America's Only Hope
Ernest L. Easley
2 Chronicles 7:14
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 Bel ...
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