Echoes From the Campfire

Don’t matter how you look, don’t matter how you feel; you showed up on time, and ready to work.  That’s the kind of man I need.”
              –C.M. Curtis (Return of the Outlaw)

    “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
              –Matthew 6:33 (NLT)
Some of the thoughts for today are by Gen. Jerry Boykin and Stu Weber.  Ponder over them.

“If you forget the lessons of the past, you’ll suffer in the present as well as destroy your future.”  Our Founding Fathers were historical thinkers and one aspect of their thinking was theological. That cannot be ignored.  Look for example at the Declaration of Independence.  It is based on a theological notion.
    “The founders held certain theological principles to be so utterly true they declared them ‘self-evident’–so true that they didn’t countenance any debate or argument, and any fool could grasp their realities.  Those principles stated that humans are ‘created’; that humans are ‘created equal’; that they’re ‘endowed by their Creator [yes, with a capital C in the original document] with certain unalienable rights,’ rights that are not derived from Washington, DC, or any other earthly government or authority.
    “Our founders also regarded freedom as a sacred and righteous cause; they therefore appealed to God, ‘the Supreme Judge,’ and expressed their ‘firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence’ for their cause and its sustenance.
    “Given those convictions they were willing to die on the hill of their Declaration: ‘We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
    “Our founders believed, according to their own words in the Declaration, that the major purpose of our national government was to ‘secure these rights’ that are sourced in God.”
    We have certainly come a long way from the thoughts, practices, and principles of the founding fathers.  “We’ve forgotten our roots; we’ve lost sight of where we came from as well as where we were originally headed.”
    It is vital that we understand our history and also its theological history as well.  The devil, with men as his instruments, is taking an axe to the roots of our foundation.  Solzhenitsyn stated, “To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.”
    There are those who are doing their best to nurture the truth of America.  To give proper nutrient so that people will understand the underlying root system of our country.  But look around, there are those who are trying to dig up the roots; those who are trying to take an axe to them.  For example, just look at some of the words of Cory Booker, a supposed leader in our Congress.  By your actions or inactions, which side do you fall on?

         “I am sure there never was a people who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs, than those of the United States, and I should be pained to believe that they have forgotten that agency, which was so often manifested during our revolution, or that they failed to consider the omnipotence of that God who alone is able to protect them.”
                   –George Washington