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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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Creating A God To Achieve Power Over Humanity!

Today is the day set aside by our government to worship the earth goddess, Gaia. Why? Mankind has harmed the Earth by the fact of our existence. It is a day of repentance. We plant trees, turn off the lights, vow to carpool, recycle and consume less in hope of finding forgiveness for being here. Actually, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) founded “Earth Day” in 1970 in order to make people aware of conservation and environmental concerns. Conservation is, of course, a good thing, but the agenda of the environmentalists has a larger purpose.

I think the Earth is a beautiful place to live. It is, however, merciless. The Earth is indifferent to suffering and only the “fittest” survive its lack of a morality. Mankind, however, has achieved dominion over some and has adapted to much of nature.

Yet, Earth Day and its radical, environmentalist agenda now propose that man is harmful to the Earth by virtue of his cars, modern homes, and his use of natural resources for energy. Environmentalism has become an attempt to take control of the way you choose to live and give the power to enlightened others who will make your choices for you. They manipulate our political system in order to pass laws that force us to do without scientific advances and the commercial freedom that allows us to protect ourselves from “nature” and prolong our lives.

This is why our government now stands in the way of our utilizing the enormous natural resources we have of oil, natural gas, and coal. The greatest hoax of our time, “global warming”, has been put forward as a means to pass a “Cap-and-Trade Tax” that will directly cause the price of energy and anything produced or manufactured by energy to skyrocket. This radical agenda has blocked the building of nuclear plants and oil refineries in the United States since the mid 1970s.

Earth Day has become just another means of spreading propaganda into our schools and media in order to hinder economic growth and security in our country. He who controls the means of our survival controls us. For people who want nothing less than absolute power over the lives of others, the radical environmentalist agenda is simply a strategy for ascending to the throne of absolute power. This is how the resulting energy “crisis” will play out, unless Americans wake up in time.

Group Wants Prayer Event At The Pentagon Canceled

Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham is honorary chairman this year for the National Day of Prayer. He has been invited to speak at the Pentagon on May 6th when the Day of Prayer takes place. According to Dan Elliott, Associated Press Writer, there are some who object to his speaking there:

A watchdog group objected Tuesday to an evangelist’s invitation to speak at the Pentagon next month, saying his past description of Islam as “evil” offended Muslims who work for the Department of Defense and the appearance should be canceled.

Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said inviting evangelist Franklin Graham to speak May 6, the National Day of Prayer, “would be like bringing someone in on national prayer day madly denigrating Christianity” or other religious groups.

It would also endanger American troops by stirring up Muslim extremists, Weinstein said.

Graham is the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham and president and CEO of both Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian international relief organization in Boone, N.C., and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in Charlotte, N.C.

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Prayer And Christianity In American History, Part II

Puritans Arrive In The New World

In 1782, Congress adopted (and has reaffirmed on numerous subsequent occasions) the National Seal with its Latin motto “Annuit Coeptis,” meaning “God has favored our undertakings,” along with the eye of Providence in a triangle over a pyramid, the eye and the motto “allude to the many signal interpositions of Providence in favor of the American cause”.

The 1783 Treaty of Paris that officially ended the Revolution and established America as an independent begins with the appellation “In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity”.

In 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin declared, “God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? … Without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel”.

James Madison declared that he saw the finished Constitution as a product of “the finger of that Almighty Hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the Revolution,” and George Washington viewed it as “little short of a miracle,” and Benjamin Franklin believed that its writing had been “influenced, guided, and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent, and beneficent Ruler, in Whom all inferior spirits live, and move, and have their being”.

From 1787 to 1788, State conventions to ratify the United States Constitution not only began with prayer but even met in church buildings.

In 1795 during construction of the Capitol, a practice was instituted whereby “public worship is now regularly administered at the Capitol, every Sunday morning, at 11 o’clock”.

In 1789, the first Federal Congress, the Congress that framed the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment, appropriated Federal funds to pay chaplains to pray at the opening of all sessions, a practice that has continued to this day, with Congress not only funding its congressional chaplains but also the salaries and operations of more than 4,500 military chaplains.

In 1789, Congress, in the midst of framing the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment, passed the first Federal law touching education, declaring that “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged”. (110th CONGRESS, 1st Session, H. RES. 888)

Part I

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