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Heights fallen from

Posted by Gary on November 26, 2009

Visiting BaylyBlog today I read a comparison between President Obama’s 2009 Thanksgiving proclamation and President Bush’s 2008 proclamation. Bush’s mentions God often in ways of reverence and humility. Obama, while giving God His mention ultimately dwells upon us.

This led me to the website that lists all the proclamations from past presidents and I came across Abraham Lincoln’s from 1863. It includes statements that boggle the mind in light of today’s false claim by America to believe in and revere God. Note words and concepts that he uses that a president today would never use nor would be tolerated by Americans who in the main do not believe in the God of the Bible but only give the words of lips which will never pass the bar of judgment for real faith:

“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore if, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purpose, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of October A.D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

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George W. Bush’s statement of faith?

Posted by Gary on December 10, 2008

What do we do with George W. Bush? As time goes on I am less and less certain about exactly what this man is. I am grateful for some of the moral stands he has made in the course of his presidency but I have real questions about his faith. I know, who am I to question anyone’s faith? I question my own at times so why can’t I question yours?

From a news story about Bush’s recent ABC “Nightline” interview:

Asked about creation and evolution, Bush said, "I think you can have both. I think evolution can _ you’re getting me way out of my lane here. I’m just a simple president. But it’s, I think that God created the earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don’t think it’s incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution."

Interviewer Cynthia McFadden asked Bush if the Bible was literally true.

"You know. Probably not … No, I’m not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament for example is … has got … You know, the important lesson is ‘God sent a son,’" Bush said.

If the Bible isn’t literally true than how are you certain and on what basis do you declare that God sent His Son (Bush said “a” son)? For what reason did God send Him? If the Bible isn’t literally true then we cannot state that it was to atone for sin. By the way, is there even such a thing as sin? If the Bible isn’t literally true is there a heaven and hell? What good are prophecies?

George, is this really where you are? I would rather George Bush (or any man) tell me that he is an atheist who denies God then for a man to declare publicly that he is a Christian and then deny the literal truth of God’s Word. This is the worst position a man can be in.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”