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November 12, 2013

Nov. 12, 2013: Letters to the editor

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Ondis Brantley

Russiaville

Put Bible foremostin our hearts, gov’t

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void. (Isaiah 55:11A)

The first state constitution written in America was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut in 1639. It was based on the Bible, and it became a model for other state constitutions as well as the Constitution of the United States. Since the American Revolution, America’s biblically based Constitution has remained in place. France, by comparison, has had seven constitutions since the French Revolution (1789) that were based on Voltaire’s anti-biblical, humanist philosophy.

The influence of the Bible is seen throughout America’s government. The founding fathers devised a three-branch system of checks and balances because they acknowledged the depravity of man — man’s inability to govern himself. It is hard not to connect America’s declining moral state with the removal of the Bible from its original, central place in our nation’s government and schools. The Bible is alive and powerful; remove it and its life-changing power is negated.

Moral and spiritual decline happens to individuals before it happens to nations. Commit to keeping God’s word at the core of your life.

Now, you like to ask what happened to this country. Pray for everyone to listen to Jesus and get into the word. Then you will realize what’s wrong here.

Love everyone but don’t like their sins.

Sondra Koon

Kokomo

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