Letter: United States works best with God as leader

From: Jewel Fleetwood


The United States of America was founded for certain freedoms and to give God, our creator, his rightful place among us. My question: today, as a nation, what are we?

First, some notable sayings from early Americans.

George Washington: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

Abraham Lincoln: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.”

Patrick Henry: “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”

U.S. Grant: “The Bible is the sheer anchor of our liberties.”

Robert E. Lee: “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

Andrew Jackson: “That book, sir, is the rock on which our Republic rests.”

Horace Greeley: “It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

Back to the question: who or what are we as a nation?

First, we are the perishing. Why do we perish? We perish because of sin. Our time on earth is limited to let us be and become until we rise to our level of incompetence or as God has obtained us. Mentally we know this, but subconsciously we try to bury these thoughts, and now it seems, we want to decide what is best for ourselves. How do we do this?

Some who want things their way raise loud and continuous voices until they have someone in power, usually legally, to agree with them. Then there is a law and/or regulation passed, stating that if we do not obey the law or regulation, fines would be levied.

It is most interesting to me that some of us, especially in the election year, have forgotten God and the foundation God gave us, the holy Bible.

I want to believe there are those Americans and others who still have an obedient heart to the gospel and have righteousness implanted into the very marrow of their bones, never to be persuaded to give in to evil, worldly pleasures.

Wake up, America! God is our refuge, our redeemer, our protector. God can do mighty and marvelous things through us if we will ask and let him.

Indeed, Jesus himself has said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him who believeth.” (Mark 9:23)

We all could very well be amazed and surprised what God will do if we ask him to forgive us for the errors of our ways and then to heal our land.

Yes, I firmly believe with God leading us we can and will remain the most envied nation among nations.