8-7-2022 “THE NATION THAT FORGETS GOD!” part3 Romans 1:21,28

This week Bro. Leo continues us on a Biblical study of the reason for the decline in the American society. Part 3 covers the rightful place of God in a nation and in individuals, as well as some of the Founding Fathers thoughts about God and education.

Satan’s strategy in America is to remove God from our nation by removing God from our education system and the results are found in Psa.50:22 and Psa.9:17.

Our Founding Father’s acknowledged God as the Supreme Ruler. Quotes from the Founding Fathers (found in the Founder’s Bible https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Bible-NASB-David-Barton/dp/1618710060/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1X2ZRJ0F82JRW&keywords=founders+bible+david+barton&qid=1659903682&sprefix=founders+bible%2Caps%2C1104&sr=8-1)

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.” George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God; and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him” John Adams Proclamation for a Day of Fasting & Humiliation, March 23, 1798

“acknowledging and adoring an overruling providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here, and his greater happiness hereafter; with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?” Thomas Jefferson First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801

“Whereas, the Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and Whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord; And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world..” Abraham Lincoln, National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer, MARCH 30, 1863

The word “hallowed” in Matt.6:9 is translated from the Greek word “hagiazō” which means honor, reverence, respect. We are recognizing God’s rightful place. The Matt.6:10 prayer is asking 1)God to bring His Kingdom to earth and 2)asking for God’s will within our life, submitting to the authority of God in our daily walk.. Matt.6:11 is praying for God’s provisions to us. (Pro.3:5-9, 2, 4, 10)

In Pro.1:7 the word “knowledge” is translated from the Hebrew word root word “yâda‛” which means knowing or learning, giving of facts/truth’s, learning skills. The word “instruction” in vs.8 is translated from the Hebrew word root word “yâsar” which means to teach discipline, convey orally or in action, give instructions, receive knowledge. God is the source of all knowledge (Job 21:22).

Bro. Leo dedicates this part of the study to all the teachers in our Country and the Godly job they are performing in our schools. Then he quotes the first Harvard University mission statement, 1635 and a statement in 1790 and their two motto’s “for the glory of Christ” and “for Christ in the Church”.

Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Satan Act in 1647, laying the basis for public schools in America.  The Puritans valued literacy highly; they believed all individuals should be able to read and interpret the Bible for themselves. The religious basis of the act was explicit: the act stated its intention was to thwart “ye old deluder, Satan” in his goal “to keepe men from the knowledge of ye Scriptures.” To this end, the law required every town with 50 or more families to hire and maintain a teacher to instruct all children in reading and writing. Towns of 100 or more families were required to support a grammar school to prepare students to attend Harvard College.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Psa 50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Psa 9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

Psa 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Psa 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Psa 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Psa 33:13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
Psa 33:14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
Psa 33:15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
Psa 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Mat 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Pro 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
Pro 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Pro 3:4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Pro 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Psa 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
Psa 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Php 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Job 21:22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


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