The purpose of memorial day

Today is memorial day here in the United States of America.  The purpose of the holiday is to remember those who have died, and perhaps most especially to remember the fallen soldier that gave his life to protect our way of life. Our soldiers come from every walk of life, but they all give the same sacrifice or pay the same price.

In our self indulgent society, so far from the damage and carnage of war, it can be easy to lose track of those distant sacrifices. Today has the potential to become just another holiday.  Just another chance to go boating, or have a barbecue or go shopping at the mall.  After all, the old folks that are still alive will go to the trouble to put flowers on my great grandpa’s grave.

Thinking that the older generation will carry the moral and mental burden of remembering the past is a dangerous first step by the current generation toward repeating the past.  The self indulgent and godless attitudes of nobility in days gone brought war and death.

Is there any reason we should we expect that an attitude of indifference and scorn from our elected representatives toward those they represent will bring anything other than mistrust and eventual measures to reign in their self indulgent practices?

The current leadership deficit and the long lines in the shopping mall are producing an ominous din of discontent here in America.  Debt is out primary tool and liberal ideals are the justification. The God of this land taught the important of owning land and established capitalism as a means to teach men to work for their daily bread.

Today, I remember the many lives that my freedom cost. I also know that the only way to protect and ensure that freedom is to remember the God of this land and what he has asked us to do. I remember that the purpose of freedom is to ensure that men can worship how where and what they want.

Today I shun the tools of debt and fear and ease that scheming people would use to enslave America to an ideal that shouldn’t be and really can’t be sustained. Wake up America! Wake up and shake off your debt.  Shake off your selfishness.  Return to family and responsibility.

If we do, it won’t be long before our God remembers us and blesses us again with happy fruitful families.  God bless America.

America must remember to pray and serve God

So I don’t usually like getting those mega forward e-mail chain letter yucky things! You know what I’m talking about. It’s got about 3000 e-mail addresses at the top and has about 30 little quips from hotmail/yahoo/aol adds, and it’s usually got some really stupid animated graphics. Now you know what I’m talking about… So with all that complaining fresh in your mind, I’ll say that what I’m about to post is a verbatim copy from an e-mail that I got, and of course the original author isn’t clear due to the way the e-mail chain happened. Without further ado…

When we were in Texarkana last week, there were signs in people’s yards that said, ” America , prayer our only hope” with 2 Chron. 7:14 underneath. We certainly need God’s help!

I have no idea who started this, but I certainly agree with this e-mail. I heard a preacher on TV tonight that said if we will pray for our nation that things will turn around

After a day of contemplation and soul searching, I have decided to reach out to my friends and relatives and ask you to do something that has been troubling me for a long time.

Our nation is/has been on the slippery slope for a long time. If you look around you will find corruption, greed, moral decay, and a steady move away from the things that made us great. The principles upon which this nation was founded are no longer our backbone. However, we can reverse this trend.

2 Chron. 7:14 In God’s word he states,”If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

I am convinced that we must pray for our nation and its leaders and ask for forgiveness. So I ask you to join me in this plea to our Lord.

Would you please send this to people in your address book (send it to all of them); ask them to pray EVERYDAY. (25 to the only the 5th power is 9,765,625 people.) IMAGINE if each person reaches TEN others…or all TWENTY FIVE! If you do and they comply, we will lift up millions and millions of prayers a day to our Creator. He will hear us and in faith will answer.

Let me just add a quote from Ronald Reagan “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” I truly believe this is why the United States of America is in the shape we are in today. Most people have forgotten that we are one nation under God! Let us as Christians stand up and remind people of this. ~ Have a blessed day!

So this brought to mind some other scriptures that also indicate the special character of America and the obligation we have as people who live here to worship the God of the land. Ultimately, we won’t enjoy freedom from other nations and prosperity among ourselves if we fail to remember the source of those blessings.

Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.
Ether 2:12

Here’s a link to read more: American must serve Jesus Christ