Preacher's Corner

           

HOW MUCH DO WE KNOW?
 
I am preparing lessons for a class I am going to teach this fall at the Academy. It is the class that was called Civics when I was in high school. This is a class to introduce in detail, the workings of our national government and our Constitution. I am very excited to teach this all-important class. One of the basic things I want our juniors and seniors to learn is how to have a Christian world view. This is not being taught in our public schools because we have allowed the Bible and God to be relegated to being outside the walls of our schools. That is a real shame! We have so many Christian teachers in the public sector that are doing their best to influence their students for God and good, but are hampered by administrations that are afraid of lawsuits from parents who are unsaved.
In my studies for this class, the thought keeps coming to my mind, “How much do our adults know and understand about our government and our Constitution?”  Our Constitution is one of the most valuable, professionally written and concise statements ever made outside of the Bible.  The opening statement to the Constitution is the “Preamble!”  It reads, “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America.”  This Preamble states six purposes for the Constitution: 1) To form a more perfect union (This is why a new Constitution was written rather than a revision of the Articles of Confederation). 2) To establish justice (Justice is righteousness under law). 3) To insure domestic tranquility (Peace, order, and obedience to law within a nation). 4) To provide for the common defense (a nation worth having is worth defending). 5) To promote the general welfare (Welfare of the entire nation, not a select group). 6) To secure (make safe) the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity (For these many years liberty has been one of our most blessed privileges). We must do all we can to keep those in public office who believe, practice and protect the Constitution of the United States! Amen!