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So Help Me God…

Have you ever wondered where or why we use “so help me God” when taking an oath here in the United States? Or why our money has “in God we trust” on it?

As you read through the Bible, you will start to note rather quickly that our founders knew their Bible pretty well. If you have any understanding concerning our Constitution and the laws that were set up during the time that this country experienced birth pains, you will recognize that our founders based many of our laws and the Constitution on Scripture.

If you are using my book, “Faithful Promises of God”, to read through the Bible, you’ve, no doubt, already ran across the importance of picking Godly leaders. That includes a national leader, a local leader, a Pastor and a Godly husband (which leads the family and set the tone). History is important and that is why we need to read the Old Testament as well as the New Testament.

When we read “they did what was right in their own eyes” or “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord”, we need to realize that there are consequences to our behavior. And those consequences often affect many people around the sin.

“They rejected His decrees and the covenant He had made with their fathers and the warnings He had given them. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them and although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do,” and they did the things the Lord had forbidden them to do.” (2 Kings 17:15) Now, let’s think about this one verse in Scripture that is full of how to apply it to our lives today. Have we rejected God as a nation? Have we rejected Him in our personal lives? Do you follow the Bible? Yes, yes, I understand that “all have sinned” but do most Americans even know what the Bible says, let alone try to live lives pleasing to the Lord? Do we have many who feel worthless? Is the United States of America, which was founded on Biblical principles, continuing to follow the laws set up, especially concerning immigration? Are we as a nation, doing things that the Lord has forbidden?

When our country’s higher powers take out “so help me God” and no longer have people swearing their oath on the Bible, is that rejecting God? Although our forefathers formed much of our government after the Bible and this country was founded on Christian principles, it was intended to run as a Christian nation. Yes, we welcome other religions to practice their faith but the founders intended the government to be a Christian based nation. And anyone coming into our country is expected to follow our laws, not make up their own laws or bring their laws in from the country they came from.

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established, the authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement on themselves….Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.” (Romans 13: 1-2, 5) We may not always like what the laws are but according to this Scripture, we are to obey those laws. Thankfully, our government is set up in such a way that we can speak out and work to change such laws.

Please note that this is not meant to be divisive but rather to get many people to read the Bible and also to grasp what our forefathers were basing the new form of government that we now know as the United States of America on.

As always, I welcome any comments from you. If you cannot write a comment here, please go to A Fae Original on facebook. But in the meantime, I challenge you to stay in the Word!

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