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Summary: The past, present, and future of this great nation--GOD BIRTHED IT, GOD IS BLESSING IT, & GOD WILL BLAST IT IF NEEDED. Link included to Formatted Text and Powerpoint.

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America: Past, Present, and Future

Psalms 33:12

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We must never forget what God has done in the past for America. We must have our eyes opened to see what God is doing for America in the present. Then we must realize what God will do to America in the future.

I. WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR AMERICA.

2 things:

A. God Birthed America.

We sing, “My County Tis of Thee”

1. First colonies – Jamestown, Va. First community bldg was a church. Only bldg with wall still standing.

2. Puritans first act at Plymouth Rock = kneel, praise and dedicate new colony.

3. Roger Williams (Bapt. Minister) est. Rhode Island.

4. Lord Baltimore held church service in establishing Maryland.

5. William Penn (Quaker) est. Penn, NY, DEL, Conn, NC, SC, Georgia.

Ill. -- When you read their writings you see no doubt that God birthed America.

6. Will Penn in writing gov’t policies for PA made sure “all treasurers, judges, and all elected officials professed faith in Christ.”

The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week with a Federal trial court that the Ten Commandments memorial placed in the rotunda of

The Alabama Judicial Building by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore must be removed.

Judge Moore authorized the memorial as a reminder that the biblical laws stand as the moral groundwork of American law.

Our Founding Fathers consistently spoke of the need for utilizing the Bible and Judeo-Christian values in defining and preserving this nation:

* Twelve of the original 13 colonies incorporated the entire Ten Commandments into their civil and criminal codes.

* President John Adams stated, "The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal code as well as a moral and religious code. These are laws essential to the existence of men in society and most of which have been enacted by every Nation which ever professed any code of laws. Vain

indeed would be the search among the writings of secular history to find so broad, so complete and so solid a basis of morality as the Ten Commandments lay down." (Note that the American Bible Society was started by an act of Congress and John Adams, our second president, served as its first leader.)

Our laws based on 10 commandments and Bible.

Supreme Court bldg - built 1935 – carved on front Moses and Ten Commandments. [justices must enter back way!]

House of Representatives - across speakers’ seat – sculpture of Moses.

* President George Washington said, "It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are indispensable supporters."

* In 1782, the U.S. Congress voted in favor of a resolution recommending and approving the Bible for use in the schools.

* Henry Laurens, fourth president of the Continental Congress, stated, "I had the honor of being one who framed the Constitution. In order effectually to accomplish these great constitutional ends, it is especially the duty of those who bear rule to promote and encourage respect for God


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Thomas Brown

commented on Jun 27, 2007

Outstanding. We (I) needed to read this.

Charles Williams

commented on Nov 21, 2008

Good quotes and illustrations. I am using this material in conjuction with Dave Miller''s DVD, "The Silencing of God."

David Murphy

commented on Jun 22, 2009

Excellent message!

Johnnie Holloway

commented on Jun 25, 2009

I really like the way you put a sermon together. Your Scripture with illustartion placement is wonderful. Thanks

Carl Mann Ii

commented on Jun 25, 2009

Excellent Sermon! I appreciate your research and diligence to detail. Thank you for sharing!!!

Ralph Carrington Jr.

commented on Jun 27, 2009

Very good message.

Roy Hodge

commented on Jul 1, 2009

While the Biblical message is right on, some of the historical info is questionable. For example John Adams was not the first leader of the American Bible Society (ABS History). I could find no record where American Bible Society was started by an "act" of congress. I could not find where Patrick Henry stated that the country was founded on the Gospel of JC. I would welcome info where this statement is taken. The "wall" at the church in Jamestown is a "tower" that remains from the fourth church built at the Jamestown site. I only bring this up so that we can be historically accurate when standing before our congregations. Otherwise our credibility will be damaged and the cause of Christ will suffer. I did find in researching this info that in 1821 the first Chief Justice of the US, John Jay, was elected president of the American Bible Society.

Gary Arnold

commented on Jul 3, 2009

Message very much appreciated.

Brady Hacker

commented on Jul 5, 2009

Thanks for a wonderful message on freedom.

Richard White

commented on May 20, 2015

As for Historical accuracy this is what is said about the American Bible Society. Established in 1816, American Bible Society history follows closely and even intersects the history of our nation. In fact, ABS? early leadership reads like a Who?s Who of patriots. Our first president was Elias Boudinot, former president of the Continental Congress. John Jay, John Quincy Adams, DeWitt Clinton and James Fennimore Cooper also played significant roles, as did Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and Francis Scott Key. Since those early days, American Bible Society has worked closely with organizations to reach people in the United States and around the world who might otherwise not have access to a Bible.

Dr. Rich Dilling

commented on May 23, 2015

Great message. Thank you.

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