Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Honor our men and women who gave all.
1. Our Military, our wars, our continued peace, wars and rumors of wars.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2. Our founding fathers, gave their fortunes,
One ordered artillery fire on his own house which the British occupied.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
3. The government, they gave us a republic with a constitution and amendments
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; The powers that be are ordained of God
4. The freedom, they gave us the right to free speech and to bear arms
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
5. The culture, the life style they gave us was based on the Bible, God, Christ, and the church.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
6. The leaders of our churches, they were persecuted in Europe, came here to Pennsylvania and was founded as the Holy experiment by William Penn.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves; for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
We are now threatened with an enemy that will cause us to lose the great nation we once had.
In all this, the alarm goes out for our safety, our economy, but nothing about our church, culture, and our moral teachings
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.