George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern without God and the Bible”.

Charles Finney, a minister in America during the 2nd Great Awakening reminded Christians, “The church must take right ground in regards to politics.  The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men-God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the church takes right ground.

Politics are part of religion in this country and Christians must do their due diligence as part of their duty to God.  God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.

Those who have their Bibles turn to 2nd Chronicles 7:14 and we can recite it together:  “If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.

William Penn stated, “If man is not governed by God, then he must be governed by tyrants.  Law, God’s Law successfully governed our Founding Fathers and all generations since”.

History tells us that government can not solve an economic crisis by taxing and spending itself into prosperity.  If that were possible, every poor country in the world would confiscate the financial holdings of its people and waste is on projects and programs motivated by political power. 

Congress, both the House and the Senate are out of touch with the people they represent.  We have a congress that is all about power and money.  Our Founders warned us that placing too much control into a central authority could be a threat to our freedoms. These elite “pound on your chest” members of congress, who think they are above the law have glorified their own world.  They should be walking around wearing Roman togas with wreaths on their heads, as did the Roman Senators.  They are placing this
nation into the same social, political and economical position as Rome prior to the demise of its empire.

Remember our politicians work for us.  We don’t work for them.  Government cannot give us freedom or wealth.  Government can only give what government first takes.  Latest statistics show that (1) out of every (7) US citizens are below the poverty level and are on welfare.   In September we set a new record of over 100,000 home foreclosures.  The only stimulus we need is to have our God given freedoms.  Government, get out of our way so that we can reclaim and right this nation.

Everyone should be concerned about their future, because that is where you will be spending the rest of your life.  Your life is like book, each day you have an opportunity to write a new page.  Only in America, do we have freedom to create our own path and fate by the decisions we make.  So fill those pages with responsibility to God and our future generations.  Each of us is responsible for our own choices and not the government.  So make the right ones-when one generation fails, all that has happened before is lost.

Proverbs 13:22 states, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.  That inheritance should not be debt!!!

Thomas Jefferson stated, “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.  I place economy among the first and most important of Republic virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared”.

The national election on November 2nd is only the first step.  This nation needs another Great Awakening.  We need to go from
spectator Christians with spiritual amnesia to an army of spirit empowered believers to reclaim what is ours, A Godly Nation!!!

I must remind you of the words of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan who said, “Without God, democracy will not and cannot endure, if we forget we are one nation under God, then we will be one nation gone under.

Television Interview

Author Joe Kulbacki’s appearance on the Harvest Show, September 28th, 2010, discussing the themes of his book America: A Nation That’s Lost It’s Way