With the flying of the flag to show forth freedom in our great nation, with the lowering of it to commemorate the fallen, with the cry of swift words when the country is in need of leadership, with the speeches of great men, with all these we stand for our country.
America'a greatness was never before marked by it's grand displays of idolatry though as it is today. Today, we no longer call our nation a Christian nation, though many may still hold to the idea of going to heaven because they aren't from a heathen nation. Explain that one to me. You go because your nation, not you as an individual, stood for God and his word thousands of years ago? It's beyond me. Yet our country has always used famous quotes and lyrics to build up its courage to press on and win the glorious day, though I'm not sure we know what that day is anymore.
From our country's Declaration of Independence, we find the phrase, "we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal." May I stray a bit from this idea, and run off on a tangent just a bit. Our country, full of different types of men and women, all not given the same opportunities, not given the same lot in life, have said that we would be a nation of peoples who live under God's rules. While we play our religious games, and toss our balls of works around, we try to appease God with that which he has forbidden. May we realize our frame, that we are but dust, repent before a holy God, and trust him as he has designed our lives to be lived. We certainly do hold something to be self-evident. Maybe this poem will spark a thought or two in your mind. Feel free to add a comment of something that may strike a cord in your heart.
We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created,
and God is no respecter of persons.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that we have removed this Creator from our schools,
and God will not hold men guiltless that take his name in vain.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that the Bible has been removed from our society,
and God holds his word above his name, and so should we.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that God made every man’s conscience to know him,
and men have chosen to expel him from their knowledge.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that God is true,
and by denying him his place in our lives, we are lying to everybody of this truth.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that the most important construct of every man
is that he is created, not that he is equal.
We hold these truths to be self-evident for the ones who kept the word of the Lord through hardship,
yet so soon do we forsake the way of the Lord and turn to idols in our ease.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that apart from God, man is vanity,
for that we need this God to exist, how then do we resist him?
We hold these truths to be self-evident because the heavens declare the glory of God,
making us to be without excuse.