The Nature of Our Constitutional Government
But let’s get back to the “perfect storm” of mindless violence we see all around us. It reminds me of the fact that our Founding Fathers purposefully did not create a democracy because they believed that pure democracy would result in mob rule. That belief was based upon God’s Word and its teaching about the fallen nature of Man and his corrupt heart (Jeremiah 17:9 and Matthew 15:18-19).
Instead, they created a representative form of government with checks and balances. It was one in which the only directly elected officials on the national level were the members of the Congressional House of Representatives. Senators were selected by state legislatures, and the President by an Electoral College.
The 17th Amendment, ratified in 1913, provided for direct election of Senators. And now the “progressive” forces of evil in our nation are determined to abolish the Electoral College. The result will be mob rule and the demise of our representative system of government.
Our Founding Fathers emphasized over and over that our Constitutional form of representative government could prevail only if there was a foundation of religion and morality. Consider the following statements:
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) — Governor of Massachusetts, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and organizer of the Boston Tea Party:
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
He further added:
Religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness.
Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) — Signer of the Declaration of Independence, attendee at the Continental Congress, physician, and first Surgeon General:
The only foundation for…a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
Patrick Henry (1736-1799) — First governor of Virginia and member of the Continental Congress:
The great pillars of all government and of social life [are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, and this alone, that renders us invincible.
John Adams (1735-1826) — Member of the Continental Congress, one of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence, and second President of the United States:
We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. [Emphasis added].
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) — Governor of Virginia, first Secretary of State, principle author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States:
No nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has ever been given to man, and I as chief Magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example.
James Madison (1751-1836) — Political philosopher, considered the “Father of the Constitution” and the “Father of the Bill of Rights,” member of the House of Representatives, and fourth President of the United States:
We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.
What these men are saying is that the form of government created by our Constitution depends for its success on a foundation of religion and morality. Without this foundation, we will have mob rule which will lead to martial law and ultimately to a dictatorship.
The Destruction of Our Nation’s Foundation
This necessary foundation for our Constitution has been eroded beyond recognition. We as a nation have rejected God in the public arena, and our churches have perverted Christianity beyond recognition.
The vast majority of our children today are being raised in homes where God is either ignored or denied. Those who are attending church are hearing a watered-down, false gospel of pop psychology, without any teaching about the fundamentals of the Faith. Additionally, in the public schools, they are being fed the lie of evolution that teaches them they are just animals evolved from apes. Is it any wonder that they are now in our streets acting like beasts?
As I have said many times before, we are raising a whole generation of moral pygmies who are willing to kill each other over pricey tennis shoes.
And the answer is not the election of more Republicans as many Evangelicals believe. First of all, it is not likely this is going to happen. Our nation has deteriorated to the point that only 23% attend church every Sunday and only 9% have a biblical worldview. Most professing Christians in America today are carnal people who profess to be Christians but who have no personal relationship with Jesus.
And even if we could elect more Republicans, we have to keep in mind that they are just as weak and corruptible as Democrats. That’s the reason that both our national and state governments have so many RHINOs in positions of power — a RHINO being a Republican-in-name-only. President Trump discovered this truth very quickly when he tried to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Many Republicans were a part of that swamp.
I am reminded of my colleague and my designated successor, Colonel Tim Moore. He served in the House of Representatives of Kentucky for 13 years before resigning in preparation to take over the leadership of this ministry. The first time he ran for office, he ran on a very strong pro-life platform. He quickly became the leader of the pro-life forces in the Kentucky House. When the first vote came up on a pro-abortion bill sponsored by the Democrat Governor, one of the members of Tim’s pro-life coalition — a man who had run for office opposing abortion — voted for the Governor’s bill!
When Tim confronted him and asked why he had given the Governor his vote, he said, “The Governor told me that if I would vote for his bill, he would see to it that I got an office with a window.” So, he traded a window for the lives of babies.
The classic example of misplaced trust in politics is the record of Supreme Court justices. Over and over, conservative Presidents have appointed conservative justices, only to watch them migrate to the left over time and give their votes to uphold abominable things like abortion, same-sex marriage and transgenderism. Our current Chief Justice, John Roberts, was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George W. Bush because he claimed to be a strong conservative and constitutionalist. Now, he is voting with the liberals.
Christian Involvement in Politics
Does this mean that those of us who are Bible-believers and supporters of our Constitution should withdraw from politics? No! But it does mean we are not to look to political solutions for our nation’s problems when our problems are rooted in the rejection of God and His Word.
I have no idea what is ahead of us in the upcoming election. Will God in His mercy orchestrate the re-election of Trump and allow our current window of grace to be extended? Or, will He see to it that both Trump and our nation get what they deserve?
Whatever the outcome of the election, I know for certain the ultimate fate of our nation — and not because I have been given any supernatural revelation by God. I know our fate because God’s Word reveals that when a nation God has blessed decides to turn its back on the source of its blessings, God will pour out His wrath, and the nation will be destroyed.
That is precisely where we are headed.
Is There Hope for Our Nation?
Do we have any hope? Not as a nation. We have passed the point of no return. The percentage of Americans professing to be Christians has plummeted from 85% in 1990 to 65% today, and probably more than half of these are “Cultural Christians” who have never been born again. Only 9% of Americans have a biblical worldview according to the Pew Research Center. And only 17% of those professing to be Christians can be classified as “Bible-believing.”
Keep in mind, too, that despite being the most unbiblical President in American history, Obama left the office with a 60% approval rating. And his designated heir, Hillary Clinton, received three million more votes than Trump. Most important, those in their 20s — the Millennials who are the future of our nation — favored a Socialist in 2016, and when he did not get the nomination, they voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. They repeated that conduct again this year when they favored Bernie Sanders for the Democrat nomination. Our Millennials are the most secular generation in our history. Few go to church, and they are enamored with Socialism.
No, I do not believe there is any hope for our nation. But there is incredible hope for individuals who place their faith in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They have the hope of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the hope of the Rapture, the hope of Glorified Bodies, the hope of reigning with Jesus during His Millennial Reign over all the earth, and the hope of eternal life with God in a New Jerusalem on a New Earth. Maranatha!