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.Solomon’s Porch Verse for the Day
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,
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
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 ...to 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 sound...one 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
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.
... 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