© 2008-2019 by Mark Shutts Ministries.

A Nations Morals Hijacked

 

The moral and ethical compass by which our founding fathers were guided was one of implicit trust in God and 
faithful adherence to His Word. With these a sound foundation for our country was effectively laid. These men 
were keenly aware that there was but one path to follow for the establishing of a nation that would grow and 
prosper unabated, A path which led the hearts of the founding fathers to establish and maintain a government 
based not on mans standards but upon God’s standards. Establishing a government of virtue and integrity was 
simply not an attainable prospect without God at the helm. Theirs was a keen awareness that virtue and morality simply could not exist where the presence of God did not. And so it was with this knowledge, this mind-set, and this passion for righteousness that a new land called America was given wings by God to soar as none had soared before her. The very first President, George Washington, set the tone and example for all future Presidents to follow with his statement that “It Is IMPOSSIBLE to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible!”

 

Additionally, it was also of supreme importance to our Founding Fathers that religion and morality be taught in our schools. This fact is underscored by The Northwest Ordinance (which is the single most important piece of legislation passed by members of the earlier Continental Congresses other than the Declaration of Independence} in which Is clearly stated that since Religion, (and) morality..are necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, it shall forever be encouraged, by the government. (We will delve more deeply into this part of Americas history – “schooling” – later in this article.)

 

In those rare instances when the hands of our Founding Fathers were not extended in compassionate and humble service to the people it was because they were folded in solemn prayer, seeking God’s divine direction as they labored day and night to turn the moral soil of America toward Heaven. With steadfast determination and by sweat of the brow were sewn into the landscape seeds of Christian morals, faith, and obedience to God. With great resolve those seeds were carefully tended to with the vision that as they took root and sprouted, they would continue to increase their yield from generation to generation. These were the admirable qualities of leadership indelibly etched into the early landscape of America’s history by God-fearing men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. These were the qualities that drove them in their efforts. These were the qualities by which daily they were driven to their knees in prayer. These qualities were the gauge by which they measured the integrity of their own hearts. These were great leaders because their vision for this country came from their passion for righteousness, not from their position of or passion for power. The hearts of these men hearken back to the day when God told Solomon that he could ask for anything he wanted and it would be granted to him and Solomon’s request was this: he said, “Give thy servant an understanding heart to lead the people….that I may discern between good and bad” (I Kings 3:9). This, too, was the desire of our founding fathers. A desire for wisdom to serve and lead the people in a righteous, moral and ethical manner pleasing to God.

 

It is a matter of public record that the Bible, the Name of God, the Cross of Jesus Christ and daily prayer were the moral guideposts driven into the landscape of this nation by our Founding Fathers. There can simply be no arguing of that fact. Today, however, we are witnesses to nothing less than a willing and deliberate act of open betrayal against America and its citizens as its leaders continue to dictatorially hammer those moral guideposts deep beneath America’s soil to be seen no more. An act of treason committed with malice aforethought. By doing so they have set the stage for the ushering in of complete governmental dictatorship and total eradication of every facet of Christianity, Never did our Founding Fathers foresee, nor did America’s people ever suspect that one day we would be confronted by our own government as the greatest enemy to our freedoms. We have today a White House attired in suits of egoism with a clear and disturbing personal “anti-America” and “anti-Christian agenda. In stark contrast to this, our Founding Fathers wore an altogether different “suit”. One cut from the cloth of Christian character and Godly values. Theirs was a suit tailored by and with the blistered bloody knuckled hands of men with integrity, men who labored diligently in guiding this country in one direction only, the direction of the Cross. For these men prayer was their compass and faith was their song. Today’s White House plays only the ominous melody of bulldozers vehemently rolling over the Cross to remove it completely from the American landscape.

 

Let us now take the hand of the ghost of freedoms past as he escorts us back in time to witness several events 
indicative of what this nation was meant to be. At a time when President Wilson was experiencing great difficulties in international negotiations he arrived at a cabinet meeting one morning and said to the cabinet members, “Let us pray and ask the help of God.” The President of the United States at that moment fell upon his knees with the members of the cabinet and they prayed! In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was on the verge of complete failure over the issue of whether small states should have the same representation as large states. 81 year old Benjamin Franklin offered a suggestion. He said, “Gentlemen, I have lived a long time and am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it likely that a nation can rise without His aid? I move that prayer imploring the assistance of Heaven be held every morning before we proceed to business.” The motion carried! It was in every way impossible for these men whose hearts had been shaped by a daily regimen of placing their complete hope and trust in God to ever conceive of such spiritual mutiny as has been committed by our government today. Prime examples rest in the following: Whereas Benjamin Franklin stated “If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without God’s notice, is it likely that a nation can rise without his aid,” today we hear: “One of the great strengths of the United States is that….we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Whereas George Washington stated “The Constitution is the guide that I will never abandon,” today we hear “I’ll decide what’s Constitutional” subsequently accompanied by a proposal to replace the U. S. Constitution (4,543 words in length) with a 2,300 page “New Constitution” so that the ‘gray areas’ can be cleared up. Whereas today bipartisan legislation has been signed that would make the first amendment right of free speech a ‘felony,’ George Washington said, “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

 

With prudence and wisdom our Founding Fathers took heed of God’s warning that in order for any nation to survive it must adhere only to His laws and His teachings “else the hammer of God fall upon us and break us into pieces and we become a desolation among the nations and the kingdom of God taken from us, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Jeremiah 23:29, 50:23, and Matt. 21:43). “Obey my voice, (God has said) and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you” (Jeremiah 7:23). Our Founding Fathers heeded those words. The egregious manner in which the White House has gone out of his way to distance itself as far from the Cross as possible shows its unrelenting and unyielding doggedness to trample over the Bible, the American people, their hopes and dreams, and the U. S. Constitution. Those things are very unpalatable to the current administration. With the sword point of egomaniacal power mongers pressed firmly against its jugular, the plight of our nation is at a crucial and critical point such as it has never known before. A sword ironically wielded by the hands of those who pledged to ‘serve’ America and its people with integrity and compassion. With this comes the terrifying realization that with current administrations support of atrocities such as abortion and infanticide which represents their belief that a person does not even have the right to be born, then certainly they will not stop until all other rights of the American people are taken away as well. These actions are precisely the same type of tactics that the Gestapo used in Germany just before they persecuted and slaughtered six million Jews! 

 

As mentioned earlier in this article, the Founding Fathers instituted the same Christian moral fiber into the school system and education of its children as it did for the country as a whole. Today however those fibers have been diabolically cut away. Some time ago a US District Court Judge of the state of Texas ordered that any prayer at a high school graduation must not mention the name of Jesus. This judge actually stated, “Make no mistake, this court is going to have a United States marshal in attendance at the graduation. If any student offends this court, that student will be summarily arrested and will face up to six months incarceration in the Galveston County Jail for contempt of court. Anyone who thinks I’m kidding about this order better think again….anybody who violates these orders….is going to wish that he or she had died as a child when this court gets through with them.” This is absolutely incredible and requires that a clear and concise education be given to our government on the “facts” regarding the early history of our country’s school system.

 

FIRST: Five years after establishing the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the puritans started in Boston the first

elementary school supported by tax money. In 1647 they passed an ordinance which marked the beginning of the 
US public school system. It put the Bible in the center of its curriculum, asserting that it is “one chief project of that old deluder, satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures.” Teaching our school children knowledge of God and the Scripture was the main thrust of the school education system. However, the Supreme Court in totally unconstitutional fashion banned Bible reading in public schools in 1963.

 

SECOND: All but two of the first 108 universities founded in America were Christian. Founded and organized to “promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” This includes the first, Harvard, where the student handbook listed this as Rule #1: “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, (that) the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”

 

THIRD: When King’s College (now Columbia University) opened in 1754, the following was part of an advertisement published for the school: “The chief thing that is aimed at in this college is to teach and engage children to know God in Jesus Christ.”

 

FOURTH: In its early days Princeton insisted that its faculty be “convinced of the necessity of religious experience for salvation.” John Witherspoon, the first president of Princeton said, “Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the Cross of Christ. Cursed be all learning that is not subservient to the Cross of Christ.”

 

FIFTH: WILLIAM AND MARY was established “that the Christian faith might be propagated.”

 

SIXTH: DARTMOUTH was founded to train missionaries to the Indians.

 

AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL: In 1777, Continental Congress voted to spend $300,000 to purchase Bibles which were to be distributed throughout the 13 colonies! And in 1782, the United States Congress declared, “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” Martin Luther warned, “I am much afraid that the universities (schools) will prove to be the great gates to hell, unless they diligently labour to explain the Holy Scriptures and to engrave them upon the hearts of youth.”

 

This lesson today to our esteemed current administration would not be complete without bringing to its attention the irrefutability of the fact that Peaceful religion is not spelled I-S-L-A-M! ” {Traditional Values.org, in an article from June 24, 2008} reports “All over the United States radical Muslims are pushing companies to bow to Islamic law known as Sharia….efforts are already underway here in America to introduce Sharia enclaves in some communities. What Muslims are doing has been referred to as “creeping Sharia” – that is, getting companies, communities and states to change policies in order to force everyone to obey Sharia law….”

 

Additionally, {from 4/2010, traditionalvalues.org} comes this headline and story: “CAIR ANNOUNCES VICTORY. April 23, 2010 – Washington, DC – Nihad Awad, a founder of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its chief public spokesman, was the first to start taking a victory lap and announce that evangelist Franklin Graham was “disinvited” from a National Day of Prayer ceremony at the Pentagon. This attack on Franklin Graham and Christians was engineered by CAIR and it has the fingerprints of Barack Obama’s White House all over it, said Tradition Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. Nihad Awad and CAIR offer us a preview of what America will be like if they are ever successful….There is zero tolerance for anything at variance with Islam.”

 

Further, a video posted on youtube shows English speaking Muslims living in America, protesting America. This is an excerpt of their words of protest - “Just to show where our loyalty belongs to, you see this flag here” (they then throw the American Flag on the ground and begin stomping on it) “Our loyalty does not belong to this flag, our loyalty belongs to the laws of (Islam)…. We disassociate ourselves to represent anything that this flag stands for, represents or calls for…. It is we, Islam, who will dominate all other religions, to dominate the United States, to dominate the world.” Incredibly, the White House praises Islam as a ‘Great Religion’ (AP – foxnews.com 9/1/09) President says Islam is “part of America,” hails the religion’s “commitment to justice and progress” Funny, but I don’t recall our history books mentioning any Muslims joining Paul Revere in his ride. To my knowledge the signers of the Declaration of Independence do not include any Muslim signatures. Certainly this administration must realize that welcoming your enemies as immigrants by the tens of thousands is not a good idea.

 

An article posted by {Christian Ministries International} says this….“Islam is a beautiful and peaceful religion”. Have you ever heard this claim before? If you’ve watched any news commentary shows or read any editorials in your local newspaper recently, I’d be willing to bet you have. Ever since the tragic events of 9/11, the Islamic propaganda machine and the liberal media have been doing everything they can to convince the American public that in-spite of what we see on the news every night, Islam really is a “beautiful and peaceful religion”. Unfortunately, this claim is simply false. Consider this: where in the world is the beautiful and peaceful Muslim country that millions of people are trying to immigrate to? Where in the world is that beautiful and peaceful Muslim culture that other nations so strongly admire? Where in the world has the beautiful and peaceful religion of Islam created a society characterized by freedom, justice, and human rights for all? Where in the world has the beautiful and peaceful religion of Islam produced economic prosperity and opportunity for the majority of its adherents? The sad truth to all of the above questions is that there is no such beautiful and peaceful Muslim country or culture anywhere in the world….the fact remains that nowhere in the world do we find this so-called “beautiful and peaceful religion” of Islam producing a society characterized by freedom, justice, and prosperity. What has the religion of Islam truly produced in the lives and societies of its adherents? Terrorism, human rights abuses, slavery, poverty, warfare, hopelessness, hatred of Jews and Christians… these are the actual fruit of this religion. And this shouldn’t surprise us when you consider the fact that in the Koran, the Muslim holy book, there are over 100 verses directing Muslims to fight and kill Jews, Christians, and other Infidels. And it shouldn’t surprise us when you see that Mohammed, the founder and prophet of Islam, left his followers with an example of military conquest and plunder. And it shouldn’t surprise us when you understand that the religion of Islam is nicknamed “the religion of the sword”. These are the roots of this religion (evil roots = evil religion = evil fruit… and Jesus told us, “you will know them by their fruit.”)….{2005 Christian Ministries International, Inc.}

 

In closing, I submit the following facts into evidence for our government:

 

The founding fathers established the Constitution to do just two things:

 

Establish a federal government for the United States of America and Delegate to the federal government           certain, limited (and enumerated) powers.

 

The Constitution was written by the thirteen original states. The federal government created by the states, via the Constitution, exists to serve the states. Until the states delegated some powers to the new federal government, those powers belonged to the states. The states, of course, delegated only some of their powers to the federal government while retaining most of their powers for themselves. It is important to recognize that the states are the “boss” of the federal government! The states “hired” the federal government and set forth the rules as to how it should operate. The Constitution is a list of those rules. Just as a manager is expected to enforce company rules to manage employees, it is the responsibility of the states to enforce the Constitution to manage the federal

government. The states are the rightful and logical enforcers of the Constitution. Until the states exercise those rights our President will continue to thumb his nose at the Constitution.

 

It was, without fear of contradiction, an unshakable belief, faith, and trust in God that inspired, guided, and drove the hearts of our nations Founding Fathers to establish and build this country solely upon the Christian faith. It is my prayer that Christians throughout America continue to fix their eyes and hearts upward to the God of all creation immovable, without compromise, and with unswayed courage in the face of intimidation holding high the Cross of Christ. “He is near that justifies us; let us stand together: And may we endure, standing fast in the faith, remaining faithful to the end. Let us stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; for it is by faith that we stand. Our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, TO STAND!” (Ephesians 6:13, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Philippians 1:27, 2 Corinthians 1:24, 1 Corinthians 2:5, Isaiah 50:8.)

 

Finally, I leave with you the wisdom of George Washington who said, “The patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their government is a great marvel. The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”

 

God bless you,

Mark Shutts