For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Reason therefore is given to men by God for us to better understand and powerfully apply truth. Reason, in its pure state, furthers religion to build a philosophy of life.
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Reason, philosophy, law, and politics should therefore be aligned on the moral standard. Since God granted man the powers of reason, thought, self-government, and freewill, should we not continue to credit him for His good works through a life of moral excellence?
God's works are expressed clearly and extensively throughout the Bible. Thought, government, and life was governed by the very principle of the supremacy of morality above all else. A faith in God and a resulting unity among men allowed society to build itself to greatness; morality was the essence of all aspects of life. We are told again and again of the results of unfaithfulness and defiance toward God.
As the saying goes, History repeats its self. And throughout history we do in fact see select groups of individuals rise to power through a movement of reform, but whose institutions become corrupted themselves through misunderstanding and the lack of dedication to the original truth or purpose in their cause. We observe this clearly through the Roman Republic and the present nation of Israel; both cases where democracy, civil liberties, and reconciliation caused their inception, but all lead to defeat, terrorism, corruption, and deceit.
No mortal institution can withstand these forces as long as we reject the moral standard. Even today as the United States is seen as a moral lighthouse for the oppressed of the world, corruption and immorality reign through our elected officials as evil hides under a guise of special-interest and libertarian groups.
The Bible tells us not to use our liberty as a cloak for vice, yet we throw around phrases such as 'Its a free country!' almost daily. Freedom is misunderstood! Its not the lack of rule, where you can merely do "whatever you want," but the ability to choose how closely to follow a standard or to follow it period. This self-governing concept is given to mankind by God to provide us a basis to further our collective education of one another, allowing us to respectfully conclude our own beliefs.
But has this happened? No! Where did reason go? Or philosophy? Or the moral standard? God has given us the ability to think clearly, to teach one another in love, and to link them to be able to effectively understand the original truth of right and wrong. But in the abuse of these freedoms, the moral standard (and therefore the foundation of society) has been wrongfully replaced by a cornerstone of rationalism, liberalism, and the relativism and secularity of our increasingly scientific-oriented and technologically-advanced world.
We have forgotten God; placing His existence as myth, and His law as a healthy alternative, abused our liberty in God's creation and our salvation to destroy all that has been accomplished. God did not give us fear, but as we've ruled out our only hope--God Himself--we know what fear is: that we've destroyed God.
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparable." - George Washington