Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The importance of a client nation.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
PRO 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
JER 29:11-13 “For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
DEU 6:6-9 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
1PE 4:12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
Designed to keep the human race, believer and unbeliever alike, from destroying itself.
FREE WILL: The right to be dependent upon God, or to act independently of God. He is a perfect gentleman if you will, and He offers life and death so therefore we can chose life and live if we so choose.
MARRIAGE: Basic organization in a national entity. The first mentioned principle applies, it is to be between a man and a woman. Because that is the only thing that can truly lead to the next divine institution.
FAMILY: The institution set up to raise and train children with respect for authority, for the rights of others, for the privacy of others, to respect common law, to respect the property of others, plus many other principles.
NATIONALISM: The means of protecting and preserving the human race and accomplishing God’s will through it, so that no segment of individuals gets enough power to destroy the rest of the human race, and eventually themselves.
2CO 11:3, But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
MAT 28:18-20) And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
1. To provide a place for the Gospel to be preached openly.
2. To restrain the threats to the world particularly in the end times.
3. To serve as a base from which the Gospel is communicated to the world.
4. To be an instrument by which Israel is reestablished and protected during the Twentieth Century.
MAT 16:3 “And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Patrick Henry: "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. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
James Madison: “Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the Cross of Christ.”
Roger Sherman: “I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God,”
Ben Franklin: “God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel”
Alexander Hamilton: “For my own part, I sincerely esteem it [the Constitution] a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”
“I have carefully examined the evidences of the Christian religion, and if I was sitting as a juror upon its authenticity I would unhesitatingly give my verdict in its favor. I can prove its truth as clearly as any proposition ever submitted to the mind of man.”
Patrick Henry: “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”
Thomas Jefferson: “I am a real Christian, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.”
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.
James Madison quoted this: ISA 33:22, “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; He will save us.”
James McHenry: “In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.”
Thomas Paine: “It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.”
“ The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence. They labor with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest.”
Benjamin Rush: “Christianity is the only true and perfect religion.”
“If moral precepts alone could have reformed mankind, the mission of the Son of God into our world would have been unnecessary.”
Noah Webster: “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed.”
“No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government of a free people.”
George Washington: “ It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.”
“To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
without the beneficial interposition of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, we could not have reached the distinguished situation which we have attained with such unprecedented rapidity. To HIM, therefore, should we bow with gratitude and reverence, and endeavor to merit a continuance of HIS special favors.”
James Wilson: "Christianity is part of the common law”
PSA 33:10, “The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.”
World unity is not the highest goal, but rather it is purity and obedience to the Word of God.
If the first cycle of discipline means the population becomes cowardly, and afraid of war, Crime begins to rise at an alarming rate.
If the second cycle means a depression, bad social life, crime ever more on the rise, no more national pride, and people working hard for nothing (taxes?), afraid of enemies, weak or poorly led military.
If in the third cycle the population is thinned out by violence, out-of-control crime, and natural disasters, economic ruin, enemies are feared,
If the fourth cycle means great uncontrollable crime, military invasion, disease, starvation, and even greater natural disasters—