Are We Being Ruled By Politicians That Deny God?

Why at one time, were we the most powerful nation militarily, the most freed people, most prosperous country ever and now we are lagging behind. We have been told we have politicians who are self-serving, arrogant, prideful, angry, liars who legislate as if there were no God. Our judicial systems, including the Supreme Court justices, do not always make decisions based on true constitutional intentions. We once were a nation led by God-fearing leaders who worshipped God and made decisions based on Bible teaching.

Some of the best years I had as a store manager was during President Reagan’s presidency from 1981 to 1989. We believed in his ability and he believed in the American people. Following are some of the things He believed and said to our nation and these are his QUOTES:

“If we ever forget that we are ‘One Nation Under God’, then we will be a nation gone under. Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin. Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become. One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns. I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas – a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated. The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray to God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it and see it still. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” (END OF QUOTES)

Six and a half years under President Reagan, the economy grew by 34%. Under the same amount of time, the economy grew by 14.3% under President Obama. Is there anyone running for president that have the same values as President Reagan? If they did, would they be elected? I believe educators and the media have convinced too many that we are creatures of evolution and there is no need to live according to Biblical ways. The following are choices we must make:

Galatians 5:16–25 “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

We are not to judge, but can you see the lives some of our leaders are living and which causes them to make their decisions? Is it difficult to understand why we are no longer the nation we used to be and the reasons we are not? Whose fault is it that these people have been elected? Could it be many of the American voters are not walking by the Spirit and desire to gratify their fleshly desires?

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