Arthur & Pauline Manning
2612 Lake Grassmere Circle
Zellwood Station
Zellwood, Florida 32798-9019
Phone (407) 814-8116

September 15, 2012

According To The Word

Words are probably the most powerful of things at our disposal, they can soothe the aching heart, they can stir the imagination, can even cause complete ruin and wreckage of a life. The selection of words are more effective in their results than all the weapons in the arsenal. Words may challenge, inspire, describe conditions, and at times be so shocking as to leave the hearer speechless. Yet through all this, words are everyone’s primary means of communication. Just how many languages are there? No exact figure exists, but a good estimate is about 6,800 languages, according to the Linguistic Society of America.

We here in America depend primarily on English. The written word is indispensable in recording and maintaining laws and declarations. Where would we be without the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution with amendments. The founders of our nation carefully selected the words which established this nation. They were voted into law and to this day stand as an outstanding enduring achievement.

Other than the documents of rule and order, what lasting words from these framers of our nation, patriots, presidents and others do we cherish ?

I shall need, too, the favor of that Being in whose hands we are... and to whose goodness I ask you to join in supplication with me. —Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1805

This nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.— Patrick Henry.

We recognize no Sovereign but God, no king but Jesus.— John Adams and John Hancock

And again, Thomas Jefferson—God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their basis?

No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States—George Washington, April 30th 1789

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let s strive bind up the nation’s wounds... to do all to achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations—Abraham Lincoln, March 4th 1865.

The liberties of our country. the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors; they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with dare and diligence.—Samuel Adams

The Almighty God... has given to our country a faith which has become the hope of all peoples in an anguished world.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 20th 1945.

May He continue to hold us close as we fill the world with our people under God, dedicated to the dream if freedom that He has placed in the human heart, called upon now to pass that dream on to a waiting and hopeful world—Ronald Regan, January 2121 1985

In 1843, historian Emma Willard wrote this: “The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free , impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained for many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced. The rulers must govern in the fear of God, and the people obey the law.

This is a Christian nation, first in name, and secondly because of the many and mighty elements of a pure Christianity which have given it character and shaped its destiny from the beginning. The chief security and glory of the United States of America has been, is now, and forever, will be the relevance and domination of the Christian faith.

Solomon’s Porch Verse for the Day

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Romans 13:1-2

... And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. John 10:23
...and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. Acts 5:12

Auts and Pauline