The Bible Is The Word of God

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According to a Rasmussen poll, 63% percent of the American people believe that the Bible is the word of God.

What about you?  Are you with us on that, or not?

The Apostles Peter and John participated in Jesus’ earthly ministry. They were there when he fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies.  They were there when he walked on water, and when he fed the five thousand. They were there when he was crucified and they were there when he was raised from the dead. They knew from their own experience that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is the word of God. They are pretty credible witnesses. Look at what they said:

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, than no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”  2 Peter 1:16-21


“If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.”  1 John 5:9-10


The Apostle Paul was an expert on the Holy Scriptures. He stopped persecuting Christians and became one himself after his encounter with the risen Lord. He knew from experience that the Bible is the word of God. This is what he said about the Bible:

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:16

The Bible is not any man’s opinion, or philosophy. It is God’s testimony about his Son, Jesus Christ. It’s all true. It is essential information and you need it to live. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

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The Most Essential Part of Education

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was in attendance when the United States was born. He was the youngest man to sign the Declaration of Independence and he attended the troops at Valley Forge. He graduated from Princeton in 1760, and studied medicine in London and Paris.

He was a prominent physician and medical school professor in Philadelphia. He was one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. He helped Abigail Adams set up one of the first schools for women in America. He wanted to set up free public schools for children of both sexes, and what do you suppose he wanted taught in those schools?

I’ll let him tell you, in his own words:

“Let the children who are sent to these schools be taught to read and write and above all, let both sexes be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education.” Letters of Benjamin Rush, “To the citizens of Philadelphia: A Plan for Free Schools,” March 28,1787

“By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects….It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published….All systems of religion, morals, and government not founded upon it (the Bible) must perish, and how consoling the thought, it will not only survive the wreck of these systems but the world itself. ‘The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.’ (Matthew 1:18)” Letters of Benjamin Rush, “To John Adams,” January 23, 1807

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The Bible Is Our Most Important Textbook

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Noah Webster was a brilliant man. He is best known for his dictionary, Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 Edition, which is still in use today. He created a textbook nicknamed the “Blue-Backed Speller.” It was the most widely used textbook in America for over a hundred years.

Clearly, Webster was an expert on educating children, and this is what he said about the Bible.

“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions. . . .”

“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. . . .”

Noah Webster gave us the following advice concerning our responsibility as citizens.

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.”

The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.

If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws.” (History of the United States by Noah Webster)

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American Patriotism Is Still Alive

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We are a Homeschooling family. American History is our favorite subject, and we love going to the Taxpayers Tea Parties.

I’ll never forget the first Tea Party in Memphis.  My daughter and her four kids were there with me. We enjoyed being in the company of hundreds of American patriots. We felt like we were participating in American history. Which, of course, we were.

The kids were amazed by the passion of the speakers addressing the crowd in the open air. They liked answering the speakers saying,”We say no,” in unison with the crowd. We made a memory that day, and I hope they remember it all the days of their lives.

While we were driving home, I told the kids what I remembered about the American Revolution. I told them that Patrick Henry made a stirring speech in which he said “Give me liberty, or give me death.” And that speech was the spark that ignited the American Revolution. It must have been some speech.

So I found it and read it to the children. While I was reading it, I realized that I had never seen the entire speech before. some important things about it. I studied American History in college, but we only read the part where Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

It’s very likely that you have never read it either, and I’ll tell you why. Patrick Henry’s speech has been removed from our textbooks because he talks about God in it.  If  young and impressionable school children read this, they might be inspired to love God and to love America. That would defeat the purpose of modern education which is to indoctrinate our children with secularism, multi-culturism, and socialism.

The following lines are from Patrick Henry’s speech to the Virginia Assembly on March 23, 1775. They are just as true for Americans today as they were then. I believe that he was inspired by the Spirit of God to speak these words.

The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.

There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilent, the active, the brave. . . .

Is life so dear; or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.


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America is a Christian Nation

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America has always been a place of religious freedom for all. But, the vast majority of the American people are Christians, not Atheists or Agnostics.

In spite of the enemy’s attempts to eliminate Christianity in America, we are still a Christian nation. A recent Rassmussen survey reveals that 79% of American adults believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

And, Americans also believe that the Bible is true. Rassmussen also found that 63% of of American adults believe that the Bible is the word of God.

How about that! It turns out that we are not losing the culture war after all, we are winning it.

What is more important than that is that God is winning the hearts and minds of the American people, one person at a time.

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