I Tremble for My Country When I Reflect that God is Just

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11 Comments

  1. “His justice cannot sleep forever.”

    I am afraid it is not His justice that is asleep, it is us. And in our slimber we do not see what is happening around us.

  2. One small way to fight this is to STOP DOING BUSINESS with the corporate partners of Susan G Komen/Planned Parenthood! Simply go to http://www.komen.org, click on “partners and sponsors” and get the list of the now 127 partners! Then go to your local Walgreen’s, Lowe’s, Belk’s, Stein-Mart, etc. and TELL the managers why you will no longer do business with them. Don’t buy PANDORA jewelry for Mother’s Day gifts! Get your local schools to STOP collecting box tops from General Mills products, which they exchange for playground equipment, etc.(Shockingly, a lot of parocial schools do this, (in ignorance – they just are not aware). Stop buying New Balance shoes, Titleist golf equipment, Caterpillar, and Fords! Cut up your American Express card. Also, Respect Life International can mail you a list (for a membership fee) of all the companies who donate DIRECTLY to Planned Parenthood. One of these is J.P. Morgan-Chase. I just cut up a credit card I’d been using for 15 years! Another is American Cancer Society! Eventually, these companies/”non-profits” may decide that their bottom line is more important than supporting Dead-Babies-Are-Us! SPREAD THE WORD!

  3. How long do we have to wait for the American people to say, “Enough is enough”?
    We now allow atheists and sexual deviants to dictate to us in the name of tolerance.
    We murder our babies in the name of expedience or convenience.
    The government no longer defends the rights of individuals, but seeks to oppress. Religious liberty is no longer considered as a fundamental right.
    Our school system is corrupt and rife with liberals. Concepts such as patriotism, integrity, honor, or truth are no longer discussed in “polite” society.
    Our newspapers support atheistic propaganda, and portray Christians as dangerous extremists.
    Our totalitarian government is welcoming potential terrorists into the country and financially supporting them overseas.
    History does repeat itself. Like Nazi Germany, we have been sliding into the pit of hell for many years. Where are our von Galens, or Bonheoffers?
    The majority of our emasculated bishops fear public opinion rather than God. How long will it be before we have a state run church, such as in China?

  4. I have a growing suspiscion that Divine Punishment is largely self inflicted. What more harm can God to us that we are not already causing on our own? All God has to do is not interfere, and we will do dang good job of destroying ourselves. Sin truly is its own punishment.

  5. Yws – in is its own “reward” and (His justice) will not wait forever.

    As long as we are alive we can change the path we are on. I thank God for all the communication we have now- no way we can be ignorant of what is going on.
    Having knowledge gives us power and responsibility.

  6. You cannot love liberty and hate life. Abortion, and its legalistic and social approval known as choice, is a total surrender to statism and its master.

  7. The Thomas Jefferson quote referenced above is from “Notes on the State of Virginia”, written in 1784:

    “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.”

    The reference to “a revolution of the wheel of fortune” alludes to the event slaveholding Southerners feared most: a mass uprising of angry slaves who would in turn enslave them. Jefferson states that “considering numbers, nature and natural means only” — i.e., the fact that slaves outnumbered whites in some areas — such an uprising was possible; if whites continued to take their freedom for granted, such an event would become probable (and it did happen just a few years later in Haiti).

    Even so, Jefferson saw signs that maybe slavery would die out on its own:

    “I think a change already perceptible, since the origin of the present revolution. The spirit of the master is abating, that of the slave rising from the dust, his condition mollifying, the way I hope preparing, under the auspices of heaven, for a total emancipation, and that this is disposed, in the order of events, to be with the consent of the masters, rather than by their extirpation.”

    Jefferson, though a slaveowner himself, is here acknowledging, as did many Southerners of the time (1784), that slavery was a bad thing and the country would be better off without it, but that elimination was going to take some time and couldn’t be done in one fell swoop.

    Fast forward 36 years, however, and we find that his position and that of other Southerners has hardened. In 1820 Jefferson made his other, perhaps most famous, statement on slavery as a political issue, comparing it to a “fire bell in the night” portending the “(death) knell of the Union”. The “fire bell”, of course, was the Missouri Compromise crisis — the first serious indication that the South was willing to secede or wage war to protect slavery. However, Jefferson was opposed to barring slavery from new states and territories at that point; in his estimation, slavery was here to stay and it was the Northerners who insisted that there be no slavery in Missouri or any other new states who were ultimately stirring up all the trouble. (Kind of like today’s liberal intelligentsia who think that the abortion issue would go away if only those backward, judgmental pro-lifers would just shut up about it.)

  8. “However, Jefferson was opposed to barring slavery from new states and territories at that point; in his estimation, slavery was here to stay and it was the Northerners who insisted that there be no slavery in Missouri or any other new states who were ultimately stirring up all the trouble.”

    Jefferson believed that it was more likely that slavery would die off quicker if the slaves were spread out over a larger territory than occupying small portions of the South. During his era slave populations were shifting from the Atlantic states where the soil of the plantations was worn out from intensive use to virgin territory in Mississippi and Alabama. Jefferson died just a bit over half a decade from a concerted effort in the Virginia legislature to abolish slavery. The effort foundered largely because there was no answer to the question of what to do with freed blacks. Treating them as equals was anathema to most whites. Colonization was a popular option but never a realistic one. Most blacks did not want to leave the US for colonies in Africa, and the cost would have been enormous both in lives and treasure. Liberia is the only legacy of this failed attempt to solve the problem of slavery through a return to Africa.

  9. When Catholics pray the Lord’s Prayer in Mass and outside Mass, they pray for God’s “will (to) be done on earth.” Catholics also profess to believe that God is the creator of life. Yet, Catholics are the sole reason abortion-on-demand remains the law-of-the-land because over 50% of Catholics give their names and support to the pro-abortion Democrat Party. Catholics are the largest single group in that party and give it the ELECTIVE POWER to keep abort legal resulting in the murder of over 56,000,000 babies. God punished the rebellious Israelites for 40 years. Do you find it a coincidence that we have allowed abortion to remain legal for 40 years and Catholics have re-elected Barack Obama president for the second time, and continue to support the pro-abortion Democrat Party anyway? How can Catholics believe they love God with ALL their heart, and ALL their mind, and ALL their soul when they continue to vote for the only organization responsible for keeping abortion legal? How can they believe they are loving their neighbors as themselves when they allow over 56,000,000 of the most defenseless neighbors to be murdered? All they have to do to stop this legal murder is to remove their names from the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage, anti-Freedom of religion Democrat Party. They don’t have to join another political party; just stopping being and supporting Democrats.

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