2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Though my blog is about Christ’s purpose in the lives of people, I believe…no, I know, that at some point in the history of the United States, God did bless America (I pray He still does) and its very birth was part of God’s purpose and plan. Though I sometimes wonder if our profligate ways have turned His stomach and turned Him away; one cannot review the history of the nation without truly seeing a divine hand in it all. Did and do the people of this nation always respect that divinity or His will? Nope. That is a tragedy in itself and certainly the reason I include the scripture above.
A school chum of mine sent me the link to this movie today. It really got my attention…what if America never existed…what then? It took film maker, policy analyst and I might add, naturalized citizen Dinesh D’Souza to ask the question…Please see the film synopsis and trailer below. Then if you really want to know the answer – vote with your feet and go see the movie. Once in awhile the small still voice in us all needs to growl loudly to be heard in our Nation…and may God once again, bless it.
SYNOPSIS reblogged from America
Someone once observed: “America is great because she is good; if she ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great.”
Today that notion of the essential goodness of America is under attack, replaced by another story in which theft and plunder are seen as the defining features of American history—from the theft of Native American and Mexican lands and the exploitation of African labor to a contemporary foreign policy said to be based on stealing oil and a capitalist system that robs people of their “fair share”.
Our founding fathers warned us that, although the freedoms they gave us were hard fought, they could very easily be lost. America stands at a crossroads, and the way we understand our past will determine our future.America the movie takes 21st-century Americans into the future by first visiting our past.
Gerald Molen, the Academy-award winning producer of Schindler’s List,and Dinesh D’Souza, the creator of 2016: Obama’s America, invite you on a journey of discovery that will bring you face-to-face with the heroes who built America, in the times in which they lived, bled, and sacrificed in order to build a great nation: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and others. You’ll be there as Columbus sets foot on American soil, as bullets whiz by Washington’s head, as Douglass demands that America live up to the promises of her Founding Fathers, and as Lincoln sacrifices thousands of lives, including his own, to right a great wrong of history. We’ll also meet their present-day critics, hear their stories, and then let you decide which America you believe in. From the team that created 2016: Obama’s America comes the story not of a man but a nation, at the crossroads of hope or disaster, whose destination will soon be decided.
CLICK http://www.americathemovie.com/ to watch the trailer
Read the interview with the film maker here.