Thoughts from a farmer: Knowledge of founders points to nation’s biblical underpinnings


 By Dennis Teske

        By knowing your founders you will know your history.  Today America is being spoon fed a revisionist history and a distortion of your heritage. We are one nation under God; don’t let anyone tell you any different. Today’s news media would have you believe the slogan “perception is reality” and truth is determined by a public opinion poll. Schools teach of a Social Justice and the list goes on. Truth can only be found in the context of the Holy Scriptures.

The Declaration of Independence’s states. ”We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Please notice a few of the underpinnings of this statement. Government does not grant these rights, THEY CAN’T, these rights come from God. We have countless God given rights but these are only a few listed. All men are created equal and that doesn’t mean we are all equal. I’m not equal to Bill Gates on a professional level but we are equal in our liberties and our laws.
The following quotes were representative in our founders’ day.
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers,” John Jay ( The first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court)
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but  by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ,”  Patrick Henry.
Samuel Adams spoke these words after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men  ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.” The House Judiciary Committee - 1854 
In this age there can be no substitution for Christianity… That was  the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.
Can you see it folks, there is a clear and consistent message from our founders. The Liberty Bell’s inscription is a bible quote “Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. Leviticus 25:10
Our schools in the beginning of the republic were Christian Schools.
Religion, morality and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. The Northwest Ordinance  1789
The education movement began in the Massachusetts Legislature in 1647. The law required in communities of 50 or more families or households to have free grammar school education to teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, ciphering , history, geography and bible study.
Public schools were initially established to insure that all children received lessons in the bible so that propagation of the Christian faith would continue to the glory of God. Of the first 108 colleges 106 were founded on the Christian faith established by Evangelical Christians.
How times have changed and our nation is in the balance. The victims are the children. Is it reasonable to assume that government, without God will solve our problems? Consider the following. God has officially been removed from public education and Christian parents have yielded to this gutting of their freedom. The Founding Fathers knew what would result if the Christian faith faltered. 
This is what happened according to the Heritage Foundation. In 1940 teachers listed the top problems in public schools as: talking out of turn, chewing gum, making noise and running in the halls. In 1990, teachers listed the top problems as: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide and rape.
As a little boy my family moved often. It seemed to me we were a band of gypsies. My father was a driller on a drilling rig and that rig moved all the time. I stayed very introverted and backwards during that time. I do remember a teacher in our travels coming up to me one day and extending her hand out for mine. I remember the softness of her touch and the warmth she gave me that day. She led me over to where other little boys were playing and she introduced me to them.  After that  we went inside and she prayed this prayer: Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on thee, and by thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. The security that gave me that day would stay with me through my life.
By the way that prayer was declared illegal in 1962 by the Supreme Court.
There was a man that campaigned on hope and change in this election cycle. Hope is gone … and is this the change you were looking for?  Instead of the artificial hope of a man, the real and true hope for tomorrow comes from the One who can change the heart today.
Can you see it. See what we’ve done as a nation to appease the few. Our nation has lost her moral compass and we are adrift in a sea of corrupt politicians. Government is seizing power with inevitable corruption. 
A godless government attracts power seeking politicians who desire to rule men’s lives. Also attracted to this government are parasites that can’t seem to pay their taxes but demand you to pay yours.
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