Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Museum of the Bible Opens in DC

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The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington DC last weekend---just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

America's most widely syndicated columnist, Cal Thomas, said yesterday, "It's much more than a museum"----and he said it's message "might have benefited Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Al Franken and others who are dominating today's headlines."

He says its opening "is not a moment too soon for a city (and a nation) plagued by scandal."

Thomas says, "Here's a verse that might have benefited...those who are dominating the headlines" with their scandals: 'Those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same. He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption' (Galatians 6:7-8)."

He also says, "A similar theme is recorded in what theologians believe to be the Bible's oldest book: 'As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it' (Job)."

"Having abandoned what might be labeled a spiritual GPS for guiding us through this life and offering instructions on how to attain a better reward in the next," Thomas writes, "we are witnessing what unrestrained men (and they are mostly men) are capable of doing."

Monday night the new Museum hosted a Facebook Live National Town Hall on character, morality and the importance of God in every sector of American life.

It was streamed live on all 170 Sinclair Broadcast Group TV station websites, which represent 62% of the broadcast television market in the US.

A number of religious leaders and Christians who are leaders including Dr. Ben Carson, Devon Smith of the New York Giants and Dr. AR Bernard, senior pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, were on the panel.

It was taped and will be shown on broadcast television later.

Bernard said speaking of the course of human events, "Everything rises and falls on leadership. So the moral and spiritual conditions of the leadership does affect society at large. That's historic."

Dr. Ben Carson agreed. He said, "When you go back and study the history of our country and you look at the Founding Fathers, they relied very heavily on the Bible in formulating our Constitution. Judeo-Christian values have played a strong part in the foundation of this nation."

Indeed, a quick look at how our Founding Fathers embraced godly, biblical principles and invoked them into our culture gives a clear picture of why America has been so very, very blessed and prosperous.

Tomorrow I'll share the first presidential Thanksgiving proclamation by our first President George Washington, considered by most to be the leader of the Founding Fathers of our nation.

His beliefs and reliance on the Bible were carried forward for many generations---it is only recently that presidents and other national leaders have even challenged that America was founded on biblical principles.

Abraham Lincoln was strongly tested as president, primarily for his deeply held biblical beliefs.

In Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation, his reliance on God and the Bible was evident, as he called the nation to prayer and Thanksgiving.

This document and text of his speech actually set apart the last Thursday of November "as a day of thanksgiving and praise" to Almighty God.

Many years later, President Ronald Reagan would echo Lincoln's beliefs in his own proclamation.

Cal Thomas says in his column yesterday, "The cure for what ails us is to be found less in the museum, than in the book the museum hopes to draw us to. We've tried everything else, why not try God?"

The Museum of the Bible also boldly features this Truth: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people."

Be Grateful. Be Blessed.