This is a series of posts concerning the works of the 2009 Continental Congress. Two week ago, I wrote about Article 15 of the Articles of Freedom, which was about the illegal immigration problem. I will continue with “Divine Providence”, the text of which follows my comments.
Of course, this all makes common sense and it’s good that they have acknowledged God and asked for his assistance in these matters of great importance. But note the ambiguity about the true identity of this God. Jesus Christ is not mentioned. If you watched the deliberations, you know that this was because they didn’t want to lose supporters. Elisheva Levin, a Jewish delegate from
1Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalms 127 (KJV)
Also, a motion to add an amendment to one of the articles by two of the
“Our Founding Fathers recorded in the founding documents the God-given Rights of Life,
I don’t believe that God is going bless this effort since the abortion issue was ignored in favor of inclusiveness. Uuuuh, that John Bush really annoyed me. I knew that things would not go well even from the beginning since they chose Michael Badnarik, a pro-choice libertarian over vocally pro-life
Next week I’ll wrap up this series.
THE ASSISTANCE AND PROTECTION
WHEREAS, among our essential principles is the belief that we are endowed by our CREATOR and NATURE’S GOD with certain unalienable Rights and that Governments are instituted among men to secure these Rights, no more, no less, and
WHEREAS, the maintenance of these principles depends upon, “a firm Reliance on the Protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE.”
THEREFORE, We, the Delegates of Continental Congress 2009, recommend the following actions to be taken by the People:
1. Each of us, beginning with ourselves and our family, set apart a day of fasting, weekly, monthly or whenever, to appeal to and to meditate and pray for the blessing of Divine Providence, in guiding our steps and assisting us in our struggle against the enemies of liberty, in reclaiming our freedom, and to encourage our friends and neighbors to do the same;
2. Encourage your minister, priest, rabbi, or other religious or spiritual leader to lead their congregation in a monthly day of fasting, meditation and prayer, for the blessing of Divine Providence to guide the success of our efforts;
In Respect to our Founding Fathers
Our Founding Fathers recorded in the founding documents the God-given Rights of Life,
(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)
Click here to read the final article in this series.