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Where Is the God of Justice? (6 of 9)
Series: God's Last Word to a Lost Generation
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, in August of 1892, a minister named Francis Bellamy wrote the words that have been modified a little bit, but not too much, added to just a little bit. He wrote the first Pledge of Allegiance. And it was all the way back in 1892. You know the Pledge of Allegiance was thirty-one words, when it was adopted. And in the 50s, they added “one nation under God.” But every good American knows the Pledge of Allegiance. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We put that in the Pledge, “with liberty, freedom, and justice for all.” We like justice. Our nation is set up as a just nation. We have just laws. Our nation was set up based on the Bible. If you don't believe that, just study about the founding fathers. They were guys that knew the Word of God and they set up the Constitution based on the Word of God, a there was this idea of justice for all. All men are created equal, and all men should have justice.
Now, have you ever kind of looked around, read the paper, and just thought, Ah, this isn’t right. Somebody is getting away with something. You know, you look sometimes maybe it's in your own office. Somebody's a liar, somebody's a cheat, and they get promoted. And you think, What’s up with that? Where is the justice there?
You look in politics. Politics is a dirty business. And you look in politics at some of the things that people do, and they tell lie after lie after lie to get elected. And then they get elected and do the opposite. And you say, “Wait a minute. Weren't you the guy, weren't you the lady that said just six months ago that you would never do this, or you were going to do that? And then you get in office and you do something else. We say, “Where is the justice?” You know, if you're like ...
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