Since Sep 15, 1998
Star Spangled Banner (first and last stanzas)
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Seek God in America Again
...36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:36-40
America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
THESE COLORS DON'T RUN.
Yo dude, Back off, take a chill pill, pour a little sweet tea and drop that heart rate back to triple digits. Too bad this will get pulled by the moderators. it was a good rant. But, The US military are not a buch of hired thugs. We want to be given a clear mission objective, train hard to acheive it and go do our duty. we also want to know when we be allowed to go back to our families as seperation sucks. members of the military are professional soldiers who do not want to hurt innocent civilians, kill babies and eat their brains while their heart is still pumping. Every soldier wants to do his or her job and most of all return in one whole piece. All arms and legs included. We fully realize that some of us will pay the price of our lives to preserve thse American way of life. the old saying still applies. "Lead, Follow or get the hell out of our way". Qsl out
16 posted on 5/21/02 10:45 PM Pacific by sharkdiver
God Bless America
by Irving Berlin
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home.
That truth is
"Christ is the Son of God resurrected after three days. This is the greatest truth
in the universe. I die because of my belief in Christ."
:: The ABC's of Salvation ::
A. Admit that you are a sinner in need of God.
A relationship with Jesus Christ begins with your admission that you need God. You must admit you need God to do three things:
1. You need God to forgive you of your sins, those attitudes or actions that don't meet God's standards.
" If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:8-9).
2. You need God to give you eternal life. " For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23).
3. You need God to show you His purpose for your life.
" The thief [Satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10).
B. Believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for your sins.
1. Believe That Jesus Died For Your Sins
The penalty for your sin is death. But God loves you so much, He provides a way for you to escape that penalty.
" For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16).
Jesus can and will save anyone from an eternity without God. He died and rose again for your justification, to right your relationship with God.
2. Believe that Jesus Rose From The Dead
" He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." (Romans 4:25).
Belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus for your sins is essential for salvation, but it is not enough.
" You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble." (James 2:19).
You must do more than believe in Jesus. You must confess him as Lord of your life; He must be the one in control.
C. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.
Confessing Jesus as Lord means to commit total control of your life to Christ. You give him the ownership of your life. He becomes your new boss. If you confess Jesus as Lord of your life, the Bible says you will be saved.
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9-10).
The following prayer is one you can say right now to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you:
Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of You. Please forgive me of my sins and give me abundant life here on earth and eternal life with You in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Scripture Promise if you have accepted Christ:
"And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life."
Such and awesome gift. The alternative is dying and spending eternity in hell.