Either by the Bible, or by the bayonet

17 May

Well i have not posted much here lately. I have been reading The Christian History of the American Revolution Consider and Ponder. This is a monster of a Book. I also have The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America - Christian Self Government. Another monster book. I have also continued my reading of the Bible. I am in 1 Chronicles right now. The first 9 chapters are killer. Allot of genealogies  in there. 

I have had some clients have issues with their systems, so that has taken some of my time as well. I am giving about an hour a night working on some new software. I don't have much time to get into any major projects, so the few minutes i pick one feature and try to implement it. Sometimes it works, many times it doesn't, so i have to pick it up some other night.

Something i have noticed in talking with people is how lazy those that call themselves "Christian" really are. They know more about what's on some tv show then they do about the Bible. Ask them a question about scripture and they have no idea what you are talking about. You have to stick to the Easter/Christmas stories in order to talk Biblically with them. It's so pathetic. Something i read in the book mentioned above. I am putting it here. The software i am working on is my reference app. I write my notes in my notebook or i put them in reference. As soon as i get printing i will put more into it. I like to keep a physical copy. I have been using computers long enough to know not to trust them. :-D

All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet. It may do for other countries and other governments to talk about the State supporting religion. Here, under our own free institutions, it is Religion which must support the State.

And never more loudly than at this moment have these institutions of ours called for such support.... Who does not perceive in all these circumstances that our country is threatened, more seriously than it ever has been before, with that moral deterioration, which has been the unfailing precursor of political downfall? And who is so bold a believer in any system of human checks and balances as to imagine, that dangers can be effectively counteracted or averted in any other way, than by bringing the mighty moral and religious influences of the Bible to bear in our defence.

It's more than just the Christians being lazy. I think there are many other people that are lazy as well. There are things that will require allot of the American and to many of them have become so "entitled" to what they think they deserve that they will selfishly  watch their country be destroyed than to give up what they can to see it be preserved. Now this is not everyone, just to many people. Heck when 1/3rd of US. Wages and Salaries are payouts from the government, it is a big sign that things are going wrong. Another sad fact is that most people don't even know about the kind of government that America was founded as. Just so you know it's a Constitutional Republic, or some say a Representative Republic. So many people run around saying we are a Democracy, which is sad. I guess what Hitler said is true, Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, and people will believe you.

And people have taken this Democracy  hook, line, and sinker. My personal belief is that man removed God's Word from being the text book of America.  Dr. Benjamin Rush had this to say about removing the Bible:

But passing by all other considerations, and contemplating merely the political institutions of the United States, I lament that we waste so much time and money in punishing crimes and take so little pains to prevent them. We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government; that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible; for this divine book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicanism

Don't look for the Church to help. There are so many men that the building they are in is just a temple to themselves ( I call them Whore houses), and they wouldn't know the True Word of God if it hit them in the head. They like to scratch ears these days(II Timothy 4:3). I have talked with some that are seeking the Truth, yet so many are not. Something i was telling someone else the other day. Many people want God on their terms, and they think He has agreed with them. However you just need to open up your KJB and realize it's His terms, period.


Carry on!


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