Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I want to go through this little quote from John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers once again. He said, "We," meaning the Founding Fathers, the United States, "We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions which are unbridled by morality and true religion." Meaning, we have not written a Constitution, we do not have a government here that is capable of dealing with the kind of human emotions that are found outside morality and true religion. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." That's John Adams, one of the founders. Now, of course, people who are unbridled by morality or the immoral, if you will, and the people who are not truly religious, this Constitution -- and he's dead right, I mean he was one of the founders -- this Constitution is a restriction to them. I mean it is punitive to them. And he said this Constitution cannot deal with people like that.

It's an interesting prophecy he had essentially here because the very people trying to undermine the Constitution because it's an obstacle to them are the very people that we put in power lately over the years, both at the state level, in some places the city level, and in some instances at the United States government level, the federal level, the Constitution is under assault by people who find it restrictive and unpalatable. This is one of the great battles in which we find ourselves today. How do you come to a compromise with people like that? Everybody said, "We ought to compromise, bipartisanship, we gotta all get along." How do you do that? How do you compromise good versus evil? How do you compromise victory with defeat? Should Jesus have made a deal with Lucifer? Should Jesus have made a deal with Satan? How would that deal have come out? What would the compromise there be? So it's a great illustration.

The best thing about this country is the God we believe in.