commentary: Many Tribulations
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 05-Jul-14; Sermon #1221c; 12 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon what America is becoming as a nation in comparison with the way America was at the time of the American Revolution, concludes that the Founding Fathers, largely Deists by religious philosophy, had an exponentially larger proportion of intestinal fortitude than our current apathetic populace, intimidated by the imperial regime now holding the White House. The tax that King George levied upon the colonies was about 1%—infinitesimally smaller than the burdensome tribute paid for Obamacare. Even though America, in the main, could hardly be called a "Christian " country, the original pilgrims and separatists did indeed come over to this country seeking religious freedom and thrived in the climate of free enterprise. When King George imposed the trifling tax on the colonies, the Puritans were ready to align with the Deist leaders to throw off the yoke of the most powerful nation on the earth at that time. God apparently used this friction to pragmatically separate Ephraim and Manasseh. The timidity and apathy expressed by our citizenry today is a far cry from the bravery of the Colonists.
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