Sunday Sermon Series – 07/o4/2021 – FREEDOM

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2 Corinthians 3

Today America celebrates its 245th birthday. Unfortunately, I fear much of the “Founding Fathers” desires and intent have been lost in translation and we are no longer these “United States of America.”

Much of that is because folks have forgotten what true freedom is all about. We have (a society in general) been brainwashed by mainstream media to think true freedom is all about living an immoral self-centered lifestyle. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As our text for today notes and as both our Founding Fathers and the vast majority of founding documents support, true Freedom can only be found in Christ. When the veil that separates the human mind’s frailty and the revelation of God’s glory is dropped it is truly liberating.

Today as you celebrate with family and friends across America, reflect upon our nation’s Heritage, the cost of freedom, (both in terms of Christ’s Sacrafice and our servicemen and women), and what makes man truly free. I encourage you to PARY FOR AMERICA.


SERMON

SPIRITUAL LIBERTY

DELIVERED ON SABBATH MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1855
BY THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON, AT EXETER HALL, STRAND

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

The American flag is under attack

While no one, certainly not me, is in favor of limiting our 1st amendment rights. However, there used to be and still needs to be a sense of decency and respect that goes along with that right that is obviously missing today. This certainly includes any time someone decides it is Okay, to disrespect our nation’s flag. The symbol of Freedom many fought so hard and long to defend.


The Christian Post

As America approaches another birthday on the Fourth of July, we find that there are many in our society that want to tear the flag down. This is obviously a small, vocal minority. But they certainly speak for many Americans today who hate America.

SOURCE: The American flag is under attack

Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism,’ National Archives Says

“The absurdity of the report speaks for itself”.

Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism,’ National Archives Says

In the name of “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” the National Archives’ task force has recommended drastic changes to how our founding documents and the Founding Fathers are presented to the public...

SOURCE: Celebrating Founding Fathers Is ‘Structural Racism

The Founding Fathers Feared HR-1

HR-1 maybe the worst Bill ever proposed in the history of the US congress.  Our Founding Fathers purposely put in place a system of checks and balances in the government to prevent widespread control by the Federal Government over state’s rights.

Here are a few articles reaffirming that notion. Please contact your senator urging them to vote NO!


Democracy: HR 1 and Done

Mitch McConnell has served longer than any Senate Republican leader in history — so it’s safe to say he’s seen some bad bills. There’ve been doozies like Obamacare, the Green New Deal, the Equality Act — legislation to open the borders, ban homeschooling, and Medicaid for All. But nothing, McConnell insists, comes close to HR 1. In his opinion, the Democrats’ federal takeover of elections is the most dangerous proposal of all. In 36 years, Mitch declared, “This is the worst bill I’ve observed in my time in the Senate…”


HR 1 Would Allow Federal Micromanagement of State Elections, Ohio Secretary of State Says

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose explains why HR 1, a bill the political left touts as election reform, is an unconstitutional power grab at the expense of the states…


The Facts About H.R. 1: The “For the People Act of 2021”

H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process—which is essential to the protection of our liberty and freedom. It would (among other things) implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election; go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place, and interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, secure the fairness and integrity of elections, and participate and speak freely in the political process…

 

“‘Wall of separation – a phrase nowhere to be found in the Constitution”

American Minute with Bill Federer

Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci wrote:
“Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. 
Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.

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What in the World is Constitutional Secularism?

I have L O N G said that America is NOT a Christian nation, in that alone I and the left can usually agree. We quickly depart in matters when they as this article points out desire to wipe out all traces of the “religious” principles (Judeo-Christian) upon which this nation was clearly founded. Their (false) claim is that because the Constitution, unlike the Declaration of Independence, does not directly mention God the founders demanded a Secular Government. It is nothing more than a revisionist vision of history. They fail to take into account all the other documents and letters that went into writing the Constitution and all that happened AFTER it became law. 

President Trump, Mocking the Constitution | Constitutional Accountability  Center

What in the World is ‘Constitutional Secularism’?

On December 17, 2020,  Stand in the Gap Today host Sam Rohrer interviewed Constitutional expert, David New, on a recently released document by the Secular Democrats of America to the Biden/Harris team.  This document is titled, Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House”.  What is Constitutional Secularism and what does it mean for America? This program explores these themes and more. 

LISTEN to the entire program HERE!

READ the transcript!

Call to Pray by Sam Adams “Father of American Revolution”

Despite the lies that revisionists try and push, America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and right now we need to pray for God to raise up those principles; for I fear for the generation of my grandchildren and beyond. – Mike  


American Minute with Bill Federer

Call to Pray by Sam Adams – “Father of American Revolution” 

“Bow the knee in prayer to the Almighty, whose assistance they hoped to obtain”

 

…Samuel Adams called for the first Continental Congress.
When it first met, September 6, 1774, he proposed that it be opened with prayer, despite the delegates being of different Christian denominations which did not always get along:
“It did not become men, professing to be Christian men, who had come together for solemn deliberation in the hour of their extremity, to say there was so wide a difference in their religious belief that they could not, as one man, bow the knee in prayer to the Almighty, whose advice and assistance they hoped to obtain.”
READ FROM BEGINING

Daily Devotional – Righteous Laborers

Average Hourly Wage of Construction Laborers, By State — Construction Junkie

Psalm 127:1a

AMP and RVR 1960


COMMENTS:

Today in America we celebration Labor Day. First celebrated in 1882 and continually since 1894, it is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. 

After 8 years of near record high unemployment the nations laborers had much to celebrate in Jan 2020 when for the a full quarter unemployment hovered at 3.5% the lowest in decades. Then COVID-19 and everything changed overnight. 

If you watch any political news on either side of the isle all they seem to want to do is play the “Blame Game“. While I believe it is important to point out the differences in POLICY between your positions and your opponents today that does not seem to matter only who has a better more likable personality. 

So today 07 September 2020, as we celebrate the 126th Labor Day,  let us put aside the Blame Game and concentrate on what really matters Laboring Together to Build A Better America. Is that not what the Founding Founder’s wanted. 


BREAKDOWN:

(A Song of degrees for Solomon.)

Except the LORD build the house, – Whatever you are building a family, a house, a nation the LORD is the essential ingredient our founding fathers (despite the naysayers) understood this. 

they labour in vain that build it: – there have been many “great men” in the world who have taken nothing with them to an eternity of self condemnation in hell. 


APPLICATION: 

We all have a choice, Individually and as a Nation, to Labor and Build upon the Constitutional Republic our Founding Fathers set forth, or let America dissolve.  

Further we can choose to Righteously Labor with God or Not. We have all seen the chaos and depravity running amok on many of our cities streets. Is that the building up of America we want to leave for the future?

 


The Treasury of David Psalm 127:1
John Gill’s Exposition of the Whole Bible
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible

FAITH BUILDERS MINISTRY Our Church Building and Disaster Relief Ministry 

“Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”

I have repeatedly and will continue to say that America is NOT a “Christian Nation.” If we were we would be a Theocracy, ruled by God, instaed the Founding Fathers decided on a new experiment in rule, so we are a Republic. However for those who would invoke the non-existent separation of church and state clause, we were founded upon, guided by and designed to follow Judaeo-Christian laws and principles. 


American Minute with Bill Federer

First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, “Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”-Supreme Court, Galloway

“It was enough to melt a heart of stone,” remarked John Adams after the First Prayer in Congress.

 

 

The First Session of the First Continental Congress opened in September of 1774 with a prayer in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia.

 

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Presidents and Precedents

Did our Founding Fathers Worship a Big God or Big Government?

The Three Q & A audio sessions highlight an interview between
Stand in the Gap Today radio hosts, Isaac Crockett and Dr. Gary Dull; and Tim Barton, President of Wallbuilders.

  • What is the purpose of President’s Day?
  • What do we know about President Lincoln’s faith and how did it influence his time in office?
  • What are college students learning about our nation’s history?
To LISTEN to the entire PROGRAM, click HERE.
To READ the entire TRANSCRIPT, click HERE.