In watching some of the Democratic National Convention on television this week, it has been interesting to see the absence of God. I don’t believe America’s finest hours will be in front of us if we take God out of government and public life. It is God who set the standards we are to live by.
It is God who said, “You shall not murder.”
It is God who said, “You shall not steal.”
It is God who said, “You shall not commit adultery.”
It is God who said, “Honor your father and your mother”
It is God who said, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
It is God who said, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
It is God who said, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”
It is God who said, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
It is God who said, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
It is God who said, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
God created us and this earth we live on. Who do we think we are to try to rewrite the rules and run things apart from Him? Who do we think we are to try to take Him out of everything?
As Dr. Tony Evans said, “When One Nation Under God becomes One Nation Apart From God, expect the consequences.” That’s true in our individual lives and for our nation.
- Reposted from Rev. Franklin Graham
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