America's Only Hope
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
II Chronicles 7:14
July 4, 2004
Today ... as we celebrate the 228th birthday of our nation ... join me in the Old Testament book of 2 Chronicles. And once there .. turn to chapter 7.
Years ago one of our American submarines sank off the eastern coast. Divers attempted to rescue them and when they went down .. they could hear the survivors tapping on the side of that submarine in Morse Code.
They were tapping a question: "Is there any hope? Is there any hope?" And that same question is being asked today across America: "Is there any hope for America?"
Well on this the 228th birthday of America ... I want to show you from God's Word that there is hope for America!
Regardless of what's being written and taught today ... we are the only nation on earth built upon the Christian faith!
President George Washington said, "It would be impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible."
Present John Adams said, "It would be impossible to govern without God and the Ten Commandments."
The Pilgrim Charter of 1620 states that its purpose was "to advance the enlargement of the Christian religion to the glory of God Almighty."
Before the Pilgrims arrived on our shores they gathered below the deck of the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact which revealed their intent: "for the glory of God."
In 1632 .... when Maryland was chartered as a colony, they wrote, "We are motivated with the pious zeal for extending the Christian religion."
Andrew Jackson ..the 7th President said, "The Bible is the rock upon which our Republic rest."
The last sentence of the Declaration of Independence signed 228 years ago today says, "For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance upon the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
Eight days after signing the Declaration of Independence ... printed on the side of the Liberty Bell was a quote from Leviticus 25.10, "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."
Listen to the fourth verse of the "Star Spangled Banner" ... our National anthem that Congress adopted in 1931, "Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation, then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto, in God is our trust."
It is a prayer of praise to almighty God! If you're going to take prayer out of school .. you have to remove our national anthem because it is a prayer to God!
God has blessed America because she was founded upon the promises and principles of the Word of God! Don't let some secularist tell you that America did not have a spiritual beginning! America was born out of a revival!
Patrick Henry .. that patriot and founding father of our country said, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not o ...
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