The Edmond Sun

May 13, 2013

2 “Pulpits and Patriots” conferences set for Oklahoma


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — On Friday night, the Pulpits and Patriots Conference will be at the Pioneer Center in Weatherford and on Saturday morning it will be at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond. The Weatherford event begins at 7 p.m. Friday while the Edmond event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1230 N. Sooner Road. Admission is free and doors open at 8:45 a.m.

Pastor Paul Blair, director of Reclaiming America for Christ, states, “America was founded on two basic principles that are both expressed in the Declaration of Independence. The first is that we have a Creator who grants us unalienable rights. The second is that the ‘laws of nature and natures God’ is the standard of absolute truth upon which our nation rests.”

“According to Sir William Blackstone who wrote the Blackstone’s Commentaries on Law which was the cornerstone of English Law during America’s founding, this law was ‘to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.’ In other words, God exists and He decides what is right and wrong.

“In the last 50 years, we have denied the very existence of God and also denied that there is such a thing as absolute truth or right and wrong. It’s no wonder our nation is in such a mess,” Blair added.

Blair said the goal of the conferences is to remind and reacquaint the good citizens of Weatherford and Edmond of these forgotten truths.  

“We hear the term American Exceptionalism, but why was America exceptional? America was the only nation on earth that said the government doesn’t grant people rights, God does. Those God-given rights can’t be infringed upon and the sole responsibility of the government is to protect and ensure our God-given rights.”  

“If there is no God, then government becomes God and as Lord Acton once said, ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ We are living witnesses to that very thing happening in our country today.”  

“Our only hope as a nation is to restore the Constitution and return to these forgotten founding principles.”

Speakers for the event will Blair on the topic of “What Did the Founders Think? The Biblical Foundation of Government,” while Dan Fisher, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon and a state representative for District 60, will speak on “What Did the Founders Do? The Black Robed Regiment.” Erik Stanley, an attorney and senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, will speak on the topic “What Can We Do? The Rights of Christians and Pastors in 2013.”

For more information, go online to http://reclaimamericaforchrist.org/ or call 348-1745.