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Faith: What America has to offer

As the saying goes, "As bad as it is, it could be worse." Last Thursday, September 11, we were reminded of a horrible day, 13 years ago. It was a bad day in the history of America. Do you ever have feelings that cause you to feel like our nation,...

As the saying goes, "As bad as it is, it could be worse." Last Thursday, September 11, we were reminded of a horrible day, 13 years ago. It was a bad day in the history of America. Do you ever have feelings that cause you to feel like our nation, in many ways, has gone from "bad to worse?" When you get that feeling remember this. America stands without equal, as a nation that still offers freedom in the midst of a troubled world! There are many places you could live in this world and it would certainly be much worse. Those places are all over the news, so I'm sure you know the places I'm referring to.

While other nations have laid a shaky foundation built upon socialism, communism and "no care or concern" for God, our Founding Father's set us up for success. They delivered us a system of government offering unprecedented success. We are now the longest ongoing constitutional republic. Among present day contemporary nations, only our nation has survived over 200 years under one form of government!

Here is a fact that cannot be denied. A strong cord for our nation, in the beginning, was the Bible's influence! And a couple hundred years later President Ronald Reagan understood the importance of having God woven into the very fabric of our nation.

President Reagan said at a prayer breakfast, "And without God, democracy will not and cannot endure. If we ever forget that we're "One Nation Under God", then we will be a "nation gone under."

Has the fabric of our nation unraveled? Are there leaders in positions to govern us with no fear or respect for God? I believe President Reagan was correct in stating his "forecast" of what will happen to our nation as we continually "strip God" out of the climate of our schools, government, and a myriad of other places.

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, in his First Inaugural Address, proclaimed to the nations these words, just before the nation entered the Depression: "...In this dedication of a nation we humbly ask the blessing of God. May He protect each and every one of us! May He guide me in the days to come."

What wonderful, wise words of faith he spoke! He was humble enough to ask God to guide him in the coming days of his highly accountable position he was in, as the 32nd President. Are you willing to humble yourself and pray for God to guide those who govern our nation? We can't change people's hearts, but we can pray for God to change people's hearts. There is too much at stake to not pray for our nation and our leaders.

As a nation, and individually, we have much to be thankful for, but our nation is drifting faster and faster from its biblical foundation. Will we still trust in God? We must pray now because we do have hope---our hope is in God. Only God's intervention will restore America to the nation that God wants us to be. No God, No hope, know God, know hope. God loves to hear from each of us, so you "know" what to do! Pastor Jim Rogers, Open Door Community Church

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