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Posts from Stephen Johnson, Addison, TX

Stephen Johnson, Addison, TXStephen Johnson, Addison, TX
Stephen Johnson, Addison, TX

Keeping the republic begins with "keeping" our personal lives according to the principles of self-government under God. I give you another great quote by a founding father: "We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." John Adams

Stephen Johnson, Addison, TX

I struggle with the good idea of trying to hold our civil government accountable to the good principles and framework of our constitution but I come back to this quote by John Adams. Unless the hearts of the people of this nation are changed then we struggle in vain to try to recover a constitutional republic for it cannot govern those who are not self-governed. It seems to me we must focus on building accurately the most basic element, our individual lives, and from self-governed lives under God come strong families, communities, states, nations. We can't build from the top down, from the outside to the inside. We are not subject to this world system. Our kingdom is not of this world. It is of the heart, manifest through our lives. We must trust the sovereign righteousness of God to judge those who wickedly abuse their delegated authority. Revelation 8:10 'Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ As God's people we must build a culture based on His government in our hearts where no corrupt politician or bureaucrat can break in and steal.

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