Evil can be reversed by the provision of Creation’s God. When our citizens were humbly placing their Trust In God, 2 Chronicles 7:14 was an ongoing influence for Americans, including in 1776—“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
President Ronald Reagan said, “Governments are a reflection of the character of the people. The more decent the people, the more decent the government.” The powers of government come from the people as they covenant together to share a small portion of their God-given rights to protect life and property. Just actions by government are derived from the consent of the people. This power held by the body politic is always in danger of being taken over by greedy self-centered secular militants.
Even when a seminary or church tries to popularize its base of operation by adding even scant sympathies toward Darwinians’ God-rejecting theory about the origin, meaning and purpose of life, it strengthens the evils of Genesis 3:4-5 and destroys the blessings of God in a church’s mission.
“America has freed more human beings from the clutches of evil than any [other] nation on earth, and we are only a relatively young country. Even though continental Europe, in its posture of pseudo-sophistication, might consider us the country cousin of the family of nations, when these same Europeans needed to be rescued—often from themselves, we were there to rescue them. We have done it many times and in many ways, around the world. At enormous costs to ourselves, we have gone into and out of dozens of nations in order to make the world a better place—even those nations that were our deadliest enemies, like Germany and Japan after World War II. What General MacArthur did in Japan and the Marshall Plan accomplished in Europe, are without historical equal, and they indicate what we think our higher calling on the planet really is! They also indicate the American penchant for forgiveness and generosity, which surpasses all others” (Dr. Jack Wheeler, The Ugly Liberal American, page 4, quoted by The Schwarz Report, Volume 48, Number 5, May 2008).
Just keep in mind ~ George Washington disagreed with a Constitutional delegate at the May 25 to September 17, 1787 Constitutional Convention when a compromise was suggested for political expediency. Washington cautioned, “Popular fallacies must be avoided. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God” (Hamilton Abert Long, The American Ideal of 1776, Heritage Books, Inc., 1963, pp. 205–206).
~ D. Norris