Archive for August, 2010
By Donald S. Conkey - As I observe the concerns over personal freedom and liberty continue to grow nationwide, because of the ‘shifting sands’ of government, at all levels, a biblical parable came to mind. This parable, found in Matthew 7, tells about the “foolish man, which built his house upon the [shifting] sand; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” By referencing this parable I realize that I am not being politically correct because, according to progressives, the Bible is old fashioned and out of date. I totally disagree with them.
The truth is that the Founding Fathers patterned America’s foundational documents after “the perfect laws of liberty” they found in their Bibles, and caused their children to be taught the lessons of life from their Bibles. Yes, principles of liberty were found in the writings of Locke, Blackstone, Cicero and a host of other philosophers, but the foundational principles of liberty those 55 men crafted into America’s foundational documents in 1776 and 1787 came primarily from their Bibles – and, I believe, from the Spirit of its Author. This book, I believe, is not just a religious book that provides guidelines on how to just get into heaven, it is also the most powerful book ever written as a guide to the good life in mortality – be one a believer or non believer. Unfortunately, the progressives are robbing America’s school children today by removing its principles of liberty from America’s class room, and from America’s society in general.