Grassroots Commentary

If There Is a God

By George Rogers Clark · Nov. 14, 2012

With a juicy sex scandal, a cover-up of the Benghazi attack, resignations of high government officials and all the other big news in the mainstream media, what else could capture your attention? How about a revelation of the root cause of all that is wrong with America? Would that do it? What if I throw in a challenge to enlist you to help make a difference? What if I can tell you how to possess miraculous power, power that can help change the world for the better? Stay with me:

If there is a God, the essence of good, then there must be a Satan, or Devil, or the essence of evil by some name. You do not need a PhD in Philosophy to know that the age old battle of good vs. evil is more than a conversation piece. If you have observed life through a clear lens of reason it should be evident that certain people and events throughout history were embodiments of evil, bent on the destruction of the good. Evil that is bent on the destruction of good is source-level evil; far more sinister than just the natural, sinful nature of mankind.

I believe there is a God. Accordingly, I believe that good can be defined as the blessings of God (the gifts He gives that contain an essence of Him). Good is also represented in those who are blessed by God as recipients of His Grace as they have aligned themselves with Him, and He has aligned Himself with them.

Taking that one step further I may perceive that all good is aligned with God and all evil is aligned against God.

If I have ruffled any feathers with the above, stop and think. By definition, only atheists can argue with it, so far as I have come. Only atheists believe there is no God. There it is. Really think about it.

If there is a God and government in America continues to take a stand against religion, especially Christianity, by the repeated violations of the First Amendment mandate for free expression of religion, then I see government as aligning itself against God, or standing on the side of evil.

Secular Humanism should have no more right of free expression than Christianity. For government to make Secular Humanism the default standard of religion and the superior to Christianity by the protection of the one and the suppression of the other is clearly a violation of the First Amendment. Our government has aligned itself against God.

For me to lead you further toward a point of an actionable conclusion, we should agree on certain things. If you love your political ideology more than truth and reason you will not want to go there. However, if you love liberty; if you profess patriotism; if you love truth and reason; if you love to be inspired by higher thought, I plead again, stay with me.

*The things we should agree on are these: *

1.) If there is a God there can be only one. More than one is simply illogical.

2.) God is infinite in all His attributes and all His nature. He is: infinite love, infinite power, infinite knowledge and intelligence, infinite everything. He exists in the past, present and future at the same time. God cannot be less.

3.) If there is a God, then God's law must be superior to man's law, because God as creator is superior to man, the creature.

4.) Because there is a God, mankind can always have hope that the love and power of God might be accessed to bring us, his beloved creatures, into the light of His wisdom and guidance that we might be saved from our self-destruction.

Early this morning I watched the rerun of yesterday's Bill O'Reilly show. I heard Mr. O'Reilly use the term, “S.P.” or “Secular Progressive.” In the arena of current thought the term makes more sense than ever before. They can no longer be just liberal or progressive, but now they are secular progressive. Sometime in the past three decades “progressive” came to be known as a term describing far more than “forward-thinking.” At the same time it became clear that most progressives had adopted a secular stance that affected their essential perspectives regarding religion, especially Christianity, and government.

Secularists might argue that they are neither for nor against God, but the actions of secular progressives in government clearly indicate their true alignment. Again, the record shows that they are suppressing religion, especially Christianity, while protecting secular humanism.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” –Psalms 14:1

There is a God. Every person of clear conscience knows it is true. Even the secular humanists know it is true. They are not fools. However, some parents are failing to teach children the source of truth and hope. The affect we see is expected. Government, institutions and major network media are aligning with secularism. For some, political ideology is becoming religion. The results should not surprise us. More Americans are trusting in their own gods.

The reactions I observed after the election form the basis for my personal revelation of the current problem in America. That revelation points to my suggestion for solutions. In some cases, the winners were dancing in the streets with exuberance. The emotional responses were so extreme, so ecstatic that they appeared to think they had been “saved”. The losers were in shock, depressed, appearing to have lost all hope. One gentleman wrote that it was “the end of civilization.” Clearly these extremists among the winners and losers had put their faith and their hope in politicians and political parties.

I am a conservative and consider myself a patriot. I believe politics are very important. I believe the election of leaders is a vital part of the exercise of liberty and the protection of liberty. But, the bottom-line is now in bold-italics; the writing is on the wall:

There is a God and our faith and hope needs to be in the Lord. A large majority of American people need to be aligned with the Lord as a priority. We can continue to vote our conscience at the polling places, but we need to be certain we have elected the Lord as our Hope and our Redeemer. America needs a spiritual revival like we have never seen before. Believers need to pray for revival and work for a better America. Americans need to download a free copy of the Constitution from the Internet and study it. Come to know and love the liberty and protection of law the Founders envisioned for us. Vow to protect that precious document against all violators.

If you still consider yourself a non-believer I must ask, if there is a God, why would you want to stand against Him? Why would you want to exclude yourself by choice from the love, power, protection and wisdom of Almighty God? Changed your mind? You know what to do.


Richard in Michigan said:

Lord, draw us unto you, that we would seek you and follow you all the days of our lives.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:53 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Thank you, Richard. Amen.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA replied:

It makes you wonder if God is treating us as he did the Israelites long ago. They would fall away and worship other gods and idols. God would punish them and they would turn back to him. Maybe we are going through the punishment phase and God is waiting for us to turn back to him and become a moral nation again. We can only hope and pray for his grace and mercy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

exactly! !

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Rob Risko in Battle Creek, MI said:

Mr. Clark,
I agree with what you say except...
The First Amendment ITSELF is against God! While the principle, as it is uncommonly understood, is that the heart of Man cannot be coerced by civil statutes to have faith in God, the first amendment allows and even establishes for the free expression of any religion (at least in the modern understanding of what it takes to declare something a religion). As such, the first amendment proclaims a constitutional society of pluralism that sets every religion on an equal platform of legitimacy so long as they all agree with the ultimate religion of patriotism to the U.S. Constitution of 1789.
Pluralism is against God. It violates the "good" that exists within the ultimate Supreme that anything lower should be worshipped.
I know we've all been taught the virtue of Patriotism, and surely God has put each of us where we are by His own good design. Yet, no good is above Him as the One True God and any government that proclaims otherwise is in certain rebellion. See how King Josiah acknowledged the evil of "freedom of religion" and the subsequent blessing of God bestowed as a result of purging evil religion to preserve the True Religion of Jesus Christ.
I love this country insofar as I am a citizen of it by birth. But I am citizen of a Kingdom by re-birth that is much more worthy of my loyalty and the loyalty to the greater is not to be feared by the lessor so long as it fears the One True God.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Amen, Rob. The first priority and our only hope is revival. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is the answer. My hope is that a spiritual revival, making Christianity the religion of the nation's majority, and giving the people a new heart for righteousness ... that these things will allow the Constitution to still be valid because we have become what the founders knew us to be in their day, A Christian Nation. Thanks for your comments.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Capt. Call in New Mexico said:

Let me congratulate you for an excellent essay. Everyone, including atheists, knows that there is a God. Inn the deepest part of their hearts, they know that God exists. Having been born in sin, and thus in rebellion, many people, including atheists, try to deny Him. Granted that some atheists just want to be left alone in their unbelief, there are also many who are vitriolic in their hatred of Christians and Jews, missing no opportunity to lash out, mock, ridicule and degrade them. These vitriolic atheists mistakenly believe that eliminating any reference to Yahweh and Yahshua in society will remove them from the earth. allowing the atheists to revel in their sin. God, however, sees them as a mere colony of micro ants, and could rightly stomp them down for their arrogant disobedience. Paul's second letter to the Ephesians, in chapter 2 verses 1-10, provides for us God's own way out of this mess: "But God, being rich in mercy because of His great love with which He loved us.." [verse 4] Nothing could be greater than the love of the Creator of the Universe, and it is this love which has given a the Savior, Yahshua.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

My favorite verse in the Bible... Eph 2:8

"Ye are saved by Grace, through Faith, it is a Gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.


Thank you for your comments.

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Joel Dean in Boulder replied:

this is my favorite bible verse
Deuteronomy 22:13-21 if your wife is not virgin the men of her city shall stone her to death

lol, at whoever said Atheists believe in God, you need to open a dictionary.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 6:08 AM