If anyone had a clear understanding of what it would take to sustain the United States of America, it was George Washington, the "father of our country."
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” the first president reminded the nation in his Farewell Address. “In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.”
In their simplest and purest form, of course, those “great pillars” and “indispensable supports” of America’s religion and morality are none other than the very core of God’s law – the Ten Commandments.
But where are those commandments now?
They've largely been removed from public ceremony, schools, government and even some churches.
And look at the results.
Maybe it's time to change that.
"The problem is America is not limited to atheists, agnostics, cults and non-believers," says Farah. "In fact, the biggest problem America has is with those who call themselves believers but who act no differently than the worldliest individuals on the planet. You can call these people backslidden. You can call them false converts. Or you can call them undiscipled, nominal believers. What they all have in common is they are not in obedience to God. They are not even trying to follow the most basic moral law, as Jesus and the prophets all instructed."
He said the plan is for hundreds of billboards from coast to coast.
"The goal is two-fold," Farah says. "I want to prick the consciences of believers and non-believers alike, and I want Americans to see the basis of all our laws as handed down by God at Mount Sinai in hopes they will repent of their sins and turn back to their Creator."
America has never needed a campaign like this so badly, he says.
"The Ten Commandments have been banished from our schools," says Farah. "They've been banished from our courtrooms and law schools. They've even been banished from some of our churches and synagogues. Look what has become of America since. Maybe it's time to roll them out on highways and byways, in big cities and small towns so no one is without excuse as to the moral code the One True God gave us to govern ourselves."
Farah and WND are providing seed money for the launch and publicity and hope that Jews and Christians alike -- all worshipers of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- will donate money to the campaign to erect the messages on public billboards from coast to coast.
"I don't know what the result will be," says Farah. "But I know America badly needs a reminder of who guides the universe and the affairs of men and what He requires of us all. Americans need awareness of their sins before they can repent of them. And until we repent of our sins, America's fate has been cast to the wind. America needs the Ten Commandments."
You can donate to the campaign online at the WND Superstore or write checks to WND with a notation "Ten Commandments campaign." Checks can be sent to WND.com Inc., 2020 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Suite 351, Washington, D.C. 20006.
If you'd like to learn how to sponsor a billboard in your community, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"If you're concerned about the future of America, heed God's word in II Chronicles 7:14," says Farah: "It says, '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.' But if we don't understand our sin, which is defined by the Ten Commandments, how can we turn from our wicked ways? And how will God hear us? And how will He heal our land?"
WND believes the Ten Commandments are the glue that hold society together. If they are forgotten or dismissed or ignored, America will cease forever from being a self-governing nation, as our Founding Fathers intended.
Listen to what others have said and written about the Ten Commandments:
- "The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion." – John Adams
- "If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments." – Zig Ziglar
- "We might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule." – Ronald Reagan
- "One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue." – Christopher Hitchens (noted atheist)
- "The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law." – Roy Moore
- "Congress should pass legislation to remove from the federal courts their jurisdiction to hear these outrageous challenges to the Ten Commandments and the Pledge of Allegiance." – Phyllis Schlafly
- "Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai ... but he has never improved on God's law." – Cecil B. DeMille
- "I believe if more American children read the Ten Commandments and are taught what they mean, they will predictably engage in less crime." – Gary Bauer
Do you agree with these sentiments?
Then it's time to demonstrate your commitment to these biblical precepts by posting them all over America – on highways and byways, in cities and towns, anywhere and everywhere.
Will it make a difference?
Doesn't it always make a difference when we give honor and glory to our Creator?