Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Out of the Ruins -5
"I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it
as in the days of old:" (Amos. 9:11)
America needs to be reminded of it’s strong national ethic. By definition, ethics is “the study and evaluation of human conduct in the light of moral principles.” The genius of the framers of the American Constitution, lies in how they answered an important moral dilemma regarding democracy’s natural decline: You see, in their minds; neither the governed, nor the government was the source of all law. The theory of the Constitution may be contained in the Federalist Papers, but the moral authority which backs up this theory is righteousness (Pro. 14:34).
"The chief glory of nations is not to be found in the shrewdness of their diplomacy, the wisdom of their international policy, the ruthlessness of their warfare, the splendor of their conquest, the extent of their empire, or in the inexhaustibility of their resources. These may cause nations to be known and feared, but it is righteousness that makes nations secure and causes them to be respected and honored. Apart from righteousness, there is no genuine exaltation for any individual or nation." (B.C. Goodpasture, 1965)
Out of the ruins of America, God can rebuild this great nation.