Ideals in Government

Those who are acquainted with the founding of the United States of America are impressed by the Christian ideals that inspired the framing of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Any attempt to subvert these ideals would be an attempt to undermine the moral and spiritual foundation upon which this nation is built.

The strong religious sentiment of the American people is a bulwark against the encroachment of atheistic, or nonreligious, tendencies that would either vitiate these ideals or remove them from national life. Such sentiment may appear to be dormant at times, but it is ready to spring into action the moment the prized heritage of religious freedom is challenged.

Open attacks on the ideals embodied in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights—ideals which stem directly or indirectly from the teachings of Christ Jesus—are more readily detected and thwarted than are the hidden undermining assaults that would put the people to sleep, weaken their moral fiber, and so make them vulnerable to evil designs of one kind or another. All attempts to undermine these universally valid ideals are put forth by the carnal mind, which Paul said "is enmity against God" (Rom. 8:7). If we are alert, such attempts will fail.

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Joy in God's Kingdom
July 7, 1962

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