In the American Patriot’s Bible there are listed the elements of the American people that made our republic thrive and grow. America experienced God’s providence and bounty when American’s were still a thriving Christian majority – – – Oh, wait! There is still a Christian majority in the United States of America. If you include the small percentage of the “other” who simply do not think it is any of your business what faith they practice, Christians in America are 85% of the population. How can this be true in a nation that is glorifying fornication to the extent of pornography on our televisions, and teaching children in our schools ‘How To’s’ that I would be horrified to have to type out for edification? I am sure every adult who is reading my words can fill in what I have not typed.
When my father attended public school, in New Jersey, he was exposed to subjects not taught in today’s American public schools. Economics is an excellent example of a class we might not see in our schools today. Our children would benefit from the knowledge regarding such an important subject to every household and every nook and cranny of our badly Super-Sized Government. The King James Version of the Holy Bible is the most important example of what is missing in America’s public education. It is ludicrous to say that the First Amendment requires a “separation of church and state.” It isn’t there. I only need to make one statement to convince you that our founding fathers did not leave their faith at the front door of government each morning. The founders held Christian church services in the building that Congress was housed in. We need to ask ourselves why we have abandoned the very Judeo-Christian values and morals which built a great nation, and provided the greatest security and growth for American families and communities as the world has never seen before.
Giving credit to Dr. Richard Glee, and The Patriot’s Bible those basic American elements were:
The Dignity of Human Life – Exodus 20:13, Matthew 22:39
The Traditional Monogamous Family – Genesis 2:23, 24, Matthew 19:5
A National Work Ethic – 2 Thessalonians 3:10
The Right to a God-Centered Education – Ephesians 6:4
The Abrahamic Covenant – Genesis 12:1-3, Galatians 3:7
Common Decency – Matthew 22:39
Our Personal Accountability to God – Hebrews 9:27
Because of these common beliefs and practices, the American population was very much ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave,” not to mention the most productive nation in history. America’s dilemma is that she (the population) wants the ability to sin, and call it good. How did Americans come to believe that God was extremely tolerant in the sin department? The Bible says what it means in plain English. There are reasons the enemy within America has pushed so hard to defy logic in our courts. Their goal was to transform America from the great Christian republic of her founding. We have heard all of the horror stories regarding past and present administrations, congress, judges, and their policies which have hacked away at the foundation of our republic for decades. We The People sent every crooked politician to Washington; with a few exceptions of actual wide spread voter fraud. What is happening in Washington is just a mirror image of what is going on in America from coast to coast.
There is no Christian doctrine save God’s doctrine.
When Jesus talked of the scriptures, at that time in history, he was quoting the Greek Septuagint translated by 70 scholars from the Hebrew. As far as the world is concerned, the single most important event in pre-modern history was the translation of the Holy Bible to English. Once again a whole bevy of scholars had to agree on the translation from Greek & Hebrew to English. It was nothing short of a miraculous achievement. I am certain that the Holy Spirit moved through a lot of translators in both major translations. Modern day scholars give the critique of The King James translation to be excellent, with a few exceptions. One example of a translation that is considered to be an error from the Hebrew is In Exodus 20:13 “thou shalt not kill” is better translated “thou shalt not murder.” A few Bibles such as The King James Version in the American Patriot’s Bible reflects these few translations that have been discussed at length among the scholars.
How did America’s Christianity, and our government become so completely discombobulated? We would be wise to adopt the following John Adams quote as our guide for national health, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Our virtues and morality come from our Christianity. If our Christianity is broken, then the America that our troops from Valley Forge to Afghanistan have died for is broken to the core. I searched my soul for the reasons our Christianity is so broken. For there to be so much sex and violence in even our children’s entertainment, is a huge symptom of a broken faith.
The first piece of this puzzle is so obvious it is amazing that Christians have not sought to solve it. Every non-denominational church that I have visited has had its roots in a specific denomination, and its services did not change – only the name did in an effort to increase their congregations. Where do you find justification for denominations in the Bible? I have searched and searched, and do not find any instructions for hundreds of denominations consisting of what is supposed to be The Body of Christ. Every Christian should understand the exact same experience when they read the Bible. The fact of the denominations dividing, and subdividing, in America for over two centuries, should tell us how errant Americans have been regarding their Christian faith. There should be one church, the True Church, The Body of Christ as is described of the gentiles in the Pauline Epistles. Period.
What is just as bewildering is the second piece of the puzzle. There are over 900 English translations of the Christian Holy Bible. Our Christian Holy Bible is the combined Old Testament and the New Testament. I am being very specific in my words here so there is no misunderstanding. If you want to conquer any group of people, all you have to do is divide them, confound, and confuse them. How did we let this happen to us? Man in his arrogance thought he could convince others that the Bible needed man’s “interpreting.” Man in his arrogance actually believed it was his job to change the words, which changes the meanings of the words. There are warnings in the Bible for changing the words, and for teachers who have sway over innocent minds and lead them astray.
The founders stated that only a moral nation could truly produce a society of free citizens. The reasoning for this is because only a moral citizenry is able to govern themselves as free citizens. Today, our laws are changing before our eyes, and becoming laws that are designed to condemn innocent citizens – preparing us for Fascists or a dictator to control us. This awful phenomenon happens when a moral nation degenerates itself to a Godless, immoral nation. I ask you to pray with me today and every day for a miracle. It would surely be an awesome miracle if America’s Christians . . . were to come together in the True Church as The Body of Christ . . . and, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14) Whose laws will we follow? Are we determined to be lazy citizens and follow man’s endless laws that our lawyers cannot consistently interpret, and are often designed to injure the best among us? Will we remember who we are, and once again follow God’s laws, which are unchanging and in the Bible most Americans trusted for generations?
I received a very good commentary, written by a pastor, from a friend of mine. At the end of the commentary was a scripture from the “New English Bible.” I decided to compare that scripture to the King James Bible. My comparison resulted in identifying many meaning changes. Even if the change is subtle, as in some of the changes, it is still a change from the King James Version. This comparison is in the “Man or God? Companion Study” (listed as a separate item on my blog list). The Bible verses I have been comparing come from The King James Bible (KJV) and the New English Bible (NEB) as follows: Titus 2:11-14