In the year 1620, the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England carrying more than a hundred hopeful, determined, and God-fearing individuals into an unknown future. Setting their minds on the promises of God and their faith in Him, they ventured into the unfamiliar as they placed their lives and those of their children in His hands. Little did they know that despite many hardships they would build the most powerful, inventive, industrial, and free nation that had ever existed to this point in history.
For many, the nation was founded on God. The fabric that held the country together was woven with the blood, sweat, tears, fortitude, and faith of a generation who set their resolve and trust in the God of the Bible and never looked back.
America the Beautiful. The Strong. The United. The Innovative. The Independent.
America, the One Nation Under God.
So, what happened? As a godless and seemingly aimless America faces decline unparalleled to any deterioration that previous generations could have ever foreseen, many now look around in astonishment and wonder what changed.
Can America return to its glory days? If so, how?
Join Thomas Horn, Christina Peck, Robert Maginnis, Donna Howell, Sheila Zilinsky, Josh Peck, Cris Putnam, Sharon Gilbert, Allie Anderson, Joe Ardis, and Derek Gilbert as this question is explored and discussed in When Once We Were a Nation.
I contributed a chapter on the demise of American manufacturing and what it might mean for our future.
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone who is among you not to think more highly of yourself than what one ought to think, but to think sensibly, as God has apportioned a measure of faith to each one.” (Romans 12:3)
Donald Trump not only identifies as a Presbyterian, he collects Bibles as a hobby. Who is to say he is not justified, that God’s wrath over his sin is not propitiated? Sure Trump may seem irreverent and vulgar at times, but perhaps, in God’s eyes, he’s made more progress than Bergoglio?
Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER — Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.
I wonder if Pope Frank approves of Hilary Clinton and Obama’s Cocaine Use? It’s not that it’s a “special sin,” but rather the serious allegations that Bill’s election was financed by blood money.
Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport is a city owned, public use airport located about two and a half miles southeast of Mena, Arkansas. While he was damning Trump, did Petrus Romanus consider “What Was Clinton’s Role In ‘Mena Mystery!?'” Did he also neglect allegations about the murder of Iran Contra CIA Drug Smuggler Barry Seal? No matter, the Pope’s pronouncement that “Trump is not Christian” carries about as much weight as a paper airplane. The influential words of C.S. Lewis come to mind:
Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends. Can we be quite certain how we should have behaved if we had been saddled with the psychological outfit, and then with the bad upbringing, and then with the power, say, of Himmler? That is why Christians are told not to judge. We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all, but on what he has done with it. — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 91.
The problem with Roman Catholic theology is that, during its Medieval power-grab, it lost the Gospel. Worse yet, at the Council of Trent, Rome cursed the Gospel. It was in response to the reformation. After reading Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, Martin Luther revived Pauline theology, which was very bad for the indulgence business.
Canon 12: “If any one shall say that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy pardoning sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is that confidence alone by which we are justified . . . let him be accursed” (See Council of Trent Cannons on Justification )
“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Romans 3:28) If they had treasured the letter Paul wrote to that city, the colossal heresy ratified at Trent would have been avoided.
It’s a lot easier when you are already friends and have an assessment of one another’s worldview. It means we can talk content:
by Cris Putnam
This saddens me. Ridicule is biblical (Galatians 5:12) but I sincerely want to be gentle (Proverbs 15:4). It’s not easy to be nice when people are being deceived. Especially by a stupid argument. Well I’m glad I am not going to mention how stupid it is a whole lot more. I am getting better, you don’t know how many times I edited, do you?
A confidential Canadian Criminal Investigation Burea F-Division document titled: “Re UFO found in Northern Saskatchewan” is dated November 14 1968. It is being heralded as a smoking gun by ET believers. Hogwash.
Read it yourself, it describes a National Research Council of Canada meteorite expert who took a “small metal fragment” collected by a pilot from the Wollaston Lake area, 450 miles northeast of Prince Albert, near the Manitoba border. NOW THE not-so-amazing CLINCHER: “Examination revealed the exhibit had likely formed part of a vehicle that had traveled in outer space.” — Excited ET believers seeing the world through an “ancient aliens” worldview conclude this proves a government ET coverup and demand disclosure. -do you see the problem?- Ummm… does anyone ever take a course in rudimentary logic or philosophical reasoning anymore? In 1968 the Soviets and USA were sending up more spy satellites than “Carter had liver pills.” The conclusion the “vehicle from outer space” is necessarily aliens is sophomorically fallacious, indicative of ‘magical thinking’ pathology, and, at best, historically ignorant. We don’t know… but ET is way down on the list of logical possibilities.
Cris D. Putnam
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