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Covenant With God!

The Constitution of the United States is a magnificent document and no other nation in history has such a document.
The Constitution is an outgrowth of the Declaration of Independence.

Fifty six great Americans signed it, and most of them paid with their lives and their fortunes.

This great document is written in beautiful, prosaic English.
It has such clarity that it can be understood by a child, and yet has such judicial logic that lawyers and courts
still examine it for its legal brilliance.

The Declaration of Independence revolutionized the world. Our founding fathers believed in basic Christian truths, and they included their Christian beliefs
in the Declaration of Independence. More than 150 years before our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence, a group of people came
to the United States looking for religious freedom. When you read the Mayflower Compact, you learn why these pilgrims, would leave their homes in the Old World
to come to a land that would be called the United States of America. The Pilgrims on the Mayflower were driven by their Christian beliefs. That church was unresponsive to its people.
The Church of England did not allow for people to worship the Lord in the freedom of their conscience.

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is the most important statement of the Constitution
because it guarantees the most important freedom of all -- the freedom of a person's soul.
Religious freedom is basic to all other freedoms.

The First Amendment says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,
or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances

The First Amendment provides two very special guarantees to every individual within the United States. In recent times, the government (the courts and the Congress) have gone far beyond the intent of the framers
of the First Amendment. The First Amendment guarantees that the government will not establish a state church, nor will it prohibit
the free exercise of a religion.
It is also implied that government shall not be hostile to religion.

There is no mention in the Constitution of the separation of church and state.
This is a total myth.
There is certainly nothing in the Constitution which justifies governmental hostility against the church. We are rapidly becoming a pagan nation.

Our American forefathers made a covenant with God in the Mayflower Compact.
In the founding of this nation, our forefathers made other covenants with God, such as the Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution and other contracts.
They agreed to honor Him, and in return, they expected God to bless them and their endeavors.

In a covenant, each side makes a promise to the other.
Each commits himself to the other.
These covenants with Jehovah were made by our founders.
They believed all people received their inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from God. Today, America is doing so many things to break its covenant with God.
We are dangerously close to turning our backs on God.
So many actions are being taken today which violates of our covenant with God.

Just catch the latest news.
Just yesterday (6/28/02) a California judge declared that the words, "under God,"
in our Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitional.
Soon an atheistic people will be wanting to remove "In God We Trust" from our coins.

Here are some freedoms that have already been taken from us: Stay tuned!
The attack on Christianity continues!
What freedom will be next?

Our nation has abdicated its covenant relationship with God.
Our nation has turned its back on God in many other ways.
There are social decisions and cultural decisions, which have led our nation away from covenant with God. Throughout the Bible, God made a covenant relationship with His people.
When His people obeyed God and kept their covenant relationship to Him, God protected and blessed them.
But when God's people violated the covenant, God punished His people for that violation.

God made a covenant with Adam.
After God created Adam in the Garden of Eden, God gave him a promise,
"Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over it" (Genesis 1:28).

This covenant had a condition for Adam and Eve to have God's blessings.
They were to abstain from eating from the tree in the center of the garden.
"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it,
for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shall surely die
." (Gen. 2:17)

Adam ate the fruit with Eve, and God drove them out of the garden.
Then Adam had to work by the sweat of his brow to live.
Eve would give birth in travail and pain.
They died physically and spiritually.

"As by one man, sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men."
(Romans 5:12)
God judges those who make a covenant with Him and break it. This covenant had conditions. America is breaking the covenant our forefathers made with God.
America is living by a standard of relative morality. Absolute truth and absolute morality are the basis of the Declaration of Independence.
These are self-evident truths and inalienable rights.

Amos would say to America, "Prepare to meet thy God." (Amos 4:12).
America must return to God.
Christians, we must return to God. We must pray for revival.
We must pray and plead for God to forgive us and send revival. America can have revival!
Revival must start with you and me!
And then it will spread like wildfire all over our land.
It only takes a spark!

God help me to be that spark!
God help you to be that spark!

God has promised: "Ye shall seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
(Jeremiah 29:13)

Sermon by Dr. Harold L. White
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