By Mike Riley
When members of the Second Continental Congress signed the remarkable document known as the Declaration of Independence, they plainly declared their belief in God. They realized that the sweeping freedoms they were proposing, could only work in a responsible society where the Creator of the universe is acknowledged.

Thomas Jefferson was distressed by the sin he saw in the society of his day. So much so, that he wrote, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever” (source).

Just think, if Jefferson “trembled” then, he would more than likely have a violent seizure if he saw our immoral society today.

America has been greatly blessed because it was founded on biblical principles. But we are gradually losing our God-given freedoms, because our society no longer want to include God in their everyday lives and living (Romans 1:21-25).

With a growing refusal to acknowledge Him, it’s no wonder violent crime in the United States has dramatically risen during the past fifty or so years.

True freedom can never be enjoyed by a people or a nation who desire to forget God (Psalms 9:17).

Dear reader, let us pray daily for our great nation and recommit ourselves to living as God would have us live (Proverbs 14:34).